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fma week 2014day 3 → traditions (xing)

"It’s a county steeped in a rich culture and the people are hard working and honest."

(via edrockbells)

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I forgot that Ed actually directly compares Ling to Greed on first meeting him.

also appreciate Ling’s “I’m serious” face. 

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snaps from central: sent from fu → all contacts; sent from ling yao → fu  // sent from ling yao → all contacts; sent from fu → all contacts

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asofterfullmetal:

continue?

i rlly like you as a person and really enjoy following you but i need to tell you you’re an evil human being.

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adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

so apparently there’s some Fullmetal Alchemist game where you can play through the ENTIRE SERIES UP TO THE PROMISED DAY how does that even WORK?

but it has moments that were just mentioned in the artbooks and yet they animated them.

One of them is Den losing her leg saving Ed from the train

and one is MARIA ROSS SAVING THE XINGESE EMPEROR FROM ASSASSINATION BY CAPPING A MUDDAFUGGA

LIKE

OMG

because apparently Arakawa just casually mentioned that happened.  Like “oh yeah Maria Ross was just capping assassins left and right in Xing btw you know how it is girl gets shit done”. So they put it in the video game.

LIKE I REALLY NEED TO SEE THIS????

as shown

RESPECT THE ROSS

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wow bradley’s really into lingfan

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kickingandpumpkins asked: If you're still accepting headcanon questions, do you have any headcanons about Ling, Lan Fan and/or Fu that you feel like sharing?

I know i have procrastinated on this but suddenly headcanons are coming to me

Ling

Going along your headcanon, I think he would hit on other girls (and sometimes guys) and do the “be my empress” thing primarily to convince himself he was “over” Lan Fan, since he had been told it wouldn’t work etc. He’d also kind of subconciously try to gauge her reaction when he did so and when she didn’t react, he was convinced it was because she didn’t like him anymore. Of course, it really did bother her, but she was too professional to show it.

-Ed was really determined to try to get Ling to reposess his body, so when they were alone he’d work Lan Fan into every possible conversation to try to awaken Ling. Sometimes he’d even sneak over and whisper things about Lan Fan at Greedling while he was sleeping. “Lan Fan wants you to come back to her Ling. You made a promise Ling. You can’t let her down Ling. Don’t make her cry. She gave you her trust. You hold it right here in your hands….. she-she might even make you some food or something, i don’t know if she can cook okay but what if she makes you apple pie she wants to make the apple pie for you so badly Ling”… at this point it’s obvious he’s no longer talking about Lan Fan and Ling just sits in Greed’s subconscious completely embarrassed why the hell does this guy not realize how pathetic he is please stop…

-I wonder a lot about Ling’s relationship with his mom. It would be easy to say she’s dead, but I figure it’s either she’s a very down-to-earth, conscientious woman who always made Ling mix with the “common” people of his clan and taught him to respect them orrrr she’s kind of ridiculously distant due to the fact she’s resentful that their clan isn’t number one with the emporer and thinks it must be due to deficiencies in herself and her son. As such, Ling was left to his own devices and basically was cared for more by Lan Fan’s family, and grew to treat them as his equals as a result, and was also inherently critical of the emporer’s system because he disliked the affect it had on his mother.

-I agree with you that I think Ling would do away with the fifty wives thing because of the pressure it puts on the heirs. I think he’d probably vow not to have more than one child too, or maybe try to ease Xing more towards democracy at the end of his reign.

-He grows very fond of May and really friggin’ loves teasing her. It’s so easy to get her angry! Also she’s super gullible, and you can imagine how he exploits that. Shao May bites him every time he tricks her, he has a permanent scar on his hand now.

-Actually, being with May makes him want to try to actually have sibling-type with his other siblings. A lot of them are super resentful, so it’s hard, but there are a few he’s really connected with.

-Sometimes he dreams he’s still sharing his body with Greed. It’s really disorienting and upsetting when he wakes up, but since Lan Fan sleeps in his room (to “guard him” ostensibly) he usually talks it out with her.

Lan Fan

-I think her grandfather might have been her only surviving adult relative (assuming her whole family is bodyguards, it’s a very dangerous career) but she actually has a bunch of little brothers who really look up to her and think she is the TOUGHEST COOLEST SISTER EVER. She adores them, is super ridiculously protective of them and if you even look at them funny she will smack you down (She’s basically like this about everyone that matters to her) but she also kinda always wanted a sister too

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adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

roxanneritchi:

rosesmusings:

I don’t have nearly enough of these awesome folks on my blog. <3

dhjtk I just vomited feelings all over myself. Oh, my God, my OT3, y’all. Lanfaaaaan. Liiiiiing. GREEEEEEEEEED. Also: sdjf, ugh, shit, FUU. Noooo, why would you do this to me? sobbing at my desk dot tumblr dot com

HNNNNNNG is basically the sound I make whenever these three show up.

man look at this sexiness

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

roxanneritchi:

rosesmusings:

I don’t have nearly enough of these awesome folks on my blog. <3

dhjtk I just vomited feelings all over myself. Oh, my God, my OT3, y’all. Lanfaaaaan. Liiiiiing. GREEEEEEEEEED. Also: sdjf, ugh, shit, FUU. Noooo, why would you do this to me? sobbing at my desk dot tumblr dot com

HNNNNNNG is basically the sound I make whenever these three show up.

man look at this sexiness

(Source: rosignol)

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adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

Don’t Forget — A series by Hiromu Arakawa and Square Enix to commemorate the end of the Fullmetal Alchemist Manga. 

Winry and May baking together and being bffs is the most perfect precious thing in the universe aaaa

also Scar and Olivier as chefs getting into a sword fight because why the hell not

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ull etal lchemist

(Source: zanarkaand, via bluewalltack)