Weekly plug for the side blog (Marth’s Totally Legit Site on the sidebar). No big updates this week other than putting more stuff in the about page. I was trying to change the media links so they matched the domain of the website, but that didn’t work out so well…still needs some tweaking.
Random Anime Episode of the Week: Ace Attorney
So, I covered the first two episodes of this series, but I couldn’t keep going. Since the series is separated into multi-episode arcs for each trial, it’s really hard to watch this series weekly. I feel like you lose too much information in between episodes, so I tend to let the episodes pile up and watch entire trials at once, which makes the experience more bearable. Overall, the series tends to be decently funny, but that may just be because of how ridiculous it all seems. The way the people in the court act often seems unrealistic to me. They seem to act in ways that are obviously suspicious and try to get away with it using the system. Like smugly saying “there’s no way you can prove exactly that thing happened”. Is this really what courts are like? I often find myself asking that.
I will say, though, that the recent arc centered on Miles Edgeworth (Mitsurugi Reiji) has been more interesting than the earlier mysteries, showing more of the character and explaining his behavior. That being said…does anyone else ever come up with other interpretations of the evidence that could be argued in the court that never get resolved in the series? Like in the recent episode, the prosecutor argues that the bullet must have gone through the victim in order to make a hole in the wall on the elevator, but then the suspect admits to pulling the bullet out of the victim (meaning the bullet couldn’t have gone through the victim). I found it weird that no one brought that up…oh well.
Random Music of the Week
This song comes from my “epic music” list. Didn’t get as much time to analyze the Yoko Kanno music as I had liked (so many songs). Still a work in progress, though! Instead, enjoy this cool song. I’m a sucker for piano melodies that move like this.