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Based on a great conversation I had with @leonawriter.

So I headcanon that the truth and bringing about justice have always been important to Phoenix ever since the class trial. But he was a) never aware of it because his self-awareness sucks, and b) defending the innocent took priority because it aligns more with his personal nature.

He wants to follow Miles and his new-found credo about finding the truth since case 2-4 / Farewell My Turnabout. He wants to. He admires Miles and his pursuit of truth because he recognizes on some level this is pivotal.

But it doesn’t come naturally to him like pursuing justice comes to Apollo. His first instinct is to protect people due to his experiences with the class trial and Dahlia, with specific bias to these who he feels resemble himself in some way.

Also - his view on what ‘truth’ is has become severely distorted.

An authority figure, a teacher who’s a big thing to a 9-year-old child, accused him with the rest of the class of stealing when he had not done it. Who’s to say there weren’t any nasty rumors circulating at Phoenix’s school after the class trial? That some kids and teachers still believed he had stolen Miles’ lunch money?

Phoenix slipped into a similar situation like the class trial in college where nobody believed in his innocence in regards to Doug Swallow’s murder, where he discovers ‘Dollie’ never loved him, lied to him. And rumors could have started again - just more vicious because a murder happened.

Now imagine Phoenix meeting Miles, who was one of the two people who defended him in the class trial, tearing into him about murdering Mia.

And Miles said in the same game, in the context of his own self-hatred, trauma, and belief he had killed his father, ‘I believe everybody is guilty of something.’

It must have felt like the deepest betrayal to Phoenix, even with the later realization about why Miles was talking like this. He compounded a belief that has been festering inside his friend’s mind for years.

I’ll use a quote from one of @leonawriter​‘s meta posts about the class trial:

'Unless somebody speaks up for you, nobody is going to believe you when you’re innocent. And sometimes they don’t even believe you then.’

Phoenix has a fundamental doubt that the truth is going to matter, because people will always believe what they want to believe. People don’t want to think or check their beliefs. Society likes easy lies and scapegoats so it can return to the status-quo. The entire police system is corrupted under Damon Gant. Or, If I find the truth, people will believe the prosecutor, not me. Or in the Engard trial, If I’ll tell the truth, Maya will die!

Or, if you also count PLvsAA as canon, I found the truth that Maya isn’t a witch yet she was still cast into the fire! She died! I did my best but it wasn’t enough.

That’s what his experiences as a lawyer so far have told him.

He needs prosecutors like Miles who push him into the right direction. He needs people he can trust to motivate him to find the truth - but who knows if they won’t turn on him like Dahlia or his classmates did?

He still wants to pursue the truth- but this conflicts with the other parts of his internal belief (and doubt) system. The seeds were there before, but it broke out due to the events during Farewell My Turnabout. It wasn’t even resolved in Bridge to the Turnabout because the games don’t acknowledge it.

I can imagine it to be canon that he could have broken, once (not with AA4 in mind here) when facing another disaster like the ones I mentioned after T&T, and ranted how utterly useless and pointless it is to find the truth. He knows deep down it’s not true but he’s just so tired and disappointed…

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Underrated moments, Edgeworth being able to read Phoenix. 

So @leonawriter had this idea, and I wrote a thing

Canon-compliant kind of…. takes place before season two episode twelve.  Through a weird worm-holing accident, they end up in a part of the universe Allura and Coran have never seen before.  They’re too far for Zarkon to find them, trapped in the castle with two members of the Blade of Marmora, and they have plenty of time to get to know each other. 

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Most of Keith’s discomfort with the Blade of Marmora had to be residual. Most of it.  At least 90%.  The other ten percent was because he kept catching them staring at him.  

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30 Days of Thanks @leonawriter

Fav fic: Temporary Accommodations

Okay, so I love the idea of Lotor being more than a ‘wahahaha I’m evil molesty bad guy’ and actually being sort of a tragic character (or even being a bastard who learns friendship and love, kinda like Morrigan of Dragon Age.)

This fic delivers and tickles all my headcanons for Lotor, and if anyone else likes watching space Legolas suffer in a non-uwu angst way, I recommend the heck outta this fic. 

So @leonawriter my excellent friend was recently liveblogging the Devil’s Due comics of Voltron, and probably the one thing in it I dislike the most is its take on Merla, Queen Of Darkness. For those not in the know, Merla is a DotU character who was Lotor’s political fiance, though they broke it off, and she was a telepath with a pet vulture and if you’re anything like me, this concept seizes you with a powerful sense of, “holy crap, this is an excellent character”

TL;DR, I wanted to try my own hand at redesigning her for VLD’s universe. I based her companion off of a bearded vulture or lammergeier because if you give me any opportunity to put lammergeiers in something I will.

In DotU, Merla’s ensemble was shorter, breezier, and featured more armor than Haggar’s engulfing robes, so I wanted to translate that to a sort of sporty, scout look suitable of a proactive, cunning queen. Also, to put her in a setting with, without massively overlapping with the roles of Narti or Haggar, I reimagined her as a sort of beastmaster whose telepathy is more for enthralling animals to her service than people. After all- given the existence of things like the weblum, or on a smaller level, the Swathian Meerakeet from s4e4 that was able to challenge Voltron one-on-one- someone with a propensity for manipulating animals could do quite well for themselves in this setting.

anonymous asked:

what are your fave narumitsu fics? top 5 pls i'm looking for stuff to read :D

!!! I’m not sure how new you are to p/e fic BUT I’ve already got a post of some of my all time faves + a general fic rec tag, though I can make another rec for newer fic rn?? especially since the ones in that first link are some of the most popular/well-known already in the fandom 

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It would amuse me to end if Phoenix eventually meets the AAI cast, but they get a totally wrong first impression of him.

Something makes him personally invested in a case, and then a person of the likes of Manfred von Karma, or Morgan Fey, or Dahlia Hawthorne turns up. So of course he gets furious. And his expression is so intimidating that Kay and Raymond look at each other, and go-

He… looks like Miles / Mr. Edgeworth’s when he’s angry.

… Is he a relative to the youngest von Karma siblings? A cousin to Franziska?

Eventually they learn he’s actually ‘that man’. Doesn’t change the fact that he shares more similarities to Miles than they can shake sticks at. Like dorkiness. Or troubles with witnesses. Or getting into lots of trouble in general plus connected absurdness.

What really sells the deal is that Phoenix talks gushes about Miles in the same way the prosecutor talks about him. Just a bit more sappy.

(Raymond stills calls Phoenix ‘the lost von Karma sibling’. EDIT: His favorite nickname is ‘the unofficial third part of the holy trinity of the von Karma in law’. It’s, as usual, impossible to say if he made a double entendre. - A loud thank you to @leonawriter who allowed me to use this genius addition.)

Weekly Voltron Fic Recs #19

Rules: You can find past rec lists here. This is stuff I like, and I have a huge bias toward Lance, hurt/comfort, and general fluff, in that order. Gen unless otherwise noted. Please comment on the fics if you read and enjoy them!

Welp, this will be the last rec list before Season 2. I feel like a tornado is coming. Time to hide in the cellar and batten down the hatches. We’ll see what survives the storm, including my heart.

happy birthday, hope it’s out of this world by brosura
Words:  5,866
Author’s Summary:  Everyone’s acting very unusual around Hunk today, and he can’t think of a reason why. People keep giving him things, Pidge and Coran are strangely anxious to keep him away from part of the castle, and strangest of all, he hasn’t seen Lance even once.
My Comments: This is sweetest thing. Everyone’s gifts to Hunk very lovely and sentimental, and somehow he DOESN’T CATCH ON. This made me grin through the entire thing, and Lance’s gift was the sweetest of all.

An Aftermath of Sorts by wolfsan11
Words: 2,451
Author’s Summary: Shiro forgets sometimes that Allura is a princess in all the ways that no one would wish to be. That she is a princess born into happiness but brought up alongside a war, that she is a princess who had once known her enemy as a favored guest in her kingdom. He forgets sometimes that her strength is hard-won and bitter, and entirely her own.—In the aftermath of the corrupt wormhole, Shiro seeks out Allura.
My Comments: This is well-written and sad, and really highlights how strong and protective both of them are. Also, paladin cuddle pile.

Reconnaissance by mumblefox
Words: 5,680
Author’s Summary: They’d gotten Sendak off the castle, and everyone should feel safe again. Thing was, they didn’t. But they had time, now, to fix what they could, and Pidge had a plan that would help.
My Comments: APPARENTLY this is the first of a series and there is going to be MORE? By some of the BEST GEN WRITES in the FANDOM? Holy crap, y’all, we are blessed. This fic is amazing. Climb on board or the train will take off without you.

Trials Before the Dead by birdzilla
Words: 3,139 (WIP 1/7)
Author’s Summary: When the paladins land on an alien planet looking for refuge, they’re instead brought to trial by the natives for the deaths of innocent Galra prisoners. Shiro attempts to take on the burden of guilt for the rest of the paladins and ends up on a spiritual journey through his paladins’ trials-by-ordeal, depending on the strength of their bond to carry him through.
My Comments: What an absolutely terrific concept, and the writing is super great. I am on tenterhooks for more.

And I Lie Awake And Miss You by Leonawriter
Words: 753
Author’s Summary: Lance finds Allura by accident, kept awake by his own fears after the way the day had gone. Lance is just too stubborn and too unwilling to let things lie when she’s clearly still upset. Not that he can blame her.
My Comments: Short, sweet, and sad. I love platonic Allura and Lance interaction. They both miss their families.

A Moment of Respite by To_Shiki
Words: 1,341
Author’s Summary: The other Paladins get Shiro to relax after post-battle exhaustion wears off.
My Comments: Yes, good. Let him rest. Everyone takes care of Shiro, and this is really the only way he can let his guard down.

All There (In a Way) by Skalidra
Words: 2,410
Author’s Summary: When Shiro wakes, after his crash-landing back on Earth, he’s strapped down onto a table, three people hovering over him in full quarantine suits. But he remembers every moment of the year he’s been gone, and he’s been Champion for far too long to be alright with being restrained, let alone being sedated.
My Comments: Shiro with all his memories of struggling for survival in the arena is SAVAGE. This is a darker take on that first encounter back on Earth, but it absolutely makes sense. 

Wolves by Utsukushin (UserFromPluto)
Words: 2,498
Author’s Summary: Keith’s hands shook, and for a second he allowed himself to give in to weakness, slumping forward so his upper body rested on Red’s dashboard. His eyes slipped closed, and immediately he was assaulted with a brutal wave - flashes of laser blasts and screams, the violent jolting of his lion in combat, tiny droplets of blood flying off his sword… “Keith?” (Keith has a hard time calming down after battles)
My Comments: Stressed-out, hyper-vigilant Keith is really well-written and vivid, and the team’s concerted effort to surround him and make him feel safe again is lovely. 

No Martyrdom Allowed by IntelligentAirhead
Words: 3,442
Author’s Summary: Hunk tries very hard to help their friends. It would go a lot easier if they weren’t so self-sacrificial, but considering the extenuating circumstances of an entire galaxy depending on them, it’s understandable. That doesn’t mean Hunk’s going to give up on suggesting healthier coping mechanisms or opening avenues for conversation, though. Especially when Allura is so insistent on putting her grief aside and charging ahead
My Comments: Hunk and Allura interaction! How rare and beautiful. I really love this version of Hunk, so rambly and sweet, but stubborn when need be.

Think Before He Cheats by 15Strawberries
Words: 1,232
Author’s Summary: Hunk likes country music. Specifically, scorned woman country music. His friends are concerned.
My Comments: And this is just adorable. Everyone loves Hunk, as well they should.

No Chill Zone by JamtheDingus
Words: 3,070
Author’s Summary: It’s Hunk’s birthday! Lance and Pidge planned something special, just for their favorite boy.—“Pidge, seatbelt!” Hunk shrieked, narrowly avoiding a collision. She blew a raspberry directly into his ear before she plopped back into her seat, loudly clicking her seatbelt.“I thought you only listened to country music.” Lance says, as if the words physically repulse him.“Don’t make me bring up your song choices, Mister ‘Naruto Opening 7 Is In My Playlist Eight Times In A Row’.” She huffed.
My Comments: College AU. This is a fun, funny, and relaxing fic. It’s nice to see these three just hanging out and enjoying each other’s company.

Pride by Eghfeithrean
Words: 3,485
Author’s Summary: The lions reflect on their respective Paladins following the events of episode 11, and prepare for what lies in store for them in the future. For the Voltron Season 2 Countdown event.
My Comments: Lovely character study of the lions and their paladins.

Can’t Take the Sky From Me by isabeau25
Words: 6,586
Author’s Summary: Shiro was just trying to escape the ever expanding Galra Empire. He hadn’t planned on picking up any passengers along the way.
My Comments: I love everything about this. Cannot possibly recommend it highly enough. LITERAL space dad Shiro is excellent, and all the kids are well-drawn, if heartbreaking. Allura and Coran are a fantastic addition, and there’s a great Firefly vibe to the whole thing that really, really works. And it’s now a series! If I were you, I would subscribe and read every single thing.

Squash by isabeau25
Words: 749
Author’s Summary: Shiro is very sleepy, and his team is full of squash.
My Comments: CUUUUUTEEEE! This fic killed me. I have such a thing for sleepy paladins, and also Shiro using endearments for the younger ones. And Coran just accepts it, because humans are weird.

Infection by 5557
Words: 73,271
Author’s Summary: While exploring an alien planet, Lance is nearly killed by a mysterious monster. Now he’s convinced that he is infected with an alien sickness. Why doesn’t anyone believe him? It must be Keith’s fault. This is a horror-comedy (but like, also a romance?), and I drew pictures.
My Comments: Here, have some epic Klance hurt/comfort. It’s really well-done.

Raised By Lions by earthstar
Words: 9,640
Author’s Summary: The Galaxy Garrison ask Shiro to speak with 11 year old Keith who they believe has dangerous knowledge. As Shiro becomes attached to the kid, he has no idea just exactly what kind of trouble the boy has gotten himself into.
My Comments: I LOVE this fic and I really really really want more. Oh, and yeah, it’s almost another literal space dad Shiro. Space big brother, anyway. Because Keith needs to be adopted, like, twenty times.

One Week to Say Goodbye by squirenonny
Words: 1,986 (WIP 1/7)
Author’s Summary: After King Alfor places Allura in stasis, Coran has one week before Alfor sends Allura and Coran to Arus to await the arrival of a new generation of paladins. One week to think about everything he’s going to lose. One week to search for another solution. One week to remember. One week to say goodbye.
My Comments: Past one-sided Coran/Alfor. I almost didn’t read this fic, because I didn’t want to be sad. But this author is SO good I couldn’t help it, and now I’m really eager for more. 

Hunkaversary by Geoduck
Words: 2,168
Author’s Summary: Hunk always gives so much–and it’s time to give back. His birthday is coming.
My Comments: Another super-cute birthday fic. Hunk deserves all the hugs, and he gets them.

Love and Other Questions by squirenonny for May
Words: 10,978 (WIP 2/?)
Author’s Summary: One week after news of the Kerberos disaster broke, Pidge receives a new Mark–proof that Matt is still alive. She breaks into the Garrison to find him, only to find herself caught up in the fight for the fate of the universe. Keith keeps his arms covered so he doesn’t have to watch Shiro’s scars compounding on his skin–but doing so means cutting off contact with his romantic soulmate, who greets him each morning with a new (and terrible) pickup line.Shiro and Matt thought they were the luckiest people alive when they found out they were going to Kerberos together. But Shiro hasn’t seen Matt’s untidy scrawl on his arm in almost a year, and he has no idea if his soulmate is even still alive. [Canonverse Soulmate AU with romantic and platonic soulmates (and some gray areas in between)]
My Comments: Multiple pairings both romantic and platonic. I just love the way this author does relationships, and while I’m not usually a big fan of soulbonds, this idea is really, really intriguing. Very cool concept, well-written and well-characterized. I can’t wait for Hunk and Lance to show up.

Call it Magic by BossToaster (ChaoticReactions)
Words: 5,856
Author’s Summary: Tuesdays are Hunk’s favorite. Or, at least, they’re supposed to be. A Hogwarts AU based on this fic by Buttered_onions for Hunk’s birthday.
My Comments: Really lovely day-in-the-life kind of fic. I love all the relationships and how protective everyone is of Hunk, and the world is well-integrated. Good stuff.

Piece of Goo by genericfanatic
Words: 1,207
Author’s Summary: Lance is sad and eats terrible food.
My Comments: This is an excellent portrayal of depression and UGH I just want to give Lance a hug.

No Desert For You by Mikiri
Words: 5,373
Author’s Summary: They may have won, but what happens after? Keith worries of returning to Earth and the team comforts him as best they can.
My Comments: SO sweet and comforting. Wonderful paladin pile, and I love how they just went around the room taking turns telling Keith that he’s been adopted and he’s not going back to the desert alone. Ever.

A Better Life by BlueRoboKitty
Words: 2,142
Author’s Summary: “You can have a better life.”She really, really could make it better, couldn’t she? Turn this ship around. And go back.
My Comments: Really interesting Nyma character study. Actually made feel bad for her, which is a trick, because I really don’t like her because of the way she treated Lance. (I know, I know, he kind of deserved it, and it was played for laughs, and everything turned out fine. I’m biased. I told you that.)

we sat on the edge of worlds by stelian
Words: 4,481
Author’s Summary: As far as rescue missions went, this wasn’t the worst one ever. No one was near death, none of the lions were severely damaged, they were still together, and both were in one piece. Mostly. So what if some weird electromagnetic storm was keeping them from contacting the Castle, a wave sent out by a Galra commander had deactivated Shiro’s arm, and Hunk may or may not have more than a slight concussion? At least no one was dying.The hardest part was trying to survive through the night while the temperatures continued to drop. {or; Hunk and Shiro have a bonding moment while trying not to freeze to death}
My Comments: Hunk and Shiro interaction is slowly growing to be some of my favorite. And I’m always a sucker for huddling for warmth. Just a good hurt/comfort tale.

the great (drunk & failtastic) galactic bake off by ShirosRedKnight (HalcyonWritings)
Words: 2,482
Author’s Summary: “I got it!” Lance pointed triumphantly across the sunk-in couch at Keith, who was eyeing his third glass of jumbu’v juice with a mild frown. “We should do a bake-off!”–A GBBO parody fic because why not.
My Comments: This one is hilarious. Poor Shiro. He tried.

Previously Recced Fics That Updated:

Someplace Like Home by squirenonny
The Final Act of Mercy by ptw30
Beast You’ve Made of Me by BossToaster (ChaoticReactions) (now complete)
Parasite Knight by VelkynKarma
Aid by Haurvatat
Engine Won’t Turn by yet_intrepid (THIS CHAPTER MADE ME SO HAPPY)
Planet of Gold by rexlover180 (now complete)
Light Up the Dark by BajillionKittens (yay it’s back!)
Where No One Goes by earthstar
I’m Seeing Stars by BossToaster (ChaoticReactions) 
Bundle in Blankets by KnightNuraStar (now complete)
He Sleeps in the Sky of Ice by jadencross

little-paladin-blue  asked:

Hello, I like your blog and all the metas that you have done. I'm in the process of writing a Voltron fic taking on account some of the metas that you have post and I hope that you're not offended by that. Only I have a doubt, do you think that Lance has some trigger in regards of his experience on the Castle? First was the bomb, then the cryo pod and later was almost expelled to the space. Do you think that he doesn't think about that or that experiences marked him unconsciously?

Oh dude, I’m honored if people take my meta and ideas and use them in fanworks. There’s a reason I make all this stuff available to everyone!

As far as Lance… I don’t know if the bomb would really have a big psychological effect on Lance because of the fact of- it didn’t exactly catch him off guard. He realized it was there before it went off, and his responses around the incident seem pretty mellow- Lance is the type where he virtually never bottles something. When he’s troubled, we as an audience see it.

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anonymous asked:

Hi! I was wondering if you had any fic recs for Ace attorney? (must it be klapollo or narumistu.:))

hello anon!!! i have actually only ever read narumitsu and klapollo fics for ace attorney so i’m glad you asked for those~ although i have to admit that i haven’t read new ones in a while so this is probably outdated. i’ve been meaning to create a fic rec list, but i kept putting it off… thanks for giving me an excuse to finally do it.

btw the vast majority of these will not be nsfw, it’s not really my thing… and i read most of these a long time ago so i might not remember a whole ton about each fic except that i enjoyed them.

ok here we go! i put it under the cut for length. most of these link to ao3 or ffnet. i apologize in advance because i’m sure i’m missing a lot of other amazing fics… also please always check the tags for potential triggers. i tried to call out fics that could be potentially triggering but this ended up taking me so long i could have missed some. stay safe and i hope you enjoy!

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Yeah, even more of this and this insanity.

Because apparently, this is a thing now. Pre-evos and pre-Maxie clothes. Also, have you guys checked on Trapinch’s weight vs Eevee’s? Geesus, Trapinch is BIGGER than Eevee.

Don’t ask me how Maxie ended up in that position. I seriously don’t know. Things just happened, lmao. This mental image has been in my head since someone mentioned it last night and I… I just *gives up at life*

Headcanons for this dumb AU are below the read more; people are more than welcome to contribute if they want to, I don’t know what I’m doing xD Some of these were contributed by myself, some by siemeister and some by leonawriter. Go visit their tumblrs, they’re awesome people

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