I have not been a part of the FMA-fandom for very long. Only since autumn -08. And I've only followed chapter by chapter since april -09.
But, it has given me so much. For the first time I am into a fandom to 100%, and I'm loving it here! It's so intense everything; the waiting, the fanfics, the fanart, the discussion and theories, and philosophy in the series itself! And now (soon) it's over. I feel very empty that there will be nothing NEW. No more answers to questions, no new baffling resolves to tricky situations, no more plottwists, no more excitement when they found new clues on how to bring their bodies back, no more theories as to what Arakawa will come up with now! It is over. I feel so restless.
I'm glad that it doesn't go on and on with more and more challanges (what I call the 'Pastime-mangas'), but it acctually has a strong pulled together storyline and...an ending. ('The Thought-provoking mangas'.) It ends, and it was inevitable.
I was planing on waiting with this last chapter for at least a couple of weeks, maybe until Brotherhood ended because I was hoping to find someone to read it WITH. But it just, WAS there last night, and although I felt dreadful the whole time, I couldn't STOP. I saw the end of the cliff but I just kept running, heh.
And my mother suggested, coldheartedly, when I was woobling around brushing my teeth, that there will be other series for me to read. D:
I really doubt that anything will be this good. This series has brought me my favorite character in everything fictional ever; Alphonse. It really opened up my eyes to the world of manga and anime, and asian culture. And humor!
It has a fire somehow, that I really want to have in my life. The fire in Ed's eyes, it just, gives me energy, and the fire in Al's eyes
gives me other burning sensations *cough*
I hope that the fandom wont evaporate now that it's soon to be over. We have the eng dub, and the read through of all chapters. I will continue to draw fanart. I will really miss you and everything...T_T
It also makes me over-dramatic. Like, I feel disappointed that it didn't get on the news, and why didn't the world ENDDD!?
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Long live the love we shared. In our Fullmetal hearts.