Maya dressed up in Celtic finery for Treason & Treasure.
Things have been going very well this week. Iron & Ivy's paperback is gearing up for release (as well as a nifty series surprise newsletter readers will get to see first). Progress is being made on getting Iron & Ivy's sequel, Treason & Treasure, ready to release. It's going to be a big one.
Expect the next official update on both in mid June (earlier for anyone getting the newsletter)!
Besides getting Exiles of Eire in shape, I had the pleasure of finishing my rewatch of the stunning anime whose opening sequence can be seen above.
I’ve been re-watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. It’s an anime about two brothers who tried to resurrect their dead mom and lost significant chunks of their bodies when it failed. The series follows their journey through government turmoil and dangerous conspiracies as they try to find the legendary Philosopher's Stone to make their bodies whole again. It originally aired with a different plot line in the latter half in the early 2000s because the original source Manga (comic book series) wasn’t finished yet. So after the source storyline wrapped up, they decided to redo the show completely and made the beautiful series I just rewatched!
It’s stunning for so many reasons. Both the voice acting in the Japanese voiced/English subtitled version and the English dubbed-over version is stupendous and moving. The plot is intricate, weaving so many intricate threads and relatable characters together into a big boom at the end with one of the most satisfying conclusions to anything I’ve ever consumed. A big bonus, it has great disability representation because it portrays a variety of amputee characters functioning with assistive devices/technology, yet it isn’t seen as a fix-all because healing times, physical therapy, and all sorts of other real life phenomenon are incorporated to make the advanced prosthetics more believable. It made me laugh and cry all over again as I followed these sweet, naive brothers and their badass companions (Northern Wall of Briggs and Izumi Curtis will always have my love) navigating their way through one impossible situation after another.
It's what I've been doing instead of watching through certain shows that haven't finished yet because I'm one of those few people who like spoilers before seeing something...
Did your week go well? Have you rewatched anything that awesome or watched something for the first time you enjoyed that much? Happy belated Mother's Day to everyone too, regardless of your child situation!
Brie Tart writes fantasies in which she draws the mythical from the mundane. She spends the rest of her time dabbling in languages and prepping for her next adventure.