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by Knives [ANF]
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Eva and Asuka both feel the burn
Replies: 66
Views: 40662

State your arguments against the idea of a non-literal visual representation, if you don't like it. We see on two seperate occasions pilots receiving physical incarnations of damage compared to what is happening to Eva. Rei and Armisael. Shinji and Bardiel. The third time this is seen is in EoE...
by Knives [ANF]
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Eva and Asuka both feel the burn
Replies: 66
Views: 40662

Put it down to a slightly fuzzy memory on my part... Come to think about it, the only times a pilot gets serious physical damage that I can remember are Rei, when Zero goes beserk, and then Toji in the 'dummy plug' incident. I was just trying to cover all my bases. http://evageeks.org/ANF-A...
by Knives [ANF]
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Eva and Asuka both feel the burn
Replies: 66
Views: 40662

And I would take a took at this thread , which seems to cover this general topic. ... It sort of talks about it. To put it simply, "your mind makes it real" to quote the Matrix. It's not only with Asuka that we see this: We see it with Shinji on several occasions (1st episode ... ...
by Knives [ANF]
Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Evangelion Drinking Game
Replies: 55
Views: 18915

"Well-defended" is too subjective a thing to put into a drinking game rule. http://www.evageeks.org/ANF-Archive/images/../images/-tongue.gif There's a couple of them out there http://www.evageeks.org/ANF-Archive/images/../images/-tongue.gif . What about my "no ATF does not equal ...
by Knives [ANF]
Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Evangelion Drinking Game
Replies: 55
Views: 18915

- Reichu reacts badly to Knives' sarcasm. - Knives references his own perceived lack of popularity. Hah! Hee hee. - 1 drink every time Knives mentions he disagrees with the notion that Rei has Lilith's soul. - 1 drink every time Knives does the above in regards to Kaworu and Adam. - 1 drink...
by Knives [ANF]
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Kaworu - The Origins
Replies: 93
Views: 22218

So, the New Production Cuts are not without their flaws... If Anno added them to increase the integrity of his work, it's odd that he didn't take into account such things as the new information conflicting with the old. This could have easily been corrected by making some slight tweaks to t...
by Knives [ANF]
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Kaworu - The Origins
Replies: 93
Views: 22218

Talk about Occam's Razor ...
Simplest explanation could very well be that Anno and crew were just lazy ... interesting.

Originally posted on: 16-Sep-2004, 15:24 GMT
by Knives [ANF]
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Kaworu - The Origins
Replies: 93
Views: 22218

I read/skimmed the first few posts ... and read/skimmed the last few ... I'll get around to reading the rest later ... The difference is that, later on in the series, it becomes very obvious that the Adam/Lilith mixup was a case of Gainax pulling our leg for no readily apparent reason Pulling ou...
by Knives [ANF]
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Human Instrumentality = Mass Nirvana?
Replies: 44
Views: 13238

See ... I also sense a problem of not reading closely. You asked "What's so strange about it?" regarding Kaworu in the Instrumentality. I said "If you're (meaning 'if one') is not in the 'Kaworu = Adam's Soul' camp, then it doesn't make sense &#...
by Knives [ANF]
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Human Instrumentality = Mass Nirvana?
Replies: 44
Views: 13238

What's so strange about it? Gendou apparently needed Adam's soul as well as his body, so when he got ahold of Kaworu's head, he just did a little soul body-switcheroo. With both of the needed ingredients in his palm, he fondled Rei and lost everything as a result. Adam absorbed into Rei...
by Knives [ANF]
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Human Instrumentality = Mass Nirvana?
Replies: 44
Views: 13238

I'll need to watch EoE again to see how Shinji refers to Rei and himself, but it's clear by "Rei's" speech that Instrumentality had been a success. Shinji, being in the driver's seat, decided he didn't like that outcome.

Originally posted on: 16-Sep-2004, 14:28 GMT
by Knives [ANF]
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Human Instrumentality = Mass Nirvana?
Replies: 44
Views: 13238

... and what would you call Uber-Rei-Shinji? Given that "it" said itself that it was that one being.

Originally posted on: 16-Sep-2004, 00:55 GMT
by Knives [ANF]
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:49 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Human Instrumentality = Mass Nirvana?
Replies: 44
Views: 13238

He may have pulled the plug on the whole damning Humanity aspect of it, but the process was a success. ... Erm ... but I'm sure the "damning Humanity" concept is up for debate around these parts as well — Reichu? http://evageeks.org/ANF-Archive/images/naughty.gif Originally posted on: ...
by Knives [ANF]
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:49 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Human Instrumentality = Mass Nirvana?
Replies: 44
Views: 13238

although, from what I've seen and interpreted, they skip from the fourth circuit (the level most humans are at) to the eighth level (the global brain, complementality, nirvana, etc.). could this be why they failed? ... Why who failed? Instrumentality was a success ... Originally...
by Knives [ANF]
Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Berserker's power source?
Replies: 62
Views: 14549

But anyhow, what I claimed was that souls in evas can be controled and studied through materialistic teachings like "physics", since Yui's soul was replaced from one body to another through scientific experiment. And you replied that since that deviates too far from concept of soul, t...
by Knives [ANF]
Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Berserker's power source?
Replies: 62
Views: 14549

Well, I don't see how you can deny the fact that he DOES do "whatever he wants". This is his world; he makes up the rules. This is true with plenty of types of fiction, as relatively little fiction adheres to the rules of reality (because that would just be boring). Part of wh...
by Knives [ANF]
Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Berserker's power source?
Replies: 62
Views: 14549

I would like to see some direct response to my replies, instead of just labling them. ... I am unaware of what you mean by "labeling" them ... But if you insist, list the post numbers and I will give direct responses if necessary upon my return. Originally posted on: 15-Nov-2004, 22:09 GMT
by Knives [ANF]
Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Berserker's power source?
Replies: 62
Views: 14549

Don't let your frustration cloud your judgment. You know you're going to come back for more. http://evageeks.org/ANF-Archive/images/-tongue.gif I suppose you're right. I concede this point http://evageeks.org/ANF-Archive/images/-tongue.gif . I will answer relevant questions as I see fit...
by Knives [ANF]
Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Berserker's power source?
Replies: 62
Views: 14549

* NGE is fiction and Anno can do whatever the hell he wants. I keep hearing this excuse (you've used it, Soluzar's used it, Shinseiki's used it, and Gaizokubanou's used it), and every time I hear it, I will continue to point out how poor it is. This is an excuse used any tim...
by Knives [ANF]
Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Berserker's power source?
Replies: 62
Views: 14549

By your logic you should make an argument that "angels" in evas are not "angels" because they defy the real life/popular definition. ... http://evageeks.org/ANF-Archive/images/huh.gif They aren't angels. They're children of Adam called "angels." I don't thi...

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