YMMV entries for The Second Try:
- Better Than Canon: In The "Chronicles" series, the Advice and Trust cast read TST after watching the original series. Asuka considers the "book" definitely better than the Laserdisc series:
- Asuka had a smirk on her. "Well so far, they're doing a better job than Anno. At least in terms of keeping us sane and giving us a somewhat happy life."
- Iron Woobie: Shinji. He takes the sudden return to the past better than Asuka, striving to make things better this time, but he still has his own emotional turmoil that he doesn't let show.
- It Was His Sled: Shinji and Asuka being parents is very commonly known, even by those who haven't read the fic. To be fair, there's a bit of a Late-Arrival Spoiler about it on the home page.
- Jerkass Woobie: Asuka was annoying and bratty but bad things kept happening to her, even after she matured, how her daughter going missing.
- The Woobie: Asuka, after returning to the past. Read Chapter 10 see just how badly it affected her.