Drip Compatible by Dytabytes (PG)

  • Jul. 2nd, 2015 at 2:48 PM
Title: Drip Compatible
Fandom: Pacific Rim
Pairing: Gen
Categories: AU, Domestic, Fluff
Length: Medium (6k)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dytabytes
Website: Dytabytes Ao3

Summary: Raleigh Becket is stuck with an apartment that's too expensive for him to pay for by himself, a severe lack of stable employees, and a complete lack of control over his life. Luckily, he meets Mako Mori, an engineering student who is starting school in a week and has found herself homeless and broke as a result of apartment fraud.

This is the story of their adventures. It includes Mako being 100% badass, Yancy taking stupid selfies of himself, Russians flying helicopters, and Raleigh *continuing* to have a complete and utter lack of control over his life.

tl;dr: Coffeeshop!AU where Mako Mori is a flawless human being, and nothing hurts.

Review: This is a sweet story where Raleigh and Mako end up helping each other out of a series of bad days.

There isn't a lot of tension to the story, but that is kind of the point. It is a short, light fic that will leave you with a smile.

Drip Compatible

All the Eastern Marks by What-Alchemy (R)

  • Jan. 29th, 2015 at 10:33 AM
Title: All the Eastern Marks
Fandom: Pacific Rim
Pairing: Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb
Categories: Apocalypse, Domestic, First Time, Hurt/Comfort, Pre-canon, Romance, Science Fiction,
Length: Medium (15k)
Warnings: Transphobic behavior and language

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] what_alchemy
Website: what_alchemy Ao3

Summary: Maybe someday Newton will forgive him.

Review: Definitely make sure you read the authors note with warnings before you start reading the fic. Some of the scenes can be triggering.

This fic combines some of my favorite themes, domesticity, trans characters, and positive character growth.

Herman is an ass at the beginning of this.It is understandable given the circumstances, but it is still something he has to move passed.

A lot of the stories conflict is following not only Herman's learning how to deal with Newt's changing gender, but with the consequences of his original reaction. What makes this so great is that unlike a lot of fics based on the same premise it doesn't shy away from dealing with the different relationships that two people can have with each other.

All the way from Newt and Herman's first love, to their falling out, to them coming back together for work and learning how they fit together, first as coworkers, then friends, and finally as lovers once more.

All the Eastern Marks

To Live by Jambajunkie (R)

  • Nov. 27th, 2014 at 10:46 AM
Title: To Live
Fandom: Pacific Rim
Pairing: Aleksis Kaidanovsky/Sasha Kaidanovsky
Categories: AU, Family, Domesticity, Hurt/Comfort,
Length: Long (28k)
Warnings: Mentions of Past Sterilization

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jambajunkie
Website: Jambajunkie

Summary:What if the Kaidonovskys had survived? Sasha and Aleksis learn how to live again in the aftermath of the war - together. This is the story of their happily ever after. Shameless fix-it fic.

Review: This is a great fix it fic for Pacific Rim, where Sasha is a big mother hen to all the younger pilots while still being her kick-butt self and taking on issues of sterility, dog training, and the occasional assassination attempt.

It's great to see the pilots move on with their lives and start families after the end of the movie. And I have an admittedly large soft spot for domesticity and the Kaidanovskies

To Live

Dying to Breathe by creepy_crawly (R)

  • May. 15th, 2014 at 2:54 PM
Title: Dying to Breathe
Fandom: Pacific Rim
Pairing: Chuck Hansen/Raleigh Beckett
Categories: AU, Action Adventure, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length:Medium (11,000)
Warnings:Omegaverse, Mentions of child abuse, Dubious Consent due to heat

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] creepy_crawly
Website: creepy_crawly's A03

Summary: Charles Andrew Hansen is the single most obnoxious Beta ninety-eight percent of people have ever had to work with, and that’s a fact. He's also not actually a Beta.

(Chuck/Raleigh, A/B/O-verse. Chuck has gender issues and daddy issues and world-ending issues. And then the world ends, but it doesn't take him with it. Now if only everything else worked out that well.)

Review: This is an awesome Omega!verse of Pacific Rim. Heavy on the science and considerations of the biological ramifications of the different genders, which means it fits in well with the Pacific Rim universe where science has progressed to the point of creating Jaegers.

Despite the complete universe change everybody is very in character. I particularly love Chuck, who isn't willing to let a simple change in his gender status or the fact that he's going into heat during the end of the world, keep him from going out there to get the job done. (Or from speaking his mind)

Dying to Breathe

Dragonslayer by Pprfaith (Pg13)

  • May. 1st, 2014 at 10:10 PM
Title: Dragonslayer
Fandom: Pacific Rim
Pairing: Raleigh Becket/Chuck HansenAleksis Kaidanovsky/Sasha Kaidanovsky
Categories: AU, Action/Adventure, Hurt/Comfort,
Length: Medium (5.5k)
Warnings: Character Death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] pprfaith
Website: Pprfaith

Summary: There are dragons in the world. It only matters from certain angles.

Review: While very short, this is a great fic for the details. Everything weaves together into a cohesive whole. Every detail highlighted or glossed over helps build a world where Dragon's exist.


Nautilus by Euphorion (Nc-17)

  • Mar. 6th, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Title: Nautilus
Fandom: Pacific Rim
Pairing: Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb
Categories: Angst, AU, Marriage of Convenience, Romance,
Length: Long (30.5k)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] euphorion
Website: Euphorion

Summary:Newt really, really wants to go to the convention for the best scifi film of the last 20 years, Atlantic Edge, but he doesn't have the money.

Or: Newt and Hermann have to pretend to be engaged, everyone has a sad past, Mako owns a coffee shop, Raleigh's a giant puppy, and Hannibal Chau writes self-insert fanfic.

Review: Geeks in Love mixed with Marriage of convenience. I love this story and how it uses a setup for a movie called 'Atlantic Rim' that mirrors Pacific Rim. And then takes it to the next step when it adds to scientific prowess of Newton and Herman which makes Drift Technology come to life.

Also both of them are really believable geeky, which as a geek at heart makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Even if you aren't familiar with the Pacific Rim fandom, definitely consider this as a gateway story into the fandom.

Title: King of Salt Beside the Sea
Fandom: Pacific Rim
Pairing: Aleksis Kaidanovsky/Sasha Kaidanovsky
Categories: AU, Fix-it, Post Canon
Length:Medium (10k)
Warnings:Near death experience

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] villainyandgoodcheekbones
Website: Villainyandgoodcheekbones

Summary:Someone is screaming, and the water is cold, and they are, any minute now, going to die. So they could clasp hands, run the rabbit down and die, feeling nothing but the memory.
Or they could fight.


Surviving is easy. It's what comes after that's hard.

Review: One of the first lines of this story is "They could reach out, clasp hands across the conn pod, and chase the rabbit down as far as it’ll go, and die on their wedding day, or his 18th birthday, or the first day they killed a Kaiju, Cherniy still whole and still home."

And that pretty much sums up, where this story fixes canon. The Kaidonovskies, don't chase the rabbit. Instead they fight, and survive. Because they are Russian, and just that tough and in love.

Don't read this if you tend to have problems with near-death experiences and drowning, but I promise it does have a happy ending if you do decide to read

King of Salt Beside the Sea

In the Hour After Zero by Amuly

  • Aug. 23rd, 2013 at 9:37 PM
Title: In the Hour After Zero
Fandom: Pacific Rim
Pairing: Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb
Categories: Action/Adventure, Friendship, Pre-Canon, Post-Canon, Romance,
Length:Medium (15k)
Warnings:Canon Typical Violence, Canon Character Death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] amuly
Website: Amuly

Summary:In the case of Drs Newton Geiszler and Hermann Gottleib, "bickering like an old married couple" was actually a fairly literal description of them. After all, they had started dating one year after Newt came aboard the PPDC, then married two years after that. So maybe the "old" part of "old married couple" wasn't perfectly accurate, but it was really just technicalities at that point.

Review: This is a very sweet series of time stamps/snippets from the shared lives of Drs Newt Geiszler and Hermann Gottleib. I love what Amuly did with Hermann's limp, and how she uses it to both show his strength and Newt's loyalty.

I love how it starts out with Raliegh's POV to ground it in the timeline of the movie, before moving on to show all the time before and after the movie.

In the Hour After Zero

Girls Night by Snack Size (Pg13)

  • Aug. 2nd, 2013 at 12:45 AM
Title: Girls Night
Fandom: Pacific Rim
Pairing: Aleksis Kaidanovsky/Sasha Kaidanovsky, Mako Mori
Categories: Action/Adventure, Friendship,
Length:Short (2,000)
Warnings:Canon Typical Violence

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] snacksize
Website: Snack Size

Summary:Mako Mori and Sasha Kaidanovsky bond over being some of the only women in the Hong Kong Shatterdome. A short piece exploring that friendship.

Review: Despite being very short this fic most definitely packs an emotional wallop. Aleksis is all kinds of awesome and I just love how she takes Mako under her wing.

Girls Night

Disperse and Align by Snack Size (Pg13)

  • Aug. 2nd, 2013 at 12:03 AM
Title: Disperse and Align
Fandom: Pacific Rim
Pairing: Raleigh Becket/Chuck Hansen,Tendo Choi/Mako Mori
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Family, First-Time, Friendship, Romance
Length:Long (25,000)
Warnings:Canon Typical Violence

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] snacksize
Website: Snack Size

Summary:Another escape pod is found near the Breach, shortly after Raleigh and Mako are located, and Chuck is alive, but in critical condition and suffering from radiation poisoning. His indeterminate status makes celebration difficult. Each person attempts to do their best to forge ahead after they've cancelled the apocalypse - and relationships tend to be forged, rather than broken, as there is still plenty for the PPDC to do.

Tendo takes on Max duty and Raleigh takes on Chuck duty so Herc can focus on his new responsibilities, Hermann waits for the birth of his first child, and Tendo and Newt seize the opportunity to make a move on long-held crushes.

Review: This is a great, happy-making fix-it fix for the end of Pacific Rim. It does a great job giving everybody a happy ending while still being relivable, and without glossing over all of the problems the Jaeger pilot's experience.

Disperse and Align


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