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by Atropos
Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: About the slice of life alternative reality in episode 26
Replies: 24
Views: 6673

Just look at the series Anno directed after Eva: Kare Kano, a near-perfect slice-of-life comedy (although a tad melodramatic for a genre where the lack of conflict is meant to the point).
by Atropos
Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Magazine: Final Evangelion Film Slated for Fall-Winter 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 6328

Since never. “Journalism” doesn’t really relate in that way in entertainment anyway. Movie/game reviews were always opinion pieces anyway, and money/bribes can greatly sway that opinion. Announcements for entertainment media releases are little more than advertisements taking on a form different fr...
by Atropos
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Magazine: Final Evangelion Film Slated for Fall-Winter 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 6328

When did this become a discussion about ethics in anime journalism?
by Atropos
Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Evangelion General and Chit-Chat
Topic: Asuka's Date
Replies: 20
Views: 4151

More like the world's third best Eva pilot, amirite?
by Atropos
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: Asuka's issues
Replies: 166
Views: 25467

^ Indeed, he denies that her actions are malicious, when clearly they are. The problem is that some of you can't accept that a character who is a "bully" might also be sympathetic and well-rounded.
by Atropos
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: Asuka's issues
Replies: 166
Views: 25467

^ Good thing no one suggested otherwise!

And Bags was trying to whitewash her behavior, although this thread is several months old so who knows what he thinks now.
by Atropos
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1347
Views: 160727

Okay, I should point out that what I said is that "Penguindrum is the worst thing Ikuhara was done"—not saying it's the worst show of all time, just that, in comparison to Ikuhara's other works (well, "work"—he himself has complained about chafing against the producer...
by Atropos
Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1347
Views: 160727

^ All that backstory, and Shouma can be summed up as "What would Shinji do?" All that buildup, and Momoka can be summed up as "Jesus with a peach." All that mystery, and Mario is a fucking useless character.
by Atropos
Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1347
Views: 160727

So, do you think it's really bad, or just not as good as Utena? I honestly think it's bad. One-dimensional characters, a plot that's not just surreal, but founded upon constantly contradicting information given earlier in the series, some extremely contrived situations, characters who d...
by Atropos
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1347
Views: 160727

Mawaru Penguindrum is the worst thing Ikuhara has made.
by Atropos
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Walkin' On Moonshine (Weird Image Thread 6)
Replies: 1981
Views: 174543

ElMariachi#772298 wrote:^
Don't you know about Latvian Jokes?

I do; but don't you know about the Irish Potato Famine?
by Atropos
Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Walkin' On Moonshine (Weird Image Thread 6)
Replies: 1981
Views: 174543

Xard#772239 wrote:

Wait a minute, Ireland is the one telling that joke. My guess is it was going to be pretty dark either way.
by Atropos
Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion Discussion
Topic: A remake or a sequel?
Replies: 933
Views: 169388

Mr. Tines#771775 wrote:Eva-R is the one that got some sort of nod from Gainax, and is the explicit sequel. Not NXE.

What, really? When did that happen?
by Atropos
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion Discussion
Topic: "Until You Come to me" EVA SHORT FILM 3+1 HYPE
Replies: 319
Views: 101412

Very pretty, but what precisely is it? Just a walkthrough of some of the imagery of Q, set to some original music? (Not that there's anything wrong with that, mind. I'm just seeking clarification.)
by Atropos
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: The accuracy of this Evangelion Timeline
Replies: 21
Views: 4589

Can you please provide a link to Shadowjack's timeline so that it can be referenced within this thread? I'm assuming there's an analysis of the appearances of the full moons in there as well? The final version of the calendar is linked to here. The rationale behind his decisions is disp...
by Atropos
Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: The accuracy of this Evangelion Timeline
Replies: 21
Views: 4589

However accurate the timeline may be, I wish there were more citations from the series proper to support a lot of these dates. Other than the Friday, September 11th and the New Years Eve/Day hint, are there anymore concrete details about dates within the show? SJ's timeline (from which the ...
by Atropos
Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: Shinji's Living Situation Before He Goes to Neo-Tokyo 3
Replies: 26
Views: 5730

You're not considering the different mores of Japanese culture, where it's not uncommon for children—even young children—to be expected to take responsibility for themselves and others. Think of it as Anno's social critique.
by Atropos
Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: Evangelion and felix culpa (and other theological concepts)
Replies: 5
Views: 2237

Anno says the new offering from Gainax will consider some of the ultimate questions posed by science fiction, and, indeed, philosophy, such as: What is the nature of evolution? What is humanity's relationship to his or her God? Does god, in fact, exist? What does it mean for the human race if t...
by Atropos
Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: The accuracy of this Evangelion Timeline
Replies: 21
Views: 4589

Bleh, looks almost identical to Shadowjack's timeline—the only difference being that he moves the events of episode 24 back by one day, so the 17th Angel battle occurs on the 24th. And, as NemZ noted in another thread, the attack on NERV can't be the day after Kaworu's death—both sides n...
by Atropos
Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Evangelion TV Series + EoE Discussion
Topic: Relation between story/setting and message in evangelion
Replies: 10
Views: 3013

But you can't just ignore the setting. Sure, the show conveys an important message, but that's not the only part of the narrative. Robots, surreal-looking aliens and clones of dead mothers are all part of the narrative as well. The meaning of the show is fairly simple and its message is rat...

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