he's a snake shedding skin

Doctor Who Panel - Ottawa Comic Con 2017

I haven’t made a post here for a long time but this is the most fandom thing I’ve done in a while and wanted to share. I attended the DW Panel and we had Peter Capaldi, Alex Kingston and Jenna Coleman in Ottawa which was great because we never get anyone and certainly not a current Doctor. They were all wonderful and I really enjoyed the event. Here are some of the highlights (I say highlights but this is basically the whole thing) 

Q: Peter Capaldi (PC) what do you look for in a partner?
PC: longevity 

Q: Fave monsters?
PC: Likes the Daleks but his long time fave are the Zarbi from the episode “The Web Planet”
Alex Kingston (AK): When she was young, she liked the Cybermen but now its the Silence (she never actually said the name, she acted like she couldn’t remember it and Jenna ended up being the one to say it)
Jenna Coleman (JC): She also likes the Silence. She finds the scariest monsters are the ones which never have to run but move slowly

Q: Fave Dalek scene?
JC: When she was a Dalek (“Asylum of the Daleks”)
CP: When they were shrunk and put into a Dalek (someone from the crowd shouted rusty, “Into the Dalek”)
AK: When she killed a Dalek (”The Big Bang”)

Q: Fave emotional scene without giving away any spoilers?
JC: The diner scene. It was shot over two days as they shot some of it in the diner and the rest in the studio. She didn’t think the parts shot in the studio were meant to be emotional, when she enters her Tardis. But Peter was there when he didn’t have to, in his own clothes, and seeing him there made her emotional
AK: Saying good bye to David, getting the ‘piss off’ (her words) from Matt, and for Peter it was hard for both of them to hold back their emotions but still be able to show it to the audience, of knowing what was in store for each other without the other knowing.   

Q: Jenna asked what it felt like dying
JC: She read in the script a raven was meant to fly at her, but she didn’t know what to expect on set and whether they would actually get a raven which would be made to fly at her. So when that didn’t actually happen she was so relieved she kept forgetting to actually die. 

Q: Choose a show or movie for Doctor Who to do a crossover
PC: Game of thrones, because the Doctor can definitely take down the white walkers
AK: Lord of the Rings, and the Doctor to face the Orcs
JC: The Thick of it (so Pc vs PC lol)

Q: If they could choose a name for the Doctor what would it be
JC: Bob 
PC: Doesn’t believe the Doctor’s name can be understood by humans, so it isn’t a word
AK: When she was shooting the scene where River Song whispers the Doctor’s name, the first take she whispered the name Shaniqua (lol) and caused an NG. She kept changing the name every time they shot the scene but wouldn’t say the other names 

Q: Fave line?
PC: I’m the Doctor
AK: Hello sweetie 
JC: Chin boy, show me the stars and Run you clever boy
(They got into a discussion led by PC, that Steven Moffat likes to notice peoples different quirks and bring it into the script. So it’s not a trait of the Doctor but the actor e.g. like how he runs funny. 

Q: PC why does Doctor who appeal to young people today especially with an episode like “Thin Ice”?
PC: (I loved how he answered this question and I’m not going to do it justice but here goes) There are a lot of things going on in the world right now which are bad, terrible and crazy. And it’s up to writers to put across a message about the times we live in. The Doctor sees things from a different perspective from all of time and space, to see what’s truly good and what’s truly bad. It’s in the Doctor’s character and we all have to keep saying it

Q: Do they have any input into how their character is written?
JC: The script is fluid during filming and Moffat can put a joke she said before hand into the script
AK: Likes how Moffat writes characters to be unique, so they have their own speech pattern. You can see a line without naming a character, but you can still picture exactly who would say it
PC: Even though he doesn’t change the lines they can interpret and deliver the lines differently from how they are written in the script

Q: Fave episode?
JC: Vincent and the Doctor, likes she get to meet such influential people from the past
AK: Also really loved Vincent and the Doctor, and that the Doctor was able to take him into the future and show him how people admired his genius and talent (honestly one of my fave scenes also)
PC:  Frontier in Space (To him only six people cheered after he said this so jokingly wondered if we are all really Doctor Who fans in the audience) 

Just some things I took note of

  • JC knew for a year she was leaving the show. They had already decided that Clara could not return to Earth, so she was happy with the ending
  • AK told us David Tennant loves playing cards. And him and Catherine Tate played a game between takes which she joined, to name a band from the last letter of the previous band named. They all got so into it they were more into the game than the actual scenes
  • Alex was asked if she would do a show with John Barrowman as River Song and Captain Jack Harkness. She walked over to Peter and covered his ears by placing his head against her stomach and covering the other with her hand, and whispered yes into the microphone.  
  • They are all for the next Doctor being a girl, PC added a woman as well. If they could choose an actress to be the Doctor AK choose Frances de la Tour, PC choose Melissa McCarthy, and JC declined to answer sort of hinting she could be in the running (the host added because the Doctor can choose a face he has known i.e. like PC)
  • AK says she can’t have a fave Doctor because it’s the same person but he is like a snake which sheds its skin (loved the metaphor), but River Song enjoys that the different Doctors come in different shapes and sizes ;)
  • PC told us his punk rock band was called Dream Boys (was very embarrassed by this admission) and his stage outfit was a white shirt and a bow tie. So he has always loved bow ties
  • The fave character AK has played is Lady Macbeth. She never grew up believing she would be on tv as Britain doesn’t have Hollywood like America. So hoped to make it in theater 
  • PC was asked what it was like being a side character on DW before becoming the Doctor. He gave a funny excerpt of how he sneaked into the Tardis and played with the console because he thought it would be his one and only chance in the cheapest toga ever made (thankfully it wasn’t)

anonymous asked:

hello, sorry to bother you but I have a question, do you think TS6 will be her coming out album? I mean, she already has "I don't give a damm about what you say" album and if the fandom is right about the fact that she will be reborn, like the snake that he come as new when shed it's skin or the eclipse, then shouldn't this be a coming out? revealing who she is? then again, it could do some real damage to her career. what do you think?

I never want to come across as a Debbie downer, but I strongly doubt it. Could she return to a more casual glass closet/ hinting attitude? Perhaps. Will she fully come out with the album? Strongly doubt it. I would love to be proved wrong but I just don’t know if she is in a spot right now in her career where she would take that risk (though I believe it would do nothing but benefit her in the long run). She is still quite reserved about it and we just recently saw the resurgence of Joshlie with that article a few days ago, meaning the bearding will most likely continue with this era. There will most definitely be references to Kaylor events (of course overshadowed by the copycat events with Calcium and almost Bond) and wordplay hinting at it, but I would doubt anything direct. 

Part of me wonders if she will come out now that the sexual assault trial is over, but I still am extremely doubtful. Especially in our political climate right now, it would be a huge risk. Again, if she proves me wrong, I would be ecstatic, but I am really on the fence. 


Draco going to Azkaban after the war would include:

• Things don’t quite go the way that Draco had planned, once the war is over. Because there’s blood etched into the whorls of his fingertips, blood smeared along the knife sharp edge of his jaw, blood that’s drying beneath his fingernails and blood that he suspects won’t wash off and a pair of rusted shackles biting around his wrists. Because there’s a trial replete with sob smattered testimonies and a prosecutor revealing the mark on his arm. Because there’s a cell, at the end of it all.
• Things don’t quite go the way that Draco had planned, after the war.
• Things go exactly the way that Draco had planned, after the war.
• Until -
• Draco doesn’t receive visitors on Thursdays. Has become accustomed to his mother dropping by with a handkerchief collecting lipstick stains pressed against her mouth, every Sunday.
• But this - this isn’t her.
• And Draco doesn’t quite know what to expect - isn’t sure whether it’s Potter with an apologetic grimace or Granger with a deprecating snarl, thinks that anything must be better than his mother, with her good intentions and always close to overflowing eyes.
- He’s wrong, of course.
• Because the girl that’s come to visit him - she’s new and she’s pretty and -
• She’s angry
• A bone deep mind of rage that’s strung clear through her clenched jaw, her nails kissing indents against her palms; a nerve shorting kind of rage that Draco recognizes, far more than he’d like to admit.
• And he recognizes her, is the thing.
• Had seen her through charcoal smoke and fuming debris, had seen her holding a corpse that had just moments before been on the wrong end of his father’s wand.
• He swallows, as he sits down.
• Scratches at the series of numbers needle deep in the skin of his neck.
• A tattoo and a punishment and a sentence, really, one that could never compete with the ink dripping across his arm.
• “Why are you here?” he finally grits out, spits the words between his teeth.
• She tilts her chin. Looks at him like he’s a snake trapped beneath a glass jar.
• He hasn’t managed to shed his skin, just yet.
• “I needed to see,” she says, finally. “I needed to see who took my father away from me.”
• Something like guilt spikes through Draco’s gut. Claws at his heartstrings like it’s desperate to get out.
• “I never-” he says, glances down at the tabletop. “I wasn’t the one -”
• “But you were one of them,” she says. And the words are choked out of her lungs, are a sucker punch to Draco’s teeth because he can’t, he can’t, he can’t-
• “I didn’t-” he says, and his hands are shaking, “I didn’t have a choice. If I had do you think I would’ve ever done something like that. I didn’t want to see anybody killed.”
• But that’s what happened, anyway.
• And this girl - she’s looking at Draco like he’s a snake beneath a glass jar that has just shed it’s scales. Looking at him through dust filtered light like it’s that day at the castle, and lives are being ruined all over again.
• He can see a breath shake through her shoulders as she reaches out a hand, settles it against the jut of his wrist.
• “I’m sorry,” he gasps, is still attempting to wrestle back a sob.
• A tentative smile twists at the corners of her mouth.

emeralb224  asked:

How would Genji, Jesse, Hanzo and Soldier 76 react if they learnt their s/o was a lamia, (half human and half snake) and that it was soon time for them to shed.

I can imagine Jesse and 76′s now..


Soldier 76

  • Lamias exist???
  • Seriously, this man is still surprised that anything supposedly mythical and the like actually exists
  • Poor old boy, get with the times
  • Anyway, he’s not a stranger to snakes, so he gets the process
  • The idea of them shedding their skin makes him a squeamish though (Seriously Jack?)
  • So he takes some time away from you until your shedding scene is over, which you don’t mind (It’s a bit of an embarrassing process in all honesty)
  • He compliments you on the fresh look when he gets back, though, and happily agrees to feel the new skin when you offer to let him


  • Also not shy around snakes but he also has the guts to stick around for the shedding process
  • Regrets it almost immediately though
  • The process is so odd and actually creepy, considering you’re still half-human
  • He still refuses to leave though (also doesn’t allow you to see his discomfort, as he knows the process is already a bit embarrassing for you), except for rest and general health for himself (the process can take weeks, so he’s gotta make sure he’s in as good health as you are)
  • When the show is over, his mood changes completely
  • He thinks you look mighty fine and pretty with that old skin gone and he tells you just so
  • He starts feeling up your fresh scales before you even suggest he so, which causes you to laugh and him to blush a bit in response
  • He can’t help it; you’re so goddamned gorgeous and he’s never seen you right after shedding your old skin before
  • He gives you a few smooches, then lets you go about your business cleaning up


  • To be honest, he’s just flat-out interested in it
  • Like, lamias exist and that’s totally bomb
  • He’s nerd out about it
  • Does his research
  • Joins you for the process, both because he’s interested in watching and because he wants to make sure everything goes well
  • He read that sometimes shedding doesn’t always go as planned, which means you’re in bad health
  • He’s a little intense in viewing, as he’s inwardly fussing about your health, but what can ya do? He’s a worrier.
  • The process goes well, to which he congratulates you on, as well as thanks you for allowing him to watch a somewhat vulnerable change of your body
  • He cleans up while you rest, then comes to lay with you and casually pets your scales
  • They’re so smooth and colorful; you’re even more stunning than you were before
  • He tells you as much, making you blush


  • Do spirit dragons shed?
  • I wouldn’t think so
  • Either way, he’s never seen the process and isn’t too keen with doing so now
  • He’ll stay if you want him to but, considering the awkward-looking process, you’re totally fine with him taking some alone time until the shedding is finished
  • He does set up a comfortable space for you to do so, though, and leaves water and snacks for you, whether you need them or not
  • He has you contact him when you’ve finished, which you do (also after you clean up, of course; he doesn’t deserve to come home to the carcass either, as funny as that reaction might be)
  • He tells you how bright and soft you look but only feels the new skin if you offer first
  • Then he makes sure you’ve rested and hydrated and fed

anonymous asked:

I'm also pretty sure that 90% of the older Serpents know that Betty is Alice's daughter and FP implied that she was a former Serpent herself. She may have rewrote her past, but as he put it, snakes don't shed their skins so easily, so even if some of her old friends are resentful towards her for abandoning them, they'd still consider Betty family. Besides that, she stood up for them when no one else would, and she's their Crown Prince's TL. They basically have to like her. LOL

If anything, we’d see Jr. Serpents asking Jug for tips about how he landed his hot, classy girlfriend—and that being another reason for all of them to line up when he resurrects the Southside paper/starts constructing a new murder board

What kind of pets the gang would have (headcanon)

Pony: A cat. This boy would absolutely LOVE to read while his cat just sleeps in his lap. He loves how relaxed cats are and how some can be weird, too. He melts whenever he hears a cat’s tiny meow

Soda: I can see Soda having a strange obsession with geckos. He doesn’t really know why, though. He just loves to watch them crawl around with their tiny legs and huge eyes

Darry: Okay but Darry probably LIVES for doggos. He would get a golden retriever and play fetch and all those kinds of games with it. He would try to go on runs with it, too

Johnny: A turtle. Turtles are pretty quiet and calm and that’s what Johnny likes most about them. Tbh he could just chill for days besides his turtle’s tank and not worry about a thing. He also loves to watch them swim around because he thinks it’s cute

Dally: A snake. He prefers the kinds with smooth scales. He loves how they feel and how they just don’t give a sh*t about anything. Also, he probably likes watching snakes shed and using the skin to freak people out

Steve: A fish. Honestly, Steve would love to take his fish out for a ride sometimes. He just really likes how they flap around in the water like they’re birds. He doesn’t know why, though

Two-Bit: Hamsters or guinea pigs. He thinks these little guys are really fun, especially when they’re running on their wheels. I think they’re nocturnal too so Two will have someone to keep him company when he decides to be drunk all night

(This post wasn’t requested. I made it in honor of my turtle, Shelldon who might be dead. Hang in there, Shelldon!)

Like a Snake Shedding Its Skin

[recollection from Frank Lisciandro]

“Jim didn’t seem to have any sense of ownership about anything. As an example, I said to him one day that I needed to go buy some new boots; he said he probably needed some new boots too and he’d come along. So we went to a Western-wear store and both shopped for what we needed. Later I found Jim coming out of a dressing room. He had bought a completely new outfit right down to the underwear and then he went over and bought a new pair of boots. It looked like he had changed his skin. And being more reptilian, he left his old clothes behind … didn’t take them … said to the guy at the store, ‘Burn 'em or throw 'em away or give 'em to somebody.’ We walked outside and I looked at him in the sunlight in front of the store and realized at that instant that he could really live like a snake if he wanted to … shed his skin, have a new set of skin underneath, and walk away.”

261 of 365. @elsewhereuniversity has pulled me in far, maybe too far. Don’t be dazzled by the mask, turn away if he starts to remove it. Never turn your back on the snake. If he offers you a shed skin take it. If he offers you anything else, politely decline then RUN.

he won’t make you happy; he won’t fucking fix you.
he’s a snake, just wait until he sheds his skin and shows you the truth.
he’ll ruin you, do you understand?
he’ll break your ribs and stomp on your heart and you won’t be able to stop him.

you’ll give him the power to fucking destroy you but you’ll call it loyalty.

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a listener sent in a message asking jonghyun whether or not he’s the type of person who’ll hang up his clothes neatly after taking them off. jonghyun responded that he’s “like a snake shedding it’s skin” when he takes his clothes off because the clothing items end up inside out after being removed. he’s trying to become more organized about this though.

buttheyrebrothers  asked:

On some days, when guilt was weighting him down even more than usual and he was visiting his biggest fuck ups, he wondered what had happened to his amulet after he had thrown it into the trashcan.

Wondered what it felt like to be weighted to this earth, because his bones had long forgotten what it was like to be rooted with the weight of love around his neck.  A weight that had gotten to heavy too bear, so he shed it like a snakes skin, barely giving it a second thought.  

But now, he sits with his fingers laced around his throat and he tries to feel the indentation the black rope had left in his neck.  Feels his chest and tries to feel the invisible scar that the golden head had burned into his flesh.  His fingers shake and his breathing hollows out as he comes up empty handed again and again.  

His eyes burn with tears as he looks over at his sleeping Brother and wonders which of them misses it more.  He takes another swig of the whiskey bottle and he lets the burn in his chest rid the wavering tide of panic in his lungs.  


After the earth swallows Sam, Dean packs away Sam’s things in the trunk of the impala, which is parked in Lisa’s garage. 

Six months pass before he finds himself digging through Sam’s things, his fingers hungry for the feel of his Brother.   And when he unzips the inner pocket in Sam’s duffle bag, his face falls as the familiar necklace stares back up at him.  

A note in Sam’s handwriting lays beside the necklace and it reads simply, “Just cause…”

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