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.
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.
: 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?
- 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.
: Cut hotlinked image. Not a good idea, Tacitus. Plus, saejinoh
deserves credit, at least.
: 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...
: 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?"
: Do you think that picture would work better on the Companion Cube
: Cut a preposterous amount of natter
, This Troperisms
, and bad examples.
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.