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Skeptic Man meets Godzilla by Octochimp Designs

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After investigating a disturbance, Skeptic Man met this rather angry young… lizard, who claimed to be a shrunken Godzilla.
Skeptic Man wondered; Was Godzilla really big enough to step on buildings? Did he in fact step on buildings? If he did step on buildings, was it really an accident? Did the Japanese then zap him with a shrinking ray when they could have just blown the crap out him instead?

Actually what is really worrying Skeptic Man the most is the actual plausibility of shrinking someone or something. He wonders; would they shrink every individual molecule, atom, sub-atomic particle? Or would they scale it down and throw away all the extra bits? Skeptic Man quickly rules out the former, and not just because it’s more complex and difficult, but because if that had happened Godzilla would have died immediately. He would no longer be able to breath as the membranes in his lungs would no longer allow the oxygen molecules to pass through. His enzymes would no longer fits neatly onto what they are supposed to break down. etc, etc. This list of problems would in fact be a very long one. Ok, so it must be option 2; they scale down and discard the left-overs. But then the smallest and most intricate parts (like neurons in the brain) would no longer function properly with half their parts missing. Skeptic Man follows this line of thought to all of the logical conclusions, often speaking out loud, and alternately answering his own questions and objections. . until he eventually realises that mini-Godzilla had left several hours earlier.
………Oh well, another job well done.

  • image notes: hand inked. colour and post-processing in gimp.


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  • Michael Lee
    Michael Leeover 4 years ago

    Brilliant prose.

  • thanks Mike. The prose came before the image on this one, but only in rough form. I was actually tempted to write more but ran out of time. :)

    – Octochimp Designs

  • ..and in the days that followed Skeptic-Man occasionally thought more about this “shrinking science” dilemma. He decided that it was in fact plausible, IF option 2 (the scaling down and discarding parts method) was modified to allow for keeping all the important parts (organs, etc) close to their original size.
    After some covert research Skeptic-Man discovered that this had in fact been done… many times before in fact. Evil scientist were apparently entirely responsible for ……dwarfism. What? you thought that was a naturally occurring genetic mutation? Hahaha, clearly you’ve been reading too much Tolkein. No, they are entirely created in the laboratory, and set loose on the world once the first phase of testing is done.
    But don’t tell Sturstein !! Seriously, he doesn’t even know he’s adopted, let alone an abomination of evil science.

    – Octochimp Designs

  • Casey Herman
    Casey Hermanover 4 years ago

    Great work! I’d love to see what you’d do with the likes of Superman, et al!

  • thanks very much Casey. Ah, well in that case you should be following this thread and this one
    We’re bound to move onto Superman and the like before too long. :)

    – Octochimp Designs

  • Rajee
    Rajeeover 4 years ago

    Cool T.

  • thanks Rajee. .and Skeptic Man thanks you. :)

    – Octochimp Designs

  • Casey Herman
    Casey Hermanover 4 years ago

    Eh heh … kinda stuck on Simon Cowell being a twat, haha!!

  • Jo Ross
    Jo Rossover 4 years ago

  • Sweet! thanks Red :)

    – Octochimp Designs

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