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Hello. I've been lurker here for about eight years (found out about y'all through Pacific Rim hype). Just thought I'd drop in and say hello, and take advantage of the forum features. (The number of image signatures, and forum quotes in signatures, kind've make the discussion threads hard to read.)

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UndineUndying wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:20 pm Hello. I've been lurker here for about eight years (found out about y'all through Pacific Rim hype). Just thought I'd drop in and say hello, and take advantage of the forum features. (The number of image signatures, and forum quotes in signatures, kind've make the discussion threads hard to read.)
Hey UndineUndying (gotta get a nickname for you)! Welcome to the forums! I hope you enjoy your stay, because I sure have.
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UndineUndying wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:20 pm(The number of image signatures, and forum quotes in signatures, kind've make the discussion threads hard to read.)
Not only that but I feel the forum in general could be cleaned up a bit to seem more inviting and easier to navigate for new members.

And welcome.
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UndineUndying wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:20 pm Hello. I've been lurker here for about eight years (found out about y'all through Pacific Rim hype). Just thought I'd drop in and say hello, and take advantage of the forum features. (The number of image signatures, and forum quotes in signatures, kind've make the discussion threads hard to read.)
First post in and it's to complain about people's signatures?

Hot damn you'll fit in just fine here.

Welcome to TK.

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It is pretty ridiculous when people have four or five gifs in their signatures. Show a little class!
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Rando Yaguchi wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:08 pm It is pretty ridiculous when people have four or five gifs in their signatures. Show a little class!
Awkward glancing at _JNavs_...
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Hello all, I'm 128k. I've been lurking here for quite a while and since this is the best source of Toho info on the Internet, I decided to apply for an account. My favorite Godzilla movie is (currently) vs. Hedorah, and I grew up watching a vs. Megalon VHS tape a million times. I appreciate being allowed in and won't cause any trouble for you all, just trying to learn some new things and ask some questions about things I don't know.

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Just turned 50 this. Loved the giant monster movies growing up on Creature Feature.

Got into horror and scifi... Mostly horror especially zombies long before The Walking Dead.

Godzilla with Matthew Broadwick came, and I wanted to like it more than I did but it just didn't feel right. Little did I know most everyone felt the same. I have not watched it since I saw it in the theater. Maybe it has aged better?

Then Cloverfield came out. While I didn't care for the shaky cam, I did enjoy the movie.

More so when I learned it was a misunderstood monster with severe separation anxiety, and here we are attacking it. Well that, and JJ Abrams inspired after visiting Japan with his son and seeing how Japanese still regard Godzilla with much pride.

Then Pacific Rim was teased. Learning that Guillermo Del Toro was a Kaiju fan (didn't know that was the proper name for giant monsters) and this was his love letter to the genre made the movie all the more exciting for me.

That was the first movie where I ate the whole bucket of popcorn and bladder be damned I was NOT leaving my seat.

My son said I had a smile on my face the entire time.

Pacfic Rim 2 took too long to come out but my interest in Kaiju was rekindled.

Internet had matured enough where I could learn more about Godzilla.

Little did I know that Toho had been making Godzilla / Kaiju movies somewhat regularly.

The more I read the more I realized I how little I really ever knew.

Attack on Titan (the movies) I almost nearly liked. The first one was the most interesting especially the first half. I have yet to read the manga or watch the anime but plan to soon.

So fast forward today and we have the Monsterverse which while not perfect, is something I hope they can continue.

Also looking forward to what Toho had up their sleeve.
Disappointed Shin Godzilla won't be continued. Please tell me they recently decided to contribute the story damn it.

There is the new anime coming up on Netflix. Not sure what I think of the trailer but I will happily jump in for the ride.

The other thing I am excited about nowadays are the reconstruction projects people are doing and fanedits.

Oh.. back before Covid hit
My wife went to Japan for a business trip and brought me back a snazzy King Ghidorah causing the great tsunami T-Shirt.

That's about it. If you have books you recommend, YouTube channels you feel I should check out, fanedits and reconstructions worth hunting down, or other websites to frequent I am all ears and eyes at this point.

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Hi!

I've been visiting tohokingdom for awhile but never joined the msg board before. I've been a fan of kaiju films since I first saw them as a kid on TV during weekend rebroadcasts. Although they frequently scared the crap out of me I couldn't quit tuning in! In later years I got into other things (comics, music, etc) but I would always go back and revisit Godzilla's filmography whenever new releases became available. In the 90s, living in NYC, certain game stores were selling actual SUBTITLED versions! That was a major moment, where I could appreciate these films as cinema and not just for nostalgia reasons.

In more recent years high quality subtitled Japanese prints have become fairly easy to come by. The Criterion Showa set is an amazing release. With more time spent at home during the pandemic I've been making it my mission to see every Toho tokusatsu film in production order. This didn't work out exactly, a few were hard to find. But it was a blast getting deep into Toho kaiju eiga and now having much more background information available through the web and the books I've collected over the years.

Anyways, I also do blogging on various genre subjects. Also published a book on one of my favorite guitarists, Allan Holdsworth. Who knows, maybe I'll do one on Godzilla someday! I do have a couple Godzilla-related articles on the web. I'll post those in a separate topic I think.
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Hello everyone I am newbie here and I am glad to meet you and glad to be part of this forum.

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Warm welcome to the fresh blood! Enjoy your stay at TK and watch out for snakes.
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anthny1 wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:12 am Hello everyone I am newbie here and I am glad to meet you and glad to be part of this forum.
Hey bud, I can already tell you’re gonna enjoy your stay. Feel welcome to browse every nook and cranny of these forums and don’t be afraid to share your opinions, unless they’re obvious no-go’s.
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Howdy there. Been spending some time on the main site and decided to make an account here. It's a great source of information for Toho media and it's allowed me to discover some obscure but genuinely intriguing stuff.

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OrnithopodaistheBest wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 1:32 pm Howdy there. Been spending some time on the main site and decided to make an account here. It's a great source of information for Toho media and it's allowed me to discover some obscure but genuinely intriguing stuff.
Howdy to you too Orni! I hope you’ll enjoy your stay down in these slums. Maybe you’ll be a big shot one day, who knows! Don’t be afraid to browse all the threads we have to offer, and don’t be afraid to share your opinions, unless they’re far right politically in nature, and the staff will take you down :P
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Voyager wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 3:25 am Howdy to you two Orni! I hope you’ll enjoy your stay down in these slums. Maybe you’ll be a big shot one day, who knows! Don’t be afraid to browse all the threads we have to offer, and don’t be afraid to share your opinions, unless they’re far right politically in nature, and the staff will take you down :P
Thanks a bunch for the welcome friend! I'll certainly have an excellent time here :D

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OrnithopodaistheBest wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 1:32 pm Howdy there. Been spending some time on the main site and decided to make an account here. It's a great source of information for Toho media and it's allowed me to discover some obscure but genuinely intriguing stuff.
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Voyager wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 3:25 am
OrnithopodaistheBest wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 1:32 pm Howdy there. Been spending some time on the main site and decided to make an account here. It's a great source of information for Toho media and it's allowed me to discover some obscure but genuinely intriguing stuff.
Howdy to you too Orni! I hope you’ll enjoy your stay down in these slums. Maybe you’ll be a big shot one day, who knows! Don’t be afraid to browse all the threads we have to offer, and don’t be afraid to share your opinions, unless they’re far right politically in nature, and the staff will take you down :P
You're right about one thing, these mods are left leaning asf so much so they're walking sideways lol.

Seriously though, these guy's are great. Since the new mods been here they haven't gone out of their way to issue warnings and they let you go off topic a bit as long as it's not 2 to 3 pages bad. I'm on the right politically and not once have they've told me to stop even though I know they disagree with me with all their lil hearts. As long as you don't be a straight up jackass about your issues they'll let you be. Should of been here a few years back with warnings issued daily no off topic banter no fun allowed and any disagreement even two posts in you'd get a warning and they'd give it to the one they disliked the most it was awful lol.

I dislike mods but all of these guy's are great. So don't install fear when there is none.

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goji89 wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:20 pm
Voyager wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 3:25 am
OrnithopodaistheBest wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 1:32 pm Howdy there. Been spending some time on the main site and decided to make an account here. It's a great source of information for Toho media and it's allowed me to discover some obscure but genuinely intriguing stuff.
Howdy to you too Orni! I hope you’ll enjoy your stay down in these slums. Maybe you’ll be a big shot one day, who knows! Don’t be afraid to browse all the threads we have to offer, and don’t be afraid to share your opinions, unless they’re far right politically in nature, and the staff will take you down :P
You're right about one thing, these mods are left leaning asf so much so they're walking sideways lol.

Seriously though, these guy's are great. Since the new mods been here they haven't gone out of their way to issue warnings and they let you go off topic a bit as long as it's not 2 to 3 pages bad. I'm on the right politically and not once have they've told me to stop even though I know they disagree with me with all their lil hearts. As long as you don't be a straight up jackass about your issues they'll let you be. Should of been here a few years back with warnings issued daily no off topic banter no fun allowed and any disagreement even two posts in you'd get a warning and they'd give it to the one they disliked the most it was awful lol.

I dislike mods but all of these guy's are great. So don't install fear when there is none.

Everyone seems to be missing that it was a little “joke”

Added in 7 minutes 47 seconds:
Eh, didn’t mean to throw shade at the mods and “install fear”. I’m still learning, barely a year old.
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Voyager wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:40 pm
goji89 wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 1:20 pm
Voyager wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 3:25 am

Howdy to you too Orni! I hope you’ll enjoy your stay down in these slums. Maybe you’ll be a big shot one day, who knows! Don’t be afraid to browse all the threads we have to offer, and don’t be afraid to share your opinions, unless they’re far right politically in nature, and the staff will take you down :P
You're right about one thing, these mods are left leaning asf so much so they're walking sideways lol.

Seriously though, these guy's are great. Since the new mods been here they haven't gone out of their way to issue warnings and they let you go off topic a bit as long as it's not 2 to 3 pages bad. I'm on the right politically and not once have they've told me to stop even though I know they disagree with me with all their lil hearts. As long as you don't be a straight up jackass about your issues they'll let you be. Should of been here a few years back with warnings issued daily no off topic banter no fun allowed and any disagreement even two posts in you'd get a warning and they'd give it to the one they disliked the most it was awful lol.

I dislike mods but all of these guy's are great. So don't install fear when there is none.

Everyone seems to be missing that it was a little “joke”

Added in 7 minutes 47 seconds:
Eh, didn’t mean to throw shade at the mods and “install fear”. I’m still learning, barely a year old.
No I get it, trust me :lol: .

But remember when mentioning politics of any kind it's kinda hard to discern if it's a joke. Shyt be sensitive asf just for future refrence.

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Yeah, I kinda get the gist of it now.
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