Piano-Facilitated Homoeroticism at an Altitude of 10km: A Field Study

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Postby Alaska Slim » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:19 pm

View Original PostDerantor wrote:Looking at the broader context of the series, she demands that he isn't so self-deprecatory and "grows a spine", basically. Not responsibility in the sense of preparing dinner, but responsibility in the sense that he acts of his own volition. "Hold me, kiss me, save me, but do something! Be a man!" Responsibility comes in many forms - brushing your teeth, preparing dinner and keeping your room tidy are important and responsible behaviours, but aren't exactly high achievements. Even her demand for absolutely everything from him (without any reciprocity that I can see) is a veiled demand that he takes on the responsibility for her wellbeing, becoming an adult like Kaji.

I agree that thematically this fits, but only in the post-3I framework. I think Eva is paying attention to the reasons Asuka demands the relationship, I think it thematically tries to get at why self-love is important, and that lacking it will lead you to hell/ non-existence.

Only in post-3I have Asuka and Shinji been able to take a full inventory of their issues, and be in a position to ask for something genuine. To start from self-love, and move forward.

And we see that embodied in the box art for what I believe is EoE EDIT: Box set extra, a movie calendar:

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Shinji is even wearing Misato's cross, representing that a burden has been passed on. A sign of accepting maturity.

Edit: So, while I jokingly referred to them as the OTP of the series, it was meant in this thematic context.

OTP is Shinji and his right hand, that's pretty clear.

Whether it's fisting Touji's face, grabbing Rei boob, pulling his bow, close ups of him opening and closing, the power is in his hand. The God hand. For which the him that is in Yui can make or unmake the Earth.

Asuka knows the power of this hand, that's why she's reaching out for it there. Not creeped out at all. :shifty:
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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:32 pm

View Original PostAlaska Slim wrote:And we see that embodied in the box art for what I believe is EoE

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Is there an official source for that confirms that as box art?
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Postby ShinjiStranglesAsuka » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:31 pm

View Original PostArcadia's legacy wrote:Is there an official source for that confirms that as box art?


Ain't that from the Die Sterne artbook? Never heard anything about it being box art.

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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:37 pm

(Looks up Die Sterne and Evangelion)
Ah, so it is official somewhat. I was briefly worried that you may have confused doujinshi art for the real thing. Perhaps it's the Re-Take vibes i get from the image?
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Postby Alaska Slim » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:34 pm

I apologize, it was used as a box set extra, a movie calendar in 2001. And yes, it's in Die Sterne.

Evacommentary used to have a link confirming this, but it's dead.
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Postby Blockio » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:54 pm

I agree with what you're saying Alaska, and I do think that that artwork does fit quite nicely into it, but while I'm convinced that noone currently in this thread is gonna do it, I still feel somewhat compelled to note that we might not want to rely on supplementary material like that all too much, lest we fall back to times like a certain infamous thread from a few years back that also happened to be one of my first contact points with EGF long before I even made an account in all of its "but this poster depicts a different set of characters".

EDIT: Could have sworn I've already replied to this before, but evidently I didn't; while uni for the next week still firmly has me in its clutches and prevents me from fully indulging in the analysis, I do find this whole angle rather interesting and to second what Reichu said, somewhat uncomfortable to watch, which is probably intended, so I'm curious to hat other logical extremes this might lead
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