I've been a fan of the Alien and Predator franchises since I was a child. I was first introduced to the series by the Kenner Aliens and Predator action figure lines. As I got older I got into the films and collecting the comics and novels. As far as the films go, I'm more fond of the two franchises being separate as I'm not overly fond of either of the AVP films. In the case of novels, comics and video games; however, I find they often work quite well together. I'm also a fan fiction writer and have written a number of Alien, Predator and Aliens vs Predator fanfics.