baby mike!

Eleven and the boys:

1. Dustin teaching her that there are better things to eat than Eggos and now whenever he gets home from school they have a mini snackathon

2. Will is quiet and Eleven likes that all the other boys are rowdy and loud but Will is all soft smiles and kind words and he teaches her how to draw and let’s her borrow his nice crayons that Jonathan bought him while he was in the hospital

3. Lucas still feels kind of bad for calling her a weirdo so he tries to make it up to her by teaching her cool bike tricks and signals and such

4. Mike is Elevens favorite lately Joyce has been teaching her how to read (something she absolutely adores) and mike bought home a book of beautiful fairytales from the library that he reads to her and sometimes she even reads a little and mike always tells her she’s doing such a good job whenever she does

Bonus +1 Jonathan

Jonathan is like an older brother he makes her feel safe and gives her rides to places and ruffles her short hair and sometimes even lets her play with his camera (which seems like magic to her)


Michael Rupert in March of the Falsettos (1981)
Michael Rupert in Falsettos (1992)
Christian Borle in Falsettos (2016)

Until Dawn & the cold
  • Mike: Can wander through snowstorm in only tank top and jeans before only putting on a light military jacket over that with no signs of discomfort other than snow blowing in his eyes.
  • Jessica: Can survive the cold mines when only in her underwear and a miner's coat, even with several deep wounds.
  • Ashley: Shorts & thermal leggings.
  • Josh: Apparently fine with casually being out in the cold in only a vest and button shirt.
  • Sam: Can somehow wade through literally freezing water in a hoodie and exercise pants.
  • Chris: Feels the need to wear at least four layers when indoors with a huge fuckin coat even when outside for only five minutes.

Favorite Films, 2015

  1. Mommy, dir. Xavier Dolan
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road, dir. George Miller
  3. Girlhood, dir. Céline Sciamma
  4. The Lobster, dir. Yorgos Lanthimos 
  5. Anomalisa, dir. Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson
  6. Carol, dir. Todd Haynes
  7. Queen of Earth, dir. Alex Ross Perry
  8. It Follows, dir. David Robert Mitchell
  9. 45 Years, dir. Andrew Haigh
  10. Magic Mike XXL, dir. Gregory Jacobs
  11. The Diary of a Teenage Girl, dir. Marielle Heller
  12. James White, dir. Josh Mond
  13. Tangerine, dir. Sean Baker
  14. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, dir. Roy Andersson
  15. Mistress America, dir. Noah Baumbach
  16. Appropriate Behavior, dir. Desiree Akhavan
  17. Nasty Baby, dir. Sebastián Silva
  18. Inside Out, dir. Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen
  19. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, dir. J.J. Abrams
  20. The Hateful Eight, dir. Quentin Tarantino
  21. Maps to the Stars, dir. David Cronenberg
  22. Entertainment, dir. Rick Alverson
  23. The Mend, dir. John Magary
  24. Junun, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
  25. Love, dir. Gaspar Noé

Special Mention to Possibly the Greatest Short Film Ever Made: World of Tomorrow (dir. Don Hertzfeldt)

Honorable Mentions: Amy (dir. Asif Kapadia), Beasts of No Nation (dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga), Clouds of Sils Maria (dir. Olivier Assayas)Creed (dir. Ryan Coogler), The Look of Silence (dir. Joshua Oppenheimer) Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon), Reality (dir. Quentin Dupieux), The Revenant (dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu), The Tribe (dir. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy), and White God (dir. Kornél Mundruczó)