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27 Jun 2017, 20:58
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« Reply #20 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.

27 Jun 2017, 20:59
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« Reply #21 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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27 Jun 2017, 21:07
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« Reply #22 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!

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27 Jun 2017, 21:09
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« Reply #23 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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27 Jun 2017, 21:10
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« Reply #24 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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27 Jun 2017, 21:16
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« Reply #25 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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27 Jun 2017, 21:18
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« Reply #26 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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27 Jun 2017, 21:19
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« Reply #27 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.

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27 Jun 2017, 22:59
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« Reply #28 on: 27 Jun 2017, 22:59 »
This one's been an earworm for awhile, so I had to exorcise it. Fuyu material next!

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27 Jun 2017, 23:06
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« Reply #29 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.

27 Jun 2017, 23:09
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« Reply #30 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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27 Jun 2017, 23:13
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« Reply #31 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.

27 Jun 2017, 23:15
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« Reply #32 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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27 Jun 2017, 23:17
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« Reply #33 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.

27 Jun 2017, 23:19
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« Reply #34 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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27 Jun 2017, 23:20
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« Reply #35 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!

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27 Jun 2017, 23:21
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« Reply #36 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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27 Jun 2017, 23:23
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« Reply #37 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.

27 Jun 2017, 23:25
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« Reply #38 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).

27 Jun 2017, 23:27
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« Reply #39 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.