May 12th, 2004

Apple - Lust

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Hmmm, ok now that I've listened to Undo and Motherland separately from the anime, I have to say, I like Undo now, however, I still do not like it for an opening. As upbeat as it is, it's not up to par with Melissa or Ready Steady Go. I mean just look at all the times Ed yawns in the opening ^.^ Lol. And as for the guy's voice, I don't want to say it's annoying, but something about it just doesn't click with me... (but this is coming from someone who likes Asian Kung Fu Generation so don't ask hehe) They do harmonize and that's always a big deal with me cause I love harmony XD But Undo is definitely better than Bukkowareru Tsuki I think... =P If Undo had been the first opening then it was Melissa then Ready Steady Go or something then I think I wouldn't have so many qualms...?

Anyway as for Motherland. I like the song - its pretty but it really is too slow for FMA. I mean I think it may work as a a song for Winly or something but for an ending song? Well, not for me at least... It's like with everything that happens in the episode (just a little angst, you know, nothing much =P) it seems so...odd to hear such a slow song... I mean I guess it's a way to "calm" you down or something, but I dunno... it's an odd transition. I'm still a huge Kesenai Tsumi fan. I got tired of Motherland a slight bit faster than I did with Tobira no Mukou He... ^.^;;;

Ok you guys can totally argue your viewpoints with me if you'd like or tell me how lame I am cause... well, I am lame, hehe... but I just wanted to put this out there because we had so many posts regarding these songs when they first came out. While I posted my original opinion then, I really wasn't ready to stick to that so now, having heard it separate from the anime, as I expected, I viewed the songs in a different light.

(Haha I was just thinking about what other artists might be good for a new opening or something and suddenly Gackt came onto my playlist. Can you imagine GACKT with an FMA song? Hahaha. Don't get me wrong I don't think it would be bad...just...unusual? Lol.)

Jya, anyone have ideas or preferences as to whom they would like to write a song for FMA Op or Ed just for fun? Or perhaps there is an existing song which you think would be appropriate (any language is cool with me actually just in case anyone was wondering...) And in case those suggested songs are not known to us, anyone willing to offer a hookup? =P

Sorry this is so long, but really quickly I apologize ahead of time as it is 5:15am here and I'm sure a whole lot of people are going to miss this post... so I may repost it later or something as I am curious about people's opinions and would like to get as many as possible. I also am sorry if my inquiries have been posted before, as I said it's 5:15 am... and I just watched Audition which is freaky beyond words so I needed a change...)

EDIT: I'm so happy so many people posted replies! Not only am I not alone but now I've got a bunch of new songs/artists I need to listen to~ yea! Thanks guys! Oh and this just came off the top of my head (I'm sure I have other ideas lying around somewhere) but Siam Shade could totally do a good opening! Or even a song by Koyasu Takehito (or even Miki Shinichiro or Tomokazu Seki just cause I'm such a huge fan of theirs ^^) Do As Infinity could definitely do a good FMA ending as well. Hmm if Luna Sea was still around I wonder if they could do it... Ok enough out of me ^_^

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hammer time!


If Download Anime Stops Sanchou, do they have a site we can get the torrents from like ANBU ? I just want to know for when future Episodes come out and that downloadAnime might not host them....anyway, thanks for the help

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Hi there! Been a lot of talk recently about FMA being licenced, eh? ^^; Lucky Sonchou is still subbing it..

Anyway, a few questions:
- anyone has screencaps of Kimbly from episode 30? I liked him from the 5th Lab incident already, and gods, he's hot with hair tied up XD *fangirls* so if anyone's seen screencaps of him or have taken screencaps, I'd like to have them. XDXD Thanks in advance.
- to those who make icons. What fonts do you normally use? I'm looking for that white one with the black border and looks vaguely square-ish.. also, how do you make an icon have transparent background in Photoshop? Thanks in advance again.

^^;; Sorry for so many questions. I'll post icons and stuff after Friday, I promise! (Exams finish on Friday XD)
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Apple - Lust

Shall We Dance?

Ok well having read through the comments on my previous post about the Openings and Endings, I've got a great idea for a competition (of course its complex and utterly ridiculous and will never happen but I can imagine can't I? I have to do something while in class or at work ^.^)

Anyway so the idea would be to get three sets of FMA cosplayers -it'd be best if each set had one Ed, one Al restored or not, one Roy... or something... Just so that all three would be a different group of the same characters but it's not necessary...did any of that make sense? Let me try this:

Group 1: Ed, Al, Winly Roy
Group 2: same as above,
Group 3: same as above

However, it's not necessary... just so long as they're FMA characters =P

Each group will be assigned an Opening song (ie Group 1: Melissa, Group 2: RSG etc) and each group must choreograph a dance for their respective songs... And then they have to "battle" and perform their dances to the songs and the winner is the best dance group... XD Depending on how drawn out you want to make this, if you want just one battle, just assign the TV version of the songs. But if you want multiple, each song has at least two verses or whatever, so first battle would be first verse and chorus, then second battle will be second verse and chorus. OR you can have the same dance for all three songs. Since they're different tempos, you see which song fits the dance best... or something...

I know, I know I'm a freak, but I just couldn't help but imagine all these characters onstage somewhere performing their dances to these songs! It'd be great for either a skit contest or a karaoke contest or something wouldn't it? Ok so it's probably just me ^.^ But anyway yeah that's my spectacular idea and what's funny is I think I'm going to try and actually choreograph some moves for some of the songs just cause its fun (not that I know what I'm doing because quite frankly I never know what I'm doing). But does anyone out there see my grand vision or am I really really that lame? (don't answer that last part... hehe)

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Anthy series

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fmascreencaps = FMA screencaps! Most are 480x640, good-ish quality. No credit needed, good reference shots for cosplay and fanart.

If this is considered unrelated spam, tell me and I'll delete this post immediately ^^;; crossposted on fmalchemist, fm_alchemist, fma_cosplay
RvB: Reconstruction

I might get flamed for this but...

Knowing FUNi, FMA will probably get slaughtered for dubbed TV. This is happening right now to a favorite anime that I have been wating for a long time to come out in the US.

In short, I am PISSED

I say we write up a note or a petition to Funi saying that we won't buy their products unless we get the following:

NO name changes (Includes title)
Story is IN ORDER and UNCUT
If dubbed, voices MUST be at least IN CHARACTER, yet understandable.
(ie. If the person is Japanese, have a slight Japanese accent)

Additions are welcome


you may start your catapults now...

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Chrno and Rosette | me

layout contest

is anyone interested in a layout contest? XD; I'll be getting a paid account for this community on June, and I thought we can use new layouts. I'll personally participate too just to show I'm not a lazy butt <3 We'll decide on the winner by voting on June 1 - 3.

I'll also clean up the memories and actually add important stuff from June. ha;; sorry for being so inactive!

if you're interested, just comment, and if there's more than 5 people willing to participate, anyone can start emailing the entries in on my email ( The layout can be anything that works on a paid account (ex. div layer), and it obviously have to relate to Fullmetal alchemist.

If this thing goes on, the layouts are due May 31st, midnight Pacific time~.


I'm just wondering if you guys mind if people post icons here. I know there is an FMA Icon community, but I just wanted to see if anyone sees it more as spamming than an actual post.

:| And I'm sorry to say this but can our lovely community just chillax. It's like a f-ig war zone in here. If at all, can you guys just be nice :\. Some people hear the news late so at least give them a warning or something, not a STFU. It's incredibly inconsiderate to those that never intentionally wanted to flood your friends lists. And those that need to rant so badly that they'll suffer some kind of hemorrhage PLEASE at LEAST stick it in LJ-cuts or rant in your own journals.

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PH: Vincent manga


Yeah the Fullmetal Alchemist cast all in for a fun game of dodgeball. Actually this is a dream of mine I had not too long ago. I have no idea how I ended up having such a dream, but I did. From what I remember it was mostly military people playing like Roy, Hughes, Havoc, Hawkeye...them. And of course Ed was in it too! It's a bit fuzzy though. =( But then somehow I was in the dream (in one way or another) and I fell asleep on a bench in a park somewhere and Roy put his coat over me so I woudln't get cold. ^.^; (Yea, I'm dreamin' alright XD), excuse me and my Roy fangirlism. >=D

But yes that was my random short dream (but what dreams aren't random, eh?) If anyone would like to draw a fanart of that or make a fanfic out of it please do, it sounds a bit amusing. XD The dodgeball part of it anyway. Don't mind the Roy x Me thing. Ignore it. Lalalala. I just thought I would share this with you all. <3


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Colour Dodge [A Wilhelm Scream]


My codec isn't working for episode 29 of Fullmetal Alchemist (Sonchou sub). Last time this happened (episode 24), I just downloaded it from the other subbers, but ... well, now I can't.

If someone could tell me and/or send me the codec they used to view it, I would be really really happy. -.-; I currently have Nimo.

If this is OT, I'll gladly delete it.
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so, i actually got around to doing some FMA fanart XD tis Ed, without a shirt for some unknown reason, and in blue. be warned, it is NOT that good ^^;; it's not good at all, but o well, i was amused while drawing it XD so here! ----->

and i swear, someday soon i'll have some FMA icons/bases for yalls ^^;
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Icons ^^

Hey, here are my icons..some of them are a bit old since I posted them on the FMA Icon community way before I knew this place existed. So yeah, ^^ have fun!

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The Alphonse Diet (Fullmetal Alchemist)

FMA Manga Vol 7 Gaiden Scanlation (SPOILER!!!)

I was checking out the animesuki forums and there is this person named Yebyosh who scanlated the gaiden chapter of FMA manga vol 7 called "Fullmetal Alchemist Gaiden: Fight On! Second Lieutenant". I'm not sure of this is considered a major spoiler or not since it does not really relate to the main story. Anyway, here is the link. The link is really long, so you have to cut & paste.

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Hey, since the new release of FMA anime info, me and bbgc___whore to post new info. It might be open soon, but for now fma_dub is closed for just us two. Add it too your friends list for announcements, and eventually, in October, episodes comparisons and DVD editorials.

Hope you enjoy it.