Fan Fic / Blooming Dreemurr
Warning: Unmarked Undertale Spoilers below.Blooming-Dreemurr
is an Undertale Ask-A-Character Blog created by Vee that started in 2015 and has gradually developed itself into a roleplay community.
The premise it begins with is this; The Pacifist Ending
has just been completed, all the monsters left the underground...
And that leaves little ol' Flowey alone with their thoughts, getting bored... Then they called out… And somebody came.
It is unique in how it starts out as a pure question and answer blog with the anons playing the typical role they do in these tumblrs, being sources of questions, random generosity, and anon magic shenanigans, gradually developing to the point where the anons themselves are characters of importance in the story of the blog, with notable anons developing into their own blogs where they do their own tangentally important things
that may-or-may-not tie back into the original Blooming Dreemurr blog.
Blooming Dreemurr provides examples of:
- Alternate Timeline: Timelines numbered based on how many resets have occurred have showed up, as well as timelines representing particular alternate universes. The alternate universe timelines are listed a bit strangely, relative to the numbering system. Underfell is -1. Underswap hasn’t been explained yet.
- Art Evolution: The blog started out with simple images of the characters followed by text. Then colored images of the characters followed by text. Then text boxes with the characters' faces. Then colored faces in the text boxes! Most recently, the mun has been able to make GI Fs of the text boxes; however, this has proven a bit more effort than it's worth.
- Author Avatar: Vee generally represents herself in Out-of-Character posts as an edited sprite of one of the children with glasses and an all-blue outfit. Before that they represented themselves as a blue Flowey.
- Berserk Button: Temmies have a tendency of evoking this reaction, both in Flowey and Vee.
- Blogosphere: Blooming Dreemurr has inspired several sister and spin-off blogs, mostly due to the various characters/anons interacting with the main cast.
- Cosmic Retcon: At one point, Gaster decides to reset the universe and make sure everything goes according to what he deems acceptable. (And because the mun was losing track of what they were trying to do with the plot.) This ultimately causes some friction between him, his wife, and the main cast, as well as other versions of himself.
- Death by Despair: More literal than this trope intends; Despair is a soul substance, and it drains Max HP on contact and is generally highly lethal. Riddle died from this, hence becoming part of the Black Soul.
- Driven to Suicide: All resets and loads not caused by other deaths are this, as the person reseting must die as its trigger.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Vee's stated goal on how Flowey/Asriel will get their soul back. Attempts at easy outs will be temporary, and likely set actual progress back.
- Evil Is Easy: A good number of askers at different times seem to try to suggest this, suggesting the various ways Flowey could get a Soul by less-than-savory means even without killing on Flowey's part, or offering Souls up themselves that either is their own (which would kill them if Flowey accepted), or no explanation at all on how they got it.
- Fire-Breathing Diner: Flowey loves these! As does Asgore and Toriel. It’s a Dreemurr thing.
- Foreshadowing: A lot of things. Specific examples:
- Flowey says early on that they'd need their Best Friend by their side to be able to remember how to love again. Chara comes back, and them coming back helps the progress towards him getting a soul back by leaps and bounds.
- Four Lines, All Waiting: At times within Blooming Dreemurr itself, more common when you take into account the sister blogs’ plots getting paused by Blooming Dreemurr events.
- Giver of Lame Names: Lampshaded, like most of the tropes that applied to Undertale’s characters itself. Flowey claims being better at it than Asgore because they came up with the name Flowey during a time when they were 12 with a pretty bad mental state, while Asgore was a grown man when they named Asriel and Home.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: The Gasters from the pre-reboot timeline end up getting these when they find their ways out of the void.
- I Hate Past Me: As said by Flowey, playing through the intro of Undertale (as Flowey tries to murder Frisk in the tutorial).
Flowey: OH MY GOD PAST ME WAS AN ASSHOLE
- Incredibly Lame Pun: Loads upon loads, just counting from askers to Sans.
- Living Toy: In a sense, what Chara and one of the Gasters ends up being. It’s a life-sized plush doll of themselves they’re basically possessing.
- Mundane Made Awesome: Jenga… done by monsters who can and will knock out single middle pieces without knocking the tower over. It’s intense enough that Mettaton at least once has played it live on show.
- My Beloved Smother: Toriel... as in the actual game. Commented on by Flowey during when they were playing the game.
- No Fourth Wall: Flowey interacted with Vee a good bit early on during the blog.
- No Place for Me There: Flowey believes this about the surface so long as they lack a soul, even though they were instrumental in the barrier breaking and everyone being able to head there.
- Our Souls Are Different: More so than Undertale proper; there are experiments going into the different traits and the actual makeup of the soul detailed particularly on the Blooming Dreemurr blog and the The Anon That I Am blog.
- Poke the Poodle: Flowey lampshades how taking too much candy from the bowl is this.
- Pocket Dimension: The Timeless True Lab exists in one of these, and it’s accessible no matter the timeline, so it’s where pretty much all the interactions with Alternate Timelines takes place.
- Puppy Love: Chara is stated to have a crush on Asriel.
- Recursive Fiction: Early on, Flowey managed to find Undertale on the internet after an Anon brought it up. They also did bits of a playthrough. They first believed it to be a game about their life because their face was on it, then Chara's life from the intro, then realized it was about Frisk. It, like some of the other more meta concepts, haven't showed up again in a while.
- Resurrective Immortality: Flowey has died several times over the course of the blog and has come back with little-to-no consequence. This is due to their determination, which will not allow them to die. This trope was also invoked in Undertale proper, but it was never shown on-screen in Flowey’s case.
- Sharing a Body: What Mrs. Blackadder and Forte do when able. They’re a version of the Riverperson, in more ways than one.
- Retgone: The obvious case: Wingdin Gaster, from falling into the Core. Milder case: Gigi Gaster. More extreme case: A particular anon who was being a godmodding dick and got blocked from the blog, their character being erased from existence with ‘Anon Erasing Cream’ and all the posts involving them were deleted.
- Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Let’s see… Of resets? Flowey, Frisk, and Chara have it for that, and Sans has a workaround. Of Gaster’s Core Erasure? Flowey and Chara have that, the former having caused it, and the latter having been dead during it. Of Gaster’s Cosmic Reset? Gaster himself, Gigi (one of her, anyways), Riddle, Sir Gawain and Co, and a select number of other anons.
- Series Goal: To get Flowey a properly-working soul. This will allow them to feel proper emotion permanently while still remaining in flower form.
- Status Quo Is God: Zig Zagged Trope. There are significant changes throughout the course of the blog; however, Flowey keeps ending up back a flower due to anons either knocking him down pegs as jokes, or trying to give him shortcuts that ultimately hurt his development.