Digitalex wrote:Does anyone else think Shinji kicked the grave marker down?
I don't see anyone else around who could have (unless Rei was feeling vindictive about not being able to properly re-embody). And I like your explanation of why he might.
Reichu wrote:I guess the point is, real-life physics don't apply if you don't observe the expected result. It's common sense, I would think.
Tales of the fantastic work better if miracles are handled in a parsimonious fashion, else suspension of disbelief is damaged. The EVAs are the given miracle (like FTL drives in most SF) which sustain the narrative; handwaving GNR feels to me more like fudging a special case, when she could just have evaporated.
And moreover, this is a case where we do see the expected result - the ocean splashes, just as it would from a large impactor. That was the "OMFG! They really have rogered the planet good and proper!*" moment for me.
In a scenario that already incorporated world-ravaging disaster as part of the back-story (as dramatised in ep 4, cut 57), I don't think we can dismiss the prompt tsunamis, at the very least.
*or words to that effect
Originally posted on: 14-Jun-2005, 19:46 GMT