March 29th, 2004

[not!kamui] what fools these mortals be
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Ishbal Questions

I'm assuming any replies to this will be spoilery so that's my warning.

I'm very confused about Ishbal and why they are constantly hunted by the alchemist and other people. It's like they are the new human scapegoat group, equivalent to gypsies and Jewish peoples waaay back when. I particularly noticed this when the biker gang in ep 25 mentioned something about Ishbal people staying close to designated areas. Can anyone shed some light on why so many hate the people or place of Ishbal? Or am I just missing something entirely?


My friend(SI) and I were talking about 25 today in TA and after she got over the whole thing with apple pie (she says it reminds her of "American Pie"; I haven't seen it so I have pretty much no idea why it's that funny), she tells me that she was up most of the night and...was wondering how Al could see/hear/talk since he has no body.

I came up with this theory in 10 seconds:

Al can see, hear and talk. However, he cannot taste or touch (and I'm assuming smell?). Forget the fact that talking is not a sense. Anyway, Al is composed of a suit of armor and his soul. Since half of him is here, it's logical that half of his senses are still functioning.


Wow... just... wow...

I'm not going to reveal spoilerage... but...

After seeing 25, I'm sold on this series. That's all there is to it. I was near tears after seeing it and can't begin to describe my feelings. I also eagerly look forward to the next episode in this series, especially after seeing the preview.

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I keep seeing these fanfics about Alphonse getting his body back, and nine out of ten of them usually have him automatically being grown up. But I can't help but wonder if that's correct?

Ever since I began watching/reading fma, I always assumed that if/when Al was restored, he'd be back to being a child. Maybe it's just because of his voice or something, but my thought was that even if Al's mind and soul continue to learn and mature (or maybe they can't mature without a physical frame to house them, and he just learns, I don't know), the body that he's going to get is the one he left off with. Or am I just crazy?

I guess another possibility is that if/when the brothers find a way to restore themselves, they'll be able to tailor their bodies to their own liking as long as they have the materials needed to accommodate their desires. (Or maybe they won't even need materials if they have the Philosopher's Stone to pick up the slack, and ow my head hurts gotta stop thinking about thii~iis...)

*baps self on head* Bad Sunny! Bad! Do your homework before your mother disembowels you with a spatula.

I run away now.
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writer/reader/audience resource help

Setting up page for fanfic readers/writers to grasp the subtleties of the character interaction in FMA, regarding the pronouns and formalities of character interactions. For those of us who don't speak Japanese, this might be useful to catch some of the ways in which characters interact that isn't as obvious as Hawkeye's "Edward-kun" and "Alphonse-kun".

If you know of any specifics, feel free to list them here, and I'll compile. So far I've got Ravenwood's comments, and a few of my own.

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After bawling over ep 25, I got inpsired to make a wallpaper, but the ep won't play in windows media player (which means it won't play in anything else that takes screenshots, my comp is weird that way) SO I was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to supply me with a cap of...
Okay wait.

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I am so sorry for what I'm about to do

Everyone has their own way of dealing with episode 25. This is mine.

All icons have a spoiler for episode 25. Also, the lyrics are all bôa's "Duvet."

Click only if you know the events in episode 25

[EDIT] Take as many as you want, or as few as you want. But take my default icon and I kill. My default. My way of coping.

Also, fateback doesn't allow for offsite linking of images. That's why I linked an HTML page. You'll have to save to disk then upload.

updates, monday mar 29

As always, crossposted to fm_alchemist, alchemical_aid, fma_het, fma_fiction, and fmalchemist. If I'm missing a community that would like the updates, please let me know and I'll add you to the list.

The author's name will take you to the author's page, rather than directly to the story. This will give you a chance to review the warnings, rating, and icons before reading. Or you can click the story title to go directly to the story.

Emily RavenwoodExcuse
Spinny RosesMoment of Time
HarukamiTo Pay with Love Only
Moumusu – 2 pieces
Era-chan – 1 piece

Rearranged and corrected some of the Resources notes; beginning page on translations of the anime and manga, such as the titles and nicknames used by characters, and the Japanese forms of first-person and second-person pronouns. Everyone is encouraged to send in notes and comments to add to the lists. Hopefully, these will assist readers and writers in understanding some of the subtle dynamics that are lost in the translation from Japanese to English. Main menu expanded to include direct links.

Off to finish ch3 of Moon...

- Sol