Like the first page of a fresh calendar, the last page of an old calendar, and a new book in a particular series, some events come but once a year, and one of the more fortunate ones is a birthday. Many happy returns on this, your 46th, and we hope it and its successors treat you with all the kindness as can be expected from occasions without any ominous numerological significance whatsoever - though if you were to choose to embark on a new series of forty-six books, there are none here who would object.
Like the calm before a storm, we commit ourselves to a quieter tribute this year - a time to reflect on achievements past and anticipations future. Just as we say farewell to the incredible All the Wrong Questions, we turn our eyes on a new medium for A Series of Unfortunate Events, not to mention all the plans and mysteries yet undisclosed. All too often, a word that goes unspoken or whispered contains all the force and emotion of a cheer.
As much as we have enjoyed each previous year, we look forward all the more to the coming one; what is a good year, but one shared with a favourite author?
With all due respect,
All the members of 667 Dark Avenue, including the following:
Post by Terry Craig on Feb 28, 2016 13:23:45 GMT -5
All the best wishes on the start of a new year in your life, Mr. Handler, and congaratulations on the fruitful past 46. We salute thee!
Smile now, cry later.
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Daniel Handler, Thanks for all you share with your readers. (This year I experienced Money Jungle, Grahme, Buzzati, and a Hangtown Fry. Also: finished ATWQs, reread "TheBasic Eight," and, surprisingly, discovered "Watch Your Mouth" as potentially my new Handler favorite.) Hope happiness finds you as you celebrate today, and continues to stalk you through this upcoming 47th year. Fondly, meinhard1
Last Edit: Feb 28, 2016 14:38:05 GMT -5 by meinhard1
Post by Stay-at-homet on Feb 28, 2016 15:13:58 GMT -5
I hope you have a brilliant day on this your 46th birthday (if it still is that day where you are - the globe moves in unfathomable ways, at least to those of us with a poor aptitude for Geography). I hope, and assume, that you're aware that you've brought immense amounts of joy into the hearts of readers everywhere, and kindled a life-long love of literature. I'm one of those readers, and thank you for that. My life would not be the same - not at all - if I hadn't read your books at a young age.
The Earth is now at the same point in its orbit around the Sun as it was when you left your mother's womb, and according to society, this is a reason to celebrate. When the world we live in is so full of misery and misfortune, even the most arbitrary cause for celebration should be latched on to and milked for all it can be. I hope you have had a very fun day.
so i just googled "interesting facts about the number 46" and i came across something truly intriguing... did you know that, in chemistry, 46 is the atomic number of palladium? i found this interesting because- i'm pretty sure- if you ingested enough palladium, you would die. and this may just be a coincidence (although i find it unlikely), but enough contact with the work of an author who's now turning 46 years old could possibly make one so miserable, that they too would die (or want to). furthermore, turning 46 (or any age after 40) likely brings on all sorts of dark thoughts about one's own mortality and inevitable death. and as if all that wasn't eerily coincidental enough, death is a very unfortunate topic to bring up when wishing someone a happy birthday, and the aforementioned author (aka you, Daniel Handler) has a whole series on Unfortunate Events! now, i don't want to freak you out or anything, but this has to mean that, somehow, the stars are aligned and this birthday will either be amazing or deeply deeply terrible. personally, i'm hoping for the former.
"Believing in something makes it happen. If you can achieve anything, then you can achieve your dreams and they can happen." - Connor Ratliff
"Some days, you feel like the world is against you. And everyone around you seems so mean and ugly. There are times I just burn with hate. In those times... I am ugly, too. I don't want to hate. I want to be kind, and waken the kindness in others." - Amy Jellicoe
tk: hey i actually did leave 667 bookmarks in ASOUE books in bookshops! man i forgot about that. good times.
May 14, 2020 19:38:03 GMT -5
Jean Lúcio: If there was a flow capacitor, I would sign up here long before ... That must have been incredible.
May 14, 2020 21:06:05 GMT -5
Terry Craig: holy salsa, tk, you legend. I've never heard of the flyers thing as part of 667 history.
May 15, 2020 15:33:18 GMT -5
tk: lol i myself forgot about it, it's been so long -- must've done that when i first joined around 2009/2010
May 16, 2020 11:34:49 GMT -5
Stay-at-homet: Just updated my profile to express my hopes that everyone stays home and safe. I tried to give my avatar a mask, but it ended up looking more like Patrick from Spongebob in overalls.
May 17, 2020 8:08:16 GMT -5
Jean Lúcio: It was great for me. I also put a mask on my Avatar.
May 17, 2020 13:16:31 GMT -5
Jean Lúcio: Why didn't anyone warn me that I had a translation error in the title of my fanfic?
May 28, 2020 14:55:55 GMT -5
Jean Lúcio: It should be Silence Knot, not silent Knot ...
May 28, 2020 14:56:58 GMT -5
Jean Lúcio: Thanks to everyone who read my Fanfic Untie My Silence Knot. I finally finished it.
May 29, 2020 0:17:17 GMT -5
Sherry Ann: Jean Lucio, I thought the title of the TBL sonnet was "My Silent Knot" for years. It sounds more natural than having those two nouns together. And congratulations on finishing your fanfic!
May 29, 2020 8:55:27 GMT -5
Jean Lúcio: Thanks! Creating this fanfic at this moment stirred many of my feelings, and I believe that this fanfic reflected my state of mind at this time.
May 29, 2020 9:48:21 GMT -5