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fairytale: CW CNN @CNN Follow European colonizers killed so many Native Americans that it changed the global climate, researchers say cnn.it/2DR3W1C 8:00 PM -2 Feb 2019 924 Retweets 1,321 Likes SULLDHONHS Sophia Chang Follow @sophchang "European settlers killed 56 million indigenous people over about 100 years..." 56 million. It took a long time for me to process that figure CNN @CNN European colonizers killed so many Native Americans that it changed the global climate, researchers say cnn.it/2DR3W1c 9:45 AM -3 Feb 2019 1,872 Retweets 2,388 Likes Follow @RadRoopa Replying to @sophchang And to think, the world population in 1900 was only 1.5 billion compared to today's 7.5 billion I don't know what the world pop was like in 1500 but 56 millions would've been a HUGE percentage of that. That astronomical number is definitely hard to process 9:25 PM - 3 Feb 2019 Follow @RadRoopa Replying to @RadRoopa @sophchang I just looked it up and the world pop in 1600 was about 570 million. They wiped out TEN PERCENT of the world's population. That's the equivalent of 750 million ppl today. Whoa 9:50 PM - 3 Feb 2019 evergreennightmare: red-stick-progressive: aossidhboyee: red-stick-progressive: burdenbasket: gahdamnpunk: This is insane holy fuck, this is A LOT Also that figure is way too low, modern population estimates might be as much as twice that. There were between 25 and 40 million in central Mexico alone, almost as many people in the North Amazon, almost as many in the Andes, and almost as many in the American South. All saw 80 to 99 percent population loss in the period of 2 to 3 generations. The Greater Mississippi River Basin had a population somewhere between 5 and 12 million, the Eastern Woodlands had about as many, about as many in the Central Amazon, and almost as many on the American West Coast and North West Coast respectively. All of which saw 85 to 99 percent population losses in 2 or three generations after the others. Multiple factions if European interests killed all the natives they could and destroyed all the culture and history they could. They were not limited by gender, language, religion, culture, ethnic group, nationality, geography, or time period; just every single person they could. That’s not even genocide, it’s apocalypse. Why are you all omitting the well known fact that it was not purposeful genocide but simply new microbes introduced that no one knew about at that time. Cuz that’s not true. Tw genocide, tw violence When Columbus realized the pigs they brought were getting the Islanders sick he arranged to loose as many as possible ahead of them primarily into the Benne region, I believe. Cortez loaded sickened corpses into Tenochtitlan’s aqueducts, Spain deliberately targeted the priests of Mexican society first because they knew it would severely undermine the public ability to treat disease. When the post Incan city states developed a treatment for malaria, the Spanish deliberately targeted the cities producing the quinine treatment and made it illegal to sell it to non-christians. The Spanish took all the sick and forced them at sword-point to go back to their homes instead of to the sick houses or the temples throughout the new world, and forced anyone who wasn’t sick to work in the mines or the coin factories melting and pressing their cultural treasures down into Spanish coins. The English were just as bad, they started the smallpox blankets. A lot of the loss was not deliberate infections like this but it was preventable at a million different crossroads and every European culture took the opportunity to weaponize the plagues when they could. They knew what they were doing, just cuz they didn’t know what germs were doesn’t mean they have some accidental relationship with it. Alexander the great used biological warfare after all, so it’s not like you can pretend the concept was alien to them, they wrote about it. Besides they did plenty of old fashioned killing too, there were Spanish conquistadors that estimated their own personal, individual killings might have numbered over the ten thousands. They were sure they’d killed more than ten million in “New Spain” alone. They crucified people they smashed babies on the rocks, they set fire to buildings they forced women and children into and cooked their meals over the burning corpses, they loosed war dogs on people. They sold children into sex slavery to be raped by disease riddled pedos back in Europe and if taking their virginity didn’t cure the sick creeps the native children would be killed or sometimes sent back. The English were just as bad, shooting children in front of their mothers and forcing them to mop their blood with their hair. Turning human scalps into currency. Feeding babies to dogs in front of their mothers and fathers. Killing whole villages and erasing them from their maps so that historians would think God had made it empty just for the English. The Americans after them burned crops and drove several species of bison to extinction just to starve the plains tribes. They pushed the blankets too. On top of the wars of extermination and scalp hunting and concentration and laws defining natives as non-persons so that we’d never be protected by the Constitution. And even if you wanna live in some dreamy fairytale where God just made a whoopsie and then there were no natives left, nobody forced them to erase our history. The Spanish burned every document they found to erase the literacy and literary tradition of the Central and South Americans. There are essentially three Aztec documents left and some excavated pottery, and some archeological inscriptions and that’s it. The single most advanced culture in math and anatomical medicine erased probably forever. Same to the Inca, the most advanced fiber and alloy engineers and economists gone forever. Nobody made them do that. Nobody forced the American colonizers to steal political technology and act like they invented democracy or sovereignty. Nobody forced them to build their cities on top of native ones and erase them from history forever. Baltimore was built on Chesapeake, which translates roughly to “city at the top of the great water” in most Algonquin tongues. My favorite example is Cumberland in Western MD, they didn’t even reshape the roads or anything, they paved the steps and walking paths natives had used for hundreds of years and now it’s almost impossible to drive cuz the streets are too narrow or steep. The culture that built them didn’t have horses. Phoenix AZ, called Phoenix cuz the settlers literally found an old city and “brought it back to life.” Did they save any history or cultural artifacts? No. Most cities on the east coast are like this. Nobody forced them to erase that history. Colonizers are not innocent just cuz the germs did a lot of the work of the apocalypse. (tlaxcallān had a democratic form of government)
fairytale: CW CNN
 @CNN
 Follow
 European colonizers killed so many Native
 Americans that it changed the global climate,
 researchers say cnn.it/2DR3W1C
 8:00 PM -2 Feb 2019
 924 Retweets 1,321 Likes
 SULLDHONHS

 Sophia Chang
 Follow
 @sophchang
 "European settlers killed 56 million
 indigenous people over about 100 years..." 56
 million. It took a long time for me to process
 that figure
 CNN
 @CNN
 European colonizers killed so many Native Americans that it changed
 the global climate, researchers say cnn.it/2DR3W1c
 9:45 AM -3 Feb 2019
 1,872 Retweets 2,388 Likes

 Follow
 @RadRoopa
 Replying to @sophchang
 And to think, the world population in 1900
 was only 1.5 billion compared to today's 7.5
 billion
 I don't know what the world pop was like in
 1500 but 56 millions would've been a HUGE
 percentage of that.
 That astronomical number is definitely hard
 to process
 9:25 PM - 3 Feb 2019

 Follow
 @RadRoopa
 Replying to @RadRoopa @sophchang
 I just looked it up and the world pop in 1600
 was about 570 million.
 They wiped out TEN PERCENT of the world's
 population.
 That's the equivalent of 750 million ppl today.
 Whoa
 9:50 PM - 3 Feb 2019
evergreennightmare:
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This is insane
holy fuck, this is A LOT


Also that figure is way too low, modern population estimates might be as much as twice that. There were between 25 and 40 million in central Mexico alone, almost as many people in the North Amazon, almost as many in the Andes, and almost as many in the American South. All saw 80 to 99 percent population loss in the period of 2 to 3 generations. 
The Greater Mississippi River Basin had a population somewhere between 5 and 12 million, the Eastern Woodlands had about as many, about as many in the Central Amazon, and almost as many on the American West Coast and North West Coast respectively. All of which saw 85 to 99 percent population losses in 2 or three generations after the others.
Multiple factions if European interests killed all the natives they could and destroyed all the culture and history they could. They were not limited by gender, language, religion, culture, ethnic group, nationality, geography, or time period; just every single person they could. 
That’s not even genocide, it’s apocalypse.


Why are you all omitting the well known fact that it was not purposeful genocide but simply new microbes introduced that no one knew about at that time.


Cuz that’s not true. 
Tw genocide, tw violence
When Columbus realized the pigs they brought were getting the Islanders sick he arranged to loose as many as possible ahead of them primarily into the Benne region, I believe. Cortez loaded sickened corpses into Tenochtitlan’s aqueducts, Spain deliberately targeted the priests of Mexican society first because they knew it would severely undermine the public ability to treat disease. When the post Incan city states developed a treatment for malaria, the Spanish deliberately targeted the cities producing the quinine treatment and made it illegal to sell it to non-christians. The Spanish took all the sick and forced them at sword-point to go back to their homes instead of to the sick houses or the temples throughout the new world, and forced anyone who wasn’t sick to work in the mines or the coin factories melting and pressing their cultural treasures down into Spanish coins. The English were just as bad, they started the smallpox blankets. A lot of the loss was not deliberate infections like this but it was preventable at a million different crossroads and every European culture took the opportunity to weaponize the plagues when they could. 
They knew what they were doing, just cuz they didn’t know what germs were doesn’t mean they have some accidental relationship with it. Alexander the great used biological warfare after all, so it’s not like you can pretend the concept was alien to them, they wrote about it.
Besides they did plenty of old fashioned killing too, there were Spanish conquistadors that estimated their own personal, individual killings might have numbered over the ten thousands. They were sure they’d killed more than ten million in “New Spain” alone. They crucified people they smashed babies on the rocks, they set fire to buildings they forced women and children into and cooked their meals over the burning corpses, they loosed war dogs on people. They sold children into sex slavery to be raped by disease riddled pedos back in Europe and if taking their virginity didn’t cure the sick creeps the native children would be killed or sometimes sent back.
The English were just as bad, shooting children in front of their mothers and forcing them to mop their blood with their hair. Turning human scalps into currency. Feeding babies to dogs in front of their mothers and fathers. Killing whole villages and erasing them from their maps so that historians would think God had made it empty just for the English. 
The Americans after them burned crops and drove several species of bison to extinction just to starve the plains tribes. They pushed the blankets too. On top of the wars of extermination and scalp hunting and concentration and laws defining natives as non-persons so that we’d never be protected by the Constitution.
And even if you wanna live in some dreamy fairytale where God just made a whoopsie and then there were no natives left, nobody forced them to erase our history. The Spanish burned every document they found to erase the literacy and literary tradition of the Central and South Americans. There are essentially three Aztec documents left and some excavated pottery, and some archeological inscriptions and that’s it. The single most advanced culture in math and anatomical medicine erased probably forever. Same to the Inca, the most advanced fiber and alloy engineers and economists gone forever. Nobody made them do that. Nobody forced the American colonizers to steal political technology and act like they invented democracy or sovereignty. Nobody forced them to build their cities on top of native ones and erase them from history forever. Baltimore was built on Chesapeake, which translates roughly to “city at the top of the great water” in most Algonquin tongues. My favorite example is Cumberland in Western MD, they didn’t even reshape the roads or anything, they paved the steps and walking paths natives had used for hundreds of years and now it’s almost impossible to drive cuz the streets are too narrow or steep. The culture that built them didn’t have horses. Phoenix AZ, called Phoenix cuz the settlers literally found an old city and “brought it back to life.” Did they save any history or cultural artifacts? No. Most cities on the east coast are like this. Nobody forced them to erase that history.
Colonizers are not innocent just cuz the germs did a lot of the work of the apocalypse.

(tlaxcallān had a democratic form of government)

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fairytale: ALEX DE CAMP RO STEIN TED B RANDT DE E CUNNIF FE THANKS FOR COMING ALONG, FRANK. IT MEANS S'FINE, BARNES. IM NOT EXACTW OVERBURDEN印 WITH HOLIDA COMMITMENTS ン) AND I'M TRIUWN, DEEPLY SOR2N FOR EVERY THING THAT'S ABOUT TO HAPPEN HAPPY^ HANUKKAH! HENRY! HERE, AND A FRIEND! GET IN S IT A FRIEND FRIEND, OR JUST A FRIEND? FREEINGUES BROUGHT OUT! HOW'S STEVE? WHAT THE...? HES BUS DOING CHARITY aALAS THIS TIME OF YEAR. DIDNT REALY ASK, WHN DON'T YOu BECAUSE GO TO FANCN GALAS? |Y WHEN I SHOW UP Nou'D Look aREAT /T ONE, PEOPLE JOSH. You ARE.? IN A TuX FUSED. ASSUME SOMEONE'S GONNA DIE THAT'S NONSENSE! IT'S BEEN AGES SINCE NOuVE KIuE ANNONE. THOUGHT HE WAS RISH CATHOUC ITS BEEN FOUR VAYS MY DAD WAS CATHOuc. MY MA WAS JENISH. SISTER BECCA MARRIEN A JEWISH GUN. I'M JEWISH- ADJACENT YOu'RE A JEW! THEN HAD LEAH. SHES THE Ow LADN IN THE KITCHEN D WHO'S GONNA FEED You LATKEs uNTIレ NOU EXPLODE. HENIRN! STOP IT! SPEAKING OF LEAH, SuE HAS AU SORTS OF FAMI STORIES ABOuT BuCKN AS A KID I SPEAK HEBREN BECAUSE EVIL SCIENCE NAZIS IMPLANTEN IT IN MN BZAIN, ALONG WITH 18 OTHER ANGUAGES. HIM DECIDE urs FOR HIMSELF. THERE TO DECIDE? HIS MOM WAS JEWISH, HE SPEAKS HEBREW HE'S A JEW. NO FAIR! ARE THERE PHOTOS? HAVE To Go To STUPIDEBREW SCHCOレ. CAN I GET EVIL SCIENCE NAZIS TO No FINE Look, Kiv. WE DONT GET MANN WERE KEEPING SUPERHEROS.A NOu, AND TO HEL CMON THERE ARE WHOLE ALBUMS. WITH THE FINE PRINT I'M NOT A HERO BulL SURVIVED. EVERYTHING NOu SURVIvEv, AND NOURE STIU A GOOD PERSON LIGHT aO OUT, EVEN WHEN AL WAS DARKENEN WHEN AND TERRIBLE AROUND NOu. YOu HAD NOTHING LEFT TO KEEP IT aOING THIS IS NO SMA ACHIEVEMENT. ift HENRN.. GO GET A SHAMMASH IT'S TIME. HKMC is a work of satire by Alex de Campi (@alexdecampi), Ro Stein (@RosyTintedSpecs), Ted Brandt (@ten_bandits) and Dee Cunniffe (@Deezoid). All characters (c) Marvel Comics. I wasn't going to write any more of these, but then the Pitsburgh Syna gogue shooting happened and I got real, real mad. Friends: the hate you walk past is the hate you accept. Fight Anti-Semitism wherever you see it, whenever, no matter how small. Great evil starts out as little "jokes" people ignore. Don't be an ignorer. (Thanks also to Menachem and Brina for checking everything over, and sour cream is the one true latke topping don't @ me.) jhscdood: alexdecampi: Happy Hanukkah, everyone, from these two jerks! I’m posting this a little early this year. Line art by the amazing Ro Stein Ted Brandt, and colour art by @deecunniffe.  I want to point out what a technical achievement this story is on the art side. There’s a real joy to creating a whole story in eight panels, but this? This is some magic. We introduce four new characters. In panel 5, SIX PEOPLE are talking. SIX. In the world of comics, that’s almost un-doable.  Yet Ro and Ted arranged everything so the conversations flow and are sensibly grouped, all the “acting” is fantastic, and then Dee laid on top these beautiful, almost fairytale colours – look at the subtle work, the blush in Henry’s cheeks, Frank’s five o-clock shadow, the shine of the wine bottle’s glass surface, the light texturing in the backgrounds… and of course the snow! This is some first-class illustration work on an incredibly hard script. (I fear Ro and Ted always get me at my worst – my very formalist script for them in the 24 Panels anthology was no cakewalk either. (The problem is, they’re just so damn good at it… check out their work on the Image comic Crowded!) As always, if you like what we do in Hells Kitchen Movie Club, consider donating a little to a veteran’s charity.  (I also have a thriller novel I’m crowdfunding, please check it out, we are more than halfway there. The book is all written…) Previously in Hell: cover image // 01 // 02 // 03 // Xmas // 04 // 05 // 06 // 07 // Hanukkah // That time the Punisher’s creator gave us a thumbs-up // twitter // insta I AM CRYING THIS IS GORGEOUS
fairytale: ALEX DE CAMP RO STEIN TED B
 RANDT DE E CUNNIF FE
 THANKS FOR
 COMING ALONG,
 FRANK. IT MEANS
 S'FINE, BARNES.
 IM NOT EXACTW
 OVERBURDEN印
 WITH HOLIDA
 COMMITMENTS
 ン)
 AND I'M
 TRIUWN, DEEPLY
 SOR2N FOR EVERY
 THING THAT'S ABOUT
 TO HAPPEN
 HAPPY^
 HANUKKAH!
 HENRY!
 HERE, AND
 A FRIEND!
 GET IN
 S IT
 A FRIEND
 FRIEND, OR
 JUST A
 FRIEND?
 FREEINGUES BROUGHT
 OUT!
 HOW'S
 STEVE?
 WHAT
 THE...?
 HES BUS
 DOING CHARITY
 aALAS THIS TIME
 OF YEAR.
 DIDNT
 REALY ASK,
 WHN DON'T YOu
 BECAUSE
 GO TO FANCN GALAS? |Y WHEN I SHOW UP
 Nou'D Look aREAT /T ONE, PEOPLE
 JOSH. You
 ARE.?
 IN A TuX
 FUSED.
 ASSUME SOMEONE'S
 GONNA DIE
 THAT'S
 NONSENSE!
 IT'S BEEN
 AGES SINCE
 NOuVE KIuE
 ANNONE.
 THOUGHT
 HE WAS RISH
 CATHOUC
 ITS BEEN
 FOUR VAYS
 MY DAD WAS
 CATHOuc. MY MA
 WAS JENISH.
 SISTER BECCA
 MARRIEN A
 JEWISH GUN.
 I'M JEWISH-
 ADJACENT
 YOu'RE
 A JEW!
 THEN HAD
 LEAH. SHES THE Ow
 LADN IN THE KITCHEN D
 WHO'S GONNA FEED
 You LATKEs uNTIレ
 NOU EXPLODE.

 HENIRN! STOP IT!
 SPEAKING OF
 LEAH, SuE HAS AU
 SORTS OF FAMI
 STORIES ABOuT
 BuCKN AS A KID
 I SPEAK HEBREN
 BECAUSE EVIL SCIENCE
 NAZIS IMPLANTEN IT
 IN MN BZAIN, ALONG
 WITH 18 OTHER
 ANGUAGES.
 HIM DECIDE
 urs
 FOR HIMSELF.
 THERE TO
 DECIDE?
 HIS MOM
 WAS JEWISH, HE
 SPEAKS HEBREW
 HE'S A JEW.
 NO
 FAIR!
 ARE THERE
 PHOTOS?
 HAVE
 To Go To
 STUPIDEBREW
 SCHCOレ.
 CAN I GET
 EVIL SCIENCE
 NAZIS TO
 No
 FINE
 Look, Kiv. WE
 DONT GET MANN WERE KEEPING
 SUPERHEROS.A NOu, AND TO HEL
 CMON
 THERE
 ARE WHOLE
 ALBUMS.
 WITH THE FINE
 PRINT
 I'M NOT
 A HERO
 BulL
 SURVIVED. EVERYTHING
 NOu SURVIvEv,
 AND NOURE STIU
 A GOOD PERSON
 LIGHT aO OUT, EVEN
 WHEN AL WAS DARKENEN WHEN
 AND TERRIBLE
 AROUND NOu.
 YOu HAD NOTHING
 LEFT TO KEEP IT
 aOING
 THIS IS
 NO SMA
 ACHIEVEMENT.
 ift
 HENRN..
 GO GET A
 SHAMMASH
 IT'S TIME.
 HKMC is a work of satire by Alex de Campi (@alexdecampi), Ro Stein (@RosyTintedSpecs), Ted Brandt (@ten_bandits) and Dee
 Cunniffe (@Deezoid). All characters (c) Marvel Comics. I wasn't going to write any more of these, but then the Pitsburgh Syna
 gogue shooting happened and I got real, real mad. Friends: the hate you walk past is the hate you accept. Fight Anti-Semitism
 wherever you see it, whenever, no matter how small. Great evil starts out as little "jokes" people ignore. Don't be an ignorer.
 (Thanks also to Menachem and Brina for checking everything over, and sour cream is the one true latke topping don't @ me.)
jhscdood:
alexdecampi:

Happy Hanukkah, everyone, from these two jerks! I’m posting this a little early this year. Line art by the amazing Ro Stein  Ted Brandt, and colour art by @deecunniffe. 
I want to point out what a technical achievement this story is on the art side. There’s a real joy to creating a whole story in eight panels, but this? This is some magic. We introduce four new characters. In panel 5, SIX PEOPLE are talking. SIX. In the world of comics, that’s almost un-doable. 
Yet Ro and Ted arranged everything so the conversations flow and are sensibly grouped, all the “acting” is fantastic, and then Dee laid on top these beautiful, almost fairytale colours – look at the subtle work, the blush in Henry’s cheeks, Frank’s five o-clock shadow, the shine of the wine bottle’s glass surface, the light texturing in the backgrounds… and of course the snow! This is some first-class illustration work on an incredibly hard script. (I fear Ro and Ted always get me at my worst – my very formalist script for them in the 24 Panels anthology was no cakewalk either. (The problem is, they’re just so damn good at it… check out their work on the Image comic Crowded!)
As always, if you like what we do in Hells Kitchen Movie Club, consider donating a little to a veteran’s charity. 
(I also have a thriller novel I’m crowdfunding, please check it out, we are more than halfway there. The book is all written…)
Previously in Hell: cover image // 01 // 02 // 03 // Xmas // 04 // 05 // 06 // 07 // Hanukkah // That time the Punisher’s creator gave us a thumbs-up // twitter // insta


I AM CRYING THIS IS GORGEOUS

jhscdood: alexdecampi: Happy Hanukkah, everyone, from these two jerks! I’m posting this a little early this year. Line art by the amazin...

fairytale: Fairytale finds in Germany
fairytale: Fairytale finds in Germany

Fairytale finds in Germany

fairytale: multismusa-deactivated20170218 What she says: I'm fine What she means: I understand the Chronicles of Narnia was at its heart a fairytale with theological analogies for children. But why did Lewis never address how they had to adapted to life on Earth again. Why does no one talk about how the Pevensies had to grow up with a kingdom of responsibilities on their shoul- ders, only to return to Earth and be children Take Lucy, she was youngest and perhaps she adapted more quickly-but she had the memories and mind of a grown woman in an adolescent body. Edmund literally found himself in Narnia, he went from a selfish boy to mature and experienced man. He found a purpose and identity through his experiences to come back as just Edmund, Peter's younger brother. Did people wonder why the sullen, sour boy came back, carrying himself like a wisened king? Did his mother wonder why he and Peter suddenly got along so well, why they spent so much time together now? And Susan, the girl of logistics and reason came back with a difference in her. She learned how to be a diplomat and ambassador, Susan the Gentle had to live to endure not-so-gentle circumstances. She had the respect she wanted, only to be just another teen girl. And Peter, he entered the manhood and maturity he so wanted. He earned the responsibility and stripes he yearned for. He learned to command armies and conduct the menial tasks demanded of a king to rule a nation But he came back, appearing to be just anther glory-hungry boy. Not to mention the PTSD they must have struggled with. Especially Ed mund. How often did he wake up in a sweat, screaming a sibling or comrades name? His parents believe it's the war, but it's an entirely different one he has nightmares about. How often did he have trouble with flashbacks and mood swings? And how many times did he and Peter sit over a newspaper or near the radio listening to reports on the troops. How often did they pour over lost battles and de- bate better strategies. Did their parents ever wonder why they seemed to understand flight war so well? How long was it before they stopped discussing these things in front of people? Why does no one talk about this??? cocoartistwrites Why am i fucking crying limblogs Why does no one talk about how the Pevensies had to grow up with a kingdom of responsibilities on their shoulders, only to return to Earth and be children It's not addressed because it's understood. It was the shared experience of the generation You are describing coming home from World War One, battle wearied and aged beyond belief, but walking around in the body of a youth. C S Lewis went to the front line of the Somme on his nineteenth birthday and went back to complete uni in 1918 after demob saxifraga-x-urbium Not seen it with this very very pertinent addition before 119,012 notes Remember, Listening to Her Is Important
fairytale: multismusa-deactivated20170218
 What she says: I'm fine
 What she means: I understand the Chronicles
 of Narnia was at its heart a fairytale with
 theological analogies for children. But why did
 Lewis never address how they had to adapted
 to life on Earth again. Why does no one talk
 about how the Pevensies had to grow up with
 a kingdom of responsibilities on their shoul-
 ders, only to return to Earth and be children
 Take Lucy, she was youngest and perhaps
 she adapted more quickly-but she had the
 memories and mind of a grown woman in
 an adolescent body. Edmund literally found
 himself in Narnia, he went from a selfish boy
 to mature and experienced man. He found a
 purpose and identity through his experiences
 to come back as just Edmund, Peter's younger
 brother. Did people wonder why the sullen,
 sour boy came back, carrying himself like a
 wisened king? Did his mother wonder why
 he and Peter suddenly got along so well, why
 they spent so much time together now? And
 Susan, the girl of logistics and reason came
 back with a difference in her. She learned how
 to be a diplomat and ambassador, Susan the
 Gentle had to live to endure not-so-gentle
 circumstances. She had the respect she
 wanted, only to be just another teen girl. And
 Peter, he entered the manhood and maturity
 he so wanted. He earned the responsibility
 and stripes he yearned for. He learned to
 command armies and conduct the menial
 tasks demanded of a king to rule a nation
 But he came back, appearing to be just anther
 glory-hungry boy. Not to mention the PTSD
 they must have struggled with. Especially Ed
 mund. How often did he wake up in a sweat,
 screaming a sibling or comrades name? His
 parents believe it's the war, but it's an entirely
 different one he has nightmares about. How
 often did he have trouble with flashbacks and
 mood swings? And how many times did he
 and Peter sit over a newspaper or near the
 radio listening to reports on the troops. How
 often did they pour over lost battles and de-
 bate better strategies. Did their parents ever
 wonder why they seemed to understand flight
 war so well? How long was it before they
 stopped discussing these things in front of
 people? Why does no one talk about this???
 cocoartistwrites
 Why am i fucking crying
 limblogs
 Why does no one talk about how the
 Pevensies had to grow up with a kingdom
 of responsibilities on their shoulders, only to
 return to Earth and be children
 It's not addressed because it's understood. It
 was the shared experience of the generation
 You are describing coming home from World
 War One, battle wearied and aged beyond
 belief, but walking around in the body of a
 youth. C S Lewis went to the front line of the
 Somme on his nineteenth birthday and went
 back to complete uni in 1918 after demob
 saxifraga-x-urbium
 Not seen it with this very very pertinent
 addition before
 119,012 notes
Remember, Listening to Her Is Important

Remember, Listening to Her Is Important