The Last Temptation of Shinji Ikari

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Postby Boethiah » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:44 pm

I don't think it'd come as much of a surprise to people here if I told you I relate to Shinji Ikari.

Now, like many people, I was confused and dissatisfied at the manga's ending despite feeling relieved that an incarnation of Shinji finally gets an unambiguous happy ending. I realize that Sadamoto explicitly said he didn't want to go as in-depth into Shinji as Anno and Higuchi did in the anime, but I felt like a happy ending only feels rewarding if they've learned something along the way. So, in no small part indebted to the original End of Evangelion, this thing started writing itself in my head.

It took me half a year to muster the courage to work on this thing. Coincidentally (or perhaps not coincidentally) I was working through a lot of the same stuff he was at the time, and it took a lot out of me personally to work on this. Evangelion is an extremely emotionally intelligent series and the fact that you're reading this right now shows how deeply it resonates with neurotics and people in places of pain. I just hope I'm good enough to do the characters justice.

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Postby silvermoonlight » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:14 pm

Hey I just read this, this is a great start I really like your idea of starting where the manga left off as to me that always felt like the start of a new story that deserves to be told ^_^
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Postby RadicalRandy » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:30 am

I like the idea that it continues off from the manga- haven't seen that before in my lurking. I haven't much to say except that it could be a slowed down a little to give a bit more detail and immersion, but hey, that's just me.
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Postby Boethiah » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:50 am

Thanks for all the positive feedback. I was really daunted by trying to get the kid down, but hey, it looks like I'm good at writing the characters here. At least, no-one's ever told me otherwise.

^ Chapter 3'll show you why I can't do that.

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Postby Cybermat47 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:54 am

I guess I have to read the manga now, then.

And what's this? An unambiguously happy ending? In an Evangelion story?!
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Postby Boethiah » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:33 am

Way more likely than you (or Hideaki Anno) think.

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Postby Cybermat47 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:33 am

View Original PostBoethiah wrote:Way more likely than you (or Hideaki Anno) think.


Hey, I'm not complaining :D
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Postby Boethiah » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:26 pm

It's done.

Dear God, that took a lot out of me to write.

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Postby silvermoonlight » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:43 am

View Original PostBoethiah wrote:It's done.

Dear God, that took a lot out of me to write.


I really like in the second chapter where he says Asuka's name with out thinking that she has never told him it and she's say are you stalking me? Because I could totally picture that happening.
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Postby Boethiah » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:45 pm

I'm glad that's the case. These kids are hard characters to nail down.


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