[EVA] False Birthdates
ebj.nerv at flashnet.it
Sat Jun 23 12:04:10 EDT 2001
> Perhaps, however I don't think Anno would let
> marketing people subjugate "his story" in an
> effort to make that money.
I doub't he'd have any choice...he didn't put money in it, so he had only what
say he had managed to put in the contract in the beginning...and I dount that
included restrictions on musical scores or whatnot.
> A more appropriate analogy would be "The New
> Recently Recorded Elvis Album"! that just
> contains old songs.
Appropriate to you.
> I mostly object to the packaging
> and passing off of this CD as a tribute to Rei's birthday,
> at a time when she wasn't even born!
Because you give importance to the particular of the year.
> Call my cynical,
> that Rei is so popular and Megumi is too.
All the contrary. Rei's birthday (and not birthdate) _is_ the most logical
choice, since there's been mistery about it.
> Well it also seems to exist in many anime CD
> Rei's day when she hasn't even been born yet!
This is pretty irrelevant, and reviewers are as well. Rei is a character that
has gained enough popularity to be immortalized, what matters if we celebrate
her birthday before or after she's been born? It's something they probably
didn't even consider to begin with. They probably didn't look at it the way you
are doing, and I'd go as far as to say that the reviewers didn't, either, or
were uninformed on the series if they did. In fact, this is the first time in
months that I hear such an objection, that has to be telling something.
> A number of the reviews also state "celebrating
> the birth of Rei" and that is plainly wrong. I just
> think it will confuse a lot of people and there
> is really no need for it.
I agree on this. They are wrong. They are preys of confusion. But this is
nothing new to Eva.
> I am looking forward to it actually. Though
> this is just going to add more to the clutter.
That's life (and that's what Anno tried to say in Eva, isn't it?).
> Sure I accept that. That is part of what I love
> world, that frustrates me so much.
Easy to speak once you got your set of tapes/dvds and Eva's been around for 6
years, but when they first aired it that was normality, you'd be convinced of
something and uphold it in discussion. There will always be misinformation no
matter what, to get upset about it is a self-damaging attitude, IMO.
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