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spacehunter-m:

The most epic logo ever conceived by the mind of mortal man.

But does Godzilla vs. Mothra in this movie?

thebatwearingdan:

Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack!

Did someone just dose me?

So I'm assuming you know for German releases of a lot of the Showa Toho movies, they claim that Dr Frankenstein made most of the monsters that Godzilla fights, which is something that I want to expand into a full story, where except for Godzilla, pretty much all Kaiju/Mecha are one of three things; 1. Alien in origin 2. Created by one of several Ancient Civilizations(Atlantis, Mu, Seatopia) or 3. created by Frankenstein or a descendant(or using his techniques), what do you think of the idea?

spankzilla85:

tyrantisterror:

lobsterdancepro:

spankzilla85:

tyrantisterror:

I like it a lot, actually - I think kaijuverses are more stable when there’s a unified origin for kaiju, because otherwise you have a bunch of strange animals that are all the same impossible size for no discernable reason, which is the kind of thing that pulls me out of a story.  I would amend it to include some monsters that share Godzilla’s origin, though - he shouldn’t be completely alone.  The other kaiju are (eventually) his kin - he needs to have a tie to them.

I’m kinda’ on the fence with this.
A modern example of this being a terrible idea is, for example, the Amazing Spider-Man movieverse. By the end of ASM 2, Oscorp pretty much has just about every iconic Spider-villain locked, loaded, and ready to go. Hell, they even had a GOBLIN SUIT AND GLIDER sitting around JUST IN CASE. And hey! It regulates and heals the wearer! Aside from this being incredibly contrived, the villains are now bereft of their unique origins, especially thanks to be apparent plan being to literally just put people into these suits.

Now, on the other hand, The Spectacular Spider-Man television series has a SIMILAR setup, being that some of the villains (not all of them) are connected to Oscorp, but in a series of much more clever, interesting ways, rather than a whole bunch of random accidents happening to random thugs and they all get random superpowers. Those villains later join forces to form the Sinister Syndicate, with designs on becoming a force to be reckoned with on their own, AGAINST Oscorp, Tombstone, and the Silvermane family. It keeps the universe rich while giving everything an internal logic and consistency.

From my own perspective, Godzilla Neo was developed with a similar intent, but I felt as though my choice of monsters to-be-connected robbed them of some of their uniqueness. Instead of a species of subterranean dinosaur that evolved to escape the ice age, Baragon was just another Spawn of Orochi. While I’m fond of the idea of the Spawn of Orochi, my current tastes and considerations would have led me to different paths, rather than lump so many unique kaiju into one mass origin.

THAT SAID, the prospect of the Proto-Atomic-Age being the origin of Godzilla and his enemies provides a double-edged sword of contrivance and logic - while it potentially could rob kaiju like Rodan and Mothra of their individuality, it provides a neat, clean explanation for where these godlike, hitherto unknown monsters could come from with a mythical sense of times-gone-by that hardly anyone in the modern age understands. AND it could explain how these creatures are all on such a similar, massive scale (because they all evolve alongside one-another, so they’re all of a similar mass and power output).
Still, I’m hoping that the only other classic kaiju who gets the MUTO origin is Rodan, and Mothra retains some of her mystical nature. And Ghidorah NEEDS TO BE FROM OUTER SPACE I KINDA’ GRIND MY TEETH WHENEVER ANYONE SUGGESTS OTHERWISE.

…But I do love the idea of Frankenstein AND his descendants having this “family business” of monster-making :D

Ugh. I am fine with stories that have a single, centralized origin for their enemies (Ultraman Nexus, Kamen Rider, etc.) but to say that’s how it ought to be for every kaiju-based story going forward is completely preposterous to me. Giant monster-ridden universes are perfect places for a story to really play with the very compelling idea that the world can still be a very mysterious place by having multiple threats coming at us from any number of places. Insisting on giving these threats a singular point of origin not only robs individual monsters of a certain level of uniqueness but it also robs the universe of its sense of mystery and, to a certain extent, its sense of wonder.

On the other hand, I haven’t seen Amazing Spider-Man 2 yet but I do think it’s absolutely hilarious that OSCORP has basically been turned into SHOCKER. :D

I never said that’s how it ought to be for every kaiju story - I just said it’s more stable, because it is.  You can have a stable, well constructed kaiju story where all of your kaiju have different origins, but you’re going to have to explain a lot of odd coincidences.  Why are all these monsters the same impossible size?  Why do they all have the extra superpowers they’d need to maintain that size?  Why are they all appearing now in the story?  There’s a lot of parallel evolution going on that’s kind of hard to explain.

To go off of Matt Frank’s comparison to superhero tales - the big two, Marvel and DC, find answers to these questions that don’t require a shared origin, but do tend to tie those origins together. 

Batman is formed by the powerful crime world in Gotham robbing him of his parents, and when he starts beating up those same criminals, some of them have to rise and turn into supervillains for crime to survive. They in turn hurt others who become either new superheroes (the robins and batgirls, etc.) or new supervillains themselves.  How they become super-beings differs a bit (though often it’s either a hideous act of criminal violence or a lab accident), but it all spirals from the same root.

Superman comes to Earth because his planet exploded.  Half of his enemies come from that same planet, or from other planets to challenge this last Kryptonian they hear so much about, while the other half, like Batman’s rogues, become supervillains through science and technology to keep their criminal enterprises going in the wake of this new powerful crimefighter.  There is still a unity in origin - it all spawns from the juxtaposition of this alien with godlike powers landing on earth and making a name for himself.  The story is stable.

And then you get to Marvel, where the origins are almost ALL tied to 1950’s/60’s scientific progress.  The Hulk, Spider-man, and even the mutants (children of the atom) are all caused by people haphazardly experimenting with radiation, and most of their enemies are caused by scientific accidents (almost always atomic) as well, if not the same atomic accidents that made the heroes themselves.  Captain America is a superhero relic from World War II (which gave us another revolutionary weapon - the atom bomb).  Iron Man makes a powerful weapon to break out of a POW camp, which he eventually uses to be a superhero.  Thor’s the odd one out, but considering the conflict that was in the world before he entered it, him coming to earth still makes sense - a viking war god would be drawn to a planet earth that is now filled with super powered warriors that are locked in endless battles with each other (perfect candidates for Val Halla).  The origins are interconnected and feed into each other, which makes a stable universe.

And for an alternate example, you have Wonder Woman, whose rogues gallery is notoriously lacking in unity.  Most people don’t know how to place her villains because they don’t really make a whole lot of sense.  Why is there a Cheetah woman?  Why is there a giant woman?  Why is there… like… an evil granny?  The Greek Mythology villains make some sense, but they’re mostly recent additions.  Wonder Woman is a great character, but she’s more often remembered for being in ensembles where she fights the other heroes’ rogues - and that kinda sucks.

So yeah, by all means be creative and don’t make EVERY kaiju tied to the same origin - but some unity can be really helpful.  It gives people a solid grasp of what your story is about and keeps it from becoming messy.  At the very least you need to answer those very pertinent questions I listed - otherwise you might have some problems with your readers.

To be fair, the odd randomness of the golden years of sci-fi, fantasy, and pop culture is what gives it that unforgettable charm.

For example, one of my favorites: Frankenstein Conquers the World.
Now, the Frankenstein monster? His origin is all KINDS of cool and inspired and plotty-twisty-turny. It’s intrinsically tied to the events of the film and this universe.
And then, out of NOWHERE, there’s Baragon. Now yes, there will be audiences who will be frustrated and confused as to WHY there’s suddenly this giant dinosaur monster, but some of the insane charm of the fact that “It’s Japan, this shit happens” gives it that extra layer of watchable crazy that makes it unique and awesome.

So I'm assuming you know for German releases of a lot of the Showa Toho movies, they claim that Dr Frankenstein made most of the monsters that Godzilla fights, which is something that I want to expand into a full story, where except for Godzilla, pretty much all Kaiju/Mecha are one of three things; 1. Alien in origin 2. Created by one of several Ancient Civilizations(Atlantis, Mu, Seatopia) or 3. created by Frankenstein or a descendant(or using his techniques), what do you think of the idea?

spankzilla85:

tyrantisterror:

I like it a lot, actually - I think kaijuverses are more stable when there’s a unified origin for kaiju, because otherwise you have a bunch of strange animals that are all the same impossible size for no discernable reason, which is the kind of thing that pulls me out of a story.  I would amend it to include some monsters that share Godzilla’s origin, though - he shouldn’t be completely alone.  The other kaiju are (eventually) his kin - he needs to have a tie to them.

I’m kinda’ on the fence with this.
A modern example of this being a terrible idea is, for example, the Amazing Spider-Man movieverse. By the end of ASM 2, Oscorp pretty much has just about every iconic Spider-villain locked, loaded, and ready to go. Hell, they even had a GOBLIN SUIT AND GLIDER sitting around JUST IN CASE. And hey! It regulates and heals the wearer! Aside from this being incredibly contrived, the villains are now bereft of their unique origins, especially thanks to be apparent plan being to literally just put people into these suits.

Now, on the other hand, The Spectacular Spider-Man television series has a SIMILAR setup, being that some of the villains (not all of them) are connected to Oscorp, but in a series of much more clever, interesting ways, rather than a whole bunch of random accidents happening to random thugs and they all get random superpowers. Those villains later join forces to form the Sinister Syndicate, with designs on becoming a force to be reckoned with on their own, AGAINST Oscorp, Tombstone, and the Silvermane family. It keeps the universe rich while giving everything an internal logic and consistency.

From my own perspective, Godzilla Neo was developed with a similar intent, but I felt as though my choice of monsters to-be-connected robbed them of some of their uniqueness. Instead of a species of subterranean dinosaur that evolved to escape the ice age, Baragon was just another Spawn of Orochi. While I’m fond of the idea of the Spawn of Orochi, my current tastes and considerations would have led me to different paths, rather than lump so many unique kaiju into one mass origin.

THAT SAID, the prospect of the Proto-Atomic-Age being the origin of Godzilla and his enemies provides a double-edged sword of contrivance and logic - while it potentially could rob kaiju like Rodan and Mothra of their individuality, it provides a neat, clean explanation for where these godlike, hitherto unknown monsters could come from with a mythical sense of times-gone-by that hardly anyone in the modern age understands. AND it could explain how these creatures are all on such a similar, massive scale (because they all evolve alongside one-another, so they’re all of a similar mass and power output).
Still, I’m hoping that the only other classic kaiju who gets the MUTO origin is Rodan, and Mothra retains some of her mystical nature. And Ghidorah NEEDS TO BE FROM OUTER SPACE I KINDA’ GRIND MY TEETH WHENEVER ANYONE SUGGESTS OTHERWISE.

…But I do love the idea of Frankenstein AND his descendants having this “family business” of monster-making :D

If I had the chance to race Godzilla on four-wheelers you wouldn’t be able to fucking stop me.

spacehunter-m:

astoundingbeyondbelief:

topofreddit:

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my son

(also, incredibly entertained by the person going “we’ll never be able to determine where this post came from”)

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mrplinkett:

I propose a kaiju tier system. this tier will be based on their average threat level. they could be

  • town menace:
  • town buster:
  • city menace:
  • city buster:
  • planet menace:
  • planet buster:
  • galaxy menace:
  • galaxy buster:

Menace anc buster tiers are divided on how easily they can destroy buildings. King kong would be a city menace, while otachi is a city buster, due to king kong not being able to topple buildings, but kong could easily topples buildings in a town.

moderngrease:

Vintage Godzilla Posing with Woman

moderngrease:

Vintage Godzilla Posing with Woman

kaijufiction:

Godzilla vs Cthulhu

Lovecraft Series No. 1

"In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming."

Godzilla answers the Call of Cthulhu! When a lost relic of R’lyeh is brought to Tokyo for study, sensitives all over Japan share a dream of one ancient god: Gojira. What could it mean? Bringing the relic to an occult expert, the archeologists learn of a 90 year-old case from America involving a cult worshipping an ancient mad god, Cthulhu. The nightmares of the country are manifested when Godzilla arises from his decades old slumber in a blaze of madness. In a race to unravel the mystery of the relic, the experts soon unravel the horrific yarn that reveals Cthulhu, dead and dreaming of Godzilla, is spreading his awful mind over Tokyo. With mystic rites they strengthen Godzilla’s will until he breaks free of the eldritch thing. But in a horrific turn of events, Godzilla’s will to fight summons Cthulhu to our plane, beginning war of ancient gods!

"Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn"

The Call of Cthulhu x Godzilla vs Biollante

mark9-jaeger-kaiju-gesundheit:

Pacific Rim fan poster by JanioGarcia

mark9-jaeger-kaiju-gesundheit:

Pacific Rim fan poster
by JanioGarcia