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by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Evangelion 3.0+1.0 [SPOILERS]
Topic: Do you think Kaworu will come back in 3.0+1.0?
Replies: 45
Views: 5289

Re: Do you think Kaworu will come back in 3.0+1.0?

It's a montage . We're not meant to think Shinji got good in 30 seconds. The timeline is compressed. I didn't think it was a stretch to imagine Shinji becoming competent after spending entire days with Kaworu (who I sort of assumed had some prior knowledge of musicianship) and doing nothing but play...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Evangelion 3.0+1.0 [SPOILERS]
Topic: Do you think Kaworu will come back in 3.0+1.0?
Replies: 45
Views: 5289

Re: Do you think Kaworu will come back in 3.0+1.0?

But Shinji's cello lessons, by his own admission, took place over years, not weeks. He's good at it because he's been practicing at it for a very, very long time. Sorry to derail, but the point of the cello scene in NGE is to point out Shinji's low sense of self-worth, i.e. he can't even graciously...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: QMisato (knowingly???) spreads a myth about Gendo raping Rei
Replies: 30
Views: 4460

Re: QMisato (knowingly???) spreads a myth about Gendo raping Rei

I used to like QMisato's blog. Unfortunately, her twitter account has turned into the kind of "Mean Girls"-clique-ishness-disguised-as-social-commentary endemic to social media. She assassinates the character of anyone who mildly disagrees with her, digs up dirt on them, and vocally encour...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why didn't Misato (or anyone) tell Shinji anything in 3.0?
Replies: 76
Views: 14697

Re: Why didn't Misato (or anyone) tell Shinji anything in 3.0?

Alright. So I just got done watching 3.0 for the third time in less than a week. To put it bluntly, my main problem with 3.0 is GASLIGHTING. I seriously think you’d be better off reflecting on it than watching it over and over. The movie is upsetting and characters don't make perfect decisions, but...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why didn't Misato (or anyone) tell Shinji anything in 3.0?
Replies: 76
Views: 14697

Re: Why didn't Misato (or anyone) tell Shinji anything in 3.0?

Following that logic, they wouldn't have bothered to put the DSS Choker on him and instead had reserved it for the off chance that they capture Kaworu. Clearly they still saw him as a threat on some level, and they quite openly say so, too My point is that they didn’t think they would need to persu...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why didn't Misato (or anyone) tell Shinji anything in 3.0?
Replies: 76
Views: 14697

Re: Why didn't Misato (or anyone) tell Shinji anything in 3.0?

I still think your script is far too confusing and still would have failed to inform or persuade Shinji of anything (while still eliciting groans from the fanbase). Face it, there is too much complex information to convey and revealing a piece of it just opens a whole new can of worms: “why is it ba...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why didn't Misato (or anyone) tell Shinji anything in 3.0?
Replies: 76
Views: 14697

Re: Why didn't Misato (or anyone) tell Shinji anything in 3.0?

I envisioned something more like this: This speech doesn't work either because at this point, Shinji doesn't understand that there is a war between his old comrades. For all he knows, he is at a new NERV base, they are fighting angels, and his father is around or away on business. Your script is fa...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Evangelion 3.0+1.0 [SPOILERS]
Topic: AVANT 1 italian analysis & Rebuild's message
Replies: 29
Views: 5626

Re: AVANT 1 italian analysis & Rebuild's message

I put this through Google Translate and it was a great read. Thanks for sharing. I like the idea that Gendo & Yui's plan in NTE may be to prevent Second Impact by tearing open the fabric of space-time (at least I think that's what you're getting at; I don't pretend to understand the mechanics of...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: The Satire of Evangelion
Replies: 25
Views: 10039

Re: The Satire of Evangelion

I hate this idea that Evangelion is a "deconstruction of mecha." Whenever someone says Eva is a "deconstruction of mecha," I want to know which classic mecha show they are talking about (remember that it had to come before Eva, in the 80s to early 90s). When pressed, people who b...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion Discussion
Topic: If Mari and Asuka are/were Gay. . .
Replies: 163
Views: 44348

Re: If Mari and Asuka are/were Gay. . .

I agree with the above post, which is why I don't feel strongly either way about Mari. She is there mainly for comic relief and to move the plot along at certain points, e.g. taking Asuka's place in the Zeruel fight. She's funny and irreverent, sometimes borders on Mary Sue-ish, but not obnoxiously ...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Anno Seek to Undermine Rei with Rebuild?
Replies: 22
Views: 7647

Re: Did Anno Seek to Undermine Rei with Rebuild?

Ironically, Rei Q highlights the individuality of the Rei that Shinji and the audience knew in the first two movies. Rei II cannot, as she says, be replaced — she's an individual with a distinct personality shaped by her experiences in Tokyo-3. The fact that her replacement in Q is so different is d...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: FLCL: Seasons 2 and 3
Replies: 126
Views: 35000

Re: FLCL: Seasons 2 and 3

I've been watching the dub of the latest season on Adult Swim and I'm not especially impressed. I was ready to accept that it wouldn't be as good as the original but I told myself I'd try to enjoy the ride anyway. But this new season makes me realize how important Naota was to the chemistry of the s...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat and General
Topic: Does Shinji deserve all the hate?
Replies: 36
Views: 9081

Re: Does Shinji deserve all the hate?

Re: Shinji's supposed wimpiness, I think most fans are remembering the first episode and EoE — which is understandable, but it kind of skews your perception. In Ep 1, he's wrestling not only with fear but resentment of his father, who is asking him to do something incredibly dangerous years after ab...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)
Replies: 444
Views: 56599

Re: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)

I'm going to keep watching to see what happens, but here's my first impression of Ep 15: it was really disappointing. I found the concept of the show intriguing at first, but it's just taken a turn into melodrama and anime cliches. I can't tell you exactly what I was expecting, but I was hoping for ...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild-specific References/Homages/Etc.
Replies: 74
Views: 111944

Re: Rebuild-specific References/Homages/Etc.

Not sure if this is a direct reference, but in the flashback scenes of Darling in the Franxx , the characters are all wearing hospital gowns and chokers, similar to what Shinji was given to wear at the beginning of 3.0. https://i.imgur.com/aq3gSah.png https://i.imgur.com/V8R3oML.png The characters i...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Personal Status After Rebuild
Replies: 38
Views: 9464

Re: Personal Status After Rebuild

I've thought about the doing the same thing, but honestly — we're all going to be digesting the final movie (and NTE as a whole) for awhile. Just like every other Eva ending, 3.0+1.0 is going to be a) difficult to understand, requiring multiple viewings to fully comprehend the information available ...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: Grand unifying theory of Evangelion: Gendo the Janitor
Replies: 11
Views: 2548

Re: Grand unifying theory of Evangelion: Gendo the Janitor

^^Best answer. There is no way Gendo had no training in the sciences, or else he wouldn't have any idea how to lead a team of bioengineers and technicians. It is ridiculous to say 32 is "too old" to be in graduate school — 32 is actually the average age of grad students in the US. Fuyutski...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Evangelion 3.0+1.0 [SPOILERS]
Topic: Who will die in Final.
Replies: 232
Views: 73614

Re: Who will die in Final.

CT's multi-thread meltdown is depressing but compelling, like Evangelion itself. Very meta. CT, you have a little bit of Anno in you. CT: No one understands my shitposts. Gob: You never understood ours, either. CT: I thought this was supposed to be a forum without flaming...without trolling. Gob: Be...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Rewatching the Rebuilds, and my thoughts
Replies: 73
Views: 14182

Re: Rewatching the Rebuilds, and my thoughts

So the only believable and intellectually honest ending is for Shinji to become a cliched comic book supervillain? Suffering emotional pain and alienation does not turn people into villainous mass murderers; this is a silly, overused trope in anime and superhero movies. When I say "satisfying e...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Rewatching the Rebuilds, and my thoughts
Replies: 73
Views: 14182

Re: Rewatching the Rebuilds, and my thoughts

Like many fans of the original series, I hated 3.0 when I first watched it. After seeing it a few times, I still find it painful to watch, but I have to admit it's a good movie. I've spent more time thinking and reflecting on 3.0 (and the closing events of 2.0) than on any other part of the franchis...

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