"Monster" is derived from the Latin noun monstrum, "divine portent," itself formed on the root of the verb monere, "to warn." It came to refer to living things of anomalous shape or structure, or to fabulous creatures like the sphinx who were composed of strikingly incongruous parts, because the ancients considered the appearance of such beings to be a sign of some impending supernatural event. Monsters, like angels, functioned as messengers and heralds of the extraordinary. They served to announce impending revelation, saying, in effect, "Pay attention; something of profound importance is happening."

— My Words to Victor Frankenstein: by Susan Stryker (via whatmonstrosity)
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WHERE are they getting this stuff !!

I am the last dragon.

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the triumph by alfonso elola

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Night Epiphany - ink & bleach on watercolour paper

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On tumblrdeviantart

Ghibli Illustrations

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Spring Equinox in Chicago by nixerkg 

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Water Experiment No. 33 Automata

What a beautiful work of craftsmanship.

By: Dean O’Callaghan

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My little animation project is finally done! Thanks everyone who came to the livestreams and lent me encouragement during it. This is for all you artists who are also stuggling to figure things out.

2 months, done in photoshop. Big thanks to CERF+, studioprotector, and Max Porter and his class for the critiques! c: Go check them out! Some really great resources.

Also thanks everyone for the congrats and hi-fives! c:

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