1. On a slow Monday in 2013, a bunch of friends and I conceived a Narnia AU (that’s alternate universe, for those of you not steeped in fandom lingo) where Narnia is Melbourne’s inner north and its denizens are basically hipsters.
1a. The question is not whether or not Reepicheep owns a fedora, but how many fedoras he owns.
2. Melbourne is currently in the grips of the Spring Racing Carnival, that time of year when we have a public holiday to get dressed up, wear silly hats and drink champagne (yay!) and also lots of horses die because horse racing is terrible (not yay!)
1 + 2 = 3. Shasta and Aravis have something to say about this.
(As a result of this piece, I was asked to do the Narnian hipsters’ Tinder profiles. I’m still contemplating that, but I am 100% certain that Lucy is one of those girls whose cat features heavily in her profile.)
(He is not a tame housecat.)