Today I’m sick. I have the flu and as always it is a surprise since I don’t get sick very often, not even every year. I’m in bed, resting, or something like it. God! its boring for someone like me who likes to be up doing anything -although I must confess right now, that which I call “anything” has never to do with hard work; yep I’m lazy. I was trying to find a good anime to watch since I have been out of anime to watch, I have probably seen all of them (the ones that came out this year that is). Instead of finding a good anime, I ended up watching clips of Cowboy Bebop on youtube. (SIGH) Man this anime is incredible! I found myself lost in all that bebopperal (this word I made up a long time ago. Its meaning I can’t quite describe since it has to do with my feelings for Bebop. Its like a proxy between us two)
I want to share some clips of my number 1 anime of all times. I’m pretty sure it is number 1 for more than a few people out there. Enjoy;
(bell peppers and
(the last few ending scenes… I hate Julia)
Someone had commented that in the end nobody got closure; that they all ended miserable. False and true. Everybody got closure, it was just too miserable a reality.
I think the end of Cowboy Bebop is as real as you are going to get it on an action anime, where the hero never dies because its not a drama but an action anime. In this particular anime, Spike had to die to end all that bitterness that was so overpowering. I mean, Spike was piratically living to find closure to his sad past. He did not want to care about anything else. Although he did came to care for others, I think he could not ignore his past as it was always coming back to him. It had been his only purpose for a long time and just because the crew happened to tag along he wasn’t going to let go of his main goal, to end everything between him and Vicious. You see, Spike is not a hero, he is what is called anti-hero. Spike was a bitter man, and believed he deserved nothing else but to carry the burden of his past. At the end, he told Faye he was not going there to die, but to live. That answers the question why he had to die. He needed to die as the Spike he was, a bitter lonely man. As he was, he was no good for the crew; that was his belief, and the reason why he is such an amazing character. Hes got flaws. That is the way he is, that is what made him so mysterious and appealing, and that is real. That is one reason why we like Cowboy Bebop so much.
Oh! How I miss the crew. Here is a drawing a did of Spike a long time ago. I wanted to draw him more realistic looking, and it came out something like this:
And here is a new drawing of him I just did right now on my skecth-book, which is why the hair is cut, hehe.;