Hi, I’m GotengoXGodzilla but you can call me GXG.
I’ve been told by many people lately that I’m the perfect person to have a blog of my own, so I finally decided to give it a shot. So if some of this stuff seems immature or not up to speed, it’s because I’m new to this stuff. So lets give it a try.
Most of the stuff I’ve be talking about will be (of course) the stuff that interests me or that happens to me. This could range from some of my favorite films, to funny things I saw, to stuff that pisses me off, to stuff I just feel like talking about.
Here’s a little bit about myself: I tend to spend a lot of time on the computer, roaming from site to site. As you can tell from my name, I love Godzilla, always have always will. I’m a regular poster on one of the main Godzilla forums, Toho Kingdom, under the same name (GotengoXGodzilla). I’ve been a member there for years now and it’s a fun site to hang around, once you get past the jackasses.
For a long portion of my life, my goal was stupid and simple: Watch and obtain every Godzilla film. Eventually, I finished this goal and got bored. For a while I just kept watching the films over and over again and imagined my own Godzilla films, or more rather adventures, yet never had the chance to write any of it down. Then I discovered the internet and how much stuff there was on Godzilla. I joined several forums and talked to fellow Godzilla fans, which was always fun to me and still is today.
At some point, other Godzilla fans introduced me new films I had never heard of before which seems kind of silly now. The Shawshank Redemption, Citizen Kane, Seven Samurai and several others. Looking back on it I laugh at how stupid my film knowledge was back then. One day, at the video store, I saw one of the films that these guys brought up (The Shawshank Redemption) and decided to rent it: I loved it (I don’t like it as much now, but that’s beside the point). These guys seemed to know what they were talking about in terms of films. And now that my Godzilla obsession was getting old, I thought it was time to move on and start watching other kinds of films.
For a while, it was hard. I didn’t own many other films to watch, nor did I know of much else to watch. So I took these fans film suggestions and started watching what I could or what sounded the most interesting to me. At the time, my only way of watching films I didn’t own was to go to Blockbuster and rent them, and even then I could only do that about once every week or so. But still, my movie going process was growing with every new film I saw. Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner, Young Frankenstein, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, Pulp Fiction and many more all became part of me and I loved every minute of it.
At one point I took a film class in high school where my tastes would grow even more. Not only did I learn more about films and how to watch them, but I saw even more great films: North by Northwest, Citizen Kane, Dr. Strangelove, Double Indemnity, Crimes And Misdemeanors and Casablanca. These films usually didn’t start out great for me, but most worked their way into my hearts and introduced me to some great directors like Hitchcock and Kubrick (and eventually Wilder).
Then I finally got a Netflix account and could see any film I wanted to. Thanks to this, I finally saw films I wanted to see but couldn’t: The Godfather, Psycho, Rashomon, Vertigo, Once Upon A Time In America, Taxi Driver, Fargo, Apocalypse Now and lots of others I can’t even name off the top of my head right now.
Anyway, since then, film has become a big part of my life and I really want to do something with my life that involves film. Like my profile says, I’m currently going to Eastern Washington University, but I’m still just in my first year and haven’t even decided my master yet. I’d like it to involve film, but I have no idea yet.
Just to name a few of my favorite films, here they are:
-Ikiru (1952, Akira Kurosawa)
-Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola)
-2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
-Once Upon A Time In The West (1968, Sergio Leone)
-No Country For Old Men (2007, Joel & Ethan Coen)
-Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
-Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
-Ran (1985, Akira Kurosawa)
-The Godfather (1972, Francis Ford Coppola)
-Dr. Strangelove (1964, Stanley Kubrick)
-Gojira (1954, Ishiro Honda) (yes, that translates to Godzilla)
-Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock)
-Some Like It Hot (1959, Billy Wilder)
-Star Wars (1979, George Lucas)
-Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder)
But the funny thing is, there’s a double side to me. While I love films, I also make fun of them. Now I don’t make fun of them because they’re bad (unless they really are bad, like the new Star Wars trilogy and most remakes), but because its so easy to make fun of them. The best way for me to do this: watch my favorite television show. What show is that? Mystery Science Theater 3000. I love that show. Every joke they make is just so random and funny that it’s fun to watch every time. I’ll probably have a blog about it later, but I’ll just say that The Final Sacrifice and Prince of Space are my absolute favorites.
Well I think that’s about enough for now, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send them to me. I don’t know if there’s a way to communicate here, but if there isn’t, just email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to anyone’s comments. Talk later.