wistful_whimsy



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  1. Rec 6

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    “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.” Or: two major problems from Dean and Sam’s past come back, each applied to the wrong brother.

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    13 Nov 2019

    Bookmarker's Notes

    funny, tone matches the series!

  2. Rec 31

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    Oliver kept his promise. He came back just before Christmas and stayed til New Year's...
    I looked at him: I want one more kiss. I should, could, have seized him.
    A. Aciman, Call Me By Your Name
    What if Elio had, indeed, seized him during that Christmas visit back in 1987? This picks up right after that bit of the book...

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    12 Nov 2019

    Bookmarker's Notes

    this surprised me. it changes style and POV completely. but the dialogue midway felt like a play. and the last chapter was cathartic with its speculative futures. Also Samuel was a scene stealer

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    Richie grabs the edge of the polaroid and slides it out from underneath the comic books. It’s a picture of a group of kids, all sitting on a porch in someone’s backyard. He recognizes his tween self pretty quickly — stupid hair, enormous glasses that made him look constantly bug-eyed. He’s really hamming it up for the camera, grinning with his arm slung around some dark-haired kid with a cast on his arm. He can’t remember who the kid is, who any of these kids are, but the way they’re all huddled together and smiling like they really give a shit about each other… he doesn’t remember ever having friends like this.

    “Who the fuck are you,” he whispers at the kids in the picture. He flips it over, and sees his own childish chicken-scratch handwriting on the back.

    Bill, Bev, Ben, Eddie, ME!, Stan, & Mike. September 1989!

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    Or, 25-year-old Richie Tozier doesn't know why he can't remember his childhood, or why he has nightmares about yellow eyes looming in the dark. Then he finds an old photo of friends he can't remember, and things start to change. A "what if Richie and Eddie found each other again during the 27 years" fic.

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    11 Nov 2019

    Bookmarker's Notes

    richie uses his radio show to find eddie! and then they both find stanley! fix it. really cute and romantic

  4. Rec *

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    Eddie survives the final fight, but Richie saw him die in the Deadlights - and he's having a little trouble shaking it off.

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    10 Nov 2019

    Bookmarker's Notes

    dang this was great! the comedic timing was excellent! so many great lines. awkward and irreverent and touching and just hilarious

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    Elio goes away to college and struggles to deal with loneliness.

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    10 Nov 2019

    Bookmarker's Notes

    heed the tags because this is depressing and full of painful moments. but it's so well written that I couldn't stop reading even during all the worst moments. they both do horrible things and have moments of despair. but they survive and go on