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23 October 2002 @ 01:14 pm
'02-'03 School Year Blister Count: 4  
::is at work:: Ahah! I just realized why these all looked out of order to me ... they're not going by the date of the performances as I am, but rather in alphabetical order by city name! D'oh.

Those of you who claim that the End of Evangelion made any sense at all or explained the series to perfection are absolutely nuts. John, I comprehended the TV series just as well as you did, but I gotta admit that the movie is just ... out there to the point of discombobulation. Is it a piece of artwork? I don't know ... what is art? It's certainly not the best made film I've seen ... while the sheer insanity of it could, I suppose, communicate to us the emotional status of the characters ... it just goes overboard with it, and loses most of its audience. Such a stringent alienation of the audience should not be a film's impact. XP Eric, I don't care what you said, but the movie sure as hell didn't explain the Instrumentality Project to me. XP Sure, I guess it didn't help that while watching, the peanut gallery wouldn't stop making somewhat asinine comments ... but after awhile, I began to agree with them.


Exact dialogue has been paraphrased. XP

::Rei's arm just falls off for no apparent reason::
Sakaki - Eh? o_o;




::The white Eva series develops Rei faces::
Sakaki - ... AIEEEEEEEEE!! x_x;;




Sakaki - Oh no ... please no ... please don't let that be ...
::a giant Rei forms::
Sakaki - AIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!




::giant Rei head falls down to earth::
Sakaki - AIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!




Sakaki - I liked this song, until I finally saw the context in which they used it. It's somehow disturbingly akin to saying like, "happy happy zippity do-dah, everybody's going to be destroyed, lala, die die, whee!"




Person - Jesus Christ, this thing only makes sense when you're on acid!
Subtitles - Does it feel good?
Person- Acid feels good!




Shinji - ...
Sakaki - SHINJI!! GO! SAVE THE WORLD!
Shinji - ...
Sakaki - Jesus, Shinji, what has the movie done to you?? You weren't like this in the TV series! ::weeps because now she knows why everyone thinks of Shinji as a wimp, when in the TV series, he really isn't!::




::Misato kisses Shinji::
Sakaki - ... WUAAH!? Misato! o_o;
::Misato makes a comment about doing the rest when Shinji gets back::
Sakaki - ...........
Person1 - How old is this kid again?
Person2 - 14.
::pause::
Person3 - And now we know why he wants to come home.




::SEELE begins intoning religious-themed stuff about the Revolution in monotone voices::
Sakaki - ::cracks up:: Does this remind anyone else of Utena?? "For the Revolution of the world!"




I guess the movie explains why everyone likes Rei so much ... she's everywhere like an extremely insidious marketing ploy. x_x;


I've decided that in art, I need to find a new system of beauty. "Anime style" has been beautiful to me for so long that I now believe I may have blinded myself to other things. I continue to rely on it even now, because it is what I know, am safe in speaking about. I don't think I shall ever totally shake its influence off me, but already I am beginning to pull away from it while in class, to try to see things differently.

Am I fake? Is there something about me ... about my behavior, or my appearance ... something that just seems to communicate that what I say and what I am thinking are not always the same thing, and do people never quite connect with me because of it? But if that is the case, then why are people in real life so oblivious to my true emotional status? If they can pick up on subtle hints that indicate "fakeness" ... then why can't they see that I am not always smiling?
 
 
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: "Long Shot," Aimee Mann
 
 
 
Silvermask: Gourry- Aha!silvermask on October 23rd, 2002 12:38 pm (UTC)
Person1 - How old is this kid again?
Person2 - 14.

Lol, I thought the same thing while watching Utena at some points...

Speaking of that, have you finished Utena yet? O_o
One Who Wanders: bouncyabiona on October 23rd, 2002 01:03 pm (UTC)
No ... X3
Silvermasksilvermask on October 23rd, 2002 12:38 pm (UTC)
Now I have Zippidy Do Dah stuck in my head o.o Gee, thanks. O_o;;;
One Who Wanders: blahabiona on October 23rd, 2002 01:01 pm (UTC)
If I could see my low productivity right now, I'd fire myself.
HEADCLEANER: The Contactantitype on October 23rd, 2002 01:10 pm (UTC)
"Anime style" has been beautiful to me for so long that I now believe I may have blinded myself to other things.

There's nothing wrong with sticking with/perfecting what you already know and do well, but branching out is also very good. ^^ If you want to look at some art for inspiration and/or new ideas, check out H.R. Giger, Dave McKean, M.C. Escher, and of course, Yoshitaka Amano. I'm sure you're already familiar with most or all of those, but just in case.. ^^

Am I fake? Is there something about me ... about my behavior, or my appearance ... something that just seems to communicate that what I say and what I am thinking are not always the same thing, and do people never quite connect with me because of it?

Well, this is difficult for me to answer completely because I've never even seen a picture of you.. A single picture wouldn't say a whole lot about you, anyway. In any case, I hardly perceive you as 'fake'. There is a different 'feel' to you, though.. It's like you're a bit guarded or something, which some people might perceive as 'fake'.. I think you just keep to yourself a bit. Of course, I could be completely wrong -- I'm just saying this based on how our friendship has been. I'm sure if I'm helping any but.. I like you, and I don't think you're 'fake'. ^^;

Those of you who claim that the End of Evangelion made any sense at all or explained the series to perfection are absolutely nuts.

It makes perfect sense to me. :P But then, it really resonates with me.. I'm not sure how I would explain it to someone who doesn't really get it. It just made sense to me on so many levels. I love the theme of apocalypse, humanity returning to Lilith and forming a sort of collective unconscious.. Until Shinji decides he would rather be apart from everyone and live, even if it's painful and lonely. He and Asuka become like Adam and Eve.. 'Neon Genesis'.
Miwa Satoshimiwasatoshi on October 23rd, 2002 01:30 pm (UTC)
But even the Shinji-Asuka relationship seems destined for self-destruction. I think what really galled me about EoE was its relentless nihilism. "We come from nothing, so we are destined to be nothing." It simply doesn't resonate for me - I am here, I exist in the here and now, and therefore, I can not be nothing or believe in nothing.

Yes, to some great extent EoE does make sense. But the message it conveys is one of hopelessness and a promise of an escape to nothingness.

That's not a message I think a lot of people really appreciate depending on their personal philosophies (not even taking religion into account!), and while there are many anime fans who will enjoy it (and rightfully so), I for one will defend the right of fans to not like it. Especially since *I* don't like it.

Life isn't always peaches and cream. But it isn't always blood and corruption either.
HEADCLEANER: Divineantitype on October 23rd, 2002 04:47 pm (UTC)
But the message it conveys is one of hopelessness and a promise of an escape to nothingness.

o_o That's an odd interpretation. It really has nothing at all to do with a return to 'nothing'. It's about humankind returning to Lilith and becoming one.. Shinji decides that rather than being an infinite 'one' with all of humanity, he would rather live and deal with the pain of being separate from everyone else again, just so he wouldn't be lonely.

Maybe it's strange that I enjoy the mood of apocalypse and despair, but the end of the movie represents a new beginning.. I found the whole movie to be something horrible, yet very beautiful..
SDsado_nishi on October 23rd, 2002 07:28 pm (UTC)
Sakaki - I liked this song, until I finally saw the context in which they used it. It's somehow disturbingly akin to saying like, "happy happy zippity do-dah, everybody's going to be destroyed, lala, die die, whee!"

Do you mean Komm Susser Todd? Cause I've always loved that song! XD

Anyway, I don't think the movie can really have a definite meaning... Cause everyone who has seen it interprets it differently. Which I kind of figured was the point anyway, to let the audience discover the meanings their own way. And gods, the endless debates between anime fans over EoE! Always so interesting to see. LOL.
HEADCLEANER: Krelianantitype on October 23rd, 2002 09:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you're really right. Like one of my other favorite anime movies, Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku, End of Eva is something that can be interpreted in a vast number of ways. That's what makes something a true work of art, IMO..