A to Z: X is for Xenomorph!Posted: April 26, 2011 Filed under: A to Z, adventures, aldeboran, fantasy, monsters 2 Comments
On Aldeboran there will be ‘xenomorphs,’ but exactly what form they will take and how they got there currently remains unresolved.
I’m tempted to use a creature like ‘The Meenlock’ (also see this excellent Russ Nicholson drawing; the meenlock is the one in the upper RH corner) from the 1980 Fiend Folio. Instead of bursting out of the chest of the victim like Geiger’s “alien,” the meenlock converts the vistim into a fellow meenlock… which is really fucking creepy (see the bog, ‘Dreams in the Lich House,’ linked above, for some observations on the Meenlock in horror).
Although I thought it was a crappy movie (I saw about 1/2 of it), I think “Alien Vs Predator” might get mined for inspiration in order to bring the Xenomorph to Aldeboran. The temple from that movie is particularly interesting to me… especially the way in which the walls move and re-arrange themselves. How to make a map of that, however, is a challenge I have not yet undertaken.
Excuse me while I steal this awesome idea because its that Awesome. I love that monster! Thanks for the reminder.
Very cool! I'm so glad I found your blog. I'm stopping by from the A to Z challenge and I look forward to visiting again.