As you may have already heard or seen for yourself, Netflix’s new series Stranger Things has recently flipped the world upside down (pun intended). After finishing the first season, I found myself totally obsessed just like the rest of humanity.
One thing I consistently noticed while watching was how closely I related to Eleven, or El, on a spiritual level. And I think it’s safe to say that many others might feel the same way.
Here are 11 reasons why Eleven from Stranger Things is your spirit animal:
- She absolutely loves food.
Right off the bat, El finds her way into a restaurant and downs fries and burgers like it’s her job. We come to find out her appetite is literally insatiable throughout the entire show.
- She calls people names and doesn’t GAF at all.
She specifically calls everybody a “mouth breather” which might be my new fav insult.
- She actually doesn’t GAF… like ever.
She doesn’t know how to play by the rules, and she straight up doesn’t care either. “Stay down here while I go to school so my parents don’t find you” — nah, El is going upstairs to watch TV and sit in the La-Z-Boy.
- That moment when she steals Eggo waffles from the supermarket.
Side note: Let’s all take a moment to appreciate that flawless execution…
- That even better moment when she’s alone in the woods, surrounded by all of her stolen Eggo boxes, stuffing her face with waffles.
Although I haven’t actually done this before, I’ve never related to anything so hard in all my life.
- She stands up for her friends.
Breaking arms on cliffs, throwing people into walls, making government officials bleed out of their eyes, etc.
- Furthermore, she sacrifices her well-being for her friends.
Even when faced head on with the Demagorgon, she takes her chances and fights on… and THAT is a true friend.
- She has anxiety.
S a m e .
- She’s hesitant around, and maybe even afraid of, new people.
S A M E .
- She tells it like it is and calls people out on their shit.
“Friends don’t lie” is another new fav. Gonna use that one when I know my friends are lying straight to my face and I want to subtly let them know that I see right through their shit.
And last but not least…
- All she wants is love.
Despite her rough past, it’s clear that all El really craves is love and a connection to other people. Honestly though, isn’t that what everybody ever truly wants anyway?
So it comes down to a love of food, loyalty to friends, anxiety, and the desire to be loved. Idk about you, but that sounds like my spirit animal to a T. All I know is that I’m impatiently waiting for Netflix to approve and release Stranger Things Season 2. Until then, I’ll just keep wishing Barb was alive and my friend IRL.
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