While writing my revised and expanded Kaiju story, I brainstormed and researched on how the world would react if Kaiju were real. How would the human race cope with the fact that god-sized monsters roamed the Earth? I can imagine that we would feel like ants under their feet. The film Shin Godzilla probably depicted the most realistic reaction of how a nation would react to a Kaiju attack. Like any natural disaster, there would be a lot of bureaucracy that would slow down the government’s response. However, since a Kaiju would be something no government ever faced before, I can imagine their reaction to be even slower than usual because they would have no idea how to respond. The economy and trade would be thrown into disarray and insurance companies would go bankrupt as the threat of Kaiju grows. With few resources available due to lack of stable trade, people would resort to tribalism and survival of the fittest mindsets to survive as they turn on one another. Some may develop cults that worship Kaiju as gods while others would perceive Kaiju as a sign of the Apocalypse. Overall, the coming of the Kaiju would bring all-out chaos to the world and I plan to explore it in my revised story.
Today, I entered the lottery at my local theater yet again and won three FREE trips in a single day! I won two trips to Hawaii and one trip to Las Vegas. In total, I won FIVE free trips since I started participating in this lottery. One trip to Orlando, two trips to Las Vegas, and two trips to Hawaii. Lady luck was on my side today big time! Once I figure out how their system works, I plan to give one of these trips to my parents as an anniversary gift. I only need one of each of these trips so I will give out the extras to my family and loved ones.
What happens when you combine magic and technology? The end result is complex machinery that is powered by sorcery instead of electricity or nuclear power. Imagine building an army of metallic soldiers that are given life by magic. Such soldiers would be immune to conventional medieval weapons such as swords and axes. Now, think of a type of bomb that is fueled by magic that is powerful enough to destroy castles. It would be a fantasy equivalent of a neutron bomb! These innovations will look like something out of a steampunk universe, but they will be powered by magic instead of steam. As factions grow in strength and power thanks to sorcery, new abilities to wage war will be invented that would ravage the land. I will be exploring this in greater detail in my fantasy series.
For the longest time, I have always been more of a writer than a reader. However, I am taking advice from several of my teachers. The best writers gain their inspiration from reading other books. For some time, I felt like something was missing in my writing. I will do more reading to see if I can find some way to refine my craft more than ever before. Wish me luck!
I started reading Operation: Red Dragon and I am already impressed with what I have read. In the first few pages, I was presented with all kinds of Kaiju. Some were giant reptilian dinosaurs, some were giant scorpions, some slept inside of mountains, some were pterosaurs and insects the size of helicopters, some were leathery sea monsters, and a few were colossal fire-breathing flying beasts that could eclipse the sky. In addition, there have been clues to a mysterious flying craft that was present at each of these Kaiju attacks. It hasn’t even been the first chapter yet and already the plot is thickening fast. I look forward to any new developments as I continue to read.
I have started reading a Kaiju story called Operation: Red Dragon. It takes place in an alternate timeline where Kaiju are real. I look forward to seeing what this story will present and I will keep you updated.
Guess what? I participated in another lottery by my favorite movie theater and won a FREE trip to Orlando, Florida! Lady luck was on my side tonight. First, a free trip to Las Vegas and now this! My mother said that no one in our family has won anything this big (TWICE)! I will keep you updated on when we go to both Las Vegas and Orlando.