my life got about a thousand times better once i stopped censoring myself
and by censoring i don’t mean i suddenly embraced indiscriminate swearing; i mean i stopped trying to sugarcoat my past or my feelings; i stopped lying by omission; i stopped having guilty pleasures; i began unabashedly enjoying whatever i liked; i became very honest; i cut out of my life poisonous people and negative ideals, and i am so, so much happier for it
Team Mustang vs. Briggs
Who will get the Führer’s throne?
I wanna know about Riza and Rebecca’s friendship after Riza’s transfer to Central. Did they talk on the phone much? Did Rebecca ever visit just to visit? Did Riza call Rebecca the night she found out about her reassignment because she just knew her best friend would have the best insults about her new boss that she would never dare say herself?
I need all of this in my life. I need all the Riza and Rebecca friendship in the world.
As an illustrator and a writer, I truly do appreciate how different Hohenheim of Light
and Van Hohenheim
look, because this is reflected rather well in their stories as well. If you’ll notice, Hohenheim of Light looks much more weary than Van Hohenheim, due to his softer features (though these are prevalent all throughout the 2003 anime), more loose hairs, and lower ponytail. These portray a man who is quite ready for an end to his story, and is quite saddened with the life he has lead. Even his clothes show a bit of lifelessness, in that he wears a simple sweater and dress pants under a long coat. On the subject of his clothing, there are two times we see Hohenheim of Light in an actual suit: In flashbacks, and in our world. In the flashbacks, he was truly happy, so he still had more life in him. On the other side of the gate, in our world, he was finally away from all of the things that caused him strife, and was a happier man for it. Another bit that lends to this portrayal is the way he does his alchemy: he claps very lowly and without lifting his arms more than necessary.
Van Hohenheim, however, has much harder facial features that convey a man ready to fight for his beliefs (I deliberately chose a picture of him looking sad, just to prove that even in melancholy, he still looks stronger than Hohenheim of Light). Much like with Hohenheim of Light, his hair gives a bit of a look at him, as he only has two dangling pieces, at much more deliberate separations, along with his much higher ponytail. Clothing-wise, Van Hohenheim still wears a full suit, so he seems to in general still care enough to present himself in a professional manner. And notice that even his alchemy is more offensive (though this is due to the overall story and less to Hohenheim), as he doesn’t even need to clap.
No real preference, really, it’s just something I noticed and that I found really nice.