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13th-Aug-2007 11:26 pm
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA
This course sometimes feels like somebody has gathered up into their hands as many tiny white feathers as they can hold (we shall call them The Ways of Law), walked out into a gale, and promptly opened their hands and said, "Go forth and catch All the Ways of Law, Little One!" And as you gaze, lost, into the swirling storm, where all the feathers have been caught by the wind and spirited away to as many different corners of the world as the wind can take them, a great voice says, "That is How It Is Done In Practice!"

Also, last night I had a dream that Genis (from Tales of Symphonia) was caustically advising Lloyd not to represent himself, and saying, "Then you'll have a fool for a client and a fool for a lawyer."

I think it was the result of discovering the Lloyd/Genis C2 Community, and too much work.

It is not so much that there is a great deal of work to do, as there are so many tiny and not-so-tiny pieces of work due every week. I do believe Robin Hobb said it well when she described the procees of unharnessing a team of horses, "It was surprising how one thing, which seemed just one thing when you looked at it, turned out to have so many parts when you started on it." (Quite paraphrased, cannot be bothered to look up the book).

It was when I caught myself singing ABBA's I Have A Dream in the middle of looking up the process of bail applications that I decided I really needed a break.

Looking up the lyrics on a whim, I've suddenly realised that they are incredibly appropriate:

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything (even reading up on bail applications!)
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I’ll cross the stream - I have a dream

I have a dream, a fantasy
To help me through reality
And my destination makes it worth the while
Pushing through the darkness still another mile (oh my God, this is the whole painful process of legal paperwork and file management)
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I’ll cross the stream - I have a dream
I’ll cross the stream - I have a dream

We're intended to invent a fictitious law firm for whom we act. Many make conventional naming choices, variations on their name and legal maxima among them, but some make highly interesting choices: one I saw today was a Spoonerism of a famous local firm, and a classmate of mine named his firm "Radiant Garden LLP" (Formerly Known as Hollow Bastion Partnership). I belatedly realised today that I could have named my law firm "The Michaels and MacElroy Partnership" and created a letterhead full of sparkles, but I might then spend more time laughing hysterically than (mock) litigating.

Speaking of songs, Niisan and Kaasan and I went for karaoke recently (♥), which was fun and great and glorious, AND we discovered a song which I thought reflected more law cases than I could count:

The Beatles' You Never Give Me Your Money

You never give me your money
You only give me your funny paper
and in the middle of negotiations
you break down

I never give you my number
I only give you my situation
and in the middle of investigation
I break down

I LAUGHED SO HARD AT THIS SONG AND I THINK I COULD BE STILL LAUGHING. This song is as out there as "I Am the Walrus" and "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds".

Strangely, I find that when I am stressed and look upon small, cute things, I sometimes feel better. Take Genis (especially Chibi Genis, in the Symphonia Extra Load manga). The weak-to-cute side of me goes So small! So cute! Such biiiig eyes!

SEE: Chibi Lloyd, Genis, and Colette.

Genis darling, I could eat you up in an instant. omg, so cute.

Have some Van.

Promo flyer. So pretty, even if I don't like Van. It almost makes me wish I was a Van fan, but that eventuality is probably only going to happen, to quote Steven King's latest book, "When hell turns into a skating rink."
13th-Aug-2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
I told my sisters about that song and we ended up really embarrassing ourselves in the middle of a restaurant from laughing too hard. >>;;

13th-Aug-2007 04:06 pm (UTC) - YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEEEEEEEY ~
Oh my God, I think the three of us were laughing so hard every karaoke booth for three miles around must've heard us. HOW'S THAT FOR A CRACKED-OUT SONG, EH? ♥ You know, if I hadn't actually been in that karaoke session and SEEN the song for myself, I would never have believed that a song like that existed. XDDDD

I AM SO GLAD your sisters were amused by it, too! XD WE MUST SHARE THIS NUTSO SONG WITH THE WORLD.

Also I was cheerfully and obsessively going to the AGMyu community (if I type AGM, it makes me think Annual General Meeting) and looking up ALL the Juliet fic.
13th-Aug-2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
Your post title amuses me greatly.

If you're making a fictional law firm, you'd better include Phoenix Wright in there. And lots of hot lawyercest.

That promo flyer's seme-ness is making my ovaries explode.

/pointless comment
13th-Aug-2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
*HUGS YOU TIGHT!* (is happy to see you! ♥)

XDDD!!! I am glad that you were amused! ;) The most decidedly tedious aspects of litigation make me feel like a small and frustrated cheegle attempting to navigate the Tartarous. ;)

I discovered recently that the Buffy-Angelverse has a law firm named Wolfram and Hart! WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT? Evil, interdimensional lawyers! And the firm is headed by the Senior Partners - a trio of DEMONS.

! OH DARN! PHOENIX WRIGHT! Another one I could have cheerfully used! I would have called my firm Miles & Edgeworth Partnership! Or Naruhodo and Mitsurugi!

XDDDDDDDD It's such a pretty flyer AND seme, too, isn't it? ♥ omg so pretty (had to be, for me to get over my deep-seated VAN HATRED to scan and post it). XDDDDDDDDDDDDD

A comment by you can never be pointless! *SNUUUG* They are all greatly treasured!
13th-Aug-2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
I'm so greatly amused by Van breaking up the cuteness of chibi!Lloyd, Colette, and Genis.

That's just another side story with the three of them. How rad! :D
13th-Aug-2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
Yes! Van always spoils everything! Everything! You are only there because you're drawn so pretty there, Sensei, don't you ever forget it.

Yep! ;) It's in the Extra Load manga: about Colette's birthday and Lloyd and Genis giving her a surprise. so cute it makes my teeth huuuurt in the best possible way.
13th-Aug-2007 04:10 pm (UTC) - wherever you go, I'll follow you.. and screw up the HTML! (I swear I only do it when you're around!)
Hey, snowflake~! (...why does that sound like Chad from Charlie's Angels? O.o) I wish I could give you a hug right now. =/ *snugles!*

So small! So cute! Such biiiig eyes!

Hee! I'm going to break your comment page with these, but:


I think this one looks a bit like Yuki! xD The snowman helps, too! ;)

This one looks quite scary, but I think he looks most like Yuki out of all the ones I have here~! ^^;


I swear I had some other things to try and cheer you up with, but I can't remember right now... *fail!* Sorry. =/
13th-Aug-2007 04:20 pm (UTC) - XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD a girl gets used to it. ;)
SCREAMS AND RUNS AWAY FROM THE LPS. The last one looks like he was photographed on the dress you went skating in, although I know that dress is in a different pattern. Maybe if the first LPS switched colours with the bottom one, it could be Yuki perfectly!


XDDDD, really, I thought it was a gorgeous work of art. THE WORLD MUST SHARE IN ITS BEAUTY. (It really is very good CG, though, and artwork, too: it has to be, to make me overcome my visceral Van-hatred!)
13th-Aug-2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
Van! 8D (but what the hell is a Van-only event? o_O)
13th-Aug-2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
You are special exception to my Van D8! You get only the sparkles and devotion on Luke Loves Sensei levels!

It means only Van cosplayers can get in! ;)

XDDDDD It's a doujin event that's Van-only - which menas all doujin sold there have Van content. It is a mass gathering of Van Fans!
13th-Aug-2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
Hm, you changed your mood just as I was going to comment but anyway, DON'T THROW YOUSELF AGAINST A WALL! *shakes fist at the Way of Law* Your metaphor sounds like a sparkly video game opening - a horribly sadistic one.

FIGHT-O, CHRIS! THE FEATHERS SHALL BE YOURS!!! Video game heroes always win eventually so you will totally prevail. <33333
13th-Aug-2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
... there's an incredibly beautiful Boys' Love Game called Angel's Feather:

CLICK TO PLAY! xD (not really!)
13th-Aug-2007 04:37 pm (UTC)
If only Van looked that hot in game XD
I wouldn't be burying my head in my hands at all the badtouching in the game *SHOT*

Your wild imagination makes law sound so interesting XD
13th-Aug-2007 04:59 pm (UTC) - I realise that my icon's colour scheme compliments yours. ;)

... I'd still hate him just as much, though. ;)

But at least the badtouching would be prettier. ;)

XDDDDDDDDDDDD ACTUALLY! some of my very enthusiastic teachers make it interesting, too! ;)
13th-Aug-2007 05:11 pm (UTC) - I have to go hunt down that song now XD
'A fool for a client and a fool for a lawyer' - OH SNAP Poor Lloyd ^^;;;;

Did you see the second OVA is out, by the way? :)

Van does indeed look very handsome in that flyer, but I still want to punch him in the nose. Repeatedly. I haven't forgiven him at ALL.

PS: I don't know if you noticed but I'm doing a doodle request meme, so you can ask for something if you like :P
13th-Aug-2007 05:50 pm (UTC) - XD! Are you sure? That song breaks brains! ;)
XDDDDDD POOR LLOYD indeed. The poor kid does sort-of deserve it, though, and it would be appropriate for Genis to say such things, what with him being smarter and so darn sarcastic, too.

!!! I did I did, thanks to your entry about it! ♥ Thank you so much! :))) I can't understand the raws, though, so I'd probably have to wait til it's out in English. ;)

A GIRL AFTER MY OWN HEART ♥ Van-Violence is ALL GOOD with me, because I hate him too! ♥ Not even in the I love to hate him way in which I hate Asch. xDDDD

But that is okay! What Van did was UNFORGIVEABLE. ♥

!!! I did I did! Thank you so much: I usually feel really guilty asking for anything on a doodle meme, especially since I don't draw, but let me know what Symphonia scans and/or Abyss doujin you wanna see! ♥
13th-Aug-2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
What's a funny paper ? '-'
13th-Aug-2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
Funny papers usually mean the comics. ;) But I think this song isn't meant to make any sense, so it can mean whatever you want it to mean! ;)
13th-Aug-2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
Dear heaven above, but you are an interesting person. o .o
13th-Aug-2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
XD I shall determinedly take that as a compliment. ;)

If you've ever heard Mika's Life in Cartoon Motion or his Grace Kelly song? The inside of my head is a lot like that. ;)
13th-Aug-2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
XDDD The Beatles' You Never Give Me Your Money DOES appear to reflect many law cases! The only song that makes me think law at all, at least off the top of my head, is Panic Prone by Chevelle. ;)

Gave in Again
The bastard
Can't keep refusing rights
So he'll loan the cash
But the sin
Is on the hands of you

So to care or
Plead silence, weak hands are calling

Incidentally, I also associate the song with House fandom. ;P
13th-Aug-2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
It is PSYCHO song that makes NO SENSE, which is also indicative of many law cases. XDDD

Refusing rights makes me think of child custody cases! ;) I've never heard of that song or the band before, thank you for letting me know about it! ;)


Boybands make law songs! ;) The song that I don't even need to associate with law is Blue's "All Rise", because it IS law:

Your honour please
Gotta believe what I say (say)
What I will tell (tell)
Happened just the other day (day)
I must confess (confess)
'Cos I've had about enough (enough)
I need your help (help)
Got to make this here thing stop (stop)

Baby I swear I tell the truth (uhuh)
About all the things you used to do (come on)
And if you thought you had me fooled
I'm tellin' you now objection overruled
Here we go (oh baby)

One for the money and the free rides
It's two for the lie that you denied
All rise (all rise)
All rise (all rise, all rise)
Three for the calls you've been making
It's four for the times you've been faking
All rise (I'm gonna tell it to your face)
All rise (I rest my case)

You're on the stand (stand)
With your back against the wall (wall)
Nowhere to run (run)
And nobody you can call (call) oh no
I just can't wait (wait)
Now the case is open wide (wide)
You'll try to pray (pray)
But the jury will decide (decide)

So step back 'cos you don't know this cat
I know deep down that you don't want me to react
I lay low leaving all my options open
The decision of the jury has not been spoken
Step in my house you find that your stuff has gone (gone)
But in reality to whom does the stuff belong
I bring you into court to preach my order
And you know that you overstep the border, uhuh
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13th-Aug-2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
So cute, isn't she? *beams* I'm so glad you liked that! ♥ And the Vanscan. ;) First time you've seen it in colour? Then I'm doubly glad! ;) It's incredibly impressive!
13th-Aug-2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
When I first saw your icon, I think I nearly fainted. Then, when I saw the comic, I think I nearly died. Genis is so cute!!!! X.X;;

Hmm, I should try looking at cute things the next time I'm stressed.
15th-Aug-2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
Genis is totally adorable, isn't he? ♥ I mean, how could I not fall for a face like that? ♥ I'm glad you liked it so much! ;)

I hope it works for you! *beams* Different people have different fandom coping mechanisms: some people go for bishies, but I find my instant feel-good fix-up is CUTE. ;) WAFF-inducin' cute.
14th-Aug-2007 01:22 am (UTC)
*snuggles* *pats* *snugglesandpats*

*snerk* Michaels and MacElroy partnership? Chazz will spazz out about the sparkles XD Unless Jimmy turns that patented MacElroy woobie face on him, of course XDD Then he'll manfully try to bear the burden of sparkley sparkles XDDD

I think one of the reasons I love the Beatles so much is because of all the crack XD Especially when they were doing drugs - that was *real* crack, there XDDD

And Genis is love. Van, not so much.
15th-Aug-2007 03:39 pm (UTC) - hey, partner! ;) Check out our logo! ;)

I took my eyes off Jimmy for one second and LOOK WHAT HE DID TO IT:

Jimmy said if Chazz got to choose the logo, HE should get to choose the design. I said it's not as if "Capture the Dream" would be a good firm logo, and anyway, Chazz's choice certainly had a certain attractive AGGRESSIVE edge that Jimmy's didn't.

Jimmy sulked.


The Beatles on crack! ;) OH, YEAH. THAT WAS SOME CRAZY, CRAZY STUFF. My favourite song of theirs when I was young was Yellow Submarine - and the concept behind that one was pretty out-there, too. ;)
19th-Aug-2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
absolutely LOVE how you summed up the plc experience! couldn't agree more! -marina
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