awkward ben

kisses all around

summary: Richie’s kissed all of the Losers at one point in time. Whether it be for a dare or figuring out his sexuality or because he’s dating one of them. Although, the Losers think Richie hasn’t kissed Eddie - it makes sense. They’re in a secret relationship. But, of course, Richie forgets that small detail. 
warnings: boys kissing, swearing.
pairings: reddie (richie/eddie) with a side of stenbrough (stan/bill), bichie (bill/richie) & platonic beverie (richie/beverly).
a/n: Honestly, I hope you guys like this bc idk what I’m doing tbh. I’m basically winging this. Also I’ve never done a boyxboy fic so bare with me, pals. Oh & sorry if any of them are out of character, I’m need to get used to writing their personalities. (also please give this some attention if you like it).

Richie Tozier liked boys and girls.

He figured that out when he had to kiss Stan Uris in a game of spin the bottle at a party during their freshman year in high school. Of course, he was very much confused afterwards and went up to Beverly Marsh the weekend she decided to visit Derry, Maine. After smoking a cigarette or two with the redhead, he asked to kiss her. Although, Beverly wanted a reason why. She pushed and prodded at Richie until she got the answer.

He was just confused, simple as that.  She agreed right then and there, and proudly kissed Richie.  But somehow that made him even more confused, because what the fuck, I like both? Beverly came out to Richie then to make him feel better.  She liked both, too. Over the years they started talking about cute boys and girls together whenever they could.

A year later during their sophomore year, Richie was a proud bisexual but only out to a few people: Stan, Beverly, and somehow Mike Hanlon figured it out. Richie exactly wasn’t sure how, but he did. During their fall break, the Losers were playing a game of truth or dare at the Quarry. Bev had once again visited Derry, Maine, and they were all extremely happy.  It wasn’t the same without their redheaded girl.

The game was fun - it was there when Richie was dared to kiss Ben. He simply laughed and walked up to the boy. He grabbed Ben’s face and planted one right on his lips before walking away. The Losers who didn’t know of Richie’s sexuality didn’t really think anything of it. It was Richie, why would they?

A year down the road, in their junior year, the trashmouth ended up getting drunk at a party with Bill Denbrough and they made out in a closet until Ben found them. Ben just stared at them for a moment before walking away; though, Ben questioned them both the next day when they were all hungover, but sober. Neither boy talked about it much, surprisingly. They had tried dating but eventually figured out they worked better as best friends than anything. (Kind of because Richie liked someone else who was shorter than him, feisty, and a hypochondriac; and Bill liked a curly headed Jewish boy).

The day when Richie kissed Mike was a completely blank of mind and mostly an accident. It was out excitement.  Mike had gotten Richie a vinyl of his favorite band at the moment for his birthday, and Richie got so happy that he just smashed his lips on Mike’s before continuing his excited shouting. Mike wasn’t grossed out, though. He didn’t mind it; he had to reassure Richie that a couple days later when the glasses wearing boy realized what had happened.

Now, onto Eddie Kaspbrak. Richie Tozier first kissed the smaller boy not too soon after he and Bill tried to do the dating thing. Richie had gotten so fed up with pining after Eddie that on Valentine’s Day, he kissed him in an empty hallway, blurted that he had feelings for him, and walked off. But, then, Eddie ran to him and pulled the taller boy down by the collar of his shirt.  Eddie quickly kissed Richie, again, and stated that he liked him back.

That was a full year ago. Maybe a few days added. Richie Tozier and Eddie Kaspbrak have been dating an entire year, completely unknown to the other five Losers.  Well, mostly.  Bev had her suspicions and Bill caught on pretty quickly. The others just chimed it up to be Richie and Eddie hanging out or being the weirdos they are every once in a while.

That is, until Ben brought up Richie having kissed everyone. They were stuck inside Bill’s living room because of the pouring rain outside.  An abandoned game of Go Fish sat on the coffee table and another forgotten game of Monopoly sat near the TV. Bill was sat beside Stan on the two seated couch; Bev sat on the arm of the recliner where Ben sat; Mike was sprawled out on the couch while Richie was by the wall; Eddie had disappeared to grab a snack from the kitchen.

“So, Richie, you’ve kissed almost all of us. Why haven’t you kissed Eddie yet?” He asked, genuinely curious. Bill rolled his eyes, obviously knowing the truth, and Bev covered her growing smile and laughter.

Richie scoffed and leaned against the wall, crossing his arms.  “Well, fuck, Benny Boy, why the hell wouldn’t I kiss Eds? It’s not like he’s my boyfriend or anything,” he sarcastically retaliated.  But he quickly realized his mistake and his half closed eyes widened behind the glasses, which caused his eyes to look even bigger.

“You and Eddie are dating?” Ben asked.

Eddie, who was walking in from the kitchen, dropped the family sized Doritos bag and stared equally wide-eyed at their group of friends. They were all staring back. Except Bev, she was trying not to laugh. And Bill, he was grabbing a couple of dollars from Stan, who was actually glaring at them.

Richie!” Eddie yelled, voice high pitched as he turned to look at his now not so secret boyfriend.

Richie laughed, albeit nervously, and slung an arm around Eddie’s shoulders. “Obviously I’m joking, I haven’t kissed Eds ever! We’re not dating, why the fuck would-?”

“Cut it, Richie, you can’t fool us anymore,” Mike interrupted with a sly grin.

Eddie groaned and Richie rolled his eyes. Though, no one hated on them like Eddie thought would happen. It was why they kept it a secret. Richie didn’t want to push him into coming out and so he went along with keeping the relationship on the down low. At seeing none of them with disgusted expressions, Richie just grinned at Eddie. Eddie flipped his boyfriend off as he picked up the bag of chips.

“For outing us, I’m not kissing you for a whole day.”

What?!”

Everyone laugh at Richie’s response. Eddie smirked and sat down by Mike’s feet on the couch. Richie grumbled under his breath and crossed his arms again as he leaned against the wall.

“Oh, cheer up, Richie,” Beverly laughed, “An entire day won’t be that bad.”

“Yeah, yeah. Fuck off, Marsh.”

a/n: okAY I hope you guys liked this, I thought of it half asleep this morning & decided “fuck it, I’m writing this” so here ya go, pals!! sorry for any spelling mistakes btw, I’ll fix it up later.

youtube

this video is the most blessed i’ve felt in years

I think the reason that people ship problematic ships is because you want to believe that even though they arent good for each other at first they’ll figure everything out and finally be happy together. It lets you believe that love can conquer all.

Imagine Sirius inadvertently talking about how he has a thing for you without noticing you were sitting down next to him.

S: “I don’t know, Prongs… She’s just.. have you seen her? I mean her eyes,     and god that smile I’m just-”
Y/N: “Who are you talking about?”
S: “Ehh.. Y/N! Hey! I uhm.. we were talking about… Remus”
Y/N: “But uh you said ‘her’”
S: “Hah, silly Y/N, why would I say ‘her’ while talking about Remus?”
Y/N: “Yeah I was asking myself that too”
S: “And it’s such a great question, really interesting. Good talk”

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am I the only one thinking Wallace was just possibly crushing on Ben this entire time? but he was so nervous, the more he liked Ben, the more he thought he was just projecting and reading into Ben’s words/actions, and also the more scared he got of making a fool of himself/ ruining everything forever?

like, maybe Wallace’s obliviousness is him just not being able to believe Ben could like him back?

because just look at him

shitty’s parks and recreation II

II. (btw this series is not in chronological order) The introduction of the State Auditors!! 

“And with this, the budget proposal plan is finished!” Shitty flourished a pen, signing off on a huge stack of papers. “And after I present this tonight, we’re going to get our park! Here Jack, sign it.” 

Jack did, and handed everything back to Shitty. “I didn’t know you had to sign a budget proposal.” 

“Oh you don’t. I printed this copy out for posterity so that we can sign it and then I’ll frame it in my bedroom. It’s going to hang next to our first ever picture together.” Shitty said brightly. “You and me, Jacky boy, you beautiful mother*bleep*ing son of a gun, we slayed this dragon. Come by my office later tonight for tub juice.” 

“Oh,” Jack looked hesitant, glancing at the camera then at Shitty. “That’s not a good idea.” 

“Right. Camilla. Awkwardddd.” 

“I ended things with Camilla a couple days ago. I’m euh, not gonna talk about it.”


“There’s been a recent change in the plan, settle down everyone,” said the city planner. 

“Don’t worry,” whispered Shitty to Guy, “I’ve planned for every single accident. Bring it on.” 

 “We’re in a gridlock due to budgetary issues in City Council, so we’re suspending all budgetary decisions indefinitely,” he announced.  

Shitty pursed his lips. “Until when?” 

“Indefinitely.”

“You don’t mean that. Until when?” Shitty asked again. 

“Means we don’t have a plan. The state is sending in auditors to look over the budget to try and solve the problem. We’re on the brink of bankruptcy, Knight.” 

Shitty let out a huge breathe. “*BEEEEEEEEEEP*” 

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I want to thank Ben Platt for helping me reclaim the word “awkward”. One time a friend told me “You’re such an awkward person”, and I beat myself up about it for ages because I have spent so much of my life doing everything i could not to appear that way. But since seeing Ben in performances and interviews I’m finally beginning to let go of the shame I’ve always associated with that word. Here is a guy who is undoubtedly awkward, and also clearly an awesome, talented, sweet human being. So now I don’t have to hate that part of me, because it’s there and it’s okay. I can still be amazing, and awkward, and proud.

Kylux Rec List #5

This list is a mix of recently posted or updated works both WIPs and complete; some from well-known authors, some from slightly less well-known ones.

Canonverse

Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad by @vadianna
E - 15,400 - updated 2/14/17
This is a richly-detailed canonverse story; Ben travels the galaxy with his uncle at the behest of the Senate; they arrive on Tatooine where Ben meets Hux, CO of what Ben thinks at first is some sort of planetary militia.  Ben expects Hux to be impressed and pleased to meet him - naturally Hux disobliges and gives Ben a quick and dirty lesson on Outer Rim realities.  THEN Ben finds out who his grandfather really was.

Here At The End of All Things by sarencen, @ad-aphelion
T - 1,000
Inspired by a beautiful artwork from littleststarfighter.  Short and bittersweet.  This author has a gift for imbuing a relatively small number of words with great emotional power.  Prepare for feels.

Blue Fires by @claricechiarasorcha
E - 5,100
Kind of a follow-up to My Skin is Theirs (the Cadet Hux pictures fic) - it starts as some delightful uniform kink, Kylo having decided that the appearance of ‘Lt. Naberrie’ might be a fitting gift to Hux.  It then makes an even more delightful detour into lingerie, followed by some unexpected and unanticipated admissions and…feelings.

The Deck 12 Recreational Lounge by gundamoocow, @agent-nemesis
E - 4,200
A ‘missed connections’ personals ad fic from a kyluxhardkinks prompt; extremely porny and very funny.  Escalating levels of exhibitionism, humiliation, and a pilot who doesn’t realize until it’s too late just who that hot redhead he’s hoping to hook up with is - not to mention his black-haired sex parter.

Do You Remember by @gefionne
E - 9,300
A bracing trip into Classic Kylux territory.  Hux put an end to their brief affair of convenience (at least that’s what he thought of it as) weeks ago.  But Ren can’t forget about it, and is determined to make Hux admit there might have been something more - and that it should resume.  Perfectly detailed settings, moods, and characterization.

AUs

Fanboy by @helvel
E - 12,500 - updated 11/13/16
The TFA we know is a self-insert fan fic being written by Hux and Kylo, two Star Wars fanboys extraordinaire who are also co-workers at a local (kind of janky) Star Wars theme park.  They spend most of their time working on their massive collaborative fic (Kylo does the artwork, too) and having sex.  But that’s not a relationship, Hux thinks, horrified at the very idea once it occurs to him.

Oh, Is It Love? by substance black, @42dicks
T - 14,400 - updated 2/10/2017
Set in the 1970s.  Hux is a counselor-in-training at the summer camp Ben is forced to attend against his will (Han: “He’s sure hiding in his room! When’s the last time he even got outside? It’s not healthy!”).  Ben is awkward and angry, defiant and almost immediately unpopular with the other kids.  Hux is stiff standoffish; the other counselors and campers more or less respect him, but he’s not close to any of them.  How will this odd couple get together?  

Extreme Prejudice by florescentgrey, @yeats-infection
M - 5,300
Apocalypse Now AU.  Hux is called in to get into the jungle lair of renegade Col. Snoke; there he also finds stoned-out-of-his-mind photojournalist Ben.  This is a meditation on what war does to the people who fight it, especially the ones who find that it is the thing they are best at doing.  Whether you’ve seen the film or not, the atmosphere of it is very well invoked here, and is a great lens for viewing the familiar TFA characters from a different, but similar, angle.

Into the Garbage Chute by for_autumn_i_am, @longstoryshortikilledhim
E - 15,600
A Techienician Modern AU; they are vendors at a convention who meet first in line and then discover that their tables are next to one another.  Techie is the wild and experienced one, Matt the eager first-timer.  As with most Techienician fics, you can hardly believe that they will be able to overcome their various issues and figure out that they can and probably should get together.

Vertigo by Verbyna, @soundslikepenance
T - 2,900 - updated 1/28/17
This Hollywood AU reads like something by Joan Didion.  Hux is finally directing; the script is his baby.  Ren is the star.  It’s not easy for Hux, though.  (“But mostly, it’s Ren. Mostly, it’s telling Ren’s body and face what to do on a daily basis, then fielding calls from Snoke all night about his precious, untouchable protege. The height of Hux’s career is just a stepping stone for Ren, who only wants to fuck Hux to pass the time until he moves on to bigger things.”).  He’s using his own memories and feelings as coins given to Ren to fuel his acting and perhaps keep him  from getting completely unmanageable.  And now they’re over budget.  

The Roof of the Night by @kyluxtrashcompactor
E - 10,200 - updated 2/25/17
This picks up where All the Way to Your Door left off; this time, the focus is on Ben.  There are hints at many terrible things from his past, and he has severe PTSD and other issues to deal with.  The author has a remarkable insight into the thought processes and behavior patterns of a person struggling with these problems, and the writing is compassionate and incisive.  

Swipe Right for Slow Burn Regret by @jinxedambitions
E - 20,500 - updated 2/26/17
Modern AU where Hux is a workaholic high school science teacher whose friend Coach Phasma signs him up for Tinder, because the Great Drought needs to end.  He mistakenly matches up with Kylo, a tattoo artist, and several expertly written, hilariously awful sexual encounters follow.  

Bubblegum by @firstordershitposting
E - 12,600 - updated 2/19/17
Somehow I missed the amazing prequel of this, Cherry, until now. Kylo’s porn career as Lord Ten Inches progresses on, as does his romance (full of fetishy cosplay) with former virgin twink and PhD Hux, who invites Kylo to meet his parents over the Christmas holiday.  One suitcase of dildoes might not be enough, and Hux discovers that his parents use Kylo’s videos as marital aids.  There’s still another chapter to come.

The Mountebank by @kdazrael
E - 15,300
Kylo signs up for what he thinks is a paid medical study; Dr Hux is surprisingly good at giving prostate exams and massages.  And for what purpose is he keeping all of those semen samples?  During a one night stand (not with Hux), he comes to the realization that all is not right - and resolves to confront that charlatan the very next day.  The dialogue in this is off the charts.

Bad Things by @ellabesmirched
E - 78,200 - updated 2/22/17
A serial killer’s body count is growing, but Detective Ben Solo is on the job.  He meets Hux when  Hux’s business partner Snoke is the latest victim.  This fic showcases Ben the sort-of out-of-control mess and features an amazingly hot non-intercourse sex scene.  The dialogue in this fic is especially great and in-character.

Previous lists:

#1 - Completed works
#2 - WIPs (as of early January - some are now completed)
#3
#4 - Somewhat focused on works with smaller hit counts

#6 - Mostly works posted or updated since mid-March