Reptilicus – sort of a review

Who is that boy that is trying to clean the pool in that Periwinkle suit?! And why does he keep inviting people to pee into the pool? Sunny wondered about this and for the first time in a while he decided to stay in his hut near the resort.. to keep track of this strange guy! Sunny had spend many days on the beach fishing so it felt good to finally be back in his hut again.. there was also a tv! When he turned it on, he was fascinated by huge monsters… and he completely forgot about the weird pool boy!

A Strange Suggestion

The PLAN (is that the sound of Gods laughing) was to watch a couple of kaiju movies courtesy of TubiTV which has a plethora of them for free – let them pick me a random two movies – call it a Creature Double Feature and then review. 

The first movie I chose was Reptilicus because you simply have to find and choose a movie before TubiTV starts suggesting kaiju movies at you. Searching under monster, kaiju or horror nets you zero or completely unrelated stuff. They need to work on their search function. 

Anyway, I searched for and watched some old kaiju stuff a whiles back and Reptilicus was one they suggested and I thought it looked interesting. 

Movie poster via Wikipedia

First though, I should warn you that I’m a bit of a science nerd and that I find kaiju movies hilariously funny. So that’s where I’m coming from, most of the time. I expected Reptilicus, released in 1961, to be a prime example of horrible special effects, bad acting, worse script and beyond shaky science. 

I was wrong. 

Partially, at least. The special effects were really bad. I mean, REALLY bad. 

screencap from TubiTV

The acting actually was not bad at all. Two characters really stood out to me for different reasons. 

The comedic relief. Dirch Passer is hilarious as Peterson. He delicately remains on the good side of over exaggerated big dumb farmer hired to clean and look after the lab at night. 

screencap from TubiTV

But the one who really impressed me was Poul Wildaker (the Americanized version of his name, I don’t trust myself to try and get the Dutch letters on here so I’ll stick with the way he was credited in the American version of the film). He portrays the Dutch scientist, Dr. Peter Dalby – and he forever endeared himself to me in this one scene where he stands up to the (clearly American) war mongering general sent by some International governing body who wants to bomb the creature. I mean, check this out.

screencap from TubiTV – Don’t blow him up, he’ll regenerate and we’ll have even more of them! (You idiot)

The doctor then passes out – he’s just had a heart attack and apparently is a bit delicate (!) – which is what triggers the brilliant idea to sedate the creature as the Dr. was now sedated and resting. 

But really, no one EVER stands up to the American Warmonger General who wants to drop the bomb. I loved it. You tell ‘em Doctor!!! 

Idiot Americans, Heroic Dutch and Destroyed Danes

Wikipedia tells me that the first version of the film was considered unshowable to American audiences. I bet. And there was some sort of lawsuit over the whole thing, no information about what that was about, but I can guess. Americans don’t like to come off as the idiots we are. We want to be the heroes, and in this kaiju movie, the Dutch are the heroes. I loved it. Anyway, there was finally a version put out that our delicate little American egos could handle. 

Another thing that endeared the movie to me was watching Reptilicus stomp Copenhagen. It was just a nice change from Tokyo and New York City. 

screencap from TubiTV

The science was shaky, of course. Reptilicus grew his whole self from a bit of tail. That sounds slightly kinky now that I read it. Some animals can do that, of course, like the Starfish the Dr. uses as examples and it is so true that Reptilicus is the most complex animal to (not) grow his entire body back. And let me tell you from experience that sedating a reptile is not easily done. They have very different metabolisms from mammals. Drugs work differently if at all. The main problem is they have not just slower metabolisms, but the ability to slow their metabolism even more if something is wrong. Actually killing a reptile with sedation is quite an undertaking with a perfectly normal snake, never mind a lizard of that size. 

Reptilicus has a bit of a cult following, it turns out, as the first, last and only Danish kaiju movie, made in cooperation with American International Pictures. So if you check the Wikipedia entry you’ll find bits and bobs of this picture have popped up in all sorts of places, from Green Acres to South Park. 

But who knows…maybe he’ll strike again…since the warmonger blew his foot off and then left it behind in the first round of attacks.  He grew back from a bit of tail to begin with after all. 

Screencap fromTubiTV – whoopsie, we missed a piece…

Pinkie “Shops” Adorable Home Additions for a Moth-Girl!

Konichiwa my little lights! I have yet to be sponsored by Japan Trend Shop to promote their stuff..but until then I will continue to do it for free… in a rather silly way! Fairly random as well! I always pick a theme…. this year instead of making New Year’s Resolutions I decided to pick New Years Wishes… Not something I really will buy..but something I like to dream about! Because it’s good to have dreams…and lamps!

All I want for 2021 is…… A Thousand Dollar Plushie!

So you all know I like plushies right? Turning into a Kaijuman did not stop me from loving soft fluffy animals.. but Japan Trend Store usually doesn’t have a lot of them.. so when I was browsing and encountered this one.. I was really intrigued! I really wanted to hug this thing… and battle it to the death..but mostly hug…after I killed it?! No! Behave! You are a nice Kaijuman! Regardless.. it is a nice plushie!  Why would I want a thousand dollar plushie you might ask?! Well It’s made by Steiff!  Steiff is like “THE” brand for Teddy Bears and those things only go up in value. So rather than seeing it as a plushie you can see it as an investment in Mohair and stuffing! And with only 1954 made .. I could actually kill 1953 .. and hug one and make my investment worth it!

Why were they made in 1954 made? Well that is the year in which Godzilla first was seen. That’s right he is a fair bit older than most of us.. In 2014 Steiff made this toy to commemorate his 60th anniversary. Coming in at 50 centimeter it will also look like a Kaiju compared to most of my plushies and if I get some Lego’s I can build a city and let my thousand Dollar Toy destroy the city! RAWR….CRASH..STOMP! .. WIND BLAST.. wait now I am destroying my own lego city!  Oh well! guess Zilly and I are nakama in being destroyers now!  Smash! Just look at it’s cute face! It looks so fluffy! So if you want me to come destroy your toy.. buy this for yourself!  As long as you don’t live in a tiny house you should be fine and we can hang out afterwards! 

Okay so I might also want ……… a Pineapple Scented Lamp

If you are a bit like me you’ll often sniff your lamp in melancholy! “Why can’t my lamp smell like a Pineapple?!”  It is such a shame because I find myself close to lamps a lot lately. Yet they all kind of smell like plastic!  How am I supposed to get that tropical island feeling from that?! Well luckily the clever scientists made a thingy just for me! That is right the Pineapple Scented Lamp is here! No I am not talking about one of those lamps you add oil to! I tried those but they aren’t very lampy!  Oftenly I over oil and one of those oil bubbles sucked into that little nozzle thing and the thing barely works after unless you clean it for hours! This one is different! With just glass and Paraffin fragrance there isn’t too much to hold you from admiring your lamp in full glory! It will set you back €32,- or $39,-  which is a bit pricey for a Lamp that seems to be able to “run out” but these clever people of Japan have thought of a solution for that!

You see.. the light is not just a cutesy light! It also features a beautiful starry Cityscape as a pattern!  All lights look purple and cute when extinguished but when activated with the power of two CR2032  Batteries your scene comes to live in beautiful colours. There are three scents we can purchase. Raspberry, which colours your night sky in a beautiful sunset purple and pink.. then there is the Citrus scent.. which colours the sky orange and yellow, like a sunset on the Spanish Orchards.  And then there is the Pineapple Scented one.. which turns the sky Yellow and Green…. and now all of you naysayers will wonder.. V-Pinkie, the sky isn’t green!  Well it is on Namek! Most of us Kaijumans can go into space you know.. though I really would need help from Elon… regardless green skies do exist.. like the Aurora Borealis that is green as well!  I bet  it would really be nice to smell pineapples in the regions where you can see it too! It doesn’t grow on trees there! All in all.. it might be worth the money and after it is done you can smash the lamp on the ground real hard! HEHEHEHE! Bye bye little city HEHEHEHE!

Might as well wish something else when that runs out … LED Pokémon Wall Light

So even the non Virtual me would have liked this.. but I love it even more! I genuinely and truly do think these would look amazing as well decorations in my  bedroom.  Plus I could use a bit of a night light as I am pretty blind in the dark… that MUST be why I like Lamps so much!  Anyway this Pokémon LED lights look cute as a button! With five varieties to choose from you can truly catch them all… though it is a bit of a shame that two of these are Pikachu! *Sigh* Merchandise caters so much to the normies.. what great Pokémon like Lampent and Chandelure!  I think they would have made great wall lights! It’s not like I am asking for hard stuff like Xuriktree! But at least we get Mimikyu and Gengar.. I can vibe with those so those would be the first two I would get as well.. and lucky me they are the cheapest as well.

Coming in at 51 dollars these are quite adorable!  And you can get the set of all five for like  256 dollars.. which is like a 10 ish dollar discount. Since the Pikachu’s and Eevee’s cost extra. … Hmmm paying extra to be basic..the horror! At least when you get them all you don’t pay extra for the crowd favourites.. so I guess that is the only way I would buy those…is that smart marketing? I am not sure! I also wonder why Mimikyu is the only one that has eyes! I get why a shiny ghost night light SHOULD NOT have eyes.. so I go understand why Gengar doesn’t have eyes.. and the eyes on Mimikyu’s fake head aren’t there.. but those aren’t his real eyes!  It’s the tiny ones we see down below! Well… I want the one with eyes the most so I guess I will go for the Mimku one!

Oh and I also want…. One Piece Nico Robin Sunglasses

This one is on my wishlist because I find it comically over priced.. and hey it’s nice that I desire something other than a lamp right?! Well I find myself staring at a bunch of light recently so I figured finding a good pair of sunglasses might be useful! Those are kind of hard to come by right now for me though ..because it’s Winter.. not a lot of sunglasses on sale… I know I am a Megane Moth  but.. I can wear contacts for the right pair of Sunglasses.. and since these cost $365 they better darn be the best sunglasses I have ever had. Of course.. for that price it is not just sunglasses it also comes with a wiping cloth with Nico Robin printed on it.. and a case with the One Piece logo!

Okay..so the frame has to be by a designer right? I mean…. otherwise $365 for two sheets of some acrylic glass and a thin frame seems a bit overpriced… NO! It’s made by Bandai’s Toy Division… So this is a toy?!It does look stylish. I will give it that. It has UV400 Protection so that is good.. but as a cosplay article.. I have seen other yellow tinted glasses before and with such a thin frame like the one Robin uses.. no one will really fine tooth comb that stuff… you pay because this is OFFICIAL.. this is not just a cosplay prop! These ARE the exact same glasses Robin wears or something.. well.. I want them.. I just would never pay for them.. but if you are a millionaire and are looking to give me a cute gift.. I’ll happily take this as it will let me look at the world a little bit more as if it  was a lamp, all yellow and all!

Honourable mention here goes to the Fun’iki Digital Eyewear.. which are glasses.. that flash in a colour every time you get an email or a phone notification! This so that you don’t ever have to check your phone to see if that email already arrived. For $450 dollars you can save all that time you spend looking on your phone falsely.. and instead you get constant flashing eyes in your face.. I am a Moth and I am afraid I might get epilepsy from this…if things seem dire.. there should really be a way that you can tell a new notification has popped up on your phone.. you know maybe a sound signal.. or a vibration?!…. Oh wait! Talk about solving a non problem!

Check out this video hyping them up though!

And Finally I’d really like a ……… Godzilla Humidifier

Now that we have to spend so much time at home here in lockdown, we might as well assure it’s the best quality time we have. With a quality time becomes a quality climate. In 1992 Momma Mothra fought Godzilla and  well, I kind of want revenge! Now for $125 dollar I can make Godzilla work for me! To make sure my wings don’t go to try! He got downsized a bit to make sure he fits my home to about a 20 centimeter size.  So even if I am not using the humidifier! It will look like a cool decorative piece in my plushie and figure cabinet. Unlike my figures though it has a bit of a function and generally one I kind of actually need!  It looks sturdy enough so I can probably slap it around a bit and tell Mamma I beat Godzilla so all the more reason for me to like it. 

What Godzilla does, he does with flair! Of course he doesn’t just breath a  delightfully moist mist! A little blue Led Light will tint the mist blue in dark rooms!  So when Indigo dims my lights again! …. Baka! …  I will see the blue mist!  Just like Godzilla’s atomic breath! It also comes equipped with sounds from Mothra vs Gozilla. Mostly it’s roars of course… which might be kind of distrubing for my neighbour, as if Godzilla cries I tend to do my cry as well. I still need to work on it because I keep ending up with Wrrrrrryyyyyy but people will always remember another guy for that.  Regardless… Godzilla comes with a second “tail”  that you can hook up with your power grid (provided you have the right  adapter as it will have a Japanese plug). Shinji Nishikawa  has designed the packaging. Well.. kind of, he helped illustrate it so the box art is nice.. and just look at the little guy! Doesn’t he look adorable?!

This one has promotional video as well! So be sure to check that out if you are not on Reader!

As you may have noticed I have kind of expensive tastes.. I am trying to reduce those urges but hey a moth needs pretty lamps! I saw a VTuber review toilet once.. I could do that with lamps!  Still tough , if you want to encourage my purchasing behaviour please consider joining my Patreon. I have recently lowered the price of my second Tier to make it a little bit more accessible. I might add another tier to play the D&D with Coconuts in the future as well (without some of the other advantages)  so check it out!  OR leave a nice little gadget lamp or something else in the comments!  I love comments almost as much as I love lamps!

The Cocoon Opens: It’s VBlogger Pinkie

A lonely pink Cocoon hatches!  Fueled by the warmth of all her followers and online friends!  Metamorphosis has occurred. Evolution.. in terms of Pokémon! I have reached my stage 2! Chasing after her dream, the woman named Pinkie has transcended the bounds.. of Mortality! She surpassed her limits and now exists both in reality and beyond! Pinkie has achieved Virtual status! And thus a VBlogger has been born!

Look Mommy I’m A Moth!

Hey hey hey! Look! I dig the new overdesign! It is a work in progress.. and will be commissioned at one point again to make it look better..I promise! Just like Virtual Youtubers! As a Virtual being I have to get used to being updated now! Before I give you my new backstory and all off that stuff.. let’s take a look at my design!  I am a Moth now?!  Why?! I mean .. I have been a duck before!  I like ducks a lot more than moths?!  So why did I settle on a Moth?! Well.. it all started because my sickness made me cocoon and I wanted to arise like a butterfly… but as glamorous as that sounds, my re-emergence isn’t as black and white tale… we don’t just shrug everything off by a second wind.. so while I feel reborn.. I do not feel like a fairytale thing!  I have to make due with my mothiness! Everyone wants to be a butterfly in this world..but sometimes people just turn out to be moths! That is fine as well! So I am going to show you.. that you can be great if you are not the most beautiful or amazing bug in the world..  just being a bug is fine as well!

The Moth as a theme is also fun because  I review Geeky Content… What do those have in common?! Well if you ever played games after dark with only your screen running.. you know! The screen attracts moths as well! I am drawn in by bright things myself, sometimes it would be better if I did not.. but it is who I am! I see a cute anime mascot and I end up watching a bad show just for it to pop up! We are all drawn to fairly visual mediums .. that light, sharing our geekiness is also kind of a light beacon that has brought us all together.  We all flock towards here to tell our tales. Searching for light and positivity is something I have always tried to make a theme on this blog.. though I have not always succeeded.. but as a Moth.. that search for light can be much more prominent and we can just have a lot of fun!  Finally the moth has wings so it can soar high and free… and into an open flame..!  The possibilities are endless, no longer bound by the gravity that prevents us from going where we want.. it reflects breaking free of my current constraints. 

Why did I have to experience Metamorphosis?! Well it is kind of a VTuber or Vperson thing these days to not be human. The Hololive girls have an Immortal Phoenix, A Grim Reaper, an Eldritch Infected person who grew Tentacles by reading the Necronomicon, an Atlantean.. and A detective who is kind of a Gremlin. Indigo recently made me aware of a VTuber called Ironmouse.. while I do not care for a Succubus.. hearing her tale and who she can be herself online without her sickness holding her back.. and that THAT avatar is actually the real her.. She has a autoimmune disease that keeps her bedridden, which is way worse then what I have.. so I won’t say we are alike.. but that one feeling.. of your physical body not being who you really are.. because of restrictions on your body.. or heck even simple biology is a theme that hits home for me… so I wanted that my new self.. would symbolise that limit break a bit! 
While real world Pinkie may lay sick in bed a lot.. VBlogger Pinkie can sore across her island! Of course I am not just a regular moth… I am a spawn of Mothra!

Hey Pappa! This is a much cooler background story.. then you being drunk and canoodely! 

So as you may have read in one of Sunny’s posts.. in fact two of them! Paradise is often visited by a Kaiju!  We thought the big fish was the only one.. but one day Mothra visited as well. Hubris made me try to befriend the monster, as I do believe that almost everyone , without a fake tan or who lives in their gym,  can be awesome people if you can just draw it out.  They are oftenly not worth the effort.. but it CAN be done!  Regardless Mothra was in a bit of a fickle mood and pierced me with poisonous needles that she can spit out! 

As I lay dying I told Mothra I only wanted to be her friend and she seemed to regret her action! A tear fell into my heavily poisoned wounds.. and I began vomiting like crazy! I vomited a Cocoon all over myself! When I was encapsulated everything went dark.. but for a brief moment I heard Mothra apologise to me! She gifted me the immortality she had.. but a bit differently!  If I get hurt or damaged I will cocoon and restore after a while! Even if only a little part of me remains…this will happen.. it can even occur when nothing is left of me.. like Mothra I need to be reborn… however if I evaporate completely someone else will vomit a cocoon and become me! I don’t want that to happen to everyone.. but it is kinda like Dr Who.. but more gross!

So yeah.. I am still the manager of Paradise.. except now I can shoot laser beams from my Antennas! I can fire poison needles from my throat.. and can create big gusts of wind when flapping my wings!  Which is really neat.. because now i get access to all the sweet fruits Paradise has! I really got into eating  fruit and  playing at campfires a lot more now!  Ooow..campfires…!  I do burn myself a lot though.. luckily I can regenerate pretty fast! … Not my clothes though.. so sometimes I dance around a fire Na… Uhm… A Fire Named Sam! Yes that is what I tried to say! 

Gam Gam Check out my new “LaZOR” attack!

As a flying creature I have to by Aerodynamic.. which is a neat of saying that if I ever encounter an anime boy…or another anime lesbian.. they would look at me and think  of floorboards. If they are annoying though I can use my scales to deflect their attacks and show them they are ugly themselves! Ha!  … I still love you even if you are ugly though! .. Platonically! Except for some girls who I love semi-platonically! Uhm right.. I also have a new found sensor to find the light in something.. and I can turn stuff into candy with a beam as well… that’s not a Mothra power.. but I had to absorb some pink blob creature to make my wings pinkish! .. Not sure.. .. it was fat and gooey so I was pretty sure there was enough goo to dye my wings pink! I killed it with my lasers!

At times Mothra speaks to me.. and tells me to go fight some things! Usually anime characters but sometimes Mothra wants me to attack man/animal hybrids as well l! She thinks  they are like me.. and like Kaiju do battle.. as some kind of rule or something.. so do we Kaijuman.. . that is right! That is the term for what I am .. a Kaijuman.. (pronounced Kaai-JHoo-Mahn). I wonder if there are some nice ones out there.. most of them I have encountered. Most of them are kinda Bassholes.. and I don’t mean Basshole himself.. he is actually kind of an old grumpy fart.  Most of them I fight though are mute!  Like that big soft fluffy mouse I attacked! A  big soft duck in a Sailour suit came to his aid.. but with one powerful gust of wind his head fell off! I was banned from Disneyland after that though.. so I am not sure if Mamma Mothra did me right by sending me  there. Regardless.. who knows I might encounter a friendly Kaijuman at one point! I hope I can make friends!

Okay maybe I won’t befriend this Kaijuman

Doctor Doctor , I act a bit differently now!

As a Kaijuman I have a few needs that are different from your average human!  As I said.. I have to do battle with other hybrids if I can’t befriend them.. When I visited my human mother and not my Kaiju Mother to show her I had transformed I decided to meet up at a public spot.. you know.. so she would not make a scene of me transcending humanity without asking her… “I was dying mom .. Mothra killed me” .. So I decided to meet her in Madurodam.. a sort of theme park in the Netherlands.. It is a theme park that has this miniature version of our cities and national monuments etc.. like the Netherlands scaled down, for us to walk through and enjoy! …..I ….. did …..not ….. handle that very well. I am banned for life…  and so was that 6 year old in the Dinosaur costume.. that roared at me… luckily for the kid he died from my poison so he isn’t banned anymore! I also feel a huge urge to step on sandcastles.. back at the Resort?!

I am still the same person though, I like pink things.. especially pink lamps. I still like watching anime.. especially, in a dark room so that my screen is the only thing lit in that room. I do like playing games a lot.. though I do not like The Sims anymore because I never have enough money to buy lamps.. My Favourite Pokémon? That is easy , Sylve…..Chandelure. Huh, okay maybe I have changed a bit! Only a tiny bit though! My attention span has shortened a bit.. like I usually see another interesting light or something and I kinda have to investigate so I can’t write as long of posts as human Pinkie did but maybe I can write more.. Oh right and I am constantly poisoned by those toxic needles I have in my stomach so I might appear a bit fever-dreamish! But yeah other than that.. I am absolutely the same person….who now needs a tailor to adjust all her clothes… I mean let’s talk about cat girls.. do they really push that tail through a hole in their pants everyday? With wings it’s kinda horrible.. I killed like 4 tailors with my poison scales before I figured out how I could put my wings through my dresses.. the trick is to shower and get them wet.. they are a lot more shapeable like that. 

I might

Let’s see?! Did anything else change? I still have the libido of a wet paper towel, I still can’t drive a car and I am still clumsy as heck.. and these wings don’t work along. Well like I said I eat a lot more fruit! Some of that fruit was meant for reviews! So .. I can do less of them! I am usually friendly though..unless you wear a Dinosaur costume or play with Lego! However there is one fruit I do not eat and that is Coconuts, they are safer than humans even.. so if you do not want to be poisoned by me.. consider becoming a Coconut. Of course just a nice comment is great as well, but followers who support us get an extra little spotlight and become a coconut!  There are two ways you can do that. We have a Kofi and a Patreon! So pick your poison…sort of speak.

Sunny’s Yellow Submarine or The One That Got Away Part 2

It is time for another Sunny Story! Just a little while ago Sunny had a big adventure encountering a Kaiju on Paradise Island, but sometimes you need the proper tools! Now that Steam Punk Month has arrived Sunny and his inventive streak are bound to yield different results! Reason enough for a new and fun story set on Paradise. So fishermen and fishy friends.. let’s see how Sunny is doing!

For days now there have been mysterious clanking and clonking and sawing and buzzing and flaming noises drifting out of Sunny’s shed. No one has been invited by for an old movie watching night, or to play a new game. In fact, the boy has gotten quite secretive. Big, heavy boxes from Amazon and eBay have arrived and been spirited off into the shed to be opened. One day a big truck pulled up piled high with a wide variety of metal junk – bits, it looked like, of cars and boats, and who knows what all. They vanished into the shed, too. It must be much bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside! Perhaps there is a basement.

At long last, Sunny appeared, a bit begrimed and smudged with grease, but smiling. He walked himself down to the beach for a dip – clothes and all.Once he seemed to think he was clean enough, he walked back up and into one of the beach showers where he rinsed off the salt and the last of the grime. Looking a lot more like our beloved space cadet pool boy, he walked jauntily up to the inn and called everyone outside.

“Wait ‘till you see this!” he laughed, “Hey, hold my beer.” He added, laughing even more. This did not inspire confidence in those Americans present who know that “hey, hold my beer” is usually the prelude to a redneck about to do something spectacularly stupid and dangerous. 

Sunny reached into his shed and grabbed the pull handle of a little red wagon. As it emerged it’s burden became clear. Well, easier to see, but much harder to understand.

It looked rather like a fish. One of those weird deep sea fish with a lantern dangling over it’s head and a retractable lure in it’s … mouth? Huge eyes, or windows, revealed cameras mounted in the center of it’s head on a swivel so it spins from one window view to the next. On each side instead of fins retractable arms are mounted. On the left a great big claw ends one, on the right, a smaller claw ends the other. Towards the middle of the body, on each side there is a vertical screw – a sort of propeller like thing – and then towards the back on either side of what must be a rudder, but looks like a tail, there are something like jet engines. 

With enthusiasm approaching shiny eyed awe Sunny explains that the little sub, dubbed the Sunfish – is actually steam powered. The little jet like engines really are steam powered uh, jet like engines. A new invention with an old time source of energy. 

Steam is produced in a mini-boiler in the rear of the Sunfish, heated by a chemical reaction that also just happens to make oxygen for the sub, too. 

The vertical screws force the sub down into the water – as it has a positive buoyancy profile. This means, Sunny tells the manager reassuringly, that if anything goes wrong, the Sunfish will pop to the top of the water and float rather than sink. Very safe, he says, patting Pinkie gently on her shoulder. Nothing to worry about.

He shows you all how the “jaw” drops open to deploy the lure – a short pole with something that looks like a big, fat worm – or a spanish dancer if you like. The lantern dangling over the head is exactly that, a light to make the whole thing even more alluring – and easier to see in the dark waters below the sparkling waves. 

I’m sure everyone remembers the episode with the monster sea serpent? A typical deep sea fishing rig was no match for that great kaiju, but Sunny hasn’t been able to get the creature out of his mind. He would really like another good look at it. Not so much for fish fillets (he’s pretty sure they would be tough as tires), as for – you know – scientific research. 

Okay, curiosity.

Sunny picks up the handle of his little red wagon and tugs it creaking and groaning under the heavy looking submarine down the beach and out the dock. Tilting it at an angle he slides the Sunfish into the sea, where, by golly, it does float! Sunny gives a merry wave and climbs in through a hatch in the top. You can clearly see him as he settles into the pilots seat between the two huge eye like windows in the front of the Sunfish. With a sudden jerk the sub put-put-putts out into the bay where it proceeds to screw itself down in the water. 

You can see the top of the lantern mounting bobbing in and out of the waves as Sunny pilots the little sub around the inner bay just below the water. He pops up again, waves to let you know he’s just fine, and burbles back down.

This time, he sends the Sunfish off the ledge and over the vast depths that surround the island a few thousand feet offshore of it’s beautiful sparkly pink beaches. The blond tanned pool boy is ecstatic with his new toy and can’t stop grinning as he watches delightful little fish of every color, but especially pink, darting past the big windows of the Sunfish. He turns on the camera, so he can share the amazing scenery with everyone up above. He thought about looking for a camera that would share in real time, but that would mean he had to drag a cable around, and he likes the idea of the Sunfish being free to move up or down or wherever he wants to go without a tether to the upper world. 

Of course, there are pink squid, and octopi, and something that looks a lot like a Horsea, and is that a Mantine? Hoping he doesn’t run into a Gyarados – but a Relicanth would be cool – Sunny pilots the Sunfish down, down, down past the pink rocks and pink coral and pink starfish, and pink and black clownfish in their pink anemones. Down into the dark.

At last the Sunfish finds the soft, sandy bottom and Sunny is happy to see that it’s PINK sand down here, too. He makes sure the camera pans around so Pinkie can see that the island really is pink right from its roots to the flowery tree tops. He wishes he could turn the engines completely off and be quiet, but then the Sunfish would float to the top. Still, he tries to just stay in one place and look all around. His little lantern glows pale yellow in the dark.

Sunny pulls the lever that will open the jaws and deploy the lure. It waves gently in the wind like a banner – here, here I am… 

It’s so quiet now. There’s no fish in sight and no coral or rocks to look at. Slowly, his eyes drift shut and Sunny dozes. 

A nudge wakes him up. It might have been a gentle nudge – if you were a great big sea serpent type kaiju – but it gives the Sunfish quite a bump. Sunny’s eyes fly open. Because, you know, he wasn’t sleeping. He finds himself nearly eyeball to eyeball with a pair of glowing yellow eyes. Another bump. A jerk. 

The kaiju has grabbed the lure. 

Sunny bangs the button to fire the jet engines and yanks the lever that twirls them around so they are thrusting in reverse. 

Of course, he’s gotten a bit fond of the old kaiju thing, and has only put a humane hook on the end of the lure.

Which is to say, the kaiju is not really hooked at all, but feels a bit of a tug on it’s lower lip just the same. It gives the Sunfish a head butt, which stuns both the kaiju and Sunny and causes the Sunfish to jerk back and start floating towards the top in a sort of less than controlled manner. Shaking his head the kaiju tosses the Sunfish from side to side, and Sunny inside bounces around like he was in a pool boy float in Kuro’s drink blender, binging and banging and bonging against the sides and windows and steam boiler inside. 

The next thing he sees is nothing but teeth, tongue, and blue-red gums as the kaiju tries to get a bigger bite of the Sunfish, not once, but three times. Sunny grabs the throttle and blasts the steam jets in reverse. The kaiju doesn’t like the burst of warm air past his face and lets go and the Sunfish darts like it’s namesake towards the surface. The kaiju in hot pursuit. 

Sunny gets the Sunfish whirled around, changes the thrust to all speed forward and takes off for the surface in the direction he thinks is towards the little bay. The kaiju probably doesn’t like the shallows and won’t follow. Right?

There’s no speedometer on the Sunfish, but however fast it is going, the kaiju can clearly go faster. It swims around the Sunfish, bumping and nuzzling the sides while Sunny clings to his seat and tries to remember what made this sound like a good idea?

Suddenly the Sunfish breaks the surface, popping out of the water like a cork and starts to steam towards the beach, the kaiju swimming easily alongside (The Sunfish is even slower on the surface) keeping one eye on Sunny. It appears the monster has finally made the connection between the pool boy in bright yellow with a  little bitty fishing rod, and the submariner in bright yellow bopping around inside the funny metal fish. 

The kaiju nudges the sub a few times. He seems to be wondering if maybe it ATE Sunny, and the little fellow may need rescuing. Sunny gets another good view of the inside of a sea serpent as the kaiju gives a few more experimental nibbles. For a beast with needle shaped teeth easily a foot long, it seems almost…gentle. 

Sunny slows the Sunfish to a stop and the kaiju stops beside him. It nudges the little sub again, rocking it gently. Sunny laughs. The kaiju nudges. Sunny laughs. The kaiju nudges and opens it’s mouth, making a sort of dolphin like chuckling noise and bobbing it’s head. Sunny waves. The kaiju bobs. 

Sunny thinks about it. He opens up the Sunfish’s “jaw” again and puts out the lure. The kaiju inspects it and looks back in at Sunny. 

To the horror of the guests waiting anxiously on the dock, Sunny pops the hatch and sticks his head, arms and shoulders out of the hatch. He’s holding a grilled cheese sandwich in one hand. The kaiju raises it’s head to be level with Sunny.

Sunny waves the sandwich a couple of times, like you would do to get a dogs attention. And tosses it towards the kaiju. Who opens his mouth and neatly catches it in midair. There follows a few minutes while the kaiju apparently moves the sandwich around it’s mouth, munching and tasting. Then a swallow. 

Blinking, the kaiju cocks his head as if thinking. Then he swims around the Sunfish and, I almost hesitate to tell you this but, he sticks the tip of his tail out of the water and…well..WAGS it. 

Sunny laughs. Waves. Ducks back into the sub, and appears – with another sandwich. He tosses this one, too. The sea serpent catches this one, then dives below showing off every inch of it’s 30 feet or more of scaly loops humping over the water before reappearing on the other side of the Sunfish. It makes several quick circles around the little sub, tossing spray, nodding it’s head and making that chuckling noise. Sunny shows empty hands and shrugs. He’s out of sandwiches. He wasn’t planning to be gone down there a week, you know. The serpent lowers his head to half in and half out of the water. And sighs. 

Sunny holds up one finger. “Wait!” he says. Diving back into the Sunfish he put-put-putts right up the beach, hops out, runs to his shed, and runs back with an armload of baloney, sliced cheese, and lettuce. 

Last anyone saw, Sunny was standing on the beach tossing various foodstuffs to his new best friend, who gulps down cheese and lettuce and baloney but spit the leftover BBQ fried chicken back. The cook has barred the kitchen door.

Transformations, Killers and Secrets : Let’s Blog Award 2

It is catch-up week still on Pinkie’s Paradise so that means I am resetting all my tags to have none waiting, or if I have any left I forgot I had those! So sorry if I missed your tag!  Life happens and such!  I haven’t found a good system to keep track of these yet.  But this is a tag back post!  I tagged and immediately got tagged back! So let’s get this show on the road. As always I will be breaking rules.

Rules!

To see which rules I will break.. Let’s first look at them:
1. Mention the creator of the award and the blogger who nominated you.
Let’s blog was created by  Renee from Renee’s Corner! I talked about her a week ago but since then her blog has become much more complicated. It was comics now there even are scavenger hunts and certificates. Check it out.

Summer nominated me back from her earlier post but since this is a tag back I shall not be nominating people! I think that will be a new rule of mine! If someone I tag, tags me back I shall do no extra nominations. Anyway.. what is there not to love about Foovay’s Cauldron. It has art it has amazing adventures of an amazing woman and it has charm and personality! If you don’t follow Foovay yet you really should!

2. Copy paste the rules.
This should have been rule 1 I think! Also again.. I talk trough this so I make copy pasting hard! I am evil like that!

3. Answer the 10 questions sent by the nominator.
Check below!

4. Write your 10 questions for the nominees and answer your own questions
Check Belower! Also I fused rule seven with this one! It makes sense!

5. Nominate 5 bloggers for this award and let them know via comment on one of their posts.
No, this is a tag back! So I won’t! Instead everyone who wants to participate in this one can self nominate by leaving an answer in the comments. Of Course my coconuts always are nominated.

6. Keep the thumbnail as the thumbnail of this post.
I can’t it would look super standoutish on my home page as I format them inside cocktails! Also I can’t use the same image twice in a row so fast! So I will have to edit it “a bit”.. here is the real logo as my own is on top! Now let’s move onto Summer’s Questions!

I think this was made with KINEMASTER?!

If you could live on a different planet, which one, and why? Any planet is eligible, real, fictional, or imaginary.

Well either it would be something that has pink grass or pink mountains, maybe even pink water. But only one! Not everything has to be pink! I’d prefer the green of the world to be Pink so I could live in a pink forest.  If I had to pick a planet from fiction though it would be Rishi or Illoh. Both fairly tropical beach planets in the star wars universe. Illoh in particular was known as the resort planet. There aren’t that many pictures of it.. but it is definitely out there! If I go live there at least I would not have to rebrand my blog. Rishi might a bit trickier with the black sand on the beaches and all! That really colours nicely with pink though! I’d just have to make sure I go in a time when the pirates are gone!

If you were a Transformer – what would you be? You can pick one or make up your own.

Arcee from G1 seems like the closest fit. She is pink after all. In G1 she can transform into a hover car that looks quite cute! But I also like how in the Micheal Bay movies she transforms into a pink bike! I feel if I had to be a vehicle that would fit. If I could make one up though I’d be a Decepticon because I feel the Autobots can be a bit too goody two  shoes. I’d probably be related to Starscream.. like a bit of a frailer little sister.  I do prefer the transformers that change into vehicles, but much more loyal to Megatron. I’d basically be a sort of Megatron Yandere. I’d like to transform into a pink drone! I could use my camera to spy and fawn over Megatron and in combat it would fire laser beams.  Of course I’d be pink! As a name.. since I am related to the famous betraying plain.. I think StarSiren would be nice.

Let’s go out! What do you want to do or where do you want to go?

If I go out with Summer, I think she might be a bit wilder than me. I imagine her going to those cigar smoke filled blues clubs where a lady in a red dress is flirting with the guys in the crowd. Wrapping a little Boa around them. Whiskey and Brandy served in proper glasses.
That might be a bit intimidating for me. I prefer places where the music is soft enough so I can hear people who I am conversing with and I feel we’d have lots to talk. So I would like to go to a cocktail place. Maybe somewhere jazzlike.. but like anime jazz covers. I would want it to be a bit tacky! Like.. theme park drink placey.. maybe with like some of those decors where animals pop out or like the Tiki Bar from Monkey Island 4. 

And since Summer always like leaving some music hear! Some music I’d take her to hear:

You can have any anime companion/pet/sidekick – which one and why?

Pikachu because I could sell it for billions. I mean I am pretty sure I could sell a real life Pikachu and live comfy for the rest of my life. Honestly though I would love a little companion to love for myself as well of course. I do not consider other pokémon as companions though so I would say Cream from Sonic X. I love Chao and Cheese is the best. I mean it reflects it’s masters emotions and is one of the most loyal pets ever. If I am sad Cheese will be sad ..so if I feel lazy and not hungry .. I don’t have to feed it either. It eats when I eat, it sleeps when I sleep.. and it probably has to take bathroom breaks when I feel the need.. so it is super manageable. Natsu from Hitman Reborn is another good shout.. basically that is just a pokémon..but it can fuse with my stuff to make me more awesome! 

What’s your favorite monster?

That is a very hard question to me. Technically Pokémon are Pocket Monsters and my favourite Pokémon is Sylveon. Digimon are digital monsters and my favourite one is Daipenmon! Then we have the Universal Classic Monsters and here I am at a toss-up between Dracula and the Invisible Man (or in Particular Invisible Woman). While ible Vampires are one my favourite monster Archetypes, I’d say Dracula has been done dirty a fair few times so I am inclined to give the win to the Invisible person. When it comes to the Toho Monster universe. Mothra and Destoroyah duke it out for first place. As much as I love the slightly more feminine touch of Mothra Destoroyah Is completely over the top design makes it my favourite. I can’t compare them to each other that much but I would love to see Daipenmon take on Destoroyah.. they are about the same size.

What is the most beautiful thing/place/experience you’ve ever seen?

I was really impressed by the city of Porto in Portugal. I talked about that one before. It is such an underrated city though! I’ve been to Barcelona, Venice, Paris and London and non of them can hold a candle to Porto. Venice I found to be incredibly over-rated. It was hot and sunny when I was there so you could really smell the canals. The bridge of sighs mostly was just a bridge. The Doge Palace is beautiful but also a bit ..too much. Porto has  simplicity to it. Even a bar with plastic chairs could look amazing and cozy being tucked away on a slight slanted hill. It never felt as a “huge” city but much more like a amazing little adventure with cozyness and comfort all around. Even when some of the tech looked super sloppy and some buildings way to old.. it all came together in a very nice mix.

What would you do if you suspected someone you knew was a serial killer?

If they were doing it to be with me… marry them! I have a thing for Yandere. I really like a bit of insanity and unpredictability in someone. I don’t need you to go full serial killer but I am much more interested in a quirky personality who does random things than someone who does the whole Disney shtick. In seriousness though it really depends who the person is. I am going to be very clear, I am not going to risk my life for people I do not know. I can pretend to all you guys that I would.. but I’d rather be honest. I would not. My saftey comes first, then that of my friends and family and then that of others. Sometimes I’ll put a friend ahead of myself but it’s not a secret that I look out for me. If I find ways to disable the killer without putting myself at risk fine.. but it’s not like I will break into their house to gather evidence to confirm my suspicion. I am not a horror movie character.

If I factually KNEW they were a serial Killer I’d probably be more on the case. I am going to keep myself safe at all costs and the plan would change depending on our relation and threats to those dear to me. Heck if my bestie Bean or my family would be put in danger I might even go Dexter Morgan on their ass!

Would you use natural healing; supplements, reiki, accupuncture, etc.

Acupuncture seems like a bad idea with how unlucky I get.. I might flop off the table by having a spasmy cramp and really hurt myself. I do take a bit of supplements and use certain esoteric oils, I do kind of believe in all that stuff and my ex did Reiki as well , though never on me.. but I do find it all a tad overpriced in general. At least here that stuff is a tad exploited. For example way back when we had this Aura woman named Jomanda, who cleansed your bottled water and put some positive aura in it. It became a trend for a while and after that..prices really stayed very high. If more of it became a bit more affordable I would probably be more prone to attempt some of these. Right now it’s a lot of money for a long shot.

What is your favorite emoticon?

That is actually one I made for my own discord Channel myself. It’s called Pink John.. and summoned by typing :JohnPink: in my discord. It was just a silly thing I made when everything was better in pink! The tongue out of mouth derpy emote or the sparkly pink heart from the standard emotes are my most used ones though.

What really makes you happy?

Nothing and everything really. I am not really one that gets consistently happy by the same thing over and over again. Sushi comes close, pokémon comes close but I need variety in my life. In everything. I can’t go to the pub with my friends every night. I would be very unhappy.  Yet yesterday I went out for drinks with friends and it made me super happy.   What I want can vary from day to day.. and when I am the happiest is when I am true to myself. Like today I felt like a really greasy lunch! I could say.. nah that is unhealthy and I don’t want to go to the store.. but everything in me shouted for me to have that lunch. I listened to that cry in myself.. and that is what I try to do whenever possible. One day that might lead me to near poison myself with fat and alcohol, the other day it lets me socialise and yet another day it leads me to watch a random anime.  Happiness to me doesn’t come from objects or even persons. It comes from my own desires and me indulging in them.  Those indulgences can involve people, food or activities but sometimes it is as simple as writing a blog or making an image for it. Happiness comes from listening to my heart.

My own 10 questions

This week I am not going to do any tags, I just got tagged in this before like only a few days ago so this is a bit of a repeat post. If you want to be nominated all you have to do is ask and I will edit this blog so it will feature a link to your blog so you can consider yourself tagged. Coconuts are always tagged.. and for those wanting to take on this endavour please go ahead. Let me know through the comments though so I know to keep an eye out for it! Since I theme my  questions today’s theme is all about secrets. First will be my own answers and below you will find a copy pastable question list

Tell us a Childhood Secret you have never told your parents

I stole a few styrofoam airplanes from the toy store when I was young. Like a four or so! I stole a bunch of things. Mostly glasses from restaurants or things of little value. A friend made me do it but I never stole something worth more than 50 cents..Well okay once I stole a cardboard cutout guy! .. Technically! My friend wasn’t there and the cardboard cutout guy was discarded on the side.. so I just took him and said I stole him from in front of the store! I got mad respect! We hid that guy inside my house even, My parents found it one day they must have been surprised what a guy was doing there. 

Tell us something you have kept secret from us WordPress people until now

I dream about interacting with WordPresser’s a lot. I once saved Irina from a roof in Canada after I was turned into a mutant. Canada was in my dream just a flat next to the USA apartment complex. Irina was not glad I helped her because she wanted nothing to do with me.. so she gave me some money to get some pancakes (breakfast pancakes as it was early in the morning)  and then to leave her alone. I have dreamt of GeekGirlJoy who came over to my place ..for what reason I do not know exactly but she introduced herself as Betty White and laughed.She brought her son who was a hydromancer and he ruined my apartment. I wanted to be on Joy’s good side so I acted like everything was cool.. but in the end I would be hurt and broken a lot.. as if some Looney Tunes character. He reminded me a bit of that, not the Mamma baby from Dinosaurs. I also dreamt of other Bloggers but those two I remember the clearest.

Are you good at keeping secrets?

Mine? Yes!  I can fool people easily! In games and in real life I can fairly easily divert prying eyes or bend their minds from prying too much into my secrets. Ever since I got bullied and I saw how Mom got hurt ..from me being hurt I honed that craft to avoid people being hurt because I am hurt.  It made me pretty good at keeping a few secrets.  Game secrets I am amazing to keep as well.. happy secrets though not so much! Much stuff is locked away though! Deep inside!

Have you ever tattled or told secret’s of others you weren’t supposed to? Of course you have to tell us more?!

One of my heaviest crushes was on a girl who did not reciprocate those feelings at all. I was friendzoned to the max.. and well  for good reason of course!  I knew this but she also knew I was in love with her. Yet she kept telling me every person she was in love with. Mostly boys.. one day she told me she might be falling in love with someone she never tought she would love.. very different from the ones normally. Like not even in the same catergory.. I was like.. “Is she hinting towards me?’  At one point she began to imply there was a girl and I was dumbstruck.. could this be? Then she revealed it was a joke and I got SUPER salty.
The next day a friend whom she had a crush on asked me why she always acted so weird and still being very salty I said.. well obviously she is in love with you duh!.. I was very frustrated. The guy was pretty much out of her league.. not that I want to say league is a thing..but for him..it would be. He can get skinny callender girls and she wasn’t that. She was not very happy I told him.. even though she was simping pretty obvious!  Hey I used that horrible new  word! Look at me being all modern.

Don’t mess with my feelings or you get the cheeks!

Can you stand if people are keeping something secret from you?

Within reason.. I can be fine if someone doesn’t want to tell me something. I am sensitive to it so if you keep your distance I will react in kind. If you don’t tell me how your day is because you don’t want to say it was bad.. I will be pretty short.. ‘So that was the talk? Talk later than bye bye” .. So not sure if that is handling that really well but I tend to pick up an emotion surrounding secrets. What I really can’t stand though is when someone has a positive secret for me and keeps flaunting it in my  face. Oh tomorrow your gonna get a surprise.. I wonder what it will be…. oh fourteen hours till surprise ..special special special. That is SUCH a buzzkill for me. Not only do I know something is happening and the best part of the surprise is gone.. it also immediately overhyped anything the secret could realistically be. If someone tells me they have the most amazing thing in the world prepared for me.. then take me out for tacos.. I do appreciate it.. but somewhere when they told me the most amazing surprise was waiting.. that they meant like.. I won tickets to Japan or something!

Can you tell if people are keeping secrets from you?

Lots of times I can even tell what the secret is. Two friends were secretly dating and I just noticed small things. How when they whispered to each other they would hold each other slightly lower than if they would whisper before. The distance between them, small body motions. I can tell  people keep secrets because of the way they talk differently or choose different conversation flows opposed to what they normally would. I have busted so many secrets. I have been actively trying to tone it down lately but I am pretty sure I discovered another one yesterday! I just need to confirm!

If you could have a secret little stash, where would you hide it and what would you hide. 

I would probably write down all my bad thoughts.. my negative emotions and temptations. I’d want to write them down to calm my head. Like a little Pandora’s box. I hate this person.. I felt depressed after this happened.. thoughts like that.  Of course it would be devastating if mom would ever stumble on that.. even though I live alone, she isn’t always that concerned about my privacy. She’d open a box that says don’t open. So I would have to hide it I would probably hide it in my chest with Pokémon cards or D&D supplies. In the hopes people find that stuff  are boring that a little box of black thoughts would not stand out. 

Which character should be the next DLC/Secret Character for Super Smash Bros

Smash Ultimate showed us that everything is possible. I would love to see a trolly character so I would love to see a transforming character somewhat like Pokemon Trainer.  That would switch in a few Nintendo’ish names. So we get a Bowsette that could transform Ugandan Knuckles into angry mario kart looking luigi into Ultra Instinct Shaggy or something.  Their Final Smash would be Dead Meme, in which the screen is filled with all sorts of dead memes and the enemy has to dodge that.  I would really love something  super random instead of Goku or Dante.. just ruffle some feathers and so something even further out of the box.

What world secret/mystery fascinates you?

I’d have to say probably StoneHenge, I remember a really dark ducktales comic about it .. maybe it was something else.. but I think it was a pocket Donald Duck story.. that started out there  with a heavy focus on druids there.. ever after I was hooked. Who did they do it?! How does it work.. Does it hold bigger mysteries?!  I haven’t ever been there.. partially by choice because I want it to remain unreachable to me.. to keep having that mystical quality without me feeling .. it’s just rocks I don’t feel energy or whatever! Still I hope there we can discover some real magic!

Do you have a crush you keep being secretive about?

Not really, nothing real at least. I am not in love with anyone , nor have I been for a while. I will admit that some of my blogging interactions and banter make me feel good about myself and make me feel really “welcomed” and at times I might overvalue that and almost feel flirted with. Also that person is not Senpai. People seemed to think so. Regardless I would not call it a crush more a wholesome little delusion. Just a really nice energy to have. Real life I mostly confess fairly soon to my crushes. It’s been over an entire year without me desiring a real person.. so maybe I should start buying some cats.

Oh.. right.. I already sarted doing that!

And those are my questions answered by me! If you want to repeat these feel free! I shall not tag  as this month I already nominated my five, I want to give those who took on the tag a chance to spread it around as well! If you want to take this on though just shout out and I will make it happen. I would really appreciate it if people are brave enough to tackle my “SECRETS” edition so do let me know!

  1. Tell us a childhood secret that you never told your parents. 
  2. Tell us something you have kept secret from us WordPress people until now.
  3. Are you good at keeping secrets?
  4. Have you ever tattled or told secrets of others to someone you weren’t supposed to? Of course you have.. tell us more!
  5. Can you stand people keeping something secret from you?!
  6. Can you tell if people are keeping something from you?
  7. If you could have a secret little stash.. where would you hide it and what would you hide?
  8. Which character should be the next dlc/secret character for Super Smash Bros
  9. What world secret/mystery (like the monster of Loch Ness or Identity of the Stig) fascinates you? 
  10. Do you have a crush you keep being secretive about

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