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06 March 2006 @ 11:20 pm
Attn: FMA Fans  
I will be leading a pairing discussion panel in an upcoming anime con and I need your help to lead it!

What the panel is going to break down to (in my hopes and dreams) is a discussion of the who what where and why we like the numerous different pairings that FMA has to offer. What I need from you, my fellow fans, is either well-thought out essays arguing for a particular pairing or links to such essays. Any kind of discussion here is encouraged, I just want to get a feel for what people feel about all the pairings in FMA (this includes, het, yaoi, and any yuri that might be out there) before I go into this panel.

Your help on this manner would be muchly appreciated and credited :3
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Nikki: 16:00 = Porn Time (akamatsu)siriusxremus on March 7th, 2006 05:38 am (UTC)
What con? :B
TK: Allen: Butterfliesvulchu on March 7th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
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havocmangawip: jealoushavocmangawip on March 7th, 2006 05:46 am (UTC)
Havoc and Sciezka/Sheska are my hot OTP. ;) I kid!

WHAT CON? If it's ACen I'm soo there.
The Glass Swordsannask on March 7th, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
MY OTP. HANDS OFF DAMMIT. : pppppp j/k.
havocmangawiphavocmangawip on March 7th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
It is?? Or are ya just teasing? If it is, you might like my manga based fanfic. :D
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Nikki: flawless (envious_forms)siriusxremus on March 7th, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
Lol funny you should mention that. I'll be at Acen, the FMA panel last year wasn't all that great. It prompted me to start doing them around in my local con circut (Florida area). I've run 3 in the past year since Acen05 and they've all been hits. Contemplated doing it for Acen but I don't know if it'll fit into my scheadule. I'm doing this uber big cosplay thing saturday. >_>;
Kyrareikah on March 7th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
Try here? I particularly recommend anax's Elricest essay.
The Glass Swordsannask on March 7th, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
ok as far as rationality. havoc/schezka is the only otp i 'support' and that's almost entirely because i identify with the schezka char and havoc is damn hot if only he'd stop smoking.

would they work well together? possibly not. some extra-anime-manga source (like a published artwork book or something? someone quoted it here like last summer) stated that havoc was... well, he made up in the brains department for what he got in the looks. ie he's not the most intellectual dude evar. schezka needs someone who can enjoy attempting to keep up with her. so either havoc has to miraculously develop wonderful listening skills ("yes dear") or... they wouldn't work well.

and God bless Havoc, but there must be /some/ reason he can't keep a woman. Personally I vote for the cigs, I would never date a man who CONSTANTLY smelled like smoke.

I can almost almost almost see fuery / schezka, b/c even though we see next to nothing of fuery's non-work life, he's an engineer, and engineers are generally very organized people. IOW: Fuery would organize her books for her ... and then Schezka would fly into a panic b/c "I know I left this book RIGHT HERE!" ... But they'd still be cute. Not to mention they both look adorable in glasses.

roy/riza... it's so almost-canon... she adores him, and he... well, either they have the best, most well-hidden bed-relationship EVAR, or, frankly, Roy's a jackass. Or else they have enough common sense to realize that they can serve the country better by performing their jobs well and not letting a relationship tangle things up. if this were true, i would have the /utmost/ respect for them.... esp riza, watching the man she loves date girl after girl... but then again, he's not keeping any of them, which is either a hundred times better or a thousand times worse, not sure.

envy-ed: no tolerance for this. aside from the 'actively try to kill each other' part... well, ye who know the end of the series can take a stab as to why else i don't like it. gaddammit i can't wait for the last ep to air.

roy-ed: no. roy is never shown in the anime or the manga to have any preference for males. Ed is never shown to have any preference for ANYONE. PERIOD. BAR NONE. Even Winry. Ed was standing next to Inu-fricken-yasha when the libidos were handed out. Roy = likes girls (see roy-riza). Ed = likes no one. roy-ed is the attempt by teenaged fangirls to take two hawt characters and make something hawter... if only oil mixed with water.

more in reply.
The Glass Swordsannask on March 7th, 2006 06:37 am (UTC)

ed-al: "my brother's in a tin can and i wanna have sex with him"? wtf? ok sure ed seems to be blind to the boobage around him (and come on, he's the perfect height o_0 "who're you calling too short to see over your breasts???") but really. The last mental image Ed has of Al is Al getting sucked into the PURPLE LIFE-STEALING VORTEX OF DOOM. That's gotta be a show-stopper there. And Al is too 'perfect' to even have any feeling like that back towards Ed. I mean, sure, he's always the one playing the perfect wifey-role, picking up after Ed, buying him food, bowing and apologizing to the other people for Ed's behavior, keeping Ed in line when he goes off on his rants... but really. Al apparently is kept from aging while in the suit, thus he hasn't hit puberty yet, and Ed, well... never hits any kind of growth spurt, ever.

um, what else.

eh that's all i can think of now, it's late. i may come back and see what other people post and give you more opinions.

ooh and post a copy of your talk notes, k? i'm interested ^_^
(no subject) - grimm222001 on March 8th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC) (Expand)
nintendocat: Joygasmnintendocat on March 7th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
'Ed was standing next to Inu-fricken-yasha when the libidos were handed out.'

I was laughing so hard at that remark. It was so funny, ('cause it true!). Though Ed has started to show some like towards Winry in the manga, though it's more of a close friend like right now.
moon_wingmoon_wing on March 7th, 2006 07:30 am (UTC)
Hmmm... well, I was uber fond of the Ed/Roy pairing until I Ed (in series) yelled at Roy the lack of trust he had for him. I do adore Al/Flecter, cus they could be having hot bondage sex and it's still be cute: and Ed/Russell for the exact opposite; they could be having cute innocent sex and it would still seem like they were having hot bondage sex. Pairings I could practically get high off are Roy/Riza, Trighamcest, and Elricest, but only when Al's got the body thing going for him. Mostly.
nintendocatnintendocat on March 7th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
Darn it, who was it that wrote the Royai essay on here. It's just what you need as far as coupling essays go.

Royai is my favorite pairing. It shows us that pairings aren't all about 'let's see how much we can glomp each other in five minutes' or 'I hate you. Well, I hate you more. No I hate you more. etc, etc, etc.' Roy and Riza both care deeply for each other (whether you see it on a romantic level or a working level.) They're both extremely loyal to each other.

Everyone always points out that Riza crys when she thinks Roy is dead (chap. 39) but no one ever points out that Roy literally freaks when he thinks that Riza might be hurt (chap. 37). And what about Chap. 56, Roy runs through the entire building (despite his injuries) to see if Riza is ok (only to find Armstrong.) He continues to panic, hoping that she is okay, until she randomly appears.

Roy and Riza both know that there are more important things to do then act on their feelings right now. It's too dangerous for their enemies to have anything else to use on them.
havocmangawiphavocmangawip on March 7th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
That was GaluxKitty! :)
nintendocatnintendocat on March 7th, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, that's it. Thanks. ^-^

(Looks for essay; finds)

This Essay is very well written and I think it'll help you with the Royai coupling.
The Master of Evil: No really It's LOVE!lykomancer on March 10th, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC)
Heh. I'll probably be there, but I really don't know what kind of explaination you want for why I like mostly nonconsensual pseudo-incestuous hate!sex Envy/Ed...I mean, I've drawn a lot of people in with my writing, but I couldn't really explain the appeal without devolving into a discussion that's more about me and my preferences rather than the pairing itself.