I wonder how Klaus feels about not having had a bar mitzvah… Actually wasn’t he in jail during his 13th birthday?
Yeah, I think that’s definitely true. 3/4 years of waiting around as Gunther is a looong time and I think eventually he’d blow it because he’d want the money right away or he’d want to go do something stupid or drunken with his troupe.
I always reblog things to the wrong place it’s driving me crazy omg.
That’s true but they never did go ‘out’ in the course of the books. Esme even ‘adopted’ Carmelita later on. I personally think it has more to do with Olaf and Esme not having any patience - they didn’t want to sit around for Violet to turn 18 in disguise, they wanted to party.
Olaf’s scheme in Ersatz Elevator doesn’t actually make any sense?
If Esme knew who he was and agreed to work with him before he showed up as Gunther then there was literally no point for him to reveal himself to the Baudelaire’s and pull that stunt with transporting the Quagmire’s in the red herring statue.
He could have just sat around and let Esme and Jerome be the guardians and when Violet turned 18, forced her to take out the inheritance and then the two of them could have run off together. Actually, he didn’t even seem to have a scheme. I think he just showed up to mess with their heads that time. Or maybe sitting around waiting for Violet to come of age is just too boring for him.
Has the series been influenced by Jewish history?
I think there is something naturally Jewish about unending misery, yes. I mean, I guess naturally but not exclusively Jewish. I’m Jewish so, by default, the characters I create are Jewish, I think. Then I think I have something of a Jewish sensibility shaped by having a Jewish upbringing and so, therefore, books that I produce would be somewhat Jewish in tone.
Are the Baudelaires Jewish?
Oh yeah! Yes. The Baudelaires are Jewish! I guess we would not know for sure but we would strongly suspect it, not only from their manner but from the occasional mention of a rabbi or bar mitzvah or synagogue. The careful reader will find quite a few rabbis.
- Daniel Handler [x]
So I’ve been rereading the series of unfortunate events books and by the fifth book they have no guardian they’re just at the boarding school so really couldnt violet be emancipated or whatever and become her own guardian and therefore have access to the fortune? Also they never explain how count olaf plans to get the money from them by killing them. The plot holes are killing me.
I think he generally planned to keep at least one of them alive, wait for them to turn 18, then gotten them to cash the inheritance or something (it’s not entirely explained). He does mention his plan to keep one alive for the inheritance in Hostile Hospital, Carnivorous Carnival/Slippery Slope, and probably others.
If Violet had become an emancipated minor I doubt she would have been able to get guardianship over her siblings (just guessing), and Violet wants more than anything to keep them all together and safe.
Friendly reminder that due to Sunny’s habit of biting things and then her interest in cooking Freud would probably say that she’s stuck in the oral stage of psychosexual development.
(also friendly reminder that a lot of Freud’s stuff has been disproved but I think it’s interesting all the same)
awkward-teddy said: The giveaway would be cool, :)
Thanks for replying! To both posts, too! :P
I really wanna do one but only about four people seemed to see the posts… I don’t know, maybe I’ll have one but make it conditional (only happens if a certain amount of people enter or something). In any case it’s still a huge maybe; I’d need to iron some things out.
Ok, so a couple months after I started this blog I talked hypothetically about doing a giveaway some day. What I wanted to do was find posters of the original artwork and send some out but then I checked around and the only place they were at was Brett Helquist’s etsy and then they’re each $50 even without shipping and I’m too cheap for that.
SO. I was thinking, what if I did a giveaway but instead of posters there were books? Any ASOUE book would be fair game (1-13, Unauthorized Autobiography, Beatrice Letters, Behind the Scenes with Count Olaf, etc). There would be two, maybe three prizes depending on how much it worked out to. You’d have to be in the US or Canada (unless someone can direct me to a European amazon).
So would anyone be interested?
Reposting at a more reasonable hour.
I kind of need to know for sure because if I don’t do a giveaway now I probably won’t be able to do one for four or five years at least.
Obligatory question mark?