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September 26th, 2007


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09:56 pm - Bite me, irony
Well, that just figures. Or rather, it doesn't, and thus was completely unexpected to me.

After several years, and umpteen different people, both online and in RL, trying to convince me of the wonders of anime, all attempts of which have failed miserably, I have astoundingly managed to get hooked on an anime series.

And the person who got me hooked on this series? Was, erm, me. And I did it by accident.

After all those fervent descriptions and links and clips and all that work people had put into getting me into assorted animes, I end up getting hooked because I am bored, and watching random streaming videos to kill time.

*facepalm*

And it wasn't even Cowboy Bebop, either (Speaking of, tinyteddyqueen, I really must borrow your copy, just to see if I end up liking it as much as you reckon. The first episode didn't blow me away, but maybe I need a couple of episodes. It does have the most freaking awesome title sequence ever, mind).

Anyhoo, anime in question is Fullmetal Alchemist, which I am currently working my way through since I sortakinda bought the first half on DVD. And the guy at Animasia is putting the rest aside for me when he gets more in *facepalm*.

...So this is me, being mildly bemused by the whole thing and going off to watch more FMA.

PS. I watched The Sarah Jane Adventures. Was not bad at all, though at times the kiddiness got to me. Though I shouldn't be surprised, seeing it's a kid's show and all. The next episode looks slightly less so, though, and I'll certainly keep on watching.
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From:khallandra
Date:September 26th, 2007 12:09 pm (UTC)
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Did you laugh extremely hard at the mini!Slitheen? That was just hilarious! And the way it was a little more pudgy than the adults :LOL:
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 26th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
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The mini one was my favourite. He was such a bratty little kid, despite being a bright green alien.
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From:xwingace
Date:September 26th, 2007 12:53 pm (UTC)
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FMA is pretty good, yeah. I got into it when I *was* already hooked on anime, but it's an entirely different 'genre' than what I normally go for.

So what's next after Cowboy Bebop? :-)

XWA

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From:drakyndra
Date:September 26th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
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Dunno. Whatever people recommend to me, and I can find a couple of episodes to watch online to see if it appeals (or are willing to lend).
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From:van
Date:September 26th, 2007 01:03 pm (UTC)
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FMA! Ahahahaha, of all the anime! *headdesk* HAhaaha.
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 26th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
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Why the headdesk?
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From:hacked2death
Date:September 26th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
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I tried to get into anime, but apart from the essential movies, I don't watch a lot anymore. The only shows that really grabbed me were Evangelion and Fullmetal. Both start and finish I feel as completely different shows.
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 26th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
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See, I've seen a few random things on and off, but nothing really took my interest until now (and one of the yaoi ones I saw some of at a friend's place actively disturbed me - student/teacher romance is a DO NOT WANT zone here)

I know some of my friends like Evangelion, but I've never really heard much about it.
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 26th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
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O RLY? Link, plz.

(The thing about how they diverge and the plots go different places might confuse me, though. I've skimmed enough online to get that much)
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From:eido
Date:September 26th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
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I think if you're just getting into anime, FMA is a good place to start. I was only ever casual fan of FMA myself, but it is one of those things I knew I could watch if there's nothing else and it would probably always be something good.

It does have the most freaking awesome title sequence ever, mind

Word. Really great music throughout too and probably some of the best in any anime, but... not like I own the limited edition box set and I'm biased or anything. No, srsly. Ahem.
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 26th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
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It has a sort of fun value, but without being too silly. And it isn't too cultural specific, so it transfers well enough for n00bs like me. And, well, fun value.

Lulz fangirl.
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From:__kali__
Date:September 26th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
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I have big, massive squishy love for Fullmetal Alchemist. I think it's down to the fact that Square Enix got involved with it. I'm now working my way through Bleach (an episode times itself just nicely on my train journey in an evening).
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 26th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
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Your icon is shiny. Shiiiiinyyyyy...

(IL Ed, I really do, even if he can be emo kid at times)
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 28th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
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The movie is post-series, I know that much.

And I shall pass along your threat.
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From:stickmarionette
Date:October 2nd, 2007 11:51 am (UTC)
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Oh Lord, FMA. Awesome anime, batshit fandom. (Which you probably know from f_w.)
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From:drakyndra
Date:October 2nd, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
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I agree with you entirely.

Once I finish watching, I may have to drop in a little in search of good fic, though. *sighs* I am fearful already.
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From:hacked2death
Date:October 13th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
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Damn, they don't have NG - Angelic Days. I bought the first volume the other day, I'm quite liking it.

I know the Manga becomes quite different from the anime series, just reading through all the beginnings again is a pain... Or is it different from the get go?
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From:drakyndra
Date:October 13th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
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It's mildly different (different order, a few different things) but mostly the same until about chapter 30-ish, I think. At which point it starts to diverge hugely from the Anime.

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