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by StrokeMeGoat
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The relation between Yui and Rei
Replies: 15
Views: 2137

Re: The relation between Yui and Rei

I've reread the the chapter with your recomendations in mind. I still believe the figure is Yui, I'm basing it on the fact that the being wanted Shinji to stay and when Shinji is in the sea looking at Yui and baby Shinji she says you could still join us if you want to. But then again it could be yu...
by StrokeMeGoat
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The relation between Yui and Rei
Replies: 15
Views: 2137

Re: The relation between Yui and Rei

Rereading that conversation between Rei and Unit-01 in Volume 08, I think it's pretty clear that who she is talking to isn't Yui, but Unit-01 itself as the "offspring" of Lilith/Lilith clone. Rei's soul was originally residing within Unit-01 (and before that, Lilith), and so she was Unit-0...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Adams, Children, and the Nature of the Cycle
Replies: 106
Views: 46465

Re: Adams, Children, and the Nature of the Cycle

Obvious to you, perhaps, but not to godless heathens / unwashed philistines such as myself. :devil: (You'd think that Evangelion would have gotten me to read the Bible by now, but... sigh.) Anyway, thanks for pointing this out! Cool stuff. I'll look deeper into the allusions you mention. Eh, I just...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat May 30, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Adams, Children, and the Nature of the Cycle
Replies: 106
Views: 46465

Re: Adams, Children, and the Nature of the Cycle

So, we have Eva-13’s transcendental Awakening contrasted against Kaworu’s complete, blood-soaked Fall. Also note: Evangelion 13, 13th Angel. These things are connected. ...\ I imposed our favorite gods on top of it this time for the hell of it. ( Here’s the unaltered original. ) Pay special attenti...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu May 14, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Questions about SEELE’s/Gendo’s/Angel’s goals.
Replies: 4
Views: 1738

Re: Questions about SEELE’s/Gendo’s/Angel’s goals.

The forbidden fusion of Adam and Lilith is capable of causing an impact, but doesn't appear to guarantee it (it seems like it's up to Rei?, who in this case leaves the choice up to Shinji). The MP Evas marking Unit-01 with the Holy Stigmata (creating makeshift Doors of Guf) and collectively forming ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Is it normal to be traumatized by Evangelion?
Replies: 18
Views: 7960

Re: Is it normal to be traumatized by Evangelion?

Maybe it's because I was already seriously, intensely depressed and suffering from terrible social anxiety, social withdrawal, and was overall in a really bad place whenever I watched NGE+EoE for the first time back when I was 14 (14 years ago now) as a result of suffering a concussion, but if anyth...
by StrokeMeGoat
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka isn't Justified
Replies: 102
Views: 31326

Re: Asuka isn't Justified

I have to ask, how often are people actually justified in their actions, and who gets to determine that? Typically the younger a person is, the less justified their actions appear to be when taken into consideration--especially those young people who have undergone a greater than average number of t...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: The Curse of Eva - Can It Be Broken?
Replies: 20
Views: 14060

Re: The Curse of Eva - Can It Be Broken?

Only idea that comes to mind for me is if everybody gets tanged and are allowed to be reborn if they have the will to live like in EoE. The process of death and rebirth is the only thing that will allow for something like that, both in a thematic/philosophical sense and a literal physical sense in-u...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: New info re: Episode 20 continuity error?
Replies: 14
Views: 18919

Re: New info re: Episode 20 continuity error?

When you're reading a translation, you want to try and avoid being too exact with the way you interpret the wording. I had always taken that line to mean what the Netflix translation seems to clarify for us with a more accurate translation. If the suit had simply been what remained after Shinji diss...
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Mother is the First other: The Human Instrumentality Project and Lacanian Psychoanalysis
Replies: 9
Views: 14041

Re: Mother is the First other: The Human Instrumentality Project and Lacanian Psychoanalysis

Rei's segment during the beginning of episode 25 is an excellent representation of Lacanian psychoanalytic theory. She even starts off looking into a mirror and questioning if the reflection is her, which is about as direct of an allusion to the Mirror Stage as it can get. In truth, I think Anno was...
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Would the angels have awoken and attacked regardless of the Katsuragi expedition disturbing Adam 15 years prior?
Replies: 6
Views: 8088

Re: Would the angels have awoken and attacked regardless of the Katsuragi expedition disturbing Adam 15 years prior?

From what I understand, the Angels would've awoken in 2015 whether or not Second Impact occurred. The Dead Sea Scrolls seemed to indicate as much. Based off the information found in the scrolls, SEELE decided the best way to limit the potential damage was to initiate Second Impact themselves and to ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Anno Inspired By This Real-Life Phenomenon?
Replies: 10
Views: 5744

Re: Was Anno Inspired By This Real-Life Phenomenon?

Now that I think about it, that means the White Moon would not have been buried under the ice of Antarctica for the whole 4 billion years it has been on Earth. There would have been portions of Earth's history where it would have been exposed, like during the time of the dinosaurs. So how is it tha...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Explain Each Characters' Instrumentality/3rd Impact Plan
Replies: 11
Views: 4869

Re: Explain Each Characters' Instrumentality/3rd Impact Plan

I may edit this post or make another after taking some time to read the responses so far, but here's my take: SEELE: SEELE's plan involves killing off the old Gods and merging all of humanity into a single amalgamated being that becomes God as the artificially induced next (and presumably final) ste...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why was Shinji separated from Unit 01? (Episode 20)
Replies: 2
Views: 1973

Re: Why was Shinji separated from Unit 01? (Episode 20)

The timing of the events and cinematography, as well as later on by the dialog provided by Ritsuko in a conversation with Misato following Shinji's reconstitution suggests that it was in fact Misato clutching Shinji's plugsuit, grieving over his loss, and pleading for him to come back that prompted ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Anno Inspired By This Real-Life Phenomenon?
Replies: 10
Views: 5744

Re: Was Anno Inspired By This Real-Life Phenomenon?

Interesting find! I think I've seen this before but had forgotten about it and not really given it much thought. There's a lot having to do with the South Pole that is similar to the Evangelion plot it seems. It's hard telling how much of it Anno was exposed to and used as inspiration for the plot. ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Mon May 06, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 88
Views: 22372

Re: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition

Honestly I think Unit-02 having four eyes is a case of the design simply looking cool. If it actually was meant to have any kind of symbolic meaning, I think considering the circumstances surrounding it's introduction and first appearance in the series, the fact that both Shinji and Asuka pilot it t...
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Does Asuka see Shinji as her Senpai?
Replies: 21
Views: 13695

Re: Does Asuka see Shinji as her Senpai?

Given Asuka is a Captain, iirc, in the Rebuilds, then it wouldn't make sense for Shinji to be considered her senior/senpai by anybody . Not quite sure how Japanese honorifics work, but if anything, Shinji should probably be referring to her as Shikinami-sama if anything. That's totally ignoring the ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Post Ep. 21, Misato deliberately avoided facing Shinji and Asuka
Replies: 9
Views: 2086

Re: Post Ep. 21, Misato deliberately avoided facing Shinji and Asuka

I think it's clear pretty early on in the series that Misato doesn't know how to properly deal with people, especially needy vulnerable ones. I mean, there's an entire dialog over the phone between her and Ritsuko all about how she doesn't know how to really approach Shinji. We also see this early o...
by StrokeMeGoat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why must Asuka be "the best" pilot?
Replies: 4
Views: 2181

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

The lesson Asuka learned was that she couldn't rely on anyone. She couldn't be a dependent child anymore. She couldn't get hurt again. But she couldn't fully exist apart from others. Asuka's paradox is that she wants to NOT need anyone else, but she needs to be noticed, which requires other people....
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Post-3I Yui: Monument or Mother? Mk. II [Split]
Replies: 9
Views: 1605

Re: Post-3I Yui: Monument or Mother? Mk. II [Split]

She could be both really. The ending of EoE doesn't do much to suggest she's going to take on the role of a SoL, but considering she became the Tree of Life for a time and is capable of utilizing the Lance/Spear of Longinus to restore humanity, I don't see why she couldn't act as a SoL if she so des...

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