I just had a thought on Medieval fashion and knights, and it all lead to one historical character: Niccolo da Tolentino.
The man was an Italian condottiero, or a contractor, for one of the many condottieri companies operating in the fractured country made of city-states that was Italy in the 15th century.
In 1432, while contracted by the Republic of Florence against the Republic of Siena under Francesco Piccinino, da Tolentino was said to have wanted to close in on the enemy, that he forgot to wear his helmet, meaning that we wore a civilians hat instead.
A civilian hat doesn’t really sound that impressive, is what you’re probably thinking. But you’re not thinking of ITALIAN MEDIEVAL civilian hats.
you know those photo series that are like “In The Running For The Next Spiderman/Young Han Solo/Bachelor/Prince Eric/Property Brother”
and it’s just like nine generically handsome brunet white men that might all be Henry Cavill or might all be Matt Bomer or might all be the photogenic runner guy from 2012 for all we know but it’s impossible to tell because they are just so generic?
and you know how nobody really remembers what Moist von Lipwig (slash Albert Spangler where applicable) actually looks like, they just remember the gold hat, or the glasses, or the bountiful ear hair?
what I want is an adaptation where Moist, whenever he’s being an anonymous face or The Man in the Golden Suit or Albert Spangler, is played by a series of generically handsome brunet white men who are swapped out shot-to-shot.
new overwatch event is actually a birthday party. there are streamers and balloons on every map. every hero gets a skin but its just their default with a party hat. mccree’s cigar is replaced with a party blower that goes off when he high noons and he wears the party hat on top of his cowboy hat. soldier’s rockets come with confetti. pharah’s rockets look like giant birthday candles. zenyatta gets a pinata skin and drops candy when he dies. the payload on every payload map is replaced by a giant cake and when it reaches the end reinhardt pops out of it wearing nothing but a giant bow over his junk.
My favorite is how the press asked him yesterday if he got any sun and he was like, “No, I was working!” (paraphrased) and they were like, “well we literally have drone footage of you chillin’ on the beach this morning…” (also paraphrased) and his people were all, “well he was wearing a hat so he didn’t get any sun."