Fandom Spotlight Day 7: The Chronicles of Narnia

For the month of April, I’m breaking out of my usual “format” and showcasing one of my favorite fandoms a day, so I will have shiny things to make me smile every day of my birthday month. When I sat down to write the list of my top 30 fandoms, I found the task terribly hard. How do I choose just 30? My apologies to all my beloved fandoms left off the list. I’m using to determine what fandom gets what day.

The Chronicles of Narnia


Favorite Quote: “You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you.” ~Aslan, The Silver Chair

Favorite Moment: Eustace’s change

How I Got Into It: I honestly can’t remember what came first! I want to say that I read the book first. I’m pretty sure I didn’t see the animated version of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe until after reading the book. But when did I see the PBS/Wonder Works live action miniseries version? Before? After? I read the first few books over and over and over again. I watched the miniseries over and over again. I dreamed of being Lucy and finding my way into the land of Narnia.

Fangirl Intensity (scale of 1 to 10 with 10=full-out obsessed): 7

How I Fangirl: I’ve written some fanfic. But mostly I just watch the movies a lot. I love all the versions for the fantasy story they are. I saw the Prince Caspian movie five times in the movie theater (I know, what is is about me absolutely loving the movie in franchises that most people hate?)

Weirdest Merch I Own: a Christmas ornament of a beaver with a little red ball on his nose that I got the winter of the new movie because it made me think of Mr. & Mrs. Beaver. But I’ve always wanted a lion door knocker.

Favorite Fandom Creation: The Lion’s Call website. Such a great resource for all things Narnian.

Why I’m Glad I Fangirl It: I love the characters. I love their journeys, their faults and redemption, their quests and adventures. I respect the heavy-handed religious allegories, but I didn’t see those as a child. It’s the magic that attracted me to it in my childhood and the characters and adventures/quests that kept me in love. In my heart, I’m a Narnian (once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia). It is lovely to imagine whole worlds living inside our cupboards, worlds you can just walk into whenever you need them or whenever they need you.

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