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by SaltyJoe
Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka: What was Anno thinking?
Replies: 205
Views: 28338

Regardless of whether this is true, Asuka being able to graduate from a college before age of 14 would still be considered by most as being a "child prodigy" and I am sure this will be considered as such by Japanese. Fans use the word 神童 to describe Asuka, and the word means...
by SaltyJoe
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka: What was Anno thinking?
Replies: 205
Views: 28338

Um . . . no? Seriously, you can't graduate that early unless you're smart as fuck. It just doesn't work otherwise. Can be done, if the road towards graduating mostly involves accumulating factual knowledge in a system that prepares students for passing exams, rather than gaining working...
by SaltyJoe
Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka: What was Anno thinking?
Replies: 205
Views: 28338

Brilliant people stand out, and they exhibit brilliance in some form or another. But does a precocious college degree = brilliance? I never had trouble buying the idea that Asuka had a degree at her age, and i never considered her to be some child genius, instead chalcking it up to a near fanatic d...
by SaltyJoe
Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Three Evas, two kids, and a treaty: What the hell?
Replies: 116
Views: 16084

She can say that if she likes, but the fact that Gendo nixed the notion of putting Unit 00 or Unit 01 on ice sinks the argument before it begins (and since SEELE agreed to it that pretty much settles the matter). The EU didn't have a choice. Maybe she was just trying to placate Asuka, o...
by SaltyJoe
Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Three Evas, two kids, and a treaty: What the hell?
Replies: 116
Views: 16084

Gendo clearly had a hand in keeping Units 00 and 01 online, I'm going to assume that your post is at least somewhat a reply to my posts. I actually argued that it was probably Nerv Japan (Gendo) who vouched for Unit-00 being kept online, and Unit-01 was evidently out of the question. Ho...
by SaltyJoe
Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Three Evas, two kids, and a treaty: What the hell?
Replies: 116
Views: 16084

It wasn't their idea, it was the terms of the treaty. Once again, i would like to point out that Ritsuko makes it explicit that the decisions about Unit-02 (and it's pilot) are made by the European government. From that i think it follows pretty logically that the E.U. agreed to Uni...
by SaltyJoe
Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Three Evas, two kids, and a treaty: What the hell?
Replies: 116
Views: 16084

@Brainman: Honestly, i think you got the scene about the sealing away of Unit-02 all wrong. Nerv Japan seems to make the call themselves to put Unit 02 away No they didn't. 02 was put into storage by the IPEA, in conjunction with the E.U., at the behest of the Vatican Treaty. Nerv Japan was jus...
by SaltyJoe
Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Official 3.0 title: You Can (Not) Redo
Replies: 164
Views: 44672

They announced 4 movies in 2006, so whats the problem? The way 2.0 was concluded, i just don't see enough momentum in the story built up so far for two full length movies, yet it's also too late in the game to start building up a new story, which seems to be Khara's intention what with ...
by SaltyJoe
Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: 2012
Replies: 93
Views: 12128

Happy New Year, Dudes and Dudettes! Kicked off 2012 in a real smooth fashion: getting blue balled at a party. I thought i was too old for this shit already, but apparently not. Hopefully the rest of the year will see more success. Resolution: after eight years of twiddling around, i'm gonna lear...
by SaltyJoe
Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Official 3.0 title: You Can (Not) Redo
Replies: 164
Views: 44672

Official 3.0 title: You Can (Not) Redo [URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/560/ygbsm.jpg/] http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/3736/ygbsm.jpg [/URL] Oh well, sign me up to the camp that believes that the title referes to Shinji and others having to face the long-term consequences of th...
by SaltyJoe
Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Mawaru Penguindrum -- Ikuhara's new anime project
Replies: 423
Views: 51797

Buh? They were wiped from existence, dude. How is that not paying for their parents' crimes? Eh, the only real sacrifice they had to make was exchanging their existence for a mostly carte blanche new one (Himari seemed to have retained memories). The show frees it's cast from the bu...
by SaltyJoe
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Mawaru Penguindrum -- Ikuhara's new anime project
Replies: 423
Views: 51797

Can't leave this topic alone for some reason. No, it's more like "this is an Ikuhara work, and just like with an Anno work you have to watch it a bunch of times and analyze the fuck out of it to really get anything out of it." Which means taking the ending in a vacuum without tying...
by SaltyJoe
Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas, EGF!
Replies: 251
Views: 32130

Re: Merry Christmas, EGF!

Merry Christmas, everyone! What are you doing, The usual rites of celebration: eating, sleeping, drinking and bumming out in front of the PC. what did you get, Lots of stuff that proved once again that my family knows mostly nothing about my tastes. But it's the thought that counts. Which raises...
by SaltyJoe
Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Mawaru Penguindrum -- Ikuhara's new anime project
Replies: 423
Views: 51797

Of course. But by the same token that doesn't automatically validate your arguments; if you're gonna say it sucks because of X, Y, and Z and people don't agree with X, Y, and Z they aren't gonna rubber stamp your arguments just because you have the right to hate whatever you like. G...
by SaltyJoe
Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Mawaru Penguindrum -- Ikuhara's new anime project
Replies: 423
Views: 51797

The reaction here, from NGE fans no less, is perplexing. I would have thought Eva had trained us better. Oh please. I don't care that elements of the plot were left unexplained. I fully expected that. Nor do i think the ending was mindsrewy. It was direct to the point of preachiness (much l...
by SaltyJoe
Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Mawaru Penguindrum -- Ikuhara's new anime project
Replies: 423
Views: 51797

I guess i'm the lone dissenter here. At this rate, i won't be surprised when Azathoth barges into the thread to tell how he broke down in tears at the beauty of it all. But hey, someone's gotta have an unpopular opinion. ^Man, what are you talking about? That was fantastic! Everything wa...
by SaltyJoe
Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Would you bother to be friends with the Eva Trio?
Replies: 88
Views: 12708

Under specific circumstances (like sharing shocking experiences together) I made friendhisp with people I would normally never relate to. At times your worst enemy may become your closest ally. I think the OP is curious about what the repliers think about making friends with the main trio o...
by SaltyJoe
Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Mawaru Penguindrum -- Ikuhara's new anime project
Replies: 423
Views: 51797

You guys are again jumping the gun because you watched the feed from MBS which is from Osaka and those poor souls in Tokyo has not yet seen the broadcast in their region yet.... Okay, so i watched the subs and my opinions didn't change at all. In fact, i was surprised at how my impressions rema...
by SaltyJoe
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Mawaru Penguindrum -- Ikuhara's new anime project
Replies: 423
Views: 51797

So i watched the raw of Episode 24 after some Google Translate aided hunting. I understood almost nothing of the dialogue but.... man, if there ever was an anticlimax, this was it, and i seriously think it would be impossible for even a perfect understanding of what was being said to change that imp...
by SaltyJoe
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Mawaru Penguindrum -- Ikuhara's new anime project
Replies: 423
Views: 51797

Sucker bet. They gotta be good for something . . . If the show keeps true to form, the song will be just one of those blind alleys that never amounted to anything ho ho, see what i did there? , like Shouma's myterious friend, or Mario as a character. But hey, if i don't bet risky, i'll ...

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