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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
nightfireblaze: The Sinner Ednightfireblaze on July 14th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
They said Ed could put memories into Sloth because he was so determinded and willful or something like that? They said Tucker couldn't put a blank soul into his Nina doll because he didn't have the will or something. I forget exactly and would have to watch the episode again...

The creature came first and Ed was reaching for Trisha's soul he almost got there...Al went furthur into the gate so we could say he touched Trisha's soul and a small part went into the thing they created. (because we couldn't go by the manga where Al had his soul into that thing) If that is what we would want to put in.

Humoculi don't have souls of their own it said though. So like with Alter!Ed and Ed sharing mind and body so could Sloth and Trisha. Sloth would be like our Ed being in control of the body while Trisha can use part of the mind. I think if Trisha tried to take over the body she would die because the stones are powered by souls, get to close to the sun and you get burned I'd say. (we could make the part of the soul so small that it only does the nessicesities without interfearing/interacting with anything else)

What I wrote to reply to your other comment:
Since it's a fic we can gloss over the 'lack of mind' part. Or we could empitize it for even more crack. XP At least for the first few chapters. (if we were to write this out)

CoS:Al probably pre set a time based on how long the fight might take?

Forgot what I said about the entire soul going into the armor...nobody said a part of her soul didn't go into the thing, but no one said it did either. *shrugs*