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The Flood / Re: Evangelion
« on: December 10, 2019, 11:42:46 PM »
In the same forum I linked in my previous post, there was another thread (too lazy to find) discussing a situation in episode 12 involving Asuka taking a shower when Shinji's friends come to visit and after an exchange of dialogue, someone discovered that Asuka's actions could have implied that she wanted attention/someone peeping on her showering. This was only discovered/brought up for the first time three-four years ago or so despite the show going on 20+ years.

The show simply has a lot of attention to detail and nothing done by the creators feels unintentional (although the Colossus quote backwards in 2.0 was admitted to be an accidental coincidence). Works of art can be discussed indefinitely till the end of time, good luck getting the same discussion value out of 30+ Marvel movies.

Also what's up with Eva and people making obscenely long analysis about it
I watched a nine minute video on it and people were taking the piss about it being too short

The Flood / Re: Evangelion
« on: December 10, 2019, 11:12:35 PM »
She abandoned Gendo because he treated her like a tool for his own devices and Shinji actually treated her like a person. She's exactly like Kaworu in the sense that they're both aliens that aren't really humans. Granted both of these things took a backseat to other character's development up until the last six episodes or so, but there was buildup for Rei and the show isn't perfect in its pacing.

I will admit that she wasn't really handled all that well, hence why it's hard for people to understand Rei in general. Anno himself never understood her widespread popularity which is why I guess he focused a bit on Asuka more. Even in Rei's own developmental episode there's quite a bit of Asuka in there. He clearly favored her despite some people believing he hates her or something.

There was no development
At least none that I could understand


Rei just have questions build up around her and they never get answered
She just decides to abandon Gendo and go to Shinji because the plot told her to

The Flood / Re: Evangelion
« on: December 10, 2019, 06:12:12 PM »
She's a lot more subtle than the others but it was definitely there. She went from praising the ground Gendo walked on to full on hating him by the end of the series. She had to deal with her nature as both a clone to a real person and being an Angel at the same time. Throughout the series she thought she was just some sacrificial pawn to Gendo's ends until she chose not to be.

Did she tho

Rei was barely even a character tbh
She kinda was just there

The Flood / Re: Evangelion
« on: December 10, 2019, 03:39:01 PM »
I don't have a problem with Asuka as much as I did when I first watched the show; she really did grow on me and I find a lot of myself in her. The problem is that she never developed beyond simply knowing her own problems.

Shinji had a problem, he went through Instrumentality, he got over it.
Rei had a problem, she went through Instrumentality, she got over it.
Misato had a problem, she went through Instrumentality, she got over it.

Asuka had a problem, she went through Instrumentality, and she continued to blame everyone else and refused to admit she might have been in the wrong at some point. "I know about your little jerk off fantasies. If I can't have you all to my myself then I want nothing to do with you!' Oh get of your high horse, you kept jumping back and forth between him and Kaji and Shinji is 100% correct in calling you out when you wouldn't let him in.

The Flood / Re: Evangelion
« on: December 09, 2019, 08:59:04 PM »
Significantly better but still incorrect.

It’s Misato

Don't tell me you're a Rei fanboy

The Flood / Re: Evangelion
« on: December 09, 2019, 07:56:20 PM »
>Best girl

The Flood / Re: Evangelion
« on: December 09, 2019, 01:22:59 AM »
You also never reviewed it.

probably the best anime ever made, with the movie being the best part

i need to rewatch rebuild 3.0 though because i loathed it and i need to make sure that i didn't miss the point

If you’re talking about Jono’s Discord, I believe you were kicked because not only did you use emotes others found annoying, but you literally said something along the lines of “Oh, this channel is for playing Halo? Lol let’s talk about something else.”

The Flood / Re: unpopular opinions
« on: December 01, 2019, 12:40:16 AM »
The first and last ten minutes were really good. Everything in between is mediocre.

people like rogue one?

The Flood / Re: unpopular opinions
« on: November 29, 2019, 02:31:58 PM »
Super Polymerization is more degenerate than Mystic Mine.

Mystic Mine players in Yu-Gi-Oh deserve to be strangled and beaten to death with a baseball bat and then set on fire.

The Flood / Yugioh Locals
« on: November 26, 2019, 04:33:47 PM »
I play Yugioh at work with a friend of mine but he works in Tomorrowland and our shift times rarely match up so we don’t get to duel often if ever. Never the less I’ve been back into the game and I’ve been wanting to play more.

There’s a game shop about 20 minutes away that does Yugioh nights every Tuesday at 7, but not only have I been bogged down by situations preventing me from going (like tonight I’m at an auto care and they’re raking longer than normal) I’ve been a little anxious going in general.

Does anyone go to card game events? If so, what was it like for you guys?

The Flood / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: November 26, 2019, 03:28:16 PM »
If that’s a jab at people complaining about Rey, it completely physically drained Yeed to collapsing after only a few seconds whereas Kylo said (and we were subsequently showed) that she only got more powerful using the force and showed zero signs of weakness/fatigue.

Also no one is acting like Yeed isn’t special, Mando was specifically told his bounty was important/special whereas we’re told that Rey is somehow not and that she’s a nobody despite everything she does.

wow baby yoda is such a mary sue

how can he use the force with no training

The Flood / Re: Goddamn
« on: November 26, 2019, 12:57:07 PM »

Thoughts on this quote from another forum I browse?

Is the delay that surprising?
Warner Brothers know they have a financial bomb on their hands.
Now WB's move of DUNE: VOL 1 from Thanksgiving 2020 to Christmas 2020 makes much more sense.
Had the movie stuck with its March release date it would have had to compete against a new Pixar movie, the sequel to A QUIET PLACE & Disney's live action remake of MULAN. GvsK would have had one weekend to recoup it's profit before the world moved on to the next film.
Even at its new Thanksgiving 2020 release date the only hope is the longevity of the holiday season can allow it to play a little longer.
They went into the MonsterVerse all in & what they've learned is that there just isn't an audience across the globe big enough to support Kaiju movies made at the cost of $200+ million production budget & a marketing/global distribution budget of $200 million as well. The hope was these would be films that all come up to or surpass a billion dollars at the box office every film. So far the most successful has crossed 1/2 billion. King of the Monsters didn't even make $400 million worldwide & that movie is one of the most fan-pandering messes ever made.
Warner Brothers has supported the visions of the three filmmakers who have made MonsterVerse films so far & Godzilla: King of the Monsters was the movie Michael Dougherty wanted to make & it was bad & undoubtably lost the studio money. Even with inflation numbers KOTM made less at the box office than Godzilla 1998. I have it on authority Warner Brothers also supported Adam Wingard's vision on this next film.
The MonsterVerse is a noble experiment by Warner Brothers but it's also a failed experiment. Those happen. Godzilla Vs. Kong is getting released because the studio has already put over $200 million into making it but it's the end of the line for this "universe".

I don't necessarily agree on the simple fact that KoTM only really didn't make money because some idiot decided to release it on the same weekend as Aladdin which Disney went ham-fist on advertising for (way more than they did for The Lion King which was way better IMO). KoTM had noticeable flaws but it was hardly a mess of a film.

The Flood / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: November 23, 2019, 09:02:18 PM »
Literally the best thing to happen to Star Wars since RoTJ.

I have spoken.

How is it so far?

The Flood / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: November 23, 2019, 01:37:07 AM »

The Flood / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: November 22, 2019, 12:03:36 PM »
God this show is so fucking Kino. I hope we see more of HeavyInfantrydalorian.

Gaming / Re: New Half-Life game revealed tomorrow (Not click-bait)
« on: November 20, 2019, 05:04:39 PM »
I was really hoping that franchise would stay dead....

The Flood / Re: unpopular opinions
« on: November 20, 2019, 02:13:59 PM »
I would say that this website needs to shut down but I'm not so sure if that would be unpopular/controversial.

« on: November 18, 2019, 07:43:47 PM »
Can’t say I miss his channel.

Gaming / Re: Halo Mega Thread
« on: November 14, 2019, 01:07:36 PM »
Reach on PC December 3rd.

Reach for XB1 MCC could be as early as tonight.

The Flood / Re: cant we all just get along
« on: November 13, 2019, 02:20:05 PM »
Hey you can’t talk about me like that!

The Flood / Re: Yoo they fixed sonic
« on: November 12, 2019, 03:22:34 PM »
His arms aren't blue!

The Flood / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: November 12, 2019, 02:02:00 AM »
I have mixed feelings on the matter. While a standalone Boba Fett movie would've been awesome, this lets us explore the lore of Mandalore/The Mandalorians a bit more.

I think there was actually a Boba Fett standalone film in production that got quietly turned into this.

The Flood / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: November 12, 2019, 01:59:22 AM »
Criticisms of the service:

I don't even get a fucking discount (though 7 bucks a month is nothing) despite shilling away for the mouse. To make it worse, if I do want the service for free I would have to trade in my guest park passes for it; which is absolutely not worth it as those are essentially 16 free park hopper passes for my friends and family x3.

Settings only adjust subtitles and on the PS4 the subtitles don't even appear properly and appear above my screen. Also, when adjusting subtitles settings it has a tendency to break the video player and I end up having to back out of it.

as much cool stuff like this is coming to the disney+ platform, i can't say i'd ever find myself subscribing to it

The Flood / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: November 12, 2019, 01:28:52 AM »
Just watched the first episode, it was pretty badass. Ending has some implications to it.

The Flood / The Mandalorian
« on: November 11, 2019, 09:37:12 PM »

Will it be Kino?

Gaming / Re: Halo Mega Thread
« on: November 11, 2019, 05:03:24 PM »
That's a funny way of typing Stockpile.

whats the worst gametype and why is it slayer?

Gaming / Re: Halo Mega Thread
« on: November 09, 2019, 12:10:59 PM »
Happy 15th birthday Halo 2!

Gaming / Re: Halo Mega Thread
« on: November 06, 2019, 09:54:48 AM »
A lot of those shots are probably due to the latency issue 343 said that's present and that they're aware and working on it. But there's some shots in those clips where he just straight up misses and is expecting a kill anyways. Particularly the one 13 seconds in being the most obvious.

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