You hang out in dark places, listening to The Smiths, waiting for someone to drop in. For kicks, you sneak up to naive young ladies and jump on their tuffets. Passive-aggressive is the word for it. But you're not just a spineless sucker -- you'll spend days doggedly climbling up that water spout, raindrops be damned.
It's no secret that my taste in movies runs towards the low-budget kind. I can thank my mother for this; I was raised on a steady diet of cheesy monster flicks. So imagine my joy when I discovered this website, the proprietors of which will be releasing a PC game called They Came From Hollywood.
You play the game as a customized giant monster that terrorizes and destroys big cities. Also comes with "utterly ridiculous backstory," a must for any monster scenario.
The site is also holding a fantastic poetry contest: Kaiju Haiku (kaiju meaning giant monster). The usual haiku rules apply, but the haiku:
must be about a giant monster movie (or reasonably large monster, heck, any movie that has a decent monster in it...I am not counting the horrifically cute and perky Meg Ryan).
They give a list of monster movies you may want to review on the page. My haikus, so far:
Look! Up in the sky!
It's a bird! It's a plane! No...
It's just a damn moth
Once he was so fierce
If only Godzilla knew
Broderick ruined him
Killer rabbits lurk!
Wait - that's Bill in a bunny suit!
great FX, my ass.
Almost as bad as
Jeepers Creepers, but not quite
David Arquette sucks.
Hey, did you ever
See Johnny Depp in Ed Wood?
Then you'd understand.
I'm done. For now.
Your turn (you do not have to stick to the movies listed on the site).