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9 things you probably did if you grew up reading A Series of Unfortunate Events

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TODAY, NETFLIX released its adaptation of the beloved 2000s books A Series Of Unfortunate Events, starring Neil Patrick Harris as the dastardly Count Olaf.

The show is bringing back a lot of memories for those who grew up with the books, which told the sad story of the three Baudelaire orphans as they tried to escape the clutches of Olaf.

Here are some things you probably did if you were a Lemony Snicket fan.

1. Delighted in learning the big words Snicket thoughtfully included the definitions for

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When you saw “a word which here means” you knew you were about to get something good.

2. And tried to drop them casually into conversation

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“So how about school today, eh? Totally somniferous.”

3. Tied your hair up with a ribbon so you could ‘think better’

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Just like Violet.

4. Pored over the beautiful illustrations, looking for secret details

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The final illustration in each book always contained a clue about the next one.

5. Developed an irrational fear of flesh-eating leeches

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Hey, at least you learned not to eat immediately before swimming?

5. Cried with frustration every time the adults in the books were absolutely useless

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Which was a lot. MR POE, IT’S COUNT OLAF. HE’S BEHIND YOU.

6. Cried because the books were just too sad

Uncle Monty though. And Aunt Josephine :(

7. Wondered what the hell the VFD was

And what did they use that bloody sugar bowl for?

8. Prided yourself on noticing little details like this

Eyyy!

9. And got a bit put out when you learned ‘Lemony Snicket’ was not the author’s real name

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His name is Daniel Handler, and this is what he looks like. So not Jude Law tapping away on a typewriter in an attic, then.

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