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Does Erin have wrist tattoos a la Jack from Bioshock, or am I seeing that wrong?

The Kill la Kill t-shirt has been noted.

Mmmmm, love me some KLK.

Better than Eva anyway ;)

I feel compelled to ask just where these angry NGE fans are, because in the comments section of the strips based around it, the vast majority of comments are from people who dislike it and also assume that you do. They then proceed to post about how correct you are in saying it is a bad series.

Meanwhile the most I see from NGE fans are comments about beating a dead horse/missing the point. I have never noticed any of them get particularly angry about it. Granted, in regards to "missing the point", they are doing so ironically by not getting that it is satire, but I honestly cannot recall seeing anybody give the reaction you frequently mention.

Twitter/Facebook, maybe?

Daystar Clarion:
The Kill la Kill t-shirt has been noted.

Mmmmm, love me some KLK.

Better than Eva anyway ;)

NGE would have been a whole different series if they had Mako in there.

... I'd really like to see that happen now.

I'm just kinda annoyed how many times NGE has been used as a theme in these strips. Seriously, its a comic about video games and you've made Evangelion the topic of the strip more times than literally any game (including Skyrim ffs!!) :P

I've never been into Evangelion so I don't really care about Evangelion 3.0 or whatever. However I do notice that they're starting to milk it like a few other popular anime/manga series.

Making fun of Eva? Must be Tuesday.

(I really do need to get around to watching the new releases. I haven't watched anything other than the original series)

Zhukov:
Does Erin have wrist tattoos a la Jack from Bioshock, or am I seeing that wrong?

I'm pretty certain that she does indeed have wrist tattoos, and they do indeed appear to be little chains just like Jack's...at least that's what they look like to me.

OT: Always fun when you bust out an Eva-based comic. I think the guy in the comic is actually missing the point. Yeah...we all know that Eva's about angst and depression and angsty depression and depressing angst and creepy fetishes about a cloned girl getting chopped into bits. That's kinda why the haters don't like it in the first place. Saying that it's like watching a porno and getting upset when the repair guy doesn't fix the cable isn't an apt analogy. A better one would be to say that it's like watching a porno and getting upset that it's nothing but sex, just as one can watch Eva and get upset that it's nothing but angst and crying.

Edit: To clarify, "getting mad at what Evangelion is" is kinda the point of not liking the show and making fun of Shinji crying. And that could very well be the point of this comic and I'm just being a jackass. :P

Yeah, just fast forward through giant robot fights. Or watch Alien Nine. Its super short so you don't have to deal with angst for 26 episodes!! Aiyiyi!

I'm considering watching the show just so I can understand what all these comics are about.

Oh would that be the comic I am never ever ever going anywhere near ever again?

Yeah, that one.

Are you marginalising my desire to have a logical story and conclusion in my porn?
Stories have to make sense, even if it is porn (or a webcomic).

Wasn't Evangelion always a middle finger to the typical anime fans? From the main character who suffered from depression and didn't simply get over it as viewers wanted him to. The depressing scene in the hospital with Rei where she calls him on what a creep he was. To how they had Shinji fall for a guy just to tick off homophobes.

It's been over ten years since I watched it last, so I can't remember clearly.

Zhukov:
Does Erin have wrist tattoos a la Jack from Bioshock, or am I seeing that wrong?

:D Yep. She has "The Great Chain" on one wrist, and the tri-force on the other.

How are you just seeing this now? They show it off every chance they get. ;p

OT: EVA ANGER! xD

Or you could always watch RahXephon, which is like Eva but with likeable characters... though in places it's even weirder... also the Robo-Fights aren't as awesome in RahXephon... but its character relationships are somewhat less creepy.

On another note though, what is it with Giant Robot Show Auteurs and Depression... I mean Two of the Three Giant Robot Show Runners that I can think of had depression and had it seriously influence their work... Anno with his daddy issues and Tomino killing pretty much everyone in his shows... though I guess Kowamori does have his whole new age woo obsession...

This is creating giant robot anime is a psychological rabbit hole to be sure...

Cake? I... just... cake?
Why...?

On the topic of Evangelion, it really is too easy to make fun of. I do plan on watching Rebuild sometime, but I'm expecting to be as dissapointed as I was in the series.

PedroSteckecilo:
Or you could always watch RahXephon, which is like Eva but with likeable characters... though in places it's even weirder... also the Robo-Fights aren't as awesome in RahXephon... but its character relationships are somewhat less creepy.

On another note though, what is it with Giant Robot Show Auteurs and Depression... I mean Two of the Three Giant Robot Show Runners that I can think of had depression and had it seriously influence their work... Anno with his daddy issues and Tomino killing pretty much everyone in his shows... though I guess Kowamori does have his whole new age woo obsession...

This is creating giant robot anime is a psychological rabbit hole to be sure...

Might I suggest watching Martian Successor Nadesico then. Much less depression.
Takes a bit of getting used to. It's a comedy, or parody. A parody of clichés.
Bit hard to explain. It takes a cliché, overdoes it, turns it even more absurd.
Dresses it all up in 70's style "badly written" cliché giant robot anime and appears to keep a straight face.

Not to everyone's taste I guess, but I really enjoyed it and I'm sure plenty of others will.

I wonder what is Erin view on JoJos Bizzare Adventure

Last time you did this I checked the comments section. There was only one person who was actually angry, and IIRC it wasn't really about the comic itself. The number of people who wonder why the hell you keep doing this outnumber the imaginary people you think get mad at your comic. Get over yourself.

So... Erin burning down her workplace TWICE was just a funny little side-thing?

I'm even more concerned than I was before! D:

I've always liked Evangelion.

I do think it's a little "deep," but then again, Anno has openly admitted to using Christian imagery because he thinks it looks cool, not to spell out some religious message. I find that in itself hilarious.

Kururu999:
Last time you did this I checked the comments section. There was only one person who was actually angry, and IIRC it wasn't really about the comic itself. The number of people who wonder why the hell you keep doing this outnumber the imaginary people you think get mad at your comic. Get over yourself.

Pretty much this.

If the author of this comic really wanted to stir up a hornet's nest again, he should just make another White Guy Defense Force strip.

Hell, even making a strip attacking bronies would stir up more of a shitstorm than what he's doing here.

canadamus_prime:
I've never been into Evangelion so I don't really care about Evangelion 3.0 or whatever. However I do notice that they're starting to milk it like a few other popular anime/manga series.

the creators of evangelion or the creators of critical miss?

cause its the tenth comic that says evangelion is shit...

Olas:
I'm considering watching the show just so I can understand what all these comics are about.

Likewise... well, maybe not, since it doesn't seem to be available on Funimation Elite. I guess I'll go back to Tenchi Muyo and its spin-offs.

P.S. Thanks

And yet, still no tang joke.

Olas:
I'm considering watching the show just so I can understand what all these comics are about.

Watch the first episode, then you'll get everything about NGE. No need to go any further than that.

Gee, you really do like Evangelion.

I'm much more of a Hokuto No Ken person....

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the giant robots wrecking shit up more equivalent with the sex in porn? It basically triggers the same stimuli.

3.0 does suck...

I refer to it as Eva's Jump the shark, point.

You don't hate Evangelion? Why not? I love Envangelion but I still fucking loathe it with every fiber of my being.

I'm certain many people can understand this feeling. At least the ones that have seen EoE should.

I'm a broken record when it comes to bashing this film, but the very last thing I have to say about it is that I don't see anything clever, smart or subversive in first telling a coherent story fairly well, and then pulling six megatonnes of stuff out of your ass to poorly tell a new story.

Okay, I promise I'm done bashing 3.0... probably for a week or so anyway.

Nice KLK reference from the anime that saved Christmas.

I still love Evangelion even though Anno would hate my guts and everyone else who likes his work but I can live with that.

Now to try getting lucky at finding a cheap Revoltech Mark.09 and Unit 13.

PedroSteckecilo:
Or you could always watch RahXephon, which is like Eva but with likeable characters... though in places it's even weirder... also the Robo-Fights aren't as awesome in RahXephon... but its character relationships are somewhat less creepy.

On another note though, what is it with Giant Robot Show Auteurs and Depression... I mean Two of the Three Giant Robot Show Runners that I can think of had depression and had it seriously influence their work... Anno with his daddy issues and Tomino killing pretty much everyone in his shows... though I guess Kowamori does have his whole new age woo obsession...

This is creating giant robot anime is a psychological rabbit hole to be sure...

This was a trend that happened after the rise of Super Robot which showed their child characters as stable and eternally virtuous. Eva and Gundam Wing were considered two of the animes that help deconstruct this trend to show what would actually happen if a child was thrown in a war: mental degradation or despair followed by less optimistic but still positive outlook.

Gainax however decided to do a reconstuction after Eva to show how fun Meches can be despite the mental issues: Gurren Lagann. Sadly, Sunrise and many mech anime makers still stick with the more depressing subject matter (buddy complex sounds like a more boring Valvrave and Nobunaga the Fool feels like its going to have something catastrophic happen to both worlds); some pull it off, some don't

Shadow-Phoenix:
Nice KLK reference from the anime that saved Christmas.

I still love Evangelion even though Anno would hate my guts and everyone else who likes his work but I can live with that.

Now to try getting lucky at finding a cheap Revoltech Mark.09 and Unit 13.

I think Anno is more jaded than purely hateful of his fans and given the fact that the series ending resulted in vandalism of Gainax and death threats, he has every right to be jaded. A theory I have is that a lot of the scenes in End of Eva are his way of sticking a middle finger to the otaku community at the time: the hospital scene was an illustration of how male otaku objectify female charcters and Shinji's rejection of instrumentality showing how many otaku don't improve (see End of Evangelion and the Audience/author membrane for more information)

Regardless, Eva 3.0 is definatly a middle finger to the audience for better or worse. I do hope Anno can get his head in the right space for Eva Final so that we actually get some restitution for Shinji; the poor guy is already broken beyond all recognition, don't break him more.

88chaz88:

Olas:
I'm considering watching the show just so I can understand what all these comics are about.

Watch the first episode, then you'll get everything about NGE. No need to go any further than that.

Really, not even the Asuka mindscrew scene or Shinji in the giant Shadow or Shinji meeting Kaworu? Three of the big character scenes that help solidify Eva's reputation and you don't ask that he watch any of them?

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