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12 March 2006 @ 12:38 am
Episode 50...Debate?  

Maybe I'm perceiving this all wrong, but I refuse to allow Rose to be more upset by Ed's death than Al. Nuh uh, no way, not happening.

"Al just couldn't see from his position on the floor" is what I'd like to think, but if I recall correctly Al did meekly call his brother's name, which suggests to me that he knew something was wrong...but was it seeing Ed get impaled or simply hearing the action?

Your opinions, comments, and whatnots please.
 
 
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Cynthia: Eh?!csakuras on March 12th, 2006 06:09 am (UTC)
Overdramatic? I'd sure scream if I just saw someone I knew get impaled right in front of my eyes...
(no subject) - ikuyona on March 12th, 2006 06:13 am (UTC) (Expand)
UMEKO danced the CHANSEY Dance!umeko_pyon on March 12th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
Oh, we all went over this like... a year and a half ago. XDD I strongly dislike anime!Al. :(
[★i slipped on my slippers]: Awwwceasefire on March 12th, 2006 05:51 am (UTC)
Wordy McWord to all the points you made.
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i'VE GOT A PLAN WE CAN'T GET CAUGHT: WHAHAHHAAxxashxbashxx on March 12th, 2006 05:51 am (UTC)
Rose just got off being stoned as far as I'm concerned, and I suppose maybe her snapping out of her whole daze and seeing Ed impaled was a bit more than she can handle?

Er. And Alphonse, well, I doubt that he wouldn't be as upset as Rose, but I don't think he could exactly see it that well, but it just might be that Al is more shocked like oh my god, no way.


I have no clue, to be frank.
equvilantexchgn on March 12th, 2006 05:53 am (UTC)
Trust me people, wait till next weekend. 51 will be okay.
ikuyona on March 12th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)
I've seen episode 51 but this still bothers me. :(
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Look for me with the sun bright sparrow ##: { Ed; road to hell }violent_aki on March 12th, 2006 05:53 am (UTC)
I dunno. Al not being able to see could be one thing, but in the grand scheme of things I just think Rose is like, an uber drama queen to the max0rz. So much that it's painful.
Marikaitou_marina on March 12th, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
There is already a reaction post for this episode: http://community.livejournal.com/fm_alchemist/4190637.html

Please post your comments there and delete this post.
ikuyona on March 12th, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)
Oh, erm, not to be a problem child or anything by asking this, but since this topic focuses solely on this one aspect of the episode and not the entire thing, do I really need to delete it? If I do, I certainly will without another word, but I just figured that there would be more responses if I made it into its own topic.
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Emmagretchen8642 on March 12th, 2006 05:59 am (UTC)
maybe al couldn't see that well AND he was in a state of disbeleif?

i mean, he loves ed soo much! it's kinda shocking that your brother, who can survive a fight with roy mustang, being repetedly hit on the head by winry, various encounters with scar, AND being zepplin'd, finally get taken down.

plus a bad veiw, plus he's kinda been out of it cause he's kinda in a glowy transmutation circle.
ikuyona on March 12th, 2006 06:16 am (UTC)
Is there ever anything that suggests the transmutation circle is disrupting Al in any way, though?
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Kimkirarakim on March 12th, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
I think Al's lack of reaction is a combination of not believing and not being able to grasp what has happened. At least I think they make up for Al's "lack" of emotion in the next episode.
ikuyona on March 12th, 2006 06:21 am (UTC)
That would be my second logical explanation aside from not being able to see, though it still isn't very comforting compared to Rose's reaction. I mean honestly, he is Ed's brother, the person who I had thought he was closest to and the person who he's been with his entire life.

Maybe it's been too long since I've seen episode 51, but I don't remember being satisfied with that either. Maybe I just have my expectations set too high. :/
istealboyswings on March 12th, 2006 06:17 am (UTC)
*feels sad that she doesn't get to watch the dubs* But I wanna say something anyways: When I first saw that, I went "WTF AL? Wheres your emotion???". And, after watching it a second (and a third O.o XD) time, I still had the same reaction. Really, Anime!Al and Anime!Edo just seem to lack in the emotional reaction department when it comes to expressing their feelinsg for each other (and no, no Elricest hinting there, even just a plain and simple "Hey man, you know I love ya like the brother you are" is lacking through the whole thing!).

So Rose ends up looking even more like a drama queen than she already is, but Al really needs to grow a bleeding heart or something *sighs*

*slinks back to her dark corner*
ikuyona on March 12th, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)
I agree wholeheartedly on the "lack in the emotional reaction department" thing. *hugs manga fiercely*
☆ メッル: [FMA] - Ed - Charismaticelystia on March 12th, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
Maybe Al is in more of a speechless/denial sort of shock? Rather than just automatically assuming "Zomg Ed's dead!" like Rose did? It did sort of bothered me, too, when I saw the sub.

Actually, he seems pretty unresponsive through the whole episode =/ (He barley peeped when Ed magically popped out from inside the gate.)
☆ メッル: [FMA] - Ed - Pyro Maniacelystia on March 12th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
...*It sort of bothered me

Yay, 1am. I love you too.
[☆] [ you are my saviour. ]: Dazed and Confused!! - kawaiimiakabaka_tenshi on March 12th, 2006 06:22 am (UTC)
I think Al was just too shocked to even make a peep.

Then again he probably has seen some pretty wild shit. @_@;;
master lurkernachtstar on March 12th, 2006 06:35 am (UTC)
*enters selfs 2 cents* It's possible that the glow-y transutation circle along with the stone was making Al all wonky and kinda out of it. In 51, he reacts finally because Ed's death made him snap out of the daze. Reason why that theory works is because it's most likely something is keeping Al there from disturbing the transmutation/from moving.
ikuyona on March 12th, 2006 06:49 am (UTC)
Mmm, I don't believe there is ever evidence of Al being out-of-it because of the circle but there is also never evidence of him being okay because of it either. The only evidence of a possible hindrance is his reaction, which is subjective in my mind, and the fact that Al doesn't try to move from that spot at all even when Gluttony is coming toward him.
ravenbellravenbell on March 12th, 2006 06:55 am (UTC)
AL IS STILL IN SHOCK, dammit.
Captain Chrismyuutsuuman on March 12th, 2006 06:58 am (UTC)
Rose snaps out of her hypnotic state and the first thing she sees is Ed impaled and tossed aside, while a pool of blood slowly forms under his body.

Al is incapable of seeing completely since he's bound to the ground. Al was probably as shoked, but took it as a "Oh no.." reaction. Kinda like where first it's shock and refusal to believe in what just happened.
Chexdragonalchemist on March 12th, 2006 07:10 am (UTC)
I always thought it was interesting how Al said "look, he's still warm" and touched Ed's face.

Dude. Al can't feel anything. He said so himself. :/

It bugged me.
Captain Chrismyuutsuuman on March 12th, 2006 07:51 am (UTC)
I too, wondered about that. But then again, Al's body has become wonky since he became the Philosopher's Stone.
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