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13 October 2004 @ 01:33 pm
Odd Fan-isms  
I was just wondering if there were any 'fan-isms' that have popped up in other online or real life groups of FullMetal Alchemist fans. If you don't know what a 'fan-ism' is then ...

A ‘fan-ism’ is . . .
- a word, phrase or name for something that other fans recognize.
- the association of a song, movie or just about anything else that is not part of the fandom with the fandom.
- Tradition or ritual before doing something related to the fandom.

Like the nickname Moofy/Moofie for Wrath. I only know of a few internet ‘fan-isms’ that have spilled out into real life at Cons and the like. I’m more interested in what fans do in real life, what they call things and what they do in groups.

The fans that I know in real life are a bit eccentric when it comes to FMA. We all watch it together. We talk about it at work. Every time one of us utters the word short we glare at them. And after repeated late night viewings of FMA to even more repeated late night listings to “Devil at the bottom of the Wishing Well” they all refer to The Gate as ‘Jane’ ... which annoys me to no end because they now call me ‘Gate’.

I figured that all the FMA wackos can’t be in Florida. So I want to hear from all the other fans out there!
 
 
Current Mood: sillysilly
Current Music: Devil at the bottom of the Wishing Well - Five For Fighting
 
 
Poison Envy: Against all Odds [by _metamorphic]winter_ruins on October 13th, 2004 02:05 pm (UTC)
Bruce, David and Cheryl? Do they count? (Scar's brother, Scar and pre-dead Lust)
Feriawithout_reason on October 13th, 2004 02:14 pm (UTC)
Omg, I remember those. XD
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ex_saraswath377 on October 13th, 2004 02:07 pm (UTC)
I am in the 1/4 of our dorm that is semi-obsessive about FMA.

One afternoon a certain person (who has an LJ and occasionally posts here and shall remain nameless) came up with the joke that Winry's black skirt and black tube top are "black boxes" because she's flashing Ed. "Black boxes" tends to come up in conversation from time to time.

...certain people also call me "taisa" now. In public. ^^;;
totally irreverantneko_yasha001 on October 13th, 2004 04:14 pm (UTC)
And you seem to tolerate us pretty well... taisa...
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i am a jedi, like my father before me: not!Daisuketatooine on October 13th, 2004 02:19 pm (UTC)
Lightbulb!Envy?
kiraqueen on October 13th, 2004 02:23 pm (UTC)
The lightbulb, yes.

What was actually surprising was how many people who weren't on the community recognized the light bulb. It normally went like this: "Xel-ko, why do you have a light...wait...WHAT THE F*CK?! YOU SICKO!"
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PDUTogepipdutogepi on October 13th, 2004 02:36 pm (UTC)
Hummm, not sure if this counts but everytime I get called "Short" at work (*Or some joke pointing to the fact I'm short*) I think to myself "If I was Ed, they'd be so dead by now"
I should shout at them Ed style if it wasn't for the fact I'd embarass myself and possibly be fired for being crazy XD

"WHO'S SO SHORT THAT THEY CAN'T EVEN REACH THE BOTTOM SHELVES IN THE SUPERMARKET!!"

And that is the only thing I can think off, unfortunatly I don't get to socialize with other FMA fans so I don't have any stories with other fans.
I wonder if I'm the only fan of the show where I live... quite possible XD;;
Keito desu. <3: fangirls/squaresoft_iconsshoyesainomiko on October 13th, 2004 02:40 pm (UTC)
I hear ya, man, I hear ya XD I'm like, the only FMA fan in my area, and one of the few anime fans, and the only avid cosplayer @_@ ahh, it makes me feel unique, but there is no one to squeal about FMA with -_-
(no subject) - pdutogepi on October 13th, 2004 03:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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arelyn530arelyn530 on October 13th, 2004 02:41 pm (UTC)
DRIZZT!!!! I'm going to eat your icon! It's rare to find awesome pics of everyone's favorite dark elf.
Asrimalasrimal on October 13th, 2004 02:54 pm (UTC)
Bah. My favorite dark elf isn't Drizzt. It's Jarlaxle!
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Cynthia: by arex_kuncsakuras on October 13th, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)
Well, I do say "Touka Koukan!" an awful lot. I seem to find it nearly everywhere. Do you want my cake? Then gimme your pie! Touka Koukan!
And I giggle whenever I hear the word "rewrite." I often have a grin on my face at Writer's Group.
Feriawithout_reason on October 13th, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC)
It's the same for the word "Undo" for me! XD I say "Equivalent Trade" a lot too. ^^
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|<4ti3: sir wanker [videogamerecaps]4ti3k4t35 on October 13th, 2004 03:11 pm (UTC)
Mmmm, Moofy. And Bruce and Cheryl. And maybe David. >.> Hmmm, don't really know any more on this community...'cept for lightbulb!Envy. But I know the_a_court calls Roy 'Pirate Roy'. And whenever I'm teased about being short (I'm 5' 5", but my younger brother is 6' 1" and growing) I'll spaz and 'pull an Ed'. ^^; Ayup. We're huge dorks. The world is doomed. (But in a good way!) ^_^
darkazriel on October 13th, 2004 03:34 pm (UTC)
I swear, my GH (AKA Social) teacher just quotes anime completely unconsciously. For the longest time he was going on about the dance of nations and I kept having to restrain myself from quoting Endless Waltz. Then we started economics, and he started in on Equivalent trade. I was having a hard time keeping a straight face and not yelling "Touka Koukan!"
angsty lemon ukewabisuke on October 13th, 2004 04:00 pm (UTC)
Hehe. My Political/Econ teacher from high school went into compairing economics to the "equivalent trade" theory that was posed in a chapter called "The Alchemist" and guess who answered his question of what the theory was with a perfectly straight face. XD
ジェニイ 「Jenny」: Young Ed and Al kirchu on October 13th, 2004 03:36 pm (UTC)
A lot of people in my school are very very big fanatics about FMA. Lots of girls practically asked me if I let them see my FMA manga, but I said no. XD I'm afraid that they'll ruin it. o_O;
totally irreverantneko_yasha001 on October 13th, 2004 04:21 pm (UTC)
At my lunch table, all I have to do is yell 'eyepatch' or 'pirate babies' ('pirate babies' courtesy of taisa) to get a huge groan and to get squichted. The sad part is that none of them like/watch/read FMA, but they know EXACTLY what I'm talking about.

I also have a problem with Ed Syndrome, even though I'm 5'8" and growing. And I got into a religious discussion (Wiccan, actually) about equivalent trade.
ex_saraswath377 on October 13th, 2004 05:47 pm (UTC)
PIRATE BABIES. !! 11

(*can't really be insane due to the number of angst fics she's written* aha)
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(no subject) - neko_yasha001 on October 13th, 2004 06:49 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Adaadalove on October 13th, 2004 04:28 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately for me, I don't have very many FMA fans. Two of my friends read the manga, and they like it, but they aren't all ZOMG!!!1five11 over it.

I suppose I have a personal fan-ism (shared a bit with my brother)...I always associate Starbucks with Fullmetal Alchemist. Not due to the recent Photoshop edits, though. This has been since around June. I'm procrastinating working on an edit/animation for it...Maybe I'll try to get it done by next week :X
Adaadalove on October 13th, 2004 04:29 pm (UTC)
Uh.

*I don't have very many FMA fans living near me.

I swear I'm not keeping them in my closet >___>
Justine Ysabel Perez: Edward: Run away [me]joruri on October 13th, 2004 04:33 pm (UTC)
...I thought "all phones" said Alphonse. :D And homework time equals Hohenheim. :3;; omfg the lightbulb
mikkeneko on October 13th, 2004 05:18 pm (UTC)
The president/chairman of our anime club here has always been referred to as the "Dictator." Starting this year, the Japanese freaks have started referring to him as "Daisoutou." *grin*
reversing the polarity of the neutron flow: maes hughes. fma. [indangerment] x moishinraisei on October 13th, 2004 06:09 pm (UTC)
Does he/she have a moustache, wears an eyepatch, and is constantly giving out gifts and sneaking out of class in order to do so? X3;
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Kaoruaiko_yamada on October 13th, 2004 05:38 pm (UTC)
Wow! You in FL too??? Awesome, I'm not alone!
Not sure if this is a fanism, but whenever I don't want to do something, my friends always say, "Do it for Ed!" or "What would Ed do?" Lol, WWED. Anywho, yea. I call my friend, who's as tall as Ed, chibi mame. ^-^ Long live the Envy-bulb! *worships*
What Jane Says: .better.than.legolas.jane_says on October 14th, 2004 05:49 am (UTC)
... yeah ... Florida, isn't it great (can't you just hear the joy in my voice?).

I guess it is ... as long as you don't live in VERO BEACH, which is apparently an old Indian word meaning "Big Storm Target"

::le sigh::

Is just happy she has power and a roof. (and the internet!)
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reversing the polarity of the neutron flow: hughes. fma [what a wonderful world]x meshinraisei on October 13th, 2004 06:15 pm (UTC)
Its Denny Brosh o.o

Borsht sounds like that Russian dish. (Forgive me...that was my Digimon fan side talking xDD. Miyako: "Porunski and Borsht! =D" Russian Chosen Children: "....?")
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