honestly the easiest way to get me into literally anything is to take a bunch of well meaning teenagers and, like, give them weird super abilities. it worked with ninja turtles. it worked with x-men. it worked with bleach. now let it work for you ppl eat that shit up.
Hey Scout, do you know the difference between Rob and Rich? They both seem funny, friendly and goofy, but is there anything noticeably different between them? Do you know?
YES! I MADE YOU THIS NIFTY THING JUST NOW TO HELP
i’ve been watchin them do their thing for like 4 years and have gotten to know them both a little better over that time–these’re the things that’re very loudly distinctive to each that sets them apart from each other, but it might just be to me:
when you have a close friendship with someone you definitely start to mirror them, but their differences are what drove them to that point. they pretty much have the others’ back where their weak areas are!
who DOESN’T already know what kind of abilities they’d have if they had super abilities. who ISN’T always ready to instantaneously answer the question. who DOESN’T eagerly await the subject being brought up
I am ruled by the planet Mercury. My personality is characterised by quick wit, super intelligence and an ability to communicate. I am constantly at odds with my mind and emotions. My mind tells me one thing, my heart tells me another. Because of this I seldom know which one to trust. But generally I go with what my mind tells me. I am exceptionally intelligent and articulate. My verbal skills can be utilised by me in any number of career directions including finding great success in the areas of writing, teaching and communicating. I am very quick witted and have a dry sense of humour. Because of this I am always popular in social settings and can number many friends. But I rarely get really close to any of these friends and prefer to keep a little distance between them. I am somewhat of a perfectionist and expect the very best of myself as well as others. I do have a tendency to be overcritical of myself and can be my own worst enemy.
~ Gemini Decan 2 (June 1st - June 10th)
I am ruled by the planet Venus. My personality is characterised by charm, charisma and creativity. My natural Charm and charisma can get me anything I set my mind to. And as my mind is astute and focused I can create a great success for myself in any number of career paths. Because I have very good communication skills and have a high degree of creativity to my nature, I can become a highly successful writer, actor or entertainer. In fact, any career that combines my charm, charisma and brilliant communication skills will be successful for me. I am very attractive to many and as I am a people person I thrive in social situations. I am the perfect host when throwing parties and can instantly make people feel comfortable and at home in my company. I am very good with crowds but equally good in one to one situations. My only fault may be my scattered thoughts. Being a Gemini I can be extremely focused sometimes and ridiculously scatter brained at others.
~ Gemini Decan 3 (June 11th - June 21st)
I am ruled by the planet Uranus. My personality is characterised by originality, flexibility and optimism. My unconventional yet brilliant mind allows me to have some very original beliefs, ideas and concepts. I am anything but ordinary. In fact, if I put my mind to it I could lead an extraordinary life. I am a natural leader and because I exude charm, people will want to follow me. I have a very optimistic and positive outlook and view each new day as
an exciting new adventure. I love my freedom and like the adventure of exploring new and exciting situations. I can never be tied down. I am also very flexible in my thinking and I am constantly open to new Ideas and new interests. But I can easily become distracted and have too many interests on the go at one time, which dilutes my attention. I can flit from one project, leaving it unfinished and move on to the next, until nothing is seen through and completed.
ISTJ-Innate Capability: Ability to know anything about a person or object without studying it. Usually gathers the information through physical contact.
ISTP-Technopath: Ability to manipulate technology. Also has the ability to create things that aren’t put together (i.e. Assemble something without doing anything physically to it).
ISFJ-Empath: Ability to sense/feel the emotions of others and eventually, when mastered, control the emotions of others.
ISFP-Invention/Animation: Ability to create things in one’s mind and bring them into existence. Also has the ability to bring inanimate objects to life.
INFJ-Precognition/Psychometry: Ability to see the past/present/future. Also has the ability to see the past or future of an object, person, place, or anything in specific.
INFP-Tracking/Power Sensor: Ability to follow the whereabouts of a person. Also has the ability to sense other’s powers and what they are.
INTJ-Telekinesis/Astral Projection: Ability too move things with one’s mind. Also has the ability to move their own astral form (gives the impression of cloning) out of themselves and to another place, time, or even dimension.
INTP-Reality Manipulation: Ability to change, distort, or alter reality or create a new reality.
ESTP-Superhuman Speed/Strength: Ability to move at extreme speeds and exert extreme physical strength.
ESTJ-Time Manipulation: Ability to control the flow of time by either reversing it, slowing it down, stopping it, or speeding it up. (This is usually done on a smaller scale to a specific object/person but can eventually, when mastered, be done to the world as a whole.)
ESFP-Materialization: Ability to conjure anything and everything just by thinking and desiring it.
ESFJ-Healing: Ability to heal the wounds or conditions of others and eventually, when mastered, themselves.
ENFP-Muse: Ability to ignite creativity and the ideas of others. Also able to clear minds to help with focus and guidance.
ENFJ-Shielding: Ability to protect them-self and others with the use of a force field or magical shield.
ENTP-Teleportation: Ability to move them-self and/or others to a different location without occupying the space in-between.
ENTJ-Mind Control/Telepathy: Ability to control another’s mind including their thoughts, actions, and decisions. Also has the ability to read minds.
*DISCLAIMER: These are just what I could come up with after researching each type as much as I could. Open to other suggestions and ideas!*
Omg you know what would be funny though. Is for the mercs to end up finding Doc and them having to keep Doc with them
‘About time someone found me! You know how long I’ve been stuck in there. Oh. It’s just you two. So you’re working together now? That’s cool I guess.’
Doc criticizing Locus’ armour. ‘Y’know, that voice filter is pretty intimidating but it’s a little over the top don’t you think. And what’s up with the X on your helmet, I mean, the colour is okay, but eenh.’
Locus stares at Doc. ‘Stop talking.’
‘What’s with the temper, jeez, you remind me of Washington. So hostile. You should lighten up! Have you tried yoga?’
Locus looks over to Felix, and Felix just snickers “Hey it was your dumb idea to keep him alive.” Locus sighs and walks away. “Awh come on Locs, he was just joking!”
With @kaijusaurus taking a look at Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) soon, I think now would be a good time to dig up an old post I wrote up about the themes my favorite Godzilla movie explores (or, at least what interpret those themes to be).
I see there as being two major themes to the film:
1. The Failure of Science
film has a cynical undertone when it comes to its depiction of science,
which ultimately can be summed up as, “Despite the promises, Science
creates more problems than it solves.” This is the driving force and, in my opinion, the primary theme of the film, tying together all the characters
and plot points.
Science and scientists promise many things throughout
the film (the super-wheat early on, the ANEB’s power to stop Godzilla,
Super-X2’s ability to defeat Godzilla, etc.), nearly all of which either
goes horribly wrong or fails outright (the attempt to create the
super-wheat results in the terrorist bombing that kills Erika Shiragami,
fighting over control of the ANEB leads to countless deaths, and the
Super-X2 ultimately fails to meet expectations). Obviously, there are
also Godzilla and Biollante, the monstrous offspring of corrupt science.
Science is depicted as being always at the mercy of powerful forces
outside its control, be it politics, money, and even technological
limits. Even when everything aligns perfectly, as it had when the
heroes commit the experimental TC System and Maser Tanks in their effort
to hasten Godzilla’s ANEB infection before he could attack the nuclear
power plant, the plan is ultimately a failure and only Biollante’s
intervention prevents a nuclear catastrophe.
characters, the theme is best represented by Kirishima and Dr.
Shiragami. Kirishima is the voice of reason, the scientist who starts
off believing in science’s power to do good (he believes ANEB should be
used to clean up nuclear waste) but grows critical when forces outside
his control (the military, the Okichi Foundation, BioMajor, Saradia)
decide they want to use it as a weapon and fight over control of it. By
the end of the film, he’s largely lost his faith in science and rejects
going to Massachusetts on the grounds that, “Everywhere things are the
same, there’s good and evil in every country.” He realizes that even if
he goes to America, science is no freer to better mankind there than it
is in Japan.
Dr. Shiragami strikes a similar but darker tone. He does
leave Japan to pursue his research, because he feels Japan is too
conservative (and thus, too controlling) to let him do so. He goes to
Saradia because they promise him money and freedom, only for his
research to be perverted for political purposes (the Saradian plan to
use Shiragami’s super-wheat to threaten American dominance in the grain
market) and his daughter to be killed because of it. Shiragami lets his
emotions over his daughter’s loss and his desire to pursue scientific
advancement free from criticism or interference cloud his judgement
later, resulting in his engaging in a bit of mad science to accidentally
create Biollante. Horrified by what his unrestricted pursuit of
science wrought, by the film’s end he declares Godzilla and Biollante
not to be monsters but “the unscrupulous scientists who create them” to
be the true monsters as he rejects science entirely.
2. The Passing of the Torch
is a theme of shifting generations and a passing of the torch
throughout the film, represented by characters having either an older or
younger version of themselves: Kirishima/Dr. Shiragami, Kuroki/Gondo
(or Kuroki/Hyoda), and Super X/Super X2 are probably the best examples.
The concept of a “new generation” is brought up throughout the film too
in various contexts, such as Kirishima’s description of the weapons
producing the ANEB would generation and the visual of the psychic
children to the elder generation of Miki and Asuka. Towards the end
Shiragami and Kirishima directly discuss this theme, with Shiragami
saying he felt it was time for his generation to sit back and let the
young handle this, while Kirishima felt that his generation was no
better than any other. The film ends with an actual symbolic passing of
the torch, when Hyoda hands Kuroki his hat.
Further, like the previous theme the film seems a bit cynical about
what this generational shift actually means. The torch may be passed
to Kuroki, but he’s ultimately no more successful at defeating Godzilla
than the previous generation of soldiers. Super-X2 may be more
technologically advanced, but it’s barely able to slow Godzilla down let
alone defeat him as advertised. And Kirishima’s hands are just as tied
as Shiragami’s, ultimately coming to a similar conclusion on the merits
of science and people as his predecessor. As Kirishima said, a new
generation may be taking over, but they’re no better or more special
than any other generation that preceded them.
Kirishima v. SSS-9
people have thought the placement of the car chase and fight with SSS-9
at the end of the film to be oddly placed, but in my opinion it makes perfect
sense when considering the two previous themes. In my opinion, the scene
symbolizes that despite the more cynical arguments that science was a
failure and the younger generation was no better than the previous,
there IS a silver lining: the younger generation (Kirishima and Kuroki)
CAN stand up to defeat the ills of the world (SSS-9), if they have the
will to do so, and Science, in the right hands and used responsibly, can
help do that (Kuroki’s use of the TC System to defeat SSS-9 and avenge
I think it’s an interesting final message for the film to leave on, the ultimate moral of the story.