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stay in the dark (a mileven fic)

hey there mileven readers, it’s me, ya girl savannah. the lovely @thecakegoesmeow requested Mike and Eleven hanging out in the cabin and Mike seeing El’s amazing curls for the first time. I hope it’s everything you wanted! (ao3 link) 

“What’s going on in there?” Chief Jim Hopper shouted, for the fifth time- and yes, he was counting. He stood outside the bathroom door, conveniently locked, knocking again. “Come on, kiddo it’s been like an hour.”

“20 minutes!” she yelled from behind the locked door.

Hopper looked around to show the empty room the confusion on his face. “What?” he shouted back.

“You said an hour!” he heard her yell again, “it’s only be twenty minutes.”

“It’s called an exaggeration, El. Wasn’t that your word of the day, what, like a week ago? I’d have thought you would have that one down, you sure seem to like ‘em.” he mused, laughing at his own joke. When the teenager behind the door didn’t respond, Hopper let out a sigh of exasperation. Guess it was still too early to start using Dad Jokes on her.  “Listen, he’s gonna be here any minute. You gonna stay in there the whole time he’s here?”

El’s reflection in the mirror frowned at her, and she untangled her goopy hands from her head. “Stupid hair,” she grumbled, her shoulders falling.

“What’d you say?” she heard her Hopper’s muffled voice ask. El’s forehead collided with the mirror as she let it drop, giving up altogether and letting her hands hang down by her sides.

“My hair.” El half whispered. Her eyes trained in on the the other girl in the mirror, her mind focused on the curls that stuck up way behind her head, willing them to obey and lay flat. They began to fall back in slow motion, El finally smiling. Stay, she prayed.

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“Ok, Carl, quiz time. What’s wrong with this closeup?”

Carl the Animator: “Uh… Scooby’s chin hairs?”

Ted the Animator: “Think bigger.”

Carl the Animator: “…theeeee ironing board disappears, along with Velma?”

Ted the Animator: “Yes, and?”

Carl the Animator: “…the background of the ‘closeup’ is exactly the same as the wide shot with no change in perspective?”

Ted the Animator: “Yes, and?

Carl the Animator: “…everything shifts half an inch to the side, not remotely enough to disguise it clearly being exactly the same scene?”

Ted the Animator: “I… mate, you animated this, why are you so candid about the issues?”

Carl the Animator: “’Cause the kids won’t notice and I didn’t want to move the camera closer because there’s dried ice cream in the focusing ring on the lens so it sticks and gets all fiddly when adjusted closer?”

Ted the Animator: “…half of that sentence is accurate, and sadly, I’m not talking about the kids noticing.”


Carl the Animator: “Even more Pokemon, yo. This one is Diskydog.”

Ted the Animator: “Half canine, half UFO – all creepy.”

Carl the Animator:Quadroptica.”

Ted the Animator: “His eyes got scared and tried to leave his face so hard, they split via mitosis.”

Carl the Animator:Armblewing.”

Ted the Animator: “…wait, the misshapen teapot?”

Carl the Animator: “No! The dog-armed, weird-haired monstrosity!”

Ted the Animator: “Still not as bizarre as the teapot.”

Carl the Animator:Lagomorflask.

Ted the Animator: “Why does it have a suit on?”

Carl the Animator: “…that’s what you’re concerned with, here? Not it being an alcoholic rabbit-dog-thing?”

Ted the Animator: “I just feel he overdressed for his date with the purple slime monster, that’s all.”

Carl the Animator: “And, finally, Footerbund.”

Ted the Animator: “I… um….”

Carl the Animator: “What?”

Ted the Animator: “Whereas I respect the need to stretch things in order to show quick movement… goodness, that’s freaky….”

Carl the Animator: “Magestic, I think you mean.”

Ted the Animator: “Like, squish the image at the sides to replicate ‘normal’ proportions, and…”

Ted the Animator: “…welp.”

Carl the Animator: “He’s beautiful.”

Ted the Animator: “Hopefully the Scooby-Doo Expanded Cinematic Universe will dedicate a standalone film to Three-Fingered Cyclops Shaggy.”

some anon asked me to draw tony and pepper, but i accidentally deleted the message, sorry!!!! (⊙︿⊙✿)


Edward Petherbridge in the ‘The Exorcism’ episode of the BBC’s Dead of Night series, 1972