(Original Post made on 6th of June, 2010)
Q: Why are you doing this series for an LB?
Full Metal Alchemist is my personal favorite series. It has great characters, great story, gripping action, and an excellent universe. It is also a manga that relies on logic within it's own rules, and manages to pull it off very well. It is a series I have become very passionate about. This month, Fullmetal Alchemist will end, at 108 chapters. Since this is also my birthday month, and I have had my birthday today, I want to honor this series.
Q: Why aren't you doing Brotherhood?
The thing is that I find it harder to focus on shows rather than graphic novels. Manga gives me a chance to read over it properly and easily pick out details. While I may allude to Brotherhood now and then, I will focus on the original manga.
Q: Weren't you already doing a Lets Play of Fire Emblem VI?
Sorry, but I have decided to end the FE 6 LP. for a number of reasons:
1. It was too tedious. To properly publish a single episode I needed to play the game, take the screen shots, and write the episode around the chosen shots, and then upload the raw episode into my blog's posting bar. Since the images would be corrupted, I needed to upload each image, five at a time, sorting them out from a massive pile. It was a long and dull task, and it would only get worse over time. I really hated doing it.
2. I felt that my skills were not suited to LP's. I glanced over the unit stats, shops, and all the other little bits. They were a pain to record for me. There were also issues with my writing and presentation. I just don't think I am cut out for LP's like Fire Emblem.
3. This is much easier to do. Like I said, I can focus more on stuff like the FMA Manga. Not only that, but it's easy to go though only on chapter at a time. It also allows me do do some insight, background information and analysis.
I guess it ties in to one of the main themes of the series, Equivalent Exchange. Sacrificing Lets Play Fire Emblem VI for Lets Read Fullmetal Alchemist.
Q: How will you be getting your material?
I am such a huge fan of this series that I actually brought the Manga Volumes. Currently, I am up to Volume 22, and will be pre ordering Volume 23 soon. I should note that I will be using the Australian Translation of the Manga, since that's all I have. If push comes to shove, I might have to resort to using the Internet Scans.
[[Strike: Oh, and please take spoilers into consideration. When Chapter 108 comes out, ONLY NOTIFY ME. Lets not talk about it here. That's for the FMA Manga thread. We can talk about it when we get close to the final arc.]] I am recapping this series as it goes, so I will be reducing references to future events to a minimum.
I will be uploading the first Chapter soon. Tomorrow may be a bit busy, but I will do my best. This is my first time doing something like this, so I may be a bit shaky. But again, I will try my best. I don't want to put this series to shame.
So let begin where it all started: Two Alchemist Brothers, on a mission.....