Author has written 47 stories for Chronicles of Narnia, Bible, Courageous, Soul Surfer, Misc. Movies, Real Steel, Wreck-It Ralph, Fireproof, Avengers, How to Train Your Dragon, Young Justice, Hobbit, Rise of the Guardians, Monsters Inc., Sherlock Holmes, Big Hero 6, and Amazing Grace, 2006.
Ariyah is the juxtaposed username of the two people sharing this account: Ariel_of_Narnia and Meryah.
Announcement: Meryah has a new account on AO3. Follow her there to keep up with her writing as not all of her works will be available on FF.
I'm a Christian. I know that there are many people who use the word "Christian" in the broadest sense, so there's little use in trying to convince you of anything in particular without laying out everything I believe right here.
C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia and Paul McCusker's Passages are my main writing inspirations.
I chose my screenname based on its meaning, "lioness of God". Not because I have positive feelings about a certain red-headed mermaid, because she's actually my least favourite Disney princess.
I've loved books since... probably before I can actually remember. The desire to start writing really popped up when I was about ten.
More stuff from me: Lioness Graphics holds a variety of my graphics jazz. I just opened up a YouTube channel as well; hopefully I can get more stuff made and uploaded.
Awards -- "Sweet Savour" was the runner-up for "The Stone Table Award (for best supposal)" for the Narnia Still Lives forum's 2012 Narnia Fanfic Awards. "Wisdom to be Just" was the winner of "The Stable Award (for best use of Scripture in fiction)" in The Lion's Call's 2013 Lion Awards. Upon this Rock was the winner of "The Stone Table Award (for best supposal)" for the Narnia Still Lives forum's 2013 Narnia Fanfic Awards.
Trailers (made by yours truly unless otherwise noted)--
"Counted Among the Traitors" (for WillowDryad)
"By Grace Restored" (by Jesus'girl4ever)
Major Fandoms: Narnia (books and movies), Lord of the Rings (books and movies) (this includes other Middle-Earth material such as The Hobbit (book and movie), The Silmarillion, and Children of Hurin), How to Train Your Dragon (movies and TV show), Sherwood Pictures films (Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous), Sherlock Holmes (books and BBC's Sherlock)
Minor Fandoms: Disney, Disney/Pixar, Rise of the Guardians (movie and Guardians of Childhood books), Real Steel, Tron: Uprising, Young Justice (TV show), Once Upon a Time, Merlin (TV show)
Mild Interests: Avengers (movies and Earth's Mightiest Heroes show), Captain America (movies), Thor (movies), War Horse, Les Miserables (2012 movie), Psych, Ella Enchanted (book), Fairest, Fiddler on the Roof, The Ten Commandments, To End All Wars, Agents of SHIELD, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, BBC's Robin Hood
Like Ariel, I'm a dedicated Christian. Unlike Ariel, I enjoy Tolkien's stuff more than Lewis'. But it's all good stuff.
Favourite books: Anything by Tolkien (mostly LOTR), Chronicles of Narnia, Do Hard Things, Start Here, anything written by Ariel or my sister Bialystoker.
Favourite movies: Any Disney Chronicles of Narnia, FOTR, TTT, ROTK, Born of Hope, Sherwood Pictures, Chariots of Fire, and The Santa Fe Trail.
I started writing when I was maybe eight or nine. It started with spinoffs on books I'd read (I'd take the plot, change the names of the main characters, and try to pass it off as my own), but I soon started to use my own imagination.
I also have a CoN story (Helper Comparable) from my sister Bialystoker that she gave up on and am now trying to finish. Ariel wishes me to put a disclaimer on this section: she doesn't approve of it. I don't care.
I'm now hooked on Avengers, Thor, Captain America, and most everything else Marvel. Except the Hulk. I'm writing a saga on Clint and Natasha and trying to do one on Loki (he's harder than one might think!) and waiting eagerly for Thor 2.
Soli Deo Gloria!
The Narniac's Creed
I believe in a Lion named Aslan
Who died and rose again
For a greedy child like me.
He is good but not safe,
And the bigger I grow,
The bigger He becomes
At Aslan's roar, even the trees bow down.
Yet He comes to romp and play
With any who will join Him.
He has another name in our world.
And by knowing Him a little in Narnia,
I know Him better here.
He's not a tame Lion, it's true.
But when I am thirsty,
There is no other stream.
So I will take the adventure that Aslan sends,
And whether I live or die,
He will be my good Lord,
Until further up and further in
I finally reach His true country
And leave the shadowlands behind.
Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master...
He had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher...
He had no medicine, yet they called Him Healer...
He had no army, yet kings feared Him...
He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world...
He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him...
He was buried in a tomb, yet He still lives today...
Be honored to serve such a leader who loves us.
We believe in the big bang: God said it and bang! and there it was!
We have a one-time gift. A beautiful gift that many people are ridiculed for in this day and age. A precious gift that many people throw away. It's called "virginity", and we plan to not waste it on some jerks who're just gonna dump us later. We choose to be faithful to our future husbands, the men who will love us for the rest of our lives, and to wait for the wedding day! We are proud of our virginity.
We have yelled at inanimate objects. We have wanted inanimate objects to go die. We have yelled at inanimate objects to go die.
Our characters sometimes talk to us in our heads. Don't worry, we're mentally stable.
We respond/talk to our characters. We promise we're still mentally stable. Mostly.
Who doesn't sometimes wish fictional characters were real?
We've sometimes wished we could go into a book or movie and strangle some of the characters for being so incredibly dumb.
We've both read past two in the morning.
We get excited when we get new reviews.
Writer's block is evil. (Meryah has more experience with it than Ariel_of_Narnia does.)
We love fairy tales, mermaids, knights, swords, bows, and anything of the sort.
We quote word-for-word, at random moments, stuff from books and films and shows.
A good book is a good friend.
Our idea of fun is reading.
Did you know the average American only reads 3 books a year (apparently)? We don't believe it's even possible to read that little!
"I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C.S. Lewis