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I once had the misfortune of seeing some sort of advertisement showing two cars humping. There was a tan SUV and some other car. It was part of a film. It was the most horrifying ad for a car ever and man, do I need some brain bleach. I'm not sure this qualifies, since it has car on car and no people, but... I found it somewhere on this wiki. :(


Top Gear, anyone? Canon features car-licking, jokes about getting aroused by looking at cars, implied masturbating over pictures of cars, talk of marrying cars, and the legendary Richard Hammond/Oliver romance, featuring "It's real, he loves me, and he's coming home!" The fandom features (among other things) fic of the Richard/Oliver and Jeremy/Bugatti Veyron type.

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Working Title: Inanimate Object Shipping: From YKTTW

Prfnoff: I started the YKTTW and offered no examples. I didn't think I'd be the one to launch this.

The Defenestrator: I removed the Sarah Connor Chronicles entry. Robot Girls don't count as this.


Anonymous: So what is this page actually about? It seems like a mash-up of several incoherent themes:
  • Characters masturbating with specific objects: Nina & the table from Code Geass.
  • Characters jokingly personifying objects: "Vera" from Firefly.
  • Actual romantic relationships with nonliving objects: Aegis from Persona 3.
  • Off-color jokes that don't seriously suggest Shipping: Draco "banging the goblet."
  • Probably more that I don't recognize.

Can we nail down an actual definition of the trope?

Carnildo:
  • Characters masturbating with specific objects leading to slashfic or shipping discussions among the fans: Cargo Shipping
  • Characters jokingly personifying objects leading to slashfic or shipping discussions among the fans: Cargo Shipping
  • Actual romantic relationships with nonliving objects: Cargo Shipping
  • Off-color jokes that don't seriously suggest Shipping leading to slashfic or shipping discussions among the fans: Cargo Shipping
Hope this helps.


fleb: Cut hotlinked image. Not a good idea, Tacitus. Plus, saejinoh deserves credit, at least.

Tacitus: Sorry 'bout dat, chief. I thought I tried to direct the pic to the Portal page, but it can take me a few tries just to get a normal link working...

Farseer Lolotea: Does Thomas Disch's piece "The Shirt's Tale, the Shorts' Story" count? (Everyone in the story is a piece of clothing, but I'd call it iffy since they're not actually inanimate...then again, Cars is on this page.) How about Shel Silverstein's poem "The Bagpipe Who Didn't Say No?"

Inkblot: Do you think that picture would work better on the Companion Cube page?
Vampire Buddha: Cut a preposterous amount of natter, This Troperisms, and bad examples.

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We need that Uncanny Valley graph again to compare how it looks normally and how it looks after human is isolated from other human beings quite a bit.