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ingthing:

beamkatanachronicles:

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beamkatanachronicles:

thepurpleeyedone:

beamkatanachronicles:

appleseeddrama:

THEY HAVE THE ACE ATTORNEY OFFICIAL MANGA IN MY LAW LIBRARY I AM CRYING.



Your honor, something is amiss here!
As you are probably aware, library materials are labeled with barcodes as well as a number to determine their location on the shelf, as per the Dewey Decimal System. The books just to the left of the manga are labeled, as are the DVDs just in view on the lower shelf. Look even further behind these shelves and you’ll see that even those books are labeled! 
Ladies and gentlemen of the courtroom, I invite you to take a closer look at the volumes that are, allegedly, part of this law library! Something is missing from the spines, isn’t there?

Where are the bar codes?!
This is a blatant contradiction! The OP is lying— these volumes cannot, therefore, be a part of this library at all! I propose that they simply brought these materials in for the sake of the joke!! 


Only focusing on one aspect and not the whole of the issue, are we, Mr. Wright? Typical.

Your honor, if you bring your attention to the books just left of the manga, you’ll notice there’s a book (the second to the left) that also does not have a bar code.

If you examine the picture even closer—particularly the DVDs below—you’ll see that they bear bar codes, but not on the spines. No, they have them on the back and/or front of the DVDs. Of course, this method of labeling and organizing isn’t limited to products of the film industry alone.

Therefore, I’d like to propose that it is entirely possible that the manga books do, in fact, belong to the library!


Wh-WHAAAAT?! You’re kidding!! 
(Shoot, he’s got me there… Better think of something fast! Something about the books that sets them apart from—
…! I’ve got it!)
While that may be true, you’ve also overlooked one critical error: the titles of the books! Whether or not your hypothesis regarding the labeling system is correct, these titles aren’t alphabetized correctly! What kind of self-respecting librarian would misplace such vital books? 
Well, Edgeworth?



While it pains me to have to point out something so obvious, I suppose I’ll make an exception for you, Wright.
Clearly, one look at the titles of the books next to the manga is a tell-all of this certain library’s less-than-stellar organization skills. None of the books are in alphabetical order, I’m afraid.

They could very well be alphabetized by author and not title, but it’s a little difficult to be able to decipher that from this single picture, wouldn’t you say?
Furthermore, the manga books themselves are in numerical order, suggesting some kind of system is in place, albeit not a very good one, if the alphabetizing is off.

At the end of the day, it seems like neither of us can draw a clear conclusion from this evidence alone. Your honor, I strongly suggest a recess in which we could investigate the library itself further.

I see the issue here very clearly.
Due to the uncertain nature of this case, we’ll have to postpone this decision until more decisive evidence can be obtained. The court will now take a 15-minute recess.

(W-wait, but I’m not—)


WAIT!!!

I’ve got some decisive evidence for you, pal!

We investigated further into the photo. Zooming in, you can see a label on the DVD case to the bottom left.

Photo Close-up added to the court record!


As you can see, pal, you can vaguely see the words “Of Toledo Law Library” on the label!

And, considering possibilities of the rest of that label, “University of Toledo" was the first to come to my mind!
A quick search on the University of Toledo’s Online Law Library Database revealed that there ARE the comics pictured in it!
Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney Investigations volumes 1-4 and Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney volumes 1-5!

And there’s more! 
The section these comics are filed under is the “Law in Popular Culture" Section, which matches up with the stickers on the rest of the books on that shelf: "Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes & Legal Culture”, “Prime Time Law”, “Lawyers in Your Living Room!" and "Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies”!
Not only is it in the right section, it’s also a documented part of the Law Library’s database!
How’s that for decisive evidence?

ingthing:

beamkatanachronicles:

thepurpleeyedone:

beamkatanachronicles:

thepurpleeyedone:

beamkatanachronicles:

appleseeddrama:

THEY HAVE THE ACE ATTORNEY OFFICIAL MANGA IN MY LAW LIBRARY I AM CRYING.

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Your honor, something is amiss here!

As you are probably aware, library materials are labeled with barcodes as well as a number to determine their location on the shelf, as per the Dewey Decimal System. The books just to the left of the manga are labeled, as are the DVDs just in view on the lower shelf. Look even further behind these shelves and you’ll see that even those books are labeled! 

Ladies and gentlemen of the courtroom, I invite you to take a closer look at the volumes that are, allegedly, part of this law library! Something is missing from the spines, isn’t there?

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Where are the bar codes?!

This is a blatant contradiction! The OP is lying— these volumes cannot, therefore, be a part of this library at all! I propose that they simply brought these materials in for the sake of the joke!! 

Only focusing on one aspect and not the whole of the issue, are we, Mr. Wright? Typical.

Your honor, if you bring your attention to the books just left of the manga, you’ll notice there’s a book (the second to the left) that also does not have a bar code.

If you examine the picture even closer—particularly the DVDs below—you’ll see that they bear bar codes, but not on the spines. No, they have them on the back and/or front of the DVDs. Of course, this method of labeling and organizing isn’t limited to products of the film industry alone.

Therefore, I’d like to propose that it is entirely possible that the manga books do, in fact, belong to the library!

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Wh-WHAAAAT?! You’re kidding!! 

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(Shoot, he’s got me there… Better think of something fast! Something about the books that sets them apart from—

image
…! I’ve got it!)

While that may be true, you’ve also overlooked one critical error: the titles of the books! Whether or not your hypothesis regarding the labeling system is correct, these titles aren’t alphabetized correctly! What kind of self-respecting librarian would misplace such vital books? 

Well, Edgeworth?

While it pains me to have to point out something so obvious, I suppose I’ll make an exception for you, Wright.

Clearly, one look at the titles of the books next to the manga is a tell-all of this certain library’s less-than-stellar organization skills. None of the books are in alphabetical order, I’m afraid.

They could very well be alphabetized by author and not title, but it’s a little difficult to be able to decipher that from this single picture, wouldn’t you say?

Furthermore, the manga books themselves are in numerical order, suggesting some kind of system is in place, albeit not a very good one, if the alphabetizing is off.

At the end of the day, it seems like neither of us can draw a clear conclusion from this evidence alone. Your honor, I strongly suggest a recess in which we could investigate the library itself further.

I see the issue here very clearly.

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Due to the uncertain nature of this case, we’ll have to postpone this decision until more decisive evidence can be obtained. The court will now take a 15-minute recess.

image

(W-wait, but I’m not—)

image

WAIT!!!

I’ve got some decisive evidence for you, pal!

We investigated further into the photo. Zooming in, you can see a label on the DVD case to the bottom left.

Photo Close-up added to the court record!

As you can see, pal, you can vaguely see the words “Of Toledo Law Library” on the label!

And, considering possibilities of the rest of that label, “University of Toledo" was the first to come to my mind!

A quick search on the University of Toledo’s Online Law Library Database revealed that there ARE the comics pictured in it!

Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney Investigations volumes 1-4 and Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney volumes 1-5!

And there’s more! 

The section these comics are filed under is the “Law in Popular Culture" Section, which matches up with the stickers on the rest of the books on that shelf: "Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes & Legal Culture”, “Prime Time Law”, “Lawyers in Your Living Room!" and "Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies”!

Not only is it in the right section, it’s also a documented part of the Law Library’s database!

How’s that for decisive evidence?


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The ‘celebration’ of ethnic diversity in New Zealand requires those of ethnic backgrounds to perform their culture in order to demonstrate how diverse we are as a nation. The ‘Rhythms of Aotearoa’ performance saw authentic Samoan, Indian and Chinese dancers fuse their styles together in a presentation of “sensuous moves,” accompanied by an appropriate photo slideshow of Samoan, Indian and Chinese people contributing to society. I mean no disrespect to these talented dancers, but it is a fine example of the way culture can be used as a commodity, to shine like coloured jewels in New Zealand’s big White Crown.

 - Kiwese, Banana Split

HELLO HI EVERYTHING THAT MAKES ME CRINGE ABOUT CULTURAL DIVERSITY EVENTS. It’s one thing to celebrate cultural touchstones and festivals, delighting in the shared experience. It’s really quite another when the whole affair reeks of “attaining your cultural diversity badge” and you physically recoil at traditional dance being used as someone else’s justification for “but we’re a totally multicultural society, guys!”. It feels like lip service.

(via outstarethestars)

What sense of Chinese-ness was being appealed to here? While many NZ-born Chinese have roots in Southern China, the greater NZ Chinese population come from all over. Among the NZ Chinese, there is no real binding language but English. “

A few years ago I went to a Chinese New Year celebration with my work colleagues. They invited everyone Chinese — and this wasn’t done with any sort of fuss, and no one thought particularly hard about who was “Chinese”. They were probably doing it for years, and as another Chinese person, it was sort of expected I’d like to come along to lunch as well.

Half-way during lunch I suddenly realised we were all speaking English. That really, English was our only common language. And it made me wonder what it meant to be Chinese. Or what it meant to be Chinese in a professional working environment — although, like Kiwese shows, it kind of bleeds over into everything. What is this “Chinese-ness” being appealed to? Are any of the political parties even aware of how diverse the “Chinese community” is, let alone the “Asian community” and the “immigrant community”.

We went around the table and described our backgrounds. Chinese people born in NZ; Chinese people born on the mainland; Chinese people from HK; Chinese people born on the mainland who grew up in HK; Malaysian Chinese; Singaporean Chinese; Chinese skilled migrants; Chinese people who came as kids; Chinese people who only spoke Mandarin, or Cantonese, or both, or neither. And because of all this, Chinese people who could only communicate to each other in English. I was about 16-17 at the time and didn’t dwell on this too much. They were nice meals; people joked around, no one complained about chopsticks or pulled faces at the food.

Few years later, I remember feeling really, really invigorated after the talk by Chief Justice Ma (of the HK Court of Final Appeal) at the law school. I went to the law caf, and by luck, converged with some Chinese friends who were there/not there at the talk. And we were talking really excitedly about language and identity, and who spoke Mandarin and who spoke Cantonese (and how we all suck at it). And it was just a really wonderful experience! Everyone had such different backgrounds, but it was also nice that everyone immediately got what we meant about language and identity — and we never had to stop and explain anything.

Ah, what am I saying? 

I am constantly surprised — and I should know better by now — by the diversity of “Chinese identity”.

But even when we have such different backgrounds, there are still shared experiences and understandings that are rather comforting (well, outside of the conferences, apparently). 


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manmadepowers:

ladiesagainsthumanity:

RUTH. BADER. GINSBERG. 

via @sethdmichaels

This is the same woman who was turned down for a clerkship because of a gender, despite graduating top of her class at Columbia and being on two law reviews. Her 35-page dissent in Hobby Lobby is blistering (starts at p 60 here; summary here) and well worth reading.

There’s a talk between Justice Ginsberg and Baroness Hale comparing the US’s and UK’s highest courts. One of the interesting things they cover is what it’s like as women on the respective supreme courts (around 18 mins). From address (“The statute says, 'Lord Justices of Appeal’… because it never occurred to them there might ever be a woman.”), to seniority, to toilets (“We’ve all got bathroom stories.”)

Also this: “You can imagine a room full of 90 men and 6 women, and the 90 men voting on what the women could call themselves.” (at 26 mins). Spoiler alert: what the female judges wanted didn’t matter.

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Hayao Miyazaki talking about his passion for animation while seeing the world through his fascinating career. From the documentary: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)


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Laos' First (and Only) Female Director Needs YOUR Help

angryasiangirlsunited:

Signal boost to help Laos’ first woman director, and to help get her film made.

Mattie Do (Laos’ first (and only) female director) has a fantastic sense of humour. It really comes across in her video:

Nong Hak is an important film. It’s a film about socio-economic disparity, gender inequality… and ghosts… and blood… and murder…

Also, it’s really interesting to hear things about the Lao film industry — how there’s so much potential since the industry is so new. Nong Hak will be only the 13th feature film from Laos! There are also apparently — literally — only four currently working directors in the whole industry. Or, according to Mattie:

There’s the comedy guy, the thriller guy, the romantic drama guy and me. I’m the crazy horror chick that’s calculating how much pig blood I can buy for the cash I’ve got in my pocket.

Also, news like this is pretty extraordinary, from one of the backer updates:

We’ve officially raised enough to put in the order for our new camera! You’ve collectively just made a massive increase in the image quality of the film. And better, that camera will then be available for other Lao filmmakers. So really, you’ve just raised the standard across our entire film industry!

It’s great that they’re willing to share their equipment, and it’s kinda mind-blowing that a small contribution can make an impact across the whole Lao film industry.

Anyway. Laos is a beautiful country and after visiting (especially after finding out about the UXO bombings), I really want to support local industries. Ahaha, I probably can’t watch Mattie’s film (can’t watch horror at all — my movie picks last Halloween were Casper and The Addams Family), but I really, really hope Mattie and Nong Hak do well! 


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Two scams

I’ve been on the receiving end of two scams in the last few days. The first one was nasty — in the way all scams are nasty — but ultimately rather easy to spot as a fake. The second one, however, I think that one crossed a line.

Here is a recount of the two scams in case anyone else comes across them. I call them The Microsoft Virus and Baycorp Debt Collector.

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newyorker:

Take a look at Edward Burtynsky’s extraordinary photographs of water: http://nyr.kr/1l4Nje4

Top: Salinas #3; Cádiz, Spain, 2013.
Bottom: Cape Coral #1; Lee County, Florida, U.S.A., 2012.

Photographs by Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto/Howard Greenberg Gallery and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York.


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suricattus:


Get buried in this, get found by archeologists ten thousand years later, get presumed some kind of monarch or holy figure.

Somewhere, there are a lot of pissy, nekkid peacocks roaming the estate grounds….

HOLY.FUCKING.SHIT.

Peacock wedding dress that was unveiled at the wedding expo held in Nanjing, the capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province. And this one is as royal as it can get!
Made with close to 2,009 pieces of peacock feathers, this dress was finished in two months and kept eight handicraftsmen busy day and night… we forgot to mention the price — $1.5 million.

fuckyeahchinesefashion:

obsessionisaperfume:

suricattus:

Get buried in this, get found by archeologists ten thousand years later, get presumed some kind of monarch or holy figure.

Somewhere, there are a lot of pissy, nekkid peacocks roaming the estate grounds….

HOLY.

FUCKING.

SHIT.

Peacock wedding dress that was unveiled at the wedding expo held in Nanjing, the capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province. And this one is as royal as it can get!

Made with close to 2,009 pieces of peacock feathers, this dress was finished in two months and kept eight handicraftsmen busy day and night… we forgot to mention the price — $1.5 million.

(Source: lavenderwrath)


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Nine Wonderful Words About Words from 25 things you had no idea there were words for


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WOMEN IN NZ POLITICS

Its election year in NZ and I wanted to hear more from the women in NZ politics

I figured that if I wanted to hear more from our women, then there was a high chance that others would too.

Women’s issues are often subordinated in election years as male voices dominate public spaces. This blog intends to provide a platform for the voices of women in NZ politics so that we can gain a better understanding of those women who are representing our interests in the political establishment.

This blog recognises that women are not homogeneous beings. We have different needs, desires, interests, and aspirations.  It acknowledges, that we all make decisions for different reasons and that our experiences are unique to each of us.

The purpose is to showcase the personable and diverse qualities of the women who colour our political spectrum without the noise of party politics, but at the same time not demarcating those women from the parties they operate within. 

Here’s a great initiative that’s recently started up! While posts are a bit sparse atm, I’m keen to see this develop.