Hi guys! It’s time for another Descent into the Otherworld where I take a closer look at the Silent Hill fandom to highlight what makes makes others a fan and what the series means to them.
Meet Richard Goulding a young man who not only made new friends through Silent Hill series but also became inspired to make his own videos, artwork and writing!:
I was born with autism and have had it for all my life.It’s been really difficult to talk to people and it’s hard to learn in school with this.
I’ve been teased and been mocked at but I ignore them.I’m now 14 and it’s hard to mature properly,I have to have an assistant in class sometimes and it’s hard you’re trying to be independant.I started playing Silent Hill 4 and I connect with Henry Townshend a lot.I seperate myself from others and try to communicate with people but it’s hard.Ever since joining Silent Hill Community,I’ve met many new people and made some new friends.It’s inspired me to start doing Youtube vids and I enjoy making them.I started writing fanfictions and have also done some artwork aswell.Playing Silent Hill really changed my life for the better,I met many new friends who share my passion for Silent Hill and I’m being creative thanks to the series.
Silent Hill Historical Society: How did you learn of the Silent Hill series? Did you pick up Silent Hill 4: The Room on a whim on day and gave it a shot?
SHHS: You played the demo when you were 5 and 6?! Man I feel old! The original Silent Hill is actually my favorite of the series. If Konami ever decided to re make the original would you be excited about that?
SHHS: You mentioned that you connected with Henry Townshend from Silent Hill 4: The Room, is it safe to assume that this game is your favorite in the series? If not which game is and why?
SHHS: Speaking of playing video games are you an avid video game player? If so, what sort of games do you like? Do you have a favorite console?
SHHS: Since your favorite console is the PC, do you prefer to play Silent Hill games on there? Are you bummed there hasn’t been confirmation of a PC port for Downpour as of yet? What are some of your favorite PC games, any good survival horror recommendations?
SHHS: You mentioned that Silent Hill has inspired you creatively with writing fanfics, artwork and even youtube videos. Do you have a site that hosts all your works? Which is your favorite piece?
SHHS: You are making a Silent Hill 4 website? That’s really awesome! How far along are you? When do you think you’ll have it online? What’s your Deviant Art account?
[UPDATE 01/05/12] It’s done! Check it out: http://www.wix.com/gouldingrichard/theroom
SH4 Mini Poster by Richard
SH4 Mini Poster by Richard
SHHS:What’s your thoughts on the Silent Hill movie? Are you looking forward to Revelation that should be out sometime next year?
SHHS: What about the HD Collection?
SHHS: What do you think about the future of the series? We have Downpour near release and another game, Book of Memories, on the horizon.
SHHS: We have recently learned that Book of Memories will be out Feb next year and will be a Vita launch title. Even though you are “meh” about it right now do you see yourself giving it a try if you end up purchasing a Vita?
SHHS: In your mind what makes someone a true Silent Hill fan?
I want to give Richard Goulding a big thank you for sharing his story! I look forward to seeing his Silent Hill 4 fan site and Silent Hill LPs!
Visit Richard on the web!
- His SH4 Website: The Room
- Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/richardg234
- Deviant Art: http://townshendhenry.deviantart.com/
So Silent Hill fans, what’s your story? How has the series influenced or inspired you? I would sure love to hear from you. If you have a story to share please contact me at email@example.com