phantagrae Posted August 22, 2013 Posted August 22, 2013 Sheldon has initiated 4 hugs. 2 of which with Penny. All I'm saying is it's not the hugging that determines Penny's importance in his life, since arguably both Wheaton and Proton are less important to him than Penny. And that post was replying to Phanta's post saying that hug does not equal romance. Nobody is arguing that Sheldon's hugs aren't special, they were simply saying they're no reason to freak out that there's romance coming (like some people tend to), since he hugs people he has no romantic interest towards. And that him suddenly having a problem hugging Amy (when he didn't in the past, since he spent a whole evening cuddling with her) is inconsistent with the fact that he does hug all sorts of people, important or not. I haven't had a chance to read through this whole thread yet (so much posting!! YAY!), so pardon me if I'm repeating anyone, but the issue with Sheldon's hugs is entirely WHY he hugs someone. I think that all of his self-initiated hugs are moments of overwhelming emotion, not just some friendly moment of affection. With the Nimoy napkin and the trip to Switzerland, he was overwhelmed by gratitude, with the Professor Proton hug, it was his childhood hero and he was again overwhelmed at the idea of getting to be Professor Proton Jr, and with Wil Wheaton it was again this big emotion, apparently the pent up feelings since his childhood, etc. With Amy it is a little differeint in that he hasn't had a moment of overwhelming emotion with her. There's nothing she has done for him that has caused him such a sudden, big emotional moment. He has given her cause to be overwhelmed--the tiara and the EC note--and he has accepted her offer of consolation. But "normal" hugging is not something he thinks about or ever suggests, and he even declined to hug Penny when she gave the transporter toy and he wanted to express gratitude. It wasn't the same level as the other events and he was too cool-headed, even when she asked if she was going to get a hug. So I think that for him to hug Amy would take something more dramatic than what we normally see when the two of them are hanging out. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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