Fullmetal Alchemist: There’s No Such Thing As A Painless Lesson

“There’s no such thing as a painless lesson—they just don’t exist. Sacrifices are necessary. You can’t gain anything without losing something first. Although if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you’ll find that you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle. Yeah… a heart made Fullmetal.”
Edward Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist

No one likes pain. No one likes to make sacrifices, but when it comes down to it, we realize that they are a necessity in achieving our goals. Recently, I just suddenly started thinking about Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, one of the best anime that I’ve ever watched (Fullmetal Alchemist would be the manga equivalent). I think about all the sacrifices and struggles that Edward and Alphonse Elric suffered throughout the course of the series in order to reach their goal: getting Al’s body back. How did this all happen?

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Sunday Sketch #11

Since Dennis is currently really busy, I’m going to do the Sunday sketch this week. It’s kind of like a tradition here, so here it is:


…And, of course, when I ask my brother how I did, he replies: “That’s his keyblade, you idiot.”

This is just temporary and Dennis will be back with his awesome sketches next week.

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What Makes Characters Likeable? (Part I)

So recently, as most of y’all know, the Fate/stay night anime has been airing as a remake by Ufotable, using the Unlimited Blade Works story route. Now, I never really watched the old Fate/stay night because after watching the first episode, I instantly hated how there was nothing interesting going on, and the animation wasn’t of the best quality either. But Fate/Zero, a sorta prequel to Fate/stay night, was probably one of the best animes I’ve ever watched, with excellent animation and solid story. My favorite character in that show was Waver, and what made him really likeable was the fact that he was relatable. That’s the reason why people are able to talk about their favorite characters so much; they can relate. However, relatability is not the only reason why people like their characters the way they do, and I’m going to discuss it through this post.



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