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Postby yokuchi » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:30 pm

I have to agree that most of the theories on this forum are worthless fanwankery, but they're all worth investigating.


"He is living why?"...
Couldn't it mean "Why is he living?" or "What is his reason for living?"
It seems more angsty that way, and if it refers to Gendo, then it fits. Or it could be talking about Adam's existence, and whether Adam has any of his own goals.
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Postby Reichu » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:37 pm

yokuchi wrote:I have to agree that the vast majority of theories based upon the narratives of fictional franchises are worthless fanwankery

lol fixed
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Postby Anti-Goth » Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:53 am

Wow, this thread is still going? XD

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Postby Zuggy » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:59 am

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l37/Corporeal/aa9d8a99.jpg

The text is a little clearer.

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Postby NAveryW » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:19 am

View Original PostNAveryW wrote:ANOTHER EDIT: Say, from the looks of the trailer, we're probably going to get this scene in Wevangeliwon 2.0... Most of the Engrish has been fixed in Rebuild, so maybe we'll get "Who are you? Why is he living?" this time! =D
Reading this post just now made me laugh out loud upon comparing it to the text that we actually got.
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Postby Azathoth » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:13 pm

View Original PostNAveryW wrote:Reading this post just now made me laugh out loud upon comparing it to the text that we actually got.


You incurable optimist, you.

On the subject of the original embryo's caption: I read it as

whoisyou
Heis (not sure, "UVing" is as close as I can get)
why?

I think I prefer the Babylonian cuneiform, really.
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Postby Xard » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:10 pm

What does that runespeak (2.0 one) even mean?

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Postby Azathoth » Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:39 pm

View Original PostXard wrote:What does that runespeak (2.0 one) even mean?


Huh. You know, I don't think anyone's gone to the trouble of figuring that out. It's not cuneiform, as far as I can tell. Reminds me vaguely of the "angelic script" from the Dead Sea Scrolls...good luck finding a translation for it.
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Postby NAveryW » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:19 pm

Nobody's even determined if it's an actual alphabet yet.
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Postby Xard » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:28 pm

View Original PostNAveryW wrote:Nobody's even determined if it's an actual alphabet yet.


Well shoo, I thought it was akkadian crap :(

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Postby Hyper Shinchan » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:21 am

Quoted from here since NAveryW doesn't want to discuss in that thread (and apparently no one decided to merge it yet):
View Original PostNAveryW wrote:Since the text doesn't even look like it contains the word "crying", to me this demonstrates how bizarrely effective the power of suggestion can be. There's that whole other thread for discussing what the text is, so I won't discuss that here.

Well, the first character could be a "c" and the second one a "r" (a little bigger than normal?), there aren't "y" but it could be a case of Engrish; actually the "r" is really too big for a lower case coursive text, but I don't see a "l" anywhere in that word.
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Postby Reichu » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:53 am

I doubt a BD release would help. The high-res photograph of the actual cel released on one of the collector's discs is indecipherable.
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Postby Hyper Shinchan » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:37 pm

View Original PostReichu wrote:I doubt a BD release would help. The high-res photograph of the actual cel released on one of the collector's discs is indecipherable.

Yeah, my bad; I didn't think about checking that picture, it doesn't look much better; actually it's not weird, probably they didn't care about those details in the before HD era (yet why did they care to put them in the first place? Is it because they wanted to see our futile efforts?).
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Postby NAveryW » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:51 pm

View Original PostNAveryW wrote:Nobody's even determined if it's an actual alphabet yet.
It's not.
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Postby Killer Bee » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:09 pm

View Original PostAzathoth wrote:You incurable optimist, you.

On the subject of the original embryo's caption: I read it as

whoisyou
Heis (not sure, "UVing" is as close as I can get)
why?


That's what I got, too. :ehh:

Maybe "UVing" is supposed to be "Dying" or something? I dunno.


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