I can use my uncle’s Netflix account (he’s so nice) so we’re doing this. Stuff loads faster here!
So I won’t get bored since like, I know how the entire anime goes and am not really enthusiastic about watching it but figure I should so I can talk about it. AND YOU CAN HAVE MY HUMOROUS COMMENTARY. I’ll keep it all to one post don’t worry.
"WINRY! I don’t care if there are bloodcurdling screams of your friends coming from that house! I don’t want to get wet, okay, it’s raining pretty hard!" You are such a kind guardian, Pinako.
"AL! STAY WITH ME!" Ed, you’re talking to an empty set of clothes, but then you are bleeding to death so maybe I’m expecting too much coherence here.
I like how there’s subtitles to tell us their names and ages. “Okay, we know you have no idea who the hell these kids are before we plunked you in the middle of the moment that destroyed their lives so there we wrote it down for you.”
Then we discover the desert is apparently a quicksand pit Al can sink into. Also Liore is in the desert? What? I thought Ed had trouble with his automail in the desert but I guess that part in the manga hadn’t happened yet so the animators had no way of knowing
unless they exercized common sense.
Ed randomly assaults the people of Liore for calling him short. Generally he sticks to people he actually knows and enemies to do that in the canon I know (he just THREATENS to assault people he doesn’t know. Such a kind boy), so I was surprised. He can fling people bodily around in the whirlwind of his rage but we knew that.
Father Cornello really like birds in this version.
"GREAT BROTHER FORCE YOUR CYNICISM ON SOMEONE ELSE".
Al, he can’t hear you. HEY ED AL WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW YOU’VE RUINED HIS LIFE WITH YOUR CYNICISM. GOD. YOU HAVE MADE HIM A METAL BALL OF BITTERNESS.
I like how Ed says science will someday bring back the dead and then automatically contradicts himself with “THERE’S NO WAY TO BRING BACK TO DEAD”. Consistency, Ed, learn it!
This is better paced than the Brotherhood episode, I’ll admit. But that was my least favorite episode/chapter, so it’s not terribly hard to outdo it.
"TAKE A GOOD LOOK ROSE…MY ABS ARE AMAZING".
DRAMATIC FREEZE FRAMES ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE.
The whole town is apparently okay with assaulting and imprisoning a fifteen year old disabled boy and destroying a suit of armor with an adorable voice. You people don’t deserve to be saved.
You know, in the original, the gender of Rose’s dead lover was never specified, so I always liked to think it was a girl. It would explain why she practically went into fits of ectasy over Winry staying over with her and dragged her in to take a bath and gloried in picking out clothes for her . Yep, and she and Winry got it on that night because Winry can’t wait for Ed forever yo. My headcanon.
But here, Rose talks to a boyfriend made out of dead parrots. Okay. Then Al kills it and it bleeds…brown goop? Gross, Al.
Ed is just chained up to a wall shirtless nothing to see here. He really does like losing his shirt.
Why…would Father Cornello think a pocket watch was the source of Ed’s alchemy? There’s no logic whatsoever in this assumption.
And this episode ends with Al going: “I apologize for my brother’s social awkwardness, Rose, he means well. Now, so you don’t repeat our mistakes, allow me to tell you OUR ENTIRE LIFE STORY.”
"That’s really not necc-"
"NO YOU NEED TO HEAR IT. IN DETAIL. WE WERE BORN IN RESEMBOOL-"
"Well I don’t see how I could repeat that mistake-"
Meanwhile, Ed had wandered two miles into the desert before he realized Al was not following him. “DAMMIT HE’S GIVING EXPOSITION TO RANDOM VILLAGERS AGAIN I KNOW IT.”