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Postby Gemini011 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:20 pm

I love this story so much. Glad to see you're still making occasional progress on it.

Re: a hypothetical Japanese title for the fic, is there a particular reason you went with "remnant" in katakana rather than using any of the options to be found in http://jisho.org/search/remnant?
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Postby Bagheera » Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:45 pm

View Original PostGemini011 wrote:I love this story so much. Glad to see you're still making occasional progress on it.


I'm glad you enjoy it!

Re: a hypothetical Japanese title for the fic, is there a particular reason you went with "remnant" in katakana rather than using any of the options to be found in http://jisho.org/search/remnant?


The main reason is because my Nihongo is very, very bad. -o-; I am very much open to correction on that front (the version I posted was straight out of Google Translate, and thus terrible), so if someone were to say "well, for that particular title you'd probably go with something like this instead" I wouldn't argue for an instant.
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Postby jcmoorehead » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:34 am

I actually need to get off my ass and start reading this. Looks like I've got my reading material for Saturday sorted :)

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Postby Bagheera » Tue May 03, 2016 3:06 am

View Original Postjcmoorehead wrote:I actually need to get off my ass and start reading this. Looks like I've got my reading material for Saturday sorted :)


I hope you enjoy (enjoyed?) it!
For my post-3I fic, go here.
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People's deaths are to be mourned. The ability to save people should be celebrated. Life itself should be exalted. -- Volken Macmani, Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra
I hate myself. But maybe I can learn to love myself. Maybe it's okay for me to be here! That's right! I'm me, nothing more, nothing less! I'm me. I want to be me! I want to be here! And it's okay for me to be here! -- Shinji Ikari, Neon Genesis Evangelion
Yes, I know. You thought it would be something about Asuka. You're such idiots.

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Postby jcmoorehead » Tue May 03, 2016 6:14 am

View Original PostBagheera wrote:I hope you enjoy (enjoyed?) it!


I've actually only just gotten the chance to start reading it. I ended up being busy Saturday with tidying my apartment, editing my own fic and my girlfriend came over.

I have however just read through the first two chapters and I really like what I've seen so far. I'll be reading more over my lunch break :)

EDIT: I did PM you yesterday but thought I'd also make a post. I've progressed to the 2080 chapters, and I think I'm going to wait until I'm home to read them rather than at my desk, just based on the first paragraph alone. This is such a good story though, really well told.

The way in which you jump from year to year is handled so well and doesn't feel jarring and I really just want to learn so much more about all these periods in their life.

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Postby Turing Decidable » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:26 pm

This is definitely one of the better fics I've read. Normally, I'm the kind of person who goes for purely WAFFy stories, but I find myself hanging on to your every word.

Particular moments where I could feel tears forming in my eyes were the end of Asuka's babysitting session with Ryuko and Asuka's death scene and seeing Shinji react.

In case you've got anything more in the works, I'm definitely looking forward to it!

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Postby Bagheera » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:16 pm

I can't believe it's been over two years since I started this.

Anyway, glad you like it! It's on a bit of a hiatus now, but that might change; the chapter structure is deliberately open-ended, meaning that I can come back to it at any time should inspiration strike. Hopefully it will, one of these days . . .
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People's deaths are to be mourned. The ability to save people should be celebrated. Life itself should be exalted. -- Volken Macmani, Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra
I hate myself. But maybe I can learn to love myself. Maybe it's okay for me to be here! That's right! I'm me, nothing more, nothing less! I'm me. I want to be me! I want to be here! And it's okay for me to be here! -- Shinji Ikari, Neon Genesis Evangelion
Yes, I know. You thought it would be something about Asuka. You're such idiots.

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Postby xanderkh » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:03 pm

Well, since today is Shinji's Birthday, maybe you could do separate BIRTHDAY chapters, featuring each of the characters, and how they view their respective birthdays? Like, are they happy with their birthdays?
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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:19 am

^^^......I second this idea
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Postby Strypgia » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:34 am

One of these days I'm going to have to comb through this thread and paste all the bits into a chronological doc.

Excellent stuff, Bagheera. I'm enjoying it, though I wonder that it would take 11 years and a mildly-grown daughter befor Asuka admits they've basically been married for over a decade. :P

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Postby jcmoorehead » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:43 am

I still need to bring myself to read those final chapters, don't think I can do it :P

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Postby Bagheera » Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:36 pm

So, one of you lot went and created a TVTropes page for this fic (and a rather large one at that). That was actually pretty cool of you; thanks for doing it!
For my post-3I fic, go here.
The law doesn't protect people. People protect the law. -- Akane Tsunemori, Psycho-Pass
People's deaths are to be mourned. The ability to save people should be celebrated. Life itself should be exalted. -- Volken Macmani, Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra
I hate myself. But maybe I can learn to love myself. Maybe it's okay for me to be here! That's right! I'm me, nothing more, nothing less! I'm me. I want to be me! I want to be here! And it's okay for me to be here! -- Shinji Ikari, Neon Genesis Evangelion
Yes, I know. You thought it would be something about Asuka. You're such idiots.

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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:39 pm

Welcome back Bags. Any progress on the story whilst you've been away?
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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:11 pm

View Original PostArcadia's legacy wrote:Any progress on the story whilst you've been away?

(Tumbleweed passes by)
It would seem not
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Postby pwhodges » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:19 pm

I guess that as he has a beginning and an ending and most of the key points between, there's little he feels he needs to add for continuity (even though the order is not sequential). Maybe he'll feel the need one day to fill in more detail in some part or another, but who knows?

Do you find there's any part of our favourite protagonists' journey that is insufficiently covered? If you do, maybe that would encourage him to add a bit more.
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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:41 pm

Well, there's Asuka's pregnancy with Ryoko. Would've liked to have seen what she and the others went through during that period
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Postby Redgirl01 » Wed May 03, 2017 9:19 pm

How did Kyoko and Kaji come back to life? I thought they were dead, why are they there? Is it the ghost thing?
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Postby Guy Nacks » Wed May 03, 2017 10:35 pm

View Original PostRedgirl01 wrote:How did Kyoko and Kaji come back to life? I thought they were dead, why are they there? Is it the ghost thing?



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in their own heart.


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All living things have the ability to return to their original form... and the heart to go on living.
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Postby pwhodges » Thu May 04, 2017 3:34 am

It is stated that people can return from instrumentality; it is a matter of debate how far back souls can survive from to enter into instrumentality from which they can then return. Kaji is therefore the least certain of those; Kyoko's soul was in Eva-02, and so was clearly around at the critical time.
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Postby Redgirl01 » Thu May 04, 2017 4:26 am

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:It is stated that people can return from instrumentality; it is a matter of debate how far back souls can survive from to enter into instrumentality from which they can then return. Kaji is therefore the least certain of those; Kyoko's soul was in Eva-02, and so was clearly around at the critical time.


It didn't show Kyoko was in instrumentality, though so I don't know.
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