My Testimony: max acorn
well, since you guys asked me, i figured i'd give my testimonial. honestly, i wouldn't be writing again without pearlshipping. please forgive any mistakes i make since i'm very sick as i'm writing my words.
-Were you always a Pearlshipper?
can't say that i was at first. i had long since stopped caring about ships and all. it was around a time when i was getting burnt out on Pokémon after having finished the advanced generation. honestly, the only reason i decided to watch DP was because of dawn's appearance. (i have a weakness for skirts and blue haired women. dont ask). upon watching the first ep, which was totally dedicated to dawn, a first in the series, i had a feeling this was a different show from what i was use to.
-What were your first impressions of Pearshipping?
it was...........gradual. at first, i didn't see much of a relationship between besides friendship. but then dawn's first contest came around and that first high five. ash gave her a high five. he never did that with misty or may. maybe there is something there, i thought. then came his rematch at the first gym. dawn dressed as a cheerleader to support him. from there, it grew, like any good relationship.
-Why are you a Pearlshipper?
i don't have a reason. i just am.
-How long have you been a Pearlshipper?
in the episode where they were on iron island, fighting team galactic. ash, brock, and that aura master were rushing off to stop them with dawn trying to save barry and team rocket in a pit. dawn screams as she falls in and then ash, almost on reflex, turns and faces her, shouting dawn. his first instinct to hearing dawn scream was to protect her. that's the moment for me.
-What would you advise potential Pearlshippers?
pearlshipping is great because, like ichiruki, there are no words or proclamations of love. why? because it doesn't need it. the bond they share is beyond friendship and beyond such words. people say they dont act like boyfriend and girlfriend and i agree with them. they act more like a married couple. they support each other with absolute faith in the abilities of the other. they worry about each other to the point of sickness. they fight but they make up quick because they hate to be in disharmony with each other. there is care and devotion. respect and admiration. fire and determination. joys and celebration. what more can you ask of a couple than that?