Posted by godaironin on November 24, 2008 at 12:09 AM
The following is a poem written by Megumi Hayashibara regarding her character in EVA, Rei Ayanami. This was written during the making of the series, but more recently came to light. If I can further source this, I'll update the post, but for now I thought it was worth including.
The me within myself
The you within myself
Wanting to know, not wanting to know
The me further within myself
Wanting to meet, not wanting to meet
What is it that limits meeting the me further within myself
I'm still weak
You're weak as well
The weakness of the me within myself
The me who's always running away
This isn't me
When I came to accept that part of myself
Others seemed to accept that part of myself as well, possibly
Man, mother, other things, sex,
Man's peculiar benefit in being man
The reason for innocence
Is to gain benefit from knowing
I will protect you
Yet it's not for your benefit
It's for mine...
I guess when she gets into character, she really gets into character.
Expect a major update to the site within the next month, pending an edit on the story revision.