While rummaging through my stuff I found a fresh pack of Bristol ATCs and drew me some kaiju pals. The cards are 2.5” x 3.5” and were done with uni-ball color lead and micon pen.
Like, guys. Sparta was so kick ASS sometimes when it came to women. Spartan women were given these small knives so that if their husbands came home and tried to hit them or assault them, they had a weapon within reach. That weapon was for CUTTING THEIR HUSBANDS’ FUCKING FACES so that when he went out in public everyone would know he was an asshole, abusing jerkface and they would publicly shame him.
LET’S JUST TALK ABOUT SPARTAN WOMEN FOR A SECOND.
In Sparta, women could own land and were considered citizens. THAT IS A HUGE BIG FUCKING DEAL. Why? Because that was RARE AS FUCK and there are lots of places TODAY where women don’t even get that much.
Divorce was totally fine, and a woman could expect to keep her own wealth and get custody of the kids because paternal lineage wasn’t very important. And it didn’t make her a pariah! She could totally remarry, no big deal at all.
Spartan women participated in some fuckin’ badass sporting events, too. And because they were expected to be as physically fit as the Spartan menfolk (who all had to serve compulsory military duties, btw, and couldn’t marry until they finished them at thirty) they didn’t have time for lots of swishy dresses. So they wore notoriously short skirts. According to some accounts, their thighs were visible at all times. HOLY SHIT.
Also, In Sparta men only got their names on their graves if they died in battle. And women? Women only got their names on their graves if they died in childbirth. THE SPARTANS COMPARED CHILDBIRTH TO FUCKING BATTLE AND IT WAS VIEWED AS A GODDAMN BADASS AND HONORABLE WAY TO GO OUT.
FUCKING SPARTAN WOMEN. THIS DUDE HAD FUCKIN’ BETTER MAKE SURE SHE’S COOL WITH WHATEVER HE’S DOING, IF HE KNOWS WHAT’S FUCKIN’ GOOD FOR HIM.
Did you guys like the Pipeworks/Atari Godzilla video game trilogy (Destroy All Monsters Melee, Save the Earth and Unleashed)? Who didn’t?! Do you wish they’d make a fourth installment in the series, or at least a new, similar Godzilla/giant monster fighting game? Who doesn’t?! As such, you should really check this link out.
Simon Strange, one of the main guys behind the trilogy, is trying to create a new kaiju fighting game using the same tools and technology as the Pipeworks games. But he needs our help! The more we donate, the better this game can be. And it doesn’t just help him, we can take part in the rewards as well, ranging from getting a free copy of the game once it’s complete, to actually getting monsters of our own creation in the game itself!
And if that’s not enough to entice you, if the game does well enough and makes enough money, we might even be able to bring other franchises into the game, allowing such epic combinations as Godzilla vs. King Kong vs. Gamera vs. Ultraman! Or even Rodan vs. Gorgo vs. Cthulhu vs. Staypuft Marshmallow Man!
So yeah. If you like video games and giant monsters and especially video games about giant monsters, please help us out. At the very least, spread the word! This thing has the potential to become the greatest giant monster game of all time.
[Kanye] All time! [/Kanye]