Heh-loh! (Tombow, I told you that I would say that...) ...or just hi! (Contains some cursing, so all you under-13-year-olds beware! I'll let you know ahead of time, because I'm nice and fair like that...No, I just don't want you to sue my pants off...)About me...
I'm †Aeris of Iniquity†, though people just call me Aeris, or Ae-chan. Hee hee!
Um... more information about me...
I'm 17 (just turned), and I live in the U.S. (Southern California to be more precise).
I'm a Senior in high school, and I'm also in the Air Force's Delayed Entry Program (DEP).
I like yaoi, and I ship RoyxEd, so be warned. I also ship Elricest, and just about Royx anyone or Edxanyone within the yaoi genre.
I also like yuri, and I ship WinryxSchiezka, so be doubly warned. (Schiezka and Roy are my favorite characters.)About the series...
I got introduced to the series by my girlfriend, about two years ago. It quickly became one of my favorites.
I like both the anime and the manga, but prefer the manga to everything. (It covers more than the anime, and it's more interesting, IHMO.)
I have seen the whole series, and the movie (though it was not subbed.)
I own both of the games (Akaki Elixir no Akuma and Tobenai Tenshi.)
I like the subbed version better than the dubbed version.
I really really really
dislike the casting for the American dub. (Vic was too old, but Aaron was close enough. Roy sounded too old
I've seen the second half in both Japanese and English.
I'm up to Chapter 50 of the scanalated version of the manga.
I use 'Hagaren' rather than 'FMA'.Things that tick me off about the American fangirls
And in bold and CapsLock for that matter too: THIS PART CONTAINS CURSING! IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, DON'T READ, AND PLEASE SCROLL DOWN!
(Taken from Demidevi's rant on LJ, and because I totally agree with her)I could go on for hours on end about this, I really could. I won't, to save your poor eyes. ^^;; So, a few of the more wankier things(now in CAPSLOCK OF RAGE):
1.) INABILITY TO SPELL: This also includes INABILITY TO DISCERN CHATSPEAK FROM NETSPEAK FROM PROPA ENGLISH FROM THE BLOODY FUCKING ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. Seriously, spellcheck, dears. And beta-readers. @.@ Though none of those things, admittedly, can save you from stupidity. *pat*
2.) omg thier so hawt!1!!1 Just because you're a vapid twat who lacks emotionality doesn't mean that other people don't have it. And quite frankly, if a two-dimensional anime character has more of a personality than you do, then I seriously wonder.
3.) "BNFS ARE SONS OF BITCHES! *MEAN* SONS OF BITCHES!": This is the reason why I backpedal away from praise so much. (Also, I just plain don't believe it. There's no way in hell I own that many souls - otherwise the jar would be full and I could take it to the SoulStar. XD) Because BNFs in fanfiction are almost ALWAYS considered to be wanky and beat down OMG POOR PATHETIC STRUGGLING AUTHORS WHO WRITE THE *BEST* ED X OC STORIES EVER! a dime a dozen. ^^;; When actually, it's their minions who are doing the beatdowns, and not even at their behest. When someone with half a brain corrects a [insert pairing here] badfic writer on their faults, they automatically become a target of "shithead ur elist" and "omg meenie leave her alon ur jus jelous". Which hurts. Badly.
4.) Canon-Rape: Ah, I discovered Fanfiction.Net and was privy to a whole new sort of FMA fanfiction hell: CANON-RAPE. Featuring giggling!Roy, suicidal!Ed, unrealisticdreamlikedrugusageresembling!s
ex, and more neko!Ed fics than you can shake a stick at. @.@ They also use SLANG. AMERICAN slang. Of all things. "Yo" is forgiveable because the Japanese use it, too. But I swear, if I see one more "yo, dog" in fanfic...wait. O.o That goes along with the dog jokes wankery, doesn't it? Whoops, my bad. But come on. Havoc is never going to accuse Hawkeye of busting a cap in anyone's ass
as hilarious though that would be, though.
Also, Ed is not (latently) suicidal, and probably wouldn't want Roy to hug him anyway, even if he was. As a matter of fact, I think he'd just...you know, pull the trigger, or press the blade in deeper, or swallow the pills...what have you, then. XD;;
5.) Teh OMGAWD hawt sex: I'm pretty sure I like fandom porn just because it doesn't deal with the nitty gritty. Yum.
On that note, sex is not ponies and dreamboats and hallucinogenic rainbow roads made to rival that of a Super Mario game, either. Not even in fandom. OTP unrealistic!sex!fic kills teh Demidevi slowly, and more than likely with a spoon. I'm not going to tell the fangirls all sorts of details about it, but I always advise first-time porno writers to READ lots of porn first before attempting. Lots. I don't mean, one or two stories by the same person. Loads, and my loads of authors. Then you can sort of get a vicarious feel for the whole thing.
I think virgins can write some really sexy porn. That also features realism!, which is rarely seen in fangirl!fic.
6.) Het sucks. No seriously, it does: Yeah, this speaks for itself. Het pairings are not the lamest thing to be spawned in the lamest hole at the lamest center of everything that is lame in the lamest known universe. Lame. Fangirls lose in that aspect.
Admittedly, Roy X Ed fangirls are some of the worst... ^^;; They have an inherent inability to accept any other pairings in the fandom, even if they are other yaoi pairings, and they start all sorts of Winry-hating groups and even go so far as to defame female characters in fanfics, which always gets the thumbs-down from me. *insert angry face here*
It's fine if you don't ship other pairings, it really is. Because I understand that yaoi isn't everyone's beef, and that for some people, even LIKING the OTP to begin with is a huge step for them... But I don't like people who go out of their way to turn everything they see into a prime example for OMG HIDDEN ROY X ED SUBTEXT and to bash het fans. In general, those types lose.
[On that note: END OF CURSING
]I own the following:
-Fullmetal Alchemist (the manga) Vol. 1 - Vol. 6
-Fullmetal Alchemist Profiles
-Fullmetal Alchemist Perfect Guide Book Vol. 2 (Hong Kong edition)
-TV Animation Fullmetal Alchemist Official Fanbook Vol. 2 - Vol. 4 (Hong Kong editions)
-Fullmetal Alchemist Postcard Book (1 and 2)
-The Art of Fullmetal Alchemist (American Edition)
-Fullmetal Alchemist (the anime) Vol. 5: The Cost of Living
-(reserved) Fullmetal Alchemist the movie: The Conqueror of Shamballa (comes out 12 Sept 06)Hagaren music I have:
Hagaren Song File: Edward Elric
Hagaren Song File: Roy Mustang
Hagaren Song File: Alphonse Elric
Hagaren Song File: Maes Hughes
Hagaren Song File: Winry Rockbell
...and others though I can't think right now...Questions concerning the series?
Ask me! While I'm not a BNF (not even close, sorry), I do know pretty much all about the series. And if I don't know the answer to your question, I'll look for the answer and give it to you. Feel free to shoot me a PM if anything bugs you, or something like that. And look for my "Dear Schiezka" thread (coming soon, I hope!), where good ol' librarian Schiezka will answer your questions!Thank you and that is all!
*gracefully bows out*