volunteer-fire-fighter:

But the Baudelaires are ghosts in a way, especially here. What are ghosts? Left behind spirits, right? When their parents died, the Baudelaires were left alone and tossed into a world where they don’t belong. They drift from home to home, unable to create real bonds with any place or person besides the Quagmire triplets—and one could argue that the triplets are ghosts as well. Nobody seems to hear the Baudelaires when they try to speak up, nobody can see the way they’re hurting. The mailman here has it right—they are ghosts, lingering at their parents’ grave.

i m sO ANBGGRY.

kalistetas:

with u.., a s eries of unfortunate envets. i am so mad at ui righttr now 

^^^^^ Very important ASOUE series meta

snicketreread:

The results are in! Seven people voted and the majority (5 out of 7 people) want to start reading each book on Mondays. That means tomorrow!

So everyone get ready to read The Bad Beginning this week. We are starting the Snicket Reread tomorrow Monday July 21st!

Some important things to note: 

  • you can join in at any time
  • we will spend a week with each book so that we can generate discussion 
  • after the first 13 weeks we can continue to any other books that Lemony Snicket wrote for this ASOUE universe 
  • PLEASE JOIN IN AT ANY TIME YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE THERE FROM THE START TO JOIN! I would love for anyone to come by. :)
  • please use the tag #SnicketReread (the capitols don’t matter) so that we can talk about how much we love these books
  • or if this is the first time you have read the series I have checked and the tag #ReadingSnicket is open if you want to avoid spoilers
  • I am excited that 15 of you have followed my blog and 7 people have voted and, therefore, have shown interest

HAPPY READINGS! or just have a not-too-awful reading

A Volunteer Factual Dispatch:

volunteer-fire-fighter:

Is the ASOUE fandom seriously missing ship names or am I just clueless? All I can think of right now is Quiglet…I feel like we tend to write then as Kit/Olaf or Lemony/Beatrice instead of coming up with cute combo names.

Does anyone either know of either existing ship names for our little fandom…

Leditor was a thing for a while

risaspades:

Lemony Snicket has a habit in his books, to make major plot points noted very early on, in seemingly casual ways. To those who haven’t finished the first book, they would not see how mentioning the fact that Violet is right handed was important, but to those who know the books, they know how major a plot point that really is, and exactly why Lemony made it a point to point it out so early on in the books.

risaspades:

Lemony Snicket has a habit in his books, to make major plot points noted very early on, in seemingly casual ways. To those who haven’t finished the first book, they would not see how mentioning the fact that Violet is right handed was important, but to those who know the books, they know how major a plot point that really is, and exactly why Lemony made it a point to point it out so early on in the books.

starsdefied:

THE WROTE: a lemony snicket fanmixm, y name is lemony SNICKET and i should, am, a - - well, this is something i wll forever be, i feel, it is inevitable that i ;; should be doomed to nothing but weeping for the rest of my years. We were like Boats passing in the night, did you k:now? the following, is a series -: of tragic, happenstance. 

PART I: I GREW UP IN THE V.FD. i. the guards and the guns | mustard and the monocle    we follow our heads and our hearts // looking back as we die calling out // we’re too young for this life // you’re too good for us nowii. the quiet crowd | patrick watson    well you could be one of the lovers or liars // hiding all the things they do on the back of their hands // well it’s just you and me // ‘cause everyone’s got a little wrong in all the right placesiii. dear true love | sleeping at last    dear true love // i’m a writer without any words // i’m a story that nobody heard // when i’m without you —- dear true love // a farewell that came too soonPART II: EVERYONE THOUGHT I WAS DEAD AND SHE MARRIED ANOTHER. iv. the wrote and the writ | johnny flynn    you wrote me oh so many letters // and all of them seemed true // promises look good on paper // especially from you, from youv. burn | i build collapsible mountains    hair like a foggy coastline that crashes all the ships // your siren calls out my name as i fall to bits // and you’re standing still on the wrong side of this hill // and i’ll just let you burn like i never couldvi. homeward, these shoes | iron and wine    that is the reason i left you so young // homeward and what if i see her // there in the doorway i walked away fromPART III: THE NEWLYWEDS LEFT ON A BOAT AND DISAPPEARED. vii. lost in my mind | the head and the heart    put your dreams away for now // i won’t see you for some time // i get lost in my mindviii. breathe | alexi murdoch    and all the suffering that you’ve witnessed // and the handprints on the wall // they remind you how it’s endless // how endlessly you fall — but don’t forget to breatheix. from my own true love (lost at sea) | the decemberists    mr. postman, do you have a letter for me? from my own true love — lost at sea. PART IV: WHEN THEY CAME BACK SHE WAS EXPECTING. x. speed of sound | communist daughter    man i hate this town // and so i’m looking for the only way out // and the life i wanted years ago is maybe not the life i should have foundPART V: AND 14 YEARS LATER, SHE DIED IN A FIRE THAT NO ONE WOULD ADMIT WAS ARSON. xi. i’m gonna be (500 miles) | sleeping at last   and when i’m dreaming // well i know i’m gonna dream // i’m gonna dream about the time when i’m with youxii. set the sails | dan mangan    might be time to pack her in // set the sails and just get hauled away // maybe east or something // west was overrated anywayxiii. manchester | kishi bashi   the very last breath of the hero of our tale // would lead you only to guess // does he truly prevail // in the sequel? // i guess i’ll have to write a sequel… // my favourite part’s when i die // in your arms like a movie // it’s tragic and now the story has its proper end

happy friday the 13th

starsdefied:

THE WROTE: a lemony snicket fanmix
m, y name is lemony SNICKET and i should, am, a - - well, this is something i wll forever be, i feel, it is inevitable that i ;; should be doomed to nothing but weeping for the rest of my years. We were like Boats passing in the night, did you k:now? the following, is a series -: of tragic, happenstance.

PART I: I GREW UP IN THE V.FD.
i. the guards and the guns | mustard and the monocle
    we follow our heads and our hearts // looking back as we die calling out // we’re too young for this life // you’re too good for us now
ii. the quiet crowd | patrick watson
    well you could be one of the lovers or liars // hiding all the things they do on the back of their hands // well it’s just you and me // ‘cause everyone’s got a little wrong in all the right places
iii. dear true love | sleeping at last
    dear true love // i’m a writer without any words // i’m a story that nobody heard // when i’m without you —- dear true love // a farewell that came too soon

PART II: EVERYONE THOUGHT I WAS DEAD AND SHE MARRIED ANOTHER.
iv. the wrote and the writ | johnny flynn
    you wrote me oh so many letters // and all of them seemed true // promises look good on paper // especially from you, from you
v. burn | i build collapsible mountains
    hair like a foggy coastline that crashes all the ships // your siren calls out my name as i fall to bits // and you’re standing still on the wrong side of this hill // and i’ll just let you burn like i never could
vi. homeward, these shoes | iron and wine
    that is the reason i left you so young // homeward and what if i see her // there in the doorway i walked away from

PART III: THE NEWLYWEDS LEFT ON A BOAT AND DISAPPEARED.
vii. lost in my mind | the head and the heart
    put your dreams away for now // i won’t see you for some time // i get lost in my mind
viii. breathe | alexi murdoch
    and all the suffering that you’ve witnessed // and the handprints on the wall // they remind you how it’s endless // how endlessly you fall — but don’t forget to breathe
ix. from my own true love (lost at sea) | the decemberists
    mr. postman, do you have a letter for me? from my own true love — lost at sea.

PART IV: WHEN THEY CAME BACK SHE WAS EXPECTING.
x. speed of sound | communist daughter
    man i hate this town // and so i’m looking for the only way out // and the life i wanted years ago is maybe not the life i should have found

PART V: AND 14 YEARS LATER, SHE DIED IN A FIRE THAT NO ONE WOULD ADMIT WAS ARSON.
xi. i’m gonna be (500 miles) | sleeping at last
   and when i’m dreaming // well i know i’m gonna dream // i’m gonna dream about the time when i’m with you
xii. set the sails | dan mangan
    might be time to pack her in // set the sails and just get hauled away // maybe east or something // west was overrated anyway
xiii. manchester | kishi bashi
   the very last breath of the hero of our tale // would lead you only to guess // does he truly prevail // in the sequel? // i guess i’ll have to write a sequel… // my favourite part’s when i die // in your arms like a movie // it’s tragic and now the story has its proper end

happy friday the 13th

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Every Quiglet moment in ASOUE

volunteer-fire-fighter:

Well, I’ve done it! Here’s a description of every Quiglet moment I could find and some thoughts from me. Under a read more because it’s a little lengthy.

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Symbolism - The Evil Eye

The evil eye is a malevolent look that many cultures believe able to cause injury or misfortune for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike. Talismans created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called “evil eyes”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_eye

Daniel Handler has mentioned before that the Baudelaire family is Jewish, like he himself is. He’s also said he thinks the books are “somewhat Jewish in tone,” due to the fact that he wrote them. The reason these two things are related is because the evil eye, in Judaism, actually has two sides.

Judaism believes that a “good eye” designates an attitude of good will and kindness towards others. Someone who has this attitude in life will rejoice when his fellow man prospers; he will wish everyone well. An “evil eye” denotes the opposite attitude. A man with “an evil eye” will not only feel no joy but experience actual distress when others prosper, and will rejoice when others suffer. A person of this character represents a great danger to our moral purity. Many Observant Jews avoid talking about valuable items they own, good luck that has come to them and, in particular, their children. If any of these are mentioned, the speaker and/or listener will say “b’li ayin hara” (Hebrew), meaning “without an evil eye”, or “kein eina hara” (Yiddish; often shortened to “kennahara”), “no evil eye”. It has also been suggested the 10th commandment: “do not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor” is a law against bestowing the evil eye on another person.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_eye#In_Judaism

Which, if you think about it, sort of makes it the perfect symbol for an organization like V.F.D.. The eye tattoo is able to represent each side of the schism properly. There’s the side that wishes everyone well and fights evil, as well as the side that experiences distress when others prosper.

-S

false-spring-queen:

volunteer-fire-fighter:

Briny Beach seems to be a place of transition for the Baudelaires. They leave the beach twice in the series, and each time it’s to take on a new role and a new life. Here it’s the life of orphans, after everything they’ve previously had to rely on is literally tuned to ash and they have nothing in the world but each other. The second time is at the end of Book 11, when they leave in a taxi with Kit Snicket to become Volunteers. It’s where they start over as new people.
You could also argue that they leave Briny Beach a third time when they return from their stay on the island after the series is over, and that would certainly count as a major transition for them. (Perhaps even from children to adults, though I hate seeing them grow up.) We don’t have confirmation that they ever reached Briny Beach a third one however, and know only that “BEATRICE SANK.”
 —The world is quiet here

The Grim Grotto Briny Beach scene is one of my favorites in the series, because it marks the point when the Baudelaires stop letting adults control their fate - rather than going back to Mr. Poe, they choose to walk away and take their chances with meeting Kit.

false-spring-queen:

volunteer-fire-fighter:

Briny Beach seems to be a place of transition for the Baudelaires. They leave the beach twice in the series, and each time it’s to take on a new role and a new life. Here it’s the life of orphans, after everything they’ve previously had to rely on is literally tuned to ash and they have nothing in the world but each other. The second time is at the end of Book 11, when they leave in a taxi with Kit Snicket to become Volunteers. It’s where they start over as new people.

You could also argue that they leave Briny Beach a third time when they return from their stay on the island after the series is over, and that would certainly count as a major transition for them. (Perhaps even from children to adults, though I hate seeing them grow up.) We don’t have confirmation that they ever reached Briny Beach a third one however, and know only that “BEATRICE SANK.”


—The world is quiet here

The Grim Grotto Briny Beach scene is one of my favorites in the series, because it marks the point when the Baudelaires stop letting adults control their fate - rather than going back to Mr. Poe, they choose to walk away and take their chances with meeting Kit.

So we got it working for about fifteen minutes and then the internet started cutting out so I’m calling it quits, since it’s already an hour after I wanted to have started.

I don’t know what’s wrong, I did a practice stream a different day and it worked perfectly but for now I’m throwing it in. I’ll try again another day.

-S