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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:46 pm

Not that it was probably noticed by anyone I don't talk to, but after a week long break, I'm back online.
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Postby robersora » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:20 pm

Good to hear :)
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Postby child of Lilith » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:27 am

Welcome back, DarkBluePhoenix!
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:14 pm

robersora wrote:Good to hear :)
child of Lilith wrote:Welcome back, DarkBluePhoenix!

Thank you both very much ^_^
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Postby ran1 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:23 am

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Postby child of Lilith » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:09 am

Welcome back, ran1! :highfive:

Honestly thought you were still permabanned. Glad I was wrong.
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Postby Squigsquasher » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:31 am

You were completely before my time, but nonetheless, welcome back.
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Postby Justacrazyguy » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:22 am

Welcome back!
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Postby ran1 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:23 pm

View Original Postchild of Lilith wrote:Welcome back, ran1! :highfive:

Honestly thought you were still permabanned. Glad I was wrong.

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Postby Monk Ed » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:10 pm

View Original Postchild of Lilith wrote:Honestly thought you were still permabanned.

He was, but then he came back with a long, thoughtful request for clemency with a convincing argument that he had something to offer the community.
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Postby child of Lilith » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:32 pm

So that's what happened. It was good of you guys to take the time to listen to him and give him another chance. ^_^
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Postby ran1 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:03 am

View Original PostMonk Ed wrote:He was, but then he came back with a long, thoughtful request for clemency with a convincing argument that he had something to offer the community.


Could've jazzed it up with "and Ran1 wished really hard in bed every night upon shooting stars found with a telescope he stole from Patrick Bateman's apartment and his birthday wish came true after all!", Ed-senpai.
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Postby child of Lilith » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:17 am

All joking aside was coming back something you'd been thinking about for awhile or was it more spur of the moment? You've been gone long enough I'd have thought we would have become little more then a distant memory to you. Something you would have very little connection to anymore, if any at all.
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Postby ran1 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:31 am

View Original Postchild of Lilith wrote:All joking aside was coming back something you'd been thinking about for awhile or was it more spur of the moment? You've been gone long enough I'd have thought we would have become little more then a distant memory to you. Something you would have very little connection to anymore, if any at all.


The Master's thesis that I worked on during the course of the ban was in part dedicated to Episode 22 and a revisit and continuation of the initial analysis I had set out here -- and good lord I feel aged by saying this -- 7 years ago. It tracks the evolution of montage theory & use from early 1910s Japanese cinema to present-day. A lot of my early filmfagging with Jimbo about Rashomon was something I revisited in the process as well. I identified NGE's Episode 22 as the peak development of the form and was a ticket for me to get into a Ph.D program and an instructorship at my college + publishing in two journals.

At this point, the college has first publishing rights for those, so once we put out the quarterly in April, I'll link the thesis here. I'm excited to see the community's response.

My current postgrad studies are a further assessment of Anno's work but the text at this stage is a bit more pointed towards developing some analysis points on anime directors (and animators, generally) who move towards live-action projects in their later career (Anno's Love & Pop, Mamoru Oshii's forays into live-action, etc.) -- and how their formal experience in animation may or may not impact their technical preferences as live-action directors. Plenty of the old Film Subforum Pink Eiga discussion crossover there, too. So again, this stuff always brings me back to Evangelion, and of course -- back here. Mostly with fond memories.

EDITS: I realize that all that waffling didn't answer your actual question: I had considered it for at least a month or so prior to sending the message to the staff. But the habit of me visiting even after my ban was something that I periodically.
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Postby child of Lilith » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:24 am

So what you're saying is there was never any real chance you'd forget about us. :wink:

I like that your work here had a positive impact on your life while you were gone. I know there was a fair bit of fire being thrown back and forth before you left so it's good to know you were able to build something from it.

EDITS: I realize that all that waffling didn't answer your actual question: I had considered it for at least a month or so prior to sending the message to the staff. But the habit of me visiting even after my ban was something that I periodically.
So for about a month. Anything in particular spur you on to decide to try to come back or was it more like it just felt like the right time?
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Postby C.A.P. » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:27 am

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Postby Sachi » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:18 am

Y'all are weird for using the departures thread to welcome back people. Moved.

Oh, and I guess welcome back ran1. I remember you. :nyao:
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Postby Tankred » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:07 pm

View Original Postran1 wrote:YOUR PRINCE HAS RETURNED


But for how long? :huh:

Wonder if Xard knows.

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Postby Great Genius Shinji-Sama » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:58 pm

Hey everyone I'm crawling my way back here from the LCL after Rei knows how long. Funnily enough I got curious from seeing Defects art in Misatos Fan Service Corner in volume 8 of SIRP after looking through my collection after so long. :nyao:
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Postby child of Lilith » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:11 pm

Welcome back, Great Genius Shinji-Sama! :wink:
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