Forum Spotlight: Monsterland Forums

This is a forum that is celebrating it's anniversary this month. Saddly though, it is a forum which is going to be under the radar for most who could be potentialy members at this forum. This is Monsterland Forum. A place you can visit right here:
The site is owned by Georgia-based Godzilla fan - Lee Merritt. Lee is one who has seen a good bit if it when it comes to Godzilla's activity in the Peach State. He did go to Sean Linkenback's Showcase Collectibles when it was open in Atlanta. He has been to the Plaza Theatre when they occasionaly show a kaiju film and in general cult films which are popular. Who better to make a forum?
Monsterland Forum - like mentioned - is a forum which isn't on many people's radars. It however, is a small forum which with regular visits and conversations with other members, can get to become not unlike a close-knit family. The point of the forum is to have a good time. It is not out there to be as Tohokingdom or as resourcefull as Clubtokyo/MonsterZero.
Monsterland Forum is also under the administration of yours truly. Come by and check out the place if you like - it is a fun experiance with not as much spam or as fighting members as you would normaly see on a kaiju forum (or any forum which is based on a cult fandom). Highly recommended.
We here at KG wish Monsterland Forums a very happy 5th anniversary. 2006-2011.


Mothra's 50 Anniversary

By: Donny Winter
Godzilla’s 50th Anniversary back in 2004 was celebrated with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, numerous commercials advertising the movie Godzilla: Final Wars, and a considerable amount of excitement not to mention discussion across the entire giant monster fandom.
This year marks Mothra’s 50th Anniversary, an insect deity who found her place in fame back in 1961. After Toho neglected to do anything for Rodan’s 50th Anniversary back in 2006, it is safe to say that they do not have anything planned for their Queen of the Monster‘s semi-centennial.
Not all is hopeless though. The membership of Kaiju Galaxy is planning on celebrating Mothra’s big 5-0 with a year of discussion, creation and enjoyment in Mothra’s honor. If the King of the Monsters gets a 50th, well it is sensible for the Queen to get her respective 50th celebration as well.


On Creative Kaiju Writing...

By Donny Winter

Regardless which kaiju site you visit, there’s usually a section dedicated to fan fiction or fan art displayed across the forums. For decades, avid fans of giant monsters like Godzilla, Gamera, Mothra and Ultraman have spent significant amounts of time writing or producing works of art and literature. Both myself, the staff and membership of Kaiju Galaxy welcome all those who find their muse in the kaiju world to join us and submit their work to the site.
After celebrating nearly two years, the Kaiju Galaxy website is looking for artists and writers so that we may enhance our collection of magnificent talent beyond the numbers we have. So far we have 15 site contributors gracing us with fiction, art, and fan poetry. We are in definite need of visual artists and poets since they are creative outlets that are not as renown across the fandom.
Kaiju Fan Poetry is a particularly new fandom creative genre and has recently come to fruition both on Kaijuphile and Kaiju Galaxy. We definitely encourage you to try it out, you may be surprised what you can write.
As most of you have known, Legendary Pictures is currently working on a Godzilla movie set to appear in 2012. Also “Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters”, an upcoming comic due to be released in March 2011 is another creative work on the fandom’s doorstep. Let us exercise our creative muscles and create works inspired by the spark of life coming back into our fandom..

My own experience with creating pieces of work inspired by Godzilla 2012 resulted in a music video of me performing a vocal cover of the song “Mothra Leo” from the 1996 Rebirth of Mothra movie. It shows that even one person can accomplish something that is relatively large, so we urge creativity, originality, and inventiveness. Feel free to join in our community and partake in the mysticism of expression.

Kaiju Galaxy’s Mission Statement:
Creativity extends beyond reality as our talents and passions allow us to concoct magnificent pieces of imagery and emotion. Kaiju Galaxy is a website dedicated to Kaiju (Japanese Giant Monster) fans' desire and aspiration to create wonderful pieces of work whether it be fan fiction or fan art aimed at both improving their writing and/or artistic skills as well as receiving a chance for others to review their accomplishments.


February 2-8 2011 - Toho Tokusatsu Film Festival

Can you read Japanese? Are you going to Japan any time soon? Yes to both? Don't miss out!

Japan is having another film festival in reguards to tokusatsu eiga - Godzilla themed for the most part of course. The event is happening at the Shin-Bungeiza Theatre. The roster is as follows:

Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan take on the King of Terror in "Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster". Later, Rodan tags in Baragon and the monsters set their sights to the Big G in "Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah - Giant Monsters All Out Attack".

Godzilla teams up with his kaiju armada to breat out of mind controll and take on the King of Terror once again in the film that defined an era in "Destroy All Monsters"! Later, Godzilla teams up with Jet Jaguar in the film which cemented his popularity in the US as a superhero in "Godzilla vs. Megalon"!

It is the film which one SF historian claimed was an allegory of Japan's fear of the white man interbreeding with Japanese women and the bomb in the classic, "The Mysterians!". Afterward, the unofficial sequel to the Mysterians takes a turn to rock your boat with "Battle In Outer Space"!

Frankenstein introduced Nick Adams to the true love of his life which never got through. "Horny Nick" stars in "Frankenstein vs. Subterranean Beast Baragon!" Afterwards, a film before it's time with the science proves that a creature that is made of sludge is a major threat in Yoshimitsu Banno's "Godzilla vs. Hedorah"!

It is a Dream Team double feature with the comedic "King Kong vs. Godzilla" along with "Mothra vs. Godzilla"!

Godzilla takes on his mechanical doppleganger 3 rounds on just to defeat Aliens who want to colonize Japan. It is the most awesome Battle one wants to watch featuring Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Titanosaurus, Anguirus, King Caesar, King Ghidorah, Manda, and Rodan in "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla" and "Terror of Mechagodzilla"!

Teruyoshi Nakano tries his hand at a straight War fare film with war ships, planes, and oceans of vast blue water in "The Imperial Navy"! Next, we kick it old school with the war film which combines the talents of Eiji Tsuburaya, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, and Toshiro Mifune in the classic, "Wings of the Pacific!"

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