It is a curious thing, but as one travels the world getting older and older, it appears that happiness is easier to get used to than despair. The second time you have a root beer float, for instance, your happiness at sipping the delicious concoction may not be quite as enormous as when you first had a root beer float, and the twelfth time your happiness may be still less enormous, until root beer floats begin to offer you very little happiness at all, because you have become used to the taste of vanilla ice cream and root beer mixed together. However, the second time you find a thumbtack in your root beer float, your despair is much greater than the first time, when you dismissed the thumbtack as a freak accident rather than part of the scheme of a soda jerk, a phrase which here means “ice cream shop employee who is trying to injure your tongue,” and by the twelfth time you find a thumbtack, your despair is even greater still, until you can hardly utter the phrase “root beer float” without bursting into tears. It is almost as if happiness is an acquired taste, like coconut cordial or ceviche, to which you can eventually become accustomed, but despair is something surprising each time you encounter it.
—  Lemony Snicket

volunteer-fire-fighter, when you think of it, in asoue there are three sets of orphans, three types of children (one consists of three independently born children, twins (then lemony left over) and then triplets) and each consisting of of three siblings.
The Baudelaires, The Quagmires and The Snickets.
Not only are they bound with their shared experiences of unhappiness and misery and the loss of their parents, they are bound with the love and undying protection for and of their siblings.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events - Netflix Promo

What she says: I’m fine
What she means: What time period does A Series of Unfortunate Events actually take place? There is mention of horse-drawn carriages, but also of motor cycles and automobiles, but the way the three Baudelaires dress is indicative of the nineteen hundred-something’s. Characters are dressed in both early twentieth century clothing as well as up to date clothing. There is mention of computers, fax, and phones but some things seem rather dated. What time in history is it??

ALL THE UNFORTUNATE DEVELOPMENTS SO FAR . . .

Hello Snicketards, I regret to inform you there is a conspicuous conspiracy surrounding Netflix’s new series based on the documents of Lemony Snicket. Is treachery afoot? YOU BE THE JUDGE as I break down the series of unfortunate twists and turns in this controversial calamity.

July 5th
- The trailer is posted by Eleanora Poe. The account was created one month prior. Eleanora Poe is the editor-in-cheif of The Daily Punctilio, which is the deceptive and faulty newspaper featured in the novels.

- The image of Eleanora on the aforementioned account is Laura Jean Libbey, a 19th and 20th century author who happened to write a book about a young heiress who is forced at gunpoint to marry so her husband can claim her inheritance.

July 6th
- Netlix claimes it is “not official” and “not from us”.

- Lemony Snicket owes Eleanora a gimlet. Netflix retweets this. The musician behind the music in the trailer retweets the trailer.

- After suspicion that Warner Music Group would not allow an unauthorized video to use the Dresden Dolls music - a link is found between the leader singer, Amanda Palmer and Daniel Handler. Handler’s band “The Gothic Archies” provided music for the audiobook of Coraline. Amanda Palmer is married to the author of Coraline.

- The trailer ends with the Netflix logo on a piece of parchment in a typewriter. A screenshot of this moment was found on multuple sites since at least June 2015. One was found on Reddit and another on AVClub.com.

- Jack Griffo (Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans”) tweets that his friends created the video and it was done “for Netflix”.

July 7th

- The cinematographer’s Instagram post is found, with an image of Count Olaf’s silhouette on the screen of a camera. @JBrunoFilm claims it was made for Netflix’s series, declines to comment if he is involved with Netflix or the series itself. Claims the spot is “unofficial”. Fans pout.

- The website is found for the videos special effects. This team created effects for such high-profile projects as “American Horror Story” , “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman”, “Hoovy” and several ride-films for SeaWorld. Likely, United Artists Coalition would be too high-profile a group to work on a YouTube fan video. Fans regain their faith.

- Eleanora Poe joins Twitter. To date, she has one tweet. She follows users such as Daniel Handler, Amanda Palmer, Warner Music Group, Netflix and JBrunoFilms; among others.

- Astute fans notice a phone number on Eleanora’s Twitter page. When dialed, a woman announces the caller has reached the Daily Punctilio and instructs them to leave a message. The number is registered in California. Fans cheer.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE UNNERVING UPDATES!!

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             If you trick me mister i will make you suffer
                       And they’ll get you mister put you in the slammer and forget
                               You mister then i think you’ll miss me won’t you miss me
                                      Won’t you miss me

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A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Director: Brad Silberling

Director of Photography: Emmanuel Lubezki

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

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“It was the simple fact that the Baudelaires and the Quagmires were different people, and a hair ribbon, a pair of glasses, and some shoes couldn’t turn them into one another any more than a woman disguised as a dragonfly can actually take wing and escape the disaster awaiting her.” ( The Austere Academy, pg. 171)

I think at this point in the story we all kinda cringed because knowing how unfortunate the series is already it was only time for the Quagmires’ lives to go downhill :’(

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Netflix landed the rights to adapt Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events as a live-action TV series. The show is highly-anticipated and this trailer - which seems to capture the mood of the books perfectly - will only up the hype.

A Series of Unfortunate Events is written by Daniel Handler under the Lemony Snicket pseudonym, and tells the story of orphans Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire who try to find out the truth of their parents’ deaths while their villainous uncle Count Olaf tries to take their fortune. The entire series is available in print now.

Fans of the books may notice that the user who uploaded the video goes by the name Eleanora Poe. Within the canon of the Unfortunate Events, Eleanora is the editor-in-chief at the Daily Punctilio and the sister of Mr. Arthur Poe, the person in charge of the Baudelaire orphans, and is first mentioned in Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography.

A dozen Easter Eggs can be found in the video, including Violet Baudelaire’s ribbon, Klaus Baudelaire’s glasses, references to the Lucky Smells Lumbermill and the Hotel Denoument, and Count Olaf’s shadow, among others.

This is the second time the series will be adapted to live-action, as Paramount produced a movie starring Jim Carrey based on the books in 2004.

>> >> >> Are you excited for the ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ show?

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Could this be the first teaser trailer for Netflix’s adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events?

UPDATE July 7th: Although impressive, this has been revealed to be not associated with Netflix. They are still in the early stages of developing the series.