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Postby Fazmotron [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:16 pm

Jay911 wrote:I wonder if it will cut through anything.
Its the Lance of Longinus with matching knife.
What you have to worry about is what it won't cut through. Image

Originally posted on: 29-Oct-2007, 10:57 GMT

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Postby allergyboy [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:16 pm

Jay911 wrote:Sure you could. Just needs a glass of Tang(tm) to finish it off. Image
"may result in strange cravings of marshmallow"

Originally posted on: 30-Oct-2007, 02:13 GMT

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Postby Tom Servo [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:16 pm

If you're a Rei fan then you might be interested in this -

http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f98/Corporean/

Main album has 1000 images (still being organised).
1st sub-album - 128 images currently.
2nd sub-album - 6 images "
3rd sub-album - 2 images "

I think it's safe to say it's now the largest gallery of Rei images online. They're SFW but you might not want to let your boss see you viewing some of them.

Originally posted on: 01-Nov-2007, 16:19 GMT

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Postby Tom Servo [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:16 pm

Monolith computer speakers. Can't get much cooler than that.

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Originally posted on: 07-Nov-2007, 19:06 GMT

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Postby Jay911 [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:17 pm

DO WANT.

Howzabout 12-ch surround? Image

Originally posted on: 08-Nov-2007, 08:12 GMT

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Postby Ornette [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:17 pm

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lol?

Originally posted on: 08-Nov-2007, 10:09 GMT

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Postby Tom Servo [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:17 pm

Huh? Asuka chopping wood... I feel like there's a joke I'm not getting. Oim a lumberjack an' oim okay -

While looking through the local job adverts like usual I came across this -

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Pah! First Choice Staff is obviously a front for Gehirn!

Originally posted on: 08-Nov-2007, 16:10 GMT

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Postby Redd [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:17 pm

I want those speakers.

Originally posted on: 09-Nov-2007, 00:33 GMT

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Postby Auguman [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:17 pm

That's amazing, i like the 'sea of LCL' reference, good job spotting that!

Originally posted on: 09-Nov-2007, 01:13 GMT

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Postby Jay911 [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:17 pm

Are those speakers by chance available somewhere for Westerners (or those who speak but only English)?

re the Asuka woodchopper: I was thinking of the same Python reference. Image

Originally posted on: 09-Nov-2007, 04:49 GMT

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Postby musashi1600 [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:17 pm

Tom Servo wrote:Huh? Asuka chopping wood... I feel like there's a joke I'm not getting. Oim a lumberjack an' oim okay
It looks more like she's pounding mochi, not chopping wood.

Originally posted on: 09-Nov-2007, 05:57 GMT

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Postby Tom Servo [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:17 pm

musashi1600 wrote:It looks more like she's pounding mochi, not chopping wood.
*searches*

Looks like you're right! Is that a popular thing to do at fairs over there if you know?

Originally posted on: 09-Nov-2007, 13:48 GMT

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Postby JFaulkner [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:17 pm

Notice the obvious, hidden symbolic message: Asuka is pounding mochi, which is made of rice. Rice comes from the earth and the earth is a common symbol for "mother". So Asuka is beating a path back to her mother - i.e. she is regressing, just like in EoE. WOW, how can such a piece of art be so deep!

Originally posted on: 09-Nov-2007, 19:45 GMT

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Postby Marduk [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:17 pm

@JFaulkner:
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I'll bet ya teh intranetz whoever made it simply thought she looked cute doing that. Image

Originally posted on: 10-Nov-2007, 18:35 GMT

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Postby musashi1600 [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:17 pm

Tom Servo wrote:Looks like you're right! Is that a popular thing to do at fairs over there if you know?
All I know is the stuff is delicious, and people usually pound mochi as part of celebrating New Year's. Dunno how many people in Japan would pay a premium for mochi made by Asuka, though. Image

Originally posted on: 11-Nov-2007, 18:52 GMT

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Postby Katayoku no Tenshi [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:17 pm

JFaulkner wrote:Notice the obvious, hidden symbolic message: Asuka is pounding mochi, which is made of rice. Rice comes from the earth and the earth is a common symbol for "mother". So Asuka is beating a path back to her mother - i.e. she is regressing, just like in EoE. WOW, how can such a piece of art be so deep!
Image More like: Shinji is soft and malleable like mochi, and he's also made of rice and easy to choke on... wait, what? Image

Originally posted on: 12-Nov-2007, 00:50 GMT

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Postby JFaulkner [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:17 pm

Marduk wrote:@JFaulkner:
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I'll bet ya teh intranetz whoever made it simply thought she looked cute doing that.
KatayokuのTenshi wrote:Image More like: Shinji is soft and malleable like mochi, and he's also made of rice and easy to choke on... wait, what? Image
Marduk, you just don't get it, do you?

KatayokuのTenshi, you have touched on a very important observation. Mochi is soft and malleable and you can choke on it. In EoE, Shinji chokes the blue hell out of Asuka, who, despite showing her immense destrudo when knocking over the coffee pot, just stands there like a doll (Wait, like a doll - sh!t, must be a connection to Rei, who Asuka accused of having doll-like qualities - how ironic, OMG, OMG, have to write this down). The most likely explanation (beyond all reasonable doubt) is that Asuka was physically and mentally incapacitated on a conscious level; yet, we all know that under any psychoanalytical schema, the unconscious keeps on operating like the 4 rivers in the Garden of Eden (wait a minute, 4 rivers ... there are also 4 sons of Horus, 4 evangelists and 4 children in Eva - OMFG, OMFG), gushing forth like LCL on a bright, spring morning.

Asuka was spiritually crushed by Shinji strangling her like a diseased dog, and having seen an idealized version of Kaji, who was Kaji overlayed with a Jesus archeytpe, in her own version of Instrumentality, she forgave Shinji momentarily (this is obvious because Jesus advocated that for people who slap you on one cheek, you should let them slap you on the other cheek - so it stands to reason that if someone tries to strangle you, you should caress them and not fight back). But then the unconscious forces fountain up like some bad dream, and Asuka wants:revenge. She wants to choke the hormones out of Shinji, and this is clearly represented by Asuka pounding mochi; she is creating mochi who she desires to feed to Shinji in the hope of him choking on it. The action is a symbol for wanting to choke someone. This symbol is part of nothing other than the motif of the cycle of hurt and counter-hurt, which can only be broken by compassion (cf. compassion in Buddhist philosophy, compassion in the work of conservationists, compassion in the humanist tradition, compassion as per Schopenhauer's conception - this is why Evangelion is so deep, because it shares common themes with the surrounding literature, and everything in the surrounding lit. you can link to Evangelion just by muttering the magic common themes and trying to fob people off by bringing NGE on a par with these works simply by using the same specialised terminology).

Notice also that the pounding action is rhythmic. What else is rhythmic and which serves as anathema to Asuka's fragile mind, the same fragile mind which has seen her catapulted into the fantasies of many fans? Two words: Shinji masturbating. This has also creeped into her psyche and she is symbolically pounding away at mochi (will to choke) as a means to nullify Shinji's rhythmic will to ejaculate. This is because everything tends towards equilibrium: e.g. diffusion and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. So it's natural and the most likely explanation that Asuka wanted to counteract the mental impression of Shinji's rhythmic beat with one of her own which is aimed at punishing Shinji, who is perceived as a daemonic/numinous entity in her mind (note the oppressed wife/dominating husband motif - great practical relevance in divorce courts worldwide: this is why Evangelion has so much practical relevance as well, and totally justifies why people analyse the details at an atomic level).

I congratulate the person who conceived this "Asuka pounding mochi" piece of artwork. If you don't look deep enough into these pieces of art, you'll never find the hidden meaning that will justify your existence.

Originally posted on: 12-Nov-2007, 04:48 GMT

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Postby Katayoku no Tenshi [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:17 pm

Yeah, I think We're done here.

Originally posted on: 12-Nov-2007, 20:51 GMT

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Postby Tom Servo [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:17 pm

Someone on EMF posted these really cool eva-themed pumpkins -

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Recently I found better resolution scans of the atomic model which I reckon the S^2 engine is based off, if it's of interest of anyone (can't remember which thread it was where I first posted these, probably the lilith/QM one?) 1 / 2

I want to see Faulkner interpret this:
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Originally posted on: 12-Nov-2007, 14:23 GMT

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Postby Redd [ANF] » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:17 pm

That's some deep stuff JFaulkner. You lost me at the first paragraph. Well done sir.

Originally posted on: 13-Nov-2007, 02:12 GMT


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