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Title: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:01
This story was copied here from the EvaGeeks forum (http://forum.evageeks.org/) on 27 June 2017 in order to provide a backup archive and a place where further chapters can be added and discussed.  Note, the dates in the links are the in-story dates of each chapter. 

The original of this page (http://forum.evageeks.org/thread/16236/Ghosts-of-Evangelion/) was posted on 25 May 2014.  You can go there to read the original discussion of the work as it grew.




Recently, I (pwhodges) went to town and made a PDF of "Ghosts"; I also fixed a few typos and the like on the way.  Bagheera has approved it.  It's much easier than reading in the forum format, and even has a clickable index:

Ghosts of Evangelion (PDF) (https://cassland.org/words/Ghosts_of_Evangelion_(Bagheera)_-_Illustrated.pdf)



Okay. I'm posting it now so I don't try to weasel out of it later. Ghosts of Evangelion is a go. If you know what that means you're the target audience. If you don't, stay tuned. This is where I show you how to climb the mountain.

Get hype, peeps. Bagheera's getting off his sorry ass and writing.

Edit: I am revising as I go. Once a chapter is entered into the Table of Contents here, it can be considered to be complete. There are many more chapters awaiting revision, and many more still yet to be written. This is gonna take awhile . . .

Table of Contents

May 23, 2020 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg724#msg724)
September 10, 2018 & October 10, 2018 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg725#msg725)
January 28, 2016 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg726#msg726)
February 3, 2016 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg727#msg727)
September 9, 2018 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg728#msg728)
October 7, 2018 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg729#msg729)
March 12, 2016 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg730#msg730)
September 16, 2018 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg731#msg731)
March 14, 2016 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg732#msg732)
June 1, 2020 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg733#msg733)
October 13, 2019 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg734#msg734)
September 14, 2018 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg735#msg735)
August 26, 2016 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg736#msg736)
September 12, 2018 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg737#msg737)
April 6, 2021 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg738#msg738)
April 9, 2021 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg739#msg739)
December 7, 2018 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg740#msg740)
August 12, 2016 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg741#msg741)
August 11, 2016 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg742#msg742)
January 14, 2016 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg743#msg743)
March 6, 2021 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg744#msg744)
July 23, 2021 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg745#msg745)
August 14, 2021 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg746#msg746)
August 15, 2021 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg747#msg747)
August 21, 2021 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg748#msg748)
August 22, 2021 - pt 1 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg749#msg749)
April 20, 2022 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg750#msg750)
March 18, 2022 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg751#msg751)
April 23, 2022 - pt 1 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg752#msg752)
April 23, 2022 - pt 2 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg753#msg753)
June 22, 2024 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg754#msg754)
June 24, 2024 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg755#msg755)
March 14, 2021 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg756#msg756)
August 22, 2021 - pt 2 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg757#msg757)
June 26, 2024 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg758#msg758)
April 3, 2021 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg759#msg759)
July 3, 2024 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg760#msg760)
June 29, 2024 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg761#msg761)
September 13, 2030 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg762#msg762)
August 23, 2021 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg763#msg763)
September 20, 2030 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg764#msg764)
December 4, 2018 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg765#msg765)
August 11, 2024 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg766#msg766)
August 13, 2024 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg767#msg767)
March 23, 2027 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg768#msg768)
June 4, 2035 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg769#msg769)
November 23, 2018 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg770#msg770)
September 19, 2018 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg771#msg771)

June 3, 2026 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg772#msg772)
February 20, 2047 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg773#msg773)

December 16 & 19, 2080 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg774#msg774)
December 20, 2080 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg775#msg775)



A Mother's Love
(A side story written before the main story was finished. The new character introduced in this side story appears near the end of the main story.)

June 24, 2032 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg776#msg776)
March 27, 2027 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg777#msg777)
November 21, 2031 - pt 1 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg778#msg778)
June 25, 2032 - pt 1 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg779#msg779)
March 30, 2027 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg780#msg780)
November 21, 2031 - pt 2 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg781#msg781)
November 21, 2031 - pt 3 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg782#msg782)
June 25, 2032 - pt 2 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg783#msg783)
July 17, 2032 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg784#msg784)
July 25, 2032 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg785#msg785)
July 21, 2032 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg786#msg786)
April 7, 2040 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg787#msg787)
August 12, 2046 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg788#msg788)
August 13, 2046 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg789#msg789)
July 7, 8 & 9, 2046 (https://seriousdiscussion.cassland.org/index.php?topic=46.msg790#msg790)


Title: Re: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:01
Okay, here we go. Spoilered for space reasons. Just to be clear, this is fanfiction, and it's terrible, and it's short, 'cause that's how I roll. You will not see a lot of action here, because I don't give a shit about that and the show's already addressed it. This is what happens after. Don't read it if that's not what you're looking for in an Eva story.

May 23, 2020

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. . . no, a lemon is not coming next. Here's what you can look forward to now that I'm committed and am actually writing:

Shinji and Asuka, one week post-3I
Asuka's return from Kyoto 2 1/2 years after 3I
Asuka and Misato rebuilding trust, days after the previous scene
Misato's plans for Asuka's future, spinning out of the previous scene
The aftermath of the Saturday referred to in the current chapter
The aftermath of their second try, or why persistence is a virtue
Shinji's first days as an administrator of Herz, the organization built to rebuild the Earth and come up with useful applications of metaphysical biology and evangelion tech in general.

These will not be written in any sort of order or on any sort of schedule. They'll come when they come. If you like 'em, great. If you don't, thanks for reading anyway. Let me know either way.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:05
In case I wasn't clear, comments are most welcome. I just realized my previous post might have come off as discouraging that and I wanted to clarify that that wasn't my intent.

Anyway, new chapter. Well, more like a scene with an epilogue attached, but whatever:

September 10, 2018 & October 10 2018

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:11
This one's shorter, but sometimes that's just how it goes. I also added dates to the previous chapters so there's less guesswork continuity-wise.

January 28, 2016

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:13
Yay, Asuka's being helpful, oh god please no

February 3, 2016

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For my next trick, Asuka's triumphant return from Kyoto! Wait, that's not how it goes . . .
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:15
Oooh, plot. Also added a date to the epilogue in the second update posted above. A future chapter will add some context to that, and the epilogue is a coda to both that chapter and the one where it made its actual appearance. That will make sense later.

September 9, 2018

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Next: Shinji and Touji, Asuka and Hikari, and playing the cello. Not sure which it will be; one, two, or all, who knows? Also: Asuka's career plans, and the aftermath of that night in the very first segment. But those are a ways off.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:24
Edit: Okay, less terrible now. Comments on writing style and such still appreciated, questions about content welcome.

October 7, 2018

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Wait, 21 pages so far. This might wind up actually being a novella once all is said and done. Also, Touji and Hikari are very sad, but I think the cello's next.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:26
I said "playing the cello", didn't I? Whoops.

March 12, 2016

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:27
As promised, here's the Asuka/Touji scene. I'm mostly happy with it, so please let me know what you think!

September 16, 2018

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:28
Cello, pt. 2. I'm mostly satisfied with this, though I think the ending is far too upbeat given the time period. But whatever -- they have to have some ups to balance out the downs, or they'll just give up and slit their throats within a week. So fuck it, I'm running with it. Enjoy.

March 14, 2016

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Next: Last Saturday Night. Oh ho. Oh ho ho.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:30
This fic has gotten stupid large. Also, this is the longest scene yet, which means it's actually a proper length. So hooray, I guess? I'll probably be editing it -- I've only made a single pass through it so far -- but I wanted to get this out there for y'all to chew on. Some notes:
Here we go:

June 1, 2020

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Upcoming scenes:
??/07/2016 - Shinji and Misato, right after Asuka leaves for Kyoto
??/??/???? - Shinji and Dr. Okada
??/11/2018 - Asuka and Hikari
??/??/2019 - Shinji's confession
??/??/2020 - "Soryu lives!", aka "Kensuke, what the fuck did you do?"
??/03/2021 - O-ki-na-wa!
~2022 - What the devil does Asuka do, anyway?
~2022 - Shinji's early days at Herz
~2024 - Homecoming
~2026 - Rebirth (true)

I think that's all I have planned for the moment. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:33
I tried to write out a therapy scene with Asuka's other psychologist, but quickly realized I had nothing to say. I have no experience with EMDR (or, indeed, any other technique for treating sexual trauma), and I couldn't see any other way the scene was advancing the story. So, I dropped it. This is probably for the best. As such, I've moved on to Shinji's confession! I'm sure nothing bad could possibly happen. This is probably in dire need of editing, but it's been awhile since I posted anything of substance so I've been itching to get it out there. Be prepared for serious mood whiplash.

October 13, 2019

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Comments gratefully accepted.

Up next:
09/2018: Why Asuka didn't go back to Germany
09/2018: Why Hello, Dr. Hachijyo! Let me introduce you to a wounded tiger. Careful, she bites.
04/2019: A mother's work, aka Asuka learns the truth about Yui Ikari

Along with the stuff I've mentioned previously. No idea which is coming next, actually; have to see where my mood takes me.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:35
Okay, edits! The very first scene has been edited a bit, as I didn't like the ending. The most recent scene has also been edited, but only to remove the last line -- too saccharine for my tastes. And, as noted, the OCs' names have changed. Here's what I've got:

Dr. Okada has become Dr. Shiori Okada -- "Okada" in the real world is the president of Gainax. "Shiori" means "flowing" or "bending" -- appropriate for a general therapist who tries different approaches to help people, and suggestive of rivers  and water in general.
Dr. Sakishima has become Dr. Manaka Sakishima -- Both names are from Nagi no Asukara, an anime with deep ties to the sea.
Dr. Kobayashi has become Dr. Kotetsu -- the Kotetsu was an Imperial era battleship, a relic of the past.
Prof. Nakamura has become Prof. Hibiki Kohaku -- "Hibiki" is a research vessel in the modern Japanese fleet. Kohaku is just a name I liked.

Ironically, I think I got it closer to Anno's actual methodology by saying "fuck it"; many of his names, including Shinji's, are not for boats. It's obvious I just need to relax and name people as I like.

The naming pattern will be obvious to anyone who cares to Google the names, so have at it. It will take awhile to post all the edits, so please bear with me.

Oh yeah, new scene. It's very rough, and probably needs to be edited/expanded, but whatever, I think it does what it needs to do:

September 14, 2018

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Next scene: Asuka learns the nitty gritty about Yui Ikari. IOW, EXPOSITION. Might or might not involve Dr. Hibiki, Misato, Fuyutsuki, others.

Also, I really need to do a few scenes without Asuka. Because, holy shit man, you'd think the world revolved around her or something in this fic. That isn't my intent, but biases are what they are.  ;D
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:39
So, Asuka told me to fuck off for awhile. Said she was tired or something. Anyway, I saw the fourth chapter of Afterwards... (https://cassland.org/words/AfterwardsBook.pdf) by Paul Hodges (pwhodges at EvaGeeks) and got to thinking about how I think Shinji would handle that, and how his victim should respond. So, now we have a bit with Touji! I'm going with that spelling of his name for now, since it feels right for some reason. No telling if it will stick. As for the chapter, it's short. I can't tell if that means it's inadequate or just wonderfully dense with information. Maybe both, maybe neither. Maybe you can tell me! Anyway, here goes:

August 26, 2016

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Next: Hopefully Dr. Okada and Misato, AKA War Crimes. Look forward to it!
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:41
Asuka: Here, do this one. There's a lot to work with there.
Bagheera: What? I thought you said you were tired.
A: Never mind that. Just do it.
B: I believe your exact words were "Fuck off, I'm tired."
A: Are you actually arguing with me?
B: . . .
A: Well?
B: Shinji's right, you're impossible.
A: Heh.

Misato and the good doctor will have to wait, I guess. So it goes. Not sure about the date on this one; it feels like it should be a couple months later along, but OTOH Hikari really should show up sometime in the week after Asuka gets back from Kyoto, so whatever. I guess it works whenever.

September 12, 2018

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As always, feedback is appreciated. Next time: Misato and Dr. Okada. Probably.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:45
I fully admit the second part is a work in progress, but I think the two scenes mostly flow pretty well. Comments/etc welcome, as always. Pen Pen chapter will be going up next, and after that another Asuka/Misato (last one), Shinji/Misato, Misato/Okada, and then the endgame: O-ki-na-wa!, Fuyutsuki, Kaji, Kyoko, and Katsuragi. Apart from the last the endgame chapters will all involve multiple scenes. I'm not sure if I'll clump them together a la the first and fifth posted pieces or if I'll break them up and tell them piecemeal; it all depends on how things flow, I guess.

April 6, 2021

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:50
To my surprise, the Pen Pen scene stands on its own quite nicely. This amounts to an omake, but I think it's important to note that (somehow) the little guy is still around.

April 09, 2021

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:51
Alrighty then, short and sweet:

December 7, 2018

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:53
And here we have another barely edited piece. I'm sure you lot will be kind enough to point out any errors/moments of idiocy, and I'll fix them once you do. But in the meantime, here goes: The Talk.

August 12, 2016

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Next: Misato/Okada, possibly with a callback to episode 15 in-between. Then another Misato/Shinji, and possibly a Shinji/Asuka scene on the beach. After that the final five, assuming inspiration doesn't strike in the meantime.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:54
New chapter! This one's been holding me up for weeks, since it's not what I wanna be working on right now. But I think it came out okay. Comments, etc.

August 11, 2016

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Next: The Beach, and then another Shinji/Misato scene. And then we get to the good stuff!
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:58
Shadowjack said something about the non-linear nature of the fic working in such a way that any given scene informs both the scenes that came before and the scenes that came after, so maybe a bit of that will kick in here. But in any event, this is my thinking on the subject: the "supplemental information" goes far beyond Misato's advances on Shinji. It also covers her neglect of Asuka, Nerv's treatment of Rei, and the general lack of care offered the kids while they were Pilots. And I think this revelation on her part is essential, since it makes it clear that the Children are her primary interest at this point. If she didn't mention these things beforehand it would look like she was trying to hide something when they came up in sessions, and then Okada would be in the position of trying to evaluate whether or not she was a suitable caretaker and possibly even trying to figure out how he can separate her from the Children.

As to whether or not she'd bring it up: the kids know about this thanks to Instrumentality, so she's already been called on it. Instrumentality changed all of the characters in various ways: it made Shinji more resolved to take action rather than let things happen around him, it made Asuka more open to the efforts of others when they're trying to help her, and it made Misato drastically reassess her priorities. It may be a bit of a leap when it comes to her character as portrayed in NGE, but for my purposes the Children are her primary concern now that the world isn't in danger of ending, and full disclosure to their primary therapist is a big part of that. It demonstrates to him that there is no conflict of interest here, and it helps him put their struggles into the proper context. I don't know if this comes across properly in the scene, or if it should be changed to more accurately reflect this, but I feel the revelation is absolutely necessary.

Anyway, that said, new scene! I think this one works well on its own, but I'm not sure how it interacts with the January 28, 2016 scene. I think it's suitably complementary, but we'll see how outside eyes perceive it.

January 14, 2016

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Next: I'm not sure I need that other Misato/Shinji scene after all. So, maybe Fuyu? I think he's next chronologically. No, wait, O-ki-na-wa! is first. So probably the first scene of that, and then Fuyu.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 20:59
I wasn't planning to do anything with Kaji for a long while. I was planning to work on Fuyutsuki, and O-ki-na-wa!, and had the latter worked out to something like ten scenes. But today, Kaji showed up and laid a hand on my shoulder and said, "Hey, how 'bout this?" Thankfully, he didn't try to seduce me.

Enjoy!

March 6, 2021

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 21:07
Okay! Parts 1 and 2 of O-ki-na-wa! Nothing momentous here, it's all setup. But hopefully it's enjoyable! Please let me know what you think!

July 23, 2021

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 21:09
And some familiar faces! More on this date later, but I'm tired and drunk now so it will have to wait 'til tomorrow:

August 14, 2021

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 21:10
Okay, lots of changes. The date of Kaji's return is shifted to March of 2021. Minor changes to the last part of the previous scene. And, finally, a new scene! My experiments with callbacks haven't worked well in the past, but I think I maybe I got it right this time. We'll see what y'all think. Here we go:

August 15, 2021

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 21:16
Okay, new chapter! Sorry it's late, edits are a bitch. I'm sure it's not done, but I wanna get it out there and get feedback. Please be gentle.  :'(

August 21, 2021

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And the lemon (i.e., don't read if you're squicked by acts between consenting adults):

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 21:18
And the aftermath, separated because it's in the wee hours of the following morning:

August 22, 2021

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 21:19
Not much to say about this one, as it's a setup chapter. Got a post-Okinawa chapter in the works, with more Fuyu tomorrow.

April 20, 2022

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 22:59
This one's been an earworm for awhile, so I had to exorcise it. Fuyu material next!

March 18, 2022

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:06
I have no idea as to whether or not this is sufficient. Does it explain Kaworu? Rei? Yui? I don't know. If you ever had an opinion, now is the time to express it!

April 23, 2022

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Next: I have no idea.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:09
The promised aftermath. Fic had too much WAFF, was losing focus. Time to get back to basics.

And fuck, this is the same date as the previous piece. That's gonna make the table of contents a mess. Ah well.

April 23, 2022 - pt 2

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:13
I had hoped to give you far more than this at this point, but Kyoko is proving difficult. Please bear with me!

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That said, I present to you part 1 of Rebirth (true)Nobody has commented on that title thus far. I can't tell whether that's because they don't grasp it's significance, or because it's not nearly as interesting as I seem to think it is. Perhaps it's both!

June 22, 2024

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Upcoming scenes:

Kyoko and Dr. Okada, where we learn her limits and get an idea of what happened to her
Kyoko, Asuka, and Shinji, where the latter two introduce the last to Kyoko
Asuka and Kaji, in an unrelated scene wherein we learn that those two have a lot in common, just as Shinji and Misato do. This one might come before the other two, I dunno.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:15
Oh dear gods, are these ready? I don't even know. I'm pretty sure these need some editing. But fuck it, here goes: first, Kyoko and Dr. Okada:

June 24, 2024

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:17
And next, Asuka and Kaji:

March 14, 2021

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Next up are Asuka/Shinji/Kyoko and a beach scene in Okinawa. Oh yeah, and Katsuragi senior.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:19
This could probably stand a bit more attention, but I'm looking to move on to the fireworks with Kyoko and Shinji. Have a taste of Okinawa WAFFiness:

August 22, 2021

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:20
Ah, in-laws. There's nothing quite like them, or so I hear. Here we have a story wherein Kyoko channels NemZ and Tines, and wherein Shinji gets to be just a little bit awesome. See what you think!

June 26, 2024

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:21
My output is not great of late. Time to get to work on that! Also time to work on the cast that isn't Asuka, because jeez, man. So here you go:

April 3, 2021

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:23
I wrote the first draft of this drunk out of my mind, and had to change very little of it on the second pass. It seems alcohol does nothing to my lucidity even if it does kick my judgement in the crotch. Ah well, whatever. Enjoy.

July 3, 2024

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Future plans: Another round with Fuyu, Kaji's brother, Shinji and Dr. Okada, Akira Katsuragi, and perhaps something with the Bon festival in Okinawa, since it's directly relevant to Asuka's issues.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:25
Quote from: Sicarius VI
Hey Bagheera, is it too rude to ask for an update? I really like this fan-fic and look forward to reading the next chapter.

You may ask. And sometimes, I might even oblige:

June 29, 2024

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It's shitty, I know. I'll try to work on it later. After I get back from my trip (overseas escort to Kosovo, whee).
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:27
What's that? Double tap? OH NO I DIDN'T!

September 13, 2030

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Oh wait, I did.

Not sure about the style of this one; maybe it's great, maybe it sucks, I dunno. I originally had this set as the final chapter of the story, but . . . stuff happens. Not ready to abandon this sandbox just yet, so plenty more to come.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:29
It's . . . holy shit, I haven't posted anything in over a month. That's both depressing and unacceptable. You know what this story needs? Kensuke, that's what. Have some Kensuke.

August 23, 2021

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Poor bastard.

Up next: a little of this, a little of that. And within a week, not a month.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:30
Kyoko's really fun to write.

September 20, 2030

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Up next: It's Asuka's birthday! In 2018. I'm sure that will go well.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:32
December 4, 2018

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This still needs polish. It's functional -- what's said and done works -- but it's conveyed clumsily.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:33
Current chapter is kicking my ass; it's long, and complex, and involves Instrumentality. It is taking time to do it properly. But in the meantime, inspiration struck:

August 11, 2024

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Hopefully I manage to get the big one whipped into shape this weekend.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:36
This is an effort to put the subject of Yui's motivations, and Shinji's reaction to them, to bed once and for all. It also has Kyoko helping out because, hey, Kyoko. Okay, here we go!

August 13, 2024

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Next will be Heishiro! Still working on that, it will hopefully show up tomorrow.

Edit: Oh dear gods, a month and a half??? Sorry folks, I've really been lagging behind lately. I'll try to do better going forward!
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:39
I added a bit to the previous scene (scroll up), and here's the newest one:

March 23, 2027

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I might elaborate on it later, get some interaction with Shinji and/or Asuka and Heishiro. But, this will do for now.

Next: Not sure. I'm kicking around a side story in my head where the kids deal with becoming parents themselves. In true Eva fashion it will not be the typical parenthood route -- Asuka doesn't even want children, and Shinji's ambivalent at best about the subject. But shit happens, and they have to deal. I'm thinking of doing it as a separate story since all of the chapters will be related, and I think they would lose focus if they were part of the main fic (particularly if I'm doing other stuff at the same time). I'm still not sure it will happen at all, but I think I can get some solid mileage out of the idea, and that it will bring many of Eva's themes full circle, so that's why I'm developing the idea.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:41
This one's short, but sometimes not much needs to be said:

June 4, 2035

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:42
Oh wow, I actually worked on what I planned to for a change. Here's Shinji and Asuka on Kaworu, take two:

November 23, 2018

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Next up will be Asuka's first session with Dr. Okada.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:44
As promised:

September 19, 2018

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:46
Part I of II:

June 3, 2026

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:47
Jeez, I posted part I over a month ago? My time is just flying by these days. Sorry for the delay, folks. Here's part II of II:

February 20, 2047

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:48
This one was tough to write. I might go back and add in some scenes, I don't know.

December 16 & 19, 2080

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:51
And here we have part two. This was originally part of the previous chapter, but I split it off since it kinda became its own thing.

December 20, 2080

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:53
This side story was written alongside the later part of the main story above, but has been copied to this forum as a separate group of posts, as linked in the table of contents in the OP.



I was gonna do a separate story for this, but I had an idea for doing it in my usual style and decided to run with it. Here's the first chapter:

June 24, 2032

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These kids just don't know how to do anything the easy way . . .
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 27 Jun 2017, 23:54
Hmmm, nary a peep on the previous chapter. Ah well, so it goes. Have another:

March 27, 2027

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More to come soon!
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 28 Jun 2017, 09:31
Yay, momentum!

November 21, 2031 - pt 1

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 28 Jun 2017, 09:34
Hmmm. Not the chapter I expected to write, but it's the one that called out to me at the time. Back on track tomorrow (er, later today), I guess.

June 25, 2032 - pt 1

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 28 Jun 2017, 09:35
This is getting to be a habit . . .

March 30, 2027

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 . . . as habits go, I'll take it.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 28 Jun 2017, 09:37
And the habit continues . . .

November 21, 2031 - pt 2

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Edit: Gah, that was terrible. I gotta remember to run things past beta readers before posting them. This version's a bit better.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 28 Jun 2017, 09:39
Asuka shares the news with Shinji:

November 21, 2031 - pt 3

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Next up: Introductions!
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 28 Jun 2017, 09:42
Meet your daughter! And . . . oh, c'mon, she's your kid, you're supposed to be happy. Jeez!

June 25, 2032 - pt 2

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Next: Adventures in babysitting!
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 28 Jun 2017, 09:44
Adventures in babysitting!

July 17, 2032

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 28 Jun 2017, 09:50
Shinji's turn.

July 25, 2032

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Next up: An 8-year-old Ryuko discovers that skateboard in Misato's room. Uh-oh . . .
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 28 Jun 2017, 09:51
I didn't intend to write this chapter, but NemZ insisted, and I found I couldn't resist.

July 21, 2032

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The last three lines probably need work, but I'm happy with the rest.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 28 Jun 2017, 09:53
So, Ryuko:

April 7, 2040

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Next chapter: Ryuko proper. Gods help you, you poor sods. You won't even know what hit you.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 28 Jun 2017, 09:54
Much happiness. Brace yourselves, folks! Ryuko's gonna take you on a ride . . .

August 12, 2046

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Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 28 Jun 2017, 09:55
So, Asuka has a good day for a change:

August 13, 2046

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As always, feedback welcome!
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Bagheera on 28 Jun 2017, 09:57
So, new sequence of chapters. They're not tied to one date, but they're all thematically linked. I have no idea as to how I'll link to them in the OP. But, hopefully you like them:

July 7, 8 & 9, 2046

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That concludes the story(ies) at the time of copying to this forum.  This does not preclude the possibility of new chapters being added.
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: Cybermat47 on 09 Jul 2017, 12:37
I really love this fanfic, it's really damn good. You could have gone the easy route and given Asuka and Shinji a completely happy ending, but instead, you stayed true to the characters - they still have many, many internal problems to deal with, as does everyone else who comes back.

You've written a story that is upsetting and uplifting in all the right areas, and I look forward to any future entries  :D
Title: Re: Ghosts of Evangelion - a post-EoE fic by Bagheera
Post by: pwhodges on 22 Sep 2018, 13:59
This whole story is now available in a PDF with clickable index, for easier reading:

Ghosts of Evangelion (PDF) (https://cassland.org/words/Ghosts_of_Evangelion_(Bagheera)_-_Illustrated.pdf)