It's been years since the last time I updated the journal. And yes the book was long sold out..to those who mailed to ask, sorry to be of any trouble.
Someone asked if I did go to Japan to watch the new Evangelion movie last fall. I did, but not until weeks ago, by when the release date of BD/DVDs of Q had already been announced.
I managed to catch one of the last of the screenings in Ikebukuro (to those who have clues of Tokyo Otaku subculture scene, the location alone tells what kind of "other audience" you would be expecting). In the end it was quite worth it, along with the experience in Japan (especially its famously confusing railway system, the very fresh fish in Tsukiji, and a glimpse of the insane consumer culture).
To make it plain the Quickening is quite a move away from the past Rebuild of Evangelion movies, and is more close to the original NGE in its bold narratives that ruthlessly challenges the audience. And yes the yaoi service...which I fully understand.
How do I generate something from this? Time will see.