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How do you make Jelly-babies?

Asked by Austinlad (16298points) January 1st, 2011

Answer: By mixing English Jelly with American Jelly!

Today I asked Harple to marry me… and she said yes!!! Wanted to share the news with our Jelly friends! (Okay, so no babies quite yet but looks like I’m moving to England and who knows what happens next?!)

Happy new year everybody, it sure is a good one for me!

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harple's avatar

:-D xx

etignotasanimum's avatar

Oh, congratulations, that’s so nice and exciting! I am giving you an imaginary set of dishes that are very pretty for your jelly home. :)

Dog's avatar


Another Fluther Marriage!!!

(Silly me thinking this question would need a [NSFW] tag~)

HungryGuy's avatar

Cool! Congratulations! Did you actually meet in person yet? Or will you be meeting for the first time when you fly there?

kenmc's avatar

Wow. Nicely done.

Not_the_CIA's avatar

Holy shit. So that is why she broke off our engagement earlier today. You’re a cool cat so I can understand it.


Austinlad's avatar

Thank you!!

@HungryGuy We’ve spent time together in both countries, and we’re not sick of each other yet!

@Not_the_CIA Guess I was just the better catch! ;-)

marinelife's avatar

Congratulations to you both!

wilma's avatar

Wow! this is exciting news.
I so happy for you both!

JLeslie's avatar

Wonderful! Very exciting!

So you met here on fluther?

BarnacleBill's avatar

Best wishes to you and @Harple!

ducky_dnl's avatar

Aw, congratulations! :D
Dibs on being flower girl.

anartist's avatar

Happy happy to both of you and many jelly babies!
English jelly babies! American jelly babies!
Does Harple fluther?

Dog's avatar

Harple does indeed Fluther. :)

faye's avatar

Congratulations! Always had a little crush on you @Austinlad. Best wishes.

iamthemob's avatar

Amazing. May your marmalade babies be intelligent and lovely!


YARNLADY's avatar

* * * Y * A * Y * * * CONGRATULATIONS * * * Y * A * Y * * *

HungryGuy's avatar

You’ll have to swap words around: lift-elevator, bonnet-hood, boot-trunk, and many others. And when you stop in at your local for a pint, order a ploughman’s lunch.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Congratulations!! :))

MissAnthrope's avatar

Congratulations to you both!! Yay! I didn’t even know you two were a couple!

stardust's avatar

Congratulations! What a way to kick off a new decade! :-)

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Awwww, congratulations to you both! What happy news!! :)

filmfann's avatar

This is such wonderful news! I love just falling into these questions that just make me all warm and happy!
Congrats! May you both have many happy years together!

syz's avatar

Congratulations to you both!

rangerr's avatar

Damn, the Fluther couples keep popping out of nowhere.

Congrats, you two!
I expect that you will have a jelly-filled wedding cake.

harple's avatar

Thank you all so much! We did indeed meet on Fluther, and I was just taken in by the consistency and warmth of @Austinlad‘s answers… When a particular question came up, I saw my opportunity to start talking…. The rest, as they say, is history (and mine!)

Fred931's avatar

By the first Detail sentence, I thought you were talking about some sort of food dish.

But that works, too. :3

janbb's avatar

Mazel Tov! I am amazed and delighted for you both – especially because I had @harpie pegged as a lad!

Ah – cowboy; you leave behind a trail of broken Fluthery hearts. (I am sure this would not have happened if I had not chided you to change your avatar.) Good thing I am already married to a wonderful man – and English to boot (or is that English in the boot?). Best wishes to you both!

Not_the_CIA's avatar

@harple – Austinlad is a great guy. You can tell because he recognized that you are fantastic.

I’m johnpowell, I’m not new.

Eggie's avatar

Congratulations on the marriage!!!! Where is the reception?

MissAnthrope's avatar

@harple – Awwww, that is too cute! I’m really happy for you guys. :)

LuckyGuy's avatar

That is great news! Don’t forget, you both have to release sperm and eggs into the water. They will form into a planula. Then it is up to the planula to hook onto the bottom of a rock to become a polyp.
Let us know when you plan to do it so we can avoid the water.

Austinlad's avatar

My heart tonight is all a-fluther! Thank you everybody.

AmWiser's avatar

This is such great news. Congratulations to both of you <3<3
A marriage made in heaven Flutherland.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@Austinlad I can probably find a Panera’s (and a geocache) for you if you need a place to meet. ;-)

Cruiser's avatar

Most awesome! Happy New year and Congrats to you both!!

liminal's avatar

This is so sweet, congrats to you both!

Blueroses's avatar

Wow, that’s awesome and astounding good news! Congratulations :-)

Seaofclouds's avatar

Congratulations to the both of you, @Austinlad and @harple. :-)

Berserker's avatar

Well if you’re wanting to technically know the reproduction procedures of certain types of jellyfish, it can get a little disturbing with some imagination. So instead, I’ll just say congrats yo, live long and prosper to the future family. :D

Winters's avatar

Congrats! And now for my immature streak.

Austinlad and Harple sitting in a tree
F-L-U-T-H-E-R-I-N-G (okay I know it doesn’t work but I’m trying to stay awake here)
First came Lurve
Then comes Marriage (watch it!)
Then comes the English-American Baby Jelly (post-NSFW behavior) in the Baby/Jelly carriage!
That’s not all! That’s not all!
Eh, I’m gonna go find me some alcohol…

augustlan's avatar

OMG! I love both of you, and could not be more thrilled. Yay, yay, yay!!!!! Congratulations on finding and loving one another. <3

shrubbery's avatar

Wowee! This is awesome and fills me with joy. Congratulations and the best of luck you guys! (((hugs all round)))

ZEPHYRA's avatar

CONGRATULATIONS! We all raise our fluther glasses and drink to your happiness! Get out that champagne bottle!

partyparty's avatar

Wonderful news *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S.
Hope you enjoy your new life in the UK!!

MissAusten's avatar

Fantastic news! Congratulations!!!

aprilsimnel's avatar

Congratulations! How wonderful!

Austinlad's avatar

Hey, @Worriedguy. You’re on !!!

Seelix's avatar

Aww, this is so sweet! There should be a special Fluther award just for the two of you. Congratulations to both of you :)

Although I have to say I was a little disappointed to see that this topic was not about Tom Baker as the Doctor.

Likeradar's avatar

Oh wow! Congrats and good luck to you both!!!

TexasDude's avatar

This is the cutest thing ever. Congrats.

cookieman's avatar


Another Fluther wedding. Congratulations!!!

JilltheTooth's avatar

Ah, @Austinlad , one of my first jelly friends, I sigh <sigh> over my broken heart…
Seriously, Texas Guy, I couldn’t be happier for you! Way to greet the new year!!! Hooray!

ETpro's avatar

Hey! Congratulations @Austinlad

Here’s wishing you both all the happiness there can be.

wundayatta's avatar

Always exciting to see a fluther couple tie the knot. Congratulations!

muppetish's avatar

This news makes my heart swell with lovey-dovey goodness :) You’re two jellies who are generously kind and I am so happy for you both. What a wonderful way to begin the year!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Great news! Best wishes to two great jellys.:)

harple's avatar

Your lovely words are so moving for us, thank you all so much, it means such a lot to share this with you guys xx

downtide's avatar

Awesome! Congratulations to both of you!

augustlan's avatar

[mod says] This is our Question of the Day!

laureth's avatar

Best of luck to you guys. This is so cute! :)

AstroChuck's avatar

Pip pip, tallyho. Hurrah!
Congratulations! Best to you both!
And don’t forget to pack a raincoat and to bring your rubbers.
(Not those kinds of rubbers! Sheesh!)

nellybar's avatar

Congratulatulations to the both of you! You both look so happy! Can’t wait to meet you @Austinlad! Group hug!

cubozoa's avatar


If it was a boy you could name it harplelad. :-)

Austinlad's avatar

Harpelad!!! I love that, @cubozoa!

BoBo1946's avatar

Well I just be damn… “fuck me running and call me Herman Ca-moak-a!” That is just awesome my friend.. Well, let us kill the “fatted calf” and party with our brother and sister. I must give @Austinlad and @harple a toast….. “to you guys and many happy days together!” I’ve been kind of “blue” all day…. this is really exciting! This made my day!

harple's avatar

@BoBo1946 Ooh, our very own toast! Thank you – I’ll drink to that!! :-)

BoBo1946's avatar

Wish you guys the best of the best @harple !

flutherother's avatar

Wow! I am blown away. Congratulations and best wishes for the future to both of you. @Austinlad You are going to have to get a raincoat and a ring.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Oh my! Congratulations to you two, too.

harple's avatar

Thank you, thank you!

@flutherother I have the most beautiful ring in the world! (It’s official, I checked…)

Though @Neizvestnaya had the best proposal in the world ;-)

Dog's avatar

:D A ring! Now do we have a date planned? (you need not publish it here just a nod will suffice)

janbb's avatar

I want an invitation to the wedding!

Austinlad's avatar

Funny, you don’t sound Blue-ish, @BoBo1946. Glad we made your day.

JilltheTooth's avatar

I’m with @janbb , I wanna come, too!

casheroo's avatar

congratulations!! that is such wonderful news! best of luck to you both :)

augustlan's avatar

I want to officiate… I’d totally become a minister for this occasion!

harple's avatar

@augustlan You’re in! (Can you pop over to England to perform the ceremony?...)

No date as yet – such a lot to organise before we can even think of the wedding (not that that’s stopping me!) but it will definitely be this year, and probably a couple of months after @Austinlad settles over here… and ‘twill be a small intimate do, just those closest to us, and all of you at Fluther of course! ;-) oh, wait, those two are the same thing, right?

Blueroses's avatar

oooh, can we announce the time/date and have a fluther chat set aside so we can all be there? That would be so cool.

Fred931's avatar

Didn’t we have a band for w.t.f.‘s marriage party?

We’re gettin’ the band back together!

BoBo1946's avatar

@Austinlad was kind of blue until i read your question. Just awesome!!!

JilltheTooth's avatar

Every time this comes up in my “activity” line, I still think it’s a food Q about small filled pastries. Then I remember and I’m tickled all over again!!!!

janbb's avatar

@JilltheTooth Or squishy candies. Isn’t senioritus fun?

JilltheTooth's avatar

My brain is full. Can I go home, now?

Coloma's avatar

Congratulations! Wow! Big life altering adventure for you!

I did BLAA a few years ago….so worth it!

LIVE it up!

Austinlad's avatar

Thank you all so much for your—and I don’t use this word much—AWESOME responses to our news. Flutherfolks, you rock !!!

Fred931's avatar


Aster's avatar


9doomedtodie's avatar

Congratulations to both of you!! Accept my belated Wish!! ..... :D

tedibear's avatar

HOW DID I MISS THIS?? What wonderful news! Congratulations to two terrific Jellies. May you have a beautiful, happy, love-filled, long enduring life together. All best wishes to you!

chyna's avatar

I missed this too! Congrats! I love Fluther weddings.

seazen's avatar

I missed this one! Glad I asked that question about fluther moments. A belated congratulations.

Austinlad's avatar

Nice while it lasted, but Harple and I have decided to ride off into separate sunsets.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I’m so sorry @Austinlad. I hope you both are doing okay.

flutherother's avatar

C’est la vie. Sorry it didn’t work out. You have got to take these chances in life.

marinelife's avatar

@Austinlad Does this mean you are back on the available list? i am sure some jelly hearts will be beating faster. Seriously, though, I am sorry that things did not work out.

augustlan's avatar

@Austinlad Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. I hope you are both well. <3

chyna's avatar

Oh no. I hope all is well with both of you.

Dog's avatar

I am glad you shared a special time and wish you both the best on your new paths.

Blueroses's avatar

So sad for both of you. Breakups suck. Take care of yourselves.

Austinlad's avatar

Seaofclouds, flutherother, marinelife, augustlan, chyna, dog and Blueroses…

I thank you for your kind, knowing, and supportive comments. Much appreciated.

JilltheTooth's avatar

There wasn’t a custody battle for Fluther, was there? We love you both!!!

harple's avatar

Thank you all for your kind words – a difficult time but handled with much love and care between us. He’s a wonderful, wonderful man.

augustlan's avatar

@harple I’m so glad to see you here. We lurve both of you, and Fluther would be sad to lose either of you. :)

Seelix's avatar

I’m sorry to hear about this. You both seem like great people, and it really is too bad when great people have to go through crappy times. I’m glad to see that you’re both sticking around, though. Hugs to you both!

chyna's avatar

Excuse me <elbows @Harple out of the way> but @Austinlad, is that your six pack in your new avatar? If so, how you doing?

JilltheTooth's avatar

Oh, @chyna, you slutty silly girl.

Blueroses's avatar

@harple I am sorry. And it seems like a breakup that nobody would really understand except for you both.. You have your privacy for grief, it has to be so difficult. Take care.

Nullo's avatar

Hey, congrats! Yes, I’m late. Go ahead, sue me.

augustlan's avatar

@Nullo We’re past congrats, and on to condolences. Read up ^^. :(

Nullo's avatar

@augustlan Aww. Condolences, then.

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