I know, it's crack but I read a couple of fanfics and it is a good nice crackpairing XD
Well...if you can't get the bull, go for a calf I suppose. XD I'm more of an ApprenticeShipper myself, but I could see myself supporting this. Lol
I've seen some good stories and cute artworks. Any Tracey 'ship is a good thing to me (any serious one - parody 'ships done to ridicule him excepted, of course).
Tracey's laid-back nature goes nicely with Gary's "in your face" tendencies.
I wrote a short little story about Tracey & Gary, though not in a shipping sense; just a kind of "first encounter." Check the link in my sig if you'd like - it's called "Breakfast at the Oaks."
I had a lot of fun inflicting Early Season, SmartAss!Gary on an unsuspecting Trace....
Tracey really does need more love. <3
(And yeah, I'm a Tracey fangirl. )
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Yes, but I'm too sleepy to look them up right now...I'll have to catch up with you in the morning. Sorry...Do you have some recs? <3
(Not awake yet...just had to get up to take a dog out. )
Edited to add:
But I remembered the stories I was trying to remember:
By MetalPrincess13 on ff.net:
Beyond the Walls: Kind of takes the characters her own direction (it feels almost like an original novel), but still very, very good (and very, very, long). Not finished yet, and rated M. Note: Gary is involved with both Tracey and an OC girl (who does NOT feel anything like a self-insert at all), and no telling at the point where I stopped which will end up being the more permanent relationship. Warning: it may suck you in, don't start if you don't have a good block of several hours ahead of you free! I've kind of stayed away from it since I came up for air (after like six hours continuous reading), not because it isn't good, but because it is, and I'm highly susceptible to "fic hypnosis." It so far clocks in at 69 chapters / 356,176 words(!).
Secrets Told; Secrets Kept; & Friends, Rivals and Lovers: Much more canonical and not nearly so epic in length. "Secrets Told" is the first one, and is complete; FR&L is a side story to it, and "Secrets Kept" is a prequel; they're both unfinished as yet. They're all very involving, but much shorter than BtW, so they don't require nearly so much of a...commitment...to read.
There are some others I've seen, but it's been longer since I read them, so I'll have to do some more remembering. But good luck (if you haven't heard of them yet )
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I'd love to see Prof Oak's reaction to this. XD
Every time I try to look for Tracey fics on ff.net, my only results are bashfics and that's pretty depressing... I know he didn't travel with the twerps for very long, but I'll be damned if anybody ever deserved that type of treatment from a fanbase. >>
Thank you so much for these recs! I'll be sure to check them out. This pairing has crossed my mind several times, especially from watching Chronicles.
I'm totally down for this ship.
What do yall think Oak's reaction would be to find out his grandson and assistant were together?
Oh my. I actually don't know. I think he would be shocked but not in a bad way. Maybe. But he would give Tracey these suspicious warning glares.
I really have no idea how is considered homosexuality in the pokemon world.
QFT. Poor Tracey has become the whipping boy of Pokemon - the "safe target" for anyone who feels like trashing a character. I know people were mad about Brock leaving way back when, but they already knew Brock was coming back before they even saw Tracey in an episode...you'd think they'd cut Trace some slack, but nooooo.... Some folks still get off on hating him, over a decade after he left....I know he didn't travel with the twerps for very long, but I'll be damned if anybody ever deserved that type of treatment from a fanbase. >>
(When I see a Tracey-bashing story with a recent date, I sometimes amuse myself by leaving sarcastic reviews. )
One more rec - but it's not a shipping story, and it's not ON ff.net anymore. I was actually hoping I could find someone who saved a copy of it...I can't remember the title or author (of course! ). It wasn't a shippy story, but Gary and Tracey were becoming buds and travelling together....
It involved Gary wanting to become a "Pokemon Tamer" (someone who "gentled" Pokemon that had been abused or traumatized) and it was implied that most Tamers ought to find a Watcher to partner with. Tracey enters the story in pretty short order. It was unfinished, but I liked what was there...there was some pretty funny stuff with Gary's Eevee being psychotic (it was his first Taming subject, in this continuity) and - I think - an overeager junior Jenny causing much havoc as well. Does anyone else remember this...?
Oh my, now I need to write a story where Prof Oak wants to pair up Tracey/Gary and Ash's mother wants Gary/Ash. Yay.
I can't understand character-bashing :( it's just so sad. And the same for Misty/Dawn/May (they get bashing a lot).
And Tracey is so nice, how do they manage it?