Post by Tiago James Squalor on Jul 17, 2011 16:42:39 GMT -5
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If your neighbors are nice and kind, then reading THE NEFARIOUS NEIGHBORHOOD will only ruin how you view them forever. Violet, Klaus, Sunny and Beatrice Baudelaire have returned to Dark Avenue, and the circumstances which they find themselves in then upon their return are probably the most dangerous they've ever faced, as they move from there to Yoshiwara, the Japanese district, and find themselves in the grips of a powerful Japanese clan.
In this tale of treachery, the Baudelaires encounter a lavish inn, an imposter, japanese families, a mysterious biker, the unexpected return of a long lost friend, distressing information, a beautiful courtesan, a complicated plot and potentially lethal meals.
If you would like not to ever suspect your neighbors' habits or daily routine, then you should forget this book unread in your lowest or your tallest shelf, to avoid ever having to face such secrets again.
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on Jul 17, 2011 18:57:27 GMT -5
"A tale of treachery", eh? That sounds most...treacherous! The "long lost friend" could be just about anyone, I expect. I look forward with much anticipation to their appearance, as well as what more is to come in Book the Eleventh in Yet Another Series of Unfortunate Events.
And "potentially lethal meals"? Uh-oh! I have a few ideas as to what these may entail...
Post by Sherry Ann on Jul 17, 2011 20:05:28 GMT -5
Now that you mention it, my neighbors do strike one as the nice and kind type--certainly they must be up to no good.
Does Klaus speak Japanese, I wonder? And I think I spotted some foreshadowing to this setting in TPP. In any case, this looks toward yet another exciting installment, and I await it with heightened anticipation.
I had to wait 'til this morning to see the new title, but it's a very creative one; I'm impressed. Is there a Japanese influence in the title's font, too? A lot of the items in the Dear Reader letter are quite suggestive... I look forward to seeing this get started.
I would never forget his brilliant drawing of Colette the contortionist!!!No wonder that Tiago become The Best Artist this April. I am so jealous, you know I am a mediocre artist, although I love drawing and painting.
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Post by Tiago James Squalor on Jul 18, 2011 12:22:49 GMT -5
The 'courtesan' character is a minor one, an oiran. She will appear only as a companion to another character. There will be no sex scenes you can be sure of that much. ^^ It's that the original Yoshiwara, of Tokyo, was the red light district, and I wanted to include a lot of japanese culture in this book. I do hope I don't offend anyone.
Post by Emma “Emmz” Squalor on Jul 18, 2011 14:57:06 GMT -5
I agree with Hermes: you always write with such obvious heart and respect for every single one of your characters, Tiago. I sincerely doubt 'offensive' is a word that will ever cross anyone's minds, so don't worry.
Post by Tiago James Squalor on Jul 19, 2011 13:47:12 GMT -5
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This is a picture of Yoshiwara, the japanese district in the city. You can see the buildings of Dark Avenue in the distance. The largest building in Yoshiwara is the House of Red Leaves. I have to get a kimono so I can investigate what happened there without arising suspicion. The Yazawas are all gone so I'll have an easier time finding out what exactly happened to the Baudelaires while they were being held hostage there.