I’m pretty sure Ash Ketchum is a canon existentialist.
HAHA THAT IS RIDICULOUS, PIKACHU AND I ARE ONLY FRIENDS. WE LIKE TO DO THINGS LIKE GO TO THE PARK AND PLAY CATCH! IT’S A LOT OF FUN. I WANT TO GET REALLY GOOD SO THAT PIKACHU IS IMPRESSED BY ME. SOMETIMES WE GO FISHING TOGETHER TOO! I ALWAYS TRY TO CATCH THE BIGGEST FISH, BECAUSE I DON’T WANT PIKACHU TO BE DISAPPOINTED WITH ME. SOMETIMES PIKACHU TAKES ME CAMPING, OR TO A BASEBALL GAME, AND ONE TIME WE BUILT A BOOKSHELF TOGETHER! THAT WAS FUN, A LOT MORE FUN THAN THE TIME THAT PIKACHU ASKED ME TO HELP HIM FIX HIS CAR. I WAS TOO SLOW, AND I ACCIDENTALLY LOST A SCREW, BUT IT WAS AN ACCIDENT AND HE HAD NO RIGHT TO YELL AT ME LIKE THAT! I TRIED NOT TO CRY, BUT I COULDN’T HELP IT, AND PIKACHU JUST STARED AT ME WITH A DISAPPOINTING LOOK.
WE DIDN’T TALK UNTIL LATER THAT NIGHT, WHEN WE WERE BOTH SITTING ON THE COUCH. I WAS PLAYING GAMEBOY AND PIKACHU WAS WATCHING CNN. HE TRIED TO EXPLAIN WAR TO ME. I WONDER IF I WILL EVER UNDERSTAND WAR.
-ASH AGE 10
And where is Roark in all of this?
Roark’s a bit of a ne’er-do-well, I feel. He’s just kind of sitting in the back flashing his head lamp. Maybe he brings in a mixed tape and tries to get everyone to dance, idk
Rock gym leaders are so funny. They just really like rocks. I hope they have club meetings where they drink punch and talk about their favorite Pokémon shaped like rocks. And Brock is the overeager president and Roxanne always brings really bad cookies and sometimes Steven Stone shows up and everyone just rolls their eyes