The Revived 667er - Edition Twenty Sept 19, 2016 15:42:27 GMT -5 Jacques Snicket, M, and 4 more like this
Post by Mr. Cow-M-et on Sept 19, 2016 15:42:27 GMT -5
Original idea by Akbar Le Grey
Editor - Mister M
Co-Editor - Linda Rhaldeen
Designer - Lemona Snicket
Spell Checker - Anka Anwhistle M
Gawky Editor - Zortegus
Editor - Mister M
Co-Editor - Linda Rhaldeen
Designer - Lemona Snicket
Spell Checker - Anka Anwhistle M
Gawky Editor - Zortegus
Thanks This Issue to : Anka , Nyarlathotrip , Akbar Le Grey ,
Linda Rhaldeen , Cafe SalMONAlla , Zortegus
Linda Rhaldeen , Cafe SalMONAlla , Zortegus
The 667er is here, once more. And this is our 20th edition! yeah! Lets have a very low key party!..... okay, no party. But please tell me that there is at least some cake? please?
Anyway, after last month's movie special, it's back to business as usual this time around. Linda interviews our resident netflix news-er, beatricetriptych; Lemona ponder about the past month's penthouse; I take a look at what's been going on over the past month; and there is a very strange new piece of fiction, but i'm not entirely sure what it's about, or even who it's by....
- Mister M
Wow. For once, I don’t have to complain. It’s an unsettling feeling.
The penthouse had lain almost barren except for the comings and goings of the regulars for a month after the disappointing show of the previous party. There were fears the penthouse, weary of the time the only regulars sacrificed to it, would idk revolt or something, hungry for fresh conversationalists.
Somehow or other, my complaining annoyed a number of people into actually attending the most recent penthouse day, so I actually have stuff to recap.
I think the first person I talked to during the weekend was Comet. He was about to make breakfast and we had a conversation about space elevators and how I could theoretically tunnel to Denmark if the mood struck me. If I remember right we also talked about Stephin Merritt and he (Comet, that is) bestowed a Monty Python sketch upon me, which is a quick way to my heart if you didn’t happen to know that.
Anka showed up before I was about to go to sleep, and we talked about uni and her upcoming move to England (which is now, what, like five weeks away?) in order to for two 667ers to fuse into one fearsome creation under one roof. Or perhaps just live together. An exciting time in our history either way.
The following morning I dropped in and Trip was there alone complaining about being bored. I said something like “the answer to your boredom is here,” which she reassured me was far from the creepiest thing to be said in the penthouse that day.
Later on I saw the remnants of a conversation involving Hermes, Teleram and I think a few other people. I don’t really remember. If you were one of them or just want to take the credit, write in to the 667er. What I saw of the conversation seemed to concern this year’s BB mostly, and some scandal or something that had occurred during it.
Trip wanted this article to feature “a whole paragraph for trip.” A whole paragraph for trip. There.
When I got home from uni that day Mister M was hosting one of his infamous games. I was most eager to avoid a repeat of the last game he had roped me into, but this one turned out to be almost as bad, if only because explaining the rules to the contestants isn’t in the rules. First he got us to play a thing where he recited clues and the poor innocent participants (Sam, Trip and yours truly) had to guess the connection between them. Pepper contributed a Childish Gambino soundtrack which everyone mostly ignored.
Then we played a round of speaking-sentences-in-alphabetical-order. Sentences about pirates no less. At least this game made a little more sense to me, but because of some clumsy timing M docked a heap of points from me, because that’s the kind of person he is. Pepper came last, with many gracious and charitable comments, I third, Trip second and Sam first. When subsequently reached for comment by this journalist, the winner was very reticent, saying things like “shrug,” which only served to increase the public’s (Trip’s) suspicions of foul play.
At some point in the proceedings, according to Trip’s hazy memories “mister m tried to apply the social construct of virginity to some poor olive oil” [Editor : I have no idea what that is]. After that M tried to get us to play another game but we sensibly refused and the topic turned to clothes and shoes and stuff. I don’t remember this bit very well either but I think we talked about what prices clothes are worth, and Pepper considered buying a backpack. It was as exciting as it sounds. There was also reasonable amount of Doctor Who conversation, an alarming quantity of which consisted of Sam hassling me to hurry up with my Big Finish progress.
Shoutouts to everyone who actually heeded my requests and showed up, making this a relatively active penthouse day and saving me from beefing up the recap with Harry Potter jokes.
My memories are a bit fuzzy. I should have made notes as I went. If I missed out on mentioning you or something, send me a PM starting with “how dare you!” in the tradition of our leader.
The 667er: Congratulations on winning Big Brother!
Trip: Thanks! It's still pretty shocking to me that that happened.
The 667er: You went from complete unknown to everyone’s favorite pretty quickly. What is your secret? Have you had any previous experience, either with similar online games or with watching any of the various Big Brother television shows?
Trip: I've watched a couple seasons of the CBS series, but I didn't have some clever, devious plan or anything. I'm not really sure how I even got as far as the halfway point. Maybe it's just that I'm a miserable & gentle little baby and people might have felt bad if they nominated me? Sort of like kicking a puppy, who is sick, but also kind of good at puzzles and trivia.
The 667er: You have pretty much perfected the talkative but mysterious online persona so I feel like despite knowing a ton about you I really know very little about you.
Trip: Thx Linda, I'm going for like an enigmatic mom friend vibe here.
The 667er: Are you working? Going to school? What sort of things do you do with your time when you are not on the internet?
Trip: I'm working (in the service industry I guess? But a slightly more fun special occasions version), but I haven't started at school because I'm indecisive as all get-out and don't know what I want to do to my life. I was going to get certified for a better job that I have an interest in (to bide my time until I feel like attending actual classes) but I had some health issues I wanted to give myself more time to recover from so that's gonna be like, another half-year until the program has open slots again, but I'm fine with waiting. I take up odd jobs and self-study things a lot though because I get bored standing still.
The 667er: Similar to this what do you like to do for fun? Obviously be online, but do you have a sport you do, or a musical instrument or something like that?
Trip: I do a lot of things for fun and I am not particularly good at any of them. I really enjoy cooking and baking (I'm better at that than most things but I'm always injuring myself lmao), I crochet but I'm not very good so mostly I just crochet chains because it's calming, uh... I read a lot, both published works and garbage fanfiction, I write a lot, both UNpublished works and garbage fanfiction. I'm sort of okay at ukulele and less ok at piano and more ok at singing, not trained in any of them but I keep meaning to get my more talented siblings to teach me things so I can join in the Unofficial Annual Multi-Generational Xmas Jam Sesh at my family's big Christmas thing. Also I like makeup, and lovingly mocking my own interests and friends (I excel at this), and I guess I have to start drawing again because I impulse-bought drawing pencils from Amazon the other night. I am actually good at one (1) of the previously listed activities but we have a good time here folks! We have a good time here.
The 667er: What is your favorite color? Why?
Trip: I reckon my very favorite is green or maybe yellow, but it all depends on the situation, I guess (blue for dresses, red for art, burgundy for lipstick, pink for cake icing, things like that). Green is my favorite because of nature, probably, and yellow because it reminds me of my great-grandmother who might be my favorite living human.
The 667er: Usually I ask about family but I want to respect your need for privacy so instead I’ll ask about your pets. I think you have a cat and a puppy? Is that right? Can you talk about them?
Trip: Two of each, actually! A little dainty ladylike cat who is an excellent rodent murderer, a big fuzzy loser tomcat who runs into walls and loves to get fur on clothes via Xtreme Snuggling, a grown dog who is short and rotund and tired of everyone's salsa and delightfully expressive, and a little energetic half-puppy half-goblin who is very very sweet when she's not biting your nose because she thinks your reaction is funny. They are all my darlings and I love them and I am crying right now because I'm so happy they exist.
The 667er: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10? 20?
Trip: I try not to make Big Plans cos I always get my heart set on them and they almost always fail, but I do have some vague ideas of where I’ll be I guess? In the next 5-10 years I’d like to be traveling, not vacationing so much as just like… living different places. I can’t imagine staying in my tiny community forever when there’s so much world to see and life to experience and dear friends spread out across the globe. I’ll probably have a string of roommates because I hate to live alone. Also in five years I’ll be almost 25 so if my great-grandmother is still alive she’ll probably start “subtly hinting” that I should start a family sooner rather than later (I think she’s hoping for a five generations thing before she dies), which I’m not opposed to if it happens but can’t imagine actively pursuing that early.
I guess I’ll be working in whatever field I decide to study at some point in ten years, hopefully a job I enjoy but I can be content doing most anything. That family thing will likely come in around here, I’ve always planned to adopt older kids from the foster care system but want to wait til I’m ~30 because that feels like a good age. If I had like biological children that would be cool too. I very much want children. Not so firm on the whole significant other thing but I’m down if that’s where life takes me. Also I have some very clever and talented friends who had better be mentioning me in their Oscars acceptance speeches in ten years.
I never really thought about anything as down the road as 20 years, though. When I was younger I never thought I’d get that old, and I’m planning on it now but I have no idea what I’ll be doing. Maybe I’ll have published a book, or started a business, or something else interesting and fulfilling, or maybe none of that will happen but my life’ll be interesting and fulfilling anyway. Mostly I’d like to be happy, and be with people who make me happy, and make other people happy.
The 667er: Normally I’d ask where you got your username but on a Lemony Snicket forum it’s pretty obvious where you got beatricetriptych. Do you go by that name anywhere else?
Trip: I was in the middle of a reread of TAA when I joined and whathappenedtobeatrice seemed like a good enough username but it was too long, but I think I like beatricetriptych better actually. I love nicknames and I'm very happy with both of those.
The 667er: Do you like that name (and the nicknames Trip and Beatrice), or do you wish you’d gone with something else?
Trip: I'm fine with people calling me anything so long as it's not mean-spirited and I know they're talking to me. (I was about to make that stupid "call me anything but late to dinner" joke but actually it's 9 p.m. and I just realized I haven't had dinner so I guess just call me anything.)
The 667er: I just looked at your join date and it was like 5 ½ months ago. Wow that is really recent; I feel like I’ve known you much longer than that. Do you wish you’d joined 667 sooner?
Trip: A year or three earlier, definitely. Any time before that, no, no, absolutely not, me aged 13-16 was a complete mess. I was actually a regular member of a different forum for a different children's series at that time which I have since completely abandoned from the shame of terrible, embarrassing baby Trip (and a couple other reasons I guess), so I probably wouldn't be here now if I had been here then.
The 667er: What has been your favorite thing that has happened on 667 since you joined?
Trip: Probably the Darkies! Like I said, I was part of a pretty big forum when I was younger, and we did a lot of fun activities but we never had an awards show so that was new to me and also fun and adorable.
The 667er: Drama time! What is your least favorite things about 667?
Trip: I'm thinking really hard but I don't think there's been anything awful enough to stick with me? Sometimes there's conflict which I'm not a huge fan of for anxiety reasons but I acknowledge the importance of disagreeing opinions in growing both friendships and people so that's not, like, awful. Maybe my own apparent inability to get things in to Mister M for the 667er at any godly hour?
The 667er: What is your favorite television show? Why?
Trip: I guess Doctor Who, for. Normal nerdy Doctor Who reasons. ?. I'm bad at picking favorites. I really like Bojack Horseman too because it's wonderful and because Bojack compulsively sabotaging his own life and relationships and refusing to take his mental illness seriously when he clearly can't cope is Very Me. ALWAYS NICE to see yourself reflected in the media.
The 667er: Is there anything you have learned that you might not have learned if you had not joined 667?
Trip: I would not have learned like 60% of the Netflix series stuff, like how Bernadette Peters will be playing Aunt Josephine, which is a true fact that was NOT made up by Zort at all.
The 667er: And finally, is there anything we haven't covered yet that you would like to tell the people of 667?
Trip: Hey 667, I am very fond of you, sorry that I was rambley here, I tried to keep it chill but I didn't sleep very much last night so all my self-control died. Also I would like to say that Linda is lovely for approaching me with questions that respect my ridiculous undefinable privacy boundaries. Also just lovely in general. You're all lovely in general. I should go before I get any more emotional. <3.
Hermes: Actually this ABC thing is supposed to be about things that new members maybe don't know when they first join 667, and I can't imagine anyone coming here and not noticing Hermes. But I had no other idea for H.
Hermes is one of the most important 667ers. He's the eldest active member of 667 and he teaches philosophy, so he's basically a wise person. There are several 667er stories where Hermes and Dante kill each other or something, but actually I don't think they have anything against each other. Also it took me 3 years or something until I realised that Hermes isn't a moderator.
If anyone has any idea who or what starts with I, please tell me, because I don't know.
Speaking of Hermes, it's now time for :
Snicketfic of the Month: The Fearsome Factory, by Tiago Squalor.
Many writers have tried to chronicle the Baudelaires’ adventures after their return from the island. None have succeeded in doing so with such great panache as Tiago Squalor. This story is just the first in a thirteen-book saga, Yet Another Series of Unfortunate Events, in which our heroes investigate mysteries, revisit the scenes of their former adventures, meet old friends and enemies and make new ones, and develop new romantic attachments. In addition the series features tributes to Lewis Carroll and Tim Burton, a 667 crossover, a very odd pair of siblings, revelations about the past, and finally a solution to the mystery of the sugar bowl. The narrator of the story, apparently a cousin of Jerome Squalor, is himself a fascinating figure in the mould of Lemony Snicket. There are even supplementary volumes, and Mr Squalor has now embarked on a further saga telling of the adventures of the Quagmires, for whose next instalment we wait eagerly.
667fic of the Month: The Big Day, by Sixteen.
This is one of the most beautifully constructed stories I have had the pleasure to read. A number of 667ers, unbeknown to one another, converge on a church where a wedding is taking place. The bride is one Anka Madita: the groom is perhaps not the person you would expect. The bridesmaids, the minister, the wedding driver and various guests, invited and uninvited, all have something to hide, and their lives have, as it turns out, crisscrossed in many unexpected ways. In the course of the story we hear of secret organisations DANTE and HERMES (though when the spinoff, Secret Spy Summertime Shenanigans, revealed what HERMES stood for, not all 667ers were happy). The story moves towards a satisfying denouement, in the course of which a mystery we didn’t even know about is solved in a manner worthy of Lemony.
- Nobody has been member of the month since last Month. Clearly we aren't good enough.
- BSam is (attemtping) to start a Doctor Who watching group thing which is a cool idea, so go and support him
- The Collaborative Calamity is finally at end.
- 33rd Best 667er of All Time made a thread which nobody replied too...
- ... and one that people did, asking an interesting question about ATWQ fanart
- ryantrimble457 unleashed the latest incarnation of the netflix master-threads.
- Jacques Snicket resumed The Mortmain Motet
- A new member by the name of salmonella joined.
- ¿bear? listed US Presidents. I know hardly any US presidents... there is a game in there somewhere, trying to name as many as you can without cheating.
- And hey, don't forget about the Penthouse! Also... There was supposed to be something I was going to announce this month, but didn't have time. Look forward to it next month, anyway.
PROLOGUE – An unusual destination
'This doesn't seem normal.'
'Because this is not normal. At all.'
'Not normal, not normal... Are you even surprised, Ponds?!'
With a huge explosion the TARDIS landed, still trembling and groaning. Outside everything seemed quiet. Rory got up from the corner and extended his hand to help Amy, while the Doctor pressed some levers and buttons frantically.
'Where on Earth are we?' Rory asked, coughing.
'Well, you're right there, Mr. Pond', the Doctor said not looking at them, but at the console. 'We are on Earth, or at least in one of them. I can't say exactly where though, the TARDIS is not quite happy of being here and I'm not completely sure why. Seems like this place is not exactly stable when it comes to timey wimey stuff. Seems like we broke a rule or two coming here. Seems like... some vortexes are not entirely fixed and a reality layer or two can be out of place. But we're here anyway, and that's what matters after all. Shall we get out and explore a bit, then?'
The Doctor didn't expect for an answer and ran to the door, opening it and disappearing immediately into the dark. Amy and Rory could hear his little noises of amazement and the characteristic sound of his sonic screwdriver.
'Ahhh, fascinating! We parked outside!' The Doctor said from the dark.
'Outside where? What is this place?'. The couple got out of the TARDIS and stepped out onto a pretty dark street. The Doctor reappeared next to them, still vibrating with excitement as he usually did and with a big smile on his face.
'This... is what you humans denominate as an apartment complex. You use these kind of buildings to live one above each other in pretty small boxes that are never big enough so you keep moving instead of settling in one. It's also fun that you live with a lot of strangers who do really weird stuff you'll never know about because you decide not to be curious enough.'
'I don't meant that, and you know it. Why did you decide to come here in the first place?!'
The Doctor smiled once again and then extended the sonic screwdriver towards the building number: 667 Dark Avenue. A strange doorman opened the main door; he seemed to be waiting for them to arrive.
'We came here because J. S. told me to, of course.'
To Be Continued....
#9 - 667 Meetup
It's been nearly 3 years!
Originally I had written about the critical and professional reputation of prominent cast and crew members of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, which is really not news even if it is kind of Netflix, but we were living in a time of famine and you were going to take what I gave you or have nothing at all, heaven’s sake, what are we, rich? Luckily, something happened! So I will cover the one thing that happened, and nothing else, because I’ve been very busy and didn’t feel like sleuthing through the social media of non-confirmed IMDb-listed cast or whatever else I intended to do this month.
Neil Patrick Harris, future antagonist, co-hosted Live with Kelly with his friend Kelly Ripa on September 14, and was excited at the prospect of sharing some exclusive ASOUE sneak peaks— unfortunately, in light of some mysterious alleged “plan” that “they” have, he wasn’t allowed, but he did talk a little about about it, which you can watch in a video posted by our friends at Desventuras em Série Brasil here, or read about in an article from WBT.com here (featuring the return of the dreaded “evil uncle”).
If you prefer to receive all of your news straight from the mouth of The 667er, for some reason, here are some highlights: NPH says ASOUE is the most expensive show Netflix has has ever done, and that it is also their first attempt at a “four-quadrant show,” which apparently has nothing at all to do with spheres or Homestuck, but instead means that they’re trying to appeal to four different age demographics— young adults, adultier(?) adults, teenagers, and kids. He also confirmed that the eight episodes will be broken up into two for each of the first four books (as many members of 667 predicted), said that his prosthetic makeup for the role as Count Olaf required three hours in the chair every day, and (to the relief of many) declared Netflix’s ASOUE to be “a much darker take on the material than has been seen before.”
If you, too, are anxious for more news, don’t worry, for as Mr. Harris has so eloquently said, “they wanna— it’s happening— they have a plan.” Netflix is apparently scheming, perhaps for some exciting and uncommon form of promotion, but news is surely headed our way. 2017 is just a few months away, and as was discussed during the most recent Penthouse Day (a day explored further in Lemona’s Pick of the Penthouse, which you can contribute to every month by going to the place and saying words, #spon), as well as mentioned here by 33rd Best 667er of All Time , Netflix’s Marvel’s Jessica Jones wrapped filming in August 2015 (the same month ASOUE wrapped in 2016) and its trailer was released that October. Though, the first season of Jessica Jones was also released at the end of that November, whereas ASOUE has been confirmed for 2017— I, personally, will be getting my hopes way up for a trailer in October, which is generally considered a very Snickety month, but there has been no announcement as of this article, so you might not want to get yours up.
If you want to catch and discuss the news as it comes, instead waiting for a wordy roundup on The 667er, you might try ryantrimble457 ’s adorably named new Press & Peeks! mega post. Currently there is a little bit of discussion about what Mr. Harris said on Live with Kelly, and then much more discussion about how weird it is that twenty-somethings are being separated from both adults, and young adults, which are actually teenagers because of book genres.
See you next edition with either some fresh news or some vaguely interested words about cast and crew and me pleading with my life for Netflix to release stuff so I have something good to talk about.
~ If anybody wants to contribute something (whether positive or negative) then feel free to PM me or any other staff members with your ideas ~
~ Don't forget to come to the next penthouse, which is October 16th. Make it interesting so Lemona can write about it ~
~ If you want to be interviewed by Linda Rhaldeen then PM her and let her know. ~
~ There will still be group interview, with the next taking place in issue 23. If you are interested in taking part in those, then please PM Mr. Cow-M-et. ~
~ The Next Edition of the 667er will be released on October 17th. ~