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by Chrad
Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Rei ever express sexual feelings in the series?
Replies: 68
Views: 15437

I do have a general respect for the English language and the words within it. "Sexual" means more than fucking . "Sexual feelings" seems to me to be about Rei being a sexual being. It isn't a "broad" definition. It is the definition. The "incomplete" defi...
by Chrad
Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Rei ever express sexual feelings in the series?
Replies: 68
Views: 15437

The discussion in this thread is dealing with the question of how Rei differs from the average person in regards to her sexuality. I thought the question was whether Rei has a sense of sexuality, regardless of how normal it might be. I think it's become a little broader with the widely divergin...
by Chrad
Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Live Action Evangelion Movie
Topic: Let's make the worst Evangelion adaptation that ever existed!
Replies: 42
Views: 25929

for me it'd be ben stiller or as Shinji miley cyrus as Asuka the olsen twins as every Rei jon heder as kensuke zac efron as toji megan fox as Misato robin williams(in his mrs.doubtfire costume) as ritsuko george w bush as gendo wiliam shatner as fuyutsuki morgan freeman as penpen Donald...
by Chrad
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Manga to release Renewal versions of D&R and EoE (hah!)
Replies: 118
Views: 35272

Given how long it has taken to see a US release of Rebuild, I wouldn't expect a new release of the Eva films in the near future.

Ridiculous, really, but that's the current state of the US anime industry.
by Chrad
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Rei ever express sexual feelings in the series?
Replies: 68
Views: 15437

Do you think that if Jane Average were walking around naked in her apartment and Joe Average, a co-worker who she was indifferent to, were to walk in on her before groping her breast, she would not display a strong show of emotion? It's conceivable but not very damn likely. Rei isn't averag...
by Chrad
Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Depth of Shinji and Asuka's relationship
Replies: 471
Views: 56304

It's true. My opinion on it shifts, if only ever so slightly, every time.
by Chrad
Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Rei ever express sexual feelings in the series?
Replies: 68
Views: 15437

If I explained the nature of my very precise field research, your mind would be blown. Seriously. Doubtful. Maybe that's why I started my next paragraph with 'truly, though...' but that she doesn't seem to care at all about such a situation and any sexual connotations it may carry s...
by Chrad
Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: I'm gonna be viewing NGE for the first time(Write-ups!)
Replies: 457
Views: 54926

The only way to properly cap off the increasing weirdness of the angels was to make the final angel human.
by Chrad
Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: I'm gonna be viewing NGE for the first time(Write-ups!)
Replies: 457
Views: 54926

Film, like any art-form is a mix of the technical, intellectual, creative aspects and the effect those things have on an audience. In this respect it's no different than literature or music. But there's a reason literary, music, and film theory exists. For me, all art exists on these two le...
by Chrad
Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Rei ever express sexual feelings in the series?
Replies: 68
Views: 15437

Any normal person would react with shame, embarrassment...SOME obvious show of emotion. That's the nature of people when confronted by sex. Tell me more about the nature of people when confronted by sex. Do you observe a lot of shame and embarrassment in your field research? ^_~ What she thinks...
by Chrad
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Rei ever express sexual feelings in the series?
Replies: 68
Views: 15437

As for Rei, her scenes involving nudity early on establish her lack of regard to or even ignorance of sexuality, in visible contrast to Shinji. Or it means that she has so little regard for herself that she just doesn't care what happens so long as she can get to work on time. Also note that at...
by Chrad
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: I'm gonna be viewing NGE for the first time(Write-ups!)
Replies: 457
Views: 54926

First, I'm sorry for the indirect name-calling. I'm cranky from insomnia. No problem, I understand where you were coming from... Maybe right/wrong isn't how you intended your comments, but that's certainly how I perceive the current direction of the thread and I'm apparently not...
by Chrad
Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: I'm gonna be viewing NGE for the first time(Write-ups!)
Replies: 457
Views: 54926

Geez, just let the guy say what he thinks without telling him he's doing it wrong. Bebop vs. Eva is a matter of opinion, not a statement of fact, and you can't argue with an opinion without looking like an elitist douchebag. Eh, he's not wrong . You can't be right or wrong over thes...
by Chrad
Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: I'm gonna be viewing NGE for the first time(Write-ups!)
Replies: 457
Views: 54926

ITT: film nerds ruin a fun series of reviews by overanalyzing and whining that the reviewer doesn't love it enough. BAWWWWWW. This is Chit-Chat, not Discussion. How hard is that to remember? It all started because of the Cowboy Bebop comparison. A bunch of people, including myself, posted our r...
by Chrad
Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: I'm gonna be viewing NGE for the first time(Write-ups!)
Replies: 457
Views: 54926

Patrick...Evangelion...Grant Morrison...'pop avant garde'... 'Thoughts on Stuff' Patrick!? Small world. Really nice blog he runs. He has some great taste and perceptive writing. Anyway, I understand where you're coming from. This comes down to personal preference and philosophy, ...
by Chrad
Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [Film] Most satisfying movie you have seen recently
Replies: 2000
Views: 114922

Say Mother two days ago. New film from Bong Joon-Ho, who is known for The Host and Memories of Murder.

Excellent, thrilling, deeply disturbing. Part neo-noir and part Kafka-esque portrait of a world gone wrong.
by Chrad
Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:07 am
Forum: Live Action Evangelion Movie
Topic: Let's make the worst Evangelion adaptation that ever existed!
Replies: 42
Views: 25929

When I was in Japan in January, there was a weekly segment on one of the multitude of prime-time variety shows that featured a girl cosplaying as Asuka touring Japan with an extremely limited amount of money (something like $20). She would do odd-jobs or busk to make that little bit she need...
by Chrad
Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:40 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Rei ever express sexual feelings in the series?
Replies: 68
Views: 15437

One thing that people often forget is that sex is not love. When Kaoru says that he loves Shinji, and when Rei implies that she does as well, it means that they love him as a person. It does not mean that the sight of him makes their hormones kick in. Describing Kaoru as either a homosexual or a he...
by Chrad
Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:32 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: I'm gonna be viewing NGE for the first time(Write-ups!)
Replies: 457
Views: 54926

One thing that definitely goes to Bebop's favor is that no one needs to make excuses for it. Sometimes with Eva, I get the feeling that you have to convince yourself to enjoy certain episodes like #4. I found #4 absolutely brilliant on my very first viewing of it, and I don't think one need...
by Chrad
Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: I'm gonna be viewing NGE for the first time(Write-ups!)
Replies: 457
Views: 54926

I'm clearly a big fan of the show, so its really irritating when everyone does the whole "You just don't get it" thing. Its really, really good for the most part, it just didn't change my life. That's what we mean when we say 'you don't get it'. :wink: Seriousl...

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