V.F.D. is a secret organisation dedicated to putting out both literal and metaphorical fires in the world. It is an initialism for Volunteer Fire Department, although it has come to mean many other things as well. Members are usually recruited when young and are abducted from their homes (with parental permission) as part of the initiation. One famous member is Lemony Snicket, whose whereabouts are currently unknown.
“I will love you if you have a child, and I will love you if you have two children, or three children, or even more, although I personally think three is plenty, and I will love you if you never marry at all, and never have children, and spend your years wishing you had married me after all, and I must say that on late, cold nights I prefer this scenario out of all the scenarios I have mentioned. That, Beatrice, is how I will love you even as the world goes on its wicked way.”
A Kansas boy battling through a series of unfortunate events over his front-yard library is getting some support from author Daniel Handler. Last month, 9-year-old Spencer Collins erected a “take a book, leave a book” structure as a Mo…
From A Series of Unfortunate Events DVD commentary track.
if you haven’t watched this film with the commentary then you are missing out, it’s hilarious. “Lemony Snicket” was completely unhappy with the film and wanted no real part of it and so in the commentary he just f*cks about. Seriously, at one point he gets out an accordion and drowns out the director with his playing
“I have been Caucasian for nearly all of my life”
Damn Snicket. I didn’t know you was about that life. Ima need to look this up.
“Where are we going, Snicket?” Pip asked me.
“To the lighthouse,” I said, which reminded me of a book I’d been meaning to read.”
— Lemony Snicket’s When Did You See Her Last?, Chapter 3
"If you like stories about strange happenings, allow me to recommend a book about a girl named Amanda, who is either a witch or stepsister or both."
— Lemony Snicket’s When Did You See Her Last?, p.79
I would have told them about a book I was thinking about on the drive. It was a book about a girl named Kit who acquires a reputation for witchcraft. It gets her into a lot of trouble, but she does manage to find someone she can trust. His name is Nathaniel, and he names a ship after her. The ship is called The Witch, but I couldn’t remember the name of the author. I also didn’t want to think about who liked this book more than I did, someone whose was also Kit.
— Lemony Snicket’s When Did You See Her Last?, p.209