If this has already been discussed, please tell me.
This has been bothering me for some time...
The expression 'dog of the military' primarily applies to the fact that alchemist have to follow any orders that they are given. If they do not, they loose their title, rank, and benifits.
Now, the watch seems to serve as a more subtle symbol of this. It's like a collar, marking the fact that the people who have been certified as state alchemists belong to the military. It's like the brand on a cow, the collar around a dog's neck. The military is the master of the dogs, the one who pulls the leash, the chain on the watch.
But the watch comes disguised as a reward for passing the certification test, making the people who take it willing slaves. I find this rather discontenting...
Is this intended, or am I reading too much into things?
Has anyone heard of the PMX convention center? I'm assuming it's in the US since I haven't heard of one in Canada.
Apparently, there was tons of FMA merchendise. Such as, Keychains, necklaces, the state alchemist watch, shirts, plushies, wall scrolls, etc.
People... There were plushies there... o_O I just would really like to know if it's true 'cuz I don't want to get my hopes up and then it comes down >
I wanted to bring this to your guys attentions since you guys are big fans and are good at fanart too ;)
Im the webmaster for fullmetal-alchemist.com and have announced a new fanart contest, you can read this same information on my site.
This contest is for fanartists. We will be looking for your submissions to the gallery section under the "Contest Submissions (Fanart)" section. This fanart image must have a theme of the following: "What they would be like when they were younger" in regards to Military Personnel. This means you can draw an image of Roy Mustang, Alex Louis Armstrong, Riza Hawkeye, etc when they were younger! We hope this will be fun for you to make, as it will be fun for us to see.
Your submissions must be in by June 20th. At that time, we will let the visitors vote for their favorites for the next week. The top three winners of the contest will recieve their own personal email accounts at fullmetal-alchemist.com
The first prize winner will recieve a special prize, to be announced on June 20th.