A couple of days ago I thought I’d do a series of quasi-serious pictures of girlfriend-type characters who I haven’t really drawn yet. In the interim they became approximately 500% more stupid, but I thought the internet might enjoy them anyway.

merovingians replied to your post: I enjoyed your thoughts on beauty and…

there is Ygritte? Who is not really conventionally attractive?

Yeah but she does kind of strike me as unconventionally attractive in the narrative whereas Brienne is not even that.

Martin has this class of women who are, like, explicitly stated to be NOT beautiful yet able to make men notice them anyway.  Melisandre (she was not beautiful, she was red!), Ellaria (she was not truly beautiful but there was just something about her …) and on a much smaller perhaps quotidian scale I always see Ygritte a bit that way.  

But then I also interact with Jon’s entire arc a bit differently because things seem a bit … IDK, simipler to me.  @the-iron-queen mentioned in her reply (which I haven’t tackled yet) how something about Val’s woman-in-a-tower beauty seemed kind of basic, IDK something about Jon’s arc to me fails to be really subversive despite, IDK, potential or something.

And also Jon/Ygritte are young, they’re like teenage sweethearts IDK.  It makes the tone of it different, it’s maybe supposed to be a bit naive or something.

Daenerys-mOd: The Women of A Song of Ice and Fire Series. Cersei Lannister, Catelyn Tully, Arya Stark, Ygritte, Jeyne Westerling, Margaery Tyrell, Sansa Stark, Melisandre of Asshai and Daenerys Targaryen.

"The gods made the earth for all men t’ share. Only when the kings come with their crowns and steel swords, they claimed it was all theirs. My trees, they said, you can’t eat them apples. My stream, you can’t fish here. My wood, you’re not t’ hunt. My earth, my water, my castle, my daughter, keep your hands away or I’ll chop ’em off, but maybe if you kneel t’ me I’ll let you have a sniff. You call us thieves, but at least a thief has t’ be brave and clever and quick. A kneeler only has t’ kneel."  - Ygritte, A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin (via someweretricksters)