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* AnIcePerson: The frost giants from ''In Mountains''


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* EarthMother: An important theme throughout ''Earth Beasts Awaken'', she's even mentioned in ''Shadowsong''.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: This is what happens over the course of ''Earth Beasts Awaken''


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* NatureSpirit: ''Thousand Ghosts''
* NobleSavage: The Historian depicts himself as one in ''Earth Beasts Awaken''.


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** ''Approaching Destroyers'' re-uses the ''Godzilla on Monster Island'' sample already used in ''Vow''.


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* TakeThat: According to Engh, the line "Fuck your empty cleverness, I’ll unfold these wings scarred with ominous images, even if it means I’m forever branded as your nemesis" from ''Call to Awaken'' is meant as a TakeThat at {{Postmodernism}}.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: According to Engh, when they filmed the fight between Shellback and Finskull for the music video ''Call to Awaken'', they decided to let the monster whose suit falls apart first lose the battle. Shellback proved to be sturdier, so he won in-universe as well.


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* StoneWall: Shellback is one, the in-universe kaiju as well as the suit used to depict it. See RealLifeWritesThePlot.


* PteroSoarer: One of the Earth Beasts is a giant pterosaur reminiscent of Film/Rodan or [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Ridley]], complete with a ''Pteranodon''-like crest combined with teeth, saggy wings and [[KidnappingBirdOfPrey grasping talons]].

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* PteroSoarer: One of the Earth Beasts is a giant pterosaur reminiscent of Film/Rodan Film/{{Rodan}} or [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Ridley]], complete with a ''Pteranodon''-like crest combined with teeth, saggy wings and [[KidnappingBirdOfPrey grasping talons]].


* PteroSoarer: One of the Earth Beasts is a giant pterosaur reminiscent of Film/Rodan or [[Franchise/Metroid Ridley]], complete with a ''Pteranodon''-like crest combined with teeth, saggy wings and [[KidnappingBirdOfPrey grasping talons]].

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* PteroSoarer: One of the Earth Beasts is a giant pterosaur reminiscent of Film/Rodan or [[Franchise/Metroid [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Ridley]], complete with a ''Pteranodon''-like crest combined with teeth, saggy wings and [[KidnappingBirdOfPrey grasping talons]].

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* CurbStompBattle: In ''Wake Up'', the Kaiju gives one to the humans.


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* PteroSoarer: One of the Earth Beasts is a giant pterosaur reminiscent of Film/Rodan or [[Franchise/Metroid Ridley]], complete with a ''Pteranodon''-like crest combined with teeth, saggy wings and [[KidnappingBirdOfPrey grasping talons]].


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* TurtleIsland: One of the Earth Beasts is a turtle mountain called ''Old Mountainback''


* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: ''Earth Beasts Awaken'' contains a lot of this, with it's dinosaurs being {{Slurpasaurus}}-like {{Kaiju}}. But it all seems to be deliberate, since he's also a paleoartist who knows quite a bit about prehistoric life.

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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: ''Earth Beasts Awaken'' contains a lot of this, with it's dinosaurs being {{Slurpasaurus}}-like {{Slurpasaur}}-like {{Kaiju}}. But it all seems to be deliberate, since he's also a paleoartist who knows quite a bit about prehistoric life.


* CallAHumanAMeatbag: from ''Call to Awaken'':
-->''Unlock them jaws and yawn before these puny primates.''



* PunyEarthlings: They are not aliens, but this seems to be the Earth Beasts and Historians opinion about humans.



* {{Sampling}}: Vow contains samples from [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons The Mummy Strikes]] and Film/GodzillaVsGigan.

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* {{Sampling}}: Vow Several examples
**''Vow''
contains samples from [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons The Mummy Strikes]] and Film/GodzillaVsGigan.Film/GodzillaVsGigan.
**''Call to Awaken'' uses the orchestral sample from the song "Pyramid/Marana/Seijaku/North Wall" from the soundtrack of VideoGame/ActRaiser


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* TitleDrop: ''Call to Awaken'' contains one for the album ''Earth Beasts Awaken''
--> ''To dissolve the rock matrix trapping these creatures in place, thereby enabling EARTH BEASTS to AWAKEN''

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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: ''Earth Beasts Awaken'' contains a lot of this, with it's dinosaurs being {{Slurpasaurus}}-like {{Kaiju}}. But it all seems to be deliberate, since he's also a paleoartist who knows quite a bit about prehistoric life.


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* FossilRevival: The dinosaurs in Earth Beasts Awaken hibernated in a fossilized state since the Mesozoic.


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* HumansAreBastards: This seems to be what the Historian thinks about humans.
-->''Now I don't really mean to sound like I dispise the human race, but let's face it. Humans are the only race of beast that betrays my trust on a daily basis.''


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* PrehistoricMonster: The titular Earth Beasts of Earth Beasts Awaken


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* {{Sampling}}: Vow contains samples from [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons The Mummy Strikes]] and Film/GodzillaVsGigan.


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--> [[http://dontmesswithdinosaurs.com/wp-content/uploads/MusicDownloads/Lyrics/Lyrics2.jpg The cave walls they've all been painting on are the inside of my skull.]]


* CrapsackFuture: See After the End.


The Historian Himself AKA Brian Engh is a California based alternative rapper. His main website is [[http://dontmesswithdinosaurs.com/ here]].

He has released one album, Earth Beasts Awaken (which can be downloaded for free [[http://dontmesswithdinosaurs.com/?page_id=368 here]]), in 2009, and since then has produced various other singles. In May of 2014 he began a project to improve several of the initial Earth Beasts Awaken tracks. They were also accompanied by music videos featuring battling {{Slurpasaur}}s, beginning with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2peUEAfxjD4 "In Mountains"]],followed by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwv49YIVaus "Call to Awaken"]]. A third video, Mowgli to be released at an as yet unannounced time. All of his music can be found [[http://dontmesswithdinosaurs.com/?page_id=17 here]].

The main draw of his music is the unique subject matter, which primarily focuses on science fiction and fantasy concepts. These can range from {{Kaiju}} attacks (such as on the Earth Beasts Awaken album), to the story of a haunted town being punished for it's sins (as in the single [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msOgac6kpqo "The Dark Grove"]].)

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The Historian Himself AKA Brian Engh is a California based UsefulNotes/{{California}}-based alternative rapper. His main website is [[http://dontmesswithdinosaurs.com/ here]].

He has released one album, Earth ''Earth Beasts Awaken Awaken'' (which can be downloaded for free [[http://dontmesswithdinosaurs.com/?page_id=368 here]]), in 2009, and since then has produced various other singles. In May of 2014 he began a project to improve several of the initial Earth ''Earth Beasts Awaken Awaken'' tracks. They were also accompanied by music videos featuring battling {{Slurpasaur}}s, beginning with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2peUEAfxjD4 "In Mountains"]],followed by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwv49YIVaus "Call to Awaken"]]. A third video, Mowgli "Mowgli", to be released at an as yet unannounced time. All of his music can be found [[http://dontmesswithdinosaurs.com/?page_id=17 here]].

The main draw of his music is the unique subject matter, which primarily focuses on science fiction and fantasy concepts. These can range from {{Kaiju}} attacks (such as on the Earth ''Earth Beasts Awaken Awaken'' album), to the story of a haunted town being punished for it's its sins (as in the single [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msOgac6kpqo "The Dark Grove"]].)



Finally, he created a short film called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGVzNxbUn1Y Children of Stone]]. It features many of the same ideas expressed in his Earth Beasts Awaken album, but focuses more on the aftermath of the attacks.

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Finally, he created a short film called [[https://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGVzNxbUn1Y Children of Stone]]. Stone]]''. It features many of the same ideas expressed in his Earth ''Earth Beasts Awaken Awaken'' album, but focuses more on the aftermath of the attacks.



!!The Tropestorian Himself:



-->''Welcome to the future! The flying cars are all crashed.''

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-->''Welcome to the future! The flying cars {{flying car}}s are all crashed.''



* DinosaursAreDragons: Or more accurately, Dinosaurs are Godzilla. The vast bulk of earth beasts that are described sound like supersized slurpasaurs. The promotional art work and music video for “Call to Awaken” add to this.
* ConceptAlbum: Earth Beasts Awaken tells the story of humankind’s destruction by prehistoric monsters.
* DroneofDread: “Sunspider” begins this way, and continues in the background the entire song.
* DownerEnding: The album ends with the track “Victory for Monsters”

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* DinosaursAreDragons: Or more accurately, Dinosaurs are Godzilla.Franchise/{{Godzilla}}. The vast bulk of earth beasts that are described sound like supersized slurpasaurs. The promotional art work and music video for “Call to Awaken” add to this.
* ConceptAlbum: Earth ''Earth Beasts Awaken Awaken'' tells the story of humankind’s destruction by prehistoric monsters.
* DroneofDread: DroneOfDread: “Sunspider” begins this way, and continues in the background the entire song.
* DownerEnding: The album ends with the track “Victory for Monsters”Monsters”.



* GaiasVengeance: Examples of all three are present. It is heavily implied that the Kaiju of Earth Beasts Awaken are acting on this principle to a certain extent, in the Gaia’s Avenger capacity, but just as often it seems metaphorical. On the track “Mowgli” however, all of nature seems eager for humanity to end.

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* GaiasVengeance: Examples of all three are present. It is heavily implied that the Kaiju of Earth ''Earth Beasts Awaken Awaken'' are acting on this principle to a certain extent, in the Gaia’s Avenger capacity, but just as often it seems metaphorical. On the track “Mowgli” however, all of nature seems eager for humanity to end.



* {{Kaiju}}: The main focus of his rapping. In fact, he has explicitly stated before that he wanted to create something about giant monsters, which was the impetus behind Earth Beasts Awaken.

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* {{Kaiju}}: The main focus of his rapping. In fact, he has explicitly stated before that he wanted to create something about giant monsters, which was the impetus behind Earth ''Earth Beasts Awaken.Awaken''.



* PeopleinRubberSuits: In Children of Stone, most of the shots of the Rock Monsters are actors wearing suits. In addition, the monsters in the music video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwv49YIVaus "Call to Awaken"]].
* PrimalFear:
* RockMonster: The main antagonists in Children of Stone.
* RockOperaPlot:

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* PeopleinRubberSuits: In Children ''Children of Stone, Stone'', most of the shots of the Rock Monsters are actors wearing suits. In addition, the monsters in the music video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwv49YIVaus "Call to Awaken"]].
* PrimalFear:
PrimalFear
* RockMonster: The main antagonists in Children ''Children of Stone.
Stone''.
* RockOperaPlot:RockOperaPlot



* SpokenWordInMusic: “Vow” features a sample lifted from Superman: The Mummy Strikes

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* SpokenWordInMusic: “Vow” features a sample lifted from Superman: ''Superman: The Mummy StrikesStrikes''.



* ThatsNoMoon!: Many of the earth beasts were sleeping right under our feet, leading to this reaction when mountain ranges started walking around.

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* ThatsNoMoon!: ThatsNoMoon: Many of the earth beasts were sleeping right under our feet, leading to this reaction when mountain ranges started walking around.



* WhenTreesAttack: On “Mowgli”, the one rapping seems to be a tree!

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* WhenTreesAttack: On “Mowgli”, the one rapping seems to be a tree!tree!
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In addition to rapping, he is also a paleoartist, who has been featured regularly on [[http://svpow.com/ Sauropod Vertebrae Picture of the Week]], and was in [[AllYesterdays All Your Yesterdays]], the free online sequel to the first book. It can be downloaded [[http://www.irregularbooks.co/download.html here]].

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In addition to rapping, he is also a paleoartist, who has been featured regularly on [[http://svpow.com/ Sauropod Vertebrae Picture of the Week]], and was in [[AllYesterdays All Your Yesterdays]], ''Literature/AllYourYesterdays'', the free online sequel to the first book.book, ''Literature/AllYesterdays''. It can be downloaded [[http://www.irregularbooks.co/download.html here]].


* BigBad: The [[GiantFlyer Terrosaur]]'s call awakens the Earth Beasts.



* WhenTreesAttack: On “Mowgli”, the one rapping seems to be a tree!

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* WhenTreesAttack: On “Mowgli”, the one rapping seems to be a tree!


->''Welcome to the future! The flying cars are all crashed.''
->''Welcome to the future! The giant robots lie smashed''
->''Welcome to the future! We’ve got the same problems as the past''
->''Except extinction’s more efficient thanks to thermonuclear blasts!''

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->''Welcome -->''Welcome to the future! The flying cars are all crashed.''
->''Welcome -->''Welcome to the future! The giant robots lie smashed''
->''Welcome -->''Welcome to the future! We’ve got the same problems as the past''
->''Except -->''Except extinction’s more efficient thanks to thermonuclear blasts!''



->''And the scientist was left speechless''
->''For only in the fossil record had he beheld such creatures,''
->''Thought to have been long ago claimed by mass extinctions,''
->''How they survived all these ages was beyond human thinking…''

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->''And -->''And the scientist was left speechless''
->''For -->''For only in the fossil record had he beheld such creatures,''
->''Thought -->''Thought to have been long ago claimed by mass extinctions,''
->''How -->''How they survived all these ages was beyond human thinking…''



->''Our mother,''
->''Who art in Earth,''
->''Hollowed be thy dirt…''

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->''Our -->''Our mother,''
->''Who -->''Who art in Earth,''
->''Hollowed -->''Hollowed be thy dirt…''


* JustBeforetheEnd: Many of the songs on the first part of the album are told from the point of view of the humans as they try to battle off the Kaiju threat. “Approaching Destroyers”, for example, is from the point of view of the people living in the city as the earth beasts approach.

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* JustBeforetheEnd: JustBeforeTheEnd: Many of the songs on the first part of the album are told from the point of view of the humans as they try to battle off the Kaiju threat. “Approaching Destroyers”, for example, is from the point of view of the people living in the city as the earth beasts approach.


He has released one album, Earth Beasts Awaken (which can be downloaded for free [[http://dontmesswithdinosaurs.com/?page_id=368 here]]), in 2009, and since then has produced various other singles. In May of 2014 he began a project to improve several of the initial Earth Beasts Awaken tracks. They were also accompanied by music videos featuring battling Slurpasaurs, beginning with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2peUEAfxjD4 "In Mountains"]],followed by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwv49YIVaus "Call to Awaken"]]. A third video, Mowgli to be released at an as yet unannounced time. All of his music can be found [[http://dontmesswithdinosaurs.com/?page_id=17 here]].

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He has released one album, Earth Beasts Awaken (which can be downloaded for free [[http://dontmesswithdinosaurs.com/?page_id=368 here]]), in 2009, and since then has produced various other singles. In May of 2014 he began a project to improve several of the initial Earth Beasts Awaken tracks. They were also accompanied by music videos featuring battling Slurpasaurs, {{Slurpasaur}}s, beginning with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2peUEAfxjD4 "In Mountains"]],followed by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwv49YIVaus "Call to Awaken"]]. A third video, Mowgli to be released at an as yet unannounced time. All of his music can be found [[http://dontmesswithdinosaurs.com/?page_id=17 here]].



* AdmiringtheAbomination: “Approaching Destroyers” features this line:

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* AdmiringtheAbomination: AdmiringTheAbomination: “Approaching Destroyers” features this line:



* DinosaursareDragons: Or more accurately, Dinosaurs are Godzilla. The vast bulk of earth beasts that are described sound like supersized slurpasaurs. The promotional art work and music video for “Call to Awaken” add to this.

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* DinosaursareDragons: DinosaursAreDragons: Or more accurately, Dinosaurs are Godzilla. The vast bulk of earth beasts that are described sound like supersized slurpasaurs. The promotional art work and music video for “Call to Awaken” add to this.



* NatureisNotNice: Reinforced over and over, but especially in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6x-EqIOg5c “All Always Was”]].

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* NatureisNotNice: NatureIsNotNice: Reinforced over and over, but especially in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6x-EqIOg5c “All Always Was”]].



* SopranoandGravel: “Thousand Ghosts” is a duet between The Historian and the spirits of past life, represented by a high voiced, classical sounding woman.
* SpokenWordinMusic: “Vow” features a sample lifted from Superman: The Mummy Strikes

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* SopranoandGravel: SopranoAndGravel: “Thousand Ghosts” is a duet between The Historian and the spirits of past life, represented by a high voiced, classical sounding woman.
* SpokenWordinMusic: SpokenWordInMusic: “Vow” features a sample lifted from Superman: The Mummy Strikes



* WalkingtheEarth: This is The Historian’s modus operandi. He says that he’s been doing this since long before humanity existed, and he’ll continue to do so now that humankind has been wiped out.

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* WalkingtheEarth: WalkingTheEarth: This is The Historian’s modus operandi. He says that he’s been doing this since long before humanity existed, and he’ll continue to do so now that humankind has been wiped out.

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