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 On1 year 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 Kings8 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
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 UPDATE2 years 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!"
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 Trap10 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
So this site is full of assholes...rant?My block list: WHY SO BIG?!So this site is full of assholes...rant?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But really. DeviantArt must have some of the most militant, irate, nasty people that this side of the internet has to offer. You never know what will set people off.
Just recently, I kindly suggested to a fellow deviant that they needed to include a mature tag on their work. I've done this before a few times in the past, and none of the instances have been too pretty. Essentially what happens is you get cussed out by the artist. Oh gee, thanks. It's things like these that just goes to show that behind a computer screen, people are absolute dicks; and this is in part one of those reasons why I'm not so keen with people in general. Which brings me to another point: try getting into an argument with a friend; they'll start talking about how they really think of you. The argument will never go, "I think you're being very inconsiderate right now!", it'll go something like, "well have good luck getting a job with that useless degree you're wasting thousands of dol
(( 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
To those who can't take criticismCriticism is a pretty vast word with a simple meaningTo those who can't take criticism2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many take it as "hating","trolling","being jealous" and much more idiotic things.
You don't have to be better at something to be able to criticize it. Infact, that would ruin the entire point of criticism.
It's like you go out to get a pizza because you don't know how to cook, and the pizza tastes like shit. Do you have to do better than the pizza to make it taste bad? No! It tastes like shit either way.
Some people may like the pizza, and that's good for them. Respect it.
Same goes for music, you don't have to be a #1 rated musician to not like a song. It's human to like/dislike things. Claiming people to be "jealous" just shows that you cannot comprehend simple criticism. Some people may put it harsher than others (I for one am fairly straight forward) but it's nothing to be upset over.
Someone may actually like your shitty inika moc color rape.
Dragon Plz AccountsFor quick and easy useDragon Plz Accounts6 years ago in Personal More Like This
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light and color stuffhilight and color stuff5 months ago in Personal More Like This
i just wanted to quickly put together some basic things about how i think of light and color that i think are important to be mindful of in order to make meaningful decisions about these things in your pictures. it's not going to be very fancy, but i hope its useful to somebody. im not good at writing stuff so please bear with me.
to see anything we need light. light is emitted from a emission source. after that, as i see it there are basically 3 ways light reaches your eyes
1. it is reflected off of things (such as objects)
2. it is transmitted through things (such as air)
3. it is scattered by things (such as air)
let's say we have a perfectly red ball. we know this ball is red because when we shine white light on it, red light is reflected back at us. so how does that work?
to answer that we must understand something about white light. white light is light that is made up of every color within (at least) the visible spectrum. it has red, blue, green, yellow, and so on
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?"
MH HSA: Invincible state.what happens if the hunter dosen't feel like getting up after getting hit hard? heres what will happen...MH HSA: Invincible state.2 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.1 year 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
Quick freebie pixel raffle-WinnersEdit 2: Okay;the winners of this. Im in sort of a rush so bear with me; I have a funeral to go to in a few hours.Quick freebie pixel raffle-Winners6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was certainly not expecting so many entries and so much support xD haha im flattered you all like my pixels so much; It made me feel really honored just to have held this; And i'm glad i'll hopefully be able to make people happy.
Thank you all so much for participating quq/
I'd love to give a prize to all of you- but there were just sO MANY I wouldn't be human if I could,ohgosh
If you didn't win-don't be down quq/ I'll do more raffles when I can because I love drawing things for other people~<3
I randomized the list of entries; before randomizing winners.
However, I kept expanding the prize pool to accommodate the amount of entries. (+1 prize per 100 entries or so; it was originally 50 but thats too much)
There were a total of 970 individual entries.
Therefore; I'll give out 10 prizes. (Since it was close enough to the next 100.
Godzilla super HD trailer upWanna see the trailer in super-SUPER high-resolution glory? Go here to check it out!Godzilla super HD trailer up2 years 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!
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. V2.22 years 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
Archie Comics and Ken Penders' CharactersFellow fans of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic, I write this entry in order to make a difference in the comic’s future. As you all know, most of the fans have heard by now of the lawsuit between Ken Penders and Archie Comics over the use of his characters. Whether Ken Penders was in the right or not is not the issue however. What matters is Archie’s stance on not using his characters.Archie Comics and Ken Penders' Characters1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Like many of you, I thought that Ken Penders was to blame because he was holding his characters back. Having enjoyed the comic for years, I was devastated. Like many of you no doubt have, I grew to love the original characters he created. Sure, Ian Flynn may not have developed them as Ken would have, but at least they were still around and would probably go in the right direction eventually. But the idea of never seeing any of those characters again is intolerable. And not only would we never see them again, but the comic would act as if they, along with 20 years of Sonic mythos, never happened i
Godzilla Encounter and Pacific Rim!Man, I got back from G-Fest not but 24 hours ago...and there's so much to talk about!Godzilla Encounter and Pacific Rim!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, I went and saw me some PACIFIC RIM with the G-Fest crew. MAN what an amazing time at the theater - it was like watching a wrestling match. The theater rocked with elated cheers as steel fist smashed against reptilian flesh and bone.
As to the plot...I reached a strange revelation while at my table during the convention proper. If PACIFIC RIM, flaws and all, were an animated feature...would anyone have ANY complains about it? Personally I prefer the live-action-cartoon approach - it makes the universe feel all the more rich as a sumptuous visual feast.
That being said, the film isn't performing the way it should. It may pull a HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and stick around for a time, earning its money over a period of time, but it's not looking great at the moment. Go see it! And a second and third time! There's a lot riding on PacRim's success so go support it!
In other new, HOLY CRAP THE GODZILL
Mecha Sally design rant and alternative plotHey guys. Recently, I have checked out Ben Bates's sketches for the Sally Acorn redesign. Now, the plans for the Mecha Sally arc, which led up to her redesign, were that Sally would be roboticized and weaponized for two years and then de-roboticized into her new design. I had numerous problems with that plan, but what really ticked me off was when Ben himself stated "it would be pretty cool."Mecha Sally design rant and alternative plot2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, how anyone can get excited over long-time friends trying to slaughter long-time friends is beyond me. However, that's not what gets me off. The thought of stuffing weapons inside a living person who has no free will, no control over her body, and witnessing the whole event first-hand is what grinds my gears! (Yeah I said it) And two years. 2! Almost 730 days under Eggman's thumb. Now that is some messed up hell. Now I know what you're thinking, "but Uncle Chuck was roboticized longer than that," Uncle C wasn't weaponized was he? NEIN!
Now let's talk about the redesign itself. Sall
Random Rant Wednesdays: Sonic Reboot?Hello, everyone, and welcome back to a Random Rant Wednesday, the journal entry that still isn't updated on an actual Wednesday. Today's topic is not who should have been fairy type, like I originally intended, but not right now. Instead, I'm going to talk about something that's been going on in my head for a bit. As you should know, the Archie Sonic comics have received a soft reboot. Some things happened, some things didn't. It was all the result of Ken Penders being an ass. AS a result, we now have a brand new continuity with some similarities to the old story. Is it good? Is it not good? I can't tell you until I have the entire Countdown to Chaos arc, because thanks to money and X and Y, I only have two parts of it as of this Journal. So... yeah.Random Rant Wednesdays: Sonic Reboot?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Then what's this Journal entry about? Well, it's just a small collection of what I think would be good for a Sonic Reboot. A starting point would be what kind of story would be the best. Now then, if you've read my personal favorite Sonic
ooc. so i was in best buyand i just happened to be wearing my markiplier shirt and some jeans, i was out getting new earbuds bc the left one on the ones i had blew out (fucking-- hATE that shit)ooc. so i was in best buy3 months ago in Personal More Like This
and a guy who works there recognized my shirt and said "mARKIPLIER SHIRT" and i just kinda spun around like :icondramaticdeanplz:
and we started talking and he told me that he watches mark, roosterteeth, captainsparklez and i just
my dad and the lady at the register were waiting for me to come back but i spent like five minutes talking to that guy omf and
i told him about posting my art and how mark's seen it and he said "that's so cool!" and i did an accurate reenactment of me when mark saw my art by inching behind a shelf kinda and saying "hi" with a creepy smile i
and he laughed and when we left the store my dad was just like
dad: who was that
me: a guy, he recognized my shirt
dad: what exactly is that on your shirt
me: markiplier's logo.
me: you know mark right
me: remember the guy who
very sad news everyone.this is the day we have all wished would never happened to this fandom. Next Monday is the day we wished would never come. Next Monday is going to be the worst day. We are all going to relive something that all of us have hoped would never happen again. So next Monday on nickelodeon at 5:00pm and then again for some reason at 7:00, DO NOT WATCH THE LAST AIRBENDER MOVIE AT ALL! Instead, why don't you watch regular show then adventure time on cartoon network at that time. Or better yet, why don't you get up from your chair at 5:00 pm next Monday and reply slam your head against the wall until all you can see is blackness. That would be better then going thru that again. Or maybe just watch regular show then adventure time on cartoon network, that maybe for the best.very sad news everyone.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Interview with Sergi BrosaIn celebration of Digital Art Month, here is the first of a series of interviews done to the authors of some of the site's most popular digital deviations of all time. In this occasion I bring you Brosa, creator of The Retro of TomorrowInterview with Sergi Brosa3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Retro of Tomorrow
I'm Sergi Brosa, a spanish artist located in Barcelona. I'm 25 years old, and I am an illustrator, comic artist and concept artist trying to survive in this wild world. I usually work as a comissioned artist, and I have tried two times to enter the french comic industry, with no success.
So, I keep just taking comissions, sometimes from companies and sometimes from usual people. I have to say that it is a fun job because it's never the same thing. B
Okay...okay...NOW we're funded...We've hit our $100,000 mark!Okay...okay...NOW we're funded...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's not jump around and celebrate until the deadline passes and we actually HAVE the money. We've seen what can happen
About the Missing Children's genderI'll probably open up a can of worms(or not) but those that draw the Missing Children...you don't always have to make the child's gender the same as the animatronic.About the Missing Children's gender3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Since its already confirmed that the animatronics are haunted, some of you already know about my(and others') theory that Freddy is possessed by a girl. This theory came about because Freddy's laughter in FNAF 1 is a slowed-down version of a girl and in fnaf 1 and 2, he has a tendency to hide in or be near the girls' bathroom.
I'm not saying Freddy is a girl. The suit itself is male and that's been confirmed by Scott himself. What I'm saying is, the ghost possessing Freddy could be female. Think about it, when the Puppet put the kids in the suits, do you think he was worrying about gender? No. He put the kids in the suits in order to revive them and I doubt he would have given a care about specifically putting a boy in a male animatronic suit or vice-versa with a female. So, take some liberties with the children.