Guillermo del Toro at the TimesTalks discussion on The Shape of Water

I knew that monsters were far more gentle and more desirable than the monsters living inside ‘nice people.’ Accepting that you are a monster gives you the leeway to not behave like one. When you deny being a monster, you behave like one.

Guillermo del Toro on why he loves monsters. (via lampfaced)

Beauty is, in some way, boring. Even if its concept changes through the ages… a beautiful object must always follow certain rules. A beautiful nose shouldn’t be longer than that or shorter than that, on the contrary, an ugly nose can be as long as the one of Pinocchio, or as big as the trunk of an elephant, or like the beak of an eagle, and so ugliness is unpredictable, and offers an infinite range of possibility. Beauty is finite, ugliness is infinite like God.

Umberto Eco, On The History Of Ugliness (via nenafichu)

Since childhood I’ve been faithful to monsters. I’ve been saved and absolved by them because monsters are the patron saints of our blissful imperfections.

Guillermo del Toro in his Golden Globe acceptance speech. (via shapeofh2o)

A monster is not such a terrible thing to be. From the Latin root monstrum, a divine messenger of catastrophe, then adapted by the Old French to mean an animal of myriad origins: centaur, griffin, satyr. To be a monster is to be a hybrid signal, a lighthouse: both shelter and warning at once.

Ocean Vuong, from “A Letter To My Mother That She Will Never Read”, published in The New Yorker (via soracities)

That’s the thing that people keep forgetting: when the gothic romance novels first came out, they were pretty punk. They were very highly charged. They were sort of improper. They were bold and overt. For lack of a better analogy, they were like the Sex Pistols of that era.




“beloved sister, you are breaking my heart…with every step we take along the way…”

Photo by @brainbarbie
Costume by @sigynsheart
There will be more photos with Sigyn as Lucille, but I have to edit them first, so stay tuned for more!!!!

UPDATE: Del Toro retweeted and later liked this photo!

and here, omg omg!

update on the del Toro front, now he even went back, after 5 hours or more, to compliment us, as a team:

I can’t believe this. He is so important for me for so long, like when Hellboy came out in cinema.