Yes im still alive. i really need to be here more often. xD^OMG, you're not dead.
It seems that the other shippers "against" advanceshipping (Poke, Contest, Pearl etc) all have an argument when it comes to mementoes that Ash has to represent his "unknown love" for someone. For example, Pokeshippers have Misty's lure and so on. What makes you believe that the half-ribbon from May is more symbolic?
Three main reasons.
1. It showed how much May learned from Ash and how she grew to become a trainer in her own regard because of him.
2. The cutting it in half showed that they wanted to share the victory, which is a hard thing for people to do unless they care about each other.
3. The fact that they both still kept it shows that both of them are still thinking of each other, and still miss each other.
And that artwork is pure win, MJ.