"Each writer got a binder to take home and use as a reference. Every detail in these binders include chapter and page number citations so the staff could find the source material in the books quickly and easily.
All in all, this thing is about 250-300 pages and took me three weeks, full time, to create."
catastrophist could probably speak to this more than any of us, but it was super cool to get a glimpse !
Post by El Juanico Diez on May 13, 2022 11:37:03 GMT -5
This is amazing!! Before leaving us, Dante admitted that he had been invited to participate in the production of what he called the asoue bible. He said it was apparently to assist in possible sequels to Asoue's film. He was unable to talk about it for a while, probably because of some confidentiality agreement. It's amazing to be able to see something like this now.
I didn't intend my post to stir quite that much excitement. Some of you are over-egging the pudding a bit (particularly Jean Lucio, though this is no surprise); I wasn't the only person from 667 who worked on the bible, and more broadly, quite a few of us have had contact with people from the publishers over the years. Indeed, 667 was at one time among a couple of fansites linked on LemonySnicket.com, along with the now-defunct The Quiet World and UnfortunateEvents.com (though strictly speaking the latter was run by Egmont). At its height, and you must remember that this was a pre-social-media world, 667 was really quite a big fish when it came to ASoUE's online presence, so naturally there would be people among the publishers who were aware of it too (though as far as I can recall, Daniel Handler himself has only confessed to having "peeked" once or twice).
To answer a few of the questions raised:
As I recall, at the time I was hired the bible had been completed up to maybe the first nine books or so, and so I covered much of the rest (and at least one supplementary volume, I think), along with a certain amount of general tidying-up;
The bible was meant to be by way of an easy reference guide - so you had, for instance, sections for each character with quotation and page reference for any scattered detail among them;
I have absolutely no idea if my work had any impact on the Netflix series at all, as this took place many years before the Netflix series (and indeed ATWQ!) existed - given the timeframe, it would have been a potential movie sequel which my contact had in mind;
I've never spoken to Daniel Handler, though part of my recompense was to receive a few autographed books personally addressed to me (and probably the review and preview copies I received for much of ATWQ owe something to my work on the project).