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Postby silvermoonlight » Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:07 am

View Original PostArmoured-man wrote:I am still relatively new to writing FanFiction so I've got a question, is there anything specific to Evangelion that should be taken into account when writing an Evangelion fanfiction?.


I say write what ever you want if you can justify it and make it work go for it. ^_^
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Postby Armoured-man » Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:54 am

hmm ok thanks, I think I might go back and rewatch the original NGE to get a better idea of the characters and how they act before actually writing my story, considering that I plan to do a reaction fanfiction, where the main characters are forced to watch the events of the series and the end of Evangelion, but in order to do that I have to get a better idea of how the characters would actually act and react to quite literally seeing their deepest darkest secrets put on display
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Postby The18°angel » Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:16 pm

a question the relationship between Misato and Shinji would be different if Shinji were a young adult 20/21 years old, how much would the relationship between them change? besides the obvious that Shinji wouldn't go live with Misato.

and a question about the characterization of Mari, in the anime and rebuild Asuka uses the wordenwand, Shinji the music player and Rei reads books. in Mari's case would she read manga and occasionally books, or she would do something more physical to be able to spend time alone such as exercise or martial arts?
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Postby silvermoonlight » Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:30 pm

View Original PostThe18°angel wrote:a question the relationship between Misato and Shinji would be different if Shinji were a young adult 20/21 years old, how much would the relationship between them change? besides the obvious that Shinji wouldn't go live with Misato.


Yes I think it would change but I feel it would become far more mother and son like.

and a question about the characterization of Mari, in the anime and rebuild Asuka uses the wordenwand, Shinji the music player and Rei reads books. in Mari's case would she read manga and occasionally books, or she would do something more physical to be able to spend time alone such as exercise or martial arts?


I wrote Mari in her 20's as liking hacking and robotics but like older Asuka really liking military training the type that the FBI and MI6 use which is about taking someone down fast and brutally as well as firearm training. As martial arts from what I've heard is not good in real world combat whereas the combat in Bourne is for real world use.
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Postby Gob Hobblin » Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:09 pm

View Original Postamitakartok wrote:Well, I have a dialogue scene I've been sitting for over half a year now....

I have no idea how to make the scene flow. Dialogue I can write, but those little pieces of narrative between the spoken lines about what the characters are doing in the background? Never got the hang of it.


I imagine you're well past this point, now, but you don't have to actually fill the space between dialogue all of the time. Sometimes, it becomes needless exposition when the conversation itself is telling us what we need. There's nothing wrong with a simple back and forth of dialogue without having to consistently tack on 'he said,' or 'she replied,' or to describe what is happening around that conversation. The conversation is as much part of storytelling as the narration. Given good dialogue, this can create a rhythm in the reader's mind, which can enhance the experience of the conversation (and allow the reader's mind to better fill in and create the scene than a writer could).

Sometimes, it's acceptable to simply string the dialogue until you come to a point where a physical action or sudden thought deserves clarification, allowing you to break the rhythm for a moment to give the reader a chance to assess what's been said. I say write the dialogue out, envision the scene in your mind as it would play out, note the moments that would be interesting to you behavior wise, and see how to integrate those moments into the dialogue you've written.
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Postby amitakartok » Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:39 pm

View Original PostGob Hobblin wrote:I imagine you're well past this point, now.


Yeah, I finally posted that in May. As a second opinion, do you think the final result is adequate enough?
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Postby Gob Hobblin » Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:12 pm

More than adequate. The pacing and dialogue is very well balanced.
Though, Gob still might look good in a cocktail dress.
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