So if you are going and you think we’re cool (or lame, whatever), we have one request: If you see us there, we want you to shout out “FULLMETAL AWESOME!” as loud as you can.
You can come over to us and say it if you are afraid to make a spectacle of yourself or you can just come over to chat if you want. We’re friendly.
So how will you find us?
Well, you can use the picture above as a guide but on Saturday we are going to be dressed as Riza Hawkeye and Lan Fan the whole time. However, we will be somewhat easy to spot because all three days we will be walking around with these fun-sized companions:
(We’ve been meaning to do this for a while. Hope it helps!)
Who are you?
AwkwardAlchemy and HalfmetalAlchem: two very nerdy girls with the same terrible senses of humor.
Do you have a personal tumblr?
(update: 5/6/12) AwkwardAlchemy now does. HalfmetalAlchem technically doesn’t but she is the sole runner of DatingTipsFromTheDoctor, a tumblr about The Doctor’s relationships with his companions.
Will you marry me?
Neither of us is into polygamy so no, you can’t have us both.
How did the idea for “Fullmetal Awesome” come about?
We always wanted to make a clever tumblr together and one day HalfmetalAlchem was posting Chuck Norris jokes on Twitter (where we use those names) and replacing Norris with FMA characters. AwkwardAlchemy said that would be the perfect idea for a tumblr and thus Fullmetal Awesome was born.
Why do some characters have a lot more posts than others?
Some characters, mostly main ones, are just easier to make posts for than others. The easiest characters are probably Roy, Riza, Ed, Izumi, Olivier and King Bradley. We are trying to make posts for all of the characters but there are so many it gets hard to remember who we are missing.
Is there a way to tell who made which post?
The ones with grammar errors are Halfmetal. Not really. We don’t always discuss every post with each other but some are actually collaborations (one will have the joke, the other will fit it to a character, etc.). Overall, we work well together because we find the same things funny and only we really know who made what.
Do you take requests?
Of course! We always try to fill requests but they usually take longer to post than submissions.
I submitted something. Why hasn’t it been posted yet?
There are a couple possible reasons for this:
1.) We are still trying to find a picture for it (submissions with pictures are usually posted faster).
2.) We just recently made a post using that character and we are waiting until it moves off the first page.
3.) We have already used that joke in a previous post. We don’t do repeats. Your best bet to avoid this is to make one up on your own.
4.) We don’t get it. We have gotten a few submissions that we have had a hard time making sense of or that seem to lack a punchline entirely.
Do you mind crossovers?
Not at all. We have plenty of crossover posts with Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, etc.