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20th Mar '16 7:32:28 AM skidoo23
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{{Canon}} and authorial intent do not dictate people's shipping preference. You'd be hard-pressed to find ''anything'' that honestly puts any sort of restraint on shipping preference. Characters may be shipped despite being [[ToyShip still in grade school]], [[HetIsEw of the wrong sexuality]], [[BrotherSisterIncest siblings]] or [[{{Twincest}} twins]], JustFriends, [[FoeYay mortal enemies]] [[SlapSlapKiss or just generally the bane of each other's existence]], separated by an age gap of [[MayDecemberRomance decades]] or [[MayflyDecemberRomance centuries]], [[CrossoverShip not of the same narrative continuum]], [[NoHuggingNoKissing part of a story where romance just isn't an issue]], [[CargoShip inanimate objects]], [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight nigh total strangers]], [[PairTheSpares considered as a possible couple at all only because they're both left single after you're done pairing everybody else]], [[AngelDevilShipping polar opposites in terms of morality]], [[CrackPairing extremely implausible as a couple by design]] or even [[ShipSinking outright denied to ever possibly get together]] by WordOfGod. Even when the source material goes as far as to have an OfficialCouple, sometimes [[RelationshipWritingFumble fumbling]] [[StrangledByTheRedString execution]] or ValuesDissonance will drive fans towards emotional investments [[FanPreferredCouple diametric to those the author intended]]. TheILoveYouStigma, occasionally invoked by some productions, further complicates matters, even if the characters [[LoveConfession express the sentiment]] [[ActOfTrueLove this in other ways]].

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{{Canon}} and authorial intent do not dictate people's shipping preference. You'd be hard-pressed to find ''anything'' that honestly puts any sort of restraint on shipping preference. Characters may be shipped despite being [[ToyShip still in grade school]], [[HetIsEw of the wrong sexuality]], [[BrotherSisterIncest siblings]] or [[{{Twincest}} twins]], JustFriends, [[FoeYay mortal enemies]] [[SlapSlapKiss or just generally the bane of each other's existence]], separated by an age gap of [[MayDecemberRomance decades]] or [[MayflyDecemberRomance centuries]], [[CrossoverShip not of the same narrative continuum]], [[NoHuggingNoKissing part of a story where romance just isn't an issue]], [[CargoShip inanimate objects]], [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight nigh total strangers]], [[PairTheSpares considered as a possible couple at all only because they're both left single after you're done pairing everybody else]], [[AngelDevilShipping polar opposites in terms of morality]], [[CrackPairing extremely implausible as a couple by design]] or even [[ShipSinking outright denied to ever possibly get together]] by WordOfGod. Even when the source material goes as far as to have an OfficialCouple, sometimes [[RelationshipWritingFumble fumbling]] [[StrangledByTheRedString execution]] or ValuesDissonance will drive fans towards emotional investments [[FanPreferredCouple diametric to those the author intended]]. TheILoveYouStigma, occasionally invoked by some productions, further complicates matters, even if the characters [[LoveConfession express the sentiment]] [[ActOfTrueLove this in other ways]].
20th Mar '16 7:29:59 AM skidoo23
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{{Canon}} and authorial intent do not dictate people's shipping preference. You'd be hard-pressed to find ''anything'' that honestly puts any sort of restraint on shipping preference. Characters may be shipped despite being [[ToyShip still in grade school]], [[HetIsEw of the wrong sexuality]], [[BrotherSisterIncest siblings]] or [[{{Twincest}} twins]], JustFriends, [[FoeYay mortal enemies]] [[SlapSlapKiss or just generally the bane of each other's existence]], separated by an age gap of [[MayDecemberRomance decades]] or [[MayflyDecemberRomance centuries]], [[CrossoverShip not of the same narrative continuum]], [[NoHuggingNoKissing part of a story where romance just isn't an issue]], [[CargoShip inanimate objects]], [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight nigh total strangers]], [[PairTheSpares considered as a possible couple at all only because they're both left single after you're done pairing everybody else]], [[AngelDevilShipping polar opposites in terms of morality]], [[CrackPairing extremely implausible as a couple by design]] or even [[ShipSinking outright denied to ever possibly get together]] by WordOfGod. Even when the source material goes as far as to have an OfficialCouple, sometimes [[RelationshipWritingFumble fumbling]] [[StrangledByTheRedString execution]] or ValuesDissonance will drive fans towards emotional investments [[FanPreferredCouple diametric to those the author intended]].

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{{Canon}} and authorial intent do not dictate people's shipping preference. You'd be hard-pressed to find ''anything'' that honestly puts any sort of restraint on shipping preference. Characters may be shipped despite being [[ToyShip still in grade school]], [[HetIsEw of the wrong sexuality]], [[BrotherSisterIncest siblings]] or [[{{Twincest}} twins]], JustFriends, [[FoeYay mortal enemies]] [[SlapSlapKiss or just generally the bane of each other's existence]], separated by an age gap of [[MayDecemberRomance decades]] or [[MayflyDecemberRomance centuries]], [[CrossoverShip not of the same narrative continuum]], [[NoHuggingNoKissing part of a story where romance just isn't an issue]], [[CargoShip inanimate objects]], [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight nigh total strangers]], [[PairTheSpares considered as a possible couple at all only because they're both left single after you're done pairing everybody else]], [[AngelDevilShipping polar opposites in terms of morality]], [[CrackPairing extremely implausible as a couple by design]] or even [[ShipSinking outright denied to ever possibly get together]] by WordOfGod. Even when the source material goes as far as to have an OfficialCouple, sometimes [[RelationshipWritingFumble fumbling]] [[StrangledByTheRedString execution]] or ValuesDissonance will drive fans towards emotional investments [[FanPreferredCouple diametric to those the author intended]].
intended]]. TheILoveYouStigma, occasionally invoked by some productions, further complicates matters, even if the characters [[LoveConfession express the sentiment]] [[ActOfTrueLove this in other ways]].



The term "shipping" is often invoked even with canonical, on-screen relationships (for example, "Olicity", or the relationship between Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' which is a verifiable on-screen relationship. This muddies the waters somewhat as you end up with discussions of established pairings alongside those that are mere wishful thinking (such as Oliver and any of the various "Canary" characters on ''Arrow'' or Barry Allen and Felicity).

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The term "shipping" is often invoked even with verified, canonical, on-screen relationships (for relationships, for example, "Olicity", or the relationship between Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' which is a verifiable on-screen relationship. This muddies the waters somewhat as you end up with discussions of established pairings alongside those that are mere wishful thinking (such as Oliver and any of the various "Canary" characters on ''Arrow'' or Barry Allen and Felicity).
17th Mar '16 2:46:13 PM eroock
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5th Feb '16 11:36:39 AM skidoo23
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The term "shipping" is often invoked even with canonical, on-screen relationships (for example, "Olicity", or the relationship between Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak in ''[[Series/{{Arrow}}]]'' which is a verifiable on-screen relationship. This muddies the waters somewhat as you end up with discussions of established pairings alongside those that are mere wishful thinking (such as Oliver and any of the various "Canary" characters on ''Arrow'' or Barry Allen and Felicity).

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The term "shipping" is often invoked even with canonical, on-screen relationships (for example, "Olicity", or the relationship between Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak in ''[[Series/{{Arrow}}]]'' ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' which is a verifiable on-screen relationship. This muddies the waters somewhat as you end up with discussions of established pairings alongside those that are mere wishful thinking (such as Oliver and any of the various "Canary" characters on ''Arrow'' or Barry Allen and Felicity).
5th Feb '16 11:36:13 AM skidoo23
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The term "shipping" is often invoked even with canonical, on-screen relationships (for example, "Olicity", or the relationship between Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak in ''[[Series/{{Arrow}}]]'' which is a verifiable on-screen relationship. This muddies the waters somewhat as you end up with discussions of established pairings alongside those that are mere wishful thinking (such as Oliver and any of the various "Canary" characters on ''Arrow'' or Barry Allen and Felicity).
22nd Aug '15 9:56:25 PM nombretomado
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There's a whole nomenclature dedicated to Quick, Easy and IdiosyncraticShipNaming, often varying from fandom to fandom. The most basic tool of communication here is the slash -- if you wanted Alice and Bob to get together you could always say you shipped Alice/Bob. However, for most fandoms that's just not exotic enough. They will not be content with anything less than a short, sweet and catchy brand name -- the more [[IncrediblyLamePun Incredibly Lame]] the Pun, the better (''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fandom actually named ships the "HMS this-and-that"). Shipping culture has also imported the PortmanteauCoupleName from Japanese {{Anime}} fandom; apart from its infamous usage in the gossip industry ("[[BradPitt Bra]][[AngelinaJolie ngelina]]", "[[Creator/BenAffleck Ben]][[JenniferLopez nifer]]", "[[TomCruise Tom]][[KatieHolmes Kat]]") you can find people online declaring themselves fans of "[[IronMan Pepperony]]", "[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Wuffara]]", "[[{{Naruto}} [=NaruHina=]]]", "[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Sheelos]]", "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Applepie]]", and "[[TheOffice Jam]]". Yes, Jam. Needless to say, if some series has ThemeNaming shippers ''will'' exploit it JustForPun -- In RealLife, 3/4 is just a rational number greater than one half and lesser than one. [[YouAreNumberSix Not so]] in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' fandom and ''GundamWing'' fandom)[[note]] Though not everybody necessary likes 3/4 and may want to ship them with other numbers[[/note]].

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There's a whole nomenclature dedicated to Quick, Easy and IdiosyncraticShipNaming, often varying from fandom to fandom. The most basic tool of communication here is the slash -- if you wanted Alice and Bob to get together you could always say you shipped Alice/Bob. However, for most fandoms that's just not exotic enough. They will not be content with anything less than a short, sweet and catchy brand name -- the more [[IncrediblyLamePun Incredibly Lame]] the Pun, the better (''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fandom actually named ships the "HMS this-and-that"). Shipping culture has also imported the PortmanteauCoupleName from Japanese {{Anime}} fandom; apart from its infamous usage in the gossip industry ("[[BradPitt Bra]][[AngelinaJolie ngelina]]", "[[Creator/BenAffleck Ben]][[JenniferLopez nifer]]", "[[TomCruise Tom]][[KatieHolmes Kat]]") you can find people online declaring themselves fans of "[[IronMan Pepperony]]", "[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Wuffara]]", "[[{{Naruto}} [=NaruHina=]]]", "[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Sheelos]]", "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Applepie]]", and "[[TheOffice Jam]]". Yes, Jam. Needless to say, if some series has ThemeNaming shippers ''will'' exploit it JustForPun -- In RealLife, 3/4 is just a rational number greater than one half and lesser than one. [[YouAreNumberSix Not so]] in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' fandom and ''GundamWing'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' fandom)[[note]] Though not everybody necessary likes 3/4 and may want to ship them with other numbers[[/note]].
17th Aug '15 2:04:47 PM NotHereToCauseAnyTrouble
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Of all the obsessions that universally afflict fandom, {{Shipping}} is by far the most persistent, widespread and prone to be SeriousBusiness. It knows no boundaries of age, demographic and gender [[note]]contrary to expectations one might reasonably have involving Yaoi/Yuri-worshipping, fan fiction writing[[/note]]. This might raise an eyebrow or two on first inspection, but honestly, shipping is just a consequence of plain old human nature: we are wired to seek a romantic partner in such a powerful, fundamental way that some of us even get a considerable kick out of doing it by proxy -- and fictional characters are plentiful, easy to relate to, often [[EverybodyIsSingle in want of someone to make out with]], usually [[HappilyEverAfter get their happy ending]], and hardly ever fall out of love. We wish we were them. We are drawn to reimagining ourselves in their place like moths to the flame.

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Of all the obsessions that universally afflict fandom, {{Shipping}} is by far the most persistent, widespread and prone to be SeriousBusiness. It knows no boundaries of age, demographic and gender [[note]]contrary to expectations one might reasonably have involving Yaoi/Yuri-worshipping, fan fiction writing[[/note]].writing, squealing teenage girls[[/note]]. This might raise an eyebrow or two on first inspection, but honestly, shipping is just a consequence of plain old human nature: we are wired to seek a romantic partner in such a powerful, fundamental way that some of us even get a considerable kick out of doing it by proxy -- and fictional characters are plentiful, easy to relate to, often [[EverybodyIsSingle in want of someone to make out with]], usually [[HappilyEverAfter get their happy ending]], and hardly ever fall out of love. We wish we were them. We are drawn to reimagining ourselves in their place like moths to the flame.
20th Apr '15 5:47:30 PM nombretomado
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There's a whole nomenclature dedicated to Quick, Easy and IdiosyncraticShipNaming, often varying from fandom to fandom. The most basic tool of communication here is the slash -- if you wanted Alice and Bob to get together you could always say you shipped Alice/Bob. However, for most fandoms that's just not exotic enough. They will not be content with anything less than a short, sweet and catchy brand name -- the more [[IncrediblyLamePun Incredibly Lame]] the Pun, the better (''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fandom actually named ships the "HMS this-and-that"). Shipping culture has also imported the PortmanteauCoupleName from Japanese {{Anime}} fandom; apart from its infamous usage in the gossip industry ("[[BradPitt Bra]][[AngelinaJolie ngelina]]", "[[Creator/BenAffleck Ben]][[JenniferLopez nifer]]", "[[TomCruise Tom]][[KatieHolmes Kat]]") you can find people online declaring themselves fans of "[[IronMan Pepperony]]", "[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Wuffara]]", "[[{{Naruto}} [=NaruHina=]]]", "[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Sheelos]]", "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Applepie]]", and "[[TheOffice Jam]]". Yes, Jam. Needless to say, if some series has ThemeNaming shippers ''will'' exploit it JustForPun -- In RealLife, 3/4 is just a rational number greater than one half and lesser than one. [[YouAreNumberSix Not so]] in ''CodenameKidsNextDoor'' fandom and ''GundamWing'' fandom)[[note]] Though not everybody necessary likes 3/4 and may want to ship them with other numbers[[/note]].

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There's a whole nomenclature dedicated to Quick, Easy and IdiosyncraticShipNaming, often varying from fandom to fandom. The most basic tool of communication here is the slash -- if you wanted Alice and Bob to get together you could always say you shipped Alice/Bob. However, for most fandoms that's just not exotic enough. They will not be content with anything less than a short, sweet and catchy brand name -- the more [[IncrediblyLamePun Incredibly Lame]] the Pun, the better (''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fandom actually named ships the "HMS this-and-that"). Shipping culture has also imported the PortmanteauCoupleName from Japanese {{Anime}} fandom; apart from its infamous usage in the gossip industry ("[[BradPitt Bra]][[AngelinaJolie ngelina]]", "[[Creator/BenAffleck Ben]][[JenniferLopez nifer]]", "[[TomCruise Tom]][[KatieHolmes Kat]]") you can find people online declaring themselves fans of "[[IronMan Pepperony]]", "[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Wuffara]]", "[[{{Naruto}} [=NaruHina=]]]", "[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Sheelos]]", "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Applepie]]", and "[[TheOffice Jam]]". Yes, Jam. Needless to say, if some series has ThemeNaming shippers ''will'' exploit it JustForPun -- In RealLife, 3/4 is just a rational number greater than one half and lesser than one. [[YouAreNumberSix Not so]] in ''CodenameKidsNextDoor'' ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' fandom and ''GundamWing'' fandom)[[note]] Though not everybody necessary likes 3/4 and may want to ship them with other numbers[[/note]].
30th Dec '14 1:03:22 AM CandyCane14
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Of all the obsessions that universally afflict fandom, {{Shipping}} is by far the most persistent, widespread and prone to be SeriousBusiness. It knows no boundaries of age, demographic and gender [[note]]contrary to expectations one might reasonably have involving [[YaoiFangirl Yaoi-worshipping]], [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls fan fiction writing]], ChickFlick-addicted, squealing teeny boppers[[/note]]. This might raise an eyebrow or two on first inspection, but honestly, shipping is just a consequence of plain old human nature: we are wired to seek a romantic partner in such a powerful, fundamental way that some of us even get a considerable kick out of doing it by proxy -- and fictional characters are plentiful, easy to relate to, often [[EverybodyIsSingle in want of someone to make out with]], usually [[HappilyEverAfter get their happy ending]], and hardly ever fall out of love. We wish we were them. We are drawn to reimagining ourselves in their place like moths to the flame.

to:

Of all the obsessions that universally afflict fandom, {{Shipping}} is by far the most persistent, widespread and prone to be SeriousBusiness. It knows no boundaries of age, demographic and gender [[note]]contrary to expectations one might reasonably have involving [[YaoiFangirl Yaoi-worshipping]], [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls Yaoi/Yuri-worshipping, fan fiction writing]], ChickFlick-addicted, squealing teeny boppers[[/note]].writing[[/note]]. This might raise an eyebrow or two on first inspection, but honestly, shipping is just a consequence of plain old human nature: we are wired to seek a romantic partner in such a powerful, fundamental way that some of us even get a considerable kick out of doing it by proxy -- and fictional characters are plentiful, easy to relate to, often [[EverybodyIsSingle in want of someone to make out with]], usually [[HappilyEverAfter get their happy ending]], and hardly ever fall out of love. We wish we were them. We are drawn to reimagining ourselves in their place like moths to the flame.



There's a whole nomenclature dedicated to Quick, Easy and IdiosyncraticShipNaming, often varying from fandom to fandom. The most basic tool of communication here is the slash -- if you wanted Alice and Bob to get together you could always say you shipped Alice/Bob. However, for most fandoms that's just not exotic enough. They will not be content with anything less than a short, sweet and catchy brand name -- the more [[IncrediblyLamePun Incredibly Lame]] the Pun, the better (''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fandom actually named ships the "HMS this-and-that"). Shipping culture has also imported the PortmanteauCoupleName from Japanese {{Anime}} fandom; apart from its infamous usage in the gossip industry ("[[BradPitt Bra]][[AngelinaJolie ngelina]]", "[[Creator/BenAffleck Ben]][[JenniferLopez nifer]]", "[[TomCruise Tom]][[KatieHolmes Kat]]") you can find people online declaring themselves fans of "[[IronMan Pepperony]]", "[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Wuffara]]", "[[{{Naruto}} [=NaruHina=]]]", "[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Sheelos]]", "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Applepie]]", and "[[TheOffice Jam]]". Yes, Jam. Needless to say, if some series has ThemeNaming shippers ''will'' exploit it JustForPun -- In RealLife, 3/4 is just a rational number greater than one half and lesser than one. [[YouAreNumberSix Not so]] in ''CodenameKidsNextDoor'' fandom and ''GundamWing'' fandom).

to:

There's a whole nomenclature dedicated to Quick, Easy and IdiosyncraticShipNaming, often varying from fandom to fandom. The most basic tool of communication here is the slash -- if you wanted Alice and Bob to get together you could always say you shipped Alice/Bob. However, for most fandoms that's just not exotic enough. They will not be content with anything less than a short, sweet and catchy brand name -- the more [[IncrediblyLamePun Incredibly Lame]] the Pun, the better (''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fandom actually named ships the "HMS this-and-that"). Shipping culture has also imported the PortmanteauCoupleName from Japanese {{Anime}} fandom; apart from its infamous usage in the gossip industry ("[[BradPitt Bra]][[AngelinaJolie ngelina]]", "[[Creator/BenAffleck Ben]][[JenniferLopez nifer]]", "[[TomCruise Tom]][[KatieHolmes Kat]]") you can find people online declaring themselves fans of "[[IronMan Pepperony]]", "[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Wuffara]]", "[[{{Naruto}} [=NaruHina=]]]", "[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Sheelos]]", "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Applepie]]", and "[[TheOffice Jam]]". Yes, Jam. Needless to say, if some series has ThemeNaming shippers ''will'' exploit it JustForPun -- In RealLife, 3/4 is just a rational number greater than one half and lesser than one. [[YouAreNumberSix Not so]] in ''CodenameKidsNextDoor'' fandom and ''GundamWing'' fandom).
fandom)[[note]] Though not everybody necessary likes 3/4 and may want to ship them with other numbers[[/note]].
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