It must have been a long time since I’ve watched Neon Genesis Evangelion because I came across an episode I completely don’t remember. I mean I vaguely remember the climax, but outside of that, I didn’t remember the set up. I didn’t remember any of the pieces of it and I certainly didn’t remember the […]Read More Through a PRISM darkly. How Edward Snowden and Evangelion collide
One of the benefits of doing these retrospective pieces is that I get to revisit shows with a fresh eye and a bit more experience. One of the biggest ways this has helped is that I know a lot more about photo composition and film composition. That doesn’t mean I’m brilliant by any means, but […]Read More Sad Shinji in the rain and other pretty pictures in Neon Genesis Evangelion
So in my research I found two common ways of looking at the relationship between Misato and Shinji. I’m not convinced one is more textual than the other, but they both involve Misato’s sexuality. One side says Misato is trying to find a way past Shinji’s defensiveness, and her sexuality is just another way to […]Read More Is Misato Katsuragi a pedophile or a parent?
A couple years ago, when I walked out of The Last Jedi, I remember being blown away. Someone had actually done the one thing I’ve wanted for ages. They subverted all of the ingrained tropes that the Star Wars franchise was based on and made a movie where no one is a hero. I’m not […]Read More We are all Shinji Ikari. Why Hideaki Anno hates you (and himself )
I’ve been working myself up to write this post ever since I decided I was going to rewatch Neon Genesis Evangelion. I’ve been listening to a course on existentialism, pulling out my old psychology texts, and the whole time I’ve had a feeling of dread. Then just before I sat down to write this, I […]Read More What I talk about when I talk about Eva