Fullmetal Alchemist

My friend Dee recommended that I start reading manga. Finally, after loads of procrastination, I started reading  Fullmetal Alchemist.

Fullmetal Alchemist was something that made me question things.




Now, that question has just one answer.

I was too wrapped up in books. Now I realize that I need to diversify from YA. I love YA. I will probably be reading YA while clicking my fake teeth and squinting through my old lady glasses.

( No, I don’t have old lady glasses. Yet. Currently I wear and awesome pair of nerdy, green colored glasses. Go Nerds! )

So my point is, I love YA but I need to diversify. Read other genres, read books in Marathi, read books in french. Read different genres.

In 2014, I really started reading paranormal. I had read some books earlier but didn’t quite end up a fan of the genre. This year, I read the Lux series, started with The Mortal Instruments (Hope to finish it before we enter 2015) and maybe others that I forgot.

I also managed to read two classics so far. Which is pretty okay, I guess. I should definitely read more of classics but that’s a goal for next year.

And I started reading manga.

Fullmetal Alchemist was just so awesome. I loved all the characters including the homunculi. I think my favorite homunculus was Pride. Kids being creepy? Me likey.

Basically, ghost based horror films bore me. I like psycho killers. They actually scare me. I mean, The Orphan. Whoa. It was jarring.

So creepy Selim gave me the same feeling that Dexter’s breakfast routine does. How creepy is that? It’s like these tingles down my spine.

I believe all of us have that side. The creepy side.

Anyway aother thing I really loved about FMA was that the female characters were so freaking strong! And badass! Winry was an automail mechanic, so was grandma Pinako. Maria Ross was cool too.

And don’t even get me started on Hawkeye or Izumi or Olivia Armstrong. I worship them. Really.

Oh, I have to mention Mei! She had a miniature panda and she could hold her own. Plus she was tiny and cute! How awesome is that?

Also, I have a confession to make. I might have a new OTP. Mustang and Hawkeye. They are unstoppable. That scene where Hawkeye convinces Colonel Mustang not to go the revenge way, it was so feels ridden!

I liked Van Hohenheim too. Yeah, he wasn’t there for Ed and Al but he had his reasons. Basically, a good man to the end. And what an end! Oh my feels :’)

And the final battle? EPIC.

But what truly made the series (?) awesome was the relationship between Edward and Alphonse Elric. I have a very rocky, frenemy type relationship with my sister but now, I want one like Ed and Al.

Maybe we will. Once she stops borrowing and losing my earrings. I am so proud of my collection. I like to think that I have a delightfully quirky taste in them.

Here’s to Ed and Al (and everyone else)

Oh yes! And Scar ❤  Complicated characters are so delightful.

Ounar Highschool Host Club is the next manga I plan to read. Hopefully soon!


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