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24 October 2005 @ 07:01 pm
Narnia hype!  
Just look at this icon! My first Narnia the Movie icon! I could not be happier. It occurred to me when I squee'd about this that Peter must have been my first fannish crush. (No, Kimba, I'm not counting you. You were an animated animal!) And now there is going to be a whole new generation of little fangirls crushing on Peter!

Cut for far scarier thoughts about my Narnia fannishness
I read Narnia very young compared to some of my friends (though I suspect that's not unusual for those of us in fandom!) I was 6 and I was very ill. So I had a lot of time to spend lying around in bed dreaming up stories about the Narnia characters.

When I saw the trailer for the movie I was instantly transported to that time and that world, which was a great relief to me because I had long feared a movie being made that would spoil my childish visual memories of that world, long buried but not lost. So far, what I've seen of the movie fits well with my own internal vision.

Transported back to that time in my childhood, I'm a little freaked to discover just how similar my excitement then was to my current squee-ing in fandom. 21 years and little has changed except sexual awareness.

When I read Narnia I wanted to *be* Lucy and *court* Peter. The fact they were siblings? Not really a big problem to an only child. It did occur to me that it was a little wrong to want Peter to kiss Lucy after he rescued her from the White Witch, but I got over that pretty quickly... They were the most attractive characters, damn it: they *had* to get together.

My mind was a little vague about what exactly would transpire after they kissed, but in my made-up stories there was always a lot of snuggling. And daring adventures, and rescuing one another.

Freakier still? My favourite book of the series was The Horse and His Boy, which if you remember features twin brothers, one brought up as a prince, one as a servant, who are reunited in an epic battle. Slashy much? Yuh-huh and I loved it. That's what Peter was missing: a twin brother to play with! I was completely disinterested in the girl in the story and couldn't get enough of the prince and his charmingly decadent life. I was just a little disappointed in the ending... the spark really went out of things once Corin accepted his brother as co-Prince in such an angst-free manner.

So there you have it. Apparently my six-year-old mind held the seeds of slashdom and incest-fic. Disturbed much.
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nehellania on October 24th, 2005 10:02 am (UTC)
...While I am loathe to point this out..Peter had Edmund. Yes, Edmund was a bit of a bonehead in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but he made up for it later on, such as in Prince Caspian.

You coupled Peter and Lucy? DUDE. My mind just boggles at that one. Hee. But yes, I'll agree on The Horse and His Boy..there was some slash there.

I read the Chronicles of Narnia for the first time when I was seven. Prince Caspian is my favorite out of all of them.

Oddly enough, Kat and I were talking about this whole Narnia movie thing in chat last night. How's that for a group brain, huh? *bdg*

Also - completely off topic? PCB Lex...you need to write more of that. I offer my services as a beta, should you need them. Also I am a fabulous cheerleader, as Wendy can attest to.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Narnia Lucybop_radar on October 24th, 2005 10:17 am (UTC)
But: TWINS! Twins are hot. *g*
Edmund was no twin...

No, you're quite right. The real problem was that I didn't get into the dark characters until I was older. I was all about the pure and saintly. Hence Edmund was a toad in my mind and Peter and Lucy needed to have babies. Sick, huh?? I'm way more sorted now. *lol*

I reckon I'd like Edmund a heap more now...

The groupthink thing is excellent! I figured there'd be others out there with similar excitement...

And aww thanks about PCB!Lex. I reckon I might take you up on that beta offer, because I just can't get it out my mind. But I demand that you tell me to can the whole thing if it goes off the rails! Because I don't do creative well. Really!
nehellania on October 24th, 2005 10:21 am (UTC)
Not that I slashed Peter and Edmund back in the day, mind you, but now? I could see it, in a creepy incestuous way.

Hey what about Susan? You had Susan hatred, didn't you?

If you want my help, let me know! And of course I'd tell you if it was rubbish. Not that it will be, I don't think. Also you included Lois right off the bat. I love Lois! Good on you!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois fanbop_radar on October 24th, 2005 10:53 am (UTC)
Hee! Yeah I had Susan hatred. *admits*

Lois has to be there! It's the silliest future fic ever, but she has to be there.

Anyways, rest of fic is at work, so I'll pull it out tomorrow and have a decide session on whether to proceed with it or not! ;)
Blue: SF - Autumnblue_meridian on October 24th, 2005 11:00 pm (UTC)
Personally I was seriously dellusioned by the movies that appeared once upon a time so I'm just hoping these are better. Watching those, which so clashed with my internal visions of the books, was like someone using a nail gun on my brain (rat-ta-ta-ta-tat!!).

And Jen is an AWESOME cheerleader - I highly reccomend her services. Especially if it'll get you to write PCB Lex!! Please? Pretty please? I'll beg.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: EssayGirlbop_radar on October 25th, 2005 02:06 am (UTC)
I managed to avoid all previous movies - I had The Fear. Glad I did as I'm sure I would have had the nail-gun issue too!

Okalay! You twisted my arm! PCB Lex on his way... *amused/scared*
BUT HARRY STYLESestrella30 on October 24th, 2005 10:40 am (UTC)
omg - seriously. The other night before Serenity the trailer started to play for this, and from the *minute* they walk into the house in the beginning of the trailer I had *goosebumps* and whispered "omg - the lion the witch and the wardrobe!!" like a crazy little kid! And I sat there with my eyes bugging out and goosebumps and nearly cried when just the *preview* was over. I'm going to be a MESS for this movie!

YAY!!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Narnia Lucybop_radar on October 24th, 2005 10:51 am (UTC)
Yeah I think they must have really nailed their target audience, because I saw the trailer at Serenity as well! There were goosebumps, there were shivers down my spine, I totally *lost it* ... I can't wait. I think I'm going to have to buy opening night tix and I haven't done that in a looooong time!
Becky: all smiley and prettiful like.sadface on October 24th, 2005 12:56 pm (UTC)
Speaking of icons...

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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on October 24th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
OMG OMG OMG!! You made me an EssayGirl icon??!! That is the best thing EVA.
Becky: Beaker and Bunsensadface on October 25th, 2005 09:21 am (UTC)
Hee!