remember fic writers everywhere, self-insert is self-indulgent and it’s for your entertainment. if someone gives you shit about it points them to cirque du freak by darren shan whose main character is a boy named darren shan who ends up writing a book about darren shan
All I can say after seeing that Netflix will be making A Series of Unfortunate Events an actual, live-action show is to PLEASE undo the nasty injustice of the Cirque du Freak movie. Make it a young adult series, please. I love both book series dearly, but I want to see Cirque du Freak’s beautiful and disturbing world brought to the screen the right way.
It's probably my mom. *Checks phone* Called it. Hi, Mother. It's Sam. Mm-hmm. Yes, ma'am. I'm at the home of Darren Shan. Mm-hmm. Yes, ma'am. We're-- we're just hanging out. Oh... Darren's parents. They're, uh-- they're in the other room. You would like to talk to Darren's dad? Oh, okay. Hold on a moment.
That's gonna be pretty hard since my dad thinks I'm dead.
I can't tell her that!
Mr. Crepsley, quick-- you have to pretend to be my dad to talk to Sam's mom.
*Takes the phone* Hello. This... is dad Shan. Yes. The children are playing swords. Sorry-- playing with swords. They are bleeding. Oh no, they are dead. Do not call again. *Hangs up the phone and hands it back to Darren* Sorry, I panicked.