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Diamondshipping Club

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Nekusagi

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Boy, *this* will last long. Basically, anyone who's Diamondshipper, feel free to post.
Rules:
1. No bashing.
2. When in doubt, see Rule 1.

...hopefully this is in the right forum.
 
...You'll probably be the only one. Yay us.
 
Count me in,Diamondshipping owns.


Now,do you just happen to like the pairing between Delia and Gio? Or do you also believe Gio might be Ash's dad? I'm for both.





lol Three members.We're the PMC +1. XD
 
Both. Actually, I'm open to the possibility that they might be together still, but broke things off for Ash's safety.
http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/showthread.php?t=9796
(Shippy fic!)
Good to know we've got members, especially since that massive flamewar I accidentally started a while back nearly convinced me that most of BMG was Diamondship-unfriendly.
 
Hey, I'll dive in! Diamondshipping is one of my favorite shippings. I like it because it explains Ash's dad in a reasonable manner. (Due to Gary being Oak's grandson, Eldershipping does not).

I still need to read that fic. I'm sure it's great!
 
Goodstuff neku-chan.It just goes to show you that Diamondshipping has HUGE potential.


Personally,I like to believe that Gio left Delia either when she was pregnant (with Ash) or when Ash was still a baby.And then Gio went on to form Team Rocket.I don't like the idea of Gio just inheriting TR so I don't really buy all that Madame Boss stuff.
 
I agree. Gio started TR, no inheritance.

I would like to think that Gio stayed with Delia behind Ash's back. (and then Ash finds out =D)
 
Umm... but that's basically canon.
And Kathx, that's basically the same thing I was saying.
So, which episode do you think has the most Diamondshippy hints in it? I'd have to say Battle for the Badge... yeah right, there was a Mewtwo-related emergency. And I'm Ken Sugimori (impossible in multiple ways as I'm a caucasian female)
 
Ignore my last post XD.

I don't watch much of the anime, but I think that any episode involving both Ash and Giovanni is canon-by-association. But that's just me.
 
How about Mewtwo Returns? A lot of people use that to disprove the shipping since "Ash and Gio are in the same frame"
Being in the same frame does not equal being seen, however... at that point, Gio wouldn't be able to see Ash, he was behind Brock's Onix.
 
Right. Although Ash and Giovanni have never met face to face, Ash quite clearly knows Giovanni, and that is very well established. I'd be curious to know whether or not Giovanni knows of Ash...
 
Hmm? What makes you think *that*? If that were the case, wouldn't it be revealed on the show (and no, I don't mean Live, since that exists only in dub canon)?
 
The scenes that Ash and Gio share in Mewtwo Returns are VERY short,not to mention there's a bunch of crap distracting them and they're pretty far apart from one another.Ash may remember Giovanni,but he was in a big a rush to help out Mewtwo and Gio never had an opportunity to have a good look at Ash.But when all is said and done,Gio ends up having no memory of Ash thanks to Mewtwo's mindwipe.


The only two people who will surely remember Giovanni is Brock and Misty.They battled him for awhile before Gio went off in his airship to search for Mewtwo.
 
Nomekop Oen said:
The only two people who will surely remember Giovanni is Brock and Misty.They battled him for awhile before Gio went off in his airship to search for Mewtwo.
...which shows what crap memory the writers have. I mean, two GLs not recognizing one of their own. I mean, in any other case they'd be all,
"WTF are YOU doing here?"
 
nekusagi-chan said:
...which shows what crap memory the writers have. I mean, two GLs not recognizing one of their own. I mean, in any other case they'd be all,
"WTF are YOU doing here?"

Why would Misty and Brock know Giovanni? It's not like Misty and Brock knew who every Gym leader in Kanto was. They were as surprised as Ash was when they met the other Gym leaders back in kanto
 
The anime has never really been clear. I mean, Brock didn't know Misty, and he is probably just bluffing in the Cerulean Gym since he called the leader a "he". Unless he was thinking of Misty's dad. (Adan?) Anyway, that's probably for another thread.

So have there been actual hints outside of Pokémon Live?
 
Only if you're Diamondshipper ^_^
Really, I think Diamondshippers generally consider any hints in the anime to have occured Season 1 (Battle for the Badge, Evolution Solution, etc), since Ash and Giovanni really haven't had the opportunity to be in the same scene in the past. Battle for the Badge is the big one, as far as I'm concerned, considering that if Togepi could return to Misty via the window outside Gio's office, he could have easily glanced out there and noticed Ash, thus making a run for it (Mewtwo emergency, my ass.) Course, that only generally applies to my "still together, but apart for Ash's sake" philosophy... that's the problem with Diamondshipping, we're rare, so it's hard to have one unified belief down regarding the shipping. I mean, I'd do a Bulbapedia article on it, me being one of the biggest and most well-known shippers in the fandom (well, the fandom on BMG and SPP at least), but it's just too hard.
 
New Diamondshippy song! From Rent! (just replace Roger with Gio and Mimi with Delia and you'll get the idea)

Another Day from Rent

ROGER
Who do you think you are?
Barging in on me and my guitar
Little girl -- hey
The door is that way
You better go you know
The fire's out anyway
Take your powder -- take your candle
Your sweet whisper
I just can't handle
Well take your hair in the moonlight
Your brown eyes -- goodbye, goodnight
I should tell you I should tell you
I should tell you I should -- no!
Another time -- another place
Our temperature would climb
There'd be a long embrace
We'd do another dance
It'd be another play
Looking for romance?
Come back another day
Another day

MIMI
The heart may freeze or it can burn
The pain will ease if I can learn
There is no future
There is no past
I live this moment as my last
There's only us
There's only this
Forget regret
Or life is yours to miss
No other road
No other way
No day but today

ROGER
Excuse me if I'm off track
But if you're so wise
Then tell me -- why do you need smack?
Take your needle
Take your fancy prayer
And don't forget
Get the moonlight out of your hair
Long ago -- you might've lit up my heart
But the fire's dead -- ain't never ever gonna start
Another time -- another place
The words would only rhyme
We'd be in outer space
It'd be another song
We'd sing another way
You wanna prove me wrong?
Come back another day
Another day

MIMI
There's only yes
Only tonight
We must let go
To know what's right
No other course
No other way
No day but today
(Lights slowly fade up on the Life Support group.)

MIMI & OTHERS
I can't control
My destiny
I trust my soul
My only goal is just
To be
There's only now
There's only here
Give in to love
Or live in fear
No other path
No other way
No day but today...

ROGER
Control your temper
She doesn't see
Who says that there's a soul?
Just let me be...
Who do you think you are?
Barging in on me and my guitar
Little girl, hey
The door is that way
The fire's out anyway

ALL
No day but today
No day but today
No day but today
No day but today
No day but today

ROGER
Take your powder; take your candle
Take your brown eyes, your pretty smile, your silhouette
Another time, another place
Another rhyme, a warm embrace
Another dance, another way
Another chance, another day
 
Even though I'm not a fan of diamondshipping per se, I am a fan of believing they had a past. In my fics that's how they are always treated, as two people who split up when they're lifelong goals differed beyond recognition.

I have a feeling the writers have been toying with this idea, though, precisely because they've kept Gio and Ash out of the same space for the most part. Personally, if I believe Diamondshipping, Eldershipping, and (what was delia & spencer hale again?) -- then Delia has really gotten around. Ahem.
 
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