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…no…but this makes me inexplicably sad :(
i knew u were trouble when you walked in
now i’m lying on the cold hard ground
i think one of the things that hit me the hardest when paul left was when ash…
who;s usually smiling and optimistic
suddenly dropped his voice……
and said in such a sad voice
he reserves this kind of treatment for his friends or his pokemon…usually with a rival, he tends to be more optimistic and kinda expects their parting….
so to me, it felt that…he wasn’t ready to say goodbye yet…that there was still a lot of things about their relationship that needed to be patched up and there’s a good chance (with his rather poor track record of keeping his promises..) that it might be a while before they actually do meet again…which is why paul walked away so dejected until ash said “let’s battle again’ confirming that he doesn’t want to forget about him.
i don’t think he’d be that oblivious to it. i think that he would start developing SERIOUS feelings for her and get confused for the first time…like for some reason, saying ‘YEAH YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND’ isn’t enough but ‘I love you’ doesn’t feel natural. it’d make him uncomfortable and embarrassed not knowing how to handle it, in my headcanons anyways XD
When I find out a cute boy isn’t gay
im so glad big time rush sacrificed themselves so one direction could live
i’ve been told by a lot of my supervisors that empathy is one of my most prominent traits, so yeah. i consider myself pretty empathetic. to a fault at times because i try to understand the people i’m involved with so much that sometimes i tend to project my own unrealistic (often idealized) perceptions of them. and i cry a lot etc.
and about nge, the crap about human instrumentality or rebuilding the universe or existentialism or like 99% of the shit NERV spouts out i literally do not care for. just give me giant fighting robots and sad teens.
Yes, i think it would be almost impossible for ash to ‘admit’ it because…these feelings of ‘romantic love’ or whatever is really strange to him…like, I’m not sure if he’d know how to recognize them. He’d probably describe it as a really REALLY strong friendship (not ranking it below romance in any way, he just doesn’t categorize his relationships that way).
he’d probably just describe what he feels when he thinks about her or something and after some really cringey, corny, awkward lines Iris would just shut him up and say that she loves him too (blurting it out, like you suggested)
people who discourage the use of the dodge/burn tool on photoshop: stop
imagine your life without paul o.o
i would have never had the chance to eat his face on a cake and i dont know if i’m emotionally prepared for that kind of change
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