https://viridiave.tumblr.com/post/650426977068662784/phoenix-wright-the-truth-reborn-again-a [credits to @rivalsforlife for their sacrifice in painstakingly documenting the Takazakura experience xjsjxjsjx no rlly that was a great post I loved it I'm sorry it had to come at the expense of your braincells-]
been thinking too deeply about narumitsu again sorry-
you guys ever just start writing a short story for an assignment
then you’re like a thousand words in this attempt at deep diving through death and the afterlife and then you remember ‘oh right the moral of the story was supposed to be how birds have magnets on their beaks
I've been holding this in for months, but let me get this off my chest- just in time for Pride month, aye?
I live in and grew up in a country with very conservative ideals. This country is predominantly Roman Catholic. It's not inherently a bad thing, just to clarify- but what it does mean is that you're going to be told to find yourself a partner to settle down and have a family of your own with as though it was a requirement. There's nothing wrong with that dream at all, it's a very noble one actually if you're someone who wants to live for that kind of peace.
But there's a weird pressure to it. You'll also be told that if you didn't find yourself a nice romantic partner, you'll end up dying miserable and alone- and something about that just rubs me the wrong way. This is what I've been told repeatedly growing up, and this is the standard that I've been expected to uphold.
'Everyone needs to get married, have kids, and build a home if they don't want to die alone.'
Guess what? You're not alone. You were never going to go down that road.
Saying this as an aroace person, platonic and familial love is just as important as romantic love- and so long as you hold on to that, you're never truly alone. Please never be afraid that you're going to walk your road in life alone and unloved- you're not headed for a lonely ditch. Please realize that there are people out there that love you deeply and intensely, and it might not even be in the romantic sense. It's very okay to want to love romantically! I don't call the shots on who you choose to love and how you do so.
For everyone who reads this, I just want you to remember that you are loved regardless. Love yourself, your family, and your friends. You can build a home with that kind of love, and it will be warm- once you let it embrace you. Let yourself love freely.
And his prosecutor quirk was just him making sexual innuendos all the goddamn time- and it's subtle ENOUGH that it's halfway appropriate in court but literally no one's buying that he's totally not being gay with the defense
1st One: Rise From The Ashes, makes a comeback in Investigations 1
2nd One: Investigations 1, but there's no way this is the same set as the one in Edgeworth's office- since this one's seen in Turnabout Airlines and that case chronologically takes place before Turnabout Visitor, and Edgeworth's office chessboard was already there when Buddy Faith was murdered
3rd One: Dual Destinies, but I will say that it looks similar enough to his first sets that it COULD be just either one of those but I digress this is AFTER the 7-year gap- who knows maybe Edgeworth was feeling a little sentimental so he just casually blows more money into those things-
@justanother--fan hope this helped, I really should have included those pics the first time XD
Those. Fucking. Chessboards.
I’ve already been writing a fanfic about them since last month (and had to stop because Research is kicking us all in the ass and I needed to start pulling my weight) but it’s still driving me fucking nuts. Why for the love of FUCK does Edgeworth own THREE- THREE WHOLE- A S S CHESSBOARDS- him vs. Phoenix-themed chessboards- and bECAUSE I’VE BEEN WRITING A FANFICTION ABOUT IT, I NOW KNOW HOW MUCH THOSE CHESSBOARDS C O S T AND LET ME TELL YOU- THEY AIN’T COMING CHEAP.
And because this is Miles ‘I can charter a private jet on demand because my legal partner got himself thrown off a burning bridge and I need to see him immediately’ Edgeworth you can BET that those chessboards are custom-made with the most high-end materials with prices that’ll make the Kardashians horny. Like come on REALLY- RED AND B L U E chess pieces with his and Phoenix’s likenesses? BLUE PAWNS WITH SPIKY HEADS. RED KNIGHTS WITH SHARP EDGES. It’s expensive ENOUGH just ordering the chessboards- but nAH- EDGEWORTH HAD TO BE EXTRA AND ORDER CUSTOM-MADE PIECES AND IT’S DRIVING ME I N S A N E.
And in case anybody’s curious there’s a naturally blue wood that can be used for this and it’s called Blue Mahoe. I had to look it up. They’re not used for making chess pieces, but they ARE pretty GODDAMN blue and are from JAMAICA and I’m willing to bet my chances at scholarships that Miles Edgeworth deadass ordered fresh Blue Mahoe from Jamaica just to satisfy his gay-ass urges. AND A S I D E FROM BLUE MAHOE, IT’S NOT LIKE ROSEWOOD, REDWOOD, BOXWOOD, AND EBONY ARE THAT CHEAP EITHER.
oh and did I mention that Edgeworth owns three of these things.
just game-end me already. I’m done- it’s too gay-
am I fixating too hard on an in-game detail that the writers (*cough* Takumi you brilliant bitch *cough*) threw in because they KNEW Edgeworth’s and Phoenix’s relationship was just THAT gay? yes. it’s a weird burden to carry.
I've already been writing a fanfic about them since last month (and had to stop because Research is kicking us all in the ass and I needed to start pulling my weight) but it's still driving me fucking nuts. Why for the love of FUCK does Edgeworth own THREE- THREE WHOLE- A S S CHESSBOARDS- him vs. Phoenix-themed chessboards- and bECAUSE I'VE BEEN WRITING A FANFICTION ABOUT IT, I NOW KNOW HOW MUCH THOSE CHESSBOARDS C O S T AND LET ME TELL YOU- THEY AIN'T COMING CHEAP.
And because this is Miles 'I can charter a private jet on demand because my legal partner got himself thrown off a burning bridge and I need to see him immediately' Edgeworth you can BET that those chessboards are custom-made with the most high-end materials with prices that'll make the Kardashians horny. Like come on REALLY- RED AND B L U E chess pieces with his and Phoenix's likenesses? BLUE PAWNS WITH SPIKY HEADS. RED KNIGHTS WITH SHARP EDGES. It's expensive ENOUGH just ordering the chessboards- but nAH- EDGEWORTH HAD TO BE EXTRA AND ORDER CUSTOM-MADE PIECES AND IT'S DRIVING ME I N S A N E.
And in case anybody's curious there's a naturally blue wood that can be used for this and it's called Blue Mahoe. I had to look it up. They're not used for making chess pieces, but they ARE pretty GODDAMN blue and are from JAMAICA and I'm willing to bet my chances at scholarships that Miles Edgeworth deadass ordered fresh Blue Mahoe from Jamaica just to satisfy his gay-ass urges. AND A S I D E FROM BLUE MAHOE, IT'S NOT LIKE ROSEWOOD, REDWOOD, BOXWOOD, AND EBONY ARE THAT CHEAP EITHER.
oh and did I mention that Edgeworth owns three of these things.
just game-end me already. I'm done- it's too gay-
am I fixating too hard on an in-game detail that the writers (*cough* Takumi you brilliant bitch *cough*) threw in because they KNEW Edgeworth's and Phoenix's relationship was just THAT gay? yes. it's a weird burden to carry.
Sound the Turnabout Melody was amazing and I loved everything about it but it also makes me wonder if this is how Phoenix attempts to contact Edgeworth all the time like-
I love the idea that he writes him letters but where the fuck is he gonna send them
Phoenix doesn't know Edgeworth's address (or even that he maybe left the country) so does he literally just write those letters, stuff them in bottles, chucks them into the sea and hope to god it reaches the shores of Germany/America
I mean covering trans-Atlantic distances is probably easier but that's still an entire ocean's worth of distance
And does Edgeworth just HAPPEN to come across letters in bottles walking along the shores of Germany and pine for 11-odd years
... it's either that or Phoenix ties sturdy-ass letters to the legs of migratory birds and every year a whole flock of birds just manage to find Edgeworth in another continent and THEN he pines because Phoenix is a well-meaning idiot with bullshit powers even as a teen
90% certain I’ve made this list before but I got to a point in a fic where I’m referencing Cal Mira stuff and now I’m irked anew.
The conversation where it turns out the other three heroes think they’re immortal. Because it actually explains a lot of their behavior in a way that doesn’t make them not stupid, but at least makes them rationally stupid.
The immediate follow up where Naofumi wants to know why the hell they tried to kill him if they thought the heroes can’t be killed. Every answer is beautiful. Itsuki’s especially. What a psychopath.
The Rucolu fruit bit deserved to be a scene with dialogue and not a montage. Particularly when it’s actually relevant during the wave and goes on to be the way people always verify Naofumi’s identity.
Motoyasu and Naofumi teaming up to chuck Ren of the pier to confirm he can’t swim.
Motoyasu being reluctant to swim during the Cal Mira wave when the queen thinks he might be more useful in the water, only for Naofumi to chuck him overboard.
Naofumi immediately after getting guilted into joining Motoyasu in the water because he can’t very well refuse the queen’s suggestions after chucking someone else over.
Honestly most of the Cal Mira wave. The brief hero tag-team fighting L’Arc and Rishia’s actual contributions in particular. Can’t believe they skimped on that just to add Melty in and give her a bunch of random extra scenes.
The meeting afterward that will maybe probably be in season 2, but honestly I hope not because it was mostly a resolution to the dropped thread of the heroes thinking they were immortal and set up for Rishia switching parties.
Basically all of the incident where Rishia switched parties. That deserved an entire episode and they crammed it into maybe two minutes. Why was it trimmed like that? To stick a flashback episode into the middle of the pope fight? Why would you have a double length 1st episode and then added in a 25th episode on your two cour show if you’re going to not flesh out last couple story threads properly and instead spend that time on a flashback episode? I’m still so baffled by this, They could have just done a more normal 24 episodes, shortchanged Cal Mira and Rishia by the exact same amount, and not had a flashback filler episode.
Prosecutor Phoenix! I've been looking at a lot of roleswap content lately and it maybe made me think too deeply about how I think it might go down in a Roleswap AU where DL-6 happened-
Had to pick a theme for Prosecutor Phoenix and it was harder than I thought it'd be so I just settled for 'stepford smiles' where he takes the 'in their darkest moments, lawyers have to force their biggest smiles' mantra too far. He has a bit of a poker motif going on too since I realized too late that I gave him the Dark Phoenix Layton concept design but with an ascot instead of a large-ass ribbon-
Can't forget about Miles either so here he is- I don't know how to draw lower bodies hhhh