WOW I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT SUSAN PEVENSIE I have combined into one post all y’all’s thoughts because I don’t wanna spam you.
from anon 1:
i also had a massive crush on susan when i read the books as little, i dont remember the whole reasons (or if it true or not) but it was because she was the calm one and she supported lucy almost right away (contrary to the movie, which i sort of hated because she was a real b*tch) and the archery thing didn’t hurt to imagine
from anon 2:
I think I just always connected w/ Susan more. She did archery which I loved in school, I thought her dresses were amazing, & she’s an older sister. As an older sister myself I can relate to her trying to keep the family safe & together & making the most of the situation. She’s logical & skeptical & those are good qualities to have. I was super jealous of Prince Caspian who got to kiss her. And she’s good with horseback riding!
Aca-excuse me! Susan Pensive is the most crush-able of them all! She’s beauty, she is grace and she’ll put an arrow through your face. But, really, she’s like the one that got it worse and the one that at the end of the day got lost, so I at least relates to that. She’s also the most regal one… just saying.
I feel really bad about Susan Pevensie. She made different (not necessarily wrong) life decisions and ended up missing out on an entire other world
basically I LOVE YOU ALL
So I think maybe i thought she was boring because i read the books when i was so young (and i’m so old there was no movie) that i identified with lucy. my wife said last night when i asked her
[me: hey, can i talk to you for a few minutes?
her: uhhh okay.
me: what are your thoughts on Susan Pevensie?
her: uh wtf i thought something bad was happening.]
that lucy and edmund seemed like the kids to her and susan and peter seemed like the parents, so she was always less interested in the two of them because she was a kid and wanted to read about kids. and that was totally it for me too!
so because there was no visual susan to see, and because lucy was so spunky and young and misunderstood and i too was spunky and young and misunderstood, i completely missed all the cool shit apparently i could have been crushing on.
also um @charis-chan “She’s beauty, she is grace and she’ll put an arrow through your face.” made me SPIT OUT LOUD.
so now i gotta take a poll:
1. How old were you when you read the books for the first time?
2. Did you see the movie (a) before you read the books, (b) soon after you read, © much later, (d) never, (e) only seen the movie, never read the books