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30 August 2004 @ 02:00 pm
Episode 46!  
I was watching episode 46 raw, and at ta certain sceen - the one where troops are marching out of central for god knows what readon (I'm betting a war. with Drachma, because, you know, drachma is the nation of THE BARBARIAN BASTARDS and all that. The furher was talking to roy and his BRAND NEW SUBORDINATE (or, at least, I assume so), armstrong. Now, correct me if i'm wrong, but didn't the furher refer to Roy as "Junshou?" I missed what he called armstrong, but I'm pretty sure that it isn't whatever major is (my dictionary is giving me "Shousa" and "Ichouchou",neither of which sound right. Isn't Shousa lieutenant?").

So, my questions are:
1)Brigadier General Roy? or am I just hearing things?
2)If I'm not hearing things, WHY did the furher promote ROY?

More 46-related crap to be added when I get home.


Envy. Why was he so angry? Was it because dante 'got rid' of Hoenheim, and he wanted to do it himself? Or am I completely off here?

Also, Lust. She switched sides, and killed wrath themporarily! TAKE THAT, WRATH! But why did she switch sides? is it because it seemed like helping the elric brothers was the "human" thing to do?
Saya Aenslandsaya_aensland on August 30th, 2004 02:14 pm (UTC)
Shousa = Major. Armstrong was promoted from Major to Lieutenant Colonel (Chuusa).

And yes, Brigadier General Roy. Who knows what goes on in Bradley's head (or Dante's, if the promotion was her idea).
skeptischlelldorin on August 30th, 2004 03:48 pm (UTC)
Whatever is going on in bradley's head, it's changed, now... it used to be pretty happy. you know, popping through widows, giving people melons, etc etc etc...

I miss old-bradley. T_T
reversing the polarity of the neutron flow: *loads gun* Die Envy DIE! [fullmetal alcshinraisei on August 30th, 2004 05:09 pm (UTC)
Anyone who can think of using various kinds of melons as gifts is a genius and should get a prize...like the Nobel =D.

Old Bradley was great. Now what kind of President would sneak away from work just to see how some of his soldiers were doing and jump out the window as a means of a witty escape? XD
skeptischlelldorin on August 30th, 2004 05:11 pm (UTC)
What kind indeed! XD

Actually, melons as gifts is apparently an established thing for japanese people to do! though i believe they do it only when visiting other people's houses for the first time? They make a big joke out of it in Azumanga daioh, anyways.
パイロチャン 「Pyrochan」: roy-workpyroh on August 30th, 2004 02:19 pm (UTC)
Hai, they both got promoted, unless I'm hearing things too. Brigadier General Roy and Lieutenant Colonel Armstrong. *wipes tears of happiness away* (seriously, I was jumping with joy!)

As for the reasons why...well, it seems the Fuhrer wants to make sure they remain loyal to him. A promotion and a pay raise are probably just bribes, as Roy has shown that he's catching on to what's going on in the military and Armstrong has problems following orders when he takes pity on the enemy. However, rather than just have them be killed off, he's just trying to keep them by his side because he knows Roy and Armstrong are both powerful alchemists and therefore still useful to him.

At least, that's just my idea on it...
skeptischlelldorin on August 30th, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC)
Yay! junshou Roy! it is a dream come true!

for him. XD;
パイロチャン 「Pyrochan」pyroh on August 30th, 2004 06:43 pm (UTC)
Not yet *waggles finger* Still a way to go to be Fuhrer ^_~ But it's still exciting that he's getting closer!
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パイロチャン 「Pyrochan」pyroh on August 30th, 2004 06:40 pm (UTC)
Gah, I hope they're not slaughtered @_@ They'll come back and prove the Fuhrer wrong :D
reversing the polarity of the neutron flow: *loads gun* Die Envy DIE! [fullmetal alcshinraisei on August 30th, 2004 03:07 pm (UTC)
and Armstrong has problems following orders when he takes pity on the enemy.

Which was the reason given by the Fuhrer in one of the chapters as to why Armstrong was never promoted.

Yep, Brigadier General Roy Mustang and Lieutenant-Colonel Alex Louis Armstrong. (and if Hughes was still around, 'Colonel Maes Hughes' maybe? )

My thinking is that perhaps the Fuhrer has caught on to the fact that he and the other Homonculus will never get thier wishes and that Dante might turn on them. If he were to actually be killed, he wants to make sure the world will be better off with Roy than it would be with Dante causing mass terror? <~~I doubt that's the case but *shrugs*

The reason why he's sending that many troops to the North is because apparently the people in Drachma are rebels or something so he's convinced the Generals who convinced the soldiers that the Elrics have allied themselves with the people in Drachma and that there will be a coup...or something. All I've heard is that Drachma isn't at all on friendly terms with Central. (or maybe I'm wrong?) Either way, they're expecting severe conflicts to ensue.

(Should we start a worryfest about episode 48?...its like, very soon, next week Saturday, Sept 11 *cough*. I mean sending thousands and thousands of troops to Drachma in the North, a premeditative strike on the North when really, the Elrics aren't there. So basically attacking/invading/whatever under false pretences...doesn't that sound awfully familiar to something that's going on in our world right now?...[which isn't going well either] so, Attack/Invasion/something on the North= mass casulties? or, something O_o;...Ok, I'm worried =DD;;;) *mind the pointless ramble*

I think too much =D
skeptischlelldorin on August 30th, 2004 03:39 pm (UTC)
OH NO, the FMA people are making a commentary on today's political clime. uh. but other than that...

Drachma = rebels? o_O that's a viewpoint that wasn't in the manga. in the manga they're just this nation in the north that Central has been at war at since like... forever, and that they can't get to because of a HUGE-ass mountain range. But it's not like the anime makers care about the manga, the bastards.
a fangirl: you suck (treesock)treesock on August 30th, 2004 04:23 pm (UTC)
He should still be around. I'd be watching this show, if he was.

a fangirltreesock on August 30th, 2004 04:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, and adding another thing: I saw a screenshot of Envy's "strength", and that's total bullshit. Total and complete bullshit.
Onna Evil Smith: Ed- Fangirls OoO!onnaevilsmith on August 30th, 2004 08:07 pm (UTC)
really? How bad was Envy's " Strength" ?
a fangirltreesock on August 31st, 2004 12:31 pm (UTC)
He's pretty much invincible now, apparently. Because he can transform AND punch craters into the floor. That just makes me sick, because Envy is supposed to rely on deceit, right? (WHICH ISN'T SUPPOSED TO WORK *COUGH*EPISODE25/CHAPTER15CHARACTERRAPE*COUGH)
Onna Evil Smith: Ed- Fucking n00bs- Metteonnaevilsmith on August 31st, 2004 01:00 pm (UTC)
Ahhhhh I seee.... *nod* well I am d/ling 46 subbed now and I'll be able to see this afterwork..... **kinda curious**
skeptischlelldorin on August 31st, 2004 01:32 pm (UTC)
One punch caved in the floor like six inches. it was a disgusting display of DBZ-like CRAP.
a fangirl: you suck (treesock)treesock on August 31st, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)
And that makes me glad that I don't watch FMA anymore, I mean, if it's degraded so... much. ugh.

And I used to just say I was delusional when I kept ranting that killing Hughes killed the show. Now it's more than true.
skeptischlelldorin on September 1st, 2004 07:31 am (UTC)
The show is still pretty good, it's just certain things, like Archer surviving, and envy's DBshit, that are stupid and degrading. But it honestly isn't as good as I had hoped, coming from a studio that did Rahxephon (though that also, IMO, had a pretty crappy ending) and Scrapped Princess (also a cop-out ending... hmmmmm, do I sense a pattern?)
Yuuki Hikari: Fearsyuukihikari on August 30th, 2004 08:31 pm (UTC)
I started the worryfest for episode 48 the day that preview was translated *sits in your worry corner*

I've lost my trust in the Fuhrer >_> I don't think he's too concerned about his wish to become human (do we even know if he wants to become human o_O Greed wanted eternal life, not Humanity. I don't think Envy or Wrath want to be human either - Lust and her Puppy!Gluttony seem to be the only ones seriously persuing the issue). The Fuhrer was creepy durring that interogation. I think he's trying to string Roy and Armstrong along to make sure they stay on his good side. Or atleast appear like he's rewarding two soldiers for their efforts >_> like he would have if they had no idea. I'm sure he knows they know about him, and he's trying to behave like normal to not raise any more suspicions (or perhaps, just to shut people up).

I don't think anyone's going to die when they head to Drachma tho - I think it'll happen when they turn around and head back to Central. If I remember right, Armstrong is supposed to take the army to Drachma, turn around, and head back to take over Central. So SOMETHING must happen in 47 that changes Armstrong and/or Roy's opinion of the Fuhrer o_O. That spoiler filled preview of 47 is missing a whole ton more action methinks o_o *little grabby motions* neeeeed... next... Saturday...

I remember everyone forming opinions on who was going to die; would it be Armstrong, Winry or Roy. I'm thinking perhaps we may be able to add Lust to the list too... she's got enough pull in the series right now that it would be effective. Tho my money is on Winry >_> not that I don't like Winry... it's just in my little bubble mind, it's the choice that makes the most sense.

The suspense is KILLING me T.T *whineWHINE*
reversing the polarity of the neutron flow: *loads gun* Die Envy DIE! [fullmetal alcshinraisei on August 30th, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC)
Saturday is... 4 days away (or you know 3 if you're in East Asia).

Well, we already have an idea of who's going to die in the next episode and I think it'll hurt both camps even if its another enemy. (and when episode 48 airs...the series will be like, almost over. Ah, nooo~~ T__T;~)

Except I think the summary that was posted seemed to suggest that the Winry present wasn't really Winry or there was something unusual with Winry's presence there.
Onna Evil Smith: Envy- Stupidonnaevilsmith on August 31st, 2004 01:02 pm (UTC)
DAMNIT almost over?! XD and I got into this series about 3 WEEKS AGO XD damn I was late.

and already mentions of 47!? Where? **dumb**
Onna Evil Smith: Ed- Carpe- Metteonnaevilsmith on August 31st, 2004 01:05 pm (UTC)
My Bets are for (( sadly ))

Lust, since if she does .. which it looks like it to me, switch sides, normally that character is in it's last throws and is kicked off.


Roy, the old Fushigi Yuugi killin off Hotohori, just cause he was a nice guy...and he's figuring out a little too much for his own good.


Armstrong I can see.. but.. nooottt sure..

what I am curious about is how the hell Envy is gonna get killed.. how they are gonna get rid of him .....

oki off to work I'll post back around 10pm central time.