Sunday, September 29, 2013

BONUS: College and University

On Skander and Georgie, the actors of Lucy and Edmund in the new Narnia movies!

The Michaelmas term at Cambridge University begins October 8, just 10 days from now. Skandar Keynes will enter his fourth and final year in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (BA), reading Arabic and Persian. Georgie Henley will enter her first year in English (BA). Skandar is studying at Pembroke College. Georgie’s college is still unknown. The colloquial term for first-year students in British universities is ‘fresher.’ Here in America, it’s ‘freshman.’

Skandar and Georgie’s courses comprise two parts with required papers. Each paper consists of lectures, classes, supervisions on weekly essays, and exams over one term (Michaelmas, Lent, or Easter). Skandar will begin part two this year. He will be required to submit a 5,000- to 12,000-word dissertation (15-40 pages, 300 words/page) next spring. The following papers are offered for fourth-year students in Arabic and Persian.
Advanced Arabic Language
Advanced Persian Language
Themes in Arabic Literature
Themes in Persian Literature
Political Legitimacy in the Medieval Islamic World, 600-1300
Language, National Identity, and Conflict in the Middle East
Political Anthropology of the Middle East
Comparative Semitic Linguistics

Georgie will begin part one this year. The English course structure is as follows. Part I below is studied over years 1-2. Papers 1 and 5 are required (i.e. exams), as is a language paper (7 or 8). A three-essay portfolio can be exchanged for paper 2, 3, or 4. Part II (year 3) consists of two required papers (Tragedy and Criticism), plus two optional papers and a dissertation (long essay).

Paper 1 – English Literature, 1300-1550
Paper 2 – English Literature, 1500-1700
Paper 3 – English Literature, 1688-1847
Paper 4 – English Literature, 1830-present
Paper 5 – Shakespeare
Paper 6 – Literary criticism
Paper 7 – European languages and literature [French, Italian, German, Greek, or Latin]
Paper 8 – English language, 1300-present
Paper 9 – English literature, 1300-present (open dissertation)
Paper 10 – Early medieval literature, 1066-1350

Unlike most other courses, English lectures are optional. Georgie can also attend lectures in other courses; they don’t have to pertain to her chosen papers. We don’t know the papers Skandar and Georgie plan to take or the lectures they may attend. We also don’t know their schedules this year at all and I don’t plan to find out, for their privacy.
Pray that Skandar does well in his final year and graduates next June with honors. Also pray that Georgie settles in as a fresher and completes her first year with honors. Cambridge is expensive: £9,000 per year tuition (2013-14) and about £7,850 per year living costs. Let’s pray they win scholarships with high marks in their essays and exams!

I got this information from my online friend's site, so please check it out here. :)

Angels, Battles, and More

Susan had a chance, as one of the four Pevensies. She could have kept believing! Lucifer, the devil and the highest angel, had a chance to, but no, no! He wouldn't love and serve God either.

"Corruption of the best is the worst." And so it is.


We all fight battles. We all wage a spiritual war. Fight! Don't just rest with the swarm of temptations around you. Like a physical battle; two forces, one evil.

The giveaway I made for Narnia has ended - so check it out here if you entered. :)

Remember to look for articles and more coming soon on this blog!

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Giveaway Ends

I`m 10. So, alas, the giveaway ends. NOW. OK, first I want to tell that some of you got maybe one more but some got none, so, to make it fair, here is what you each won.

Alyianna - coupon code, vinyl wall decal

Alyianna, contact the family owning Decal Drama on Storenvy and  Kerry Gauthier from CiarraiStudios on Etsy.

Treskie - bookmark

Treskie, please contact the owner of   on Etsy. :)

Sparkie - bracelet

Sparkie, please contact  Jessica from JinxyJewels on Etsy.

A.Narnian - miniatures

A.Narnian, please contact the owner of   on Etsy.

If you prefer me to do it (you didn't register into Etsy or Storenvy), please alert me. :)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

CSLF Purchases Property In Northfield

  The C.S. Lewis Foundation has purchased the historic Green Pastures home in North-field  Massachusetts. The site will house the C.S. Lewis Study Center and will serve as administrative offices of the C.S. Lewis College Foundation, a subsidiary of the C.S.L.F.

Read more!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The 4th Narnian Movie

Walden Media has confirmed to The Christian Post that the fourth Narnian movie will be "The Magician's Nephew," not "The Silver Chair" as originally speculated by many fans.
"We are starting to talk to Fox and talk to the C.S. Lewis estate now about the Magician's Nephew being our next film," said Michael Flaherty.
"If we can all agree to move forward, then what we would do is find someone to write the script. So, it could still be a couple of years."
For the past several months, many Narnia fans were worried whether "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" could muster the box office numbers needed for Walden to produce another movie installment based on the beloved Chronicles of Narnia series.
"Dawn Treader" had a small start in the domestic markets, taking in an underwhelming $24.5 million during the opening weekend in December and now grossing about $107 million. For a 3-D movie that cost $155 million, that isn't good news.
However, the third Narnia installment, which was directed by Michael Apted, has fared better overseas. Recently, it surpassed the $300 million mark in foreign markets, bringing the box office total close to "Prince Caspian's" $419 million, but still much less than "Wardrobe's" $745 million in earnings worldwide.
"That one (Dawn Treader) was a slow burn. It took a while for it to catch on. It did much better overseas for us but it finally ended up in a good place," said Flaherty.

The Magician's Nephew is the sixth book in the seven-title children's book series by C.S. Lewis. The story, a prequel to the popular The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe book, is about the creation of the magical land of Narnia and how evil entered into the newly formed land. The tale also follows Professor Kirke from the "Wardrobe" as a young boy (Digory) and his introduction to Narnia through a magical ring given to him by his evil Uncle Andrew, a magician.
Flaherty called The Magician's Nephew his favorite book after The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
"I love the Magician's Nephew because it's a great origins story. You get to learn so much about where the wardrobe came from, where the lamppost came from, where Narnia came from," he said.
The first two Narnia films were produced by Disney, which severed the partnership with Walden after "Prince Caspian" posted sad results.
Flaherty attributed "Caspian's" dismal performance to a poorly timed summer release and the story's bent on deeper theological principles like waiting on God's timing. He said that Walden has since learned a Christmas release would probably work best with a Narnia film and not to neglect the faith market.
Looking ahead, Walden believes "The Magician's Nephew" has the potential to be a huge hit like "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" because it is the second most popular book in the Narnia series.
Flaherty explained that box office performance for Narnia films appears to mimic the amount of people's interest in the books.
"What's interesting is that the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe over this period of time sold twice as many books as Prince Caspian and it did twice as much at the box office. Prince Caspian sold a third of the books as Dawn Treader and did a third at the box office," he said.
"So while it's not always a correlation between books to film, so far with these first three films, it has been."

Read in detail here!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Life of A Narnian

Well, a Narnian is a person who lives in Narnia, obviously! And a Narnian fan is someone who is a fan of Narnia, obviously. But WHY?

A real, true Narnian will live to protect Narnia. He or she would believe in Aslan, not some Telsh idol or whatever. No matter what kin, a Narnian is a Narnian when he or she LOVES Aslan, LOVES Narnia. Think of that. Love. Know. LOVE!

And to talk about a Narnian fan.... that person at least tries to be a Narnian himself. To love what a Narnian loves. To know what a Narnian knows. But that is when you go really deep. I might not be that rooted into Narnia! :D But if you are are, try Wikihow!

And, not THAT stupid or retarded you may be, but do you know this? :P

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Excerpts From Narnia

“A voice had begun to sing. It was very far away and Digory found it hard to decide from what direction it was coming. Sometimes it seemed to come from all directions at once. Sometimes he almost thought it was coming out of the earth beneath them. Its lower notes were deep enough to be the voice of the earth herself. There were no words. It was hardly a tune. But it was beyond comparison, the most beautiful sound he had ever heard."
- The Magician's Nephew

“He'll be coming and going" he had said. "One day you'll see him and another you won't. He doesn't like being tied down--and of course he has other countries to attend to. It's quite all right. He'll often drop in. Only you mustn't press him. He's wild, you know. Not like a tame lion.” 
- The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

"Dearest daughter, I knew you would not be long in coming to me. Joy shall be yours."
- The Horse and His Boy

“Aslan" said Lucy "you're bigger".
"That is because you are older, little one" answered he.
"Not because you are?"
"I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger".” 
- Prince Caspian

“A powerful dragon crying its eyes out under the moon in a deserted valley is a sight and a sound hardly to be imagined.”
- The Voyage of The Dawn Treader

"Though under earth, and throneless now I be
Yet while I lived all earth was under me."
- The Silver Chair

“You've no idea how good an old joke sounds when you take it out again after a rest of five or six hundred years.”
- The Last Battle

Sunday, September 15, 2013


Today I was reading my color collector's edition of The Magician's Nephew. I am almost done it. :)

My sis and I are watching The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, the BBC version. Lucy was much prettier in the new movies of Narnia, though. And I wish Aslan could SPEAK properly and the mythical creatures actual looked real, not animated. Otherwise  this Narnia might be better, and it is much more like the books.

I took this screenshot, though it's a little blurry.

I also took this screenshot..... once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king.

Aslan... is dead!

*Based on BBC movie, The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe

This scene is horribly terrible. And awful, most awful, for young ones. But think of it, the joy to stick a knife in a stuffed lion when you're angry. And remember (SPOILER ALERT!!), Aslan is OK in the end. In fact, more than OK. :)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Remember the World You Once Knew

Susan, dearest! Remember the world you once knew, Narnia, not boys nor makeup or love but for God, (Aslan)  and Narnia, your real homeland.

Say it! Tell it! Scream it! Susan MUST know! Tell her, and remember, remember Narnia, and Aslan, and have FAITH.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Thoughts on Farewells

"No need to say goodbye......"  This last line of the song by Regina Spektor in Prince Caspian tells it all.

"Just because they can't feel it, too, doesn't mean that you have to forget!" Have you, a Narnian fan, ever been with a friend who doesn't know Narnia? You've felt the action, the grief, the happiness. But just because they can't feel it too, doesn't mean that YOU have to forget!

"I'll come back..... when you call me." I'll see you again, whether in this world or another. You can call me in a year, or in a hundred years. I'll come back.....

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Minute Medatation

“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved, as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” 

 - St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, September 07, 2013

1st Picture Post

The picture tells it all...
I took a pic of Peter, and took out the background. :)
Aslan talking to Edmund after he was saved....  No, I DID NOT make this! 

Aslan taking to THE white witch

Susan hits the target badly, but Lucy hits it full-on, her first try!

Blessed are the meek....

Blessed are the meek; for theirs is the kingdom of God.

Friday, September 06, 2013

The 2nd Battle... for Narnia and for Aslan! (movie view)

Peter does the fighting with Miraz, leaves him alive. Caspian does the same. And then one of the Telmarines kills Miraz. And then the whole of the Tems with some creepy catapults come at the Narnians.

 Peter starts counting......
10, and "For Aslan!"

Then the Narnians join in -  run, run, run, run, just keep running.  So.. the good side was losing, but then some freakin scary trees joined them. But then the evil side decided to just lore the Narnians to the river. BAD IDEA. Lucy comes and pulls out her puny dagger and all the Telmarines look scared. Next Aslan comes and roars. This huge water person comes and washes away all the Tems. Literally. THE END.

The 1st Battle... for Narnia and for Aslan! (movie view)

First, in the movies of Narnia so far, there was the battle against the White Witch and her forces. Though the evil side had many more troops (like Peter said, "I bet they help!") they DID NOT win. Aslan helps.. a whole lot! You cannot fail with Him on your side!

So.. at first both the sides advance to their "spots". Then Peter and the other Narnians fighting let the evil side  tire by running across 2/3 or so of the huge field. After that Peter says the whole "For Narnia and for Aslan" thing. Next, THEY charge.... and then the two armies clash. Pretty much the biggest thing is the white witch making lots of Narnians to stone.  Peter fought her, and then Edmund did, breaking her wand. He gets terribly hurt. Last, Aslan comes, and kills her or something like that. And at the VERY end, Lucy heals Ed and a lot or all of the others! THE END.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Narnian Joke

Well, while my sis and I were watching Prince Caspian tonight, I thought of a joke based on this picture.

Prince Caspian - Oh my gosh Aslan you are SO my idol!!! I'm just gonna keep bowing and bowing and bowing.......

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The White Witch

The White Witch is a true, horrible, and should - have - been ugly witch. She is the master of winter and looks all wintry, usually. And she had quite an encounter with Edmund the Just! 

This old hag (in heart) turns anything she wants to into stone! Many a good Narnian became a part of her collection. She had many stone statues in her gallery until Aslan saved all of them. Many looked terrible, screaming as they were turned into stone! (No wonder this movie was PG-rated; I became very unsettled in a few parts and grimaced a lot!

And, yes, that bottle of magic water can make any food you wish! But don't be greedy, or Aslan might just have to die again for YOU!

But in the end , good will always win. Don't worry, fellow readers! And witch, watch out! Aslan WILL deal with you!

Monday, September 02, 2013

Find Your Way

Times can be dark, even in Narnia. Little do we know, much do we want. Learn! Know! Be welcoming! Let Jesus enter the door of your heart.

Hope can be lost, and fear can be great. You can lose your way in the darkness often!

Look back towards the light. Seek help, aim for grace, and stay out of sin. You'll get help if you try to help yourself - pray!