Here’s my first kiss submission! :)
You’ve got to love a novel where one character can’t understand another because they’re talking in courier bold rather than times new roman.
|Hey, I always forget asking you this... I've been wanting to read Jasper Fforde for the past couple years but it was always impossible to find here in Brazil and selling my organs to afford the shipping is not an option (I've found a book store selling his books here but they're all imported therefore still expensive). I'm thinking about buying them from bookdepository and I have no idea where to start. Please gimme a light.|
Ffordians, help a ffellow ffan out! Does anyone know an affordable book source in Brazil that would have Jasper’s books?
(And Monica, I’ll do some research myself, too.)
Did Snicket ever reveal what the hell the VFD was in The Series of Unfortunate Events????? I have wondered about that since like 4th grade.
Yes! The short answer is Volunteer Fire Department. The long answer is… go reread the books!
This is the progression of my first book jacket. As you can see there is a very clear transformation from when I first started it to where it is now. Looking at the first few images, I felt that there was something missing from them. The back cover at first was just something that I scanned in from the original books, but felt that this was me just taking that idea, I had to come up with my own blurb. This was when i got to the fifth version and got rid of what I had originally planned. I first used a beige background and typed on top, but after speaking with my tutor, we felt that this just looked like it had been stuck on. This was then taken off and the text turned white, which made it a lot cleaner. I also moved the silhouette of Lemony Snicket (the reason behind the image was to reflect the mystery surrounding him, and not knowing who he was), to above his description. I am happy with how this turned out.
“In an interview on the UK show, ” The Entertainment Show”, Daniel Handler mentions that Count Olaf’s evil is really a product of him being taught and encouraged to act in such a way. While not truly evil as a child initially, Olaf was mauled into a villain throughout his years at V.F.D. training school by an external party, most likely his parents, who have been hinted to being villains as well. This indicates that Olaf, who has shown admiration towards his parents, was taught to commit crimes and horrible acts on their behalf and eventually became consumed with his own greed and lust for vengeance against the organization that stood against his parents, holding a particular vendetta to those who killed them and anyone connected to the assassins.”
I remember being SO FRUSTRATED when I first saw this page (in about third grade), because I couldn’t read the cursive, and there were so many juicy hints about The Grim Grotto that were taunting me with their illegibility. Gah.