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08 August 2004 @ 11:11 pm
Somewhat excessive intro & a question  
Hi, I'm Sayr, you haven't heard of me, I'm incredibly incredibly obsessed with FMA thanks to girl_starfish (ok, so one of you has heard of me) and for the past week I have been fangirling harder than I think I ever have before. An example:

I am twenty years old, and never mastered the simple trick of snapping my fingers. Until the other day, when I was Inspired. The same Inspiration has been nagging me to attempt hairspray-and-matches sleight of hand for the full pyrotechnic effect; it is possible that I will lose my eyebrows in the near future as a result.

However, I still haven't seen any of the anime (except a bit of the first ep dub before the L'Arc concert at Otakon). I've only read the first six volumes of manga and massive amounts of fanfiction, so you guys are way ahead of me. I can't contribute to most of the discussions (or even look at them, if I don't want spoilers), but I thought I had a few questions that I hoped someone could answer; then I forgot all but one of them.

How old is alchemy as a science? In FMA, not the real world.

Thank you!
 
 
Kalika Maxwellkalikamaxwell on August 8th, 2004 09:40 pm (UTC)
I don't have any answer to your question, but I thought I could point out you can find manga 7-9 scanlated here; http://www.anime-source.com/banzai/modules.php?name=Content&pa=list_pages_categories&cid=20
And welcome. I'm another utterly insane Hagaren fan. ^^;;
Sayrsayrchan on August 8th, 2004 09:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
emilycalasander on August 8th, 2004 09:43 pm (UTC)
If you can't snap your fingers, place your pinky at the base of your thumb joint, on the outside. Use your ring finger to snap. If you do it correctly, your ring finger should hit your pinky nail, creating a nice little *crack* sound.

Sorry, that was the only thing I paid attention to in your post. XD
Sayrsayrchan on August 8th, 2004 09:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, I figured it out the other day- I can snap very satisfactorily now, though my fingers are a bit achy formt he practice. And it's actually easier in gloves, which I hadn't expected. Now to find some matches...
girl_starfish: sparklegirl_starfish on August 9th, 2004 04:18 am (UTC)
*hugs* I am delighted to see you on my friends page again. Good luck with the finger snapping. You'll have to show me how next time we meet, okay?

And I finally uploaded the Osaka pics, but to the other computer. ^^;
Sarahtakuya on August 9th, 2004 09:47 am (UTC)
Haha, I need that tip. XD Thank you! ^^
Living Life Frame by Framedriftingfocus on August 8th, 2004 09:47 pm (UTC)
A warning about the hairspray and matches - it's very easy for the flame to travel up the spray, into the can, at which point the can will explode. A friend of mine essentially lost most of 3 fingers that way.
Sayrsayrchan on August 8th, 2004 09:50 pm (UTC)
Fingers don't grow back quite so well as eyebrows do. I will definitely keep that in mind- thanks for the warning.
mikkeneko on August 8th, 2004 11:11 pm (UTC)
You saw the FMA dub? We absolutely couldn't find it! When was it? Where was it? HOW was it? Is that Vic creep worthy of playing my darling Ed?

Oh, and have you talked to girl_starfish lately? I've been doing all this FMA stuff and she isn't around to tell. ;_;
girl_starfishgirl_starfish on August 9th, 2004 04:19 am (UTC)
Who has my celphone's e-mail address, huh? *pokes teh Mikke*
mikkeneko on August 9th, 2004 10:26 am (UTC)
Oh yeah...
Sayrsayrchan on August 9th, 2004 07:55 am (UTC)
I only saw the bit they were showing in the arena while people filed in for the concert... I don't know where the actual showing of 1-4 was, though someone said it coincided with the concert.
shuugasmer on August 9th, 2004 08:44 am (UTC)
I just learnt how to snap my fingers a few weeks ago... but there's still no "click"-y sound. All I can do is a "fwip". >____>;;