A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Ominous Omnibus

150035Like the title of the books, I have been involved in a series of unfortunate events that have led to The Ominous Omnibus Hearing scheduled at the Dakota County Courthouse in Hastings – March 7th at 9am. CHARGES FILED FOLLOWING DISCOVERY OF MISSING MINNESOTA SISTERS

The main purpose of the omnibus hearing is to determine the admissibility of evidence. The problem is that I have not received my evidence so it would really seem to be a moot point.

Public Data & Discovery Request For Rigged Case No. 19HA-CR-15-4227 State Of Minnesota VS Deirdre Elise “Dede” Evavold? Where Is The Data For The Malcious October 21, 2015 No-Knock Warrant, Huh? Corrupt City Of Lakeville Deputy Chief Of Police John Kornmann Gets Mad And Hangs Up On Poor Dede & Nemmers? Corrupt Kornmann Couldn’t Fall Back On His Training, Could He? Corrupt Kornmann Doesn’t Want To Help Poor Dede Prove That She Is A Victim Of A Corrupt Dakota County Court, Does He? No Surprise, Right? Corrupt Dakota Co. Attorney James Backstrom Has A Hlstory Of Obstructing Justice, Doesn’t He? Really No Surprise, Right? Lakeville Police Making Wild & Outrageous Claims About Sandra Grazzin-Rucki’s Kidnapping Charge Being “A Clerical Error”?

Now, back to the book. . .

Goodreads: Book reviews, recommendations, and discussion  Reviews          The Ominous Omnibus:

The Bad Beginning / Reptile Room / Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (Goodreads Author), Brett Helquist (Illustrator)


The three books in this volume are painfully “formulaic”. The orphans are brilliant, polite and creative; adults are rude, condescending, foolish, self-absorbed and occasionally just plain evil. Plot twists are inelegantly contrived and predictable. (That sounds so familiar to me)
The Bad Beginning:The plot: Three Baudelaire children ages 14, 12, and 2, are at the beach when their parent’s house burns down. They end up staying with a distant relative, Uncle Olaf who wants to get their money.
(Again, why does that sound so familiar? Oh yeah,  Abusive Father Gives Children Away)

Children’s books often deal with the adult world in a dark way, with our heroes at the mercy of bad guardians. Usually we have the comfort of knowing that authors don’t allow children to suffer indefinitely, and there will be a happy ending.
The Lemony Snicket books offer two unusual twists on this established plot device. Firstly, they constantly promise us no happy ending – just more suffering for our poor orphans. Secondly, the sufferings are entirely undeserved. The Baudelaire children are intelligent, brave, resourceful and loving, but utterly at the mercy of events beyond their control.

This certainly adds an interesting wrinkle, but then again there is a good reason why this convention is not usually subverted. Firstly, people don’t on the whole want to see children suffer without cessation. We can cope with unhappy endings for adults, but it’s a less easy trick to pull off with children.

Secondly, what miserablist writers forget is that their plots are often just as formulaic as those of the ‘happy ending’ writers. By the end of the third book, we pretty much know what we’re going to get. The children will be put in the care of a guardian who will prove to be bad for them, or who will be killed. Count Olaf will launch a fiendish plot to get his hands on their money, but be thwarted. Mr Poe will be well-meaning, but will fail them and they will be forced to rely on their own initiative to survive.

This last aspect is one of the interesting parts of the book. The adult world is a constant threat to the Baudelaires. The children will be threatened by evil adults, and when they meet good adults, those adults will be weak, ineffectual and selfish, refusing to listen to the children until it is too late or nearly too late.

We have the ability to rewrite the narrative of the Grazzini-Rucki story at any time! THE TIME IS NOW!



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