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Can I post this here cos I don't belong to any other History Boys comms.

I've seen the film countless times and I've now seen the play 3 times, and I'm still confused about when Rudge explains that Christ Church college told him he'd got in at the interview.

I've checked the film script and will put here what it says:

Mrs Lintott: I'm sorry
Rudge: What for? I got in
ML: How come?
R: How come they told me or how come they took a thick sod like me? I had family connections
ML: Somebody in your family went to Christ Church?
R: In a manner of speaking. My dad. Before he got married he was a college servant there. This old parson who was just sitting there for most of the interview suddenly said was I related to Bill Rudge who'd been a scout of Staircase 7 in the 1950s. So I said he was my dad, and they said I was just the kind of candidate they were looking for. Mind you, I did all the other stuff like Stalin was a sweetie and Wilfred Owen was a wuss. They said I was plainly someone who thought for himself and just what the college rugger team needed.

Now, to my mind there are two scenarios:

a) Rudge's dad really was a scout in the 50s, and that's why he chose Christ Church which, as Headmaster says earlier in the play, is a notoriously difficult college (it's tiny, and he's supposedly "thick" - probably less able than other candidates, anyway) to get into - but he wants to go because it's in the family/important to his dad

b) Rudge has learnt Irwin's lesson about lying really quite well, and so when the parson offers him this 'in' he grabs at it and lies, says this fellow was his dad. If you look at what he says, he says "I said he was my dad" - just a turn of phrase or actually admitting "I lied and said he was my dad"?

What do you think? Does it matter?

(I saw HB on Saturday at the Crucible in Sheffield with Matthew Kelly playing Hector - he was surprisingly good! Dakin and Scripps were HELLA SLASHY and Dakin shagged Fiona over the headmaster's desk!)

fic: Crumbling in His Absence, Gen, R-ish

hi, I'm new to the community and, I guess, to the fandom, although I've loved the film for a few years now. this, therefore, is my first attempt at writing fic

title: Crumbling In His Absence
pairing: gen (maybe the tiniest bit of Scripps/Posner if you squint)
fandom: The History Boys
rating: R-ish? barely, I'd imagine
warning: language, canon character death
word count: ~1700

Fic:On The Use Of Gerunds- Dakin/Irwin

Hey, I'm new here, recently got obsessed with The History Boys and knew I HAD to write fic....so, here it is-enjoy!

Title: On The Use Of Gerunds
Pairing: Dakin/Irwin
Rating: R
Summary: Irwin has a lesson on the present.
Word Count: around 2000
Disclaimer: THB belongs to its creators, and I am not one of them. Sadly.


http://misanthropeintp.livejournal.com/889.html

fic: Handwriting

Title: Handwriting
Pairing: David Posner/Don Scripps
Rating: PG
Summary: Some fluffy silliness.
Word Count: ~240
Disclaimer: The History Boys belongs to its creators. Unfortunately I am not one of them.


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Sep. 21st, 2012

Title: In the cold light of morning

Pairing: Scripps/Posner

Rating: PG-13

Summary: The aftermath of thisbecause I am weak and wrote fix-it fic. 

 Word count: 2600 in total. Blimey.

Disclaimer:  THB belongs to its creators, and I am but a penniless student.


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Jul. 4th, 2012

Title: An ill-advised romantic liaison

Pairing: David Posner/Don Scripps

Rating: PG-13 - sexual references and copious swearing

Summary: The morning after the night before.

Word count:  700ish

Disclaimer: The History Boys belongs to its creators, and I am but a penniless student.


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May. 21st, 2012

Title: This sad heart of mine
Pairing: David Posner/Don Scripps
Rating: PG-13 - Kissing, swearing, mild sexual imagery. 
Summary: In which Posner pines, Scripps is oblivious, and Dakin, for once, is Actually Quite Nice. 
Word count: 3,000
Notes: Avoiding my work and fic writing. Again. If only I could get a degree in this, sigh. 
Disclaimer: The History Boys belongs to its creators, and I am but a penniless student. 


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May. 3rd, 2012

Title: Enwrought with golden and silver light
Pairing: David Posner/Don Scripps
Rating: PG-13 - Kissing, but not much else. 
Summary: Scripps returns home for a brief period. WW2 AU. 
Word count: 500 - a wee small thing.
Notes: My first foray into fic writing for this fandom (eek!), and it turns into an AU. Ah well. They'll probably be more parts to this. The plot bunnies are biting. Title shamelessly stolen from Yates. 
Disclaimer: The History Boys belongs to its creators, and I am but a penniless student. 


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fic: Am I Still Ill?

Title: Am I still Ill?
Pairing: David Posner/Don Scripps
Rating: PG
Summary: Posner's been listening to The Smiths a bit too much.
Notes: My first time writing about these two! Also, English is not my first language, beware the mistakes.
Disclaimer: The History Boys belongs to its creators. I am not one of them.
Still Ill belongs to The Smiths, I'm not them either.


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Teach me

Title: Teach me
Pairing: Stuart Dakin/Tom Irwin
Rating: NC-17

Link to story on Archive of our own.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/343329

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