I don’t know if this has been fandom-noted or not by now. But I was working on a gifset, and I just wanted to pause and point out Newt’s little music center on the left there. (Click the image to view a somewhat larger version) I’m seeing a classical piano covered with sheet music, a keyboard, a guitar, a mic, possibly an amp, and bongos. From the novel, we know that Newt comes from a family of musicians, so it’s not surprising to see all this there.
Aw, I wonder how many complaints he garnered from Hermann for rocking out. (I wonder how many were from the bongos alone)
Everybody sit back a minute. Just…sit back and consider the Shatterdome setup. From what I’ve read and ascertained any given Shatterdome is an inpregnable fortress usually only reachable by helicopter or perhaps boat. If you are lucky a Shatterdome may be on an inlet instead of an island so you could get a bit of foot traffic right? I’m just setting the scene here so bear with me.
So In the movie we saw those giant helicopters bring in the kaiju samples and they had to be brought down in an enormous freight elevator and pushed into the lab by multiple people Pain in the ass. We also saw from Mako’s room that people generally have some stuff..yeah but its easy to carry. Knick Knacks..books.
Newton Geiszler has been for some undisclosed amount of time. Dragging an entire piano around with him. A PIANO IS NOT A THING YOU JUST HAVE CASUALLY LYING AROUND A MILITARY ORGANIZATION.
Newt had to have that thing flown in or put on a boat and TAKEN OUT TO HONG KONG.He probably at some point was pushing that (most likely) atonal old piano through crowds of people in a busy hallway. Forced PPDC military to help him lever it down a step he missed. Hell! I bet Aleksis Kaidanovsky has moved that piano like eight times.How much time and resources have been wasted so he can…what? Think? Relieve stress? He couldn’t have just used a PORTABLE KEYBOARD? WOULD THAT NOT HAVE THE RIGHT SOUND YOU FUCKING HIPSTER? WERE THE ACOUSTICS NOT RIGHT?
Can you imagine the acid burns on that thing? That piano is probably covered in Blue renmants. Someday that piano will be ON DISPLAY IN THE SMITHSONIAN. Along with Hermanns Chalkboards and like…I dunno Raleigh’s giant sweater. It will be sitting there in an exhibit called “SHATTERDOME STORIES: HOW WE WON THE WAR.” EXHIBIT B: NEWTS FUCKING PIANO.
This just sums up his character in a nutshell doesn’t it? Stacker must put up with this so much he can’t believe it sometimes. He’s trying to win a goddamn war and he keeps getting requisition forms for piano wire or some shit.
I CANNOT GET OVER THIS. NEWT YOU UNBELIEVABLE ASSHOLE.
Well during the first word war there was a piano that got moved around the trenches in Armentieres
and at the end of the second world war a british regiment looted a baby grand piano from the Japanese embassy in Berlin and shipped it back to the UK where to this day it is still in their officer’s mess.
So the tradition of lugging a piano to very inconvenient places is an old and noble one!