Knives wrote:I was going to respond to a couple points, but completely forgot in my rant with Soluzar
You two boys have to settle down. Don't make me get my chainsaw.
I like this little system we have, Reichu.
I state what I take as being obvious, and you point out good solid support for it.
Actually, the whole system is a trainwreck.
When you find something "obvious", you leave it up to everyone else to find the evidence (if it's there) while parrying everything that the rest of us throw at you with these convoluted labyrinths of logic and pseudophilosophical banter that make debates more aggravating than fun.
When we find something "obvious", it's because we've already discussed this stuff many times over before (and are otherwise drawing on prior years of NGE fandom). Indoctrinating forum n00bs -- while oftentimes resulting in satisfaction and 'progress' -- can be an aggravating process. To make these things equally "obvious" to others, we either have to dig up the original discussions or guide them through everything from scratch. Usually, it ends up being a combination of the two. I suspect it's a painful process for both parties, but if the n00bs take certain precautions (e.g., Stuffman's "flame-resistant suit" ), things can actually go rather pleasantly.
Anyway, I forget what the hell I was talking about.
While I'm not sure you're convinced either way, this does help the argument that physical damage can indeed be occurring.
I think more than anything else, I'm convinced that we've hit another one of those "irresolvable bullcrap" issues.
It's a beautiful doodle and much appreciated. But still, the blade is awfully close to her eye region.
I was mostly trying to get the point across that if the creators were in any way concerned about "accuracy" there (and they obviously weren't), Asuka should have been bleeding from four pierce wounds -- two on her forehead, two on the back of her skull. Granted, she should also have been dead. If there is any "real" reason why she is enigmatically bleeding from the eye itself (and watch the scene closely; I'd say that she is) instead of receiving the equivalent of the damage that EVA-02 actually sustained in the cranium, I'd love to hear it.
I don't know the language, but didn't we say in other posts that the Japanese have issue with, for instance, foot and leg, and hand and arm ... could it be the case here too?
Or would you rather the script have said "clutching her left-forehead region" ... a little wordy if you ask me .
As far as I know, there is not a similar problem with "eye". They have a word for "forehead" and aren't afraid to use it! (Granted, they have words for lots of things, but have a bad habit of using the bastardized Engrish instead because it's "cooler".)
Originally posted on: 15-Nov-2004, 04:46 GMT