Are you excited? You probably are. Most people are at least mildly excited when it’s only three days until Christmas. Have you finished all your gifts? I am slightly fortunate in the fact that I have two more Christmases after the actual one, so I have slightly more time to get extended family presents done.
That being said we’re going to my grandpa’s the 26th and I have NOTHING done.
Hopefully I can get some things done today.
But one of the things that I have to get done is this very blog post you are reading right now! And if you’re reading it that means I got it done!
We should all be very proud of me.
Anyway Christmas. You know what has always reminded me of Christmas?
(absolutely fantastic transition, I know)
THE NARNIA TAG!!!
Here’s the rules:
- Thank the person who nominated you (Thank you Ariella!)
- Describe the rate of your Narnia fanatic (nostalgic, serious, maniacal)
- Answer the questions below
- Tag 5+ bloggers
- Have fun!
So I’ve already followed Rule #1. Progress. Now for #2.
Apparently, one can be;
A Nostalgic Fanatic: You read the book and/or watched the movies as a child and the word Narnia gives you a warm feeling
A Serious Fanatic: You rediscovered the wonder of Narnia after you were older and have read the books and watched the movies
A Maniacal Fanatic: You have lived Narnia from childhood, hid in closets on more accounts than is healthy, have read and watched all the movies including the BBC version
Sooo . . . there may be more categories than that.
See when I was around five or six, my mom read the entire series to me and my sister. I still remember all the voices she would do for Bree and Reepicheep and Puddleglum. And when the first Narnia movie came out, The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, it was one of our favorite movies. We would definitely hide in closets much much more than the other children in our acquaintance, but this is probably more attributed to our natural penchant for sneakery and stealth than any longing for a wardrobe portal. I’ve not seen this ‘BBC version‘ you speak of, honestly didn’t know such a thing existed. However I do have the Focus On The Family audiobook versions pretty much memorized.
I suggest a new category; The Fanatic Who Isn’t Really A Fanatic But Just Really Likes The Books and May or May Not Have Taken a Lot of Inspiration From Them For Their Own Stuff
QUESTION 1: Who is your favorite Pevensie sibling?
If anybody ever answers this question with anything besides Lucy just assume they’re lying. Lucy is everyone’s favorite, and for good reason. She’s meant to be the favorite. She’s the one you’re supposed to identify with. You see Narnia through her eyes for the majority of the story. She’s The Child, the underdog, the little one. And that is how it’s meant to be.
But I like Peter the best I think.
I dunno, maybe it’s because I too am an oldest. Maybe it’s because I’ve always wanted an older brother. Maybe it’s because I admire his protective attitude towards anyone he loves. Maybe it’s because of the extra character he’s given in the movies. Whatever reason, I just like him.
QUESTION 2: What is the most underrated Narnia book?
I do not know.
I wanna say The Horse and His Boy but that is like everyone’s favorite so . . .
Yeah I don’t know.
QUESTION 3: Who is your favorite Narnian king?
King Frank from The Magician’s Nephew, the very first king. He is a Good Boy.
QUESTION 4: Who is your favorite Narnian queen?
Aravis isn’t a Narnian queen, technically, otherwise it would be her. So Queen Helen, King Frank’s wife. She only gets like three sentences about her but I love her to death.
QUESTION 5: Who is your favorite non-human Narnian?
I’ve always liked Trufflehunter from Prince Caspian. Puddleglum too, because he makes me smile. Bree is slightly annoying as a person (ummm . . . .horse) but absolutely lovely as a character.
Absolute favorite might have to go to Reepicheep. He’s just so . . . him. I too am small and wish to fight everything and be friends with a dragon.
QUESTION 6: Which book deserves a movie?
I’d actually be okay with there being no more Narnia movies, seeing as how each time they make one it gets more and more different than the book and that makes me sad. But if they were going to make another one it needs to be The Horse and His Boy. Except they’d probably ruin it so I don’t want them to. But if they did then that one.
You get me?
QUESTION 7: What is one thing you did as a Narnia fanatic you do not regret?
There are many things I DO regret in regards to Narnia, like making myself read The Last Battle at age seven (I just don’t like that it ends that way, okay) or leaving my Big Book in storage when we moved and therefore letting it get ruined. But one thing I’m glad I did is continue reading the books after mom had finished reading them to us. I remember vividly one night I was lying on my bunk bed, reading The Horse and His Boy, and just putting the book down and thinking I wanna do this. I want to make stories like this.
And I have been trying.
C. S. Lewis is actually just a big inspiration for me in general. I have actually read some of his other books, including the Space Trilogy. He’s just . . . he’s so good at conveying emotions and concepts without having to really explain them. When you meet one of his characters, you know exactly who that person is. The way he describes experiences, for example the feeling of being tired and scared of some big dark opening and how comforting it is to have something solid and warm at your back while you keep an eye on it, that’s definitely something I have experienced many times. And when I read about Shasta having that same feeling, I just go I know that. I’ve done that. That is real.
C. S. Lewis is pretty cool, okay.
Right, now for tagging people.
Gloria at Pink Pen Ink
Peri at the Inky Ramble Beast
Sarah at The Sarcastic Elf
Caleb at Caleb E. King
A. N. Parker at Tales of The Spiral
And any other bloggers who are reading this and thinking, Hey, I Would Also Like Free Content! That is legal! You can pretend I tagged you!
Thank you for reading this if you made it all the way down here! I hope you have a very good Christmas and that you are not overly stressed about anything. I’ll see you next week!