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Gina Zanetakos is an amazing episode of TBL because

  • Tom is being shown as the murderer and liar that he is
  • Meera Malik is having none of his shit
  • Red and Lizzie have a shit ton of screen time together
  • a hell of a lot of Red and Liz close ups
  • Red and Liz holding hands!!!
  • Donald Ressler gets beat up by Gina Zanetakos
  • Gina Zanetakos!!!

Can we all just take a moment to appreciate just how big of a fangirl Chiron actually is?

Annabeth Chase is breaking all the rules to sit next to Percy Jackson during breakfast?? What do you mean?? I’m not seeing anything??? My back is turned?? I am galloping away???

Will Solace produces a doctor’s note for Nico Di Angelo because no, he actually canNOT sit by himself because the scary ghosts and skeletons will appear???? That sounds believable??? Okay we’ll have Nico sit with the Apollo crowd but not just with any Apollo kid it has to be next to Will obviously because it is bad for his health and health is wealth????

Chiron gives zero cares about rules when it comes to the OTP. Pass it on.

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been listening to a bunch of tunes from the 80s and 90s, to get into the mood for something set in an alternate 1990. The main character is supposed to be an aspiring dare devil, and a nod towards the “extreme” and “radical” trend that was around during the 1990s. I tried playing around with a suitable character for it, one who is cool, and at the same time ironically goofy. Facial expressions heavily inspired by the anime Great Teacher Onizuka.

Why were Olaf’s parents assassinated?

As we sin, so do we suffer. Children pay for their parents’ crimes.

Lemony Snicket drops many bombshells in his series, but very few compare to the magnitude of Olaf’s revelations in the twelfth book. We had always wondered, of course, if Olaf had anything to do with the death of the Baudelaire parents. So much, in fact, that we had forgotten to ask its justification:

“Our parents took a taxi to the opera one evening when their car wouldn’t start.”
“I remember that evening well,” Kit replied with a faint smile. “It was a performance of La Forza del Destino . Your mother was wearing a red shawl, with long feathers along the edges. During intermission I followed them to the snack bar and slipped them a box of poison darts before Esmé Squalor could catch me.

[The Penultimate Peril, Chapter One]

“Yes, it does,” Klaus said. “Tell me what the weapon is that left you an orphan, and I’ll type it in for you.”
Count Olaf gave Klaus a slow smile that made the Baudelaires shudder. “Certainly I’ll tell you,” he said. “It was poison darts.”

[ The Penultimate Peril, Chapter Twelve]

There’s a clear shift in motivation here: we go from a tale of pure greediness to a full-on vendetta akin to Greek tragedies. Of course, the two are not mutually exclusive. But the later seems the most relevant one. Is stealing the Baudelaire fortune just a mean to an end (making Beatrice and Bertrand suffer through their children)? Or does it have an emotional significance?

We will argue, in this analysis, that this inheritance scheme might not just be about the money. The murder of Olaf’s parents’ explains many things about his treatment of the Baudelaire orphans, and vice-versa. Find out Olaf’s secret pains after the cut.

NOTE TO READERS: This entire theory builds upon the analysis of VFD’s schism exposed in another article of this blog (Link). We strongly recommend you read it before delving into this one.

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