<b>Phil:</b> I still haven't figured out a name for our son :/<p/><b>Dan:</b> Oh but I've already named him<p/><b>Phil:</b> really? wha-<p/><b>Dan:</b> no, shrek, don't touch that you'll get hurt, son<p/></p>
there’s a demon in my belly, at least one. maybe two. a hell couple in my guts whispering secrets up through my throat my throat, my throat, my throat. i know because caroline tells me so and maggie may tells me i must be possessed. well she’s a gen x baby so she must be right, and me, well i’m out cold when it happens, and sometimes i think about the traps i’ll lay out in my bed to catch those secrets the moment they escape my lips.
i talk in my sleep, you see. mumbling, nonsensical, but they’re words. secrets, my secrets. “daddy says it’s demons,” so it must be, because daddy brewed me from a hellish place and rued the day i came out with the wrong parts. daughter or demon? you choose.
i talk in my sleep, they say. you’re supposed to utter the word “rabbit” on the first of the month when you wake, let it be the first word out of your mouth. good fortune, i suppose. but i talk in my sleep, you know. i still utter “rabbit”, but what use is it when it’s not the first? what good is it if my luck has never been in the cards anyway?
the only thing i can tell you is that demons hate rabbits.
the worst kind of cultural differences are polite kissing differences…. they make everything awkward…
when you kiss with one cheek but they’re european so they go for the double kiss and you leave them hanging awkwardly… when they’re from somewhere that does three kisses and it’S FUCKING WEIRD WHY THREE, when they’re from somewhere in i think northern south america? where they actually put their lips on your cheek and you’re left feeling gross like why did u do that that’s wet and disgusting… when they’re from somewhere where they don’t kiss at all and you go for it and they kinda jump back and it’s awkward af….the worst…
Okay, so here’s a really long post in which I screenshot a bunch of reddie content from the novel, and I think I got most of it.
Sorry this took so long, but rereading IT had me super emotional, it was hard to get through.
Also, @eddiekasp I would have added this onto your original post, but it’s super long, and you mentioned a lot of this, so I’m just gonna tag you!
Some of this is likely way over-analyzed, but enjoy anyway:
So that’s immensely deep and quaintly romantic.
What a fucking dork. Honestly, what a shameless flirt.
Okay, so, hanging out above the garage, telling Eddie about his dreams, Eddie supporting him and admiring him even if Richie’s skills are clearly not developed yet, and Eddies sorta-pov using the words “enchanting” and “charm” to describe Richie.
More like “Oh my god, he’s gorgeous, oh, shit, Bill’s looking, what the fuck am I doing, it’s just Richie…”
Not that Richie wouldn’t have stepped forward to admit that he helped with the dam, but I find it intriguing that he does this right after watching Eddie squirm, standing next to him and trying to think of a way to talk them out of trouble. It comes off as something protective, specifically toward Eddie to me.
Antsy over Eddie potentially getting in trouble and defensively blurting shit to take the attention off of him? Maybe.
Do I even have to say anything about this one?
Richie suddenly remembering how he used to tease Eddie when they were kids.
Eddie suddenly remembering how Richie’s teasing made him super flustered when they were kids. Richie trying to comfort Eddie.
RIGHT after Eddie freaks out about Richie teasing him, he starts giggling over fucking beep-beeping Richie.
Just. More flirting as adults, plus some throwback.
(kids again) Speaks for itself.
Eddie’s adorable, and I feel like it’s not coincidental that they all start gushing over how much they love each other after Richie and Eddie bicker a little bit. _
(Sorry, I had to switch to a different platform) Kid perspective again. Wowzers. Pretty self evident. “Eddie my love.” Eddie’s fucking clapback. Damn. _
Eddie being uncomfortable over the shit his mom talks about his friends, Richie in particular. _
Richie comforting Eddie when the gang returns to face the leper. I don’t remember whose perspective this is but “shy, fragile, and quite beautiful,” then Richie touching him and attempting to reassure him by trying to be badass. _
more like “Hey, help my boyfriend. Are you fucking tickling my boy? That’s my job” _
Okay, again, I might be over-analyzing, but there’s definitely some symbolism about love in Richie and Eddie sitting at the top step, Ben standing alone, at the bottom, pining after Bev, and Bill and Bev holding hands down the street a bit, about to cheat on their spouses with each other. _
Right. So, there’s that.
Not to mention, they immediately start talking about religion and how strange it is after this, and the things that are considered unacceptable, which also contains another of Eddie’s heavily gay-coded moments. _
Or: Richie -is protective of Eddie- Bill -is protective of Eddie- Eddie -man, Bill’s pretty and I would die for him.- Richie -HEY- _
After Eddie’s shouting and wailing on the giant eyeball gave Richie the courage to face his fear. It’s incredibly sweet. _
Like, they’re just so close in every sense of the word, and so… in love, tbh. How comfortable they become around each other again as adults, when they remember each other, seriously makes me livid over Eddie’s death. Like It already took one man from a happily out and gay couple at the beginning of the novel, wouldn’t it have brought this shit full-circle in a much better way if after killing It, Richie and Eddie could triumphantly live their truth together? I mean, I’m not usually one to complain about tragic themes, but boy am I devastated.
(NOT TO MENTION, each of them is pretty queer-coded, but honestly, there’s a little something to suggest that probably none of the Losers are completely straight. Eddie especially. (I’d maybe give examples of that on request, but it would include having to find every time Eddie’s terrified of his orientation and sexuality, and every time someone calls him a name, and I’d cry, so maybe not.)
I REFUSE to screenshot Eddie’s death, but Richie takes it the hardest, and it’s just about the most heartbreaking thing in the whole book.
Richie goes on about some of the misfortune he goes through as an adult, romantically speaking, Eddie’s in a pretty bad marriage, I’m so convinced that he and Eddie could have made each other so happy, and that’s what they deserve, dammit.
Anyway, that’s all I got! I could have gushed over each of these for longer, but this is already such a long post I wanted to simplify it a bit.
Again, sorry this took so long! Thanks for waiting!