anonymous asked:

do you have any idea why count olaf had such a creepy fascination with violet? did she remind him of someone?

Violet looks very much like her mother:

In the darkness, Violet looked like a ghost, her quite wedding gown moving slowly across the stage. My commonplace book contains at least seventeen interviews with people who remarked that due to the facial resemblance, the white dress, and the dim lighting, Violet Baudelaire looked quite a bit like a woman who is no longer alive. Please see also my note to page 124.
[The Bad Beginning: Rare Edition, p.157]

Olaf clearly uses the Baudelaire orphans as substitutes for their parents. He can’t hurt them anymore, so he’s moved on to the persons they cared about the most. Plus he’s a villainous criminal with no inhibition whatsoever, so the perverse part of him is probably fantasizing about all the depraved things he could do to Beatrice through her daughter. Or maybe pedophilia is just one of his many usual vices.

A non-comprehensive list of graphic novels for girls and other children

I compiled a list of possible graphic novels for my 10-year-old middle girlchild’s grandmother to get her for a late holiday gift. I thought it might be fun and useful for a lot of folks who also have or will have kiddos of the same age.

A lot of it comes on the recommendation of friends who have daughters around the same age and who have similar interests as Middlest, from a discussion that arose on FB about Drama ( http://amzn.to/2iyHxb9 ) by Raina Telgemeier. Other graphic novel books by the same author are:

Ghosts http://amzn.to/2jrttEf which looks like it deals with facing ones fears about ghosts/death and negotiating ones owns wants with that of siblings.

Smile http://amzn.to/2jrvBMv which is about a girl who falls and breaks her teeth, therefore having to deal with braces and a retainer plus usual sixth grade stuff.

Raina Telgemeier also got tapped to adapt the Babysitters Club books into graphic novels! They start with Kristy’s Big Idea http://amzn.to/2jQBdwT which is, of course, the one in which Kristy and the other girls set up the babysitters club.

As for books by other authors:

Amulet is a 7-book series starting with Stonekeeper http://amzn.to/2iDQenM in which two kids rescue their mom from mysterious monsters.

Gunnerkrigg Court is a 5 (I think) book series starting with Orientation http://amzn.to/2jX3fL2 in which a girl is in her first year at a weird boarding school with robots, demons, gods, and other mythic creatures; it seems mildly Harry Potter-ish.

Nimona http://amzn.to/2iyzsDg is one I read when it was a webcomic, and it’s wonderful; Nimona is a shapechanger who decides to become the assistant of a guy who seems like an evil overlord, but he’s more interested in maintaining the status quo of good vs. evil as opposed to actually winning of the golden-haired hero guy.

A Wrinkle In Time http://amzn.to/2jQB1O7 is the graphic novel adaptation of the absolutely amazing book by Madeleine L'Engle

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1: Squirrel Power http://amzn.to/2iyEWxZ is the first of a 4+ book series. She’s a super hero in the Marvel universe (with The Avengers - Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Iron Man, etc.) with the proportional speed and strength of a squirrel, and a giant squirrel tale. Reviews say that kids like it who also like the Zita The Space Girl graphic novels, which I know she does because she’s gotten it out of the library at least twice.

Princeless http://amzn.to/2jQCiEP is a series about Princess Adrienne (a princess of color, no less!) whose parents lock her in a tower to get rescued by a prince, but she gets bored, fed up, and rescues herself before going on swashbuckling adventures.

Ada Twist, Scientist http://amzn.to/2jX64vC is about a little black girl using science to understand the world around her.

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage http://amzn.to/2iyKMzs is about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, but in an alternate universe where they actually do build the Difference Engine (the first computer) “and then use it to build runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wilder realms of mathematics, and, of course, fight crime."

Have you guys read any of these? Have you read other things that you would recommend? What else should be added to this list to really make it a good masterpost of graphic novels for kids that aren’t really little kids, but definitely aren’t teens yet either? Reblog and add on, thankyouplease, because I will definitely be including things in my Amazon wishlist against future purchase for the kids!

You’ve been listening to me complain about it all week, now at long last, here it is for your hopeful enjoyment!

I give you, music time with the Freckled Pair. Feat. Anthony Ramos as Philip, Ghost!Laurens, and…himself.

(Audio is from this little gem right here. Go watch it, it’ll brighten up your day.)


suddenly, hogwarts AU and everyone is babies??! idk it’s out of my system now don’t tell me to draw anyone else or argue with me about house choices it’s done i’m going to bed now!!!!


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