Description of Newton and Herman's lab -- *BOOK SPOILERS*
Herc had been in the Kaiju Science lab a few times, and his first thought every time he walked in was that it was like two halves of a brain. One side was neat, efficient, sparkling clean, and generally so perfectly arranged that Herc instinctively wanted to avoid it for fear of messing something up. The other side was like the bedroom of a teenager obsessed with monster movies.
No surface was uncluttered. Jars and tubes of strange materials and fluids were stacked and scattered everywhere, sitting on top of computer monitors that displayed images of kaiju together with complicated helical patterns Herc took to be DNA. From the ceiling hung an inflatable kaiju and an inflatable Jaeger, facing each other down over a lab table where something was bubbling next to a sink. Herc instinctively wanted to avoid that side, too, but for fear of catching something.
Down the middle of the space, from the center of the doorway to the back wall, where it disappeared under a refrigerator, was a line of hazmat tape. Two halves of a brain, maybe, but it was also like a bedroom shared by two siblings who couldn’t live a minute without finding something to fight about.
Of course, it wasn’t only siblings who fought all the time. Herc thought of his son, Chuck, and then refocused on the matter at hand.
~~ Alex Irvine, Pacific Rim Movie Novelization, PG 79-80
I JUST. NEWTON HAS INFLATABLE KAIJU AND JAEGER FIGHTING AN EPIC BATTLE OVER HIS LAB TABLE. HOW COOL IS THAT?!
**Squeeing over, please go back to your regularly scheduled Tumbling**
Friendly reminder that Newt and Hermann managed to go into the Drift together without getting carried away in their own or each other’s memories, they stayed focused on the task at hand despite the fact that it was extremely painful and they were bleeding and throwing up.
(Ughhhhhh so great that they were that Drift compatible ughhhhhhhh)
(Also this is in no way meant to shame Mako for not reacting that well to the Drift, it was her first time and the situation was nowhere near as dire when she went into the Drift. It didn’t make her weak, it’s a strenuous process and her first time)
Warnings: None. Rule 3, femslash (don’t worry, there are no name changes)
Summary: Newt’s mom has been hounding her about being single, like it’s an actual thing to be worried about what with the apocalypse really fucking nigh. Seriously, mom? Grandkids? The only thing that will be spawning anytime soon is another kaiju from the Breach. Anyway, Newt sort of tells her that she’s dating Hermann, for some reason. Just to get her off her back or whatever. But it doesn’t matter, because Hermann totally hates her. And she totally hates Hermann, too…right? Well if Hermann didn’t hate her before, so must now after seeing Newt tell her mom they were a thing in the Drift. Newt has never seen Hermann so mad and–oh.
I need to fix the ending to pacific rim okay? okay
So in the movie novelization it says that Newton and Hermann hugged and then high-fived. No. Just No. This will not stand. I’m just gonna go ahead and fix this travesty, right now. Everything in italics is a quote from the novelization.
“The LOCENT erupted in cheers, and tears of exhausted relief. Newt and Gottlieb embraced, and then, in a move that silenced the cheers momentarily in the LOCENT they kissed. They broke apart briefly when Newt noticed Tendo accepting a cigar from one of the Jaeger Techs. At Tendo’s smirk Newt simply shrugged and went back to kissing Hermann for all he was worth.