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???
So this is my thesis, basically.
Anonymous said: Why are so many people demanding AAA titles to be all feminist and stuff when women don't even buy those games?
The long and the short of it is… because they do. Let’s explore that thought a bit with some actual research, hm?
Women don’t want to play as male protagonists: Understandable
Men don’t want to play as female protagonists: Misogyny
Jesus fucking Christ, the stupidity is overwhelming.
There’s some awful important context you’re missing here, in your quest to completely misrepresent people’s positions. It’s not “understandable” that women don’t want to play as male protagonists. No one is suggesting that, because no one is suggesting that women can’t identify with male characters. But it IS understandable that women don’t want to play as male protagonists every fucking time.
Similarly, no one is suggesting it’s “misogyny” for a man to want to play as a male character rather than a female one. But it likely IS a result of misogyny when men refuse to identify with women ever and require characters to be male every fucking time.
See that? Context. You should give it a try sometime. Maybe before the next time you attempt to accuse others of stupidity and hypocrisy without understanding what’s actually going on.
Except that A. There’s tons of games with female leads and B. If feminists had it their way, there would be no male protagonists. Thankfully, they’ll never get their way.
Speaking of “context”, congrats on using “misogyny” out of context, tool box.
Except that: A) I don’t know what you consider “tons,” but it sounds like you’re suggesting that it’s “enough,” which it certainly isn’t. By most counts, only 1-3% of all game leads are women. If that sounds like “tons” to you, in a world where over half the population, and nearly half the population of gamers are female, you are alone. And wrong. And B) literally no woman or feminist has ever, ever, ever advocated for the bullshit position you’re putting forth here. Not one person, not one time. But I guess there’s no need to let reality and facts stand in the way of your ignorance and toxicity. Your kind never does.
mycatsneezeslikealot said: if men and women should have equal rights then why are you against men wanting rights? feminism isn't about women being better then men is it?...
im against men complaining about wanting ‘mens rights’ because it’s never about wanting anything other than to silence and talk over women.
if men’s rights activists worked to open crisis centers for male victims of abuse and survivors of sexual violence i would love that. if men’s rights activists worked toward support and parenting classes and education for single fathers that would be amazing. if men’s rights activists worked toward educating fellow men on practicing safe sex and consent i would be so on board. if men’s rights activists worked toward breaking down the chains of racism of their brothers of colour i would be so happy. if men’s rights activists advocated for anything of value i would be so down for it all.
instead men’s rights activists sit on the fucking internet talking over women and attempting to silence them and their oppression with arbitrary add-ons, bullshit about the friendzone, and useless fucking nonsense.
so no. i have zero use for men’s rights activists because it’s never about advocating for things men need and instead it’s always about making sure women shut up about what they need. they aren’t “men’s rights activists” they’re “anti women activists”. point blank.
finally feminism is not about women being better than men nor is it about being equal to men. feminism is about women being liberated from men. i have no desire to be considered “equal” to the system of power that allows men to abuse, murder, and rape us. i want liberation from patriarchy and men.