knitsock ([personal profile] knitsock) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2017-03-18 09:13 am
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Arranged Marriage (for real this time)

Marriage for love is a such a modern concept. In the past, marriage was
recognised as a social contract. Unions were entered into for many
reasons: to obtain property, to unite families, to carry on a bloodline,
et cetera. Whatever the reason, congratulations, you're getting married!



HOW IT WORKS:
❧ Post a comment with your character's name, canon, and any preferences.
❧ If there's a specific set of circumstances you like best, set the scene.
❧ Or leave your comment blank and let others use RNG to choose the scenario. Feel free to mix and match.
Please note the prompts below are merely suggestions and you're more than welcome to come up with your own situation.
❧ Have fun!


POSSIBLE REASONS FOR MARRIAGE:
① Station → You come from a royal, noble, or otherwise distinguished family who has chosen a suitable spouse for you.
② Feud → You are being married to put an end to the bitter enmity between your two families.
③ Economics → Your economic state and/or your station will improve through the union, though one of you may be marrying down.
④ Empire → You and your spouse are merging your businesses and/or property to create something more influential or profitable.
⑤ Tribute → You have been offered as a gift or appeasement, alternately you're the spoils of war.
⑥ Bloodline → Carrying on your distinguished family name has fallen to you and the equally well-bred spouse of your family's selection.
⑦ Disapproval → Your marriage has been arranged to keep you away from the person with whom you truly wish to be.

POSSIBLE SCENARIOS:
① First meeting → This is the very first time you're meeting your future spouse.
② Courtship → To get to know each other and encourage affection, your family has approved of you going on dates.
③ Engagement party → Be it a huge, formal affair or a small, intimate get together, you're celebrating (or pretending).
④ Wedding day → The big day!
⑤ Reception → The big party!
⑥ Wedding night → Every meme needs a smut prompt, right?
⑦ Honeymoon → Where will you go with your new spouse and what will you do there?
keyron: (I)

Kathryne "Katrinn" Keyron ☆ Ragnarok Online ☆ OTA

[personal profile] keyron 2017-03-18 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
wunderking: (A13)

Peter Pevensie | The Chronicles of Narnia | OTA

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golden_lyre: (furrowed brow)

1:1 AU-ish?

[personal profile] golden_lyre 2017-03-18 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Orpheus knew precisely why he was here. He was being punished. Or at least shunted out of the way where he wouldn't cause so much scandal. Linus would be a much better king, would actually marry a woman, and would provide Thrace with a bevy of princelings to continue the line. Given Narnia's reverence for the mythical, Oeagras clearly thought that Orpheus would not be so...noticeable there.

He also knew why the countries benefitted. Thrace gained access to valuable trade routes through Narnia. Narnia gained an alliance with Thrace's army, as well as their impressive navy.

What he didn't know, was why Peter had agreed to it. It was a childless alliance, but Narnia's odd tetrarchy made that less of a concern. Why not, though, give Orpheus to his brother? Why would the high king be the one to give up the possibility of an heir?

He didn't like not knowing. He also didn't like that, despite his mother assuring him that he didn't have to go through with this if he took a dislike to the high king, his father had made it perfectly clear that there was no place for him at the palace if he failed Thrace in this.

At least he'd been granted his request to meet Peter on his own the first time. While his father and Linus had been giving Peter and his brother a tour of the barracks to be sufficiently awed by the strength of the pending alliance, his mother had been showing the queens her gardens and her musicians. Orpheus had been in his rooms, "preparing himself" to meet his intended.

What this actually meant was that, when Peter was eventually escorted to Orpheus' rooms, he'd find the prince lounging on a couch, lyre in his lap, sipping wine and idly strumming something only slightly less frustrated than he actually felt.

Re: 1:1 AU-ish?

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Bruce Wayne | Batman | OTA

[personal profile] knightbynight 2017-03-18 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)
[No Robins, no underage]
noble_schere: (pb: displeased)

4+7/1

[personal profile] noble_schere 2017-03-19 05:27 am (UTC)(link)
Alice Malvin does not want to be here. She doesn't want to be here, she's clearly uncomfortable in the fashionable dress that they've jammed her into, and her opinion of her new 'fiance' is clearly not a terribly high one given the way she keeps looking at him as if she's hoping that he might turn into someone else. Her back is as straight as a back can be, poised and elegant despite that discomfort, and her steps hold the truth of her interests: she's a career soldier, upholding her family's honorable military tradition despite a generation of all girls among the Malvins. Her position as the family's heir is somewhat more untraditional, given that she's the youngest of the three girls, but the position has fallen to her after both older sisters married outside of their father's wishes.

All the same, she gives him a reasonably civil nod as she heads for the table where they're set to enjoy brunch. Manners would say that she should wait for Bruce to pull out her chair, but she eschews such niceties and seats herself with a quick, slightly awkward smile.

"Mr. Wayne."
granddaughterofdeath: (Default)

Susan Sto Helit | Discworld

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affluenza: (Default)

Dandy Mott | American Horror Story | OTA

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raventonbeauty: (and in your memory)

[personal profile] raventonbeauty 2017-03-19 05:14 pm (UTC)(link)
[Canon blind but intrigued. Ashley here generally plays well with psychopaths. He's the pampered younger son of a wealthy family with a tendency toward madness, and he's been raised with a macabre fixation, so.]

Ashley hadn't been surprised when he was told of his impending nuptuals. His family had always controlled his life, spoiling and neglecting him by turns, and he took to the news with calm passivity.

A union between two welathy families, and wouldn't they make a beautiful couple? Ashley ignored most of the details, not particularly curious about his future husband, until they finally packed Ashley into a car and drove him to meet his new fiance.

Lovely and slender, with long red hair that he wore loose down his back, Ashley was attractive dressed in a loose white shirt and snugly tailored trousers, looking as though he'd become lost in the wrong decade. He trailed along after his talkative and glamorous mother. She shone brighter, lively with energy and charm, but Ashley's beauty was more magnetic, drawing the attention of any room he entered.

He only tilted his head slightly when he was presented to his fiance, not bothering to make any sort of greeting.

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Orpheus | Greek Mythology | M/M

[personal profile] golden_lyre 2017-03-18 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
[Open to M/F with Eurydice, or suggest an AU!]
from_a_distance: (Default)

Clint Barton | MCU

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not_a_psychic: (Default)

Penny Adiyodi | The Magicians

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smallgayjew: (Default)

David Posner | The History Boys

[personal profile] smallgayjew 2017-03-18 11:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[ota, but m/f marriages would be platonic]
scarlettwin: (Default)

Wanda Maximoff || MCU || F/M

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talentedscavenger: (Default)

Rey || Star Wars: The Force Awakens || F/M

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tigerprint: (☆ hey. you. fuck you.)

Yuri Plisetsky • Yuri!!! On Ice • M/M

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deepfried: (☂ don't look at me.)

Katsuki Yuuri • Yuri!!! On Ice • M/M

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muggsy: (⇉ ... hello? it me.)

Eggsy • Kingsman • OTA

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portential: (❧ ice.)

Morgana ❧ BBC Merlin ❧ OTA

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protivvyter: (Default)

Bucky Barnes | MCU | M/F

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southernreaper: (Default)

Kevin "Wither" Ford | Marvel 616 | OTA

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bostonhowler: (Default)

Brigid Finn | OC | M/F

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invigorates: (Default)

lioriley | original | ota

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ironforgedshieldmaiden: (Sunlit)

Lagertha | Vikings

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nofortunateone: (Wet... everything)

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[ooc: Toby here. I'm thinking that this marriage is for strength because Toby is canoncally the strongest werewolf and is pretty badass he's just a little dumb. Maybe a First Meeting or Anything after wedding day? He'd be trash at courtship. Let me know what you think!]

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Nina Baronger | Marvel OC

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transmigrate: (pic#7671371)

Princess Serenity [ Sailor Moon ] F/M

[personal profile] transmigrate 2017-03-19 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
( Serenity is the only child and heir of a powerful, ethereal queen - who rules the moon, no big deal. All of her life, she's been greatly sheltered, leading to her not knowing much of the universe outside her castle walls. She is a sweet, albeit naive and sometimes childish young woman whose love for those around her is ultimately her greatest strength - and downfall. However, it seems that a degree of melancholy is present in her; her story, after all, is ultimately a cosmic tragedy.

tl;dr she's a space princess. Slightly prim, a little proper, mostly emotional. Kindhearted but with an air of sadness. Otherworldly. Tends to love fast and destructively. Open to playing her as canon, aka space opera-ish, or with a high fantasy/Tolkien bent. )
starbuckslord: (( v3 ) 021)

Peter Quill ★ Marvel Comics ★ OTA

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buildtemplesfor: (Default)

Edythe Cullen | twilight (life and death) | ota

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[edward also available]
softieware: (oh my god)

Chihiro Fujisaki | Dangan Ronpa | ota

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