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Monday, May 30, 2011

Laws of Alchemy

      Full Metal Alchemist, another show that I've stuck by for awhile. I haven't watched the original series but I finished FMA:B awhile back and I loved it. I went on to watch the movie too. The show also inspired me to make an Edward Elric cosplay (just the red robe and inside black dress shirt with white trim).

But what I remember most are the laws of alchemy from the show (Funny thing that I'm remembering all this weird things from different shows). 

Probably the most prominent one is the concept of Equivalent Exchange.
This states that, in order to obtain or create something, something of equal value must be lost or destroyed.
This is then divided into two parts.
The Law of Conservation of Mass & The Law of Natural Providence.

The Law of Conservation which states that  which states that energy and matter can neither be created from nothing nor destroyed to the point of elemental nonexistence. In other words, to create an object weighing one kilogram, at least one kilogram of material is necessary and destroying an object weighing one kilogram would reduce it to a set of parts, the sum of which would weigh one kilogram.

The Law of Natural Providence  which states that an object or material made of a particular substance or element can only be transmuted into another object with the same basic makeup and properties of that initial material. In other words, an object or material made mostly of water can only be transmuted into another object with the attributes of water. 

I think that with the mindset I obtained from the book Ishmael (see my older blog post for that) I've started to see things from a different perspective. I've also been connecting many fictional things to real life. 
When I really think about it, the concept Equivalent Exchange can really apply to everyday life.
Personally, I'm a student so when I think about my work, I'm really working towards a career, so the way I see it, the work I put in during my studies will equate or be lesser then my future career.

I think this is something that society today lacks as most people today are regarded to as the "generation of instant gratification". Some people just think that things will just happen to them, without their own input. Others expect to see results immediately and end up with nothing because of their lack of patience.

I do not own the rights to the above image(s) nor do I take credit for it.

.What do you think about the "generation of instant gratification"?
And on the topic of FMA, any recommended animes for the summer season?


CSIFOTI said...

Wow that is pretty cool. I love cosplay, it's a really cool way to show your devotion to a show or movie.

And you're right about this being the Generation of Instant Gratification. Everyone nowadays is only into getting things for themselves.

Boyang said...

nice :o

summer season anime i'd recommend:
-Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai
-Steins Gate
-Hidan No Aria

VegaX said...

Deadman Wonderland! It's a damn nice anime

Quick Reads said...

I really enjoy that anime :) thanks for sharing!

Poetry of the Day said...

really graet show!
Main Street Review

psychologypost said...

was a good series

JakF101 said...

That looks so cool.

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Help Sketch said...

Can't wait for your next post

ah_poo23 said...

Ahh, you know I loved that series

1ockedand1oaded said...

Looking forward to new and more anime on this blog! I like your take on the genre.

Dvallej said...

thats an awesome jacket, i want one

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