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for all those who either have no idea what the term shipping is or just want a reminder on the shipping criteria you've came to the right place! being a shipper myself as much as the disciple from homestuck i am here to show the ropeswhat is shipping?
shipping is in both fandom and regular concepts have two meanings.
1) to send a package to a certain destination. this is technically the right definition for the word but this is just out of which one im talking about and is often mistaken for this.
2) in which in any fandom two fictional charecters are to be thought as a couple or have some of the characteristics possible to be a couple. this can be just by appearance wise they look like a great couple or just how the two intereact in either the show, movie, or book in which the charecters in which they are from. it is basically relationship
i ship negisa and rei from the series free! because of there personality dynamics in the series. types of shipscanon
canon ships are couples who are clearly potrayed to be a couple in the series in which the writer intended for either the whole series or just a fragment. there usually very obvious and is often loved by the community and is usually cheered on by the fans of that series.
cecil and carlos from welcome to night vale. This series tough not mentioned often gives alot of hints of there chemistry, what level there relationship is, and how without one another can effect them. trust me this ship gave me both cheers and tears listening to all the crazy things they go through and still care for one another at the end of the day. As well as onre thing all welcome to night vale fans are cheering for plus making fanart for (like this one which i give major props for the artist! your piece is bing used as a prime example of nightvale
) one reason why this little non profit podcast is growing.crack ships
this is the kinda ship that chemistry wise or even canon wise (the material in which the charecters are in.) makes no sense. these ships are usually done either for fun, the indivdual even though not possible thinks is possible, or just they look cute together. an example of this is:
nepeta and sollux from homestuck. though from what i read (i could be wrong) i never really see these two interact much but i think they look really cute together. though i dont kno if at all in canon if they have any feelings from eachother.bromance
bromance is a type of ship that is like a really strong friend soulmate. ones that one can see them being the best of friends until there dying days though no romantic relationship will form from it. kinda think of your best friend from childhood your still friends with and are nearly a sibling from another mother kinda aspect.
riku and sora from kingdom hearts. personally these two have been through alot of stuff that couldve broken there friendship such as the heartless and being an underground organization 13 member to get roxas. though dispite that sora still wants riku along with his crush kire (i dont know how to spell her name) back to the island in which they grew up and became really close.yes i know there's people who do ship them romantically but theres more of a friendship feel for me.O.T.P
one, true, pairing. this is the type a ship a fan of a series or just in all of the fandom will just under no circumstance cant ship that charecter with anyone else. that there love for this ship is so strong that there is no one else that can give them the same amount of feels ( a massive amount of emotions all in once.) as this ship gives them. it was usually just one at first but now as more people are going to different fandoms it isnt surprising that there is more then one otp for either one series or multiple fandoms.
masky x hoodie from the creepypasta fandom (yes im in this fandom. especally in october.for all my creepy pasta fans out there not only this is a shout out for you guys but if your curious about which popular creepy pasta charecter personlity wise think of the curiousity of the rake and jeff with out his urge of violence. in other words a pretty calm but easily excited tolerate person whoe takes alot to get them mad. ^^ though with jeff at first seeing him as well as a bit today still get freaked ouot by his photoshop pictures.) these two i dont see with anyone else dispite it being a crack ship. they were in marble honets alot as well as the chemistry and fanart got me more into the ship and how the chemistry would work. even if since this is horror genre after all, no romantic moments whatso ever outside fanfiction. there also pretty adorable in this fanart (thak you ask masky! you guys are a great example of the fandom!) non-O.T.P
opposite of a ship you cant see anyone else shipped with either charecter a no otp is a ship that the indivdual completely dispises (which lets be honest here. i kinda think this one is silly since if you dont like a ship you should just ignore it. ill discribe it more in part 2.) one in which the ship should just sink and others get over with.
(i personally dont have a no- otp but since ships that has sisters or brothers together arent my thing im using these sisters as an example. im sorry all fans of this ship for using you guys like this.
) luna x celestia from my little pony. now i personally dont have one because i just ignore the ships im not fans of. usually i just ignore them but the mojority of ships i ignore are incest related. being a middle child myself i find it very very awkward seeing ships where borthers and sisters mingle dispite them being fictional charecters. one its not good for the gene pool because of increase of mutations from the family but also- there is plenty other fish in the sea! like im sure luna and celestia can find another mare of stallion depending on there taste that will like them romantically!you can still love eachother but in a sibling way please. for mine and your next generation sake. does that mean i will flame anyone who ships these two? nope. i will explain that in part two.(thank you artist by the way! )
which actually gives a great time to stop here. the next part will be how to act around other shippers. as well as what to do if you find someone who ships something your personally not a fan of. i hope for all my beginner shippers this will help you in all best ways!