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The Language of the Flowers was a popular method to express feelings where words might be improper, but did you know other means of doing so? Some ladies used their parasols, as well as their fans, gloves, and hankies to flirt with a gentleman (or alternatively, tell them to shove it!). — Bree

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Ester Montgomery for Thomas Montgomery. The one that got away (with the pornographer...)
This boy, then. He wasn't new. Wasn't one of the worst people in the common room, those rotten rich boys - like Mr. Jailkeeper - who could not fathom a world beyond their own farts. Was a good working class lad, so he'd heard. Had a bit of a weird looking face, and a bit of a weird thing for preaching. Still.

Aubrey Davis in The Under-Sofa

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Name: Miri
Status: Scarce.
Pass: Nah.
Date Leaving: 9/17/18
Date Returning: First week of Jan. 2019
About the Absence:
I wasn't going to put up an absence bc I was rather optimistic that everything would resolve itself in the end, but as of today, mine and my family's living situation just got very uncertain, and we still have no place to go. We've been looking into places, but we haven't found anything solid/affordable, so it's likely we'll end up staying with a relative until something pops up. Regardless, I'll still have Charming access bc this family thrives on Wi-Fi, but just in case I'm more scarce than usual, this is why. xD

EDIT 10/05/18:Still scabsent, but my sister and I are traveling up north to stay with my grandma for a bit. Not sure for how long, but I’ll still have Wi-Fi, at least!

EDIT 11/07/18: Lots has happened lately, but mainly I'll be traveling back down south to stay with my grandfather while I find a job. I leave on Nov. 8th, and I'll be there for 3-4 weeks until my sister and grandma follow me. Then we'll finally be in our new apartment, and things won't be so up in the air anymore!

EDIT 12/8/18: All moved in now! Work has been super draining though - the joys of working holiday retail - so I'll be extending this absence to the first week of January when things eventually calm down.

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Name: Beanie
Status: Scarce
Pass: No
Date Leaving: 12/3
Date Returning: 12/19
About the Absence: i love finals szn

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Name: Bree.
Status: Scarce.
Pass: Nope Yes.
Date Leaving: December 7th.
Date Returning: December 11th December 31st.
About the Absence: I AM MOVING. INTO A HOUSE. FINALLY. Friday evening is "packing night", while Saturday is the official move-in. We'll be surviving off a hot spot for the first few days until we can work things out with the internet company, but I'll still be available on evenings during the weekdays as usual (though perhaps for less time, as I'll be busy decorating/unpacking/etc.).

Edit 12/11/2018: December is the gift that keeps giving. We're moved into my home and I have internet access () but my schedule over the next few weeks just got a little packed.
    December 12th - December 21st my job has me working from 11:30am-6:30pm (without breaks, boo), and I'm unwilling to exchange much-needed early morning sleep time for Charming time. Sorry :P
    December 15th is a holiday work party because obviously there's nothing I desire more than to sit at my boss' home drinking hot cocoa while everyone gets drunk.
    December 16th I have a working interview somewhere else, and the rest of the day I'll be looking for a cat to adopt.
    December 24th-26th and January 1st are my days off. I'm here then :P

I'll still be here, but posting will be sporadic and threads will die. Tell me if you'd like to revive them! I'll still be here to do my assigned duties (wench, hags, buddies, sweeps, Santa Kayte's elf, etc. etc.).

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Name: Olive
Status: Scarce
Pass: No
Date Leaving: This is very overdue tbh
Date Returning: December 16th
About the Absence: I've had bronchitis for the last week and I've finally got antibiotics for it but I'm all fever, chest pains, coughing, and exhaustion still. On top of that I have two work Christmas parties this week, a Christmas party next Saturday at my house, and I'm working most days and hoping not to develop pneumonia so yeah. I'm hoping to crawl back to activity land soon but realistically I may be crappy until Christmas because Christmas retail life.

Name: Kit
Status: Scarce
Pass: Nah, used one last time and I'll still be about.
Date Leaving: Today
Date Returning: December 17, I guess? Not really going anywhere, just scarce
About the Absence: My great grandma died early this morning. She was in her late 90's/early 100's and she didn't suffer at all as she died from natural causes that come from old age (she was actually pretty healthy up until the last couple days!). But still pretty saddening for me.
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Name: Finn
Status: Mostly OOC only, but possibly here?
Pass: I shouldn't need a pass. I'm hoping to have everyone caught up before then.
Date Leaving: Dec 22nd
Date Returning: January 2nd? Maybe before then.
About the Absence: I am taking a train out to visit my family for the holidays. I'll be back home for New Years, but I will have family members in tow, so I'll still be a bit scattered. I'll mostly be on my phone (so, OOC), but I will probably be able to sneak on and post. It'll depend on my family, internet, etc.

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Name: Bee
Status: Scabsent
Pass: Yes
Date Leaving: 12/13/18
Date Returning: 1/4/19 ish
About the Absence: I'm um, not a Christmas person by nature, it really stresses me out and this year is #extra stressy thanks to new life situations and shit so I'm just a useless lump of bleh. Plus working with kids in the weeks leading up to Christmas vacation is torture. That said, I do have a friend coming to visit overnight this weekend, the kids are here, then Christmas itself and I'm away in NYC for NYE in which I'll only have my phone, which doesn't stop me, but I hope to be actually busy too so.

Basically I'm the Grinch except my heart doesn't grow two sizes, hopefully 2019 will be my year XD
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Name: Lady
Status: Scabsent?
Pass: No
Date Leaving: Dec. 14
Date Returning: Jan. 4th
About the Absence: like a lot of Charmers, Xmas season is upon us!! Retail sucks and I want to cry about every other day.

I’m also going to be going back to my boyfriends home state with him. It’s the first year anniversary of a death in his family and I’m hoping to lend as much support as I can for them. In order to do that I’ve been able to request 10 days off work for it, but then I’m also handing my two weeks on the 4th so hopefully I’ll fully return once I’m past that bump of feeling guilty for quitting after having been given 10 days off (really though a) it’s not like I’ve been off vacationing in the Bahamas, and b) it’s a horrible environment and I’ve endured it for over a year, it’s time to leave retail).

I should still be about! Just don’t know what my plans are going to be or how busy Chris and I will be, so this is more of a precaution than anything ^_^
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