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cut for spoilery discussion of both FMA and FMA:B, what there is of it )

We are now both circling around the first episode of Breaking Bad and will break down and watch it at some point in the near future.


Aug. 14th, 2013 10:14 am
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...we've been mainlining Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and have FOUR EPISODES LEFT and we know that we're going to want to watch ALL OF THEM AT ONCE so that is what we are doing TONIGHT and none of you better dare interrupt us!

(I am enjoying the Mark Watches FMA:B recaps, especially all his hilarious capslocking.)
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Mid-second series right now.

I love Hawkeye. I love Hawkeye SO MUCH.

Sent from my Apple ][+
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Title refers to a Venture Brothers episode. And means what it says. This post is just a catchall for the various hilarious and non FMA gifs I'm finding in the Mark Watches post comments.

Cut for gifs. All of them. )
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The non-sad* parts of my f-lists today seems to consist of:

Welcome to Night Vale! SQUEEEEE!

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood! SQUEEEE!

Which is amusing, because it's rare that I'm actually watching/listening/participating in more than one squeefest at the same time as others.

FMA:B is back on Netflix now, and Toby and I managed to figure out how to set the Netflix app to give us the dubbed version instead of the subs** on the AppleTV, so we've seen the first two episodes now. Both of which front-load way more info about the world and the plot than the first episodes of FMA did. We kind of like the more action-based opening, as that pulled us in a bit more than the first couple of episodes of FMA did, but I am reserving judgement on whether I like the plot front-loading more or less until I've seen more of FMA:B.


* There are a lot of you on my f-lists going through hard times right now. I am thinking of you, even if I don't post or comment, enough that it seems a bit off-kilter for me to be posting happy-go-lucky or funny stuff as if y'all's pain isn't happening. And in some cases, it feels that if I mention it, it's making your pain or tragedy All About Me, which is so not my intent.

** I tend to prefer subs, but Toby has a hard time reading the subs and watching the action at the same time, so prefers dubs. Not to mention that the subtitles on the first episode--it took us a while to figure out where the settings were!--weren't outlined clearly enough against light-colored backgrounds so they were difficult to read. Toby says he might be willing to go back to the subs if they overload the show with Al calling "BROTHER! BROOOOTHER!" as much as he did in FMA. Which drove him nuts. "Ni-san!" is much easier to take. XD
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Toby and I are watching FMA right now--I wanted to rewatch it before starting on Brotherhood, and convinced Toby he would like it.

I'd forgotten how compelling it is, where each episode ends on a cliffhanger or a question that makes you want to watch the next one to get closure, but which then asks another one to get you to watch another and then you surface at 3 AM having watched 23 straight episodes and totally strung out from the emotional ups and downs.

We've been good at only watching 1 or 2 episodes a night--once watching 3--but it means the cliffhangers are driving Toby nuts. XD He also didn't realize how emotionally wrenching it was going to be, and the other day after a particularly angsty episode, suggested that we watch a more lighthearted anime to recover, like Evangelion.

If you feel like discussing FMA, we're in the middle of the Greed mini-arc. Any spoilers beyond this, please rot13.


Sep. 11th, 2006 08:02 am
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Read Fullmetal Alchemist volume 9 in the tub last night.

Damn but the body count is getting high.
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Via [ profile] viridian5 - over on [ profile] militarydogs, which looks to be a Fullmetal Alchemist RPG, Hughes gives Ed The Talk. With visual aids. Zucchini, drawn in crayon.

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