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Blossom ([personal profile] meria) wrote in [community profile] caramelbox2014-01-12 07:20 pm

floriography meme/call me out

the floriography meme
Flowers, in the Victorian Era (1837-1901), were often used as means of communication when people could not openly say things that we do these days. Think about someone who is naturally repressed; now imagine a whole society focusing on being repressed. You can see why lovers needed some sort of secret code. Poor things.

No longer used much, there are some remaining, well-known meanings—roses inspiring passion and love are a classic example. So, grab a bouquet and give it to someone special. Beware of what certain flowers could say, though. Not all flowers were used happily.

note: some prompts might cause triggers; be aware and specify in your comments

oo1. comment with your characters. add what character from here
oo2. reply to others in character
oo3. go to RNG and roll 1-18
oo4. play out what happens! anything goes!
oo5. profit? profit!
    (pick a random thread starter if you don't like any of the suggestions)

p r o m p t s
      oo1. begonia beware
A hidden message is always appreciated. You need to keep an eye out, because your best friend might be banging your girl, or your girl is trying to off you!

oo2. chrysanthemum you’re a wonderful friend
Commonly used for funerals, this flower can also be used to send a gentle message. Someone is interested in you, but you only see them as a friend. Sorry.

oo3. clover promise
Promises, promises. Sometimes you mean them, sometimes you break them. Today, you promised your lover the best day ever. But does it work out?

oo4. daffodil unrequited love
There is an old tale of how a youth fell in love with his reflection and drowned. This is the ultimate rejection: no sparing of feelings, no kind words. Crush their souls.

oo5. forget-me-not memories, don’t forget me
This well-known flower is often given to loved ones as parting gifts. Who knows how long you’ll be gone? Maybe for only a day, or forever and a lifetime.

oo6. hazel reconciliation
You and a former love have parted ways for one reason or another. Time has cooled your head, but not your heart, so maybe it’s time to rekindle that fire.

oo7. hyacinth sorrow, forgive me
This holiday does not bring happiness to everyone. Yes, you’re sad and alone this year—but what are you going to do about it? Hopefully not mope with ice cream.

oo8. marigold cruelty
Love doesn’t mean a thing to you. The people around you are all puppets, and you love playing with them in the meanest way possible. Have fun, you psychopath.

oo9. mistletoe kiss me
Pure and simple: give someone a kiss! Your lover, your little sister, a stranger from across the room, or go wild and give the whole town some love!

o10. orange blossoms wedding, marriage bliss
Oh yes, you’re doing it: having a wedding on one of the cheesiest days of the year! Bring your rice and gifts, a priest is waiting to unite two people in love.

o11. plum blossom beauty, longevity
It’s a long shot, but you gotta try it. Flattery and buttering people up is one of the best ways to get what you want… romance, a date, money, sex…

o12. poppy oblivion
It is never good to be oblivious, and it’s awful to not see that someone is in love with you. But sadly, you are. Or is the other person the clueless one?

o13. primrose can’t live without you
You need them. More than lust or financial stability, you cannot imagine a world where you are not with this other person. Who said anything about a healthy relationship?

o14. rose (dark red) mourning
You never broke up with them, you never forgot about them. This is true love separated—they’re dead and gone. But have you moved on?

o15. rose (red) i love you, confession
Today is the day to express love, and nothing is better than expressing a love not expressed before! So go on, confess those beautiful feelings!

o16. rose (white) secrecy and silence
Sometimes you have to keep secrets. Sometimes that secret is someone else. So, enjoy a midnight rendezvous or run away for a passionate day somewhere.

o17. sweet pea good-bye
This day can really suck sometimes. Not as bad as being dumped on Christmas, but all the same. Your special someone obviously doesn’t feel the same anymore.

o18. violets let’s take a chance
Go for it! Love is exciting, and you don’t have to stay in a rut. Date someone new, elope, or do something creative. In the end, be different from the norm this year!
runemerchant: (⑥ and cut myself a slice of sunshine pie)

[personal profile] runemerchant 2014-01-19 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, but aren't you also shameless for so boldly holding my hand without asking? [ not that she minds in the slightest, she just wants to rattle him up a bit. ]
runedoctor: (...what?)

[personal profile] runedoctor 2014-01-19 12:52 am (UTC)(link)
There is nothing indecent about holding your partners hand!
runemerchant: (⑥ and cut myself a slice of sunshine pie)

[personal profile] runemerchant 2014-01-19 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
It might not be indecent for you, but I'm sure there are others that disagree. Actually, I heard once that in distant lands, handholding is considered immodest. [ whether or not she's being truthful or just trying to embarrass him further, she certainly enjoying herself. ]
runedoctor: (that's completely foolish.)

[personal profile] runedoctor 2014-01-19 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
I refuse to relinquish hold of your hand, foreigners or not.
runemerchant: (① o seven apples on a witch’s tree)

[personal profile] runemerchant 2014-01-19 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
Heheh, good. I would be disappointed in you if you did.
runedoctor: (max affection)

[personal profile] runedoctor 2014-01-19 02:00 am (UTC)(link)
[ that makes his expression soften, and he'll walk at her side now, easing out of his flustered state. there are puddles all around them, and the walk is fairly dirty, but the sun is shining and the birds are singing and... she's at his side. ]

...its beautiful.
runemerchant: (③ in springtime I grew a magic song)


[personal profile] runemerchant 2014-02-02 05:46 pm (UTC)(link)
[ She entwines her arm with his, and rest her head on his shoulder as they walk. When they arrived at their destination, she smiles softly and looks up at him. ]

It is. But to me, you're even more wonderful.
runedoctor: (relieved)


[personal profile] runedoctor 2014-02-03 10:15 pm (UTC)(link)
[ he lets her lean close, happy to have her there. when she shifts her head, he'll look down at her, curious. ]

More wonderful than a sight like this? [ he seems almost confused, but seems to consider the possibility... before he nods his head, understanding. ]

You're more beautiful than all of it.