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03 January 2006 @ 04:50 pm
A quick question...  
Does anyone know what the words inside the human transmutation circle are? (At least I think it's the circle for human transmutations. It's the same as the one behind the cut.) I was looking at my new FMA hoody today and noticed that it had words inside the transmutation circle, but they were written so small that I couldn't read them. If anyone could tell me what they say, I would be eternally grateful.
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Makio-Kuta: Casino!Edmakio_kuta on January 3rd, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
*looks at the DVD tin* From what I can see it's

"Pale white and black with false citrine, imperfect white and red, The peacockAfs feathers in bright colours, rainbow in the sky above. The spotted panthers. The green lion. The crowAfs beak blue as lesd. There shall appear..." and that's all I can read.
It seems to say this same combination of things i every spot. No idea what's with the Afs at the end of Peacock and crows...No idea if it is Afs, it just looks like that.
sdragon on January 4th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
That's the same thing it says on the State Alchemist certificate.
Look for me with the sun bright sparrow ##: daydreamsgraphics.com - Ed; innocentviolent_aki on January 3rd, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
Good question! But upon closer inspection of the words, via my HUGE FMA wallscroll, it seems that the words come from Ripley's Recapitulation of the Twelve Gates, an old alchemical text (found via fullmetalalchemist.info). The words in question seem to come from the 8th passage of this text, "Pale and black with false citrine"...I dunno if the words have any meaning in context to FMA, but they're alchemical in their own way, I suppose. ^_^

Hope that helps! xD
Sydneyusagi_toriyama on January 3rd, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks a bunch! Using that as a basis, I tried to make out the words again. Just in case you, or any other people in this community, are curious, this is what I came up with:
Outer-most text
Pale white and black with false citrine, imperfect white and red,
The Peacock's feathers in bright colors, the rainbow in the sky above,
The spotted panther, the green lion, The crow's beak blue as lead,
These shall appear before you in perfect white

Inner partial circles
After the perfect white follows the grey
And after these there shall appear the substance*
(then it starts to repeat) Pale white and black with false citrine imp(cut-off)

As far as I can tell from the inner-most circle, it's just repeating the first part again.

*not so sure about that word
Amatarougaroux on January 4th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
Actually, if you are curious, those same words appear in many FMA anime things. Such as, when Ed just joins the military and is handed the piece of paper giving him his "military title" the beginning has words about his name and such, but then goes back to all of that ^^^ Also, when Ed reads Shou Tucker's information folder, those same words appear. Now, I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that those are actual alchemic words or something, but also they all seem to be just filler words that the creators couldn't be bothered writing it all out. Hope that helps in anyway ^_^

....actually, I think i foudn that out at the msn place where you can rad the manga. I'm not sure *scratches head* but I did pause my dvd to check that out,a nd it does say that, so I guess it must be true :P
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sdragon on January 4th, 2006 12:20 am (UTC)
Ohhh! May I use this as a reference? (I'm starting a fic help comm and am looking for good reference material)
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sdragon on January 4th, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)
Awesome! I'd love to see more.

(just fyi: the comm is ficmakeover_fma. I'm waiting until we're established before announcing it to this comm officially, but if you're interested in joining as Staff, we'd love to have you!)
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koulover on January 4th, 2006 02:32 am (UTC)
It's the emerald table, or whatever it's called in english XD;~*gets kicked for fake translation*

And yeah, it's an old alchemical text :3
Gabrielle: Kaname!marisella on January 4th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
your avatar it's very cool! *^___^*