[FLASHBACK] Collage

Remember in the last flashback image I said that there was some images that made me ask “what was I thinking”? Well, this is one of them. An image simply called “Collage”. 

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Okay, so, Ash waving and Kelly just sitting there, hugging her legs and smiling in her Hoenn design before I changed it to be more “her” is fine. It’s pretty cute too. I like it. It makes for a cute, light Onlyinadreamshipping image.

Now what I don’t get is all those images that make them look like they’re in some cheesy fighting movie all around them. Like, if this was suppose to be a shipping picture, couldn’t I have, uh, I don’t know, drawn something shippy. When I think “shippy”, I don’t think kicking, back to back “we’re ready to fight”, and angry/determined expressions.

I don’t know when this picture was drawn; I’m guessing sometime in 2004 or 2005, before Kelly had her redesign, which is probably apparent by her lack of front locks. Regardless, I want to know what I was thinking. It’s one of those times I wish I could go up to my younger self while drawing a picture and ask “why”.

Did I just need to fill in space? Did I try drawing something more shippy and did I fail? Were they suppose to be in some weird kung-fu movie? I have no idea.

I think the most shippy collage picture is the one where they’re facing opposite directions. They don’t really look angry or anything. You could actually interpret Ash’s as kind of soft or kind, like he’s looking back at Kelly. But that’s as shippy as the collage picture goes.

I’m particularly laughing at Kelly kicking and how angry the two of them look in that one picture of them facing each other and Kelly kind of looks like she’s talking.

I just…wow.

What.

I don’t get this picture.

Do any of you want to take a stab at guessing what went through my mind at the time?