[EVA] Bloody Rei Monologuing (was: The soul in Eva 00...)
frumious99 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 6 21:26:03 EST 2009
"Doesn't necessarily mean that Rei wasn't discovering red spots on her panties at the appropriate time"
...we should be more careful about treating it as a given fact than we do; but conceivably...what are the alternate interpretations of "a woman that doesn't bleed?"
it's either a reference to Rei, the Evas, or Lilith.
As for the "Rei Monologue/Poem", obviously it was to make a clip-show, but I think it was a nice scene they built from scratch.
The in-universe question of "what did it mean" is...unclear.
Given that its "Rei synching with Eva-01", I tend to think it has something to do with Yui's mind/soul connecting with Rei in some way....that Rei isn't voluntarily "making up a poem", so much as...she's seeing a flood of images then commenting on them as she goes.
Nor does this seem to be any mere reverie: later on in episode 19, they more or less establish that Rei doesn't have "dreams" the way people do....notice that the end of the monologue when she snaps back to reality in episode 14 is one of the few moments when Rei seems genuinely "shocked".
--- On Mon, 12/7/09, Rachel K. Clark <rachel.k.clark at evageeks.org> wrote:
From: Rachel K. Clark <rachel.k.clark at evageeks.org>
Subject: [EVA] Bloody Rei Monologuing (was: The soul in Eva 00...)
To: "The english-language evangelion mailing list." <evangelion at eva.onegeek.org>
Date: Monday, December 7, 2009, 1:41 AM
>> RE: "A woman who never bleeds":
>> For what it's worth, I always figured that line refers to Lilith (who bleeds
>> LCL and not human blood) instead of Rei.
> Why, since up until there, there's almost no evidence that the creators
> had even thought about Lilith, about connecting Rei with Lilith, and the
> public would've never been able to figure it out until a couple of years
To be perfectly honest, I'm still having trouble figuring out how a majority of viewers decide with 100% ease that this rather opaque line about some woman or women who doesn't or don't bleed necessarily means that Rei wasn't discovering brown spots on her panties at the appropriate time. Is this some kind of memetic interpretation, or does the conclusion really draw itself *that* intuitively from Rei's monologue? (How much of Rei's monologue actually makes intuitive and contextual sense, while we're at it...?)
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