Hello, fellow artists! Today I come to you regarding the issue of a fake studio that goes by the name “Swamp Ape Studios” being ran by a notorious scam artist by the name of O’neal Pignani, or better known as Von Kreep.
Please follow this link to learn more. For a more in depth thread of those sharing their experiences with this guy, go here. Now, before I go on any further I’d like to mention that I worked for this guy. It wasn’t long before I heard the horror stories from others who worked for O’Neal. Things usually follow the same pattern. Kreep hires a team of animators to do his bidding, and when he receives compensation, no one on the team sees the money. Besides him, of course. This is something that he’s done for well over five years. Everyone knows that once you’re a scam artist, you’re always a scam artist. Artists, be aware of Von Kreep’s recent project “Monstroville.”
Or at least I would say “recent” had it not been for the fact he’s been scamming people with this very project for over five years! O’neal told me to pay no mind to anyone warning me about him. He claimed that people did not pay “him” for “his” services, when it’s the other way around. There’s so much proof against this guy, it doesn’t even make sense how people choose to believe him over those he’s abused. Now, how can you help? SPREAD THIS AROUND! There are tons of artists, animators, voice actors and only one O’Neal! If we could spread this around enough, he wouldn’t be able to use anyone else again! Don’t let something like this get swept under the rug. If you know anyone working for O’neal Pignani or you are working for him yourself, please warn them or get out of there! If you think that he would never take advantage of you, you’re wrong! So many others thought the same too. You’re not special to him. You’re just part of his sick game. PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS!!!
It’s about the ending, so if you’ve not seen it, read no further (and go see it, for shit’s sake):
According to an apocryphal story first reported on Reddit.com in Feburary 2013, when asked about the ambiguous ending of the film, John Carpenter responded that he never understood how could there be any confusion about whether Childs or Macready are human or not because the last scene shows “Kurt Russell and Keith David staring each other down, harshly backlit. It’s completely, glaringly obvious that Kurt Russell is breathing and Keith David is not.”
See on the one hand I noticed this and it makes a lot of sense.
But on the other hand, quite a few times both John Carpenter and Kurt Russell have said they have no idea which if either of the survivors was a Thing, John Carpenter’s original idea for a sequel back in the 90s had both of them surviving and being rescued and both being human, and then when that didn’t come to fruition but the video game sequel in 2002 where MacReady survived but Childs froze to death and was still human did come out John Carpenter turned around and said that that was the canon sequel.
So I honestly don’t know what to believe. Especially since it’s sort of implied in the ‘82 film and then made blatant in the 2011 prequel that when someone is assimilated and becomes a Thing any metal items such as piercings or fillings in teeth are not replicated, and Childs still has his ear ring at the end of The Thing.