what a beautiful day to not be in high school
where is the quote in your sidebar from?@Anonymous
Once upon a time there was a book series called The Chronicles of Narnia. In the last book [spoiler alert] Susan Pevensie - who used to be a Queen of Narnia before Aslan told her “lol nope you’re too old now gtfo this isn’t your home anymore go back to England and make yourself a life here” - sees her whole family die in a train crash because they never listened to Aslan and refused to grow old in England and chose to instead live their life remembering Narnia.
Once dead, they all went back to “Aslan’s Country” - that bad metaphor for Heaven - and Aslan - that even worse metaphor for God - closed the doors of his kingdom to Susan Pevensie - Queen Susan the Gentle - because she’d done exactly what he wanted her to do: grow up in her world, prefering “lipstick and nylon and invitations” over her fading memories of Narnia.
She was left grieving her whole family in England, in a body she had outgrown in Narnia (because she stayed here for over ten years the first time, but when she was sent back to England, she got her young body back), in a country that hadn’t been hers ever since she’d rule the other one, all of that because it hurt too much to remember Narnia knowing she wasn’t allowed there any more.
I wasn’t the only one to think this was some bullshit ending - tainted with a good dose of misogyny to make things worse - so Neil Gaiman wrote a story called The Problem of Susan, in which an old English literature professor who is very clearly Susan Pevensie (even though it’s never said) answers questions about Susan’s fate in The Chronicles of Narnia. This particular quote is the reason #1 why I think Aslan is a giant douchebag and why Susan Pevensie has the worst fate of any fictional character ever and why my heart aches whenever I think about her.
fun game to play at the movies: not bringing your fucking baby