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Postby Gob Hobblin » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:57 pm

Obliterates: First off, you can do all those things and still be straight. The orientation is the choice of the individual, not the actions. Now, we have indicators of what Shinji's desired partner is, but they are presented in such a way as to leave his actual choice ambiguous. If it wasn't, there wouldn't be such stringent debate over the topic.

As for your second point, the title of the thread is 'crack pairings.' Thus, pairings that don't require any indicators from canon. These are pairings just for the sake of stupid fun.

Bagheera: Based on your earlier comments, I would say ShinjiXAsuka's rack, with Asuka begrudgingly and hatefully chaperoning.

Squishsquasher: Mari and Kaworu...?

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Postby Bagheera » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:59 pm

View Original Postobliterates wrote:And yet you still choose to comment with that and say nothing else. How the hell could you argue that Shinji is straight with the contrary information given in canon? Like I said it doesn't make sense unless you are uncomfortable by the idea of your favorite anime character NOT being straight. In which case, yes that is homophobic.


What doesn't make sense is your making that claim, since it's utter bullshit. Anyone who's paying attention will note that Kaworu's an Angel, and that his mindset is not human. They will also note that Shinji is 14 years old, in great pain, and desperate for affection no matter the source. Stop making baseless accusations and try paying attention to the source material rather than indulging in confirmation bias.

Just because Rei and Kaworu have no one left after the end of the series doesn't make them a pairing. They have no romantic feelings for each other. You seem really intent on shoehorning characters into conveniently straight pairings for the hell of it.


Oh, screw off. Stop making assumption about me when you don't know a damn thing about my actual opinions on the matter.
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Postby obliterates » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:01 pm

View Original PostGob Hobblin wrote:Obliterates: First off, you can do all those things and still be straight.


Lets not be willfully in La La Land here. You can be a boy, blush very hard (twice in the anime) at the sight of another boy, positively react to his flirtatious advances, and say I loved him and still be perceived by this section of the fandom as 100% straight? (This doesn't mention all the romantic symbolism with the trees in 3.0). In Shinji's case, no way. Shinji is bisexual. Very simple.

As for ReixKaworu I was reacting to Bagheera's claim that ReixKaworu is a legitimate canon pairing at the end of the series.

Anyone who's paying attention will note that Kaworu's an Angel, and that his mindset is not human. They will also note that Shinji is 14 years old, in great pain, and desperately for affection no matter the source.


So? Rei and Kaworu are not dissimilar but if Shinji shows romantic interest in Rei then that still points to Shinji having heterosexual feelings.

The biggest problem with your "excuse" is that Shinji does not perceive Kaworu as an Angel when he meets him. He perceives him as a boy. Even after Shinji kills him it is eviden he still percieves him as a boy. And your second point doesn't explain the blushing, again I am talking about Shinji being bi, not the Kawoshin relationship as a whole.
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Postby xanderkh » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:05 pm

View Original Postobliterates wrote:Lets not be willfully in La La Land here. You can be a boy, blush very hard (twice in the anime) at the sight of another boy, positively react to his flirtatious advances, and say I loved him and still be perceived by this section of the fandom as 100% straight? (This doesn't mention all the romantic symbolism with the trees in 3.0). In Shinji's case, no way. Shinji is bisexual. Very simple.

As for ReixKaworu I was reacting to Bagheera's claim that ReixKaworu is a legitimate canon pairing at the end of the series.


Dude, there are different types of love out there besides romantic. For Shinji's case, he probably "loved" Kaworu in a Platonic sense because he gave him the emotional attention he desperately needed at the time. And while it's possible he loved him that way, that doesn't mean that he's gay or bi, as he's sexually attracted to Asuka, as implied by Instrumentality.

You need to be specific when using the word "LOVE" cause it can mean a LOT of things and cause a lot of grief and confusion.
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Postby Gob Hobblin » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:11 pm

Obliterates:...Nooo, but you can be all those things and still define YOURSELF as straight. As sexual orientation and reaction to external stimulus are not tit-for-tat or black-and-white, it is possible to have such reactions (and still, even, have an attraction or appreciation for the same gender) while still being straight...as orientation is an indicator of preference. Your reactions are not within your control, but your preferences are, and this is what defines orientation.

Is Shinji bisexual? Possibly. He does show the indicators of preference across several characters of both genders (though considering his social anxieties, to define these attractions as orientation as opposed to 'fixation' is difficult). The point is, the only one who can define an orientation in honesty is the individual in question, and Shinji never does. You, me, and the rest of the fandom can speculate on it to our hearts content, but to call him homosexual or bisexual is as disingenuous as calling him heterosexual: there is too much ambiguity to his 'focus of desire,' and too much internal damage to say one way or the other based on observation.

As for Bagheera...he didn't outright say that the pairing was a 'legitimate' pairing. He did say that, as both Kaworu and Rei stood at the end of the show, the only two entities that either of them could interact with in an equitable manner would be each other. So, it's not that the pairing is legitimate: it's that they have no other real options, insofar as we can infer.
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:15 pm

View Original PostTMBounty_Hunter wrote:

I took Bagheera's hint, but thanks for the extra aid anyway.

Also, guys... this is the Crack Pairing Appreciation thread, not the "let's shit all over everybody's crack pairings" thread.

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Postby obliterates » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:16 pm

View Original Postxanderkh wrote:For Shinji's case, he probably "loved" Kaworu in a Platonic sense because he gave him the emotional attention he desperately needed at the time. And while it's possible he loved him that way, that doesn't mean that he's gay or bi, as he's sexually attracted to Asuka, as implied by Instrumentality.


Do you know the definition of bi? Sexually and romantically attracted to both girls and boys. Yes Shinji is attracted to Asuka but for Kaworu he was also physically attracted.

You absolutely cannot (cannot) claim that those Episode 24 blushes Anno added are a mistake, and meant to convey "platonic" friendliness.

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Please. That's delusion.

to call him homosexual or bisexual is as disingenuous as calling him heterosexual: there is too much ambiguity to his 'focus of desire,'


That's what bisexuality is. You don't have to have a focus of desire. It's just that you are attracted to (physically and/or romantically) to girls and boys. Like you said, Shinji has shown attraction to:

1. Girls
2. Boys

He is bisexual. I am not claiming that he is attracted to one over the other. Just that he is bisexual.
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Postby Gob Hobblin » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:20 pm

Nuke, you can't be the voice of reason in an Eva thread. There is no reason: only the cold grip of madness and vitriol, mingled with the bitter, syrupy aftertaste of stale Red Bull and gibbering lunacy.

You fool! How could you hope to bring civility to this nest of vipers!?

Madness! Madness eternal!

...

So, Yui as Unit One and MAGI (all three of them). Hear me out on this...virtual representations! The plot writes itself!

:asuka_thumbsup:
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:29 pm

Sounds like GitSAC territory to me-- in fact, I can name a doujinshi based on that principle.

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Postby Firetrout » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:30 pm

View Original PostGob Hobblin wrote:So, Yui as Unit One and MAGI (all three of them). Hear me out on this...virtual representations! The plot writes itself!



Naoko and the MAGI.

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Postby NemZ » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:31 pm

Guys, come on. This is not the right thread to be having anything approaching a serious argument.

To get back on track...

Gendo + Magi Casper's exposed brain. Gotta keep the old hag on his side somehow...
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Postby TMBounty_Hunter » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:31 pm

View Original PostGob Hobblin wrote:MAGI (all three of them). Hear me out on this...virtual representations!


x Rei clones
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:32 pm

View Original PostNemZ wrote:Gendo + Magi Casper's exposed brain. Gotta keep the old hag on his side somehow...

Skullfucking for everybody, huh?

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Postby Gob Hobblin » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:41 pm

Nuke: I can see the scene now:

"What is Unit One doing to the docking gantry?"

"...uh...well....."

"....this was not in the scenario."

"...."

Firetrout: "No one understands me the way me, me, and me do!"

obliterates: Bisexuality is still a preference, though, not a reaction to stimulus. John Barrowman (that John Barrowman) flirted with me on the one occasion I got to meet him. And it was open, honest flirting. And damned if I didn't enjoy it (because it's John 'holy crap, it's that guy!' Barrowman). I laughed, I blushed, I mumbled sheepishly, and I got butterflies.

I am not gay. Nor am I bisexual. These are not how I define myself, as I have no interest in men in general, or a few in particular. John Barrowman does not define a trend. It is, simply, the one time John Barrowman flirted with me.

Which brings us back to Shinji: I never said he liked girls and boys. I said he liked individuals in both genders, but these don't define his gender preferences: he showed an interest in TWO girls and ONE boy. You cannot, with those numbers, declare him bisexual anymore than you can anything else. If anything, Shinji's sexuality is not defined by gender, but individual: his focus of feelings are intense and linear. Using them to define his orientation is, in my opinion, a fallacy.

On a side note, however, I have to wonder why you're taking this issue so personally (at least, it seems that you are). I'm just bringing this up because I don't want any hurt feelings from misreading comments.

EDIT: NemZ: Posted before your comment updated, my apologies: I'm leaving it as is, though, so if you decide to redirect the thread later, you can use it as a reference. That being said.....

Ah, yes, the romance of exposed dura mater. Those tantalizing ridges!!!
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Postby Bagheera » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:47 pm

View Original Postobliterates wrote:He is bisexual. I am not claiming that he is attracted to one over the other. Just that he is bisexual.


You are drastically oversimplifying sexuality in general and Shinji in particular. But whatever, like others have said this isn't the thread for it.

On topic:

View Original PostGob Hobblin wrote:So, Yui as Unit One and MAGI (all three of them). Hear me out on this...virtual representations! The plot writes itself!


Kyoko/Yui. They'd have to figure out a way around those cybernetic implants, but the hate sex would be glorious.

View Original PostFiretrout wrote:Naoko and the MAGI.


:cringe: I don't think I've ever encountered that version of selfcest before. Don't know what to make of it.

View Original PostTMBounty_Hunter wrote:[Magi] x Rei clones


Win!

View Original PostGob Hobblin wrote:obliterates: Bisexuality is still a preference, though, not a reaction to stimulus. John Barrowman (that John Barrowman) flirted with me on the one occasion I got to meet him. And it was open, honest flirting. And damned if I didn't enjoy it (because it's John 'holy crap, it's that guy!' Barrowman). I laughed, I blushed, I mumbled sheepishly, and I got butterflies.


I don't blame you, he's pretty hot.
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Postby Gob Hobblin » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:49 pm

^

Isn't he, though!? I got lost in those sultry, Capt. Jack eyes.

....I am a married man and I love my wife.

And, yes...Kyoko and Yui. Yes! HATE SEX FOREVER!!!

:penpenatf:
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:55 pm

And yuri hate sex, at that. Mm-mm. :harpy_liplick:

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Postby Gob Hobblin » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:04 pm

If your pair are two god-like, pseudo-human, sexless cyborgs, does it still count as yuri?

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Postby Bagheera » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:05 pm

Sexless, not genderless. They're still girls.
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Postby Gob Hobblin » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:07 pm

Good catch: dutifully edited.

As for crack pairings...

Mari and Asuka! No, I kid, I kid....

But seriously... :gendo:
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