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Shiera + Bloodraven = Mel

radiowesteros:

It seems almost everything about Melisandre’s appearance can be attributed to either Shiera Seastar or Bloodraven – two characters known to have had a sexual relationship. We will see that skin, eyes, height, figure, face, breasts, beauty, elegance, even apparel have startling similarities, as well as aspects of personality and aptitude (& lots more). Here’s Shiera + Bloodraven = Mel, which yolkboy originally posted at Westeros.org last year. 

Here’s the description GRRM gave us of Shiera…

"She was the greatest beauty(1) of her age, a slender(2)  and  elegant(3) woman, slim of waist(4) and full of breast(5);… She had a heart-shaped face(6); full lips, and her mismatched eyes were strangely large and full of mischief”

Compared with Cressen’s description of Mel from Clash…

"Slender(2) she was, graceful(3), taller than most knights, with full breasts(5) and narrow waist(4) and a heart-shaped face(6). Men’s eyes that once found her did not quickly look away, not even a maester’s eyes. Many called her beautiful(1).”

The similarities are undeniable here… and the heart-shaped face is interesting. A heart-shaped face is a rare trait, only attributed to two other characters outside of Mel and Shiera, and one of those is related to Shiera. (Mel’s possible glamour is considered further on).

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angelclark:

99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need 

Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.

Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.

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