Tag Archives: MONSTER

CREATURE: JOTUNN

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I have been doing research on Norse mythology for my fantasy book and I came across something interesting. In numerous myths were a species of giants called Jotunns. Jotunns ¬†were often affiliated with the elements such as fire, water, earth, ice, and so forth. For example, Loki the Norse god of mischief’s biological people were the Frost Giants, which were a subspecies of Jotunn. I have already decided to name one of the creatures in my fantasy book after one of the elemental Jotunns. Also, I am now thinking of including a creature that represents the Jotunns giants as a whole, which are giants in general that could range between twenty or thirty feet tall. However, the giants I am imagining will not be the typical giants you would expect to find in traditional fantasy stories.

FILM REVIEW: KONG: SKULL ISLAND

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I saw the new King Kong film and I have mixed feelings regarding it. While I did enjoy the creature designs, setting, and special effects, I feel the story moved too fast for my liking. Still, I enjoyed what I could catch and was pleased with what waited for me at the end of the credits. After the credits was a clear hint that famous Kaiju such as Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah are going to appear together in a future film. This further elaborates on the plan of having Godzilla and King Kong go toe-to-toe for the first time since 1962. If you are looking for thrills and monster fights, then this is the film for you.

T. REX OR DRAGON?

As I continue to write my fantasy book, I have reached a certain dilemma. Since I plan to include some of my knowledge of dinosaurs in this book, I thought of including Tyrannosaurus Rex in the story because it is my favorite dinosaur. On the other hand, since this is a fantasy book I thought of including dragons since they are my favorite mythical beast. However, I do not know if I can include both of them even though I am fanatically fond of both creatures. Therefore, I am thinking of including a creature that has features from both beasts; something that is neither T. Rex or dragon but something in between. This way, I can include both of them without having to discard one of them. When I think about it, this sounds like a potent mix and I look forward to writing about what this monster is capable of.

FILM REVIEW: THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS

Tonight, my beloved pit bulls and I traveled in time to the year 1953 as we watched the classic monster film The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms. It was an enjoyable film even though the special effects were cheesy and unrealistic compared to today’s films. Whether if it is cheesy or not, I always love a good monster film. Also, this film had dinosaur references in it, which called to my inner kid. I would recommend this film to anyone who is seeking a classic.

MUSIC INSPIRATION: GODZILLA’S THEME

Because my autism allows me to better envision my stories through music, I found another song that can help in my future endeavors. The following video includes Godzilla’s classic theme song. In my opinion, this song is the theme song of all Kaiju and I cannot watch a Kaiju film without hearing this song in my head. As I brainstorm the groundwork for my future Kaiju story, I sit in my chair and listen to this song repeatedly. Each time I hear this song, the images and aspects of the story become increasingly more vivid. I look forward to when the my ideas for my new story are finally complete.

POSSIBLE KAIJU DESIGNS

In the possible Kaiju battle in my future works, I wonder what kinds of Kaiju I should model these new Kaiju after. Some Kaiju are reptiles like Godzilla, cyborgs like Gigan, parasites like the MUTO, insects like Mothra, or something else like Cloverfield. I already have an idea on one of the Kaiju, but I am having difficulty deciding which kind of Kaiju the second one should be. What do you think? What kind of Kaiju battle do you want to see most? Please let me know and place it to a vote.

FUTURE WRITING: POSSIBLE KAIJU STORY

I had an interesting idea for a possible story. As I am an avid science fiction fan, I also enjoy films and stories about Kaiju. Kaiju are giant monsters that are as large as skyscrapers and are capable of becoming living natural disasters. Famous Kaiju include Godzilla, Cloverfield, Pacific Rim, and Gamera. I have always been fascinated by the size, strength, and various physical designs of many Kaiju. With this in mind, I am thinking of one day writing my own Kaiju story. I am thinking of inventing two Kaiju of my own design. They would appear on opposite sides of the world before converging to one location to battle one another. These events will be witnessed from two main characters who eventually meet one another as the Kaiju battle. I already have an idea of what one of the Kaiju would look like as well as where the story will begin. It may be a while before I attempt to write this story, but when I do it is going to set my imagination on fire.

DINOSAURS

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I had a fascinating idea for my fantasy book. Up until now, I have been drawing inspiration from medieval history. Now, I remember that I was once a fanatic of prehistory; particularly dinosaurs. With this in mind, I am thinking of applying what I had learned when I was younger into the fantasy world of my book. Imagine how much death and destruction an army of dinosaurs could inflict on a medieval army or if both medieval armies applied dinosaurs in battle. Also, it would be all the more fitting because some believe that fossils of dinosaurs inspired the legends of dragons and other mythical creatures. I cannot wait to shrug off the cobwebs on my prehistoric knowledge. Feel free to ask which dinosaurs and Ice Age animals you want to appear in this epic. Wish me luck!

KONG: SKULL ISLAND

I am looking forward to seeing the new King Kong film that comes out next month. It is great that they supersized Kong to the size of a kaiju (giant monster) and have him fight other kaiju instead of T. Rexes. It broke my heart in the old King Kong films where Kong killed T. Rexes because T. Rex is my favorite dinosaur. I have also learned that this film is in the same universe as the latest Godzilla film and that Kong and Godzilla are going to have a crossover in which they fight to the death in 2020. Who do you think would win such a fight? The King of the Monsters or the King of Skull Island? I look forward to finding out.

CREATURE: WRAITHS

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One of the most unique undead creatures are wraiths. The reason for this is because unlike zombies, wraiths sometimes just have astral forms or have their minds intact. Due to their distinct nature, wraiths cannot be killed like zombies and as a result do not have the same weaknesses. For my fantasy books, I am thinking of including combination between a wraith and a homunculus. A homunculus is the alchemical term for an artificially made being. Imagine an undead creature that is created through the use of alchemy. It gives me goosebumps!