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A little over 5 years ago, I joined this forum during the Godzilla 2014 hype. I was getting ready to start my freshman year of high school and Comic Con 2013 was going on. I think the first post I saw here that made me join this forum was when the leak of the Godzilla Encounter popped online. Boy, was I fanboying so hard that day haha. Scified was the first ever online forum/community I ever took part in. I felt right at home. It was awesome to know there were many other people out there that shared some of the same interests I did. I had such a great time chatting with its members. At the time, I mainly talked to Chris, Svanya (I think thats the name), InstinctiveGigan, BigBadBen, and a few other really cool people. I was 14 at the time, and here I am almost 20 years old and getting through college with Godzilla 2 right around the corner. After all this time, there really isn't anywhere else I'd go for all my Godzilla and other Sci-Fi news. Thank you to all the amazing members that are still active today and to the ones that helped me settle in at the beginning :) I think this is as good a time as any to start being active again. See you all on the site :D
From another guy who came here, left for a while and then came back because of the joy of sharing excitement over a fandom, I salute ya. I was a part of several Facebook groups and elsewhere trying to find a good kaiju friend circle/hangout, and while there are some really solid ones there I've always appreciated how up to date this site keeps on information, which makes it fun to geek out over.
Every fandom has its negative elements and even here there's tiresome ideas and immaturity, but what I mostly see is the everlasting love of kaiju and it's a great thing to share. Best to ya as you trek through the college work, and here's to a killer upcoming year for our biggest and best hero, The Big G :)
I remember some a-holes in my high school days mocking me for liking "silly" and "childish" things like Godzilla, who, according to them, looks so "fake" and "chessy". Now as a mature adult with increasing years of life experience, I have no shame telling the world my love of Godzilla. Never accept it when people say you should be ashamed or be embarrassed by your love of Godzilla. Rather, spread that love. That is why I am here.
Welcome back, Chris and thank you for the kind words! It's great to have you back on the forums. It's always nice to see familiar faces re-emerge. I hope other newbies or maybe even first time visitors get a chance to read your post, I'm sure it will inspire and encourage other like-minded fans to join in and take part.
I just turned 26 myself and I agree it's nuts to think how far we've come (and had to wait for the next movie haha). I see this place continuing to light up as KOTM comes around and then again for Godzilla vs. Kong.
@YukisSpecial I hear ya. This is definitely the place to be. To another of year of the King, man. Hope to see you around the forum!
@Godzillatheking123 Always great to have a proud fan in the community. Not just for Godzilla, don't let anyone deviate you from the stuff you love just because they don't. Hope to see you on here man!
@Chris Well Well, its the big man himself haha. Thanks for the welcome man, Its great to see you too! Its been a long time coming, but its pretty nostalgic to see us back on the Big G Hype train and you're right, this place is definitely gonna be packed with fans soon enough. Its great to hear from you again!
I have the same fond memories of this site during the 2014 hype, when I was a sophomore, and now I'm almost 21 and I'm so hyped, I check on here everyday! Our Big G has come so far, and I love to see that there are plenty of people who love Godzilla like me