“The hive was one of the scariest parts of Alien Isolation to me, along with the hospital and escaping habitation when the power goes out. I remember the motion tracker being unusable because of all the signals it was picking up. I loved the OST too! Amanda Ripley is a strong, determined character that has become one of my favourite Alien series humans. And man did she go through a lot throughout this terrifying game. I tried to keep her likeness while still drawing her in my manga type style, even her eye bags lol. I’m going to do tons more realistic characters like this in the future, because I enjoyed the hell out of this one. Next up I’m moving on to the exact opposite of horror, and doing some more warm hearted work of female characters.”
“Ellen Ripley, the lead character of the Alien films, is one of the most iconic female heroes in cinema history. And today, during the celebration of the franchise of which she’s the star, her fans have been screwed over in an incredibly crappy way.
Today is being hailed as “Alien Day” because April 26 (i.e. 4/26) matches the planet’s name in the first two films, LV-426. One of the most exciting promotions tied to “Alien Day” was Reebok’s decision to release a limited edition shoe based on the pair Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) wore in Aliens. The shoes, called “Alien Stompers,” went on sale at noon EST and all 426 available pairs quickly sold out.
It’s a shame they didn’t make more shoes available, but that’s fine. What isn’t fine is the discovery that when the shoes went on sale, they were only available in men’s sizes 8-12. Yes, the shoes worn by one of the most famous female characters in movie history were only released in men’s sizes.
In case you didn’t know, today (April 26) is “Alien Day” because the moon where the alien creature was first discovered is designated LV-426. Sadly though, Reebok apparently doesn’t care that the hero of Alien, and Aliens, and the entire Alien franchise is a WOMAN. The shoes that went on sale today were IN MENS SIZES ONLY. Le Sigh.