[EVA] Concurrency tangent (WAS: Alternate Rei on DVD cover)
sailorstardust at evageeks.org
Sun Jan 31 13:26:33 EST 2010
I've talked about ending concurrency time and again, pointing out how
Instrumentality must have been rejected in 26 like in EoE due to
Shinji's own words of wanting to keep living in reality:
SHINJI: One possibility that's in me. The me right now is not exactly who I
am. All sorts of me's are possible. That's right. A me that's not an Eva
pilot is possible too.
MISATO: When you think of it that way, this world of reality isn't so bad.
SHINJI: The world of reality might not be so bad. But I hate myself.
HYUGA: It's you that perceives reality as bad and unpleasant.
AOBA: It's you who's mistaken reality for the truth.
IBUKI: Your perspective on reality and the importance you place on reality,
the slightest difference in these things will greatly change the world
inside your mind.
IKARI: You are merely not used to being loved by other people.
MISATO: So there's no need for you to constantly care about what other
people think of you.
SHINJI: But doesn't everybody hate me?
ASUKA: What are you, stupid?! You're just making yourself believe that,
SHINJI: But I hate myself.
REI: Anyone who hates himself can't come to love and trust others.
SHINJI: I'm a gutless, hypocritical, wimpy coward.
MISATO: See? lf you understand yourself, you can be kind.
SHINJI: I hate myself.
*SHINJI & ASUKA & MISATO:
But maybe I can learn to love myself.*
SHINJI: Maybe it's okay for me to be here! That's right! I'm me, nothing
more, nothing less! I'm me.* I want to be me! I want to be here! And it's
okay for me to be here!*
Shinji's final words are also similar to his final words in EoE as well:
SHINJI: I still don't know how I can be happy...*but I'm here, and I will
keep wondering why I was born.* Then I'll simply discover things that are so
common again and again...*in order for me to be myself.*
And the TV ending was *originally* going to be EoE, so I'm not sure why Anno
would completely reverse his message instead of keeping it the same inboth
Other then that, for now I'll just say the 26 "Congratulations!" scene seems
to be a result (of sorts) of EoE Shinji's "I want to see them again, because
I believe my feelings were real" (Note both scenes have the blue sky with
clouds, everybody is happy and being portrayed as individuals in either
scene, etc) just before Eva-01 leaves Lilith who physically dies as the
Black Moon is destroyed.
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