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enginesock ([personal profile] enginesock) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2017-08-21 10:31 am

The Arranged Marriage Meme


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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?
specialistmajor: (i been drankin)

Gaelio Bauduin || Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

[personal profile] specialistmajor 2017-08-21 02:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Down for all reasons but 3, 5, & 7 / no smut pls. Could be fun to do something canon divergent in which he's in Almiria's place. No minors/teenage characters. ]
palindrome: insovereign @ lj (music)

Hannah Annafellows | Kuroshitsuji II | M/F

[personal profile] palindrome 2017-08-21 02:46 pm (UTC)(link)
[Any of the reasons are great, would prefer to do Wedding Night (or factoring smut into any of the other prompts).]
unsubservient: (pic#11566785)

haru okumura | persona 5 | ota

[personal profile] unsubservient 2017-08-21 02:59 pm (UTC)(link)
( station, economics, and empire are the most likely reasons, but ultimately any of them work! ditto for the possible scenarios. )
lxxiv: ({ Attentive)

Katniss Everdeen | The Hunger Games | F/M

[personal profile] lxxiv 2017-08-21 03:00 pm (UTC)(link)
[ 3 or 5 are most likely; crosscanon & AU preferred ]
niteofren: (Default)

Re: Katniss Everdeen | The Hunger Games | F/M

[personal profile] niteofren 2017-08-21 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
I think 5 would probably work best for these two with maybe a few elements of 7. Any preference on the scenario? And which version of 5 do you want to go with?

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(( I got 2 and 2! I'm canonblind to your character, but would you like to thread regardless?))

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Ayer | Granblue Fantasy | M/M

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lefey: (074)

Morgana | Merlin / Arthurian | OTA

[personal profile] lefey 2017-08-21 04:09 pm (UTC)(link)
[open to different eras and reasons, crossovers, au's, etc are welcome.]
talltalker: (Thunderfist)

Tormund | Game of Thrones | m/f

[personal profile] talltalker 2017-08-21 04:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[Stannis has some pretty weird ideas about getting the Wildlings on his side...]
old: (ruin)

[personal profile] old 2017-08-21 06:14 pm (UTC)(link)
[ I love Kristofer Hivju, I love Tormund, I love everything that's happening here. My only GOT character is a sorta rusty Sansa (canon point from early in the current seasons since I haven't caught up in a while) but a brawler like Illyria I think would be more his speed. Just let me know if you'd rather do the Sansa thing, you're cool with a grumpy old flesh-bound godking, or feel free to ignore this nonsense altogether if neither is of interest! Tormund on til the break of dawn, no matter what. edit I think it was implied but better to be clear in DWRP: I'll write the starter! OK now I'm really going. ]
Edited 2017-08-21 18:33 (UTC)

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feudish, receptionish

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Valko Ozerov | Burning Glass series

[personal profile] birthrighted 2017-08-21 04:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[ he's an emperor so 1 and 6 are most likely reasons ]
preciousbrat: (sidelook)

Eren Jaeger | Shingeki no Kyojin | M/M

[personal profile] preciousbrat 2017-08-21 04:59 pm (UTC)(link)
(yes to the following reasons: 1,2,5,7)
rias_gremory: (Default)

Rias Gremory | High School DXD | F/*

[personal profile] rias_gremory 2017-08-21 05:00 pm (UTC)(link)
[[Here for the plot, but fine with things heading to smut eventually. Rias has some very deep-seated issues with arranged marriages and she will NOT be happy.]]
knighterrantofthedragon: Alric smiling pensively (Pensive smile)

[personal profile] knighterrantofthedragon 2017-08-23 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
[Care for a thing with an original fantasy setting Crown Prince? He'd be understanding and respectful of her misgivings, and really try to comfort and avoid pressuring her, but there is that Reason 6 to consider. Probably motivated by Reason 2 to something similar; Alric's (immediate) family isn't dumb or creepy enough to force an unwanted union without a seriously pressing need, e.g. to avoid a catastrophic war. Conversely, the reasons could be less urgent and more political, if her family would throw her under the bus, so to speak, by misrepresenting how willing a bride she really was.

Let me know which of those you'd prefer, and any other inclinations you've got! I'm assuming something in the 4-7 range, if Alric doesn't know how displeased she is with the idea until it's too late to change their minds, but I'm 100% open to other setup ideas, of course.
]

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18th_century_rockstar: (Oh no)

Wolfgang Mozart | Amadeus | OTA

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astounds: (pic11651200)

wataru hibiki | ensemble stars

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love_lorn: (pic#7662971)

Lorna Doone | f/m

[personal profile] love_lorn 2017-08-21 05:14 pm (UTC)(link)
[Daughter of a noble house and heiress to a large fortune, pretty much any scenario could apply. As long as it isn't Littlefinger her cousin, Carver, she'll probably be more or less agreeable. Crossover/au friendly!]
Edited 2017-08-21 17:15 (UTC)
snowldier: boxoficons (Default)

Winter Schnee|RWBY|m/f

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courtintrigue: (you keep a lot of secrets)

Morrigan | Dragon Age

[personal profile] courtintrigue 2017-08-21 06:37 pm (UTC)(link)
(Open to AUs, crosscanon, jamjar settings, etc. No royal, she's probably valued for her magic/witchy bloodline or she's some kind of spoil of war. Most scenarios cool, but I'd prefer to play smut by ear here instead of guaranteeing it.)
scarlettwin: (Default)

Wanda Maximoff || MCU || F/M

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

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niteofren: (Default)

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

[personal profile] niteofren 2017-08-21 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
How do you feel about 2?

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Everyone does.

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Xander | Fire Emblem: Fates | M/F

[personal profile] blackparagon 2017-08-21 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
[Not interested in disapproval, but everything else is fair game!]
ridethelightning: (Default)

Ky Kiske | Guilty Gear | M/F

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[Not interested in disapproval, but everything else is fair game!]
infinitejustice: (Default)

Athrun Zala | Gundam SEED | M/F

[personal profile] infinitejustice 2017-08-21 07:27 pm (UTC)(link)
[Not interested in disapproval, but everything else is fair game!]
dancingduelist: (Default)

Laslow | Fire Emblem Fates

[personal profile] dancingduelist 2017-08-21 08:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[no smut, please!]
thequitecontrary: (banister)

Mary Crawley | Downton Abbey | M/F

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dorzalta: (Default)

daenerys targaryen | game of thrones | ota

[personal profile] dorzalta 2017-08-21 09:39 pm (UTC)(link)
[ this is my jam! castmates, crosscanon, m/f, or f/f ]
7yrs_running: (leaning)

Let me know if this is too weird for you... Going with 3-1?

[personal profile] 7yrs_running 2017-08-22 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
Since their home was destroyed by the Wraith, the several hundred Satedan warriors left standing had been holding their own as nomads, always training in preparation for the day they would have their vengeance. As the years went on, their numbers had grown, but only in the way of spouses and children. The more they grew, the slower they traveled, and the more they felt the need of a home, somewhere to rest, somewhere to raise their children.

On very rare, optimistic occasions, Ronon liked to think they might someday rebuild what had been lost in Sateda: art, literature, music, anything beyond war.

When they'd heard rumor that the Mother of Dragons was in need of an army, an alliance was proposed. Sateda's greatest warrior for a husband and the Satedan army at his command, in exchange for a home for his people. After Melena, Ronon had not considered the possibility of marriage, but this? He owed his people that much. If he could give them rest, even for a moment, he would.

It had been so long since they'd had somewhere to keep the festivals that Ronon had no garb better than the leathers he wore to fight. His long dredlocks were tied back with a simple leather thong, and his arms were crossed over his chest as he waited with the generals for the Mother of Dragons to greet them, to give her final decision on the match.

He really hated waiting.

hi not!drogo

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Mix 1, 2 & 6 and add 1.

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Cassie Cage | Mortal Kombat X | OTA

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