take a moment to realize that fat isn't a bad thing
I was thinking about this the other day; every time someone says ‘i’m fat’ the automatic reply is 'NOOOOO YOU’RE SO SKINNY SHH YOU’RE PERFECT’ but why the fuck is being fat looked at as such a bad thing? Like if I say 'I’m fat’ i’m not trying to insult myself, because fat ISN’T A FUCKING INSULT.
So I am a confirmed mess and while rewatching Stranger Things I wrote down everything Eleven said and here’s my “research”
So in the entire show she says a total of 240 words, which is pretty low.
Out of the 240, she only says 104 different words.
Fun Fact: Her third most said word is Mike
Not Fun Fact: Her most said word is Papa
The five words she says the most times are:
Can I just say how “yes’ and “no’ are both on there, really shows how when she does speak it tends to be pretty simple, such as answering easy yes-or-no questions.
Then there’s also “Papa” and “Mike.” As terrible as Brenner is you can’t deny, these are the two people she’s most comfortable with, I think it’s interesting how much she says their names.
And then there’s “gone.” She only says it on one occasion, but repeats it many times. When she sees Barb dead she starts to yell it over and over again. Tbh this really shows how she has trouble talking when she’s upset, simply yelling out the only thing she can form again and again.
Now onto each episode:
In episode 1 she says a total of only 3 words
Episode 2 she says 20 words in present time and 14 words in flashbacks
Episode 3 is 37 words in present and 8 words in flashbacks
Four is 9 in present and 3 in flashbacks
Five is 19 in present and 9 in flashbacks
Six is 13 in present and 3 in flashbacks
By episode seven El says 67 words, all in present
And in episode eight she says 35 words in the present
Now I really love how you can kinda tell her emotions just by the word count in each episode. In the first episode she’s obviously terrified, she’s in a brand new environment and she’s scared to talk. The three words she does say only come out of desperation when Benny says she needs to tell him her name at least.
Then in episode 2 she’s still scared of course, but she feels somewhat safe and protected by the boys. You can see this all grow in episode 3 too. Then its at the end of episode 3 when Mike gets mad at her, and you see her retreat back into herself. She’s upset throughout episode 4 and she barely speaks, then in episode 5 she is scared of the boys finding the Upside Down, and then in episode 6 she spends most of the episode silent out of guilt and fear after the fight between Mike and Lucas and she runs away. Most of the few words she does say in that episode don’t even come until after she saves Mike, and they’re a part of her apology. I just really love how you can see the sudden drop in speaking between episodes 3 and 4, and then you can see her stay fairly quiet in episodes 4 to 6 based on her emotions.
Then in episode 7 she says nearly double what she said in episode 3. That’s definitely the episode where she feels most protected I’d say, because while she does go through a lot of fear in the bathtub and a lot of the words come from her yelling and voicing her fear, she at least feels comfortable enough to speak. Even if she is upset, she isn’t holding it in, the boys are all there along with Joyce and many of the other characters supporting her, and you can really see how even if she’s scared, she feels more protected and safe and isn’t holding everything in.
Then in episode 8 the danger really hits, she’s forced to confront the bad men again and the Demogorgon is coming, so you see the huge drop in how much she says, but even still 35 words in an episode is a lot for her, and it does show how even though it’s only been a week since she escaped the lab, she’s really increased in how much she talks and you can just see how in that episode she’s completely terrified, but she doesn’t go completely silent. Idk I think that really shows some of her growth, even in just a week.
okay super long post about super non-important stuff but I just thought this was kinda cool.
I hate it how people judge seventeen too fast without even knowing anything about them. Yes, they are young and the youngest is 14 soon but have you ever seen him dance? Have you ever seen any of the members dance? Their performances are fantastic! Also seventeen members sure are alot but it also means 17x more fun. Also just because they are from pledis it doesn’t mean they’ll flop. Please, just take a look at them. They are talented people and they deserve it to get at least a chance of you.