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5 definitions by tsochar

 
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Neon Genesis Evangelion is an interesting anime with an equally interesting history. The director, Hideaki Anno, had clinical depression which got worse after the previous series he worked on didn't get the ratings.
Giant robots had long been a big part of Japanese television. Giant robot shows were cool, fun, and filled with things exploding, which was awesome. Anno, having depression, decided to take this formula and make it depressing, so he could spread depression to everyone. This concept became Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Anno and his team made Eva a unique giant robot show with interesting characters and backstory. They also put in a bunch of religious symbolism and mythological references, quote, "to give the show a more exotic feel." This is producer-speak for "No, they don't mean anything, we just threw those in there because we could."

They burned through most of the budget halfway through the series. Some scenes toward the end consisted mostly of a single frame and nothing happening. With all of their budget gone, Anno threw together some stock footage from earlier episodes and called it a finale. The most coherent part of these episodes was an extended scene that had no relation whatsoever to the rest of the series. I am not making this up.
The fans responded in a calm and collected manner by sending Anno death threats. They told him to make a real ending, one that didn't suck. Anno, probably half crazy by this point, responded by saying "Oh yeah? Fine! I'll make a fucking ending! It'll be an ending about how much you all suck!" And it was. He made End of Evangelion, a movie which, among other things, told the audience in no uncertain terms that they all sucked. All things considered, it was a pretty good movie, although it is confusing the first time around and begins with one character masturbating onto the comatose body of a second character. That's probably the most infamous scene in the series; even the character beating off admits it's fucked up.
After making Evangelion and End of Eva, the entire staff of GAINAXwas depressed. The higher-ups decided to give everyone a break by giving them some money and telling them to "make whatever the fuck series you want." They decided to make something wacky and fun, and so Fooly Cooly was born.
After airing in the US and gaining a wide following in the ten years since its first release, a retelling of the series, titled Rebuild of Evangelion, is currently being made. It will hopefully have a proper ending.

Plotwise, Evangelion is complicated. The main premise is, alien-like beings called Angels are attacking the earth and a group of psychologically disturbed teenagers must pilot giant robots to stop them. The characters are all mentally disturbed in some way or another, and as the series goes on you can see them all slowly break apart under the pressure. Behind the scenes, the organization everyone works for, NERV, is really a shadow government at odds with another shadowy organization, and they have plans that mean the end of the world as we know it. As a whole, the series is a deconstruction of many of the common character archetypes often found in anime and the super robot genre in general.

The series is polarizing, to say the least. Many people praise the symbolism used and the depth of the characters, while others like the complex plotline. On the other hand, many people denounce it for being pretentious, its characters annoying, and its plot confusing. Watch it and find out where you lie.
Person 1: Neon Genesis Evangelion rocks! You should totally watch it.
Person 2: Neon Genesis Evangelion sucks! You should totally skip it.
by Tsochar May 17, 2009
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Verbosity is the ability, limited in the general population, to utilize words which may be archaic, lengthy, and in the English language are more often than not based in Latin. Quite often, the phrases used in such a manner are synonymous with much more succinct forms. In addition to the expansive vocabulary utilized, prose which is deemed 'verbose' will quite often feature parenthetical phrases in unusual frequency, as might be found in scientific journals or university textbooks. Though accepted in academic contexts for its ability to explain, in great detail, concepts which may seem rather complex to the average layperson, the overuse of excessive verbosity will often cause common folk, especially those who might be afflicted with the neurological disorder known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), to lose interest in the concepts being explained, and thus the knowledge they might gain would be lost to them. Moderation, therefore, is the key to the proper usage of verbosity.

It's good for padding English essays, and there's a type of thread on 4chan that shows up every once in a while where people talk like that for the lulz.
Person 1: Should you deign to learn the definition of Verbose, one needs only glance upwards, and focus one's eyes on the paragraph above.
Person 2: Uh, you lost me at "deign."
by tsochar May 05, 2009
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Warning! This definition is Security Clearance ULTRAVIOLET! If you are of lower clearance and read any further it will be considered treason, and you will be executed! Have a fantastic day!

Paranoia is a tabletop RPG that was NOT created in 1984 by West End Games. It depicts an underground complex, Alpha Complex, within which is a Utopian, and NOT Dystopian, society. It is ruled by the BENEVOLENT Friend Computer, who is perfect in every way. It was one of many such complexes, but through an unknown incident contact with these were lost. In its infinite wisdom, The Computer determined that COMMUNISTS were to blame.

All citizens are given a security clearance from INFRARED to ULTRAVIOLET. If they learn of anything or go anywhere above their clearance level, they will be summarily executed. This is why each person is given five backup clone bodies. All citizens are made happy with Friend Computer's Mandatory Pharmaceuticals, as Failure to Be Happy is grounds for Treason.

Players take the role of Troubleshooters, which solve problems by finding trouble and shooting it. (The Computer's solutions are simple and elegant.) Most citizens above Infrared clearance is a member of a secret society, and such have goals at odds with those of their teammates. Thus, most troubleshooting teams end up betraying and killing each other in horrific, spectacular ways. Secret Societies are also ILLEGAL, so the survivors are summarily executed. This serves to root out the TRAITORS and COMMUNISTS, and is part of Friend Computer's incorruptible will.

The game itself contains NO Orwellian influences, and is NOT full of dark, tongue-in-cheek humor. It depicts a Perfect, Utopan society under the purview of Friend Computer. Rumors to the contrary are TREASON, and is punishable by execution.

The Rules for the game are ULTRAVIOLET-level clearance. If a player knows the rules ahead of time, he is guilty of treason and is to be executed.

The first edition was NOT released in 1984, just as the Second Edition was NOT released in 1989. In 1995 a Fifth Edition WAS NOT RELEASED. It is an Un-product. If it had come out, it would have featured much less in the way of the series' tongue-in-cheek humor, opting instead for pop-culture references and cheap jokes at the expense of Vampire: The Masquerade. Editions 3 and 4 Never existed. They DID NOT go directly from 2nd to 5th as a joke. The current edition, Paranoia XP, has always existed, as that is the will of Friend Computer, and Friend Computer is never wrong!

WARNING- The Preceding document was of ULTRAVIOLET Clearance. If you read this document and are not of ULTRAVIOLET clearance, kindly report to Friend Computer for your punishment, and remember to have some Mandatory Bouncy Bubble Beverage!

The Computer is your friend. The Computer is never wrong.
Person 1: Hey, do you want to play some Paranoia RPG after school?
Person 2: Actually, I'm kind of getting sick of that game.

Person 1: THAT IS TREASON, CITIZEN!
Person 2: *rolls eyes*
by Tsochar August 31, 2009
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A 4chan meme which started on /v/. Since /v/ is ostensibly a work-safe board, people assume it's completely safe to browse the board at work (hence the name). One day, someone posted a NSFW image, and one person posted "My boss walked by when I had the image open at work, and I got fired." Someone responded "I got promoted," implying he was promoted to replace the first guy. Soon after, when someone posted another work-unsafe image, one person responded "PROMOTIONS!"

People unfamiliar with the phrase's origins believed it to be wholly ironic, and thought it was so hilarious they repeated it whenever work-unsafe material finds its way onto the board, and then it became a true meme.

It should NOT be assumed that bosses like to see their workers watch porn at work.
Anonymous 1: *Posts porn on a work-safe board*
Anonymous 2: "PROMOTIONS!"
by tsochar May 05, 2009
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A disparaging term for people who prefer the current 4th edition of dungeons and dragons to 3rd edition, which was current from 2001-2008. It is primarily used on the /tg/ board on 4chan, which is the board that is most related to the game. It is meant to sound similar to "furry," since furries are generally disliked on 4chan. Part of this comes from the inclusion of Dragonborn, a sort of antropomorphic dragon, as a core playable race.
Person 1: I think I prefer 4th edition to 3rd edition, myself.
Person 2: You're such a 4rry. Go fap to a dragon.
Person 1: Have fun with your confusing, impenetrable rules!
Person 3: Both of you can go screw yourselves, because 2nd edition is the best.
by Tsochar August 30, 2009
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