FMA Manga/Brotherhood Ed: Not only will I never make a Philosopher’s Stone, I will never use one that’s already been made, even though the damage is done and can never be reversed.
I’m so disgusted by the idea of it that I would rather be eaten by Envy than attack what’s left the people of Xerxes who all but died hundreds of years ago. When I do use some of those souls to escape starving to death in a river of blood, I’m going to be wracked with guilt about it, even though it was literally the only way for me to save my friend Ling and for me to return to my brother.
And will I use the remaining life force of a man I hate, who’s already been alive for way to long, who won’t be alive much longer, and who is offering his life up voluntarily to save the person in this world who I care about the most? Of course not! What a ridiculous idea! That would be wrong.
FMA 2003 Ed: In the end, I won’t end up murdering a whole room full of people to make a Philosopher’s Stone and save Alphonse…
Okay but you know what’s a trait of Keith’s that I want to hear more of?
Show me his attention to detail.
Everyone jokes about his “conspiracy board” but nobody seems to consider it’s not a conspiracy board? Like- he put a map down and figured out roughly where the energy source was, and then specifically went to locations and triangulated his weird brain sense to isolate it down to a specific area, and then when that led him to the caves, he took photographs of seemingly all the pictures he could find and used strings to mark their positions in what caves.
There was other stuff there we don’t know why he put up (something he later tore down, and a star chart) but none of this suggests he was making wild leaps of logic or conclusions about whatever it “must be” and his recounting of it is all incredibly matter-of-fact. Virtually nothing is conjecture except the safest ones- “like some kind of energy was telling me to search,” which is rooted in his experiences and not something he can quantify though he clearly tried as much as he could to do so- “they all appear to tell a slightly different story about a blue lion” would suggest that he went over those pictures and carefully compare/contrasted them.
This suggests Keith is actually good at making detailed observations, and recording and organizing them in a very clear-cut accessible manner. This may well have taken him months to put together but he’s able to present it very quickly and effectively to the team.
Seemingly, something reinforced, because right after he sees Ulaz’s weapon and hears about what it’s for, we see him privately comparing it to the symbol on his own weapon.
does the person on the nintendo post even know anything abt climate clothing bc like. the gerudo outfits make zero sense. u dont wear bikinis in the desert or u would fry in the sun like an egg yolk. u wear loose, light clothing that covers as MUCH skin as possible bc that protects it from the sun. u know like, actual people that live in desert climates?? tf??
Also, Olivia’s clothing makes zero sense because almost every island Captain is dressed better for the weather?? And she isn’t even close to water her specialty is rock type so??
As a person who lived in tropical climates, that’s not….. a terrible thing to wear but unless you’re going to the beach you’re going to suffer. Plus, their is no! reason! for! her! to! be! in! heels!!!! That’s literally such an ineffective way to dress!!
And you cam see that this is a common thing that Nintendo does with black women. They’re sassy and “”exotic””
Moving onto the subject of Twintelle! Let’s look at the other ARMS female fighters.
Ribbon Girl: A short skirt but has workout shorts underneath them, which makes sense it’s very practical!
Min Min: Same thing for her, a short skirt with slightly longer workout shorts!I mean it’s an ass shot which is…. great but I’ll leave that alone for the moment.
Mechanica: I mean the only thing you can see is her head… so no comment
But then you get to Twintelle and her outfit is very different from what the other female fighters are wearing?
She has skin tight clothes and isn’t wearing a skirt. Which all the female characters have skin tight shirts but there’s something different about Twintelle’s. I’ll let you marinate on that.
She has oiled up skin and yes, I know the other fighters look shiny but there’s a difference in shiny and intentionally oiled up (especially since nintendo loves their oiled up dark characters)
The way Twintelle stands, walk, looks is all COMPLETELY different than the other female fighters!!! She has an over exaggerated ass (which they kinda do with Min Min but I will not speak on that) and everyone else is wearing sneakers yet she’s wearing heels!! She’s obviously supposed to be the “”sexy one”” and tbh when Arin said she was his favorite she was dead to me
And Marina they have no excuse for. It’s…. so blatant. I can’t even say anything just go look at pictures of her standing next to Pearl. Then compare her to Callie and Marie. Just???????? Okay.
Nintendo has a race issue and this is 1) nothing new and 2) something white men people love to ignore. I’m not the first person to say something, I’m not the last. And y’all need to stop acting as if it’s “empowering” or “outstanding “””””feminism”””””” that all of Nintendo’s darker characters are far too sexualized. If you only support dark characters when they’re eye candy then I have a surprise for you!! You are racist!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!
As a preemptive measure, if there is hate send to me for this please use MLA formatting.
This got so intense I’m sorry. Liking these characters doesn’t make you a bad person btw, but please consider why you like them if you do, especially if you aren’t black nor brown. Dark skinned folks (mostly women) constantly have to fight for people to see them as anything more than sexual objects for white folks.
It’s finally finished! I wanted to make this comic for the snap election, but if the Tories win I feel like it’s gonna be relevant for the next few years.
I messaged a few of the spoonie blogs I follow to see if they would be okay with me tagging them in this. I got responses from @spooniediaries and @heyatleastitsnotcancer but I didn’t want to tag anyone else who hadn’t given me their consent.
Caption/script under the cut - please reblog and share. (Note: the captioning is reaaaaally long - it might crash your phone if you’re on mobile).
2.12.17+4:58pm // journal evolution // some people have asked me to post my old bujo pictures to compare to today, and look how much i’ve grown! it’s all about finding your style and trying new things. if you start something and don’t like how it turns out, change it! you don’t have to settle. keep adapting and change things to your liking.