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:

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

wasson… discovered yesterday that after moving house this coming monday i won’t have broadband connectivity to this here pasture until the 19th… so in that time!! alex will be on creative hiatus in terms of replying to threads and asks (imagine him locked away in his flat..suffering thru a grim blue period… shaking off nightmares of silent hill-esque hallucinations wherein women w/ clandestine cleavage and tattoo needles for hands represent some kind of self-destructive basic theoretical freudian fixation on S-E-X!! or maybe he’s just out on a 11 day bender…)

i’ll be switching data on and off occasionally on phone, the best way to reach me is through tumblr IM as i do not.. have the storage for skype or discord. will try to get to !! at least a couple threads tomorrow!! if not then i’ll catch u all on the other side from here on out ✌️ ❤️

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.”

mendacitor  asked:

❝ i’m not what i once was. ❞

          Andromeda, the land of new prospects, of new chances. It was meant to be the clean slate so many people sought. The baggage grafted to the souls of wanderers no longer able to rot and make a home of the carcass. 

               It was your chance for a new life. Just as it was his. Reyes Vidal, a snake. For in the blink of an eye he would shed the skin of the liar and become the man of promise. A two sided fool playing himself as much as others. You did not know what it was he desired, but his fangs were sharp just as yours were, and In his eyes you saw yourself. That told you all you needed to know of the lengths he would be prepared to go.

        Your trust was a string dangled above the rapids, tenuous and shaking, would it snap? Or would the string hold true enough to keep you both from drowning in each other’s river? 

                       “Is anyone? Andromeda is our chance for something better.
                                              So what are you going to make of it?”

       Will you sink, like the snake with a heart of stone, or will you float, shed skin to become a better man, Reyes Vidal?

                                                               Who will you become?

jojos colors stress me out!!!!! i love the little guy but i have no idea what’s going on with him. he’s white and orange, but his fins and body look dirty? not brown dirty - black dirty. like he has oil on his fins and under his scales?

like if he were a snake that shedded his skin, there would be black splotches on his body once it shed, if that makes sense???

I considered it might be the water but he doesn’t seem sick? i dont have strips right now so i cant test, but there’s nothing wrong with him (he’s even eating now, which i had trouble getting him to do when i got him)

hes perfectly fine, his colors are just weird. i thought he might be a marbled betta but i always thought those were expensive and not something pet stores usually carried

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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source: jjongella

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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