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12 July 2006 @ 12:14 pm
Food for thought anyone?  
SPOILERS for the end of anime/movie behind a cut!


Being a fan of Science fiction literature and FMA (The perfect combination for killing brain cells. XD), I realized a connection...

Well, first off, let's start with the butterfly theory. It was mentioned in one of Ray Bradbury's short stories from R is for Rocket, called "A Sound of Thunder".
The theory, and the story itself, explained how destructive it would be if time travelling ever became possible.

The thing is, if you went back into the prehistoric era and stepped on a bug, all the future offspring of that bug would instantly cease to exist, and that's a lot of bugs, not to mention THEIR offspring. All those bugs lost might cause a single bird to starve to death. Think about that bird's entire offspring, and all of the animals that eat that bird, and their offspring. The sudden absence of all these animals could cause, further in the future, for a caveman to starve to death. Now, what if said caveman was the ancestor of Martin Luther King Jr.? Mother Theresa? George W. Bush?

How does this connect to the FMA movie? You see, the Elric brothers were meant to stay in Amestris. They were never meant to go on our side of the gate. They went against the laws of nature, just like a time traveller would do. If this actually happened in real life, what kind of impact would they make on the world? If the Elrics spent the rest of their lives on our side of the gate, how many bugs do you think they stepped on?

Really makes you think, doesn't it? ;D
 
 
havocmangawip: secretshhhavocmangawip on July 12th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
I hope that the timetraveller steps on a bug... in the vicinity of the Bush family "caveman".

Though he doesn't believe in Evolution, so "Nyah, Nyah... I don't gotsta go." (Sorry, "Robot Chicken" ate my brain.)

But that is a definite theory. Perhaps the Elric's did atom bomb research unwittingly? (As that is something I don't think Ed or Al would do knowingly.)
havocmangawip: charminghavocmangawip on July 12th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
TYPOS! GAH... but that means another shiny Havoc icon.
Gosh I can spell today.

Eeep at "Elric's" and "timetraveller".

SPELLCHECK IS YOUR FRIEND SANS COFFEE HMW.

Elizabethbettle on July 12th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
Actually, in the original Sci-fi story, (Sorry if I'm spoiling it for you) the main character steps on a butterfly and when he gets back, a different world leader had won the election. This new world leader that won because of the time screw-up was the warlike idiot who would destroy everything.

So, if the Elric brothers existed, we could have come to the conclusion that one of them stepped on a butterfly and now Bush is our leader. >D
havocmangawiphavocmangawip on July 12th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
Thankfully the Elrics are wonderful fictional characters.

Though I'm glad with the fictional/hypothetical power Ed and Al wield, that they are highly ethical. We could do worse. XD

Damn that Bean for stepping on a butterfly! Al wouldn't... he's too careful as he's looking for little things to adopt.

There was a broken butterfly in the DMV today. I kneeled to look at it, but left it alone... not much to be done for it.