Zoe and Wash, while deeply forever ridiculously in love, are not drift compatible.
Zoe and Mal are drift compatible.
Kaylee and Wash are drift compatible, and they have the best piloted, sweetest running jaeger ever been seen in the ‘verse - the best piloted, sweetest running jaeger ever to run away from a kaiju.
(also, the sudden thought of River Tam in a jaeger is rutting terrifying)
She hung from the ceiling, a perfect, motionless sculpture of a girl in the process of becoming a fruitbat. Simon glanced up at her periodically, both checking that she was still present, and reassuring himself that the grind of the machines overhead would keep her from hearing what he had to say. It wasn’t that he was keeping secrets from her; River knew everything about her condition, sometimes more than he did. It was that she didn’t like being talked about, and he respected that.
"They weren’t trying to unlock psychic powers or anything like that, no matter what the rumors say," he said, his voice shaking slightly. Kaylee shifted her weight from foot to foot, disturbed by that tremor in his words. Simon Tam was the best K-scientist she’d ever worked with. For him to sound scared…
"Those people, those monsters…" Simon paused to take a deep breath, relaxing a little at the taste of oil on his tongue. Enough time spent with Kaylee had turned grime into perfume. "They were trying to set up a neural bridge inside a single mind. They wanted to do away with the need for drift compatibility, and privatize the Pilots. Imagine being able to market Jaegers for domestic and commercial use, because you only needed one Pilot, and that Pilot was so doped and dependent that they could never leave you."
"That’s horrific," whispered Kaylee. "They…they messed up her brain tryin’ to do something as can’t be done?"
"Oh, it can be done," said Simon grimly. "They succeeded.
"My sister is in constant Drift with herself."
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I hate that moment between “I will write fic to amuse a person” and that person responding because WHAT IF I WROTE IT WRONG.
I ENDORSE THIS HEADCANON IN CAPSLOCK. AND ALSO ANY NOVEL-LENGTH FIC THAT MIGHT RESULT.
Ohhhh I see, you’re one of the people who think Tumblr is a special teenagers’ club, as opposed to a blogging platform frequented by people of all ages.
Most of the people I’m friendliest with here are in their twenties or thirties. Some in their forties and beyond. Fandom isn’t just for teens, though it is absolutely for them too. I do have some friends that are teenagers. One of the things that’s great about coming here is despite things like age and the fact we live in different countries, we still enjoy things together.
WHAT’S THAT YOU KIDS? GET OFF MY LAWN!
As if you stop your interests after you grow up. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna sharpen my swords.
There’s an age limit? SHIT! No one told me.
Dont you guys know? Teens here think that as soon as you hit 20 yrs old you turn into a soulless pumpkin incapable of feelings or imagination!
Fangirling before you were a twinkle in your parent’s eyes…LOL
I honestly don’t know how to process this.
People really think fandom is just for teenagers?
Hilariously, when I got into fandom, 19 and bright-eyed, fandom was still seen as something for housewives, so I was always the youngest and so unsure of what i had to offer the community. The only time I’ve ever been the right age for a fandom is 2005. The plummeting age fangirls met up with my actual age for about 8 months in ‘05.
One of my long-term fandom friends is basically my parents’ age and has kids my age. Which is fine with me, because I was socialized to be friends with my parents friends my whole life anyway. But for real, basically EVERYBODY was older than me when I got into Buffy fandom as a wee little college freshman. The few of us on the Bronze who were teenagers were the babies and we KNEW IT.
I’ve been in fandom for almost 20 years… why on earth would I ever give up a hobby I love just because people younger than me love it too?
Back in lotrips I did actually know a girl about my age who announced one day that since she’d just gotten engaged, she was done with fandom- she deleted her LJ and everything. Idk, I found it a little creepy and sad, myself.