Why are you dressed like a ninja? What’s the matter with you?! All of those that think that is a certifiedly demented idea please raise you hand. I’d take powered eggs over your eggs any day. One near death experience and you go all warm and cuddly on me? I will literally pay you cash to stop talking. I’m not gonna catch your ass if you fall. I’d rather you don’t catch me if I fall, okay… Hands up, Ahab. Can you stop staring at me like a hot-fudge sundae? What is the matter with you? You need help! I will pay for it! That’s the Space Needle, not the Eiffel Tower you schmuck. You’re like a devourer of dreams. You eat them. You’re like a little Pac-Man in cargo pants. Hey, you’re not psychic. You can’t read people’s minds. Howzit, bruddah? Just put the gun away and we can talk. I have never known a Navy man that couldn’t find a lady a beer. I have a number of a therapist I wanna give you. Can I ask you a question? Why are you always driving my car? His idea of communication is dropping a witty one-liner and shooting you in the face. Tell me you know how to swim. I know how to swim. I swim for survival, not for fun. Take that tie off. No one on a cruise ship wears a tie. Why are you so angry? Cause I’m an angry person, okay? Your apology is noted, acceptance is pending. This is really good news. I mean, you’re human. Who knew? Do you realize how much of your life revolves around food? Do you realize how much of your life revolves around armed conflict? What are you smirking at? No I’m not scared, I am rationally concerned. I love pancakes in the afternoon. You like pancakes? Why do you have aneurism face? “Say hello to my little friend.” Old American proverb. Did you say “lickings”? You know how difficult it is to sound like a tough guy when you use a word like “lickings”? Let me ask you a question. Are you literally insane?
My deepest apologies I don’t know what happened, I think I found the keyboard shortcut to “answer privately” but even of that I’m not sure and now Tumblr even refuses to let me tag you. Nevertheless, I still have the answer I’ve written for your ask. To minimise confusion for anyone else: The question was about the hanahaki disease and which flowers should be coughed up.
First and foremost – nobody should ever cough up flowers. Ever. I know, I know… but let’s give it a little more thought, okay?
So you’ve broken reality (you break it you bought it, okay), a plant is growing in someone’s lungs and they’re going to end up throwing up its flowers. By the time that happens the plant will have grown roots and grown significantly. See, the roots won’t necessarily care that they’re supposed to stay in the lungs (unless magic and fantasy, but let’s stay a bit more real here), if they’re already rooted in the lung what’s stopping them from spreading out into the rest of the body?
Which brings us to the tricky part of, if nothing’s stopping the roots from growing, nothing will stop the plant from growing to its original size (again only magic and fiction can.) And just to make an example, roses can easily gain the height of a small child. And then there’s the thorns and spikes to consider some plants have, and the masses of foliage (does it all melt into the surrounding walls of the body? Does it clog up the lungs?) In return a small plant with humongous buds and blossoms is very unlikely in nature, simply because a head that heavy would drop and break off which is counterproductive for the plant.
Not to mention that the plant would have to get its nutrition somewhere and that somewhere would have to be the human body (unless magic and fantasy) and that would cause all sorts of other problems as well… and then of course on top of everything the plant could be poisonous.
When it comes to the part where they actually cough up the flowers, only ever the petals are depicted, but if the foliage is clogging up the lungs too, they likely throw that up too. Also part of the stems most likely. Consider the taste of these things. Petals are soft and would become mushy when too long in contact with our saliva, stems are harder and would be uncomfortable like sticks, for foliage it would depend on the type.
Even if it’s still only the petals (because magic and fiction) doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. Roses and lilies can be huge! That would be highly uncomfortable. Petunias and campanula wouldn’t make tiny hiccups, you’d rather have this waterfall of flowers that your character is throwing up. Or maybe they do hiccup the individual flowers, same with baby’s breath then. A gloriosa would be… interesting, too large to fit comfortably in someone’s mouth, but then again they come in singles so maybe not as uncomfortable? Cacti only bloom like once in a blue moon, but the cactus is required for the flower so do they just have the needle-water-tower in their lungs and everything’s fine? Dahlia’s, listen if he’s coughing up Dahlia’s he might wish he’d rather die because those things can get as huge as your head – he’s gonna have a fun time with a Dahlia (not.) Same for any sunflower that isn’t a dwarf sunflower. You don’t want a sunflower in their lungs. Button chrysanthemums might just have the right size to be manageable while coughing up. An ipomea would be large enough to cause gagging, but soft enough not to choke on it.
That all being said, as the hanahaki disease breaks reality just by existing (because flowers in your lungs cause death in reality), that no matter what I’ve just described to you, since it breaks reality you get to make the ultimate rules and to decide whether or not they choke on something and how much of this is actually accurate in your world.
In case you came here for some meanings, here are some that might fit your character’s situation:
carnation – disdain, alas! For my poor heart, pride
carnation (red) – my heart breaks, my heart aches for you, admiration
heart’s ease (purple) – you occupy my thoughts
laurestine – a token, I die if neglected, delicate attentions, cheerful in adversity
ranunculus – I am dazzled by your charms, you are radiant with charms, your charms are resplendent
snapdragon – you are dazzling but dangerous (among other meanings)
So last week was a horrible week for me, despite having had plenty of time to plan for this. RIP. Anyway, here’s this forever late :D Some of it’s under the cut because it got long, whoops.
Bill hadn’t expected anything from his trip out into the woods. They were never eventful and it wasn’t like he looked for anything. He just used it as a break from his busy life. More often than not he was stuck at a computer, typing out code, making sure every line was okay before moving on so that he wouldn’t have to come back and fix it later.
Which was a moot point because with coding you pretty much always had to go back, whether you checked it a million times or not while writing it.
He shook his head free from thoughts about work and focused again on the sounds of nature. The needles of the pines towering over him rustled in the autumn breeze, the crisp air clearing his mind right away.
The woods were always such a peaceful place. If he didn’t dislike bugs so much, he’d have built a cabin out as far away from other people as possible and just lived off the land. But, alas, bugs and the fact that he had student loans to pay off kept him shackled to his hermit-friendly job and apartment.
While thinking about how he wanted to decorate his imaginary cabin, Bill had taken a turn, deviating from his normal path. Not that he minded the detour. The new route ended up leading him to a small lake, one that looked hidden from anyone else, so it had been a wonderful mistake.
A thin layer of fog covered the surface of the lake, the edges shrouded in shade by the tall pines that came right up to the water. Bill admired their roots for a moment, making note of how some of them arched beautifully over rocks while others dipped right into the cool water.
Minutes later, a splashing sound came from behind him, pulling his attention from the trees.
At first, he wondered if it could have been a fish, but the flash of what looked like a human hand caught his eye, making him panic.
Your life with the Starks is great, it’s more than you ever imagined. You and Jon Snow have a beloved little secret, but will that change all very soon? What will happen to Jon and especially you as new series of events start to stir causing a plethora of mishaps and sinister evil beings try to plot against the Starks, what will you do to play your part in the Game of Thrones?
The first time she sees Taehyung is past armfuls of brown paper bags.
Her mother is telling her to be careful with her organic peaches and yelling as she runs into the house, “Y/N, if you bruise those little things, so help me, I will bruise you!”
Her mother’s a little intense about their produce to say the least. Which is why she’s treating the bags of fruits and vegetables like newborn babies when she pulls them from the back of her mother’s car.