Action feng shui?! Now I’ve seen it all.
My Mom got a little obsessed with feng shui when we were living in Asia. I understood little about it beyond the basics of it being school of thinking regarding home decorating and architecture. All I remember was that it advocated putting fountains and sideways stairs everywhere so as to redirect and confuse potentially harmful energy. Also, you aren't supposed to put a house on a corner (and, really, you don't need to be an expert to know that doing that is just begging for your place to get run into by a car.) This is the first I’ve heard about how chi related to it, though. Heh... I always knew it was good for something more than just powering hadokens.
It’s really too bad that this Mei-Fa girl’s leaving so soon instead of joining the Bebop's crew. Her feistiness is so cute and they just barely touched the surface of what a good foil she could be for Jet. Maybe it’d be a little creepy (although possibly less creepy if you say he went bald young?) but, c'mon, this is the future. I'm sure it's the least weirdest thing for people to accept. Hell, you could technically say that any relationship Faye has would be icky because of her cryo-sleep. Though, her comment about how the nobler the man is when he’s young, the more likely he is to fall for a young girl, is an interesting observation. I don't I've ever heard that bit of wisdom anywhere else... and, the more I think about it, the truer it sounds.
But yeah, too bad this was a told-in-one. I feel like there's more they could've done with it and they seem to just rush to a conclusion with Mei-Fa's Dad. Have any of you noticed that they seem to go for space dogfights to wrap this things up whenever they're running out of time?By the way - - what do you think? Does Jet just snap that one goon’s neck or does he just konk him out with the sleeperhold? It's a slight difference with big ramifications.
And what's up with gypsies being so fashionable in this future? Faye pretends to be one, Mei-Fa's got a gypsy head scarf on. Dare I call it... gypsy chic?