this has probably been talked about before but Richie wasn’t ashamed of his sexuality, in my opinion (well, he obviously would’ve a bit. it was the 50s. But still). He was a pretty horny dude, and I think he just accepted his horniess for other dudes to be another one of those things he couldn’t fix (like his undiagnosed ADHD). He was ashamed of what his attraction to other boys made him do, though. Richie often makes a fool of himself in front of Eddie and Bev because he had crushes on them both. He pinches Eddie’s cheeks and calls him cute because it’s the only thing that stops him from exploding with all these feelings he doesn’t understand yet. He does dumb voices without thinking. RICHIE IS ASHAMED THAT THIS BEHAVIOUR, THAT HE CAN’T CONTROL, CAN COME ACROSS AS PREDATORY. He sees his actions similiar to those of a monster. Or, more specifically, a werewolf.
That’s what Andy Muschetti didn’t understand. Richie didn’t think his secret was dirty; he thought his actions were. Stripping Eddie of his gay arc and giving it to Richie doesn’t work for either of the characters. Their own fears and experience with bullies can’t be swapped over (or erased completely) simply because they’ve both got queer subtext. It’s insulting if that is actually what Muschetti thought.
i’m not overstating when i say i’d chop of 5 of my toes (maybe 6) for some way for eddie to canonically come back to life and then skip into the sunset, holding hands, with richie. this has to be in film form tho; i’m not sacrificing my toes from some half-assed tweet by andy muschietti
So..... I came late to the It fandom. And by late I mean i only just watched It for the first time in quarantine(yes I know that was a weird sentence format). So now all the IT blogs and fanfic writers that I find haven’t been updated in a few years. So If you are a currently active It blog I would really appreciate it if you could interact with this post you you could let me know where to look :)
I am amazed how I haven’t seen anyone make angsty art of Eddie getting reincarnated as like an eldritch abomination. I can’t draw and might be color blind. But someone had to fill this market. I tag this as dead ed because I lack creativity and have no dignity.
The REAL reason Eddie knew that Richie didn’t write his own material is because Eddie, no matter what, no matter how bad a mood he was in, or how bad Richie’s joke truly was, he always laughed. He just couldn’t help himself. And not once did he laugh at Richie’s jokes from his specials or his live performances.
And that my friends, is soulmate excellence, if I do say so myself
i miss reddie with my entire heart. the thought that I'll never find a ship as GOOD as reddie haunts me everyday. reddie is my definition of perfect ship and i can't substitute them. their canon moments, their uniqueness, their growth, their story, their traits, their psychology and the tragedy of their love... i miss freaking out with every reddie stan on tumblr about a small leak and i miss the "omg this song reminds me of reddie!! listen up". im not crazy, i just miss genuinely love a ship... REDDIE YOU'VE RAISED MY STANDARDS TO HIGH
dear reddie stan, i love you sincerely and i thank you for the beautiful memories and laughs we've been going through together.
im like... half sure that the reason so many people in the fandom pretend that IT isn’t actually a horror movie is because it simply wasn’t a good horror movie. like, it focussed far too much on romance and cringey attempts at comedy to ever truly scare someone. even my mum, who has proven multiple times that she cannot handle horror at any capacity, didn’t find it scary because of its cheesy cliche’s and jumpscares ! i mean, fuck, you can hardly blame ppl for not writing as many horror fics as fluffy when the movie was barely horror in the first place. (and im not talking about the book because its over 1000+ pages long and u cant expect everyone to read that)