Does Evangelion ever make you depressed?

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Postby Mr. Tines » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:22 am

View Original PostMisatoCrush wrote:I'm sort of ok. I've been walking around kind of in a daze.
That's normal.

The next phase is usually the impulse to read or write fanfic.
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Postby MisatoCrush » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:36 am

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:That's normal.

The next phase is usually the impulse to read or write fanfic.


Right now I want to start reading some of the books or mangas that have been created.
The one where it's all happy go lucky and they're all in school together (like in Shinji's sad daydream), and also the one where the Instrumentality never happened.
There might be one more but those are the two that piqued my interest the most.
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Postby ElMariachi » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:47 am

View Original PostMisatoCrush wrote:The one where it's all happy go lucky and they're all in school together (like in Shinji's sad daydream)

Ikari Rising Project or Campus Apocalypse?

View Original PostMisatoCrush wrote:, and also the one where the Instrumentality never happened.

That's certainly ANIMA, but it's a Light Novel, not a manga, and no complete translation(official or by fans) exists yet.
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Postby Gorbatschow » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:55 am

View Original PostElMariachi wrote:Ikari Rising Project


It's quite a pity that there's no complete translation.
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Postby MisatoCrush » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:40 pm

Things I'm interested in reading:

I'd love to see either a cartoon or book/manga set in the fake universe where the NGE characters are all happy at the school. They should consider doing an entire spinoff cartoon series with the same animators and voices. I'd buy that for sure.
It'd be such a relief in light of the dark and tragic real NGE storylines.

NGE: Angelic Days
This seems to be an exact copy of the happy alternate reality where they're all in school. I'll read this first.

Shinji Ikari Raising Project (Manga)
This also seems to actually be a continuation of Shinji's happy hallucination, so I'll read this 2nd.

Campus Apocalypse
Continuation of real story but large changes to the plot.

Petit Eva: [email protected]
The artwork looks goofy, and apparently there's no dialogue?
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Postby Mr. Tines » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:48 pm

View Original PostMisatoCrush wrote:Petit Eva: [email protected]
The artwork looks goofy, and apparently there's no dialogue?
You can find it animated on YouTube.
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Postby MisatoCrush » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:55 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:You can find it animated on YouTube.


Oh god, thank you Mr. Tines!

Ok so after I marathon the entire TV show and EoE (after researching the mysteries and being able to focus on the visuals more) for a second time next week I will cheer myself up with these happy goofy videos!

Awesome! Cheers!
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Postby Mr. Tines » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:57 pm

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Postby xanderkh » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:00 pm

View Original PostReichu wrote:Oh, it will, will it? I'll prove you people wrong! Its much-lauded charms have no chance of reaching my cold, black heart! None, I tell you!


Nice try Reichu. Not even YOUR bleakness can permeate the aura of hope and optimism that veils upon my soul! :tongue:

@MisatoCrush: And if you're still looking for other fics to satisfy your love of Evangelion, I'd like to offer some recommendations. :)

Evangelion:Genocide.
The Second Try. (My Personal Favorite ^_^ )
Higher Learning
When She Smiles
Orchestrating the Silence
Unbroken
Once more with Feeling
Scar Tissue (despite it's bleak premise. :P )
Children of an Elder God. (An HP Lovecraft/Evangelion crossover. )
Shinji and the Doctor (A Doctor Who/Evangelion crossover.)

And there's tons more. Just ask around. :)
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Postby Giji Shinka » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:43 pm

View Original PostMisatoCrush wrote:Shinji Ikari Raising Project (Manga)
This also seems to actually be a continuation of Shinji's happy hallucination, so I'll read this 2nd.

I would like to read this magnificent harem story more, but it's hard to find chapters beyond 7 on the internet..... T.T

I don't want to buy volumes......
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Postby MisatoCrush » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:56 pm

View Original PostGiji Shinka wrote:I would like to read this magnificent harem story more, but it's hard to find chapters beyond 7 on the internet..... T.T

I don't want to buy volumes......


Is it a quality read? I wouldn't mind buying them if they're good.
Reading these things on a computer or my iphone would be difficult I think.
Or is it easier than I imagine?

Like, if I could get it on my iphone in a big letter format and I can just slide down or something.

But geeze there are over 14 volumes for this Ikari Raising Project. ^^
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Postby Giji Shinka » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:57 pm

View Original PostMisatoCrush wrote:Is it a quality read? I wouldn't mind buying them if they're good.

Silly harem + fanservice+ Eva = WIN!
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Postby AngelNo13Bardiel » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:52 am

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:That's normal.

The next phase is usually the impulse to read or write fanfic.


Yeah, there's not usually that many other avenues open after EoE. God bless that ambiguity and/or vagueness.

And as xanderkh said, there's certainly no shortage of good Eva-related reading material. He already did a pretty good job at titles to start with...and I would add in more, but I've probably forgotten more titles I've read than I can remember (been at this for ten years by now). And there are at least a sizable chunk of those (around fifteen or twenty percent) that I can't openly mention for, *ahem*, content reasons.
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The various manga are...well, I have mixed feelings there:

-Angelic Days is the kind of thing to rot your teeth, but its art style turned me off (and, to be honest, I've never been the biggest fan of the ep26 AU).
-SIRP is cute and funny, but it feels like the same plots over and over rehashed ad nauseum. Its nature is too cyclic for my tastes.
-Campus Apocalypse was cool, but fairly short. Worth looking into, though.
-Petit Eva was coma-inducing cute and pretty funny to boot. Give it a shot.
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Postby glitz2hard » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:58 am

View Original PostCJD wrote:So first, let me preface this by saying I have 3 experiences watching Eva. The first was two years ago and while I did feel these things it was to a lesser extent. The second was last year and was the most severe and consequently what I'll describe. The third was just last month when I watched the latter half of Eva (and the Rebuild movies) in a community stream hosted by some random /a/non, and while I did feel lethargic and down towards the end of the main series and EoE, the combination of a "community" and the Rebuild movies immediately after, I believe, prevented me from feeling anywhere near the levels I felt after the second. Also, all three were marathons, which is likely related.

I've talked about it before but when I finish Eva I get really... drained I guess. (Depression might be an accurate word for it but I don't like throwing "Depression" around lightly.) I just want to go lay down and sleep, to not think about it. After watching Eva nothing else seems important or enjoyable, and I end up feeling like trying to enjoy something, like playing video games for example, is a betrayal (Either to myself or to Eva, I'm not exactly sure, I just feel bad about it.)

This extreme lethargy persisted for a day or two where I spent the large majority of my time laying in bed. After that a sense of depression persisted for a few weeks to a month, I don't recall exactly how much time just that it was a major down period for me. Eva also managed to instill in me, for some reason, a dislike of television and movies. Before this Eva watching session I almost always had the television on when I was at my computer. Even if I wasn't watching it or had it muted I enjoyed very much the presence of it. I also had shows that I watched when they aired. After watching Eva this time it changed. I watched it late May/early June (it's what prompted me to join Evageeks), and I don't think I actually turned my television on till last fall, and it wasn't until this spring that I actually started watching shows again (besides Anime, that persisted throughout). I still don't turn my TV on unless I'm looking for something, or really, really bored, and I still haven't resumed watching most of the shows I used to watch.

Part of what got me out of my slump, my depression, was joining Evageeks. I've half joked about it but the ability to discuss Eva, something I couldn't do with anyone I knew, helped me dispense a lot of inner questions and turmoil. It also allows me to keep Eva present in my life, which is the reason I tend to be on here every day (even if I don't post), it lets me feel like Eva isn't actually over. The ability to keep Eva around, but not dominating my thoughts or making me sad, helps me a lot.

End Disclaimer: Now, I mentioned the fact that I marathoned it, which could be related. (Memories foggy so if someone knows who I'm talking about and I get something wrong feel free to correct me. Sorry!) There was a thread a while back where someone mentioned that they recently marathoned Eva for the first time, they had previously watched it in pieces, and they too felt drained. If I recall correctly it seemed the general consensus was most people hadn't marathoned it before, and while they did have similar problems after watching it normally, it wasn't anywhere near the levels that the person in question or myself had felt. Based on that I'd say it's a safe assumption marathoning Eva directly correlates to much stronger negative feelings after finishing it, and could very well be the reason my experience might differ from so many others.

daaaaamn this is my exact experience, down to the "i don't throw around depression" comment and the watching shows thing. i STILL can't bring myself to watch anything on my tv since then. in fact, the only thing i have watched since then is... the rebuilds.

Rei ii's death and Misato's death are literally the saddest shit i've ever seen in a piece of media and it makes me uneasy listening to their respective themes. EoE just absolutely obliterated me and I was just on my couch shaking for a while.
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