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stkbayfield, September 9th, 2013, 9:55 am     Reply

There are times that I write or read the script and say "God damn it, Tyler" out loud. This is one of those times.

Billy, as always, makes up for Courage Wolf's failure.

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Profpatsch, September 12th, 2013, 1:04 pm     Reply

I disagree
The only sane person in the whole group, IMHO.

Why refuse to build up strength they most certainly need later?

Coming from what already happened I can see that he does it from “evil” motives. But I’d be delighted if you don’t walk the “he’s going to be the evil apprentice” road with the story.

Nobody’s truly good or evil. FMA:Brotherhood set the bar concerning character development and blurring the stereotypes.

We’ll see, won’t we. ;)

burningtyger, September 12th, 2013, 3:13 pm     Reply

@Profpatsch: While that's logical, I'd also like to point out the tradition of being bound to a realm after eating its food. In some sense Amical's house is a world of its own. Not to mention that accepting Amical's hospitality concedes to his authority.

(He hasn't offered bread and salt either, for that matter...)

Don Quixotes, September 13th, 2013, 3:24 am     Reply

@burningtyger: I was going to say the food is probably laced with something as well, but your idea is much more romantic.

burningtyger, September 13th, 2013, 8:55 pm     Reply

@Don Quixotes: Like hypnotics, sedatives, or simply enchantments? Perhaps. But the Prof is right; we can't say that Amical's motives are entirely evil. Wanting approval and company, wanting to teach and enlighten, isn't evil. The way he goes about it however, not truly distinguishing between guests and prisoners, is questionable. In the end, however, what are the results? We've yet to see the fruit it bears, (cherries?) which may in the end be as much a factor as intention. (My rabbi's sermon this evening mentioned the sin of judging too harshly, so I thought I'd take another look.) Do I think what he did is right? No. But magic and learning works both ways. Perhaps the Seedlings can plant in him the seed of compassion. (And today it is Yom Kippur, the time of new beginnings.) Perhaps he's not as irredeemable as we thought.

Don Quixotes, September 14th, 2013, 4:14 pm     Reply

@burningtyger: Presumably he is also more than a few centuries old at this point, so I'm not sure if he's past the point of no return...

burningtyger, September 15th, 2013, 5:31 pm     Reply

@Don Quixotes: If the tale of Eliezar ben Dordiah and the Harlot
is to be believed there IS no point of no return; repentance is possible always, though it may end in death. And even after death the soul may be purified.

dat (Guest), September 29th, 2013, 3:10 am     Reply

When did Amical get Tyler's name?