We've seen what happens in Trojie's half of the shared brain when she opens googledocs each day. Now let's take a look at what happens over in Bridget's side of the brain.

It's like the Pronoun Problem times infinity )
*Trojie opens Google Docs* )
This is long, convoluted and Explanatory. Read on at your own peril )
Um, so, it's done and it's here:

http://www.box.net/shared/l0b4f0tcno

I'll be posting the long justifications of all the cartographic decisions I made later; all I can say right now is that please, if you spot anything that contradicts the books, don't hesitate to tell me so I can fix the map and make it as accurate as possible.

If you have friends in Narnia fandom who need a map that makes some kind of sense to use in their ficcing, please pass the link on. Hopefully we can thus all forget Walden Media ever made a map. I hope.
Y'know how Narnia is titchy-small, my mapping-peeps? WELL. Ettinsmoor is HUGE and Calormen is EVEN HUGER. I had to give up on the idea of mapping Calormen all the way from Arsheesh's house to the border with Archenland, because at the 1cm = 5 miles scale, that would require my map to be 12 sheets of A4 (landscape way up) long. As it is, it's 8 sheets long and 1.5 sheets wide. Lewis sure likes long skinny countries.

Some Points; I think Ettinsmoor is peat over granite bedrock. I'm basing it on Dartmoor in England.

Mt. Pire and the Archenland and Western Mountains are mapped and have contour lines and all. It's looking all mountainous. I'm proud.

Lewis DID NOT THINK about how the river that Shasta, Aravis and the horses follow to the pass into Archenland; it has to have a confluence with the Winding Arrow, yes? It can't be a tributary because the topography is wrong (water has to flow *down*hill, yo) and because Our Heroes approach it heading northwest, but if it's a branch of the Winding Arrow, then it'll flow into the desert. Which, um. No. So I've had to be sneaky with both Winding Arrow and Unnamed Convenient-For-The-Plot stream.

I am really impressed with Eustace and Jill. They walk the moors and live off the land for TEN DAYS before hitting the river with the giant's bridge. That's seriously good work there.
Preliminary Narnia map )



My calculations so far about distances in Narnia; feel free to niggle and quibble, people!

I thank Glod for my ability to speedread )

Help!

Oct. 25th, 2008 09:51 pm
Okay, here's how it is. )
So, er, this can pretty much 100% be blamed on [personal profile] ineptshieldmaid, who got me thinking. And as you all know, starting Trojie on the path of thinking seriously about fictional things usually ends up with weirdness, because I have no concept of when I am overthinking things, and I get all carried away.

What is Trojie up to this long weekend? She's trying to make a geological map of Narnia ...

(please leave your WTFs after the beep. BEEP) )
Title: If Everything You Read In Narniaslash Were True
Author: [personal profile] gmtaslash
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia
Rating: PG (language)
Summary: CRAAAAAACK. Written by Trojie whilst delirious with the 'flu and heavily based on what might be called the main trends of the Narniaslash LJ community.

This way for bewilderment in script-form )
Title: Cutlery and Utensils: A Brief Taxonomic Study of the Evolution of Eusociality in the Kitchen
Author: Trojanhorse Heales-Shadowfax, BSc (Hons)

Cutlery and Utensils: A Brief Taxonomic Study of the Evolution of Eusociality in the Kitchen )

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