| LORD MAKE IT STOP!
||[Jan. 10th, 2004|10:44 pm]
OK, why does Spike wear a tie? He never buttons his shirt, and it's not like he's going to the office or something. Seems like a lot of trouble for something he's not going to wear right anyway. I think he irons his shirt, but he doesn't iron the jacket (OK, I don't iron my jacket either, but it's permanent press). Or maybe he does iron it, but he doesn't unbutton it when he sits so it wrinkles up. He even ties it around his waist, which is bound to cause oddness. So, why the tie? A tie is designed to make someone look respectable, but he looks like a guy with a wrinkled jacket! |
I think Faye really is in love with Spike. I have been debating this forever, but I think I've finally settled on Yes. My first instinct is "What, she can't have male friends without feeling all lovey-dovey?" But, she doesn't react like a just-friend would when he's about to do something insanely stupid. It's well documented in several episodes.
Sure, she knows he'll never be her boyfriend. She knows he's in love with Julia and no one else, but I think she's the kind of person who likes a little drama in her life, and what's more dramatic than unrequited love? It's actually quite romantic. She's too in love with him to be selfish about it. And that's true love, as she's a really selfish person otherwise. Does this plot scenario remind you of anything? Well, it should. It's like Eponine from Les Miserables. She was the one who was in love with Marius, who was in love with Cosette. Eponine really loved Marius, even though he loved Cosette, and I forgot the tragic ending, but I think it was Eponine gave her life to save Marius and Cosette, but I'm not sure exactly. She was happy to do it, too, if I remember right. So, that's how I see Faye's relationship with Spike.
But isn't a close friendship much like the tragic love triangle? Wouldn't any best friend give his or her life for the other? Sure. But what's important here isn't whether Faye would save Spike from a burning building. It's her reactions to his recklessness. Those times when she knows she can't help him in any way, and that he may not return. Gren had her pegged when he said she only leaves because she's afraid of losing her friends. She does have that woman's intuition that she claims, sometimes. Perhaps her intuition told her that Spike was going to leave to search for Julia, and she didn't want to be around when or if he did, because he would be gone. Her reaction to him before he goes to fight Vicious for the final time, she knows he ain't comin' back. And she knows there's nothing she can do to help him. Look at her in the userpic. This pic is from a poster-type thing where a giant Spike-head is in the background, and Faye is all sad like this in the foreground. If that isn't a hint, I dunno what is.
So, there you have it. Faye is in love with Spike.
In the movie, Ed says one of her best lines. Spike comes in with the vase that's perfect for him, and she looks at it and asks him "Is that a fish-stink?" The subtitles say she said "Is that an octopus tank?" The japanese word for octopus is Tako. Tacos are good. Octopus tacos would be really good. Tako tacos.
EDIT: I have come to despise Vicious. "So? He's the villain. You're supposed to." But you don't understand. I always love villains. My favorite characters are always villains! Raditz, Team Rocket, Starscream, Cell, Gaz, Treize, Drakken, Shishio, Imhotep (from the movie - not the cartoon), Rimmer (ok not really a villain but definitely the antagonist)...
I love villains. It's what I do. But I HATE that one! I used to not hate him, but the more times I watch Jupiter Jazz and Real Folk Blues, the more I really hate him. I'm sure I'm supposed to hate him, but I don't usually hate who I'm supposed to hate. Maybe it's because my favorite character is a protagonist. At any rate, it's slightly unsettling.