former cardinals

Welcome to Night Vale au

Keith is Cecil, since cryptids

Shiro is /Steve Carlsberg/ 😫 Mainly for relation to Keith, but also cause he would be the only sound mind in the town

Lance is Carlos the Scientist, perfect hair and teeth as straight as a military cemetery

Pidge is John Peters, y'know? The farmer? He’s really good at innovating new invisible corn crops.

Hunk is Megan Wallaby - a detached hand with fantastic abilities with computers and tech who found her body in a large, Russian man

Allura is Dana Cardinal, former intern and current mayor (as far as I’m aware) of Night Vale

Coran is the Glow Cloud (all hail) that announces his presence with his mantra

Haggar is Pamela Winchell, former mayor of Night Vale and current Press Secretary under Mayor Cardinal

Zarkon is Strex Corp. 😅


Doctor Who’s Quinquagenary → Regeneration

“Cardinal Rassilon has been researching a method of regenerating diseased and decaying tissue. Via a series of permanently carried self-replicating biogenic molecules, the cells of a Gallifreyan body can be repaired, restored, and reorganized. This will result in a whole new physical form. The brain cells will similarly be rearranged, although to a lesser degree, thus ensuring the new incarnation will replicate the memories and personality of the former incarnation. Cardinal Rassilon intends for this method to only be used upon the Gallifreyan elite. He has also inputed a parameter of twelve regenerative cycles to avoid decaying biogenic molecules.” - The Recorder, Zagreus

“I can still die. If I’m killed before regeneration, then I’m dead. Even then, even if I change, it feels like dying. Everything I am dies. Some new man goes sauntering away… and I’m dead.” - Tenth Doctor, The End of Time

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A mock-up cover for D’Artagnan’s interview, that’s sure to create legal woes for the magazine as there’s a clause in La Fere’s contract that he will NOT consent to be in the same issue of a magazine that also has photos or references to Milady.

Inciting shots post

castillomichaela  asked:

Okay so hey you said that you had all the references for those facts about cesare borgia and I looked it up on your blog and I think no-one asked you, so could you show them please? I mean that sounds so amazing I'm so intruigued

i got probably 90% of these from Sarah Bradford’s biography of Cesare; I have the kindle version (you can get a download of it and a lot of other great Borgia books here) so unfortunately I don’t have page numbers but I do have them highlighted and can give you the passages!

  • has a silver port a potty
    • about Cesare, on his way to the French court: “He went to the extremes of extravagance in his determination to bedazzle the French; the Gonzaga coursers were to be shod with silver, while Cattaneo reported that he took with him a most princely travelling privy ‘covered with gold brocade without and scarlet within, with silver vessels within the silver urinals …’” Sarah Bradford, Cesare Borgia
  • wears a unicorn suit
    •  Regarding Lucrezia’s second wedding, to Alfonso of Aragon: “After this the Pope and his party withdrew to the Borgia Apartments where Cesare had set up magnificent tableaux – a fountain richly worked with depictions of cobras and other poisonous snakes, while in another room there was a wood in which wandered seven mummers dressed as animals: Jofre, quaintly, as a sea goose; the prior of Santa Eufemia (Ludovico Borgia), brother of Cardinal Borgia, as an elephant; and other gentlemen of Cesare’s dressed as a fox, a stag, a lion and a giraffe. Cesare himself appeared as a unicorn. They were all dressed in satin according to the colour of the animal they represented and came in one by one, dancing before the Pope. At last Cesare asked permission to dance with Lucrezia, after which each of the mummers danced with the ladies.” Sarah Bradford, Lucrezia Borgia
  • steals nun porn from the king of france
    • Cesare “had captured part of the French baggage train - which included a piece of the Holy Cross, a sacred thorn, a limb of Saint-Denis, the Blessed Virgin’s vest, and a book depicting naked women “painted at various times and places… with sketches of intercourse and lasciviousness in each city” Christopher Hibbert, The Borgias and Their Enemies
    • ok so a couple of primary sources list it as noblewomen and a few as nuns but i like to believe it’s nuns because That’s So Cesare
  • takes laxatives instead of ye olde viagra on his wedding night
  • has letters about his sex life sent to his dad and read out in consistory meetings
    • “The marriage was consummated that afternoon, and again in the evening, with the usual lack of privacy enjoyed by important couples of the time. Charlotte’s ladies spied on them through the keyhole, and reported that Cesare, victim of an embarrassing practical joke, spent an unusually disturbed night. Robert de la Marck, seigneur de Fleurange, wrote: ‘To tell you of the Duke of Valentinois’ wedding night, he asked the apothecary for some pills to pleasure his lady, from whom he received a bad turn, for, instead of giving him what he asked for, he gave him laxative pills, to such an effect that he never ceased going to the privy the whole night, as the ladies reported in the morning.’ Nonetheless, between dashes to the privy, Cesare did his duty valiantly, as he hastened to inform his father the next day. News of his performance reached Rome by special courier on 23 May, and Burchard noted to his diary: ‘A courier from France arrived in Rome, who announced to Our Most Holy Lord that his son, the former Cardinal Valentinus, had contracted matrimony with the magnificent lady, and on Sunday the twelfth of this month, had consummated it: which he did eight times in succession.’ Not quite in succession: Louis, who had supplied the Pope with details of his own wedding night with Anne of Brittany, wrote to Alexander informing him that Cesare’s performance had surpassed his own. ‘Valencia has broken four lances more than he, two before supper and six at night, since it is the custom there to consummate the marriage by day,’ reported Cattaneo. Such public relevations of intimate details were a combination of boasting and business. While Cesare naturally prided himself on demonstrating his exceptional virility, he was anxious to record that his marriage had been consummated and therefore could not be nullified, and to assure his father that he had done his duty in the Borgia dynastic interest.” Sarah Bradford, Cesare Borgia
  • tries to escape a spanish prison by tying bedsheets together and rappelling down the side of the tower
  • breaks his shoulder while trying to escape a spanish prison
    • “In fact the true account of his abortive escape was probably that given out by the Spanish envoy in Rome, who told one of Isabella d’Este’s correspondents that Cesare had used the more prosaic but no less dangerous method of knotting his sheets together and lowering himself out of the window, but the improvised lifeline broke and he fell heavily into the fosse of the castle, fracturing his shoulder, whereupon he was carried back to his room and kept under strict surveillance.” Sarah Bradford, Cesare Borgia

Pat Tillman stands as the most famous example of a 21st century athlete giving up his playing career for military service. The former Cardinals safety enlisted in the Army Rangers with his brother Kevin in 2002. On Tillman’s second tour of duty, in Afghanistan, he was killed in a friendly fire incident. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart, among several other military honors. (Gene Lower for SI; Courtesy of Tillman Family)
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Pat Tillman was was an American football player who left his professional career and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2002 in the aftermath of theSeptember 11 attacks. His service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and subsequent death, were the subject of much media attention.

Tillman joined the Army Rangers and served several tours in combat before he died in the mountains of Afghanistan. At first, the Army reported that Tillman had been killed by enemy fire. Controversy ensued when a month later, on May 28, 2004, the Pentagon notified the Tillman family that he had died as a result of a friendly fire incident; the family and other critics allege that the Department of Defense delayed the disclosure for weeks after Tillman’s memorial service out of a desire to protect the image of the U.S. armed forces.

Tillman was the first professional football player to be killed in combat since Bob Kalsu, who died in the Vietnam War in 1970. Tillman was posthumously laterally promoted from Specialist to Corporal. He also received posthumous Silver Star and Purple Heart medals. Tillman’s jersey number 40 was retired at the Cardinals’ first home game of 2004.


Tillman and his brother Kevin enlisted on 31 May 2002. Kevin gave up the chance of a career in professional baseball as he had already signed to play for the Cleveland Indians. In September 2002, they completed basic training together The two brothers completed theRanger Assessment and Selection Program in late 2002 and were assigned to the 2nd Ranger Battalion in Fort Lewis, Washington. Tillman resided in University Place with his wife before being deployed to Iraq. After participating in the initial invasion of Operation Iraqi Freedom, in September 2003, he entered Ranger Schoolat Fort Benning, Georgia, and graduated on November 28, 2003.

Tillman was subsequently redeployed to Afghanistan. On April 22, 2004, he was initially reported to have been killed by enemy combatants. An Afghan Militia Forces allied soldier was also killed in the action. Tillman’s platoon leader first lieutenant David Uthlaut and his radio telephone operator (RTO), 19-year old Jade Lane, were wounded in the incident. The Army initially claimed that Tillman and his unit were attacked in an apparent ambush on a road outside of the village ofSperah about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Khost, near the Pakistan border. It wasn’t until after his burial that investigations by the Department of Defense and US Congress were launched, eventually ruling his death as friendly fire.

The Army Special Operations Command initially claimed that there was an exchange with hostile forces. After a lengthy investigation conducted by Brigadier General Gary M. Jones, the U.S. Department of Defense concluded that both the Afghan militia soldier’s and Pat Tillman’s deaths were due to friendly fire aggravated by the intensity of the firefight.

An investigation by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) concluded that Tillman and the Afghan militia soldier were killed by friendly fire when one allied group fired upon another in confusion after nearby gunfire was mistakenly believed to be from enemy combatants. The CID Report summary, dated 19 March 2007, stated that: “during their movement through the canyon road, Serial 2 [Tillman’s platoon had to split up because of a broken Humvee; the parts were called Serial 1 and 2] was ambushed and became engaged in a running gun battle with enemy combatants. Serial 1 [Tillman’s portion of the platoon] had just passed through the same canyon without incident and were approximately one kilometer ahead of Serial 2. Upon hearing explosions, gunfire, and sporadic radio communication from Serial 2, Serial 1 dismounted their vehicles and moved on foot, to a more advantageous position to provide overwatch and fire support for Serial 2’s movement out of the ambush.” Upon exiting the gorge, and despite attempts by Serial 1 to signal a “friendly position,” occupants of the lead vehicle of Serial 2 opened fire on Tillman’s position, where he was fatally shot.


He started his college career as a linebacker for Arizona State University in 1994, when he secured the last remaining scholarship for the team. Tillman excelled as a linebacker at Arizona State, despite being relatively small for the position at five-feet eleven-inches (1.80 m) tall. As a junior, he helped his team go undefeated that season as well as helping them make it to the Rose Bowl that year. In 1997, he was voted the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year. Academically, Tillman majored in marketing and graduated in three and a half years with a 3.85 GPA. He also earned many academic awards including: the Clyde B. Smith Academic Award in 1996 and 1997; the Sporting News Honda Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1997; and the 1998 Sun Angel Student Athlete of Year. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

In the 1998 National Football League Draft, Tillman was selected as the 226th pick by the Arizona Cardinals. Tillman moved over to play the safety position in the NFL and started ten of sixteen games in his rookieseason.

At one point in his NFL career, Tillman turned down a five-year, $9 million contract offer from the St. Louis Rams out of loyalty to the Cardinals.

Sports Illustrated football writer Paul Zimmerman (Dr. Z) named Tillman to his 2000 NFL All-Pro team after Tillman finished with 155 tackles (120 solo), 1.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 9 pass deflections and 1 interception for 30 yards.

Tillman finished his career with totals of 238 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 3 interceptions for 37 yards, 3 forced fumbles, 12 pass deflections, and 3 fumble recoveries in 60 career games. In addition he also had 1 rush attempt for 4 yards and returned 3 kickoffs for 33 yards.

In May 2002, eight months after the September 11 attacks and after completing the fifteen remaining games of the 2001 season which followed the attacks (at a salary of $512,000 per year), Tillman turned down a contract offer of $3.6 million over three years from the Cardinals to enlist in the U.S. Army.


On Sunday, September 19, 2004, all teams of the NFL wore a memorial decal on their helmets in honor of Pat Tillman. The Arizona Cardinals continued to wear this decal throughout the 2004 season. Former Cardinals quarterback Jake Plummer requested to also wear the decal for the entire season, but the NFL turned him down, saying his helmet would not be uniform with the rest of the Denver Broncos. Plummer later grew a full beard and his hair long in honor of Tillman, who had such a style in the NFL before cutting his hair and shaving his beard off to fit military uniform guidelines.

The Cardinals retired his number 40, and Arizona State did the same for the number 42 he wore with the Sun Devils. The Cardinals have named the plaza surrounding their University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale Pat Tillman Freedom Plaza. Later, on November 12, 2006, during a Cardinals game versus the Cowboys, a bronze statue was revealed in his honor. ASU also named the football locker room entryway to Sun Devil Stadium the “Pat Tillman Memorial Tunnel” and made a “PT-42” patch that they place on the neck of their uniforms as a permanent feature. In 2011, Pat Tillman Veteran’s Center in the lower level of the Memorial Union opened on the Tempe campus.

Before the 2013 seaon, the Tillman Tunnel was renovated with graphics, signage, double doors separate the locker room from the tunnel, and television replaying Tillman’s career highlights, sound system and a gate opens up to the field featuring an image of him looking as if he’s leading the team out.

In September 2008, Rory Fanning, a fellow Army Ranger who was stationed with Tillman in Fort Lewis, Washington, began his “Walk for Pat" — a walk across the United States in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Pat Tillman Foundation. The stated fundraising goal is $3.6 million — the value of the contract Tillman turned down when he decided to enlist in the military.


Today marks 10 years since the death of Pat Tillman, the former Arizona Cardinals defensive back who walked away from millions to join the military.

Eight months after the September… 11 attacks, Tillman left the Cardinals to join the Army. The 27-year-old was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004.

In their haste to make Tillman a post-9/11 hero, the Army falsely claimed that he was killed “in the line of devastating enemy fire.” But it was later revealed that he was killed by ‘friendly fire.’

It’s still not clear who shot him, except that it was likely by one of three army rangers. And, for the first time, one of those rangers is speaking about what happened that day.

Steven Elliott told ESPN last week he can’t shake the fact that it might be his fault. He’s apologized to the Tillman family, but says saying sorry feels inadequate.

This weekend, thousands of people across the country will walk or run 4.2 miles in the annual Pat’s Run. In Arizona, the race will end at the 42-yard line at Sun Devil Stadium, where Tillman started his football career as No. 42.

The event has helped the Pat Tillman Foundation give back to military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships.

More than 290 scholars have helped carry on Pat’s legacy in the past decade, according to the Pat Tillman Foundation’s website.

“Somewhere inside, we hear a voice,” Tillman once said. “It leads us in the direction of who we wish to become. But it is up to us whether or not to follow.”

Pat Tillman was a man willing to sacrifice anything for a better cause. And because of that, his legend will live forever.