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neko shadow-kat
15th July 2012, 5:24 AM
ok i want to know what shipping means i have no clue and does someone know what this is Erisshipping to

JX Valentine
15th July 2012, 5:34 AM
When fans put two or more characters in relationships (romantic, sexual, epic bromantic, and so forth) with each other. For example, Erisshipping is the relationship between Hunter J and her Drapion.

For more information and examples, there's a forum for that (http://www.serebiiforums.com/forumdisplay.php?48-Shippers-Community).

chanseychansey77
15th July 2012, 5:40 AM
Okay, shipping is short for relationshipping, the fan practice of placing two characters in a romantic relationship.

It can get bizarre. And fighty. After all, these things can become quite emotionally investing quite quickly... And people are always going to disagree with these things, meaning lots and lots of flame wars.

I think you could just Google it, or check it out on TV Tropes. In fact, here. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Shipping) This part of the Forum isn't the place to ask such questions, so if you could read the rules next time before submitting a new thread, that'd be great!

I feel like a just finished calling an answering machine for some reason... Well, whatever. Best of luck to you!

EDIT: Bah, Ninja'd. By JX, no less.

はるひ
15th July 2012, 5:50 AM
shipping is when you put two characters in a romantic relationship.

for example: I like to ship the team grunts. I think that two of them go good in a romantic settting; thus shipping.

Skydra
15th July 2012, 6:12 AM
It also means that the characters don't actually have any directly stated relationships: its in the viewer's creativity.

"Putting them in a romantic relationship" isn't quite the way to put it... I think it more means that the viewer imagines based on either preference or evidence in said franchise that two characters have a romantic (or less so) relationship.

JX Valentine
15th July 2012, 6:19 AM
It also means that the characters don't actually have any directly stated relationships: its in the viewer's creativity.

"Putting them in a romantic relationship" isn't quite the way to put it... I think it more means that the viewer imagines based on either preference or evidence in said franchise that two characters have a romantic (or less so) relationship.

Pretty much this so very hard. (And that's why I think I prefer the Wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipping_(fandom)) to the TV Tropes one. It makes it clear that it's not just a romantic relationship, whereas TV Tropes seems to define it just as romance... which is weird because they also have pretty fantastic articles on platonic (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HeterosexualLifePartners) examples (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PlatonicLifePartners) done right.) It's perfectly possible to imagine two characters in a platonic/heterosexual life partnership, for example, and still consider that shipping. Or to put it another way, you can have characters be incredibly close with each other but still have it basically be platonic, and so long as they're together and so long as it's clear that it's really more than friendship (although to what degree can be defined by the fans), it can still be considered shipping. Alternatively, you can have two characters in it for just sex/the kinky stuff/a friendship with benefits (which means they're not in it for a romantic relationship), and that can be considered shipping too.

(Aaaaand I think people can now gather what my shipping tendencies are.)

chanseychansey77
15th July 2012, 6:32 AM
^Huh. Guess I learned something from this thread, too.

Usually what happens when ya follow JX...

Dragonfree
15th July 2012, 12:43 PM
Since this isn't fanfiction and the question has been answered, I'm closing this.