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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
Still Naive, Not Photogenic: *snerk* Envysliefoxx on July 14th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
Alphonse catch retarded from Trisha ... -snerk-

Edward: "LOOK WHAT YOU DID YOU BASTARD. Look what our family turned in to!"

Hoho: "... I didn't trans-"


Since we're going into CoS ...

Alphonse was able to talk to Edward through the gate when he put part of his soul on that armor, but his body in Amestris had been asleep, and only woke when the effect wore off. I dunno ... -shrug-, maybe Al had been using a temporary seal, since Edward's had worked for long, but not Al's.

Anyway, that would mean, Trisha's soul could share a body, but one of them would have to be unconcious at a time. I think Sloth and Trisha sharing memories would only work if part of Trisha's soul was actually in Sloth, which I don't think could happen, since you pointed out earlier that Trisha's soul would have to be completely transferred because she has no body for part of the soul to stay with.

Besides, homunculus are creatures on their own, and Sloth is only based off Trisha, memories or no. I don't think Ed put part of Trisha's soul in Sloth when he gave her memories, unless you know otherwise ... then that changes a few things. :3 Sharing a soul yes, sharing a mind, no. ^^;

Since it's a fic we can gloss over the 'lack of mind' part. ♥
nightfireblaze: Stray Dognightfireblaze on July 14th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
Wan't to talk more about this on msn messanger if you got it? (this would go faster) *looks at your profile* I'll add you to my contacts list if that's okay?
Still Naive, Not Photogenic: Happysliefoxx on July 14th, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)
Mrr, that's fine. Do you have Yahoo! or AIM? 'Cause I'll have to redownload MSN if you don't have either of those ... ^^
nightfireblazenightfireblaze on July 14th, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
I recently got Yahoo! so I'm not entierly sure of what I'm doing with it. (just downloaded Yahoo instant messanger...)
It's bloodravengirl@yahoo.com
Still Naive, Not Photogenicsliefoxx on July 15th, 2006 07:45 am (UTC)
:3 Sorry it took me so long to reply.

My Yahoo! is anotherfabrication@sbcglobal.net

^^ I just added you and sent you a message. I'll probably sign on later in the day. :P