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Blue_Haven
Oh! new person! welcome ika07!

Something wrong with the site? I checked for you, my computer won't display it either. I hope it gets fixed. >< Don't worry!! We have other connections. wink.gif

@MeLRizA- Don't worry! This thread will be super active when the next ch. comes out!
I have a pen tablet(it's a really small one though) dry.gif Not a fancy shmancy one. It works though so I'm not complaining. biggrin.gif
Galorfilinde
Welcome to the Royai thread, ika07! I hope you'll enjoy it here ^^ The people are really nice!

@ Blue_Haven - You're so lucky to have a pen tablet!
And I also think this thread will be active when the next chapter comes out, but I'm always careful to not read everything. I don't really like spoilers tongue.gif But I understand, since I'm the only one who's not read the manga yet.

@ Nil-chan - I just noticed: Where is your 'official Royai thread greeter' badge? You should put it back into your siggy!
MeLRizA
Ooh.. A new Royai lover! WELCOME ika07!! Enjoy your stay and have lots of fun here~ Yesh, everyone here are very nice!! laugh.gif but meh bites! *points to siggie*

@ everyone : I think so too.. When the next chapter comes out, this thread will be active with Royai goodness..

Hey, yeah.. Galorfilinde's right. What happened to your greeter bagde, Nil-chan? huh.gif
ika07
awww... thank you everyone for the warm welcome!! biggrin.gif

o, yeah..i've been wondering... where else can I get new chapters of fma?
I've already checked the thread for the forum on this site that lists all the sites where you can get it from, but none of them work for me mad.gif

If anyone could tell me, I'd appreciate it laugh.gif

I've also noticed the thread growing slower than before...(I was one of those people who just read the posts...and leave silently like a ghost...)
but hopefully the new chapter will make up for it smile.gif
Colette
ika07: Welcome! I like your avatar.
MeLRizA
@ ika07
If the msn groups don't work, have you tried online manga viewer? LOLx, you were here before and haven't joined till now! ohmy.gif

The thread may be growing slower because there's not much Royai stuffs to talk about these few days.. *sigh* With the arrival of chapter 61, everyone will be gossiping like crazy.. *prepares to spam*

Can anyone tell me what's wrong with FMA@msn.groups ? Its been down for more than a week..
Colette
Is anyone else having problems with ZOMGfta?
Nil-chan
@Summoner Colettte: Yeah, i think everyone is. I get my manga chapters frorm www.stoptazmo.com, they have all the current chapters.

@Galorfilinde: My badge? I'm working on a new one. I couldn't read the otherone very well, but i wll put it back in.
paca
I'm having problems with zomgfta too sad.gif
and with the fma msn group sad.gif
and the chapter 61 is going to arrive!!!!!!!!
*tring to enter in zomgfta page without luck* TT_________________TT

*now tring the page that Nil-chan posted* laugh.gif
It works!!!! but you have to download them (ok. I don't mind)
Does this page bring the chapter fast?????? blink.gif

hey, i'm looking for this:
"Section 3: The Rise of Amestrisian Army
- Roy Mustang, Riza Hawkeye, Alex Louis Armstrong, Maes Hughes, Jeans Havoc, Kain Fuery, Vato Falman, Heymans Breda, Maria Ross
- National Establishment and Military Organization
- Military Establishment
- A new Coordination of Bradley's Political System
- General Missions of the Military
- A Table of Military Classes
(note that most of those character names up there are accompanied with a timeline)
- Encyclopedia "Military"

* - "Truth" room, I wore underwear! (another one of those from manga)
* - Interview with Riza, Scizeka (sp? I think it's in Material Side book, I can check later), and Maria, as long as Mustang's crew (but not Mustang)
(oh yea, the above Interview of Ed, Al, and Winry, same as this interview, is conducted by "Truth".)
* - then a poster thingie on the Armstrong's family.
* - "Reveal the secret of Colonel Mustang's hugh popularity!!" (It's a chat long thingie of the Military crew, excluding Riza and Mustang... it's funny. I am interested in translating this.)" posted here





No_One
I've been off for a few days *is ashamed*

Welcome ika07!! So you were one of those lurking unregestereds, huh?...have you been to the Royai forums yet? *points at sig*

I wonder what happened to Tombow...maybe he's haveing problems with this site like Nil-chan had? Whatever it is I wish he would return.

paca
*I forgot to welcome ika07*
WelComE!! Welcome ika07!!!
ika07
Thank you Blue Haven, MelRiza, paca, No_One, Galorfilinde, and Summoner Colette! laugh.gif

(did I miss anyone?? huh.gif )
I can just feel the love on this thread^^ tongue.gif

@Melriza: Yes, I knew about the online manga viewer, but it doesn't have chapter 60 yet. But thanks for the tip though smile.gif

@Nil-chan: I'll try stoptazmo too! tongue.gif

@Summoner Colette: I like your avvy too!!

@Blue haven: thanks for checking the site for me! smile.gif

I'm so glad I started to post on this thread after three months of lurking around silently, spying(?) on all you people.. wink.gif
seastone130
Welcome ika07! Yes, this thread is full of love (royai love especially...)
paca
Oh! I used to do the same . I use to enter to the forum without being register smile.gif , and i used to read the new info, about the manga, movie, cd's...and more (because i dicovered that there are more info in forum -web pages don't have a lot dry.gif -)

*Hey! look now i'm an alchemist(s) laugh.gif . now i need a name huh.gif . not. wait.i need a name if i take the alchemist's qualifications (?) blink.gif *
Shiroken
IPB Image
i didnt make it but its a good wallpaper
MeLRizA
Indeed it is Shiroken and WELCOME on board to the most AWESOME Royai thread ever!! Enjoy your stay and have lots of fun!! XD

@ ika07 : There is over-flowing love in this thread ya'know~ Spread the Royai love~

@ paca : The PACA Alchemist? tongue.gif *that was random*

Hmm.. Don't tell me that Tombow's computer had crashed, then she'll have a lot of catching up to do.. I just can't wait for chapter 61 to be released too..
paca
@Shiroken: Welcome!!!Welcome!!!

@MeLRizA: No , that not. I'm searching for something with a deep meaning (O__o) *jajjajajjajajja*

Blue_Haven
@Ika07- Don't worry! I too was a lurker.

Welcome Shiroken!!

@paca- The Royai Alchemist of course. laugh.gif tongue.gif Sorry that was so lame.
Nil-chan
@Shiroken: Welcome to the awesomeness that is the extremely-active-now-four-hundred-and-eighty-six-pages-long-most-awesome-forum-of-all-time-of-all-the-royai-lovers-who-are-so-much-cooler-than-everyone-else Royai Thread! Hope you enjoy your stay, the people are all awesome and welcoming, and we have much fun times here. Sit back and enjoy the royai! thankyou so much for sharing that bg!
*pokes nifty new badge*

@MelRiza: Chapter 61 must comeout soon! Jeej!!

@Paca:How about..um... the um.... nope. I got nothing.
Galorfilinde
@ Shiroken - Welcome to the Royai thread! Yeah it's a good wallpaper, I know that one. Ningen has a lot great wallpapers. I hope you'll like it here ^^

Yay, Nil-chan, your new badge is awesome! You're right, this one is better readable. The colors match your siggy!

@ Paca - Well, you yourself know the best who you are, and what you like. I've called myself 'the Bright Diamond alchemist', because I love diamond jewelry (I always wear diamond jewelry. Bling bling XD) and because diamonds give faith, purity, life, joy, innocence and repentance. So think about something that symbolises the way you are, or the things you like. Maybe I'm taking this too seriously laugh.gif
ika07
wait, just a quick question..
since zomgfta is down, where would we get the releases from? huh.gif
I mean raw chapter btw wink.gif

@Shiroken: welcome!!^^I love the wall paper!
Nil-chan
@Galorfilinde: (grr, i keep wanting to spell your name with 2 'l's ) Thankyou! i'm glad you like.

@ika07: I dunno. I know people like sepent's cross and evil genius did some translations, but.. hmm.. Hopefully ZOMGFTA will be back up before the next chappie (which will hopefully be filled with ROyai goodnesss)
55th_animalalchemist
Like always I`m the last one..Welcome Ika07 and Shiroken,have a lots of fun on this amazing Royai Thread!
And Shiroken I have already seen that wallpaper , but everytime I see it I found something new.thank you for share
Nil-chan: I like you`r new badge

Paca: What about knowledge Alchemist, you always bring info and alot of stuff that I haven`t seen.
No_One
@paca I agree with 55th_animalalchemist! You do have a lot of info. and things that I've never seen or heard about. !! The all knowing Alchemist! biggrin.gif he-hee

It's a bit late but, Welcome Shiroken! That's a cool wall paper.*saves*
MeLRizA
@ Nil-chan : Your badge is back!! Yay!! Its so nice and shiny~ I agree with Galorfilinde that its more readable.. ^^

@ ika07 : There are people int his forum that always bear newd about the release of the latest chapters, you've gotta look out for those threads smile.gif *that's what i do*

paca can be the Knowledge Alchemist.. She bring all sorts of informations that we don't know.. X3
Nil-chan
@MelRiza: I think i allready told you this, but your siggy is great! is that the first one you made? that's really great talent.
55th_animalalchemist
No_one: Your`s is best. "the All Knowing Alchemist" sounds better. But Paca has to decide it.

MElriza: I`m agree with Nil-chan . Your siggy is awesome.
MeLRizA
Aww.. Thank you Nil-chan and 55th animal alchemist!! I'm really in <3 with photoshop now.. ahaha. I can never be better than Nil-chan, she's far too good! I love her backgrounds and how she modify the images!

I've just done another one.. Its used in the another forum..
paca
^ i like your siggy.

ika07
@paca: Knowledge alchemist.....the name suits you well laugh.gif

@melriza: I'm also in love with your siggy! It's so good! The only time I ever learned photoshop was when I was in 8th grade crafts class dry.gif And I was so excited that I finally learned it too!...until I realized I completely forgot how to use it...

To EVERYONE: zomgfta is back up!! smile.gif

I can't wait for the next chapter....I hope it's filled with much much much royai!
*starts to squee so loud that everyone in the room leaves*
July is gonna be such a great month too! I'm going on a vacation near New Jersey sometime around next week or so...I think..I'm not really sure about the date yet ohmy.gif
and more importantly, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead man's Chest is coming out!!
(yes, I am obsessed with pirates of the Caribbean...)
paca
oh! zomgfta is back?! really....??!
*checks the web*
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It's true =)
only 10 day for chapter 61!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pics!!!:
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The New Fullmetal Alchemist
WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! laugh.gif Hahahaa! Hey, all! Aren't you guys proud of me?! I kept my computer and TV off for over a week! Yays!!! I no longer feel like a completely lazy slob! Hahaha! However, I am very far behind on not only this forum, but all of my fanfics! Gah! Oh, well... sigh... So, how's everyone doing? Good, good, that's good (nods).

Loving the pics, paca!! Oh, and ika07, yes, I love Pirates, too!!! Eee! My friend's b-day is actually on the 7th! We're all going to go see the movie when it comes ou! Eeep! Yays!

So anyway, now that I've "de-toxified" myself, I plan on spending a bit more time here! Hahaa! laugh.gif

Oh, BTW, does anyone here read RoyxEd stories? If so, would you mind reading mine and letting me know what you think? Nothing physical, oh God, no! Just a little on their "relationship" - I was asked to do it for someone with a new FMA website - they wanted to post some fanfiction on their site, and they asked me! Yay! I feel special... anyway, here's the address - sorry, I'm a bit too lazy to do it as a link, but if you want an actual link, clicking on the link thingy in my sig! Haha!

www.fanfiction.net/~thenewfullmetalalchemist

BTW, it's called "It Takes Love to Live" - thanks again! You guys rock! smile.gif
MeLRizA
Thank you paca and ika07!! I'm so proud to have learnt to love photoshop *credits to Nil-chan and Kurayami* but I'm still struggling with other tools..

BTW, I've seen those pictures. They're from the Character Guidebook *I have the book* Thanks for sharing them^^ Do you know that Roy drew that ugly (its really retarded) Hayate doodle?

@ The New Fullmetal Alchemist : I would read if there's nothing physical and too emotional about the story ^^; So sorry about that..
No_One
@The New Fullmetal Alchemist I read your fic. it was good. Only now I really want to know what happened! Stupid clif-hangers, oh well...

@ MeLRizA & Ika07 I've never had the chanse to learn photoshop.

@ paca Thanks for sharing the pics!

(I'm going to the lake for one week in about an hour, and we don't have a computer there, or T.V. so see you when I get back)

Also if anyone wants to read a weired and cute fic. that I wrote, it's on my LJ http://moon-alchemist.livejournal.com/ sorry it's a friends only post.
MeLRizA
Ok.. Since No_One said that The NFA's fic was good, I shall try reading it risking the fact that I'll read some funny stuffs in your story <-I hope there's none..

Aww.. We're gonna miss you No_One sad.gif Take care and have fun there^^
It seems that so many people are leaving.. Tombow, No_one, etc.. ._. Hope to see those who have left real soon..
paca
if we considerate that:

Timeline

The impact of the past is very important in 'Hagaren'! We will now show you the connections between all of the events.

Prehistory -> 1860

There are many points in history more than 60 years beforehand that are unknown. However, from a small amount of hints, we are able to figure out the connection between these events.

YEAR----------------------------------EVENT

Prehistory-----------------------------The country of Xing is founded.
-----------------------------------------The country of Amestris is founded.
-----------------------------------------The capital of Xerxes collapses.
-----------------------------------------The Western Sage visits Xing.
-----------------------------------------The Eastern Sage visits Amestris.
-----------------------------------------"The Father" creates Pride.
-----------------------------------------Lust is created.
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More than 200 years before---------Greed is created.
-----------------------------------------Envy is created.
-----------------------------------------Sloth is created.
-----------------------------------------Gluttony is created.
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About 100 years before--------------Greed leaves "The Father".
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60 years before-----------------------Wrath is created.

1861 -> 1900

The families' records kept through their photographs.

YEAR----------------------------------EVENT

1866----------------------------------Pinako and Hohenheim become good friends.
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1872----------------------------------Pinako gets married.
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1873----------------------------------Pinako's son Yuri is born.
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1885----------------------------------Mustang and Hughes are born.
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1889----------------------------------A picture is taken of Pinako at work.
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1893----------------------------------The Rockbell house is built. A picture is taken to commemorate.
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About 20 years before--------------Wrath (King Bradley) becomes Fuhrer of the Amestris military.
----------------------------------------The country of Amestris fights with all of the surrounding nations one after another, and expands the area it governs.
----------------------------------------Hohenheim and Trisha meet and start living together.
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1897----------------------------------Izumi and Sigu get married.
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1898----------------------------------Izumi fails at human transmutation.
----------------------------------------Pinako's son marries Sara.
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1899----------------------------------Edward and Winry are born.
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About 15 years before--------------Ling is born.
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1900----------------------------------Alphonse is born.


Roy was born in 1885.
and if riza is 4 years younger, she might be born in 1889.

Chinese horoscope: roy..... is a rooster , and riza is and ox.



ROY:


The Rooster



The Rooster is a flamboyant personality, feisty and obstinate
. He is quite the extrovert who loves to strut his stuff and is proud of who he is. Outwardly confident, the Rooster is also a trustworthy, hardworking individual. He’ll tell it like it is with no qualms or reservations.



THE SIGN OF THE ROOSTER

Roosters are very loyal individuals. They do not like dishonesty or mockery of any sort. They are blunt, up front and honest people and expect those around them to be the same. Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, at a party or just a social gathering. They even enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charisma and wit in a minute. This star quality can be overbearing, for a Rooster expects you to listen to him while he speaks and can become agitated if you don’t. Roosters do have a tendency to brag about themselves and their achievements and demand an attentive audience when doing so.



CHARACTERISTICS

Brave, Romantic, Motivated, Proud, Blunt, Resentful, Boastful



IN YOUR ELEMENT

The characteristics of the Rooster are tempered by one of the five Chinese elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth overlaying a 5-year cycle of characteristics on the original 12-year cycle.





HEALTH AND HABITAT
HEALTH

Roosters are typically fit people. They enjoy sports and active hobbies such as hiking and swimming. They don’t get sick very often because they tend to fight illness fairly well. However, when they do get ill, they usually bounce right back. Roosters can be a little high strung, suffering from dramatic mood swings and stress.

AT HOME WITH THE ROOSTER

As proud as they are of themselves, you can only imagine how they are about their homes. Roosters put a lot of effort into their homes as they reflect the Roosters assets and taste. They are very neat and clean and have everything in its own specific place. They make a chore out of cleaning out drawers and closets with a knack for rearranging them better and better each time they attempt it. This habit is enough to drive anyone berserk, but a Rooster’s family understands his need for a dramatic appearance.

CAREER AND FINANCE

THE ROOSTER AT WORK

Roosters are more motivated than most other Animal Signs, making their careers a priority in their lives. They are hard working, flexible individuals able to stick to the given tasks. They are generally successful individuals who reach the top of their chosen professions.

MONEY AND THE ROOSTER

An eye for detail means the Rooster is pretty good at handling his finances. He is able to give others good financial advice and can help get budgets under control. However, when it comes to his own finances, the Rooster is either or. He either spends it all or hoards it for a rainy day.

ROOSTER CAREERS

Those born in the Year of the Rooster share the same kinds of goals and objectives in life. The occupations best suited for the Rooster are listed below:

ROOSTERS MAKE EXCELLENT:

Actors

Armed forces members

Dancers

Book keepers

Insurance agents

Secretaries

Musicians

Dentists

Bankers

Certified Public Accountants

(and where is alchemists??? blink.gif )

CONGENIAL BUSINESS PARTNERS

Whether Roosters are compatible with their business partners depends on whether their signs are harmonious or antagonistic to those of their business partner. Considering the congruity of their own characters and the characters of their business partners can also be very useful.

Roosters ruled by Benefit from Are Antagonistic to

Metal Earth Snakes Fire Roosters

Water Metal Oxen Earth Pigs

Wood Water Pigs Metal Pigs

Fire Wood Sheep Water Dogs

Earth Fire Dragons Wood Tigers

Leisurely activities and pleasures

LIKES AND DISLIKES

Since Roosters are born under the same Animal Sign, they often share likes and dislikes. Following are similar likes and dislikes of the Rooster personality.

Color Preference: Peach, apricot

Gems and Stones: Diamond, Ruby, Topaz

Suitable Gifts: Terrarium, walking cane, flask, bonsai tree

Hobbies and Pastimes: Fishing, gardening, swimming, hiking, mountain climbing

Roosters Dislike: Being made fun of, bad hygiene, impoliteness, unmotivated people

THE ROOSTER ON VACATION

The appearance-oriented Rooster must go to all the cool, fashionable places when traveling. These people take pride in knowing all of the latest trends in hair, makeup and fashion. They like to spend their money in exclusive department stores where they oooh and ahh over the expensive merchandise. However, the Rooster is also capable of spending a vacation relaxing, as long as it’s in a five-star hotel with gourmet food and wine.

FRIENDS AND ENEMIES( rolleyes.gif )

Friends of the Rooster cannot be sensitive people. As bossy, overbearing and blunt as the Rooster is, you can imagine just about anyone wouldn’t last without a sense of humor! That’s why Roosters tend to have more acquaintances than actual friends. Still, any friend of a Rooster knows how dependable and honest he is and treasures his friendship despite his arrogance.

Compatible Friends

Best Friends: Oxen and Snakes

Mortal Enemies: Rabbits

ROOSTER PARENTS AND BABIES

Roosters are quite protective of their children, always nurturing them and caring for them. Sometimes they can be a bit overprotective in trying to keep them safe. They are known to be very strict with their children demanding respect not only for others, but their environments and surroundings. Rooster parents will absolutely not tolerate bad manners and are caught up in the way their children represent them while they’re not there.

ROSTER INFANT AND CHILD

Children born in the Year of the Rooster are bright, intelligent children. They are creative and alert. They easily play and interact with other children and generally like to learn new things. They are eager to please parents and teachers alike. However, Rooster children do not make the best scholars and they tend to excel in subjects where interaction and social skills are required.

ROOSTER PARENT/CHILD KINSHIPS

Some parents immediately click with their children and others find they will never have a close relationship no matter how hard they try to make it happen. Following are compatibility ratings between Rooster parents and their children.

Rooster with Under the same roof Compatibility Rating

Rat not very close **

Ox strong bonds ****

Tiger kind of distant *

Rabbit a bit of erratic behavior **

Dragon understanding ***

Snake divergent expectations *

Horse temper tantrums **

Sheep affectionate in spite of the differences *

Monkey conflicting *

Rooster too headstrong **

Dog very loving and understanding ****

Pig incredibly supporting ****

*uphill struggle **some complications ***easy bonding ****on the same wavelength

LOVERS AND SPOUSES

THE ROOSTER LOVER

Roosters are generally pretty black or white when it comes to their feelings. They either like you, or they don’t. There is no in between. Although they are vocal with opinions and ideas, Roosters are pretty tight-lipped about their personal emotions and feelings. They certainly don’t wear their hearts on their sleeves. They are intensely private people who never kiss and tell. ohmy.gif

MARRIAGE

Roosters are not extremely easy to live with. However, if you can get past their bossy, obstinate, my way or no way exterior, you find a wonderfully romantic, caring individual hidden beneath. Their hearts are made of solid gold and they genuinely care abut their family and friends as mush as they care about themselves (believe it or not!). They are not suited for a sensitive partner, again, their candor and wit can be humiliating at times. Roosters can be highly critical of their partners, often expecting too much of them.



THE ROOSTER LOVE PARTNER

Roosters need a stable companion, one who can take everything he dishes out. He needs someone who will stand up to him and his mincing words and out him in place when need be. Roosters also need partners who will deflate them when they are a bit too high on themselves and who can take their constant boasting.

PARTNERS IN LOVE

Rooster*Rat

More conflict than love.

Rooster*Ox wub.gif
Good match. You are both sexual and passionate and love each other intensely.

Rooster*Tiger

Both are strong-willed which can make for some difficult roads ahead.

Rooster*Rabbit

Very, very opposite. And no, you don’t attract each other.

Rooster*Dragon

Your egos will deflate each other. Too high-maintenance.

Rooster*Snake

Great pair! Go for it!

Rooster*Horse

You conflict about who is boss, but for the most part you get along quite well.

Rooster*Sheep

Not a good match. You’ll fight a lot.

Rooster*Monkey

Not very attracted physically which can make for a difficult romance.

Rooster*Rooster

You are both way too egotistical. There’s not enough room for both heads.

Rooster*Dog

Not too much in common can make for dull conversations.

Rooster*Pig

Your differences can unite you.

Love Partners at a Glance

Rooster with Tips on Togetherness Compatibility

Rat not enough in common *

Ox heavenly ****

Tiger make a decision or keep moving **

Rabbit nothing in common *

Dragon always exciting **

Snake stable ****

Horse you have small arguments ***

Sheep destined to be successful ***

Monkey quite picky *

Rooster no way! *

Dog hard, but achievable **

Pig worth working on ***

*dispute **keep working at it ***intense sexual attraction ****angelic




Riza:


The Ox


Those born under the influence of the Ox are fortunate to be stable and persevering. The typical Ox is a tolerant person with strong character. Not many people could equal the resolution and fearlessness the Ox exhibits when deciding to accomplish a task or an objective. As we used this great creature long ago to plow the soil day after day, so do Ox people labor through their daily responsibilities either at work or at home without complaint or gripe. Oxen know they will succeed through hard work and sustained effort and find no truth or benefit in concocting get-rich-quick schemes.




THE SIGN OF THE OX

Pragmatic and down-to-earth, Ox people are motivated to work hard and have no respect for lazy or careless people dry.gif . Although they can be easily trusted and find it easy to put trust in others, they are not dependent on friends and family and would rather find an answer or a solution themselves than to ask these people for help or guidance. However, others can, without a doubt rely on Oxen, who are always honest and meticulous about their responsibilities. While they do not feel the need for many distant or acquaintance-oriented friendships, they value the strong bonds they share with their partners and families, and make close friends that last a lifetime.


Though they are quite open-minded, once Ox people have made a decision about something, they rarely change it. This is a defining characteristic that can be seen as obstinacy, but it is actually the way an Ox learns to be strong, brave and straightforward. It is the way the Ox learned to take on tasks and responsibilities and how he learns to be reliable for others. Oxen are more comfortable with the well-known as opposed to the unfamiliar. Yet, beneath their unpretentious, tranquil exterior lies a heart of gold and a motivation to prosper.

CHARACTERISTICS

Obstinate, Pouty, Truthful, Motivated, Friendly, Apathetic, Genuine, Quick-tempered




HEALTH AND HOME

HEALTH

People born under the sign of the Ox usually have strong codes and work ethics. This can lead to a tendency to be a workaholic, and they should make an effort to relax more. Many Oxen work in relatively stationary occupations, and would benefit from squeezing a little exercise into their routines. They are prone to bone and joint problems - especially the knees - and must pay special attention to these areas. However, Ox people are usually strong and robust, and, according to ancient wisdom, should be blessed with long lives.

AT HOME WITH THE OX

The Ox’s home is his castle, a place where he finds relaxation and peace from the everyday hustle and bustle of his career or responsibilities. This is where he spends time with his friends and loved ones. The Ox person doesn’t put a lot of effort into making his house stylish, for he would much rather be comfortable while reading the newspaper or watching television. He doesn’t spend much time indoors anyway—he wants to be outside, smelling the air, planting gardens and trees, which will usually be evidenced by the botanical literature you will find on his bookshelf or on his coffee table. Ox people prefer to live in the country. The Ox generally prefers to decorate his home with nature’s colors, i.e. golds, greens and oranges. However, since the Ox is associated with January, winter colors might be more appealing.



CAREER AND FINANCE

THE OX ON THE JOB

Able, ethical and aware, colleagues of the Ox will marvel at their methodical approach and will depend on their eyes for detail. Oxen are not phased by routines, probably because they are so well-organized. They are better-suited for specialized positions and prefer to work in large companies. They do, however, work best when they work alone since they can be unhappy when participating in a large group.

MONEY AND THE OX

Oxen believe in security, and thus don’t usually take wild risks or financial gambles. They are meticulous about spending money and work hard to ensure they will be able to retire comfortably.

OX CAREERS

Those born in the Year of the Ox share the same kinds of goals and objectives in life. The occupations best suited for the Ox are listed below:

OX MAKE EXCELLENT:

Painters

Interior designers

Carpenters

Mechanics

Horticulturists

Engineers

Draftsmen

Architects

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Managers

Quarry Workers

Academics

Archeologists

Osteopaths

Physioherapists

Bankers

Investment brokers

Real estate agents

CONGENIAL BUSINESS PARTNERS

Whether Oxen are compatible with their business partners depends on whether their signs are harmonious or antagonistic to those of their business partners. Considering the congruity of their own characters and the characters of their business partners can also be very useful.

Rats Ruled By Benefit From Are Antagonistic to

Metal Earth Roosters Fire Tigers

Water Metal Rats Earth Horses

Wood Water Pigs Metal Sheep

Fire Wood Oxen Water Dogs

Earth Fire Snakes Wood Monkeys



Leisurely activities and pleasures

LIKES AND DISLIKES

The Ox is a lover of stability, a great traditionalist and a homemaker. Rarely would you expect an Ox person to be an extrovert pleasure-seeker. They are happiest in the peace of their own home territory.

Oxen Like:

Color Preference: Violet

Gems and Stones: Jade, Emerald, Moss-Agate, Lapis-Lazuli

Suitable Gifts: Kitchen accessories, gardening and planting books, cookbooks, bonsai trees

Hobbies and Pastimes: Body-Building, Baking, Gardening, Listening to music, Sewing

Oxen Dislike: Making small talk, foolish games, feeling insecure

THE OX VACATION

Actually, Oxen are homebodies, preferring the lure of the sofa or the garden to extravagant vacations far away from home. They are very happy just staying at home, spending their summer vacations catching up with the hobbies and pastimes that their workloads have prevented them from taking on previously. Whether they are planting flower beds, or enjoying a sunset on their newly-built front porch, it is all quite satisfying to them. If they do decide to take a trip, you can bet they’ll head for the hills to do some hiking or rock climbing.



FRIENDS AND ENEMIES

Oxen are not the most sociable people and tend not to mix easily in social gatherings. Instead, they would rather be at home, enjoying their privacy and anonymity. Unlike the Rat, the Monkey, or the Rooster, the Oxen tend not to have a little black book, preferring a few very loyal friends to a large network of acquaintances. Oxen do know how to shine at social occasions, but more often than not they dislike small talk. These are wary people, unlikely to ignite friendships on the spur of the moment. They like to take their time and get to know people before disclosing themselves fully. A happy, solid relationship with their partner and children is the most satisfying goal they could accomplish.

OX PARENTS AND CHILDREN

Oxen make very protective parents. People born under this sign will unselfishly work their fingers to the bone to provide a thriving, happy and secure home where their children feel safe. In return, however, the Ox mother and father demand that their youngsters be courteous, respectful and polite. In comparison to other parents, Oxen can seem a bit authoritarian but they are conventional and believe in instilling within their children a belief system. A good education is especially important and by utilizing their educational opportunities, Oxen children can make their lives and relationships with their parents a lot easier. Ox parents expect their children to listen, behave and be attentive while they are at school. Showing rebellion is the fastest way to be punished in the Oxen household.

Oxen, especially female Oxen, tend to start their families early on and completely immerse themselves in caring for and parenting their children. This can lead to dependent children and can pose a problem for parents who are trying to teach their children to become self-reliant.

THE OX INFANT AND CHILD

Children born under the sign of the Ox are quiet and amenable. They develop into solid, independent,

resourceful children, and are happiest when left to entertain themselves. If interrupted, provoked or forced

to do something against their will, they are likely to pout or show themselves, despite their audience.

Generally, Ox-born children are shy, and for many, childhood is quite lonely partly due to them liking to be

alone and partly because their siblings are usually much older or younger than they.

At school, subjects with a constructive appeal will be of the most interest to them. They like art and music as well. They are creative children who enjoy sports too. They are respectful, polite, hard-working, children…something their parents take very seriously.

OXEN PARENT/CHILD KINSHIPS

Some parents click immediately with their children and some find they will never have a close relationship no matter how hard they try to make it happen. Following are the compatibility ratings between Oxen parents and their children.

Oxen with Under the same roof Compatibility Rating

Rat noble parent, respectable child ****

Ox pretty much equal ***

Tiger not much understanding *

Rabbit happy at home ***

Dragon some problems to sort out **

Snake on similar planes ***

Horse little compromise *

Sheep too sensitive *

Monkey a lot of fun together ****

Rooster solid relationship ****

Dog not much interaction *

Pig essentially harmonious ***

COMPATIBILITY RATINGS:

*uphill struggle **some complications ***easy bonding ****on the same wavelength

Lovers and spouses

THE OX LOVER

Oxen dislike chit-chat. They don't have fun at parties and as aforementioned, don’t have a ton of friends. They are not very sociable and would rather be spending their time at home with their families. When the Ox is in love, he does not confirm his feelings verbally, preferring to show you how he feels rather than tell you. An Ox will take a long time to decide if you are the right match for him because Oxen hate change, and want to find someone who is ready to embark upon a stable marriage. Oxen never rush into anything and are not flirtatious people. Once they have committed to you they will usually be faithful and expect reciprocation of their honorable actions.

MARRIAGE

Unfortunately, many Ox marriages do fall apart after a couple of years, possibly because the Ox is too dominant or inflexible. Perhaps it's because, Oxen tend to place blame on everyone but themselves. But if an Ox fortunate, and has chosen wisely, the couple can build and maintain a close-knit family to which the Ox will completely devote himself.

THE OX LOVE PARTNER

Oxen are strong, silent, reliable people who sometimes take for granted that their relationship is a partnership and that they make not always be the dominant figure. Other Animals may find them quite stubborn and overbearing. Chinese horoscopes are very specific about which partnerships have the potential to be successful in love and in business. Yet, though destiny can point us in the right direction, we must still make all efforts to maintain loving relationships. Following is a brief description of how an Ox will affect a relationship with other Animal signs.

PARTNERS IN LOVE

Ox*Rat

Really good sex, but you’ll better serve each other as an affair. Marriage isn’t a good idea.

Ox*Ox

A solid partnership, but a wee bit boring.

Ox*Tiger

You are completely drawn to each other but headed for a dead end.

Ox*Rabbit

As lovers you’ll have a solid, content marriage.

Ox*Dragon

Give-and-take is not your forte and you are both more stubborn than the other.

Ox*Snake

You are headed for happiness!

Ox*Horse

Better in business than in bed.

Ox*Sheep

You may be phyiscally attracted to each other, but there’s not much substance here.

Ox*Monkey

If you can make it work, you’re destined for happiness and a lot of fun!

Ox*Rooster wub.gif

Sexually stimulating, passionate and spontaneous…this should be a good fit.

Ox*Dog

You probably aren’t truly comfortable with each other…there’s a reason for that. Not much in common.

Ox*Pig

Passion and similar opinions destine you for a successful marriage.

Love Partners at a Glance

Oxen with Tips on Togetherness Compatibility

Rat similar appreciation ***

Ox strong, but apathetic **

Tiger completely different attitudes *

Rabbit delicate and loving ***

Dragon love at first sight, then stalemate *

Snake Majestic ****

Horse too argumentative *

Sheep No way *

Monkey okay, but no spark **

Rooster Wonderful ****

Dog Doubtful, but there’s hope **

Pig worth trying **

COMPATIBILITY RATINGS:

*dispute **keep working at it ***intense sexual attraction ****angelic

The New Fullmetal Alchemist
Damn, Paca... blink.gif What the hell is all of that?! It's cool, but I don't quite get what it's doing there... also, that timeline thing is neat, did you do that yourself?

Thanks, No_One for reading my fic! I'm glad you liked it! Oh, and MeLRizA, don't worry if it's not your "cup of tea" - I have plenty of comedic fics for you to read to make it up to you! Haha! Speaking of which, I really ought to update soon...
paca
oh! they are roy and riza horoscope (chinese ones) signs, acording to they year of born. The time line (which i use to know the years) is from the prfect book.
The New Fullmetal Alchemist
Aaaah! I gets it! Thanks so much! Yeah, I really need to get my hands on those Perfect Guidebook things... where do you guys find them? Online? Or does the bookstore you get your manga at carry them?
Blue_Haven
@paca- Wow blink.gif thanks for taking the time to do that for us. Where did you find the horoscopes? It matches them pretty well. That's crazy.
paca
@Blue_Haven: yes, that suit them ( and i heve been looking into other characters signs and they suit them too) blink.gif


I was wondering would arakawa did it on porpouse dry.gif she loves chinese culture.
Nil-chan
You posted that on the ROyai forums too... i think i already said how crazy it is that they fit...

@No_One: We'll miss you! have fun!!

@MelRiza: Don't say you'll never be better than me! You've already gotten so good, and EVERYONE has to start somewhere, you're already getting really good, i can tell you're already getting the hang of everything! Try playing with blending options and styles, filters and renders... yeah. Fun stuff.

@NFA: i would read your fic, but RoyEd ticks me off greatly... It makes me want to run into walls. I like your other stories, though, you have a nifty style.
seastone130
*joins nilmiel running into walls*
paca
yes i posted it in boths sides =)!!!! Because it's so strange, so similar!!! like you said
Nil-chan
Hey, FMA.com is back up! yay! BAck to the beauty that is the royai thread.

Oh, paca, i just noticed you had the timeline in here too. Thankies muchly!
ika07
YAYNESS! <---my new word

FM-A.com is back on!! Oh, how i've missed you so...T^T

now we can all go back to being crazy biggrin.gif

FOR ROYAI!!

I just thought of something...what if there was a commercial for royai...hmm.. just a random thought...but here's my idea:

SILLY RABBIT! ROYAI ARE FOR FMA FANS!

boy, that is really cheesy tongue.gif

@paca: thank you for the awesome timeline and zodiac signs! I can't believe you got all that information!! blink.gif


Blue_Haven
OMG How long was this thing down for? I thought I was the only one but I guess not.
That's okay, were like four days closer to chapter 61! and school TT ^ TT
MeLRizA
So almost everyone couldn't log in to this forum? blink.gif Ahahaha.. Its good to be back!! I missed everyone so much~

@ paca Thank you for sharing such a great information about Roy and Riza!! Like what Nil-chan had said, you posted on both forums so that all Royai fans would get to know Roy's and Riza's cgaracters better^^
paca
jajajajja.
Your welcome.
It was easy to find that. And to search and read in English helps me to improve my English !
I only typed "horoscope chinese (the year)" and that was all!!!
riza'slittlesister
I'm BACK for good! I just got back from Law camp... anyways:

OH MY WORD, that is amazing stuff for the horoscopes! Now I just need to look up MY horoscope! This could be interesting... Thank you!

Yeah, I tried to log on last night and it was down! I was soooo irritated!
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