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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
Elizabeth: Mariostang! (made by me)bettle on July 12th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
I suppose if we were destined to travel through time, then all the screw-ups would have already happened.

Funny, I'm in a multi-fandom RP where people suddenly teleport and end up stranded on a desert island. I suppose sudden changes like that could be a result of someone going against nature, but I won't go into it very much because the RP is pure crack and isn't supposed to make sense.
Shark Bait: Laharlgrifstar on July 13th, 2006 01:40 am (UTC)
Ahhh... mine's more like a quasi-KH spinoff. With like, world hopping and such. It's kinda cool. Mostly FMA focused because most of the members are from it XD;

http://legacyofcrystals.cq.bz/ *thisisnotashamelessplugtogetmorevictimsmembers*...*jeditrick*

But... cracked RPs are fine, unless they are too cracked ^^;;
Elizabethbettle on July 13th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
But, you can never get too cracked!

Really, Bill Cosby visited our island once. And I turned Kimura from Azumanga Daioh into Hitler. And put Gluttony in a bikini. And it rained chocolate once.
Shark Bait: sweatdropgrifstar on July 13th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
XD;;;;;;; sounds like fun.

Generally most of the RPs I'm in try to keep some kind of serious level. Though sure enough all sorts of crack starts leaking around behind the scenes. Generally crack pairings, sometimes other stuff.... Yeah, it's fun XD

I tried a pure crack RP once though, but there was too many people wrecking it I thought that really made it enjoyable D: