The year of 2016 has come and gone, and the first dawn of 2017 brings with it a glimmer of a hopeful future for me. Today I completed and published the first piece of writing for which I’ll be paid.
It seems fitting that I chose this subject matter. The 1999 game Aliens vs. Predator is one of the many works of fiction that jumpstarted my desire to work in the field of storytelling as a filmmaker or novelist. How poetic that should be the subject of the first bit of writing that would actually put a little cash in my bank account.
This was an article that was in my heart for years, ever since the bungled release of the Alien vs. Predator films, I always wanted to talk about what made the series special, where it had worked before, and why the movies failed. I must have worked four days on this piece, collecting the images, researching the facts, making sure all the bases were covered so that it would all come together.
In the end, I’m very thrilled with how it has turned out and believe it is my best piece for MoviePilot yet. I hope you all agree.
Read at your leisure and you are encouraged to share this piece to your heart’s content. After all, the more it is read, the more it helps me get established in this field. Also, offer up any thoughts you may have for improvement or ideas for future articles.
Thank you to all who helped me get this far, and Happy New Year.