Post by Tiran O'Saurus on Jan 24, 2023 9:02:39 GMT -5
This book seems like it was designed to create an elaborate scenario for the mansion fire. The most simple of these is "Esme married Jerome to control the passage so she could seal the trapdoor and stop the parents from escaping the fire", although more complicated versions exist. One thing I do remember noting was this line. "The tunnel's ceiling was very low. Gunther would have needed to crouch to use it." Or something like that. It made me wonder why A: VFD built the passage like this and B: that this makes some of the more complicated theories involving the tunnel more difficult. People couldn't move quickly through it, or have fights or whatnot.
Post by A Very Glittery Christmas on Mar 20, 2023 10:16:36 GMT -5
Chapter 1: Whether Dark Avenue is just a name or a description would depend on whether dark was in. It’s kind of easy to forget that Sunny doesn’t start walking till TVV, consider all the walking/running that Klaus and Violet have to do. I love when these chapters end on cliffhangers.
Post by A Very Glittery Christmas on Mar 21, 2023 19:22:49 GMT -5
Chapter 2 It is kind of fun to listen to doors on different floors in apartments and hotels. Esme kind of reminds me of those people who have/adopt kids solely for attention. I wish we could hear the rest of the story of Beatrice and Mount Fraught.
Post by A Very Glittery Christmas on Mar 22, 2023 11:10:06 GMT -5
Chapter 3 The talk of the Bauds being back in their hometown and having stayed a several remote locations makes editions of the books that include a map, similar to what we get in the Prydain Chronicles. The Pincus Hospital is a reference to the inventor of the 24-hour pill, ironically enough. I’m kind of surprised the kids don’t already know how to play chess, considering how academic they are. About 17 years after I first read this book, and the underwear discussion is still hilarious.
Chapter 3 The talk of the Bauds being back in their hometown and having stayed a several remote locations makes editions of the books that include a map, similar to what we get in the Prydain Chronicles.
There is a map in TUA, if you want to know where things are.
Post by A Very Glittery Christmas on Mar 26, 2023 10:01:53 GMT -5
Chapter 4 I never understood why it was called horseback riding rather then just horse riding. I mean, what other part of the horse would you ride? Not sure why, but Gunther’s my favourite Olaf disguise. Can confirm that sliding down a bannister is fun, but it won’t distract you from your troubles for very long.
Post by You Look Lost on Mar 26, 2023 13:40:30 GMT -5
Book Six is the first book that really connects us back to a prior installment - we are back in the city, and we (or at least the bauds) go back to the mansion. I found this mindblowingly exciting on first reading, though I was dissapointed that we did not get any real answers about the tunnel in this book.
If even the stars, fall from your eyes Revolve as they burn in the night Reach with your mind, never goodbye Take me away from you all
Post by A Very Glittery Christmas on Mar 30, 2023 22:05:53 GMT -5
Chapter 6 I feel for whoever had to count all those windows in order to get that number. If Arizona is an independent country in this universe, I wonder how many other states are. “The Beverage District is no place for young people,”I see what you did there. Theory:The person in the apartment telling their mother they’re going to take a shower is the same one that kept bringing up their mother in TPP.