rushthatspeaks: (sparklepony only wants to read)
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to notice that Edmund's arc in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is an in some ways perfectly straightforward retelling of Kay's arc in 'The Snow Queen'. In other ways not so straightforward, and Gerda doesn't come into it at all, because Aslan, but the beginning and middle of the fairytale are spot-on.

Date: 2017-04-20 03:48 am (UTC)
yhlee: snowflake (StoryNexus: snowflake)
From: [personal profile] yhlee
Huh. That is an excellent point! I hadn't noted that either.

(I wouldn't have caught it anyway because I read "The Snow Queen" after The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.)

Meanwhile, after we read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for class in 3rd grade, the teacher brought in Turkish Delight for the class. I was the only one in the class to refuse to eat any because I was so terrified. It wasn't until years later, visiting Greece, that I chinned up and bought a box of Turkish Delight in some confectionary to try...and then I discovered I didn't even like it. :p

Date: 2017-04-21 04:52 pm (UTC)
conuly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] conuly
That is a common reaction from people who grew up in a place where Turkish Delight isn't common. "Edmund craved this!?" For this reason, I've never tried the stuff - I learned my lesson when I had a chance to taste Maniac Magee's butterscotch krimpets.

Date: 2017-04-22 05:16 am (UTC)
zeborah: Zebra against a barcode background, walking on the word READ (books)
From: [personal profile] zeborah
I quite like it. I mean, I wouldn't betray my siblings over it, but then a) I haven't been living for years under war-time rationing where sugar of any kind is a luxury, and b) the kind you get in the shops here isn't magically enchanted. :-)

Date: 2017-04-22 05:23 am (UTC)
conuly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] conuly
Then you can have my share. I'm definitely not risking it :)

(But more baklava, please!)

Though... if LWW takes place during the evacuation, shouldn't that be the start of the war? I've never worked out the timeline, though.
Edited Date: 2017-04-22 05:23 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-22 06:01 am (UTC)
zeborah: Zebra against a barcode background, walking on the word READ (books)
From: [personal profile] zeborah
Hmm, good points. I'm no history expert but Wikipedia Says Operation Pied Piper started 1 Sept 1939, while sugar rationing began 8 January 1940. OTOH a second evacuation started June 1940, and there was 'assisted private evacuation' when the Blitz began in Sept 1940. The book says they left London "because of the air raids" which admittedly might mean either 'expected air raids' or 'air raids that nearly killed them last night (as depicted in the movie for visual and dramatic effect). But it seems quite plausible that there's been rationing for at least six months by the start of the book.

Date: 2017-04-28 06:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lokifan
Yes! The disappointment when I tried Turkish delight was SO DEEP :(

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