Beep-beep, Eddie Kaspbrak

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Title: Beep-beep, Eddie Kaspbrak
Author(s): Ragno, Archived version on AO3, Ragno_MJJ, Archived version on Twitter & Arrephoros, Archived version on Tumblr
Date(s): Published: 18 October 2017
Completed: 30 October 2017
Length: 28,433 words, 5 chapters
Genre: , Canon Divergence, Coming of Age, First Kiss, First Time, Friends to Lovers, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Fandom: IT
External Links: AO3, Archived version

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Beep-beep, Eddie Kaspbrak is a Reddie fanfiction written by Ragno.

Summary

"Eddie Kaspbrak is 14 years old and he just defeated a demonic clown along with his friends.

Eddie Kaspbrak is 16 years old and he's fighting against himself and the way he feels and the way he thinks.

Eddie Kaspbrak is 18 years old and he'd much rather fight a demonic clown all over again than face his true feelings for Richie Tozier."[1]

Content Warnings

  • Period-Typical Homophobia
(& in order of appearance)

Chapter One

  • Discussion of venomous animals (snakes) and the injury they may cause
  • Mention of asphyxiation (no actual danger)
  • Minor spitting
  • Psychosomatic asthma attack
  • Germphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Underage drinking
  • Underage smoking

Chapter Two

  • Underage smoking

Chapter Three

  • Minor violence
  • Mention of racism
  • Minor character de*th mention
  • Underage smoking
  • F-slur

Chapter Four

  • Angst related to romance
  • Mention of violence between friends, spurred by the desire to be harmed
  • Smoking
  • Mention of panic attacks/panicking
  • Thoughts of self-harm

Chapter Five

  • Driving without a license
  • Drug use (self-medicating)
  • Serious talk of self-harm as a form of coping/self-medicating
  • Implied/referenced child neglect (this occurs throughout the whole fic, but is very subtle and open to interpretation until now)

Additional, Untagged Tropes

Reactions & Reviews

As of 01 May 2020, this fanfiction is #9 in popularity within the IT fandom on AO3 according to the amount of Kudos it has received.[2] However by Bookmarks, it ranks #8.

Oh my god Beep Beep Eddie Kaspbrak is one of the best fics I’ve ever read, let alone reddie fics specifically, this is one of those that’s gonna sit with me forever[3]
Feelings, and descriptions, and humor. and Eddie's thoughts, and the way he sees Richie and he himself, and your writing style itself. I fell in love with your story from very beginning and to the last perfect heartbreaking damn word.[4]
STOP!! This chapter was so fucking good. I love your introspection of Eddie, and I love how you’re writing Richie. So good. Also, the entire plot is so relatable and is so close to what I actually experienced as a young and terrified gay. I love your writing and can’t wait to keep reading![5]
Oh Jesus this is so good. PLEASE don't stop. I'm honestly dying on the edge of my seat. You are a very great writer- able to capture the main character's emotions while still focusing on the rest of them. I also wanna understand why Richie flipped out on Mike and stuff. And knowing fanfiction, I know this won't just be the end. So excited. :)[6]
Omg this story is killing me, am so emotional right now, poor Eddie - he's suffered so much, I just want everything to work out for them :(

Your writing is epic by the way, you've written the characters in such a deep and complex way and everything feels so realistic and believable.

IT was one of my favourite novels when I was younger but I've never read fanfic for it before - I really love what you've done with this; Eddie and Richie both feel really in character to me :)[7]
- this is still one of my favorite fics, since I read it when I was new in the fandom and just excited and holy shit. UGHH I can't express how much I love this. There are no words. It's just... amazing. This fic is, like, a staple in the fandom. I will rec it to my grave. Eddie's inner voice is just flawless. He really feels like a teen becoming an adult. All his thoughts and feelings and his reactions are so spot on and incredible.[8]

Rec Lists

References

  1. beep-beep, eddie kaspbrak. AO3, Archived version. 18 October 2017.
  2. archiveofourown. 1 - 20 of 13418 Works in IT (Movies - Muschietti), Archived version. Accessed 01 May 2020.
  3. itchapter2owesmemoney. Untitled Tumblr Post, Archived version. 02 October 2019.
  4. stanpool. Comment on Chapter 1, Archived version. 04 November 2017.
  5. honeycombkiss. Comment on Chapter 2, Archived version. 13 September 2019.
  6. ghostsballad. Comment on Chapter 3, Archived version. 26 October 2017.
  7. elorianna. Comment on Chapter 4, Archived version. 21 August 2019.
  8. longingly. Comment on Chapter 5, Archived version. 21 September 2018.
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Crossover Ships Will Byers/Richie TozierBill Denbrough/Mike WheelerEddie Kaspbrak/Mike WheelerWill Byers & Eddie KaspbrakFreddy Freeman & Eddie KaspbrakRichie Tozier & Mike Wheeler
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