1. harritudur:

    Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015

    a Queen of the Red Rose

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  2. wilderinside asked:
    She would be soft like the ladies he knew, soft like girls in dresses with hair that held curls and smiles that dimpled. She would be soft like someone who could not fight back."

    ssstrychnine:

    Okay so this is from which is from this fic which is one of my favourite things I’ve ever written. It was for the quote challenge and my quote was “That was what men wanted, wasn’t it? Soft helpless women that they needed to protect?” and I was so happy I got it because it’s really awesome for Brienne-thoughts. Anyway. The quote you asked about. I think that even though Brienne grew up noble, a lady, she has always been completely uncomfortable with the concept. Every single other lady she comes across is nothing like her and she knows that Jaime grew up around people like Cersei and Lyanna Stark and Rhealla Targaryen. And then she hears rumours about his relationship with Daenerys and how beautiful she is and she’s stuck, alone, on an island, hearing nothing from him, thinking that she might be able to pretend. She’s not very good at it though, our Brienne doesn’t have the best poker face. What I was thinking about the last line, someone who could not fight back, was how totally wrong it was. All of those women have been fighting, just not with swords. Brienne’s idea of womanhood has been completely skewed by her upbringing, constantly being told she’s not like these other woman but not really actually knowing them. The women that Brienne is trying to emulate don’t actually exist, they’re just symbols of femininity that she has never really had. Um. So yeah, that’s what I was thinking when I wrote that. I’d like to see Brienne meeting some of the Sand Snakes, I think, someone should write that. 

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  3. princessrhaena:

House Targaryen Meme - Five Heartbreaking Targaryen Scenes (5/5)

The Tragedy of Summerhall
The Tragedy at Summerhall was a fire at Summerhall, a pleasure castle of House Targaryen in the Dornish Marches, in 259AC. The conflagration caused the deaths of, among others, King Aegon V Targaryen, his heir Prince Duncan Targaryen, and Ser Duncan the Tall, the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. The cause of the fire is as yet unknown, but was connected with Aegon V’s desire to restore dragons to the Seven Kingdoms.

    princessrhaena:

    House Targaryen Meme - Five Heartbreaking Targaryen Scenes (5/5)

    The Tragedy of Summerhall

    The Tragedy at Summerhall was a fire at Summerhall, a pleasure castle of House Targaryen in the Dornish Marches, in 259AC. The conflagration caused the deaths of, among others, King Aegon V Targaryen, his heir Prince Duncan Targaryen, and Ser Duncan the Tall, the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. The cause of the fire is as yet unknown, but was connected with Aegon V’s desire to restore dragons to the Seven Kingdoms.

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  4. huffposttv:

    Here’s A First Look At New ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 5 Cast And A Spoilery Reveal

    New footage from the Season 5 set of “Game of Thrones” provides a first glimpse at the newest cast members, and also a reveal about Jaime Lannister’s storyline that qualifies as a big spoiler. Warning: Spoilers from the books and Season 5 of “GoT.”

    Read on here but just as a warning there are spoilers from the books and Season 5 of “GoT.”

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  5. lacedheartt:

The Fair Toxophilites (1872) by William Powell Frith.
Archery was one of the few competitive athletic activities that women of the middle and upper classes could respectably participate in.

    lacedheartt:

    The Fair Toxophilites (1872) by William Powell Frith.

    Archery was one of the few competitive athletic activities that women of the middle and upper classes could respectably participate in.

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  6. » you could hold me here forever like you're holding me tonight (9199 words) by janie_tangerine [AO3]

    janiedean:

    Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin
    Rating: Explicit
    Relationships: Jaime Lannister/Brienne of Tarth
    Characters: Jaime Lannister, Brienne of Tarth
    Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Plot What Plot/Porn Without Plot, Dom/sub, Femdom, Woman on Top, Subspace, more colorful tags on Ao3
    Summary“Your… preferences are quite peculiar, aren’t they.” It’s not a question.

    “There are no men like me, aren’t they.” For a moment he thinks he shouldn’t have said it. But then there’s a split moment when they just stare at each other and then two things happen.

    First, one of Brienne’s hands moves from his hip, and the absence of the slight pain he had been feeling feels somehow very, very sharp. Second, her lips curl up in a small, fond smile that shows a hint of crooked teeth, her eyes staring straight into his.

    “Well, you’re impossible. But - as it does seem that spent my life doing impossible things, I should hope I can manage this as well.”

    Or: where Jaime has preferences that he can’t quite manage to discuss clearly with Brienne and it’s his luck that she can figure him out anyway.

    Or: this was a fic I was supposed to finish for jaime/brienne week and my HD crashed EXACTLY that week so I finished it only now. It’s also my very belated entry for the Jaime/Brienne quote challenge (SORRY IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DONE MONTHS AGO) - my quote was ‘she’s stronger than I am’, which I suppose won’t come as a surprise when you look at the summary for this. /o\

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  7. nobodysuspectsthebutterfly:

Oh man, a “who’d win”, I’m having r.a.c.* flashbacks. :)
Right now? As they both are in the series?  I’d give it to Brienne, easy.  Sandor’s got problems with his leg (and it’s unknown how bad it truly is, but as of AFFC he has a “awkward lurching gait” which doesn’t sound good at all), he hasn’t been keeping in fighting shape (probably), and those factors would definitely put Brienne over. 
But if you leave that aside, and take them both in peak condition… hmm. Well, he’s taller and outweighs her, most likely has a longer reach, is almost certainly stronger. But, it’s important to realize, Brienne’s stamina is amazing. As Jaime noted:


She is stronger than I am.
The realization chilled him. Robert had been stronger than him, to be sure. The White Bull Gerold Hightower as well, in his heyday, and Ser Arthur Dayne. Amongst the living, Greatjon Umber was stronger, Strongboar of Crakehall most likely, both Cleganes for a certainty. The Mountain’s strength was like nothing human. It did not matter. With speed and skill, Jaime could beat them all. But this was a woman. A huge cow of a woman, to be sure, but even so… by rights, she should be the one wearing down.


Most importantly, like Jaime, Sandor would definitely underestimate her. (Unless he saw her fight someone else first. But even so, he’s not an especially enlightened man.) And, to be honest… I think Brienne is smarter than he is. Better at using her skills and strength, the way men don’t realize how good she is… she would surprise him, and it would be over. Would be awesome to watch while it was happening, though!
But truly… I’d really rather see them fight on the same side. Taking down a certain huge undead unstoppable knight, say…

    nobodysuspectsthebutterfly:

    Oh man, a “who’d win”, I’m having r.a.c.* flashbacks. :)

    Right now? As they both are in the series?  I’d give it to Brienne, easy.  Sandor’s got problems with his leg (and it’s unknown how bad it truly is, but as of AFFC he has a “awkward lurching gait” which doesn’t sound good at all), he hasn’t been keeping in fighting shape (probably), and those factors would definitely put Brienne over. 

    But if you leave that aside, and take them both in peak condition… hmm. Well, he’s taller and outweighs her, most likely has a longer reach, is almost certainly stronger. But, it’s important to realize, Brienne’s stamina is amazing. As Jaime noted:

    She is stronger than I am.

    The realization chilled him. Robert had been stronger than him, to be sure. The White Bull Gerold Hightower as well, in his heyday, and Ser Arthur Dayne. Amongst the living, Greatjon Umber was stronger, Strongboar of Crakehall most likely, both Cleganes for a certainty. The Mountain’s strength was like nothing human. It did not matter. With speed and skill, Jaime could beat them all. But this was a woman. A huge cow of a woman, to be sure, but even so… by rights, she should be the one wearing down.

    Most importantly, like Jaime, Sandor would definitely underestimate her. (Unless he saw her fight someone else first. But even so, he’s not an especially enlightened man.) And, to be honest… I think Brienne is smarter than he is. Better at using her skills and strength, the way men don’t realize how good she is… she would surprise him, and it would be over. Would be awesome to watch while it was happening, though!

    But truly… I’d really rather see them fight on the same side. Taking down a certain huge undead unstoppable knight, say…

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