The second great Hiatus Oct 31, 2020 22:37:35 GMT -5
Post by El Juanico Diez on Oct 31, 2020 22:37:35 GMT -5
The first Great Hiatus betweenthe publication of ASOUE's books in Lemony's universe took place between the publication of the TWW and TMM books. This hiatus was caused due to Lemony's arrest and escape abroad, as indicated in LSTUA. I have already written some theories that indicate important events during this hiatus, the most notable being the shutdown of Prufrock Prep and the Masked Ball. Even so, the full period covering events recorded in TBB until the publication of TPP was 10 to 12 years. We know this because when Lemony published TGG he was not yet aware of Kit's death, and according to the secret letter in TSS, Lemony went to the Hotel D region the same year he was writing TSS. He planned to arrive at Hotel D (which had been rebuilt or that Hotel D mentioned is the underwater library) on Beatrice's birthday. As Dante indicated, when Lemony wrote TSS he did not know that Olaf was dead. So he didn't know that Olaf was dead, he didn't know that Kit was dead, and he didn't know about Beatrice Jr. Everything leads me to believe that Lemony did not know any of the main events recorded in TE. The Baudelaires must not have written anything about their stay on the island. They only wrote until the events that happened in TPP. As Beatrice Jr was about 10 years old when she met Lemony, between 10 and 12 years had passed from the main events recorded in TBB to TPP.
So what we saw on the Netflix show is very consistent with what is indicated by the books. On the show, Lemony did not know what had happened to the Baudelaires on the island until he met Beatrice Jr. This actually makes a lot of sense. But how long did it take before Lemony decided to finish the book? The answer is: many, many years. There is another large gap in publications between TPP and TE. I can prove it.
Most people do not choose their final circumstances, of course, and if the Baudelaires had been given the choice they would have liked to live to a very old age, which for all I know they may be doing.
Certainly the Baudelaires themselves, who as far as I know have not read their own sad history, but of course are its primary participants...
Lemony knows that the Baudelaires may have survived the departure from the island. (His words indicate that he even thinks this is likely). But what I want to highlight is that Lemony knows that the Baudelaires, at the time of writing TE, can already be considered as very old people. If Violet had been alive at the time of the publication of the TPP, she would have been between 26 and 28 years old. In order for her to be considered someone "old" I deduce that she should be at least 55 years old. This would represent about 27 years of gap between TPP and TE. If Lemony himself was about 35 when he published TBB, he should have been about 74 when he published TE.
And we here complaining about a small delay in publishing Poison At Breakfast.