posted January 19th, 2012, 8:44 pm

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January 19th, 2012, 8:44 pm

So, the second panel is an homage to my favorite show ever, Cowboy Bebop.

I literally can't explain to you people how much of an impact this show had on my life. I stumbled upon it one late night during my formative high school years, and I was hooked from the first blare of the ridiculous trumpet on the opening credits.

It had everything I could have ever wanted in 22 minutes - heart-racing action, lead characters who were the very personification of the word "cool", amazing artwork, and music so fucking good your ears would bleed because they just couldn't handle it.

Soon enough, I found myself trying to be as cool as Jet and Spike. I started wearing an open black tie (one benefit of catholic school uniforms), rolling up my sleeves, listening to Jazz, and "flowing like water". Jesus, the reason I grew my hair out was because I wanted to look more like Spike.

Not to get too sentimental here, but high school kind of sucked for me. I wasn't picked on every day or anything like that, but like most kids, I had trouble finding myself. Cowboy Bebop went a long way in helping point me in the right direction.

Not bad for a silly little cartoon.

See you, space cowboys.


January 19th, 2012, 8:44 pm

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January 19th, 2012, 9:19 pm


Love the homage...more impressed that you found an image from that exact scene.

Facial expressions are great and I chuckled at the end.

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January 19th, 2012, 9:21 pm


I actually found the image first, which gave me the idea for the episode.

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January 20th, 2012, 6:50 pm


So happy to see .gemini's tales returning to the interweb.

I need to watch more cowboy bebop. I told you I own the whole series, right? I just don't like that the voiceovers don't match the subtitles (the hearing-challenged lament of all things animated).

I like that you're continuing to mesh humor abd Alda's alternately adult and juvenile concerns with the difficulty of rivalry. It encourages the reader to both laugh and take a step back to think. Good art. Alda's expressions, as always, are delightful.

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