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Encyclopedia > Alien Loves Predator
Alien Loves Predator

Roommates Abe and Preston
Author(s) Bernie Hou
Website http://www.alienlovespredator.com/
Current status / schedule updated occasionally
Launch date 2004
Genre(s) Comedy, New York City

Alien Loves Predator (ALP to fans) is a webcomic written by Bernie Hou. It spoofs the Alien Vs. Predator franchise. Reversing the adversarial relationship depicted in Alien vs. Predator, ALP presents an Alien (named Abe) and a Predator (named Preston) as friends and roommates in current-day New York City. Image File history File links Alienlovespredator. ... An author is any person(s) or entity(s) that originates and assumes responsibility for an expression or communication. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The webcomic genres are the types of themes a webcomic can take. ... Webcomics, also known as online comics and internet comics, are comics that are available to read on the Internet. ... Comic book series Film version of Alien vs. ... The xenomorph as it appears in Alien vs. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... A roommate is a person with whom one shares a room or rooms. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


The first issue [1] of ALP was released in 2004. New episodes are currently posted on a sporadic basis. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Characters

Jesus Christ as the pitcher of NYY
Corinna, Preston's ex-girlfriend
Abe's Mom

Image File history File links JesusALP.JPG Summary The Yanks sign Jesus Christ in Alien Loves Predator Licensing This image is a single panel from a comic strip or the interior of a single issue of a comic book and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either... Image File history File links JesusALP.JPG Summary The Yanks sign Jesus Christ in Alien Loves Predator Licensing This image is a single panel from a comic strip or the interior of a single issue of a comic book and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either... Image File history File links CorinnaALP.JPG Summary Corinna from Alien Loves Predator Licensing This image is a single panel from a comic strip or the interior of a single issue of a comic book and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the... Image File history File links CorinnaALP.JPG Summary Corinna from Alien Loves Predator Licensing This image is a single panel from a comic strip or the interior of a single issue of a comic book and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the... Image File history File links AbeMomALP.JPG Summary Abes Mum in ALP. Shes a real man eater. ... Image File history File links AbeMomALP.JPG Summary Abes Mum in ALP. Shes a real man eater. ...

Abe

Short for Abraham, Abe the Alien is normally the impulsive member of the duo. He is socially inept, rarely thinks anything through, and is far more concerned with his libido and how to get a date than with the reality of the world around him. His family includes his mother, an Alien Queen and two younger brothers, Boris and Zeev. As a Xenomorph he, of course, has a huge assortment of siblings, but only Boris and Zeev are identified by name. The xenomorph as it appears in Alien vs. ... Libido in its common usage means sexual desire; however, more technical definitions, such as those found in the work of Carl Jung, are more general, referring to libido as the free creative—or psychic—energy an individual has to put toward personal development, or individuation. ... The xenomorph as it appears in Alien vs. ...


Preston

Preston the Predator usually plays the straight man in the comedic duo. He is normally rational and a calming influence, though is prone to the occasional outburst. Preston is the more introverted of the pair, described by Abe as "book-gay". Oddly for a member of a race bred to hunt and kill, Preston is nearsighted [2], and now wears glasses. However, in December 2006, Abe gave him contact lenses after his glasses were destroyed in a fire (that Abe started). This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... A straight man is a role in a comedy double act where a performer works with a comedian by setting up the situations or feeding the lines that allow their partner to make a joke. ... Normal vision for a achromatopsic colour-blind person. ...


Jesus

In the world of ALP, Jesus Christ is a pitcher for baseball's New York Yankees. Needless to say, he is the best player in the game and unlike most American League pitchers, no designated hitter bats for Jesus [3]. For a time he lived with Preston and Abe as a summer subletter [4]. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ...


Corinna

Corinna is a medium with blurry second vision. Preston met her at the optometrist [5], which led to a date. However, after she admitted to being a Mets fan their relationship came to an end. She later applied for the sublet left open by Jesus [6], and much to Preston's chagrin, Abe let her move in [7]. Even though she is a Republican, Corinna went on a date with Bill Clinton [8], who had popped up earlier [9] in the middle of a debate over who gets to "hit it" with Corinna. She is also known to adore children, even the shockingly perverted Zeev and Boris. In spirituality, a medium or spirit medium (plural mediums) is an individual who possesses the ability to receive messages from spirits (discorporate entities), or claims that he or she can channel such entities — that is, write or speak in the voice of these entities rather than in the mediums... Second sight is a form of extra-sensory perception whereby a person perceives information, in the form of vision, about future events before they happen. ... Optometrists are primary care practitioners for vision and ocular health concerns. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...


Abe's Mother and Theo

An Alien Queen with dangling earrings and lipstick, Abe's mother wanted a daughter, but ended up having Abe, making him a disappointment for her. Nevertheless, she still supports him with living expenses. She appeared in issues #43, #44 #145. When she threatened to cut him off, Abe convinced his friend Theo to pose as Russell Crowe and go out on a date with her. Much to Abe's surprise and disgust, however, the date went too well and now his mother and Theo are an item (according to Abe, his mother had been known to devour and rip apart previous dates who offended her). The xenomorph as it appears in Alien vs. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning New Zealand-Australian[1] film actor. ...


Boris and Zeev

Boris and Zeev are Abe's even worse-behaved younger brothers. They debuted in issue #46. They were color-coded red and blue respectively by their mother: Zeev is colored blue because she thinks he is well-behaved, while Boris is red because he is not. Well-behaved or not, Zeev's recent antics have involved putting Preston in jail (#186) and tricking Abe into granting power of attorney (#187). A power of attorney or letter of attorney in common law systems or mandate in civil law systems is an authorization to act on someone elses behalf in a legal or business matter. ...


Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton is the former president of the United States. He made his first appearance in the comic when he barged into a taxi Abe and Preston were getting (Eliciting the response, "Holy shit, it's Bill Clinton!"). Since then, he has had a short relationship with Corinna and helped get Preston out of jail.


Dark-Skinned Girl

A girl that Abe always gets stuck with (or the other way around), while speed-dating. She absolutely hates him, to the point of trying to scare him off by claiming to be a hermaphrodite. The 1st-century BC sculpture The Reclining Hermaphrodite, in the Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Massimo Alle Terme in Rome A hermaphrodite is an organism that possesses both male and female sex organs during its life. ...


Style

The artwork of ALP was composed by juxtaposing photos of real-life action figures into backgrounds also primarily generated from photos. This style has alternately been called photocollage, photocomics or fumetti. A reviewer has stated that ALP "sets the bar for this art style." [10] An action figure is a posable plastic figurine of an action hero, superhero or a character from a movie or television program. ... // Artistic photomontage showing what a complete iceberg might look like under water. ... Fumetti or photo novels are a form of comics illustrated with photographs rather than drawings. ... Fumetti (or photo novels) are a genre of American comics illustrated with photographs rather than drawings. ...


ALP's humor was often based on absurdism and non sequiturs. After all, although the New York City of the strip seemed virtually identical to the one we knew in real life, the humans were not concerned by the fact that an Alien and a Predator lived among them. Abe and Preston spoke English and treated each other just as human friends do, and in fact, the mythology of the Alien and Predator franchises was only mentioned once. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


However, along with the surrealist humor of seeing alien races act just like people, the strip simultaneously presented an observational brand of humor. Abe and Preston were often depicted going through the same frustrations that real-life modern-day New Yorkers encounter as they tried to do such things as rent apartments, eat out at restaurants and ride the subway. One prominent writer has compared ALP to Seinfeld in this respect. [11] The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ... Seinfeld is an Emmy Award-winning sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998, running a total of 9 seasons. ...


The forum

The ALP forum is rather small, numbering little more than two thousand members. Less than a couple of hundred of those can be considered regular posters. Bernie Hou runs contests and events in the forums (see below). The forum covers a wide range of subject matters, but generally acts more like an online lounge than anything else. Hou is forum administrator. Members Dean, Blaster, and Munan function as moderators.


Contests

Bernie Hou often hosted contests in his forums. These ranged a diversity of subjects and methods, and small prizes were sometimes awarded to their winners.

  • The Eliza Contest: Members were asked to provide discussions between them and the therapeutic program ELIZA (Inspired by an episode [12] in which a poster of Eliza Dushku talks like the ELIZA computer program. The contest had generated more than 100 entries in its first twenty four hours. JackSpicer won the contests narrowly over Rikimaru, with a rendition depicting ELIZA as the patient a real therapist is trying to help [13].
  • Guess Their Names: Members were allowed to post their guess for the names of Bernie Hou's new children. There were no winners.
  • ALP Art Contest: Members submitted their own fan comics based around a set dialogue made by Bernie Hou. The winner was a member aliased Summer.
  • ALP Haiku Contest: Members were to submit any haiku of their creation. The winner was one of the forum regulars Holly with:
I will volunteer
as Abe's girlfriend for the week
and Preston can watch.
  • ALP Dialogue Contest: A reverse of the ALP Art Contest, members would submit dialogue for a preset comic. The winner was Lando, and Bernie released the comic as an official addition to the archives.

ELIZA is a computer program by Joseph Weizenbaum, designed in 1966, which parodied a Rogerian therapist, largely by rephrasing many of the patients statements as questions and posing them to the patient. ... Eliza Patricia Dushku (born December 30, 1980) is an American film actress, who has appeared in several Hollywood movies such as True Lies, Bring It On, and Wrong Turn. ...

Trivia

Abe and Preston appeared in a few comics of Twisted Kaiju Theater as super-deformed versions of themselves. Bernie Hou also appeared, as a larger Predator. Twisted Kaiju Theater or TKT is a humorous photo-based webcomic by Sean McGuinness created on August 11, 2000. ... It has been suggested that Chibi be merged into this article or section. ...


External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
Alien Loves Predator
  • The Official Site
  • ALP Forums
  • ALP review at Kung Fu Rodeo
  • ALP review at Sequential Tart

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Alien Loves Predator - Comixpedia (586 words)
Alien Loves Predator (ALP to fans) is a webcomic written by Bernie Hou.
It spoofs the Alien and Predator film franchises and the Alien vs. Predator installment in particular.
ALP's humor is often based on absurdism and non sequiturs.
Alien vs. Predator (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2125 words)
Alien vs. Predator (also known as AVP) is a motion picture released in 2004 by 20th Century Fox and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.
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