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Feb. 11th, 2015 12:30 pm
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Dear Pacific Rim fandom:

Hermann is GERMAN. Does his name not ring a massive german bell? HERMANN GOTTLIEB, for fuck's sake.

I can't go on reading the story when they write "the British man". I know it's a small detail, but I really get mad at it.

And not in a million years he would be up for sex in the lab, I mean, there are guts there. Guts from 100m tall monsters. Not a turn-on, especially for him. Also, he has a physical disability, please take that into consideration before making him vigorously top on top of Newton, that would be a tad uncomfortable. (although I don't think the canon took that into consideration because of those fucking ladders). And Burn Gorman himself said Hermann is uncomfortable with touching, so surprise kissing or groping are a no-no (as I think it would be for anyone).

One more thing: Newton is not muscular. Not even a little. He has a pronounced belly, not toned abs. Hermann isn't either. But of course your sexy man on man smut has to have muscular and able-bodied guys.

Just please keep characters in character. It's the least you should do.

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Date: 2015-02-12 05:01 am (UTC)
silverflight8: bee on rose  (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverflight8
*aggressively blows dust off rest of comm*

Misreading a name like Hermann Gottlieb as English is a pretty impressive feat! :P

Name fashions

Date: 2016-03-08 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
See, I'm German and I automatically assumed both characters to be Americans (or otherwise not German citizens), because no one even vaguely in his age range is likely to be called such. Weirdly rare old out-of-fashion names are in RL held either by, well, old people, or by people outside Germany who are not beholden to German name fashions. Or by foreign-film characters obviously, though I dunno why in this case one expected it to be different.
Going by the names as-is as Germans in Germany, Herman's parents are really cruel to saddle their kid with such a name especially in conjunction with that last name, and Newton sounds like low-class Kevinism material.

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