xiao mai

I’m probably reading too much into this, but oh well.

So a lot of fans have noticed that Ruby’s new outfit looks a lot like both Penny’s and Pyrrha’s.

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But can we talk about how:

Jaune has a belt like Pyrrha’s, in addition to her armor.

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Ren also has a red belt, as well as sleeves like Pyrrha’s.

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Weiss’s new dress looks more like Pyrrha’s, similar to Ruby’s outfit change

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Yang is now wearing her hair in a ponytail, like a certain deceased red head, even though it must be harder to put her hair up with only one hand.

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And Blake’s new thigh highs look somewhat very familiar.

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The fictional country of Xing in Fullmetal Alchemist is heavily inspired by the real-life country of China. From the weapons, food, flora, fauna, clothing, architecture and art, we can see the Chinese influence.

Xing is a country made of 50 clans, ruled by an Emperor. Similarly, China is a country made of 56 different ethnic groups, and had a monarchy for thousands of years until the end of the Qing dynasty in 1912. In Fullmetal Alchemist, we know three of the clans: Yao, Han, and Chang. The Yao (瑶族)is an acutal ethnicity in China that lives in the South and Southwest, with a population of 2 million. The Han (汉族)  is also an ethnicity, who are the majority of the Chinese, with a population of 1.2 billion and making up 92% of China’s population. The Chang clan is fictitious, however, from the Chinese translation, the clan’s name is “张”, a common Chinese last name, commonly transliterated as Zhang.


The form of alchemy, called alkahestry, in Fullmetal Alchemist is also likewise based on Chinese alchemy. Chinese alchemy is similar to Western alchemy as both seek to create gold from common base metals and finding the elixir of life. The elixifir of life was thought to be created from gold and cinnabar (mercuric sulfide). There is also a focus on herbal and medicinal treatments in Chinese alchemy.

Other forms of Chinese culture influencing the country of Xing is Ling’s dao sword, Xiao Mei the panda (pandas are only found in China), and Fu and Lan Fan’s masks, which resemble the masks used in Beijing Opera.

FMA:brotherhood 30 days challenge for Inktober

day 4: least favourite female character
None of them this time

I love all of the female characters to be honest x’“
(I’d never imagine to draw them all wow)

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Sweet lord, I haven’t slept at all because this stupid idea smacked me in the middle of the night–have more Sunflowyr doodles, I guess.

AKA The Band AU no one asked for

AKA That time Ren let Pyrrha and Nora drag him to a concert and wound up with a hardcore crush on the drummer.

@rwby artists who draw all the female characters with abs

Thank you

Happy Valentine’s Day! I know it’s not the best but I wanted to draw something, so here you have it!

(May and Xiao Mei without so many roses in the background here)

fmab: problematic faves/cinnamon rolls
  • Edward Elric: problematic fave (breaks his metal arm, is pipsqueak)
  • Alphonse Elric: blessed cinnamon roll (large suit of armor, just wants to feel the rain on his face and eat apple pie)
  • Winry Rockbell: problematic fave (throws wrenches at Ed, has many ear piercings)
  • Roy Mustang: very problematic fave (too hot)
  • Riza Hawkeye: problematic fave (bossy)
  • Maes Hughes: cinnamon roll (loves his wife and little girl, is cute in glasses)
  • Alex Louis Armstrong: cinnamon roll (strong, sparkly, cries a lot, flowers spontaneously burst into bloom when he takes his shirt off)
  • May Chang: cinnamon roll (small girl in pink with braids and a panda who can beat your ass)
  • Shao May: problematic fave (can't spell her name, bites the hands that feed her except for May)
  • Ling Yao: problematic fave (eats too much, seeks immortality)
  • Lan Fan: cinnamon roll (cuts her arm off to save her prince, is cute beyond belief, her co-worker is also her grandpa)
  • Olivier Armstrong: problematic fave (yells at her brother the cinnamon roll, buries [evil] man alive in cement)
  • Jean Havoc: cinnamon roll (puts his superior before himself, just wants a steady girlfriend)
  • Izumi Curtis: very spicy cinnamon roll (is housewife, loveydovey with her husband, but also can survive in the northern mountains by killing bears)