I made it in 's style because... well, if I didn't, it would have taken days upon days to complete and perfect.
I originally started with drawing each character in their original style... but then I was all
Sooo yep. :3 There ya' go.
What's that? You say I missed a few?
Sorcery. That's the cause. Do not blame an innocent.
What's my OTP? Obviously it's solemateshipping.
Hmm... I tend to think of the ones outside of the "main pairings" the most. But I don't have a favourite among the mains. They all have their merits.
There's the classic xMisty, that one can never be denied. I often see them as the couple that can grow the most together.
xMay is an adorable one, though I think it lacks a certain focus to it. If it were to ever get serious, I would think May would become more serious than people normally think of her as.
xDawn is one I always wonder over, mostly because they're practically independent from one another - yet have a "in due time" chemistry lingering at the same time.
xIris is very interesting and can change a lot of things in terms of how people perceive the typical Ashx pairings, considering Iris' personality.
xSerena is an out-of-nowhere classic. It's surprising on how strong that chemistry is from the get-go. Further surprising is how they'd actually make a pretty balanced couple compared to the other main pairings.
But... As I said, I think of the ones outside of the main pairings mostly.
And my favourite of those definitely has to be xAngie. Strong friendships on equal terms are the most appealing relationships to me.
... that said, I am always aware of xZoey. It wasn't originally on my radar, but the more I thought about it - the more I can see how strong its merit it.
That said, I see all pairings as having good merit.
I think you have made some good choices.
For myself, my favourite pairing out of the main ones would be Ash and Misty because of how well I thought there relationship developed over the course of the five series they were together. Sometimes I wonder if it is the nostalgia that makes me like this pairing but I don't think so.
Ash and Dawn has always been an interesting one for me because I have always thought there relationship was like two best friends cause of the way they interact but I can see how that could develop into more.
I will admit I don't know much about the Ash and Serena pairing. I kind of stopped watching early on in X and Y. I know she is an old friend of Ash's from when they were kids but that's about all I know about them as a pairing. I have heard that a lot of people like her as a character and as a potential pairing for Ash so maybe I should watch again or at least do some research on her.
I do think that the friendship between Ash and Angie and how well if developed in such a short amount of time does make them a good pairing. You could also see if they went on a journey together how Ash could play a kind of mentor role, like he did to May and Max, and how that could develop there relationship. I read your Ash and Angie story and I thought it was good.
Ash and Zoey is a pairing I like for similar reason I like Ash and Anabel, though if I had to choose, I would pick Zoey. I feel that they do like and respect Ash but I also think that the naturally wise and mature personalities of those characters would help Ash mature if he had a relationship with them. I am actually working on an Ash and Zoey fanfiction and I hope I do as good as your fanfiction.
As a kid I like the Ash and Latias pairing for some reason. Maybe because she kissed Ash or maybe it was how they played but I did like that one when I was younger.
Though a mature kind of love, one that grows BECAUSE AND THROUGH the bars and walls is very beautiful in its own right. Ash x Zoey is certainly refined in that.
The difference between the two is like painting something without a care of borders vs painting something within the boundaries you're given.
One can seem chaotic while the other can seem too restricted. But both are doing their best to express that overflowing feeling that can never quite be expressed.
I am really trying to capture Zoey's personality when I am writing. She is one of my favourite characters. I think your discription is a good one.
didnt even know that all those shippings existed
But still funny!
And as for Bayleef, I attempted to keep everything mostly human. X3
Latias has her illusion in human form. Bayleef is perfect to put in, but alas, she does not have a human form. ...if I didn't have that restriction, I'd end up having to add a lot of pokemon in there. XD;
I know there's a few I've missed here and there, but honestly I got tired... XD;;
Well, I doubt I'll make anymore anytime soon, but if you still want to throw shippings my way, go right ahead~! It'll at least give me inspiration to work with in the future.