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It's an interesting point. However: does a set of tastes really builds (or reveals) a persistent identity? Many guys may and most likely do share yours, mines or anyone's tastes. In any case, you can answer to the posed question anonymously (while, yes, maybe getting shit from it or being left alone cause your tastes suck or whatever) and, still, that won't chase you on any other anonymous post you shall make. I mean, it is not really you who's been tracked down and addressed or attacked, but some set of references you're coming from, so it neither constitutes a strict ad hominem or a misuse of anonymous posting at all; if anything, you're the one who de facto tracked down someone elses's post to go like "don't start this again, I'm done with you", instead of giving new posts a new chance as a healthy anonymous poster would.
Now, insofar as your on topic opinion goes: the problem is that you actually never gave any arguments for the alleged uselessness of EoE but, indeed, just stated that you in particular didn't care about the plot (as if, without it, anything on a story could ever happen). On the other hand, you were remarked, with references and examples, about how such attitude very much narrows your reading of the series: that many of those displays of action you systematically reject aren't hollow at all and you might be missing some vital information, therefore compromising the credibility of your opinions about the show... and, moreover, how that goes even for the characters' interpersonal relationships, which you consider the most appealing component of the series (e.g. only EoE finally allowed us to see that Gendo wasn't a monster who manipulated and sacrificed Yui: it was the other way around. Yui did everything to become immortal. Gendo did everything to bring her back when she abandoned him to do so).
>In the end it's the same continuity.
I've provided you with more than enough arguments to see that is not: they're different and separate possibilities, under a multiverse scheme (the Quantum Rei nickname that fans gave to Rei III is not just a joke), for things to end up depending on Shinji's decisions during instrumentality.
Post edited on 22nd Mar 2013, 7:58pm