History WMG / ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents

16th Feb '17 2:57:21 PM GopherBroke
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Besides the fact that "Baudelaire" is a French name, Violet's mechanical skills are shared with Hugo, while Klaus' bookworm-ness is shared with Isabelle. Plus, the actors that play Violet and Klaus on the Netflix series resemble Chloë Grace Moritz and Asa Butterfield, respectively.

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Besides the fact that "Baudelaire" is a French name, Violet's mechanical skills are shared with Hugo, while Klaus' bookworm-ness is shared with Isabelle. Plus, the actors that play Violet and Klaus on the Netflix series resemble Chloë Grace Moritz and Asa Butterfield, respectively.respectively.

[[WMG: Count Olaf doesn't Really Care About the Money]]
Think about it for a second. What's his endgame? After the first book, he has no real plan that would end with him having the money, and even then his plan has enormous holes in it. Even if we generously assume that he lives in a world with coverture and no ability for women to divorce (so he would actually have control of the money), his plan involves allowing Violet to stay alive. Violet, who built a functional grappling hook out of a curtain rod and ratty clothing. It's extremely difficult to see an outcome where this doesn't end with him as a missing person who really isn't missed.

Most likely, he has no interest in the money. Like a dog chasing cars, the point is the chase. There's no goal for what to do if he actually catches it. He's spent his entire life in a world full of people who are definitely not all that smart, and he's finally found someone else who can match wits with him. He's too cruel and emotionally stunted to interact with them like a normal person, so he chases them. Across the country. Across the world. It doesn't matter. He knows he'll never get the Baudelaire fortune, and he doesn't care.
12th Feb '17 9:35:11 PM GopherBroke
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* More likely, conversations and thoughts are meant to be "reconstructed" in the same way that they are in narrative books about history. When ''exact'' phrasing used is unknown and when thoughts (which are inherently unknowable) are discussed, the author summarizes the gist of the conversation or thought process in a way that sounds like it came from the person involved. Given that [[LemonyNarrator the narrator]] is about as strange and personally involved as you can get without reaching UnreliableNarrator levels, it wouldn't be surprising that he doesn't mention that.
14th Jan '17 8:26:12 PM JiminysJournal
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[[WMG: The Baudelaires are descended from [[Film/{{Hugo}} Hugo Cabret and Isabelle Méliès]].]]

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[[WMG: The Baudelaires Baudelaire orphans are descended from [[Film/{{Hugo}} Hugo Cabret and Isabelle Méliès]].]]
14th Jan '17 8:25:15 PM JiminysJournal
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[[WMG: Lemony Snicket is Ishmael]] Lemony Snicket mentions several times that he was on the ocean or on a boat of some sort, whether he was stowing away or drowning, etc. As mentioned, everything ends up on the island so it's natural to think that Lemony eventually ended up there. That also explains where the sugar bowl went. This troper hasn't fully thought this theory out so she apologizes for any plotholes.

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[[WMG: Lemony Snicket is Ishmael]] Lemony Snicket mentions several times that he was on the ocean or on a boat of some sort, whether he was stowing away or drowning, etc. As mentioned, everything ends up on the island so it's natural to think that Lemony eventually ended up there. That also explains where the sugar bowl went. This troper hasn't fully thought this theory out so she apologizes for any plotholes.plotholes.

[[WMG: The Baudelaires are descended from [[Film/{{Hugo}} Hugo Cabret and Isabelle Méliès]].]]
Besides the fact that "Baudelaire" is a French name, Violet's mechanical skills are shared with Hugo, while Klaus' bookworm-ness is shared with Isabelle. Plus, the actors that play Violet and Klaus on the Netflix series resemble Chloë Grace Moritz and Asa Butterfield, respectively.
1st Jan '17 4:11:36 PM JamesAustin
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Their [[LemonyNarrator writing styles]] are very similar, with both inserting themselves into the story. They both go by a name that's obviously a pen-name. The style of the stories themselves are similar. But the thing that really convinces me is that in [[Literature/SecretSeries The Name Of This Book Is Secret]], there's a burning library. Burning and/or libraries are major motifs in Literature/
''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''. That it was featured in [[Literature/SecretSeries the Secret Series]] is either a ShoutOut or a huge hint that both pen-names are really the same person.

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Their [[LemonyNarrator writing styles]] are very similar, with both inserting themselves into the story. They both go by a name that's obviously a pen-name. The style of the stories themselves are similar. But the thing that really convinces me is that in [[Literature/SecretSeries The Name Of This Book Is Secret]], there's a burning library. Burning and/or libraries are major motifs in Literature/
''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''. That it was featured in [[Literature/SecretSeries the Secret Series]] is either a ShoutOut or a huge hint that both pen-names are really the same person.
1st Jan '17 4:03:30 PM JamesAustin
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[[WMG: Lemony Snicket is Ishmael]] Lemony Snicket mentions several times that he was on the ocean or on a boat of some sort, whether he was stowing away or drowning, etc. As mentioned, everything ends up on the island so it's natural to think that Lemony eventually ended up there. That also explains where the sugar bowl went. This troper hasn't fully thought this theory out so she apologizes for any plotholes.

<<|WildMassGuessing|>>

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[[WMG: Lemony Snicket is Ishmael]] Lemony Snicket mentions several times that he was on the ocean or on a boat of some sort, whether he was stowing away or drowning, etc. As mentioned, everything ends up on the island so it's natural to think that Lemony eventually ended up there. That also explains where the sugar bowl went. This troper hasn't fully thought this theory out so she apologizes for any plotholes.

<<|WildMassGuessing|>>
plotholes.
16th Nov '16 4:54:58 PM jainasolo
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Also, it was freezing. Why would they take off their clothes?
29th Jul '16 10:54:02 PM Jadeheart0627
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*The Great Unknown is shaped like a question mark just like the Bombinating Beast in "All the Wrong Questions".
16th Jan '16 8:20:27 AM MikaHaeli8
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*** Unless Violet and/or Sunny co-wrote the books under the same pseudonym? The siblings took turns in writing them.
26th Oct '15 11:00:24 PM SELI-chan
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[[WMG: Lemony Snicket is Ishmael]] The Troper who wrote this is doing her homework, so she'll update this WMG in about two hours or so.

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[[WMG: Lemony Snicket is Ishmael]] The Troper who wrote Lemony Snicket mentions several times that he was on the ocean or on a boat of some sort, whether he was stowing away or drowning, etc. As mentioned, everything ends up on the island so it's natural to think that Lemony eventually ended up there. That also explains where the sugar bowl went. This troper hasn't fully thought this is doing her homework, theory out so she'll update this WMG in about two hours or so.
she apologizes for any plotholes.
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