I know the feeling about work. I work a lot also. It's amazing the number of things they can get me to do all at once. And I just checked out your blogs, you're artwork is really amazing now. It blew me away.
Lol, you're probably right. They're sort of a mainstay like Tonberry and Cactaurs whatnot. I do like seeing the interpretations of them when they try. FFXIII had a cool take on them that deviated from the usual mold.
Giant land worms definitely weren't, but they did introduce those huge giant.. ..elephant..giraffe..turtle..things. Which were cool. FFXIII doesn't get enough love in my opinion. I don't think there were iron giants either. I'm not even sure they were in 12. :/ I need to replay that sometime.