Lady Hay Drummond-Hay (September 12, 1895—February 12, 1946) was a star journalist who became the first woman to circumnavigate the globe, and she did it in a damned Zeppelin. She went on to report from war zones like Abyssinia (now Ethiopia) and Manchuria (now part of China), fell into a tumultuous romance with a fellow reporter, and was eventually captured by the Japanese during WWII.
…swim the English Channel.
Gertrude Ederle (October 23, 1905 – November 30, 2003) was a competitive swimmer, Olympic champion, and at one time held five world records. If there was a world record for coolest nickname she would’ve held six, because hers was “Queen of the Waves.” When Ederle set out to become the first woman to swim the English channel, she used motorcycle goggles and sealed the edges with wax to keep the salt water out of her eyes. Due to unfavorable and violent wind conditions twelve hours into her 14 hour and 34 minute journey, her trainer shouted at her to get out of the water and into his boat. She reportedly popped her head up from the water to simply ask “what for?”
…travel around the world in less than 80 days.
Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864—January 27, 1922) asked her editor at the New York World if she could take a stab at turning the story Around the World in 80 Days from fiction to fact. Using railways and steamships, Bly chuggah-chuggahed and toot-tooted the nearly 25,000 mile trip in just 72 days, meeting Jules Verne and buying a monkey along the way. If her name sounds familiar but these stories don’t, it’s probably because you’ve heard about how she once faked a mental illness so she could write an exposé on psychiatric asylums. Or maybe it’s because of her famed coverage of the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913. Or maybe it’s because you’re a big fan of farming and industrialist patents and heard she invented a novel milk can and a stacking garbage can. Nellie Bly did a lot in her short 57 years.
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The pool is for enjoying your body not feeling nervous about what people you dont know think of you GO TO THE POOL wear that swimsuit you love enjoy yourself with zero fucks given! lifes way to short not to enjoy whatever body you have ALL BODIES ARE BEACH BODIES dont wait til your scar is less visible til u loose more weight til you can find somethink to cover strech marks or cellulite EVERYBODY has stuff like that no one cares about small flaws on amazing people and if you do your flaws are bigger than mine
The elusive J.S. hovers over the plot of the later half of “A Series Of Unfortunate Events”, acting as a mysterious, unseen presence no character seems able to identify. All we know is that this J.S. somehow wishes to get his/her hands on the Sugar Bowl, but no member of VFD can ascertain to which side of the Schism this person is affiliated. Some believe the real J.S. is dead and currently impersonated by various individuals. This matter is a major concern throughout “The Penultimate Peril”, with many characters following J.S.’s orders or trying to unmask him/her. Dewey apparently runs the show but dies before bringing the entire charade to light. The question remains: who was J.S., really? None of the five possible candidates seem to satisfy the facts entirely:
Jacques Snicket dies long before J.S. starts spanning his/her web of conspiracies,
Justice Strauss and Jerome Squalor only join VFD very late into the game, and exhibit a very limited knowledge of the entire ordeal,
Julio Sham appears to only be a past alias of Count Olaf, who wouldn’t want to attract attention on himself,
J., an unidentified individual who disguises him/herself as “Captain S.”, the owner of the Prospero, rather seems to be involved in a separate plot to embark the Incredibly Deadly Viper aboard the Prospero. Recent investigations suggest he might have been Jacob/Jake Snicket, Lemony’s father, because of his implication in the Valorous Farm Dairy.
So, who’s left, really? Is this J.S. someone the reader is supposed to remember from past plots? And why would he/she feel the sugar bowl is rightfully his/her? Find out a possible solution after the cut.
NOTE TO READERS: This theory is so dense we had to cut it in two parts. This first half will concentrate on the events from Book 1 to 11 in “A Series Of Unfortunate Events”. The second half has yet to be written; it will focus on “The Penultimate Peril” and the mysterious taxi driver’s involvement in the overall J.S. mystery.
Oh, Fuji-cakes, you seductive minx! Fujiko Mine at her femme fatale best in Lupin the Third Part IV, Episode 5: “The Magician’s Left Hand”, a Fuji-centric episode that wouldn’t have seemed that out of place in Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine.