“Is this 03 or Brotherhood?”, the definitive guide
I know a lot of people have trouble telling the two FMA anime apart, and I’ve noticed an increase in confusion lately, so I thought I’d make a post to help clear it up! I’ll go over some telltale differences between the two styles, in order of ease. For images, Brotherhood will be on the left, and 03 on the right.
1. Al’s armor
If Al is present in an image, he’s the quickest way to tell the difference between the two series. 03 Al is fairly greenish in hue, and his face looks similar to the early stages of the manga, with a very rectangular chin. Brotherhood Al is much greyer, a little shinier, perhaps a bit bulkier, and his face is more angular with a curvier chin, giving him something of a permanent >:( face. His toes curve up in Brotherhood, but not in 03. Also, since the fight with Buccaneer never happened in 03, if Al’s ponytail is short, it’s definitely Brotherhood!
2. Characters who appear in one series but not the other
This is something of a no-brainer, but it’s worth mentioning. Look at what characters are present in the image. Anyone who appears after the Dublith arc in the manga/Brotherhood would not be in 03. Conversely, characters such as Dante, Lujon, Archer, the Tringham brothers, and Leo don’t appear in Brotherhood.
3. The women
While this doesn’t necessarily apply to every screencap, women in 03 tend to have somewhat defined lips, while they don’t usually in Brotherhood (with the exception of Olivier, who wouldn’t be in 03 anyway). This is especially true of promotional art, as opposed to screencaps.
4. The chain
(Running in the shadooooows~)
On every Amestrian military uniform, there’s a rope chain on the right shoulder, which also attaches to the front of the breast. In 03, the bit connecting the chain to the front of the uniform is braided, while in Brotherhood, that portion is a single cord.
5. Colors + general vague feeling
Colors can sometimes be used to tell the difference, if the lighting is standard. Colors in Brotherhood are fairly muted, but not too dark, and generally stick to shades of red, blue, yellow, black, white, and brown. They might almost be described as pastel, at least compared to 03. While colors in 03 are usually more saturated than Brotherhood, they’re also a lot darker, and not nearly as coordinated in hue. Also, 03 characters in general tend to have something of a youthful look to them, compared to Brotherhood, and noses are usually longer and pointier than in Brotherhood.
6. Specific character differences
Certain characters have notably different looks between series. If these characters appear in a screencap, you can look to them for clues. Some examples:
Ed: His hair is darker and more orange in 03. He also wears the same outfit throughout most of it, while his alternate outfits from Brotherhood don’t appear. His face shape also pretty much stays the same in 03, while in Brotherhood he matures physically towards the end of the series.
Al: His human form in 03 has noticeably darker, more brown hair than Ed, whereas in Brotherhood there’s really very little difference between the two. Shamballa Al is also very distinct: Long hair in a ponytail, basically dresses like Ed. Post-Promised Day Brotherhood Al looks older than Shamballa Al, and has short hair.
Winry: Her “work outfit” in 03 had a pink bandana and light purple pants. In Brotherhood, the bandana is green, and her pants are tan.
Rose: Had dark skin and pink bangs in 03, while in Brotherhood, her skin is light and her bangs are more of an auburn color. She also appeared much more in 03.
Scar: 03 Scar looked way younger, and had no cheekbones. Brotherhood Scar has cheekbones and could crush 03 Scar’s teen vogue looking ass with his bare hands.
Bradley: Brotherhood Bradley has wrinkles on his forehead, and a very defined nose. 03 Bradley has a more empty face, and also usually a darker skin tone. Brotherhood Bradley also looks a lot more pissed off compared to 03 Bradley, most of the time.
Greed: In 03, Greed’s shield form is dark blue with red eyes. In Brotherhood, it’s grey with black eyes. His undershirt is also dark blue in 03, while it’s dark red in Brotherhood. Also, obviously, Greeling does not appear in 03.
Kimblee: Brotherhood Kimblee is a suave ass motherfucker with the best fashion sense in the entire series. 03 Kimblee has this absolutely terrible circa 1980s Rachel Summers-esque braid/buzz cut combo that makes me want to cry every time I look at it.
I need to make few things clear, here, because obviously the people saying “italians are POC” haven’t ever opened a book about anthropology, etnography or genetics and biology.
- “Italians are POC” isn’t even a correct sentence in actual english (or italian, or whatever language you speak) because “italian” is a nationality, something which has a legal value, whether “POC” means “person of color”, which doesn’t even refers to one of the races recognized and codified in forensic anthropology or genetics.
- Italians are ITALIANS whether you are black, brown, white, yellow or whatever. You are ITALIAN if you live or lived in Italy, have italian descents or if you are born as one.
- We have POC italians, we have WHITE iatalians, but most of all we don’t categorize people using their skin color. That’s an AMERICAN thing, because USA have a different social situation.
- Italians are caucasic, african, asian, arabs, european, mediterranean… we have every single and different skin color type, and we don’t categorize ourselves as “POC” or “WHITE” we are ITALIANS. Mario Balotelli, who is a famous soccer player, is completely BLACK because he has african descents, and he’s 100% ITALIAN like El Shaarawy, who is another famous italian soccer player, who has egyptian descents, and like me. And i am white as a mozzarella because i have GERMAN descents.
- POC Italians want to be recognized as “ITALIANS” just like Italians with asian descents, arab descents etc. STOP speaking about racial issues on behalf of people who you DON’T represent. Moreover if you don’t know a single fucking thing about Italy, and its issues with integration and racism.
- We Italians, just like LOTS of European countries, are a mixture of different race and ethnicity. We are NOT just “POC” or “WHITE” we are LOTS OF DIFFERENT THINGS, and we are FUCKING PROUD of that. Stop erasing our history and our culture!
- Italy more than other European countries is a mixture of different ethnicities and races because we had been colonized and conquered by LOTS of different powerful countries in the past: Spain, France, Austria, Turkey etc. etc. there’s no PURE ITALIAN BLOOD, and we learnt it CLEARLY after the WWII, so PLEASE educate yourseld about that.
- Our society is based on what you wrongly call “white culture”, but it’s far from “white”. Lots of different immigration processes and conquests in the past build up what Italy is now and it’s, just like the italian population, a mixture with the contribution of lots of different etnicities.
- STOP TALKING BULLSHIT ABOUT WHAT IS /OUR/ HISTORY. You don’t know a single fucking shit, moreovernif you don’t realize EUROPEAN don’t reason with “race categories”; we reason considering only the “nationality” of a person, and we as ITALIANS consider ourselves “brothers” based on the fact we share the same country we are living in wether you are black, white, asian, arab or whatever.
- The Moors. People are saying Italy was conquered by “The Moors”, but “Moors” isn’t even an anthropological or ethnic definition. The “moors” are what european called “muslims” back in the past; and muslims were african, berber, european and arab.
We have had contacts with berbers, which ethnically speaking are not POC. SO SHUT THE FUCK UP, AND LEARN SOME FUCKING HISTORY AND ANTHROPOLOGY BEFORE SPEAKING
- In the end: ITALIANS are NOT POC. Italians are black, white, brown, yellow… ITALIANS ARE ITALIANS.
…and for god’s sake, stop speaking on behalf of us italians. You talk a lot about oppression and racism, but you’re being the racist and xenophobe cunt here, talking on behalf of a population whichw tried for days this week to say YOU’RE WRONG.
Hello! I didn’t actually expect that many people to request this and I was going to make this anyways soooo… Let’s get to it!
Before we get started to actually making the spread, you first need to answer the following:
Do I want to follow a theme?
If so, what theme do I want?
What are the things that motivate me?
Are there certain people that motivate me?
Do I want to plan my weekends?
My weekly spread isn’t the same every week and I change some things very often because I feel like it’s necessary to do so but I’m not one to change my over all color scheme very often although there are some studygrams who change theirs every week. It’s hard to keep on changing your theme if you are a studyblr so I suggest to stick to one for a long time. It’s not necessary to have one but it makes it more neat and pleasing in the eyes and makes it look more organized.
I don’t know what they’re originally called, but I call them ‘space-fillers’ mainly because they fill up space (duh). To sum it up, these are basically little things you can add to your bujo to make it more handy and useful. (* - my favorites) Some examples are:
Thought of The Day (TOTD)*
Quote of The Day (QOTD)
What I Eat in a Day*
I want to make this clear, because I live in the Philippines, I don’t really have access to expensive stationeries that you could always see on tumblr and instagram such as Tombows, Muji pens, Artline Stix, and Mildliners. I know that there are some MUJI branches in Manila but it would mean climbing Mt. Everest, crossing the Han River, and spending your life savings. Not worth it (in my opinion because I’m like 14 who basically depends on her parents). So, learn to use what you have and supplies are just supplies. Expensive stationery don’t equal to immediately having beautiful lettering. I just use the Faber Castel ones but depending on where you live, these might not be available for you. I use it because it’s cheaper and does the job. Although the tips do fray overtime, you’re still getting more than what you paid for. So definitely a must-try.
Before we start. Checklist (* - optional)
(I didn’t list any specific brands because you can always substitute supplies)
“Gilman Street was the best education I got. Walking through that door the first thing I saw was a sign saying ‘No Sexism, No Racism, No Homophobia’, and I think that’s had an impact on me for the rest of my life,” he recalls.
“Now when people come to our shows the main thing is I want them to feel like they’re in a safe space. If you’re gay, straight, white, black, brown, transgender, if there’s one place you feel you can go to it’s a Green Day gig.”
This has to be the best damn post I have seen posted about police officers on Facebook.
“It’s not the police who need to be retrained, it’s the public. We have grown into a mouthy, cell phone wielding, vulgar, uncivil society with no personal responsibility and the attitude of ‘it’s the other person’s fault’, 'you owe me’. A society where children grow up with no boundaries or knowledge or concern for civil society and personal responsibility.
When an officer says "Put your hands up,” then put your hands up! Don’t reach for something in your pocket, your lap, your seat. There’s plenty of reason for a police officer to feel threatened, there have been multiple assaults and ambushes on police officers lately. Comply with requests from the officer, have your day in court. Don’t mouth off, or fight, or refuse to comply… that escalates the situation.
Police officers are our sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters. They’re black, white, brown, all colors, all ethnicities, all faiths, male and female, they are us. They see the worst side of humanity… the raped children, the bloody mangled bodies of traffic victims, the bruised and battered victims of domestic violence, homicide victims, body parts… day after day.
They work holidays while we have festive meals with our families. They miss school events with their kids, birthdays, anniversaries, all those special occasions that we take for granted. They work in all types of weather, under dangerous conditions, for relatively low pay.
They have extensive training, but they are human. When there are numerous attacks on them, they become hyper vigilant for a reason, they have become targets. When a police officer encounters any person… any person, whether at a traffic stop, a street confrontation, an arrest, whatever… that situation has the potential to become life threatening. You, Mr & Mrs/Miss Civilian, also have the responsibility of keeping the situation from getting out of control.
Many, the majority, of law enforcement officers are Veterans. They’ve been in service to this nation most of their lives, whether on the battlefield or protecting us here at home. They are the only thing that stands between us and anarchy in the streets.
If you want to protect your child, teach them respect… for themselves, for you as a parent, for their teachers, for police officers. Police officers do not make the laws, they merely enforce them. If you don’t like the law, be proactive in the political process. The police officer doesn’t have, or want, the role of judge and jury.
If you get a speeding ticket… were you speeding? Don’t blame the cop if you broke the law. Go to court, pay the fine, don’t do it again.
It’s easy to judge, it’s harder to look within oneself and see what your role should be as a citizen, as a responsible person seeing both sides of the issue.
This is Diva (black and white) and Luna (brown and white).
Diva is Luna’s mum, and she is 6 years old, about 30cm, and a bit overweight (13kg). Luna is 2 years old, about 33cm, and in good shape (about 9kg)
They are very energetic, are excellent squirrel, mice and rat hunters, and they love to dig, and cuddle. They always bark when someone comes knocking, but stops when we (the owners) have said hi; they are alright with strangers, when we introduce them. They are very clever and and quick to learn tricks (excellent dancers).