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R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen

...weird. The morning I post about resurrecting my old Academy setting, the guy I named it for dies. Would this classify as some kind of omen..?

I've followed his career since I was a kid, before I even knew there was anyone who HAD a career to follow. I was big into the special effects scene as a kid, tho', and soon I saw this long-ass name popping up EVERYWHERE, almost always connected to the stuff I loved. When I learned as an adult that the crux of my tokusatsu love, Godzilla himself, was DIRECTLY INSPIRED by Harryhausen's "Beast From 30,000 Fathoms," it just seemed like kismet...although I seriously doubt he would be as honored by my attempt at tribute, a fictional school for teenage monsters named after him...or maybe he would. I never claimed to know him.

He wasn't an idol, but he was someone I deeply admired and who was intrinsically tied to some of the few bright spots in my horrible life. Rest in peace.
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