Self-reference and breaking the fourth wall.
"You have no idea how good you look right now," Roy said.
"Oh yeah... Huh!" Ed looked around, brightening. "Wow, it looks a lot different upright and not burning."
Ed's heart began pounding in anticipation of the rush he'd feel when the process was over.
"You know it's a good thing I heal almost immediately, because otherwise I'd be so sore, I'd never get anywhere in the story."
"You can't do that! This is a shounen series!" he hissed.
"I can't be this old and still a virgin," Ed snickered. "I mean, you've been with someone, right?
This was getting crazy. He knew that his college years ran equivalent with his sexual peak, but honestly?
He could imagine the words Fix typed as coming from his brother, and it afforded him a little bit of indulgence in his horrible, sinful, uncontrollable urges.