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