Kaiju Fan Confessions

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I have had so many opinions on Varan over my life I can't keep track. For a while I did find venom powers overplayed in fanfic. Then I found myself a bit confused at Varan takes that were mystical and wanting more prehistoric takes out of nostalgia for the Dean Delvin books. However, learning about the production of the movie and how its in a way a stepping stone from sci-fi monsters to including more mystical ones in Toho's roster with the translucent spines and the seeming ability to conjure winds, now my preferred opinion is : Its a magic prehistoric beast and you were all fools to doubt his power! Finding out Heisei era proposed Varan being a bringer of the apocalypse clinched it.
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Dinoskell wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 9:15 pm I have had so many opinions on Varan over my life I can't keep track.
This is one of my favorite sentences of all time.
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When I was young, I despised GMKGoji’s design.
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Voyager wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 3:27 pm When I was young, I despised GMKGoji’s design.
Is it the beer belly?
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godjacob wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 3:31 pm
Voyager wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 3:27 pm When I was young, I despised GMKGoji’s design.
Is it the beer belly?
His platform feet too.

Also, I loved FinalGoji as a kid.
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Voyager wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 3:35 pm
godjacob wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 3:31 pm
Voyager wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 3:27 pm When I was young, I despised GMKGoji’s design.
Is it the beer belly?
His platform feet too.

Also, I loved FinalGoji as a kid.
Technically you still are a kid...

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Jermobooka wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 8:16 pm
Voyager wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 3:35 pm
godjacob wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 3:31 pm

Is it the beer belly?
His platform feet too.

Also, I loved FinalGoji as a kid.
Technically you still are a kid...

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I never understood the rat comparison. He looks nothing like a rat.
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KK42 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:41 pm I never understood the rat comparison. He looks nothing like a rat.
I think it is just a lazy critique to try and dismiss FinalGoji given both it and Final Wars are as polarizing as they are to the fandom.
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KK42 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:41 pm I never understood the rat comparison. He looks nothing like a rat.
Same. I personally think it's another comparison the fandom brings up with no real basis just because enough people have said it.

Tbh, on this note, I've never gotten the "cat" comparisons people bring about BioGoji
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SoggyNoodles2016 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:49 pm
KK42 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:41 pm I never understood the rat comparison. He looks nothing like a rat.
Same. I personally think it's another comparison the fandom brings up with no real basis just because enough people have said it.

Tbh, on this note, I've never gotten the "cat" comparisons people bring about BioGoji

Nor the ‘Frog/Toad’ comparisons with Soshinge- oh... he does kinda look like a frog.
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Voyager wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:57 pm
SoggyNoodles2016 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:49 pm
KK42 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:41 pm I never understood the rat comparison. He looks nothing like a rat.
Same. I personally think it's another comparison the fandom brings up with no real basis just because enough people have said it.

Tbh, on this note, I've never gotten the "cat" comparisons people bring about BioGoji

Nor the ‘Frog/Toad’ comparisons with Soshinge- oh... he does kinda look like a frog.
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While we're on the subject, here's a confession: I like the 1965-1966 Godzilla suit better than all the later Showa Godzilla suits.
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KK42 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 10:00 pm
Voyager wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:57 pm
SoggyNoodles2016 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:49 pm

Same. I personally think it's another comparison the fandom brings up with no real basis just because enough people have said it.

Tbh, on this note, I've never gotten the "cat" comparisons people bring about BioGoji

Nor the ‘Frog/Toad’ comparisons with Soshinge- oh... he does kinda look like a frog.
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While we're on the subject, here's a confession: I like the 1965-1966 Godzilla suit better than all the later Showa Godzilla suits.
Is that very controversial? Most Showa fans seem to enjoy the earlier suits than the later ones.

For me, I have a nostalgia bias for 73-75 given he was the first suit I saw. The literal superhero to my childhood.
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KK42 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 10:00 pm
Voyager wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:57 pm
SoggyNoodles2016 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:49 pm

Same. I personally think it's another comparison the fandom brings up with no real basis just because enough people have said it.

Tbh, on this note, I've never gotten the "cat" comparisons people bring about BioGoji

Nor the ‘Frog/Toad’ comparisons with Soshinge- oh... he does kinda look like a frog.
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While we're on the subject, here's a confession: I like the 1965-1966 Godzilla suit better than all the later Showa Godzilla suits.
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godjacob wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:42 pm
KK42 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:41 pm I never understood the rat comparison. He looks nothing like a rat.
I think it is just a lazy critique to try and dismiss FinalGoji given both it and Final Wars are as polarizing as they are to the fandom.
I can kinda see it but only in very specific angles.
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FinalGoji is basically a modern version of a thinner Gyakushu or MegaroGoji type suit and it's fine, just wish it was in a better movie.
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KK42 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 10:00 pm While we're on the subject, here's a confession: I like the 1965-1966 Godzilla suit better than all the later Showa Godzilla suits.
Impeccable taste. G65 is my favorite Showa suit.
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I love all the Singular Point designs. Godzilla, Jet Jaguar, Anguirus, hell, even Rodan.

I think they’re all cool, new, unique, and creative designs that fit perfectly for a Godzilla anime

Really hope people start warming up to the designs once the series is officially released worldwide, because it’s a damn good anime

Sometimes it seems people just want the Heisei designs for everything :lol:
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SoggyNoodles2016 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:49 pm Tbh, on this note, I've never gotten the "cat" comparisons people bring about BioGoji
He definitely looks feline-esque.

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Jermobooka wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 8:05 am I love all the Singular Point designs. Godzilla, Jet Jaguar, Anguirus, hell, even Rodan.

I think they’re all cool, new, unique, and creative designs that fit perfectly for a Godzilla anime

Sometimes it seems people just want the Heisei designs for everything :lol:
Yeah, sans Godzilla, they're all really good. Anguirus, in particular, is a masterpiece.

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