Mike is my roommate/the other half in a pretty solid bromance/my guinea pig.
When writing ICoS some things come up that require A) a lot of research B) a lot of visualizing and C) practical knowledge. So sometimes you need a dude who has random knowledge of just about everything, and someone who will unquestioningly do things that I say.
So when I need to know random facts about guns, explosives, martial arts moves and cars, Mike is my go-to person before I hit up google. And when I need to manipulate an actual body into a position in order to visualize a fight scene, Sin choking a mfer out, or something, he's also my go-to person.
So here's to Mike. The dude who will almost always get up with a sigh and silently let me try out MMA moves on him with no explanation what so ever other than, "it's for my story".