umeko_pyon: You ready to start reading? *_*
csakuras: omg color pages *__* Miles and Buccaneer in color!
csakuras: I really love the picture of Mei on the title page :D
csakuras: hmm...those four chimera guys don't have names yet, do they?
umeko_pyon: I don't think so?
csakuras: OMG BREDA <3333 FALMAN!
umeko_pyon: Just a sec
umeko_pyon: Sorry, Keely called. XD
csakuras: no prob :D
umeko_pyon: Actually, I'm only on the cover page now, HAHAHAAH.
umeko_pyon: Don't worry about it though. XD
umeko_pyon: Somehow the snowflakes in the backgroud crack me up.
umeko_pyon: Wow, how long has it been since we've seen Breda??
csakuras: I am such a dork. I feel so happy at just seeing what the West City station looks like. I think this is the first actual glimpse of the West area. and I like the lion statues~
umeko_pyon: LIONS = FORESHADOWING OR... SOME SORT OF OTHER LITERARY TERM THAT I COULDN'T BE BOTHERED TO COMMIT TO MEMORY IN HIGH SCHOOL?????
csakuras: AHHHH POOR FUERY D:
umeko_pyon: MAYBE THE FINAL BATTEL WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE WEST :OOOOO
umeko_pyon: AWWWWW D:
umeko_pyon: That's not something Fuery should have to go through. ;_____; HE'S LIKE THE BABY OF MUSTANG-TACHI. *has no idea what she's saying*
csakuras: I KNOW
csakuras: ARGH MY COMPUTER IS SO SLOW
csakuras: Fuery seriously makes me want to cry. ;___; he reminds me of Hughes with his "I'll survive!!"
umeko_pyon: lsdkfjhs;jfjlksghsg BUT FUERY ACTUALLY WILL SURVIVE.
umeko_pyon: I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THERE'S ANY CHANCE THAT HE WOULDN'T. :|
umeko_pyon: Arakawa has no reason to kill him off anyway.
umeko_pyon: ...That we know of. sldfkhlsdkfjsj
csakuras: ...Falman looks kinda hot in that sweater
umeko_pyon: Honestly though, I don't think she'd kill him after showing that there's a CHANCE he might be killed. It'd ruin the impact.
umeko_pyon: If... you understand what I'm trying to say AT ALL.
umeko_pyon: And sweaters are HOT.
umeko_pyon: Pun not intended.
csakuras: true, true
umeko_pyon: CUTIE BABY SLOTHHHHHHHHHHHH
csakuras: Sloth looks so happy now that he doesn't have to work anymore! :D
umeko_pyon: HOLY CRAP ROSE?
csakuras: WHAT WHAT
csakuras: CRAP LOUSY COMPUTER
umeko_pyon: WTF is she doing I thought she left on a journey to conquer the world. :|
csakuras: awww she looks like she's doing well though :D
umeko_pyon: OH MAN.
umeko_pyon: MEAT PIES?
umeko_pyon: OH I GET IT.
umeko_pyon: THAT'S WHAT SHE'S UP TO. :|
umeko_pyon: Obviously that guy she's working with is secretly Sweeney Todd.
csakuras: ...wow, this feels WEIRD. we've only seen her in the first chapter and Arakawa's style has changed so much since then.
umeko_pyon: ... :| Why are you so unfazed by the revelation that Rose is working with Sweeney Todd?!
csakuras: I don't know much about Sweeney Todd so I don't get the reference ^^;
csakuras: OMFG HOHENHEIM
umeko_pyon: ......Well it's not funny if I have to EXPLAIN the joke to you. D:
csakuras: I'll look at it later. if I open the link now my computer will freeze for like 10 minutes before i can do anything D:
umeko_pyon: OH FINE THEN.
csakuras: wait so...where was Hohenheim last? with Izumi and Sig, right? what city were they in? gahhh I need to reread the past like...six chapters x_x
umeko_pyon: I can barely even remember what happened last chapter. DON'T ASK ME.
umeko_pyon: I have such a horrible memory for these things when I'm not staring at the pages for twenty-some hours minding all the little details.
csakuras: wow, we've got cameos from Breda, Falman, Fuery, Sloth, Rose, and Hohenheim, and it's only 11 pages in. this chapter is already AWESOME.
csakuras: aww Rose and Hohenheim are so sweet <3
umeko_pyon: What page are you on?
csakuras: I'm trying to open page 12 right now
csakuras: AHAHA OMG THE STATUE THING
csakuras: this is so great, I'm feeling all nostalgic now *___*
umeko_pyon: Have you tried restarting your computer, btw?
csakuras: LOL at Hohenheim saying the statue is in bad taste.
csakuras: well I think the reason why it's so slow is that I'm downloading Diebuster at the same time so I don't think that'll fix it :/
csakuras: ...Rose looks good in a sweater too
umeko_pyon: Even better, it's a HOODIE sweater. *_*
csakuras: hahaha Hohenheim is AWESOME
umeko_pyon: Oh Hoho. You are such a showoff.
csakuras: he's totally ignoring touka koukan right there too
umeko_pyon: AHAHAHAHA HOENHEIM IN A BABUSHKA.
csakuras: AHHH SUDDENLY IT'S PRIDE
umeko_pyon: Is Hohenheim acquainted with Pride, I wonder?
csakuras: OMG THIS IS AN AWESOME FIGHT SCENE
csakuras: I dunno.... o.o
csakuras: gawd I love the way Hohenheim talks
csakuras: he only ever sounds mildly concerned about anything
umeko_pyon: I'm loling at his dialogue.
umeko_pyon: "Maitta ne korya."
csakuras: it's like with anyone else, they'd be peeing themselves just seeing Pride, and now Hoho is fighting Pride and he's just like "arara"
umeko_pyon: What's the eternal punishment for Pride again?
umeko_pyon: I used to have them ALL memorized but now all I can remember are the ones for... Lust, Greed, and Envy.
csakuras: being broken on the wheel or something?
csakuras: woah, whut the....what did Hohenheim just do??
umeko_pyon: I thought that might have been it. Pride or Wrath, at least.
umeko_pyon: Okay yeah, Pride is broken on the wheel.
umeko_pyon: What page are you on?
csakuras: Pride can only live inside the tunnel and in the center of Central?
umeko_pyon: "Okotteru? :-)"
csakuras: I can't get over the fact that he called Pride a hikikomori XDDD
umeko_pyon: He did? XDDD
umeko_pyon: Did I completely miss that...?
csakuras: YES. top of page 23, on the left panel
umeko_pyon: OH THERE IT IS.
umeko_pyon: I don't know the kanji for hikikomori so I missed that.
csakuras: ahhh, so Pride looks like that because he resembles Father back when he was Bob, and that's what resembles his "Pride"
csakuras: *that's what symbolizes his "Pride" >.<
csakuras: omg omg Hohenheim is going to meet Father?!
umeko_pyon: ...When did Hohenheim lose his babushka? *goes back a few pages*
umeko_pyon: (Yes, when he said he was going to meet Father, my first reaction was NOT "OMG!!!!" it was "HEY HIS BABUSHKA IS GONE.")
csakuras: "What did you do in there?"
"Hmm. A DECLARATION OF WAR."
And suddenly, Hohenheim was badass.
umeko_pyon: Are the nominations for SaiGAR still open?
umeko_pyon: Because Hohenheim should be nominated just for that panel.
umeko_pyon: OH WAIT.
csakuras: I don't think it applies to manga D:
umeko_pyon: HE DOESN'T QUALIFY. : (
csakuras: maybe we should make a manga SaiGAR just for Hohenheim
umeko_pyon: And we'd rig the system so that he wins.
csakuras: because otherwise Guts would just win again :/
csakuras: oh snap what?? Drachma is attacking?? no way. o.o
csakuras: WTF KIMBLEY
umeko_pyon: Kimbley is not nearly as GAR when he says "declaration of war"
csakuras: yeah, really
csakuras: actually I don't think he looks all that happy with this turn of events. he probably would have liked to be blowing things up himself
csakuras: YES AL/MEI
umeko_pyon: Hahaha Scar looks all like "My daughter is an idiot"
csakuras: omg I love this. she's trying to teach him Rentanjutsu and they're both getting pissed off because he doesn't get it. XDD
umeko_pyon: OR WAIT
umeko_pyon: MAYBE I MISINTERPRETED SCAR'S EXPRESSION.
umeko_pyon: It's more like...
csakuras: and whoah, there's an Ishbalan settlement in the North?
umeko_pyon: OVERBEARING FATHER MODE
umeko_pyon: "MY DAUGHTER IS TOO YOUNG FOR A BOYFRIEND."
umeko_pyon: Except he's suppressing his overbearing-ness.
umeko_pyon: But you can just TELL. That's what he's thinking
csakuras: ahahahahah Yoki the babysitter. they're tearing out what little hair he has. XDD
csakuras: and Scar is just like >:<|
umeko_pyon: OH SNAP
csakuras: oooh one of the chimera guys gets a name! "Zanpano"?
csakuras: WTF HE'S TURNING TRAITOR?! >:O
umeko_pyon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zampano Looks like Arakawa is deviating from the military craft pattern!
csakuras: I feel so ANGRY even though Zampano only just recently became a good guy.
umeko_pyon: Yeah D:
umeko_pyon: Envy is probably going to die soon.
csakuras: :O yeah...
csakuras: "Next issue, the homunculi come to attack!!!"
csakuras: or something like that
umeko_pyon: Well then Envy's probably going to get caught in an avalanche or something.
csakuras: ...seeing Envy sitting on Wrath's desk like that makes me wonder if anyone's going to write fanfiction about them
umeko_pyon: "THEY'RE IN THE SAME PANEL! IT'S CANON!!"
csakuras: also I think that confirms that Envy is a higher-ranking homunculus than Wrath, since he's the one answering the phone
"Who is this? I'm trying to call the Fuhrer..."
"Sorry, but you're talking to ME instead~"
umeko_pyon: After he was done hearing Zampano's report, Envy hung up the phone and turned to face the Fuhrer. "Now, Wrath. Where were we?" He gave a devious but sensual grin, and...
Okay, that's as far as I'm writing.
csakuras: XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD omg
umeko_pyon: I FEEL DIRTY
csakuras: *laughing SO HARD*
EDIT: It feels weird that I'm seeing barely any reaction posts from people on my flist. o.o Come on guys, there were so many character cameos~ And even if Ed and Roy weren't in it, Hohenheim was badass enough to cover for both of them. ...Seeing Rose again really makes this feel like the beginning of the end. .___.