Cowboy Bebop is something I’ve heard about for years but never dived into, always hanging on the edge of “I’ll get to it.”
I seem to remember it playing on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network back in the day and I thought it looked interesting. Since then the vibe I’ve gotten about it is that it’s the greatest thing that has ever been done; or maybe it’s even better then that thing.
I’ve always been susceptible to the suggestions of others when it comes to something being “classic.” I’m defining “classic” here as something that is above any questions of “good” or “great”; the thing that is suggested is something that I have a duty to not only watch and/or listen to but to esteem and appreciate as something that enhances the human experience, that in some way pushes us towards a time when we experienced things as they should be – before the Fall.
Cowboy Bebop has that aura about it. I completed Session #5 “The Ballad of Fallen Angels” before things were brought to an abrupt halt; Amazon no longer has them for free on their streaming service.
So far it’s not a “classic” (using the definition I laid out earlier) to me yet, but we’ll see. I’m on board with Jet, don’t really get Spike, and am surprised that Valentine was more brat then femme fatale.
Those are my personal calls on the media so far but we’ll see where the series goes when I have access to it again.
See You Space Cowboy … (sometime)
February 13, 2018 – our oldest finished the latest in the “Spirit Animals” series, Rise and Fall by Eliot Schrefer.
This is course makes me think about what my spirit animal would be … who knows?
She Who Would Be Queen
“The Royal Diaries” has been a great time for our oldest and this was the last book she read in the series, Elizabeth I by Kathryn Lasky.
History has always fascinated me and seeing her drawn into different time periods has been great.
Our oldest finished the latest in Nancy Drew-ish adventures with Mystery of the Moss-Covered Mansion.
She finished the cougar-filled caper on February 10th.
Currerbell has been reading up a storm and The Moor by Laurie R. King was the next one to bite the dust.
She also finished A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline recently.
Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth
Fun fact: the painting above by Andrew Wyeth was part of the inspiration for the novel, and Andrew’s father – N. C. Wyeth – is a man who’s illustrations have graced some of the books of my youth.
I love when things connect like that.
As of this posting Christina’s World is currently on display at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.
She finished The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley on February 9, 2018.
“Not a great read but he’s a great writer” was her quick summation.
Our oldest played her first game of Halo online multiplayer earlier this month (2/3/18) almost by accident – Currerbell was away from the screen and the game was starting, so someone else had to take over!
One Stop Shot
There may be many more games in her future, but for now she’s taken her first step into the online arena.
One of my favorite Disney movies growing up was Robin Hood, and bringing it home on blu ray felt good.
Golly What A Day
Please enjoy the above illustration done by Tom Whalen. It’s a great look I enjoy and it brings the movie new life every time I look at it.
Some forces in the universe are unstoppable.
My Little Pony.
Friendship really is magic.
We watched the movie together earlier this year and they loved it.