this next trick is a little something i like to call “bulking out my bibliography with articles I barely looked at”
Fudge recipe on a headstone
I feel like I should make this just to be able to say a dead person taught me how to make it. Maybe I’ll do it for Halloween.
I desperately hope that she spent her entire life telling people that they could have her fudge recipe “over my dead body.”
In (somewhat belated) honor of K-Day, I submit unto the fandom a canon-supported theory of drift compatibility and testing, based on PPDC officer UIDs.
ex. 1 (graphic)
ex. 2 (additional canon examples)
Raleigh Becket R-RBEC_122.21-B
Mako Mori R-MMAK_204.19-V
Stacker Pentecost M-SPEN_970.89-Q
Hercules Hansen R-HHAN_832.84-G
Chuck Hansen R-CHAN_512.66-D
Newton Geiszler S-NGEI_100.11-Y
Hermann Gottlieb S-HGOT_471.120-V
Harlowe-Sheehan-Parker Compatibility Index: Ranging from 100 to 999, the HSP index indicates range of compatibility with other drift-capable individuals. The lower the number, the smaller the range of potential drift partners for the individual in question. A person with a lower HSP score is less flexible in dealing with dramatically different brainstyles, and requires a drift partner with either significant shared life experience, a high mutual degree of trust, or a close CORO pattern. Someone with a higher HSP score is significantly more adaptable to drift partners of disparate backgrounds, experience, and CORO profiles. Observe above how Stacker Pentecost and Herc Hansen have extraordinarily broad indices and thus may drift with nearly anyone.
CORO pattern: CORO patterns are shorthand for cognitive architecture, how a person thinks, processes input, makes decisions, etc. The range for CORO patterns is 1 to 99. If two people have the same CORO, they can establish a stable drift connection. Whether or not they can sustain a drift is a different matter, but generally being within twenty points of each other is enough to have a solid drift whether they get along or not. Mako and Raleigh are two points apart: they are Jaeger soulmates. Note that Stacker and Herc are five points apart: they are also Jaeger soulmates. Observe that Hermann’s CORO number is 120. The zero stands for a medical exemption, recommending against drifting due to his illness. Otherwise, he and Newt are a point apart.
Juno Keeler Trauma and Stress Tolerance Rating: Ranging from A to Z, from most stable to most easily destabilized, the Keeler rating (also abbreviated KTSTR, pronounced ‘kitster’) measures emotional volatility and resilience, and is also used as a general indicator for how likely someone will go to pieces inside the drift. Less precise than the HSP index and CORO pattern, the Keeler rating is based on in-person psychological evaluation and consideration of any previously lived trauma and/or extant mental illness. Note that a high Keeler rating does not contraindicate drifting, merely offers a warning for potential difficulties. Newt’s high rating is likely due to a mood disorder; Mako’s may be attributed to Tokyo. Observe also how close Raleigh and Chuck are to the beginning of the alphabet. Raleigh arguably had a fairly stable upbringing and, especially given his rating was handed out pre-Knifehead, a mature and level emotional response. Chuck might also have had a stable childhood before Scissure, and his low Keeler rating indicates he is not overly damaged by the experience, he isn’t emotionally-compromised, he’s just an ass.
IF YOU FEEL INCLINED TO USE THIS IN WORKS OF FICTION: I offer this drift science to the fandom for free, no catch, under a creative commons license. Adapt as your fanfictional needs require so long as no profit is involved. I thought the idea was too good not to share. If you do use it, please credit and/or link back to me, and feel free to message me also because I want to see what you do with it.
This is canon-compliant until canon proves otherwise. Go forth, beloveds, AND CREATE!
This is actually really good. I am super impressed.
Only thing I have to add is that Hermann’s ID (S-HGOT_471.120-V) is actually different, depending on your source. In the artbook, it appears to be 120 (though I haven’t seen it myself, so I could be wrong), but in the novel, it’s actually 20.
So we could say either that it’s 120, and the zero’s for medical, etc. etc. as above, or we could go with the 20, and then Newt and Hermann are still only nine points apart, which isn’t bad.
Pacific Rim AU where Newton is the sweater-wearing mathematician and Hermann is the leather-clad biologist.
I would also accept a sweater-wearing biologist and leather-clad mathematician, but either way, this is wonderful.
Emily Vancamp as Sharon Carter in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Here’s an example of what we call a “soft no”. Sharon turns down Steve’s offer in a way that’s meant not to insult him but never actually uses the word “no”.
Steve clearly gets the message, though, and importantly offers to leave her alone. Sharon’s comment afterwards gives him an opportunity to try again later, but he doesn’t press and respects her rejection of his company even though it’s probably hurt his feelings a bit.
Just in case you ever wonder “What would Captain America do?”; there you go.
never do something steve rogers wouldn’t do.
Unless it’s jumping out of a plane without a parachute, you probably shouldn’t do that
This is a perfect illustration of the soft no, honestly. Steve handles it great, and I wish more guys were like him. Too many keep pushing forward until the woman finally snaps and just says ‘No’, and then they go and call her a bitch when she does. Like, take the goddamn hint so we don’t have to do that. We don’t like having to act rude just to get you to back off.
Thank you for taking the hint, Captain America.
Thanks, Elizze and bunny Zoe!