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by UrsusArctos
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Celebrity RIP Thread
Replies: 1779
Views: 211894

Re: Celebrity RIP Thread

Wow, the past few months have been brutal to familiar names.

Gus Hanson wrote:Max von Sydow, 90.


And thus ends his chess game. I wonder if he met Ingmar Bergman on the other side?
by UrsusArctos
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Celebrity RIP Thread
Replies: 1779
Views: 211894

Re: Celebrity RIP Thread

Christopher Tolkien Sad indeed. No father could ever have asked for a more devoted son. I suppose I crossed from a mere "Lord of the Rings fan" to a genuine enthusiast of all matters related to Middle-Earth because of how much of his father's material he brought to light. Namarrie, Christ...
by UrsusArctos
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Gendo's silent line: new theory
Replies: 51
Views: 12312

Re: Gendo's silent line: new theory

Seriously, this is a "watch more anime (or at least, consume more Japanese media)" mistake [...] given Gendo's usual informal style of address, use of an honorific at all in those circumstances actually shows a significant degree of respect. Yes, absolutely this. The only other time that ...
by UrsusArctos
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Gendo's silent line: new theory
Replies: 51
Views: 12312

Re: Gendo's silent line: new theory

One of the oldest obscenities in the book? That doesn't fit for Gendo, especially since he's not a cliche "bad guy" at all and he's willing to praise people, albeit grudgingly (Episode 12 - "Well done, Shinji" after bringing down the Angel Sahaquiel) . He shot Ritsuko only after ...
by UrsusArctos
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Rei's soul(s)
Replies: 83
Views: 33611

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Before Contact Experiment with Eva-01 by Yui, Yui made a wedding card with an angel with blue hair. Perhaps Yui, during Contact Experiment, materialized the idea of her daughter like that, and that's why Rei was 'born' that way. I always thought of the blue-haired angel being what Yui saw herself a...
by UrsusArctos
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Apostles?
Replies: 20
Views: 11061

Re: Apostles?

That is a very good explanation. Thank you, LPeyrani! I can now see why Netflix and the fans acted the way they did, even if it doesn't excuse them. "Big mess" is right. This will take a long time to set right, if that ever happens. In the meantime, I expect Cannarsi's career will be negat...
by UrsusArctos
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka isn't Justified
Replies: 40
Views: 22691

Re: Asuka isn't Justified

FreakyFilmFan4ever#890257 wrote:That's kinda one of the pillars to the whole point of the show.


Depends on how you interpret that. Eva is a work with more interpretations than you can shake a Spear of Longinus at, and you'd have to do a whole lot of shaking to keep them shippers off yer back!
by UrsusArctos
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Evangelion 3.0+1.0 [SPOILERS]
Topic: Stuff that you would like to see in Evangelion 3.0+1.0
Replies: 282
Views: 75775

Re: Stuff that you would like to see in Evangelion 3.0+1.0

Facetious stuff mixed in with more serious stuff - Shinji's eyes turn permanently red and he gets to use eyebeams from his human body Asuka's eye under her eyepatch works just fine, but it's blue and it can eyebeam people. Asuka eventually upgrades to get four glowing blue eyes and four arms. Mari a...
by UrsusArctos
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Apostles?
Replies: 20
Views: 11061

Re: Apostles?

You're welcome! That does sound like a complex and messy situation, and since I don't know Italian I don't know how much the dialogue director was to blame for the bad dubbing. Was the translator directed by Khara to use more literal translations of the Japanese terms? I do know that Khara is now fa...
by UrsusArctos
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Apostles?
Replies: 20
Views: 11061

Re: Apostles?

Interesting that this apostle/angel translation fuss came up - the Angels in the old NGE proposal were literally called "Apostolos" as a straight translation from "Shito", because the Japanese word for Angel, "Tenshi" (which is so prominent in a Cruel Angel's Thesis) do...
by UrsusArctos
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka isn't Justified
Replies: 40
Views: 22691

Re: Asuka isn't Justified

Episode 6 makes a better case for Shinji having interest in Rei than anything else does with anyone else. I'm still disappointed that that strand turned into a dead end or, at best, a deliberate twist on the "brash interloper only causes a temporary set-back" storyline, in the same way th...
by UrsusArctos
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka isn't Justified
Replies: 40
Views: 22691

Re: Asuka isn't Justified

Even outside any "shit-tests", Shinji's attitude in general would put Asuka off. Asuka was genuinely impressed by Shinji's cello playing and said so, but Shinji promptly dumped on his own abilities by saying he had no reason to do it other than "nobody told me to stop", a respons...
by UrsusArctos
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Evangelion 3.0+1.0 [SPOILERS]
Topic: Stuff that you would like to see in Evangelion 3.0+1.0
Replies: 282
Views: 75775

Re: Stuff that you would like to see in Evangelion 3.0+1.0

And since the Michiyuki or the travel segment is the concluding section of the four-part Japanese Kishotenketsu narrative structure, which Rebuild seems to follow as much as the Jo-Ha-Kyu (see this old post ) for a little more context), I think we'll see Shinji, Asuka and Rei Q traveling the wastela...
by UrsusArctos
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Evangelion 3.0+1.0 [SPOILERS]
Topic: Stuff that you would like to see in Evangelion 3.0+1.0
Replies: 282
Views: 75775

Re: Stuff that you would like to see in Evangelion 3.0+1.0

I'd like to see old Dr. Katsuragi get his real name mentioned at last, unlikely though that may be...and I hope he's named Akira! :kaos_akuma:
by UrsusArctos
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: New info re: Episode 20 continuity error?
Replies: 14
Views: 16705

Re: New info re: Episode 20 continuity error?

They plain forgot about what clothes he'd been wearing, so the school uniform just ceased to exist. Had there been genuine continuity instead of a goof, his school uniform (which is what his street clothes are) would have washed out of that plug rather than the plugsuit. Perhaps Ritsuko's line shoul...
by UrsusArctos
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: New info re: Episode 20 continuity error?
Replies: 14
Views: 16705

Re: New info re: Episode 20 continuity error?

Now that I think about it, the possibility that the line was written that way to cover up a goof is actually valid now, given Khara's control over the translation. Is there a Japanese speaker we know of who can vouch for the validity of the new translation?
by UrsusArctos
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: New info re: Episode 20 continuity error?
Replies: 14
Views: 16705

Re: New info re: Episode 20 continuity error?

Great to hear that - and it was my pleasure as well! Please let us know if there's anything else that bothers you, or ask any questions that you have in mind. Feel free; the wiki is meant to be informative rather than authoritative. Our whole purpose creating and updating it is to try to put out as ...
by UrsusArctos
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Cruel Angel's Thesis - lyrics in instrumental section solved?
Replies: 25
Views: 11757

Re: Cruel Angel's Thesis - lyrics in instrumental section solved?

@Gui - Thank you! ^_^ You've got a good point about the composing team, and I am rusty with my knowledge of NGE's production timeline so I don't know if they had the time to insert that kind of thing into the lengthened version of Cruel Angel's Thesis. Whoever's point of view it might be, if you th...
by UrsusArctos
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: New info re: Episode 20 continuity error?
Replies: 14
Views: 16705

Re: New info re: Episode 20 continuity error?

Welcome to the forum, Captain Crooks, and that's quite a fascinating first post! Thank you for pointing out something very interesting, indeed. The Japanese dub hasn't changed at all, but Netflix's subtitles were done by Dan Kanemitsu, who does the in-house translation work for Studio Khara. And in ...
by UrsusArctos
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Cruel Angel's Thesis - lyrics in instrumental section solved?
Replies: 25
Views: 11757

Re: Cruel Angel's Thesis - lyrics in instrumental section solved?

Hmm....since "Faria" does double-duty as "Would I do it?" and "Would he/she/it do it?", I'm going to give a crack at the lyrics. Given what imagery turns up during the lyrics, including Eva-01 and Yui's disappearance, I'm operating on the assumption that they're literal...

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