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by The Abhorrent
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Video Games and Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy series
Replies: 1592
Views: 160591

What do I want to see in the next Final Fantasy title? A surprisingly easy answer: http://images.wikia.com/xenoblade/images/8/8b/Xba_256.jpg Using Xenoblade Chronicles as a template, relearn what made the genre and the FF series great back in the olden days, and get back on track for what actually w...
by The Abhorrent
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Worst Job in the Evaverse
Replies: 74
Views: 9268

The guy who has to watch all the security cameras. The job could also claim the title of "best job ever" on a good day, but the bad days?... Yeah, not fun. To elaborate: - Likely has access to near top-level intelligence, and as such has to monitor a bunch of boring crap to determine who&#...
by The Abhorrent
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Would Gendo need the "whole Rei" for his plan?
Replies: 6
Views: 3244

If Gendo needed Rei to be made whole once again, it's doubtful her soul would've been fragemented prior to the start of the series; even for the purpose of having Eva-00 be operational. There's no real indication of if Rei's fragmentation is deliberate or accidental (nor where or...
by The Abhorrent
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Unit 00's soul
Replies: 86
Views: 15080

The prevailing theory assumes that Distorted!Rei is Rei I since Rei I is identified in the script, but we never see Distorted!Rei talking; she's just on the screen while Rei I is talking. Are we to take that as an indication that they are one and the same? We might, but the fact that we also se...
by The Abhorrent
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Why all the hate?
Replies: 54
Views: 8509

Re: Why all the hate?

I did not know until somebody mentioned it here in this forum, but then I am not living in the west, nor do I visit English-speaking anime forums. I can guarantee you that there is no hate or stigma associated with Eva in Japan or around the Far East area in Asia. I've heard that NGE's popu...
by The Abhorrent
Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: How the hell did Misato get her job?
Replies: 47
Views: 9963

There's a few possible reasons, but here's my guess. - Due to being the only survivor of Second Impact, NERV/SEELE/MIB/whoever wanted to keep a close eye on her. The phrase "she knows too much" is usually used in the context of someone needing to be eliminated, but her young age at...
by The Abhorrent
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Where is Kaworu's core?
Replies: 12
Views: 2942

Well, the cores tend to be rather spherical in shape.
The implications should be obvious.
Also, does that mean Tabris has more than one core?

.... Sorry, couldn't resist.
by The Abhorrent
Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Is Rei... Shinji's cousin or something?
Replies: 51
Views: 10297

Genetically, Rei is a "clone" of Yui.... so one could infer that she's Shinji's aunt (technically speaking), if one were to say she's effectively his mother's identical twin. However, their similar ages often lead to many saying she's closer to a sister or half-...
by The Abhorrent
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Differences between the production model and the test type
Replies: 19
Views: 4750

When you think about it, all of the Evangelions except the mass-production ones seen in EoE are more or less experimental... or at least custom-built. The differing origins of Eva-01 (made from Lilith rather than Adam) throws a wrench into the mix as well. Technically speaking, each stage al...
by The Abhorrent
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka in Air: Catatonic or Sedated?
Replies: 82
Views: 16068

Abhorrent: The blank stare is an issue, but remember the convenient timing of her recovery. If she was catatonic state at the time she likely wouldn't recover when it was dramatically convenient. I'm more in favour of saying that the sudden improvement in her demeanour being due to her litt...
by The Abhorrent
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka in Air: Catatonic or Sedated?
Replies: 82
Views: 16068

After searching the web for a bit and finding articles on proponol and other general anesthetics it looks like recovery time is a lot quicker than we've been assuming here; it can be as low as 15 minutes (or perhaps even less) depending on the level of sedation and the circumstances. Pr...
by The Abhorrent
Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka in Air: Catatonic or Sedated?
Replies: 82
Views: 16068

Right, but that's an odd notion since liquids generally aren't all that compressible. If you could breathe water, for example, and someone increased the pressure in your fishbowl, you probably wouldn't even notice. Not that LCL actually behaves like a liquid throughout most of the serie...
by The Abhorrent
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Could Unit 1 be the first Eva?
Replies: 16
Views: 3652

Since the repair bill for an Evangelion reported can bankrupt a small nation (I think that's a line from the series, as opposed to something fanon), it's fairly safe to assume that the process of building one is a massive project (financially speaking). As such, getting the b...
by The Abhorrent
Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka in Air: Catatonic or Sedated?
Replies: 82
Views: 16068

Sedation certainly is a more literal interpretation (and I'm fairly sure the dub uses the term "treatment" instead of "medication", which is a bit more ambigious), though I'm more partial for the catatonic depression idea. When she was picked up by security at the...
by The Abhorrent
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Gendo ultimately good or ultimately bad?
Replies: 114
Views: 20904

I'm a bit surprised that this saying hasn't been mentioned yet, as it's the perfect summation of Gendo's motivations and actions: The road to hell is paved with good intentions. To say that he is good or evil is a dicey subject, but there's little doubt that his final objective w...
by The Abhorrent
Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Video Games and Gaming
Topic: MMO's
Replies: 43
Views: 19846

Up until a bit over a year ago, I played World of Warcraft ... and spending five years on that game is (in retrospect) something I'd rather not have done. It indirectly caused so many issues, predominantly as a result of how much of my time it devoured. Quite a bit of said time being spe...
by The Abhorrent
Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Reevaluating Rei's memory
Replies: 19
Views: 5474

I suspect quite a bit of this theory will probably depend on which side of the fence you sit on for another related debate (are each of the incarnations of Rei entirely separate entities or the same soul?), but I'll just give my thoughts from the perspective the split-soul hypothesis. Th...
by The Abhorrent
Mon May 23, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Should we count the three Reis as separate characters?
Replies: 46
Views: 9915

Re: Should we count the three Reis as separate characters?

A lot of people keep saying that Rei's character development comes to a screeching halt after the Armisael disaster, but that's because she's DEAD. The Rei we know through most of the series and the Rei we know in 24-26' are two different people entirely. Rei III only has a fraction...
by The Abhorrent
Mon May 23, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Does Evangelion have a Five-Act Story Structure?
Replies: 27
Views: 7284

If you want to talk about the narrative structure of Eva, perhaps it is better to think it from the Japanese perspective - which is much more familiar with a 4-act concept ( Kishoutenketsu ) than a 5-act concept used in the west. I knew I should've read that article more closely before ...
by The Abhorrent
Mon May 23, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Does Evangelion have a Five-Act Story Structure?
Replies: 27
Views: 7284

Nope. well, of course you can MAKE it fit the 5-act structure (or the 3-act, whatever), but the story isn't really build that way... and in any case 19 is NOT the real climax because Shinji's moment of badassitude doesn't actually change anything at all. Actually there is some c...

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