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Postby john » 20 Oct 2007, 22:30

A#minor wrote:You are mentioned on there Dr. Z. Is that official though? They can't just start up a Facebook in our name without getting club approval!

I mean, I'm all for expanding our club, but at least let us know about it, Angie Hedahl from Fargo, ND. :tsk:


I'm mentioned? I didn't notice that. Where?

I may allow them to continue, so long as there's enough ties between our two mediums. :)
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Postby A#minor » 21 Oct 2007, 01:16

john wrote:I'm mentioned? I didn't notice that. Where?

In there somewhere, someone made a comment. I think it was the Wardrobian "Wixenstyx", since it's the same avatar. Ah, here it is....
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After years of listening to you mention things about Facebook with only half an ear, because I was not on Facebook and it didn't apply to me, now I suddenly have to move it all into Applies To Me memory. ;)

Good show, though! Dr. Zeus would no doubt be proud to see his 2456317 club propagated to the masses. ;)
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Postby glumPuddle » 25 Oct 2007, 03:22

As a loyal member of the 2456317 Club, I was very excited when I found a defective Narnia book at a Books-a-million...

The book is LWW on the inside, but MN on the outside! My theory is that the LWW book crawled inside an MN book because it wants to be first!

I bought the book, of course. Unless there are other "defective" books like it, it may be the first LWW book to be printed with #1 on the spine in over a decade!

(It might actually be more appropriate to call all the MN books with #1 "defective")
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Postby A#minor » 25 Oct 2007, 12:32

Ah-ha! The very laws of literary nature are supporting our worthy cause! The books themselves are revolting against the cruel publishers who have taken them from their natural habitat.
Can you show us pictures of the book, glumPuddle?
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Postby Carrie » 03 Nov 2007, 18:35

So, I have now joined the Facebook group. I had mentioned in my profile for more than a year that I was a member of the 2456317 club, so I figured I should probably join the Facebook group, too.

Oh, and yes, glumPuddle, a picture of that book would be fantastic! The published order is triumphing!
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Postby Pete » 28 May 2008, 11:48

Devin Brown referred to us (the 2456317 Club) in the Introduction to Inside Prince Caspian! Our fame spreads. Just a basic statement of what we're about, but a statement all the same! :pleased:

Devin Brown wrote:Recently a group calling itself the 2456317 Club was created to promote reading the Chronicles in the published order.
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Postby Lady_Gwendolene » 02 Jun 2008, 10:06

Hi everyone! I am all for the original published order!! (I was sooo happy when I found out the films seem to be progressing in that order!)

Carol & A#minor
Can I add one of the Upholder of the Original Published Order banners to my signature or are those for your personal use only?
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Postby A#minor » 02 Jun 2008, 16:11

Lady_Gwendolene wrote:Carol & A#minor-
Can I add one of the Upholder of the Original Published Order banners to my signature or are those for your personal use only?

Welcome to the Club, Gwen! The signatures I make are for anyone's use, so please feel free to pick one out and download it. :smile:
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Postby Lady_Gwendolene » 03 Jun 2008, 14:03

Thanks! Do you think they will come out with a 2456317 set with film covers eventually?
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Postby john » 05 Jun 2008, 02:15

Lady_Gwendolene wrote:Thanks! Do you think they will come out with a 2456317 set with film covers eventually?


Not unless they pay the Wardrobians royalties. :wink:
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Re: The 2456317 Club

Postby archenland_knight » 14 Feb 2009, 17:40

I would love to join this club, guys. It's the order I prefer reading the books. (Except that I think you can read THHB at any point after LWW.) But the problem is ... well ... didn't "Jack" say once that he preferred to read them in chronological order?

I mean, if "Jack" preferred it that way ... are we ... wrong? I'm so confused! :??: I don't know what I should do. :confused:
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Re: The 2456317 Club

Postby Rosie Cotton » 14 Feb 2009, 23:13

I joined the club on Facebook, but not on here.... how about now? I may read them any order, but Publishers should stick to the Published Order. It's just how it Ought to Be.
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Re: The 2456317 Club

Postby engdevin » 15 Feb 2009, 15:28

Hello 2456317 Clubbers,

This is Devin Brown (author of Inside Narnia and Inside Prince Caspian) checking in to say keep up the good work!

I am trying to do my part by always referring to TLWW as the first book, PC as the second book, and so on. (I also mention you on p. 15 of Inside Prince Caspian.)

Besides preference, there is an even more important reason for fighting for a return to the original numbering system. I often have the chance to talk to young people, and I always ask them if they have read the Narnia books. Lately a number of young readers have told me: "Well, I tried to read the first story but couldn't really get into it, so I quit."

When I express my surprise that they couldn't get into The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, I am told: "Oh, I didn't read that book. I read The Magician's Nephew because I thought that was first."

CSL would not be happy to learn that the new numbering is keeping some young people from enjoying the series he wrote for them.

Keep up the fight for the return to the original numbering!

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Re: The 2456317 Club

Postby Carrie » 15 Feb 2009, 18:18

While MN is fantastic, I can see why some modern readers might have a hard time getting into it. LWW starts a bit faster. Another good reason for reading them in the correct order!
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Re: The 2456317 Club

Postby engdevin » 15 Feb 2009, 18:49

The MN is a great book, but great only when read in its original place, AFTER we know certain things about Narnia.

The wonderful feeling of saying, "So THAT'S where the lamp-post came from! So THAT'S where the wardrobe came come!" happens only if readers have read TLWW first.

If we have NOT read TLWW, we don't care about the lamp-post or the wardrobe.

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