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NEAL KRAFTHEFER

[Co-creator, Writer, Graphics]

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UNITED WORLD POWERS
Capt. Douglas Gordon
GOTENGO
FO Koji Nanbara
SEATOPIANS
Angelique
Ramon
HUMANS
Garey Adams
ALIENS
Garogans
The Gudis
SIMEONS
Argon
Bordu
Doras
Jogal
Mugar
Nargas
Sado
Tanea
Toru
KAIJU
Frankenstein
The Gappas
Garasharp
Gomora
King Seesar
Mechagodzilla
Megalon
Oodkondoru
Titanosaurus
Yongary
Zamdola
IN COLLABORATION
The Advocates (with Gertrude)
Anguirus Jr.
King Antonio
Gen. Takaki Aso (with Gertrude)
Cillian Bakker
Baragon
Belvera
Master C'seris
Ebirah
Queen Fimetreous
Gamera
Gigan
Godzilla
Grand King Ghidorah
Godzilla Jr.
Gorosaurus
Prince Hector
Ic'den
Arnold Johnson
King Karkaru
Ken'trus
Prof. Kenji Kamaiya
King Kong
Lord Koban
Viceroy Kubota
Darius Kugo
Kulkan
Kumonga
Lora
Manda
MOGERA
Moll
Monster X
Queen Mothra (with Matt)
Mu High Priest
Oberon
U.S. President
Secretary of Defense
James Ramsey (with Gertrude)
Rentis
Sar'rious
Chairman Fumio Subo (with Matt & Gertrude)
Tara
Terius
Tuket
Varan
Zirkon
ADDITIONAL CHARACTERS
Baltan-sejin
Cal-tiki
Richard Cromley
Guiron
Ayami Itchibana & family
Osama Bin Laden
Majin
Natals
The Taliban
Ultraman Great
Z-ton
Zanons
"I AM GUDIS"
Cosmic Struggle
Seatopia
Angelique
Gudis
Amalgamation
The Return of King Ghidorah
Frankenstein
The Space Force Directive
Mugar
Kagoshima Island
Attack on Beijing
Allies in Combat
The Allegheny Plateau

Now in his 30s, Neal first discovered Godzilla at age six and immediately became obsessed with the Kaiju King and all of his over-sized brethren. As time passed, he embraced various other kaiju of the genre as well.

Neal started writing while still very young but nothing substantial until age 17. Daring to write cross-overs involving Godzilla and other movie and TV franchises, he knew it wasn't going to win any popularity contests but didn't care at the time and still doesn't. As for WHEN ALIENS ATTACK!, Neal feels that an earlier quote of his in a thread on the Kaijuphile forums sums it up best:

"The WHEN ALIENS ATTACK! sub-forum and story initially created and started by Gertrude and Evan has re-invigorated my writing like never before! True, anyone who keeps track of the Fan Nest and its writing sections knows that I consistently posted fiction there the entire first year I was at Kaijuphile but most of those stories were already written before I even joined the forums.

Thus, the WHEN ALIENS ATTACK! story is an undertaking for me like nothing else that I have ever attempted before and also is the first time I have ever been part of a writing collaboration with others ... These and other writers have inspired me to new heights of creativity."

A Question For Our Readers

June 3rd, 2005 - That's when it all began, and quite innocently, too, may I add. Back then, no one knew where we were going, much less what was going to happen next. A humble topic for casual discussion transformed overnight into an epic fan-fiction like no other.

And who are we, these brazen individuals who came together and dared to push our collective work into the public eye with such gall and zeal? Are we New York Times best sellers? No. Do any of us have degrees in literature? No. Have any of us even dared to take on such an arduous task as this before? No. What are we? We are fans; fans of a genre that has existed before any of us were even born. A genre full of iconic characters that are beloved by millions which we have dared to write about, expand on or even change altogether in some cases. Why? For a lot of reasons, actually. Because we wanted to, because it intrigued us, because we wanted to see just how far we could dare to take it all.

Have we over-hyped our ambitious story? Maybe. Have we perhaps bitten off a little more than we can chew? Quite possibly. Are we perhaps invoking the wrath of an entire fandom by doing this? Most likely. When the kaiju fan-fiction community looks back on this point in our history, what will be said? That we crafted an amazing piece of literature like no other in this genre that people will talk about for years to come? Or will they say that we fell flat on our faces and embarrassed ourselves to such a degree that we will never go near another keyboard or dare ever show our faces in their midst again?

I guess only time will tell. But whatever the final outcome, I absolutely refuse to be ashamed of what has been brought to life here within these pages. The experiences shared and friendships forged will stay with me for the rest of my life and we can all take pride in our tireless labors.

In closing, all I have to say is this: people who love the kaiju genre with all of their hearts wrote this story. We know we can't make everyone happy and we are not going to try. We wrote what we wanted to write and threw caution to the wind. In the end, we simply hope that we have created a tale that will be fun, exciting and entertaining for our readers.

-- Neal Krafthefer, Co-creator
THE GODZILLA CHRONICLES -
Part 1: - A Godzilla/Buffy/Angel Crossover!
Part 2: - Journey Through Middle Earth
Part 3: - Bringing the House Down!
Part 4: - Small Monster in a Small Town
Part 5: - Dead Man Walking!
Part 6: - Let's Get Ready to Rumble!
Part 7: - The Spider's Web
Part 8: - The Final Curtain. The Final Chapter!

When There's No More Room in Hell! (An alternate reality tale)
HEAVEN AND HELL
EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY: An Anguirus Story!
KING KONG VS GODZILLA!
GODZILLA - KILLER OF KILLERS!
KAIJU WARS!: The Undertaker Trilogy
DARKNESS RISING - THE REBIRTH OF GORSA!