Disney Channel (ended 2007)
|In case anyone's interested, here's the slashy moments between Ron and Barkin. Keep in mind this is all just a joke. I have no intention of ever shipping these two. But still... |
Now, to me, Barkin seems a little too happy...
I guess we should be glad Barkin doesn't give the physicals. He seems to be examining Ron very closely.
(insert cliched line about secret rendezvous point here)
And it gets better. Now it makes sense why Barkin was always singling Ron out, giving him extra homework, not to mention he didn't seem the slightest bit disturbed that he and Ron were stuck to each other in Bonding. And don't even get me started on The Cupid Effect...
Barkin: *sniff* That's a beautiful thought. A-plus, Stoppable!
Ew. Just... ew.
|No matter how close I look, no matter what angle, I just don't see it. And I see a lot of stuff. |
The closest I've seen Barkin to Ron is like a crazy uncle.
*stares closely* nope nothing.
|I know this is a little bit off-topic but I wonder myself why does so many people think about KiGo (I am a KiGo-fan myself). I think we maybe talk about that question. Or why is Kim Possible so popular. On Fanfiction.com you got about 3000 stories about the KP universe. Other shows have only about a hundred or less. To the Ron/Barkin couple. Sorry I never saw any evidence for this relationship, I mean both almost hate each other. For Barkin Ron is a fool and for Ron Barkin is over-the-top teacher with too much discipline|
Well, I've always been attracted to the notion of "opposites attract," which is why I also support Kim/Ron. But with KiGo they are only opposites in the sense that they are on opposite sides of a good/evil conflict. In my mind they're more of a reflection of each other's personalities and how those personalities would react under different circumstances. Shego is the manifestation of Kim's dark side, but at the same time she is a fully developed character in her own right, with her own opinions, ambitions, likes/dislikes, fears, and feelings. Their personalities are compatible because they are the same in the areas where it truly matters, such as respect for each other's freedom of choice and not trying to force the other to change (though I must admit it's a great way to introduce conflict). The best KiGo stories in my opinion are the ones where they meet each other halfway. But that's just my opinion.
It's fanfiction.net, and yes, I do find it interesting that KP is the fifth most popular cartoon section on that site (the most popular is Teen Titans, but their shipper wars make me appreciate the fact that we're capable of having an informed discussion). 28 of those stories are mine (there's a link in my sig). My theory is that after StD aired and people thought the series was over, all the younger people gradually trickled out until only the truly devoted remained. Before that people were submitting 1,000 word chapters at the most, and now we've got stories in excess of 400,000 words (only two I know of: Kim Possible: Mind, Body and Soul by Hobnob-rev and Aliyah by Bubbahotek, the latter of which is actually 500,000 words). That's a big difference. What I'm worried about is that now that the new season is here, we will get flooded by the youngsters once again. But that's a discussion for another day.
I don't support the Ron/Barkin pairing (which I invented, strangely enough), but the subtext is there if you're willing to look for it. Think about it: a lot of people take a strong dislike and turn it into a sign of hidden affection. As I recall, that's how KiGo started. Also, Ron and Barkin seem a little too close for comfort in this season. One could argue that the only reason Barkin kept Ron on the team was because he was secretly attracted to him, but I'm not going to. All I'm saying is that his motivation for doing so is open to interpretation. I've already mentioned the hints in past episodes, but I'll let you scroll up and read them again yourself. All I'm saying is that the subtext is there. How you interpret it is up to you.