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Raf Enshohma
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
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: 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 Are Always The Best Choice!
Okay...Facebook really is a wasteful time suck, isn't it?

And a lot of the people replying on it are almost all reactionaries that never really read before they reply. I'm really starting to hate the service more-and-more with each passing day, especially with its technical limitations and deliberate simplicity.

Most of my DevaintART fans are fairly smart people (or so I assume) and wanted to share my thoughts on the recent casting of actress Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, for the 2017 "Power Rangers" movie...Please read carefully.


On one hand, an older actress would have been more ideal, due to the fact that Rita Repulsa (and her Japanese counterpart Witch Bandora) are more wicked grandmothers than younger lady roles.

And although it is an important and problematic issue that continues to frustrate a follower of Hollywood fantasy films like myself, I don't really want to bring up the original Japanese actress / race-issue because #1 - Rita Repulsa is an evil space alien, so 'human casting' can be a little more flexible than human-based characters from Earth (the nonsense behind "The Last Airbender" for example), and #2 - Hollywood SUCKS at white-washing ALL THE DAMN TIME and because of which, we need to pick our battles more carefully in this ongoing debacle.

Seriously, there are Hollywood bio-pics based on real-life Asian-Americans recast with as purely white actors that get less notice because they're not based on popular comic books or superhero properties. There ARE worse offenders to consider, beyond our fanciable fandom gripes, ladies and gentlemen.

Plus, they openly re-cast Billy the Blue Ranger in this upcoming film with RJ Cyler, a black actor, because they wanted the right actors for the various roles (same goes with Ludi Lin, an Asian actor, in the Zack the Black ZRanger role), which I am more than cool with if that's the same thinking behind Rita Repulsa here.

And being a fan of this particular comedy actress (Banks), and considering the larger-than-life character that IS Rita Repulsa, I am MORE than happy with this casting choice. You need a good comedian who can expertly chew the scenery, basically.

Still though, it's a complicated issue, and wanted to hear some better opinions on this matter outside the limits of Facebook and from people who somewhat know me better as a person.

Hopefully this decision doesn't backfire TOO badly...

Journal History

Of These Choices, Which Overlooked Tokusatsu Show Deserves a American DVD Release? 

9 deviants said Ultraman Gaia (1998)
7 deviants said Lightning Superman Gridman (1993)
2 deviants said Choujinki Metalder (1987)
1 deviant said Robot Detective (1973)
1 deviant said Daitetsujin 17 (1977)
1 deviant said Kyojuu Tokusou Juspion (1985)


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MonsterArmory Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
thanks for the fave! =)
Kaos-X Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
Remember Me?

Still waiting for your reply in Gmail.
Enshohma Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Check you gmail.
Kaos-X Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
found it, replied, and thank you.

For a while I was afraid we were STILL having communication issues.
Yueyun Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
Hiii thanks a lot for the fav!
Dark-Oshigan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the fav
misterprickly Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Who would win in a fight?
Biollante or Audrey 2?
Enshohma Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Tough call; If we're talking 'Musical Version' Audrey 2, she(?) has intelligence and unlimited reproduction on her side. But creating so many of her own kind takes time, blood, and manipulating of willing humans.

Biollante has limited intelligence and the inability to make more of her own kind, but makes up for it in viciousness, a bigger array of brutal attack abilities, far faster at evolving into totally new forms, and is also a semi-supernatural to boot.

I'd give the edge to Biollante.
misterprickly Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
I agree!

Biollante also has radioactive sap.
Can you imagine what would happen if that sap hit Audrey 2?
Enshohma Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
A whole lot of angry cursing.
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hooksnfangs Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering why your stuff looked familiar. Turns out I've watched too much of Brandon Tenold's stuff :laughing:
Enshohma Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the notice there!
edwo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the favourite :)
BLISTERMETRAYAL Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav on Skat =)
Enshohma Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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