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Complete Children of an Elder God by John Biles Rod M. - Evangelion/Cthulu Mythos

Discussion in 'Evangelion' started by Scott, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Scott

    Scott Groundskeeper DLP Supporter

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    Title: Children of an Elder God
    Author: John Biles Rod M.
    Rating: T
    Pairing: Unknown
    Chapters: 23 + 1 chapter posted on Spacebattles.
    Updated: May 10, 2010
    Status: Complete (though not posted on the keep yet)

    Summary: "Children of an Elder God", a Neon Genesis Evangelion - H.P. Lovecraft's myths' fusion, by John Biles and Rod M.

    Link: http://www.thekeep.org/~rpm/eva/coaeg.html
    Links to the last two parts (chapter 24):
    http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/children-of-an-elder-god-24-partial-draft.156600/
    http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/children-of-an-elder-god-chapter-24-draft-continues.165721/


    I started reading it about a week ago and since Ive been really busy I only got around to reading to chapter 5. Anyways, it starts off the same as the show but quickly diverges from there, with the same and some new Angels. Characterization is good and the only flaw that I found is that they try to input some anime style comedy into their writing but it gets a laugh out of me so I guess it's not a flaw.


    Checked by Minion, Nov. 25, 2012
    Thx to Kensington for links to the last Chapter.
     
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  2. Fiat

    Fiat The Chosen One DLP Supporter

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    It's good. I'm a huge fan of Lovecraft, and love the way that the author managed to blend evangelion, the dream cycle, and the Cthulhu mythos.

    My sole complaint is the emphasis on romance. I've only seen a few episodes of evangelion, but it didn't seem to be quite as...romancy. However, it doesn't really take away from the plot much.

    I've only managed to read the first 9 chapters, but I like it so far.

    4/5

    EDIT: After reading through the 3 chapter Dreamlands arc, my rating has lowered. It didn't really fit with the story, nor did Asuke being the Red Knight in the dreamlands in an earlier part. It was cool with the slave trader, when trips into the dreamlands were isolated incidents, but the Dreamlands arc was shit.

    Also, they overpowered the Elder gods WAY too much. In the actual mythos, they're impotent creations of man, ruled by the nearly omnipotent crawling chaos. As the author overpowered the gods of man, they underpowered tbe crawling chaos immensely. If you anger Nyarlathotep, you simply stop existing. For the most part, he's toying with people, but it seemed like he was being serious. He's the avatar of the outer gods, the most powerful beings in all of existence. One of them actually STARTED existence. (The blind idiot god, Azathoth) No mortal, or mortal god could ever pose a threat to an outer god.

    3/5
     
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  3. Glernaj

    Glernaj Stab Executive DLP Supporter

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    It's an excellent story, but it's not complete, and may never be completed, so that tag needs to be changed.
     
  4. Cruentus

    Cruentus Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    Actually the Author recently posted the rough draft for the final chapter on another website about a few weeks ago.
     
  5. ketz3r

    ketz3r Second Year

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    Chapter 24

    Good story, spider-crying Shinji freaked me out though.
     
  6. yak

    yak Moderator Moderator DLP Supporter

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    It's finished? Wow. I've been reading this since 1999 (the first chapter was released in 1998 on r.a.a.c).

    It's a favourite of mine, but it's been in my /fanfic/dead category for many years now. The 2004 update was unexpected, but this coming 5 years later? Merry fucking Christmas! :)
     
  7. DarthBill

    DarthBill Dark Lord

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    I don't know; if that was the end, then it was a bit of a disappointment.
    We don't get to see anything of what the world is like after the battle with Cthulu. All we see is that Yui apparently gets to somehow come back to life and rule the world, or something.
     
  8. yak

    yak Moderator Moderator DLP Supporter

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    It's only 1/3 of the final chapter.

    I had another "no wai!" moment reading the comments on the chapter 24 thread. Apparently Krista Perry has finally finished Hearts of Ice which was started at least as far back as 1997. Good gods. That's another old epic on my fanfic/dead/ list.

    The Zombie Fanfics Arise!
     
  9. DarthBill

    DarthBill Dark Lord

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    I know what you mean. This has been my favorite Evangelion story for a while; it's great that it isn't quite as dead as I though it was.
     
  10. Kensington

    Kensington Denarii Host DLP Supporter

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    Time to bump for great justice!

    I just discovered that the conclusion to this story was posted here and here last May.

    Most fitting in my opinion. This was always one of my favorite Evangelion stories - and the ending just hit the right notes for me. It is funny to realize though that I started to read this back in '99, to only find and read the end in '11.

    5/5.
     
  11. yak

    yak Moderator Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Kensington; you da' man.

    I checked for the final part of COAEG last year, but never found it. I'm glad to see its finally up, even as a draft.

    To re-read the series, or not to re-read the series... that is the question.
     
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    I'm shocked and appalled that I missed this; it's tied with Shinji & 40k for the title of 'best story' in the Eva fandom, at least in my opinion. Thanks for raising this thread from the dead, Kensington.
     
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    A second archive with entirety of this story, so you don't have to jum through SpaceBattles.