I know there are probably other threads like this, but none have been used in the last few months. Anyway, what the title says. What made you become a fan of the Big G? For my part, I've always been a huge fan of dinosaurs. As a little kid I watched The Land Before Time
and Jurassic Park
until my parents could recite both movies from memory.
I was aware of and liked the idea of Godzilla as a concept for years before actually seeing one of his movies. A giant, fire-breathing, city-smashing dinosaur. How awesome is that, y'know? I remember drawing pictures of generic giant T-Rexes with spikes and calling them 'Godzilla', or calling my toy dinosaurs 'Godzilla' when I'd have them attack buildings or whatever. So in a way I've been a fan all my life. Actually seeing King Kong vs Godzilla
at my cousin's birthday party in '96 just sort of made it official.
After that, my dad (a fellow fan, if not quite to our extent) rented me a bunch of the movies on VHS from Blockbuster, and found some of the early fansites for me. I've been varying levels of obsessed ever since.