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25 October 2004 @ 10:54 pm
FMA Love  
So, someone posted in this community not too long ago, asking what people do outside of the community in real life to proclaim their love for FMA.

Well, I'd like to serve up this bit of fan obsessiveness for your approval.

See, I'm the president of a college anime club tucked cozily into the northern parts of Washington State. And even here, the fans' love for FMA knows no bounds. Now, at my college, we have a large central courtyard called Red Square (thought I don't know WHY, it's not a square, though it is red from bricks) that is a frequent target of sidewalk chalk art.

... does anyone see where this is going?

Yes, one night after anime club and a couple of episodes of FMA, we set out into the cold to make the fountain in Red Square part of a transmutation circle, which we finished off with a flourish of Ed and Al's flamel and the Sins' Ouroborous.

There are pictures. Click here to enjoy! XD I apologize for the bad quality, but my digital camera doesn't operate very well in the dark. I think they get the intent across though.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/gaiakami/DSCF0430.jpg - The circle is beginning to take shape! And unfortunately, those are our shoes, not a circle reaction *sighs*

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/gaiakami/DSCF0432.jpg - A better picture of the lines. You can sorta see what we were trying to do here.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/gaiakami/DSCF0435.jpg - One of the symbols on the "inner" part of the circle ^.^

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/gaiakami/DSCF0436.jpg - Another of the symbols.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/gaiakami/DSCF0437.jpg - One of the symbols in the outer edge of the circle, in one of the spines of the octogram.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/gaiakami/DSCF0442.jpg - Another symbol in the spines of the octogram.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/gaiakami/DSCF0443.jpg - My lame attempt to make the outer edge of the circle look cooler XD

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/gaiakami/DSCF0446.jpg - Just in case, ya know?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/gaiakami/DSCF0447.jpg - Though this may have been going too far XD

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/gaiakami/DSCF0448.jpg - Yay, the flamel! We thought we were clever and that it was pointing north, but apparently it wasn't XD

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/gaiakami/DSCF0450.jpg - Tried to get a better angle on the flamel.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/gaiakami/DSCF0451.jpg - And of course, no FMA art project is complete without the Ouroborous XD

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/gaiakami/DSCF0454.jpg - Our tag XD It says "Aiya!" which is our club name.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/gaiakami/transmutationcirclebyyotacorcis.jpg - Finally, the only overhead view of the circle. It's hard to see, but you can sort of make it out around the fountain. Picture provided by yotacorcis

Credit for this obsessive fan moment goes to myself, chiba_yuriko, innate, chobits00_freya, fllmtlarchivist, lady_russel and various other people who are awesome XD

The best part of the story is that the circle managed to piss off a religious group too. XD But I can't let that bother me, alchemists are scientists after all! <3

...hey, you over there with the phone. You BETTER be talking to Hughes and not the madhouse.
 
 
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reversing the polarity of the neutron flowshinraisei on October 25th, 2004 11:01 pm (UTC)
Haha, great photos (I'll have to finish looking at them tomorrow XD)...Now if every part of Calgary wasn't covered in snow then I'd do that too xD;.

(I'm nearby you actually...just one country and a province east of you xD)
reversing the polarity of the neutron flowshinraisei on October 25th, 2004 11:08 pm (UTC)
You and your club get a bonus trophy and batch of cookies for getting seen on your campus webcam (security cam? it seems webcammy...) AND managing to piss off a random religious group. *ships over some goodies from CANADA*

And to be more precise on my location I'm in the province located north of Montana. XD;
(no subject) - darkazriel on October 25th, 2004 11:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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angsty lemon ukewabisuke on October 25th, 2004 11:04 pm (UTC)
That is beyond awesome. I highly admire you for achieving the ultimate award of Hagaren Geekdom. Pissing of any group with art is always fun. Now I want to molest my sidewalks with chalk. XD
Marikaitou_marina on October 25th, 2004 11:52 pm (UTC)
Ultimate award!? XDDDDDDDD *feels honored?* I figured I'd throw this out there with all the pumpkins and lightbulbs! XD Glad so many people like it!
Appetizers for men! POW!: Fluuuuuute! (mawkish_designs)jpegasus on October 25th, 2004 11:07 pm (UTC)
Crazy. I also go to a college in WA, with a 'Red Square' and a fountain. Just the fountain isn't in Red Squre itself. Crazy. Crazy.
Marikaitou_marina on October 25th, 2004 11:52 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing you go to UW then ^.^ I'm at Western Washington University.
run-on sentence: Al Sparkle/Heart - (c) neko90shann on October 25th, 2004 11:13 pm (UTC)
That's awesome... I need ta break out the sidewalk chalk again after Halloween is over... *once drew a huge Kaworu in her driveway* XD
Marikaitou_marina on October 25th, 2004 11:53 pm (UTC)
Sidewalk chalk is FUN for drawing circles, but it's hard on the legs XD
Love me like you love the sunfish_twin on October 25th, 2004 11:15 pm (UTC)
i wish my school had an anime club....

but im gonna try to talk some friends into going down town and drawing a giant ed on the side walk XDDD
(been planning it for awhile now...)
Marikaitou_marina on October 25th, 2004 11:53 pm (UTC)
OMG I wanna see pictures of the giant Ed! <33333333333

Maybe you could start your own anime club!
(no subject) - fllmtlarchivist on October 26th, 2004 12:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
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kagiaki on October 25th, 2004 11:20 pm (UTC)
*___* That's awesome.

Suddenly I want to draw flamels in random places on Halloween. I would do Ouroburos too, but I'm still working on how to draw it. XD
Marikaitou_marina on October 25th, 2004 11:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we fortunately had someone who's been practicing the Sin sign a lot XD We stuck it under a sculpture on the side of the square.
(no subject) - fllmtlarchivist on October 26th, 2004 12:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
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ジェニイ 「Jenny」kirchu on October 25th, 2004 11:28 pm (UTC)
WOAH O_o;

Anime Club. T_T; My High School's stupid...teacher banned it because Chobits had nudity. It was only Chii wrapped in toilet paper. :\ Bleh.
Marikaitou_marina on October 25th, 2004 11:55 pm (UTC)
That SUCKS. Gah! You should try to start a new one and get permission waivers or something so that can't happen again.
(no subject) - fllmtlarchivist on October 26th, 2004 12:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Justine Ysabel Perezjoruri on October 25th, 2004 11:33 pm (UTC)
That rools. <3
Marikaitou_marina on October 25th, 2004 11:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks! ^.^ We had fun doing it!
I run on coffee and impatiencemelts on October 25th, 2004 11:43 pm (UTC)
XD!! I love your college..and very nice eh..symbols XD

I'm at Berkeley, and no one (okay, maybe me and a friend) seems to even know what anime IS ;_;
angsty lemon ukewabisuke on October 25th, 2004 11:51 pm (UTC)
You mean to tell me that you have not checked out the anime club over there? They wrote a book a long time ago with transcripts of stuff like Nadia and Ranma 1/2. XDD
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Marikaitou_marina on October 26th, 2004 12:10 am (UTC)
I was hoping to turn the fountain into red wine, but that didn't happen. Then I was hoping to summon the Gate, but alas, I don't think it answers to college anime clubs XD
Full Metal Archivistfllmtlarchivist on October 26th, 2004 12:05 am (UTC)
we don't really know, but if you see how "straight the lines are, you might guess that if we had succeeded we would be minus a few limbs/bodies.
Marikaitou_marina on October 26th, 2004 12:11 am (UTC)
... and then I would have had to bind the people who lost their bodies to the nearby lampposts, and that would have been EXTREMELY awkward to explain to their families ^.^;;;
(no subject) - fllmtlarchivist on October 26th, 2004 12:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
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《 √esse 》: Neverending Journey // Rewritten_Iconsinnate on October 26th, 2004 12:59 am (UTC)
I was the one who wrote that copyright Flamel thing! XD Even though I know it's not, but I fount it amusing. And helpd some with the outer circle.

And erased all their mistakes.

¬_¬
Marikaitou_marina on October 26th, 2004 01:34 am (UTC)
YAY!

Next time we'll use string, so it won't be as messy <3
(no subject) - innate on October 26th, 2004 02:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Pi: happylukita on October 26th, 2004 01:13 am (UTC)
That is very cool, now I want to buy some sidewalk chalk and doodle on the streets. Pissing off people gets you extra brownie points and cookies (double chocolate!). XD
Marikaitou_marina on October 26th, 2004 01:35 am (UTC)
HUZZAH! I feel so special. XD Hooray for using FMA to spread rage? XD
Adaadalove on October 26th, 2004 04:20 am (UTC)
You get so much love. So much. You should pour something flammable in the fountain, gather a ton of people--fans or not--to gather around the circle and put their hands on it, then throw in a lighter and claim that you really have done a transmutation.

...>>
Full Metal Archivistfllmtlarchivist on October 26th, 2004 08:24 am (UTC)
that thought had occurred to us . . .well me, but I don't think that would go over too well with the university
tell them storiesdjcati on October 26th, 2004 08:12 am (UTC)
That rocks so much. And the "Alchemy (c) Flamel" is just brilliant. ;D

If only other people in my school liked FMA. . .