edgar all poe

Random facts about the people the BSD characters were based on:

One of Mori Ougai’s daughters “began a movement of writing about male homosexual passion”, or in other words: yaoi.

Edogawa Ranpo is a pseudonym and play on Edgar Allen Poe because he admired him so much.

Yosano Akiko was a feminist and pacifist, wrote 20k-50k poems, and had 13 children.

Dazai Osamu really attempted a lot of suicide. He eventually died in a double suicide with his wife.

Akutagawa Ryuunosuke and Tanizaki Junichirou got into a fight over whether structure or plot of a novel are more relevant.

Mori Ougai was a doctor and was able to speak German.

Kunikida Doppo was an English and Math teacher.

Dazai Osamu admired Akutagawa Ryuunosuke.

“I want a little sugar in my bowl”: narrative deconstruction in “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

Earlier this year (Link), we presented the first half of our takedown on the sugar bowl mystery. Now that we’ve gotten all the plot elements out of the way, it’s time to approach the solution in on a literary level. If there is, indeed, a solution to the sugar bowl mystery, what kind of solution a writer such as Daniel Handler would choose? Studying the series on a more thematical level gives very interesting results. If there’s one thing “A Series Of Unfortunate” does well, it’s making sure that the narrative fits the narration, that the plot fits the style (and vice-versa). Lemony Snicket uses absurdist humor, and his characters live in an absurd world.

We can’t prove that the sugar bowl really is empty, of course. What we can prove, however, is that an empty sugar bowl wonderfully suits the hallmarks that made  “A Series Of Unfortunate Events” such a literary sensation.

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We loved with a love that was more than love
—  Edgar Allan Poe

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★ We loved with a love that was more than love.☆★

{special Evak appreciation day}

-After draining the sanity meter, the player sits on a slab watching a pendulum swing lower and lower to eventually kill them- 

Cain: Perhaps the literary beauty of this moment is wasted on you.

Me: Listen, I might be on the final threads of mental sanity, but do you know how many people read and enjoy Edgar Allen Poe? A lot, you condescending edgelord. Just kill me already, jesus christ. 



CHARLOTTE BRONTË: authoress, snob, penniless heiress. likes classical novels, classical music, and aesthetically-pleasing anything. dislikes the poor, ernest hemingway, and gory movies.

ANNE BRONTË: journalist, hothead, photographer. likes family, quiet libraries, and comic books (dc, not marvel, she isn’t an animal). dislikes snitches, being talked down to, and extraordinarily peppy people.