audio: Florence & the Machine, "Heartlines"
stream: on Vimeo for people in Germany; password: aslan
download: 223MB on Dropbox
summary: Your heart is the only place that I call home,/I cannot be returned.
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I've had the idea for this vid for a long time. I…thought silly_cleo might not like it? (I always think this.) She mentioned not liking the movies as adaptations, and I have to say that I love the movies as adaptations. The compromise I came up with was hewing fairly close to movie depictions of events in the books, which got complicated in terms of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in particular.
A lot of people commented on the vid having Lucy as a kind of loose POV character, which…is another thing I did not anticipate. I did the intro section with Lucy dead last, so for me the vid was about stepping back to the origin of Narnia for the Pevensies, their lost Golden Age, and going backward and forward from there.
Finally, you may have noticed that there is not a ton of Aslan in this vid. That is not an accident either; I am not really a huge fan of Aslan anymore. My favorite Narnia fic of all is bedlamsbard's Dust in the Air, which should tell those of you who've read it (and who know how it was supposed to end) something about my ideal vision of Narnia.