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anonymous asked:

Hello, fellow volunteer! I love your blog! Reading your analyses is very interesting! :D I'm excited about the Netflix's adaptation for ASOUE! I hope it'll be a big hit, so the story can told properly and all the way through to Book 13. That being said, do you think that we can also get an adaptation for ATWQ in the future? I think adapting ATWQ would be easier than adapting than ASOUE. ATWQ has a smaller cast and took place in one location, and I think it'd be so awesome to have as a TV series!

Thank you, volunteer! I try my best.

I agree that adapting ATWQ into a series of four movies is a much easier task than adapating ASOUE in any possible combination. The plot is more self-contained, more straightforward, and the format of a mystery story is more familiar to the audience. However ATWQ movies would not work as stand-alone stories, which means producers would be more tempted to market it as a TV series in four instalments. The recurring cast and the fact the story happens mainly in one location also speaks in favor of a TV series.

Daniel Handler had mentioned in the past that he had been approached by Hollywood for ATWQ movies, but that’s true of almost all his works. The topic will definitely be discussed if the Netflix ASOUE series does well, methinks.

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The movie you are about to see is extremely unpleasant. If you wish to see a film about a happy little elf, I’m sure there is still plenty of seating in theatre number two. However, if you like stories about clever and reasonably attractive orphans, suspicious fires, carnivorous leeches, Italian food and secret organizations, then stay, as I retrace each and every one of the Baudelaire children’s woeful steps. My name is Lemony Snicket, and it is my sad duty to document this tale.

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Dear reader, there are people in the world who know no misery and woe. And they take comfort in cheerful films about twittering birds and giggling elves. There are people who know that there’s always a mystery to be solved. And they take comfort in researching and writing down any important evidence. But this story is not about such people. This story is about the Baudelaires. And they are the sort of people who know that there’s always something. Something to invent, something to read, something to bite, and something to do, to make a sanctuary, no matter how small. And for this reason, I am happy to say, the Baudelaires were very fortunate indeed.

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“Certain people have said that the world is like a calm pond, and that anytime a person does even the smallest thing, it is as if a stone has dropped into the pond, spreading circles of ripples further and further out, until the entire world has been changed by one tiny action. If this is true, then the book you are reading now is the perfect thing to drop into a pond.”
- Lemony Snicket, The Penultimate Peril