Mar. 26th, 2014

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The story I posted for invisible_ficathon was based on Loney M. Setnick's extremely cheerful work, The Pony Party, which as noble volunteers and readers may know is a nonexistent work meant to hide the extremely dangerous terror of Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography.

The Extremely Appropriate, Inoffensive, and Altogether Cheery Pony Party (1077 words) by raspberryhunter
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Pony Party - Loney M. Setnick, Series of Unfortunate Events - Lemony Snicket
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: why would you even think to look for a coded message in a fanfic, this fic is of no interest to those who are not noble, Sebald Code, Recursion, Verse Fluctuation Declaration


[personal profile] rymenhild's prompt said, "I know you definitely aren't writing in this fandom because you like to send coded messages. Nobody would think to leave messages for other members of an important secret organization on an Internet fanfiction board." And if they had done so, the two messages in the fic would not have revealed anything about the fate and plans of certain orphans who had left an island some time ago, and how those might intersect with a certain secret library still present underwater next to the doomed, fiery Hotel Denouement...

[Many thanks to [personal profile] sprocket, who performed the Herculean task of trying to beta-read without having read source until halfway through the beta job, and who valiantly counted words to make sure the Sebald Code worked out.

In other news, every person, including me, who I got to try to work out an example of Verse Fluctation Declaration while I was writing this got the wrong message, because we all seem to want to take the new words instead of the words they replaced. I was, of course, trying to work out the example in Snicket's text, and thought he was talking about pony parties instead of violet taxis. So let me just say that the message in the fic poem excerpt is not "Ponies find with parties."

Also: the comments on this story were fabulously in-character and I had a lot of fun responding to them!]

ETA: Rot-13'd, the Sebald Code message:
Ivbyrg, Xynhf, naq Fhaal unir erghearq. Zrrg hf ng cbaq ol ohearq ubgry fvgr.

The Verse Fluctuation Declaration message:
Jr'yy ohvyq va nfurf.

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