Are all the people in the city just collectively dumb or what? I mean how did SO many people fall for Jacques being Count Olaf and Count Olaf being a bajillion different disguises?
What's on your mind?
Okay, so I was on the ASOUE reddit a while back, and I saw this post, but then I kind of forgot about it, but I came across it again, and it's really annoying me.
It's the last sentence that bothers me. Can we please stop comparing women, and if you absolutely have to, can you do it by their personalities instead of something superficial that literally doesn't matter at all? Not only are you being degrading to women, you are also insulting the actresses by saying their 'not as hot' as each other. I cannot express in words how furious this makes me that people are still doing this in the 21st century. And I know that this post is from 3 years ago and you cannot make comments on it anymore, but still. I know that this isn't entirely relevant to ASOUE, but I needed to vent and the thing that made me mad is ASOUE, so...
I have a theory that Esme set fire to the baudelaire mansion because in The Slippery Slope, Esme wore a shirt that has a letter b with the VFD insignia on it. I think the b represents Beatrice Baudelaire and Esme stole it from the Baudelaire mansion. If you agree/disagree with me, please write it in comments. Thank you!
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I mean, it is the *censored (might be a spoiler)* statue, but I would like to hear theories. Do you think it’s good, or bad? There are many reasons for your explanation, feel free to rant.
Why is Vice-principal Nero the head of Prufock Preparatory school if he's just a vice-principal? Isn't there a principal? Is he the actual principal but for some reason he holds the title of vice-principal? Or maybe there was a principal but he was... fired? He gave up? He died? Does anyone have a theory?
So, I finished watching asoue and I am kinda sad...actually veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy sad cause Count Olaf didn't make it but that last scene between Olaf and Kit was veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy sweet and it was even sweeter to see a new side of Count Olaf...reciting poetry...something I thought he couldn't do!!! Well, Lemony did say there was no happy end but I found the series end quite happily ever after. Except for the fact I did not understand the fight behind the sugar bowl. They could have taken the "sugar" out of it and Esme could have still continued to keep it. Anyways, I haven't read the books so I can't be too sure. Maybe something else happened in the books!!! Anyways, it is really nice to come to the wiki and share my opinions!!!! I love asoue!!!!!!!
I think we did this a while back, but what are everyone's favorite character? Mine's Jacquelyn, followed by Kit and Isadora.
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Ah the million dollar question of the series ... was Olaf really the one to set fire to the Baudelaire mansion.
Well firstly, I'm still a bit divided on this. Olaf does do some incriminating things to make me think he did set fire to the mansion. Then again, I don't want to place all the bad things that happen to the Baudelaires on Olaf just because it's convenient.
Reasons why I think he may not have been the one to set fire to the mansion:
In The End, as the Baudelaires talk to Olaf, they tell him a suspicion they've had for quite a while but have never voiced out loud until this point. "Klaus knelt down beside his sister, and stared into the villain's shiny eyes. "You're the one who made us orphans in the first place," he said, uttering out loud for the first time a secret all three Baudelaires had kept in their hearts for almost as long as they could remember. Olaf closed his eyes for a moment, grimacing in pain, and then stared slowly at each of the three children in turn.
"Is that what you think?" he said finally.
"We know it," Sunny said.
"You don't know anything," Count Olaf said."
As I've said in a previous answer, what does Olaf have to gain by denying he was the one to set the fire if it's true? He won't gain anything, at this point there's no one to protect, not even himself by denying setting fire to the mansion. Additionally, it's important to remember that Olaf isn't the only villain in ASOUE. There are many more fire starters we don't know about who could've set fire to the mansion. The Man with a Beard but no Hair and the Woman with Hair but No Beard are villains even Count Olaf fears and listens to, without question as we see here in the Slippery Slope: "You'll do it," said the woman with hair but no beard, "because I say so."
There was a long, ominous pause, and then Count Olaf gave a little high-pitched laugh. "That's a good point," he said. "Come on, Esmé. We've bossed around". They prove to be far more evil than even Olaf in this passage in The Slippery Slope: "The woman with hair but no beard nodded. "Infant servants are so troublesome," she said. "I had an infant servant once – a long time ago, before the schism."
"Before the schism?" Olaf said, and Sunny wished Klaus were with her, because the baby did not know what the word "schism" meant. "That is a long time ago. That infant must be all grown up by now."
"Not necessarily," the woman said, and laughed again"
From this we can imply that the infant was killed, probably by a fire. However we don't know who they are and who their parents were, although I can assume they were in VFD. We can also see that these villains go to lengths not even Olaf would've thought possible or necessary.
I'm going to make a part 2 on why he may have been the one to set fire to the mansion
Make sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments
This is just my opinion and not canon :)
With all due respect,
Once again, the million dollar question of the series: did Olaf really set fire to the Baudelaire mansion?
Part 1 discussed my reasons on why he may not have been the one to do it which you can find here: https://snicket.fandom.com/f/p/4400000000000017878
Now we'll be discussing why he may have been the one to set the fire.
We know Olaf to be a very greedy man who is willing to do anything to get his hands on the Baudelaire fortune. From murdering Uncle Monty to making Josephine fake her own death to following the Baudelaires as they change guardian after guardian, there seems to be nothing Olaf won't do to get the fortune.
In The End, Olaf has a conversation with the Baudelaires where he says something that really stood out to me: "Just like you," the villain repeated mockingly, and the cage shook with laughter again. "Do you think your pathetic history is the only story in the world? Do you think this island has just sat here in the sea, waiting for you to wash up on its shores? Do you think that I just sat in my home in the city, waiting for you miserable orphans to stumble into my path?"
In case you didn't catch it, he says this: "Do you think that I just sat in my home in the city, waiting for you miserable orphans to stumble into my path?" This implies that Count Olaf played a role in the reason why he was the first guardian of the Baudelaires. He may have had a hand to play in the fire. He admits it himself which I'm going to say is canon. Wether or not Olaf set the fire, he absolutely was assisted by someone or assisted someone to get the Baudelaires in his clutches.
In final analysis, I am still torn between the two options but if I had to choose, I would lean towards no. I don't believe Olaf set fire to the mansion. He absolutely had a role to play in the Baudelaires misery. I think it's more likely that he helped a villain far more powerful than himself. Who that/those villan(s) are, we may never know.
If you've made it this far, congrats! Make sure to tell me your thoughts in the comments
Remember this is just my opinion and not actually canon, except for the direct evidence that I've quoted.
With all due respect,
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In "The End", Olaf and Ishmael meet again and have a conversation I found to be very interesting. Ishmael somehow knew Olaf would escape the cage the islanders put him in and says this "I had Omeros keep this weapon handy," Ishmael said, "instead of tossing it in the arboretum, because I thought you might escape from that cage, Count Olaf, just as I escaped from the cage you put me in when you set fire to my home."
"I didn't set that fire," Count Olaf said, his eyes shining bright."
This stands out to me because Olaf generally loves to boast of his evil deeds as we see here just a few paragraphs earlier "With a sneer, he pointed at Ishmael, who still sat in the chair. "Oh, Ish," he said, his eyes shining bright, "I told you many years ago that I would triumph over you someday, and at last that day has arrived. My associate with the weekday for a name told me that you were still hiding out on this island, and—"
Knowing this, why doesn't he admit to having set the fire? I think it's because he truly didn't set the fire. Olaf loves to boast of his evil deeds as we have seen in the 13 books. He had nothing to gain by admitting he was the one to set the fire so there would've been no loss.
Captain Widdershins always told the Baudelaires that there were secrets and evils "too terrible to imagine". These evils were far worse than Count Olaf. We saw The Man With a Beard But No Hair and The Woman With Hair But No Beard in the Slippery Slope, villains even Count Olaf was afraid of and listened to.
Do I think they set the fire? I think it's possible but not necessarily them, it could've been anyone who thought the same way they did. There are many more fire fighters and fire starters we don't know about.
Just a theory of mine :)
Make sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments
With all due respect,
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Two russian math professors meet after some time. One asks the other, " You had three children, right?" "Yes, three daughters." "How old are they?" "You are a math professor, figure it out. The sum of their ages is the number of windows in that building over there. The product of their ages is 36." The professor tries and tries, but can't find it. Finally, he asks for a hint. The other professor says, "The eldest daughter has red hair." He solves it immediately. How did he solve it and what is the answer?
By the way:
I'm not allowed to tell you how many windows are in the building.
If you solve it, you should be very proud of yourself. My math teacher couldn't solve it.
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Librarian code which I’m sure most of you know is when
“a volunteer is approached by an old man with neatly trimmed gray hair and a mustache that turns up at the ends, who is wearing a flowered shirt, striped tie, tweed coat, plaid slacks with a sharp crease, and shined shoes. The dapper man will ask the volunteer, "Well, young lady, have you been good to your mother?" meaning, "I have a message for you." If the volunteer replies, "The question is, has she been good to me?", the librarian will deliver the message.”
The part in the Penultimate Peril, where each triplet has been approached by a Baudelaire child, is similar. Each one asks “Tell me. Are who you I think you are?” In return with the same long description in each chapter, the Baudelaires reply “Of course I’m who you think I am. I’m a concierge.” Then each triplet replies “I see. I’m grateful for your assistance, concierge. Not many people have the courage to help with a scheme like this.”
Here is the extract from a book app, Sora
You are led to a room with three doors. The announcer says that one of the doors leads to the sugar bowl and a way out and the other two contain the Mycelium. You randomly pick door 1. The announcer opens door 2. It is not the right one. It contains a helmet of the Mycelium. You pick it up, hearing that the WWHBNB and the MWBBNH are getting closer. The announcer tells you you can switch to door 3 or remain in door 1. What is the chance of getting the sugar bowl in each door? Which one should you pick? And should I add more math questions? I saw a trick question in this fandom ages ago and decided to do it myself. It is not my original idea.
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