The Narnia Blog Tag

Saturday, November 14, 2020

 

It's a Blog Tag! Yea!! You know how much cats love to play with strings and tags, so of course we just couldn't resist when JadeSky at Stepping Stones Book Reviews tagged us for the Narnia Blog Tag, created by S. J. Barnard. 

My Mommy loves Narnia and someday we hope to spend eternity there where there are no rules and commandments to follow. For now, we are still mere earthlings and have to play by the rules. Like these ones set out by the creator of this tag: 

1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Describe the rate of your Narnia fanatic (Nostalgic, Serious, Maniacal)
3. Answer the questions
4. Tag 5+ bloggers
5. Have Fun!

So first of all, we give a very big Thank You to JadeSky for this nominations. We feel ever so honored that you thought of us. We would love to play with!

Secondly, how will you rate your Narnia Fanatic? This is actually a secret, but I am quite sure I come from the land of Narnia and was send here by the Big Cat himself. I have orders from the King and are diligent in my task at hand. Therefore, I am not a fanatic. I am a Narnian. My Mommy on the other hand, will have to qualify as a Serious Fanatic. She only discovered Narnia when she was almost thirty years old. Yes, she believed in it immediately and has read the books more than once. She is wracking her brain to remember if she's seen all the movies. More than ten years have passed you know. And yes, she is that librarian at school who shuffs these books under all the students' noses. Especially if they dare to say they don't know what to read. 

Answer the questions


Yes, the answer will be Lucy to a number of these ones. But remember what I've said, my Mommy was almost thirty when she first read these books. Therefore, the dedication that C.S. Lewis left for his Goddaughter, Lucy Barfield, touched her deeply. She was at that age where she believed in Fairy Tales again and just knew how important it is to take this book down from the shelf and just believe. 

My dear Lucy,
I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand a word you say, but I shall still be 

1. Who is your favorite Pevensie sibling? 

Lucy Pevensie. Lucy is deeply kind, inquisitive, and open; as the youngest of all her siblings, she is the most naïve but also the most in touch with wonder, magic, and the ability to believe in goodness, righteousness, and fantastical things.

Lucy believed in Narnia and Aslan with all her heart, mind and spirit. "Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all." - Mark 10:15



2. What is the most underrated book in Narnia?

I have two picks here. Without these two, the other five cannot be properly understood. This pool that we call Earth, is not that different from Narnia. We just know Aslan by a different name here. But where it all begins and where it will all end, must never ever by underestimated. My choice is the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega.


3. Who is your favorite Narnian King?

Caspian X. Caspian is described as noble, handsome, brave and merry. He strives for fairness and justice at all times. We long for a ruler like that. 


4. Who is your favorite Narnian Queen?

Queen Lucy the Valiant. As a Narnian, I believe that to be a true leader, you need to know and understand that you will always be Second in Command. Every king and queen are still but a subordinate to the true King. Lucy understood that. 


5. Which non human Narnian do you like best?

Reepicheep for sure. And no, I will not harm him. Just like Reepicheep - my word is my honour and I value it deeply. Both me and my Mommy are physically small with loud voices, strong opinions with an unshakeable faith in Aslan and Narnia. "It's not your size that matters, but the size of your faith." I am sure that when we all gather around Aslan's table one day, we will spend hours upon hours talking to Reepicheep. 


6. Which book deserves a movie?

The horse and his boy. You think Aladdin was worth 1, 2, 3 movie adaptations? My friend, you have no idea. The horse and his boy will be epic. It would be wonderful if the people who made the first couple Narnia adaptations, produce The Last Battle as well. Does anybody have their contact details?


7. What is the one thing you did as a Narnia Fanatic you don't regret?

The would have and could haves of this life. My Mommy says that if she ever had the opportunity to decorate a nursery, the theme would have been Narnia. The kitchen corner-cupboard is called Narnia. Because you can expect anything behind that door. No, my food is in a different cupboard and I always know where it is. My favorite place in the house, is our staircase. It is magical and every step represents a different book. Narnia is the second from the bottom. 


The last request from the lovely creator, was to have fun. I'm sure you can see we did have a lot of fun with this post. I need to tag 5 people, I really don't know who to tag. I believe everybody would want to do it. So if you consider yourself as part of the Famous 5, or Aslan's army of 5, or if you feel like doing this  For ASLANNNN!!!! Go for it. Just remember to ping back to the creator and share your tag with me. Please.

Lots of Love,

Elza 



6 comments

  1. It was so fun to read your answers! I totally agree; Lucy is awesome! :D

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    1. Hi Jenna! Glad you enjoyed it and that you could stop by.

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  2. I loved your post! So creative and meaningful. And I love the stair decorations, too! Maybe I should put it on my future DIY project list...

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    1. Thank you JadeSky! I had fun doing this. The tag was greatly appreciated.

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  3. My brother-in-law has a cat named Reepicheep. He's very shy so I'm not sure that Reepicheep fits him well but I love that a cat is named after a brave mouse. He also has a cat named Aslan. Aslan is very friendly and very clumsy and very cute. He has a condition with a very long name that means that the two halves of his brain don't work together exactly right. He's a happy otherwise healthy kitty but sometimes his front end and his back end have different ideas and he wobbles around while he tries to get them on the same page. Aslan and Reepicheep are brothers and rescue cats.

    I've lost track of how many times I've read these books. They've helped me form some of my own personal beliefs. I'm probably overdue for a re-read.

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    1. Hi Jen! Oh but Reepicheep is a lovely, honorable name to bestow on any pet! I've actually never thought of the name Aslan for a pet. It should be a very special pet to carry that name. But what a great idea!

      Ah shame, poor Aslan. But good for your brother to take him in and take such good care of him.

      I also need to read them again! For Narnia and Aslan!

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