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Why Fangirls Should Never Be Let Into Law School 
11th-Oct-2005 10:44 pm
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA
I AM OFFICIALLY ALLOWED TO TAKE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW!
This means that I have no reading week and ... I'm sure I had another... oh yes, that means I'm now doing five modules when I should be doing four, but YES! AT LAST! I wanted so badly to do this course, and it was crazy how complicated it was to get permission from both universities to do this - this has been in the works since March this year!

Also today is important because Heika-housemate used a potato peeler as a screwdriver to put our table back together when it fell apart. I'm not sure whether this beats giaan and I using olive oil as a substitute for WD-40 when she got locked in our house (the lock was stuck fast).

Also I saw a fox in London for the first time in three years! I've always wanted to see a fox in London, and now I have! (This was in the first week!)

In the first week we went to see Howl's Moving Castle (yes, the UK is this slow when it comes to anime!) and it was so good, the best film I've watched all year (until the next one comes along). Looking at Howl is like getting the best of Maou! Yuuri and Conrad all in one person. Also, he was dubbed by Christian Bale. And, you know, it's a story about a boy who lives in a castle and loses his heart to a fire demon.

risax was watching Bleach yesterday and met farfello! *waves hello!* And she told me and I went down to their university and we met! And we watched Bleach! MY BANKAI AND YOUR BANKAI TOTALLY RULE SOUL SOCIETY. Byakuya HAD AN EXPRESSION! And we kept laughing at how it was so, so, so wrong - "Oh, yeah, your sword is so not going to touch me" wrongness, and we were talking and looking at fanart (fantastic Bya/Renji art) and my heavens what was the Weiss cast doing?! *huge grin* *waves BANKAI at homura*

risax and I went to watch Ewan McGregor in Guys and Dolls! IT WAS SO BRILLIANT. He did a fabulous rendition of Luck Be A Lady, and right at the end he's in uniform and it gets me the way looking at Conrad sometimes does. I'm so glad I got to see him perform onstage while he's Sky Masterton. Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat was a fabulous, fabulous song, and all the more unexpected because its singer is a character who's timid and retiring for most of the musical, so when he gets up and belts this song, it rules.

... okay, Yuuri and Wolfram are explaining the law of defamation inside my head. *shares it with all of you!* Basically, if you go around calling your Maou a henachoko, you'd better have these:
defences for defamation
Warning: very, very oversimplified, because I did this in the last academic year
1. Truth. He really IS a henachoko.
2. Fair comment. I think he is a henachoko, therefore I am allowed to say that he is one.
3. Can't prove damage. Damage is essential to a successful defamation suit. So if everyone in the kingdom already knew he was a henachoko, it doesn't matter if I say that he is.
4. He's a public figure. And so I can say anything I want about him, because his reputation is in the public domain!

That, and all through Jurisprudence today we were discussing the command theory of law and the concept of the sovereign, and I could not get Maou! Yuuri out of my head when we were discussing how law can be a command backed by a threat, and a sovereign is one who is habitually obeyed but does not habitually obey anyone else. (but surely a talking wall is no basis for any system of government?) Furthermore, I am of the opinion Maou/Shinou is totally hot.

I am so tired right now, but really, really glad.

Incidentally, this Yuuri/Wolfram checkers game kills me, because it is so cute and destructive because it is horribly addictive (it is so hard for me to win this one. The closest I get is a draw. The computer player is SMART.)

Also, ♥ little_ribbon. So much.
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11th-Oct-2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
went to watch Ewan McGregor in Guys and Dolls! IT WAS SO BRILLIANT. He did a fabulous rendition of Luck Be A Lady, and right at the end he's in uniform and it gets me the way looking at Conrad sometimes does. I'm so glad I got to see him perform onstage while he's Sky Masterton. Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat was a fabulous, fabulous song, and all the more unexpected because its singer is a character who's timid and retiring for most of the musical, so when he gets up and belts this song, it rules.

Jealous, jealous, jealous. :) Glad you had a great time!
11th-Oct-2005 10:29 pm (UTC)
*hugs you so tightly* I was thinking of you and clara_swift when I was watching that musical! I wish you could have been there! *hugs you!*

I was reading Petrarch's poems today and I thought of you when I read about his Laura. *grin* Unless you don't like Petrarchan poetry! *smiles!*
11th-Oct-2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
4. He's a public figure. And so I can say anything I want about him, because his reputation is in the public domain!

I LOVE that one! XD

*chu*
11th-Oct-2005 10:30 pm (UTC)
*HUGS YOU!* HELLO THERE! *smiles* I MISSED YOUR POSTS WHEN YOU WERE GONE. *hugs* XD

xD I wanted to write, "He's a public figure. AND MY FIANCE! So I can say anything I want about him!" But I worried it would be unprofessional. *laughter*

*hugs you and beams!* So glad to have you back! ^_^
11th-Oct-2005 10:18 pm (UTC)
i didnt understand a thing lol.

but... looks at u and laughs. u are adorable. wait for prezzie!
11th-Oct-2005 10:32 pm (UTC)
XD maybe I will look at it tomorrow and not understand it either. XD I am so sleepy and mistyping just about every alternate sentence I write. *laughter* *hugs you*

I am glad I made you laugh? *hugs you* I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY. *HUGS*

*HUGS YOU* I AM SO GETTING YOU SOMETHING BACK. *HUGS YOU* um! You wouldn't be into soft toy frogs, would you? XD cause there is this one and it is so cute... and I've wanted to get it for someone for AGES...
11th-Oct-2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
"I AM OFFICIALLY ALLOWED TO TAKE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW!"

Congrats! Friended you the other day...
11th-Oct-2005 10:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *smiles*! Oh! *friends you back!* Hello there! *waves* Hope the high level of KKM-scariness in this LJ doesn't scare you off. *grin*
11th-Oct-2005 10:39 pm (UTC) - Wiiieeeeeeeeeeeehh! (You KNOW why you posting right now makes me feel SO DAMN HAPPY, don't you? *g*)
Oh God.

I am 102% sure your post would make A LOT more sense to me if I hadn't just had Japanese classes AND then a 1-hour-ish conversation in DUTCH on MSN. The English language kind of makes my brain bleed right now, butthankyouforusingsmallwords, yay! *giggles*

It's probably because YOU are tired though ;) But I am so not complaining.

I'm so happy you can finally take the course you wanted, even though before today I didn't know there was a course you wanted to take but.. yesh. HAPPY. Mostly because people who WANT to take a course make me insanely happy. That, and it kind of means people won't slack off ;) (not that YOU would, but after going to school with a bunch of idiots I'm really squeeing about this? lol)

SO YAY. A SQUEE FOR CHRIS.

*laughs* I just used the side of a tupperwear cup to change the temperature of my dad's fridge, but using a potato peeler as a screwdriver is one of the coolest things I have ever heard. ;)

*has also fallen in the trap of the checkers game*

*glomps you* *loffs on you*


11th-Oct-2005 10:59 pm (UTC) - *LOVES YOU SO MUCH, YOU KNOW THAT?* *HUGS YOU*
YOU ALWAYS MAKE ME FEEL SO HAPPY *HUGS* EVEN WHEN I'M DOWN? *HUGS YOU*

shaorankun linked me this picture yesterday!



*hugs you!* Me being tired = me using small words. *hugs you!* This is the third language you've been speaking today?! *admires* Whoa... And all I was speaking was law-language and now fangirl-language! XD

I am so tired, *laughter*! I was reading for my Criminal Law course and feeling awfully sleepy! But naturally LJ wakes me up all over again! =D BETTER THAN CAFFEINE, EVEN! (Even when I'm mistyping just about every sentence I write?!)

*HUGS YOU TIGHT AND SQUEES BACK AT YOU* I really wanted to take this course, but I didn't know if was going to be able to get it, so I didn't want to say for sure until I'd got confirmation, and NOW I DO! I can go and buy my books instead of just borrowing them now! *HAPPY* (My university doesn't offer this course, so I'm actually going to another university to take this course? XD )

xD! I KNOW. My Heika rocks. XD I turned around and there she was using the potato peeler, I just couldn't stop being amused by it. She and Wolf (other housemate) went for an after-dinner walk to "The Edge of Our World". xD *(just around the neighbourhood)

*GLOMPS YOU BACK AND LOVES YOU SO MUCH*

THE CHECKERS GAME EATS MY SOUL. *DIES ON IT* AND IT IS SO CUTE TOO?
11th-Oct-2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
XD!!!~<3

you're taking five lawunits ?!!1one O_________________O how'd you manage to do that! your grades must be whoa.. and is lse charging you for that course? we're so moneyminded it's not funny when are you lectures??
11th-Oct-2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
*HUGE GRIN* *HUGS YOU!*

*hides!* Idon'tthinkmygradesarethatgreat? XD It's just that LSE wasn't able to confirm whether it would let me do IP, so I had to apply for four courses at my university. For some reason my grades never came up when I applied either at UCL or at LSE to do IP, so they are hopefully irrelevant? *grin* XDDD

Don't worry, LSE isn't charging me. I think we have a reciprocal system where we allow a certain number of LSE students into UCL, and UCL students into LSE, and neither university charges the other. BUT YOUR UNIVERSITY WORKS SO MUCH HARDER THAN MINE, I wish I'd gone there instead! (Although given the choice I'd still come to UCL *grin*) I've always thought my university didn't give me enough work! (Three essays per module in an academic year is just not enough work...)

*grin!* My lectures are late Monday afternoon (4-5pm), Friday 1-2pm, and my tutorial is on Thursday morning. XD Hopefully I'd get to see you around LSE! ^_^
11th-Oct-2005 11:47 pm (UTC)

*tackles you*

I GOT YOUR PACKAGE!!!!! You are sooooooo sweet! Thank you so much for the cute stationary paper and the mini...square picture thingie ^^; and the kawaii-est little note, and Ban&Ginji fanart...is that really fanart? *stares* It's so freaking good! *squeeeee* I am barely coherent! *glomps you*

*snuggles you* Now I feel bad I only sent you a card! Do you need anything? Any anime I have? Hentai anime or manga scans? ^_~ Oops...did I say that? *laughs* I am a very happy fangirl!!!

Seriously, let me know if I can do anything for you! *squishes you*

*faints*
12th-Oct-2005 12:04 am (UTC)
*HUGS YOU SO TIGHTLY!* *BEAMS* IT'S THERE AT LAST! *wild cheering* I'm so glad you got it! *grin!* Your stories completely fanned the flames of my KKM love, so I just wanted to let you know how happy you made me! *beams* Yes, the Ban/Ginji is really fanart! *grin* I just knew that postcard was waiting for me to send it to you! *smiles* *GLOMPS YOU TOO!*

XD *hearts you so much for the offer of hentai and anime scans!* *hugs* It's all right - don't feel bad! A card from you is more than enough! *grin* little_ribbon sent me Sukisho, and I really have to watch that one! XD

*hugs you!* I will! *is happy you're happy! *hugs*

*revives!* *beams!* *just smiles!*
11th-Oct-2005 11:49 pm (UTC)

P.s. Your defenses for defamation of character are VERY good. ^_~

12th-Oct-2005 12:06 am (UTC)
*beams evilly at your icon* XD Morgif/Everyone! XD

Thank you! *hides and blushes* It came from having to research defamation to make a mock pitch for legal services. *laughter* KKM goes everywhere in my mind! *hugs you!* *and beams* (I have this sudden image of Wolfram setting his lawyer's notes on fire when he doesn't get his way)
12th-Oct-2005 12:58 am (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS!! *Confetti & Streamers!!* Be glad you took defamation, NUS kicked that topic out of the syllabus. haiz.... Anyway, it's good news long over due! Jurisprudence... positive law eh? *shudder* *sits in dark corner* have very bad memories of juris....
13th-Oct-2005 10:35 am (UTC)
*hugs you!* Thank you so much! *beams* I'm really happy to be able to do it! *grin* *HUGS*

Juris is such a nightmare! *crawls into your dark corner and dies* Just reading the materials is hard enough, let alone what we're meant to do with them! *laughter*

XD We had defamation as a subsection of Contract and Tort. Oh why oh why did they kick defamation? What with all the libel cases going on in Singapore, you'd expect a lawyer to need to know how to bring/defend a defamation suit...

EEEE. *hugs* *commiserates with fellow law student*
12th-Oct-2005 02:12 am (UTC)
I totally agree
Maou!Yuuri x Older Wolfram is friggin' hot
13th-Oct-2005 10:33 am (UTC)
... YOUR ICON IS LOVE.

SO HOT. And Maou/Shinou too! WAIT TILL THEY GROW UP, THEY WILL LOOK THAT HOT.
12th-Oct-2005 02:20 am (UTC)
I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE ABLE TO TAKE THAT COURSE. :D

Omg, did you know that I thought "Luck Be a Lady" was "Lets Be a Lady" FOR THE LONGEST TIME? I always thought it was a very strange song, because "lets be a lady tonight" WHAT? I suppose my slash fangirl started early. XD
18th-Oct-2005 10:23 pm (UTC) - 'scuse me while I kiss this guy and other misheard song lyrics
xD ME TOO. ;D Especially since my IP lecturer's voice reminds me of yours. Maybe that's why I like her so much! xD

You are the cutest. Hey, have you heard of mondegreens? xD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen

Australians all are ostriches (from the opening line of the Australian national anthem - "Australians all let us rejoice")

Spare him his life from his pork sausages (from Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen - spare him his life from this monstrosity)

There's a bathroom on the right (the payoff line at the end of each verse of the rock song Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival — "There's a bad moon on the rise")

Climb every woman (from the Whitney Houston song I'm every woman)

12th-Oct-2005 05:50 am (UTC)
I AM OFFICIALLY ALLOWED TO TAKE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW!

....Yuuri is an intellectual. He's Wolfram's property.

It is LAW.

no?

...I like playing with language :D
18th-Oct-2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
XD I like your version better than mine!
12th-Oct-2005 05:52 am (UTC)
You finally got to watch Howl!

Did you read the book?

And BTW, the Yuuram checkers game title is called 'husband and wife othello' XD

Gah, I need to go to class *runs*
18th-Oct-2005 10:25 pm (UTC) - blinku.
the blinking Wolfram icon now makes me think of Ammonium going crazy on MSN. *laughter*

Heh, thank you for the checkers game translation! I did want to know what it meant...

my Heika can beat that game in her first go. I really am a henachoko!

I haven't read the Howl book yet - no time! But I think I will!
12th-Oct-2005 07:07 am (UTC)
Congratulations on being able to do Intellectual Property Law! Why was it complicated to get permission to do it? Will you have any other class mates doing the course with you during the study vacation?

And I'm glad you got to see Howl's Moving Castle! The first thing I thought was, "there's an aweful lot of hair colour changing in this movie!"!

Anyway, despite the mention of law and things you've done, I know secretly this is a KKM post! Congratulations again on getting to do Property Law! Am so glad to hear you're happy.
18th-Oct-2005 10:28 pm (UTC) - we have matching icons yes! xD
HI PADAWAN. XD My iharthdarth icon is also to match yours, incidentally, 'cause I saw you posting with it and was, "I need something with which to reply to my Padawan!"

xD

XD! I think I'm the only one from my uni doing it! xD But it's interesting getting to know some of the people in my new course! One of them is named Lev... He really should meet the Serry from my uni...

XD Yeah the hair-colour changing! The vanity of the main character! xD Guess the creators couldn't decide what colour they wanted their character's hair to be and settled for EVERYTHING! XD

*hugs you* Thank you! *smiles* (how did you find the sneaky KKM references, adorable Padawan. xD)
12th-Oct-2005 07:40 am (UTC)
IP LAW! GRATS!
18th-Oct-2005 10:28 pm (UTC)
EEE Thank you! =D I'm glad too! : )
12th-Oct-2005 08:29 am (UTC)
Ah, but is it damaging to his repuation to be known as a henchako in the first place? XDXDXD Perhaps it is a good thing!

Also, the public figure defense does not stand in Singapore (I'm not sure it stands in Britain either, though it certainly does in the US). One then wonders about Japanese law. XD

-> results of one semester of studying media law. *tragedy* Also, d00d, I saw good luck studying Intellectual Property law. I think it'd drive me batshit. And I'm not just talking about the desire to kick record companies in the head. XD

You sound like you're having fun. :D (Man, wish I'd had the money/time to see a show in London) And hee, fox! Also, Howl's Moving Castle was very pretty but MAN, the last third MADE NO SENSE WHATSOEVER. Have you ever read the book? Because you should. XD
18th-Oct-2005 10:33 pm (UTC)
xD Pretty, pretty icon. Very lovely, too! *smiles*

XD If Wolfram has anything to say about it, Yuuri has no reputation in the henachoko regard, at all xD

(XD the public figure defence stands in Britain. There was once a massive case about a vicar and comments made about him. Eventually they decided he was a public figure and couldn't be defamed in that instance. I remember thinking it so odd. XD)

*hugs!* XD YES I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN. Last Friday I learned why fanfiction was a bad, bad thing. : ( I am going against myself, omg.

*hugs!* I am! I wish you were here, too! *hugs* (And we don't see shows all that often in London... they're horribly expensive! *wibbles!* XD)

I should read the Howl book, yes! =) I NEED TIME OMG. XD And maybe because I didn't read the book, the film made sense to me - but then I have no head for a plot as long as the characters are pretty! ; )
12th-Oct-2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
ooooooooh, I wanted to see Howls Moving Castle but its not playing near me... :( I love the books.
18th-Oct-2005 10:33 pm (UTC)
Hi there! *hugs you and beams* Hope you managed to see the film? *hugs!* Or that you will eventually - it's quite lovely! =)

Apparently the film isn't that close to the books, especially with regards to the ending? But I hope you enjoy it! *hugs*
19th-Oct-2005 11:22 am (UTC)
LOL. There's a roundabout outside my house which is huge. And foxes and little foxes live there...you can see them prowling around at 3am...
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