Taylor Swift performs Holy Ground, single-handedly saving 2016

Come watch MoMA staff from all departments of the museum dance in choreographer Jérôme Bel’s MoMA Dance Company! Performances are at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily through Monday. Part of our Artist’s Choice series. Read more about it here

[Rehearsal for Artist’s Choice: Jérôme Bel/MoMA Dance Company (October 27–31, 2016), The Museum of Modern Art, October 26, 2016. © 2016 Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Julieta Cervantes]

Public Service Announcement About Last Pokemon Episode

Hey, Pokemon fans! I’m new to the fandom and I haven’t been on Tumblr much over the past few… weeks? Months? Idk. Work has been hard. But I saw the last episode of Pokemon and Serena’s short kiss scene with Ash. It was cute. I really liked it and it made me giggle, but it reminded me about this blog and when I came back on Tumblr I saw a lot of non-Amourshippers being salty and a lot of Amourshippers being rude. So let me sum up a few things about the kiss scene for people who seem a little confused.

1. Serena kissed Ash

Originally posted by kagedragneel

Here’s a gif of it as proof. People keep saying it was left up to interpretation, but it was pretty obvious. The only kind of debatable part is where he was kissed I guess because it cuts to their feet before we can see.

2. Amourshipping is not canon

Originally posted by taillow-suift

Serena kissed Ash. That’s all. There are too many non-Amourshippers who are acting like it’s the end of the world. There are too many Amourshippers who are bragging about being “canon”. And both of you are bringing me down. Someone kissing Ash does not make their ship canon. They aren’t married, they aren’t dating, and we don’t even know if Ash likes her back (more on that in a minute). It’s a definitely a cute scene but as far as canon status goes, it didn’t change anything.

What does this mean?

Originally posted by rewatchingpokemon

I just thought someone needed to say these two things because honestly the fandom environment feels kind of toxic and crazy to me right now. I just logged back on for the first time in God knows how long and everyone is saying every ship besides Amourshipping has been sunk. They really haven’t. I see that a lot of the more popular non-Amourshipping blogs are getting questions about it and they keep answering with things like “What happens in canon shouldn’t ruin the fun you have shipping your favorite couple” or “We still have fan fictions and fan art” and this is all true, but I really think someone also needs to point out that Amourshipping is just as canon as it was last week. I don’t mean anything offensive when I say that but it’s something that needs to be said because I don’t think everyone understands it and it’s causing them to either cry or brag. Every non-Amourshipper can let the Amourshippers have this without giving up any validation and every Amourshipper can have it without acting like it proves something. 

Here is a picture of Bianca or Latias (no one knows which) kissing Ash and him reacting almost the exact same way.

(Yes, I know it was on the cheek while Serena’s was probably on the lips but that’s not the important part.) When this happened did everyone start thinking every ship besides Altoshipping was sunk? I really hope not. It’s just a kiss. It’s cute and it’s a nice thing to have if you ship this couple. Amourshippers have every right to enjoy it and fangirl/boy over it. But on the other hand Ash didn’t kiss back or even blush, and they aren’t dating so it’s not canon. If you don’t ship it then take solace in the fact that Ash is still very single and his lack of a reaction could very possibly indicate that he doesn’t harbor any romantic feelings or even understand the romance. 

Please share this with anyone who is confused about their ship’s canon status because of the kiss. I want to do what I can to keep our community informed and positive! I hope this helped! :)