koops Posted July 5, 2013 Posted July 5, 2013 (edited) For me, I would simply take the original argument and point out Amy's patience and willingness to put up with Sheldon's habits, and note evidence such as Amy's "his quirks just make you love him more! Someone please agree with me!" Meet an argument with an argument, but I wouldn't suggest that a person is missing the point because they don't ship something enough to know the difference. I don't think it's mutually exclusive to ship Shamy and still think that if Amy took the full brunt of what Leonard deals with on a daily basis all at once she might freak out. Frankly, I do think that Penny and Amy are far less "trainable" than Leonard, and I think that's a compliment because it implies both girls have more of a backbone than Leonard does. I also think that when Amy and Penny do not do things for Sheldon, such as drive him to work, take him to the barber and stay with him while his hair is cut, buy and bring him take out food every day and etc (which I swear to GOD I hope Amy will not do), Sheldon might appreciate Leonard more. I ship them, and honestly, I don't think that that Lenny post was that far fetched, to be frank with you, which hopefully goes to show how little who-ships-who has to do with what boils down to little more than an opinion. But isn't that precisely what Amy said she'd be happy to do in 6x15? "I'm happy to chauffeur you around town", she got him the Chinese food "just like Leonard used to", and she has mentioned several times this season that she's familiar and comfortable with his ways and his quirks. She did offer herself up as a substitute for Leonard (i.e. the perfect roommate). Of course, the whole point of the episode was that she *cannot* be Leonard's substitute and Sheldon was very very aware of this, which was a good thing. But the fact remains that, in Amy's mind, she is more than happy and capable to take on Leonard's role, probably because she already has a lot of experience at it. She and Sheldon already spend time together on a daily basis and have been for over three years, doing all sorts of very mundane things, which I'm sure already include doing a lot of the things Leonard does, as well as now being his EC. There is an awful lot of evidence on the show pointing to Amy being more than capable to put up with Sheldon than not. If anything, there's evidence showing Sheldon is the one that might not be able to put up with more Amy at this stage in the game. But to have Amy suddenly freak out about it because Leonard is gone, imo, would be pretty out of the blue and mostly thrown in there to create more friction in a relationship that was charming precisely because it didn't have that much friction. I also do not think that just because people (be it Leonard, Amy or Penny) do things for Sheldon it means they don't have a backbone. I think Sheldon thinks he "trains" people but the reality is, just like Leonard told him, that people are just happy to do things for him because they want to. That doesn't mean that they will cater to his every single need, every single day, and they don't. Not even Leonard. That scene with Sheldon trying to distribute his "tasks" amongst his friends and their silence proved that. Sheldon is deluded enough to think that they do, but they don't, really. eta: eh! you edited your post after I posted mine I still stand my case: I do think it's much more likely that you will miss the point if something isn't your primary cause for concern and you don't spend time analyzing it as much as you spend on other things. Does that mean one will ALWAYS miss the point and should never express their opinion? Or that someone who analyzes things to death about something CANNOT miss the point? Of course not. But are you more likely to overlook nuisances and details of something you don't care about, especially if the turn of events that comes out of that benefits what you do care about? Probably. Everything can happen and be made canon. Even Shenny. What it takes for it to make sense is coherent build-up (which in the case of some things would take a looooong time!). And so far there hasn't been much build up to show that Amy is anything but delighted to be Leonard's substitute. But there has been a lot of evidence that Shamy were meant to be the oddly in-sync couple for years, until very recently. But then again, they don't have plans, so what do I know about evidence. Edited July 5, 2013 by koops Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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