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LizardonX
15th August 2012, 11:07 PM
Ie. Where you purposefully ship together two characters you normally wouldn't so that one of them can't interfere with your OTP or pairing that you like more.

I admit I did cafemochasipping at one point when i was so sick of iris' character I just wanted to leave her foreveralone even if just in fanon.

Luthor
15th August 2012, 11:14 PM
Ie. Where you purposefully ship together two characters you normally wouldn't so that one of them can't interfere with your OTP or pairing that you like more.

I admit I did cafemochasipping at one point when i was so sick of iris' character I just wanted to leave her foreveralone even if just in fanon.

for me i admit i am prone to support some shippings to stop from interference some times however i will support a ship to keep two characters i don't think fit togther apart.For example i think cilan is gay(personal opinion) as such i never eally much cared for wishfulshipping so i slowly became a NegaiShipper.

Flame Mistress
15th August 2012, 11:18 PM
When I was still into PokéShipping, I guess PenguinShipping counts. Which epically failed, since I ended up shipping PearlShipping anyway =p

はるひ
15th August 2012, 11:24 PM
Like ship character A with character B because you hate character C and you don't want them around character A? that kind of thing?

I've never done that in this fandom but I've done that in another fandom.

Wolfgirl44
15th August 2012, 11:28 PM
All the time.

Love a character and don't want to be upset at them because of shipping reasons? Ship 'em with somebody else. Hate a character for reasons completely unrelated to shipping? Ship their love interest with anyone else. Creating shipping jigsaw puzzles out of my fandoms is practically my hobby.

I am Lu
15th August 2012, 11:35 PM
I think pretty much everyone who is a shipper is guilty of this.

If someone ships Pearl or Ikari, they might pair Zoey and Kenny together. If someone ships Sommelier, they might pair Trip and Iris or Iris and Ash together. Those are just a few examples, but there are dozens more.

JennaJayfeather
16th August 2012, 3:56 AM
I used to. I shipped Dawn with Paul because I didn't know who else to ship her with besides Kenny, but my friend liked Ikarishipping better. I shipped Ash with Misty....so yeah. xD But now I don't give a crap. I just ship who I want to ship, not who I feel like I have to ship.

Midnightmoon6o2
16th August 2012, 8:38 AM
Hm, I use to avoid Contestshipping at all times since my OTP is Advanceshipping. I don't really do that anymore though. I wouldn't be a multishipper if i was, would i? XD

(P.O.K.E.M.O.N)
16th August 2012, 8:41 AM
I do that all the time, especially with contestshipping but after may returned she seem to care so little about him nor did she barly mention him, that really ended my hate towards contest since well it ended right there, but i ship dawn with kenny because other then ash, kenny seems like the likely person to ship dawn with.

Kaiserin
16th August 2012, 9:46 AM
Ehh, not really. It often is a very quick route to adopting a Pair the Spares mentality, which I really, really hate. Least of which because I don't feel any given character has to end up with another in the cast just to be happy.

Sometimes I wind up loving ships that normally are used to "remove the competition" for others -- for example, N/Black or White when paired with Cheren/Bianca -- but never for that reason. I prefer to like ships for their own merits, otherwise it just kind of seems like you're not liking the ship more than you're claiming to like it because it's convenient and gets everyone else out of the way. And that just isn't the point of shipping, you know?

gohan5
16th August 2012, 11:24 AM
Hm, I use to avoid Contestshipping at all times since my OTP is Advanceshipping. I don't really do that anymore though. I wouldn't be a multishipper if i was, would i? XD

Same here, but it's not really the same thing as what's being asked. I might not support ContestShipping, but I sure didn't try to pair up Drew with someone else to keep him away from May. So no I don't really think I've done that before, unless halfheartedly with COTDs or whatever I didn't really care about.


Ehh, not really. It often is a very quick route to adopting a Pair the Spares mentality, which I really, really hate. Least of which because I don't feel any given character has to end up with another in the cast just to be happy.

Sometimes I wind up loving ships that normally are used to "remove the competition" for others -- for example, N/Black or White when paired with Cheren/Bianca -- but never for that reason. I prefer to like ships for their own merits, otherwise it just kind of seems like you're not liking the ship more than you're claiming to like it because it's convenient and gets everyone else out of the way. And that just isn't the point of shipping, you know?

Agreed, I really don't like the mentality that you have to pair a "threat" up with someone else to make your ship seem more plausible. Also, pairing a character that you don't like off with someone else because of a rival ship, anything with pair the spares, or that everyone needs to be paired off. I really don't like when people pair others off just so their ship doesn't feel as threatened to them because it's pretty petty and, as you said, they don't really support it.

JetshipperKekkaishi
16th August 2012, 3:52 PM
I did at some points with Pearlshipping and I hated Misty at that time. So I shipped her with Tracey. But Now I really don't care on whom ended up with whom. Shipping shouldn't be taken too serious. Just because they would rather pair up people with others just to be taken out of the way is childish. Just because you hate ___shipping doesn't mean that you can't respect it.

Fabulous Ampharos
16th August 2012, 4:43 PM
I hated Flint when I first saw him so I shipped him with Ursula.

JennaJayfeather
16th August 2012, 6:41 PM
Ehh, not really. It often is a very quick route to adopting a Pair the Spares mentality, which I really, really hate. Least of which because I don't feel any given character has to end up with another in the cast just to be happy.

As a fan, it annoys me when I see people ship this way because I want to see what they like about it...not just to save their prized shipping.

Though, I think it's wise to remember that not everyone who ships a "pattern" has that same mindset...

fireball20
17th August 2012, 6:45 AM
Ehh, not really. It often is a very quick route to adopting a Pair the Spares mentality, which I really, really hate. Least of which because I don't feel any given character has to end up with another in the cast just to be happy.

I agree with that the statement. I had called it, "Who's leftover?" and someone HAS to be with someone. Sometimes it can be outrageous.

Maybe when I was younger I might have done the keep away ships...but I honestly can't remember if and when I did. I usually just go on how characters interact (personalities, chemistry, etc.) or would interact.

(On a side note, I had to go look up what OTP meant! Makes sense I guess.)

Kutie Pie
18th August 2012, 4:24 AM
I don't think I ever have, nothing comes to mind. I'm sure there is ONE keep-away pairing I did, or had a soft-spot for in a fandom at one point (I believe this is outside of Pokémon), but I don't know. I typically only use pairings I have a fondness for, or that I put together one day and they wouldn't let go. So... *shrugs* I think this may end up happening in the future, but I find this a way to be biased about a pairing without out-right confessing you're being biased. Because honestly, if you don't like a pairing, then don't bother bringing it up, or at least write it correctly without looking like a jerk. Unless it is relevant to the story--and the characters are kept in character, of course--there is no real reason to randomly pair up two characters just so you could have your preferred shipping in the end (or... beginning).

Encyclopika
18th August 2012, 6:30 AM
Hmmm, though there is a great possibility that flaming might occur, I'll keep this open, because it's worth talking about in this section.

HOWEVER - if any flat out flaming goes on, this will have to be closed. You are allowed to voice your opinions on other ships, that you like or dislike them, but flaming and bashing characters is obviously not permitted.

To answer the thread topic, no I never did that. I ended up liking shippings that could work in the same continuum (Pokeshipping, Contestshipping, Ikarishipping) but that didn't mean I was keeping one character away from another. I just don't multiship too much when it comes to my OTPs and characters. One character is paired with one, and that's all.

I do see, and very much dislike, this "keep away" in fanfiction, though. :S

BlueDragonfangirl
18th August 2012, 9:30 AM
The only show I do that with is One Piece, I love Luffy/Hancock together and pair Sanji/Nami along with Franky/Robin, Usopp has Kaya waiting for him back at home so don't have to worry about him. Than again, Hancock is so in love with Luffy I don't think we really need to worry about that, maybe Sanji but Hancock I'm sure would rather feed a guy like that to the sharks I'm sure :P
Zoro is too in love with his swords to notice love, he doesn't count in any of this.

Pokemon, I just pair who I like and don't let other pairings bother me. I wasn't thrilled with Penguinshipping but as long as it didn't get actually in the way of Pearlshipping I was fine with it.

I am Lu
18th August 2012, 7:06 PM
The thing with Pokemon is, is that since no ships are truly 100% canonized, it's not exactly necessary to keep characters away from each other since the series is mostly friendship-based. People still do it, but yeah...

Faker500
20th August 2012, 10:27 PM
Ie. Where you purposefully ship together two characters you normally wouldn't so that one of them can't interfere with your OTP or pairing that you like more.

I admit I did cafemochasipping at one point when i was so sick of iris' character I just wanted to leave her foreveralone even if just in fanon.

Hmm? well I guess you have a point. I used to make up ships for Ash so that the main girl ships would slow down a damn bit. I do it now with Wishfulshipping because Iris with Ash just makes me sick. So yeah I've done it. Don't tell me that no one else has either.

Yuppirox
20th August 2012, 11:35 PM
I never have, truth be told. Heck, I even seriously shipped both Pearl AND Ikari during DP. I freaking love them both and fangirled for both accordingly, even if Pearl was (and still is) my OTP.

Why? Because I know it's just a kids' show, and the possibility of any characters getting together during its run is extremely low, so I just go with the flow and support what I like and ignore what I don't.

Sweet May
21st August 2012, 3:45 AM
Yes.

I'm all crazed about CafeMochashipping lately that I'm thinking "who could Iris have? Oh wait, there's always Georgia!" But I wouldn't mind Negai or Wishful or Sommelier or any of the BW ships to become canon. Maybe I can't make up my mind. X__X Before BW, I did pair up Dawn with almost anyone but Paul and Kenny to brush Kenny away and keep Paul with Ash.

But I'm sure I've done in other fandoms, especially in Inazuma 11. (and maybe Kuroko no Basket is falling into this)

PrismaticPrincessAnna
25th August 2012, 5:26 AM
Well, I like Kansas Shippy (Whitney/Lyra), but then I like SoulSilver Shippy (Silver/Lyra) and Mikan Shippy (Jasmine/Whitney) XD Also Encourage Shippy (Lyra/Elesa), Airline Shippy (Syla/Elesa), Skyra Shippy (Skyla/Lyra) and Clouded Shippy (Lyra/Elesa/Skyla). Also, Q.T. Shippy (Lyra/Dawn/Cynthia) and BabyFace Shippy (Lyra/Whitney/Jasmine) :/ I'm a multi Shipper but I tend to like to swap Lyra on Shippys alot.


I even do it in Slayers. My OTP there is Amelia/Lina, but then there's Xellos/Filia... My other fave Shippy is Xellos/Amelia >.>

So it's sort of complicated when its:
Amelia/Lina
Xellos/Filia
Zel/Gourry

Other times I like it like:
Amelia/Xellos
Jillias/Filia
Gourry/Lina
but Zel doesn't have anyone >.>

nya~

Foxyvulpixie
22nd September 2012, 11:58 PM
The only pairing I've ever seriously did this to was to Cloud and Tifa from FFVII. I paired Tifa up with Zack (only because I don't like Zack and Aerith that much either lol). I am a huuuge Cloud and Aerith fan xD.

I stopped doing this in Pokemon because its only a kids' show and when you think about it none of the "romances" are really that big anyway. But I understand if you really like a certain ship its kind of hard to like a different ship with the same character (I felt the same way towards Advanceshipping because of Pokeshipping) but when my Pokeshippingness died down a little bit, I learned to be more open to other ships that involve Ash like Advance, Pearl, and Negai ^.^.

Flame Mistress
23rd September 2012, 5:24 PM
But I'm sure I've done in other fandoms, especially in Inazuma 11. (and maybe Kuroko no Basket is falling into this)

You know, I actually do this with Inazuma Eleven as well. 15 episodes in and you're already a shipper? What the hell, me?

Funny thing is, I only do this kind of stuff with Harvest Moon and Inazuma 11 nowadays. I ship Dawn with Ash, Barry, and Gary right now (well... the latter two to some extent, I guess), and in Professor Layton I ship Layton with three people as well, for example.

Meowth City
24th September 2012, 5:04 PM
Nope, not at all.

I actually welcome competition for my pairings, as weird as that may be. In the past, I was a massive PokeShipper and one of my favourite episodes of Pokemon was Misty Meets Her Match. For me, Rudy was not an obstacle. His presence only heighten Ash's feelings for Misty and I believed Ash was jealous. Wow, I was such a kid to think Ash had romantic feelings for anyone.

This doesn't just apply to Pokemon, but I often pair characters with more than one person (even my OTPs). Although, I wouldn't call myself a multishipper because, for the most part, I tend to believe there is one person they belong with; their true love if you will. But then, I do quite enjoy the many assortments of crushes, friendships and other relationships that they may or may not have - serious or otherwise. All of which are quite shippable (um, not sure if that's the right word).

I just feel a lot of the times, most shippers are so protective of their ships that they see every other person as a threat. Now, I'm not saying all of them operate on a "if they can't have him or her, then no one can" mentality, but there are an odd few that do. Believe me, I've been chewed out over stuff like this before. It's kind of scary how some shippers want certain characters to "GTFO" or "die in a hole" simply for having any sort of interation with one half of their ship. I wish they would understand writers bring in new characters for a reason, and if said character is a potental love interest, then it's usually to spice up the show and cause conflict for the popular couple of the show. It's a typical plot device, not an intention to screw over a shipping. OK, so I'm definitely not talking about Pokemon here, but that always bugged me. Again, not every shipper is like this. I know I'm not.

Also, why must everyone be paired up with someone? There are many characters I really couldn't care less about, let alone the ins-and-outs of their love lives. Lastly, if I ship two characters together, it is because I like them together. Not for the petty reason of leading them away from my desired pairing.

CyberCubed
24th September 2012, 5:45 PM
Nope, not at all.

I actually welcome competition for my pairings, as weird as that may be. In the past, I was a massive PokeShipper and one of my favourite episodes of Pokemon was Misty Meets Her Match. For me, Rudy was not an obstacle. His presence only heighten Ash's feelings for Misty and I believed Ash was jealous. Wow, I was such a kid to think Ash had romantic feelings for anyone.

This doesn't just apply to Pokemon, but I often pair characters with more than one person (even my OTPs). Although, I wouldn't call myself a multishipper because, for the most part, I tend to believe there is one person they belong with; their true love if you will. But then, I do quite enjoy the many assortments of crushes, friendships and other relationships that they may or may not have - serious or otherwise. All of which are quite shippable (um, not sure if that's the right word).

I just feel a lot of the times, most shippers are so protective of their ships that they see every other person as a threat. Now, I'm not saying all of them operate on a "if they can't have him or her, then no one can" mentality, but there are an odd few that do. Believe me, I've been chewed out over stuff like this before. It's kind of scary how some shippers want certain characters to "GTFO" or "die in a hole" simply for having any sort of interation with one half of their ship. I wish they would understand writers bring in new characters for a reason, and if said character is a potental love interest, then it's usually to spice up the show and cause conflict for the popular couple of the show. It's a typical plot device, not an intention to screw over a shipping. OK, so I'm definitely not talking about Pokemon here, but that always bugged me. Again, not every shipper is like this. I know I'm not.

Also, why must everyone be paired up with someone? There are many characters I really couldn't care less about, let alone the ins-and-outs of their love lives. Lastly, if I ship two characters together, it is because I like them together. Not for the petty reason of leading them away from my desired pairing.

Are you talking about some of the shippers on fanfiction.net? I agree some can be truly horrible.

Sometimes you read fanfics that serve no purpose but to villainfy or bash a ship or character and make them look as terrible as possible, often making everyone out of character to do so.

There are also some fanfics I've seen that make Misty very bitter or jealous of every girl Ash travels with, which I did bizarre. Misty is not some sort of jealous angry individual who hates every girl she sees, I don't know why some shippers write her like this.

Meowth City
24th September 2012, 11:33 PM
Are you talking about some of the shippers on fanfiction.net? I agree some can be truly horrible.
Not just on there, but mostly yes. For that reason, I tend to stay away from the Pokemon fandom fics on fanfiction.net

I once got attacked by a Pokeshipper for shipping Ash with another girl. Apparently I am not a true respectable Pokeshipper for engaging in such blasphemous thoughts. Well, if that's the case, then fine. I don't get any satisfaction in calling myself a shipper, Pokeshipper or otherwise.

Outside of that, the site is relatively... okay. I read some genuinely good stuff on there, so I'm not going to allow one crazed nut to scare me off.


Sometimes you read fanfics that serve no purpose but to villainfy or bash a ship or character and make them look as terrible as possible, often making everyone out of character to do so.

There are also some fanfics I've seen that make Misty very bitter or jealous of every girl Ash travels with, which I did bizarre. Misty is not some sort of jealous angry individual who hates every girl she sees, I don't know why some shippers write her like this.
Wow, that's... I don't have the words. It seems very odd to write soley for those reasons. I view the written word highly, and I just find it sad that some people have to bash a shipping through fanfic.

Was that a Pokeshipping fanfic? Because, honestly, if I read anything like that, I would not find that version of Misty to be worth shipping in the first place. It would probably bring me closer to disliking that ship. Of course, I would never actually hate a pairing based on badly written fan fiction, but you get my drift.

Now, back on topic, I'm cool with people having keep away ships. You know, whatever floats your boat (pun intended), but when it goes as far as flaming other pairings, I'm not down with that. I respect everyone's right to ship whoever they want regardless of their reasons.

LizardonX
25th September 2012, 4:28 AM
Actually the odd thing is I've seen every single main girl ship do it and pearl is always the black sheep of the main girl family, I see it being bashed in that format more than any other main girl ship. ;(

It really turns non fanatical shippers off many shipping stories, which is why I mainly read OC fics and PMD style stuff or fics that make shipping a side thing instead of the main focus, ie latias' journey.

Airi-Chan
22nd October 2012, 11:47 AM
I think pretty much everyone who is a shipper is guilty of this.

If someone ships Pearl or Ikari, they might pair Zoey and Kenny together. If someone ships Sommelier, they might pair Trip and Iris or Iris and Ash together. Those are just a few examples, but there are dozens more.

I agree, I ship Iris and Trip if I ship PokeShipping (Ash x Misty).

Flame Mistress
22nd October 2012, 12:38 PM
Actually the odd thing is I've seen every single main girl ship do it and pearl is always the black sheep of the main girl family, I see it being bashed in that format more than any other main girl ship. ;(

Yeah, I've seen so many fics who paint Dawn as a jealous sl*t who just wants to take [insert main girl here] away from Ash. It's just... totally stupid. And then there's the aforementioned bitter and jealous Misty, who, funnily enough, appears in PokéShipping fanfics most often. Sometimes I just don't understand people.

AquaMilotic
26th October 2012, 6:15 PM
I think pretty much everyone who is a shipper is guilty of this.

If someone ships Pearl or Ikari, they might pair Zoey and Kenny together. If someone ships Sommelier, they might pair Trip and Iris or Iris and Ash together. Those are just a few examples, but there are dozens more.

Well, maybe that PearlShipper or IkariShipping pairs Zoey and Kenny together because that shipper actually likes that shipping, and not because it's beneficial for PearlShipping/IkariShipping. I don't think it's fair to say that all shippers support keep-away shippings. I'm a PokeShipper who supports ContestShipping as well. But I don't do that to keep May away from Ash, I do that because I really think May and Drew are a good couple. I don't think that's engaging in keep-away shippings. And there's no need to keep May away from Ash, I don't think May has any feelings for Ashyboy at all. If I wouldn't care about any May shipping, I'd just choose to not ship her with anyone.

As I said, I'm a die-hard PokeShipper. I'm often accused of supporting keep-away shippings, because I don't multiship and support many shippings that are beneficial to PokeShipping. That idea is made even stronger because I'm way more fanatic about PokeShipping (and Pikachu x Togetic, to an extent) than about any other shipping I support. My shipping list:
- Ash x Misty (OTP)
- May x Drew
- Tracey x Daisy
- Brock x Lucy
- Dawn x Zoey
- Iris x Cilan
- Gary x Melody
- Rudy x Marina (Orange Islands)
- Wallace x Cynthia
- Morty x Sabrina
- Ash's Pikachu x Misty's Togetic
- Falkner x Skyla
- Casey x Georgio
- Ash's Totodile x Misty's Corsola

However, I don't support those to keep characters away from Ash and Misty, I just really think those shippings are nice, and think those characters would be nice couples. Sure, they're more beneficial to PokeShipping than PokeShipping's rival shippings, but that's not my reason to support them.

Caseydia
30th October 2012, 10:36 PM
Are you talking about some of the shippers on fanfiction.net? I agree some can be truly horrible.

Sometimes you read fanfics that serve no purpose but to villainfy or bash a ship or character and make them look as terrible as possible, often making everyone out of character to do so.

There are also some fanfics I've seen that make Misty very bitter or jealous of every girl Ash travels with, which I did bizarre. Misty is not some sort of jealous angry individual who hates every girl she sees, I don't know why some shippers write her like this.

I agree. Misty was a very easy-to-read individual. Unless the girl had an attitude, Misty wasn't the one to act mean. Jealousy is just a state of mind especially if you're traveling with them. I dont understand however why would someone create another girl in a fac fic to have Misty jealous instead of just making a fan fic about Misty confessing her feelings or Ash noticing her. It's a fan fic, so you can do what you want. I wouldn't make fan fics about Paul and Dawn just to have some girl get Dawn jealous over. that would be a waist of time.

Flame Mistress
30th October 2012, 10:41 PM
Well, maybe that PearlShipper or IkariShipping pairs Zoey and Kenny together because that shipper actually likes that shipping, and not because it's beneficial for PearlShipping/IkariShipping. I don't think it's fair to say that all shippers support keep-away shippings.
Actually, I am totally guilty of doing this... Heh...

Still, I only truly support four ships nowadays (Pearl, Wishful, Contest, Shocking), do it doesn't matter, really.

JennaJayfeather
31st October 2012, 1:43 AM
Actually, I am totally guilty of doing this... Heh...

SAME! Granted I play around with some ships, but I never actually "multi ship" and support them the same. :/ (Well Poke and Pearl comes close but they aren't in my OTPs xD; ) but I have heard people dislike it when people ship different ships because they keep Ash with the girl they want, but really, I enjoy Contest-Wishful w/e for what they are and not because they protect an Ash ship, which I'm glad to see others that way too because tbh I felt in the minority. XD;

McIntyre
19th November 2012, 7:40 PM
I would like to say that I have never engaged in this, but I have. At heart, I'm a multi-shipper since there are a lot of story opportunities. But I do have a few that I hate to break up and depending on the circumstances, I will pair them off with someone else just to keep from interfering. Otherwise, I let them run parallel of each other or ignore the character all together. But will I ship a hard core keep away? No. I just don't have it in me to do so. If I have a true problem with the ship, I'll just ignore it's existence xD.

vespiqueen
19th November 2012, 7:43 PM
Back when I was a huge Pokeshipper, I purposely shipped Handymanshipping and Contestshipping so that May and Tracey wouldn't interfere with my ship.

Looking back, it was dumb. I still ship Contestshipping but for good reason now, and I kind of ship Ash with everyone. :p

AquaMilotic
20th November 2012, 12:40 PM
Back when I was a huge Pokeshipper, I purposely shipped Handymanshipping and Contestshipping so that May and Tracey wouldn't interfere with my ship.

Looking back, it was dumb. I still ship Contestshipping but for good reason now, and I kind of ship Ash with everyone. :p

Why did you need to support HandymanShipping and ContestShipping for that? You also could've just not shipped them at all. Then there is no reason why they would have to interfere with PokeShipping.

I'm a huge PokeShipper and I support HandymanShipping and ContestShipping because I really like them. If I wouldn't like any Tracey or May shipping, I'd just not ship them at all, there's no need for keep-away shipping. I only support HandymanShipping and ContestShipping because I like these shippings.

No offense intended, I just want to understand why a keep-away-shipper chooses to support certain shippings instead of just not shipping those characters at all.

CyberCubed
20th November 2012, 7:14 PM
Back when I was a huge Pokeshipper, I purposely shipped Handymanshipping and Contestshipping so that May and Tracey wouldn't interfere with my ship.

Looking back, it was dumb. I still ship Contestshipping but for good reason now, and I kind of ship Ash with everyone. :p

I thought you geuinely liked Contestshipping from the start though, based on some previous posts you made on this forum.

vespiqueen
23rd November 2012, 12:27 AM
Why did you need to support HandymanShipping and ContestShipping for that? You also could've just not shipped them at all. Then there is no reason why they would have to interfere with PokeShipping.

I'm a huge PokeShipper and I support HandymanShipping and ContestShipping because I really like them. If I wouldn't like any Tracey or May shipping, I'd just not ship them at all, there's no need for keep-away shipping. I only support HandymanShipping and ContestShipping because I like these shippings.

No offense intended, I just want to understand why a keep-away-shipper chooses to support certain shippings instead of just not shipping those characters at all.

Well it's not like I continue to keep-away ship, this was back when I was young and only cared about Ash and Misty. Like I said, it was dumb and I was only a keep-away shipper for a very short amount of time.


I thought you geuinely liked Contestshipping from the start though, based on some previous posts you made on this forum.

I did like Contestshipping, just for the wrong reason. I've always been a Contestshipper, but when the ship first came around I was really young and to me the only characters that mattered were Ash and Misty. But like I said before, I wasn't a keep-away shipper for that long.

AquaMilotic
23rd November 2012, 10:46 AM
Well it's not like I continue to keep-away ship, this was back when I was young and only cared about Ash and Misty. Like I said, it was dumb and I was only a keep-away shipper for a very short amount of time.

Good that you only was one for a short amount of time. And sorry if my question offended you. I also care about PokeShipping way, way, way more than any other shipping I support, but I just don't ship a character if I don't really like any shipping for him/her. I just personally don't see the point of keep-away shippings.


I did like Contestshipping, just for the wrong reason. I've always been a Contestshipper, but when the ship first came around I was really young and to me the only characters that mattered were Ash and Misty. But like I said before, I wasn't a keep-away shipper for that long.

Huh? If you only support a shipping purely for keep-away, then you don't really like it...

sailormikumoon
25th November 2012, 4:37 AM
*Sigh* Yes. Mostly because I'm an Advanceshipper and I still like Misty and Dawn, so I support Egoshipping (MistyxGary) and Ikarishipping (DawnxPaul). But I don't go out and try to find those fanfics. I'm glad if they show up in an AaMayL fic, but I don't really...what's the right word? Yearn for them.

Tabula Rosa
25th November 2012, 10:40 PM
Oh, that's the term you use to define that sort of shipping? Intriguing.

To answer the question: No. I'm a notorious Multishipper, but I prefer to at least fully support my shippings than to use them in such a fashion. That's just how I ship, I suppose. Even when I was a very silly shipper, I didn't do this simply because I didn't watch enough to do this.

Victorian Rush
25th November 2012, 11:44 PM
Honestly no.

I don't see what's the point of keep away ships. You don't need to support a different pairing just to make your OTP seem more plausible, if you ask me.

If I like two characters together, I'll ship them together, even if one of them involves one character from my OTP.

JennaJayfeather
25th November 2012, 11:53 PM
I didn't support a keep away ship until about two days ago.

I was at a loss, there had to be something to stop it from happening to keep my belurved Wishful canon. So, despite all of my morals and "Everyone for Everyone" philosophy, I shipped Dento's spoon (Florence) x his Yandere Salad fork.

CutleryShipping.

//In the process of making fanart--crap. That's not keep away then// I really don't like this ship u_u;;; I just support it because you know it's too out there not to