September 22nd, 2011


[not that] Secret Santa 2011

I know we've decided to post 1 item from our collection for Oct.3.11 over at fmacollectors (and don't forget about the transmutation circle drawing at fm_alchemist, BUT I wanted to think about organizing a not-that-secret santa. I don't know if this has been done before, but I really wanted to try. ^^

How it would work is like this:

Sign Ups - October and November
+ Comment here if you would like to participate by filling out this form:

*Everyone please start your own individual thread!

Username: mynamewuzhere
Favorite items: Plushies, fan fiction (be specific, genre, pairings ect.)
What you can offer: Same as above. Be specific. Give time frames for your work and stick to them. All items must be "delivered" by December 25th.
Where to contact you where you WILL be responding within 2-3 days of being messaged. Period: Facebook, Email, or LJ preferred. If we fail to reach contact with you without good reason, you risk being banned from this comm
Feedback: You must have at least 5 feedback somewhere on the internet doing sales. OR if you're not doing a custom item / gift, (instead, something like fan art-- some digital media) you DO NOT need feedback.

*You might want to specify your price range for reasons below

*ANY TRADES INVOLVING PHYSICAL MERCHANDISE are reccomended to use DC#, so we at least can have some kinda tracking. I would prefer these were posted in the comments.

Sorry for the strict rules, but it would be nice to see something aside digital art tossed around (as lovely as it is) and I want traders to be protected!

Next, the community will post a master list of everyone's wishes, that would look something like this:
Wants: Al plushie
Will make: Any DX plushie
Wish granted by: username here

First come / first serve, of course. ^^

Gift Finding / Building - October and November
You will have all of October and November to build, sculpt, write, draw, create, buy, order your gifts! Just make sure they get here / are finished by December 1st so you can mail them!

We will check in for Status Updates every 7 days (starting Oct 7th)! You must keep in contact with us, even if you haven't made any progress (things happen, especially with the busy holidays!)

Gifters - Please don't post the finished product. Let the Reciever do it so we know they've got it. :) If you're doing a hand made item, post an EXAMPLE of your work, not the item you're working on. :3

Exchanges - December
In December, all our goodies will be mailed to the respective persons via electronic means or the good old post office! When you have recieved your end of the deal, you must let us know by posting a pic of your completed item / fic!

Payments You foot the shipping cost, Gifters. This is the Holidays. This isn't a Sales post (however you can make one in this comm), so don't charge your reciever for their gift, of course!
Shipping For fan fiction or art, please send through PM. For physical items, please use tracking of some kind if possible. I am not responsible for items lost in the mail.
Other questions? Comment below.

In short: Fill out the form and comment here for sign ups. Comment below or PM me with questions.

Thanks guys! I really hope this is successful! Please spread the word to other FMA communities. ^^ Already cross-posted to fm_alchemist

If anyone would like to help me co-host this, that would be great! ;)


Title: Nightswimming
Author: pandoraculpa
Rating: Pg-13ish (for swearing, and a brief mention of boy bits)
Pairing: Roy/Ed
Genre: Romance (sorry, thought this was implied in the pairing note above)
Word Count: 1366
Summary: "Yeah, very picturesque. Can we go now?"

A/N: This story has been kicking around in my head for nearly a year now, but today it demanded to be written. Luckily, I was able to oblige. (And yes, I blame R.E.M. for this.) Also good lord, this is pure fluff and sap. Spluff. I think I may be allergic to my own story. Read with caution, folks, this one may cause cavities. Thanks as always go to evil_whimsey for being generally awesome, and telling me it was okay.

”You're an idiot."

Fullmetal DJCD translation?

I'm guessing at least a few people here have heard of the FMA DJCDs, recordings of a mock-talk show hosted by Ed and Al's Japanese actors. (like here:
) I've searched the internet several times in search of an English translation, but have never been able to find one. Ive found 2 or 3 downloads of the japanese, but that obviously doesn't do me any good...

Your contribution/help would be much appreciated!

Wood Woman
  • elasg

New Chapter!

Title: Shades of Gold, Chapter 2
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Universe: Brotherhood / Manga
Author: elasg (Ariel)
Beta: haganeneko
Characters: This chapter - Edward, Alphonse, Winry, Ed and Winry’s children
Words: 5,589
Rating: T+ this chapter. Will be M in later chapters, though I will be posting a T+ version on
Pairing(s): Ed/Winry, mentions of Alphonse/Mei
Summary: Edward Elric paid more dearly to free his country and regain his brother's body than anyone ever realized. Now he is running out of time. When Alphonse learns of the real price his brother paid, he will stop at nothing to try and save him.
Warnings: High Angst
Disclaimer: This work is a piece of derivative fiction based on the works of Hiromu Arakawa. Hiromu Arakawa and all rights are reserved to Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) © Hiromu Arakawa // Square/Enix. I present this story for my own pleasure and because I very much enjoy her creation.

Thank you, Arakawa-shi.

Shades of Gold Chapter 2