Then they’re bragging about how their characters are available for the Torque engine. Wow, an awful game engine paired with an awful developer of 3D software. Birds of a feather, eh? I laughed at that, then I skimmed through the latest releases for a second before deleting it. "…clothes, clothes, cages, a cow, a kaiju, add-ons, clothes, clothes, rocks, more clothes, blah blah blah, boring, delete."
"Hey… wait a second, what was that again?" *goes to deleted items* "A KAIJU?! Holy crap, this is the first time that they’ve released something INTERESTING for a long time!"
That’s pretty much how it happened. Yep, it’s a Mothra-fockin’ kaiju. Heh, I like what I did there. For those who don’t know, a kaiju is basically a huge-ass Japanese monster that destroys everything for some (or no ) reason. Godzilla’s a kaiju – everyone knows him, right? Yep, it’s not just dragons I like – kaiju are another interest of mine, provided that they’re awesome enough. Werewolves, phoenixes, gryphons and minotaurs are on that list, too.
I’m concerned about the originality of people nowadays, though. It makes me want to *headdesk*. Firstly, guess what this kaiju’s name is. Go on, guess!
Okay, have you had a guess? Right, here we go. His name is… "Kaiju"! HOLY FUCK!! Seriously, come ON, there’s this thing called "imagination". Want me to give him a name? Alright, how about "Tyranna"? Or "Tyrannus"? Not very original, sure, but it’s still better than calling it what it IS. It’s way better than "Kaiju", and it took me 5 seconds.
But then, they pull off a quick follow-up jab of unoriginality for a 2 combo! Here’s one of the promotional renders for Kaiju:
(DAZ 3D, just in case you track to see where your bandwidth is going and arrive at this site, I want to let the artist know… I can pull off better looking renders in my sleep. It’s called "UberEnvironment 2". Or, as I like to call it, "the only reason you should ever use DS3". )
Okay, now… this is a picture of Godzilla.
(It’s the best pose I could find without him dancing with something that looks like King Kong. )
Look familiar? Oh yeah, I posted something that looks suspiciously alike about 10-15 seconds ago! Kaiju’s body mass is too similar. The spines on his back are too similar. His claws are too similar. His skin texture is too similar. Please, if you’re gonna make a monster, then by all means take inspiration from others, but don’t just CONSTANTLY look at Godzilla while you’re modelling…
Granted, it looks as if there are a few morphs and stuff for Kaiju that let you change the spines and stuff to different things, but… I dunno. No matter how you configure him, I’ll always look at him and say "Hey, that looks a bit like Godzilla."
Aha, but just when you think the chain is over, ka BLAM with the heavy punch for a 3 combo! The item description.
"From the depths of the sea, a monstrous beast has risen to threaten the cities of your Runtime!"
From the depths of the sea… that sounds suspiciously like where another famous kaiju comes from… hmm… could it be… Godzilla? Come ON! It’s so obvious, you might as well just say "From the city of Tokyo, a monstrous beast that looks suspiciously similar to Godzilla has risen to threaten the cities of your Runtime by battling with a giant moth and a three-headed space dragon whilst causing massive amounts of collateral damage with his atomic breath attack!"
Professional artists have absolutely zero imagination. But for now, I’m ignoring its unimaginative name and obvious Godzilla similarities – I want to get this model simply because it looks pretty cool. It seems as if it’s only just been released, though, so it’s not on any of my USUAL websites. No, I’m not paying for it; it’s a 3D model, doesn’t really do anything, and I’ll probably only end up making one or two renders with it. It’ll probably take a little while to appear on another site, but if it doesn’t… meh. No big deal.
I’ll post a render if I do manage to get ahold of him. But for now, you’d better get a taco ready, because GODZILLA’S
Arg, he beat yeh.