pacific rim jaeger program

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i’ve been on tumblr a whole hour this evening and the pacific rim teaser hasn’t crossed my dash ONCE

please watch john boyega as the face of the jaeger program

for days when running is horrible and everything hurts but one day you want to see a kaiju up close and kick it in the ass so you keep fucking going (disclaimer: contains copious amounts of cheese and predictable hits but no actual pacific rim, i just motivate myself by pretending i’m training for the jaeger program and idris elba’s waiting for me at the end) [listen]

harlem, new politics // spoilin’ for a fight, ac/dc // i don’t feel like dancin’,, scissor sisters // walking on sunshine,, katrina & the waves // rat a tat,, fall out boy // in the next room,, neon trees // i’ve got you,, mcfly // stronger,, kelly clarkson // biology,, girls aloud // wake me up before you go-go,, wham // star girl,, mcfly // cardboard castles,, watsky // reach,, s club 7 // crash,, the primitives // i just wanna run,, the downtown fiction // push the button,, sugababes

So in Pacific Rim South Korea is obviously a major participant in the Jaeger program and all the information I’ve seen points to their cities being attacked frequently. But you know who is never mentioned?

North Korea.

This is baffling  but also interesting. For all practical reasons its because the modern world doesn’t really want to talk about North Korea so it wasn’t mentioned in the movie. But I like to imagine that in the movie universe the PPDC probably approached North Korea and asked them if they wanted to be a part of the program. They are at risk after all. But North Korea was probably like.

NO WE WILL MAKE OUR OWN JAEGER.

WE DO NOT NEED YOUR DECADENT WESTERN HELP.

So they tried.

And that’s why in the PR universe Pyongyang was completely destroyed by a Kaiju, the regime toppled and Korea probably eventually reunified into one country.

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When I was a kid, whenever I’d feel small or lonely, I’d look up at the stars. Wondered if there was life up there. Turns out I was looking in the wrong direction. When alien life entered our world, it was from deep beneath the Pacific Ocean. A fissure between two tectonic plates. A portal between dimensions. The Breach. I was fifteen when the first Kaiju made land in San Francisco. By the time tanks, jets, and missiles took it down, six days and 35 miles later, three cities were destroyed. Tens of thousands of lives were lost. We mourned our dead, memorialized the attack, and moved on. And then, only six months later, the second attack hit Manila. Then the third one hit Cabo. And then the fourth. And then we learned this was not gonna stop. This was just the beginning. We needed a new weapon. The world came together, pooling it’s resources and throwing aside old rivalries for the sake of the greater good. To fight monsters, we created monsters of our own. The Jaeger program was born.