#not count olaf
mr-penguins-and-coffee · 3 months ago
Normalize running up and down the stairs brandishing a knife, 3 times a day.
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frey-the-they · 3 months ago
your honor, in my defense, the queer-coded villain was really funny and also the best character.
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tellmelieshulu · 20 days ago
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Based on the best-selling novel, #TellMeLies premieres September 7 on @Hulu.
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sincerethoughtsblog · 4 months ago
When Lemony Snicket said "I will love you as a thief loves a gallery and as a crow loves a murder, as a cloud loves bats and as a range loves braes. I will love you as misfortune loves orphans, as fire loves innocence and as justice loves to sit and watch while everything goes wrong. I will love you as a battlefield loves young men and as peppermints love your allergies, and I will love you as the banana peel loves the shoe of a man who was just struck by a shingle falling off a house. I will love you as a volunteer fire department loves rushing into burning buildings and as burning buildings love to chase them back out, and as a parachute loves to leave a blimp and as a blimp operator loves to chase after it" I felt that.
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veryfishydistributions · 5 months ago
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“Dinner is served, whore.” 😒
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im-the-mothman · 3 months ago
The idea that when a villain is no longer positioned as the antagonist in the narrative, that that makes it a "redemption arc" then we get people calling out "terrible redemption arcs" because they physically can't see shades of grey and think that the writer is telling them that this villain is actually good now because they're standing next to the protagonist. I'm sorry, every piece of media doesn't cater to culturally Christian morals of penance and sin. Characters don't need to be redeemed.
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kanerallels · 9 months ago
Me, having a mental conversation with myself: You know, Despicable Me's plot was so overshadowed by the Minions that I don't think any of us got any time to appreciate the fact that a villain adopted three children for a scheme and--
Me: *comes to a screeching halt*
Me: Okay was anyone gonna tell me Despicable Me was A Series of Unfortunate Events but slightly to the left or did I have to figure that out in the shower myself?
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albertvictoria-art · 10 months ago
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“The Marvelous Marriage”
Illustration based on Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning”.
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inner-egg-pong · 10 days ago
the biggest mystery in asoue is not what’s in the sugar bowl, or what’s up with vfd, or even what happened to the baudelaires, but rather, how the fuck a repulsive man like count olaf managed to pull esmé squalor.
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viodora-figley-dunklaus · 4 months ago
Olaf: people say I have a unique way of lighting up a room
Jacques: It's called arson, and those people are witnesses
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theboldeststrokeyoucanmake · 6 months ago
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nobody was doing book promo like asoue
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l-rose75 · 2 months ago
i think our problem is that we had all read “a series of unfortunate events” by the time we were ten
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fanonical · 6 months ago
dni if you own a creepy house next to someone with a great library, are an assistant herpetologist, a sea captain, a secretary, a gym teacher, a foreigner, a police officer, a doctor with a definitely real name, a ringmaster, a tourist, or claim to be jacques or kit snicket
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whaleiumsharkspeare · 4 months ago
The other day I had a weird dream that Perry the platypus was one of the VFD agents assigned to help protect the Baudelaire children and now I’m just thinking about how much faster their problems could’ve been solved if Perry really was there to help. Because everyone in the series seems to have a pretty hands-off approach to trying to stop Count Olaf and he always gets away every time. But Perry would not hesitate to punch him hard enough to bring him down with one swing and just immediately handcuff him and get him sent to OWCA’s prison
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coryo-snows · a year ago
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stacysereda · 2 months ago
6. Olaf
Olaf might be my favourite villain. if you reject the ‘born bad’ narrative Lemony is pushing on the reader, Olaf suddenly becomes a much more interesting character. Olaf was just fine as a kid. i think what really broke him, isn’t even his father’s murder, but the fact that after so many years of preaching justice, there was no justice for him. Lemony didn’t even look him in the eye and just fled, like a coward. none of his ‘noble’ friends stood with him. and then the killer turned out to be Beatrice, who he was at least friendly with. a very rough way to be disillusioned with the community that raised you.
my guess is that all these years after the opera night he’s been stuck in his house not doing much beside his theatre work, drinking himself half to death, marinating in his pain until Beatrice died and his hope for revenge died with her. i’m not a psychiatrist and don’t know what kind of psychosis he’s going through in ASOUE, but what makes Olaf really scary is how much everything he does is motivated by hatred. all the grotesque heartless monsters that populate our pop culture never feel quite real, do they? that’s why they’re often so popular. we don’t actually meet many psychopaths in real life. but hatred we know. hatred doesn’t take imagination.
i like that he seemingly rejects the very idea of redemption as well, even though by the middle of the series of the series i think he’s tired and chill enough to try at least. it’s almost like somewhere between Josephine’s murder (personal) and Heimlich Hospital arson (impersonal, mass murder!), he accepts his part in the narrative as the villain and decides that he might as well go all out. method acting in reverse.
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ps traced t shirt design from here https://le-poquelin.com/produit/t-shirt-f-moliere-by-bass/
i was debating who his favourite playwright could be and decided it’d be either some classic comedy, bc that’s what The Marvellous Marriage seems to refer, or something modern, edgy and difficult to understand. decided the second option was more like something VFD would use to transmit coded messaged, so Moliere it is. (imagine him ranting to Kit about the REAL theatre and how much better it is than that soulless bullshit they have to put on)
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year2000electronics · 3 months ago
here’s my pitch for a sonic 3. jeff fowler if you’re listening
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frey-the-they · 26 days ago
hey guys remember when in the literal first episode of asoue, olaf says something like
"you may think i'm an evil person, but let me tell you something.....you haven't got the faintest clue."
he was not exaggerating
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