gwyn: (bucky end of the line)
Day 03

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I think pretty much everything I've ever made public defines me as a creator, unless it was a collaboration that was very heavily someone else's work. There were definitely a few Media Cannibals vids that did not turn out how I saw them! But overall, if I've done it or been in charge of it, it would define me, even with the vids I've made for auctions and gifts/challenges.

So these are a very random assortment of things wot I made.

Mercy Street (12957 words) by gwyneth rhys
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Angel: the Series
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Spike & Dana, Angel & Spike
Characters: Spike (BtVS), Dana (AtS), Angel (BtVS), Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, Charles Gunn, Illyria (AtS), Harmony Kendall, Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
Additional Tags: Redemption, Vampire Slayer(s), Insanity, Atonement - Freeform, making amends, Training, Male-Female Friendship, Understanding, Episode: s05e11 Damage, Damaged
Summary:

When Dana returns to LA looking for Spike, they make a strange truce and find a way to help each other with their damage.



I've always been really weirdly attached to this story, for a lot of reasons, but one of the things I especially loved was being inside Dana's head and trying to think of how she'd make sense of things, how someone like her would see that world. I was really proud of her interior voice, and also Spike's.


Shelter (179 words) by gwyneth rhys
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Natasha Romanov
Additional Tags: Video, Fanvids, Friendship, Shelter, Everything Hurts and I'm Dying
Summary:

All I know is to keep you close.



Most of my vids are not streaming anymore and only available via download at my vids site, which no one seems to want to do these days, so I tried to pick something streaming. And honestly, I think you couldn't get a more accurate picture of me as a vidder--very basic editing, none of the flashy stuff or voiceovers kids seems to like these days, good timing, and a clear narrative. Epic feels. A song that either most people haven't heard or would never think to use that way. And nothing probably says more about my love of Steve Rogers and the people he loves and wants to protect than this vid.


Dark Approach (93073 words) by gwyneth rhys
Chapters: 6/6
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers, Steve Rogers & Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson, Natasha Romanov/Sam Wilson
Characters: Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Natasha Romanov, Peggy Carter, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Pepper Potts, Clint Barton, Thor
Additional Tags: Memory Loss, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD, World War II, Flashbacks, Soooo Many Flashbacks, Identity Issues, Find Bucky, Everybody Just Wants Steve To Be Happy, Pre-Serum Steve Rogers, Implied/Referenced Torture, Longing, Pining, Found Family, Artist Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes Recovering
Series: Part 2 of Dark Approach
Summary:

I have loved you across decades and centuries, over countries and continents and oceans.



Honestly, I couldn't decide what to pick for a third. Mostly I just loved writing this over the Summer of Cap Love, and I often wish more people loved it too, but I was happy with it (and the whole series).


The Gift of Forgetfulness (6049 words) by gwyneth rhys
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pacific Rim (2013)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hercules Hansen/Stacker Pentecost, Chuck Hansen & Hercules Hansen
Characters: Hercules Hansen, Stacker Pentecost, Chuck Hansen, Tendo Choi, Mako Mori
Additional Tags: Grief/Mourning, Loss, Child Loss, Road Trips, Cage Fights, self-punishment, Drift Bond, The Drift (Pacific Rim), Eventual Happy Ending, Team Hot Dads, Drivesuit Scars
Series: Part 2 of All They Had Lost
Summary:

He’ll not be anybody’s fucking tragic hero who lost his son and his best friend and still won the fight.



Since it said at least three, and I couldn't decide between Dark Approach and this, I'll put this here. I am still really, really happy with the writing I did for this Pacific Rim series, and I think this story is some of the best writing I've ever done, real-world or fannish. But it's a pairing with few fans, woe.
gwyn: (hot dads)
After doing that three random lines from three WIPs meme a while ago, I realized I needed to finish the Pacific Rim series that I'd left off over a year ago. Not that anyone cared that I'd left off of it, but I still wanted to finish it for my sake.

The World Has Held Great Heroes (8099 words) by gwyneth rhys
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pacific Rim (2013)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hercules Hansen/Stacker Pentecost, Chuck Hansen & Hercules Hansen
Characters: Stacker Pentecost, Hercules Hansen, Chuck Hansen, Newton Geiszler, Mako Mori, Raleigh Becket, Hermann Gottlieb, Caitlin Lightcap, Tendo Choi
Additional Tags: Fix-It of Sorts, Reunions, Road Trips, Kooky Kaiju Science, Guilt, Team Hot Dads, Drift Bond
Series: Part 3 of All They Had Lost
Summary:

The wounds Stacker suffered in the blast from Striker Eureka’s payload are healing. It’s the fact that Herc has never been here that really hurts.

gwyn: (hot dads)
Yuletide story posted! And now I really need to focus on the Festivid I have been haphazardly unfocused on.

Today is the two-year anniversary of my dad's death. It was weird, because I ran into my former neighbor today, and she worked at the retirement center my dad lived in until his death, so she asked after him. I might not have felt as down about it if that hadn't happened, it had a strange effect on me. I'm going to spend Christmas with my cousins I haven't seen in nearly two years, as well, and I'm trying not to be weirded out by that.

Memage today: [personal profile] dine asked: I'd love to hear about a vid idea you have, but will probably never actually make (and why not)

Well, I mentioned the Lord King Bad Vid I wanted to make for Veronica Mars and Weevil earlier this month, so there's that one. But for different reasons, I'll probably never make a constructed reality vid I always wanted to do for Stacker Pentecost, Herc Hansen, and Chuck Hansen in Pacific Rim. I gathered all kinds of other work done by Idris Elba, Max Martini, and Rob Kazinsky, and all this footage such as planes from the RAAF (because Herc was an RAAF pilot), landscapes of Australia, and so on, and every time I listen to the song I think of this vid. I wanted it to be a mood piece that sort of showed them outside the film, existing, in a way, beyond the universe of the Kaiju War. But also kind of melancholy, in that Chuck and Stacker are gone, and Herc would be remembering those good times afterward.

But for various reasons, largely because I don't know how to make what I see in my mind because I'm not a very good technical vidder, I may never make it. I don't know. Maybe if at some point, my pain is lessened and I can sit in front of the computer and try to figure out what I want to do, I will still make this, but I don't think there's even an audience for it at this point, so it seems foolish when I have so many other vids on my plate. I saw a fantastic constructed reality vid for the Kaidonovskys someone did right after Pacific Rim came out, and they were only in the movie for like 90 seconds, but weirdly that vid kind of gave me such a happy that I almost feel like I don't need to do mine. On the other hand, if I do the VVC auction next year and someone buys me and wants me to make it, then I will. ;-D
gwyn: (hot dads)
My Escapade vid is finally streaming, and should finish uploading for a permanent copy sometime later tonight.

Brother
Artist: Lord Huron
Fandom: Pacific Rim
File: MP4 61MB
Big damn heroes, every one.



Lyrics and info here )
gwyn: (goofy michael westen littlespank)
I have had a most decidedly unjoyful day today, and it's 9:30 and I'm just now getting around to something for more joy day. So I should manufacture some joy to make this terrible day go out a little betterer than it came in (how bad was it? I bought those little two-bite cupcakes that come in a package of a dozen and are mostly frosting, which I don't even like as much as cake).

So steal from the best, I always say: like [personal profile] killabeez did, tell me a character or an actor I'll be likely to know, and I'll give you the reason they fill me with joy.

And today's 31 Flavors rec is one that fills me with joy. I haven't put up anything here for my major current fandom, Pacific Rim, and this isn't Hot Dads focused completely the way I tend to roll, but damn, this story filled me with glee. Herc is WAY MORE of a fainting flower here than I see him, and his hesitancy with Stacker doesn't ring true to me, but I still got caught up in the author's version of things and didn't mind too much. I also loved how the story starts out with the scientists, showing us the events from Newt's point of view, and then flips to the same story from Herc's point of view. It's really, really funny.

Hermann Gottlieb's Stacker Pentecost Obsession Trapper Keeper (7455 words) by what_alchemy
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: Pacific Rim (2013)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb, Hercules Hansen/Stacker Pentecost
Characters: Hermann Gottlieb, Stacker Pentecost, Newton Geiszler, Hercules Hansen, Chuck Hansen
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, Chuck is the biggest asshole of a matchmaker ever
Summary:

Hermann has a giant man crush on Stacker.

Newt finds it delightful. Herc, not so much.

gwyn: (hearts wizzicons)
This was definitely the most active fan fiction year I've had in a very long time. A lot of people know that when my twin sister died some years ago, my creativity sort of died as well -- I've participated in Yuletide and made vids, but it's been a serious struggle to write. Downright agonizing. But I've plugged along, writing something outside of Yuletide for the first time last year when I wrote a little Loki & Pepper Avengers story.

And it was the same kind of year, going along, making vids, until July happened. I didn't expect it, but man did I fall hard for Pacific Rim. I was just obsessed, still am, and it's been weird, because I don't know anyone else in the fandom with my pairing interest that I can spend time around talking about it, or anyone who's at the obsesso level I still am at. I'm the kind of person who really needs to squee with people. Still, I have a third part of a story kind-of series coming up, and more vids I want to make, and I guess you could say Pacific Rim changed my life, because suddenly, for the first time since my sister died, I felt like I could create, I felt the overwhelming DESIRE to create, particularly in writing. I can't tell you how monumental that feeling has been, and I wish I could share it with people.

Yuletide reveal and year in review for fic and vids )
And I guess that's it? Not too bad for someone who's had such a hard time creating.
gwyn: (keith mars infinitemonkeys)
Gah, every time I vow to post more often, I fall behind. LIfe's been kicking my ass in a bad way lately, though there have been a few light moments in there, like last Friday when a bunch of us went out to dinner at a fantastic sushi place and had the most amazing meal. Good company, great food, what more could you ask for?

But now I've got a huge book that's looming over me and I really want to just write and vid. Converting my vid files for my Festivid is taking forfuckingever. For a show that didn't last long, there are entirely too many episodes. I had no idea. I used to always post a story on my birthday, and I would really like to finish what would be the third in a Hot Dads sort-of series, but I'm not sure if I'll have enough time to work on it and have it read over.

I've also been really battling the depression that settles on me this month, the whole dealing with my birthday without my sister, and now there's December and my dad's death, and everything feels very lonely. I went to see Gravity last week, and wow, I really found myself wrapped up in Ryan's pain and isolation. The way she remembered the details of her daughter's death. I don't know that I got out of the movie what other people got out of it, because I was really focused on that specific part, but I respected it a lot and I'm so glad I saw it in 3D. It truly was stunning.

I'm going to try to see Thor 2 on Thursday, even though I shouldn't since I'm already behind on this book. But I feel like I'm the last person in America to see it (at least, among people who count Thor and Loki as fandom objects of affection).

I've been watching a lot of TV. I have thoughts on many things, but I wanted to specifically mention Sleepy Hollow )

But as for Almost Human )

I guess this is the hard part of finding yourself in a movie fandom like Pacific Rim, especially where your pairing is the smallest one out there. I keep checking for new fic, but there has been nothing for Team Hot Dads that isn't also an AU, has multiple other pairings, or is a crossover with something else. I'd hoped there might be more after the DVD came out, but so far, no, and I haven't really seen a lot of vids, either. This is where movie fandom sucks -- when you only have one film to work with, and you aren't in the dominant pairing, and you don't have any friends to squee with. I never could have foreseen that PR would make me so crazed, but it has, but man does it feel lonely.
gwyn: (mack daddy)
Trying to make a Luther vid has been really difficult for some reason, it's just not jelling for me and I have struggled with it for a while, so to take my mind off of it, I spent the weekend working on a palate-cleanser vid for Pacific Rim. There are so many vids for this song that it's kind of hilarious, but the PR vids were so buried under all the other fandoms that I did it anyway, just because I wanted to. Sometimes you just wanna make a vid that makes you happy, you know?

Anyways, I had fun working on it, and now I can turn my attention to the Luther vid, the other more serious Pacific Rim vid ideas I have, and Festivids! As always, the DL is better quality, but the YT embed is below. (The file size of the DL is pretty large, just to warn you.)

Radioactive
Artist: Imagine Dragons
Fandom: Pacific Rim
Welcome to the new age: go big or go extinct.

Streaming: http://youtu.be/0U9aKgvyrS8

vid embed )
gwyn: (mack daddy)
The Gift of Forgetfulness (6047 words) by gwyneth rhys
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pacific Rim (2013)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Hercules Hansen/Stacker Pentecost, Chuck Hansen & Hercules Hansen
Characters: Hercules Hansen, Stacker Pentecost, Chuck Hansen, Tendo Choi, Mako Mori
Additional Tags: Grief/Mourning, Loss, Child Loss, Road Trips, Cage Fights, self-punishment, Drift Bond, The Drift (Pacific Rim), Eventual Happy Ending, Team Hot Dads
Summary:

He’ll not be anybody’s fucking tragic hero who lost his son and his best friend and still won the fight.



You guys, I just think Herc Hansen is the most beautifully, epically, operatically tragic bastard ever on film. I LOVE him. And his pain and suffering and obvious relationship to Stacker Pentecost. Team Hot Dads FTW!

This was inspired by some gifsets, especially this one here based on one of Max Martini's cheesy movies. My obsession with him is back up at Defcon level 1. It's also kind of a sorta sequel to All They Had Seen and All They Had Lost.
gwyn: (serious bznz littlespank)
Would anyone be willing to beta a Pacific Rim story for me? It's kinda sorta vaguely a sequel to the first one I wrote, and I'm working on it now and it's around 5,200 words, but knowing my tendency toward verbosity, I'm sure I'll rack up some more words in that count.

Man, I have been having some fun with health lately. First there was the lingering effects of the cat bite, namely, that the intestinal issues from the antibiotics were really kicking my ass and I was beginning to fear they wouldn't get better. If I never drink another glass of keffir, or acidophilous, or kombucha, or eat yogurt, it will be too soon. Then on Saturday I developed this searing pain in my back, as if I'd been scalded. At first I thought it was the tightness of a new bra, but it just kept getting more and more painful, until Monday I had to finally call the doctor. I mean, I figured that unless the bra was poisoned or something, it didn't explain the burning pain that couldn't stand even the touch of sheets on it.

My trainer had developed shingles, and I thought, well, that's what I must have, because I'd heard about the searing pain they caused for many years from my dad. But when I looked it up, they said shingles weren't contagious, yet the symptoms I had were exactly as they described. Fortunately I got in to the doctor and she said that the width of the sensations was a good sign it wasn't going to develop into the rash (apparently many people experience pain up to a week before the rash appears) -- it only happens on one side of the body. She said I could be the one in a million, though, who had it jump to the other side, so I was supposed to watch it for a week and see, but in the meantime she prescribed excellent painkillers (damn, I wish I'd taken these for the cat bite when she prescribed them for me just in case) and alternating ice and heat, and total rest, and so far that seems to be going well. She's concerned I might have injured on the disks in my spine, since all the thoracic tests didn't show anything.

I'm tired of having stupid problems with my body. Every time I make progress with my workouts, I get sick or injured. Bleh. And it makes sleep just this completely unobtainable goal, and me very very miserable.

I need to think about what to offer and request for Festivids. It's hard because there is really only a handful of things I want to vid or to watch right now, but I feel like I should spread out the possibilities as much as I can. But right now all I want to do is vid Luther and Pacific Rim, NOW, and not wait until next year!

I need to talk about this season's TV, but I'm having mixed feelings about a lot of stuff, and sometimes I don't want to piss on other people's fun stuff. But it's like it's all bubbling up inside me.
gwyn: (mack daddy)
I'm only a few weeks late! I wanted to make the deadline for the Idyll Challenge, but work got in the way. Nevertheless, here is a bit of Team Hot Dads basking in the luxury of an Australian resort, in the early days of the kaiju war. Thanks so much to Dorinda and Arduinna for developing this lovely challenge; it was a joy to think about these two blokes being happy for a change. And thanks to Dorinda also for beta-ing and cheerleading.


Island Time (7005 words) by gwyneth rhys
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pacific Rim (2013)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Hercules Hansen/Stacker Pentecost
Characters: Hercules Hansen, Stacker Pentecost
Additional Tags: R&R, Idyll Challenge, tropical island, First Time, Life During Wartime, Australia, Friends to Lovers, Team Hot Dads, Swimming, Drift Bond
Summary:

Herc and Stacker take some R&R. The only problem is that Stacker doesn't know how to relax. Written for the Idyll Challenge.

gwyn: (mack daddy)
I'm only a few weeks late! I wanted to make the deadline for the Idyll Challenge, but work got in the way. Nevertheless, here is a bit of Team Hot Dads basking in the luxury of an Australian resort, in the early days of the kaiju war. Thanks so much to Dorinda and Arduinna for developing this lovely challenge; it was a joy to think about these two blokes being happy for a change. And thanks to Dorinda also for beta-ing and cheerleading.


Island Time (7005 words) by gwyneth rhys
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pacific Rim (2013)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Hercules Hansen/Stacker Pentecost
Characters: Hercules Hansen, Stacker Pentecost
Additional Tags: R&R, Idyll Challenge, tropical island, First Time, Life During Wartime, Australia, Friends to Lovers, Team Hot Dads, Swimming, Drift Bond
Summary:

Herc and Stacker take some R&R. The only problem is that Stacker doesn't know how to relax. Written for the Idyll Challenge.

gwyn: (mack daddy)
So I found out that my beloved Max Martini (whom [personal profile] joatamon rightly identifies as "you beautiful singularity of hoyay you" because he is truly in that pantheon of actors who seem to have massive hoyay chemistry with whatever guy he's working with) is going to be in the season premiere of Person of Interest. I've tried to watch POI now for two years, but for whatever reason, it just doesn't take for me. Everyone I know is massively into it, but...it's very meh for me, and I don't know why. Admittedly I didn't see the first couple eps so the worldbuilding is lost on me, and I have creep-factor issues with the two lead actors. I even watched the second season gag reel so I could see things in a different light. Still not interested.

But I keep watching so that I'll have at least some frame of reference. I was completely confused by the second season most of the time, especially when I tuned in and there was a whole episode about Sarah Shahi, which should have been great because Sarah Shahi, but just sort of pissed me off since I didn't know what the fuck was going on. I never do when I watch it. On one hand it's a cheesy CBS procedural, on the other it's...I don't know. Skynet becoming sentient? Or something?

Max has a 98% chance of playing the bad guy. I had figured his apparent life goal of "guest star on every television series since 2005" might take a back seat due to his high-profile roles in Pacific Rim and Captain Phillips (which I canNOT wait to see; every time I watch a commercial or trailer and hear his smoky-whiskey-tinged voice going "Captain Phillips, can you hear me?" funny things happen in my lower belly), but it's nice to see he's still doing small screen stuff. The problem is, as I mentioned, he's ALWAYS a bad guy except the 2% of the time when he gets to play someone cool, like Billy Cooper in Numb3rs. He's almost always a law-enforcment officer or a military-type person -- I think because he does have a true military bearing and conveys command presence more than most actors. He's an outstanding gun actor, too, and that often comes across really well. If I understand correctly, his mom was either a cop or a private detective, and he learned weapons handling early, so I'm sure that helps.

But it breaks my heart that he's almost always a corrupt or psycho LEO or military guy. Castle, Hawaii Five-0, the various flavors of CSI, you name it, Burn Notice, Dark Blue, he's a bad guy. I imagine that was to some degree why he was so popular in Numb3rs -- not only did he and Don Eppes give off massive, massive "they're boffing" vibes, but he was a good guy and so didn't get killed off in the end by Our Heroes, and you could imagine him and Don riding off into the sunset together to boink each others' brains out. And apparently he's playing a naval officer in POI? The worst was on Criminal Minds, where he played a vet with PTSD issues who has a mental break after an accident and goes on a killing rampage, including killing his own parents because he thinks they're impostors. He had a terrible beard that hid his pretty ginger face and he was just so very psycho. I still haven't watched his episodes of Lie to Me, though, so I don't know if that breaks with the pattern and screws with my percentages. (And theatrical movies are really different, he's been a good guy in a lot of things, though TV movies are a different ballgame, too.)

I'd love it if I'm wrong and he's not a bad guy. But the percentages aren't with me. I was so very surprised when he turned out to be a good guy, and not get killed, in Pacific Rim. I spent the entire movie saying to my friend, "He's going to die now. He's going to die, I can't watch." He starred in The Unit for four years, and I never did figure out what they were trying to do with his character -- they made him really sweet and loving, but they also did this weird "maybe he hit his wife once/maybe he didn't/his wife is a disaster area who does terrible things to him/what the fuck is going on here" thing that I have like a whole essay in me about but since no one I know watched the show, it's kind of pointless to write (I really hate David Mamet, you know?).

Anyways, I'll be watching the season premiere of POI through my fingers, I'm sure.

I'm getting a lot better in the cat-bite department, but the antibiotics are giving me migraines, which is...really bad. Imitrex does incredibly weird things to me, so I don't like taking it, but thank god I've had it, some of these have been really debilitating. I thought at first it was due to dehydration, but I don't believe that now. I'm not sure what the trigger is.
gwyn: (mack daddy)
Sometimes I wonder what the fuck is wrong with me. Well, actually, I wonder that all the time, but specifically, I started a story for the Idyll Challenge mentioned in my last post, and I'm at 2,900 words and I've only just begun. The longest story posted to the challenge so far is 1,400 words or so. Why is it so hard for me to write anything short? Why can't I just get to the fucking point (or the point of fucking, since let's face it, what's an idyll without some sexing going on)?

Also, I really need to get some icons for Pacific Rim.

I've been remiss in posting pics of my newest foster dog, Ginny. She's kind of a handful. Really cute and super, super sweet, but she keeps going after my cats and not in a "just chasing" way. She kind of loses her rag when she seems them move around, especially in the yard. She's getting slightly better about it in the house, but it's making life very difficult for me and stressing me out a bit, not to mention stressing the cats out, who are living in the kitchen on the table and counter. Olive is getting a little better about moving around in the house, but she's still pretty wary -- usually she's like "come at me bro" whenever a dog is uppity, but she's really scared about Ginny. (Possibly because of the screeching and hysterical barking.)

I have to keep her on the leash at all times, and watch her. Yesterday at the adoption event, I bought a 20 foot cable lead so I could tie her up outside, since she likes to be outside and hang out on the porch in the sun. This way if she goes after the cats, she can only go so far and then she'll bounce back, and she can't escape -- which she's done four or five times so far, not something you really want with a foster dog. But she's the exact opposite of what they told me -- she loves kids, she loves meeting new people, she is fine with other dogs, and she chases my cats. That's the thing about fostering -- it's like roulette.

Anyways. Time to get back to writing. Will try to get something meaningful up at some point here. (Christ, I still haven't done my pics of Boston and England.)
gwyn: (mack daddy)
I have actually committed fic. It's kind of an...appetizer? I guess for something longer and more detailed that I want to write.

All They Had Seen and All They Had Lost (6808 words) by gwyneth rhys
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pacific Rim (2013)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Herc Hansen/Stacker Pentecost
Characters: Herc Hansen, Stacker Pentecost, Mako Mori, Chuck Hansen
Additional Tags: Missing Scene, Comrades in Arms, Friendship/Love, Team Hot Dads
Summary:

Herc and Stacker, in the spaces in between the movie.



And if you're at all into Team Hot Dads, you should totally read x_art's fabulous story, too, which is way better than mine:

And the White, White Drift (13123 words) by x_art
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pacific Rim (2013)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Stacker Pentecost/Hercules Hansen
Characters: Stacker Pentecost, Hercules Hansen, Mako Mori, Tendo Choi, Caitlin Lightcap, Raleigh Becket
Additional Tags: AU
Summary:

It was one thing to speculate about his eventual death, a completely different thing to actually live it.

gwyn: (mack daddy)
Some of you know that Pacific Rim has completely eaten my fannish brain. A lot of that doesn't surprise me -- I mean, Idris Elba and Max Martini. In a movie together. Being BFFs and slashy. Plus there are giant robots piloted by hotass people punching out giant monsters. Even with all my big issues about certain aspects of the movie, I still have become a huge fan of it, and the more I think about it, the more I realize it's about relationships, first, and heroics, second; surprisingly, this is the first media creation I've ever seen that comes close to portraying what it has felt like for me to have lost my twin sister, and to try to carry on without her.

Here be spoilers about monsters )
gwyn: (mack daddy)
I saw Pacific Rim finally last week, and I just loved it. Not that there aren't all kinds of problems with it (the skience, oy, and the skientists, oy with a side of vey), and things that bugged me, but overall, I really loved it. A lot of that has to do with the fact that Idris Elba and Max Martini. And Idris Elba and Max Martini frequently wandering around in the frame together; in fact, it seemed like Max was always at Idris's side for major portions of the character stuff and I couldn't be happier about that. What DID they do when they went in that room together while Chuck and Raleigh were fighting like dumbasses?

I see on Tumblr that there seems to be a slight interest in the two Hot Dads. I can really get behind this. I can't even tell you how happy I was when I found out that Max was playing one of the Jaeger pilots; I figured it'd be a teeny tiny role, but it turned out to be a decent sized role and he was so good, and so hot, and man, I would kill a person for those aweswome boots he wore.

However, if there's a Hot Dads fandom, I can't seem to find any fic for said hot dads. I would even happily take some fic for Raleigh and Mako if it treats Mako with respect. But it seems like everything I can find already at AO3 is crossovers, and I really generally do not enjoy crossovers. If there was a crossover with something I cared about, maybe, but I mean, I liked the characters in the actual movie, so...

I fucking hate trying to search on AO3. It's just such a fucking nightmare. There seems to be pages of fic already, but I can't winnow out the crossovers. They don't seem to be tagged as crossovers, anyway. It leaves me feeling frustrated and ragey. So, anyone got any good PR fic to rec, that isn't a crossover, and bonus points if it involves Stacker or Herc, or both?

I'm glad I didn't see it in 3D, because I think I would have had a big headache. It was so dark. And I did that thing afterward where I was all "Why didn't they do... And why did they do... And that didn't make sense when they..." and the friend I saw it with was all, "Stop doing that! Just enjoy it for being a big dumb fun movie!" I'm sad that it's done less well at the North American box office, but I do hope that the Asian releases will see it's profits soar. They could really have used a good sound engineer, though. I think I missed half the dialog behind all the noise. I always expect more on the tech side from del Toro.

I will be excited to get this one on DVD, though. Hopefully there will be some actual lines for the Crimson Typhoon crew, and the Russians in a director's cut. I loved them both even with what little we saw of them. It was interesting for me because as a twin, I could really grok what they were talking about in terms of connecting minds, and the way the pilots needed to be with each other. And what it feels like to lose the person you're connected to. That really affected me way more than I expected. I will be curious to see what they might have cut out of the movie's theatrical release.
gwyn: (mack daddy)
I saw Pacific Rim finally last week, and I just loved it. Not that there aren't all kinds of problems with it (the skience, oy, and the skientists, oy with a side of vey), and things that bugged me, but overall, I really loved it. A lot of that has to do with the fact that Idris Elba and Max Martini. And Idris Elba and Max Martini frequently wandering around in the frame together; in fact, it seemed like Max was always at Idris's side for major portions of the character stuff and I couldn't be happier about that. What DID they do when they went in that room together while Chuck and Raleigh were fighting like dumbasses?

I see on Tumblr that there seems to be a slight interest in the two Hot Dads. I can really get behind this. I can't even tell you how happy I was when I found out that Max was playing one of the Jaeger pilots; I figured it'd be a teeny tiny role, but it turned out to be a decent sized role and he was so good, and so hot, and man, I would kill a person for those aweswome boots he wore.

However, if there's a Hot Dads fandom, I can't seem to find any fic for said hot dads. I would even happily take some fic for Raleigh and Mako if it treats Mako with respect. But it seems like everything I can find already at AO3 is crossovers, and I really generally do not enjoy crossovers. If there was a crossover with something I cared about, maybe, but I mean, I liked the characters in the actual movie, so...

I fucking hate trying to search on AO3. It's just such a fucking nightmare. There seems to be pages of fic already, but I can't winnow out the crossovers. They don't seem to be tagged as crossovers, anyway. It leaves me feeling frustrated and ragey. So, anyone got any good PR fic to rec, that isn't a crossover, and bonus points if it involves Stacker or Herc, or both?

I'm glad I didn't see it in 3D, because I think I would have had a big headache. It was so dark. And I did that thing afterward where I was all "Why didn't they do... And why did they do... And that didn't make sense when they..." and the friend I saw it with was all, "Stop doing that! Just enjoy it for being a big dumb fun movie!" I'm sad that it's done less well at the North American box office, but I do hope that the Asian releases will see its profits soar. They could really have used a good sound engineer, though. I think I missed half the dialog behind all the noise. I always expect more on the tech side from del Toro.

I will be excited to get this one on DVD, though. Hopefully there will be some actual lines for the Crimson Typhoon crew, and the Russians in a director's cut. I loved them both even with what little we saw of them. It was interesting for me because as a twin, I could really grok what they were talking about in terms of connecting minds, and the way the pilots needed to be with each other. And what it feels like to lose the person you're connected to. That really affected me way more than I expected. I will be curious to see what they might have cut out of the movie's theatrical release.

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