Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Series of Unfortunate Events

A Series of Unfortunate Events


A Series of Unfortunate Events is a stories about random terrible things happening to orphans that are actually dastardly top-secret conspiracies deliberately trying to harm them disguised as random events.   The bumbling adults meant to protect and defend the children consistently refuse to see that random characters such as Stephano the new lab assistant or Coach Gengis the athletic director are really Count Olaf in disguise.

This of course has nothing to do with an actual series of unfortunate events such as mass shootings, stabbings, fertilizer and gas explosions and vandals toppling radio towers or severing fiber optic communications lines and trains having their brakes released and destroying cities with no motive and no cause and no explanation.

"At times the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. And what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events, may, in fact, be the first steps of a journey."

The Series of Unfortunate Events series has sold 51 million books so far, second only to Harry Potter in the annals of children's literature.
 It was such a ridiculous thing to say so many years ago that I was going to write 13 books about terrible things happening to orphans. But the idea that I actually did it is astonishing."

The 11 books in A Series of Unfortunate Events chronicle resourceful orphans Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire in the midst of gleefully unbearable calamities. 


Some thinkers claim to understand why man-made disasters tend to occur as a "series of unfortunate events." 

 I told her I had an idea for a gothic novel, which had been falling apart as I was writing it, but I thought instead it could be the story of children growing through all these terrible things. I expected she would hate that idea, and instead she said she liked it,

nytimes.com/.../all-the-wrong-questions-a-lemony-snicket-series.html
Oct 12, 2012 · Like “The X-Files,” “Lost” and countless other conspiracy-driven sagas, Snicket’s 13 volumes of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” left fans ..


A Series of Unfortunate Events is a series of children's novels (or novellas) by Lemony Snicket (the pen name of American author Daniel Handler) which follows the turbulent lives of VioletKlaus, and Sunny Baudelaire after their parents' death in an arsonous house fire. The children are placed in the custody of their distant cousin Count Olaf, who begins to abuse them and openly plots to embezzle their inheritance. After the Baudelaires are removed from his care by their parents' estate executor, Arthur Poe, Olaf begins to doggedly hunt the children down, bringing about the serial slaughter and demise of a multitude of characters.
The entire series is actively narrated by Snicket, who makes numerous references to his mysterious, deceased love interestBeatrice. Both Snicket and Beatrice play roles in the story along with Snicket's family members, all of whom are part of an overarching conspiracy known to the children only as "V.F.D."

The children become orphans after their parents are killed in a fire at the family mansion. In The Bad Beginning, they are sent to live with a distant relative named Count Olaf after briefly living with Mr. Poe, a banker in charge of the orphans' affairs. Count Olaf orders the siblings to cook and clean in his gloomy, dirty house. The siblings discover that he intends to get his hands on the enormous Baudelaire fortune, which awaits Violet when she turns eighteen. 

In each of the first seven books, Olaf disguises himself, finds the children wherever they are and, with help from his many accomplices, tries to steal their fortune, committing arson, murder, and other atrocities along the way. Their roles switch in the eighth through twelfth books, in which the orphans adopt disguises while on the run from the police after Count Olaf frames them for his own murder through use of a body double. The Baudelaires routinely try to get help from Mr. Poe, but he, like many of the adults in the series, is oblivious to the dangerous reality of the children's situation.
As the books continue, the three children uncover more and more of the mystery surrounding their parents' deaths and soon find that their parents were in a secret organization, V.F.D., along with several of their guardians.




  • www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1451979/pg1
    Jim Carrey's movie "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" full of Illuminati symbology.


    Count Olaf claims to be the orphans’ long-lost uncle, which may or may not be true. What is certain is that the count is only after the Baudelaire fortune and will stop at nothing — deceit, abuse, even murder — to have it. And because the count is an actor by trade, he is a master of disguise with his own troupe of thespian henchmen. The bumbling adults meant to protect and defend the children consistently refuse to see that — take your pick: Stephano the new lab assistant or Coach Gengis the athletic director or Shirley the receptionist or Captain Sham the boat rental guy — is really Count Olaf in disguise. “One question that adults always ask is ‘Why doesn’t he just steal the fortune?’” says Handler. “Clearly, the answer is that he likes dressing up in outfits and scaring children. That makes him scarier.”