I have a question which I'm pretty certain doesn't really have an answer but like... who controlled v.f.d? Who was at the head of it. We know that the Snicket Siblings and Beatrice and Olaf seemed to be like the idk popular kids, but that was just for that generation. Who controlled the organisation as a whole?
Post by Optimism is my Phil-osophy on Jun 13, 2022 11:37:42 GMT -5
I've been thinking about this for some time. From what I could understand from File Under 13, especially that chapter where Lemony goes through a kind of test, there is a kind of lead in VFD. At least it existed by the time Lemony was 12 or 13. I believe that at that time leadership was exercised through VFD teachers. In the end, they were the ones who determined the direction the organization would take, and then they evaluated the students who were in the field. They could also decide to expel a student, such as Lemony who was almost expelled. It was this system of teachers that Lemony rebelled against.
Apparently before that, the system was led by librarians, and I think Lemony has a lot more esteem for librarians than teachers. At the end of ?4, Lemony is very friendly with the elderly librarians he has just met. Interestingly, the fact that Dewey rose in importance in VFD seems to indicate that there was an attempt to return to those times.
On the other hand, as Semb said, by the time Lemony was a young adult (before the main events described in asoue) committees were supposed to exercise leadership.
All this indicates that VFD never had an official leadership, but that working groups occupied the vacuum left by the lack of official leadership depending on the historical moment in which VFD found itself. It's easy to understand why Oliva felt so lost.
B.: Esmé's meme is meh If you send me a PM with proposed changes/or can create design mock ups - if it's just design I can easily give you access to the controls. If it's leadership/structure we can have more of an in depth chat or if you come up with a proposal
Feb 27, 2024 10:53:51 GMT -5
B.: happy to review and support/let you run with it
Feb 27, 2024 10:54:06 GMT -5