‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’ Was Published Today!

‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’ Was Published Today!

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On this day, a famous fantasy novel was published: The Chronicles of Naria: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the best known of the Chronicles of Narnia novels. The book was first published on October 16th in 1950 and has remained a classic, not to mention a mainstay, of children’s literature ever since.     The book centers on the fictional world of Narnia, a land of magic and talking animals. Narnia, at the book’s beginning, is ruled by the evil White Witch, who has plunged Narnia into an eternal winter. Four children from the real world (Lucy, Peter, Susan, …

5 Frosty Narnia Memes

5 Frosty Narnia Memes

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The Chronicles of Narnia is a foundational fantasy work, and it’s also got some very funny moments. Moments that should be memes. From putting a lamppost in the story for spite to not even bothering to hide the religious allegory, Lewis wasn’t afraid of anything, and it shows. He goes all in, and I respect the hell out of it.   At All Times   Gif via Gfycat   If this was a list of things I’ve gotten together, there wouldn’t even be a heading. What’s working? Nothing. Obviously. I’m a disaster at the best of times, but add midterms …

Our Favorite Tolkien & Lewis Apocrypha

Our Favorite Tolkien & Lewis Apocrypha

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Tolkien and Lewis were both in residence at Oxford for many years, studying and teaching both. They were also close friends, even though they disagreed on almost everything. Sure, they had a shared interest in language, and in what we now call fantasy, but they disagreed on religion, and on the tones of their books. There are also a lot of stories about their friendship, few confirmed, but all amazing. Here are our favorites!   1. The Lamppost   Image via Dissolve   There’s a story that says Lewis specifically put the lamppost in Narnia because Tolkien said a good …

Our Favorite Tolkien & Lewis Apocrypha

Our Favorite Tolkien & Lewis Apocrypha

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Tolkien and Lewis were both in residence at Oxford for many years, studying and teaching both. They were also close friends, even though they disagreed on almost everything. Sure, they had a shared interest in language, and in what we now call fantasy, but they disagreed on religion, and on the tones of their books. There are also a lot of stories about their friendship, few confirmed, but all amazing. Here are our favorites!   1. The Lamppost   Image via Dissolve   There’s a story that says Lewis specifically put the lamppost in Narnia because Tolkien said a good …