I have this headcannon that since Richie doesnt get much love and affection at home the losers club and penny try to shower him with as much love as possible
I can see that. I know Richie is pretty outrightly neglected by his parents (screw his dad, man, that guy can crawl into a ditch for all I care) in the book. Apparently his mother’s an alcoholic in the film though we never see her or evidence of that (if we do, I can’t recall) and it’s sad but interesting how he uses humor to cope with a lack of attention.
Tbh, and this is pretty personal, but I think I’ve stayed away from writing Richie and Pennywise-centric stories for Georgie and the Clown not simply because I don’t have as many prompts requesting them, but I identify the most with Richie. And I, again, get that weird, warbly feeling in my gut when I think about Pennywise having moments where he shows he cares about Trashmouth because to me it almost feels like wish-fulfillment/self-insert stuff. If that makes sense?
Now, let me show you some researches for the other character of my short-movie : Boru ! The faithful, optimistic and cheerful companion of Umio. Boru used to be human before but since the environment changed a lot, his body adapted and mutated to another form, half-fish and half-human. I’ve taken the koi carp as an inspiration for this character, the bright colors of red, orange and white were amazing contrast to the blues of the sea and sky. At first, I wanted to show in the storytelling some glimpses of the old body Boru used to have but after hearing good advices from teachers and friends, I threw away this idea.