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by Chrad
Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: 1.01 shown at Seattle Film Fair
Replies: 11
Views: 4682

This probably isn't worth starting a new thread over, so I'll put it here:

For Sydney people, Evangelion 1.0 is showing at Greater Union George St. at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, 9th December.
by Chrad
Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: If you could get a guaranteed straight answer...
Replies: 77
Views: 10375

I'd ask Anno to clarify the phallic symbolism of EVA-01's horn.
by Chrad
Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: If you could get a guaranteed straight answer...
Replies: 77
Views: 10375

I can't believe this one hasn't been said yet.

What meaning was meant to be inferred from the final scene of The End of Evangelion?

I like ambiguity and mystery and in some ways I wouldn't like to be told, but another side of me would desperately want to hear his answer.
by Chrad
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Anno actually DIRECT Evangelion?
Replies: 10
Views: 2430

I'd say it's a bit more than that though, given that you can see in Eva much of Anno's signature directorial style (based on his other works, like Shiki-Jitsu and Kare Kano) and little of the style of say, Tsurumaki.
by Chrad
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:50 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Anno actually DIRECT Evangelion?
Replies: 10
Views: 2430

It's also worth noting that Anno was sole director of 26'.
by Chrad
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Gendo's motivation
Replies: 63
Views: 11453

That is interesting. This is straining a little, but maybe he is simply expressing his own belief that instrumentality is "the only way to live" because of the suffering he feels on earth vs. the chance of returning to Yui? Eh, I don't really buy that. He does sound like he seeks the s...
by Chrad
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Depth of Shinji and Rei's relationship
Replies: 200
Views: 38431

That's the impression I got as well: Rei and Kaworu will only continue to exist in Shinji's heart.
by Chrad
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Depth of Shinji and Rei's relationship
Replies: 200
Views: 38431

Shinji thanking Rei while holding her hand...beautiful scene, I love it. Me too. It's perfect. The whole final stretch as Shinji rejects instrumentality is, actually. I agree with what you said. Rei is a perfect guardian and guide for Shinji. Looking inside Rei's head would be pretty strang...
by Chrad
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Depth of Shinji and Asuka's relationship
Replies: 471
Views: 56304

One more thing: If so, do they really care for each other as people at all or are they just subconciously trying to work out their own issues using each other as stand-ins? What makes caring for each other and being able to use each other to work through their own problems mutually exclusive? The id...
by Chrad
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Your first viewing of "End Of Evangelion??"
Replies: 220
Views: 47139

evilhead008 wrote:I really felt kind of "numb" by the time I got to the end.


As did I.

I was seven


Woah.

Wow.
by Chrad
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Depth of Shinji and Asuka's relationship
Replies: 471
Views: 56304

Time for a very belated reply. Fabrication? Someone kicked it down. Using another conceived ending that says who did it to conclude who did is perfectly reasonable. I disagree. If it didn't happen on screen or in final script notes, it isn't factual. I agree. The final version of the film is...
by Chrad
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Fandom Area
Topic: I think that we, as a fandom, are rather lucky (NSFW Link!!)
Replies: 36
Views: 6401

Because I laughed at the description in the crazy pairings thread and the response I received, I looked at this. : / W...wh...why? WHY? Why would anyone want to write that? "Also the original title of this fic was going to be Ass Pumpers, but I felt that was just a cheap shock value type title....
by Chrad
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Batshit crazy pairings.
Replies: 341
Views: 49745

I'm sure if I actually read the fanfic I'd be pretty horrified, and as I suggested, if I begin to take the scenario seriously it's extremely disturbing. I'm not one to laugh at other people's suffering or misfortune. My laughing had more to do with the general ludicrousness of us...
by Chrad
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Depth of Shinji and Asuka's relationship
Replies: 471
Views: 56304

Is it actually possible to wash up to that position though? For the waves not to have reached the sleeping Shinji she would need to have slid across sand. The one example we are shown of someone returning is Shinji, who immediately after leaving instrumentality floats through the LCL and surfaces on...
by Chrad
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Depth of Shinji and Asuka's relationship
Replies: 471
Views: 56304

Still, it's fanwank. Of course Anno is about ambiguity and interpretations and symbols, and I don't want to deny anyone's interpretations, but that seems silly. Not only because it seems bizarre that Anno should expect people to work that out in order to reach any sort of message from th...
by Chrad
Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:35 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Depth of Shinji and Asuka's relationship
Replies: 471
Views: 56304

We know that Shinji is not a swimmer (episode 10) And yet he seems to swim, or float, pretty well as he emerges from instrumentality, which I think is significant narratively and thematically. Occam's Razor says she came out of the LCL which means she swam. Or simply floated and washed ...
by Chrad
Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Depth of Shinji and Asuka's relationship
Replies: 471
Views: 56304

How did Asuka (or Shinji, for that matter) end up in this position on the beach? No clue whatsoever... they just are. No footprints in the sand or obvious lingering wetness from swimming means that popping into existence right then and there is as likely as anything else, and the clothing/b...
by Chrad
Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Batshit crazy pairings.
Replies: 341
Views: 49745

This makes Agony in Pink look like Barney's Happy Fun Time. Not many fics have Gendo tearing an unborn baby out of Asuka's vagoo and forcing Kaji to eat it. No, I am NOT making ANY of that up. This fic is truly horrifying. I haven't read the linked fic, but is it wrong that I burst out ...
by Chrad
Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Your first viewing of "End Of Evangelion??"
Replies: 220
Views: 47139

That's a very good way of putting it.
by Chrad
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Depth of Shinji and Rei's relationship
Replies: 200
Views: 38431

That's about it, really. I think Rei wanted to become one with Shinji for the same reason anyone would consider the experience of instrumentality a blessing; to cure a world 'overflowing with sorrow'. To echo what others have said, Shinji and Rei do have a very deep emotional bond, and R...

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