Between Gods and Beasts is a fanfiction that was the result of an extended practice of lucid dreaming. This story is a Divine Comedy-esque exploration of the world of Ridley Scott’s Alien prequels and a morality tale of the dangers of fan devotion.
Written between 2019-2020
View the story here: https://archiveofourown.org/works/18192500/chapters/43033124
In which I get biblical, and interrogate a few cultural biases in culture and fashion.
Bible gateway passage: 1 Corinthians 11-14 – New international version. (n.d.). Bible Gateway. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2011-14&version=NIV
Britt, R. (2016, June 15). Why is the sci-fi in movies so much dumber and less political than in books? Inverse. https://www.inverse.com/article/16935-why-is-the-sci-fi-in-movies-so-much-dumber-and-less-political-than-in-books
Pixie cut hairstyle origins | History of | Racked [Video]. (2018, January 27). YouTube. https://youtu.be/WPjOU73BZOY
In which I am joined for the last time, for now, by Duncan Shields and we discuss Ridley Scott’s ego, future relationships with AI, and the importance of format and structure for effective storytelling, maybe the Alien prequels should have been a TV series?
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In which I discuss Craig Green’s costumes, anti-gravity and read from the novelisation.