Joined: 9-August 07
From: My Room
Member No.: 49,158
~ Chibi..., chibi mean.....^^ ~
Hello , everyone
how are you .
Well , I have a cute japanese friend , she watch FMA:brotherhood with me every sunday
I sent question-mail to her.
I said "what chibi mean in japan..... "
----------------- Chibi mean small.
In standard Japanese, chiisai is right.
chiisai , chicchai , chicha, chibi,
Especially, Chibi is a word to small boy.(not tall boy). Sometimes chibi is used to small girl .
But usually , Chibi is a word to small boys because Chibi is a bad word. When tall boy want say bad word to small boy, he use this word. But It is NOT bad word to small girls because in Japan, small is not bad thing for girls. In Japan , Boys want to be tall because girls like tall boy. But Boys like small girls because small girls are cute and boys want girls are smaller than him. So. In Japan , Small is a complex of small boy. But Small is NOT a complex for girls. So, Chibi is a bad word to only small boys.
But now. Chibi is cute . So. girls use this word for cute thing. Girls like chibi chara. or chibi doll or ... Chibi is not so bad word. Chibi means cute. But Chibi is a bad word to small boy.
So. Edo is a boy, Boy want to become tall. Edo don't want to be small. Small is his complex ,and somebody say Chibi to him. It's a bad word for Edo, and he is angry.^-^ --------------
Joined: 26-June 10
From: Look Behind You
Member No.: 74,635
I always used to be the tallest person in my classes. Until I got to highschool. Then everyone got all tall and started call ME short! Ugh I hate karma >.> this is the price i pay for all those years I called people short <.< funnnn...(: oh well, at least I can go around saying "LOOK AT ME I'M LITTLE AND CUTE!" ;D
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Joined: 12-June 10
Member No.: 74,440
^Ha ha I know how you feel. When I was younger I was taller and in my little 9-year-old voice I used to say "ha ha I'm taller than you!"
I refuse to say my height. I'm just glad I'm still growing but peoople I am the shortest in ALL of my classes--including those days that classes are merged for whatever reason... It sucks. I'm the freaking ultra-chibi of the school.
Oh and then I went to NYC. Shiznit. Everyone in Flushing is at least 10 feet tall! The hell man!?
Joined: 4-August 10
Member No.: 75,118
Gender: Not Telling
I admit I'm short too (oh, the irony...) but it has its benefits. For example, tall people sitting in economy class seats on an airplane will envy you.
Seit mein Körper sich geändert hat, habe ich zahllose Todesfälle eingesehen. Ich habe beobachtet, wie Freunde alt werden und sterben... habe ganz verwandelnde Orte angesehen, die ich mich früher errinere. Ich schau an, wie Menschen, wieder und wieder, die gleiche Fehler wieder holen und niemals lernen sie von die Vergangenheit. Doch meine einzige Befreiung, ist es mich selbst zu errinern, daß ich noch ein Fleck mitten dem großerem Bild der Sache bin. Da gibt es noch ein menge schöne einzige Dinge, die ich mag schon erfahren... Daran dachte ich, es würde wunderbar sein... Liebe Trisha, als ich du traf und wir Kinder haben, habe ich erkannt, daß ich niemals mich ändern würde und auch wenn unsere Söhne mein Blut in ihren Venen tragen, werden sie sich erwaschen. Sie werden Alter bekommen. Davon hat diese Gedanke mich erschreckt. Danach dachte ich, im Ernst...bin ich Monster.
Joined: 16-October 09
Member No.: 71,525
@telepika -- you got tall siblings out there
I'm fourteen, I feel that I have an average height but whenever I stand beside my fellow scouts (kids younger than me) .... they ask if what year I come from ..... and they have an expression like --- *oh you're older ...
Joined: 18-June 10
Member No.: 74,542
I'm done growing and I'm about 5'3". Maybe a little shorter than that. I think I qualify as short.
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Joined: 8-December 10
Member No.: 76,000
Ello (^ ^)/
I am exactly 5'0!
I love being short Flitting around like a pixie (which is what everyone calls me! lol) is always fun! The only really bad things are being too short to reach anything T_T or being the butt of jokes T^T the blonde hair doesn't help, either >.< hm, seems I've posted more bad things than good XD
A lesson without pain is meaningless, that’s because no one can give without sacrificing something. But by enduring that pain and overcoming it, he shall obtain a powerful unmatched heart, a fullmetal heart.
Joined: 5-February 11
Member No.: 77,472
I'm 4'11" and FULLY grown (not saying my age, but I am an adult). Been short all my life...shortest one in my family. I can totally relate to Ed's struggles with height. My youngest sister is taller than me by about a head. My sister is 5'4", my mom is 5'2", and my dad is 5'11".
My 'shortness' according to doctor, is a combination of genetics and mental trauma during my growing years (mother was mentally ill and we in the family had to endure a lot of mental and physical abuse). So...using that info, it is highly likely that all that trauma both physical and mental that Ed had to endure from childhood into puberty affected his height too. The missing limbs/automail, possible nourishment of Al's body, and frequent injuries while being a teenage State Alchemist likely attributed to Ed's uhhh, 'shortcomings.' He does manage some growth in his later teen years so there is some recovery for him, but it's 'too little too late.' (pardon all the puns... )
One thing to know about those of us who are a bit uhh, 'vertically challenged' is what we lack in height, we often make up in sheer guts and determination. Height is only an issue if one lets it be whether you're too short or too tall. Even Ed knows this. He may vocalize his sensitivity to his height, but he doesn't let it affect him in his fighting style or skills. He's actually compensated for it whether he did it willingly or subconsciously.