my edit: twows

What the Braavosi Courtesan the Merling Queen might wear on her pleasure barge. Spring/Summer 2007 Haute Couture, Jean Paul Gaultier.

The Merling Queen is a famed Courtesan in Braavos, known for her beauty and the mermaids that attend to her and carry her veil and hair. The Mermaids are young maids in the blush of their first flowering. During Arya Stark’s servitude to the Many-Faced God the Kindly Man offers Arya the opportunity to become one of the Merling Queen’s mermaids but she declines. 

Almost gave up watching the show entirely, in favor of waiting patiently for Winds of Winter… but frankly, show or books, I can’t help being captivated by these two birds.

Here’s to the Alayne Stone storyline we never got to see televised. *raises a glass of milk of the poppy* –And to making it through season 6, everyone. We’ll likely need it.


whatever you want: arianne & daemon sand

At fourteen she had given him her maidenhead. Daemon had not been much older, so their couplings had been as clumsy as they were ardent. Still, it had been sweet.


“The snow drifted down and down, all in ghostly silence, and lay thick and unbroken on the ground. It was a place of whites and blacks and greys. White towers and white snow and white statues, black shadows and black trees, the dark grey sky above. A pure world, Sansa thought. I do not belong here. Yet she stepped out all the same.”