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Enshohma
Raf Crazy Gonzalez
United States
Raf, better known as Enshohma online, is an artist, cartoonist, and writer whose main love of giant monster type characters shines through his works.

Current Residence: LA, in the CA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Huh?
Print preference: Whaaa?
Favourite genre of music: Anything...as long as it's stupid-fun-hyper!
Favourite photographer: No clue, how about yours?
Favourite style of art: No clue, how about yours?
Operating System: Photoshop 0.7
MP3 player of choice: HA-HA-HA! I like CDs, you slaves of the new techno-deal!
Shell of choice: Hermit Crabs'
Wallpaper of choice: Girls...(JERK)
Skin of choice: Simple "Spinal Tap" Black
Favourite cartoon character: Moltar, the whole cast of Dai-Guard, & various others.
Personal Quote: Giant Monsters: Always A Good Choice!
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Sony Has Cancelled / Scrapped "The Interview" Due To Terrorist Threats - Was This the Right Decision? 

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12 deviants said I Honestly Don't Know
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Ningen by arskuma Ningen by ViniVix
Ningen by eternalsaturn Ningen by ikura-maru

When I was a child, shows like ”Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World” and often nightmarish ”Secrets of the Unknown” fascinated me, as well as being among the few paranormal programs on television back in the very early 1990’s.

Today however, the airwaves are so littered with such shows, and unlike my childhood examples above, are done with less class or respectability.

Yeah...the Big Foot episode of ”Secrets of the Unknown” was hokey, with an extended ‘what if’ scenario of the legendary primate, finally meeting his doom at the hands of hunters. But at least they didn't make a whole series out of the concept. And presented as a ‘reality-based documentary’ at that!

Ningen (Cryptid Chronicles) by YasminFoster Ningen by GTK666
-NINGEN- by WeaponMadness KAS Ningen Concept by SirKaijuOfVaudeville

Although more popular than ever, the supposed mystery monsters of Cryptozoology have lost their luster in modern times. But as entertaining mythology, especially for giant monster fans like ourselves, it’s still a fascinating subject, as well as being occasionally frustrating…

Don’t do stupid stuff and go to jail for Slender Man’s sake. Just don’t.

Equally as fake, though thankfully more imaginative, is The Ningen (or Hitogata), which is probably the only case I can think of where contemporary Japanese Kaiju originated from urban myth, as opposed through other forms of media and fiction.

Now don't get me wrong, as the oceans could and DO house such incredible creatures. And often we keep finding such wonders whenever scientists travel to the sea’s virtually infinite depths. Like the VERY REAL Giant Squid, and the even bigger Colossal Squid. Not to mention naturally born White Whales, Siphonophorae, and the recent evolutionary rise of Sea Snakes.

Truth can indeed be cooler than fiction.

Ningen by MrZarono Ningen by ElOrOre
Ningen by Draikinator Ningen 0019 by killall99

But the Ningen is obviously not one such beautiful freak of nature, awaiting scientific confirmation. But for Obscure Kaiju Month, let’s give these creepy arctic giants their due.

For more information, check out the following article from the fantastic (but sadly halted) blog-site Pink Tentacle: Ningen: Humanoid Sea Creatures of the Antarctic

And of course, here's a video essay:





^ I wonder who sketched that up there? ;)

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  • Mood: Euphoric
Ningen by arskuma Ningen by ViniVix
Ningen by eternalsaturn Ningen by ikura-maru

When I was a child, shows like ”Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World” and often nightmarish ”Secrets of the Unknown” fascinated me, as well as being among the few paranormal programs on television back in the very early 1990’s.

Today however, the airwaves are so littered with such shows, and unlike my childhood examples above, are done with less class or respectability.

Yeah...the Big Foot episode of ”Secrets of the Unknown” was hokey, with an extended ‘what if’ scenario of the legendary primate, finally meeting his doom at the hands of hunters. But at least they didn't make a whole series out of the concept. And presented as a ‘reality-based documentary’ at that!

Ningen (Cryptid Chronicles) by YasminFoster Ningen by GTK666
-NINGEN- by WeaponMadness KAS Ningen Concept by SirKaijuOfVaudeville

Although more popular than ever, the supposed mystery monsters of Cryptozoology have lost their luster in modern times. But as entertaining mythology, especially for giant monster fans like ourselves, it’s still a fascinating subject, as well as being occasionally frustrating…

Don’t do stupid stuff and go to jail for Slender Man’s sake. Just don’t.

Equally as fake, though thankfully more imaginative, is The Ningen (or Hitogata), which is probably the only case I can think of where contemporary Japanese Kaiju originated from urban myth, as opposed through other forms of media and fiction.

Now don't get me wrong, as the oceans could and DO house such incredible creatures. And often we keep finding such wonders whenever scientists travel to the sea’s virtually infinite depths. Like the VERY REAL Giant Squid, and the even bigger Colossal Squid. Not to mention naturally born White Whales, Siphonophorae, and the recent evolutionary rise of Sea Snakes.

Truth can indeed be cooler than fiction.

Ningen by MrZarono Ningen by ElOrOre
Ningen by Draikinator Ningen 0019 by killall99

But the Ningen is obviously not one such beautiful freak of nature, awaiting scientific confirmation. But for Obscure Kaiju Month, let’s give these creepy arctic giants their due.

For more information, check out the following article from the fantastic (but sadly halted) blog-site Pink Tentacle: Ningen: Humanoid Sea Creatures of the Antarctic

And of course, here's a video essay:





^ I wonder who sketched that up there? ;)

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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for faving.
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EMP-83 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the faves ;)
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WakkoDemonBoy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Thanks for using my art in the Obscure Kaiju. 

It means a lot :)
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JakeEkiss Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Thanks for the :+fav:
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
It's a truly gorgeous piece of work, and one of the better Godzilla far pictures I've seen in a long while. Thank you for making it, in the first place!
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JakeEkiss Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
:D
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Kaiju-Weekly Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Thanks 4 da fav
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LeadApprentice Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
thank you for the fav ^_^
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PondHorror Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Thankies!
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Indie-Draws Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav :D (Big Grin) 
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Moonshadow-Phantom Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fave :D
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OtherworldSam Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: ! (Otherworld Pair)
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Pierropod Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you for faving my Space Invaders! :)
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ultrakoichi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Raf!! +fav 
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