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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

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Neon

Posted by shanoah on February 17, 2009

Oh, Those Who Hunt Elves is a great show, Sean. Where else can you find a tank that’s possessed by a cat spirit driving around? Ok, admittedly, I wouldn’t blink an eye if it turned up in our D&D campaign, but where else?

Oh, incidentally, the name of the opening Elven Lied theme song was ‘Lilium’. I seem to have forgotten to mention it there. The mystical overtones in Elven Lied, combined with the high science recall this (quite popular) anime to me, though:

Neon Genesis Evangelion

All right, you saw the hebrew tree of life in there, right? And there are all sorts of biblical references in this anime. And if you think about it, it’s basically about Revelations. The rapture is at hand, god has sent down his/her angels to kick ass and take names, and all that’s defending Tokyo-3 from destruction is a couple kids in mecha.

Cool premise for a rather bizarre anime. And Shinji has such a screwed up childhood, with his ass of a father. In fact, everyone in that series needs some good psychotherapy. 🙂

And I’m following a fanfic that combines this show with a variant of the premise of the movie “Groundhog Day”. Shinji keeps being sent back to where the anime begins till he gets things right. Very entertaining. You won’t find it anywhere but on Rocharch’s Blot‘s Yahoo group, though, since it’s still in incomplete draft form…

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