life of allan

1000gallonsofgaming  asked:

Do you think Mr. Poe's chronic cough could be from inhaling smoke instead of just a constant cold? I saw your theory that he may have been a member of VFD so if he was involved in stopping various fires he could have been exposed to quite a bit of smoke.

Arthur Poe’s coughing is probably an allusion to the life of Edgar Allan Poe. All the important women in his life died of tuberculosis: his mother, his foster mother and his wife. Tuberculosis unfortunately involves a whole lot of coughing.