Rants & Raves

Rants & Raves

Fullmetal Alchemist Manga vs First TV Series - ROUND FIVE

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Volume 5 continues into volume 6 so seemlessly, especially as far as comparisons with the first anime, that I'll have to review the last chapter of this volume in the next round of comparisons.

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Chapter 17: The Boomtown of the Broken Down/Chapter 18: The Value of Sincerity/Chapter 19: I'll Do It For You Guys!

Event(s): Ed, Al, and Winry visit Rush Valley on their way to Dublith and meet Paninya, a girl with automail limbs who steals Ed's pocketwatch. Winry ends up opening up the pocketwatch. Then she delivers a baby and decides to train in town.

Episode 26: Her Reason/Episode 17: House of the Waiting Family/Episode 6: The Alchemy Exam

Event(s): Ed, Al, and Winry visit Rush Valley on their way to Dublith and meet Paninya, a girl with automail limbs who steals Ed's pocketwatch.

Fullmetal Alchemist Primer

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Fullmetal Alchemist Primer

In order to prepare yourself for the new Fullmetal Alchemist series, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, I've taken a number of characters, key plot elements and such to provide you with a neat little guide to understand the basics of the FMA world, in case you aren't already, or it's been a while since you've experienced it. Here we go!

TERMS:

Alchemy

Chuck Norris, Traitor

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http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/03/12/chuck-norris-for-preside...

Apparently, famous internet meme and Conan O'Brien time filler Chuck Norris is hoping Texas secedes from the United States, and says he would be the president of it should it come to that.

According to him, because of the way things are (aka, black liberal in the White House, which doesn't suit Texans), there may be a need for a new Civil War.

Know what, Chuck? Go ahead. Secede. I want Texas to secede. Let's hope it does, so we can gather all the fuckwits that would follow you into one place and have a good excuse to obliterate every one of them. The military would be immediately dispatched and nuke the shit out of Texas until it's a huge smoking crater, thus taking care of our immigration problems by creating a natural barrier between us and Mexico.

"Change" critics don't have a clue

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Since Obama has taken office I have become sick. Sick of every ignorant motherfucker who feel the need to make some sort of play on Obama's campaign motto, "Change we can believe in," every time something arises to which they disagree with.

I can't seem to wrap my head around what these people represent. Are they Republicans who didn't pay attention to anything during the election other than party affiliation? Are they Democrats who spent the last few months in a magical fantasy land? Regardless of their affiliation they're apparently the most unqualified people to comment on the current political situation in the US.

Somewhere along the lines people must have gotten it into their head that Obama would force the government into a 180. That every element they disapproved of would suddenly be fixed overnight once Obama took office. Fools, the lot of you.

New FMA Cast

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New Cast of Fullmetal Alchemist

A while back, news broke that for the new FMA series, based closer to the original Hiromu Arakawa manga than the first television series, the Japanese voice actresses Romi Paku and Rie Kugimiya would be reprising their roles as Edward and Alphonse Elric, respectively. This was met with much celebration from fans of the first series, such as myself, as they were great in those roles. However, now there's confirmation that while some other voice talent are returning to their roles in the new series, others are not.

Here's some of the new cast (replacements noted with credits):

/m/

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For those of you who haven't been on 4chan's /m/ board for a while, let me recap:

- Nobody likes Gundam 00, but nobody can explain why
- Everybody is now an expert in what constitutes good and bad writing, despite their terrible ideas
- Any attempt at reason is met with an accusation of being a "[insert 00 character]fag"
- Nobody is satisfied with anything ever - even given a new UC production, they whined it was "too OYW-oriented" and said they wanted Gundam Unicorn
- Nearly every thread is a troll thread

I think I liked it better when I was banned.

The end of radio as we know it...

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Radio has been of great influence in American history. Since the early days airwaves have brought new forms of entertainment and new forms of music to our homes, places of work and automobiles. Since the 1920’s the radio waves have born witness to great dramas, the birth of rock and roll, international headlines, the rise and fall of radio personalities and the death of the radio star. Despite these shifts the format has remained strong over the decades… only to fall ill in these past few years; unfortunately, it is with a sickness that may prove fatal.

Amateurism, theft, ripe at Etownian

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I received news today about a little bit of theft and a little bit of crying at Eliziabethtown College's newspaper, the Etownian. It turns out some chap died and the paper decided to dedicate some print and web space to his passing.

Unfortunately the Etownian lacked any proper pictures of the diseased. Written by the ever crafty electronic generation they quickly turned to Facebook for pictures. There’s nothing wrong with using social networking sites to find pictures. It's a great tool for the lazy reporter. These days who has the time of day to contact relatives for a proper photo?

Apparently they're also too lazy to credit the photographs they used.

The pictures published by the Etownian in their print edition and online were not credited to their photographer.

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