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by PenPen4life
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka isn't Justified
Replies: 102
Views: 31365

Re: Asuka isn't Justified

In light off line by line rebutalls being against board policy I'm just gonna skip the meta-analysis of what FFF is saying. I think you have that backwards. They both lost their will to live in part because of that relationship and while we do not know Asuka's reasons for returning, we know that Shi...
by PenPen4life
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka isn't Justified
Replies: 102
Views: 31365

Re: Asuka isn't Justified

I think you misunderstood what he was trying to say. He is not commenting on whether or not they love each other or what happens to them down the line, he is simply stating that JUST having a significant other might not solve all their issues, meaning, they need other/more help then just simply sta...
by PenPen4life
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka isn't Justified
Replies: 102
Views: 31365

Re: Asuka isn't Justified

^ While interpretations of the show itself that involve actively shipping the characters are certainly things that exist, I think they misread how Evangelion presents human character development throughout the show. The show explicitly and blatantly piles so many psychological issues upon all of it...
by PenPen4life
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka isn't Justified
Replies: 102
Views: 31365

Re: Asuka isn't Justified

I'm really tired of seeing how many fanboys justify Asuka's behavior over Shinji. I watched Evangelion, thinking that I would probably end up hating Shinji because of the criticisms I had read on the internet, however I ended up despising Asuka. Shinji killed Asuka, then tried to kill her again. As...
by PenPen4life
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Significance of the fans surrounding Kaji and Misato?
Replies: 6
Views: 3172

Re: Significance of the fans surrounding Kaji and Misato?

Specualtion ofc, but i'll give it a shot: Misato depends on Kaji's validation for motivation. When he dies she is unable to do anything and cnnsequently doesn't really do anything when she clearly needed to intervene with Asuka, who in turn Shinji relies on for validation rendering him insecure. Whe...
by PenPen4life
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why was Shinji strangling Asuka at the end of EoE?
Replies: 377
Views: 144885

Re: Why was Shinji strangling Asuka at the end of EoE?

The strangulation scene strangely mirrors the first Angel battle in Ep 2. Unit 01 sits atop the Angel, pinning it to the ground. The angel reaches up and literally embraces Unit 01. The AT field is destroyed. Similarly, Shinji sits atop Asuka in EoE, pinning her to the ground. Asuka reaches up and ...
by PenPen4life
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why must Asuka be "the best" pilot?
Replies: 4
Views: 2183

Re: Why must Asuka be "the best" pilot?

when your guardians give you the impression ur worthless, you may end up doing everything you can to prove them wrong. Worthless implies you're at the bottom of the food chain, so the logical opposite of this is being at the top. So Asuka wants to be at the top, "the best".
by PenPen4life
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: NGE as a metaphor for Revelation
Replies: 40
Views: 12418

Re: 13 thesis on the symbolism of Evangelion

Mr. Tines#885103 wrote:Yes; it's the punchline of the play Huis Clos ("No Exit").
yee that was the one.
by PenPen4life
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: NGE as a metaphor for Revelation
Replies: 40
Views: 12418

Re: 13 thesis on the symbolism of Evangelion

Mr. Tines#885060 wrote:I hope this was slow enough ==> :slowpoke:

You're asking a question of someone who was banned from the forum 7½ years ago.
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Sartre's famous quote "Hell is other people."

Didn't he make a play about that? i recall reading it in english class
by PenPen4life
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The Tree of Life Significance
Replies: 23
Views: 8384

Re: The Tree of Life Significance

Reichu#885013 wrote:Let's get back on topic, shall we?

Aight aight.

Trees have wood lead to colorful life(leaves/fruit) at the top. An upside down tree has colorful life lead to wood at the top. Seele's sucking the color out of everything. Definitely not fans of Splatoon.
by PenPen4life
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: NGE as a metaphor for Revelation
Replies: 40
Views: 12418

Re: 13 thesis on the symbolism of Evangelion

Maybe. It's not cool to be a Christian in most niches of the entertainment industry, so I guess most people just keep it to themselves, but it shows in their work. Yes, I'm sure Anno was showing his closet christianhood when he had the protagonist reject a world state that Seele aspired to as heave...
by PenPen4life
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]
Replies: 826
Views: 228961

Re: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]

The first Matrix was satisfying despite being incomplete. The sequels were disappointing despite being complete. All of the things that complete the narrative in the sequels were considered by audiences to be boring and tedious. Which would indicate that the payoffs were badly executed or badly wri...
by PenPen4life
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The Tree of Life Significance
Replies: 23
Views: 8384

Re: The Tree of Life Significance

Mr. Tines#884971 wrote:That's kind of meant to be its selling point, you know.

Just because I pitch something as pleasant doesn't mean it'll be pleasant in practice
by PenPen4life
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Does Asuka see Shinji as her Senpai?
Replies: 21
Views: 13706

Re: Does Asuka see Shinji as her Senpai?

I too kick senpai in the head and drag him across the desert.
by PenPen4life
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]
Replies: 826
Views: 228961

Re: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]

Yours was a needlessly combative post; please try to be rather more relaxed about things. Also >prequels does make a rather large and controversial assumption. aight. And huh? The star wars prequels being prequels is an assumption? I'm not stating that we should either. I'm just asking if the exper...
by PenPen4life
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The Tree of Life Significance
Replies: 23
Views: 8384

Re: The Tree of Life Significance

I really have to wonder if Instrumentality should really be considered anything like heaven, paradise, or Nirvana. I've noticed a lot of people around here seem to have the opinion that HIP happens to be something like this. Honestly, the show and EoE don't make HIP seem all that pleasant of an exp...
by PenPen4life
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]
Replies: 826
Views: 228961

Re: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]

^ The Rebuild however doesn't make NGE "worse" (if you think they are bad) No idea why you're bringing the prequels into this or what point you're responding to. No one said anything about them being made worse, what I said was that as rebuild borrows many of it;s narrative elements from ...
by PenPen4life
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Current view of the Rebuild series and last movie expectations
Replies: 55
Views: 7494

Re: Current view of the Rebuild series and last movie expectations

Though I don't know if that's the absolute priority in the show, how believable it is. I think a real world 14 year old , seeing those monsters would star vomiting from shock and pass out. When I first so it as a ..15 year old I definitely thought the 14 year old pilot thing is a stretch. The real ...
by PenPen4life
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]
Replies: 826
Views: 228961

Re: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]

How so? Simply put, every story consists of parts and if you build off the stories they themselves can become parts of another story rendering them "incomplete". I can look at a scene from a trailer and say it's part of a story or treat it as it's own story. A story is never "complet...
by PenPen4life
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]
Replies: 826
Views: 228961

Re: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]

Lemme just get to the point here. I think what you're attempting to argue for here is that a story be at least complete before it can be considered good. Am I right? Because the Matrix provides a microcosm of reasons why that way of thinking isn't always correct. Yeah this whole "matrix wasn't...

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