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LSD Jellyfish wrote:I think Rampage is dumb, but knows it’s dumb, and is self aware. The Rock and everyone in the film, know that as well, and at the same time there is some genuine emotion with George. It’s not trying to pretend to have some big epic meaning...and you don’t see hours of self masturbatory documentaries and commentators talking about how great monsters and their films are...
Yeah it set out exactly what it tried to accomplish by being a fun turn your brain off monster movie to enjoy. Jason Liles (Ghidorah's middle head) also played George and I can tell he put a lot into it. Motion captured Kaiju just might be the new suitimation. (though I would definitely like to see actual suitimation return for Toho's future movies)
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LSD Jellyfish wrote:I think Rampage is dumb, but knows it’s dumb, and is self aware. The Rock and everyone in the film, know that as well, and at the same time there is some genuine emotion with George. It’s not trying to pretend to have some big epic meaning...and you don’t see hours of self masturbatory documentaries and commentators talking about how great monsters and their films are...
Yeah it set out exactly what it tried to accomplish by being a fun turn your brain off monster movie to enjoy. Jason Liles (Ghidorah's middle head) also played George and I can tell he put a lot into it. Motion captured Kaiju just might be the new suitimation. (though I would definitely like to see actual suitimation return for Toho's future movies)
I’m still upset that we most likely will never get my dream, which is suits partially made with green parts, where later special effects can be added, like a super hybrid of suitmation and cgi.
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LSD Jellyfish wrote:
GuardianGhido wrote:
LSD Jellyfish wrote:I think Rampage is dumb, but knows it’s dumb, and is self aware. The Rock and everyone in the film, know that as well, and at the same time there is some genuine emotion with George. It’s not trying to pretend to have some big epic meaning...and you don’t see hours of self masturbatory documentaries and commentators talking about how great monsters and their films are...
Yeah it set out exactly what it tried to accomplish by being a fun turn your brain off monster movie to enjoy. Jason Liles (Ghidorah's middle head) also played George and I can tell he put a lot into it. Motion captured Kaiju just might be the new suitimation. (though I would definitely like to see actual suitimation return for Toho's future movies)
I’m still upset that we most likely will never get my dream, which is suits partially made with green parts, where later special effects can be added, like a super hybrid of suitmation and cgi.
Yeah that'd be real awesome but it sounds way too impractical and hardly worth the trouble of having both a lumbering suit and expensive CGI.
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GuardianGhido wrote:
LSD Jellyfish wrote:
GuardianGhido wrote: Yeah it set out exactly what it tried to accomplish by being a fun turn your brain off monster movie to enjoy. Jason Liles (Ghidorah's middle head) also played George and I can tell he put a lot into it. Motion captured Kaiju just might be the new suitimation. (though I would definitely like to see actual suitimation return for Toho's future movies)
I’m still upset that we most likely will never get my dream, which is suits partially made with green parts, where later special effects can be added, like a super hybrid of suitmation and cgi.
Yeah that'd be real awesome but it sounds way too impractical and hardly worth the trouble of having both a lumbering suit and expensive CGI.
That's pretty much my ideal, as well, and I don't know that it is all that impractical. It's not unusual to have human actors doing characters in partial make-up but with CG enhancements.
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eabaker wrote:
GuardianGhido wrote:
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I’m still upset that we most likely will never get my dream, which is suits partially made with green parts, where later special effects can be added, like a super hybrid of suitmation and cgi.
Yeah that'd be real awesome but it sounds way too impractical and hardly worth the trouble of having both a lumbering suit and expensive CGI.
That's pretty much my ideal, as well, and I don't know that it is all that impractical. It's not unusual to have human actors doing characters in partial make-up but with CG enhancements.
I suppose, but if you;re gonna go through the trouble of making a cumbersome and complex rubber suit, might as well go full suit instead of having expensive cgi for the same thing too. Outside of stuff like tails or tentacles, I don't see cgi being interwoven into a fully featured monster suit.
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GuardianGhido wrote:
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GuardianGhido wrote: Yeah that'd be real awesome but it sounds way too impractical and hardly worth the trouble of having both a lumbering suit and expensive CGI.
That's pretty much my ideal, as well, and I don't know that it is all that impractical. It's not unusual to have human actors doing characters in partial make-up but with CG enhancements.
I suppose, but if you;re gonna go through the trouble of making a cumbersome and complex rubber suit, might as well go full suit instead of having expensive cgi for the same thing too. Outside of stuff like tails or tentacles, I don't see cgi being interwoven into a fully featured monster suit.
It wouldn't be a fully featured suit, though. It would be a much less complex, detailed and cumbersome suit than what one sees in straight suitmation.
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So you would have a simple suit for the filming, but then place CGI details over the suit post filming?

It could be done, but special effects would more than likely just go with CGI. It would be simpler for them.
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I kinda wanna see a golden Mechagodzilla, like this Trendmaster's figure:
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In the past two years since I left the site I feel I've drifted further and further away from the mentality of the mainstream Godzilla fanbase, especially this site

Granted this isn't anything new it's a major cause of why I left. That and the departures/banning of all the people I knew and the changing culture of the site

I've been lurking the past few months semi actively and I feel that divide has grown even larger. The discussion culture has changed and not for the better. Politics, weak discussion, and just I don't know

I don't know if anyone even remembers me especially since this is a new account. But I felt the need to say something
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ROMG4 wrote:In the past two years since I left the site I feel I've drifted further and further away from the mentality of the mainstream Godzilla fanbase, especially this site

Granted this isn't anything new it's a major cause of why I left. That and the departures/banning of all the people I knew and the changing culture of the site

I've been lurking the past few months semi actively and I feel that divide has grown even larger. The discussion culture has changed and not for the better. Politics, weak discussion, and just I don't know

I don't know if anyone even remembers me especially since this is a new account. But I felt the need to say something
That and some fans seem to have lost their damn minds.
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ROMG4 wrote:In the past two years since I left the site I feel I've drifted further and further away from the mentality of the mainstream Godzilla fanbase, especially this site

Granted this isn't anything new it's a major cause of why I left. That and the departures/banning of all the people I knew and the changing culture of the site

I've been lurking the past few months semi actively and I feel that divide has grown even larger. The discussion culture has changed and not for the better. Politics, weak discussion, and just I don't know

I don't know if anyone even remembers me especially since this is a new account. But I felt the need to say something
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goji89 wrote:
ROMG4 wrote:In the past two years since I left the site I feel I've drifted further and further away from the mentality of the mainstream Godzilla fanbase, especially this site

Granted this isn't anything new it's a major cause of why I left. That and the departures/banning of all the people I knew and the changing culture of the site

I've been lurking the past few months semi actively and I feel that divide has grown even larger. The discussion culture has changed and not for the better. Politics, weak discussion, and just I don't know

I don't know if anyone even remembers me especially since this is a new account. But I felt the need to say something
The days of old are sadly gone g2vd along with its members.........sadly I too will slip and.........but that's a forum....some move on. Do miss those days though.
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I miss those times a lot and the members that made them. Great to see your still here

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ROMG4 wrote:
goji89 wrote:
ROMG4 wrote:In the past two years since I left the site I feel I've drifted further and further away from the mentality of the mainstream Godzilla fanbase, especially this site

Granted this isn't anything new it's a major cause of why I left. That and the departures/banning of all the people I knew and the changing culture of the site

I've been lurking the past few months semi actively and I feel that divide has grown even larger. The discussion culture has changed and not for the better. Politics, weak discussion, and just I don't know

I don't know if anyone even remembers me especially since this is a new account. But I felt the need to say something
The days of old are sadly gone g2vd along with its members.........sadly I too will slip and.........but that's a forum....some move on. Do miss those days though.
Goji! You remember me :D

Yeah I miss the old days all the great threads hilarious fights

Mr x. And his epic neca 85 photoshops, Legion79 and his great rants, soleman being weird, plain, Mkv that crazy mad man, Moguera14 the absolute LEGEND, starbird, and of course. Captain Akion and so many others I could never fit in here without it looking like a massive mess, lol

I miss those times a lot and the members that made them. Great to see your still here

Ah. Now to start plans to drop The Haunted Gigan Suit into the fanfiction section to celebrate Halloween and resurrect Godzillavsjason
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I've totally embraced being a Godzilla-Otaku. My apartment is filled with vinyl figures and other related stuff. I slightly worry that it'll be an issue moving forward and dating people, but I assume it's better then having a big collection of hentai figures or other things. Plus, at least I have a lot of other hobbies like working out, reading and other things. I'm also pretty social and have a good job, so I can counter-act that "loser" stereotype.

I've just realized I really should be dating female Japanese Godzilla fans, and shouldn't settle for less, as unfortunately it's becoming a life style. As superficial and warped as this may sound, I'd take some (by other people's standards) not super attractive girl who likes Godzilla over all the attractive women I've been dating recently. I'd prefer someone that is super plain looking and likes Godzilla (or at least literature or art) over a lot of super attractive tokyo type women I saw on Saturday. To be clear, I'm not trying to be a "nice-guy" or complain about women here, I'm just saying I'm just embracing my life from here on out will be connected to Godzilla. I had a good time talking to this woman in Tokyo about how her favorite monster was Biollante over the weekend briefly, and just in that convo, I realized how it was good being able to relate to someone about that.

I'm not the type to insert Godzilla into every conversation and be annoying about it, but I just feel like a big part of my life is always missing, and now I realized it's just time to face the truth and embrace it.
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LSD Jellyfish wrote:I've totally embraced being a Godzilla-Otaku. My apartment is filled with vinyl figures and other related stuff. I slightly worry that it'll be an issue moving forward and dating people, but I assume it's better then having a big collection of hentai figures or other things. Plus, at least I have a lot of other hobbies like working out, reading and other things. I'm also pretty social and have a good job, so I can counter-act that "loser" stereotype.

I've just realized I really should be dating female Japanese Godzilla fans, and shouldn't settle for less, as unfortunately it's becoming a life style. As superficial and warped as this may sound, I'd take some (by other people's standards) not super attractive girl who likes Godzilla over all the attractive women I've been dating recently. I'd prefer someone that is super plain looking and likes Godzilla (or at least literature or art) over a lot of super attractive tokyo type women I saw on Saturday. To be clear, I'm not trying to be a "nice-guy" or complain about women here, I'm just saying I'm just embracing my life from here on out will be connected to Godzilla. I had a good time talking to this woman in Tokyo about how her favorite monster was Biollante over the weekend briefly, and just in that convo, I realized how it was good being able to relate to someone about that.

I'm not the type to insert Godzilla into every conversation and be annoying about it, but I just feel like a big part of my life is always missing, and now I realized it's just time to face the truth and embrace it.
This probably means nothing to you, but I'm going on my first ever date Friday (I'm a Junior in Highschool) and she knows about my Godzilla obsession and massive figure collection. She thinks it's cute. I'm a happy camper.
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DirektorSplennic wrote:This probably means nothing to you, but I'm going on my first ever date Friday (I'm a Junior in Highschool) and she knows about my Godzilla obsession and massive figure collection. She thinks it's cute. I'm a happy camper.
Congrats! I hope it goes well!
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DirektorSplennic wrote:
LSD Jellyfish wrote:I've totally embraced being a Godzilla-Otaku. My apartment is filled with vinyl figures and other related stuff. I slightly worry that it'll be an issue moving forward and dating people, but I assume it's better then having a big collection of hentai figures or other things. Plus, at least I have a lot of other hobbies like working out, reading and other things. I'm also pretty social and have a good job, so I can counter-act that "loser" stereotype.

I've just realized I really should be dating female Japanese Godzilla fans, and shouldn't settle for less, as unfortunately it's becoming a life style. As superficial and warped as this may sound, I'd take some (by other people's standards) not super attractive girl who likes Godzilla over all the attractive women I've been dating recently. I'd prefer someone that is super plain looking and likes Godzilla (or at least literature or art) over a lot of super attractive tokyo type women I saw on Saturday. To be clear, I'm not trying to be a "nice-guy" or complain about women here, I'm just saying I'm just embracing my life from here on out will be connected to Godzilla. I had a good time talking to this woman in Tokyo about how her favorite monster was Biollante over the weekend briefly, and just in that convo, I realized how it was good being able to relate to someone about that.

I'm not the type to insert Godzilla into every conversation and be annoying about it, but I just feel like a big part of my life is always missing, and now I realized it's just time to face the truth and embrace it.
This probably means nothing to you, but I'm going on my first ever date Friday (I'm a Junior in Highschool) and she knows about my Godzilla obsession and massive figure collection. She thinks it's cute. I'm a happy camper.
I think it naturally makes people happy to reveal something to someone and get along with someone that is accepting/appreciates something that is super close to them. Good luck with that!
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Not that you need coaching from a Godzilla forum, but if I may, remember to be yourself. Hope you both have a good time!
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eabaker wrote:
DirektorSplennic wrote:This probably means nothing to you, but I'm going on my first ever date Friday (I'm a Junior in Highschool) and she knows about my Godzilla obsession and massive figure collection. She thinks it's cute. I'm a happy camper.
Congrats! I hope it goes well!
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ROMG4 wrote:
goji89 wrote:
ROMG4 wrote:In the past two years since I left the site I feel I've drifted further and further away from the mentality of the mainstream Godzilla fanbase, especially this site

Granted this isn't anything new it's a major cause of why I left. That and the departures/banning of all the people I knew and the changing culture of the site

I've been lurking the past few months semi actively and I feel that divide has grown even larger. The discussion culture has changed and not for the better. Politics, weak discussion, and just I don't know

I don't know if anyone even remembers me especially since this is a new account. But I felt the need to say something
The days of old are sadly gone g2vd along with its members.........sadly I too will slip and.........but that's a forum....some move on. Do miss those days though.
Goji! You remember me :D

Yeah I miss the old days all the great threads hilarious fights

Mr x. And his epic neca 85 photoshops, Legion79 and his great rants, soleman being weird, plain, Mkv that crazy mad man, Moguera14 the absolute LEGEND, starbird, and of course. Captain Akion and so many others I could never fit in here without it looking like a massive mess, lol

I miss those times a lot and the members that made them. Great to see your still here

Ah. Now to start plans to drop The Haunted Gigan Suit into the fanfiction section to celebrate Halloween and resurrect Godzillavsjason
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