Because as brilliantly, clevery constructed this story is - as funny and innovative as it may be - I don't enjoy it. I can be torn apart by rapid ND fans all they want, but I will not sugar-coat this by lying and claiming that this is my type of fic because, quite frankly, it's not. As I said, the story is highly pleasing aesthetically, with good characterisation and interpretation. The concept is unique, and the balance between humour and drama is quite impressive. The story arcs, the villains, the O Cs are all fantastic additions to this story's arsenal and only exemplify its strengths. Even the obvious artistic licence which proves this isn't a mere For Want Of A Nail works superbly. The problem is that this just isn't my type of fic. Honestly, I tried this story, I really did, and a great part of me really wanted to enjoy it. I just couldn't. I dislike Crazy Awesome Rei and Shrinking Violet Asuka. I don't see the point of the Ree. I don't care for Badass Boast Angels, especially not when in a more sane setting it would just make them stupid cartoonish villains. And the Alternate Universes are so over-the-top and needless for the most part. These traits - and many more - are all part and parcel for this fic. They are not bad, and the story itself is nothing short of genius. But it's not my kind of fic, and it never will be. I like when NGE feels like NGE, thanks very much, and I don't mean Darker And Edgier. What I do mean is that when I read fics from a fandom, I tend to look for those which embody the aspects of the story that I followed the fandom for in the first place. Nobody Dies, in my case, simply does not deliver. But if all these traits and aspects are your great love, then congratulations and good luck; chances are that you will absolutely love this fanfic! gODSPEED!
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