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Kendra Kirai: Anyone happen to know where I might be able to find translations or a summary of those NGE files?

Looney Toons: If you find out, please share!

Ununnilium: I actually found them somewhere once, right before I put the information in here. It was on a message board, somewhere... dangit. Edit: Aha! Okay, major spoilers for EVA in here: http://www.evacommentary.org/misc-files/nge2ci_temp.txt This is the thread where I first found it, with all the information in it as well: http://www.animenation.net/forums/showthread.php?t=188682

Kendrakirai: Thanks! Maybe this'll help turn NGE from a complete mindscrew into something that's actually meaningful. :)

Looney Toons: Unlikely, but who knows? Thanks, U!

Ununnilium: No problem. ^-^v

Kendra Kirai: Hmm, interesting stuff...unfortunately, except for the Asuka part, there's really not much there that's actually revelatory. More...confirmatory. That's a bit disappointing.
Seth: I'm adding that Joss Whedon bit at the bottom to my userpage.
Looney Toons: I thought Rowling had decided Luna Lovegood married Neville?

Jessi: Nope. Stated in an interview (given shortly after the one in which she teases Government Stole My Toad shippers) that she eventually winds up marrying the grandson of Newt Scamander. The poor kid's name is Rolf. *snicker*

—- Fisk: I personally disregard all things such as "word of god". The only thing official is the thing happening in the book/show/game/whatever. That's the way it should be.

Neophos: I removed

Though rarer, there are manga adaptations of anime, such as Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Since the NGE manga did indeed come first (or depending on how you see it, at the same time). It's just way slower to be published. The example's last line is still quite redundant since you can't base an anime on a manga that didn't come first, but I first saw that later and I'm too lazy to fix it.
BritBllt: Changing...

"Note that many people reject the notion of Word of God, considering something to be canon only if it appeared in the original source material, and that if the creator wanted a certain fact to be canon that s/he should have included it in the work to begin with (an opinion most creators laugh at, and with good reason... you try telling Stephen King that the background notes that affected his Dark Tower series but never were published "don't count" and see how far it gets you...)."

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"Note that many people reject the notion of Word of God, considering something to be canon only if it appeared in the original source material, and that if the creator wanted a certain fact to be canon that s/he should have included it in the work to begin with."

...because the former really comes off as someone who disagrees with that position shoehorning a Take That into the paragraph. It also assumes that the opinion's shared by Stephen King without actually quoting him (I'm not at all confident he'd really agree), and it's most certainly not an opinion that "most creators laugh at". It's a standard rule of literary analysis to focus only on the work itself, and taking every single thing a writer wrote but didn't publish as "canon" is just insane: in many cases, there's a reason why the writer didn't try to publish it.