*barfs* Someone's horrible fanfiction. I'd like to see Paul stay an ass, or not even be beaten by Ash in the league, and he goes all whiney-emo instead of redemption.
I'd also like to see Gary put Paul in his place, Electivire vs Electivire style, but like that's gonna happen.
Well, as a rival, Paul is certainly a more interesting counterpart to Ash than Gary was/is. Don't get me wrong, Gary's awesome, but I'm just saying that I can understand the appeal of Comashipping. Paul is almost vicious in his actions, and is given a much more interactive role in Ash's journey than Gary has been in the past. Gary was simply an arrogant little bastard (which is why I love him so much ^^ ). I guess it's that Gary was, in his early days, what Ash could have been if he was competent and confident in his actions. Paul, on the other hand, is a more complete opposite to Ash, and therefore has that angle of appeal to fans.
Now, I'm still a Palletshipper through and through. But like AR_Sunny said, Gary simply doesn't appear much anymore. We're given more opportunities to see hints of AshXPaul, and it has the makings of an interesting ship, with it's own nuances and dynamics. I think the main reason many Comashippers are former Palletshippers is that they've kinda given up on Gary ever having a really major role in the series again, and are looking to Paul as a sort of 'replacement.'
It might end. *shrugs* Or they'll do something totally new with the franchise.
Really, it just shows that people are fickle, and when something they like fades away, they latch onto something new to take its place. We're all like that in a way, right?
True, but the one's who stick with it are the true supporters.
Anyone think that we should all make a website? We have some tiny ones that hang around the net, but a big one with lots of info, pic, fics, and the such worked on by a slice of the fandom might be a good idea. After all, more than one staff member means more than one person means lots of people to collect things, to advertise, and to keep the peace. However, we would also have to find a good central place for communication and comprise.
Feel free to shoot it down.
A website does sound like a good idea -- and it'll even be a convenient place to put up that massive crossover Battle Royale style fic AnimeDutchess was thinking of.
No, of course not! You're just open to other ships, is all, and there's nothing wrong with that. Things would definitely be better if fandoms were more open to other ships...
I'll say. Really liking a ship is one thing but for some a ship is Serious Business (Avatar the Last Airbender, Danny Phantom and Harry Potter, anyone?). You'll get bullied and chased out if you dare to have another opinion. It sucks the fun out of shipping and the fandom seems like it's controlled by fanatics who feel superior and better fans than others just because their ship is canon or it will be based on what they see as solid evidence. That's why I try to be sensible and not get too emotionally attached to the idea of two characters I like get into a relationship.
But then again, this is coming from someone who has never shipped seriously until Shishi. I just read decent slash fanfiction from one fandom or another. I like slash couples just because and I don't care at all if they get together or not.
A few years back, shipping in Pokemon was Serious Business. Or at least, that's what I've heard.
And the funny thing about all three of those series? I support the canon. XD;;;
But yeah. A lot of pain could be avoided if people were more hospitable to those who side with a different ship. Don't a lot of people leave places because of cyber-bullying over ships? It's kind of pointless...
I have returned!... and came back with a extra huge bag of tomatoes. So that y'all can throw them at me for ninja-ing in and out of this thread. ;)
I agree. The ship-wars in the net are pretty massive. And pointless. If someone doesn't agree with you, live with it. Your mother would differenciate between her opinions and yours but you wouldn't necessarily blame or insult her for it. ... okay, probably not the best example but the cyber-bullying is simply idiotic, IMO.
Also, as for the website idea, I 'could' set up a site, but it depends if you want a domain (basically one which costs money) or not.
Last edited by Anime Aficionada; 27th October 2008 at 04:10 AM.
A Palletshipping forum. You better give me good criticism because I worked all evening on it.