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by peripateia
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Evangelion 3.0+1.0 [SPOILERS]
Topic: Evangelion 4.44 Dreams
Replies: 56
Views: 31175

@Truthful Lie Yes, but the dream thread in chit-chat is devoted to NGE and the Speculation thread in Rebuild is devoted to (somewhat) practical, reasonable predictions of 4.0. That's no fun at all! Dare to dream, I say. @Grimmjow maybe your dream is telling you that in the core of your t...
by peripateia
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Evangelion 3.0+1.0 [SPOILERS]
Topic: Evangelion 4.44 Dreams
Replies: 56
Views: 31175

'Bout time we had a 4.0 dream speculation thread! A/S walking into the sunset would be godawful, although the rabid NGE fan in me wouldn't say no to an EoE rehash. I'm not sure if a cliffhanger ending for 4.0 would satisfy me or torture me, actually. I don't know what my subconscious...
by peripateia
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: How did Rei (II or Q?) first talk to Shinji aboard Wunder?
Replies: 20
Views: 6020

@ObsessiveMathsFreak That was an excellent post indeed! I also missed the subtle links between Rei II and Shinji from these Rebuild scenes, even after multiple viewings. I was especially intrigued by this revelation of Rei II's unique access to Shinji's unconscious mind, or as you say, dream...
by peripateia
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Is Anno really making it up as he goes along?
Replies: 32
Views: 6123

@Gendo's Papa that's an insightful perspective on the process of storytelling! In response to the thread topic, I'd have to lean closer toward yes, though. I recall an interview given by Toshio Okada, a former executive at Gainax regarding NGE's production process where he explained ...
by peripateia
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: So what did Asuka see in Kaji?
Replies: 132
Views: 29293

@Kendrix The subtlety of Kaji's patience and consideration ought to be pointed out in that scene. He isn't just a babysitter or the male half of Misato's parenthood. He has sympathy, even empathy for Shinji and Asuka's demanding situation as pilots (especially for Shinji, whom he...
by peripateia
Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: So what did Asuka see in Kaji?
Replies: 132
Views: 29293

I thought the scene of Kaji chiding Asuka and Shinji for arguing in Ep.18 had deeper implications than at first glance. 1. It seems that Kaji wants the two to get along. He is annoyed by their argumentative 'silent treatment'. 2. He won't force them to get along. He suggests that they sl...
by peripateia
Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Eva in a sentence
Replies: 199
Views: 33244

I wonder what Nietzsche would say about eva? I imagine a delectable, bitter polemic as his response...

"Love the good earth, learn to forsake Hideaki Anno's mind trip through the bowels of teenage angst!"
by peripateia
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Evangelion 3.0+1.0 [SPOILERS]
Topic: 4th Film Info (READ OP) + Speculation
Replies: 1362
Views: 293127

If the death of all the characters is possible, could it also be possible that...Shinji grows up? I have a hard time imagining the pilots as adults, that was part of why EoE's ending felt so mysterious to me. I was unable to imagine what might happen after the 'fin'. Now is Rebuild's...
by peripateia
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Is Yui responsible for Asuka's death?
Replies: 171
Views: 23318

woe to the person who laments 'what could have been,' but we don't actually know whether Yui could have activated sooner. I can only speculate: perhaps all Shinji needed to do was to make his presence felt to Shogouki, by shouting, waving, etc. Perhaps Yui would still have waited for Nig...
by peripateia
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What Now in terms of Children 2 & 3...Post-3I thoughts!
Replies: 509
Views: 89717

@Jurassic Delicious reply! This is a rebuttal I can bite into. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you say: 1. Asuka and Shinji are instinctively attracted to one another by human nature 2. the two are alone and have nobody else 3. They embody the 'adult' relationship of necessity rather than r...
by peripateia
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Is Yui responsible for Asuka's death?
Replies: 171
Views: 23318

This is going a bit off tangent but I found that Yui and Rei/Kaworu put the fate of 3I into Shinji's hands, rather than controlling its mechanics via Yui's own efforts. Fuyutski even states that the fate of mankind is in Ikari's son. Onto Yui's culpability in Asuka's death: I did...
by peripateia
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What Now in terms of Children 2 & 3...Post-3I thoughts!
Replies: 509
Views: 89717

@Panzer Eva Don't be offended by my reply-I pity your interpretation of 'One More Final'! I think it's dangerously delusional to say that it is in any sense a happy, straightforward or hopeful ending for the AS 'couple'. This is coming from someone who hoped that Asuka and Sh...
by peripateia
Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: What's the most emotional scene in NGE?
Replies: 129
Views: 22455

Having recently rewatched Eva's 26 episodes + EoE after four years or so, I have to say that I've changed my mind about where its particular emotional 'resonance' lies for me. One moment left a deep impression on me: Asuka's failure to move Nigouki after being sent to rescue Rei ...
by peripateia
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Was the 14-year timeskip *really* necessary? [Split]
Replies: 31
Views: 8210

I'd say that 'necessary' or 'unnecessary' aren't the best words to describe the time skip as a plot device/choice. Sachi and FFF4E already said it, but the time skip allowed 3.0 to move beyond the original eva 'canon', hence "You cannot Redo" (or can you...
by peripateia
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild: Controversial? [Split]
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

[peripateia's first sentence here refers to conversation that was going on before the split. See the parent thread for better context. - Monk] I realize that not every rebuild film can be produced in a year, or even 2 years, like EoE (especially if every rebuild film follows an apocalyptic ...
by peripateia
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Do you Dislike Q?
Replies: 567
Views: 95249

I have a feeling I'm not alone in this, but I think I'd appreciate Rebuild far more if I had seen it before NGE and EoE. Comparisons between the original and the NME are unavoidable, hence my shock at Asuka's destruction of nigouki: it's not that I can't distinguish between the t...
by peripateia
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Evangelion 3.0+1.0 [SPOILERS]
Topic: [Speculation] Eva Final out Winter 2015?
Replies: 85
Views: 23937

@FFF4E If I recall correctly NGE and EoE also had pre-production cycles, as well as marketing considerations, sponsorships and TV guidelines that restricted mature content. But even so, the series was completely released, beginning to end, in 2 years. High production values are certainly time-consum...
by peripateia
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: the women of eva
Replies: 19
Views: 7386

@kendrix thanks for the insights! And I have to agree completely with your sentiment that eva is quite sensitive to the human condition despite the bizarre, esoteric and downright confusing elements of the plot (i.e. anything that has to do with the bible and instrumentality). This theory of...
by peripateia
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Do you Dislike Q?
Replies: 567
Views: 95249

someone probably already said something like this, but...Asuka blowing up Nigouki? At first I thought it was weird for evas to have self-destruct mechanisms, but then I thought...Asuka blew up her mother?!?! That pretty much sums up my gripe with rebuild in general...Anno condensed 24 episodes into ...
by peripateia
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Evangelion 3.0+1.0 [SPOILERS]
Topic: [Speculation] Eva Final out Winter 2015?
Replies: 85
Views: 23937

if wikipedia serves me correctly, NGE aired from October 1995-march 1996. D&R came out march 1997, EoE in July 1997. In the space of 2 years, the entire series aired/was theatrically released. Comparing that with the gap between rebuild 2.0 and 3.0...kinda makes me angry. I know you can't ru...

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