breaking all your laws, one at a time. (aefallen) wrote,
breaking all your laws, one at a time.
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killed ded by arrch

Making this post requires that I change my mood theme again. Today, arrch and I went to the Tate Modern, visited the gardens of St. Paul's Cathedral, crossed the Millenium Bridge, visited Kensington Gardens, and had lobster noodles. (And Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is really good!)

And now, arrch is engaging in his new favourite pastime - traumatising aefallen.

He makes off with my Konrad Saga book and reads out lines such as:

"He [Konrad] belonged to Wolf."

I checked the book and that line does exist, but THIS line he read out DOES NOT follow: ""He [Konrad] belonged to Wolf; he had always belonged to Wolf."

And then he reads out this book of mine and somehow finds all the... the... the... scenes, and then reads my Ultimate Spider-man trade paperback, saying, "I mean, how slashy could it be?" Peter's only woken up in Wolverine's body..."

THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY:

Finding multilingual KKM fic: French Kyou Kara Maou fiction (Yuuri/Wolfram)

German Kyou Kara Maou fiction (Conrad and Wolfram)

Bahasa Kyou Kara Maou fiction

Horribly Amusing RP Links

Ichigo and his Daddy arguing about whether or not to sell him.

(1) Murata to Gwendal: Go say hi to your Maou!

(2) Murata: You stupid sheep, first you refuse to be my friend now you steal my food!

(3) Gwendal: His Highness has lost his mind.

(4) T-Zou TOTALLY cracks me up.

T-Zou: "oh Yuuri-chan! My Heika-chan! Why weren't you born a sheep? We could have been truly together, eating, sleeping, and biting random people."

Ulrike: Well, we can try to get Sir Wolfram to spank His Majesty.

And, being the person I am:

(1) Is Mura-mama going to spank Yuu-papa?

Daughter (not Greta): "Yuu-papa is a good person! Stellar is sure he wouldn't mind if MuraMura spanked him! ...Stellar would spank him, but Stellar doesn't think daughters should do that to their daddies."

Ulrike, birthday spanking: "After all, you should teach Sir von Christ, Sir von Walde, and Sir Wolfram some human traditions! Maybe they'll be able to catch Sir Weller on his birthday.

However, this is a birthday, isn't it? It's a time of joy to be shared by everyone! We should indulge in as many reckless traditions as possible!

Someday, I too would like to let go of my inhibitions and do something so that I may be justly punished for my wrongdoings! Experience is an important thing to have after all!

Well, we can try to get Sir Wolfram to spank His Majesty."

(2) Wolfram (notjealous) turns on anonymous commenting and puts up a "Tell me anything" post, and gets: WolframI'minlovewithShibuya.

(3) The Murata and Wolfram players talking in-charater, implying Murata/Yuuri and Murata/Wolfram, but I so love that both the players are so clearly Yuuri/Wolfram shippers.

(4) Wolfram reminds Stellar of the person who gave us all drugs!

(5) *dreamy sigh* I could totally get into Murata/Wolfram if it was like this. Don't tell ranchelle.

(6) The Wolfram RP-er is totally fun.

(7) Murata: "I like you, Shibuya.

Yuuri: "WE REALLY SHOULDN'T. YOU'RE DRUNK AND I'M SIMPLE.

(Later)

Murata: "I don't like it when you scream Wolfram's name. It makes me feel bad."

(8) TOTAL. YUURAM. ACTION.

Yuuri: "YOU GAVE ME A HICKEY!"
Wolfram: ":D Means you're MINE."
Yuuri: "I was already yours!"

(9) The Yuuri RP-er is SO CUTE. GOODNIGHT MY DEMON PRINCE.

I WILL NEVER STOP COMMENTING EVEN IF I CAN SEE THE SUN.

(10) Y/W angst!
Yuuri: "Being engaged to you as a girl makes it twice as bad!"

(11) I love the way the Yuuri and Wolfram can break off the engagement, but the RP-ers so obviously love each other and are WAY into Yuuri/Wolfram.









Before THIS, I had Gisela/Anissina (not too bad, you could see that), Gisela/Yuuri (uh, well...), and then:

I will write a fanfic or drabble with the pairing
Yuuri/Dorcas
rated
PG or PG-13
and include the following things:
dance, sofa, fire

Don't know what pairing to write?
Then let the Kyou Kara Maou Pairing Machine decide for you



I will write a fanfic or drabble with the pairing
Adalbert/Gisela
rated
R
and include the following things:
library, rain, kiss

Don't know what pairing to write?
Then let the Kyou Kara Maou Pairing Machine decide for you



I will write a fanfic or drabble with the pairing
Wolfram/Dorcas
rated
PG or PG-13
and include the following things:
nightgown, baseball bat, box

Don't know what pairing to write?
Then let the Kyou Kara Maou Pairing Machine decide for you



DEAR GOD NO.

I will write a fanfic or drabble with the pairing
Adalbert/Wolfram
rated
R
and include the following things:
sun, chair, candle

Don't know what pairing to write?
Then let the Kyou Kara Maou Pairing Machine decide for you



WHAT THE HELL?!

And then Anissina/Wolfram and Yuuri/Raven. Yuuri/Yozak and Yozak/Wolfram!

Finally got my Yuuri/Wolfram. I will stop now. :D

ENOUGH WITH THE CRACK PAIRINGS... I still support T-Zou/Murata!

Anou, Mura-Mura, I had no idea you were into that...



Murata looks so pwned in this picture.





I will write a fanfic or drabble with the pairing
Murata/Konrad
rated
NC-17
and include the following things:
dungeon, book, bath

Don't know what pairing to write?
Then let the Kyou Kara Maou Pairing Machine decide for you



I DID. XD Except with Murata/Conrad and Dungeon. xD






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strange dreams are made of these

Had crazy dream the other night where ranchelle was dressed in a Wolfram costume and handing me a pink nightgown. In the dream, I was very Yuuri about it, insisting, outraged, "You can't make me wear my own clothes!"

... I'm nuts.



And you remember (if you did Chemistry) that the symbols of some elements of the Periodic Table never did have any connection with the name of the element they represented? Well, tungsten is represented by the symbol W because it used to be named Wolfram. Which happens to be an element with the highest melting point of all metals at temperatures above 1650°C.

jisatsu_usagi's layout is TOTAL YUURAM LOVE.

Friends watching KKM: "Who's Conrad? Is he the one in the nightie?"

When discussing HBP and a certain mysterious individual's identity, P scolds me like ranchelle, in nescienx's voice. ♥

Serious posts now:



Tonks, Snape, Ewing and Proudfoot are all British surnames. Which makes me jump, because I always thought they were made up, when I read them in HP and LOTR.

The British Who’s Who lists a *Baron* Snape. xD

Perusing the Who’s Who can prove a fascinating experience. I was looking up the names of trustees, but along the way I found a certain Jedi listed as Ewan Gordon McGregor. With motor bikes listed as his interest, no less!

Some of the luminaries listed within these pages have utterly fascinating interests, and display a touch of humor I never expected. Sue Townsend, the author of the Adrian Mole series, has listed, “mooching about, reading, looking at pictures”, which provides a lovely and startling contrast in pages and pages of people interested in church music, canals, and railroads. One of them has “avoiding gardening” as his interest, which made me smile. Seeing as how the English summer has truly begun, I can understand. (The English summer, incidentally, is marked by frequent rainfall. In summer. Then again, this is the same country that can see snow in March and hail in May.)

The British judiciary tends to possess the most startlingly long-lived judges, so that in my first year, upon learning that Lord Harry Woolf would be judging the mooting finals in my university, my first thought was, “He’s still alive?”

You would think that The City of London is owned in entirety by the government, but the truth is that it is owned by seven great families – the von Bielefelds, the von Christs, the von Waldes and the von Spitzbergs. Okay, too much Kyou Kara Maou!, but London is owned by seven great families, the most significant of which is the Grosvenor family, where the Duke of Westminster comes from. Another important family is the Portman family, who owns practically half of Oxford Street and Marylebone. I never expected London to be so feudal.

There’s so very much to love about this country. It has a fine sense of the ridiculous, and the distinctly unique British sense of humor really does exist. A friend visiting once complained of the litter on the streets and the utterly ancient buildings, but I thought she was missing the point. London is a city with undeniable character, and some of the most resilient people I’ve seen. On last Thursday, following the second wave of bombings, a trainee at our firm cheerfully remarked that he would now have to take the boat home, as he lived in Greenwich, far up the River Thames.

London is a country where, on the day of the second bombings, in a newsletter commemorating the dead, and giving voice to our very real fears – it is always never pleasant to realise how much in life (and death) is up to chance, and how helpless one can be – there can be a readers’ poll stating, “Macdonald’s food is creating a new breed of super-aggressive bird! Should the Lord Mayor step up his efforts in poisoning the pigeons?” It’s a place where I have felt most loved by complete strangers. Buying a newspaper last Thursday, it was most amusing to be informed by the newspaper vendor that he was holding interviews for mistresses, and I would make a perfect one. Doubtless some might consider it deeply offensive, seeing as how he was easily over twice my age, but he said it with such good cheer and humor, and on such a day, that I couldn’t be upset even if I tried.





the craziness of this city

In England, a tabloid newspaper just polled a huge target group of gays to vote a "Lust List" of the most attractive footballers in the UK. Cover of tabloid screams, "Rear We Go" (play on British football cheer "Here We Go") and features the winner with a handbag digitally added on his arm.

I suspect that one of the reasons why England is the libel capital of the world (it's one of the best places in the world to bring an action in defamation due to its strict libel laws) is that this country practises so much of it. In British magazines it's fairly common to have a gag page - pictures of stars in highly unattractive poses and added-on speech bubbles which are as unattractive. And the tabloids have so many, "Mum and Dad tell all!" stories. I love the English press. Always something to make you laugh.





More about Law

Working here. *huge grin* Is lovely. Just walking into the Courts of Justice brings you to an entirely different world. (Judges running around in wigs so cute!) We watched the Roman Polanski libel case and I was utterly awed by Polanski's QC. He was fantastic. Just watching him shape his case, make his argument, was breathtaking. You believed him. And then when the judge made the summary you remembered what an impartial view looked like, but when you heard him (Fry QC, I believe, SO GOOD) speak, you forgot.

I honestly do think that law is a profession in which you can lose all of your personality. It's very easy to get utterly consumed by work, so much so to the point that it's all you ever think about. Not only that, it can make you very cynical, calculating, and manipulative. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes it's necessary for the job. We call it people skills. But sometimes, it can make you cold, when you're subjected to so much suffering, especially in Family Law. There are only so many times when you can see someone crying and actually feel something. I talk to my internship-mates and they tell me of divorced spouses breaking down in tears in the courts, and the lawyers, being used to seeing it all before, being essentially indifferent. It happens.

I won't necessarily be a lawyer after I graduate - it all depends. We think differently now, our generation. We keep our options open and we know that there is always an alternative. As one of the associates in the first law firm I worked in told me, sometimes, the only thing that keeps you there is the knowledge that you can walk out at any time. But it has been such good fun (and so much stress, too). It's funny how I can doubt what I want to do when I'm studying, but when I go to work, I know that this is what I want to do. Work inspires me, when I see everyone around me and how good they are. It humbles me, when I know how far I have yet to go. And it makes me realise that there are such heights to scale, that such talent exists, so much so that it doesn't even matter whether I can do it or not - it's enough that I've been able to see it.

But I love the moments where I finally break through to understanding a statute that made no sense before. I love the moments when my supervisors tell me that I've done a great job, after I've struggled through files and files of correspondence and have almost gone nuts with all the legalese. I love it that you can learn so much just by being here.

I think law is a profession that will truly change you, even if you never feel it yourself. Some moments are bound to be awful, but other moments? They’re going to be gold.





why Kyou Kara Maou! fans should not be let into British law firms

Rooms aren't "Occupied" here. They're Engaged. XD

In both of the departments I've worked in, my supervisors have been someone's fiance. xD





legal curiosities
We have a Badgers' Act in Britain.

Law reports say the funniest things:

"the dog bounded out of the gate more like a missile than a dog."

"the rules that apply to straying animals have no application to straying children"

And legal definitions that are so objective they become funny:

"a bun stuffed with meat and salad products", on describing a burger. How unappetising.

the most shocking mistakes

Hearsay in my time around:

Lawyer: *essentially: T__T* "I made a £80,000 mistake."
That, is S$24,000, and US$16,000. (Approximately).



arrch now playing with the Kyou Kara Maou pairing generator cries.
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