I know we've already got a thread for discussing favorite pairings, but this is a little different. (Though if any of you mod people would rather merge this with another thread, I understand. Do whatever you think is best!) Anyway, this thread isn't just for saying "my favorite pairing is _____." It's for my fellow FMA fans to share WHY they love the pairing, and what they think it's about. Sort of like a mini-manifesto-free-for-all thingy. Even if I don't like a pairing, I still like to hear the reasons behind it and try to understand why others like it, and it helps me learn to respect other fans all the more.
It's simple - share what your One True Pairing is, what it's about, and why you think it's awesome! And if you can, share one song (with YouTube linkage!) that sums up or "represents" your pairing...basically, what you think their "theme song" is. 'Cause I'm a music junkie.
But here's the catch - there can be absolutely NO negative comments of any kind. Bashing or putting down other pairings to justify yours is absolutely NOT ALLOWED. POSITIVE REMARKS ONLY...and that includes comments on other people's responses. This is NOT a my-pairing-is-better-than-yours contest. I want this to be a chance for every FMA fan to share the pairings they love, without fear of being criticized for it or seeing their OTP hated on.
You can do this however you want - silly, serious, whatever. Even crack pairings are welcome. *Kimblee x Philosopher's Stone FTW* xD Also, feel free to share more than one pairing if you want! Sometimes it's hard to pick just one favorite.
I'll start! My OTP is Ed x Winry.
EdWin is about waiting, because love is worth waiting for. It's about pain and promises, tears and joys; knowing the best, the worst and the just-plain-weird about each other and sticking together anyway. It's about friendship, banter, arguments, denials, reluctant realizations, awkward steps, and a few softer, quieter moments of being there for each other.
It's about brokenness being healed, strength filling weakness, conquering the limits of Equivalent Exchange, and discovering that love isn't something you fall into - it's something you grow into.
I think EdWin is awesome because there's so many different sides and layers to it - way more than people realize. There's a little bit of everything in it: humor, angst, sweetness, hormones... (PERIODIC TABLE. 'NUFF SAID.) On the surface, it looks like your typical "bickering-best-friends-fall-in-love" or "hero-gets-the-girl" cliche; but if you take time to really look at it, a far deeper side comes shining through. It's a diamond in the rough.
They never give up on each other. Winry will always be there to fix him when he falls apart (in more ways than one), to give him a reason to come home. And in turn, he will risk his life to protect her and always comes back to her, no matter what. <3
And here's just one of their theme songs: "Pieces" by RED. Beautiful, beautiful song. Enjoy! (And now it's your turn!)
<I love the whole thread idea! Nice thread! You have my vote. C: ~Tombow>