August162014
sirkaijuofvaudeville:

gentlegiantofthesea:

ask-the-meganula-hivemind:

what-happens-in-a-jaeger:

I got something fun for you!
My Jaeger name is Spitfire Zero. :D

(( HUNTER ODIN YEAH!!))

Radiant Jaguar. Awesome.

INVADER DELPHI.

Eagle Executive? There are so many ways I could take this.

sirkaijuofvaudeville:

gentlegiantofthesea:

ask-the-meganula-hivemind:

what-happens-in-a-jaeger:

I got something fun for you!

My Jaeger name is Spitfire Zero. :D

(( HUNTER ODIN YEAH!!))

Radiant Jaguar. Awesome.

INVADER DELPHI.

Eagle Executive? There are so many ways I could take this.

(via sir-k-of-vaudeville)

July302014

Connor’s random appreciation post (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧*:・゚✧ 

(Source: esteljune, via cathartisapien)

July272014

tyrantisterror:

raffleupagus:

howtoraiseageek:

In light of yesterday’s news about a Skull Island movie in the works, I wanted to share a bit about this great book, The World of Kong: A Natural History of Skull Island.

It is, essentially, an “art of” book for the 2005 King Kong film, using concept art for various animals as depictions of seen and mostly unseen Skull Island residents.  The island is given a very detailed geography, history, and so on.  It’s a remarkable read and one of my favorite things about the 2005 film.

I doubt it’s the case, but I’m hopeful that the new movie can draw on this already established “universe” of fauna.

I have this book! It’s basically a must-have if you’re at all interested in Skull Island. 

It’s also just great if you want a biology book about a bunch of madeup monsters.  I mean, that might seem like an overly specific thing for a person to want, but there’s an audience for those kind of things.

This is one of the few things I can say I own an autographed copy of. :) I ordered a used one and they accidentally sent one with the entire Weta team’s signatures in it that some unfortunate schmuck lacked the appreciation for and decided to give it up.

(via serpentking456)

June292014

SO…

Staying at the beach this weekend and just had a close encounter with a corn snake that was mooching off of our hot tub. Its already a good day. :)

June142014
May112014
I can’t begin to describe how much this hits home with me. Early life just feels like moving from one influential person to the next sometimes, but at one point you just realize its your way to go and not theirs. God bless Jim Henson.

I can’t begin to describe how much this hits home with me. Early life just feels like moving from one influential person to the next sometimes, but at one point you just realize its your way to go and not theirs. God bless Jim Henson.

May82014
iamnotdoingshittoday:

Historical footage of the last T-Rex serving his country.

iamnotdoingshittoday:

Historical footage of the last T-Rex serving his country.

(Source: reddit.com, via quinnred)

May62014

angelclark:

Historic Black and White Pictures Restored in Color
  1. Women Delivering Ice, 1918
  2. Times Square, 1947
  3. Portrait Used to Design the Penny. President Lincoln Meets General McClellan – Antietam, Maryland ca September 1862
  4. Marilyn Monroe, 1957
  5. Newspaper boy Ned Parfett sells copies of the evening paper bearing news of Titanic’s sinking the night before. (April 16, 1912)
  6. Easter Eggs for Hitler, c 1944-1945 
  7. Sergeant George Camblair practicing with a gas mask in a smokescreen – Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942
  8. Helen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin in 1919
  9. Painting WWII Propaganda Posters, Port Washington, New York – 8 July 1942
  10. Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge ca 1935

(via serpentking456)

May42014
Global Anomaly Response Assault INtelligence Department (G.A.R.A.N.D.)File # 17: StormbackClassification: Kaiju (Leviathan Class)Abilities: (Cont.) -Nigh Invulnerable: Most kaiju have an extremely lofty tolerance for pain, at the very least. Many even possess the trademark thick skin that the typical ordnance can’t do jack against. But Stormback, Stormback is in a class of its own. I’ve seen militaries the world over, both public and private, throw everything against it. And what has that done? Just a little shy of zilch. I’ve seen it bleed almost a dozen times since it’s first emergence, but more than three quarters of these were triggered by other kaiju, not humankind. Its heavy armor plating and thick skin, coupled with its regeneration factor (see below) prove a deadly mix for this walking dreadnought. -Kaiju Senses: An ability long theorized and only recently proven, Stormback possesses something all kaiju, and seemingly most freaks of what we used to call nature, have, the ability to sense the general location of another like itself. This seems to be confined to this planet, as the alien kaiju we’ve encountered existed before arriving and were not sensed (as far as I can see) until they touched down. This is likely due to the magnetic nature of our atmosphere, but not enough is known to say for sure. This sure comes in handy when shit’s going down, though.  -Magnetic Distortion: An ability thus far only Stormback has shown to possess among the kaiju, and possibly its deadliest. Its body functions like an enormous electromagnet, attracting energy from the atmosphere around it in a grand, violent display of hurricane force winds and near consant lightning. It made early tracking of the creature easy, at least, but it sure could cause collateral damage. More than that, it made military engagements almost impossible to organize. Any computerized system would become garbled when in proximity, and even heavier weapons like A.T.L.A.S. could not get clear shots. This ability has seemingly been neutralized since the initial Electre outbreak, but I know better than to assume anything with these giants. -Particle Blasts: Without doubt the most iconic weapon in its repertoire, Stormback possesses the ability to orally launch massive torrents of ionized particles at whatever it wishes. This blast is bright, beautiful, and exceedingly deadly, and was the first real evidence we had to showcase the kaiju as more than simple biological anomalies. Fortunately, we have a warning for when this happens, but it isn’t much. The small blue spheres on its body begin to shine brighter before a blast is loosed, giving any operatives a few precious seconds to seek shelter. It isn’t always enough, but  its better than nothing. It seems to only have a limited number it can use at a time, and often will disappear under the sea to recharge after an engagement. The exact parameters of this attack are little understood and likely will be for some time. -Enhanced Regeneration: A typical element of a kaiju, Stormback too possesses the seemingly impossible cellular regeneration levels these titans possess. Though Stormback’s armored hide makes injury a rarity, when wounds are achieved they are rarely open for more than a few hours as the monster’s cells begin to rebuild. This system is not perfect, but anything from small cuts and scrapes to decapitation can be healed. More awkward ailments, such as dislocation and larger bone breaks, heal much more awkwardly, often leading to a gnarled, disfigured appearance. This is not the greatest danger this ability poses, though. (see Entry # 18: Globbing)Exposure Level: Known GloballyDanger Level: CatastrophicCountermeasures: Stormback’s emergence is typically regarded as the crossing of an important threshold for human assault measures to be taken. The typical fare won’t cut it, to put it bluntly, and the big guns needs to be sent out. S.P.O.O.Ks, the recent ArdenTech brainchild, can make a dent, but they aren’t mobile enough to counter the beast’s particle breath. The A.T.L.A.S. has proven barely effective, and therefore the only real option is to launch out mechs, more than one if possible. GEORGE has proven to be the most effective when it comes to giving it pause, but TOGOR has proven its mettle against it as well. Outside of that possibility, the only real option is to send out any Scorpio teams that can be mustered. Specifically the snipers, as they can shoot the eyes, one of the few places the creature genuinely seems to immediately react to. Often enough though, this will only succeed in pissing it off. Suffice to say, this one does not go down easily, if its many years of continued survival are any indication.  History: Stormback, the first kaiju to emerge in the modern day, made a big entrance when it first came ashore on the North American Eastern Seaboard on the 20th of February, 2020.  It had been awake for at least two weeks preceding this, believed to have first emerged from deep underneath the Mediterranean Sea. Its inherent magnetic abilities wreaked havoc on the atmosphere, throwing off temperatures and generating what many news programs called ‘The Storm of the Century.’ Its initial inland march lasted for days, throwing much of the eastern united states into turmoil of many kinds. It was finally stopped in Saint Louis, when a lucky shot to the creature’s eye (See Personnel File: Paul Gregory) caused it to stumble into the Mississippi river, where it retreated south into the Gulf of Mexico and disappeared for another three years. Since then we’ve only just gotten a little bit better at fighting it off. Ancestor Mechs have proven helpful but without the ‘aid’ of other kaiju we may not have survived this long at all. By the time it emerged again, battling the kaiju Tarshish, we had experienced two other kaiju outbreaks and were more eager to try something new. We managed, for the first and last time, to trap the creature, burying it in a glacier, but this too didn’t last. The Electre broke it out in order to wreak further havoc on the world. Fortunately for us, Stormback recognized the greater threat in the ancient intelligence, and joined the rough alliance in bringing it down, which went against expectations to say the least. Since then, relations have been less… heated, but we still aren’t exactly friends with the beast.The current focus of my department is to determine the exact origin of this creature, and other kaiju like it, and what we’ve found is [WARNING: Information Classified under order of United Nations Defense Council until potential ramifications are prepared for.]

Global Anomaly Response Assault INtelligence Department (G.A.R.A.N.D.)

File # 17: Stormback

Classification: Kaiju (Leviathan Class)

Abilities: (Cont.)

 -Nigh Invulnerable: Most kaiju have an extremely lofty tolerance for pain, at the very least. Many even possess the trademark thick skin that the typical ordnance can’t do jack against. But Stormback, Stormback is in a class of its own. I’ve seen militaries the world over, both public and private, throw everything against it. And what has that done? Just a little shy of zilch. I’ve seen it bleed almost a dozen times since it’s first emergence, but more than three quarters of these were triggered by other kaiju, not humankind. Its heavy armor plating and thick skin, coupled with its regeneration factor (see below) prove a deadly mix for this walking dreadnought.

 -Kaiju Senses: An ability long theorized and only recently proven, Stormback possesses something all kaiju, and seemingly most freaks of what we used to call nature, have, the ability to sense the general location of another like itself. This seems to be confined to this planet, as the alien kaiju we’ve encountered existed before arriving and were not sensed (as far as I can see) until they touched down. This is likely due to the magnetic nature of our atmosphere, but not enough is known to say for sure. This sure comes in handy when shit’s going down, though. 

 -Magnetic Distortion: An ability thus far only Stormback has shown to possess among the kaiju, and possibly its deadliest. Its body functions like an enormous electromagnet, attracting energy from the atmosphere around it in a grand, violent display of hurricane force winds and near consant lightning. It made early tracking of the creature easy, at least, but it sure could cause collateral damage. More than that, it made military engagements almost impossible to organize. Any computerized system would become garbled when in proximity, and even heavier weapons like A.T.L.A.S. could not get clear shots. This ability has seemingly been neutralized since the initial Electre outbreak, but I know better than to assume anything with these giants.

 -Particle Blasts: Without doubt the most iconic weapon in its repertoire, Stormback possesses the ability to orally launch massive torrents of ionized particles at whatever it wishes. This blast is bright, beautiful, and exceedingly deadly, and was the first real evidence we had to showcase the kaiju as more than simple biological anomalies. Fortunately, we have a warning for when this happens, but it isn’t much. The small blue spheres on its body begin to shine brighter before a blast is loosed, giving any operatives a few precious seconds to seek shelter. It isn’t always enough, but  its better than nothing. It seems to only have a limited number it can use at a time, and often will disappear under the sea to recharge after an engagement. The exact parameters of this attack are little understood and likely will be for some time.

 -Enhanced Regeneration: A typical element of a kaiju, Stormback too possesses the seemingly impossible cellular regeneration levels these titans possess. Though Stormback’s armored hide makes injury a rarity, when wounds are achieved they are rarely open for more than a few hours as the monster’s cells begin to rebuild. This system is not perfect, but anything from small cuts and scrapes to decapitation can be healed. More awkward ailments, such as dislocation and larger bone breaks, heal much more awkwardly, often leading to a gnarled, disfigured appearance. This is not the greatest danger this ability poses, though. (see Entry # 18: Globbing)


Exposure Level: Known Globally


Danger Level: Catastrophic


Countermeasures: Stormback’s emergence is typically regarded as the crossing of an important threshold for human assault measures to be taken. The typical fare won’t cut it, to put it bluntly, and the big guns needs to be sent out. S.P.O.O.Ks, the recent ArdenTech brainchild, can make a dent, but they aren’t mobile enough to counter the beast’s particle breath. The A.T.L.A.S. has proven barely effective, and therefore the only real option is to launch out mechs, more than one if possible. GEORGE has proven to be the most effective when it comes to giving it pause, but TOGOR has proven its mettle against it as well. Outside of that possibility, the only real option is to send out any Scorpio teams that can be mustered. Specifically the snipers, as they can shoot the eyes, one of the few places the creature genuinely seems to immediately react to. Often enough though, this will only succeed in pissing it off. 

Suffice to say, this one does not go down easily, if its many years of continued survival are any indication.  


History: Stormback, the first kaiju to emerge in the modern day, made a big entrance when it first came ashore on the North American Eastern Seaboard on the 20th of February, 2020.  It had been awake for at least two weeks preceding this, believed to have first emerged from deep underneath the Mediterranean Sea. Its inherent magnetic abilities wreaked havoc on the atmosphere, throwing off temperatures and generating what many news programs called ‘The Storm of the Century.’ Its initial inland march lasted for days, throwing much of the eastern united states into turmoil of many kinds. It was finally stopped in Saint Louis, when a lucky shot to the creature’s eye (See Personnel File: Paul Gregory) caused it to stumble into the Mississippi river, where it retreated south into the Gulf of Mexico and disappeared for another three years. 

Since then we’ve only just gotten a little bit better at fighting it off. Ancestor Mechs have proven helpful but without the ‘aid’ of other kaiju we may not have survived this long at all. By the time it emerged again, battling the kaiju Tarshish, we had experienced two other kaiju outbreaks and were more eager to try something new. We managed, for the first and last time, to trap the creature, burying it in a glacier, but this too didn’t last. The Electre broke it out in order to wreak further havoc on the world. Fortunately for us, Stormback recognized the greater threat in the ancient intelligence, and joined the rough alliance in bringing it down, which went against expectations to say the least. Since then, relations have been less… heated, but we still aren’t exactly friends with the beast.

The current focus of my department is to determine the exact origin of this creature, and other kaiju like it, and what we’ve found is [WARNING: Information Classified under order of United Nations Defense Council until potential ramifications are prepared for.]


May32014
sirkaijuofvaudeville:

theletterwsarseflap:

maxxxie74:

I’ve given up trying to correct people.

it’s four freaking letters

The above comment sums up my last name nicely.

sirkaijuofvaudeville:

theletterwsarseflap:

maxxxie74:

I’ve given up trying to correct people.

it’s four freaking letters

The above comment sums up my last name nicely.

(via scatha5)

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