February 14th 1852: Great Ormond Street hospital founded
On this day in 1852, the Great Ormond Street Hopsital for Sick Children opened in London. In the mid-nineteenth century, despite high child mortality rates, there was little professional medical help available for children, with many parents opting to care for their children themselves. Dr. Charles West identified this problem, and drew attention to childhood diseases in a series of lectures. It was Dr. West who fought for the opening of Great Ormond Street, the first hospital of its kind in the UK. When the hospital first opened its doors, it had only ten beds, and was led by the matron Frances Willey. Great Ormond Street struggled financially in its first years, but in 1858 it was saved when famed author Charles Dickens gave a public reading of A Christmas Carol to raise money for the hospital. With Dickens’s money, the hospital could expand and increase its bed capacity to 75. In the years that followed, Great Ormond Street further expanded and attracted notable patrons who wanted to support its work. Most famously, in 1929 the author J.M. Barrie donated the copyright to his creation Peter Pan to the hospital, which has provided the hospital with a steady income. Great Ormond Street is a British institution, and continues to have a worldwide reputation for patient care.
Rating: M, descriptions of graphic violence, major character injury, and emotional disturbance
Pairings: JeanMarco, Jean & Marco | background: YumiKuri, Springles, EreJean (Drift pairing make this complicated to tag lol)
Word Count: 57,000 (more or less) (across 4 chapters)
Alright lads! Here’s my entry for the JMGE, as requested by my secret santa, @yoitay, who wanted PacRim! Merry Christmas, friendo! I hope I delivered everything you wanted. This was a blast to write.
Fic Summary: Jean Kirschtein is a Jaeger pilot, just trying his damnedest not to meet a disappointing end. Maybe he had goals once. Maybe there was a part of him that the storm didn’t touch. Not anymore.
Having been kicked from the Mark II Jaeger, Atlas Rogue, on account of the fact no-one Drifts with Eren Jaeger and walks out unscathed, Jean finds himself relegated to the Anchorage Shatterdome, Alaska, the very edge of the world. There’s a new Mark IV about to be launched, and it needs a pilot. Technically - it needs two pilots. It’s a shame he has a chip on his shoulder the size of a Kaiju.
A JMGE PacRim AU for Yoitay, exploring the journey of a Jaeger pilot from the bottom of the barrel, to the cusp of hope, across every up and down in between.
god my mom told me the wildest thing this morning, so like…
before i went to sleep i ate cup noodles and read a vampire au fanfic and then slept for like 3 hours
so then my mom woke me up telling me that i was gonna be late for my danish exam and apparently i immediately sat up with bloodshot
eyes and said “cup noodles, anything…its normal” and she was confused and asked me if i had slept enough and apparently i answered “its normal, im a vampire, noodles is normal for vampires?” and i kept repeating that until i collapsed into bed again
•listening to ‘Hot Stuff’ -Donna Summer all day and night long
•putting on a dark red suit (bordeaux red)
•if with S/O he’d take him/her out the fanciest places
•this is actually one of the few holidays that Jim likes because it’s about the close engagement of two people with each other and doesn’t include the rest of the world (like Christmas would)
•Jim buying flowers for himself. Just to have a pretty environment at home
•If alone feeling left out and lonely but not admitting it to anyone. Probably not even to himself
•not admitting it to that point that he’d go out for dinner by himself and behaving like he’s owning it