I have been a fan of L’Arc~en~Ciel for almost 12 years now and yet never once I fancy the idea of Tetsuhai (Tetsu-Haido). A lot of their fans really into the love between Hyde and Tetsuya, they fancy the idea that there is something going on more than them as friends.
Since two months ago, I have been turned into Noelian fan…I really fancy the idea that Noel and Julian are actually dating and have a relationship more than just close friends. A straight woman like me loving the idea that Noel and Julian might get married one day 😉
You might be thinking who the hell is Noel and Julian?
(Unless if you are a Boosh fan stranded in my blog)
Well…Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt are the creators of one of the best comedies ever made, The Mighty Boosh. Noel and Julian met in 1997 (based on an interview I have heard), they were both stand up comedians who were doing their routines differently to most stand up comedians. They first connected when Julian acted as if he was netting Noel’s hanging words.
Julian: It was the beginning of some sort of a very early chemistry there.
Noel: It was sort of our first double act together. Things going on at the same time.
After that meeting, they created a partnership based on their similarity in jokes.
Julian: We have a similar sort of vision of what we want to do.
Noel: We have different personalities which is good.
What happened next was they created The Boosh out of their wildest imagination. Julian handled all the music while Noel handled all the visual. They wrote the script together.
Noel: We wrote the words together, don’t we?
Julian: Pretty much yeah
Noel: we hold the pencil together [laugh and touch Julian’s hand]
Julian: we break it down syllables. We don’t really write on our own and then bring it in.
Noel: we don’t email each other don’t we?
Julian: you don’t really email at all
Noel: I can’t go on computer at all
...this post is dedicated purely to the beauty of their relationship.
Me and Julian were doing stuffs separately and then when start decided to do a show together and it was one of those freakiest weird coincidence or just something about it we have chemistry straight away — We just like click and we just had such good chemistry as a double act. It was quite apparent to everyone else that we should be working together. So it was quite special and then I think, I was really young and Julian wasn’t that young but he was young as well, I think we didn’t realize how special that was till we tried it toward other people. We sort of went oh right, this is sort of one in a lifetime deal. It’s a bit like falling in love, you know. ~Noel Fielding
Never in my life have I seen such great chemistry that Julian and Noel have. Within less than 2 months of being a fan, I have watched ALMOST all their interviews and I can see how amazingly beautiful their chemistry is. They are the closest public bromance I have ever seen. They aren’t ashamed of showing their affection toward each other. They often sit so close to each other and so often looking at each other. There are many interviews where the couch is big enough for the two to sit far from each other but they always end up sitting so close side by side. Even in The Mighty Boosh series they are often called as couple and they kissed once in one episode.
Noel is the chatty one while Julian is the shy one. In all TVShow interviews, Noel talks more than Julian but when they are put together without an interviewer, we can see that Julian talks as much as Noel. It’s fun seeing how Noel often ask justification of his story to Julian…he often said “Don’t we?” Julian mostly smiles to whatever Noel says.
They are very different in appearance and personality. Their differences are so visible but somehow that differences are the things that make them good together, as Noel said in one of his recent interviews “As two people we make up one person”
One of the interviews I really love is when the host asked about the love between them.
Host: you guys have known each other for ten years. Obviously there is a deep love for each other, deep respect. Tell us about the love!
Noel : there’s a lot of love, isn’t there? [looking at Julian]
Julian: there’s a lot of love! [looking at Noel]
Noel: yeah a lot of love. Look we got a bit embarrassed. [Both laugh]
Noel: you know when a couple goes out for ten years, they not as touchy feeling as they used to be but every now and then we hold hands
…and They often said things that showed as if there really is sexual tension between them 😉 I know it was just a joke.
From Impose Magazine
Julian: We thought of an idea where we went to a bar that served us this magic punch that made us get really erotic and we woke up the next day in bed and thought we made love. So we thought that would be a quite good episode to do that, you know, sort of the awkwardness between us.
Q: Was it awkward after it happened in real life?
Noel: [Trying to be as serious as possible, looking directly at me] No.
Julian: Mmmmmm [laughs].
Noel: We were both comfortable with it.
Or on another interview when Noel is asked about stalking a comedian to then be a famous double act:
People kind of say that I stalked Julian. It’s a rumour. He stalked me. No, what happened was that I went to see him a couple of times because I liked him. And he phoned me up and said, ‘D’you wanna work with me?’ Because he saw me and went, ‘Jesus Christ! He’s like a king! I’d better harness his talent somehow, I’m getting a bit old now…’ He just liked what I did and I liked what he did, so we made love, and then said ‘let’s write!’ We made love in a way that a man and a small boy make love. Sorry. It’s gone a bit sexual.
On Jonathan Ross Ross Show, when shown the picture on the left>>
Julian: Yeah, that was when we were lovers.
After their second tour (2009), they decided to have a break. They have been together for 12 years and I do think a bit of break is really good for their relationship…it will keep them from feeling bored.
“We wrote half of it and it was good. And then we did a tour, and then another tour, and then we sort of went, ‘I think we need to not see each other for a bit and do some different things and have a bit of a break.’” ~Julian Barratt
“We’re still friends, we just needed a break, we worked together for so long, felt like we were married, I think we were sick of each other faces. We have been hanging out a lot more lately. He have two beautiful kids and I have been hanging out with him and his kids a lot and they are so funny. He’s been doing a dad thing” ~Noel Fielding
Julian is now busy with theater and writing a movie together with Simon Farnaby. He was praised for his recent theatrical play. Noel is busy with Never Mind The Buzzcocks (the show that led me to him) and Luxury Comedy.
I know there’s nothing sexual going on with Julian and Noel…but still, the idea never left the head of many Noelian fans out there (me included). My friend and I (my friend loves Julian while I love Noel) sometimes jokes around saying that Julian is only living with Julia so that he can have kids because he will never have ones with Noel ;p
Julian is now living with Julia Davis and has a twin.
Noel is happy with Lliana Bird.
Well…whatever relationship they have, I love them for being together like that. Even in real life, I rarely see such close friendship.
Julian and Noel, they just have a way of pattern about them and they just go. They start talking about something and they just go and go, it’s like Jazz really. ~ Rich Fulcher
They are yin and yang, they are the two ends of a battery, the Arctic and the Antarctic, they’re perfect duo. ~Jessica Hynes.
These two photos are my favorite of all.
I will close this full of love post with 2 videos:
This is their gig in Melbourne. I love how they hold hands when they left the stage.
You can clearly see that they are incredibly close from this interview. There are so much love between them.