RIP Sam Simon'sigh'...First, it was Robin Williams a few months ago, then last week, it was Leonard Nimoy and now the person whom I had the most respect for from the Simpsons staff has passed away after a long fight with cancer: Sam Simon.More Like This
What most of you may, or may not know, Sam was the guy hired by James L. Brooks to get the Simpsons off the ground in 1989 and it was his job to make Matt Groening's "Cartoon Shorts" to work for a half-hour, animated sitcom. Sam hired the writers, and help reshape the Simpson family, too. It was Sam that said Lisa should be the smart, sensitive one, instead of the brat on the "Shorts" and Sam saved one of the greatest scenes in the show's history: Homer's jump over Springfield Gorge on a skateboard.
(According to the "Unauthorized Guide to the Simpsons", Matt Groening learned of the "jump" and went over Sam's head and wanted it removed from the episode "Bart the Daredevil". Sam, furious, went back to the animation studio and made the staff reins
Fullmetal Kingdom ~ Chapter 11More Like This
Chapter 11: Night of Fate
At the Y. O. U. T. H. Orphanage in Destiny Islands, Cid was sitting on his desk, tapping his bills with his pen. It was a boring morning, one that Cid wished would end. Just then, he heard someone coming through the entrance. Cid stood up and walked out of his office to greet the customer, a hooded man, whose face couldn't be seen.
Cid spoke first, "Hello, and welcome to my orphanage. How may I be of service?" the customer replied, "Professor Cidolfus Demen Bunansa, I would like to see your weapons." Cid clapped in excitement, "Oh, another one? Excellent! Is this an order from the state?" the customer replied, "You'd be surprised."
Inside the Orphanage, No. 307, Riku, was talking on the phone with Sora, formerly No. 516, "You exposed WHAT?" Sora replied, "We exposed a priest named Cornello for using the townspeople of Lior for war and profit. You should have been there Riku, there were monsters, traps, and get this, this is the best part...walking statues!" Ri
Fullmetal Kingdom ~ Chapter 10More Like This
Chapter 10: Move Forward
Cornello rushes into the altar, and makes for the door out. As he pushed it open, outside, waiting for him, was an angry mob of townspeople! Almost every person who lived in Lior was there, with pitchforks, bats, and angry faces, but it wasn't just the townspeople, some of the followers were confused about Cornello's words.
"So all those miracles were lies?"
"We believed in you, how could you?"
"You made fools of us for the last time!"
"Father...is this true?"
"I don't understand father, what's going on?"
"It was alchemy all along, why Father Cornello, Why?"
Cornello was frozen in fear, his tricks were revealed, and everyone was against him. He couldn't explain himself, so he decided to go with a different explanation, "My children, do not believe the words of the non-believer! He has used his science to impersonate me as a conspiracy by the devil himself! But witness as Leto redeems me with this vengeful light! BEHOLD, GOD'S POWER!"
As Cornello raised his ring
Fullmetal Kingdom ~ Chapter 9More Like This
Chapter 9: Cornello Exposed
The Central City Train Station had a train ready to go to Lior, where a certain flower girl and a friendly blond Ishbalin were bidding good luck to Donald and Goofy. Aeris reached into her flower basket and gave Donald two Elixirs, "You'll be heading for a city in the dessert, so I decided to get you two some soft drinks."
Goofy looked at the Elixir drinks, "Gwarsh, Orange flavor and Root Beer? Thank you Aeris." Donald nodded, "Y-yeah, thank you. Don't worry; we'll bring the Keyblade Master." Rin bows, "I wish you luck my friends, and be careful, even showing your feathers can arouse suspicion." Goofy waves, "We'll be A-OK Rin, see you later!"
The two Genomes boarded the train and waved good bye to their new friends, while Goofy waved, Donald thought about the conversation that he and Goofy had with Aeris...
Yesterday, Aeris was about to discuss an important issue with Donald and Goofy, "The one you're searching for, Mickey, has met with us and informed us a
Fullmetal Kingdom ~ Chapter 8More Like This
Chapter 8: Conflicting Reasons
Inside the Temple of Leto, Edward was dragged in by Cornello's followers and was then brought before Cornello himself. Cornello smiled, "So tell me...was it worth it? Was it worth trying to run? Because of your selfish choice, your brother is dead." Ed gritted his teeth, "Bastard!" then he heard the door open behind him, and through it, came more followers, with Sora in their grasp.
Sora was brought next to Edward, who was disappointed at how Sora still managed to get caught. Sora started to regain consciousness, and in front of him, was Cornello, Sora started to shake, "...murderer..." Cornello replied, "It's no use getting angry. If you should be angry at anybody, it should be the one who told you to run, Alphonse Elric. You could have stayed and saved the Elrics, dying a glorious death. Instead, you ran away, allowing God to take away a good friend of yours. Pity, I always thought you'd die first-." Sora stood up in anger, "YOU MONSTER!"
Fullmetal Kingdom ~ Chapter 7More Like This
Chapter 7: The Avenger Strikes
As Cornello looked at Edward's Automail arm, he said, "Well, this does answer a riddle...why the military gave the name 'Fullmetal' to a brat like you? It's because it's fitting, it describes you perfectly!" He then turned to Rose, "You see, my dear Rose, alchemy can be beneficial as well as dangerous, but there is a practice even more forbidden...AND THAT'S WHEN YOU USE HUMANS IN ALCHEMIC EXPERIMENTS!"
Sora turned toward Edward in disbelief, "Edward…did you...?" Ed shook his head, "We didn't kill anyone. This idiot doesn't know the whole story." Cornello laughed, "That coming from a miserable little boy who performed Human Transmutation. Admit it, your poking fun at me to hide your own guilt. You and your brother are the ones who dabbled into alchemy you knew nothing about. YOU STEPPED ON THE TOES OF GOD!"
"We...we just wanted to see her."
Ed turned to Al, "Stop Al, there's no need to explain ourselves to him." though Ed stopped Al from revealing too muc