During their panel, Heather Doerksen and Robert Maillet mentioned a deleted scene in Pacific Rim where the triplets knock over the Kaidonovsky’s boombox. Intimidating face offs ensued. It was supposed to be a scene that established that both groups were tough, but Del Toro cut it out because “It’s too West Side Story!!!"
I want you to know that I actually had to rewatch WSS scenes for reference. I want you to know that I suffered for this comic.
The Russians have landed! These teas will be making their debut at London MCM at the end of May. These beautiful labels of our bad-ass jaeger pilots was done by the ever talented @salternates To see more teas in Pacific Rim series, visit my Tea Shop!
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Under the Cherno Alpha’s watch, the Siberian Wall went unbreached for six years with it’s pilots Sasha and her husband Aleksis Kaidanovsky. Who hold the record as the only Rangers with the longest and most stable Neural Handshake in the Corps, lasting up to eighteen hours.
Lone Ranger gets nominated for best Visual Effects but not Pacific Rim, which was incredible in it’s attention to detail and physics, which was a beautifully orchestrated film altogether, and whose visual effects impressed even the people who didn’t necessarily like the story all that much? Seriously, get your shit together.
Balance, love, and harmony. The Kaidonovskys, the married pilots, embodied these traits. Their success as pilots came from their sincerity, trust, and affection for one another; they held the record for longest drift at eighteen hours.
Not surprisingly, the Lovers card is associated with Venus, for whom the myrtle wreath above Cherno Alpha’s head is a symbol. The phlox leaves below stand for harmony. The card is traditionally linked with the number six; the Kaidonovskys successfully defended the Siberian coastline for six years, and through their career as pilots they killed six kaiju. Similar to many other depictions of the Lovers, the Hermit (Cherno) is present, giving his blessing to the couple.
I’ve been trying to stay away from heavily symmetrical compositions as a general rule, but this was one of those cases where I felt it was appropriate. Duality and balance were some of the central tenets of designing this card, and any asymmetrical compositions I sketched out felt unstable. In addition, circles figure heavily in the card, as a circle recalls harmony and completeness.