<Edited the thread title and added sub-title "On Ed fangirls, shirtless Ed fanart, and other observations.." to show what is being discussed on this thread, since the main title does not clearly spell out what is being discussed. Hope that's ok.^^ 02/03/07 ~Tombow>
NOTE: This is coming from the mouth of an Edward Elric fangirl. No, I'm not a hypocrite. Just, stating what I think.
Poor, Poor Hiromu. =/
As we all know, Edward Elric has almost a gajillion fangirls now. He's probably had fangirls since 1899. When he was born. o__o Anyways...
Fangirls are known to swoon, sigh, and cry out, "That's sexy!"
But what I noticed is that most of the pictures are of Edward in just his boxers, Edward showering, etc. etc.
=/ Can't they appreciate Edward when he's fully clothed? He's a beautiful character, and he's got great posture. Sure, his attitude may need to have a little work done, but that's what makes him unique. He also has many talents. But everyone just likes it when he wears less clothes then what men usually wear. Just because he looks good doesn't mean that you should all swarm to him. =/
And I understand Hiromu probably adds those 'sexy' scenes in for alot of the fangirls, but...
Why not when he's normal Edward?
Quote from Hiromu Arakawa, The art of FullMetal Alchemist, Page 94: "Another thing that I noticed was "Boy, the man character sure takes off his clothes alot." Of course, if I want to draw his auto-mail, then I have to make them take off his clothes. But maybe he strips more than Major Armstrong? Is Edward a stripper? No, guys always walk around their room only wearing their underwear."
Maybe there's some hidden reason. o: But her main point is that she wants to draw his auto-mail. So, shouldn't we all be paying attention to his auto-mail? o: