Monologue: I’ll write my anime thinkpiece after I finish my third rewatch of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood

I’m going to do it this time, for sure. The idea has been steeping in my head for weeks. In fact, I have a whole bunch of ideas for a post. I fully intend to write that post and I fully intend to put the proper time and effort into it as I would any other post. But it can wait until I finish my third rewatch of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

Have you watched this show? It’s one of my favorite anime of all time. It’s a faithful adaptation of the source material but allows room for creativity in animation. There aren’t a lot of long-running anime, much less shounen anime, that keep me as emotionally invested as this one. But I can’t be talking about that right now, because I need to think about my next post, and it’s going to be a big one, no doubt. It’ll blow your mind, I assure you.

First when assembling a comprehensive post, I need to come up with a plan, perhaps a structure, to get an idea of what I want to talk about. Much like how Edward Elric and his brother Alphonse Elric construct anything they want with a clap of their hands. I’m sorry, I just got distracted from writing my post. It just reminded me of when Alphonse finally did alchemy with his hands when protecting Riza from Lust. God, it was such a great scene. I’m going to watch that part again, hold on.

Okay, my draft is still there. That’s good. And it’s still pristine white with no blemish. Perfect for typing my incredible thinkpiece. Man, it feels so good to have my hands doing something for the greater good, and I have both of them, to boot. Unlike when Lan Fan lost her arm fighting King Bradley. Oh gosh darn, I did it again. I must be very tired from watching all this Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. How can I possibly manage to get started on my post when the whole nation is a transmutation circle that threatens to kill us all? Oh my god, I need to know what happens next. I’m sorry, this post is gonna have to wait because OH MY GOD ED JUST FOUND HIS BROTHER’S BODY. Why was it there!? Did they really get out of the belly? I need to know!

I’m back. Whew. That was a wild ride, and it took me a few days to get through all that. But now, I have to focus on my post. Good thing it’s still empty, I hate seeing unfinished drafts. The mere sight of them makes me actually want to write the rest of it. But that’s impossible. I only know how to completely write one post, skip on any meaningful proofreading, and release it at some inopportune time. It would look bad, wouldn’t it? Well, I mean, they did the same thing when they released Kimblee from jail and that turned out fine, so maybe- oh come on.

Focus! Face the white abyss before it looks back. You’ve got the title ready, your hands on the keyboard, and we exploded the train that Fuhrer King Bradley was on. We can’t afford to wait any longe- oh my god did I just do it again.

What day is it? Oh no.

Just… I’ll get to it, I promise. I just want to watch Edward punch God in the face.

Aaaand finished. Such an amazing show. 10/10 on 3rd rewatch.

What was I writing about again?


  • Coincidentally, I was watching FMA:B as I wrote this.
  • Has it really been 4 months since the last post? Well, it certainly beats 6.
  • Progress.

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