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by FinH
Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: [Con] SMASH!
Replies: 93
Views: 43434

Rocked up on Sunday clutching my copy of 2.0 but the missus had soccer in the morning so couldn't get there in time to get it signed by Mitsuishi. Which bummed me out horribly. Still had a good time though: got photo taken with the bloke in the giant Unit 2 costume and decided to get my first ev...
by FinH
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: Evangelion General and Chit-Chat
Topic: Introducing Others to Evangelion
Replies: 761
Views: 44150

I was kinda startled and appalled when I frist encountered a few examples of a sort of anti-ENG backlash online, with people flat out decrying Evangelion as criminally overrated and expounding at great length on how they thought it was a miserable worthless franchise and that they couldn't for t...
by FinH
Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: Episode 24 is problematic.
Replies: 29
Views: 5133

I personally always subscribed to the notion that AT Fields are required for flight, but only because of the Mass Production Evas; they're too colossal for any conventional flight to be possible, and I rationalised their flying by assuming it was some sort of focused directional use of the AT Fi...
by FinH
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Evangelion General and Chit-Chat
Topic: The Children as adults
Replies: 83
Views: 20159

I can't really see Shinji doing anything remarkable other than settle into some undemanding clerical occupation where he can become part of the furniture. His whole thing is that he's not exceptional in any way and has greatness thrust upon him purely through his connection with Eva 01 via Y...
by FinH
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: Did Hideaki Anno base Gendo on himself?
Replies: 60
Views: 25912

Was watching the Studio Ghibli doco 'The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness' at Sydney Film Festival and Anno was in it quite a bit, as he played the lead role in 'The Wind Rises'. Hazao Mizayaki was doing a bit of self-evaluation and reflected that he wasn't an otaku and seemed a lit...
by FinH
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: Did Gendo actually love Ritsuko?
Replies: 21
Views: 7387

Part of the reason Gendo was able to play the arch-manipulator and herd everyone about according to his designs was because he surrounded himself with people with phenomenally low self-esteem, whether because they were spawned in a big vat or because they were just profoundly fucked up individuals. ...
by FinH
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Evangelion General and Chit-Chat
Topic: If you were redubbing Evangelion in English...
Replies: 60
Views: 9723

Ooh, I concur most heartily with the original poster's idea of John Hurt voicing Fuyutsuki! :D Only ones that occur to me at present are:- Gendo: Michael Shannon Ritsuko: Bebe Neuwirth Toji: Matt Le Blanc Hm. I'm sure many might consider the two US sitcom actors a bit 'lightweight' f...
by FinH
Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Evangelion General and Chit-Chat
Topic: Is the End of Evangelion "depressing"?
Replies: 109
Views: 28964

I found the end of 'End of...' to be cautiously optimistic and full of potential. It really is the absolute renaissance of the human species so the possibilities are boundless. And, really, the sheer scale of the events and the level of upheaval involved is so profound that it sort of transc...
by FinH
Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Evangelion General and Chit-Chat
Topic: "You know you're obsessed with NGE when" thread
Replies: 1442
Views: 222901

When you fly to Tokyo to watch a movie you won't even understand. Haha I recently had that experience watching the seventh installment of 'Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn' in a theatre in Shinjuku crammed full of entranced otaku. And it's not like I'd even viewed any of the previous ...
by FinH
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Fazmotron's Japan Eva Trip
Replies: 52
Views: 27422

I went to the Eva store in Harajuku a few weeks ago and was somewhat bemused to find that I left empty-handed. That isn't to say they didn't have some amazing stuff there, but I found some of the prices to be a bit wince-inducing and I was a bit befuddled by the sheer variety and couldn'...
by FinH
Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Evangelion General and Chit-Chat
Topic: Did Gendo do.... stuff with Rei?
Replies: 117
Views: 26342

Not sure if thorax penetration counts as "stuff" but that chest cavity invasion in 'End of...' looked a bit inappropriate. First time I saw it I thought "For God's sake man she's only fortee - ah, you're just attempting to meld divine beings. That's...OK then, ...
by FinH
Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Evangelion General and Chit-Chat
Topic: Your Favorite Eva
Replies: 139
Views: 29654

Unit Zero.
I can't really think of any way of justifying this preference. Other Units have cooler designs, flashier colour schemes and more impressive combat records. I just have a soft spot for it, for some reason.

But only after it got its spiffy new blue paint job.
by FinH
Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: Fan Works
Topic: So was Amanda Winn Lee a member?
Replies: 56
Views: 11420

Well gee whiz. I only just joined this forum but I think it might've been quite enlightening and fun to have an actual cast member chucking their two cents in. Ah well. Not really surprising, though - the most maladjusted, relentlessly unpleasant and bilious members of a fandom always seem to be...

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