Post by Jean Lúcio on Sept 13, 2019 12:10:46 GMT -5
You are making the classic mistake of ancient ASOUE theorists. You are thinking that the world of ASOUE revolves around the Baudelaires. But that simple is not true, and that is what makes ASOUE so cool ... Olaf locked it so that other people would not inadvertently enter or open and leave it open. That tunnel was an achievement on the Incendiary side, which must be locked, just as you lock your door when you leave. After all, it is a secret passage in open ground.
"The world, no matter how monstrously it may be threatened, has never been known to succumb entirely." - The End
It's true that, logically, Olaf must have used that entrance to the passageway repeatedly in the story, as attested by the TEE postman. But the important point is that it can be locked from the inside at all.
I think Count Olaf definitely at this point in the series would assume the Baudelaires would be "lucky" enough to escape. They've proven themselves resourceful and able to get out of sinister situations time and time again, so Olaf is probably smart enough to figure they might escape.
Faith is being sure about what we hope for, being convinced about things we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 For God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
Germes: I think inviting new people to join us is a good idea.
May 14, 2020 16:28:26 GMT -5
Germes: I think Bee did something similar at some point in the past.
May 14, 2020 16:29:01 GMT -5
Germes: And even earlier, there was a plan to stick 667 flyers in copies of ASOUE in bookshops. At least one person did join us because of that.
May 14, 2020 16:29:51 GMT -5
Sherry Ann: Didn't someone get kicked out of / asked to leave a bookstore for putting 667 bookmarks in ASOUE books?
May 14, 2020 19:25:42 GMT -5
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