thinkin about kili (and fili, because someone has to keep an eye on his dumb brother) busting out of the dwarven afterlife and sailing to the undying lands to find tauriel, battling against various odyssey-type trials and tribulations set to them by the valar, who are sort of grumpy that these kids are breaking all the rules but sort of entertained by how gutsy they are.
in hindsight, i wish i’d thought of tauriel sailing to the halls herself instead because i don’t like the thought of her waiting around doing nothing, but it didn’t occur to me until i was like halfway done with this. oh well.
It’s so weird seeing these gifs because when you actually watch the show they do it so gradually that you barely even notice (at least I didn’t) but then you look at these and it’s like, whoaa. Even Winry has a completely different face, it’s not just Ed getting taller and more muscular.
Animation, you’re doing it right.
especially when you consider this happens in what, a year? a year and a half?
This is actually one of the things I love most about FMA. They age so gradually, just like real people. A lot of times in anime and other animation, there’s not really a slow process of growing up; it’s just sort of, “Hey, look, she has curves now, and he’s way taller.”