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[invisiblemimsy] <3 Be Mine! <3

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:46 pm
by invisiblemimsy
A woman receives Valentine's cards many years after her death.

/early spoilr

Re: [invisiblemimsy] <3 Be Mine! <3

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:20 pm
by Doriana
Many years = less than 10? less than 50? less than 100? more than that?

Is the woman famous?
Religion relevant? Is she a patron saint of lovers or something like that? Superstitions relevant? Is sending her Valentine's Day cards considered to be good luck?

Re: [invisiblemimsy] <3 Be Mine! <3

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:35 pm
by invisiblemimsy
Doriana wrote:Many years = less than 10? less than 50? less than 100? more than that? About 400

Is the woman famous? Yes
Religion relevant? No Is she a patron saint of lovers or something like that? No but OTRT Superstitions relevant? No Is sending her Valentine's Day cards considered to be good luck? Not AFAIK

Re: [invisiblemimsy] <3 Be Mine! <3

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:34 pm
by Doriana
Juliet relevant, of the "Romeo and" variety?

Is the woman real? fictional?

Re: [invisiblemimsy] <3 Be Mine! <3

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:13 pm
by invisiblemimsy
Doriana wrote:Juliet relevant, of the "Romeo and" variety? Yes and yes

Is the woman real? fictional? fictional

Re: [invisiblemimsy] <3 Be Mine! <3

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:26 am
by Hobbsicle
Are people actually sending cards addressed to the fictional Juliet? To others named Juliet? To people performing as, or otherwise representing Juliet? To other girls, but using language that Romeo used?

Are specifics of the Shakespeare story relevant? Locations relevant?

Re: [invisiblemimsy] <3 Be Mine! <3

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:02 am
by Earnest
PM send

Re: [invisiblemimsy] <3 Be Mine! <3

PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:05 am
by trebor
Is lost mail relevant?

Re: [invisiblemimsy] <3 Be Mine! <3

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:17 pm
by irishelk
Are the Valentines sent in the mail? If so, to Verona?

Is a school project involved? A theater? An activist/awareness organization? Is someone trying to make a point? Is anyone being tricked or scammed?

WAG: Printing samples relevant? For example, a company makes personalized Valentines, and on their sample they use the name Juliet?


((EDIT because I embarrassingly mis-remembered where R&J takes place :oops:))

Re: [invisiblemimsy] <3 Be Mine! <3

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:45 pm
by invisiblemimsy
Hobbsicle wrote:Are people actually sending cards addressed to the fictional Juliet? yes To others named Juliet? To people performing as, or otherwise representing Juliet? To other girls, but using language that Romeo used?

Are specifics of the Shakespeare story relevant? Locations relevant? see spoiler below

Re: [invisiblemimsy] <3 Be Mine! <3

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:45 pm
by invisiblemimsy
trebor wrote:Is lost mail relevant? no

Re: [invisiblemimsy] <3 Be Mine! <3

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:47 pm
by invisiblemimsy
irishelk wrote:Are the Valentines sent in the mail? yes If so, to Verona? yes

Is a school project involved? yes A theater? yes An activist/awareness organization? Is someone trying to make a point? Is anyone being tricked or scammed? no to these

WAG: Printing samples relevant? For example, a company makes personalized Valentines, and on their sample they use the name Juliet? no


((EDIT because I embarrassingly mis-remembered where R&J takes place :oops:)) :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: [invisiblemimsy] <3 Be Mine! <3

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:10 pm
by invisiblemimsy
Sorry for the delay - I forgot about this one!

*******************************$POILER*********************************

In the 1970's, a school in Salisbury, UK studied the play 'Romeo and Juliet' and staged it at the end of the year to the parents and other students. As part of their English lessons, they were set homework to write letters and/or Valentines cards to Romeo or Juliet, imagining themselves as the other partner. Unbeknownst to their teacher, some of them sent their cards to Verona. (I was one of them).

It turns out, they were not the first to do this: https://www.npr.org/2013/04/16/177027206/letters-of-heartbreak-find-some-love-in-verona-italy?t=1554498471197

I had not expected this to be solved so quickly! Thanks everyone.