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14 April 2006 @ 11:58 pm
Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but its just one of those things that irks me.

How exactly old is Winry?

From what I've seen, it seems to be it's assumed that she was born sometime between Ed and Al. And while I don't have any reason to deny it, is this actually PROVEN, or is it merely speculation? I don't have much to go on, since I haven't read any Manga at all yet (I got off my ass and ordered a few volumes, what use is having a $330 a week paycheck if I spend less than $20 a week?). So if it's blantanly obvious in there, yeah, go ahead and smack me with a wrench.

On a totally unrealted note, a few weeks ago, someone made a post about a dayum nice pocket watch on eBay...I got mine a few days ago, and I am SO in love with it. Did anyone else shove out the $60 something to get one? I was so happy when I got it, I was holding the thing wrong when I set the time, and when I looked at it a few hours later at work, I was all, "WTF?" So yeah, set it first, THEN have a joygasm over the sheer awsomeness XD
Current Mood: crazycrazy
Samsamaside on April 15th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)
I got my pocket watch for $30... not the official one but it's so much nicer. And cheaper.

And Winry is older than Ed but not by a full year I don't think. Just a bit older. According to the dub, anyways. Hughes makes the comment that Winry is Ed and Al's "big sister" figure. Which, I'm sure they wouldn't add that in if it wasn't official. Fans would murder them.
takarifreaktakarifreak on April 15th, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
I noticed that too, but wasn't sure if it was enough to go on. Dubs, no matter how good they might be, always manage to screw SOMETHING up somewhere, and you can't really count on subs 100% either.

My friend got one of the $30 watches, and it's a bit smaller and obviously cheaper than mine is. Worth every penny, I think, especially since I don't spend money THAT often. $60-70 is less than a single DAYs pay for me. Somedays I'm the cheap bastard, others it's gotta be the best.
Samsamaside on April 15th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)
My $30 watch is actually bigger than the usual ones... bit more detailed and such. Bang on replication, I must say. Not that I cosplay or anything, it was just something for my parents to get me for a holiday. Carried it around all summer when I worked in Washington, DC. Helped me keep track of time since I'm number dyslexic and have a hard time reading digital screens. Went off in the subway metal detectors, though... something about the composition. Wonder if there is a way to figure out what the different replications are made of... huh. Something to think about. I'll quit rambling.
Kat Mastersevil_kat on April 15th, 2006 06:49 am (UTC)
Which stations were you at that had metal detectors? :P
Sam: Doctor Who - Rose and the Ninth Doctorsamaside on April 15th, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC)
In the Capitol building, underground, there is a small "subway" that carries people from the Rayburn building to the Capitol. It only ever went off when I went through that metal detector to get on the subway never the one that I simply had to walk through to walk beside the track.

Went off when I entered the Ford building, too...
Toby: Alt3h_toby_chan on April 15th, 2006 04:47 am (UTC)
Heh. They added so much more pointless changes in the dub that fans would murder them for; a "Big sister" comment is small potatoes.

Even so, the "Big sister" position could still just be figurative.

I believe she and Ed are the same age.
kawaiisporkmage on April 15th, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
I got my watch for less than $20. XD

I always felt that she was a little younger than Ed, myself.
[★i slipped on my slippers]: Riza // Blurredceasefire on April 15th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
She and Ed were born in the same Year. Ed was born in the winter, tho I don't know what time of year Winry was born... but from that, if you go by Northern Hemisphere seasons, that means Ed was born right at the end of the year or right at the beginning. The characters have no official birthdays.
hagane_no_mame on April 15th, 2006 05:33 am (UTC)
There is an official timeline in some handbook that lists everything from the Ishvar war to the current stuff.
Kimnefadol on April 15th, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
Both Winry and Mustang have mentioned in the past 20 or so chapters that Ed is almost 16, but there's been no mention that Winry's birthday is coming up or has passed. Only a few months have passed in the manga, so I'm assuming that she is younger than Ed (as she mentioned that she was the same age as him back in volume 3).

Ed and Winry were born in 1899 (Al in 1900), Mustang and Hughes were born in 1885. Mustang is already 30 so it should be 1915 in the manga timeline currently.
purplemewit: roy glovepurplemewit on April 15th, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)
... Roy's getting old. He'd better hurry up and find himself a wife soon! *dodges flames*
alchemy_nekoalchemy_neko on April 15th, 2006 02:34 pm (UTC)
I'm very up to date with the manga and it says that she's the same age as Ed in the later chapters that haven't come out in english yet.

I got one of those watches at an anime convention for $25... I found out it was a bootleg and I was a little mad, but then I got over it.
esteltinuviel on April 15th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
So we don't know exactly when Ed's birthday is?
Toby: Alt3h_toby_chan on April 15th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC)
No. Arakawa once mentioned that she specifically didn't give birth dates or blood types to her characters for fear of having them restrict things in the future.
esteltinuviel on April 15th, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC)
I say we should make it Valentine's Day. It's such an antithesis for Ed's character that it fits! (plus, then we would share the same brithday).

P.S. My sister loves your icon.
Toby: Utena and Wakabat3h_toby_chan on April 15th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
Sadly, She also stated that the FMA world has no Christmas or Valentines. (Roy hates her for that.)

(Hello to your sister!)
esteltinuviel on April 15th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
That's sad (and a little odd because she has painted Christams, or at least winter holiday, pictures for FMA).

My sister says hi.
samexxstrangewhatshername209 on April 16th, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC)
hey this is esteltinuviel's sister...and i just wanted to say hey for myself since my sister was getting really mad at me for telling her what to type (payback....ur short! hahaha estel, take THAT!!! lol jk)
anyways, yes i love ur al icon!!!!!!
just wanted to say so for myself!!!
ssjkawaiitenshi on April 15th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
i just looked at the watches at ebay... i SO WANT ONE
Jessiscah_rambles on April 16th, 2006 02:06 am (UTC)
The timeline is here on ZOMGFTA:

It just says Ed and Winry are both born in 1899. Doesn't say which one first.