July 19th, 2011

Winry + daisies

"The Sacred Star of Milos" [Spoiler-Free Review]

Yesterday being Umi no Hi, I got the day off work and took the opportunity to go see the new FMA movie, "The Sacred Star of Milos", in theaters. My review and impressions are below - and I've kept them as spoiler-free as possible, and will be doing a full spoiler post separately.

(Please remember before you click that I'm going to have to give away at least some of the details of the setup in order to review this thing. Nothing specific beyond the setup and some vague statements about the plot arc will be given, though.)

To be completely honest, I went into the theater with very low expectations. We all went through Shambala together, which is explanation enough, and my reaction to the Milos trailers was basically, "Batman? Really? And I'm going to end up paying money to see this?" (Yes. Yes, I was.)

The bad news is, Milos isn't The Movie all fans hope for - the mind-blowing, fulfilling continuation of a beloved canon that we'd watch again and again. The good news is, Milos is a fairly solid offering all the same, putting favorite characters through familiar paces in a mildly exotic locale with a reasonably interesting cast of new faces.

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Fanfic and Drawings

Hello all!
I'm a very recent follower of FMA and was pointed here by a friend to "advertise" a short story I wrote.

Title: Sacrifice
Rating: G
Warnings: Contains spoilers for episode 5 of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
Summary: Ed wonders about the consequences of his actions during his first encounter with Scar.

Link to my LJ

The story is towards the bottom. The link itself also takes you to some pictures I drew. I'm fairly new to drawing and I struggle a lot with proportions and shapes. I have a lot to learn yet.

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Ficlet - Things That Cannot Be (But Are)

Title -- Things That Cannot Be (But Are)
Author-- cornerofmadness
series -- manga
Disclaimer -- Arakawa owns it
Rating -- PG-13
Characters/Pairing -- Roy pov, Roy/Riza
Timeline/Spoilers -- set throughout the series, spoilers for war time activities and who trained Roy
Word Count -- 247
Warning -- can sap be bittersweet?
Summary -- He simply loves her, no matter the risk.
Author’s Note -- I guess, for me, this was a natural for this prompt and I’m betting I won’t be the only one to think of them. Thanks to evil_little_dog for the beta and the title. written for fma_fic_contest's 'forbidden love' prompt.

Riza had been forbidden to him from the moment of their first meeting

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