So we're about to live the days of the Angel attacks?

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So we're about to live the days of the Angel attacks?

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Postby TonyTH » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:52 pm

As brought up on the front page, 2015 is the years in which the events of Evangelion happens. So I was thinking, I know I've seen a timeline put together somewhere. I like the idea of being able to fallow along and be like "Oh, this is the day Sachiel attacks". Or "Oh, today is operation Yashima." So what's the most "Official" timeline around? And does this sound fun to anyone else, or am I just being weird?

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Postby Monk Ed » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:56 pm

We do practically the same every year regardless with such practices as wishing the Eva characters happy birthdays. Never did anything like commemorate the dates of the Angel attacks though but there's really no way to pin those down exactly anyway. Pretty sure any timeline is filling in a lot of blanks with wishful thinking.
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Postby Guy Nacks » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:16 pm

Do you think any crazed portion of the fanbase is going to pull a Jonestown on the day of Third Impact?
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Postby Chuckman » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:18 pm

We have nothing to worry about. On January 1, 2016 the combined psychic energies of 20 years of people masturbating to the pilots will sunder the barrier between the vale of man and the realms of the unreal and plunge us into a chaotic conceptual hyperreality foam where our entire existence will be the translucent skin of a bubble in an infinite sea of limitless possibilities.
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Postby Guy Nacks » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:21 pm

View Original PostChuckman wrote:On January 1, 2016 the combined psychic energies of 20 years of people masturbating to the pilots will sunder the barrier between the vale of man and the realms of the unreal and plunge us into a chaotic conceptual hyperreality foam where our entire existence will be the translucent skin of a bubble in an infinite sea of limitless possibilities.


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Postby EvangelionGodMode » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:22 pm

View Original PostChuckman wrote:We have nothing to worry about. On January 1, 2016 the combined psychic energies of 20 years of people masturbating to the pilots will sunder the barrier between the vale of man and the realms of the unreal and plunge us into a chaotic conceptual hyperreality foam where our entire existence will be the translucent skin of a bubble in an infinite sea of limitless possibilities.
Yeah exactly what I was gonna say
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:16 pm

Well, Eva started in September. We've got a bit of a ways to go before any of the more interesting events of 2015 take place.

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Postby Monk Ed » Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:48 am

View Original PostNuclear Lunchbox wrote:Well, Eva started in September.

Really? I thought the events of the story started at least a month earlier, for some reason.
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Postby Atropos » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:51 am

Eva starts in June. If it started in September, you have to assume that Asuka arrived at least a week before Sachiel even showed up....

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Postby robersora » Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:48 am

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Really? How do you know?

Well, living in 2015 might be fine and dandy, but to me the year Kaworu is of legal Lilim age is much more interesting. :devil:
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:25 pm

Checked some archival data. I was wrong-- Eva does indeed take place before September (no later than August, to be exact.)

View Original PostAtropos wrote:Eva starts in June.

Source?

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Postby Mr. Tines » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:46 pm

Shinji's birthday was going to be in one of the early episodes. But see also

http://wiki.evageeks.org/Neon_Genesis_Evangelion_Timeline#2015
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:52 pm

Which says nothing about the start date of Eva's TV events being in June, only that it must have been no later than August 2015.

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Postby Alaska Slim » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:17 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:Shinji's birthday was going to be in one of the early episodes. But see also

http://wiki.evageeks.org/Neon_Genesis_Evangelion_Timeline#2015

We left out Unit 1's construction from this (14) year?
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Postby Atropos » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:28 pm

View Original PostNuclear Lunchbox wrote:Which says nothing about the start date of Eva's TV events being in June, only that it must have been no later than August 2015.

Check out this post, and some of the ones surrounding it.

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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:22 pm

Hmm. I hadn't thought of using lunar cycles to calculate specific dates-- perhaps that's some information that should be added to our own timeline over on the wiki.

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:23 pm

Eva technically didn’t start until October 4th. ^_^ (First air date and all.)

A calendar shows up in Ep. 9 of NGE, and assuming that the calendar’s accurate, we can back track to some degree to the actual start date of the narrative events.

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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:26 pm

Not really, considering that there's some stretches of time before then during which we don't see any calendars, date markers, or get any exposition, and therefore have no idea of how much time is passing. That link about lunar cycles is interesting, though-- since it might actually let us peg down a few dates into the forum's timeline that we previously couldn't.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:47 pm

According to a Japanese Twitter friend: In their respective episodes, Sachiel attacked June 22nd 2015 and Shammy attacked July 13th 2015. Didn't yet ask him what the source was, but I'd imagine the Chronicle timeline? (Second time I mentioned that today, hah.)

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Postby Literary Eagle » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:00 pm

It's been a while since I read the timeline in The Essential Evangelion Chronicle: Side A, so I grabbed the book off my shelf to take another look at it, and... unfortunately, starting from Rei's injury in the Unit-00 activation experiment all the remaining events are simply described as "2015". Only one of the 2015 events is given a more specific date: the day Asuka joins Shinji's class is marked as September 21st (and yes, you can see that date written on the chalkboard at the end of episode 8).

Um, this leads us to a little problem, though. In episode 9, we can see Friday the 11th being circled as the day to defeat Israfel. But the 11th only falls on a Friday during two months in 2015: September and December. Which would mean that they either defeated Israfel before Asuka joined the class, which we know is incorrect, or they defeated Israfel in December, which we also know is wrong because otherwise a huge chunk of the series would be taking place in 2016 instead of 2015. What the heck?!
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