&& welcome all!
Hello, and welcome to the Pokeshipping General Discussion thread, a place where all fans of this couple unite together and keep the flame alive. This place is a relaxing spot for all Pokeshippers [supporters of Ash and Misty's relationship] to communicate with one another, discussing the many views of them, and of course, go get hyper. Yay. Anyone is free to come and post as long as the rules are followed. It's a good idea to read them before posting.
&& some history
Back in 2004, a thread was created our former Shipping Mod, Kiori. Her version of the thread has about 80 pages with more than 1,000 posts until a hacker came in and decided to delete it. You can imagine the reactions when that was news here. Then, we had former member Ryuu create the next thread, which reached about 1,800 pages along with more than 22,000 posts. Awesome, right? Yeah, the fun didn't last long when many things went wrong. See the last thread for more detail. Now, with this thread, I don't know how well this one will go compared to the last, but hopefully with the cooperation of all Pokeshippers, we can all make this one a hit.
&& so, what's the story?
It all began with a bike. That's right: a bike.
A young redhead was fishing close to Pallet Town until she notices her fishing rod moving. She stands up, and pulls with all her might until out came a boy along with a Pikachu. The boy takes her bike and rides off, doing his best to locate a Pokemon Center. She runs after him. In the meantime, he accidentally destroys her bike in order to save Pikachu from a flock of Spearow.
After she discovers the likes [or in this case, the worst] of her bike, she follows this young boy until her bike is repaid. This is where it all begins.
Yes, their names are Ash and Misty.
At first, the two would argue constantly, complaining at each other over little issues such as which direction to take, where to eat, etc. After a while, they began to become better friends...
Until the girl began to have secret feelings for the boy.
Of course, she hides it all, knowing that he is completely oblivious and that it is not his interest to settle down. Not when the guy is catching and training the whole time. Although, the two have shared many moments of deep friendship from jealousy to kindness.
All was well until the girl recieved a call from her sisters. They stated that she must return to the Cerulean City Gym in order to take responsiblity while her sisters go on a trip.
Both did not want to see each other leave. Not after so much they have gone through together. But, they did not have a choice.
He gave her his trust, friendship, determination, and heart while she in return gave encouragement, opinion, a handkerchief, and a lure.
So far, that is the story. She lives in Cerulean City. He is a traveler.
What will become of the relationship of these two?
Only time will tell.
&& the rules // must read before posting!
1. All SPPf rules apply. Following them are not hard.
2. Please, absolutely no bashing of any kind. Respect one another.
3. No double, triple, or more posts are allowed. Only one is needed.
4. If you wish to post an image, do [img139*]insert-link-here[/*img139]. Take out the stars, okay? Please credit fanart, too!
5. No one liners [post consisting of one line or less], please.
7. Please stay on topic. That means, discuss only Pokeshipping. Not the characters alone, not other characters. Ash and Misty together.
8. Everyone now has three chances. Meaning, if you disobey the rules three times, you will be banned from posting here. But if you break the rules once/twice, then you're likely to have a PM from me. But if you annoy myself or the mods to a greater extent, you'll be banned on the spot.
9. Have fun here! Please enjoy yourself as much as possible. If you don't break the rules, you'll be just fine. ;3
What we can talk about:
- Discussion of hints, moments, etc. between Ash and Misty
I think that's self-explanatory.
- Debating hints (what kinds of arguements work and what kind don't)
We can talk about this stuff because a good debating topic is pretty good for everyone to learn more about each other. Good god, I sound like a teacher. xD But the thing is, do not bash other shippings, members, or characters. You'll hear from the mods or myself about that.
- Fanworks (fanart, fanfiction, websites, banners, anime music videos, wallpapers, icons, etc.)
Please be aware that this aspect should not be the main focus of your post. Like, you can talk about Pokeshipping topics and then include a small note at the end. The thing is, we can't really be advertising. You can link to whatever you have done once but if it's constant, then I will PM you about it just to remind you. Oh, and if the work is not yours, you must credit whoever has done the fanart/banner/fanfiction by linking back to them or else it is considered to be rude (along with breaking the forum rules).
- Any sort of idea you think would do well for the thread
These are highly welcome! If you want to have an event go on for all the Pokeshippers that you'd like to host, then please say so and suggest the idea. I don't want to be in charge of everything that goes on in here, so you guys have power there. ;3 If you want suggest having a contest or something, then tell everyone in the thread about your idea and we'll all set up an agreement and guidelines. I want to make this place fun for you guys, so jump right in!
What we can't talk about:
I'll assure you that if anyone bashes, just report them right away. I don't care if it's a member, shipping, character, whatever. Just report them to the mods; they will help you.
- Topics that make absolutely no sense
If you're trying to be funny by suggesting topics that barely make any sense, then please save it for IMs or PMs. Remember that this is a discussion, not a chatroom.
- Extra convos
I know everyone loves to talk to each other throughout the thread; that's perfectly fine by me but don't allow it to be the majority of your post. If more than half of your post is just talking about something random with another member, then I will remind you to stay on topic. Besides, everyone's profiles have visitor messaging; use them to your advantage! :3
- No one-liners.
If your post only contains one line of text, that is considered to be a one liner which is pretty much spam. I will remind you to be good or else you can expect a ban.
- Type in a way we can understand you.
we dont need 2 typ liek dis or TYPE LIKE THIS or LiKe tHiS. You people should know how to write or else not everyone is going to take you seriously. Just keep that in mind.
- Everyone is to respect each other.
Again, self-explanatory. PM the mods if you're having trouble with another member, and they'll help you settle it.
- Everyone is to work as a team.
If you see someone who is misbehaving, don't tell them off. Just report; that sexy red button is there for a reason. We all are encouraged to do our best because without each other as supporters, then the thread dies.
- We don't need the blasted codeword, k?
Just come on in and jump into the discussion. You can introduce yourself to us, too!
banned from posting // bad noodles
frequently asked questions && faq!
Q: Is there a rule for... let's say someone who isn't a Pokeshipper? Are other shippers allowed?
A: Why yes! As long as your visit here is peaceful, then there's no problem for you to come in here to post. You guys can jump right in anytime! But if there's any rules broken here, you will be asked to leave. Otherwise, feel free to join us in case you're curious about Pokeshipping. =)
Q: I've heard about Ash and Misty being refered to Pokeshipping, ANML, and other terms. Could you explain?
A: Pokeshipping is a term that is basically sort of a compound word. Poke is short for Pokemon, while shipping comes from the word relationship. As for ANML, it stands for Ash and Misty Love. Sometimes you might see ANMNR at the end, which stands for Ash and Misty Romance Novel. Other terms for them are satokasu [sato is short for Ash's Japanese name Satoshi and kasu is short for Misty's Japanese name, Kasumi], Gakishipping [a less known version which translates to Bratshipping since Team Rocket refer to them as gakis in the Japanese version], Sakashipping [an even less popular name for Ash and Misty], Sushishipping [again, an unpopular name for Ash and Misty (where are people getting these names?! I mean, sushi?!)], Trainershipping [yet another unpopular name for Ash and Misty (Uh, no comment on this name. o__o)], Twerpshipping [another name], Andrewsshipping [another name where people believe Ash and Misty are long lost brother and sister (Seriously, where do people come up with these names?! xD And brother & sister? o.o)], and Bikeshipping [another name that is quite uncommon but not as rare].
Q: It's rumored that Misty will return in 2010. Is it true?
A: It hasn't been comfirmed on my account, so no sadly. However, Misty does make cameos throughout the new seasons. The latest cameo we have of her is when Ash fishes with the mini Misty lure she sent him. I'll be glad to alert everyone if anything comes up. Besides, where on earth are people coming up with 2010?! Just don't rely on other people's rumors. Other sites like Serebii, PokeAni, & Bulbagarden are reliable sources; they let us know when anyone makes an appearance.
Q: Why are some "hints" dub-added while others aren't? What's up with that?
A: Well, to be honest, some of the Pokeshipping hints aren't really there in the original Japanese version. For example, Misty's Song. We all know what that song is about, right? Well, I hope you know. xD The thing is, Misty's Song was created by the American dub company aka 4Kids. Many people tend to dislike dub-added features since the original does not contain this song. However, as an inside info, the Japanese have heard Misty's Song and rather... liked it. So you see, the dubbers just tend to like Pokeshipping. I don't know about PokemonUSA, though. The thing is, you can support whatever kind of hint you'd like; don't let others tell you otherwise.
If you have a question, please PM me or post in the thread; thank you! =)
&& hint list // moments
I have made a list of possible hints. Why? Well, I felt that one designed for Pokeshippers was needed. Sure there's one at Bulbapedia, but for some odd reason I wanted to make my own, and fully analyze each episode for any possible hints and moments. I know, you must be thinking how boring that must sound but in my eyes, it's one of the most fun things to do. Yeah, I know I'm strange. Anyways, this list shall be updated daily with various new hints. Do feel free to take a look at the list so far. See it here.
Thanks to pokelover @ Photobucket, anyone can read Ono's manga! Please remember not to post full scans on here but rather, talk about it instead; thank you!
&& graphics! album
That's right. Also decided to make an album filled with banners, icons, and animations hosted by Photobucket. Please remember to credit the maker if you are taking anything from there. Also, if you would like me to add your banner, icon, or animation, please post at the thread or send me a PM, and I shall be happy to update it. If you want to see it, go here.
Got a Pokeshipping fanfic you would like to share? Feel free to post here or simply leave me a PM. Title of fanfiction, author, shipping[s], genre, and a tiny summary are necessary. Thank you!
&& extra sites
This section of my Pokeshipping website has plenty of Pokeshipping related websites whether it's fanart, informational, or sites that just have great stuff for everyone! Please PM me if you'd like me to update the list. I'll be happy to add in more sites. :3
&& future events
Secret Santa: In the month of November, I will be announcing the Secret Santa event, which is where Pokeshippers can give a gift to another Pokeshipper for Christmas. More details will be provided in November (around Thanksgiving). ;3
With all of that done, let's get started, guys! Let's all cooperate with each other to make this place be a great place for all Pokeshippers to post. =D