words by mike


Alec is so dead. We all are.

I have no words. I’m just shook. The cat eyes are wonderful and I can’t wait to see them shine in the show. This whole look is just so fucking good. Every part of it. At first I was sceptical about this goatee but damn, it does things to me now. And photo was unlocked in less than 20 minutes???

The fact, that I’d die for Magnus Bane is one thing, but the fact, that I’d die for Harry Shum Jr. as well is another one. I bet he wasn’t expecting it to be unlocked so fast and it just shows how much we love and appreciate something/someone he pours in his whole heart and soul. Harry is incredible as Magnus. Harry is Magnus. I want to give him every single damn award for his acting. Step Up, Glee, Mom’s Night Out, Crouching Tiger, White Frog, Single by 30… - all of this never gave him as amazing chance to show off as Shadowhunters. I’m close to tears just thinking about it. He should be more appreciated. If there’re people, who somehow judge his acting skills but never saw him as Magnus, I want them to hear me clearly: Harry Shum Jr. is an amazing, taletned actor who truly becomes his character while shooting. There’s no Harry left, when he plays Magnus. Not his voice, not his body language, not even his looks. Just pure Magnus Bane. That’s what good acting means. He deserves all the love; it’s sad that he gets hate too.

But anyways. I love it. I love Magnus. I love Harry. I’m dead and tomorrow I’m gonna see Alec’s poster from afterlife and then come back again on 2nd January.

George Harrison, 1987, photographed by Peter Figen. Photo © Peter Figen.

“George [Harrison] was a good and humble man who believed in the power of love to overcome all adversity. He lived his life without asking anything for himself, and his courage to quietly remind us that God created a world for peace and compassion has had a profound effect on all of our lives.” - Billy Corgan, 2001

“George [Harrison], too, was a dreamer. He believed in making the world a better place, and with his idealism, activism and, most of all, his music, he did exactly that. He lived a life of quiet dignity and today the world is a lesser place.” - Mike Mills, 2001

When Nancy was thirteen and practically inconsolable as her best-friend-since-kindergarten had recently moved away, Karen sat her down and told her that separation isn’t always a bad thing for a friendship, explaining how sometimes, despite time and distance between you, the sweet reunions where you both can pick up right where you left off are the best reward. That’s how you know the friendship will last, that is was really meant to be, she’d say. Mike overheard that, all those years ago, since his mom said it’d be a “valuable lesson for him, too, in the future.” That’s how you know it was really meant to be. Those words run through his head on a loop like a broken tape. What if you never had a chance to know? Never even a chance to pick up where you left off? Those thoughts creep out of the darkness to gnaw at his mind. But there remained one even darker, more anxious, more twisting-his-stomach-in-sickening-knots than all those others. What if we don’t pick it up? If it isn’t meant to be?

One fateful, stormy, messy day in November of 1984, Mike Wheeler got the answer to his question. An affirmation to his mother’s words. Despite dragging time and immeasurable distance, some things are just meant to be

When Hopper and Joyce find out about Mike and Eleven's kiss
  • Hopper: So kids...you know why we've brought you in today, right?
  • *Mike and Eleven look confused*
  • Joyce: Both of you aren't in trouble if that's what you two are thinking. It's just, we heard from Dustin...about you two...um...locking lips?
  • Hopper: Oh for God's sake Joyce, they kissed! Just use the word.
  • Mike: *starts to sweat and his face goes red*
  • Eleven: Is "kiss" bad? But I liked it.
  • Hopper: *inner protective dad comes out* Okay, listen here missy-
  • Joyce: -oh shush Hop, there's nothing wrong with...lip-on-lip contact! It's just that, since you two are at this point, me and Hopper decided it was time for-
  • Hopper: The Talk ™
  • Mike: *makes wheezing sound out of embarrassment* But I already got the Talk-
  • Hopper: And you'll get it again, mister!
  • Eleven: The...talk? Is that good?
  • Joyce: Yes dear, it's fine. Like I said, kissing isn't bad. I mean, I kissed a few boys when I was your age-
  • Eleven: -Like Hopper?
  • Hopper, Mike, and Joyce: *freezes in embarrassment*
  • Eleven: Aren't you two...together?
  • Hopper (to Joyce): ...yeah, this was a bad idea.