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breaking all your laws, one at a time.
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Mieu is a Small, Frustrated Cheegle!

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."
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