History Literature / ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents

20th Aug '17 10:21:12 AM Hedging
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* NotSoDifferent: Attempted -- or perhaps spoofed -- with the Baudelaires and Olaf from Book the Eighth onward. Fernald attempts it as well.

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* NotSoDifferent: Attempted -- or perhaps spoofed -- with While living as fugitives from the eighth book onward, the Baudelaires and Olaf are forced in enact several questionable deeds, from Book deceiving people with disguises, attempting to trap Esme to use as hostage, burning down a hotel, and even accidentally killing someone. Initially, they believe they are justified in doing these on the Eighth onward. Fernald grounds that they are attempts it to save themselves, but slowly start to realize that most of Olaf's wicked deeds are to save himself as well.well, making them wonder if they're any better than him.
30th Jul '17 8:39:08 PM GranChi
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* ParentalSubstitute: Dr. Montgomery is a good substitute. In ''The Penultimate Peril'', volunteers Kit Snicket and [[spoiler:Dewey Denouement]] answer ''some'' of the Baudelaires' questions and the latter offers to become their guardian. [[spoiler:All three of them die.]]
** Also Justice Strauss in the first book.

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* ParentalSubstitute: Dr. Montgomery is a good substitute. In ''The Penultimate Peril'', volunteers Kit Snicket and [[spoiler:Dewey Denouement]] answer ''some'' of the Baudelaires' questions questions, and the latter offers to become their guardian. [[spoiler:All three of them die.]]
** Also Justice Strauss in and Jerome Squalor both try to play this role towards the first book.children in books 1 and 6, respectively. But each one fails to protect them from Olaf's schemes, and neither one is able to stay with the children for various reasons.
20th Jun '17 5:06:17 AM lalaTKG
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* MocksteryTale: Basically the gist of the series. The protagonists are attempting to uncover a number of mysteries related to their parents' death and a mysterious organization V. F. D. which they were members of; the reader is expecting that the ending books will provide the answers. However, the final book called The End has an entirely different focus; eventually, the whole series turn out to be more of a coming-of-age story than mystery fiction, and one of the author's points is that the world is full of unanswered questions.

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* MocksteryTale: Basically the gist of the series. The protagonists are attempting to uncover a number of mysteries related to their parents' death and a mysterious organization V. F. D. which they were members of; the reader is expecting that the ending books will provide the answers. However, the final book called The End has an entirely different focus; eventually, the whole series turn turns out to be more of a coming-of-age story than mystery fiction, and one of the author's points is that the world is full of unanswered questions.
20th Jun '17 3:12:41 AM lalaTKG
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** The connection to his name and [[EasterEgg Edgar Allen Poe's association with tuberculosis]]

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** The connection to his name and [[EasterEgg Edgar Allen Poe's association with tuberculosis]]tuberculosis]].
20th Jun '17 3:10:30 AM lalaTKG
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* TotallyRadical: In-universe, Count Olaf's disguise as Detective Dupin in Book 7 comes off this way. Mainly he overuses the word "cool" (always accompanied by a finger snap) and wears an over-the-top cool outfit with sequined pants and sunglasses.


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* TotallyRadical: In-universe, Count Olaf's disguise as Detective Dupin in Book 7 comes off this way. Mainly he overuses the word "cool" (always accompanied by a finger snap) and wears an over-the-top cool outfit with sequined pants and sunglasses.
20th Jun '17 3:09:16 AM lalaTKG
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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Mr. Poe's sister, the editor of ''The Daily Punctilio'', as noted in ''The Unauthorized Biography''. She fired Lemony Snicket for trashing Esme's terrible acting in a play (and for an unstated reason that Lemony fails to print before he's caught in the newspaper's printing rooms), hired a shock-value journalist named Geraldine Julienne, and openly engages in telling falsehoods in print. [[spoiler:After getting trapped in a basement, she sends a distress telegram to Mr. Poe; within it she confesses that she falsified tales in ''The Daily Punctilio''. Unfortunately for her, Mr. Poe has been taking [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard Geraldine Julienne's advice about not reading telegrams]] and sends them to said journalist without reading, along with the distress telegram that the Baudelaires sent him in ''The Hostile Hospital''. It's implied that she dies in that basement with no one but Geraldine Julienne ]]

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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Mr. Poe's sister, the editor of ''The Daily Punctilio'', as noted in ''The Unauthorized Biography''. She fired Lemony Snicket for trashing Esme's terrible acting in a play (and for an unstated reason that Lemony fails to print before he's caught in the newspaper's printing rooms), hired a shock-value journalist named Geraldine Julienne, and openly engages in telling falsehoods in print. [[spoiler:After getting trapped in a basement, she sends a distress telegram to Mr. Poe; within it she confesses that she falsified tales in ''The Daily Punctilio''. Unfortunately for her, Mr. Poe has been taking [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard Geraldine Julienne's advice about not reading telegrams]] and sends them to said journalist without reading, along with the distress telegram that the Baudelaires sent him in ''The Hostile Hospital''. It's implied that she dies in that basement with no one but Geraldine Julienne Julienne.]]
20th Jun '17 3:04:44 AM lalaTKG
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** One of Olaf's [[PaperThinDisguise paper thin disguises]] is that of ship captain, Captain Sham

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** One of Olaf's [[PaperThinDisguise paper thin disguises]] is that of ship captain, Captain ShamSham.
20th Jun '17 3:03:39 AM lalaTKG
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* EveryEpisodeEnding: Every book ends with exactly the same formula: There's a full-page picture containing a clue to the plot of the next book; comical bios for the author and illustrator, with a [[PlotBasedPhotographObfuscation obscured picture]] of the former and a themed illustration of the latter; and a letter from Lemony Snicket to his editor explaining where to pick up the manuscript for the next book, along with several items related to it.

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* EveryEpisodeEnding: Every book ends with exactly the same formula: There's a full-page picture containing a clue to the plot of the next book; comical bios for the author and illustrator, with a an [[PlotBasedPhotographObfuscation obscured picture]] of the former and a themed illustration of the latter; and a letter from Lemony Snicket to his editor explaining where to pick up the manuscript for the next book, along with several items related to it.
19th Jun '17 6:32:35 PM lalaTKG
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* ComicBookTime: A possible/subtle example. Duncan and Isadora say they spent three semesters at the academy before the Baudelaires arrive. "The Slippery Slope" later establishes the Quagmire fire as happening after "The Reptile Room". Excluding the last Chapter, Violet and Klaus only have one birthday each throughout the series.
28th May '17 3:42:50 PM Eagal
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The series has received acclaim, fame, and success since its 1999 debut, spawning [[Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2004 an Oscar-winning movie]] and a video game based off of said movie. {{Lemony|Narrator}} Snicket {{narrat|or}}es throughout, providing commentary, anecdotes, and advice - usually against reading any more of his history of the Baudelaire orphans. While the movie never moved past one installment (based on the first three books), Creator/{{Netflix}} [[http://deadline.com/2014/11/a-series-of-unfortunate-events-tv-show-lemony-snicket-netflix-1201274454/ obtained the film rights]] and adapted the books into [[Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017 a live-action series]], which premiered on Friday the 13th of January 2017, with Barry Sonnenfeld and Handler himself as showrunners; Creator/PatrickWarburton portrays Lemony Snicket, and Creator/NeilPatrickHarris plays Count Olaf.

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The series has received acclaim, fame, and success since its 1999 debut, spawning a [[Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2004 an Oscar-winning movie]] and a video game based off of said movie. {{Lemony|Narrator}} Snicket {{narrat|or}}es throughout, providing commentary, anecdotes, and advice - usually against reading any more of his history of the Baudelaire orphans. While the movie never moved past one installment (based on the first three books), Creator/{{Netflix}} [[http://deadline.com/2014/11/a-series-of-unfortunate-events-tv-show-lemony-snicket-netflix-1201274454/ obtained the film rights]] and adapted the books into [[Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017 a live-action series]], which premiered on Friday the 13th of January 2017, with Barry Sonnenfeld and Handler himself as showrunners; Creator/PatrickWarburton portrays Lemony Snicket, and Creator/NeilPatrickHarris plays Count Olaf.
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