I'll have to begin with the admission that I'm not a shipper of any kind. Of course, I'm mindful of the standings, opinions, etc. of others. I try to treat others the same way regardless of their beliefs (with respect and kindness). I also attempt to be objective and willing to research and come to my own conclusions from there. Still, I just am not into that kind of subject.
With that down, I do have at least an idea of where those like yourselves are coming from. I've been watching the episodes and movies for the past several months and looking for and at the asserted hints throughout for myself (too many examples for me to list here) after, in looking over the history of the site (from the beginning to mid-2013), reading up on the textbooks of your get-togethers. I did the same with the debates and points, especially those recorded years ago, from original maintainer of this current multi-year-long get-together Swifty (as well as others). I am convinced enough that Pokeshipping at least was written on the show and, a few moments notwithstanding, actually enjoyed the communication and hope that they'd reunite someday. Frankly, despite the many apparent differences, I have one thing in common with Swifty (whose debates and fics I like and learned from a bit): if I had to support a shipping and only one, I, like him long before myself, would vote for Pokeshipping. (Sorry if this comes across as creepy or weird, as it's not my intention.)
Speaking of reuniting, I'm guessing that coming up will be the marking of five years of your latest interaction. This may mean old members who were long gone returning at least for a little bit (including a certain someone who might end up reading this to return the favor; as of the last time I checked, he hasn't posted in over three years). Meanwhile, how, if at all, do you plan on celebrating this milestone? Are there going to be fan fics or scenarios? Will you bring up a special topic of sorts? Is a party, cheering, or something going to ensure? As an outsider asking such questions, to quote a song title, I Can Only Imagine. I am and will be looking forwards to where the shipping, show, and more will go. That is all I have here; if you have something to bring up to me and/or have a complaint and/or concern, you know how to reach me.
P.S. If this is off-topic and/or otherwise inappropriate, please feel free to get rid of it in any way you feel like doing (throwing it in a trash can or leaving it out in the wind for example), and I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused.
P.P.S. I apologize also if I messed up the formatting.
Last edited by Slowy; 27th January 2014 at 2:57 AM.
"If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well...Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you." - Jesus
"...first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." - Jesus
"They say love will find a way. I know determination will." - Ronnie Milsap (Almost Like a Song, pg. 249)
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..." - Declaration of Independence
"The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence." - Swifty (Ash/May vs. May/Drew debate thread, pt. 1855)