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20th Jan '18 6:21:56 PM pi4t
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*** Unlikely: her magic didn't work in London, and she had to get herself some Narnian magic (the apple) and start using tools (a wand, a bottle, etc) before she could do any magic in Narnia either. It seems like each world's magic only works in its own world (other than magic like the rings which is specifically for travelling between worlds).




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* It seemed to have been destroyed by Aslan when the characters were freed from it.
20th Jan '18 6:03:52 PM pi4t
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** He actually does accept such a privilege in the story: in the extract from his diary, during the time when water was being rationed, he mentions that Lucy gave him some of her ration and that he accepted on the basis that girls don't need to drink as much!


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** Also note that he claimed to be a pacifist to avoid the consequences of grabbing Reepicheep and swinging him around by his tail. Even if he really was still convinced (as he claimed) that Reepicheep was just a trained rodent, torturing animals is hardly in keeping with the ideas of pacifism.


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**** Technically not the High King - that would be Peter.
20th Jan '18 4:00:58 PM pi4t
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*** In The Last Battle, it's made clear that when Aslan told the older children that they'd never go back to Narnia, "he meant the Narnia you were thinking of", as opposed to the "true Narnia" through the stable door. This shows that Aslan is willing to say things that, if treated with excessive pedantry, turn out to be false, but which still communicate the (true) thing he wants to say. This may be one of those situations. I don't have my copy of the book available to check, but if I recall correctly Lucy first asks Aslan to tell her "what would have happened [...if she hadn't done the thing she shouldn't have]"; Aslan then tells her that no one is ever told "what would have happened", leaving the second bit of the sentence unsaid just as Lucy had.
8th Jan '18 8:21:08 PM glotof
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***Coriakin is a fallen star whose suzerainty over the Duffers is a punishment for whatever unknown sins a star can commit. He's not a role model by any standard, and he even says that he was wrong to transform them.
24th Oct '17 7:19:26 AM tafelshrew
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**** ... They're mutilated. Coriakin fuses their legs together because they're bad slaves. It's not really comparable to Jadis' victims - it's worse.
18th Oct '17 7:40:56 AM tafelshrew
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**** She didn't brag, she just brought it up matter-of-factly and justified it by saying the slave-girl was a spy for her stepmother. (Whether or not this makes the slave-girl a traitor by the Emperor's standards and thus deserving of death on the Stone Table rather than a whipping is another point entirely...) Aravis realises her actions need justification while Caspian and Cornelius just don't think about it. And besides, if Dr Cornelius can be excused by his preoccupation with escaping Miraz' wrath (until he shows up to join the resistance), surely Aravis can be excused by her preoccupation with getting herself and Hwin out of a country that will enslave Hwin and force her into a lifetime of marital rape.
* Another question: what if Aravis' father or stepmother had, unbeknownst to Aravis, done worse to the slave-girl than whip her? Just how far would Aslan have gone?
17th Sep '17 10:14:35 AM nombretomado
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* It's just one of those things, like Tumnus's umbrella and Mrs. Beaver's sewing machine. Lewis wanted a warm welcoming Old Narnia and decided that should include AVeryBritishChristmas. So sue him.

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* It's just one of those things, like Tumnus's umbrella and Mrs. Beaver's sewing machine. Lewis wanted a warm welcoming Old Narnia and decided that should include AVeryBritishChristmas.UsefulNotes/AVeryBritishChristmas. So sue him.
3rd Sep '17 7:51:05 AM DavidLM
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***People turned into stone by the White Witch are apparently in a state of suspended animation with no awareness of the passage of time. Eustace is miserable as a dragon because he realises he's cut off from the entire human race. The Dufflepuds are still conscious and active and not deprived of the companionship of their own kind, so it's not really comparable. It's also reasonable to assume the only reason they thought they were so ugly is that their chief said so. When Lucy (who wins their respect because she 'outwitted' the magician) tells them they look very nice they happily agree. "Very nice we look. You couldn't find a handsomer lot."
31st Jul '17 5:47:08 AM Julia1984
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* So in Prince Caspian 1000 Narnia years are 1 year in Earth time, right? So what's the timespan between Caspian and Dawn Treader? It would seem that some period of time has passed, but how long can it really have been?

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* So in Prince Caspian 1000 Narnia years are 1 year in Earth time, right? So what's the timespan between Caspian and Dawn Treader? It would seem that some period of time has passed, but how long can it really have been?been?
** In TVOTDT, the characters state that 1 year has passed on Earth and 3 years in Narnia since PC. Remember, there is no "X years on Earth = X years in Narnia" rule. The rule is: no matter how much time you spend in Narnia, you always return to Earth at the exact moment you left; and on Earth, you never know how much time has passed in Narnia. In one Earth year, any time between 0 seconds and 1 quadrillion years could have passed in Narnia.
9th Jul '17 10:44:06 AM nombretomado
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[[WMG: WorldWarTwo.]]

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[[WMG: WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.]]
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