Dorothy Samurai of Oz by Blondynki Też Grają
So, I finally FINALLY finished Cowboy Bebop and I’m sorry fellas but, it’s gonna be a C for me. I’m used to bottle episodes with little plot, and it certainly adds to the mystique and philosophy regarding the past. The thing is that, because the majority of episodes are self contained and the actual plot episodes are spaced out, it took me months to finish it without getting bored.
I don’t love Jet or Ed, I like Spike and Faye, I can’t tell if I think Viscious is a good villain or if I’m just filling in the blanks according to what the show tells me. There’s a lot of that going around too. We only get flashes of what’s going on with Julia, Spike and Vicious, but no clear story or even an ending with Spike so it’s nearly all up to interpretation. Of course I get that it’s the point but it doesn’t add anything for my viewing experience. The characters I got closest to loving were Spike and Gren but it’s hard to get to know anyone in this story.
I did connect with the most with Spike at the end and yeah the character’s ends were super poignant despite my view on the series. It strangely reminds me of Cyberpunk 2077, though instead of being all about a sense of self and finding meaning in life it’s themes about acceptance, the past and how we move on from tough situations. In the end of Cyberpunk, an emphasis is put on not hurting others through your actions because your end will be the same no matter what. I felt that Faye and Jet could’ve helped save Julia, but of course it had to just be him because he had to pick up where he left off. It was like he paused his movie to put off the tearful end until he was ready. Spike really got me with the dream stuff. The stagnation, the fear of moving forward and just the inability to let go. Powerful stuff, just not my favorite execution.
Dead or Alive Momiji by U ltra
Loving Moment by Shizen1102
Been super into space cowboys recently
My favorite photo of the crew. And…
Bosun Jennifer Rach by Aurelien Rantet
Jet: You two are playin’ me! That did not happen. What am I sayin’? Of course it did.
Faye: Yeah, it did. You see, Lunkhead over here, didn’t think about security. He jus’ went guns ahoy, and I had to save his sorry—
Spike: No. It happened the other way around, and you know it.
Faye: What?! You know if we had just walked out the door—
Spike: Whatever. Once a looter, always a looter.
Faye: Jet. I’m telling you—
Jet: You know what? I don’t care what happened. All I know is we’re short of a bounty. And I blame you both!
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Art by CHUNWHEI LEE
Jet: I don’t know why I bother trying to give Spike orders. He never follows the plan, goes in all half-cocked in a blaze of glory, and things get destroyed. I swear, that man has no regard for property damage. It’s an endless cycle.
[Something explodes in the distance.]
Jet, throwing his hands up: There he goes again!
“Where’s Faye?” You asked Jet while he was cooking up something for dinner. Not realizing that you hadn’t seen her around almost all day. It worried you a little because you would’ve notice if something was up, Especially since you both have been good friends but then again you didn’t have time to talk.
“She’s in her room I think.” Spike answers as he leans againts the door way peeking in to see what everyone was up to. As soon as you knew that’s where you were headed.
“Tell her dinner will be ready in a few!” You hear Jets voice echo as you walk down the hallway.
You knock a couple times till you hear a small “come in” from the other side of the door. When the door slides open, Fayes hugging her knees as she watches the images on the tv, The glow of it keeps the dark room lit and shines on her gloomy face. You walk over and sit down shifting next to her and rest your head on her shoulder.
“Hey, How are you feeling?” You ask already knowing somethings up you just want her to say it to you herself. Faye carried herself well. She showed to be very flirtatious and outgoing when she needed too but deep down you knew the real her.
“I’m, okay.” She manages to mumble out.
“Faye. how are you feeling?” You ask again and she sighs. She already knows she can’t shrug you off but it was worth the try.
“I’m, confused is all. ” She dips her head down then looks to the ceiling hoping it wouldn’t be to hard to say it if she weren’t looking at you directly. “I’m frustrated because… well because I- I like you but I don’t want to you to leave me if you don’t have that same connection. But then again I’ve never needed anyone, I’ve been on my own. I don’t need- I don’t need anyone.” She shakes her head at the mix of emotions but you grab her hand hoping it would calm her down.
“I think deep down we both knew we are more than just friends, Faye.” You smile softly as you admit it and move in subconsciously at the same time. The sudden pink on her face makes your heart flutter as you suddenly realize your inches apart. “You don’t have to be lonely anymore.” When your nose bumped againts hers it’s clear that she wanted you to kiss her too. It was the sweetest kiss you’ve ever gotten. Also the first kiss you’ve gotten but it felt natural. Her warm lips were gentle and her chapstick gloss tasted like strawberry. The small sigh you got from her pulls one from you. As your lips disconnect her soft breaths paints your lips, it was in that small moment that she knew your words were true.
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Cowboy Bebop by Toshihiro Kawamoto