I see. Doesn't change my opinion of her; not understanding one's emotions is almost as sad as not having them. I would
like to see a human character have their feelings taken from them without it being a way to 'make them a more effective killer'; I'm sure that was part of Gendou's reasoning for isolating her, but I think it was primarily to make her just easier to deal with and to ensure that she'd actually go through with Instrumentality in the way he wanted.
@Glenn: I mostly saw the Angels as MacGuffins
. All they really did was make for cool action sequences and let you know there was something of interest within the Geofront.
But Lillith is the mother of humanity in Eva
; why wouldn't she understand emotion? And if you
had no friends but a bitter old man who sees either his wife or his tool every time he looks at you, I'm pretty sure you'd be a nihilist, too.
Maybe this is as good a place as any to dump my theory, apropos of nothing within this conversation, that Kaworu's revelation was of the You Are The Demons sort, and the creature they call Lillith and the creature we call Adam are actually the same being, and we've all been adversaries this whole time for nothing
Kuudere are the healthiest because, as a tsundere, I can assure
you that humans are not supposed to be like this. This mindset is a reaction to less than ideal circumstances, not a cute personality quirk; I'll never be able to relate to people I care for outside my family in a rational and well-adjusted way. I've tried. I can't do it; I am honestly completely uncomfortable around colleagues when I'm not being sarcastic or violent or domineering or at the very least teasing. It's not just a 'romantic feelings = omg HIDE!' thing with me, it applies to all positive emotions; I don't feel like I can be honest about them without becoming either a pitiful and annoying wretch or a yandere. And that isn't, well, healthy.
Hmmm, would that make me a deconstruction, then? There's nothing cute about this kind of tsundere, after all (most people around here appear to have missed the point, though).
edited 30th Jun '09 12:24:53 PM by FurikoMaru