Newbie here! Just joined a few days ago. I already tinkered around a bit...reading rules, put up a coupla pics, fixed the profile...random stuff. Just thought I'd drop by and say "hi", plus post a few tidbits about me if anyone cares. You know, so you can get to know me and avoid me easier. ^_~
I'm...kinda old. But a kid at heart. I'm an English major in college, and I hope to use that to go into writing for cartoons and/or TV. I've had an obsession with art and animation for ages, and would have gone into animation as a major if I had the attention span for it. As it is, I focus on writing with a whole lotta doodling on the side. I've drawn three short mangas, each better than the one before it but still really dumb (and will never see the light of the internet, if I can help it; I'm self-consious of old art). Three of my friends and I are thinking about combining our powers and becoming an American CLAMP or something. I might also be working on a new FMA fanmade videogame like Bluebird's Illusion...depends on if it gets off the ground or not.
I discovered FMA one night when I was housesitting for a month (July of '05, actually...yeah, I'm such a nerd I even remember the date). There was a TV in the bedroom, so I clicked in on to see if there was any anime on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, and wouldn't you know it...the first episode of FMA was just starting. I had heard about the series, but didn't know squat about it, so I was excited to find it. I was hooked by episode one, and from then on my twin sister and I stayed up every night to watch.
We got about to ep. 16 or 18 or so before that housesitting job ended, so we weren't able to catch any more. I started buying the manga the moment it came out, and I still jump on them when a new one appears (despite the fact that I've now read online all up through what's come out in Japan).
Sad thing though, now that I've read so much of the manga, when I finally did managed to borrow the whole series from a friend of mine (just this week I finished it) I found the anime didn't hold a candle. There are probably those who prefer it, but as for me...there's just no beating the manga. The anime's still good, but Arakawa Hiromu really knew what she was doing. And gosh, is she a good artist.
That's probably enough outta me for the time being. Nice to meet you all!