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.


Say hello to your new Violet and Klaus Baudelaire!

Young actors Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes have been cast in Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Weissman currently has a recurring role on CBS’ Supergirl, and also had a role in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014). This is Hynes’s first major acting role.


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.


“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

Lemony Snicket Challenge II

Day 3: What do you expect from the Netflix series?

I expect wonderful, carefully-chosen CHILD actors for the Baudelaires and Quagmires, I expect really rich set design, costumes, and good music (IF NOT THOMAS NEWMAN THAN SOMEONE JUST AS AMAZING), I expect references to the ambiguity of the time and setting of the series, I expect diversity and a respectful portrayal of the person who looks like neither a man nor a woman unlike in the books, I expect humour to be very much present while also maintaining the dark undertones, I expect NO EXTRA BULLSHIT NO TRAINS WITH SHITTY ILLOGICAL INVENTIONS THAT THE REAL VIOLET BAUDELAIRE WOULD NEVER IMAGINE HERSELF, on that same note I EXPECT VIOLET BAUDELAIRE AND ALL HER INVENTIVE GENIUS TO BE GIVEN FULL AND PROPER ATTENTION AND CREDIT, I expect Klaus to have glasses, I expect the storyline of the books to be followed within reason, and I expect to be PUMPED and have this fandom light the fcku up again!!!!

I feel like I should lower my expectations a tad but for now

Here is your official Violet Baudelaire for Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Entertainment Weekly released an article revealing the actors cast as Violet and Klaus. Supergirl’s Malina Weissman and newcomer Louis Hynes will portray the two eldest Baudelaire orphans.

Most of us thought Annika Gordon would play the inventor but EW put those speculations to rest.


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When you read as many books as Klaus Baudelaire, you are going to learn a great deal of information that might not become useful for a long time. You might read a book that would teach you all about the exploration of outer space, even if you do not become an astronaut until you are eighty years old. You might read a book about how to perform tricks on ice skates, and then not be forced to perform these tricks for a few weeks. You might read a book on how to have a successful marriage, when the only woman you will ever love has married someone else and then perished one terrible afternoon.