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FMA Manga Question Thread!, Post your questions for FMA manga here!! (Spoiler Alert!)
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post Aug 12 2007, 12:21 PM
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There are already threads to compare the manga and the anime. Take it to there.

Wouldn't creating an 'Unanswered Questions' thread for the manga section too would be good, so it would be needless to make a new thread every time?


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post Aug 12 2007, 01:06 PM
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(Hey guys~ If I have questions concerning the manga, do I ask them here?)

From chapter sixty-something, I all confused, cuz I don't know what's happening..( well, I forgot):

1- Why does Ed have to go to General Armstrong's place? What is he searching for?

2- Why does Kimbley reappears? What's his goal/mission? Why does he have to catch scar?

3- What is Xia Mei doing with everybody?

Summary: WHAT'S HAPPENING??!!!

P-S: yes, i know i can reread all these chapters, but my internet speed is too slow (it takes ~ 1minute to load one page since last week // I can't download them (the chapters) cuz we only have 2gb per month ===> I don't want to go over the limit~ ;_;





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post Aug 12 2007, 01:40 PM
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QUOTE(Shinwa @ Aug 12 2007, 01:06 PM) *
(Hey guys~ If I have questions concerning the manga, do I ask them here?)


What if I said no? =P

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1- Why does Ed have to go to General Armstrong's place? What is he searching for?

They are searching for Mei (the little girl from Xing) to ask her about Xing's alchemy (aka rentanjutsu)
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2- Why does Kimbley reappears? What's his goal/mission? Why does he have to catch scar?

cuz Envy gave Kimbley a new "mission" (which is not explained in detail yet, but it has something to do with "craving a blood seal" at the North with Ed)... and he wants to *kill* Scar because he failed to do so in their first encounter (and the homunculus want to get rid of Scar as well)... remember that Kimbley works for the Homunculus (sorta)
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3- What is Xiao Mei doing with everybody?

Mei didn't really intend to hang out with everybody at the first place, because she went to the North to check out Scar's brother's alchemy notes (and they met up with the Elrics' by coincidence)

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Summary: WHAT'S HAPPENING??!!!

We will be able to answer this properly after FMA finishes.

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P-S: yes, i know i can reread all these chapters, but my internet speed is too slow (it takes ~ 1minute to load one page since last week // I can't download them (the chapters) cuz we only have 2gb per month ===> I don't want to go over the limit~ ;_;

Uh, you know, reading them online = downloading already, since your computer would have to DOWNLOAD them onto your computer before they appear on your screen.... so might as well save them properly since you have already "downloaded" them.


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post Aug 12 2007, 02:06 PM
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QUOTE(Shinwa @ Aug 12 2007, 04:06 PM) *
(Hey guys~ If I have questions concerning the manga, do I ask them here?)

Yes, we have been getting requests for the FMA manga Q&A thread for some time, and yeah I agree that it's time for us to have one.
Sooo... I'm turning this into FMA manga Q&A thread, if everyone is ok with it. ^^

Thanks in advance, to guys and ladies who are the FMA manga experts on our board for your kind efforts to help us out with the answers!! happy.gif


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post Aug 12 2007, 04:34 PM
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QUOTE(AA battery @ Aug 12 2007, 01:40 PM) *
Uh, you know, reading them online = downloading already, since your computer would have to DOWNLOAD them onto your computer before they appear on your screen.... so might as well save them properly since you have already "downloaded" them.


(dry.gif Lol~ When you load a page, you do not download it~ The computer only loads the page.. (Ex: When you go on Youtube, you load videos, but you can't really save them on your computer, right?) Cuz when you want to download something, you have to: right-click and click on ''save as'' or click directly on a link ^^ (then there's a bar where you can see the progress, etc.) ..Anyways, let's talk 'bout other things..biggrin.gif) ( smile.gif Sorry if I've said something that offenses you ><)

Anyways, thx for having answered my questions smile.gif

EDIT(14th August xD): *smacks head* You guys are right~ biggrin.gif I can't believe I've said such random thing~ tongue.gif


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post Aug 12 2007, 08:44 PM
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^Wrong. It's still downloading because you need to use MBs/KBs/whatevers to "load" (as you've stated) the page. So basically, it's more worthwhile to save the stuff on your PC.
Hope you understand. smile.gif Gosh, I'm starting to confuse myself wacko.gif.

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post Aug 12 2007, 09:26 PM
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*cough* Okay...so let's go on-topic again, shall we? So if anyone else has a question, feel free to post...

EDIT: I think AA battery's post↓ just fried my brain. Throw me magnetohydrodynamics to work with, but electronics and how they work? No. Just...no.


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post Aug 12 2007, 11:54 PM
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QUOTE(baKa-neKoh @ Aug 12 2007, 08:44 PM) *
^Wrong. It's still downloading because you need to use MBs/KBs/whatevers to "load" (as you've stated) the page. So basically, it's more worthwhile to save the stuff on your PC.
Hope you understand. smile.gif Gosh, I'm starting to confuse myself wacko.gif.


Right. That's the concept.

QUOTE(Shinwa @ Aug 12 2007, 04:34 PM) *
(dry.gif Lol~ When you load a page, you do not download it~ The computer only loads the page.. (Ex: When you go on Youtube, you load videos, but you can't really save them on your computer, right?) Cuz when you want to download something, you have to: right-click and click on ''save as'' or click directly on a link ^^ (then there's a bar where you can see the progress, etc.) ..Anyways, let's talk 'bout other things..biggrin.gif) ( smile.gif Sorry if I've said something that offenses you ><)

Anyways, thx for having answered my questions smile.gif


The computer loads the image and downloads them into temp folders in your computer. If you have an older version of Windows (ie, win ME), you may find incomplete download files (ie, the download died half way) in your C drive some where. Doing the save as process for IMAGES does NOT take up extra bandwidth (unless your temp folder's size is tiny, or that the image itself is gigantic like... 3MB?) because as you are loading the page with Firefox/Internet Explorer and such, your computer has already downloaded the image into the temp folders. By saving the image, the computer simply moves the image file from the temp folder in your computer into the designated folder that you want to save into. This process does NOT take up extra bandwidth.

If you read the chapter 5 times this month... assume that the chapter is 10MB, then you have used 50MB bandwidth (+ bandwidth for the background images and site images...etc)

and the same goes for saving text.

Well of course, if you are downloading a zip file, then yeah that's separate bandwidth used... but downloading the zip file does indeed take LESS bandwidth than reading online (unless the websites you are reading from resized the images to make them smaller), because when you go to websites, it's loading the website's background, text, images...etc + the chapter itself.

If you visit a lot of websites containing a lot of images, and if you go to youtube a lot, then you would've used up a LOT of bandwidth (each youtube file uses about 5-30MB bandwidth).

And it IS possible to download YouTube files with something such as the firefox videodownloader plugin. However, this one is different and it does take up extra bandwidth (I don't want to go into details about how videodownloader plugin works), so I don't suggest you use this. I do use it though because I like to rewatch files and I don't like to redownload them and before youtube deletes them XD.

I also suggest turn off the signature viewing option when you are hanging out in forums, because people's signature can take up a lot of bandwidth too.

Well, at least that's what I figured out through using comp for years... please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

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Uh >.> Someone please ask a question... sorry about being anal about the image saving and bandwidth usage issue.


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post Aug 16 2007, 12:36 AM
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QUOTE(nick fury @ Aug 12 2007, 07:19 AM) *
I like the manga better in all ways accept for what the philosophers stone has become. Well maybe I should change that, I don't like how the humonculi are made in the manga. It makes no sense, I am hoping the explanation will be good but if there are thousands of souls in a stone how does one humonculi personality come out of it? I think the anime explanation of humonculi are much better. Neither are too close to a real world meaning of it , but the anime's is closer.


From the looks of chapter 74, it looks like we might get answers rather soon on the issue of homunculi. Apparently, homunculi are created by some unknown process involving a beaker and human blood. Or, at least, one that looks rather Prideish was.
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post Sep 8 2007, 10:15 PM
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i have a few more questions...

I totally didn't understand the part when al and ed try and bring back they're mom..al says he looked through that thing's eyes?? blink.gif How;s that possible. Can someono please explain that incident to me.

And when they realize that what they brought back wasn't theyre mom why do they feel so relieved? Cause they did kill the "whatever it is" they brought back..

Thanks in advance. smile.gif
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I totally didn't understand the part when al and ed try and bring back they're mom..al says he looked through that thing's eyes?? blink.gif How;s that possible. Can someono please explain that incident to me.

Ed figured out that the human transmutation didn't fail. However, it didn't exactly do what they wanted it to do. What Ed and Al wanted was to: 1) create a human body, and 2) pull out their mother's soul and put it into that body. What actually happened was that they created a human body and put Al's soul in it, instead.

As Ed explained, their mother was dead, and her soul no longer existed (also here). They couldn't put a non-existent thing into the body, so the reaction naturally found a closer target--Al's soul. His soul was then transmuted into the created body. This allowed the body to exist as some sort of "human" for a few seconds immediately after the reaction. During this time, Al saw Ed as if he were looking through the thing's eyes because his soul was inhabiting that thing. However, rejection happened, and Al's soul, lacking a container, was sent to the Gate to join his body (that was transmuted as an ingredient in the reaction). Ed then managed to take Al's soul out of the Gate (because Al had not died) and embed it into the suit of armor. Amazingly, rejection has not (yet) happened.

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And when they realize that what they brought back wasn't theyre mom why do they feel so relieved? Cause they did kill the "whatever it is" they brought back..

Well, yes. They did kill it, and Ed feels remorse for letting it die. However, imagine how terrible they would feel if they had let their mother die. It's more relief by comparison.

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post Sep 17 2007, 10:03 AM
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How do you pronounce Xerxes, and Xing? Since they're kind of based more off of chinese ways, are the X's pronounced like "Sh" or something, I've heard it either way, and I'd just like to know so I don't sound like an idiot when I talk to my friends
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post Sep 17 2007, 11:17 AM
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I believe that "X" in Xerxes would be pronounced as a "Z". (That is just me though.) I also pronounce the "X" in "Xing" as "Sh".


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QUOTE(Edamame @ Sep 17 2007, 08:17 PM) *
I believe that "X" in Xerxes would be pronounced as a "Z". (That is just me though.) I also pronounce the "X" in "Xing" as "Sh".


In the Japanese manga it is written how they're pronnounced:
As you said the 'X' in "Xing" sounds like 'sh' - "Shing"

But for Xerxes both X's sound 'ks' as in... well as in 'X' or "exodus" - "Kserkses"

Sounds fugly, I would have preferred "Shershes" myself, but that's how it is. happy.gifU


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Xerxes.

A great Persian king, btw. Those of you who know anything about Greek history (or have watched "300") should at least remember the name.
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