History Main / FlowerMotifs

26th Sep '16 8:40:47 AM ClatoLawa
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* Thanks to [[http://demisexualmerrill.tumblr.com/post/145668425096 a tumblr prompt]], there are [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&work_search%5Bquery%5D=fuck+you+flowers a surprising number of fanfics]] based on the premise of a character walking into a flower shop and asking how to use the language of flowers to give someone a passive-agressive "Fuck you!". The solution tends to involve some combination of geraniums (for stupidity), foxglove (insincerity), meadowsweet (uselessness), yellow carnations (you have disappointed me), and orange lilies (hatred).

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* Thanks to [[http://demisexualmerrill.tumblr.com/post/145668425096 a tumblr prompt]], there are [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&work_search%5Bquery%5D=fuck+you+flowers a surprising number of fanfics]] fanfics on Archiveofourown based on the premise of a character walking into a flower shop and asking how to use the language of flowers to give someone a passive-agressive "Fuck you!". The solution tends to involve some combination of geraniums (for stupidity), foxglove (insincerity), meadowsweet (uselessness), yellow carnations (you have disappointed me), and orange lilies (hatred).
23rd Sep '16 4:08:23 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* Joyce Carol Oates' ''Literature/TheAccursed'' compares TheIngenue Annabel to a narcissus when she is first introduced. In the same chapter, she meets Axson Mayte while he is cutting narcissi in her family's garden, {{foreshadowing}} the fact that he will be her [[TheCorrupter corrupter]] [[spoiler:and cause her death]]. Axson himself is associated with the "angel trumpet" flower, which is highly poisonous, causing death or mental deterioration (and, incidentally, also looking like a lily, thus associating to death).

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* Joyce Carol Oates' ''Literature/TheAccursed'' compares TheIngenue Annabel to a narcissus when she is first introduced. In the same chapter, she meets Axson Mayte while he is cutting narcissi in her family's garden, {{foreshadowing}} the fact that he will be her [[TheCorrupter corrupter]] [[spoiler:and cause her death]]. Axson himself is associated with the "angel trumpet" flower, which is highly poisonous, causing death or mental deterioration (and, incidentally, also looking like a lily, thus associating to death).funerals).
23rd Sep '16 3:57:45 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* Joyce Carol Oates' ''Literature/TheAccursed'' compares TheIngenue Annabel to a narcissus when she is first introduced. In the same chapter, she meets Axson Mayte while he is cutting narcissi in her family's garden, {{foreshadowing}} the fact that he will be her [[TheCorrupter corrupter]] [[spoiler:and cause her death]]. Axson himself is associated with the "angel trumpet" flower, which is highly poisonous, causing death or mental deterioration (and, incidentally, also looking like a lily, thus associating to death).
14th Sep '16 2:40:25 AM ClatoLawa
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* Thanks to [[http://demisexualmerrill.tumblr.com/post/145668425096 a tumblr prompt]], there are [[http://archiveofourown.org/works?utf8=%E2%9C%93&work_search%5Bsort_column%5D=kudos_count&work_search%5Bfreeform_ids%5D%5B%5D=266810&work_search%5Bother_tag_names%5D=&work_search%5Bquery%5D=Fuck+you&work_search%5Blanguage_id%5D=&work_search%5Bcomplete%5D=0&commit=Sort+and+Filter&tag_id=Alternate+Universe+-+Flower+Shop a surprising number of fanfics]] based on the premise of a character walking into a flower shop and asking how to use the language of flowers to give someone a passive-agressive "Fuck you!". The solution tends to involve some combination of geraniums (for stupidity), foxglove (insincerity), meadowsweet (uselessness), yellow carnations (you have disappointed me), and orange lilies (hatred).

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* Thanks to [[http://demisexualmerrill.tumblr.com/post/145668425096 a tumblr prompt]], there are [[http://archiveofourown.org/works?utf8=%E2%9C%93&work_search%5Bsort_column%5D=kudos_count&work_search%5Bfreeform_ids%5D%5B%5D=266810&work_search%5Bother_tag_names%5D=&work_search%5Bquery%5D=Fuck+you&work_search%5Blanguage_id%5D=&work_search%5Bcomplete%5D=0&commit=Sort+and+Filter&tag_id=Alternate+Universe+-+Flower+Shop org/works/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&work_search%5Bquery%5D=fuck+you+flowers a surprising number of fanfics]] based on the premise of a character walking into a flower shop and asking how to use the language of flowers to give someone a passive-agressive "Fuck you!". The solution tends to involve some combination of geraniums (for stupidity), foxglove (insincerity), meadowsweet (uselessness), yellow carnations (you have disappointed me), and orange lilies (hatred).
6th Sep '16 8:31:49 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Ishikawa Goemon has camellias as his motif. He was discovered hiding among the camellias by Kojuro and has loved them ever since. They are a flower that falls "purely", dropping all at once rather than petal by petal and were loved by the common folk but hated by the samurai for it. [[spoiler:It's both a metaphor for his swift fall for Kojuro, and his dying young and beautiful as he falls from the rooftop after battling Saizo.]]
2nd Sep '16 11:55:08 PM ClatoLawa
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* Thanks to [[http://demisexualmerrill.tumblr.com/post/145668425096 a tumblr prompt]], there are [[http://archiveofourown.org/works?utf8=%E2%9C%93&work_search%5Bsort_column%5D=kudos_count&work_search%5Bfreeform_ids%5D%5B%5D=266810&work_search%5Bother_tag_names%5D=&work_search%5Bquery%5D=Fuck+you&work_search%5Blanguage_id%5D=&work_search%5Bcomplete%5D=0&commit=Sort+and+Filter&tag_id=Alternate+Universe+-+Flower+Shop a surprising number of fanfics]] based on the premise of a character walking into a flower shop and asking how to use the language of flowers to give someone a passive-agressive "Fuck you!". The solution tends to involve some combination of geraniums (for stupidity), foxglove (insincerity), meadowsweet (uselessness), yellow carnations (you have disappointed me), and orange lilies (hatred).
31st Aug '16 4:34:43 AM sabrina_diamond
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In the West, the popularity of flowers as motifs is probably rooted (no pun intended) in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_of_flowers floriography]] -- a Victorian practice where particular types of flowers meant different things. A woman rejecting a suitor might send him yellow roses (which mean "[[LetsJustBeFriends friendship]]"); a man leaving for overseas might give his girlfriend forget-me-nots (which mean pretty much what you think they do). Most people remember that red roses mean "I love you," but floriography itself has been largely forgotten. It occasionally turns up in literature, but since it takes time to explain the meanings of flowers, requiring someone to be MrExposition if the flower is obscure, it's largely omitted from television and film. Additionally, gardening as a hobby has declined in modern times: many see the garden not as a place for flowers, but as an additional "room", more likely to feature a swimming pool or a swing set than a flower bed.

As a result, flower symbolism is used more generally, with "flowers" as a whole rather than specific species.

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In the West, the popularity of flowers as motifs is probably rooted (no pun intended) in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_of_flowers floriography]] -- a Victorian practice where particular types of flowers meant different things. A woman rejecting a suitor might send him yellow roses (which mean "[[LetsJustBeFriends friendship]]"); a man leaving for overseas might give his girlfriend forget-me-nots (which mean pretty much what you think they do). Most people remember that red roses mean "I love you," but floriography itself has been largely forgotten. It occasionally turns up in literature, but since it takes a long time to explain the meanings of flowers, requiring someone to be MrExposition if the flower is obscure, obscure in a particular country, it's largely omitted from television and film. film...

Additionally, gardening as a hobby has mostly declined in modern times: many see the garden not as a place for flowers, but as an additional "room", more likely to feature a swimming pool or a swing set than a flower bed.

bed. As a result, flower symbolism is used more generally, with "flowers" as a whole rather than specific species.
1st Aug '16 2:58:59 AM Minni128
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* In ''Fanfic/CellarSecrets'', we get marigolds, which usually represents grief and grief and despair over loss love, likewise, it's also associated with cruel treatment towards a loved one. Besides initially wanting to name [[spoiler: Ryuuko]] "Marigoled", it was also mentioned that a photo of Soichiro and Ragyou had them dancing in a field of wildflowers, among them were marigolds, thus the significance of her name being that the flower reminding him of one of the happier moments of [[spoiler: their lives before their marriage collapsed]].

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* In *In ''Fanfic/CellarSecrets'', we get marigolds, which usually represents grief and grief and despair over loss love, likewise, it's also associated with cruel treatment towards a loved one. Besides initially wanting to name [[spoiler: Ryuuko]] "Marigoled", "Marigold", it was also mentioned that a photo of Soichiro and Ragyou had them dancing in a field of wildflowers, among them were marigolds, thus the significance of her name being that the flower reminding him of one of the happier moments of [[spoiler: their lives before their marriage collapsed]].collapsed]].



** Similarly, in an unrelated story, ''Broken Gate'', we also have lycoris flowers, the which are related to Nezumi and her rather bleak situation considering that she [[spoiler: dies in the end]], the which being foreshadowed by it being mentioned that she had them growing around her home, her minion bringing her siblings a lycoris flower and their grief, and, not too long before [[spoiler: her demise]], she gathers up a large group of them and replants them around the titular gate.

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** Similarly, **Similarly, in an unrelated story, ''Broken Gate'', we also have lycoris flowers, the which are related to Nezumi and her rather bleak situation considering that she [[spoiler: dies in the end]], the which being foreshadowed by it being mentioned that she had them growing around her home, her minion bringing her siblings a lycoris flower and their grief, and, not too long before [[spoiler: her demise]], she gathers up a large group of them and replants them around the titular gate.
1st Aug '16 2:57:55 AM Minni128
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* In ''Fanfic/CellarSecrets'', we get marigolds, which usually represents grief and grief and despair over loss love, likewise, it's also associated with cruel treatment towards a loved one. Besides initially wanting to name [[spoiler: Ryuuko]] "Marigoled", it was also mentioned that a photo of Soichiro and Ragyou had them dancing in a field of wildflowers, among them were marigolds, thus the significance of her name being that the flower reminding him of one of the happier moments of [[spoiler: their lives before their marriage collapsed]].

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* In *In ''Fanfic/CellarSecrets'', we get marigolds, which usually represents grief and grief and despair over loss love, likewise, it's also associated with cruel treatment towards a loved one. Besides initially wanting to name [[spoiler: Ryuuko]] "Marigoled", it was also mentioned that a photo of Soichiro and Ragyou had them dancing in a field of wildflowers, among them were marigolds, thus the significance of her name being that the flower reminding him of one of the happier moments of [[spoiler: their lives before their marriage collapsed]].



** Similarly, in an unrelated story, ''Broken Gate'', we also have lycoris flowers, the which are related to Nezumi and her rather bleak situation considering that [[spoiler: dies in the end]], the which being foreshadowed by it being mentioned that she had them growing around her home, her minion bringing her siblings a lycoris flower and their grief, and, not too long before [[spoiler: her demise]], she gathers up a large group of them and replants them around the titular gate.

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** Similarly, **Similarly, in an unrelated story, ''Broken Gate'', we also have lycoris flowers, the which are related to Nezumi and her rather bleak situation considering that she [[spoiler: dies in the end]], the which being foreshadowed by it being mentioned that she had them growing around her home, her minion bringing her siblings a lycoris flower and their grief, and, not too long before [[spoiler: her demise]], she gathers up a large group of them and replants them around the titular gate.
1st Aug '16 2:55:27 AM Minni128
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** The anime's first ending uses red spider lilies liberally through the credits while focusing on Kagome. The red spider lily symbolises reincarnation and resurrection themes, and Kagome's soul is Kikyou's reincarnated soul.

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** The anime's first ending uses red spider lilies liberally through the credits while focusing on Kagome. Kagome and Kikyo. The red spider lily symbolises symbolizes death, along with reincarnation and resurrection themes, particularly when the latter breaks the stem (killing it) and that Kagome's soul is Kikyou's reincarnated soul.


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*In ''Fanfic/CellarSecrets'', we get marigolds, which usually represents grief and grief and despair over loss love, likewise, it's also associated with cruel treatment towards a loved one. Besides initially wanting to name [[spoiler: Ryuuko]] "Marigoled", it was also mentioned that a photo of Soichiro and Ragyou had them dancing in a field of wildflowers, among them were marigolds, thus the significance of her name being that the flower reminding him of one of the happier moments of [[spoiler: their lives before their marriage collapsed]].


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**Similarly, in an unrelated story, ''Broken Gate'', we also have lycoris flowers, the which are related to Nezumi and her rather bleak situation considering that [[spoiler: dies in the end]], the which being foreshadowed by it being mentioned that she had them growing around her home, her minion bringing her siblings a lycoris flower and their grief, and, not too long before [[spoiler: her demise]], she gathers up a large group of them and replants them around the titular gate.
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