In the Victorian era, hand-fans were used not only to cool oneself but also as a secret way to communicate the language of love. For example, by running one’s fingers through the fan’s ribs, one is trying to say, "I want to talk to you." The enigmatic language of the fan was widely used by both men and women.
I. A fan placed near the heart.
"You have won my love."
II. A closed fan touching the right eye.
"When may I be allowed to see you?"
III. A closed fan moved threateningly.
"Do not act so impudently!"
IV. A half-opened fan pressed to the lips.
"You may kiss me."
V. Covering the left ear with an open fan.
"Do not betray my secret."
VI. Hiding the eyes behind an open fan.
"I love you."
VII. Shutting a fully open fan slowly.
"I promise to marry you."
VIII. Fanning oneself slowly.
"I am married."
IX. Letting one’s fan rest on the right cheek or the left.
"Yes" and "No", interchangeably.
X. Opening and closing the fan several times.
"You are cruel."
XI. Fan in front of the face.
XII. Twirling the fan in the left hand.
"We are being watched."
XIII. Fan held over left ear.
"I wish to be rid of you."
XIV. Carrying an open fan in the left hand.
"Come and talk to me."
XV. Opening a fan wide.
"Wait for me."
XVI. Placing the fan behind the head with finger.
[Artwork: Secret, by Lee Yun-hi.]
heres to all the kids who have never found their name on anything in a souvenir store
Brace yourselves, G-fans. As of about two hours ago, we all just became kaiju hipsters.
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate how fucking tragic Davesprite is?
Seriously, this guy spent months in a doomed timeline where John and Jade, two of his closest friends, had died. Trapped in an unwinnable scenario with only Rose for company.
So he travels back in time (thus dooming his Rose) to fix things and save his friends, prototyping himself into Past Dave’s sprite in an attempt to both spare Dave from having to deal with Calsprite, and maybe save his own doomed ass in the bargain.
He had to listen to the friend he’d done this to save refer to another version of himself as the “Real Dave”.
He had to watch Bro die.
He’s a freaking hero, and it seems like people conveniently forget the fact in favor of treating him like some sort of made-in-china cheap Dave knock-off.
…There better be an option to comfort the hell out of him in Namco High
I write sins not five page research papers