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Kagome Higurashi
24th December 2005, 4:05 AM
Which shipping fandoms are underrated and overrated in terms of goodness?

I think Pokeshippers are underrated. They take alot of crap but don't reply. All Pokeshippers at this forum are very good.

Most overrated are Advanceshippers. Are people blind to what they say? Why is it when Advanceshippers say something everyone turns a blind eye?

Your opinions!

Swifty
24th December 2005, 4:07 AM
Oooooh, this thread is just asking to be labeled as flamebait.

~Pokeshipper~
24th December 2005, 4:07 AM
I agree with every word you said. It's stupid that us Pokeshippers take all of this crap on a daily basis when Advanceshippers do more than we do everywhere.

Devilrose
24th December 2005, 4:13 AM
Oooooh, this thread is just asking to be labeled as flamebait.

Most of her threads seem that way...

A fanbase can't really be overrated or underrated...

cold_katanagirl
24th December 2005, 4:15 AM
All ships have good shippers.

All ships have bad shippers.

STFU and deal with it.

Power Shot
24th December 2005, 4:17 AM
Yeah pretty much. This is why I don't have a Shipping preference, though man I hate Drew, as people who read After Hoenn can testify.

Phantom_Bugsy
24th December 2005, 3:57 PM
I agree with every word you said. It's stupid that us Pokeshippers take all of this crap on a daily basis when Advanceshippers do more than we do everywhere.

Really? I have never seen ONE Advanceshipper act as much of a moron as your fellow little Pokeshippers do. They say we stereotype them, yet the ones who complain about it LIVE the stereotype. OMGKAWAIIKAWAIIAAML!!!!!11 THEY GONA CONFESS TERE LOVES!@!1 And they go on about it like it HAPPENED.

...

On another note, Inuyasha x Kagome is overrated while Inuyasha x Kikyo is underrated.

And all the Les Miserables shippings are underrated because not a lot of people know about it 83

Except for Enjolras x Grantaire and Bossuet x Joly. Especially the latter.

Nintendo Theatre
24th December 2005, 4:03 PM
You know what's really underrated?

MUNCHMAX SHIPPING!

I saw it somewhere and I was cracking up!

Crystal Clair
24th December 2005, 6:01 PM
I agree with every word you said. It's stupid that us Pokeshippers take all of this crap on a daily basis when Advanceshippers do more than we do everywhere.
I also agree. But us Misty fans take lots of abuse too.
That's partly why I went neutral
poor RocketShipping's gone under after awhile, I'm not even a shipper of it and I feel bad
but please bring back the NeoShippers!

Kagome Higurashi
24th December 2005, 9:36 PM
It's nice to see other Pokeshippers see the light!

Wolf Goddess
25th December 2005, 12:37 AM
Bashing another fandom because it's your rival ship=stupid thing to do.

The Pokeshippers here are, for the most part, good. It's them on other places that have earned them such a bad reputation.

cold_katanagirl
25th December 2005, 12:42 AM
I agree with every word you said. It's stupid that us Pokeshippers take all of this crap on a daily basis when Advanceshippers do more than we do everywhere.You can't be serious.

Phantom_Bugsy
25th December 2005, 1:39 AM
I think he is serious. D: At least he THINKS he is. He and Kagome Higurashi need to go get married and have OMFGPOKESHIPPINGANDINUKAG!!!!!11 babies :<

MOSKAU MOSKAU

....wait...no.

Kveran
25th December 2005, 2:45 AM
Most of the shippings I support: Underrated, and I like them that way. Why? Because the fewer people that support it, the fewer people to give the fanbase a bad name. There are some people to whom you just want to scream, "STOP BEING ON MY SIDE! YOU'RE MAKING MY SIDE LOOK STUPID!"

On a completely different note, P_B, good to see you. Haven't seen you around for awhile.

intergalactic platypus
25th December 2005, 2:47 AM
You know, I think you're trying to refer to me here. -_-

Considering most Advanceshippers are rather mellow and don't even get involved in most debates, I don't see how you're talking about anyone else but me.
LOL. advanceshippers are far from mellow. thats one reason i utterly despise the ship, cause its pasted in the sig of every single advanceshipper on the forum and ive even seen then drag it into other stuff. like in the D/P forum they were seriously suggesting putting advanceshipping in D/P and even making a game focused around ash/may and their love. plus most advanceshippers ive seen are obsessively rabid may fans, who i hate for the most part because theyre the most numerous of the crazy fanbases. pokeshippers may be far from calm, but now that the pokeshipping fanbase is starting to shrink and advanceshipping is growing the advanceshippers have become the really bad shippers. i know this could be considered flaming, but i needed to get it off my chest

STJ
25th December 2005, 3:18 AM
What exactly do you mean when you say "Overrated" or "Underrated?"

Is this question asking how we reagrd fanbases again? Oh well...

In any case, I don't think any ships in Pokemon are overrated or underrated per se, though of course some are more popular than others for whatever reason..

All ships have their flaws and good qualities, the same goes for the shipping fanbase also..

In my opinion, most shippers here are pretty decent, including Pokeshippers and Advanceshippers (though I post in the Advanceshipping thread more often). You're going to come across shippers who can give thier ship a bad name, but I don't dislike the ship because of it (It's a factor, but I have much better reasons for disliking the ships that I do than generalisation)

cold_katanagirl
25th December 2005, 5:11 AM
LOL. advanceshippers are far from mellow. thats one reason i utterly despise the ship, cause its pasted in the sig of every single advanceshipper on the forum and ive even seen then drag it into other stuff. like in the D/P forum they were seriously suggesting putting advanceshipping in D/P and even making a game focused around ash/may and their love. plus most advanceshippers ive seen are obsessively rabid may fans, who i hate for the most part because theyre the most numerous of the crazy fanbases. pokeshippers may be far from calm, but now that the pokeshipping fanbase is starting to shrink and advanceshipping is growing the advanceshippers have become the really bad shippers. i know this could be considered flaming, but i needed to get it off my chestGeneralizations make me weep. I can understand the D/P crap, but wtf at this "Pasted in every single advanceshipper on the forum" stuff? How are Pokeshippers any better at this, and hell, what does that matter? If sigs bother you that much, you're able to cut them off. And lookie here, Advanceshipper without reference in sig.

As for the fan stuff, I'm a bit shocked by how much people are complaining this much about how much fanboys obsess about May and the n00b stuff. Then again, I hang around horny Sheena fans on a daily basis. =0

Jo-Jo
25th December 2005, 5:45 AM
I say Contestshipping is hugely underrated and ought to be the most popular ship of all time and rule the shipping forums throughout the internet with an iron fi - uh - with sparkles and love. Yup.

Of course, I also say that more people should keep flamingoes as pets, so feel free not to listen to me.

Although one ship that really is very underrated is Tensionshipping. So much angst/porn potential and so few supporters!

Shego
25th December 2005, 4:20 PM
To tell you the truth. I think that pokeshipping is overrated because first of all, Misty wasn't around with Ashy anymore. Second it's getting quite boring,and old right now and they didn't even confess how they feel before the end of the Johto Saga. Third of all,it didn't happened.

Here's the underrated ones.

First of all is Advanceshipping. Ash,and May were okay because it's all so new to me. And now May gets the 2-season shot to tell him how she feel. Second of all is Orangeshipping. Misty,and Tracey now hanging out since the Hoso episodes,and Tracey spend time with her at Cerulean Gym. Then both of them have a strong bond. Third of all, Kissshipping. No one ever heard about it until now. I understand that the key of this one is to push pokeshipping. But since is so new, I decided that I'm going to stick with the fact that Kissshipping is underrated. It's true that Melody is a one-shot character in the movie. But the kissshipper turn out to be the good ones after all.

Shadowcat
25th December 2005, 4:48 PM
I don't really care on Pokemon Ships, but I AGREE with Jo-Jo on Contestshipping.

...

Digimon:

I HATE Takumi. Takuya X Izumi/Zoe is so overrated 'cause people think Takuya said that he liked her means it's a Canon Ship. I think otherwise. Kouzumi (Kouji/Koji X Izumi/Zoe) is so underrated here in SPPF. I'm it's only supporter. *Cries as Digimon Fans here love Takumi so much*

Kouzumi must rule the internet with an ir- no, I mean with Love, Sweetness, Candy, Ice-Cream, Chocolate and Fireworks!

Now, nothing to say on Pokemon...

Satoshi
26th December 2005, 12:01 AM
BTW, thinking that a certain shipping is overrated just because it didn't happen = instant fail.

Just wanted to point that out. ;/

Anyways, I don't think any shipping is overrated, I believe that all fandoms are equal and some of their members can be bad.

intergalactic platypus
26th December 2005, 3:35 AM
Generalizations make me weep. I can understand the D/P crap, but wtf at this "Pasted in every single advanceshipper on the forum" stuff? How are Pokeshippers any better at this, and hell, what does that matter? If sigs bother you that much, you're able to cut them off. And lookie here, Advanceshipper without reference in sig.

As for the fan stuff, I'm a bit shocked by how much people are complaining this much about how much fanboys obsess about May and the n00b stuff. Then again, I hang around horny Sheena fans on a daily basis. =0
i should say many advanceshippers. not all are bad really. its just that ive seen the shift go from fanatical pokeshippers to fanatical advanceshippers, and because i depsise advanceshipping strongly it annoys me to see so many sigs and posts all over the place saying "ash should ask may out lolz." look at the current "if you were ash" thread. its full of posts saying "i would ask may out cause shes hot" and those really annoy me. i understand why you would think pokeshippers were just as bad though; although i still like pokeshipping its taken a backseat to orangeshipping for me now. i just think advanceshipping is taking over the rabid fanbase criteria

cold_katanagirl
26th December 2005, 8:11 PM
its just that ive seen the shift go from fanatical pokeshippers to fanatical advanceshippers,That doesn't surprise me though, since Ash and May are now the main characters in the series now and Misty is gone.

I'm convinced it's more on an equal scale though. Going by this forum, I suppose I can see what you're saying. Most other places though....



and because i depsise advanceshipping strongly it annoys me to see so many sigs and posts all over the place saying "ash should ask may out lolz."*shrugs* It's annoying for alot of people to see sigs that say blah and blah support this and that, but if other shippers do it just as much I don't see why Advanceshippers are the ones being picked on here.
look at the current "if you were ash" thread. its full of posts saying "i would ask may out cause shes hot" and those really annoy me.Those aren't necessarily all by Advanceshippers though, that's more in the "May is hot sex me up RAAAAAWWWR" category. Sure some of those fit in the Advanceshipping category too, but that's because generally Advanceshippers are May fans. I see Contestshippers and a Hoennshipper do this every once in awhile too, but they tend to be girls and girls don't seem as outspoken to the entire forum about how hot Drew or Brendan is.

Someone's so going to prove me wrong on that. XD

... Why does it seem like I'm one of the few who isn't bothered by the fanboys? I feel lonely or something. D:

intergalactic platypus
26th December 2005, 8:18 PM
That doesn't surprise me though, since Ash and May are now the main characters in the series now and Misty is gone.

I'm convinced it's more on an equal scale though. Going by this forum, I suppose I can see what you're saying. Most other places though....


*shrugs* It's annoying for alot of people to see sigs that say blah and blah support this and that, but if other shippers do it just as much I don't see why Advanceshippers are the ones being picked on here.Those aren't necessarily all by Advanceshippers though, that's more in the "May is hot sex me up RAAAAAWWWR" category. Sure some of those fit in the Advanceshipping category too, but that's because generally Advanceshippers are May fans. I see Contestshippers and a Hoennshipper do this every once in awhile too, but they tend to be girls and girls don't seem as outspoken to the entire forum about how hot Drew or Brendan is.

Someone's so going to prove me wrong on that. XD

... Why does it seem like I'm one of the few who isn't bothered by the fanboys? I feel lonely or something. D:
i see your point, but i do see a lot of the "may sex fantasy" types are also advanceshippers since they tend to want to put themselves in ashes place. i think thats the reason so many horny may fanboys support advanceshipping; because they can easily put themselves in ashes place as mays love interest and it lets them think rather perverted thoughts about a preteen anime character by putting her in that situation with another character they can relate to

Cap D. Blue
26th December 2005, 8:27 PM
It seems people tend to judge a shipping by its fanbase.

I'm gonna agree with Satoshi on this one, because people have different opinionns and people are "judging books by its cover", so to sepak.

ottermi619
26th December 2005, 11:43 PM
To tell you the truth. I think that pokeshipping is overrated because first of all, Misty wasn't around with Ashy anymore. Second it's getting quite boring,and old right now and they didn't even confess how they feel before the end of the Johto Saga. Third of all,it didn't happened.

Here's the underrated ones.

First of all is Advanceshipping. Ash,and May were okay because it's all so new to me. And now May gets the 2-season shot to tell him how she feel. Second of all is Orangeshipping. Misty,and Tracey now hanging out since the Hoso episodes,and Tracey spend time with her at Cerulean Gym. Then both of them have a strong bond. Third of all, Kissshipping. No one ever heard about it until now. I understand that the key of this one is to push pokeshipping. But since is so new, I decided that I'm going to stick with the fact that Kissshipping is underrated. It's true that Melody is a one-shot character in the movie. But the kissshipper turn out to be the good ones after all.
How 'bout Milkshipping? It's not very well known, and I'm sure it's very underrated.

Shego
29th December 2005, 9:45 PM
How 'bout Milkshipping? It's not very well known, and I'm sure it's very underrated.

Oh yeah! Sorry, Milkshipping is truly underrated because is very rare new.

Mysty
30th December 2005, 7:47 AM
I wouldn't call any shipping over-rated. I don't want flames.

Under-rated:

Eldershipping: People go "eeewww! Old folks" or they don't give a drat about non-main characters.

Erik x Meg (Phantom is Erik. from Phantom of the Opera): People ignore the subtle hints of Meg's affections for the phantom.

Sweeney Todd x Mrs. Lovett: (Sweeney Todd) No one cares about this musical becuz it is from the 70s. But the movie will change that and the revival on Broadway is working on it too. Few people in the Todd fandom ever work with it. I only get icked out by the ship when I watch Jersey Girl, which spoofs Todd in the talent show bit.

Other musical ships: Becuz people hate musicals

Seijiro Mafuné
30th December 2005, 2:05 PM
How about all shippings with Gold/Kenta other than Questshipping (which I still think should be called Johtoshipping) being underrated? I sure know I'm probably one of the few people who supports them, if not the only one (and I'm talking about those that can work, like Gold/Kenta and Jasmine or Whitney).

Overrated? About all those people seem to never get tired of, if you ask me.

TPMX
30th December 2005, 6:03 PM
First off, I would like to say that there are the Advanceshippers and May fans that are insane. They do not accumulate for the sane ones. I should know; I was an insult to May fans and Advanceshippers once. I still am to anyone who joins the May Fan Club.

Overrated:
None. Deal with it.

Underrated:
*cough* There's a lot that go into this category. Basically any ship with a non-main character involved, sans a few select ones (ex. Minamoshipping). That's the main ships' fault.

Andromache
3rd January 2006, 12:08 AM
Under-rated:

Eldershipping: People go "eeewww! Old folks" or they don't give a drat about non-main characters.

Erik x Meg (Phantom is Erik. from Phantom of the Opera): People ignore the subtle hints of Meg's affections for the phantom.

Other musical ships: Becuz people hate musicals

I don't hate musicals. I think musicals are fun. Two of my favorite movies are musicals.

Erik/Meg? I just don't see it. I don't see it in the musical adaptation or the canon book. Eh, but I'm the same girl who ships Erik/Nadir from Susan Kay's Phantom, so go figure. Erik's actually very unhealthy and it would technically be damaging to anyone's sanity to have a relationship like that with him, but it's fiction, so we get to forget all that. :P

I'm doomed to like unconventional ships. Ironically, the slash ships I like are somewhat conventional, but the het pairings definitely aren't. With Snape/McGonagall, I get, "Do you realize how old she is?" to which I reply, "They're both adults, and by Wizarding standards, she's not that much older." With Brock/Roxanne, it's just silent. There seems to be no one else who likes the pairing, or if there are, they are very few. I think they'd be sweet, though - quite a compatible match personality-wise.

Anyway, there's my rambling.