The fact that Joyce was the only one to tell El that it was all right to stop if things got too bad while she was using her powers will always kill me.
More than any other character who met El, Joyce had everything riding on her using her powers to find Will. She had more reason than anyone to look the other way on how it was hurting her. But instead of trying to push her to extremes to find him, she was the only one (besides possibly Mike) who really seemed conflicted about letting El help by using her powers. (And unless I’m mistaken, the only one to actually thank her?)
Joyce is a wonderful mother and a beautiful person and I wanted her to adopt El so bad, and for El and Will to get bunk beds and become friends and for Joyce to buy them a big box of 64 Crayola crayons with a built-in shapener so they could make all the drawings together and bond over their shared trauma.
Guys can you imagine more of Mike teaching Eleven about the real world… like, she can’t even tell time, so she’s probably clueless about everything. Imagine Mike, science fair champ, explaining planets and weather and physics to El. Imagine him introducing her to Star Wars, giving a detailed commentary through out the whole thing, which might be annoying to most, but Eleven loves it. Imagine him teaching her to add and subtract and tell time and make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Imagine Mike teaching Eleven the basics of Dungeons and Dragons, along with all of his own tricks and tips so she can play her best with the other kids. Mike reading her the x-men comics, encouraging her to be “mutant and proud,” reminding her that the powers she has make her great, make her like a superhero. Him teaching her to ride a bike, to throw a football, to build a fort. Mike taking El to the AV room to play with the radio, for fun, not on some deadly quest. Eleven is almost a teenager and she has had nothing - no fun, no experiences, no family. And Mike, he would teach her everything he can think of, every piece of history, real and fictional that he knows; he would answer any question she had with enthusiasm and to the best of his ability. Mike Wheeler wants the best for his friends, especially Eleven, who he knows has had nothing.
Jonathan is such a nervous wreck let’s be real, so when he realised he had feelings with you, pretty much all he could think was “!!?!?!??!!!!?!?!?!?” because how the hell is he going to deal with this oh my God
Hint: he deals with it terribly and weirds you out for a bit because why in the world is Jonathan Byers staring at you like he’s thinking about killing you?
Extra Hint: he was totally lowkey thinking about doing cutesy couple things with you, not planning your death.
Also Will’s totally In The Know™ about how Jonathan’s feels for you and is constantly teasing him about it.
Then Mike, Dustin and Lucas find out and the squad give him so much shit for it
Also Will definitely tells Joyce who is just about ready to cry happy tears because Jonathan hAS FEeLinGS FoR SoMEONE AnD ShE’S sO ExciTED
“Invite them over, Jonathan!” “What? Mum, no, I barely know them-” “What’s their favourite meal? I’ll cook it for them!”
Also it turns out Jonathan doesn’t have the guts to ask you over so Will does it behind his back
Don’t even try and tell me this boy wouldn’t take cute artsy candids of you doing mundane things
He’s also s u p e r shy about PDA
You could give him a quick kiss on the cheek in the halls of the school and he’d be a blushing mess for the rest of the day
a magician’s house is expected to have certain peculiarities, but the most peculiar feature of mr norrell’s house was, without a doubt, childermass. in no other household in london was there any servant like him. one day he might be observed removing a dirty cup and wiping crumbs from a table like a common footman. the next day he would interrupt a room full of admirals, generals and noblemen to tell them in what particulars he considered them mistaken.