Rants & Raves

Rants & Raves

Fullmetal Alchemist Manga vs First TV Series - ROUND FIVE

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.


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

Fullmetal Alchemist Primer

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!



Chuck Norris, Traitor


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.

New FMA Cast

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.


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

The end of radio as we know it...

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.