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From His Feelings On ‘Coco’ To His Favorite Tequila Guillermo Del Toro Spilled The Beans In This Reddit AMA

This week, Guillermo Del Toro, the visionary director behind “Hellboy,” “Pacific Rim,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” took to Reddit to do an AMA (ask me anything), where fans can ask questions and get responses in real time. Nerds and geeks of all kinds tuned into to get their chance to ask the monster-loving genius a question or two about his past films, future projects, and his upcoming film, “The Shape of Water.”

Del Toro posted a photo on Twitter to prove that it was indeed him on Reddit.

A man of few words, but big ideas.

Right off the bat, one of the cool questions  was about the animated film “Coco.”

Del Toro clearly enjoyed the film, saying that not only did he love the movie and its success, but that the more it succeeds, the more stories like it can also succeed. It sounds like he believes that some art can open the doors for other types of art to thrive.

This 17-year-old high school student is already worrying about their future and asked Del Toro about his life experiences.

The major takeaway from Del Toro? Patience, young padawan. Hang tight, have life experiences and let that inform where you go. Wise!

This “young Mexican filmmaker” was asking the important questions: where’s the money at?

Del Toro’s advice: don’t give up. He was knocking on doors for 4 years to get the money for his film. I bet his knuckles hurt.

One Redditor asked about Del Toro working with Michael Shannon, one of the leads from “The Shape Of Water.”

Shannon, to no ones surprise, is clearly intense. Del Toro wasn’t worried. To him, his Mexican upbringing has prepared him plenty for what life has to throw his way.

And finally what does Del Toro like to do in his down time? Tequila!

The man clearly has a drink of choice and hopefully Patron knows how much he loves them and they send him jugs of it.

Check out the rest of the Reddit AMA to see what other questions he answered and insight he gave. The Shape of Water is now in theaters.


READ: Mexican Director Guillermo del Toro Helped Design The Bottle For This $400 Tequila


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Reddit Sleuths Are Taking A User To Task For Posting An AMA About Supposedly Meeting His PenPal After 15 Years

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Reddit Sleuths Are Taking A User To Task For Posting An AMA About Supposedly Meeting His PenPal After 15 Years

In a recent post to Reddit, a user by the name of u/pollutedmind22 shared a pretty remarkable story about a chance meeting that has users on the platform pretty riled up. Partly because it might just be too romantic to be true. 

“When i was 9, my elementary school had a penpal program, which would allow us to write letters to other 9-year-olds across the whole country. i was young and curious at the time, so i decided to send them a letter,” explained Reddit user u/pollutedmind22.

The user went onto further explained that his letter reached a girl who lived across the country. “Jane” as the user calls his panpal for privacy’s sake, lived near New Orleans while the Reddit user lived in Denver at the time. The two wrote to each other and got a long well enough that their parents decided to encourage their communications because they knew it would improve their writing. According to the Reddit user, the two talked about everything from their crushes to their studies and families. “We were as close as two people could be without meeting, explained. Things went along so well that the two wrote once a week. “I remembered how excited i would be waiting for the letter, and putting off everything to immediately reply to her. We both grew up together, and we confided all our problems with each other.” explained the user. 

According to the Reddit user in 2014, after around 10 years of writing manual letters, they decided to move to email, as it was faster to type and messages could be sent instantly.

Then, earlier this year the Reddit user began working in a restaurant as a side job while completing their studies. It so happens that when he started his work, he began working alongside a woman named Jane. ” I found it funny, and a hilarious coincidence, and thus i emailed Jane telling her so,” explained the user. “It was then she sent back an email telling me that she was the Jane in question. Apparently, she had just moved to Denver and hadn’t had time to tell me, and just happened to work at the same shop as I did. what are the odds!”

The Reddit user explained that they have been working together for around 8 months and became so close in real life that they started dating 2 months ago.

During the AMA portion of the Reddit poster, one user asked “What was the spirit and essence of these letters and emails that kept the pen friendship going for so long?”

In response, the original Reddit user explained. “We were both introverts, and thus writing was a way both of us could freely express ourselves. I was motivated to keep writing as her personality was just great, she was funny and confident, and we both could share our personal problems, and just talk about life. Honestly, the 15 years and nearly 1000 letters and emails passed so quickly, and i’m just so glad i participated in that program in the first place.” 

Q: What was your first impression of her in that coffee store when you still didn’t know that it was infact your penpal you were looking at. –sieberde

A: “honestly, i didn’t pay much attention and she was busy calling someone, my first actual confrontation the next day was awkward to say the least. we just stood and looked at each other for what must have been 5 minutes.”

Q: You say she told you it was in fact her in an E-Mail. Did she know that it was you from the mail you wrote or did she get the hint sooner?-sieberde

A: “After reading my email, she quickly sent one back asking if it was <insert restaurant name>, as she realised that her new co worker shared the same name as i. after around 2 emails later, we realised that we actually met each other in person.”

Q: Hows the decade been?

A: it’s been full of ups and downs, but we have always wrote to each other and consoled each other when stuff went wrong. i basically lived my conscious life with her, and we shared everything with each other. so the decade has been like a normal decade, but with a close friend that always stuck to me.

Of course, as is typical for Reddit boards, internet sleuths have pressed the user to prove the validity of this story. Particularly considering how cute it is and some various valuable points.

As one user pointed out “you expect people to believe that you and Jane are 24-year-old friends who are as close as you could be with someone you hadn’t met – and you never connected on social media? Never shared a photo?”

As another user pointed out, it seems odd that the Redditer’s friend would only share that she had moved to his hometown after the fact. Especially because they seemed to have grown so close in recent years 

“So a girl you’ve been writing letters to for a decade and a half moved to the same city as you and failed to tell you until she already got a job?” JayCroghan pointed out. “Alright, buddy. Not only applied for a got a job but management had time to let employees know.”

TBT on what the real story is here but we’ll be keeping you posted.

A Reddit User Asked Men In Longterm Relationships What It Is They Miss About The Honeymoon Phase And Here’s What They Had To Say

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A Reddit User Asked Men In Longterm Relationships What It Is They Miss About The Honeymoon Phase And Here’s What They Had To Say

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In a recent post to Reddit, one user posed the question to men “what little things do you miss from your SO from the honeymoon phase?” The Redditor behind the question explained that she had noticed that she’d become so comfortable with her boyfriend that she found themselves kissing less than they had been in the first few months of the start of their relationship. Ultimately the question highlights a pretty big issue: sometimes when it comes to relationships we get so comfortable, we end up being neglectful. If you’re in a long term relationship with your S/O check out these responses to help keep the flame alive.

Spontaneous kisses 

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“I realized I wasn’t spontaneously kissing my boyfriend as much as I did in the first few months of our relationship and now I am trying to ensure that brief (or long) surprise make out sessions don’t fade from our interactions. Stuff like that.

What little things did your SO do in the beginning of the relationship that stopped once you became comfortable (and that you miss)?”

Jabs that were playful and not so personal

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“The flirty texts from him is what I miss the most. I pointed it out and said he doesn’t seem as smitten with me and he said its just that, now that he’s ‘caught’ me, I have to deal with his snarky side more. I don’t mind his snark because I fire it right back but sometimes its like… can’t we have both?” —Warriorette12

Those long-ass cuddle sessions.

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“Cuddling. She couldn’t get enough of it, we would waste days cuddled up together in bed. Nowadays, 6 years in, she mostly likes to spread out on her own and basically build a rats nest of pillows and blankets with which she also places her candy stash and will read or watch t.v on her phone. I try to snuggle but if I try it’s treated like an annoyance or I’m bothering her.” – NWcoffeeaddict

The excitement of it all

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“Not much but I miss the thumping in my heart whenever I was near her. I still love her the same if not more but I miss the excitement of it all, especially since it’s both our first relationship.”– elizacandle  

Texts that weren’t about groceries 

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“Married for going on 5 years. I really miss the super flirty texts. We still text each other flirty but not near as intense and sexual. Also, I wish we had as much sex as in the beginning. We still have sex like at least once a week but damn, I miss the daily hardcore banging.” – kentuckyloglady

That R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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“When she appreciated the things I do and respected my intelligence and opinion.”- Good_Dad_Mike

Date nights

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“Going out pretty much everyday (dates and stuff) nowadays due to work and studying we barely have time to watch a movie tho, still i wouldn’t change all the time i had with her in the past.” – vertuchi02

Making out and nothing else

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Making out. We used to make out for hours. I miss that.”Kits_and_Kats

Wanting to hold hands

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“We used to hold hands more, just because we could. And he would often just lift the back of my hand up and kiss it like it was a precious thing to hold it. I know its old fashioned a bit but i loved that little gesture. Now we seldom hold hands and i miss it” – RetailandPuppies

The rapid-fire texts

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 The instant text reply. Sweet talk. Quality time together.” momo-skee

The anticipation and spontaneity of it all

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“There is less anticipation and butterflies during sex, but I’m way more comfortable than I have ever been before. That’s the trade off, you don’t have the thrill as much but you don’t have the anxiety either. And you know eachother so well that you know how to please eachother to the greatest extent. Plus you can explore all your fantasies without hesitation because you trust and love eachother. Just because you lose that initial thrill does not make it any less satisfying. Honestly, everything else from the “honeymoon” phase has carried on. The flirting, the spontaneous making out, the long talks, the cuddling, the dates, and everything else, will carry on as long as you decide to carry it on. There is absolutely no reason that you have to let it die, it takes conscious effort sometimes from both parties, but it is your choice, it is not simply a consequence of long term dating.” -Reddit user