WRITING​ UPDATE: KAIJU STORY (CHAPTER 1)

I have finished the prologue of the Kaiju story and have started the first chapter. I will now start introducing the main characters and how they are connected. In addition, I will begin showing the earliest signs of the Kaiju’s forthcoming arrival.

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WRITING UPDATE: KAIJU STORY PROLOGUE

I have started the prologue of my Kaiju story and it will feature the dark origin story of the monster. In addition, I finally came up with a name for the Kaiju and I think it suits its role well. I look forward to further write this new story series. I will keep you updated on any further developments.

INSPIRATION: GIANT ISOPODS

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I came across an interesting creature called isopods, which are marine relatives of woodlice. Some isopods are large enough to kill and eat sharks while others are small parasites. The parasitic isopods tend to eat away the tongues of fish before replacing the fish’s tongue. Due to the parasitic nature of smaller isopods and the aggressive predatory nature of larger isopods, I am thinking of including similar creatures that will be based on isopods in my Kaiju story. What do you think?

TRISTAN BALLOWS

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One of my favorite characters from Numen the Slayer would be Tristan Ballows. Tristan is a hunter loyal to House Magnus and is one of Numen’s oldest friends. Due to years of hunting, Tristan is highly skilled with a longbow and tracking. Like some teenage boys, Tristan has a crush on one of the other characters but is too nervous to act on it. When he is not using his bow and arrows, Tristan uses a katzbalger sword as a backup weapon.

INSPIRATION: KNIGHTS TEMPLAR

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I had an interesting idea for my future fantasy volumes. I am thinking of featuring a military order like the Knights Templar. Like the Knights Templar, these warriors will be an elite order of knights, but they will not be a religious order like the Knights Templar. Essentially, it will consist of the ten thousand of the absolute best knights in the Empire and they will serve as the guardians, chief enforcers, and executioners of the Imperial Dynasty. I have not thought of a name for this order, but they will make their debut in the second volume.

FILM REVIEW: GODZILLA (1998)

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One of my all-time favorite science fiction films was the 1998 TriStar version of Godzilla. I am among countless fans who regard the Kaiju in the film as Godzilla in name only and not a true Godzilla. This “Godzilla” is not invulnerable and has no atomic breath. Still, despite this, I thoroughly enjoy this film and the Kaiju in it. It was unique and interesting as its own character and Matthew Broderick was a fun actor. My all-time favorite parts were when the Kaiju arrived in New York and the entire city was reeling from their first encounter with a Kaiju. I would recommend this film to anyone who is seeking a good and epic monster movie.

EARLY SIGNS OF A KAIJU

I often wonder if there would be early signs people would see before a Kaiju attacks. When it comes to earthquakes, you would feel the ground shake slightly before it shakes more violently. When a tsunami forms, the sea recedes before forming a massive wave. With Kaiju, I think there would be similar signs that a Kaiju is coming if you know what to look for. For instance, you could see fish and sharks jumping onto the beach in a desperate attempt to flee the Kaiju. You could find the eaten remains of whales, submarines, and cargo ships washing onto the shore with visible bite marks on them. Since many Kaiju are nuclear in nature, it would be likely that everything a Kaiju touches is potentially radioactive. For instance, if you live on the beach and have a Geiger counter, you would probably get high readings both in the water and whatever washes onto the beach. These would be clear signs that a Kaiju is coming and it would be the calm before the storm. I will be elaborating on these signs when I write my Kaiju story.

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