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Thread: Kinoko Nasu and the Art of Character Subtlety

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    The problem is that the people summoned a demon by praying to Aslan wrong. Doing wrong things in his name was the problem, of course, not calling him the wrong name. Altough there was obviously deception at work, a lot of people involved in that still thought that they were serving Aslan.

    Aslan near the end of the book cuts it apart by just explaining that he is good and Tash is evil, so what you did for which actual reasons matters more than what you thought or how it looked (hello protestantism), but that already implies some duality between them.

    There's also the bit in The Horse and His Boy where Aslan turned somebody into a donkey, and sent them to the temple of Tash where they could have their curse lifted. That's just mighty suspicious. You're going to send the bad guy to the Temple of Moloch, messiah? Really? That's a bit odd.

    (I mean, I strongly doubt this implication was the authorial intent, of course. But then, neither are a lot of readings of the Bible.)
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    shouldn't we change the topic to Tolkien's works now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by warellis View Post
    Was anyone ever unhapoy when it was found that Turkish delight wasn't as good as Edmund made it out to be?

    Granted he was a kid during the Blitz so perhaps he was starved of sugar. That and Jadis's enchantment on it made it so irresistable I guess?
    I'd had some before watching the movie (which was before reading the books) and my impression when I saw them on screen was something like "wait, you like that stuff?"
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    "Subtle". Well, I suppose they're subtle when compared to The Last Battle, but the allegory was always strong in the series.

    Eh. In the Magician's Nephew Aslan went around singing things to life, in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe he actively fought in the last battle and even ate the Witch at the end (I think?), in A Horse And His Boy he chased down whatsisname and even got in a swipe on the girl as punishment for the abuse she'd heaped on her servants. Sure, there were some elements there, but it was nowhere near as blatant as it would later become.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathhappens View Post
    Sure, there were some elements there, but it was nowhere near as blatant as it would later become.
    You mean the novel where the Lion dies for ours sins and then roses from the dead the morning after?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yggdrasil View Post
    You mean the novel where the Lion dies for ours sins and then roses from the dead the morning after?
    I mean the novel where the Lion fights in a pitched battle and actually eats people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathhappens View Post
    I mean the novel where the Lion fights in a pitched battle and actually eats people.
    Oi, He's Magic Lion Jesus, it's Narnia business what he eats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelBeowulf View Post
    Same thing I would say for Nasuverse, the core world build did a lot of things right, "magic circuit" and many nasu's settings, I believe, did influenced other Japanese fantasy works.
    Any examples you can point to? I just honestly wonder.

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    Aslan vs. Tatsuya

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    Quote Originally Posted by warellis View Post
    Any examples you can point to? I just honestly wonder.
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