The Fullmetal Alchemist at your service (sort of)
[One last post for Alfons Appreciation- this song reminds me all to much of Conqueror of Shamballa, so I thought I’d share- Prince of Darkness, Indigo Girls.]
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My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark
I do not feel the romance I do not catch the spark
I don’t know when I noticed life was life at my expense
The words of my heart lined up like prisoners on a fence
The dreams came in like needy children tugging at my sleeve
I said I have no way of feeding you, so leave
But there was a time I asked my father for a dollar
And he gave it a ten dollar raise
When I needed my mother and I called her
She stayed with me for days
And now someone’s on the telephone, desperate in his pain
Someone’s on the bathroom floor doing her cocaine
Someone’s got his finger on the button in some room
No one can convince me we aren’t gluttons for our doom
But I tried to make this place my place
I asked for Providence to smile upon me with his sweet face
But I’ll tell you
My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark
I do not feel the romance I do not catch the spark
My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark
(By grace, my sight grows stronger and I will not
Be a pawn for the Prince of Darkness any longer)
Maybe there’s no haven in this world for tender age
My heart beat like the wings of wild birds in a cage
My greatest hope my greatest cause to grieve
And my heart flew from it’s cage and it bled upon my sleeve
The cries of passion were like wounds that needed healing
I couldn’t hear them for the thunder
I was half the naked distance between hell and heaven’s ceiling
And he almost pulled me under
Now someone’s on the telephone desperate in his pain
Someone’s on the bathroom floor doing her cocaine
Someone’s got his finger on the button in some room
No one can convince me we aren’t gluttons for our doom
I tried to make this place my place
I asked for Providence to smile upon me with his sweet face
But I’ll tell you
My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark
I do not feel the romance I do not catch of spark
My place is of the sun and this place is of the dark
(By grace my sight grows stronger, grows stronger)
I do not feel the romance I do not catch the spark
(And I will not be a pawn for the Prince of Darkness any longer)

[“Four Seasons” by Hime1999 on DeviantArt. Mun’s obligatory Alfons Appreciation Post :3] 

[“Four Seasons” by Hime1999 on DeviantArt. Mun’s obligatory Alfons Appreciation Post :3] 

[Random CoS post because MY HEART. *bawling* THIS IS MY HEADCANON OKAY] 

[Random CoS post because MY HEART. *bawling* THIS IS MY HEADCANON OKAY] 

chumpletscales submitted: fEEL BEttER

…..

…..The HELL!?!

[*SNORT* Who made that, what were they ON, and where can I get some?] 

I've watched Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood and I am currently reading the Fullmetal Alchemist manga. But do you think I should watch the first series? What's your opinion on it?
Anonymous

[Now my personal preference is actually for the manga over both animes- I actually haven’t even seen the last ten to fifteen episodes of Brotherhood yet- but yes, you should certainly watch the first series. I’d finish the manga first though, because I made the mistake of reading the entire manga very quickly (in about a week and a half) and then promptly starting the first anime, only to be very confused and slightly frustrated because several of the basic premises as well as the overall plot and feel of it are so different. It took me awhile to get into it for that reason, but eventually I was able to un-learn everything I remembered about the manga and go along with it. That said, as a separate entity with a vastly different message than the manga or Brotherhood, it’s a very good anime in its own right, and certainly worth watching, and make sure you watch the Conqueror of Shamballa movie at the end, because that’s the actual series finale. 

So my advice would be to finish the manga, maybe wait awhile, and then watch the first anime so that your brain isn’t trying to compare and contrast them and get the plots confused. Warning, though, that at least in my opinion the first anime is much darker than the manga and Brotherhood, with a far bleaker, less-“neat” ending. Hope that helps!

And I also highly recommend the Brotherhood movie, Sacred Star of Milos, if you haven’t seen that yet, despite its slightly odd animation. Very creative and exciting, and essentially one giant, super-violent, brilliantly-constructed filler episode.] 

Uh….well I’m pretty sure I can’t actually do that. It looks pretty sweet, though, gotta say. Hah. I feel sorry for whoever I’m up against here. Does it shoot bullets out of the fingertips or something? 

…Or is it like a lawnmower-arm? Huh.

[I do love creating Brotherhood-Ed’s reactions to CoS….a bit too much…]

FMA - Study by *FerioWind
[Posting because a) if you couldn’t tell I freaking adore feriowind and b) this is what I’m going to be doing tomorrow, and will therefore not be online. Have work to do and must force myself to stay away from Tumblr. Sorry guys. Love to all.] 

FMA - Study by *FerioWind

[Posting because a) if you couldn’t tell I freaking adore feriowind and b) this is what I’m going to be doing tomorrow, and will therefore not be online. Have work to do and must force myself to stay away from Tumblr. Sorry guys. Love to all.] 

Whoa, wait, when did this happen?
[Mmmm….I understand that manga/Brotherhood Ed specifically has a huge issue with guns/killing/all that jazz (and so does first-anime Ed, for that matter, too)…. So for the umpteenth time a CoS post doesn’t belong on this blog, but this. Right here. So…attractive…. Yeah. Ahem.]

Whoa, wait, when did this happen?

[Mmmm….I understand that manga/Brotherhood Ed specifically has a huge issue with guns/killing/all that jazz (and so does first-anime Ed, for that matter, too)…. So for the umpteenth time a CoS post doesn’t belong on this blog, but this. Right here. So…attractive…. Yeah. Ahem.]

FMA: Bid Your Dreams Goodbye by ~snailtamer
MUN. WHO IS THIS GUY. SERIOUSLY.
[*is too busy crying to answer*] 

FMA: Bid Your Dreams Goodbye by ~snailtamer

MUN. WHO IS THIS GUY. SERIOUSLY.

[*is too busy crying to answer*] 

FMA: I Lost A Friend by ~snailtamer
[First of two CoS arts for the day…and oh nonononononoNO…] 

FMA: I Lost A Friend by ~snailtamer

[First of two CoS arts for the day…and oh nonononononoNO…] 

[This thing is the best thing. From http://dejichan.deviantart.com/art/FMA-Movie-Kitty-Walk-wall-20655239] 
crazybeagle:

ed FMA XD by ~Kanda3egle

[CoS art obviously, but since when have I ever cared that this was a Brotherhood blog anyway? XD] 

crazybeagle:

ed FMA XD by ~Kanda3egle

[CoS art obviously, but since when have I ever cared that this was a Brotherhood blog anyway? XD] 

…brother by =jameson9101322
…Again with Al having ridiculously long hair in these arts she posts. When did that happen? 
[Blah blah blah, Brotherhood blog, Shamballa art doesn’t belong here, but I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS OKAY.] 

…brother by =jameson9101322

…Again with Al having ridiculously long hair in these arts she posts. When did that happen? 

[Blah blah blah, Brotherhood blog, Shamballa art doesn’t belong here, but I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS OKAY.] 

Oh, come on…

[Angst spam for Judith #3: Ed and Al.]

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*fidgeting* Would you cut it out?

[Le angst spam for Judith #2: art featuring Winry.] 

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