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these two are the embodiment of "be gay do crimes"

@em remember when i posted this and someone decided to argue against it lmao

woah is this still my biggest toot? i assumed jacuzzi had passed it but apparently not lol

@em being gay and doing crimes doesn't pay off unless your kink is roleplaying as Icarus

@em They are Be Crimes Do Gay, because OMG, they REALLY are GAY as DAY and do CRIMES with RIMES

@em james and jessie are literally the greatest beause they also say fuck gender norms and wear whatever they please

@em these two introduced all the young queers to the concept of wlw / mlm solidarity. truly iconic

@spdrcstl yeah! they were also both crossdressers!!

@em
1. crossdressing is a VERY Japanese thing, and considered more-or-less normal.

2. Episode "The Treasure Is All Mine!" reveals he has a fiancée.

3. He is flamboyant and emotional, but that in and of itself != indication of sexuality

4. It's a kids show. Kids shows do not deal with sexuality in that manner, even in Japan.

5. The manga straight up tells you he is hetero.

@em I should indicate that I'm talking about James specifically, but some of these apply to Jessie

@matt no actually there aren't any straight people in the pokemon universe. sorry you had to find out this way

@em
They also treat Meowth as an equal rather than a slave contra to how basically everyone else in the Pokéverse treat their pokémon 😻

@em It isn't every day you get to witness a perfect toot, but this definitely is one.

@em
Any two of those idiots coulda had that conversation and I love it.

@em didn't the lawn chair guy get massive fines from the FAA? The air cops?

@it_wasnt_arson @em The lawn chair guy didn't have a pokemon on his side to fight back with

@KitsuneAlicia @em Is Meowth a licensed attorney? Are court cases in the Pokemon universe decided by battle?

@it_wasnt_arson @em Idk about licensed, but I think he's played lawyer once or twice in the series before...

@em I love how not only can I read these lines in James and Jessie's voices, but also imagine them being attacked by a Lugia in the next scene

@em

"To Protect the World From Devastation /
To Unite All People Within Our Nations /
To Denounce the Evils of Truth and Love /
To Extend Our Reach to the Stars Above /
Jesse!
James!"

That amazing introduction is iconic. and amazing. They may not be supervillains but they do have a certain freedom about them to do whatever they please. That includes being whatever they'd like, when they'd like, and how they'd like. They don't need to answer to anyone really; they just pretend to.

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