IN LIGHT OF THE RESURGENCE OF PACIFIC RIM EVERYTHING:
please please please read Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero.
please read about Tamsin Sevier, Stacker Pentecost’s copilot of Coyote Tango
i’m not trying to downplay what Pentacost did, what he managed to do on his own (killing the kaiju that took out so much of Japan and separated Mako Mori from her family and then raising Mako), but Tamsin needs some love and some acknowledgement that she didn’t fucking die until much later and she was a part of Mako’s life growing up.
and i get it, it’s not part of the movie and a lot of people don’t ravenously consume tangential/additional content outside of the primary media they’ve enjoyed. but please, do yourself a favor and find a way to read Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero or at least hit up the wiki.
OK GUYS YOU MAY NOT KNOW THIS BUT PACIFIC RIM HAS SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING WOMEN EVER I DON’T JUST MEAN MAKO AND THE RUSSIAN LADY NO I’M TALKING ABOUT
LUNA FRACKING PENTECOST
YEAH SHE’S STACKER PENTECOST’S SISTER AND SHE DIVEBOMBED THE FIRST FUCKING KAIJU EVER SHE BASICALLY GAVE HER LIFE TO “SLAY THE DRAGON” OK SHE IS BADASS AND THEN
TAMSIN SEVIER OK TAMSIN WAS WITH LUNA WHEN SHE DIED AND SHE BECAME STACKER’S CO-PILOT. IN TOKYO WHEN THEY SAVE MAKO’S LIFE, TAMSIN PASSES OUT ‘CAUSE SHE’S GOT CANCER BUT BASICALLY SHE’S A BADASS SHE FIGHTS KAIJU TIL THE RADIATION GIVES HER CANCER AND SHE FIGHTS CANCER FOR MORE YEARS THAN THEY EXPECTED HER TO LIVE SHE’S A HERO OK
AND LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST IN FACT THE FIRST
CAITLIN LIGHTCAP AKA THE ONE WHO STARTED IT ALL
THE EUREKA GIRL
SHE’S THE ONE WHO FIGURED OUT THE JAEGERS NEEDED TWO PILOTS AND SHE WAS ONE OF THE MAJOR SCIENTISTS WHO DEVELOPED THE JAEGERS IN THE FIRST PLACE. SHE WAS ALSO THE FIRST EVER CO-PILOT OF THE FIRST FULLY FUNCTIONING JAEGER EVER AND SHE WAS THE FIRST ONE TO SAVE PEOPLE IN THE GIANT FUCKING ROBOT
AND SHE DID IT FOR LOVE
SHE DID IT 'CAUSE SHE LOVED THE ORIGINAL PILOT AND SAVED HIM FROM SEIZING UP DURING A TEST RUN
NOW SEE IF IT WASN’T FOR THESE BADASS LADIES THE WORLD WOULD’VE BEEN FUCKING DESTROYED BY KAIJU FIVE YEARS IN I’M SERIOUS THEY’RE SO AWESOME
Tamsin cheerily interrupts the Countess in her recollection of Mako’s
dance card. “Yes, yes, but that’s all old gossip, and what I care for is
the new. Two young men all but dueled over Mako’s honor in front of my
house, is that not more exciting?”
A million years ago it seems like, quigonejinn was batting around an idea for a regency AU, which has still not appeared. SOMEONE had to do something about that. Maleigh, mentioned Chako, gossip, all the tropes and a secret big enough to make the gossip rags implode.
Ughhhh okay I’m actually really angry with this because the dialogue is godawful and I don’t even know but I put a lot of time into it, so fuck it, it’s getting posted.
Basically, in Tales From Year Zero there’s this scene where Stacker takes Mako to visit Tamsin, his co-pilot, in hospital, because reasons like the destruction of my emotional well-being and stuff. So, I dunno, I had this idea that Tamsin and Stacker probably had badass matching pilot jackets, because why the fuck not, and maybe Tamsin would give hers to Mako.
Ugh, I don’t know.
Anyway, this is also for my Jaegercon bingo square “uniforms.” Jackets count as uniforms, right? Right.
Tamsin waits. It kills her to wait longer than a few weeks and when she finally does get the nerve to call Luna, Christmas has arrived. London is beautifully decorated for the holidays and she can’t wait to do holiday stuff with Luna.
They go on a bunch of dates, real dates with proper kisses at the end, holding hands and talking about real grown up stuff. Luna wants to keep going with her career as a pilot for as long as they’ll have her. Tamsin would like kids someday. Marriage once deemed a fantasy looks more and more like a reality for them. Luna’s brother Stacker comes around one evening and Tamsin who’s met him before is introduced as Luna’s girlfriend.
Tamsin who has never said, I love you before can’t wait to blurt it out in bed. It shocks Luna, and things need to slow down for a bit. After all its only been three months since they reconnected, started going out, sleeping together.. Its too soon right?
Travis Beacham could notice me descend from the heavens himself to tell me otherwise, but you will never convince me that Tamsin didn’t have a rockin’ undercut at some point during her tenure as Coyote Tango’s pilot.
My story of Jake Pentecost, his mother, and Stacker’s efforts to be a father to him during the Kaiju War - and Jake’s feelings from the sidelines as the Jaeger Program approaches its last stand. (No Uprising spoilers, this is a retcon, written before the synopsis and trailer dropped - they just inspired me to finish editing and post it).
Chapter 2/2: Your Father’s Son:
After running away, Jake seeks out sympathy and support from his adoptive sister to make his case for living with his father, and Stacker faces the reckoning with Claudia’s parents that’s been brewing all his son’s life.
Here are the links to my blog entries about the headcanons that make up my Pacific Rim fanfic series: