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>"You're all you had and you couldn't even love yourself!"
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Why would I love myself if no one else can?
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Why didn't shinji just rape asuka?
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>>124138331
Well I fucked up the OP, but, I've never understood this. I've read/heard variations on this but it doesn't make sense to me. How can you love yourself if you can only see your own flaws? Are you supposed to ignore them? How would accepting yourself ever help anything?

Tl;dr, what the fuck's this supposed to mean?
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>>124138357
Because he is a pussy.
Also
>Implying he could if he tried.
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>>124138356
Why would anyone else love you if you can't love yourself?
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>>124138378
This is one of the major themes of Eva. You need to both see your flaws and love yourself anyways. You will never be ideal. You will always be imperfect. But if you simply dwell on those flaws, you will never be able to move past them or learn to deal with them, because you will simply wallow in them.
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>>124138378
>How can you love yourself if you can only see your own flaws?
Isn't seeing only flaws lying to yourself?
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>>124138504

What's wrong with wallowing ?
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So, End of Evangelion is one of the greatest films of the 20th century, right? It's not just me?
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>>124138504
So like, take the mentality of 'oh yeah, he can be a fag sometimes, but he's still a cool dude' and apply it to yourself instead of others?

Rather, don't try to hold yourself to a higher standard than you would others, and accept that people will like you regardless of your flaws because of your positives that you might not be able to see yourself?
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>>124138434
People adopt stray dogs and cats all the time.
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>>124138541
Well, I suppose it doesn't really help anyone.
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>>124138576
Can people be strays?
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>>124138552
Essentially. Because we would all just hate each other if we focused on our negatives.

>>124138534
Wallowing is becoming mired in a problem. It's becoming so caught up with something that it utterly prevents you from functioning. It's never good.
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>>124138357
>Why didn't asuka just rape shinji?
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>>124138545
OP here, I recently just watched the entire series and EoE after not doing so for years. It's pretty good. I enjoyed it, and it has some pretty interesting things. There are a lot of things I couldn't fully parse about the story, and unless someone else helps to explain it to me, I'm probably gonna have to rewatch the ending of EoE a couple times.
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>>124138545

The absolute height of anime, I don't even know why people bothered after that.
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>>124138609
So then the reason Asuka hates Shinji, or rather is disgusted by his behavior is because he's constantly seeking validation from other people before himself, placing himself in direct contrast to her self-driven, 'I'll decide what to believe' mentality?
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>>124138606
Yes.
Don't be dumb, there has been plenty of cases where a person love another person who doesn't love himself.
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>>124138655
You should think over and try to find the answers on your own before consulting others. You'll be better off that way even if you don't get it completely right, as you'll be able to make your knowledge your own.
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>>124138609
>>124138713
So the question then becomes, would Shinji have been accepted by Asuka if he accepted himself? His father even?

Misato? Did Misato even accept him? I always saw her as pitying him, and not ever really acting as herself around him, but rather trying to act in a way as such to foster the development of his own self-worth - meaning she never truly acknowledged him.

Speaking of which, when she kisses him in EoE, do you guys think that she actually would have been okay with / had the desire to love him in a physical way as is what seems to be her default?

Misato kinda seems like her character was partially based around her being a very sexual person and being made to feel ashamed of the way that she felt most comfortable connecting with others.

Am I missing anything?
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>>124138713
The last line of EoE has about a million different interpretations, and all of them are probably somewhat true. Parse it out for yourself, it's more fun that way.
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>>124138788
Not mine

;_;
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>>124138713
They're two sides of the same coin, both seeking the same thing from two different approaches. Shinji shrunk into himself, deciding he wasn't worth validation. Asuka rammed herself into other people's faces, demanding validation.
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>>124138839
The one thing I totally could not figure out is why he tries to choke Asuka. It didn't really seem to make any sense considering he just willingly made the choice to give everyone back their own self identity.

When it comes to figuring stuff out, I work best when I have a sounding board. Figured /a/ was a decent place to do it. You guys can be insightful when you're not all being fags.
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>>124138818
Misato came onto him earlier in the series, but she also knew for a fact she was going to die there. It was an empty promise and both she and Shinji knew she was just saying it to try and motivate him to do anything other than sit on the ground and await death.
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>>124138357
Because she would've liked it
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>>124138981
That's what I figured, it seemed like she was just doing her best to throw a last ditch effort at getting Shinji to give a fuck about SOMETHING, even if it was just sex. It sorta depresses me to think that though, because it feels like that means that at that moment she lost all faith in Shinji, kinda.

When did she come onto him earlier in the series? Like, I believe you, I just can't think of an exact moment.
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>>124138545

Bresson, Tarkovsky, Godard, Bergman...While they aforementioned have come close, none of their works have managed to achieve the level of profoundness, intelligence, and depth found in the masterpiece, End of Evangelion.

Will any director ever be able to match Hideaki Anno's genius?
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>>124138818
>So the question then becomes, would Shinji have been accepted by Asuka if he accepted himself? His father even?
Not immediately, at the very least. Every character in Evangelion has their own host of issues and problems that prevent them from connecting with others. That said, even one healthy character might have been capable of helping the others with their own set of mental traumas. Though I really can't say for certain.

>Speaking of which, when she kisses him in EoE, do you guys think that she actually would have been okay with / had the desire to love him in a physical way as is what seems to be her default?

On some level, probably, but she probably wouldn't have followed through. She was just giving in to her own weaknesses in her final moments.

>>124138901
>The one thing I totally could not figure out is why he tries to choke Asuka. It didn't really seem to make any sense considering he just willingly made the choice to give everyone back their own self identity.

As I said before, there are many possible answers to that question. Its probably best for you to parse it out on your own for awhile, or at least offer some of your own initial ideas before people respond to them. There are also a number of analyses that you could find online if you like.
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>>124138901
Yes, but fucking look at that place.
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>>124139039
Episode 23, B part. After Rei dies, Shinji is depressed sitting in his room and Misato goes to comfort him the only way she knows how. She goes to reach towards his hand and he shrinks away, yells at her, and then she apologizes and quickly leaves the room.

People like to post the image from that scene of the chair symbolizing Shinji's dick quite a lot.
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>>124139141
Oh shit, I just realized that's kinda fucked up. Because he looks down on the way Misato is able to connect with people (through sex) he ends up pushin--

Wait, I just realized, every fucking person in Eva basically has the same fucking problem. They all are trying to connect with each other, but can't and/or won't for almost the exact same reasons. Asuka can't connect with Shinji, because she's assertive, which closes off Shinji, and he seeks outward validation, which disgusts, Asuka. Misato tries to connect to him through sex, which is how she is able to feel connected, but Shinji pushes her away because that disgusts him. The irony being, if they stopped all being triple-niggers, they'd be happy.

Did I just solve the puzzle, holy shit.
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>>124138331

what episode was that quote from and at what time?
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>>124139232
Congratulations!
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>>124139258
I believe it was EoE, at the end, during the part that's (presumably) taking place in Shinji's mind.
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>>124139232
Congratulations, you discovered the Hedgehog's Dilemma. That's the main theme of the show.

There are more, don't worry.
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>>124139266
Maybe it's okay for me to be here!
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>implying hating people is wrong or bad
anti-anthropocentric and misanthrope master race
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>>124138357
>Why didn't they just flight on dragons?
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>>124138357

She wanted him to rape her.
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>>124139400
A true misanthrope would simply kill themselves. Humanity is all we know or understand, and unless that ever changes (which it probably won't), you're stuck with us.
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>>124139232
Omedetou!
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>>124139611
Holy shit, this edge might just kill me. Good job anon.
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>>124139611
I realize you may actually feel this way, but think about how edgy it sounds when you type it out for everyone else to see.

Also get better taste in vidya.
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>>124139611
That sounds like lyrics to some song I've heard before but can't remember
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>>124139611
Coward. You're still waiting to be rescued.
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>>124139740
Most people are, I think.
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>>124139835
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>>124139835
Okay, calm down now. I'm sure you're super cool with your "I hate everything" attitude.
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>>124139844
We're all gonna make it, right?
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>>124139844
I'm sure some of us have given up by now.

myself included
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>>124139740
stop projecting

>>124139871
embarrassing how?
i dont give a fuck what you degenerate horny nerds think. go rub your dicks on your computer screens and delude yourselves about your shitty slut waifus more.
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>>124139910
I don't know. I hope so. Isn't that what love is all about? People trying to fill that void, with other people?
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>>124139910
At best, a few of us will hobble across the "finish line" in a zombified state after a life of wageslavery and isolation.

However, I don't think the isolation is too bad at all.
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>>124139894
i am.
im like a white mc ride
except without the handstands and energy
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>>124139963
>go rub your dicks on your computer screens and delude yourselves about your shitty slut waifus more.

How did you know about my Friday night plans?
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>>124139611
>>124139835
>[Deleted]
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>>124140000
this is /a/
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>>124140011
Filename's a nice touch.
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>>124140000
...That's... not what I meant at all?
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>>124139963
But no one could ever truly understand me
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>>124140088
So fill the void with something else, like science, art, anime.
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>>124140088
>implying anyone would want to understand an awkward autist such as yourself
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>>124140088
Welcome to the human dilemma, friend. All those philosophers and story writers are starting to make sense, I think.
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>>124140095
Nobody cares if you can't be banned. You'll leave to go back to reddit on your own eventually.
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>>124140152
Stop replying to him anon. You cannot control his actions, but you can control your own. Control yourself.
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>>124140095
>people like this exist
>people like this get entire cities worth of mobile devices banned from 4chan
Jesus and you think we're pathetic
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>>124140110
>>124140116
>>124140129
I hate myself.
But, I might be able to love myself. I might be allowed to stay here. Yes. I am nothing but I. I am I. I wish to be I. I wish to stay here as do I. I can stay here as do I!

Thank you all!
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>>124140152
but i don't even go there exceptbto shitpost.
im roo edgy to waste ny life talking wurh stupid random fuck heads who can onlt cry about being lonely all day or babbling about sex bullshit.
you whiny fucks are no different tben anyone else.
except for edgelords like me.

if you don't care though why rey?
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>>124140200
reading is pathetic?
boo hoo i get other people banned from the internet.
they need a break anyway im sure.
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>>124140200
and are reallt crying about 4chan?
being attached to this place is infintely more pathetic.
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>>124138357
because she has dirty Gaijin blood
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>>124138818
Gendo couldn't accept anyone that wasn't Yui. He is, self-admittedly, a coward who pushed Shinji away because he was afraid.
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>>124138357
Why, indeed?
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>>124138901
>The one thing I totally could not figure out is why he tries to choke Asuka.
Shinji had been out of the tang for a while without seeing anybody. He finally sees Asuka and he doesn't believe, so he chokes her so she'll respond by rejecting him, to validate that he isn't back in the goop. Except she doesn't reject him, but caresses his hand, and tells him those famous words of "how disgusting".
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How can you love anything if you can't love yourself.
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>>124140374
Force.
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>>124140374
And yes the alternative in extreme cases is suicide but in the end double think is best I guess, even though I hate it.
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>>124140374
How can anyone regurgitate shitty platitudes such as this with reckless abandon?
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>>124140353
>because she wasn't misato
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>>124140349
this goddamn scene

control your fucking boner dude
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>>124140406
How can anyone recite such pretentious shit without explaining themselves.
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>>124140444
How can anyone be so low-brow as to think using the word "platitudes" is pretentious?
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>>124140406
How can't i.
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>>124140467
By not making shitty posts
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>>124140444
If you are incapable of loving yourself for who you are how could you see yourself loving others for who they are?
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>>124140514
Because what they are isn't what you are.
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>>124140461

Platitude is not common vernacular nerd

And you still haven't explained what you meant
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>>124140560
If you're a person that can't forgive your own flaws, then the moment you find flaws in other people, you won't be able to forgive them. If you do, you're just a hypocrit that hates himself or attention.
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Shinji is a symbol of human weakness, yet you still want him to succeed. You want him to be happy, despite the fact that he's a flawed character. If you can love Shinji, you can love yourself.
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>>124140573
>usage of an uncommon word means the speaker is pretentious

Well I'll be damned.

>And you still haven't explained what you meant

You have an internet connection, you can google it for all I care.

Having to love yourself to love someone else is a platitude of the lowest sort, being an oft-hawked around phrase that is meant to be vaguely comforting and offer some sort of answer. In reality, it's just more boring tripe that spews forth from the mouth of disinterested and/or frankly retarded individuals who want to say something about the topic of love, but ultimately cannot be assed to even put an ounce of originality into their observations. Furthermore, it isn't even right, working from a practical perspective, as "love" is pretty subjective and what can be considered "love" will vary from person to person to some degree.

I shouldn't have to craft up some dissertation just so you can understand what should have been an easily conveyed point.
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>>124140673
>If you can love Shinji, you can love yourself.
Shinji managed to move past his problems though and forgive others of theirs, he's a better person than most of us.
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>>124138357
they fucked.

thats why she melted down
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>>124140867
Take it to Evageeks.
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>>124140609
You may find your own flaws unforgivable and another's flaws forgivable depending on your values, it doesn't necessarily make you a hypocrite. Really the paradox is how you can accept anyone's love for who you are when you yourself can't love who you are.

Shinji ultimately couldn't get close to anybody because he hated himself and believed that if others knew who he really was they would hate him as well. He was merely projecting his self-hatred onto everyone around him.
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>>124140723
Is this really what you want to be doing with your time?
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>>124138357
>close up of Shinji's hand occurs throughout the series to show his self-worth
>clenched hands for determination, dangling for defeated, you get the idea
>despite how opportunistic Shinji was and hpw vulnerable as Asuka was in this situation, Shinji still doesn't go any further than rolling her on her back
>he cums in his hand, showing how he'd rather degrade himself and his hand rather than degrade Asuka further, as well as emphasizing how he's at his lowest point
Hedgehogs, man.
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>>124140912
What? You think I have something better to do?
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>>124140952
You could try watching anime.
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>>124140947
Solving the hedgehog dilemma is easy though.
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>>124140974
Not in the mood.
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>>124139232
Fucking retard. The show even throws the "hedgehog dilemma" term right at your fucking face.
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