guys guys have we done Shakespearean Jaeger copilots yet because i mean
Macbeth and Banquo are star copilots until Banquo gets killed- surprisingly while off duty, not during a fight- and Lady Macbeth immediately goes ‘PUT ME IN THE ROBOT’
Viola and Sebastian’s Jaeger gets torn apart by a kaiju four miles off the coast and even though they both somehow survive, they get separated and Sebastian is lost for months. and meanwhile Viola discovers she and Orsino might be drift compatible?
Beatrice and Benedick discover they are definitely drift compatible and they’re both really annoyed about it
Brutus and Cassius are probably drift compatible
so are Coriolanus and Aufidius but they probably beat the shit out of each other in training. yknow, for funsies
Lear was one of the Mark 1 pilots, probably with Kent, but something went wrong with the neural load and Lear can’t really fight so much anymore. Sometimes he runs simulators with Cordelia so she can train tho (she never becomes a pilot but she does end up running a lot of the PPDC’s political business)
Hal and Hotspur have a really antagonistic rival-type relationship a la Chuck and Raleigh- Hotspur pilots a Mark 5 (with Kate, natch) and they’ve taken down like eleven kaiju and everyone thinks they’re hot shit. meanwhile Hal spends half his time drinking in the shatterdome cafeteria with his copilot Falstaff and no one really knows why they’re still in the program, and meanwhile Henry (probably an ex-Mark 1 or 2 pilot) doesn’t understand why he and his son aren’t drift compatible
Othello is probably running the shatterdome, lbr, and Prospero is head of research. Miranda interns in k-science but she sneaks off to train with Ferdinand on the regular
(bonus points: Hamlet and Horatio as science husbands, because can’t you just see Hamlet with a bunch of tattoos going ‘but what if we could TALK to the kaiju’ and poor beleaguered Horatio just like ‘fuck’s sake Hamlet we are supposed to be scientists can we please do some math’)
((bonus point: Hamlet sits around at home unable to commit to a course of action, is promptly killed in a kaiju attack, and Horatio and Ophelia are sad for a little while then go on to be the best science besties ever.))
asdfghjk wait I’m going to jump on this bandwagon even though I’ve still never seen Pacific Rim
Rosalind and Celia are perfect co-pilots and then Orlando shows up and Rosalind volunteers to train with him, but through some bureaucratic error she somehow manages to get herself signed up with him under her middle name and so she’s pulling double duty as Rosalind with Celia and Ganymede with Orlando and she loves it but Celia’s afraid she’s gonna burn herself out (and possibly a little jealous until she meets Oliver working with Touchstone in the k-science division)
Romeo desperately wants to be drift-compatible with someone, even if he never gets to actually get in the Jaeger, and Rosaline is a training coach or something and she is so sick of him asking and the day when k-scientist Tybalt’s little cousin arrives in the shatterdome sh e immediately takes a shine to Romeo and they’re both thrilled to discover they’re drift-compatible, even though all they will be doing for a long time is training together
Ariel as Prospero’s sassy, slightly crazy JARVIS-type A.I. that nobody else can operate (and has a tendency to float up out of the computer in little tangible streamers of code because it’s claustrophobic)
Brutus and Cassius are DEFINITELY drift compatible. They also pilot with Portia from time to time. Mark Antony pilots a Jaegar with Cleopatra called Romulus Alexandria and they make the entire Shatterdome intensely uncomfortable by making out everywhere, all the time. Paulina co-pilots with Antigonus until he’s killed in action and she starts co-piloting with Hermione in a Jaegar they call The Faith Awakener. Richard Gloucester finds that he’s drift compatible with Margaret Anjou and they’re both furious about it.
Titania and Oberon are only drift compatible when one of them is high, which for a reason no one seems to understand, doesn’t hinder their performance at all.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are so perfectly compatible it makes people uncomfortable. They don’t pilot together anymore, but they still respond interchangeably to the other’s name when you try to get their attention.
Antonio and Sebastian are compatible, and while Viola was healing from the crash, they piloted together seamlessly. Now that Viola’s back in their jaeger, though, they don’t practice together anymore. Antonio isn’t taking it too well.
Puck works on the repair crew in the shatterdome. They’re not technically on the payroll (how’d they even get in here??) but they’re fascinated by absolutely anything that glows or beeps.
or what if Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were in the first round of Jaegers and neural handshake tests and something went a little wrong with the neural load and they both just got overloaded with each other and THAT’s why they’re sort of interchangeable???
Debunking the myth that Tumblr is only used and populated by kids.
Age Ranges of Tumblr’s Global Audience:
Tumblr sees about 150 million global unique visitors monthly. comScore, an Internet analytics firm, averaged Tumblr’s age ranges over the first quarter of 2014 for both Dashboard and blog network traffic worldwide:
- Ages 13 to 17: 15%
- Ages 18 to 34: 41%
- Ages 35 to 54: 29%
- Ages 55 and up: 15%
"People are often really surprised to note that we have the same percentage of 55-plus-year-olds as we do 13-to-17-year-olds," said Danielle Strle (strle), Tumblr’s director of product for community and content, in an NPR webinar. “But over half of our audience is solidly in the 13-to-34 demographic.”
OLD PEOPLE REPRESENT! [swings cane around like it’s a light sabre. Come to think of it, a cane that looks like a light sabre would be kinda cool.]
[I don’t use a cane. Yet.]
YES! Take that, haters. Solidly in the 29% camp.
Two age-themed posts in a row? I must be getting old. :D
(I’m the only one of my kids’ friends’ parents to be on tumblr, fwiw, but I was also the only one of my kids’ friends’ parents to be on Livejournal, and I was in my 20s then….)
hey guys we've just added this new feature to the site, isn't it great?
here's the extension to get rid of this one
"We want more complex, strong female characters, LGBTQIA+ characters and POC!" says Tumblr while fawning over white boy tears while ignoring or even outright hating the handful of female characters in fandoms, ignoring canon LGBTQIA+ characters in favor of white boy gay ships and completely trying to justify the deaths of the rare POCs.
I’d cut my soul into a million different pieces just to form a constellation to light your way home. I’d write love poems to the parts of yourself you can’t stand. I’d stand in the shadows of your heart and tell you I’m not afraid of your dark.Andrea Gibson, Slip Your Mind (via larmoyante)
'60 girl group / doo wop version of Ellie Goulding's “Burn,” featuring Robyn, Cristina, and Ashley….and the original Flame-O-Phone (yup- a saxophone that shoots fire from its bell). Probably one of our most rewarding and dangerous shoots.