|Reviews for Why I Love Asuka|
| Plague117 12/17/04 . chapter 1
okk! how is this an EVA fic?
AND WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU HATE SHINJI? HES THE BEST! AND WAY BETTER THAN ASUKA! HES AS EMOTIONALLY DEPRESSED AS HER SO DONT SAY 'he doesnt know what she feels'. SHINJI IS THE ONE WITH THE WORST EXPERIENCES EVER. HE FREAKING DIES IN EPISODE 16 HE DIES! HE ALMOST KILLS HIS BEST FRIEND! HE GETS ABSORBED INTO HIS EVA AND LEARNS THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS MOM! AND MOST OF FUCKING ALL HE STARTS THIRD IMPACT!
| Chaos 6/1/04 . chapter 1
I have one thing to say to you I totally agree with you on your thoughts on Asuka cause i feel the same way. Your essay way well writen. and your comment about write for yourself has given me modavaction on writing on a fan fic called "Dreams come true" when i was 15 and my soul gets transported into the eva world inside Asuka. inshort i end up fixing up the problems in that world and help Asuka in the end. Again like i said you did good and thanks for the BOTTOM LINE if possable e-mail me back ok.
| Frank 1/19/04 . chapter 1
Well Nate, you told me to read this thing, and seeing how much you love reviews, here goes.
Before I comment on the many positives in this essay, i gotta get this out. I hate Asuka. I can't stand her in the least. She's a jerk, plain and simple. I know its cuz she has emotional issues, I know she's really insecure, but as you pointed out, so are Misato, Shinji, Gendo, Ritsuko, Rei... Would you like me to go on, or would simply saying its the entire cast suffice? Point is, they all have similar shortcomings, they all seek their own identity, but she's the only one who seems to go out of her way to make people suffer to do it. She brings herself up by putting others , especially Shinji, down. I hate that, I've been put down and mocked one too many times to have any patience left for that personality type. Face it, she's a bitch, with excuses perhaps, but that doesn't change anything.
Also, I love Shinji (and yes, all you immature people Nate's yellin at, I'm a guy). I really feel for the kid, fictional or not, he's so much like me, I learned so much about my own struggle through Shinji's. Perhaps you see a little too much of yourself in Shinji for your taste, and you can't stand his weakness. Maybe thats why you hate him... just a thought.
Well, enough putting you down, its a wonderful piece of writing, with some really heartfelt statements I know you really mean. And of lot of that needed to be said, especially about the snickering about "love" and how immature people have become wiht the concept. Personally, I've been trying to escape fictional worlds and find real world outlets for emotion, but fiction will always hold the ability to draw us to certain characters, and that is one way we learn about ourselves. You certainly seem to have discovered a lot about yourself from doing this introspective, as I have thinking about Shinji. Like writing, fiction can become an important tool of self-discovery. Now all you need is some real-world experience with other people and you'll be all set ;)
Well Nathan, keep it up, I know you'll be happy to get one more review, I promise, more will come when I find time to read extended works of fiction. Sorry if htere are typos, i gotta go stud for an exam :P
Keep in Touch Nate, you know I miss talkin to ya
FRank (or some nickname, pick one, hehe)
| Kezarahk 10/10/03 . chapter 1
I've never seen the show in question, but this is fun reading. Well written. Keep it up.
| KaonForever 9/12/03 . chapter 1
Mr Nate Z, this is fantastic.
Wow, well I don’t know if you read reviews, I hope you do, because I have so much positive stuff to say on this.
But Basically I am totally with you on this; I haven’t seen NGE personally yet, although I’m trying to. But everything you said I could related to so, so, much, (I’m a fanatic of various other characters)
I *really* would like to expand on this essay; quoting on the parts that particularly struck my heart.
Please do feel free to mail me with some kind of confirmation if you would like me to post a full serious review on this essay. I think this was a fantastic idea. The only reason I’m not posting a full review regardless, is because I know allot of people on don’t bother to read their reviews, so I didn’t want to put in loads of effort into something that you may never end up reading.
I was directed here by a friend on AIM, and we’ve both decided to follow in your footsteps and do our own original essays, on who we love. You’ve inspired people dude! That must feel good, lol!
Seriously though, mail me at: if you’re interested and want me to review it properly, I would love to.
| A reader 7/5/03 . chapter 1
This was very well thought-out. I kind of like Asuka, too. She bugged me at first, but for some reason I found her more sympathetic after I watched the subbed version (maybe just 'cause her voice is less annoying...I dunno.) I'm kind of puzzled, though, as to why you hate Shinji...though that's an opinion that a lot of people seem to share. He's neurotic, yeah, but no more so than Asuka or Misato. I think one of the points the show's creator was trying to make was that everyone has more or less the same problems under the surface (which I don't necessarily agree with, but it's true for most of the show's characters.) They all spend most of the show running away or hiding in one form or another; Shinji is just the most obvious example, because he's the most honest about his own weaknesses.
I wonder...would you feel any differently toward Shinji if he was a girl? Kind of an odd question, I know, but I think it's worth contemplating.
| hori 6/28/03 . chapter 1
Its a bit messy...u sound like ur trying to convince urself or somebody...
Are u? U sound Defensive u kno'.
I like Asuka too. Simply coz she rocks ).
| FinalMax 6/27/03 . chapter 1
I must agree with your reasons for loving Asuka like that. I feel the same way when a girl/woman is distressed. I don't know why you hate Shinji. From what you've said about yourself, you described yourself as a different version of Shinji, one who knows what to do. It's just an opinion, and I mean no disrespect. In fact, I appreciate this essay.
| poop 6/27/03 . chapter 1
interesting essay. I can realte in the way that you would like to help the opposite sex when they are in turmoil. In my opinion this was well done.