January 6th, 2005

Pattern to make Ed's coat

A lot of people have been asking me this lately, so I figured I'd just post it here and quell the public outcry. XD

My friend K-chan made Ed's coat for Halloween a while ago, and it turned out really nice. The pattern she used was for a double-sided, reversable trenchcoat; Mc Call's #4222, which can be bought at craft stores such as Michael's or JoAnn's Fabrics, or ordered online. (pardon my Michigander accent ^^;) It includes a hood and everything. Took her 8 hours of straight sewing (no breaks) to make it. o_O;

K-chan didn't sew the buttons on though (didn't have time at the moment and we couldn't find any that looked right). She didn't make the slit up the back either; though this isn't in the pattern, it's a very simple alteration. If anyone's interested, she used black matte cotton(?) on the inside and red pill-proof felt/flannel for the outside. It's a very sturdy, durable, and well-made coat. And it's fuzzy. ^^

I designed pattern for the symbol on the back, cutting it out of the same black material, and she used red thread to stitch it on so you can still see it when the coat is reversed.

You can see some images here:

Damn, this song creeps me out >>; /ok *steps off soapbox*
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Masters of Crack!

I'm new to this fandom (I watched the whole series in a rush in the weeks before the holiday, thanks to silverthunder, who supplied me with the fansubs for the second half of the series). I've been reading the posts on this community regularly over the last few weeks, and I have to say --

You people are total masters of crack. I don't think I've *ever* seen so much brilliant, truly funny stuff in a single fandom, and I've been involved in anime for over seven years now. From the saga of Envy vs. the military, to the Darth Honheim vs. Darth Roy comic, to hilarious icons like the one made by deralte that I'm using now, you people have shown time and again that you can get truly *creative* with the original material and make me laugh out loud over and over.

And my God, whoever came up with coeur_dacier is an absolute genius. I will definitely be joining the squealing fangirl chorus for the band!

I think I'm *really* going to enjoy my stay here.
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Talk of Chat and Art

Because Travis decided to show up very randomly in chat the other night, many of you weren't there to see him. However, now that the holidays have come to an end, we will be returning to the regularly scheduled chats on Saturday evenings, starting between 10 pm and midnight, PST. The AIM chat is FMADub for any who are new.

If you are unable to get in, then that means it is full, and another room will be open called FMADub2. If not that, try 3...and so forth. Because he visits them all, you will see him.

Since the other night's chat was unexpected, I am curious to know if any of you saved the log? There have been some requests for it, and I wouldn't mind having it myself.

On another note... I know there are a number of good artists here. I'm wondering if any of you would be willing to do a small fanart for me, of a chibified version of Sir Riza. If not, that is fine. I simply thought it wouldn't hurt to ask. And if there's anything I can do to pay you back, I will be more than happy to do so.

Thank you for your time.

--Sir Riza--
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(C) Aimless_icon [Death of Roy]
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 Hi guys!! I hope you still remember moi! Long time no post! I have been Lord Of The Ring-struck lately! That set me thinking about which FMA character could be which LOTR character. I was thinking Roy could be Aragorn, Ed could be Frodo, Al could be Sam and Armstrong could be Gandalf!

As for the rest, I'm not too sure. Any ideas? Please share! :D

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Help with Japanese FMA DVDs

Okay, I know a lot of you are techy kind of people, so maybe you can help...

While I was in Japan last year I bought the first three DVDs for FMA. Why, I don't know, they were hideously expensive (something like $60 each) and I knew they'd come out here eventually for much cheaper....but I bought them anyway. Such is fangirlism.

Anyway, now that I've got them back here in the US, I can't watch them. My DVD player only plays region 1, and my computer can't even find the disk. I've heard that there is software you can download/buy to watch out-of-region DVDs on your computer (I saw a link to something like it waaaay back on deviantart.com). Anyone know where I could find something like this? I'd like to be able to watch the DVDs again. Otherwise I'll end up selling them on eBay and using the money to buy the US releases (those'll have the Japanese on 'em too, right?). Help is much appreciated.

I've also got the first OST...unfortunately the copy-control protections on it won't let me rip anything to Windows Media Player...and I'd really like to get Brachya on there. Any ideas?
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Gluttony's an Orange...

As I said when I posted my icons today, here's my Gluttony project. lol XDD Leave all thanks up to wiccat for the idea that made me go get some construction paper, glue and a paper clip... Please do forgive my digicam... (it sucks really badly. XP)

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Feel free to post questions, comments, concerns (yes my health is majorly fine: both metal and physical), etc. I'll answer any that come my way. (^__^);;

Tomorrow, I'll see if I can scan my crappy Envy and Lust fan art! XDD;; Well, at least I tried, ne? lol
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It all started with this post about which FMA character would be which LotR character and such that inspired me.

And before I forget, WARNING: THE LAST ONE MAY BE SPOILERFUL but you don't get it then maybe it's not. The last one is also all for you, rootoftheoracle.

Also: credit to makaioh for this picture gallery in which some screenshots were used... it was hard finding them D: especially of Wrath. Poor Wrath needs more love...

Okay so here you go, Lotr meets FMA. I don't know if it's been done before but it's pretty new to me XD;;;

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Japanese FMA Fanart?

Does anyone have any good Japanese FMA Fanart site recommendations? Felt like enlarging my FMA image collection lately...

I had a few sites, but since my Iexplorer crashed and all the junk, I was forced to delete everything and start over so I lost all my favourite/bookmarks.

:D *Ed-ish grin* Thanks.