Post by Tiran O'Saurus on Jan 17, 2023 8:43:23 GMT -5
I couldn't find the thread for TWW, did we make one?
General thoughts: I feel like Handler had some idea about VFD at this point. Not much, but the eye on Orwell's office feels like a clue to a mystery we never got. I like Orwell's character, and it's kind of sad how she's never really mentioned after this book. Flacutono is the best henchman disguise, since Orwell makes you think she's the henchperson. Sir is criminally underused. Despite being the guardian and having a hilarious personality, he never really shows up. Ugh, I had something else I was going to write, but I forgot.
Post by A Very Glittery Christmas on Feb 10, 2023 10:24:57 GMT -5
Chapter 1 The first time I read this book I didn’t put much thought into the “first sentence” tangent, but now as a writer, I actually agree with it. I think a pizza would also be kind of lonesome in the Finite Forest since there aren’t any houses around and the lumbermill workers can’t exactly order a pizza with coupons. The gum sign doesn’t sound very sanitary. I love the suspense and little bit of foreshadowing at the very end of the chapter, with the pointing out how Orwell’s office (although the Bauds don’t know that’s what it is at the time)looks like Count Olaf’s tattoo. Tiran O'Saurus the TWW thread is on the main Sardonic Series page.
Post by A Very Glittery Christmas on Feb 12, 2023 11:02:29 GMT -5
Chapter 4 Charles would make a better guardian than Sir, even if he’s basically proto-Jerome. It’s kinda ironic that 667 censors idiøt when that’s basically Sir’s catchphrase(it’s also kind of ironic that it censors it to “bear” when, as someone who’s gone camping more times than I’d like to count, bears are smart AF). The library actually sounds like a better sleeping spot than the dormitory, at least it has windows.
Post by A Very Glittery Christmas on Feb 14, 2023 17:15:26 GMT -5
Chapter 5 The Bauds get progressively more worried about Count Olaf finding them in each book.In TBB of course they’ve just met him, in TRR they’re fearful looking back but don’t think he’ll find them again, in TWW they know he could find them but don’t think he’s in the area, and in this book they know he’s somewhere nearby. I like the idea of Violet or Klaus having some workspace over Lake Lachrymose.
Post by A Very Glittery Christmas on Feb 22, 2023 1:24:22 GMT -5
Chapter 7 I get that it’s a bit of a dire situation, but Klaus forgetting to put his shoes on is kind of funny. Yeah Phil’s accident must be fairly gruesome and all, but I just keep thinking of the “my leg” guy from SpongeBob. The Ahab Memorial Hospital, another Melville reference. Klaus wearing glasses is a plot point in this book, I wonder how the movie would’ve handled that.
Post by A Very Glittery Christmas on Feb 24, 2023 12:31:00 GMT -5
Chapter 8 Klaus saying that it was as if he were hypnotized is some really impressive foreshadowing. Moral of the story:Don’t skip the boring parts of a book. One thing I’ve learned from reading and movies/TV, never trust anyone with a cane with a jewel or carving on the top. The waiting room sounds kind of comfy.
Post by A Very Glittery Christmas on Feb 24, 2023 21:15:22 GMT -5
Chapter 9 I just want to say that I really like the illustration of Shirley’s tights with the hairs poking through. The back-and-forth between Violet and Sunny and Shirley is kind of funny. Even if I didn’t know Shirley was Count Olaf, I’d find her saying “Toodle-oo” suspicious. There’s Klaus calling Violet Veronica again. Guess Violet was right not to be so sure about whether Sir would hand them over to Shirley.
Post by A Very Glittery Christmas on Feb 25, 2023 12:19:31 GMT -5
Chapter 10 Klaus calls Sunny Susan, also foreshadowing the Daily Punctilio’s names for the siblings. Since Sir’s so full of himself, I would’ve thought he’d make the sign on his desk at least a little fancier than the one marking the entrance to the lumber mill. Does Sir seriously think Klaus hypnotizes himself as a hobby. Because if the circumstances weren’t so dire that’d be funny. The Bauds should know by now that Mr Poe won’t be very helpful. Chapter 11 I didn’t understand about a quarter of the first sentence of Advanced Ocular Science. The contrast between regular Klaus and hypnotized Klaus is almost creepy. Violet’s pretty good at guessing what the hard words mean. The suspense at the end of this chapter is so masterful.