stutter behind the scenes

never dead

for this prompt from anonymous; ao3

Zoro has never seen the cook like this.

And he has seen a lot of the cook, even when he loathes to admit it — Sanji was a fascination, and then he became an important nakama, and before he knew it Zoro could no longer take his eyes off of the other man, can’t help goading him, demanding Sanji’s attention. It’s an old song and dance for them, one they both know the steps to by heart, except now the song changes and the tune is unfamiliar to Zoro.

It is all just because of a ship.

A peculiar-looking ship, granted — the shape of it reminds Zoro of a large den-den mushi — but in the grand scheme of things, it is neither the largest nor the weirdest ship Zoro has ever seen. He can probably slice it in half in five or six swings, and he’s sure Sanji could do the same with a couple of well-placed kicks. And yet —

Zoro chances another glance at Sanji through the galley window.

Leaning against the kitchen sink, Sanji looks visibly shaken. There are shadows in his eyes that Zoro doesn’t think he’s ever seen before, and he is hugging himself, like someone has told him repeatedly that he’s taking too much space for existing and there’s nothing he can do but curl into himself until he disappears. Right outside the galley Usopp accidentally drops his kabuto, and Sanji jolts in response, the shock rippling through his body, hands trembling.

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The Christmas Invasion - Behind the Scenes [Part 2]

It seemed appropriate to post photos from David Tennant’s first episode on the day of Peter Capaldi’s first episode. 

There are just sooooo many great behind-the-scenes photos from this special (even though the Doctor was unconscious for most of it)

Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s article for DWM #365

[filming the first scene where the Doctor stumbles out of the TARDIS]
David and Billie step into the TARDIS and close the door behind them.  Standing outside in the rain, we can still hear their excited chatter.
    David:  “I can’t believe this!  I’m inside the TARDIS!”
    Billie:  “Sorry, it’s a wee bit cramped in here.”
    Then we hear a girlish giggle.  It’s David’s.

[filming the balcony/pilot fish scene]
“You can write in Doctor Who Magazine,” says David, showing me the plastic imitation screwdriver that he’s been given, “that they don’t trust me with the real prop yet. Look,” he cries, “it’s a fake!”

[filming the swordfight]
    “Have you got padding on your arse?” Noel asks David.
    “No, it’s all mine,” he replies.
    “Do you think that’s the paparazzi?” Billie asks her co-stars, pointing at a speedboat on the water.
    “Maybe it’s the News of the World,” Noel shrugs.  “Those boats have been circling all morning.”
    “I’m going to show them my arse!” declares David, standing up and promptly pulling down his pyjama bottoms, mooning out to sea.  Unbeknownst to David, a make-up artist is standing right behind him.  The poor lady gets quite the eyeful.
    “Oh jings,” gasps David, “I’m so sorry.”
    “It’s okay,” she stutters.  “It’s nothing I haven’t seen before.”

Other Christmas Invasion behind-the-scenes posts:
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The rest of my behind-the-scenes photosets are available [ here ]