History Headscratchers / ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents

7th May '16 10:01:27 PM DiplomatfromPluto
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** After reminding myself of the major events in this series, and Carmelita's appearances in the later books,I've concluded that she was there entirely for the purpose of making the Baudelaire children's lives more miserable. She bullies them in Pruffrock Prep and later adopted by Esemee and Olaf. This is rubbing salt into the wound since Esemee betrays the children in the book right after The Austere Academy, #5. She never has any effect on the overall story or in any moment that she appears. I think she was made to be the most insufferable character in the world, and who gets a free pass to do it.
20th Aug '15 6:57:49 PM PrinceKaen
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*** Or [[http://www.amazon.com/Haribo-Sugar-Free-Gummy-Bears/dp/B008JELLCA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8 these]] godforsaken things.



** This series is the epitome of AdultsAreUseless. If it might help the Baudelaires for them to realize something, it's guaranteed they won't realize it at all.



* Count Olaf spends thirteen books chasing three children around with vague notions of kidnapping them for their fortune, possibly taking them to Peru where he could somehow utilize "relaxed guardianship laws" or having other people name his false personas their guardian, which of course would be checked by the government (supposedly; adults are useless and all.) He clearly has no scruples or morality--so why the ''hell'' didn't he ever just ROB Mulctuary Money Managment? If Poe is any indication, the people working there are completely incompetent. Surely robbing the bank wouldn't be any harder than tracking the orphans through the country, using a complicated hypnotism scheme, and infiltrating a school dressed as a gym teacher?

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* Count Olaf spends thirteen books chasing three children around with vague notions of kidnapping them for their fortune, possibly taking them to Peru where he could somehow utilize "relaxed guardianship laws" or having other people name his false personas their guardian, which of course would be checked by the government (supposedly; adults are useless and all.) He clearly has no scruples or morality--so why the ''hell'' didn't he ever just ROB Mulctuary Money Managment? Management? If Poe is any indication, the people working there are completely incompetent. Surely robbing the bank wouldn't be any harder than tracking the orphans through the country, using a complicated hypnotism scheme, and infiltrating a school dressed as a gym teacher?



** Schools can sometimes take a couple of weeks to process the transfer and enrollment papers, especially if it's during the schoolyear. And they only ever stayed with a guardian a few days before they moved on. The only relatives they spent a good deal of time with would have been either smart enough to teach themselves (Uncle Monty) or just didn't care (Sir and the Village of Fowl Devotees)

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** Schools can sometimes take a couple of weeks to process the transfer and enrollment papers, especially if it's during the schoolyear.school year. And they only ever stayed with a guardian a few days before they moved on. The only relatives they spent a good deal of time with would have been either smart enough to teach themselves (Uncle Monty) or just didn't care (Sir and the Village of Fowl Devotees)



* So, what purpose does Carmalita Spats have in the series other than to make fun of the 'Cakesniffing Orphans in the Orphan's Shack'? It seems to me as though that's really it, even though she shows up in the later books as Olaf and Esme's adoptive-ish daughter. She seems to embrace evil, not just being a bully. is there something wrong going on inside her head?

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* So, what purpose does Carmalita Carmelita Spats have in the series other than to make fun of the 'Cakesniffing Orphans in the Orphan's Shack'? It seems to me as though that's really it, even though she shows up in the later books as Olaf and Esme's adoptive-ish daughter. She seems to embrace evil, not just being a bully. is Is there something wrong going on inside her head?
13th Aug '15 12:48:17 PM SetsunasaNiWa
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** [[CaptainObvious DUH.]]
16th Jul '15 12:49:00 PM Mantyf
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16th Jul '15 12:46:04 PM Mantyf
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** I don't believe that it actually was about the money. The killing of Baudelaire's parent was a mix of a personal vendetta and VFD inner war, and he planned to also take their money as an added bonus. Then, after being bested by the kids, it became personal.
16th Jul '15 12:35:49 PM Mantyf
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*** This might be just something personal, but after discovering myself bisexual (actually, pansexual), and observing how bisexual are often considered freaks, the ambidextrous guy makes a lot more sense to me. If people with equally strong attractions can be considered a freak, it's not too far-fetched for someone with two equally strong hands to be considered one too.
23rd Jun '15 12:24:47 AM Tuckerscreator
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** He was still able to see in the Carnivorous Carnival as long as he was squinting.
22nd Jun '15 11:40:10 PM Illemar
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** It's not like he's ''completely'' unable to see without them. At the right distance (probably very, ''very'' close up) it's possible to read things.
7th Feb '15 11:28:45 AM pinkiepie17
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So, what purpose does Carmalita Spats have in the series other than to make fun of the 'Cakesniffing Orphans in the Orphan's Shack'? It seems to me as though that's really it, even though she shows up in the later books as Olaf and Esme's adoptive-ish daughter. She seems to embrace evil, not just being a bully. is there something wrong going on inside her head?

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So, *So, how is Klaus reading the triplets' notebooks if they have his glasses? The point is made very clear in the Miserable Mill that Klaus is blind without his glasses.

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what purpose does Carmalita Spats have in the series other than to make fun of the 'Cakesniffing Orphans in the Orphan's Shack'? It seems to me as though that's really it, even though she shows up in the later books as Olaf and Esme's adoptive-ish daughter. She seems to embrace evil, not just being a bully. is there something wrong going on inside her head?
7th Feb '15 11:12:58 AM pinkiepie17
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So, what purpose does Carmalita Spats have in the series other than to make fun of the 'Cakesniffing Orphans in the Orphan's Shack'? It seems to me as though that's really it, even though she shows up in the later books as Olaf and Esme's adoptive-ish daughter. She seems to embrace evil, not just being a bully. is there something wrong going on inside her head?

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So, what purpose does Carmalita Spats have in the series other than to make fun of the 'Cakesniffing Orphans in the Orphan's Shack'? It seems to me as though that's really it, even though she shows up in the later books as Olaf and Esme's adoptive-ish daughter. She seems to embrace evil, not just being a bully. is there something wrong going on inside her head?head?
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