Reichu wrote:I'm glad you haven't forgotten about us!
Yeah, I wanted to jump in a while ago, but seeing that I'm a full-time university student, with midterms coming up, I had to scrape it together on the side.
But I'll always be here, commenting....
I thought I just mentioned Gendo and Rei in connection with tv33's "profile" (admittedly, due to lack of inspiration... don't worry, he already chewed me out for it). Though I suppose your Shinjiphilia is of significant notoriety that it's worth mentioning.
If you could share your "lot in life", that would be good. You probably told me in one of our e-mails a while back, but that would require some digging...
Currently I'm in University, majoring in English, minoring in Psych, and plan to become a librarian sometime in the future.
But if you want the truth, I never thought of my interest in the dub as a defining trait of my fandom, so I was surprised it was up there in my profile, which was partially why I suggested the thing about Shinji.
But I'm just hairsplitting.
Your stuff is, as always, tight as an Eva's arse (not THAT kind of "tight", you perverts! although, yeah, they're probably tight that way, too...), so there's not much I have to add.
Thank you. *bows* That's me, bad taste, sharp mind.
But yeah, it's really fun. I consider my observations rather trivial, but it's nice to know you appreciate them.
Are you going to later on?
Well, I did think that my ep2 commentary would be the best place to put my ideas, it's just that I was worried about taking up too much space, or going off on a tangent.
So, here's my amateur theories:
If the sexes in the Shinji/Misato situation had been reversed, it would have been a lot harder for the Japanese to get the early-ep comedy out of it, and ADV might not have been so flippant, for several reasons. Among them, pedophiliac relationships where the male is the abuser have greater precedent, so right from the start it'd be very hard to see it as "innocent" if it weren't immediately presented as another "dirty-old-man" joke. Secondly, most people seem to expect the man to be the "dominant" one in a relationship. The male is always going to be able to say no, going to want sex, and can't be violated by a woman, no matter the age difference.
By 'original', do you mean the original translation or the "proper" translation (of the original Japanese)?
Whatever ADV translated it as on the DVDs. The line, I think it goes, "I guess I should be nicer...but he's probably already made up his mind about me,". I think your version is better, by the way; it fits more with the image I have of Misato, and adds another layer to it.
This suggestion fits in quite well with what Anno himself has said about Misato: "...a 29-year-old woman who lives life so lightly as to barely allow the possibility of a human touch. She protects herself by having only surface-level relationships, and running away."
Holy hell, you're right! I completely forgot about that. Thanks for reminding me.
I also find this interesting, in that Misato has literally devoted her life to "avenging her father", yet, now that her vengeance is being achieved (by overseeing the slaughter of the Angels), she feels no satisfaction from it.
Yeah. I guess that Misato, like a lot of people, doesn't really have an idea of what will make her happy.
... "Dude, this is pretty f***ed up right here."
On many levels, yes. Which one in particular did you come up with?
And she has a rather disturbing talent for it, as well! One wonders how the woman avoided permanent vocal cord damage.
I think it's rare that a VA's performance can be so stressful there's premanent damage, based on my limited experience. It usually seems that some actors with difficult performances get pushed to their limits in a session and have to stop, but are fine later (this happened frequently to Richard Horvitz while recording for Invader Zim
). Although, the first dub actress for Excel from Excel Saga
had to quit because the hyperactive performance would have damaged her vocal cords. Don't know of any Japanese cases, but I'd imagine things are the same.
You captured my thoughts about that shot exactly... I wasn't sure how to verbalize them.
Thanks again. *bows*Originally posted on: 14-Oct-2004, 18:53 GMT