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?
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—)
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?
More NPC stories (among other things; also, minor spoilers for the first chapter and the start of the second chapter):
must. resist. urge to post about the lovely random NPCs in this game all day long.
and failing. LOOK AT ALL MY NEW NPC FRIENDS AND THEIR LOVELY STORIES.
This game definitely gets the award for best NPCs!! I’ve talked to every NPC in every RPG I’ve played, I would know. :( (Often a big waste of time if they don’t manage to add anything to the game.)
(Minor spoilers for the first chapter of the game.)
Ikuhara's Episode Commentary:
2: "For Whom the Rose Smiles"
"The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born must first destroy a world. The bird flies to God. That God’s name is Abraxas."
– Hermann Hesse, Demian (translated from the German by Michael Roloff and Michael Lebeck)
When I was in middle school, my classmate T. recommended to me a book by Hesse.
He said “Inside this book is everything about me.” I didn’t know what he was on about.
However, that particular quote stuck with me. One day long afterwards, T. and I met up again after not seeing each other for over a decade, and I brought it up.
"What was that, again?"
He didn’t even remember the book existed, let alone that he’d recommended it to me. To think he’d just forget “everything about himself”… I wonder if Hesse wasn’t needed in the world T. lived in after middle school. In which case, I wonder why I didn’t forget. I experimentally added another passage to Hesse’s:
If we don’t crack the world’s shell, we will die without being born.
Smash the world’s shell. For the revolution of the world.
Assistant director Kaneko and I discussed Anthy’s character time and again because I was obsessed with the idea that whether or not it was “good”, nobody would want to watch a dark and depressing show. That cooking smock over gym clothes look was the result of our conversations. And she finally turned fun… no, she turned into a mysterious girl (!).
Anthy is another Utena. In the initial stages of planning, I thought of the main character as someone who wanted to be a prince, but at the same time also wanted to remain a princess. However, I decided to divide that personality into two different characters. What did “also wanting to remain a princess” mean? I would agonize over the expression of Anthy for the entire series.
so basically someone made a redesigned version of Comic Sans and holy shit I never knew I could warm up to something that resembles Comic Sans like this
I’m not a typographer so my eyes aren’t trained for this but I think I might use this from now on
that must be my rpg soulmate
(including the comment on grandia 3 and its lazy and uninteresting “plot” [plot what plot])
(also I’m laughing so much at the third post in response to the second in this topic)
OH RIGHT I FORGOT TO MENTION IN MY LAST POST: Treasure chests leave a message after having been looted!! Things like, “there’s nothing left in the chest but a lone, dead spider”, “it’s empty, guess whose fault it is”, “by looking into this chest again, you’ve failed!” GOSH THIS GAME IS PRECIOUS.
Glad you enjoy the game so much! Get ready for a long. slow ride. Argh, the second chapter’s yet to be released…
I’m happy to hear it won’t be over too soon! I’ve quite enjoyed the slow pace so far. <3 <3 (I was very worried at first because I had looked up random reviews before buying the game, and, needless to say, a lot of people had complaints about how text-heavy the game is, but… I doubt those people value the same things as me. :|a)
I’ve read that the second chapter was announced to be released this year! :OOO I hope that it will come true and that it will sell well so that we get the third chapter too. =x (Though I was surprised to find that announcement because it’s been a while since the first chapter was released and I had just assumed that it’d never happen, especially due to the amount of translation required.)
asdjklajdla I must have died and gone to heaven
I’ve started playing The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky and aaaah it reminds me so much of everything I’ve always loved about Grandia and that I mostly haven’t been able to relive to this extent in the RPGs I’ve played since (with few exceptions, but it’s still Grandia that it reminds me of the most). Grandia was my first RPG and has always shaped my expectations of RPGs; considering how many I’ve played, I’ve been disappointed countless times too. :(
ugh ugh I’m so happy about all these things (minor spoilers for the prologue, but nothing plot-related):
HxH twitter dump ( ・w・) ..well mostly Killua….
What is the point of a gate that does not lead anywhere? asked Nameless, turning to avoid the glare of the setting sun.
The Scientist squinted ahead as the semicircular disk continued its downward trajectory past the horizon, and finally replied. To frame that which we otherwise might not notice.
Thank you so much to everyone who bought Nameless & the Scientist Book 1! I’m so stoked by your support. The book is currently being printed (!!) and I’ll start mailing them out when the shipment arrives on the 27th May!