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by MDWigs [ANF]
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Terminal Dogma: Essays on Neon Genesis Evangelion
Replies: 92
Views: 53405

I read your argument when you posted it at AnimeBoards (what seems like light years ago), and agree with the overall message that the two endings have the same fundamental meaning. Correct me if I am wrong, but it appears you have used a primarily linguistic approach, drawing out similariti...
by MDWigs [ANF]
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Terminal Dogma: Essays on Neon Genesis Evangelion
Replies: 92
Views: 53405

My original analysis of the concurrent nature of the endings comes in at about 3500 words. Perhaps it is time to revise it? http://www.evageeks.org/ANF-Archive/images/-happy.gif Hello everyone. I am back lurking these forums after reading the news of the new Eva project. Life is as hectic as always,...
by MDWigs [ANF]
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:59 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: In EOE Evangelion Unit 01... *spoilers*
Replies: 77
Views: 60944

Shin-seiki : 1) when/how did he get out of the entry plug? He pulled the induction lever and ejects the plug. Shinji was contained within his Entry Plug for the majority of the movie. This I believe is one of the key factors as to why Shinji was able to retain some form of individuality even th...
by MDWigs [ANF]
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Eva fans, your thoughts on RahXephon
Replies: 86
Views: 48572

Check out my fifth post in this thread. You asked that question before and explained it there. Also I am not suggesting that you must see his manner as unique, just that I personally do and that I am making that judgement not out of rabid fanboyness but from a well rounded anime background. Original...
by MDWigs [ANF]
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Eva fans, your thoughts on RahXephon
Replies: 86
Views: 48572

Orin_Quon: Bringing old ideas together is not originality. I'm not suggesting that it is, and if you read my original posts you will see that I believe the manner in which Anno takes such a wide range of diverse ideas and puts them together is original. The Matrix has an overload of references,...
by MDWigs [ANF]
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Eva fans, your thoughts on RahXephon
Replies: 86
Views: 48572

You don't think anything in the world is in the scale of Eva. Even if said diverse elements are just clichés. No anime I have seen thus fan has brought together such a diverse range of ideas the way Eva has. That makes it original. Sure it is possible for an anime to come along and do it better...
by MDWigs [ANF]
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Eva fans, your thoughts on RahXephon
Replies: 86
Views: 48572

Orin_Quon wrote:Utena.


Utena does have a number of diverse elements, but it is hardly on the scale of Eva.

Originally posted on: 31-May-2003, 06:11 GMT
by MDWigs [ANF]
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Eva fans, your thoughts on RahXephon
Replies: 86
Views: 48572

Sorry it took me a while to respond, I had a busy week. Quiddity: What manner though? In many ways. One simply by virtue of the fact that he managed to tie such a diverse range of ideas together into a storyline that actually flows well and doesn't bog down and stagnate. There are many other way...
by MDWigs [ANF]
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Eva fans, your thoughts on RahXephon
Replies: 86
Views: 48572

Heh, it just a pity that more people can't see that they are both great shows and leave it at that.

(note this is not directed at anyone in this thread, this has been one of the better comparison threads I've seen).

Originally posted on: 23-Apr-2003, 06:38 GMT
by MDWigs [ANF]
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Eva fans, your thoughts on RahXephon
Replies: 86
Views: 48572

Quiddity: But those ideas are all unoriginal, many of them mega cliches. Simply putting them together doesn't make it original. You are right, it doesn't make those ideas original, but that's not what I'm suggesting. Many of those ideas are as old as story telling itself. The way in...
by MDWigs [ANF]
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Eva fans, your thoughts on RahXephon
Replies: 86
Views: 48572

I think Eva is very original, just not in the way in which you describe. I think Production I.G's Yoshiki Sakurai sums it up best. "Influences or copying could be seen commonly within Japanese anime itself as well. Evangelion succeeded in utilitating and expressing the situation. It was, as...
by MDWigs [ANF]
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Eva fans, your thoughts on RahXephon
Replies: 86
Views: 48572

Here is a comparison of mine from an old AB thread on the same issue. This really is no contest for me. RahXephon was one of the best anime releases of last year. It had great animation, intriguing characters and good plot development. Evangelion on the other hand is in my opinion one of the best an...
by MDWigs [ANF]
Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: The Live Action Evangelion Movie
Replies: 1179
Views: 123888

She only grew a new arm after assimilating Gendou's (sort of like what Yui-sama did in episode #19 with Zeruel's arm). It is true that Lilith herself has the ability to produce infinite biomass even without a super-solenoid (she was perpetually bleeding LCL), though that bio...
by MDWigs [ANF]
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Rei and the Moon
Replies: 80
Views: 25864

He was the resident translator on the Japan.anime.evangelion usenet group during the late 90's early 2000, during its height. He's French, but is almost perfectly fleuent in both English and Japanese and professionally translates between all three languages (I think he was doing a full B...
by MDWigs [ANF]
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Rei and the Moon
Replies: 80
Views: 25864

Now what would happen if that Hard Drive of yours crashed? The whole liturgy of Eva ML would have been destroyed. Let's hope that doesn't happen http://www.evageeks.org/ANF-Archive/images/../images/-happy.gif Well the Eva ML archives are back up, and that post in particular of mine was to t...
by MDWigs [ANF]
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Rei and the Moon
Replies: 80
Views: 25864

This is basically the entire contents of my "original plots of evangelion" text file. ***************** The Original Plots of Evangelion ***************** ================== From "100% Newtype Collection =================== Episode 1: People's reunion: The story begins with a two-car ...
by MDWigs [ANF]
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Rei and the Moon
Replies: 80
Views: 25864

The original plot for episode 24, as described in the 100% Newtype Collection, mentions the Moon as well (I think I've posted these all before somewhere, but here is the particular one of interest again). Episode 24: The promised time, now: Rei is defeated. Her secret is revealed. The mo...
by MDWigs [ANF]
Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Evangelion Drinking Game
Replies: 55
Views: 17926

Ahaha awesome! In case anyone's interested, I posted the last two sections (drink everything in sight, and get totally wasted) on Sharp-kun's list on everything2 back in June 2000. Wow I had completely forgotten all about it. Ah the good times ^^ Originally posted on: 29-Oct-2003, 22...
by MDWigs [ANF]
Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Evangelion Drinking Game
Replies: 55
Views: 17926

Get absolutely, completely, 100%, trashed, wasted, plastered, blind, and all round drunk when..... MDWig's finishes his thesis *cough* and now had more free time to spend on the boards. Well spend on the boards from the weekend. There are at least three post-thesis parties I'm supposed to be...
by MDWigs [ANF]
Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Blood/AT Field Patterns
Replies: 23
Views: 7574

Just a couple of points (becuase this question has always puzzled me and I've never been able to come up with something satisfying). In episode 16, they say "Pattern Orange, no AT Field detected.", which prompts a number of questions. Also regarding the blue pattern, in EoE thi...

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