[EVA][fanfic] I Mustn't Run Away (also in response to
tom at computerworks.net
Mon Nov 3 22:22:43 EST 1997
On Tue, 4 Nov 1997, Patrick Yip wrote:
> Nonsense. There's a very real Asuka-Shinji thread underlying quite a bit
> of the series. Shinji is afraid of rejection, so he doesn't pursue it, and
> Asuka won't let herself act on it.
> ## I *absolutely* agree! Do not expect western-style passionate shouting
> ## of "Oh I love you!". Things are really subtle here.
Which, IMO, for the purposes of the story works much better. It seems like
in Eva, the important things are understated, while there's quite a bit of
flack put up. At least until the ending...
> ## Yes, Shinji-Rei attachment. It started as a kind of unidirectional
> ## first-love affair for Shinji, later it evolved into mother-son
> ## attachment. Very Oedipian...
Another part of it consists of the fact that Rei literally didn't know how
to react to Shinji.
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