book shape

H.P Lovecraft, 1936, The Shadow Over Innsmouth: I cannot even begin to describe the abominable results of the unspeakable unions between humans and the monstrosities that lurk in the depths of the Stygian abyss. Our language is mercifully unable to convey the horror spawned by these crimes against all which is good and right in the world, the awful truth made evident by those bulging, unblinking eyes and nauseating rubbery skin.

Guillermo Del Toro, 2017, The Shape Of Water: So, there’s this woman and there’s this fishman. They’re gonna love each other and fuck, just fyi.

Explore the art and making of Guillermo del Toro’s new masterpiece, The Shape of Water, winner of the Venice Film Festival’s top prize, the Golden Lion. 

From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes The Shape of Water—an other-worldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of the Cold War-era United States circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and coworker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones. 

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times chronicles the entire filmmaking journey, from development to design to filming. Featuring interviews and commentary from key actors and members of the creative team, the book also showcases the amazing concept art and design work created for the film. For del Toro fans and movie lovers everywhere, it’s the perfect way to explore this exciting new movie from a master filmmaker known for his poignant storytelling and visual grandeur.


Crystals their shapes and energies, not all are technically about the shape of the crystal some are about the properties some crystals have and one crystal can have multiple properties so these are just basic outlines of what they can be used for.
I’m sure I’ve missed some out but I’ve included as many as a could.

Writer Ask Meme
  • 1. Tell us about your WIP!
  • 2. Where is your favorite place to write?
  • 3. What is your favorite/least favorite part about writing?
  • 4. Do you have any writing habits/rituals?
  • 5. Top five formative books?
  • 6. Favorite character you’ve written?
  • 7. Favorite/most inspirational book?
  • 8. Do you have any writing buddies or critique partners?
  • 9. Favorite/least favorite tropes?
  • 10. Pick an author (or writing friend) to co-write a book with
  • 11. What are you planning to work on next?
  • 12. Which story of yours do you like best? why?
  • 13. Describe your writing process
  • 14. What does it take for you to be ready to write a book? (i.e. do you research? outline? make a playlist or pinterest board? wing it?)
  • 15. How do you deal with self-doubt when writing?
  • 16. Cover love/dream covers?
  • 17. What things (scenes/topics/character types) are you most comfortable writing?
  • 18. Tell us about that one book you’ll never let anyone read
  • 19. How do you cope with writer’s block?
  • 20. Any advice for young writers/advice you wish someone would have given you early on?
  • 21. What aspect of your writing are you most proud of?
  • 22. Tell us about the books on your “to write” list
  • 23. Most anticipated upcoming books?
  • 24. Do you remember the moment you decided to become a writer/author?
  • 25. What’s your worldbuilding process like?
  • 26. What’s the most research you’ve ever put into a book?
  • 27. Every writer's least favorite question - where does your inspiration come from? Do you do certain things to make yourself more inspired? Is it easy for you to come up with story ideas?
  • 28. How do you stay focused on your own work and how do you deal with comparison?
  • 29. Is writing more of a hobby or do you write with the intention of getting published?
  • 30. Do you like to read books similar to your project while you’re drafting or do you stick to non-fiction/un-similar works?
  • 31. Top five favorite books in your genre?
  • 32. On average how much do you write in a day? do you have trouble staying focused/getting the word count in?
  • 33. What’s your revision/rewriting process like?
  • 34. Unpopular writing thoughts/opinions?
  • 35. Post the last sentence you wrote
  • 36. Post a snippet
  • 37. Do you ever write long handed or do you prefer to type everything?
  • 38. How do you nail voice in your books?
  • 39. Do you spend a lot of time analyzing and studying the work of authors you admire?
  • 40. Do you look up to any of your writer buddies?
  • 41. Are there any books you feel have shaped you as a writer?
  • 42. How many drafts do you usually write before you feel satisfied?
  • 43. How do you deal with rejection?
  • 44. Why (and when) did you decide to become a writer?
  • 45. First or third person?
  • 46. Past or present tense?
  • 47. Single or dual/multi POV?
  • 48. Do you prefer to write skimpy drafts and flesh them out later, or write too much and cut it back?
  • 49. Favorite fictional world?
  • 50. Do you share your rough drafts or do you wait until everything is all polished?
  • 51. Are you a secretive writer or do you talk with your friends about your books?
  • 52. Who do you write for?
  • 53. What is the first line of your WIP?
  • 54. Favorite first line/opening you’ve written?
  • 55. How do you manage your time/make time for writing? (do you set aside time to write every day or do you only write when you have a lot of free time?)

i’ve been having some feelings about things. 

transcript below if ya need it

“Hey, maybe that thing you think is because of ingrained racism and you should be critical of why you think that.” “Im not racist fuck you”

We live in a racist culture. Racism is tied to almost (if not) everything. What we find hot, what we find sexy, what we love and hate.

When people talk about how certain preferences are racist, it’s not an attack to say you’re a filthy, irredeemable racist. Usually, anyway.

It’s a way of saying that racist cultural context makes you hate the same thing in a brown character that you love in a white character.

It’s the way of saying that as a culture, we’re willing to make literal Naz*s more complex and empathetic than a black woman or an Asian man

Why do you like Tony Stark but not Scott McCall? Why do you NoTP James and Kara, but not literally any other white ship?

Finn and Rey vs Rey and her torturer. Dizzy isn’t gay enough but fanon slash ships are better lgbt rep than an actual queer boy.

These may not be conscious decisions, but they’re being made anyway. Just because you don’t realize your bias, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist

So recognize your bias. Confront it. Then work on being better. More critical. Because it may just be fandom to you, but media isn’t just 2D

Media seeps out of 2 dimensions –out of tv & books & movies– and shapes the way we humanize and empathize with real people.

Dont hide behind “It’s just my opinion”. Your opinion doesn’t mean shit when it perpetuates a culture where there’s no justice for black ppl

It doesn’t mean shit when the culture is sick. Your opinion is informed by and informs culture. So stomp that shit out early.


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I think my favourite thing about books is how they shape us. Your book history is uniquely your own, no one else in the world has read the all the same books at the exact same times of their lives as you have, and all those books have changed you so intrinsically that you couldn’t erase their influence on you anymore then you could change your DNA.

TSoW Journal reading

Ok so i saw @sarcasmisthesecondbestasm s post trying to read the Journal from the Red band trailer. 

I was bored at work and attempted to add to what’s readable!

(Thanks @shapingthewater​ for reblogging it and giving me something to do today XD)

[Page Facing torso sketches]

___ ____, and the external intercostal muscles ( between the ribs) contract, pulling the ribs up and out, ___ movement __ _____s and l_____ the presence of the thoracic veins, c___ing __ to __ in using  __balslsum, the ______ and external ___ ____ relax, ____ing ___ ______ ___, and along with elastic ____, ___ ___ are out of the lungs. The internal inter-costal muscles are used during forced inhalation.

__ __ __, key features present in a mammalian lung that are not present in fish gills. Firstly, any ___ in the air inhaled cannot simply flow out at the other end of the lungs  __ ___ __ ___ ____ make the throat/threat/heart by __ that __ the ___ __pping __y p___ and ___ing then from ___ long (the ___ ____). The second f___ is important/__ fact that, which likens the Ab__ fluid __ and ___ ****** reducing surface tension by sto**** and prevent collapse.

___, fish and *****

[On page with torso sketches]

And ____ needed for survival

[Page facing portrait]

***idae (gobios) Recent molecular *** not support this classification, as ***  gobios ****

Gobios that are *** for some portion of the daily *** this would define(defend?) the species of

and SCARTELAOS as mudskippers

They use their pectoral fins and pelvic fins TO WALK ON LAND; typically live in INTERTIDAL habitats and exhibit unique adaptations to their environment that are NOT found in most intertidal feeders(?), which typically survive the retreat of the tide by hiding underneath
wet seaweed or in tide pools.

A) Active when out of water;
B) FEED and INTERACT with one another;
D) COURT potential PARTNERS.

They are found in tropical, sub-tropical, and temperate regions, including the

[On page with portrait]

Indo-Pacific and Atlantic coasts of Africa.

Compared(?) with fully aquatic gobios, the these creatures present a range of p____ behavioral and physiological adaptations to an amphibious lifestyle that allows them to (live?) effectively on land as well as in water…

txladydeadpool  asked:

THERE IS A BOOK?! Thank you for this info! Did Guillermo Del Toro write it or was it a producer/screenwriter? How big/long is the book? Or an estimate of pages/words? This is so exciting!

It was written by Daniel Kraus and del Toro, and it’s around 300 pages :) I know, I literally cannot contain myself and shut up about even though I really should… but just a few more months I guess…