[Sorry for my english, but it is not my first language]
I read people
IchiHime and RenRuki fans writing that IchiRuki fans ship UlquiHime or IshiHime just to get Inoue out of the way. Absolutely not, maybe this is what IchiHime fans do with Rukia supporting RenRuki.
I, as a lot of fans here, ship IshiHime because I like it,independently by IchiRuki.
I ship them because I love them togheter, because I love Ishida’s love towards Orihime, that is in opposition to Inoue’s crush or
maybe obsession towards Ichigo and I think Orihime’s temper is consonant to Ishida’s one not Ichigo’s.
I see IchiHime’s arguments about Ichigo’s love for Inoue in this last arc, one of the most popular “proofs” of that is this:
I won’t deny that Ichigo took her and protected her, but to a not-shallow reading, this is not sign of love, but concern, of course, it is not necessary the crystal ball to understand that. And I say that, because are not emphasized Ichigo’s feeling towards Inoue, the whole scene is fast and the romantic potential is ruined by Chad’s sudden play. We can see, a totally different thing here:
There is nothing to say, different times, emphasis, a volute focus. And I can’t get why IshiHime is so denigrated, how the spontaneous act of protecting of Ichigo can be seen as romanitc, and Ishida’s one not, there are writing technical expedients that proof that, and are evident.
Same thing here:
Ishida’s concern and felling for Orihime is undoubted and evident since SS arc, IchiHime fans know that too,but they don’t see it as a point in favor to a development between Ishida and Orihime, but just to create the love triangle Ichigo-Inoue-Ishida, as if every thing turns around Ichigo.
Now let’s see HM arc, more know as “Ichigo x Orihime’s arc”, I could write pages and pages about the differences between Ichigo’s fellings and intentions in this arc and SS arc, but I won’t because I could flow in IchiRuki discussion and this is an IshiHime post.
First of all, in this arc, Orihime’s life has been safeguarded by Ishida and Ulquiorra, because Ichigo’s hollow was going to kill her, but this seems to be just a detail. And who is there saving
his beloved girl Orihime when Ichigo returned form death became an Hollow?
Ishida understands Orihime just looking at her, and what kills my heart, is that he perfectly know about her crush for Ichigo, know that even if he is there, next to her, to protect her, she thinks at another man, and just to see her smile, just to make she feels better speaks about Ichigo.
And the confirmation is there:
Now let’s see the last arc,
or even knew as “IchiHime epopee”.
There is just a focus on Ishida and Orihime, it must be a case, it’s clear.
Now I love how IchiHime argue that chapter, the eye comprehension, Ichigo’s concern for Orihime, but they ignore again the fact that at the centre of the scene there is not an IchiHime moment, but Orihime’s sadness because of Ishida, and Ichigo gets that, and so cheers her up.
At last, sorry for the long post, I am mortified, I want to face the main issue:
IshiHime is one sided. IchiHime is one sided. So why you think IshiHime is a better pair then IchiHime, if the situation is the same one?
Ishida’s felling towards Orihime are totally different from Orihime’s one towards Ichigo. Ishida’s love is mature, unselfish and pure. He had been never jealous of Ichigo, conversely, he always cheered Orihime up talking about him, he always supported her without asking anything, he always protected her without trying to show nothing. Ishida’s love for Inoue is like Katagiri’s for Ryuuken.
Orihime’s crush, because is not love, is a crush, for Ichigo isn’t deep as Ishida’s one, and you can find the proof in the fandom, who still adfirm that romance is sex, if there is not sex it is platonic only.
Orihime a few times was sad because she wasn’t the one who cheered Ichigo up, but was Rukia, she was sad because Ichigo didn’t look at her as he looks at Rukia, and both those things sign the difference not only between Ishida and Orihime’s love, but even with Ichigo and Rukia’s bond, because Orihime till the end, till chapter 686 won’t be able to cheer Ichigo up, or if she did, it hasn’t been written.
The difference between those two ships are that one exalts a love of waiver, sacrifice, soundless comprehension and emotion, and the other one is just immoderate wish of possession, physical attraction and self-reliant love.