they know we are going to hate their cliffhangers

anonymous asked:

since you mention in your FAQs that viktor's version will continue beyond the timeline of umfb&mha, i was wondering, will we have to wait to see a happy ending until the companion fic is over too? i guess what i'm also asking is, are you planning on ending this current fic unresolved or on a cliffhanger of sorts? thanks very much

First I am overly in love with your fic and it kills me more than when the YOI was on-going and I started watching since chapter 9. It was hell. So, congrats. I hate you and love you. Don’t know which one more. Maybe like Yuuri, you ruined my life(?) with more addition I can’t handle but then I can’t hate you because I love you? Anyways, I have a question: Will umfb have an actual happy ending, or are you planning to have a different ending, let’s call it *true* ending on the companion fic?

I’m going to answer these two together because the answer is the same.

umfb&mha has a happy ending but it is not a complete ending. What I mean is, there is a happy ending and a resolution but there are still threads left hanging and things that still need to happen which will be wrapped up fully at the end of the companion fic. So I wont leave you on angst or anything but there is a very definite benefit to reading the companion fic because not only will you see more of the resolution that happens directly after umfb ends but also into their lives in the future 

Ok what really gets my goat about series of unfortunate events coming back into popularity is that because of this people are fighting over which adaptation is better, the movie or the show.

The movie, stand alone outside of the books, is great. It’s a great movie with a beautiful soundtrack and great actors. It fits the main theme of the books, being macabre humor, but still makes it it’s own. Some people hate it because it wrapped up the series in three books, but you have to remember this was a movie that they didn’t know if they were going to get a sequel to. They end it on a slight cliffhanger where count Olaf is still at large and we don’t know anything about the spy glass and the secret society, but nothing too drastic in case they can’t make the sequel, which they didn’t. But, you hold it side by side with the books, there are definitely some differences and a few are pretty major to a fan of the series.

The show on Netflix is as close to the books as you can get, but if someone dives into the show without knowing at least a little about the original series, I can see how they would be confused about what’s happening at first. It follows the storyline to a T, and plans to make at least two episodes for every book. They end season one on a good bit of cliffhanger because they only get to book four, which grips the people already invested and makes them want more, while the movie leaves some questions but also leaves the audience fairly satisfied. What I like about the series adaption is that they highlight some of the plot points that were on the back burner in the book, like how actually terrible all of these events are and the level of incompetence from adults and society.

My point is, I personally love both adaptions in their own ways. I love the movie because it was the first adaption of my favorite childhood book series, as well as it told the story decently. I love the show because it brings back the nostalgia of the books and it feels like they are literally being read to me in technicolor. You can like both of them, you don’t have to pick a side. As someone who has been around in this fandom for a very long time, it really isn’t that big of a deal if someone likes one more than the other.