Conrad has been posting a video series on her website titled Crafty Creations in which she shows viewers how to make objects such as a ribbon headband. Last week, the new segment aimed to demonstrate how to create a storage box using books by ripping out the pages and attaching the covers to the sides of a box.
Conrad removed the video yesterday after news articles, including one on Gawker, were posted critiquing it.
“Last Thursday, she destroyed books to the soothing sounds of gentle guitar, and a box occurred,” Gawker writer Caity Weaver wrote.
Snicket appeared to take the incident in stride.
“It has always been my belief that people who spend too much time with my work end up as lost souls, drained of reason, who lead lives of raving emptiness and occasional lunatic violence,” Snicket said. “What a relief it is to see this documented.”
Other commenters, however, were more outraged by Conrad’s crafty actions.
“There are people out there who do really creative and useful things with old unwanted books, which gives them a new life and purpose,” one commenter wrote on Buzzfeed. “This is not one of those things. This is heinous.”