Hahaha, oh you two~ I like to look at all sources, though do agree on part with Local Trouble that the AVP:R movie is not really one I look into for much depth.
However, I think the movie itself actually does prove a certain point here; We do see an Alien apparently feeding with his inner mouth. What we see is him striking repeatedly, biting and pulling back. If the throat was all the way through from the inner mouth then surely, he could keep it extended to take pieces of food, or simply move it up and down in shorter bursts rather than retract it in it's entirety into his primary mouth.
I have tried to demonstrate what I mean with Pringles (which is now an ongoing joke between me and friends about how the only reason for the inner jaw to be so long is because they can reach the last pringle in the can) and honestly having the throat running through the middle just seems unlikely.
Perhaps it's like the pharyngeal jaw
, which the moray eel uses because it lacks the ability to swallow on its own - the jaw is literally used to pull food back into its gullet. The Alien inner jaw may serve a similar purpose.
I don't know what line of work you're in, but history has shown that what you post here may come to the attention of Fox and make its way into some officially licensed project in the future.
Have you acquired a copy of the WYR yet?
Oh do you mean that Fox will just take peoples work without credit and use it? Or you mean they approach you want to use it with permission?
A little of column A, a little of column B.
Fans have been contracted to do paid work on licensed projects (more often in recent years, such as with the WY Report and the forthcoming Alien Blueprints book) but other times FOX will just commandeer fan work and use it without compensation or consent (such as using SM's star chart in the backgrounds of the Anthology blu-ray, and some other example that I can't recall the particulars of offhand).
I searched a bunch of stuff for WYR (which i didn't even know what it stood for when you said lol) and Was this a fanmade book first? It looks very professional and well funded.
The Weyland-Yutani Report is an official sourcebook written by long-time Alien/AvP author S.D. Perry, but had some fan consultation and some of the artwork contracted for it was done by an artist who posts on these forums.
I have my issues with the book (short version, it's written as a coffee table book for casual fans first, and is very, very far from being a seriously structured treatise about Xenomorphs like, say, the Anchorpoint Essays or whatever) but it's worth a read. It doesn't contain anything mind-blowing or that die-hard fans didn't already know or speculate, but it's still a neat book.
Pages like these;
Look like real 3D graphic renders of the Aliens made for this book? It's awesome. I would love to make something like that but far more in depth and all about just the Aliens, not ships and people or any of that. The science of the creature is what I am hugely into.
You might also be interested in the recent Book of Alien: Augmented Reality Survival Manual
- it's got similar content and presentation to the WY Report but presented from a slightly different perspective. I'm still reading the AR Manual right now so I can't comment on the total package, but so far it feels like a companion book to the WY Report.