[Stranger Things spoilers ahead]
Stranger Things season 4: volumes 1 and 2 are out now, so I can not only rest easy that Steve Harrington is safe and relatively unharmed (minus losing a chunk of flesh from a demo bat attack, but it afforded us a prolonged view of his shirtless torso, so it all worked out) but also that all those lingering glances between him and former love Nancy Wheeler might be hinting at a rekindled romance.
Steve continued his character progression in a big way this season by actually thanking Nancy for breaking his heart when she ended their romantic relationship in season 2, because it was the ‘thump to the head’ that he needed in order to become a better person. over the course of four seasons, many more fans have come to recognize Steve’s character development and are now in his corner, which makes me happy, even though they still dismiss his season 1 self as the popular jock who isn’t worth anyone’s time.
And so that is how I unexpectedly found myself browsing fanvids a few days ago, to bolster the hope of Steve finally getting the girl in season 5. I was never a die hard Stancy (Steve+Nancy) shipper, I just wanted Steve to find a love interest that made him happy; it didn’t really matter to me who he found that happiness with.
I then stumbled across a fanvid that so enticingly captures the dormant feelings that came to the surface between Steve & Nancy this season, that my suggested videos on Youtube now think I’m firmly on board the ship because of how often I’ve been watching it. but I can’t help it! the creator does such a good job of showing all the subtle glances from the current season, while also flashing back to past seasons to call attention to the love story that was buried beneath all the monsters and mayhem.
It’s that song choice that’s really captured me, a throw back to an older style that is both haunting and wildly romantic.
note: the song has been enhanced (reverb) for this fanvid, making it slower than the original, which is what really gives it that haunting quality. fanvids/edits often do this to get around copyrights. the problem is, that I end up liking the enhanced versions too much!
I just hope that whatever it is about this that’s been pulling at me so strongly lets up soon, because I’d really like to sleep without it playing on a loop in my head.
I would never fall in love again until I found her
I said, I would never fall unless it’s you I fall into
I was lost within the darkness, but then I found her
I found you