I was, besides, endued with a figure hideously deformed & loathsome; I was not even of the same nature as man. I was more agile than they & could subsist upon coarser diet; I bore the extremes of heat & cold with less injury to my frame; my stature far exceeded theirs. When I looked around I saw & heard of none like me.
David Bowie as Tilda Swinton, with Tilda Swinton as David Bowie by Jeff Cronenweth
My pitch for the 12th Doctor was Bowie & Swinton as the same Doctor, & just make it flexible for their schedules, so they only have to film half a season each. That is also my pitch for the 13th, 14th, etc…
Japanese kabuto (samurai war helmet), 17th c, in the shape of a giant dragonfly. Craftsmen covered the underlying iron bowl with papier-mâché over a wooden framework to form the body of the insect, and covered it with lacquer. Wooden wings flare to the sides, while the insect’s eyes are rendered as large golden orbs. In Japan, the dragonfly symbolizes focused endeavor and vigilance because of its manner of moving up, down, and sideways while continuing to face forward. Minneapolis Institute of Arts.