Apparently Imagevenue my image host has had a heart attack. I'll give them a couple of days to sort things out, if not I may move on with my own site. I have had enough of these web hosting issues. Anyone know any good adult web hosts?
Needless to say I was terrified, but at the same time I loved the dark dreary atmosphere, deep shadows, the sounds, it was all so stimulating I couldn't look away. But the content obviously was way beyond my ability to handle. I had nightmares for years. It certainly didn't help that the movie became so iconic, and design elements in Sci Fi continue to pay homage to the film. If you liked modern sci fi as I did you just couldn't get away from it.
As a kid I was always taught to out think your fears and obstacles, which is probably why I don't have any irrational phobias today. When I was little if I was scared of something I dream up a plausible solution (tools, weapons, escape routes etc) and then I would be ok. The xenomorph however was a tough nut to crack. In close range I would be shredded, it was faster than me in every way, and it had acid blood. It also had rather nasty reproductive cycle.
Needless to say Giger's iconic work disturbed me for years, even his paintings have this terrible dark aura to them, like you were looking at something that was just wrong, and yet I often sought them out. Not matter how dark or disturbing they were they were always fascinating to me. As I matured I really began to have a great appreciation for his unique work. I also learned that he suffered from night terrors, a sleep disorder that makes your everyday nightmares look like a walk in the park. He was at times literally a victim of his own dark imagination.
I now rank the Aliens as one of my favorite movies of all time. Its imagery continues to influence the genre even today. Facehuggers still give me the creeps, but I have found ways to have fun with them regardless :D. Anyhoo, I loved Giger and it saddened me that he passed. As a result though I have been working on and off over the last couple of weeks on a very small tribute to him. I also picked up some set pieces like the Sulaco, the Heavy Lifter, the marine APC and Dropship. And though I was on the fence before about doing a sequel to AVL (multiple characters are ton of work) I am fully invested in that idea now.
I need some help from you guys. As I slowly inch my way towards the game beta, I find myself desperately needed voice actors and sound creation software. So if anyone has any suggestions regarding those two things please feel free to post em here or email me Dizzydills@gmail.com
Regarding the skyrim project. Instead of doing a traditional "follow this character around" thing I was toying with the idea of having two or three characters explore the Tamriel during the same time period, their stories intertwining and eventually moving toward a bigger plot. So far I have my Dunmer (dark elf) vampire, and a Breton Forsworn agent. I'm taking suggestions on the third.
Last but not least, Episode 5. Its still in the works, I am trying out a few new things and I have hit a technical wall. I want to clear my remaining commissions before I try to breach it. So please bear with me, I think you'll like the results.
Last thing (for real this time) regarding emails, I know I am really behind on those, if I haven't answered you lately its not cause I am intentionally being rude I just haven't had the time to properly respond. Don't be mad please :D
Okay way too much yapping here. If you made it this far, thanks for listening!
TLDR: Shared commissions, Giger Tribute, Facehuggers are creepy. If you know of any voice actresses and or good audio creation software please let me know.