I’m purchasing some stuff from the Lego website for various nieces’ and nephews’ birthday, and I found that their minifigure cake pan is on sale for like $7 and I am seriously considering purchasing it. Someone stop me from making this impulse buy. On the other hand if I did buy it I’d have a really good excuse to make cake.
as soon as i finished reading the end i shipped it. i have shipped it since forever, to varying degrees.
okay so, despite the fact that they are an awful pair who should not have had anything between them, i can’t help but love the ship. my reading of them relies on little tiny details and loads of assumptions - like kit’s involvement with the poison darts, and the assumption that the opera was the turning point that pushed olaf completely onto the path of villainy. i also love it because kit snicket is so not a noble volunteer. at least, she’s not noble in the way the baudelaires would consider noble - she’s done some awful stuff, just like everyone. she’s complicated and so is olaf, although he’s done a lot of stuff for absolutely no reason that is, i’d argue, totally unforgivable. the fact that they might be similar, but olaf’s just decided to embrace his darkness rather than fight it, is what makes this ship so interesting to me.
what makes me happy about them:
not a lot? honestly…there’s not much to be happy about.
what makes me sad about them:
where to even start. the worst thing is probably that, in my headcanon, olaf and kit really did love each other. they truly did, and they were incredibly important to one another - perhaps in a way that nobody else ever matched (i think this part is at least definitely true of olaf). but all the complications of vfd and the schism were always going to doom them, just like they doomed other relationships in canon (beatrice and lemony, for example). they never could have been happy - they never had the chance.
things done in fanfic that annoys me:
hmm, i haven’t read that much fanfic that really annoys me. i don’t like kit being a fool over olaf, because i can’t picture either of the characters that way.
things I look for in fanfic:
kit kind of understanding the part she’s played in olaf’s deterioration. olaf pining, but trying very hard not to admit to it, even to himself. a non ‘right and wrong’ approach to their personalities and actions, appreciating the fact that they’re both quite mixed bags.
who I’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other:
for kit, certainly dewey. i know we don’t get to see really any of their relationship in canon, but i can see them being actually good for each other - a bit like beatrice and bertrand - as opposed to a doomed but passionate relationship with olaf. for olaf…the thing is, i wouldn’t even want him to end up with kit. he kind of belongs on his own. if he has to be stuck with someone forever, i think it’d be okay for it to be esme - although, that would never happen, because one of them would definitely kill the other.
my happily ever after for them:
it’s so difficult to come up with happily ever afters in asoue, because there’s just no such thing in canon. i guess there’s an alternate timeline where kit steps back from vfd, where olaf doesn’t become a terrible, awful man…a timeline where i still think they’d eventually not have worked out anyway.
who is the big spoon/little spoon:
olaf is so the big spoon. well…more logistically than anything else. i picture kit on the shorter side of ordinary height, maybe like 5′4, whereas olaf about 6′3, so the other way would be just very difficult.
what is their favorite non-sexual activity:
they are such adventurers. they are the type of people who don’t like to sit around doing nothing - they always want to be actively out running after someone or investigating, or plotting something, or escaping from somewhere. until they become enemies, they are a great, energetic, very intelligent team.