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by Carl Horn
Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Can someone please explain the symbolism in this series?
Replies: 62
Views: 14096

Surprisingly little, the religious symbolism is predominantly superficial (or perhaps alluding to an older or even the original interpretation of that symbolism). It's easy to forget that christianity and other related faiths are uncommon in Japan, and the established viewpoint someone ...
by Carl Horn
Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Music You Associate With Eva and Eva Characters
Replies: 883
Views: 57999

Damn, supporting the Radiohead and Muse posts here. The schizophrenic aspect of these bands, and thom yorke's amazing, heart wrenching introspection makes his relation to Shinji all the more implorable. Especially Pyramid Song. I jumped in the River, what did I see? Blackout Angels swam with me...
by Carl Horn
Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Can someone please explain the symbolism in this series?
Replies: 62
Views: 14096

The allusions are defiantly important (i.e. The Wall of Jericho, Angel names) but the random crosses that are stuck everywhere are in my opinion just designed to add atmosphere just like a martial arts movie is going to have a dragon somewhere and probably a Taijitu. If by dragons and the T...
by Carl Horn
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Can someone please explain the symbolism in this series?
Replies: 62
Views: 14096

I think the religious elements don't mean anything in this sense: I don't think Gainax was using them to make a statement about their own religious beliefs. I think the religious elements in Evangelion are being used in a fictional manner, so that they have meaning within the fiction--that i...
by Carl Horn
Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Anno's Suicide Attempt(?)
Replies: 44
Views: 31979

Yamaga has said that he's aware of what Anno has said and has been reported as saying concerning his emotional state; it's not a matter of dismissing the existence of these statements, or being ignorant of them. Having noted that, Yamaga is giving his personal evaluation of Anno, which again...
by Carl Horn
Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Anno's Suicide Attempt(?)
Replies: 44
Views: 31979

As ever we do need to be careful. But this interview changes my appraisal of a number of things. I had lowered my belief in a few sources because they had mentioned or alluded to an attempt or plan on Anno's part, in part because I thought I could trust Yamaga when he said (2 years after An...
by Carl Horn
Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Fandom Area
Topic: Your Eva fan art and letters are wanted...
Replies: 36
Views: 10345

This is the semi-monthly reminder alarm ^_^ to keep sending in your Evangelion letters and/or fan art to [email protected], or, if you've been thinking about doing something but haven't done it, to do it. Huh-huh, I said "do it."

--Carl
by Carl Horn
Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Gainax and Anno splitting up over New Movie Edition?
Replies: 55
Views: 19342

Pretty much the deal with Ghibli is they need more directors than just Miyazaki & Isao Takahata. I don't know much about the inside workings of Ghibli but I do know they don't pimp out their works with heaps of profitable merchandise like other animation companies do. I sure haven't...
by Carl Horn
Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Roger Ebert on Evangelion
Replies: 44
Views: 13448

It's an interesting question. I would guess the challenge in considering what it means for a video game to be "art" in the sense we understand film, painting, sculpture, etc., to potentially be "art" is in the interactive nature of the video game experience. Most traditional ...
by Carl Horn
Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: The Notenki Memoirs
Replies: 87
Views: 30619

If that's the case, and anyone can get it for free, then I can see the reasoning for "Why not just go ahead and put it on the internet for free?". I'm not saying it's right to do so, but I don't think there's any harm being done. Well, of course it's also possible ...
by Carl Horn
Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: The Notenki Memoirs
Replies: 87
Views: 30619

I'm not going to argue legality, I'm just going to point out that The Notenki Memoirs isn't available through eBay, and a survey of Amazon and Barnes & Noble lists copies with a price range of $34.16 - $283.03. With shipping, the least you would be expected to pay is $40. The averag...
by Carl Horn
Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: The Notenki Memoirs
Replies: 87
Views: 30619

Why bother? That sounds about as pointless as trying to get 'electronic format' rights for everything on http://www.evamonkey.com/em_writings.php or http://www.evaotaku.com/ or http://eva.onegeek.org/ or http://wiki.evageeks.org/ . Worse, actually, because at least a lot of those materials ...
by Carl Horn
Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: The Notenki Memoirs
Replies: 87
Views: 30619

I apologize if the text from p. 192 of The Notenki Memoirs simply hasn't been transcribed yet--as it is the last page, perhaps it is coming later, but I thought I'd ask because the text from p. 191 (the production credits for the Japanese and English editions) has already been. At pr...
by Carl Horn
Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Novels for Evangelion Fans?
Replies: 18
Views: 5651

You could also consider Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco.
by Carl Horn
Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Replies: 937
Views: 225356

According to the PaSwG Twitter feed, they just finished dubbing the final episode (with the original Japanese dialogue, I mean). This may be the first time GAINAX has completed the final episode of a show more than a day before the episode was supposed to air! I just realized something, may...
by Carl Horn
Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Replies: 937
Views: 225356

Personally, I flipped over Brief making the Factory Records references in "Nothing To Room" (there's a line from 24 Hour Party People that reminds me a little of Gainax: "Factory Records are not actually a company...we are an experiment in human nature."). I actually ...
by Carl Horn
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Fandom Area
Topic: Your Eva fan art and letters are wanted...
Replies: 36
Views: 10345

LiLi#403204 wrote:Just wanted to check something... Are submissions open to non-US residents as well?


Yes, certainly! So far we've had letters from Canada, Ireland and Greece in addition to the United States.
by Carl Horn
Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: Fandom Area
Topic: Your Eva fan art and letters are wanted...
Replies: 36
Views: 10345

I just wanted to say that submissions for The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Vol. 9 and Campus Apocalypse Vol. 4 are now kicking in, so please keep your fan art and/or comments and/or photos arriving to the letters column for these two manga, "Misato's Fan Service Center." Remember, MFSC...
by Carl Horn
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Fandom Area
Topic: Your Eva fan art and letters are wanted...
Replies: 36
Views: 10345

Thank you for the response so far! I just wanted to mention that the deadline for consideration in vol. 8 of The Shinji Ikari Raising Project is coming up soon, but there's always future volumes...:)
by Carl Horn
Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Fandom Area
Topic: Your Eva fan art and letters are wanted...
Replies: 36
Views: 10345

Thanks for the inquiries! I'm looking forward to seeing people's submissions. Here's more information: 1.) If you have a letter and/or fan art that you specifically intend for Campus Apocalypse or Shinji Ikari , please mention this and we'll do our best to place it in that partic...

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