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Monday, January 09, 2006

Narnia; the Myth and the Lie: Four

Ok, I lied… This is really the last Narnia the Myth and Lie post. (Prince Caspian will have a different tag) I just wanted to touch on a few more of the many myths and lie’s still lurking undisturbed throughout the renowned author C. S. Lewis’s book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Frightening huh? Even after three myth busting posts - there are still uncharted falsehoods enduring to this day. I don’t know about you, but that makes the feathers on my wing’s stand straight up. I know I won’t be able to ever fix everything but I hope – I hope – that I have at least given you the chance to think about what you read (or now, watch) and not gobble down everything as truth automatically. And besides, this is fun.

11) The Lamppost: The Lamppost is a main, central part of Mr. Lewis’s story. It’s where Lucy “meets” Tumnus the fawn. The children later in their lives when they are dictators and dictator’ess encounter this same lamppost in a hunt (detailed below…) shortly before being sent back to their own world. The latter could be true - but the former is unequivocally false! The Lamppost was set up as a monument to Lucy’s “brave” entering of Narnia by the Pevensie regime. Thousand’s of Dwarfs were forced to work on the project of building this shrine – many died. Creating distrust and an indistinguishable hate that would become evident in The Last Battle when they as a group would turn against repressive human rule and revolt.

12) The White Stag Hunt: First some facts. 1} The white Stag was an endangered species. 2} It was the slowest, dumbest, loudest, most obese animal in Narnia. 3} A white Stag has the average eyesight of three feet… And this is what “King” Peter had to say about it. “In all my days I never hunted a nobler quarry”…. I rest my case… To go further would be creating road-kill…

13) Cair Paravel: A tragic tale lays in this castles history (please forgive me if I begin to break down in spontaneous tears during this one…). As a child, Jadis grew up in this seaside home. Needless to say, she had a very happy childhood living and playing with Dwarfs and Fawns and whatever else young monarchs in Narnia play with. Her father and mother approved of this because they thought the more she knew and understood her subjects she would be ruling someday, the greater sovereign she would be. Life was a dream till on one cold, wet, cloudy afternoon disaster struck. It happened that on their way home from an economic conference in Tashbaan both Jadis’s father and mother where ambushed. There were no survivors, or suspects – just a Lion’s paw prints... Jadis, at age thirteen was an orphan…

She declared that the castle would remain uninhabited forever. Sadly she would live to see her wish violated.

14) The Wardrobe: The old Professor’s house in the country that the children were staying while WW2 was progressing was a top secret, major munitions dump. The Wardrobe of notoriety was used to store Nerve Gas. Yaa….that would do things to your brain…. maybe even cause strange dreams about far off imaginary lands...

I hope this has been a big help… After a few more interviews, Prince Caspian – here we come!...

For further research: Narnia; the Myth and the Lie one. two. three. Nuts, Beat the Press, Jadis

Much thinks to NarniaWeb.com for title picture

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27 Comments:

Blogger Narniagirl said...

no comment.

Monday, 09 January, 2006  
Blogger DJ said...

I have comments. Lots of comments. So many that I can hardly even think straight. Spewing forth from my fingertips like cheese from a cheesewiz bottle!

So yeehaw for unbiased, factual based reporting.

Man, am I on fire tonite or what? These comments are just rolling off my fingertips :)

Monday, 09 January, 2006  
Blogger Rex Tyrannus said...

What is there to comment on when we are faced with the honest truth?

We must repent of our past erroneous beliefs--with sackcloth, ashes, and Turkish Delight!

Monday, 09 January, 2006  
Blogger Tash said...

Narniagirl: you really should either be a CEO for a company like ENRON or TO's agent. You know the line's exactly!

Ryusoma: Rolling off your fingers huh? How much of Turkish Delight have you been eating lately?

Rex! There is no way! Repent now! Repent SOON!

Monday, 09 January, 2006  
Anonymous narniachick said...

sounds like ryu soma is high on turkish delight! i especially enjoyed the "there was only a LION'S paw print on her parents"!!!
and i caught the feathers standing up on wings thing!
i wonder what turkish delight is???i think an english food.......
oh ya...narniagirl: THIS ISN'T KENDRA! ;p

Tuesday, 10 January, 2006  
Blogger Tash said...

Don't your feathers stand straight up when you realize the truth?... Turkish Delight is a mix of Swedish Bitters and corn oil. Yummmmmmmm....(sounds like something the children would like...)

The poll ends at exactly 9:00 O'clock tonight! We shall see who will win...

Tuesday, 10 January, 2006  
Anonymous =P said...

You're nuts completely nuts. Wardrobe as a gas chamber? come on
that's as unrealistic as Narnia.

Tuesday, 10 January, 2006  
Blogger Tash said...

I know the truth... As for me being nuts. Who isn't?...

What's the =p stand for?

Tuesday, 10 January, 2006  
Anonymous narnikid said...

exactly 9:00 O'clock tonight! O no!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 10 January, 2006  
Anonymous Battle Cry said...

It looks like the poll will be a fight to the finish!

Lets go Other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 10 January, 2006  
Blogger Tash said...

Is Aslan...
Bad (6) 6%
Sort of Bad (1) 1%
Bad perhaps (3) 3%
All Bad (1) 1%
Very Bad (5) 5%
All of the above (43)41%
Other (46) 44%

Total Votes: 105

Tuesday, 10 January, 2006  
Blogger Narniagirl said...

America has spoken tash! Not everyone agrees with you! HA

Way to go other!!

Tuesday, 10 January, 2006  
Blogger Tash said...

Who is the other?? WE DON'T KNOW! He could be Darth Vader from all we know... And by the way, there were still more votes saying that Aslan was ummm... bad.... they were just spread out...

Tuesday, 10 January, 2006  
Anonymous Narniagirl said...

Tash, only 16% said that Aslan wasn't all of the above and that he wasn't other. The 41% that said all of the above were just trying to be negative.

And, just so you know, I think your new poll is just AAHHH!! But, I'd rather have hilary as pres. instead of you!

Tuesday, 10 January, 2006  
Anonymous Chicken Little said...

Should we fear the "other"?

Wednesday, 11 January, 2006  
Blogger Narniagirl said...

Thanks for changing the poll tash.

Wednesday, 11 January, 2006  
Blogger Tash said...

Chicken Little: Be very afraid...

Always glad to help... You know I'm pro choice... Not that the last polll wasn't.....

Wednesday, 11 January, 2006  
Blogger narniachick said...

AHHH! no way did i just read what ithought i read!!! did tash cave to narnigirl?????? no stinkin way......
haha

Wednesday, 11 January, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The sky must be falling!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 11 January, 2006  
Blogger Tash said...

There is no Stinking way that happened. I changed the poll this morning because it had a couple major spelling errors in it. I saw I didn’t have a chance anyways so when I corrected the errors I simply put Yoda in my place. And the other is for all of you out there that want to write me in for president! YES! Write IN TASH FOR President!

So yes you are right when you say "no stinkin way......" Bravo!

Wednesday, 11 January, 2006  
Blogger Narniagirl said...

What!?!??

Is it me or did tash just put a huge-out-of-context spin on the whole issue??

Wednesday, 11 January, 2006  
Blogger Tash said...

Me spin? No Way...

Thursday, 12 January, 2006  
Blogger DJ said...

The "others" should always be feared. They steal little children and kill the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815! I would definitely beware of them...

Thursday, 12 January, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yoda must have reverted to the darkside if Tash thinks him a candidate for president

Thursday, 12 January, 2006  
Blogger narniachick said...

ahhhhhh the others! the othersss are coming! and now there is the dark shroud of floating fears to contend with also.
wait i'm an other! am i bad!??

Friday, 13 January, 2006  
Blogger blackstallion589 said...

I'm really scared

Friday, 13 January, 2006  
Blogger Tash said...

Be scared! Be VerY SCARED!!

Friday, 13 January, 2006  

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