Monday, 18 April 2016

Millennium Falconom II

Millennium Falconom II; Rather silly looking merger between the Millennium Falcon and Giger's Necronom II by way of the Tutenkhamun desert glass pectoral. Well the idea is that I came to discover that both the Star Wars spaceship and Giger's painting bore elements of shapes and forms  from the Tutenkhamun jewellry that was being exhibited in 1976 which was the year the Millennium Falcon was designed and Giger painted Necronom II. The merger probably doesn't particularly work other than as something that came out of a melting pot of ideas in space and I suppose other things have crawled in to it , perhaps chistmas tree baubles, to deviate it from its source ideas a bit. The cockpit of the craft appears to be the tip of a long phallic tongue.
(Photoshop painting with Wacom Cintiq tablet)
Star Wars' Millennium Falcon inspired by Tutenkhamun's treasures
and also
 Giger's Necronom II inspired by Egyptian winged scarab
Tutenkhamun's Desert Stone Pectoral, The Millennium Falcon and Giger's Necronom II

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Lincolnalien part 3, further ruminations

a)  Back to watching Lincoln's Alien
However 30th March 2016, I find myself watching Lincoln the Spielberg movie on TV and start thinking about how Dan O'Bannon's idea about the alien life cycle merged with Ridley Scott's idea about the alien life cycle, gives the impression of an ancient civilisation (See:Alien Explorations: Alien: Chestburster to young Adult) who have been turned into slave civilisation by the Space Jockey race who have decided to make use of the child state of the alien that goes into a dangerous state of blood lust before they develop into  a member of a civilised mild intelligent species, capable of art and architecture, which lives a full, scholarly life of 200 years. However the space jockey's genetic alterations stop the creature from turning into an adult.

b) Discovering the source of the alien
The space craft named after Lincoln which has an android aboard that was his simulacrum, discover the origins of the alien species, a birth temple upon a distant planetoid and they find out all the information about their origins as a race. They also discover that the alien biological weapon that was being explored came from this planetoid out there in the distance. Whatever it was now, to make it  someone had plundered the sacred remains of a once proud civilisation and re-engineered for their own gain and for the purpose of war,  Now it was in human hands, and there were  those who fear that they will get out of hand  and take over planets and ships like a plague. 

c) Abolishing the use of the alien as a bioweapon
What happens is that the Abraham Lincoln simulacrum attempts to abolish their use and development as a bioweapon by the human race.  There is a thought that he might have lost someone he considered like a son to the spread of the infection and it's mankinds fault for having tampered with these extraordinary alien creatures. Perhaps the Space Jockey had already engineered them as a species of war, but  just because they could be found within the derelict vessel by the human explores, it doesn't make it right to continue to use them as a war weapon.  

He regularly visits the derelict ship's pilot chamber looking for clues. He watches the mechanism of the transmitter going back and forth on its track as it had been for thousands of years creating its strange message and sending it across the galaxy.

Although the Lincoln simulacrum didn't have an answer to how they should go ahead as a species, he thought that they should be allowed to continue to sleep through the approaching aeons until an answer comes to the surface rather than misuse the species that should be an intelligent civilisation in itself. 

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Alien : Revenant

a) Pile of skulls
Watching the Revenant trailers, I began to pick up on the Alien trail in a very fragmented way but the pile of the cow skulls would have to be transformed into a pile of buffalo skulls at least in someone's drawing. Someone has been slaughtering them en masse and Leonardo De Caprio would have to be someone lost on this planet somewhere. Perhaps the impression is merged with piles of skulls from various holocausts such as the Jewish holocaust at the hands of the Nazis (Are we supposed to add the alien creature from Predator into the story to make this an Alien vs Predator vision. )

b) Fragmented associations being made with the imagery of Necronom V

While finding himself in a scenario with a group of other people trying to get away from native American attackers,  Leonardo Di Caprio pretending to be someone named Hugh Glass goes through the whole confusing dream of being attacked by a bear, being carried around on a sledge and having his son slaughtered before his eyes and then is buried alive, crawling around on the ground, slowly getting back onto his feet, being helped by a local native who puts him in a tent before the native gets hanged by the local French men and then he saves an Indian princess from being sodomized by a French man and he gives her a knife to do what he will with the French man.  There is a time when he takes the guts out of a dead horse and hides within for the night but none of this turns out to be real.

After all the talk about the movie trailer seeming to show Leonardo being sodomized by a bear, the truth is slowly revealed that he was sodomised by a local native American Princess who is a skinwalker werebear carrying an electrojack whom he accidently slaughters when being violated, but her bear like corpse as if absorbing his body transforms into a cocoon that protects him as a cocoon like tent and its skeleton transforms into a sledge that carries him around and its structure grows into him merging with him, and soon it grows into a humanoid creature the size of a horse in which Leonardo hides in womb like cavity within its body.

 Giger's Necronom V
From his protected body and through the beasts back grows an entity that's is an extension of him riding on the creatures back as a race horse jockey. Leonardo remains traumatised by the fear of having been sodomised by a bear but when he learns the beast is somehow female human, he feels much happier about the whole thing and is happy to allow her to do what ever she wants to to him with all her wicked ways and perhaps this is all too roughly inspired by Necronom V.

The time when he thought that he took corpse of the Captain Henry and propped it up using a wooden frame on the horse is the moment where he's experiencing a part of him growing as a rider on this strange semi humanoid female beast and he can't come to terms with the thing being somehow part of him, he had to imagine it as someone else and slowly it dawns on himself that it must have been himself all along, and that he must have slaughtered his own son all along imagining someone named Fitzgerald having done it in his place when all the death and carnage is over.

At the end of the story when the creature's life cycle is over, Leonardo crawls out of a cavity within the creature's body and the thing slowly disintegrates and he becomes scalped by a local American native tribe and slaughtered but by then he has completely vacated this life and can let it all go.

This female beast becomes the alien monster for the story rather than a typical "xenomorph" just aimlessly killing people.

(Yes, the idea of a man being saved and carried around inside a female alien creature  almost seems like something from Strange Relations by Philip Jose Farmer with shades of David Lynch's Lost Highway)

Monday, 25 January 2016

Mysterious rocketeer and flying giant typhonic beast

Mysterious rocketeer sighting, slightly inspired by the oddity of the mad looking videos of giant serpent like things in the Mexico airspace that are probably just robotically controlled balloons or something but at the day this is just another take on the Pakal Votan tomb lid, with a place for the cosmic bird on the head of the head on the tip of the ship as if it were a crest, and maybe I'm thinking of the huge flying reptile the Leonopteryx from the movie Avatar as well with a bizarrely crested heads which in the end seems to be more so the likely unconscious influence here, and Avatar managed to pick up on Ayahuasca imagery themes and perhaps this rocket here is part of those sorts of Ayahuasca associations

Typhonic beast from the huge Was-sceptre at the V&A museum merged with sea lion dancing to the tune played on a flute by a mutant flute player who might be playing the William Tell Overture fused with Jethro Tull's greatest hits. 

See: The Derelict Ship exterior(1978) (Was-Sceptre at the V&A merged with a barge of a million years by way of a sea lion with stingray gills) and Mordor IV (work 280) (1975) (Enigma of William Tell transforms into a spectre of the lead singer of Jethro Tull playing an aqualung that's neither a Manitou, a Manatee or Manta Ray but a sea lion with sting ray gills and mouth, !) at the Alien Explorations blog for notes about ideas inspiring this image

Friday, 11 December 2015

Alien / Prometheus
reveries after James Bond movie "Spectre"

a) Forward
After watching the James Bond movie Spectre, I started to think about the Blofeld character who seemed to be responsible behind everything that had happened to James Bond throughout his life. I am only barely seeing any of this through a very long dark cloud being blown in my direction from the film and maybe there is nothing within it. I have to say that the concept is almost but not quite a reiteration of the idea I was having about an observing presence in relation to the film Ringu (See Dreaming about Alien meets Ringu - Aliengu), it might also tie in with thoughts I have that are related to Eraserhead in relation to Aliens. So I continue to have this strange idea about a conspiracy in the world of Alien, and there is a hideous intelligent being from another star system far far away who is pulling the strings behind all the plot holes around the film series, for many millennias making plans that would surely bring destruction upon the human race, this being has always been changing the human race's past, present and future leaving those who know too much feeling a sense of timelessness to every event:

b) Rough Notes for the The Faux Alien/Spectre Story
i) The Blofeld alien consciousness has been there right from the beginning spinning its web across the galaxy, something relative to the great Cthulhu who was imprisoned a state of sleep influencing all sort of beings and humans through time and space. Perhaps it was something that projected itself  from the future into the past and invaded everyone's existence that way. Ripley was just one human woven into its tapestry or its curse, and was happy to let things unfold over countless decades. The thing knew the names and all about the lives of those individuals.

c) A man with an obsession
In this, the hero is referred to as "Our Man" which is a translation of the name of the ship in Alien called Nostromo. The lead character in this is an archaeologist who is aware of all the information regarding events in Prometheus, Alien, Aliens and Alien 3, as if he has seen all the special information that no one is suppose to acknowledge. Perhaps even he knows about the events of Alien Resurrection but it seems as if they only happened several years after Alien 3 because the idea that it should happen centuries later puts the whole thing out of context, and perhaps the passing of time doesn't really mean much to the people in this part of the future any more than it might in the world of The Forever War..

d) Our Man finds himself pulled into the obsession of finding signs of a strange alien intelligence interacting with human civilisations through the distant past and he wants to trace it's origin throughout history, find out how and when it first interacted with mankind. He finds a woman who has been cursed by this life form, and it seems that she only has a few hours left, he tries to lead her out of this strange mental labyrinth, before she is killed by something that has been hunting her down.  Perhaps it's an alien, and there has been an egg teleported into this reality, a facehugger has infected someone leading to a chestbirth and a creature is on the loose but the whole thing is totally pointless, but one way or another the woman is killed and then the entity that's behind the scenes grabs the creature through a wormhole and brings it back. Should there be some sort of a special alien, I'm not sure, but I seem to just want to have a creature that works as a biomechanoid assassin that once its done its deed, quietly dissolves, perhaps someone finds a way to kill it easily, but what would be the point anyway. Perhaps it could be an alien with machine guns, tyre slashers, revolving number plates, bullet proof shield and ejector seat, or an alien that quickly turns into a submarine. Perhaps an alien that 's three or four innocent looking gold plated components that fit together and become the ultimate beast, it is terrible to think about it, this might be the ultimate terror of the movie worrying about new ways to rehash everything.  It gets to point where this strange Blofeldian entity it's face to Our Man sees this thing face to face, perhaps through a portal or vortex and it looks back at him as if it recognises him. The revelation is that all it's interactions through history are just a way for this to leave its mark. When he saw its face, he thought that it represented something like an ancient hieroglyph filled with ancient meaning and he was so sure that he saw it transforming into another hieroglyph, and he wanted to record these strange impressions and he had to see this thing again face to face.

e) A man with a career blackened
He meets a man has found out that all his discoveries pointing to this strange intelligent entity had turned out to be false and that the solidity of reality has started to fall to pieces, various day to day facts and most important events in history seemed to change and no one else was taking any notice, mysterious without realising it his reputation had become blackened over night as if blanketed over by something that didn't make sense, he has also gone into hiding trying to keep a vantage point of this forever fact changing reality. However the ancient Blofeldian entity being has done something to infect him, he realises that there is something inside that is slowly growing like an inoperable cancer and he can feel it moving, and in front of our man he says his last words and commits suicide.

f) Looking for a woman
From this man with a blackened reputation, Our Man realises that he has to find a certain woman and when he meets her he falls in love with her but begins to wonder if the woman is not real, that she is perhaps part android or completely android, another artifact that he is to pick up that's filled with spyware and is just there to spy on him. But the fact is that she seems to have important information that seems to lead to the discovery of a secret room halfway across the frontiers of human exploration, where there might be a star chart on a wall or in a drawer showing where the Blofeldian entities secret star base or whatever is to be found. Where and what this is all about, perhaps to be replaced by a much more complicated idea would be worked out by someone else or trimmed out of the final story because they just needed to get the characters to their destination, perhaps by long distant voyage on a space ship. There is no end to the uncertainty that's prevailent but they realise that they just have to push on.

g) Suicidal cult
They gets to a building complex where they are devoted to this strange entity, it might even be considered its home, it's a temple where the central object of cult obsession is an asteroid discovered in the depths of space that dominates the chamber almost leaving very little room for any large group to enter the place. One version of the story is that it contained remains of a strange biomechanical organism left behind by an ancient civilisation. Perhaps it was another thing that was planned all along by this strange ancient being and was a time capsule.  They cultivated its cells grew into something and infected members of the cult who were giving their lives up for this thing, and from their bodies erupted these strange monstrous things and from their injuries they died. The other story was that this thing acted as a portal for a hideous entity to come through and infect all the people around it with its touch or it would orally rape them all. They would quickly die as if infected something.

h) The Blofeldian slowly reveals its existence to Our Man, who thinks that he is looking is witnessing something else. The being had been behind all the conspiracies in the Alien legacy and Prometheus, all points of confusion. For Alien, it was the one who placed the egg silo upon the planetoid and organise the landing of a derelict ship there which would merge with the egg silo to confuse everyone, and allow the space jockey there to become a victim of the chestburster, making it look as if the pilot had been killed by its ships own cargo. It was the one who had the silo filled with thousands of spores just so that perhaps only a handful needed to get where they needed to. Perhaps the body that was the space jockey was its own long dead corpse. And there was this strange alien creature that with the help of an android would unleash itself through a strange life cycle and become perceived as the ultimate killing machine

i) For Aliens, it also must have been the one who had someone turn the derelict transmitter off once Kane was facehuggered. It could changed the scenario around instantly so that the alien queen was perhaps always the chestburster that erupted from the space jockey and would grow to a comparable size, kept in stasis for thousands of years, until this thing with its huge size became a normal part of the creature's life cycle.

j) For Alien 3, it must have been the one who planted a spore aboard the Sulaco and intervening when its plan had failed, implanted Ripley with the queen chest burster. Bishop 2 was another person caught in its plans, trying to hunt for a live Alien Queen. The unknown entity had interfered with his life and sent along to bring Ripley back just so that everyone might get confused about whether he was a robot or an android, and then suddenly decided that instead of the queen being something that was a later stage of the alien's growth, it could also be born as a queen.

k) For Alien Resurrection, it must have been the one who supplied blood samples just so that Ripley 8 clone be born hundreds of years later pregnant with an alien queen. At the end, there was no sense to any of this, other than for prodding the human race and seeing how it responded.

Damien Hirst's 1000 Years
l) "A million years" installation in space.
For Prometheus, it was the one who created the ampule room as an installation that might even be named "The temple of a million years" after the Egyptian temple of Ra.  It was made as something mirroring Damien Hirst's "1000 years" installation that would pop up in its distant future. The latter was a display of a sort of a life cycle in a box,  composed of a vitrine with a glass division. In one half is the severed head of a cow on the floor; in the other is an insect electrocutor. Maggots introduced into the vitrine feed off the cow and then develop into flies that are killed by the electrocutor. It was also a sort of homage to Francis Bacon who very much appreciated it and felt as if he were actually passing the baton to another generation.

m) Here in the Ampule room, when the atmosphere becomes contaminated by the human's presence, the ceiling artwork begins to destroy itself and the ampules start to melt, worms crawling in the ground when they come into contact with the contents of the ampules begin to transform into serpents with cobra heads that opened up as if they were living hieroglyphs to be shaped roughly like the symbol of the winged scarab representing resurrection and immortality. (In ancient Egyptian religion, the sun god Ra is seen to roll across the sky each day, transforming bodies and souls. Beetles of the Scarabaeidae family roll dung into a ball as food and as a brood chamber in which to lay eggs that are later transformed into larvae. For these reasons the scarab was seen as a symbol of this heavenly cycle and of the idea of rebirth or regeneration. ( artifact)

Scarab relief and the hammerpede

n) So despite the fact that this planet. Zeta II Reticuli is many light years from planet Earth in an unknown star system, this ampule room transforms itself into a temple of the sun god in reference to the barge of a million years on which Ra and his companion gods sailed through the sky giving light and heat to the world and then through the dangerous journey of the night, sailing through the underworld known as the "duat". However this place becomes a temple of an aggressive transformation and indeed death. One of these so called barges of a million years would be discovered in a bay down the end of a long tunnel not far from the temple.

Barge of a Million Years

o) Schrodinger's Engineer 
The entity had holographic orrery placed there as a lure that also spread the information that we lived in a holographic universe. And activating it led to the discovery of a living extra-terrestrial humanoid known as an engineer. Its presence in one of the hibernation chambers was as a sort of Schrodinger's cat which in quantum theory is a cat imagined as being enclosed in a box with a radioactive source and a poison that will be released when the source (unpredictably) emits radiation, the cat being considered (according to quantum mechanics) to be simultaneously both dead and alive until the box is opened and the cat observed. The engineer is amongst a group of people from another world that have been infected by the contaminant from the strange black substance, and so he is to be considered simultaneously both a victim of the infection and not at all until the hibernation sarcophagus has been discovered and the engineer inside found to be alive. Perhaps the fact he was still alive meant he had a part to play in the story as a pawn of this strange ancient thing.

p) Million years symbolism transforms into a virus with recombinant genes
This strange silo appeared to bring those who entered it hoping for answers to become part of a transformation process, a strange display of living symbols become transformed by the human consciousness into a plan to infect the universe with a deadly transforming disease. What does it really do? The cluelessness about it all, the male human transforms into a predatory humanoid beast, and if he inseminates a woman, during his transformation, perhaps she gives birth to a tentacled creature that grows to be large that when it plants its seed in another humanoid and this was always where the Engineer was going to play its part, and from the latter's body erupts another strange semi-humanoid beast that seems be somehow has been prophesised in the mural, as if the black substance always had the DNA for this creature buried in it combining with the DNA of one creature then another and then another, perhaps like a recombinant virus, that might be considered a dark angel of sorts.

The relief.

q) And there goes another MacGuffin
And then this was obviously all Blofeldian entity's secret plan, that it would be witnessed on a small scale and surely have to be reported as something important to the human race, along with all its secrets that would be unveiled to the man on one level or another. Nothing could really be imagined, it would obviously never happen in anyway describable, and on the vast scale that everything had ben planned, obviously it would never be imagined to happen. Our Man still assumed for that moment that the thing wanted it all seen and reported, that he wanted the human race to feel how he was in control of it all and no matter how many times he died, killed by one means or another, he always had his hands on the controls somewhere in time. Our Man had seen the mass killing unleashed on the members of the suicidal cult, he desperately wanted to tell the people of Earth everything that happened, but the Blofeldian thing informed him that it had done something to his brain and this event with all its unbearable truths and plans would all be forgotten. He then began to witness all the memories crumble, and realising that he had to let go was an agony, but with him afterwards all those uncertain chaotic emotions remained.

r) Ending the struggle
The woman thought that she was getting away from it with her memory removed, and she told him that she refused to stay with him Our Man he doesn't give up this obsessional search that continues to destroy his life. Although he recalled that there was something there vitally important that he should remember, he was realised it would never be recalled but the emotions still agonised him. He is desperately trying to get away from it, he finds another artifact that has been buried that is another revelation,  it might even be the remains of a near fossilised devilish ancient alien coming to life, it might even result in another mental battle as if a thousand soldiers are to be sent in to kill this thing and it would kill them all single handed, while it went on a rampage to destroy even more memories and relics of a forgotten past.  Perhaps it might even be something that shows off the true face of the Blofeldian thing with another face underneath that is even more real, he is emotionally paralysed by it can not put it aside and wants to put it aside, but the other side is that he knows it can't be real and asks his girlfriend to pull him away from the object, and so she does.

s) Beginning the struggle all over again, and perhaps ending it sooner
They takes a star ship to another part of the galaxy to get on with life with her and it is only then aboard the ship that one of the crew using a scanner realises that she is an android and she is informed about the truth herself while she is sure she had evidence that she was a human, she wonders when it was that she was actually last a human and how she can go on existing knowing that all she is, is a machine, was it some sort of strange disease that turned her human body into a non organic machine or was this another illusion that would somehow change again in time, perhaps it was all just normal and it should be accepted as in many scifi movies