Tokens of Affections

Inspired by a discussion of the game Harvest Moon, prompted by @Viviane
In the game Harvest Moon, players charm NPC’s with tokens of affection. Flowers, fossils, baked goods, etc. Some NPC’s are pickier than others, accepting only flowers that bloom during a certain season rather than flowers of any varieties.

So, my question to you dear Mountaineers, what are your accepted tokens of affection? Perhaps they are of Neithernorian in nature, or totally of the mundane? Must they be the glittering dagger stolen from a dragon’s lair, or a daisy plucked from a dew-covered garden?

Personally, my accepted tokens of affection are:

  • Embroidery thread in any shade of pink, though cotton pink is preferred.

  • Potted plants, held in comfortable terracotta pots

  • Books, of any sort, literally help me hoard books.

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Skylads tokens of affection

  • Experiences (holidays, museums, concerts
  • Dice/ games/ cards
  • Candles (I like smells)

So 66% are things that keep me at home and 33% are out and about :grin:

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5’s token’s of affection:

*Physical contact (hugs, kisses, snuggles)

*Books! (Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi)

*Experiences (outdoors, affection)

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Candles cradled In fox patterned dishes.
Cloth of bright colours and soft, cottony composition.
Potted plants, preferably bright green.
Fluffy blankets.
Bird related items.

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Food! (All my current partners cook and it’s amazing)
Blankets… all the blankets.
Purple stuff and red stuff (Flowers, gems, clothes)

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My tokens of affection are as follows -

  • Pot(s) of fresh, loamy soil (Worms are a bonus)
  • A heartfelt poem, hastily scrawled on napkin or scrap
  • Old books, with notes and secrets tucked between their pages (scuffed by many hands)
  • A ring, selected on a whim, or found in the gutter (either will do)
  • A mismatched pair of earrings, found hidden in a thrifter’s stall (with the hope that they approve of the finder)
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My tokens of affection are:

Anything animal-related (including stuffed animals)
Books!!
Board games, especially cooperative games
Special treats, like cupcakes or tarts
Trips to zoos, aquariums, or museums (and/or things from their gift shops)

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Tokens for the Void:

  • Books (sci-fi, fantasy, anything old and cool looking, books in foreign languages)

  • board/card games (particularly those that have the option to be played solo because my apartment is lonely)

  • Anything that looks magical

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Eden’s tokens:

  • Fossils or untumbled gems
  • Tea
  • Books (sci-fi, fantasy, mild horror)
  • Anything Snake or Crocodilyform related
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Fox’s tokens:

Screenshots or links to things online that make the person think of me
Book recommendations
Asking for my opinion
“Thinking of you” text messages
Actual letters in the mail

And for a doozie: a buffalo robe (sourced in a good way). But that’s only for someone who is asking for my hand!

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Belladonna’s tokens:

  • Barrettes, preferably metal and/or featuring a fun stone
  • Old books with gilded spines
  • Glass trinket boxes
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Amruneth’s tokens of affection:

  • Lilac flowers picked on a bright and breezy spring day
  • Sealing stamps and waxes
  • Glass jars or vials in interesting shapes
  • Saved mementos of a memory together
  • Stones that sparkle or change colors when wet
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Viv’s accepted tokens:

Flowers (specifically Orchids, Snapdragons, Asters)
Vinyl records
Home cooking, especially desserts
Hand-carved tchotchkes
Music boxes
Yarns of all kinds

(This list is made vaguely in accordance with the Harvest Moon theme; there are a bunch of other things I would accept in real life, but since I spawned this conversation based on HM I wanted to stay in the theme of the game.)

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Sel’s tokens:

  • Lipstick (purple)
  • Large sea shells
  • Chocolate
  • Food (I can bake but I can’t cook. Someone please feed me)
  • Yarn
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Late to the party, but probably

  • Instructional books for exciting crafting techniques of any variety, preferably found in the depths of a used book shop
  • Interesting materials found along one’s travels (a special textile, a tube of beads, paints, etc particular to a region or people)
  • Orange or coral roses, or peruvian lilies of any color
  • Salvaged tools and equipment with a particular air of nostalgic mystery
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Ooh fun! Definitely late to the party but:

  1. Thick Notebooks with ornate covers
  2. Shiny or smooth rocks, bonus points if they’re both
  3. Licorice jellybeans
  4. Literally anything soft, the more plush the better
  5. Knives. Cool looking but practical knives

Didn’t realize this was three months old. Oops :no_mouth: sometimes I get March and May mixed up when they’re written down.

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No problem Avalon! We are totally in favor of resurrecting old threads here :cjheart:

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Hmhmhm… feels weird to look at my attempt at a half assed rhyme up there. Pretty accurate tho. Avalon, dont worry about necrothreading - we’re like… one of the only places ive found on the internet that allow it and encourage it.

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My tokens would be

  • Books/Notebooks
  • Scarves
  • Unusual pens
  • baked goods (specifically of the brownie/banana bread variety)
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Hmm… hard question! Probably sea glass (particularly green or blue), small tinkling bells, and shiny/glittering stones!

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