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  • What we all need around here. :)

    October 23, 2007

  • Orange peel. That's what we need. Orange peel skin.

    Then we'd all smell nice, too! *big smile*

    October 23, 2007

  • But isn't that traditionally a symbol for impending danger? That would totally defeat the purpose! Give me some mithril any day.

    October 23, 2007

  • Wait... smelling nice symbolizes impending danger?

    Geez. I had no idea! *rubs cologne off wrists*

    October 23, 2007

  • No, oranges do. In literature, the appearance of an orange often signals that something really awful is about to happen. It's a kind of foreshadowing, or something.

    October 23, 2007

  • Extraordinary that about oranges in literature! Do you know of any examples, uselessness?

    October 23, 2007

  • Maybe the motif isn't as common as I thought. Some Googling tells me it was used in The Godfather and Children of Men, but maybe those are the only places? And perhaps not in books at all. Oh well, still interesting irregardless.

    October 24, 2007

  • Uselessness, do you read much fantasy? I think the "orange scent = danger" symbolism is more prevalent in that genre.

    October 24, 2007

  • Ah, that could be. I don't read much of anything. :-P Mostly non-fiction these days, anyway. But yeah, I expect the motif is present in more than two movies, I just couldn't find any specific examples.

    October 24, 2007

  • I've seen the device (the scent of oranges) used in many books, now that I think of it, but now I have to think even harder to remember whether it ultimately signaled danger. :-)

    October 24, 2007