kaijucast:

THE ULTIMATE GODZILLA FAN

The voting continues! I’m in the top four, which is a great place to be, but I definitely need help to break into the top three. 

I know I looks like a crazy old beardy man, but I really have dedicated years and years of my life to the #kaiju genre and am totally in need of your support to win this thing.

Here’s my kaiju resume:

1. I used to run The Shrine of Gamera which was (until wikipedia came around) the best location for information on the Gamera series. Technically, the shrine still exists - it’s just really dusty up in there…
2. I was the webmaster for Henshin! Online from about 2002 until 2005.
3. In 2004 I put on a week-long Godzilla Film Festival at the Hollywood Theatre here in Portland, Oregon.
4. I went to the premiere of Godzilla Final Wars in Hollywood and was able to give Godzilla his birthday card from the film fest.
5. When I was given the opportunity to travel to Tokyo for work, I took my only free day and found my way to Toho Studios just to get a photo with the large Godzilla statue.
6. In 2009 I started the Kaijucast - the first podcast that was 100% dedicated to Godzilla (at least the first one on iTunes). It started out as a monthly thing but throughout the years, I had too much content and we had to add another episode per month. Five years long and still going strong!
7. I have a full tattoo sleeve of Godzilla monsters on my right arm.
8. On our last trip to Japan, my friends dubbed me “American Kaiju Professor” because of my extensive knowledge and passion for the genre.
9. I have a pretty strong collection of Godzilla (and crew) merchandise.

There are only two more days to vote (it ends Friday at 11:59pm PT), please help send me to London! Please vote and share to boost this signal!

kaijucast:

As many of you know, I’m currently trying to win a trip to London to see the premiere of Godzilla, attend the press junket and possibly interview Gareth Edwards. The contest only runs through this Friday, so bear with my multiple posts about voting. You can only vote once per day per email address (I just checked and I was able to vote again just a few minutes ago). Thanks for your support!
Here’s a direct link to my page: http://bit.ly/1fquUqW

This guy gets my vote.

kaijucast:

As many of you know, I’m currently trying to win a trip to London to see the premiere of Godzilla, attend the press junket and possibly interview Gareth Edwards. The contest only runs through this Friday, so bear with my multiple posts about voting. You can only vote once per day per email address (I just checked and I was able to vote again just a few minutes ago). Thanks for your support!

Here’s a direct link to my page: http://bit.ly/1fquUqW

This guy gets my vote.

wordmongerer:

Megatron’s time in the spotlight! Much more of a soviet theme for this one replete with reds and yellows. I wanted it to look different to the others, ‘cos this one really is propaganda! There is one more to come but it may be a while before I get to it while working on other projects…

wordmongerer:

Megatron’s time in the spotlight! Much more of a soviet theme for this one replete with reds and yellows. I wanted it to look different to the others, ‘cos this one really is propaganda! There is one more to come but it may be a while before I get to it while working on other projects…

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zandergb asked: They already did a passable Scorch using Universe Hound.

I know, but this is better.

Been getting into digibashing a bit. 
I dunno why Hasbro and Fun Pub keep making really random and innacurate repaints/retools when there are so many ones they could do that would just look spot on.
I kinda wish I could do these for realsies.

wordmongerer:

And here’s the second of my art deco Transformers drawlin’s. There’s more than a little influence from the Rocketeer in this one. For those who’ve been asking for some Starscream from me for a while, here you go! Also had to put Skywarp in there as he was one of the first I ever owned…
Sorry for the watermark folks!

wordmongerer:

And here’s the second of my art deco Transformers drawlin’s. There’s more than a little influence from the Rocketeer in this one. For those who’ve been asking for some Starscream from me for a while, here you go! Also had to put Skywarp in there as he was one of the first I ever owned…

Sorry for the watermark folks!

wordmongerer:

A rare piece of art that I actually created from scratch. Have had this in mind for over a year but finally got some time to create. This is one of a set that I hope to have at cons with me this year. More to follow!

wordmongerer:

A rare piece of art that I actually created from scratch. Have had this in mind for over a year but finally got some time to create. This is one of a set that I hope to have at cons with me this year. More to follow!

cjthearchitect:

ALL OF MY YES.

Mnnng!

(via dcjosh)

Spoilers, I guess.
Just read the first issue of Windblade. Sarah Stone’s art is certainly a highlight and Mairghread Scott’s writing is a step up from her Prime/Beast Hunters turns. But with only one issue to judge it on I’d say it’s no better or worse than RID. I’m afraid that Windblade herself does come over to me as overly Mary-Sue-ish (yeah, I hate that term as well), with her unique ability which makes her societally vital and her personality which could best be described as “sugary sweet”, which doesn’t really mesh with the sarcastic distance that Roberts and Barber had given her. She comes over as naive and optimistic despite innerloguing her disappointment with the state of Cybertron, whereas in Dark Cybertron she felt like a take-no-shit realist, and it literally takes an attempt on her life to make her realize that Starscream of all people is actually dangerous.
That said, Stone’s painterly layouts and Prime-influenced character designs are very pleasant and refreshing, and while she does display one or two technical issues or consistency blips, it all very much meshes and blends with her overall style and I’d feel more inclined to let her get away with such issues over other artists because her final presentation just works. I’m not sure I’d like to see her style become a trend in these books, but as long as she was the one doing it I’d be more than happy to see more of it.
I’m afraid the message from Scott at the end had me rolling my eyes, though. It reeked of false humility, praising everyone under the sun for the opportunity and support and (yes, even!) making her a better person, before dropping immediately into hype blurb about how they ARE doing new and amazing things, how this WILL be a defining point of TF history, etc etc. Not that she will TRY and do these things, but that they are already set in stone. Way humble.
(I’m also pretty sure that when she had written her final draft of this she used Word to find and replace all examples of ‘female fans’ with simply ‘fans’.)
All in all, it was adequate. It was well paced with the odd moments of punchy dialogue (and just as many fanwanky examples), and was very agreeable to look at. But it’s only one issue old, and from an unbiased point of view, there’s simply not enough here yet to declare it ‘revolutionary’, ‘a long time coming’, ‘what the fans have been asking for’, or even ‘an overhyped Hasbro mandated cliche of a fan character’.

My two cents.