Thursday, March 29, 2007

Of Men and Mothra...

My friends often ask me, "Kyklops, why the fuck do you think about Japanese monsters so much? Why do you draw inspiration from them, and why do they form the basis of your personal outlook on life?" Well, I have no answer for them. And besides, what kind of friend asks a guy questions like that, anyway?

One thing has been gnawing away at me lately, though: what kind of weird shit is it to have a monster that's a fucking giant moth?

General Tachibana: Monsters resembling Godzilla have been seen in the United States...
Soldier one: Wasn't that Godzilla?
Soldier two: The Americans said it was Godzilla, but all the Japanese scientists denied it.

--from Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)

Please enjoy Mothra being killed by Ghidorah...


  1. Poor Mothra. He deserved better.
    I was lucky enough to get to watch one of Mothra's movies when I was around 8 or 7. Thank you for bringing me back a piece of my childhood.

  2. Usual Stuff, Mothra is/was a "she"!

  3. NOOOOOOOO!!!!

  4. Poor old Mothra. Didn't really stand a chance; a large candle probably would have seen him / her off, let alone a three-headed space dragon. Surely he / she will come back as "Mecha-Mothra" at some point?

  5. Also, any chance of someone killing off Godzooky? Undoubtedly the most annoying comedy offspring (apart from Scrappy-Doo, of course).

  6. Shit, actually I think there has been a Mecha-Mothra. As for cutesie cartoon characters based on actual monsters--destroy them all!!