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25 January 2011 @ 07:37 pm
fanfic: Bowls of Pasta (1/?)  
Title: Bowls of Pasta (1/?)
Fandom: Narnia RPF
Characters/Pairings: James McAvoy/Georgie Henley, hints of unrequited Ben/Georgie if you look? (This was meant to be a J/G fic, but B/G poked its way in....)
Rating: PG and it's utter crack, too.
Warnings: None.
Summary: Georgie and James exchanging emails. Their cute comments to each other and their opinions on each other's lives. He would give her advice to help sort out problems. She would tell him to lighten up about life and stop being such a grouchy old Scottish spaz.
A/N: This is a cracky, loose-plot glimpse into what is, for me, canon.
It was inspired by likecharity's little James/Georgie themed post that she made today. It began as a comment drabble, but lengthened into something worthy of its own post.
Ben managed to poke his way into this story, and because I'm a huge Ben/Georgie shipper, that shows here a little too (unrequitedly).
ETA: I wrote another chapter! :-B
ONE | TWO


From: discofaun06@gmail.com
To: owlfacemattressnumberhead@yahoo.co.uk
Subject: Re: You are far too serious James do you know that??? i'll send my personal creepy santa to fix you hehe...
Date: 20 Jan 2011 | 6:45 PM

I am Scottish Georgie and you've hit it right on the head. You see, we Scots are pre-ingrained [sp?] to act far older than we are. Have you ever heard of a jolly Scottish comedian? No because we are all morticians. ORRR very very serious actors/actresses.

We only take parts in films written by [or based on books written by—] people who were artistically depressed and/or thought too hard about life in general [C. S. Lewis winkwinknudgenudge]

We only chew popcorn pensively while watching Wim Wenders films

We only embalm corpses of people who made sensible decisions in life [the Scottish morticians I mentioned before]

We only carry black cell phones and decorate our homes with no trendy or fashionable furniture

We only disapprove of tattoos SERIOUSLY GEORGIE, IT IS A LIFE CHOICE. BEN TOLD ME YOU WANTED ONE. YOU CAN GET LOOKED DOWN ON FOR THE LOCATION OF THE TATTOO, SOME PEOPLE SAY ...well I don't want to say what they say but I'd rather you hear it from me, lord preserve me, ah, —if you got it on your lower back theyd call it a tramp stamp okay. I'M NOT CALLING IT THAT I'M JUST WARNING YOU in case you don't like that phrase
This started as a joke hon, but I'm getting serious now, hang on, but brace yourself for my Scottishness, seriously though, please listen.

Seriously, Georgie, please don't get a tattoo. You have your whole life ahead to make that decision. Skipping out of school to have it done by Skandar's cousin who probably isn't even certified, and how do you get certified to do tattoos anyway? That said [god i sound old. or Auld] you can get rejected from acting roles because of a tattoo. Not every character is going to have them, and not every casting agent is going to like the look. It can seriously damage your career, Georgie.

[why do i know that it is only the end of that bit that could ever affect your judgement on this
i sound feckin old. AULD i tell you.]

By the way, how is your cat doing? marmalade? you still have her right?

All my love,
James



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From: owlfacemattressnumberhead@yahoo.co.uk
To: imbringingcaspianback@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: BENNNNNNN
Date: 21 Jan 2011 | 3:20 AM

BEN I JUST GOT A LETTER FROM JAMES
SINCE I WAS TROLLING FB AT NIGHT LIKE I DO
AND RESPONDING TO EMAILS AT NIGHT LIKE I DO since when the hell else do i have time to respond to emails, scuzzy teachers with their books giving me homework, dont they know NARNIA IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN SCHOOL.

AND HE WROTE THAT YOU TOLD HIM ABOUT MY TATTOO THING. WHICH WAS MAINLY A JOKE. URHGURGHURHGURGHURGH

okay, i'm not actually upset at you, so i'll just end the email here.

Love, Georgie.

p.s. skandar called and said he cant find his Sarah Waters book DID YOU TAKE IT BEN?? you know those books are more about the plot, if you wanted girls kissing you just could've gone to the internet
oh never mind i just got a text from him he has it
bye ♥


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From: imbringingcaspianback@hotmail.co.uk
To: owlfacemattressnumberhead@yahoo.co.uk
Subject: Re: BENNNNNNN
Date: 21 Jan 2011 | 4:12 PM

Georgie, you really need sleep. And I only joked about the tattoo thing to James by the way, since it started as a joke. I suppose he took it seriously, then? Aw shit, you must feel ratted out or something. I SWEAR. I SWEAR I WAS NOT TRYING TO "TELL ON YOU".

I left m my jacket over at your place, is it all right if I come to pick it up tonight?

-Ben :-p

P.S. How do i get rid of this virus-safe thing at the end of my emails?? no one knows how. Well Will (moseley) gave this sort of long detailed explanation to me on the phone of how to get rid of the little message, but i wasn't really listening and it went in one ear and out the other. HOW DOES HE EXPECT SOMEONE TO REMEMBER FIVE MINUTES OF DETAILED EXPLANATION BY HEART?? I was on the way to an audition so i couldn't write it down. you all say i'm disorganized well fuck the haters

well you can hate me if you want, georgie, and i wouldn't grudge you it, but please don't hate me
see i'll even add a cute heart like you did: <3 (since i can't do it right)
AND a daisy: xox---p---
see the petals and the stem?? All for you.

Disorganized my arse.
Ben


No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 8.0.238 / Virus Database: 270.11.53/2054 - Release Date: 04/11/09 10:51:00


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From: imbringingcaspianback@hotmail.co.uk
To: spidermonkeydarwin_king@aol.com
Subject: HAHAHAHA
Date: 21 Jan 2011 | 4:32 PM

YOU LIKE SARAH WATERS NOVELS

YOU LIKE SARAH WATERS NOVELS

YOU FUCKING LIKE SARAH WATERS NOVELS HAHAHAHAHAAAAA.


No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 8.0.238 / Virus Database: 270.11.53/2054 - Release Date: 04/11/09 10:51:00



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From: owlfacemattressnumberhead@yahoo.co.uk
To: discofaun06@gmail.com
Subject: Don't sweat it James
Date: 22 Jan 2011 | 12:30 PM

Hey James, it's Georgie :)

Don't worry, I won't get a tattoo. For the record I WAS JOKING. And I don't appreciate Ben passing on my jokes like they're bowls of pasta that he's handing down a cafeteria line, because he really really doesn't want to eat them. Or else he likes my joke-pasta so much that he wants so share it with the world. OR. OR else he's concerned that my pasta will get a tattoo.

Well you can rest assured, James, that neither my pasta nor my ass-ta will be getting a tattoo any time soon.

One day, though, James, I'll make you do it. I'll be about twenty or twenty-five (OOOH HORRORS a.k.a. loads of fun...for me.) and I'll drag you to a tattoo parlor and we'll get matching Narnia tattoos. NARNIA. TATTOOS. JAMES. JUST LIKE THE LORD OF THE RINGS CAST DID. Except for one of them, i don't remember which one, he was being a spoilsport AND NOW HE DOESN'T HAVE THE TATTOO TO REMIND HIM OF NEW ZEALAND.

Well goddamnit james I will simply not allow you to be the spoilsport. Just like them, we will always have New Zealand. You and I are going to get the tattoos to prove that, mark my word.

Love, and solemn oaths! For Narnia!!
Georgie.

P.S. Tattoos haven't affected the Lord of the Rings actors' careers in the slightest. So there.

P.P.S. We still have Marmalade, yes. I had to take her off the keyboard to type this.

———

From: owlfacemattressnumberhead@yahoo.co.uk
To: discofaun06@gmail.com
Subject: No Subject
Date: 26 Jan 2011 | 1:20 AM

James

I saw the article online. i don't think you're old — no, i know you're not old. or if you are old, then so am i.
just let me be old with you and not a teenager for one day, okay. just let me.

Georgie



———


THE END.
FOR NOW. MUAHAHAHA.














ETA:
Oh, and I made this:



Good night.






Cross-posted to narnia_rpf.
 
 
Current Mood: satisfied
Current Music: Coldplay — Yes (stuck in my head)
 
 
 
L.C.: narnia; ben (being weird)likecharity on January 26th, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
WHAT this is so adorable and amazing, I was basically grinning like an idiot throughout the entire thing. I'M STILL GRINNING. *tries to stop* *fails*

WHY DID IT HAVE TO END, I WANTED IT TO GO ON FOREVER.

Seriously, you had me at 'DISCOFAUN'. And you used 'owlfacemattressnumberhead'! Actually, all the email addresses are hilariously awesome, and I love the little character-specific things in the way that they type and stuff, they seem spot-on to me. JAMES TALKING ABOUT SERIOUS SCOTTISHNESS AND GEORGIE (JOKINGLY) WANTING A TATTOO FROM SKANDAR'S POSSIBLY UNQUALIFIED COUSIN. AND "ALL MY LOVE". ♥

And Georgie IMMEDIATELY EMAILING BEN TO TELL HIM OFF before even replying to James, I love that. I love that email especially, actually, it seems totally her, and THEM, like, her email to James is a little bit more thought-out but to Ben she's just like *FLAIL* THIS IS WHAT I'M SAYING NOW OKAY. Lmao the Sarah Waters thing IF YOU WANTED GIRLS KISSING YOU COULD'VE JUST GONE TO THE INTERNET. Ben's email cracked me up too, lol Will would totally ramble on about computer advice and Ben would totally fail to listen, and THE THING WITH THE DAISY, and lol mocking Skandar, AMAZING.

GEORGIE'S WEIRD PASTA ANALOGY. AND SUGGESTING MATCHING NARNIA TATTOOS. ♥_♥ AND HAVING TO REMOVE HER CAT FROM THE KEYBOARD IN ORDER TO TYPE. I KNOW HOW THAT IS.

And oh my god, the end! You can't leave it there, you CAN'T. Definitely need more. I REALISE I JUST MENTIONED LIKE ALMOST EVERY PART OF THIS, BUT THAT IS HOW GREAT IT IS.
iamhunpike: georgie and skandariamshunpike on January 26th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
I AM HAPPY AND YOU ARE HAPPY AND JUST GAH

EVERYTHING IS NARNIA AND NOTHING HURTS



Yeah, I felt like writing more of it at the time. I wanted to put in Skandar's response to being mocked, but I thought that would make the fic too disjointed, putting another person in the mix, since it was really intended to be only James and Georgie in the first place.

NERR I HAD SO MUCH FUN WRITING THIS I WON'T EVEN LIE. :D
iamhunpike: georgie and skandariamshunpike on January 26th, 2011 01:58 am (UTC)
Oh and also:

Did you notice that this fic is happening now? Seriously, it is. The dates? The first letter from James: Date: 20 Jan 2011 | 6:45 PM And, more importantly, the last, from Georgie: Date: 26 Jan 2011 | 1:20 AM.

That's tomorrow, so the days in which this takes place haven't even finished happening yet! It's not past-fic but it isn't future-fic either. IT'S PRESENT-FIC.
Which means that whatever letters were written after this would be written in the days that we are about to live in. Mindfuckkkk.

I just like believing that somewhere, somehow, in an alternate universe, this could be happening. Not in this reality, yeah, but in a possible reality.
It just makes the dream feel more special somehow.
iamhunpike: georgie and skandariamshunpike on January 26th, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
WHY THE FUCK IS LJ DISPLAYING THE DATE AS THE 26TH? Ugh, time zone nonsense. The ending day of the fic isn't till tomorrow! It's not!
L.C.: narnia; georgie (green)likecharity on January 27th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
I DID NOTICE. It definitely makes it even more awesome.
the patron saint of doomed love: georgiestarrlit_eyes on January 26th, 2011 04:20 am (UTC)
Ahh! This is fantastic!

And I don't appreciate Ben passing on my jokes like they're bowls of pasta that he's handing down a cafeteria line, because he really really doesn't want to eat them. Or else he likes my joke-pasta so much that he wants so share it with the world. OR. OR else he's concerned that my pasta will get a tattoo.

Hahaha. I love how you channeled Georgie's "weird metaphor" habit.
iamhunpikeiamshunpike on January 26th, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
Eee, thank you! :D

And I'm not even sure where that came from — when I typed it, it just felt right somehow. So I guess I was channeling her. :B I just find it really easy to relate to Georgie (or the fans' idea of her) so I find her easy to write as well.
Simon: Effy - watchingprunesquallormd on January 30th, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC)
:D :D :D :D :D

THIS IS AWESOME

Everything! The email addresses - discofaun!, owlfacemattressnumberhead! (I think that's maybe a kind of in-joke that I don't get, it's still hilarious, though), spidermonkeydarwin_king! . The ridiculous run-on bowl of pasta metaphor! The tattoo! Ben's email to Skandar (god, that made me laugh like a drain for about 5 minutes). It's all just fabulous.
It's also extremely cute! I love the way James's and Georgie's friendship is drawn, and the way you bring in the others (I hope we get emails from Skandar and WIll in the next bit. Oooh, and Tilda too).
I meant to read this a when you first posted it but I got side-tracked, so I'm glad you posted it around the comms. And I'm particularly glad that there's a part 2 :D
iamhunpike: BEN AND GEORGIE = OTPiamshunpike on January 30th, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
:D :D :D I'm glad you like it! :D

And I don't know where in the world the "owlfacemattressnumberhead" thing came from. It's an actual Georgie joke! She and Will P. did a webchat, and they had to use their first names, but Georgie wrote:

Georgie: By the way I have been loving the nicknames on the boards. If I had one I would want to be OwlfaceMattressNumberhead.

I only know this because likecharity is pretty much my go-to source for any new Narnia things.

And both the Wills are in the next one...check it out! :)

Did the narnia_rpf post make it clear that both chapters are posted?? As opposed to one being posted and the other in progress? :/ Probably it did and I'm just wondering.

But I'm really glad it made you laugh. That's really why I'm writing this, just to make myself laugh more than anything else. (Well, no, I attempted plot in this chapter. Not as much in the second...but who knows, there might be more, I only finished the second this morning. :/ ?)
Simon: Emily - spliffprunesquallormd on January 30th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
Georgie: By the way I have been loving the nicknames on the boards. If I had one I would want to be OwlfaceMattressNumberhead.

LOL That's adorable :)

( likecharitys my main source of Narnia info too. I'd be lost without her journal :)).

I'm definitely going to read the next part!
(And yes, the narnai_rpf post, and the top of this one definitely make it clear that part 2 is finished :)).
I'm really glad there's a part 2. Here's to part 3 and more :D

Edited at 2011-01-30 08:00 pm (UTC)
lavozdelsilencio on January 30th, 2011 06:57 pm (UTC)
HAHA! THAT WAS AMAZINGLY FUNNY! I was laughing out loud the whole time! I loved it!

But first, allow me to jump and scream of joy the fact that you ship Ben/Georgie, and James/Georgie and, and write about them and and.. *is getting a headache of pure happiness* *jumping of joy* and, and.. *is horrified* OH GOD! I'm so behind of work to do but now all I to want to do is read and read and browse and squee about all the goodness shippiness you have about them (you and likecharity) >.<

Ben wanting to get rid of the virus text at the end was hilarious! And making fun of Skandar. LOL! and the whole thing was great. And look! you posted the second part! *now is shedding tears joy*
*off to read 2d part*
iamhunpike: BEN AND GEORGIE = OTPiamshunpike on January 30th, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
OMG You are going to love all the Ben/Georgie fic that will inevitably pour in. A lot of it already has, and just, Hell yeah, shippers! And as for James/Georgie, well, they are my lifetime ship. Without them, I never would've got into Narnia fandom in the first place. OTP <3 <3 <3

You think it's funny! :D Cool, I wasn't sure if my sense of humor was too "weird" or not...eh. :)

Shedding tears of joy is always awesome. *high five!*

:) :) :) :D :D :3 etc
original sinsualityladyvivien on February 4th, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC)
Oh jfc. Have my babies?

BEST THING EVER OH MY GOD.
iamhunpike: Meggie readingiamshunpike on February 5th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
lol sure! your jelly babies I assume. *nom nom*

THANK YOU. :D :D :D
original sinsualityladyvivien on February 5th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
you can even have the green and orange ones. THAT'S how good it was.
iamhunpike: Meggie readingiamshunpike on February 5th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
I have never actually eaten them, so I shall take your word that the green and orange art most epic, good Lady Vivien of Mossy-Rock-on-Glen-Dale. *tips hat*

And your profile quote is quite boss. Mary Poppins FOR EVER AND ALWAYS.
original sinsualityladyvivien on February 5th, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
I haven't heard 'boss' since I left school!
original sinsualityladyvivien on February 5th, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
and also, thank you!
iamhunpike: Meggie readingiamshunpike on February 5th, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC)
Thou art surely welcome. *stone cold dead politeness face*