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Fandom terminology

Postby Breakdown » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:31 pm

I've noticed other fanbases like Transformers have diffrent terms like GEEWUN for those obsessed over G1 and "Gold Plastic Syndrome" for a defect with gold colored plastic. Does the Godzilla fanbase have any fan-terms? GINO is one that immediatly comes to mind.
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Re: Fandom terminology

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:00 pm

Does describing Destoroyah as "Looking like the god damn devil," count as one?
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Re: Fandom terminology

Postby Dust_pan » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:17 pm

"Goji" and "Big G" come to mind.
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Re: Fandom terminology

Postby MegaLagoras » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:08 am

Legion1979 wrote:Dessy. Drives me crazy, but it's definitely one I hear a lot.

Off topic, but that's a nice avatar, Legion1979. Is that Dodongo a custom, looks like one.
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Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:37 am

Legion1979 wrote:Dessy. Drives me crazy, but it's definitely one I hear a lot.


Shortening kaiju names in general is something the fandom does. It's really irritating. Dessy, Gammy, Angy, etc.

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Re: Fandom terminology

Postby o.supreme » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:48 am

Gyaos wrote:I've noticed other fanbases like Transformers have diffrent terms like GEEWUN for those obsessed over G1 and "Gold Plastic Syndrome" for a defect with gold colored plastic. Does the Godzilla fanbase have any fan-terms? GINO is one that immediatly comes to mind.


I know every fandom has its own terms. But that one really REALLY Bugs, its just so idiotic (btw... not calling you an idiot Gyaos, just the term... Kind of like Trukk NOT Munkey or whatever it is. As for Godzilla, There are a few in addition to the ones already named. Beam-Wars is used alot in referrence to battles often seen in the Heisei films. I think they are cool myself, but a lot of people seem to use the term in a negative connotation.
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Re: Fandom terminology

Postby JAGzilla » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:31 pm

And on the opposite end of the kaiju combat spectrum, there's 'T&C' for 'tooth and claw' melee battles.

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Postby Mr. X » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:38 pm

I've heard "Megs" be used for Megaguirus.
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Re: Fandom terminology

Postby Godzilla165 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:35 pm

Thunder thighs, Goji, Giddy, Angy, Dessy, Mecha G, etc. The list goes on and on.
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Re: Fandom terminology

Postby tymon » Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:23 am

HeiseiGodzilla117 wrote:
Legion1979 wrote:Dessy. Drives me crazy, but it's definitely one I hear a lot.


Shortening kaiju names in general is something the fandom does. It's really irritating. Dessy, Gammy, Angy, etc.

"Dessy" is just extra irritating though. I don't know why, but it is.
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Re: Fandom terminology

Postby JAGzilla » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:33 am

^ Well, he's the goddamn devil, after all. Giving him a cute, non-threatning nickname like that can't help but feel stupid.

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Re: Fandom terminology

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:12 am

HeiseiGodzilla117 wrote:
Legion1979 wrote:Dessy. Drives me crazy, but it's definitely one I hear a lot.


Shortening kaiju names in general is something the fandom does. It's really irritating. Dessy, Gammy, Angy, etc.


Eh. We're just too lazy to type in the other half of their name.
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Godzilla21 wrote:What is up with the American trope of hide the monster?

Jaws happened


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Ryguy wrote:When the new director is announced, I guarantee this fanbase will be torn through the middle...

We're always split down the middle. TK is like a giant buttcrack.


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Re: Fandom terminology

Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:07 pm

tymon wrote:
HeiseiGodzilla117 wrote:
Legion1979 wrote:Dessy. Drives me crazy, but it's definitely one I hear a lot.


Shortening kaiju names in general is something the fandom does. It's really irritating. Dessy, Gammy, Angy, etc.

"Dessy" is just extra irritating though. I don't know why, but it is.


They all piss me off about the same.

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Re: Fandom terminology

Postby edgaguirus » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:39 pm

I was just about to say something about shortening movie titles. When talking about the other eras, it's not uncommon to see G vs whomever.
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Re: Fandom terminology

Postby JAGzilla » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:57 am

^ That's not unique to the fandom. A TV Guide description I saw a while back for GvsG referred to him as a 'giant space chicken.'

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Re: Fandom terminology

Postby Rody » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:59 am

I have never understood that. HOW does Gigan resemble a chicken - or do people so desperately need a reference point that they grab the closest conceivable thing and go with it??

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Re: Fandom terminology

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:03 pm

Rody wrote:I have never understood that. HOW does Gigan resemble a chicken - or do people so desperately need a reference point that they grab the closest conceivable thing and go with it??


A chicken isn't even the closest conceivable thing. All they share in common is a beak. Godzilla of all kaiju shares more in common with a chicken than Gigan does.
Godzillian wrote:
Godzilla21 wrote:What is up with the American trope of hide the monster?

Jaws happened


ernesth100 wrote:
Ryguy wrote:When the new director is announced, I guarantee this fanbase will be torn through the middle...

We're always split down the middle. TK is like a giant buttcrack.


Anno wrote:never forget tadpole :godzilla:




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Re: Fandom terminology

Postby tymon » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:37 pm

Eh I dunno. Gigan definitely has some vague "chicken-ness" to him, besides the beak.
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Re: Fandom terminology

Postby Rody » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:32 pm

The above two can also apply to Rodan and the Giant Condor.


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