Plot twist: The next companion is a normal girl/boy who only dies once in their lifetime and has no remarkable back story but he thinks they’re wonderful because they are human and the Doctor needs reminding that you don’t need to be a mystery to be remarkable.
“Y’all know the story behind that? The official story. We have a lot of low hanging things on set. For instance, the trailers, when the awning comes out, the little hitch - some of us are tall and we’ll run head first into them. And so in order to remind ourselves not to run into things, ‘cause often times we’re going inside like reading lines, we start hanging ducks. So we’d see them and think, “duck!” And so as the amount of places grew that we needed to duck but the ducks were not multiplying as real ducks do, which I’ll explain later, we needed more ducks. We didn’t need that many ducks! I think we needed like three more ducks, now there’s a small duck army.”
Sleep Paralysis is a phenomenon in which people, either falling asleep or waking up, temporarily experience the inability to move. Scientifically its the transition state between wakefulness and rest characterized by complete muscle atonia (muscle weakness).
I’ve known several people who have had sleep paralysis, who have even made characters who share the same trait. I’ve never suffered from it myself but I find the folklore around it fascinating, because no matter what nation of origin it always has to do with the visitation of a demon or vengeful spirit who either sits on, restrains, or strangles said victim. And so I drew my own little depiction of it, complete with a demon girl puking black stuff on a guy.
I dunno, sue me.
Fun Fact Of the Day #1 the myth of the succubus and incubus came out of the hallucinations people have when they experience sleep paralysis
Fun Fact Of The Day #2 this dude’s art is so fucking rad