Post by Tiago James Squalor on May 2, 2011 16:22:12 GMT -5
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Halloween is a very special and fun time of the year, but as the Baudelaire orphans find in THE PERILOUS PARK, it is not so fun if it occurs several days in a row, during the Baudelaire orphans' stay at a volunteer's Halloween shop in Thriller Park.
In this horrible book, there are such things as a halloween costume shop, a not-so-secret park between two avenues, three infatuated saleswomen, a Halloween parade, a difficult decision to be made with very short time, strangers with candy, and increasingly troublesome trick-or-treaters.
If like others, you prefer your Halloween only once a year, you should best not read this book as it will make you prefer no Halloween at all.
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on May 2, 2011 16:56:50 GMT -5
It never fails to amaze me just how consistent you are with your stories, Tiago. How ever do you DO it? ^^
I like the bit about Halloween occurring for an entire month out of the year, though I wouldn't much like such a thing in real life. I am curious to learn the identities of the three saleswomen, and who (or what) it is that infatuates them so. I also found the mention of "strangers with candy" quite comical. Is it a nod to the television series Strangers with Candy, by any chance?
By the way, awesome banner; I remember seeing and commenting on it a while back over at your deviantART gallery. As soon as I saw it again, I immediately thought of Nathan Finch. ;D
"Increasingly troublesome trick-or-treaters." This installment is sounding more and more promising. Had you originally intended the title to be The Perilous Parade? I fear that aspect of the Dear Reader may be a red herring.
Post by Tiago James Squalor on May 2, 2011 19:29:18 GMT -5
@sherry Ann: Good guess! The original title of this book was indeed, The Perilous Parade. I changed for a reason, which is that while the parade itself is important within the story, the setting should be more important. Hence the change.
It must have been a tough decision; The Perilous Park must be the most accurate title, and the one most in-keeping with the usual title formula, but The Perilous Parade does roll off the tongue. Oh well! I have a few thoughts about the items mentioned in the Dear Reader letter, but this being aSoUE, strangers with candy might be exactly the sort of people you might want to follow. I think the troublesome trick-or-treaters are not unlikely to be certain unwelcome faces, though. But anyway! I'm very eager to see what you get out of a Hallowe'en motif.
Post by Tiago James Squalor on May 3, 2011 16:20:16 GMT -5
A Traveler's Guide to Thriller Park - by T.S.
One of the Park's many entrances, the Main Gate. Thriller Park is as large as Central Park in New York, but has a much sinister reputation. Specially during a time as autumn, and even worse in winter. All the kids from Dark and Bright Avenue come to play in it's grounds.
The home of Desmond Fulfillment and Cindry Fulfillment. A tall building with multiple stories which also houses a halloween shop, and it's employees. The house is as old as the park, and there are many secrets inside.
A nocturnal overview of the Park. The photograph was taken in a bad camera, but it is still possible to see that the park is very large indeed.
@sherry Ann: Oops. My bad. See, I have all dear reader letters in a separate file, and I must have overlooked that line while I changed the rest. ^^' *feels embarrassed*
There's absolutely nothing wrong with a small typo, especially in your case where it doens't affcet the mnaeing of waht's bieng siad. In any case, it's allowed us to see just how much thought you put into the titles, and the series itself.
New material: Dark and Bright Avenue sounds like a conflict in itself. I wonder if it will live up or deny that expectation? And the Fulfillment household looks grand indeed; just the building to hold so many secrets.
Last Edit: May 3, 2011 16:36:06 GMT -5 by Sherry Ann
There's absolutely nothing wrong with a small typo, especially in your case where it doens't affcet the mnaeing of waht's bieng siad.
Anyway, I'm with Sherry Ann: typos are in no way a big deal, especially when they're as the small as the one you made, Tiago. I can proofread something five, six times, and still manage to overlook a typo, only to find them later on when I'm not looking.
As for the latest additins of The Perilous Park, you have some extraordinarily lovely photosgraphs here. I particularly like the one of Cindry and Desmond's house - I am a huge fan of all things Victorian, so this definitely appeals to me. How lucky the Baudealires are to stay as guests in such a grand place, and what a charming backyard Fulfillments have! *points at the dishes and laughs for obvious reasons*
And yes; it will be interesting to see what sort of significance that the jack-o-lanterns will serve.