Shipping Tropes

Yugi: Oh, shipping is when you take two characters from a T.V. show, who aren't romantically involved in any shape or form, and then you force them to become a lesbian couple by drawing vivid and pituitous fan art of them for about six months, before you move on to some other show. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Yami: Ha! Imagine pretending that two fictional characters are in love with each other!

These tropes are about people getting involved in characters' romantic relationships. Since real-life people are infinitely more into pairing fictional people than fictional people are, most of these are Audience Reactions. For tropes actually dealing with ships, please look here. For the shipping of tropes, consult the Trope Co. catalog. Warning: loads of puns ahead!