Erotica, fantasy, and horror writer.

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  1. The Worm Ouroboros
    [Reading Challenge 2018]
  2. The Wild Lands of the North
    (and a bit about Giants)
  3. All Things Charn (Part I) — 4 comments
  4. Worldbuilding Wednesday 8/30/17: Mundane Fare — 3 comments
  5. Tolkien Month — 3 comments

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A Year and a Day [Narnia Fanfic]

(While I was writing about Queen Swanwhite a month ago I wondered just what it would mean to leave a reflection of yourself in whatever pool of water you looked into, a reflection that remained for a year after you were gone. The Queen might not care, or those who carried her legend. But for …

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Announcement: Narnia Fanfic

Starting this week I’ll be publishing some Narnia fanfic on this site. I’ve had too much fun reading it not to join in!

The Lady of the Green Kirtle:
Sisters in Green

Previous parts of this series can be read here (Part I) , here (Part II)  and here (Part III) Now that I’ve established The Lady of the Green Kirtle has Green Fairy lineage, I thought it would be fun to look at some of her cousins, the Green Fairies interpreted by contemporary artists. These images …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 7/20/22: Narnian Female Names
xxxx(Narnia XXXVII)

One of the weird things about the Narnia world (not just Narnia the country) is that very few Narnian-born human women are mentioned by name.  Of them, the nation of Calormen has three: Aravis, Lasaraleen, and Zardeenah. (Perhaps Zardeenah doesn’t count, because she is a goddess.) The males of Calormen are mentioned a lot more …

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Jadis 2022: Rising

Some new images of Jadis I found, this post concentrating on more graphic and comic depictions. First, this  Joker-faced, sneering White Witch who is glamorous but creepy. Another cartoon Jadis, this one better-looking and imperious rather than maniacal. She reminds of Yzma in The Emperor’s New Groove. A simple but very effective Jadis by Liliribs, …

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The Lady of the Green Kirtle:
Green as Absinthe

Previous parts of the series can be read here (Part I) and here (Part II) Ever wonder why The Lady of the Green Kirtle — also known as The Green Witch — seems to have little sprigs of greenery decorating her gown and hair in Pauline Baynes’ illustrations of her? Well, it’s because of this. …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 7/13/22: Flowers of Narnia
xxxx(Narnia XXXVI)

C. S. Lewis went into great detail about many aspects of Narnia, but one thing he didn’t was what kind of plant life it had. We know there was a magic tree that had silver apples and a toffee-fruit tree from The Magician’s Nephew, and white water lilies or lotuses from the Silver Sea of …

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Aslan on Stage (Part IV)

Now we get to the last part of this series, where I’ll look at what Aslan could be, or might be, in some future production. Take the costume sketch above. This Aslan stands apart from all we’ve seen before, the concept part African and part Indonesian or maybe Ceylonese. He brings to mind the Indian …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 7/6/22: Narnian Desserts
xxxx(Narnia XXXV)

Turkish Delight is THE most iconic dessert, and most iconic food, of all the books in the Chronicles of Narnia, and I’ll put it up there with Lembas as the most iconic fantasy food, period. In fact, most people today would have never heard of it if not for The Lion, the Witch, and the …

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Aslan on Stage (Part III)

The medium of dance calls for a different approach to the character. In the ballet version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the characters do not speak and convey motion only with their bodies. This Aslan  has a more catlike costume, but one that can let him move freely, at least as well …

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