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Postby JoelcrNeto » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:40 pm

Evangelion = Alcion

It's here about "Sarai"
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Postby UrsusArctos » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:42 pm

Relax, pal. Undoing it is a cinch.

View Original PostBusterMachine4 wrote:Also, N a o k o has been changed to "Sarai." An in-joke I wouldn't have gotten if I didn't go on a wiki-walk through the EvaGeeks wiki a few months ago.


That's the point. You need to dig deep into the character name origins, the deep history of the series and the occasional EGF in-joke to understand this year's Fool's Day Prank.
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Postby Zethus Thorne » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:43 pm

Is this April Fool's?

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Postby BernardoCairo » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:47 pm

Ah, yeah. "that dude from Osaka vs fragrant-prince-of-Genji (who is better as a friend?)". That thread tracks hahaha!
"Can squeaky anchor be forgiven for fapping to comatose converted collier?" is also a classic!
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Postby BusterMachine4 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:51 pm

Yeah, half the fun of this is looking at the new thread titles.

My current favorite: "Could eva be improved if rattling rudder and Yamato's lifeboat merged?"
Another gold one: "How does red castle view Sarai as a mother?"

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Postby The Dragon Mask » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:03 pm

Just moving over my post from the "Amazon Prime Video release" thread:

Haha this is pretty in depth!

I know very few of these EGF in jokes so am just left wondering where "red castle" and "wine castle" come from lol.

Also that's a neat easter egg for "Keel". I originally wrote "Kiel" since I think that's the German spelling but it didn't work so I changed it to "K e e l", and lo and behold you guys accounted for that lol.

Here's a couple others:

Seele s e e l e
Nerv n e r v
Gehirn g e h i r n
Operation Yashima o p e r a t i o n y a s h i m a
Unit 00 u n i t 0 0
Unit 01 u n i t 0 1
Unit 02 u n i t 0 2
Bardiel b a r d i e l
Leliel l e l i e l
Zeruel z e r u e l
Sahaquiel s a h a q u i e l
S2 Engine s 2 e n g i n e
Lilith l i l i t h
Adam a d a m
FAR f a r


Interesting Adam and Lilith get nothing, and I wonder what's with "Essene" and "Shado"?

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Postby JoelcrNeto » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:18 pm

“Like a miracle, life starts with the pain / Forever this will be” — “Heroes of Sand” by Angra.
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:47 pm

"Why didn't Wine Castle (or anyone) tell Squeaky Anchor anything in 3.0?"

Love it.

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Postby The Dragon Mask » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:00 pm

View Original PostNuclear Lunchbox wrote:"Why didn't Wine Castle (or anyone) tell Squeaky Anchor anything in 3.0?"

Love it.

Dang, I was just about to post this haha! :D



Oh interesting! Thank you for sharing!

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Postby UrsusArctos » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:52 pm

For those baffled by the words being used as substitutes for character names -

https://wiki.evageeks.org/Character_Nam ... Entry_1.29
https://wiki.evageeks.org/Warships_in_Evangelion

EDIT: There are several that you guys missed. The jokes are with the character names, not the Angel names...keep trying 'em till you catch them all!
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Postby Vic Guard » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:40 pm

I just came in ten minutes ago and the closest thing to an April Fools' joke I got to see was these nonsensival names. And say what you want, but it's nowhere near funny to me, just annoying. Now I get the altnames were chosen for a reason, but I can't stand seeing these changes apply EVERYWHERE!

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Postby Mr. Tines » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:09 pm

Sorry about that -- what with the arrival of the final movie just a couple of weeks before, we'd all rather got distracted from the usual custom. As a result, what you see was the result of some last minute brainstorming to produce something, I'm afraid.

Quotations aside, it should all go away again by the morning.
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Postby Vic Guard » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:18 pm

That's a relief to hear... Thanks!

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Postby Blockio » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:32 pm

You mean the thread title? Quite so. It's a word filter that, among others, changes every mention of "Evangelion" to "Alcion"

EDIT: Whoops, moving posts messed up the formatting. This is in response to this post
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Postby Mr. Tines » Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:14 am

The crib-sheet for those bemused by yesterday's fun and games

Evangelion = Alcion (From the Neon Genesis Evangelion proposal)
Seele = Essene (From the Neon Genesis Evangelion proposal)
Nerv = Shado (From the British 1970s TV series UFO that inspired the general look of Nerv)
Shinji = squeaky anchor (pun on kanji in name)
Asuka = converted collier (reference to Langley)
Mari = Ol' Lusty (Illustrious's nickname)
Kaworu = smells-good (Pun on "Kaori", "Kaoru" meaning "fragrance") see below
Yui = original tin-can
Rei = copied tin-can (both Ayanamis were destroyers, "tin-cans")
Gendo = rusty anchor (pun on kanji in name)
Fuyutsuki = Yamato's lifeboat (which the real ship was famous for)
Kaji = rattling rudder (pun on kanji in name)
Misato = wine castle (literal meaning of "Katsuragi" + her being a dipso)
Ritsuko = red castle (pun on her namesake aircraft carrier's name)
Hikari = Tokaido Shinkansen service (her name origin, after all)
Toji = that dude from Osaka
Kensuke = hentai otaku Kenny
Pen-Pen = Eudyptes onsenicus (pig latin scientific name for "hot-springs penguin")
Sakura = Prunus suzuhara (Her name means "cherry blossom", after all, and cherries belong to the genus Prunus)
Aoba = Greenleaf (The literal meaning of "Aoba" from Mount Aoba, after which the cruiser Aoba was named)
Hyuga = Carrier-battleship hybrid (The Hyuga was a battleship that was converted into a carrier-battleship hybrid towards the end of the war)
Midori= Meanie greenie (Her name literally means "green", which is funny considering her hair is pink!)
Kitakami = 40 torpedoes is overcompensating for something (The Kitakami was a cruiser that was fitted with a ridiculous 40 torpedo tubes and never got to use 'em)
Kaworu = fragrant-prince-of-Genji (a reference to his name's literal meaning and the most famous Kaworu of them all, Kaworu Genji from the Tale of Genji)
Maya = mountain near Kobe (Mount Maya, after whom the cruiser is named, is a mountain near Kobe)
Kyoko = Soviet sinkex target (The incomplete carrier Graf Zeppelin was sunk by the Soviets in 1947 in a deliberate sinking exercise involving live munitions)
Keel = Spelling ain't right for German (The Germans spell "Keel" - the structural base support of a ship - as "Kiel")
Naoko = Sarai (Ancient forum history reference)
Dr. Katsuragi = AKIRA MY LOVE (A reference to Reichu's fan-fics via forum history)
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Postby The Dragon Mask » Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:14 am

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:The crib-sheet for those bemused by yesterday's fun and games

Thanks! I was curious, and a little worried I must have been missing a lot!

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Postby UrsusArctos » Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:05 am

Mr. Tines wrote:Dr. Katsuragi = AKIRA MY LOVE (A reference to Reichu's fan-fics via forum history)


The line came from one of Zuggy's comics, which, IIRC, referred to Reichu's Dr. Katsuragi avatar at the time. The fanfic itself came into existence nearly a decade after that. That comic might be in one of the links in this ancient post.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:19 am

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