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05 March 2006 @ 11:24 pm
"Cartoon Profile" Errors  
Well, long time lurker here to report a little hilarious error that The San Francisco Chronicle made (or rather the TV guide thing that comes in their newspapers every Sunday). So as usual I was bored and wanted to know what it was doing so I searched in the newspaper to find the TV guide thing (actually being my lazy self I told my sister to "help" me find it >_>'). She flips through it first and goes OMG look it's Fullmetal Alchemist (in her sarcastic voice because she does not value my fangirl-ness of it) and throws me the booklet thing. Each week they run these little mini articles before they show that chart thing of the times and what's showing on TV and to my supprise this week's mini article for the "Cartoon Profile" is for who else, but EDWARD ELRIC! I quickly skim through it and what else should I find but one of the many mistakes that people have been making about the anime series. So I have decided to share the joy and post what it said.

SLIGHTLY SPOLIERISH!! ...if you don't know how Winry's parents died or truth about Ed's Father.

Okay so I don't have a scanner but there's no harm in typing everything...

"Cartoon Profile" by Sharla Etkin-Ives (c)Zap2it

Edward Elric

Found in: Fullmetal Alchemist
Employment: State alchemist until he got angry at the way things were run by the military
Sibling: Younger brother Alphonse
Mother: Trisha, deceased
Father: Hohenheim, age 400
Searching for: The Philosopher Stone
Back Story: When their mother died, Edward and Alphonse tried to use alchemy to resurrect her; they failed, and the cost was Al's body and Ed's arm and leg.
Goal: To restore Al's body
Family Friend: Winry Rockbell, who fixes Ed's Auto-Mail
Superior officer: Roy Mustang, who killed Winry's doctor parents per orders
Enemies: The Homunculi, shape-shifters determined to become human at the cost of lives
Hair color: Blond
Hair Style: Braid
Dislikes: Being called short

Notice the Error yet? Lol. I was pointing and laughing at it once I read it. Obviously they haven't watched much of the series.

BUT on the plus side at least she: (1)Spelled "Fullmetal" correctly, (2)didn't call Al a robot, (3)got most of the info correct...

I tried looking for the e-mail address or something so I could contact them and tell them about the mistake but I guess zap2it is somehow different online (?) and doesn't have any record of cartoon profiles? *shrug* I hope someone else besides me get the SF Chronicle delivered to them so the profile can be scanned (since it looks alot nicer than my typing ^_^;; ). Anywho I thought it was fun to post. Hopfully no one has posted it already, otherwise I will delete it.
I'm not Annie, but I'm okay.bakanekosama on March 6th, 2006 08:01 am (UTC)
I have it, but I'm working on a deadline right now, so I won't be able to scan it til probably tomorrow ^^;;
Llamaxxxlil_llamaxxx on March 7th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
Don't worry about it. It's alright I just figured that it would be too ugly when I typed it out, so you don't have to. Thanks for offering though. ^_^
Oneiroelpida: Puzzled Mustangoneiroelpida on March 6th, 2006 08:17 am (UTC)
The only error I see is the mispelling of Philosopher, and possibly referring to ALL Homunculi as shapeshifters when it's only Envy and Wrath. Though... actually, Sloth too...and Greed could theoretically be called one. I could see someone calling them that if they didn't want to go too elaborate on what Homunculi were, though that profile has lots of spoilers so it wouldn't seem to matter much. Was there something else I'm missing?
_secretpassion_ on March 6th, 2006 08:23 am (UTC)
That's what I saw... and possibly the Goal. Because they want to get BOTH of their bodies back to normal. Right?
Oneiroelpida: Try to Stop meoneiroelpida on March 6th, 2006 08:26 am (UTC)
I think that can be excused because the Profile was written for Ed, and Ed doesn't seem to care -that- much. Al's body is much more his priority than his own. You're right in that I'm sure Ed wouldn't TURN DOWN an opportunity to get his body back to normal. He's not insane. XD
Mari: Al's Amazement - angiechowkaitou_marina on March 6th, 2006 08:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I'm wondering *stares at it* I thought maybe I was missing something because I'm slightly tipsy from my Oscar party.
Jerusha: jazz handsredushab on March 6th, 2006 09:26 am (UTC)
Well, there's also "they failed, and the cost was Al's body and Ed's arm and leg." I guess, since technically Ed's arm was the cost of attatching Al's soul, not the failed transmutation.
Llamaxxxlil_llamaxxx on March 7th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
Wow. I totally forgot about it. lol I really need to watch the series over again... it's been more than half a year since I watched it. O_O
Llamaxxxlil_llamaxxx on March 7th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
Yea. Sorry about the typo. XP It was really bad on my part. *fixes it* thanks for the heads up though!
bomb dot com: fma : ed : wrenchglass_houses on March 6th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
What's the mistake?
Llamaxxxlil_llamaxxx on March 7th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
Basically the humonculi stuff and possibly their goal (depending on how you look at it).
Rappydappydappy McTappy: New Hatraptorix on March 6th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
Searching for: The Pilosopher's Stone

Is that typo on 'Philosopher's Stone' an error on your part or did they actually misspell it in the article?

And way to go spoiling endseries with the Hoho-papa comment.

XD All the homonculi are ENVY and they all can shapeshift!
Llamaxxxlil_llamaxxx on March 7th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
Yea. ^_^;; I think it's a typo on my part. GOMEN. ><
This was done at about 11 at night so I was tired and ready to sleep. XP
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electronic world for every boy and every girltomiko_the_muse on March 6th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
No, Hoho is 400 years old. Something about taking lives during the plague and such.
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Llama: FMA-Aru and Kittiesxxxlil_llamaxxx on March 7th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
My fansubs said 500,too!