Random thought: a mashup of Fullmetal Alchemist and the Silmarillion. Instead of Father, it's Feänor. And instead of the Homonculi named after the Deadly Sins, it's the sons of Fëanor. Nor sure who Edward and Alphonse would be, though. (Maybe Elrond and Elros?)
"jim kirk walks into a bar. it doesn’t matter if he walks into a drinking establishment or a metal support beam, because he gets injured either way." (via megglesthetribble) http://megglesthetribble.tumblr.com/post...
People jump all over people who don't use Standard American English as their first language for minor spelling and grammar mistakes, but if someone who is supposedly educated has no idea that a word is a well-attested offensive ethnic/racial slur, we should just let it slide?
The wheat-and-the-weeds parable/metaphor is pretty deeply embedded in my mind. Just because it's usually a choice between a greater evil and a lesser evil doesn't mean there isn't some good somewhere in the mix, however obscured and choked by weeds.