I think because of my preoccupation with fantasy worlds, when I first learned about the history of the Jesuits at my Jesuit-run high school, I imagined that St. Ignatius had founded an actual order of paladins.
I realize Avenger's Shield is a straight-up rip of Captain America's signature move, so Captain America is kind of the ur-prot pally, but I also can't help wonder if Thor isn't the prototype ret pally, what with all the hammers and all :D
First armed right-wing militants stymie federal agents in Nevada, now Wisconsin wants to secede from the Union? Are we like on the fast track to a second Civil War or what? I hope the UN sends observers with armed escorts to the 2014 midterm elections or all hell is almost certain to break loose.
I guess Sophie Turner was either one of the few GoT actors who actually read the books or the people writing her parts have very successfully distilled the character of Sansa into the screenplay :D re: Sophie Turner in response to Sansa hate (via dreadfulseahag) http://goo.gl/7DrNok