Let's just say that I'm in a mood to just move on from supporting ships like this...;_; In a way, I feel that some of us sorta put so much expectations upon having our OTP's to be canon that it made me realize that what's the point to enjoy the show esp. for those characters if one were focused so much on supporting some ship to to be 100 percent legit? no offense to anyone...^_^;; I'm sure pairing up characters like crazy are amongst our guilty pleasure.
On the other hand, I don't blame anyone who likes AdvanceShipping only b/c on how some scenes whether or not Ash saves May or they had this moment w/ one another seemed to spark our interests and this had happened to me since I was so new to shippings and this one made me seem more interested over PokeShipping b/c I expected something like Ash being w/ May as a refreshing relationship as ppl tend to ship him w/ Misty yet these expectations made me feel dumb afterwards...
Then again this was an experience I had and I have learned alot from it all thanks to supporting AS and being part of the Pokemon fandom...^^;
1. I learned that the anime is fine as it as; I don't care if Ash isn't aging nor would I do if Pikachu is still fluctuating w/ his powers...:P Also I don't mind if the girls Ash travels w/ are all within the Ash Ketchum Friendzone Club b/c that's how the anime rolls.xD
2. We shouldn't put too much expectations on something like shippings since chances are, it'll never happen...in fact it's better to ship characters for fun (ex. fanfics/fanart) instead of pairing them seriously...JS
3. Advanced Generation and Gen 3 isn't as awesome as I used to think...^__^;;; I believe for AG, my nostalgia goggles were put on tight
b/c of May
and when I rewatched it on Boomerang, was an actual okay saga yet I liked that their pacing wasn't fast nor slow and Ash's team wasn't so lopsided also DILLIGAF if Corphish didn't evolved;xD May overall was an okay character, she wasn't too much on the co-star status as her successor achieved but I believe she could have done more to make her presence worthwhile...:P I don't mind the bickering she and Max have done but I want her to interact Ash more as well as having more funny moments esp. her spazzing out on food...^^; But that's just my wishful thinking
five-six yrs after AG ended
.:P As for Gen 3, it was the generation I started playing the games eventhough I was a fan b4 to be exact, again my nostalgia goggles are tight and as soon as i replayed them, it was fun at first to relive the memories until it gotten boring midway and I don't see how it was awesome if you have to level-grind your Pokemon esp. to prepare for the Elite 4...>_< That's the the thing but the Gen 3 has good Pokemon (ex. Flygon).:P Anyhoo that's just my opinion on those two concepts...^^;