Kirsten: I'M WATCHING IT
Kirsten: gahhhhh it's out-of-sync for me D:
Me: it's lagging like crazy for me again D:
Me: I'm happy they kept this scene with Hughes <3
Kirsten: I'm watching via- MARCOHHHH
Me: lol Armstrong
Kirsten: It doesn't seem very rushed so far...
Me: yeah, it's moving pretty naturally
Kirsten: DUN DUN DUNNNNN
Kirsten: Maybe they will only have part of Resembool in this episode
Kirsten: Why does Marcoh have his eyes closed
Kirsten: ...Tim? He has a first name?
Me: Al's not with the sheep anymore!
Me: well yeah
Kirsten: I feel like I should have known that
Kirsten: ...oh wait I did
Me: I think your stream might be a little ahead of mine?
Me: I'm impressed, they were able to fit in that whole chapter and it wasn't rushed :O
Me: maybe this will work after all
Kirsten: THIS COMMERCIAL
Kirsten: I can't get over Hawkeye in that commerci-AHAHAHAHAHA
Kirsten: did you get to the second eyecatch yet
Me: I couldn't see it : (
Me: who was in it?
Kirsten: It was Winry
Kirsten: but did you HEAR it? XDldkfjhsfdhskljfd
Me: yeah? but I wasn't paying attention...
Kirsten: Ahahahaha it was just
Kirsten: FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST!!!!!!!!!!11one
Me: Winry! :DD
Me: she kicked him! XD
Me: Ed blushing yes!
Me: aw, they skipped Winry smacking Ed and making him tumble
Kirsten: I missed that, my stream is kinda sucky D:
Me: noooo buffering! D:
Kirsten: OMG PHOTO
Kirsten: IT WASN'T A PHOTO FROM THE MANGA
Me: ARGH COME ON
Me: there we go
Me: Winry working hard!
Kirsten: awwww baby bird perching on Al
Me: omg this is beautiful
Me: perfect music
Kirsten: OH WOW ARMSTRONG
Me: yesss! they moved this over from the Marcoh chapter XD
Me: more Ed with his hair down!
Kirsten: I don't remember this being in the manga :O
Me: OMFG NEW SCENE
Kirsten: AHAHAHA ED
Me: I LOVE THIS
Kirsten: He looks like Konata from Lucky Star somehow
Me: that was awesome
Me: Is it ready yet? Is it ready yet?? IS IT READY YET?!
Me: gahhh can't see
Kirsten: I'm so glad they didn't have Ed screaming FOREVER when getting the nerves connected like they did in the first anime :|
Me: gahhh I can't see Ed sleeping
Me: yay honobono scene!
Me: did they have Armstrong crying?
Kirsten: WELL-DONE EPISODE
Me: GAHHH CAN'T SEE
Me: I missed like two Edwin scenes : (
Me: but yes, WELL DONE AGAIN
Kirsten: What comes up next? I can't remember my manga chronology lolololol
Me: they go to Central and get stuck with Denny & Ross
Me: meet Scieska...
Kirsten: OH WE'RE GETTING CLOSE TO LAB 5 AREN'T WE
Kirsten: or whatever
Me: I think they'll find out about the PS within the first half of the episode
Kirsten: post-ED scene!!!
Me: preview! where's the preview!
Kirsten: after commercials
Me: oh yeah
Kirsten: DORAEMON COMMERCIAL
Me: next episode should end with them starting to fight Barry and the other armor guy I think...
Kirsten: this goddamn commercial again
Kirsten: "SUGOI WA!!! :DD"
Me: TAITOU ON THE COVER
Me: oh yeah, I think Juushin Enbu is gonna be in GanGan now too...
Me: GAH I couldn't see any of the preview again :|
Kirsten: Nothing really interesting, it was mostly jsut a bunch of books and scieska
Kirsten: From what I could see at least
Kirsten: My stream was crappy too
Me: ah well
Me: now to wait for HorribleRaws while getting my mother's day gift together
Me: I bought my mom chocolate
Me: and on the same day, she found out that she's allergic to nickel, and that chocolate has a ton of nickel in it :|
Kirsten: I'll have to get my mom some flowers from work
Me: well, I hope she'll still eat it. in small portions.
Kirsten: HEY HEY HEY HEY DID YOU HEAR ABOUT HEARTGOLD/SOULSILVER???
Me: I AM SO HAPPY
Kirsten: ME TOO OMG
Me: now I NEED to buy a Nintendo DS XD
Kirsten: I'm looking forward to it in Pokesupe hurrr :B
Me: me tooo~
Kirsten: Get a DS lite not a crappy DSi
Me: ahaha okay
Kirsten: You could probably get a lite for cheap now that the DSi is out
Me: ...what's a DSi anyway?
Kirsten: It's basically a smaller DS with a different finish and a built-in camera or something
Me: jeez they're talking about Swine Flu on Japanese news too
Me: oh yeah, didn't they cut out Lust attacking Marcoh?
Kirsten: I guess so
Me: I think they showed her, but they didn't have her threatening him, did they?
Kirsten: They showed her all like "O HAY"
Me: I also realized that they cut Lust's "You have the worst personality of us all" line from the previous episode : (
Me: I mean, I guess it's not needed, but it was the first hint at Envy's true form...
Kirsten: Maybe they cut out Lust attacking Marcoh because they decided Marcoh has enough shit happen to him later on
Kirsten: Give him a break for once
Me: maybe they'll flash back to it in the scene with Lust and Gluttony after she burnt down the library
Me: so they can explain how she knew where Ed & Al were headed
Though they cut some parts from the beginning and end of the Marcoh chapter, I think they did a great job again getting all the important bits in and keeping a good pace. I no longer have to watch an episode multiple times just to enjoy it (well, I do have to watch it twice to enjoy it fully, but that's only because of the lousy stream). The gags aren't jarring anymore, feeling natural within the narrative and actually funny (even if I could see them coming). Overall, this show is coming together at last.
Everything with Winry made me very happy. Oh, manga!Winry, you have finally been brought to life in animation. ♥ All of her spunky, sweet, geeky, hard-working traits are shown. They really focused on showing her working hard on that automail. A true professional. ♥
I also loved that extra scene they added. It's awesome enough seeing Winry working and wearing her goggles again, but now Ed is periodically sneaking into her room to watch her work. AHAHA. That did a nice job of showing the passing time and just how antsy Ed is during those few days.
And I'm just really happy that they kept all the warmth of that chapter. ♥