So if Envy was a worm.
And Pride was a fetus.
And Greed was a blob.
Does that make Lust’s true form Asami Sato?
Day 13- Would you ever take the risk and do human transmutation?
Seriously? Anybody who has seen the show and gotten ANYTHING out of it knows the answer to this question. Of course I wouldn’t, not even for someone I really care about. Maybe I’m taking a bit of a religious stance on the subject, but this is the opinion I’ve gathered. The entire point of the series (or one of the points, at least) is that living creatures are not meant to be brought back from the dead. More importantly, this is not the type of thing humans were granted the power to do. Part of the beauty of this series is it teaches all who watch it how to cope with death rather than trying to change it, because realistically we can’t control the inevitable. Death is a natural part of life, and in the end each and every one of us is going to die. We may miss those who are gone, but we have to trust that we’ll see them again someday when we pass on.
I love my friends and family with all my heart, and I would of course do anything for them. But I know that, if something like human transmutation existed in the real world, they wouldn’t want me to go against nature, break taboos, and sacrifice everything to bring them back. Mustang learns this himself in one of the later episodes of Brotherhood, when he refuses to use human transmutation even to save Hawkeye, who we know is extremely important to him. In that one scene, he demonstrates the lesson that the entire series is supposed to teach us: we should never try to play God and change fate. We should accept death for what it is and learn to move on, keeping the person in our memory and living our lives to the fullest in their stead. Ed and Al eventually learn this lesson as well, fulfilling the main story arc of the series and creating a truly beautiful narrative.
So, to shorten a very long-winded rant, my answer is no. I would not perform human transmutation, as it would most likely end very badly and cause more problems than it solved.
*wallows in shame* I totally forgot to do yesterday’s challenge, so you get two today. Blame Finals week for making me forget!
Day 12- Your all-time favorite line(s)
Funnily enough, most of my favorite lines come from Mustang, in both series. In series one, pretty much every famous line in Fullmetal vs. Flame is one of my favorites, including “I love dogs!” and the infamous mini-skirt line (I know, I’m not very original).
In the second series, my all-time FAVORITE line has to be Mustang’s, “I kinda got drunk and bought a car full of flowers” line. That moment was so unexpected and random, and the entire scene slayed me. I realized then that Mustang was one of my favorite characters (I know; it took me way too long), and I’ve been quoting it ever since. If I ever met Travis Willingham in person, that’s the line I would beg him to say.
Other favorites include Ed’s short rants, the milk line, and Ed’s “There are so many people whose asses I have to kick” line. I also LOVE the final line of the series, when you hear Ed’s voice saying, “Yeah, a heart made fullmetal.” All of my creys came out when I heard that, because it reminded me that this was the end. The message behind that final line is just amazing as well, and it really tied the entire series together in a wonderful way. The irony is that most of my favorite lines are actually the voice actors’ favorite lines as well. Oh well; I guess great minds just think alike. ;)
(GIFs not mine)