Tag: Narnia

The Problem of Susan and Other Stories [Review]

The Problem of Susan and Other Stories by Neil Gaiman (writer);  P. Craig Russell (art and adpatation); Scott Hampton (art);  Paul Chadwick (art), Lovern Kindzierski (art); Galen Showman, Rick Parker, Gaspar Saladino (lettering) Dark Horse Books, 2019 Finally, after  2 1/2 years, I’m getting around to writing a review of this book. For those who …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 8/31/22: Monarch Portraits of
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I’m going to do something different for this post of WW. I’m going to post AI-created portraits of randomly generated Narnian monarchs using StarryAI. (Starry-Eyed, get it?)  These monarchs are intended to be used in Narnian fanfics, but they could be used in any work of fantasy fiction as well. First, Queen Thuma of the …

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The White Stag, Part 4

What happens to Kings and Queens used to “battles, quests, feats of arms, acts of justice, and the like” when they become children again, left adrift with vague memories of another life? What if any or all of them had refused the White Stag’s “call” (as if it was predestined) and remained in Narnia instead …

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Geal Chàrn

Again I went back to the Wood between the World and tried to return to Charn. But instead I appeared in Scotland, at the top of the picturesque mountain known as Geal Chàrn.

The White Stag, Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this topic I looked at the folklore and symbolism behind the White Stag, then at how that folklore and symbolism was both right, and wrong, for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the world of Narnia itself.  I’ll continue in that vein and also take a …

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The White Stag, Part 2

[The] two Kings and two Queens with the principal members of their court, rode a-hunting with horns and hounds in the Western Woods to follow the White Stag. — from the The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe In Part 1 of this essay I explored the myth and folklore of the White Stag, and …

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The White Stag, Part 1

It’s getting close to the end of the 2022 Summer of Narnia. Though I got to explore some topics I wouldn’t have ordinarily written about (depictions of Aslan in theatrical productions, AI used to generate images of Jadis, my own Narnia fanfic) I’ve been remiss in exploring the ones I set out to do at …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 8/24/22: Nymphs and Satyrs III
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Now we get to the fun part of this series of posts — the names! Lewis very kindly supplied a number of names for his major and minor faun characters, and they all ended with -us. Dumnus Girbius Mentius Nausus Nimienus Obentinus Orruns Oscuns Tumnus Urnus Voltinus Voluns Going by this, we can assume all …

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Charn Kee

I thought the strange pool in The Wood Between the Worlds would take me back to Charn, but I landed here instead!

Worldbuilding Wednesday 8/17/22: Nymphs and Satyrs II
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In this post I’ll talk about how Lewis wrote his  fauns and satyrs, which are not the most child-friendly of mythological beasts. Are you ready? Because everything you think you know about them is wrong. First of all, the original satyrs of Greek myth did not have goat legs, horns, and tails. Those were attributes …

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