hairshirts

Before the first apocalypse Becca worked for the “Eligius” Mining Company.

This company owned asteroid mining penal colony. Criminals were put into hypersleep and given nightblood to protect against solar radiation for the long duration missions. How long were the missions?  Here you can see the asteroid belt:

In 2048 contact with colony was lost. Why? We have no idea.

Becca worked with nightblood both in her laboratory on the island and at the space station. Becca needed an avatar. Chris and 2 his co-workers created Alie in 2051. They also worked for the “Eligius”.

We know that the station belonged to Becca, hence the symbol of infinity is the logo of the Becca’s corporation.

1.     The figure IV can be correlated with the Becca’s rocket  “Vesta IV”,

2.     Becca’s corporate logo,

3.     The third symbol looks familiar:

On the left is the symbol of the Second Dawn, on the right is the logo on the equipment in Becca’s laboratory owned by the company for which Becca developed nightblood. “The Eligius Corporation.”

St. Eligius is the Patron Saint of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

“He was tall with a rosy face. He had a pretty head of hair with curly locks. His hands were honest and his fingers long. He had the face of an angel and a prudent look. At first, he was used to wear gold and gems on his clothes, having belts composed of gold and gems and elegantly jeweled purses, linens covered with red metal and golden sacs hemmed with gold and all of the most precious fabrics including all of silk. But all of this was but fleeting ostentation from the beginning and beneath he wore a hairshirt next to his flesh and, as he proceeded to perfection, he gave the ornaments for the needs of the poor.”

Here’s what we can learn about Cadogan from articles about the cult: “A handsome looking gentlemen…  Bill is soft-spoken, but hard around the edges.”

Articles about Second Dawn were written in 2047:

This means Cadogan created his cult long before Alie appeared.

What if Cadogan was one of the owners of “The Eligius”? He could know that Chris created Alie. Bill sold off all of his properties two years before the bombs. He gave the speech about the end of the world 2 weeks before the apocalypse. So maybe he was that  “stupid son of a bitch” who helped Alie to escape from the Faraday Shield?

And where is Cadogan now? Is he alive and decided to return from space?

If the writers decided to use a hypersleep on the example of the franchise “Alien”, then this is quite possible. 

drawing: my neck and lower back hurt but I am filled with a sense of accomplishment; i walk it off the next day and continue life as a sapient being

writing: i wake from my stupor in a puddle of grease and ectoplasm; my bones have fused together, i’m a foot shorter, my friends think i’m dead; the house is infested with vermin and I’m wearing a 16th century hairshirt because there hasn’t been clean laundry in the hamper for decades, my skin no longer fits, sunlight vaporizes me instantly, I fall into a coma for a thousand years

Why do I always hang out in these groups of people who I think are trying to Solve Morality and they just want to do kink all the time. This is what Catholics were like. Hairshirts are just kink. This is what sj were like. This is what rationalists are like. Everyone just wants someone to go wild on them with a bunch of spikes. I don’t like it. You do you, but I will do me and I prefer a life less… impaled.
—  this probably will get me banished from the ingroup. and now I have to, ironically enough, click on “I accept the Terms of Submission.”
Forget the fairy tales, in which I was
your shaggy puppet, prince in hairshirt, surrogate
for human demons.
I’m not your coat, rug, glass-eyed trophy head,
plush bedtime toy, and that’s not me
in outer space with my spangled cub.
I’m not your totem; I refuse
to dance in your circuses; you cannot carve
my soul into stone.
—  Margaret Atwood, "The Animals Reject Their Names"

anonymous asked:

I find it interesring that when Uriel told Cas all he has to do is be unafraid that Cas answers that for the first time in a long time, he is. Like, what constitutes a long time for an Angel? To me I think it's wierd (not trying to be rude by the way) some people don't see why Cas might not want to be an Angel when we get lines like this that imply he (a celestial being of an untold age and power) has been afraid a long time.

I mean… yeah, imo all the Angelic history for Cas has been wrapped in a hairshirt blanket of misery, being brainwashed for millennia and forced to do things he would never choose to do, being reset whenever he shows his own will, being taunted for being different…

He’s existed for millennia and he’s only now living as himself with no-one forcing him to do one thing or another, feeling kind of lost without the structure and blind faith, no wonder it’s jarring and his emotions are all over the place.

Either way he needs closure from the negative past and I hope they give him a good relationship with the Angels who are left as it’s not all the Angels’ fault as a group because loads of them are also good like him or at least neutral (that’s just ridiculous stereotyping and putting them all in the same box which is exactly against what the show stands for), but he’s helped them all rebel against the dictatorship, the oligarchy, showed them the way towards free will, they’ve created a democracy that seems to kinda work but they still need to work on it.

It’s a separate thing though imo that he wants to be human, it’s not just a flat out rejection of the bad stuff from when he was an Angel, he could stay an Angel if all these ^ things were fixed, which it seems they are in the process of, thanks in large part to him (and Hannah who was basically a Cas mirror/exposition anyway), but it’s his own separate narrative of choices and feelings that lead me to see that he ALSO wants to not just fix Heaven for the Angels that are left but he himself wants to be human rather than an Angel :)

The dependence saddens and disgusts me
But I know the leash won’t tighten
And I know the eyes won’t strain
And not one part of you
Yearns for whatever is beyond
The plot you lawfully purchased
But I still have a hairshirt of purpose
That I claim to love

I keep it in my closet
And dream of the day
That I don it again
And subsequently set it ablaze

A look further back
I see nothing; no wooded area, no thaw, and no freeze
Just scuffs and pinholes
In drywall that’s twelve years old
Pathetic.
So I party eremetic

casesuit  asked:

I know that Cleganebowl isn't going to happen (thank god), but I am wondering who The Faith is going to choose as its champion in Cersei's trial. This is obviously going to be a person who dies horribly, but who the smallfolk will love, at first. He needs to be a warrior of great skill, to even stand a chance against a knight of the Kingsguard. My initial thought was Garlan Tyrell, because of family etc., but he has things to do in The Reach. Who do you think is going to go to bat for the Seven?

I’m thinking the Faith will probably put up one of their own. And considering over 100 knights have joined the restored Warrior’s Sons, they have a lot to choose from. But if you’d like to hear of names we know, let me mention a few:

  • Bonifer Hasty, called “Ser Bonifer the Good”. Pros: used to be a famous tourney knight; his romance with then-Princess Rhaella Targaryen is something the smallfolk would love; as is his devotion to the the Faith after Rhaella was married; holds Harrenhal, so could suffer the Harrenhal curse and also his facing Gregor would be somewhat ironic. Cons: is kind of old and not the warrior he used to be; holds Harrenhal, so they may not want to call him away to King’s Landing to be a champion (not that that stopped Gregor, before); it’s not known if he’s joined the Warrior’s Sons (though it does sound right up his alley).
  • Lancel Lannister. Pros: a hero of the Blackwater; is fervent in his faith; was a friend of the previous High Septon; one of Cersei’s accusers; once handsome; almost certainly doomed in general. Cons: since his injury at the Blackwater he’s been very sick and weak and furthermore he fasts for his sins so he’s not getting any better; now that his father’s been murdered, he might not stay with the Faith (but he probably will); not sure of the law— can one of the witnesses against Cersei even be a champion against her?
  • Theodan Wells, called “Ser Theodan the True”. Pros: commander of the Warrior’s Sons; very pious, one of the first to pledge himself to the reborn Faith Militant; was mentioned by name often in Cersei’s AFFC/ADWD chapters, which could be setting him up for this. Cons: um… nothing that I can think of?

Other options for the Faith’s Champion could be a Warrior’s Son that hasn’t been named yet, maybe one of Bonifer’s Holy Hundred. (I wouldn’t be surprised if most of them are the knights that joined the Faith.) Or some ~mystery~ knight, though I most sincerely doubt it will be anyone the theorists have considered. (*cough* Sandor *cough* Loras *cough*) But anyway, I’d put that sort of surprise as much lower odds than the Faith choosing a holy knight fervent in his beliefs that the Seven are on his side. Especially if they suspect the truth about Ser Robert Strong.

“I fear no shade, ser. It is written in The Seven-Pointed Star that spirits, wights, and revenants cannot harm a pious man, so long as he is armored in his faith.”
“Then armor yourself in faith, by all means, but wear a suit of mail and plate as well.”

— Bonifer Hasty and Jaime Lannister, A Feast For Crows

'Lost Boy' Verse (Nostelle) Part 16/19

Pairing: Nosty + Belle

thestraggletag prompted: Unconsciously, Nosty begins building pillow forts in Belle’s living room. He likes to curl up inside them with Belle.

anonymousnerdgirl prompted: Nosty sleeps rough away from the lads on his first night back on the streets, and he remembers making love to Belle. His mind takes the scenario and distorts it.

A/N: There was a washing machine interlude (x).

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