In honor of 667 Dark Avenue’s Fifth Anniversary (June 22), the forum has been granted a rare opportunity to communicate with Lemony Snicket himself. Mr. Snicket and his legal representative, Daniel Handler, have agreed to answer twenty-one questions posted by the members of 667.
Any user of 667 Dark Avenue is entitled to questions in this thread. Twenty winning questions will be referred to Daniel Handler, and the best question of all will make its way to Lemony Snicket. We will be considering questions from now through Monday, June 25. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Handler and Mr. Snicket’s answers will be posted on 667 Dark Avenue, and the one lucky winner will receive a hand-written reply to his or her question by Mr. Snicket himself. Consolation prizes will be sent to the writers of the other winning questions.
Write your questions carefully, and good luck. Submit the questions here. Feel free to edit your post at any time.
Last Edit: Jun 23, 2007 22:45:33 GMT -5 by Tragedy
Question: Fans of Lemony Snicket are often drawn to the works of Daniel Handler. How do you feel about youger audiences reading and viewing more "adult" works, such as The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs, or Rick?
Post by rubeusbeaky on Jun 22, 2007 3:04:28 GMT -5
Goodness, there are so many things I would like to ask Mr. Snicket, like how come my name appears twice in the 6th book? (Avery, check it out). Or, how could the contents of the sugar bowl be something as trivial as horse-radish and yet reveal the truth about Lemony's innocence and Olaf's treachery? What exactly did Olaf frame Lemony FOR that has all authorities on the lookout for Mr. Snicket? Why on Earth would Beatrice believe all the nasty rumors that Lemony was an arsonist or dead? Who is the man with the skinny cigarette, besides a reoccuring taxi driver? Was there ANY evidence to Olaf's love for Kit prior to Lemony's research for book 13?
But I think the one question I'm dying to ask the most would be the following: What EXACTLY happened that day the Baudelaire mansion burnt down (considering Olaf neither denied nor confirmed that he was responsible for the blaze, and the subsequent deaths of the Baudelaire parents. By the sound of his reply, however, it does seem that Olaf knew something more than what the Baudelaires had guessed, and that in fact their- the Baudelaire's- accusation could have been false)?