GODZILLA (2014) review - The Showa Must Go OnGODZILLA (2014) has hit theaters, and for months (years for most Godzilla fans), potential audiences have been anticipating a return to form for the Lizard King - a film that will revisit the themes of the 1954 original and deliver a brooding, apocalyptic story of destruction and doom.GODZILLA (2014) review - The Showa Must Go On7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, what we got could best be described as a sequel to THE TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975).
Trust me, I wouldn't begin a review with a hyperbolic, attention-grabbing statement like that without explaining it. For the moment, let us turn back the clock and toss out a quick recap of the film's plot. Obviously, this review will contain a metric crapload of SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS, but you'll complain anyway, so let's get on with this.
After a mysterious event in 1954 regarding the Castle Bravo nuclear test and an unknown giant organism, the story jumps to 1999, where two scientists, Dr. Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Dr. Graham (Sally Hawkins) are investigating a massive underground tomb in the
The One True King of KingsIt’s amazing how a 60-year-old product of postwar nuclear paranoia can still be so important to people’s lives to this day. I have a lot to thank Godzilla for, so much to the point that, if I had a gun to my head, and had to declare a religion (ANY religion), I’d point at the Big Guy and say “That one.”The One True King of Kings2 months ago in Personal More Like This
That’s right. My god can beat up your god.
Anywho, it’s also amazing to see where Godzilla is now compared to…man, even 10 years ago. And ESPECIALLY 16 years ago. We’ve essentially seen this character tried to be taken down and twisted into something he’s not, and then rise from the beaten, bruised ashes only when a meek British director reminded everyone that we just need to step back and let him be Godzilla.
A favorite quote of mine, from the series, is the line from Godzilla and Mothra: Battle for the Earth (1992).
"This is beyond our present knowledge or understanding."
This was, o
How I made my way out of the Loser TrapHey guys, I feel the topic of productivity, balance of work and life and other such things vibrates these days, as quite a few people whom I follow wrote something about it, so I thought I'd bring to your attention the quotes I found most resonant for me (and some personal thoughts, too, that I'll share below):How I made my way out of the Loser Trap4 months ago in Personal More Like This
From Hannes' tumblr post about the recent changes in his attitude towards art (very much worth a read by itself):
I know how this sounds from the guy who used to be all about drawing all day, every day, but I’ve started doing other things. First of all at some point your health will politely ask you to start working out, taking away about 8 hours of your week. You’ll start eating better, cooking more fresh stuff, costing you maybe another 5 hours. I also play both handball and volleyball, both adding up
First Godzilla 2014 toys AAAND it's gone UPDATEUpdate! Urban Collector has listings for several new products, and each listing may actually be for "cases" of toys, meaning that these are big box orders, usually the sort of thing that stores order to stock their shelves -First Godzilla 2014 toys AAAND it's gone UPDATE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
- Chibi Godzilla sets - 2 varieties of 2-packs, each with a differently posed Godzilla and one of two "Muto" enemy monsters (NOTE: the "Mutos" are apparently a new species of enemy creature for Godzilla to battle)
- Tail-Strike Godzilla
- Bite & Thrash Godzilla
- Attack and Roar deluxe figure
- Destruction Pack - destructible city where Godzilla fights the eight-legged variety of Mutos!
The first Godzilla 2014 toys are up for preorder ONLY NOT NOW THEY'RE PRE-SOLD-OUT WHY IS THAT A THING AAAUUUGGGHHH.
It's a new Crumble-Zone-style toy set, featuring Godzilla...and one of his new enemies...the eight-legged kaiju, "Muto!"
The Official OhYesRP Journal. V2.2#OhYesRP: A roleplay chat where you can find a variety of medium to long post, high-quality, literate roleplayers with developed and creative characters. That is, if any of them are willing.The Official OhYesRP Journal. V2.21 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please read all the rules before asking questions.
General Chat Room Rules
1. Obey all of dAmn's rules. If you don't get caught, we don't care.
2. No Bots, thumbnails exceeding 50x50 pixels, or chatroom advertisements without permission.
3. Adding a Henchmen or above to your ignore list will result in a ban until they are removed.
4. Do not argue with the Henchmen.
5. If you don't want to RP, we have a privclass for you. Just let staff know.
6. If you haven't submitted a sheet, you can still talk. We aren't that restrictive.
Role Playing Rules
1. Post your character before you request or accept a roleplay.
2. Only completely filled in OhYesRP character sheets will be accepted.
3. Fan characters are allowed, within limits. Nothing Sonic, nothing Pokemon, nothing sh
New Feature For April 2014New Feature For April 20149 months ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
Another feature of amazing artworks from our very talented members, which I hope everyone will enjoy and be inspired by. Our membership is steadily approaching 3,500 and our galleries as I always write, contain even more amazing and inspirational art, which is well worth viewing.
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the 'Featured 5' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs and interfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, matte painting, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, commission information, tutorials and resources, announcements and also wallpaper submissions.
As always, I would like to congratulate the members on the continuing high quality of their artworks, which are always a pleasure for m
(( Admin Pic ))((If I can get 20 favorites on this journal, I'll add an admin picture of me wearing Ray's outfit- yes, I have her bag and hat- Just not her sweater, but I have her old design. But I won't do it unless this get's 20 favorites. ))(( Admin Pic ))2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Warrior Fairies Free Process videoHey guys! made a new video process! really appreaciate the feedback on the last one! had lots of funWarrior Fairies Free Process video3 months ago in Personal More Like This
hope you like!
Never be quick to JudgeThis story just goes to show, never judge someone till you get to know them.Never be quick to Judge8 months ago in Personal More Like This
As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same. However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.
Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he did not play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath. In addition, Teddy could be unpleasant.
It got to the point where Mrs. Thompson would actually take delight in marking his papers with a broad red pen, making bold X's and then putting a big "F" at the top of his papers.
At the school where Mrs. Thompson taught, she was required to review each child's past records and she put Teddy's off until last. However, when she reviewed his file, she was in f
Godzilla super HD trailer upWanna see the trailer in super-SUPER high-resolution glory? Go here to check it out!Godzilla super HD trailer up1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The first official trailer is up, and it is pretty damn gripping.
This info's been making the rounds already, but what the hell - I'll share the love
A viral site has launched - M.U.T.O. Research - www.mutoresearch.net
Try typing different stuff in. For example..."Godzilla," "Monster," "Oxygen Destroyer," "Serizawa"...and definitely try "Jet Jaguar"
Also, the first true teaser trailer drops Tuesday am - I'll update this journal with links!
How to create good compositions!Here is this week's video! Talking about composition and colorsHow to create good compositions!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Make sure you check out the first part also if you haven't already!
New Godzilla manga?! - UpdateNope!New Godzilla manga?! - Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's apparently a chapter of the Winter Comiket Doujinshi. Maybe it'll pop up online? We'll see!
What a way to kick off the new year!
"A new nuclear war created by humanity has plagued the world, leaving it in a vulnerable state as a result intergalactic forces come into play and try to take over. Showa Godzilla, and the tough residents of Monster Island combat against the threat, and managed to force them into retreat. At the cost of their lives. Ten years passed, and the threat returns for a final attack. As they enter, so does a newly mature Godzilla, Minilla, along with a new generation of monsters. As the new King of the Monsters, due to mankind's foolishness and losing the closest thing he could call family, will Minilla forgive humanity and defend the world? Or will his wrath wipe everything out?"
CUBEBRUSH Forum Critique Sessions 1-2-3CUBEBRUSH Forum Critique Sessions 1-2-34 months ago in Personal More Like This
Honest talking.I hate money issues. That's why I prefer 50/50 and preferably full payment in advance. I just want to get out of it the sooner as possible. But some people think we are trying to scam clients by that. No... we are not. We are just trying to pay bills and buy food and have a normal life like anybody else. Nothing fancy. Just normal.Honest talking.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
So when we artists give you a rate and a value. Please. PLEASE don't be surprised and say stuff like "Oh my! that's a lot of money, I thought you charged cheaper" "this is so expensive" and shit like that. NO. That's an insult. Because I'm not trying to get rich here. I'm trying to get the enough to keep on doing what you need.
Other good manners are:
- Don't think you're doing us a favor: There are no favors here. It's business. Fair trade. Period. We can get to be friends. But that's also not necessary.
- Briefing: Say exactly what you need. And if you got any specifics. Tell them. We don't read minds. Hundred p
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS! Godzilla 2 Sequel Idea P2As seen also on ComicBookmovie.com:DESTROY ALL MONSTERS! Godzilla 2 Sequel Idea P24 months ago in Personal More Like This
Part 2 of my story idea for the 2018 sequel to this year's "Godzilla".
Hi again guys. Since I've lain out the basic plot in Part 1, here I'll just go into detail on the critters, or "Super-Fauna" themselves. Artist credit goes to the filmmakers of the fan-film, "Godzilla: Heritage".
An estimated 145 meters long and with a weight of over 800 tons.
A relic of the dinosaur age, Anguirus was a fearsome apex predator. The species' intelligence, agility and aggression put it at the top of the prehistoric food chain - hunting even the mighty Godzilla to appease its ravenous appetite. Possessing formidable natural abilities, Anguirus has become one of the most dangerous Super-Fauna on Earth. With his old foe hunting him once again, the King of
Dragon Plz AccountsFor quick and easy useDragon Plz Accounts5 years ago in Personal More Like This
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About MY life and Live DEMO from NIGHT LIFE seriesHey guys!About MY life and Live DEMO from NIGHT LIFE series2 months ago in Personal More Like This
First of all I would like to thank everyone who support me- for all your comments, favourites, shares and everything! Deviantart is the place I always supported in the first turn and I got a lot of awesome memories, I met many people and got a lot of nice jobs from here. I am not able to response to every of you in person so please forgive me for it I just want to spend this time on creating the new pictures that I want to make you enjoyed about! so once again THANK YOU GUYS! This support means a lot to me and I hate empty words so you have to believe me that really gives me energy to keep on doing what I do and what I love!
I have to say last couple of months made my life completely different. Definitely the most intensive period ever. I started contributing to projects from Sega, Creative Assembly, BigPoint, Axis and now I turn myself into full inhouse concept artist for Sony Guerrilla Games in Cambridge (UK). I prefered to stay being freelancer only bu
Olragon up at CKC ForumsWell, since the last Kickstarter for Colossal Kaiju Combat did not meet its target financial goal, I was unable to get Olragon into the Trading Card series.Olragon up at CKC Forums1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I finally put Olragon up for community sponsorship at the CKC forums at Sunstone Games. So far things are looking up. Olragon's receiving a lot of compliments. It's also giving me the kick I need to start doing artwork again. I am planning on a piece for the CKC forums featuring both Olragon and the kaiju, Kaidra. It's been noted that the two do share some design similarities while both remaining entirely different. While Olragon's the guardian of life, Kaidra is a harbinger of death. The two are polar opposites to each other and people wish to see a depiction of the two locked in battle.
Much of the fan-art I am planning will be CKC related. So expect to see a bit of that soon!
If you're not part of the CKC forums yet, feel free to join and show your support for Olragon! We could use the votes to earn him a sponsorship
Big G Times February 2013My wonderful, wonderful little monkeys! It's shaping up to be quite a year!Big G Times February 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Firstly, a call to action - there's only 6 days left to fund this wonderful MY FIRST GODZILLA plush. My concern is that, if this little guy can't get funded, then it'll look pretty bad for Toy Vault and their great Godzilla goodies.
- Let's get all that juicy Godzilla news out there. As I'm sure many of you are aware, the three major actors currently in talks to be the leads in GODZILLA 2014 are Aaron Johnson (Kickass in KICKASS), Bryan Cranston (Walter White on BREAKING BAD) and Elizabeth Olsen (the considerably more talented Olsen sister from MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE). Now we have confirmation that Olsen will be joining the cast - she somewhat un-ironically declares that the film is going to be "a very heavy drama!...a very different take on the past Godzillas..." One can infer that she ACTUALLY means "more like
Mini Horror Reviews - The Orphan (2009)Mini Horror Reviews - The Orphan (2009)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In this Issue
Esther (Orphan) coloured portrait by MichellyMe
It's October and the sacred 31 days of Halloween are upon us-time to get your gore on! The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween candy has been out since Labor Day. So while you’re waiting in the Starbucks line for an overpriced double pumpkin spice whatever, pass the time with this year’s scary movies reviews!
Insidious (Series 2010–2013)
Where to get started before you can apply for workThere is no such thing as suddenly knowing when you are ready to turn yourWhere to get started before you can apply for work10 months ago in Personal More Like This
passion into your profession. But there is a way of measuring your chances on being
able to get work and eventually sustain a living from it.
Accepting commissions or freelance for low payment won't help you. You can think any penny counts, but it will lower the worth of your work and damage the market.
How to measure that you are ready?
You probably have high goals, but they are usually not your first step. You must search out the clients who can be that first step. Often found in the card game industry, book cover illustrations and smaller game company's.
Look at the artwork shown by a company such as the card game company: Fantasy Flight games. Compare your skills with the average of their artworks. If it matches yours, you will have a chance. However, keep in mind that those artworks had been done in a limited timeframe, usually within 12 hour
How to make a Godzilla movie, step-by-stepHow to make a Godzilla (or any kaiju) movie:How to make a Godzilla movie, step-by-step7 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is a pattern that I noticed in nearly every, single, Godzilla movie.
1. Introduce minor characters reacting to strange events or anomalies that can't be logically explained.
2. Slowly reveal that the strange events or anomalies are the result of kaiju (giant monsters).
3. Unleash kaiju to wreak havoc upon a densely-populated, major city. Like Tokyo for example.
4. Bring Godzilla or main kaiju in to kick some butt and take some names.
5. Beaten kaiju eventually recovers and/or recruits an ally.
6. All of the kaiju fight again and cause a massive amount of collateral damage to said, major city.
7. Godzilla / main kaiju wins.
A Massive Science Horror OdysseyReal Mood: :iconGodzilla1991plz:A Massive Science Horror Odyssey7 months ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Art Trades: Closed
- Salaruis Wins: -various edits and future campaigns- *ongoing*
- Lunami *in progress*
- Kaitheros vs Asag 'Choir of the Abyss' cover
- DCOFL: 'compiled narrative and synopsis conclusion' *in progress*
Salaruis Wins is a cross fictional, multiversal, satirical collab project between me and SirKaijuOfVaudeville.
You can check it out here:
*Update* Just adding some progress and agenda notes, pay no mind.
Hello all. It's been several months and this is the toward the tail end of May as of this writing. Speaking of writing that's been consuming much of my time; that and trying to recalibrate my sleep schedule into that of a normal person. However, during this long stretch of time I have also been catching up on a lot of famous gothic horror and science fiction films. And yes I have seen the 2014 Godzilla, I'll go over that at the end. I fi
HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO MEDON'T PANIC!HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO ME1 year ago in Personal More Like This
okay, so a slew of questions that i am pummelled with made me do this.
so here we go.
WHO IS YOUR DADDY AND WHAT DOES HE DO?
i am stjepan sejic, a comic and videogame artist designer 3d modeller illustrator, and a comic writer.
yeah... i have a few hobbies XD
in my career i have drawn the following comics
kade sun of perdition, my first comic book outing
darkness levels 1 issue
first born event 3 issues
witchblade.. 30 +issues
broken trinity 3 issues
angelus 6 issues angelus pilot season 1 issue
first born aftermath 1 issue
artifacts about 15ish issues
aphrodite 9 8 issues and going!
and a crapton of covers
dynamite entertainment , a crapton of covers
zenescope entertainment a crapton of covers
marvel a bunch of covers
comics i draw and write
ravine- epic fantasy 1 issue out, 2 about to be published
teen witchblade, adventure/comedy being finished, and issue 1 will be posted here