Ok, when I got into Sideshow Bob, I always thought of him as a cool char and a cool guy to be around (how many villains do you find that are as polite as he is?) but thanks to a lot of your pics (and this also goes with Cecil) I now see him differently though in a good kind of differently. Great pic btw.
Thank you very much! I've always felt like I could relate to Bob, with his deep-seated anger toward certain people that boils over into murderous rage, as well as his appreciation of fine arts and contempt for those who just laugh at it.
I want him to be a good person deep down, one who is merely struggling with his demons because of years of feeling misunderstood and abused (mainly by Krusty) and unable to relate to anyone in Springfield.
If you ever read "Being Bob," you'll see that I bring up several canon points about him and reveal interesting "truths" behind them, such as why he has never been able to kill anyone successfully, as well as the truth behind his Italian family.
I too view him quite a bit differently, and in fact every time I see a Sideshow Bob episode now, I feel like all the things I've drawn and written about him are canon facts that are simply offscreen.
I do get that anger thing that Bob has but thanks in part to some genes from my mom, I'm capable of calming down real fast whenever I do get mad. Whenever I have a fight with my friends I'm always the first to apologize even when it's not my fault. The only way you get a grudge from me is if you REALLY piss me off by using me (as one ex-friend did), doing something bad to someone close to me (like a b*tch that will go unnamed who basically ruined one of my bffs past relationships, just cause she wanted to date the guy herself -she also tried to make the life of another bff of mine a living hell, girl is so lucky she only saw me once *before her true colors got shown* cause I so wanted to punch her in the face for what she did-), toying with me in some way (an ex-bf went out with me out of pity, used a line when he broke up with me and actually thinks I'm annoying) or badmouthing my family and friends in my presence especially if it's my parents. Depending on what it is get's the person either a threat, punch in the face or full on beating. Like Bob in that Brother comic of yours, I do not allow anyone getting away with hurting someone in my family in some way. The only stupid like grudge I have is one with my sister (in 2nd grade me and my family went to Florida and while at SeaWorld she went to the dolphin area and despite knowing well that I love dolphins she never bothered to take me along so I haven't forgiven her for that) but it doesn't effect our relationship cause I make sure it doesn't. Oh and I too like fine arts (take me to an art museum and you'll have to literately drag me out) though until I got into Sideshow Bob (and an episode of Hey Arnold! that I like) I never really had any interest in opera. Thanks to him (and an amazing little girl that was on America's Got Talent [link] ) I'm into it now. The only people that laugh or made fun of me for something I like that made (and still does actually) me feel Bob like was/is whenever someone made/makes fun of me for being into anime. In high school I was on the bottom of the low cause of it since practically everyone there saw it as being a kiddie thing (thanks to some -mostly 4Kids- dubs) and one group of boys I had to deal with on the MST (Manchester School of Technology) bus kept trying or did take my mangas (and I usually read deep, interesting like series that I think even Bob would find interest in) from me and doing that keep away thing with them. The other thing that got the teasing stuff was being into the Pokemon games. I hated how they acted to that cause they didn't know that there was more to these games then going around and catching interesting creatures you can use in fights. These games do make you use your mind in ways you normally wouldn't which brings me to another Bob like thing I'm into. Puzzles. I love playing puzzle games (on pc, console, handheld) and putting together the classic kind cause of how it makes me use my mind. I do think Bob can as well as is a good guy but at the same time I do think he's capable of killing someone. Many people forget that his plan to kill Selma actually almost succeeded. It only failed cause Bart arrived at the last minute and prevented Selma from lighting that match.
I just went to SeaWorld 2 weeks ago! The San Diego one. First time ever, and it was a lifelong dream come true! I count myself VERY lucky because I got to pet a dolphin TWICE and got to finally see my favorite animal in person: the orca.
I used to watch Hey Arnold! all the time. I assume you're referring to that opera episode where Arnold dreamed he was in a re-enactment of Carmen? XD That one was awesome!
People who think anime is for kids are very ignorant. Princess Mononoke, FullMetal Alchemist - they are NOT for little kids! FMA is my favorite anime, yet the first episode when the Elric brothers attempted to resurrect their dead mother still haunts me. >__< I never got into Pokemon. I think because all the little monsters were TOO cute. But I certainly wouldn't make fun of anyone for enjoying the show or the games. To each his own, as long as no one's being harmed.
Very true about the Selma-killing thing, but an interesting point I've noticed about that one is that BART is the one who explained Bob's plan, while Bob himself never explained what was actually supposed to happen. He just agreed to what Bart said. Makes me think twice about that episode, and it's yet another thing I like to count toward Bob not being all that he seems to be.
After all, in reality, how hard can it be to kill a child? Lenny and Carl once asked Bob that very question, but he didn't have a good answer to it. In my fanfic, I reveal that Bob never truly intended to kill anyone, but only wanted to terrorize them and make them think he would kill them.
Yes I am. That is my second fav Hey Arnold! ep. My number one fav is Arnold's Christmas cause it shows what Christmas really should be. Arnold gave up his free time to do that man's Christmas shopping so he can find Hynn's daughter and Helga showed how much she cares about Arnold by giving up the gift she wanted most, just so he could be happy again and still believe in Christmas miracles. I bet that be an episode that bring tears to even Bob's eyes if he saw it. Now as I see it, Bob is just waiting for the right moment to kill Bart. All the other times is just practice (after all for a genius like him, you need to have trial periods before thinking up your ultimate plan) and a way to keep Bart on his toes cause Bob's attacks on Bart has caused the boy to actually think and use his mind like in Cape Feare where he thought of using Bob's love of opera against him by requesting him to sing Gilbert & Sullivan music. He likely wants to cause some harm to Bart but be wanting to wait for the right moment to give the final blow.
That was a GREAT episode! That and the "Romeo & Juliet" episode. XD
I don't like to think of Bob as ACTUALLY wanting to kill anyone. Murder is far from funny or acceptable. Especially when it comes to killing a child, regardless of what the kid did.
A close friend of mine was murdered back in 1995. He was a petty thief and a con artist who had pissed off a lot of people in his life. He had just vowed to turn his life around and be a better person when a "friend" betrayed him and shot him point blank.
Bob has never once hurt Bart at all. There were many, many times where he could have hit him, kicked him, etc. but he never did. REAL anger makes people violent. Not to mention he doesn't ALWAYS go after Bart, like in "Wedding For Disaster" and "The Great Louse Detective" where he just left him in his room.
But I just can't think of him as truly wanting to murder anyone. It's too painful for me.
The Romeo & Juliet episode is I think my third fav. Ah, I see and sorry to hear that. As far as I can remember no one I know was murdered but one of my uncles died in a car crash some time before I was born, I've lost some other family (like my great-grandma) in the past as well as some pets (the one that hit me the most was a family cat named Bobo who was more then a pet to me cause I saw him as a friend and hero after he once protected me from another cat we had that tried to attack me from behind once) and I have a grandpa who's not really in the best condition which has me worried since I'm quite close to him. I had some close calls growing up. The biggest being when a boy from my neighborhood pushed me off the top of the jungle gym at school. Surprisingly I got no serious injuries from that and just hit my head enough that I can't remember that at all. I only know of it cause my folks told me about it some years later.
In first grade I accidentally kicked a boy in the head while swinging from the monkey bars. He fell and hit his head on another bar down below and his forehead was bleeding badly. I don't recall what happened after that, only that he was okay later and I didn't get in trouble because it was an accident.
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