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03 04 11

Alchemy!

Well, this isn’t really a post about alchemy, but it’s close enough.

I’ve recently started watching Fullmetal Alchemist. I don’t know if any of you are familiar with the series, or if any of you watch any anime at all, so here’s a little summary.

Edward and Alphonse Elric are two brothers, learning alchemy. Their (not much of a) father leaves, and soon after, their mom dies. They want to see their mom smile again so badly, that they decide to recreate her using alchemy, so to speak. This, of course, is taboo. Even though they know this, they go ahead and do it anyway. In the process, Edward ends up losing a leg, and Alphonse loses his entire body. In the chaos, Edward manages to afix Alphonse’s soul to a suit of armor, at the cost of his right arm.
After witnissing “hell”, they decide to join the Army, in the hope that they can help them with their search for a way to get their bodies back.

The series revolves around alchemy. Alchemy is the process of understanding, destroying, and recreating something. You must, however, present something of equal value, seeing as how you can’t create something out of nothing.
So, in theory, you could transmute a small golden figurine out of a heap of lead. In the series, characters have been seen transmuting weapons (with the metal and all) out of stone floors, so it is possible to change the type and properties of the stuff you’re dealing with.

Interesting, interesting.
I do strongly recommend you watch the series. I myself am Watching FMA: Brotherhood. People told me not to watch the original, and just watch Brotherhood. It follows the manga’s storyline instead of its own, and is said to be much better.

If you decide to watch it, do enjoy!
~ Fang

Comments

  • 07/04/2011 (7:42 PM)

    yeah brotherhood is better.

    I don’t post neaaaarly as often as you…
    You post a lot. I fell out of it, to say the least.

  • 04/04/2011 (5:20 PM)

    Watching the Brotherhood, nice read thanks!

  • Mo
    04/04/2011 (5:19 PM)

    i watch it sometimes. it isn’t my favourite but okay. if you’ve founded something new that you like it’s great ;)

    http://incredible-mo.blogspot.com/

  • 04/04/2011 (3:35 PM)

    I heard of the series but haven’t ever watched it

  • 04/04/2011 (12:05 PM)

    Always wanted to start watching this, but never did it.

  • 04/04/2011 (5:41 AM)

    i love anime but I haven´t seen Full Metal Alchemist, thanks for the post.

  • 04/04/2011 (2:29 AM)

    I’ve caught a few of these in the past late on adult swim. seems ok.

    My League of Legends Blog.
    Surrender at 20
    My BM/Metal blog.
    Death with No Redemption

  • 04/04/2011 (1:26 AM)

    gah! i always feel so left out when people talk about anime. my IRL friends are all anime fans and they go to cons and they cosplay and i have no idea what they are talking about. haha.
    anyway, the series does sound interesting. alchemy is also pretty interesting. i heard somewhere that the chemical shizz was only a disguise meant to conceal their true goal of altering consciousness and connecting with god. but meh. haha.

  • 04/04/2011 (1:05 AM)

    i’ll have to watch this sometime.

  • 04/04/2011 (12:37 AM)

    Too bad man! I am not going to try and watch FMA, I am going to start in with real alchemy. That’s right, full on lead-into-gold stuff.
    Thanks for leading me down Satan’s path!

  • 03/04/2011 (10:19 PM)

    haven’t heard of the series before. sounds interesting, though.

  • 03/04/2011 (9:16 PM)

    Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll have to watch too and see if I like it.

  • 03/04/2011 (9:12 PM)

    Hahaha that isn’t about alchemy at all :D

  • 03/04/2011 (9:05 PM)

    Yeah its interesting but Alchemist were not wizards like in the show. Alchemy is Chemistry plain and simple transmutation, and in this show it is more like Wizardry from D&D from the Transmutation school of magick. but other than that its a good show

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