June 5th, 2004

Doctor 10

Hi...

Hello, I've been an FMA fan for awhile now but I just found this community today. ^_^ Thought I'd pop in and say hello. Quick cosplay question:
Does anyone here know if those buttons on the front of Ed's red jacket are functional, or just decoration? When he takes it off I can't tell if there are buttons on his black under-jacket, since the buttons are black, but it seems like the coat couldn't stay on that way unless the buttons DID work... O_o Anyone know?

Green Lion open for voting!

Crossposted to fm_alchemist, alchemical_aid, ed_winry, fma_het, fma_fiction, and fmalchemist.

Voting is now open, and wow, not just two categories, but three, and lots of really good stories. I highly recommend you read all of them - there's not a one that I don't find really worth the time. When you're done reading, click on the link and it'll take you to a voting page. Winners announced July 1st.

http://www.scimitarsmile.com

Click on Green Lion in the menu, and then on Submissions. If you're using Mozilla and the menu's wonky, the direct link is:

http://www.scimitarsmile.com/contest/submits.php

Thanks for participating, everyone!

Sensei no sensei?

Taken from http://www.whitestonejournal.com/seven/index.html


Dante

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321) was a Catholic layman who wrote "The Divine Comedy," which is really three epic poems in Italian: "Inferno," "Purgatorio," and "Paradiso," which are about Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven/Paradise, respectively. In "Purgatorio," Dante places each of the seven sins on a level, with the higher levels closer to Paradise and the lower ones closer to Hell. The numbers in parentheses, in the above table, indicate the level where they are found in "Purgatorio." Dante considers these sins as offenses against love, and groups them accordingly:

Perverted Love: Pride, Envy, Wrath/Anger
Insufficient Love: Sloth
Excessive Love of Earthly Goods: Avarice/Greed, Gluttony, Lust

Dante seems to have had a well-formed conscience. His emphasis on love, in the sense of Christian charity, is impressive. That is not to claim some sort of sainthood, but his ideas were very much in keeping with the teaching of the Catholic Church at a time when the practice of the clergy often fell short of the doctrine.


Another name, another story behind it!