Jun 092012
 

Here is a picture of the type of alien designed by H R Giger that is the subject of this post.

Giger aliens were perhaps most well know for the unique design of their mouths. Giger aliens had a large outer mouth,

from which a smaller inner mouth would extend.

The author believes the mouths of Giger aliens were based on sensations he felt from his own mouth.

Human beings do not have a physical inner mouth with teeth that extends outwards from inside of an outer mouth. So how could H R Giger experience such sensations and then use them as the basis for the design of the mouth of his Aliens?

The sensations that Giger based the design of the inner mouth on are the result of what the science of Physics calls “forces”. Forces are invisible and can be independent of an actual physical object. What that means is that H R Giger could feel force sensations of an inner mouth extending from his actual physical mouth without there being anything physical actually extending from his mouth.

The sensations of a mouth extending from out of the actual physical mouth can be the result of a particular type of positive body changing process associated with what might be labeled “turning into a superior human being”, or they can be the result of extreme sexual activity or drug usage. 

It is most likely the cause of the sensations Giger experienced were drugs and extreme sexual activity. Evidence supporting that claim includes the following image which shows a penis extending from the mouth of an alien.

It seems reasonable to claim the mind of a person who painted a picture of an alien with a penis extending out of it’s mouth was preoccupied with sex, as the mind of someone engaged in excessive sexual activity would be.

Giger’s aliens are strongly associated with fear and paranoia. Those two emotions are common side effects of the use of drugs, which is what makes it reasonable to believe Giger was under the influence of drugs when he designed the Aliens.

The picture of the alien with a penis extending from it’s mouth could be one of the early artworks Giger created to portray the sensations he was experiencing of something protruding from his mouth.

The reason it might be an early version is that because Giger is a man, he has experienced sensations of his penis getting hard and extending outwards.  When he experienced sensations of something hard extending from his mouth, it would be perfectly natural to visualize them as a penis extending out of the mouth.

The metamorphosis of Giger’s artwork supports the claim the alien mouth was based on sensations he was experiencing from his mouth.  

The next image would be an interim image between the initial urge to portray the sensations as a penis extending from the mouth just because the sensations felt penis like, to a more realistic depiction of what the sensations felt like. 

That image shows the object extending from the aliens mouth to have changed from a penis into something more tube-like, but not into the detailed inner mouth found in the final alien image.

The sensations Giger was experiencing in his mouth can be described in two different ways. One way the way previously mentioned. The sensations can feel like something hard extending out from the mouth.

Those sensations can also be described as feeling like something reached into the mouth, grabbed ahold of something inside of the body, and pulled that something out of the body through the mouth.

The previous alien designs would have been based on interpreting the sensations as something hard extending out from the mouth.

Giger also designed another type of alien that was called a “facehugger”. That type of alien is shown in this picture. 

The author believes the facehugger alien design was based on Giger interpreting the sensations in his mouth as the result of something outside of his body reaching into his mouth, grabbing a part of the inside of his body, and then pulling that part of his body back out through his mouth.

In the movie, the legs of the facehugger alien clamped onto the victim’s head so it could not be removed.

It is also true though, that a creature that was trying to drag something out from inside of the mouth of the human victim would be able to pull harder if it’s legs were bracing themselves on the head of the victim.

The next image would be an early attempt by Giger to represent how the sensations of something reaching into his mouth to grab a part of his body and pull it back out of his mouth became stronger as his drug use and participation in excessive sex continued. 

The image shows a large alien that is braced on the upper body and neck as well as the head.   

As the sensations Giger was experiencing became stronger, the next image would have better represented what he was feeling.  

The alien is still large and braced on the neck like the previous alien, but it is much closer to the body and more focused on the head. It has moved closer to the body and focused more on the head as a reaction to it’s pulling very hard on the inside of the victim’s mouth.

The final facehugger design would be the result of the sensations Giger was feeling reaching their strongest. 

The alien is pulling so hard on the inside of Giger’s mouth that it’s body is pulled towards Giger’s face,

and even shrinks it’s own body until it is only as big as it’s human victim’s head. 


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