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With all due respect, SUMMER.
FALSE SPRING QUEEN

He leaned in closer and lowered his voice. “I don’t know when I am going to be back, so listen carefully. Never buy a blue car or a paddling pool, stay away from oysters and circular saws, and don’t be near Oxford in June 2016. Got it?”

(via sarahharasb)

He leaned in closer and lowered his voice. “I don’t know when I am going to be back, so listen carefully. Never buy a blue car or a paddling pool, stay away from oysters and circular saws, and don’t be near Oxford in June 2016. Got it?”

(via sarahharasb)

demosthenese451:

Theodora Markson IRL? This chick is 6 feet tall even. 

Did you see her drive up in a roadster?

demosthenese451:

Theodora Markson IRL? This chick is 6 feet tall even. 

Did you see her drive up in a roadster?

molly-ctl:

Can we talk about the fact the Mr. Poe has a son named Edgar, I’m not saying the it was intentional but it’s a point to ponder

Everything in this series is intentional. Take a closer look. Esmé Squalor? Google her name and J. D. Salinger. Then have fun finding all the little references you never noticed!

tags → #asoue 

13-Word-Quote 200 of 1,013:

"…means ‘wooden statue of an octopus attacking a man in a diving suit’…"

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Egad! It’s the 200th Snicket 13 quote! Aye!

For the 100th quote, I asked the charming plasticnaturedraws to provide a little doodle (see that post here), but for this one, I’m opening up the challenge to all volunteers. Submit your best statues of man-attacking octopus statues through my inbox, and may the odds be ever in your - wait, wrong series. (I’m terribly sorry; that recent incident with the elephant exhibit and the lasagna left me a bit fuzzy-headed.)

With all due respect,

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feministxibalba:

As I said I might, I did a quickie job on the full lineart. It turned out nice, I think.

feministxibalba:

As I said I might, I did a quickie job on the full lineart. It turned out nice, I think.

tags → #asoue #fan art 
Hello, I've been wanting to create some ASOUE fanart but am not sure where to begin. Would you be so kind as to give me ideas on scenes or characters to illustrate? I am particularly interested in doing anything from the Ersatz Elevator, the Slippery Slope, or the Grim Grotto. (P.S. Your blog is wonderful!)
itsalovelydaytoleavemealone

Sweet mother of Percy Bysshe Shelley, you’re a wonder! You’re a marvel! A thing of beauty and joy forever! Where do I start?

  • EE (sort of): awkward Esmé/Jerome wedding photo
  • EE: the Baudelaires in their pinstripe suits
  • EE: the Quagmires watching from their cage as the Baudelaires climb down into the elevator shaft
  • SS: Esmé’s flame dress
  • SS: Violet and Quigley climbing the frozen waterfall
  • SS: Klaus and Violet staring down at the caravan falling off the cliff
  • SS: the archway to the VFD Headquarters Library
  • GG: the empty submarine with the Violet’s Fifteenth Date balloons
  • GG: Fiona rolling out from under the machines
  • GG: Carmelita being a tap-dancing ballerina fairy princess veterinarian
  • That should be plenty to get you started!

I shall wait with bated breath for your first creation!

With all due respect,

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13-Word-Quote 199 of 1,013:

"…which was an equally safe answer to Klaus’s safe answer. Then he turned…"

13-Word-Quote 198 of 1,013:

"…said, although it was not at all clear which whom he was agreeing."

volunteer-fire-fighter:

It’s truly villainous for Esme to laugh at Violet’s question because this must be something that’s been in all of the Baudelaire’s minds since their troubles began. Why?
How can a child who was raised in a loving home by caring parents understand why everyone in the world would suddenly turn against them? They didn’t do anything to deserve being hurt the way they have been, by Olaf and negligence and their parents’ lack of a plan for them, by loss and fear and danger. And for Esme to answer them with nothing but a cruel laugh is probably the most wicked way she could have replied because these children deserve a real answer.
The trouble is that there isn’t a real answer for them, at least not yet. And so the Baudelaires are going to be stuck asking themselves this for a long time. And when they do begin to find answers—not excuses for their tormenters’ behavior but reasons for the torment—they won’t be the kind of answers that make them feel much better.

This idea of being caught in a cycle of bad things that you can’t change reminds me of the futility motif in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. “Wheels have been set in motion, and they have their own pace, to which we are… condemned.” Perhaps at some point I’ll write more about this connection.

volunteer-fire-fighter:

It’s truly villainous for Esme to laugh at Violet’s question because this must be something that’s been in all of the Baudelaire’s minds since their troubles began. Why?

How can a child who was raised in a loving home by caring parents understand why everyone in the world would suddenly turn against them? They didn’t do anything to deserve being hurt the way they have been, by Olaf and negligence and their parents’ lack of a plan for them, by loss and fear and danger. And for Esme to answer them with nothing but a cruel laugh is probably the most wicked way she could have replied because these children deserve a real answer.

The trouble is that there isn’t a real answer for them, at least not yet. And so the Baudelaires are going to be stuck asking themselves this for a long time. And when they do begin to find answers—not excuses for their tormenters’ behavior but reasons for the torment—they won’t be the kind of answers that make them feel much better.

This idea of being caught in a cycle of bad things that you can’t change reminds me of the futility motif in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. “Wheels have been set in motion, and they have their own pace, to which we are… condemned.” Perhaps at some point I’ll write more about this connection.

tags → #asoue