Kaiju World: Earth - The Beginning

Robert Quick

Where the -@!# did my muse go?

Writer, dreamer, knight, shackled by entertainment . . . and people.


Streaking down from the heavens, long tailed comets signaled the end of everything. Tears of blazing light marring the inscrutable face of the sky. Were we ready? It was stupid of me to think about such things now, when it was too late to matter, but I couldn't help it. There was nothing else for me to do while I waited for the things inside the belly of each of comet to ground.

I knew that the Global Peacekeeping Force was attempting to shoot down as many of them as possible but the frantic final reports from both the Mars and the Moon indicated that the protective shells were nigh impenetrable until they opened on their own. They wouldn't stop though, not when they knew that each egg released a massive alien monstrosity, no two alike. Not a race or a species but genetically engineered machines of destruction.

They could bomb them where they landed but estimates said that best case scenario, they'd destroy more than they saved. So I wait inside my Guardian, Darling, and watched the sky fall around us.


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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

I love this take on Kaiju and the empty, hopeless feeling of what's happening to the world. I'm guessing Pacific Rim is at least a partial inspiration for this story?

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Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Of course! While I am not a fan of Pac Rim (mostly due to wasted opportunities), the desire to make my own version is strong. I'm often motivated to write by perceived flaws in other media. But I've liked Mecha from Voltron, Battletech, Robotech, Vision of Escaflowne, Robot Jox, Evangelion, Edge of Tomorrow (All You Need is Kill), some parts of Gantz, and recently a game called Into the Breach. While my experience is lacking in say the full catalog of Macross and Gundam, I'd still say I'm a fan.

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WhiteHat

WhiteHat

"Big stompy robot", :D

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