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Postby Mr. Tines » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:09 pm

View Original PostNuclear Lunchbox wrote:EDIT: Apparently, Evageeks reads the title for 4.0 as this: :||


It's because of the space before the ':' which may or may not be part of the title. You could do something like bold the space and colon thus :|▌ or use the unicode double vertical bar symbol as in :‖ or a different single vertical bar character such as BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT VERTICAL (U+2502), as in :│▌

Or better, use one of the longer and deliberately ambiguous forms

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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:25 pm

Actually, I think I like the way that the new title reads. It's appropriate that Anno's fourth film is titled ":|". It'll probably be an accurate representation of our faces when we're done watching it.

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Postby Darkwing » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:37 pm

Okay this was straight up a joke, but I love it.
Anno is going to get fed up with the critisisms of Eva, and sell the series to Disney.
I'm not sure what I feel about Eva anymore, but I'm pretty sure I don't actually enjoy the series anymore.

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Postby Gob Hobblin » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:42 pm

View Original PostDarkwing wrote:Okay this was straight up a joke, but I love it.
Anno is going to get fed up with the critisisms of Eva, and sell the series to Disney.


Great. You've said it, and given form to the words. Which means it might happen. Why have you done this thing!?

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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:04 pm

Oh, it couldn't be that bad. On second thought, yes, it could. Good god, Darkwing; you've fucked us all.

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Postby Darkwing » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:53 pm

Hey, now, I didn't come up with that one. I saw it somewhere and just thought it was funny because of the ludicrousness of it. Granted not too long ago I would have said the same thing about Disney buying Star Wars...
I'm not sure what I feel about Eva anymore, but I'm pretty sure I don't actually enjoy the series anymore.

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Postby Lance of LoL » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:05 am

Crazy theory, new guy has joined the forum and gotten lost somewhere. He could be named Lance.

Can't any more experienced Eva-Geek in this neck of the woods help him find the introductions thread?
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:08 am

View Original PostLance of LoL wrote:Crazy theory, new guy has joined the forum and gotten lost somewhere. He could be named Lance.

Can't any more experienced Eva-Geek in this neck of the woods help him find the introductions thread?

It's broken. Apparently, it reached the max posting limit. Hopefully, we'll get an admin to take care of it soon.

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Postby Lance of LoL » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:10 am

I see... Well bugger. I don't suppose I could indulge in your sympathy a bit longer and ask some more off topic questions, could I?
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:12 am

View Original PostLance of LoL wrote:I see... Well bugger. I don't suppose I could indulge in your sympathy a bit longer and ask some more off topic questions, could I?

I'd recommend sending me a PM for that. We don't want to clog the thread.

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Postby Agentomega » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:02 am

View Original PostBomby von Bombsville wrote:I always liked the Shinji is Gendou, Rei is Ritsuko, and Asuka is Misato Fight Club theory.


I like this idea, only I prefer the version where Shinji starts managing better and is Kaji instead.
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Postby Dream » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:38 am

View Original PostAgentomega wrote:I like this idea, only I prefer the version where Shinji starts managing better and is Kaji instead.


In fact, i'm pretty sure the original theory had Kaji as Shinji's Tyler, considering Gendo is kind of outside the generation of Misato and Ritsuko. I think i heard someone saying it as "If you can't imagine how there might be a connection between Shinji and Kaji, imagine Shinji as Edward Norton's character and Kaji as Brad Pitt's character in Fight Club" Plus Kaji is just awesome. Conceited, and a liar, but awesome.
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Postby Lance of LoL » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:15 am

I just had an awful realization. Call it a crazy theory if you will, call it what you like but still the fact remains. (Based on only the first two Rebuilds, I haven't watched the third)

Rebuild of Evangelion is a Sequel to the original.

Consider if you will, Tabgha base. It is a base on the moon, a large red streak appears across the moon. In End of Evangelion Giant Naked Rei bleeds like crazy from a neck wound spraying it into the sky and blotting it across the moon.

In Rebuild, the Ocean is red from "Second Impact" but this only happened in Third Impact in the series when the Sea of LCL was created.

In Rebuild's Second Impact, multiple White humanoids are seen as ascended Angels, much like the MP Evas from EoE.

In a similar vein this could explain why somethings are different with the characters.

By EoE, only those that could recognise themselves and wish to return to human form could do so. So what if-

Gendou recognised himself as Gendou Ikari and came back like that and thus never took Yui's name?

Asuka too has changed somewhat what with her shift in name, being a Captain at 14 and other details inconsistent with the original.

Misato could have suffered much less contamination in reforming herself and thus is virtually unchanged.

Kaworu, perhaps due to his unique nature seems to retain knowledge and memory of Shinji despite the two seemingly never having met before in Rebuild?

And even then some mechanical differences.

Evas can seemingly Sync with just about anyone, perhaps Soul Pollution making anyone of the right age compatible?

I don't know if this theory has been posted before or if this is even an appropriate place for it, but it just sorta occured to me and it was a spur of the moment decision.
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Postby Reichu » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:12 am

View Original PostLance of LoL wrote:I don't know if this theory has been posted before

It's been pretty much a standby of the Rebuild subforum ever since the first film hit Japanese theaters. If you want to behold the terrors of prior conversation about it, there's plenty to keep one entertained...

http://forum.evageeks.org/thread/4369/The-Sequel-Theory-Thread/
http://forum.evageeks.org/post/561053/Sequel-theory-once-again/
http://forum.evageeks.org/post/528671/Why-do-people-hate-the-Sequel-Theory/
http://forum.evageeks.org/thread/6022/A-remake-or-a-sequel/
http://forum.evageeks.org/post/359777/My-Eva-Rebuild-Story-Theory-more-concise/
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Postby Lance of LoL » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:20 am

I'm not sure I want to, but you never know, might've given someone more fuel for the fire here. XD
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:36 am

It's a good theory, and as I'm sure you can tell, it does come up quite a lot around here. The only problem is that some people vehemently support it, while others are nowhere near as accepting. I'm inclined to agree that Rebuild is (not) a sequel.

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Postby Lance of LoL » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:10 am

Clever. XD

Yeah, despite blurting out that theory, I'm not a believer myself, but honestly after the mindfuck evangelion has put me through over the years, I basically expect us to hit Evangelion Final and then for everything to sudden go batshit insane.
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Postby robersora » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:38 pm

View Original PostNuclear Lunchbox wrote:This theory is a favorite of mine.

Anno is planning a fifth film entirely in secret, so that he can gloriously fuck us over in :|| and then make us come back to keep fueling the Evangelion cash cow.

Of course, if he added a fifth film, it would conform to the official Jo-Ha-Kyu structure: five acts.

EDIT: Apparently, Evageeks reads the title for 4.0 as this: :||

I wanted to write this; : ||


Thank you, now I'll never be able to take the fourth film seriously anymore, due to my incapability to unsee the emoticon in the title.

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Postby Reichu » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:26 am

View Original PostNuclear Lunchbox wrote:It's a good theory

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Postby Dream » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:04 am

Shinji's actually in a psychiatric institution being subject (under his parents's agreement) to an experimental machine/treatment that simulates a virtual/fantasy world where he hopefully can achieve self-realization or find the "cure" for his problems. The characters are people he met in his past life or other inmates at the asylum, with EoTV being a sort of good-ending/unlock program and all the people who care for him congratulating him for suceeding in the treatment/virtual world.
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