Gamer_2k4 wrote:I can't think of a single instance where Shinji or Asuka indicate that they have a sexual attraction for the other (the beginning of EoE doesn't count), or at least, a situation that was aided by their living together (if Rei had dropped down next to Shinji that night, he would have gone bug-eyed with her, too).
Gamer_2k4 wrote:Didn't I address half of those in my post? I don't know what running you're referring to, or what an "Onsen" is, but I'll mention the other three again.
You realize how easy it is to look up the definition of a word when you're on the internet, right? Not doing so, especially when you're debating something, makes you out to seem rather foolish.
Gamer_2k4 wrote:The almost kiss wasn't because Shinji was trying to improve his relationship with Asuka; it was because a hot girl flopped down on his bed half an inch from him.
You just contradicted yourself with the phrase "hot girl". If Shinji had no sexual attraction to her, he wouldn't consider her "hot", would he?
Gamer_2k4 wrote:The kiss in 15 had nothing to do with a relationship in any way; Shinji did it because Asuka coerced him (note that Asuka clearly felt afterwards that he hadn't gotten into it enough), and Asuka did it because she wanted the emotional closeness. Do you honestly think Asuka's thoughts were "Check out this hot stud; I'm going to go kiss him and it's going to be awesome!" There was no physical attraction from either end, IMO.
There is indeed no hard evidence in that particular scene that Shinji was attracted to Asuka (minus the fact that he kissed her). However, Asuka's revulsion that Shinji didn't make any sort of advance ("You won't even hold me!") is quite telling from her end.
Gamer_2k4 wrote:And do you remember what Shinji said after the hospital scene? "I'm the lowest." In other words, "I suck hardcore for treating Asuka as nothing more than an object to gratify my sexual desires."
You contradicted yourself again with the phrase "sexual desires". The fact is, if Shinji used her as a side-dish, he must
have found her physically attractive. If she caused no sense of arousal within him, he wouldn't have orgasmed in twenty seconds.
Even if you don't consider the scene to be in real time, the point still stands. You simultaneously say that they're attracted to each other and that they're not.
Regardless of whether either of them feels any sense of limerence, there is
sexual attraction/tension between them.
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