Bev and Richie are the only people in The Losers Club who can do gymnastics type things like cart wheels and flips.
Everyone knows that Beverly can do it, but they’re unaware about Richie, except for Bev
One day Richie was talking about how he has gotten one flip in particular down, and the rest of The Losers Club just laughs. They bet their money that Bev could do what ever he thought he could do 100 times better.
Beverly just laughs, gives Richie a look that says “ you’re gonna take me to the Aladdin with that money”, and watches as Richie does a perfect round off flick tuck back.
The Losers Club handed their money to Richie, jaws dropped, and incredibly attracted impressed with him.
Personally, I’ve never paid that much attention to the Applewood manor. As far as I was concerned, it was just this lovely country estate that the Princes once viewed as a safe haven, away from the press and prying eyes. Applewood also turns out to be the first place where Liam, as an adult, finally allows himself to hope for a future with the MC, and the first time she sees him truly happy and carefree. It is the first place he allows himself to truly dream about his life with her. However, the shattering of this dream also begins in Applewood itself, right here in the MC’s bedroom.
By placing this love scene in the same bedroom, the book transforms this commonplace location into something that takes on a symbolic and metaphorical richness within the story. Allow me to elaborate further.
to the anon about the stephen king book, i believe it was “Carrie”
Hmm..idk, Carrie is honestly nothing like a combination of E & D. The only similarity is that she took revenge on her class and her entire town but in a very different, catatonic-like way than the boys. Actually, a lot cooler than what those two knuckleheads did, tbh. Hell hath no wrath and fury like a woman scorn’d. lol
If you read the book, Stephen King specifically says that IT (the shape-shifting monster also known as Pennywise) is female and pregnant. This is why the Losers’ Club has to come back and finish what they started when they were kids.
However, IT chooses primarily male forms or genderless forms to kill and terrorize the children with.
So, IT specifically chooses to fluctuate between female, male, and genderless presentations, making IT genderfluid.
the fact that theres ”pennywise discourse” in general is fucking incredible like i hate having to witness it and i wish you all just knew how to be normal so we wouldnt have to be here in 2017 educating people on why calling the child predator murder clown from a stephen king book a “gay icon” is a bad thing
Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator Butcher Billy got the idea of turning famous love hits into book covers of horror master Stephen King.
Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” The Smiths, “Head Over Heels” by Tears For Fears and many others were portrayed in a very unusual way.
“This series imagines an alternate universe where some of the most desperate and tragic romantic songs in the ‘70s and’ 80s are actually books written by Stephen King. The concept is to look at the dark side of love by the vision of pop culture, bringing aspects of its classic stories to play the true meaning of the songs - this can be completely subverted or stressed strangeness, while paying tribute to the vintage design of the original covers,” Butcher writes on his Behance.
Social studies teachers been lying??? Would it be so hard to believe? Corruption and racism have gone hand in hand for so long. Besides, ask Native Americans. The atrocities done to so many nations across America were rewritten. Once you investigate you see the systemic racism at all levels. Ask Japanese Americans about the concentration camps from WW2 and how their lives, property, businesses were stolen and destroyed. All these things are just blips in books.
Hi! This seems really random but I heard there was a book by Stephen King that had a main character (female) described as a "mixture" of Eric & Dylan, do you happen to know what the book is? I've been trying to find it but I just can't remember it to save my life lol
I don’t, no. Now I’m curious which book and what character. lol
“Welcome,” she said. “Welcome, and thank you for agreeing to be a volunteer with Multnomah County Libraries. We are so grateful for you and your commitment to our community. For the next hour, we’re going to go over some important information that you need to know as a volunteer, no matter what role you play.”
I expected that we were going to learn about things like policies for canceling our shifts, or maybe where to find first aid kits. We probably did talk about those things. But the part that I remember most vividly is the first thing she talked about.
“We’re going to start with the Library Bill of Rights from the American Library Association,” she said, and she projected the text of the document onto the screen. “Everyone who works for libraries, including volunteers, helps to support and uphold the Library Bill of Rights.”
This was new to me. I’d been a regular patron at my local public library for years, graduating from Dr. Seuss to The Babysitters Club series to, most recently, my fixation on books about neo-paganism and queer sex. No one had mentioned this whole Bill of Rights thing. It was a short document with just a few bullet points.
“Libraries support free access to information,” Bess explained. “One of our core values is intellectual freedom. This impacts all of you because when you’re volunteering for the library, we expect you to support the rights of library users to find and read whatever they want, even if you don’t agree with what they’re looking for.”
She continued, “For example, let’s say that a small child came up to you and asked where to find the Stephen King books. You might think those books are too scary for someone that age, or that he shouldn’t be reading that kind of stuff. But that doesn’t matter. No matter what, we help people find the information they want, and we don’t censor their interests. Does that make sense?”
Heads around the room nodded, and I leaned back into the wall, letting her words sink in. It was absolutely, positively the most radical, punk rock thing I had ever heard in my life.
I can read whatever I want. No one can stop me.
I can help other people read what they want. And no one can stop them.
“This is core,” Bess added, “to a functioning democracy. We believe that fighting censorship and providing free, unrestricted access is key to helping citizens participate in the world. And, most importantly, we keep everyone’s information strictly confidential. So, even if you know what books your neighbor is checking out or what they’re looking at on the computer, you don’t share that with anyone.”
As someone who kept carefully guarded notebooks full of very personal thoughts, I was especially excited by the library’s emphasis on privacy. All of this sounded great. I wanted more. I wanted in. I wanted to be a crazy, wild, counterculture librarian-witch who would help anyone read anything from The Anarchist’s Cookbook to Mein Kampf. I would be a bold freedom fighter in the face of censorship. I would defend unfiltered Internet access and anatomically correct picture books. Maybe I was only in the eighth grade, but I was ready to stand up to anyone who tried to threaten the ideal of intellectual freedom. Fuck blink-182. Libraries were the real punk rock.
Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.
some elitist asshole: well if you plebs read the BOOK, you would know that Pennywise is ACTUALLY a giant spider haha not so attractive now huh?
Me: Joke’s on you, fucko, I have read the book and it changes NOTHING. Also, he’s not actually a giant spider, that’s just the closest thing the human mind can comprehend, which you would know if you cared about literature as anything other than a cheap excuse to kinkshame me and my dancing murder boyfriend.