Sunday, November 6, 2011

Blog Chain: My Favorite Monster

Okay. For this blog chain round, the ridiculously awesome Matthew asked:

What is your all-time favorite monster? 


So. My fave monster.

Thing is, I've never really thought about it. There are so many books, movies, and TV shows with creepy creatures I love. Choosing was much harder than I expected! 

But as I usually do, I go with the first thought to pop into my mind.

Folks, my all-time favorite monster is...


Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas

Confession: Tim Burton is my hero. He's one of the reasons I write, and why I believe dreaming isn't a waste of time. Even though he didn't direct The Nightmare Before Christmas, he wrote the screenplay, and had its characters living in his head for a long time. To me, Sally is his crowning achievement in this film.

For all intents and purposes, Sally is a monster. She's broken--literally. Her body's held together by black threads. She's a walking, talking ragdoll. Whenever her limbs fall off, though, Sally grabs her needles and sews herself back together. Despite her physical restrictions (and her caretaker's desire to have her with him 24/7), she yearns to see the world and the beauty it has to offer. She's kind, rational, and painfully shy when it comes to sharing her feelings for Jack. She's relatable. 

But she looks like she haunts little kids in their sleep.

Sally proves that age-old saying: never judge a book by its cover

Make sure you go check out Abby's fave monster, and stay tuned for Sandra's pick tomorrow!

Now tell me: have you seen The Nightmare Before Christmas? Is there another character you think is an awesome monster??


  1. Golly I saw Nightmare Before Christmas when it first came out - a loooooooooooong time ago! LOL!
    1993?1994? Yikes!!!

    I have to say I think I enjoyed it but can't recall much! LOL!

    Take care

  2. I love Sally. She had the most sense of any of the Halloweentown residents and she was wily, too.

  3. Oh eep! Great monster pick! I love Sally - and have a super creative crush on Tim Burton.

  4. I haven't seen the movie, but Sally sounds like a character I'd enjoy.

  5. I LOVE that movie! It's one of my family's favorites. Great choice, thanks, Amparo!

  6. Wow, neat choice. This is one of the great things about the blog chain. We get so many different perspectives.

  7. Oh, I just love Sally. She's so strong and daring and loyal, yet fragile. As you said, literally. At various parts in the movie she's falling apart at the seams, but she never lets that stop her. Sometimes it helps her achieve her goals.

    Great pick!

  8. First off, Tim Burton is amazing!!! And my fav is the Other Mother from Coraline! "I'm your Other Mother" me chills every time!

  9. Wow, great choice! Sally is the best!