i see some discourse going on about adults and minors in the fandom and i would like to put my two cents in on the situation as a twenty year old.
IT is a book made for adults. IT 2017 was a movie made for adults, seeing as it’s rated R - meaning seventeen and older. there is nothing wrong with adults being in this fandom and participating. while half of the novel seems to circulate around them as children (i haven’t read yet so i can’t say that definitively), and the first part of the movie series focuses on them as children, that does not automatically mean the book/movie is for kids/teens.
however, that does not mean that teenagers are not gonna watch the movie and relate to it. the many teenagers in this fandom is proof of that. i feel like that’s only natural with a popular movie starring teenagers. there is nothing wrong with teenagers being in this fandom and participating.
there is nothing wrong with either of those age groups being in the fandom. it’s amazing that this universe can reach so many different groups.
with that being said, i want to make some statements.
minors do not have to interact with the adults in this fandom. that is a 1000% okay choice to make. it is not your job to make anyone feel comfortable, so have fun.
adults do not have to feel guilty for being in this fandom. the book was made for you, baby, so don’t let anyone make you feel bad. you belong in this fandom just as much, if not more than minors.
if the characters are being referred to as children, THEY SHOULD NOT BE SEXUALIZED IN ANY WAY.
if the characters are being referred to as adults, then it’s okay to have adults themes.
i don’t think it’s that hard to grasp, guys. this really should not be a discourse. respect boundaries and understand that this not just for one group or the other.
“Oh Mutt darling, don’t even worry about Tank! He wouldn’t hurt a fly–would you, big boy?” “BI” “….Unless it landed on me, of course, then he would absolutely destroy it.” “B)”
Mutt has never been the shortest girl in the room before, but hey. Number One is 6′3 without her heels. ((Limousines have a certain amount of high-society pretention about them, even limousines belonging to the Duke. ;) Thus the evening wear haha)) ((I gotta figure out names for them they can’t just literally go by their car names. Can they?)) ((CAN THEY?? 8I))