by trr

Did the Baudelaire orphans survive “Chapter Fourteen”?

“The End” left us with a literal question mark: the Baudelaires took to the sea, and Lemony Snicket ended the series abruptly. What became of them once they left the Island? A coded sentence in “The Beatrice Letters” gives us the answer: their ship, the Beatrice, sank. End of story: the Baudelaires died in the depths of the ocean.

Except…

Except their foster daughter, Beatrice Baudelaire Jr, somehow survived this shipwreck. If a baby can survive that, why not the three other Baudelaires? Is there still some hope of finding proof of their presence on the mainland?

And if there is, why is Lemony not doing anything about it?

Let’s unravel the series’ final mystery after the cut.

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Did Beatrice survive the Baudelaire fire?

Did anybody actually survive the fire which destroyed the Baudelaires’ home? In “The Hostile Hospital” and “The Carnivorous Carnival”, this possibility becomes the driving force of the plot, as both volunteers and villains aim to enquire about the Baudelaire parents’ whereabouts. Then, in “The Slippery Slope”, this question is abruptly answered and never brought up again:

[Klaus] reached through his layers of clothing until he found his pocket, and pulled out page thirteen from the Snicket file, which he had been carrying with him since the Baudelaires had found it at Heimlich Hospital. The page had a photograph of their parents, standing with Jacques Snicket and another man the Baudelaires had been unable to identify, and above the photograph was a sentence Klaus had memorized from reading it so many times. ’“Because of the evidence discussed on page nine,’” he recited tearfully, “‘experts now suspect that there may in fact be one survivor of the fire, but the survivor’s whereabouts are unknown.’” […]
“I think the survivor is here,” the scout said quietly, and removed his mask to reveal his face at last. “I’m Quigley Quagmire,” he said.
[The Slippery Slope, Chapter Eight]

…for Heaven’s sake, Quigley. Not every single conversation revolves around YOU.

The reader is supposedly expected to believe the Baudelaire orphans just saw what they wanted to believe in the thirteenth page of the Snicket File, and that the sentence had actually refered to Quigley Quagmire all along. This is framed as an act of maturity: the Baudelaire must abandon the delusions and wish-fulfillment of childhood and accept the reality of death.

But could this not, conversely, be interpreted as an act of despair? Did the Baudelaires drop the case too early? We’ll reopen the investigation after the cut.

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  • Violet Baudelaire : You have managed to say "no" every time we've met! You said no to charging Olaf for child abuse.
  • Klaus Baudelaire : You said no to us living with Justice Strauss.
  • Sunny Baudelaire : Snake! (*You said no to us taking the Incredibly Deadly Viper along.*)
  • Arthur Poe : Well, you guys seem to thrive on rejection.

Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6 (here)


The moment she trudged into the kitchen, Yang was met with Ghira’s raucous laughter and her father’s heavy stare. She’d already played out every outcome in her head, now that it was clear enough to actually think without her chi flaring to life, so she couldn’t even feign surprise. After spending from noon until well past sundown defending herself from various attackers, fighting to the point of exhaustion and then some, the blonde had almost nothing left, merely standing there as the Faunus slapped his knee and her father eventually joined in with soft chuckles and a fond shake of his head.

“Okay, guys, you can stop now.” she said, the weariness in her bones infecting her tone. Her muscles kept shivering despite the fire crackling in the hearth, another stew bubbling in the pot above it. Yang somehow couldn’t be motivated to even be hungry, her gut too sore to contemplate doing its job; all she wanted to do was pass out somewhere and recover from the rigorous day. The blonde had already washed herself off in the stream on the way back, realizing she wouldn’t have the energy once inside the house, but her clothing would need to be mended and washed thoroughly tomorrow. Honestly, all of it could wait. “Dad.”

“Who did it?” The burly Faunus turned towards her fully, a little grin on his lips as he tried not to burst out laughing again. “Which one actually managed to hit you in the face?”

“Because you might want to keep an eye on them in the future,” her father said, prompting a fresh round of laughter from both of them.

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This subject again...

Am i the only one that realized that every Rangers Apprentice book has a purpose except for the last book?

Book 1: The beginning

Book 2:  Will’s first real big adventure

Book 3: The continuation of book 2

Book 4: The continuation of book 3

Book 5: Will has graduated and has a new mission

Book 6: The continuation of book 5

Book 7: Oops John left something out and fills in the blanks

Book 8: Halt Horace and Will epicness that we all need

Book 9: The continuation of book 8

Book 10: Finalizing the relationships and adding all the characters together in one adventure.

Book 11: Answering all the fan questions. Not to mention weddings!

Book 12: Killing off characters and adding new ones and making people OLD and sad and breaking everybody’s heart  NOTHING

Is there an established timeline of the series?

Well, yes. Yes there is.

It’s impossible to classify all the events Lemony Snicket describes in a neat, unified timeline, but SOME of these events do fit in an organized chronology. We can therefore make a list of them, determining how many years separate them. Feel free to use it as reference for any theoretical article or fanfic.

A few rules before we start:

  • Year 1 has been established as Lemony’s birthyear.
  • As we’ve previously discussed, there is much ambiguity about the age Lemony believes himself to be. We assume for the sake of chronology that he was, indeed, taken from VFD as an infant. He may have been thirteen or twelve during “All the Wrong Questions” depending on the quotes you believe.
  • The only date we fixed arbitrarily is the age Lemony was when he had to leave Beatrice: 23. They were assumed to be young adults at that point, but the event may have occured earlier or later. Let’s also keep in mind that Kit is older than Lemony and yet has to give birth to a daughter much further down the line.
  • Some events (such as Fernald’s birthday) cannot be calculated with precision though we can rule out some years as too early/late.
  • It’s very difficult dating the assassination of Olaf’s parents. Because of its controversy, the matter has been excluded entirely.

Many thanks to Détective Denouement from the “La pente Glissante” forum for his invaluable help in referencing this article.

This chronology is nothing but and informed opinion: the Sleuth advises extreme caution and criticism. The timeline starts after the cut.

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fallintolife  asked:

*whispers* more arranged marriage AU

*whispers* wish granted.

Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 (here) / Part 6


Time stretched and thinned, indecipherable outside of the sensations plaguing her. She could only tell that it passed at all by vague snatches of a kind voice muttering in her ear as she shifted violently between extremes; one moment, her body was on fire, the heat stifling and consuming, and the next she was colder than even the tallest windswept peak of the northern most mountains in Atlas. Weiss grit her teeth, barely managing to remain conscious, though she ultimately couldn’t be sure she was aware of her surroundings at all, the lines between reality and manifestations of her imagination blurred together. At some points, it felt like she’d been plunged into the coldest winter, with only the familiar heat of her wife’s chi to stave off a freezing death, and then at others her own chi spread through every fiber of her being to keep the overwhelming heat from burning her alive. She shuddered, curling in on herself and remaining dimly aware of hands smoothing down her back or threading through her sweat slicked hair.

There were poisons that granted kinder fates than this, she mused idly as the extremes abated for just a moment, gifting her with a small reprieve of coherency. The Atlesian couldn’t feign surprise, though, at how it all turned out; she’d tasted something different when she took the first sip, something that went down far too smooth given the absence of sugar or milk. The lack of a hard bite to the strong tea warned that it wouldn’t be what she anticipated and, after a few minutes, a heady sensation akin to the sway of alcohol began affecting her senses. She hadn’t objected- continued drinking, even- partially to preserve the tentative, mutual respect between herself and Blake, and if she truly wished to remain in good standing with Yang and her Faunus allies, she would likely need to get used to their customary drink.

But it was too strong, and soon she lost control. Of the rampant thoughts swirling around her head, of the words tumbling from her mouth, and finally her own body, collapsing in a useless heap into the blonde’s arms while poorly trying to justify her actions. The Warrior Queen was livid, then and now, her tone betraying the rage burning bright enough to renew the Atlesian’s sweating, nearly forcing her to pull away from the warmth before her ice cold chi enveloped her once more to shield her from the worst of it.

“This crossed a line, Blake.” The blonde’s voice held a dangerous edge, the arm wrapped around her waist flexing subtly, as if it took conscious effort to keep it where it was. “I never would’ve agreed if you’d told me in the first place, debt or not.”

“I was just trying to get her to relax; I didn’t mean to take things this far.” There was a warble in the Faunus’ voice, as if she was on the verge of tears. It could’ve been anger to match Yang’s tone but the genuine distress that seemed almost palpable heavily discounted that possibility. “I’m sorry, Yang- I don’t know what else I can say-”

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Berlynn Wohl Presents “Hannigram Recs List The Third” (now featuring actor AUs!)

My original Hannigram recs list is here
My supplementary Hannigram recs list is the second half of this post


My Hannigram recs are not as finely categorized as my other rec lists [Johnlock] [Newmann] [misc]. This is mainly because a lot of kinks – dark!fic, dubcon, mind control, BDSM – are kind of redundant when it comes to this pairing. So just check the tags before reading.

Hope you enjoy! And remember – just because something’s in the “Miscellaneous” category does not mean it’s vanilla! This is Hannibal, after all. ;)

Prison sex

A friend in need by trr_rr
primetime by kirkspocks

Daddy kink

Daddy loves Will by trr_rr
My sweet, sweet boy by FrostironHeart
Papa Bear by strangestorys

Pet Play

Of Warm Winter Nights by shotgunsinlace
Kitty Kid by baeberiibungh
Good boy by Monetre
Hannibal and Will’s double Dildo adventure by trr_rr
Training by Monetre
Twilight Barking by perryvic, Zaganthi (Caffiends)

Selkies

All I Need Is A Stream by toffeecape

Cross-dressing

in between days by peacefrog

Bestiality

The Ravenstag by D34THR4C3R

Omegaverse

Σίγμα Δυο by Watermelonsmellinfellon
Wage Your War by Della19
One of Those Things Everybody Whispers About by extremelyperturbed
Vicious by chee
The Ripper’s Wife by Hasegawa
Alter by luvkurai
Kvapas (Scent) by the_heart_and_the_brain
Skonis (Taste) by the_heart_and_the_brain

Lactation

Ambrosia by Hammocker
Sweet Milk by LazyBaker
The Ripper’s Wife by Hasegawa

Humor/Parody

The Do by dog2222222222222222

Historical AU

Ero̱totropía by drinkbloodlikewine, whiskeyandspite

Lovecraftian

Night Brood by FireFleshAndBlood

Everything Else (if any of these should go in the above categories and I missed it, please let me know)

And Swallow You Up by halotolerant
Corporeal Calligraphy by frankenberger
On Will’s Bed by TheFrenchToast (HaleToTheAlpha)
February Face by Cymbelines
Ache For Me by hannibae
Natural by mackenziebutterschnapps
singing with all my skin and bone by peacefrog
The Human Sushi Platter by telera
Morning Glory by princesskay
By The Lake by princesskay
Fortune Hath No Backward Bound by reserve
Problems by MaiTai1327
The Lecter-Graham Honeymoon by The_Button_Harlequin
Raw by princesskay
Mine by peacefrog
Mangata by louise_lux
loose ends by the score by coloredink
Kafkaesque by Gods_Trumpet
Polaroid by drinkbloodlikewine, whiskeyandspite
More Than Friends by orphan_account
Chesapeake Hymnal by disenchanted
Paraphiliae by SongAboutExiles
Contemplation by sphekso
None of our secrets are physical by Nerve_Itch
Tagelied by KareliaSweet
blood and seawater by kirkspocks
Sea Change by xzombiexkittenx
I Will Die By Your Hand by detritius
Convince Me I’m Not Drowning by detritius
he has raised me from the pit and set me high by coloredink
and built a little house that we could live in by coloredink
Change Me (If You Dare) by OneWhoSitsWithTurtles
Ouroboros by drinkbloodlikewine, whiskeyandspite
Boucherie by drinkbloodlikewine, whiskeyandspite
Sarabande by drinkbloodlikewine, whiskeyandspite
Kissing the Fang by t_pock
The Arranged Marriage by telera
Crying by trr_rr
I’m on Fire & Nevermore by DarkDee
fear has gripped me but here I go by pentipus
We Are But Dust and Shadows series by OneHandedBooks (also contains Will/Abigail and Hannibal/Abigail)
Apoplexy by Byrdye
Words, Words, Words by KareliaSweet
Sempiternal by drinkbloodlikewine, whiskeyandspite


HANNIBAL ACTOR AUs (some fics may also contain Hannigram)

Adam Raki/Nigel

The Necessary Death of Nigel Ibanescu by stagsinsilence
Saving You by princesskay
synchronize by trr_rr
A Necessary Life by DarkmoonSigel
Spacedogs watch a porno by trr_rr
You Did What? by KissTheCannibal
No, Really, You Did What? by KissTheCannibal
Looking For Satellites by writtenbyizzy (BakerStreetMuse)
Planemo by captaineifersucht
Puppy Training by telera

Adam Raki/Lucas

Transcendental Orbit by GhostPatches

Tristan/Galahad

Mooncoin Jig by DarkmoonSigel
Postwar by cognomen
Sometimes in Summer by trr_rr
Grace by drinkbloodlikewine, whiskeyandspite

Char/One-Eye

Blood on Steel by MonstrousRegiment
The Thunder of the Drums by MonstrousRegiment

Will/Hannibal/Nigel

The Passing Bell by emungere

Did Lemony stalk the Baudelaire orphans from his taxi?

The very first discovery readers make about the mythology of “A Series Of Unfortunate Events” is, naturally, the purpose of its semi-fictional narrator:

  • Who is he?
  • What does he want?
  • When did he start recording the lives of the Baudelaire orphans?
  • Why do they matter to him?

We do get an answer to all of these mysteries, in “The End”.

But these are all the wrong questions.

The real question is: “Can we, as a reader, trust the benevolent image he tries to project?”

There is indeed a difference between giving the facts and telling the truth. And when it comes down to it, there is something unseemly about the idea of a grown man exposing these children’s darkest turmoils for the benefit of complete strangers. Without apparent consent, no less.

Let’s embark together on a troubling journey and retrace Lemony’s investigation, step by step. We will analyze his methods; we will question his motives. And we will paint a very different picture of Mr Snicket’s works than the one he wants us to believe… after the cut.

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anonymous asked:

that escort mono fic is 10/10

Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

Today’s been super fucking stressful and long and it’s not over yet, but I finally got a chance to log on and catch up and I just want to say- thanks, y’all. Seeing the notes, reblogs, tags, and this ask have really turned a very shit day around, and I greatly appreciate it! :)

Also, shoutout to the anon and @maburito for giving me the prompts that brought the Monochrome Escort!AU to life!

Y’all, really, thanks so much.