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What I knew about Evidence 24 hours ago: There’s something called hearsay, and that’s no good.

24 hours later… I don’t even know that. (This is a lie; I’m also good on FRE 702 and Daubert. As long as every evidence question is about expert testimony, I’ll pass! What do you suppose my chances are?)

So I spent the majority of the last week wrangling with the awful that is Real Property – because seriously, no, it shouldn’t be this hard. Record deeds in a grantor book and a grantee book? Title search companies? Race/notice/race-notice? Bona fide purchaser/devisee/donee? I PROMISE that there must be a better way to do this. We have the technology! But what was I saying?

Right. I spent a week wrangling with the awful that is Real Property, only to discover that [personal profile] raven has made an entire fanvid about land registration. No, really, that’s how she describes it in her meta on the vid. (Which, by the way, describes the British system of state-guaranteed title via the Land Registry. I KNEW THERE MUST BE A BETTER WAY.)

The vid is Unsteady Ground, and you should go watch it now. Even if you don’t care at all about land registration. It is… it is… it is hard to describe. It’s about land, and all the ways that land signifies (home/roots/support/stability/freedom/sovereignty/boundaries/everything), and the sheer emotional depth and complexity of placeness. And it’s about the ways the ground shifts under your feet, the meaning of the place morphs, the signifiers change, the thing that feels most immovable is actually not, at all.

The land exists. It is what it is. But the place—well. That’s trickier.

And so I watched it a bunch of times today, because it’s one of those examples of beauty and meaning and resonance from the most unexpected direction, and I am always so grateful when a fan-creator blindsides me that way.

Date: 2013-06-25 06:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bluemeridian
I'm pretty certain I wouldn't have seen this vid without your rec so thank you! It's wonderfully thought provoking.


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