homunculis

ALSO SIDE NOTE

I remember also being so into FMA that my friends and I ALL had our homunculi. and I was Lust. and My stepdad bought me an iPod because my older sister had stepped on mine and it was the white ipod nano like 1st gen nano and he had it ENGRAVED “Sammi (Lust) [LASTNAME]” with my phone number if it got lost and I NEVER LOST IT until one trip years later and I was sooooo mad

Being overly-familiar with a series is such a weird burden sometimes because like

you’ll see some theory being passed around that you instantly know is wrong. Like it’s surprising to see people supporting it because the flaws in its logic are so glaringly obvious. Until it hits you that, yeah it’s wrong, but only because you were able to immediately remember the 5 second conversation between two background characters 17 minutes through s2e13 that definitively disproves it. And no casual fan would have any reason to remember that off the top of their head and it’s you who’s the weird human encyclopedia with a shot-for-shot memory the entire damn series.

Like at that point you don’t even know anymore whether to argue your point or just…maybe go outside for a little bit.

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Although the concept of man-made life has been around since antiquity homunculi have only been around since about the 16th century. The creation of a homunculi was one of the ultimate achievements for an alchemist, next to chrysopeia, the transmutation of a base metal into a precious one, and the  creation of an alkahest, a universal solvent. 

The Swiss German scholar Paracelsus is believed to have been the first to write about homunculi by name, and details a method of creating an artificial human using a man’s sperm in a horse’s womb. 

Homunculi are often compared to golems and Magic employs both as creature types. Golems are represented as colorless artifact creatures, but homunculi are generally depicted as blue. The distinction comes from the difference in the motivation: the creation of a homunculus is to prove the capacity of human intellect and achievement while golems are created simply to do the bidding of a master. 

Hhhhhhh, decent chunk of people are commenting/tagging on the “Roy went to recruit Ed because the file said Ed was 31″ post saying the homunculi must have intentionally messed up the file in order to drag the Elrics in. And I can say with absolute certainty that is wrong.

The homunculi and Father were 100% oblivious to the Elrics until the Elrics got involved in the military. Father broke out into boyish glee when he learned Ed and Al were Hohenheim’s kids. His response was pretty much “shut up Hohenheim’s got children? Omfg that old fox.” Rewatch episode 28–it’s a beautiful thing. Then his follow-up was essentially “wait if youre his kids then wtf is an Elric?” Like, the guy had zero clue that these two “Elrics” were anything more special than sacrifice candidates until Ed and Al explained it to his face.

Hell, none of them even knew Al had opened the portal until he fought Lust in episode 19! To quote Lust, “Seems you’ve opened the portal. You really are a perfect sacrifice.” Which means they didn’t know any details about the Elrics’ attempt at human transmutation prior to their recruitment.  And the only reason they knew Ed had opened it was because he used clap alchemy in front of Bradley during his actual examination. That’s what pegged him as an ideal sacrifice, and even then they knew nothing about his relation to Hohenheim.

The homunculi’s hugest flaw was in their endless ability to underestimate humans. They flat out did not care about what humans were doing. Father likened it to how most people feel about ants. Father honestly, truly, legitimately lost track of Hohenheim and did not care at all. He never knew Hohenheim settled down, never knew he had kids, never knew Ed and Al “Elric” had the slightest thing to do with the man. Ed was recruited just like any other state alchemist.

Random fuck-up on Ed and Al’s file was just that–a random fuck-up. And without it, Father would likely have scoured further for two other people who had opened the portal, or who could be forced through it (Kimblee, Marcoh, etc.) in order to get on with his plans. 

That random fuck-up dragged Ed and Al into the picture, and it likely saved all of Amestris. 

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Ling Yao and Greed (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood) "Friends are connected by their souls, you can’t just rinse something out that has been deeply instilled into your soul" (Ling)

“Geez, both Ling and shorty pretty much made the light of me…it’s enough…Yeah it’s enough…I don’t need anything else anymore…Gahaha…Farewell…my friends of the soul.” (Greed)

Man, my school’s drama and chorus classes are so pathetic.

AP Language teacher sprained her ankle during first block (how the hell, she sits all day) so I just read Homunculus on my laptop at school.  Up to volume 5, and I’m pretty glad no one was behind me during that scene with Nakoshi and Yukari after she eats dinner.

I heard it gets even worse, though…

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When her strength left her and her hand began to fall, she whispered, “That’s… the monster.

Behind him, Edward heard Al gasp and say something about it not being true or whatnot, but his mind was already elsewhere, trying to process what Lan Fan had just revealed.

Because the person that she had just identified as one of the Homunculi was First Lieutenant Hawkeye.(x)-Hellbound, Chapter Three, By The Flame and Hawk’s Eye

@the-flame-and-hawks-eye

Happy birthday Shay!

I occasionally get asks about this, so just so y’all know:

I am always okay with/absolutely love:

  • People making art based on my fics/headcanons
  • People making fic/headcanons based on my art
  • People printing out my fanfic/fanart to enjoy/share with people
  • People linking/posting my fanfic/fanart in other places, as long as it’s properly linked and credited.

I am not okay with:

  • People posting my art/fic elsewhere without crediting me/reposting it on places like tumblr where it already is (reblog it instead!)
  • People claiming they wrote/drew my art/fic
  • People breaking into my apartment in the middle of the night and performing dark rituals over my prone sleeping body.
  • People harvesting my skin to make evil homunculi. (Or homunculi of any other alignment.)

Hope that clears up any questions! :)