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David Hines [userpic]

The best obituary I've read in a while

August 4th, 2005 (09:24 pm)

Now this is an obituary:

Pakenham's final appearance in court has been variously recorded. As defence counsel in a complicated fraud case, he was due to address the court during the afternoon session, and had partaken of a particularly well-oiled lunch.

"Members of the jury," he began, "it is my duty as defence counsel to explain the facts of this case on my client's behalf; the Judge will guide you and advise you on the correct interpretation of the law and you will then consider your verdict. Unfortunately," Pakenham went on, "for reasons which I won't go into now, my grasp of the facts is not as it might be. The judge is nearing senility; his knowledge of the law is pathetically out of date, and will be of no use in assisting you to reach a verdict. While by the look of you, the possibility of you reaching a coherent verdict can be excluded." He was led from the court.

David Hines [userpic]

Fic rec: "The Hollow Man"

August 4th, 2005 (09:31 pm)

Here's a Batman fic worth your time: "The Hollow Man," by sister_wolf. Nicely written and quite creepy.

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