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It's only funny at conventions when Vic and Travis do fanservice. Otherwise...EdxRoy is SICK AND WRONG!! Royai forever!!
Besides, Ed isn't even legal and Roy is like, what, 30?! This is pedophilia!
"Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. Here at Central Headquarters there was a group of brave soldiers all willing to make that sacrifice in the name of peace. This is a tale of love and courage, a tale of the Flame Alchemist Colonel Mustang and his loyal team." - Riza Hawkeye at the Beginning of Episode 37
Joined: 26-May 06
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Then I guess I'm sick. I used to like Roy/Ed. The age difference and homosexuality didn't bother me. The reason I dislike it now is because it feels overdone and shoved in my face. However, I'll still read a fanfic about this pairing if it is wellwritten or look at pretty fanart but that's it.
Joined: 27-January 05
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Just one note, last I recall the legal age to have sex in Japan is 12/13 (though this seems to vary depending on source). Much as this pairing doesn't appeal to me you can't base opinions on the fact Ed is 'underage' as by the original Japanese standards he's not. The age difference is another matter.
Joined: 23-April 07
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I, too, dislike RoyxEd, but I honestly don't like this thread. Why?
1) The title of the thread: Thread for Anyone Who Hates RoyxEd. IMO, Hate is a very strong word. I don't think a word with such a strong connotation should be used because it could offend RoyxEd fans who happen to be browsing the forums. If you really want to bash another pairing why not change it to: Anti-RoyxEd or something?
2) You should just let people follow what pairing they like. How would you like it if Royai or Edwin or whatever your favorite pairing is gets bashed in a thread like this?
Joined: 28-September 06
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I have nothing against yaoi in general, but this pairing annoys me. First off, they are 15 years apart. In addition to that, quite a lot of this pairing's fans get really obsessive, and start posting their fanart all over the internet. But I suppose they can like what they want. I don't like most fanfic in general, so I won't get started on that...
Joined: 15-July 06
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I agree, "hate" is a bit too strong. The pairing may not appeal to you (or any of us posting here, for that matter), but that doesn't mean we can ruin it for everyone else who are into Roy/Ed, or Ed/Roy, whatever floats your boat. XD In fact, it's interesting and even fun to hear from people who support different pairings from us.
And Ed/Roy can mean any relationship between Ed and Roy. First and foremost, I like to think of them as two rivals who never want to admit that they are alike in more ways than they think, that they sympathize with each other whenever their backs are turned.
And Ed never had an older brother [spoiler]save for Envy, who was actually a half-brother who died and became a Homunculus hell-bent on killing him[/spoiler], and never really had a paternal bond with Hohenheim, his biological father, For me, Roy is like a combination of an older brother and a father to Ed, always looking out for him, worrying whenever he and Al get into trouble...just as Riza said in episode 25, Roy tends to lose his cool when the Elrics get in trouble.
So yeah, in romantic pairings, I support Edwin and Royai, but I do also support the platonic/familial relationship between the Fullmetal and the Flame.
Joined: 28-December 06
From: The depths of HSC hell.
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I guess it depends on what level of Ed/Roy this "hate" is based on. For example, I personally think the paternal Ed/Roy is quite cute and the fluffy shonen-ai version amuses me briefly, but I can't stand any smut between the two. Not necessarily because it's "wrong", it just doesn't really float my boat.