big_big_bozo wrote:Semi-related; I used to chat with a guy that swore by his Asuka x friggin Areal pairing, and he was dead serious. It struck me as incredibly absurd and a just a lil' bit disturbing, but he was hellbent on convincing me otherwise. From what I recall, he basically pitched it as "the only characters that truly understand eachother", given the mind-rape and all. He wrote a ton of fanfiction about it, basically changing the events of Ep 22 to allow for a ""romance"" between the two trans-dimensional lovers to blossom, wherin Arael helps Asuka come to terms with her Mother, while she teaches him the basics of human emotion and vulnerability.
But really, I think it was just a dumb pretense to get his waifu to grind up on some sexy space molecules. The whole Instrumentality ordeal also makes this pairing somewhat irrelevant (and no less stomach churning), but he wasn't budging. Goddamn perv. Still a funny guy tho, and not a bad writer in spite of the subject matter.
This also reminds me of someone that wrote a Giantess smutfic involving GNR, Shinji, AND Kaworu, but I won't go into that weirdo shit in this thread.
As for my favorite pairing, I'm a bit partial to Shinji x Rei, but I acknowledge Shinji x Asuka as the end-all-be-all canon pairing, for obvious reasons.
Either you encountered a very dedicated troll with quite a sense of sarcasm, or a person with some quite differing opinions from the ''standard''.
I strongly believe the human cast should stay as far away from angels as it is possible, this including Nagisa.