GUILLERMO DEL TORO STOLE MY IDEA
Hi, so, somehow I had managed to avoid seeing the trailer for The Shape of Water until today, and while I knew it was about a tender romance between woman and fish, I did NOT realize the woman in question only spoke in sign language. This is simply way too close to a short story I have been working on sporadically since March 2016 with the joke title of ‘Merhands.’ Key differences are:
a. the main character in my story is actually deaf
In any case I can never prove that Del Toro hacked into my google docs and stole my IP, and I probably won’t ever finish and release it due to the fear of it being forever known as ‘Lesbian Shape of Water,’ so I am just going to put up what I had already written here for all to see.
*Sadly I had not yet gotten to any lesbian bits; as I said I worked on it VERY sporadically.
But fun fact the mermaid’s lower half was partially based on seahorse anatomy for all you perverts.
**I am not actually mad at Guillermo Del Toro because I am sure there are hundreds upon hundreds of mute-woman-desperately-falls-in-love-with-swamp-monster stories out there, I just figured if I was never gonna finish this I might as well share it.
EDIT: Since it was apparently not clear enough that this was a joke, THIS IS A JOKE based on the similarity of my story with The Shape of Water, I don’t actually think the man hacked into my account and stole my goofy mermaid story, please stop sending me asks in defense of Guillermo Del Toro he is fine and I am fine