The all-day Advocacy session on Saturday can be summarised as: THREATS, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE
We had to adduce evidence-in-chief and cross-examine witnesses, and apply (or defend) an injunction, and everything we did was videotaped
and then reviewed. We performed as witnesses, too (but that wasn't recorded, as it was witness-examination skills that were being reviewed, not witness-performance skills). I had to perform as a witness four times
because one of the students didn't turn up.
I wasn't really looking forward to it, but it turned out so much more fun
than I expected it would be, and I really enjoyed myself. It can be summarised as Teaching Baby Lawyers to Sharpen Their Claws, and I know I was told once that litigators should have a killing instinct, and for contentious cases (and contentious witnesses) I think this is entirely true. The last witness I had to mock-cross-examine ended up being voluntarily substituted by a litigator from a major firm who on stand became the most intractable expert witness ever
. In person, he was very nice and extremely helpful, though. I had a question for him and another facilitator about how eye contact should be maintained with both the witness and the judge during examination, and they were incredibly helpful, and both very nice. One of our lawyer-facilitators was this excruciatingly
cute guy who reminded me of both Nathan (same razor-sharp mind) and Peter Petrelli (that cute). Sparkled internally.
Looks like I wasn't the only one to miss the Hurricane Dean
connection! ;) Rock You Like A Hurricane
, by sentinelsoul
. Proof that if you ever even think of wanting something in the Supernatural community, you've probably already got
The Governor of Texas has already
declared Dean to be an imminent threat to the state. Proof that there's usually a silver lining to every hurricane.
For my the_dean_show
icons, I prefer nyaubaby
's colouring for its intensity (and that crop on that Dean icon). This
is where my Chibi Winchesters came from. ;)
And if you thought that chibi Dean was cute, check this out:
click for full version
artwork by urdsama, the_dean_show
CG work by green_ghost, from here.
Also: Supernatural- Jared/JensenPicspam
I haven't done this in ages with real people, so I could be rusty at it. Obsessive Supernatural fans will already have seen most of this.
I like to think that they're the Forces of the Apocalypse Team, and that Dean and Nathan are on the other side. ;)
To be perfectly honest? I started watching Supernatural for Jared Padalecki. Oh, and the 'shifter-slash.
Sam has special powers.
Watch out, little brother, 'cause you're right.
I am such a sucker for this guy's smile.
Sam also has an older brother. Meet Dean.
... oops, wrong Dean.
little_ribbon has a much better Dean/Jensen Ackles collection than I do. She's a Jensen fan, I'm more to the Jared side. ;)
Dean is very much the man's man. He's the sibling's favourite, just as Sam's my favourite. I didn't even notice Dean very much at first, but gradually his character grew on me. I love the protective Niisan types. ♥ Also, I should like to write an Abyss-SPN crossover someday. >D With the Tartaros as the Impala. Luke's Sam, of course.
Van can be John. *smirk* And, oh. Lorelei? Would be the Yellow-Eyed Demon.
The Brothers Winchester.
Dean is up to no good, thinks Sam.
And he's probably right.
This fields-of-wheat image? So. So. So. VERY. X-Files.