Welcome to the Cavaliershipping Shipping Thread!
As the old thread died, I decided to create a new thread for Cavaliershipping! Credit to Chelc for the thread title idea. Hopefully this time, this thread will be more active than the last one, so if you like Cavaliershipping, here is the place to discuss it!
SHIGERU OOKIDO/GARY OAK
Gary (Japanese name: Shigeru) has been Ash's rival since childhood. He used to be extremely arrogant and competed for the same goal as Ash (to be a Pokemon Master and win Pokemon Leagues). Ever since Ash defeated Gary in the Silver Conference, Gary had calmed down with his ego and is now a researcher just like his grandfather, Professor Oak.
Dawn (Japanese name: Hikari) is the newest girl to join Ash on his journey. She is travelling around Sinnoh, partaking in contests in the hopes of becoming a great co-ordinator just like her mother. Dawn is very optimistic and looks to the future and doing her best not to look back on the past. Her catchphrase is "No Need to Worry!" (Japanese: Daijoubu!) Hikari is very girly and likes to dress up in outfits like her cheerleader costume and her maid dress.
If you hadn't figured it out, Cavaliershipping is in short, Gary x Dawn! So why do I support this shipping? Well, we already know that Dawn really admires Gary for being a great researcher, for being Professor Oak's grandson and for being a great poet (from her perspective anyway XD). So, is it just a relationship of the veteran and the less-experienced admirer?
I don't think so. Even if Dawn may not be on the same level as Gary as a trainer, she can still be an equal to him. She isn't just a fangirl and I think Gary would be able to see that. Dawn does act like she's better than she really is as a trainer, but so what? Gary was like that once too. If the two got to know each other, I wouldn't be too surprised if they had a lot more in common than they realise.
Anyway, they're both pretty optimistic, confident trainers who generally have a good idea of what they're doing in life. Both aspire to be as great as their star relatives (for Gary, Professor Oak, for Dawn, Johanna - Grand Festival Winner).
Yeah, they're pretty similar but so what? Does every couple have to be an opposite attraction to be interesting? Well, guess what? Cavaliershipping isn't based off the opposites attracts thing! It's a shipping where both characters will have plenty in common, a good understanding and levelling with each other, and I believe that this sort of couple lasts longer than opposite attraction couples!
*is a guilty Multishipper who loves opposites attracts a lot too, but that's not the point!*
If you want to find out more about Cavaliershipping, may as well take a look at this page... NOW: Bulbapedia: Cavaliershipping
Okay, I made a pretty long post and could be thinking too deeply into this shipping, but hey, isn't that what all shippers do? So, if you're a Cavaliershipping fan like me, WELCOME TO THE THREAD AND HAVE FUN POSTING!
1. All SPPF Rules apply. You should also read the Shipping FAQ and Rules if you have not done so already as well.
2. If it is your first time posting here, please remember to give a few reasons why you like/support Cavaliershipping or if you don't like/support it, why you're posting here.
3. Please use spoiler tags when talking about the Japanese episodes that have not been dubbed yet.
4. If you are going to post fanart, remember to link back to the artist's website! Do not post fanart without giving credit to the original artist!
5. Please keep your posts more than one line long.
6. No bashing of any kind will be tolerated.
7. Respect others' opinions when it comes to debating, etc.
8. Enjoy your time here and again, WELCOME TO THE CAVALIERSHIPPING THREAD!
Fan Creations (fanfiction, fanart, etc...)
All the pictures I have posted in this post are from Photobucket.
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http://logic.namidaame.com/top.html - Go to this site too! It's got JP Cavalier fanarts. =D I'll link them later.
Okay, first topic! Why do you support Cavaliershipping?