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Son Jin-su (Hangul: 손진수, Hanja: 孫珍洙), also known as Son Jensen, is a time and space lawyer who first joined the LA Unlimited Tacos’ Shadows upon Blaseball's return. He is is a big fan of the splort itself, and a competitive but responsible person. There are many different versions of her known to the Interdimensional Rumor Mill, though there are commonalities between many of his versions.
History, Part Two
During the Grand Unslam and the subsequent infinitization of Los Angeli, Son Jensen looked into the Infinite somewhere deep in the city and saw time, saw the branching of timelines and the layering of dimensions and just how she fit into all that entirely in entirely too much painful detail. This resulted in him becoming displaced from time and having an acute awareness of the strangeness of her conceptualization of self. He is slightly unsure if she is still in his original reality or not.
When looking at Son, observers may not-quite-notice a sort of blending together of dimensions, briefly observing different versions of her without being consciously aware of it. Son seems entirely oblivious to this phenomenon.
By those that don’t know him, Son Jensen is often described as draconic. She is terrifying in the courtroom, with a calm and put-together attitude concealing a grasp on any slip-up tighter than a bear trap, and is relentless when training himself to do better. She is patient, precise, and careful, bringing common sense to every team he is on. She is a problem solver, putting him in direct contrast with former teammate Pannonica Oko. When first joining the Sunbeams, she was somewhat standoffish and quiet.
Those that know Son outside of particularly professional settings, though, know that he is much kinder than she might appear. When not in his element in court or on the field, she is not particularly confident in himself. A bright-eyed idealist, she first signed up for the Tacos’ shadows unaware of the depths of its dangers, but learned fast after becoming temporally displaced. Although definitely competitive, he remains friendly and is a good sport. She is surprisingly excitable, but is still responsible, and that maturity lets him get along well with her older teammates. He is perpetually tired, in part because of constantly studying, and as a result is very chill.
Ever since being unshadowed, Son has been barraged with puns playing on "Son" and "Sun", an inundation that only worsened with her trade to the Hellmouth Sunbeams. He is not a fan of puns. her sense of humor is not nonexistent, but it is a dry and subtle sense of humor, and he does not care who "gets it". Son’s dislike for puns is partially caused by being very literal-minded, wanting people to say what they mean and preferring when words mean just one thing. She catches vague wording when it comes up in court just fine, but it irritates him.
Activities and Habits
Son’s area of expertise is blaseball, which is how she has the common sense to know when a ball is out of the strike zone and not swing at it. When not drawing walks, Son plays blaseball "explosively", full-out sprinting to first or second base without even trying to keep his composure. While she skips many postgame parties due to being tired, he goes all-out in the ones she does attend. Blaseball, both in play and when just talking about it, is the one thing that best cracks Son’s quietly intimidating shell, and he frequents the Library, due both to that interest and due to her interest in reading. Before every game, as part of his pregame ritual due to the Tacos’ lime blood, Son eats a whole raw lime, skin and all. She always wears ties.
Son joined the Tacos with healthy habits, but has picked up worse ones, such as a terrible sleep schedule, from both teams he has been on since. One bad habit she already had, though, is bad posture and a perpetual slouch. Additionally, rather than sitting down normally when needed, he perches, and prefers to be on the floor.
History, Part Four
Son Jensen’s adaptation, once she realized he would be staying in Hellmouth, was gradual but inevitable. Her adaptation appears to be silver vines whose leaves function as solar panels, allowing him to photosynthesize. The vines mostly seem to originate at her heart, which is made more visible by the fact that the adaptation also exposes his ribs. Any impacts on her internal organs from this are unknown.
The vines are a physical representation of branching timelines, and may be rooting Son to keep his various versions relatively in-sync. The adaptation has opened up more ways for Son to see the nature of things, which Felix Garbage describes as "a Pandora’s Box of Son Jensen".
It has been speculated that her adaptation might just be the exposed ribs revealing the vines that were there all along, or at least since Son became temporally displaced, thereby giving the vines room to grow and photosynthesize rather than being trapped unseen around his heart. Alternately, the vines may have always non-physically been there, and the adaptation may have just made them physical.
On the Tacos
During xer brief time on the team, Nicholas Vincent had made reference to having a significant other in the shadows. As was soon discovered, that significant other was Son. This discovery resulted in lots of jokes from the rest of the team about Vincent, an astronomer fascinated by Sun 2 and the inventor of the Tacos’ Sun Dial, dating someone whose name sounds like "sun". The two of them faced the uncertainty of the unknowable together when Los Angeli became infinite, with both of them possibly having Looked Too Close into its depths, and Vincent’s precognitions synergizing well with Son’s time displacement. Vincent, having attended Hellmouth Community College upon xer arrival to the States and once again when designing the Sun Dial, was the one to tell Son about the Hellmouth, which was a major factor in her transfer there. Son has not commented publicly on his feelings on Vincent’s incineration.
Son also got along well with fellow Tacos shadows Yummy Elliott and Fitzgerald Wanderlust, with the former already being close friends with Vincent (and allegedly having zir own as-yet unknown, definitely real significant other in the shadows) and the latter having a similarly flexible dynamic with time.
Once unshadowed, Son bonded quickly with Felix Garbage over similar levels of academic exhaustion and passion towards their respective interests. Garbage helps her direct his anxieties into making cool projects, and understands and appreciates her sense of humour.
Pannonica Oko tricked Son into active play by implying there was a legal emergency on the field and then sneaking off into the voicemail machine when he got there. she does not hold any resentment about that, to Oko’s chagrin. Due to some logistical difficulties that may have been Al Pastor trying to spite Oko, they were also assigned as roommates for Son’s first few weeks.
Michelle Sportsman was insistent that not everyone hired to the Tacos needs to play, possibly causing delays to Son’s being called up; it is unclear whether Son resents her for that. (Refresh to see Son’s dynamic with another of the Tacos.)
On the Beams
When Son first joined the Sunbeams, most of them got the impression that he was stuffy. Mostly unwittingly, Zack Sanders became the first person to really get to know her. Sanders was excited to teach Son how to look after his similarly plant-themed adaptation, and the two are often seen basking together, along with Borg Ruiz’s gecko. They have many in-jokes, including coming up with detailed but nonsensical "tasting notes" for the suns.
Jayden Wright is a fellow lawyer, and they talk law and work out together. However, Son and Wright have very different ideas of what lawyering looks like, due to their vastly different fields, and so did not connect professionally as much or as quickly as they expected to. Additionally, Wright is somewhat intimidated by Son’s general attitude.
Due to her experience with time and space law, and possibly also some inherent abilities, Son is resistant to infohazards. This has allowed him to befriend The King Between The Frames. They stargaze together, and while the King helps Son make sense of reality, Son helps the King find an external, non-little-yarn-guy moral grounding.
Son can also say Guy Gulp’s name properly, to Gulp’s surprise, although despite her best efforts it keeps getting drowned out by passing trains. Gulp appreciates the gesture but feigns obliviousness to it. Gulp is, however, a big fan of Son, having collected his often-unusual TLOPPS cards, and likes to quietly listen to the blaseball conversations she has with fellow splort fan Alieu Best.
Vincent had previously told Son about Sandoval Crossing, so Son sought her out upon arrival. Crossing also has experience with temporal displacement and retrocausal memory effects, making her a great mentor for Son, and had heard stories about Son from Vincent.
Eugenia Bickle studies Son’s vines for her evil gardening. She was excited about Son’s blood sacrifice pregame ritual and disappointed to hear that it is predominantly limes. (Refresh to see Son’s dynamic with another of the Sunbeams.)
History, Part Three
Son Jensen, being a robot mascot, was loaned out by Al Pastor to Pastor's compatriot in being terrible con artist managers, JEFF!. He agreed to the transfer and arrived at the Hellmouth with the idea that it would be a temporary work exchange, as Hendricks Richardson was interested in doing a few research terms in Los Angeli. Son intended to study the basics of bone law, due to it confusingly getting entangled in the legal field. On her own time, he planned to research the Hellmouth’s retrocausal memory stuff, their legal system, and the sun there (bringing legal paperwork that would later pertain to Sun 1’s alternation). Egg Jensen had thrived in Los Angeli’s climate, with 72 degrees being perfect incubation weather. She found Hellmouth often hotter than that and so less perfect for incubating, but he still enjoys the heat and it is still within an appropriate temperature range. She had some mixed feelings and regrets that Nicholas Vincent was not able to show him around, and she intended for it to be a temporary stay, staying an outside observer.
In the two year siesta before Son’s first game for the Sunbeams, Son remained mostly professional with the team and did not adapt much, if at all. When Season 23 started, Son realized with dismay that Wills were gone, leaving him no way back to LA. Furthermore, within relatively few games, Richardson was shadowed by the Tacos’ voicemail, giving Son the abrupt realization that she was stuck in Hellmouth for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, the Sunbeams got to watch Son on the field for the first time, and were surprised by how alive and active he looked when playing blaseball.
History, Part Five
Just two seasons after joining the Sunbeams, Son Jensen joined them on the Desert Bus for Wrath to kill a god together. This, and all the other events of Season 24, resulted in her bonding with the team quickly, especially relative to having been in an outsider perspective until relatively shortly before that point. However, it also made him feel slightly left out due to many of the specific depths of dynamic being before she got to the team and being things he did not fully understand.
The Many Faces of Son Jensen
Son Jin-su (Hangul: 손진수, Hanja: 孫珍洙), also known as Son Jensen, is a Korean-American human. She has one of those faces that could be anywhere from in his twenties to in her forties, an ambiguity helped by his temporal displacement. Regardless of how old she turns out to be, he is one of the more mature people on her team.
He is plus sized. She wears ties, and often dresses formally.
History, Part One
Son Jensen is a lawyer of time and space law, which he got into because of its competitive and complex nature. She signed up to play for the Tacos while thinking he was signing up as their legal representative, but is not upset about playing blaseball because it is one of her interests, albeit secondary to his interest in time and space law. She is still the Tacos’ lawyer, although Al Pastor does not pay him. No one on the Tacos has confirmed whether she passed the bar or not, as they all assume someone else has checked.
Son is draconic in the courtroom and an intimidating opponent, but is very kind to his clients, making sure their needs are met. Time and space law has been a particularly hot-button issue in Los Angeli ever since the Grand Unslam, making Son’s skills in high demand. Because of this, it took a long time for Son to be called into active play, since every time there was a good opportunity, she was in the middle of a trial, and Al Pastor refused to file the paperwork to get him out early. In Season 22, Son had an opening in her schedule when "Goobie Ballson v Goobie Ballson" was unceremoniously cancelled, and he was brought into active play shortly afterwards.
This concludes the IRM.
- Son is genderfluid. To what extent she prefers he/him versus she/her pronouns varies from day to day, but he always uses both sets.
- Son gets her caffeine fix by drinking tea with just any two tea bags in it.
- Son collects pogs.
- Son's writing style is either nonsense webspeak or extremely eloquent prose, with no in-between.
- Son knows a lot about fermentation practices.
- Son does not do his pregame ritual (eating a whole lime, peel and all) with any fruit other than limes.
History, Part Six
Son Jensen’s adaptation vines are continuously growing, regularly expanding and branching both as a reflection of the natural nature of timelines and of some idiosyncrasy of Hellmouth’s adaptive process. Son has expressed a hesitation to trim them, due to being uncertain whether this would have consequences to the timestream, and the vines are currently still relatively small and relatively few in number.
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