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Flame Mistress
11th November 2012, 10:27 PM
A post someone made in GPD made me think about this. They said that the concept of shipping was pretty ridiculous - I mean, technically we're all trying to grasp onto the vaguest hints possible and trying to make them into something romantic. But the thing is... why? Why do we ship certain characters together? What for?

I know the reason why I ship myself - it's because my parents haven't been on the best of terms for a long while, and everywhere I look there are divorced couples, couples who have to live apart, single mothers... shipping is my imaginary compensation for that - even though they only exist in my daydreams, they're still happy, and I like seeing people happy like that, something I don't see much of in real life. But what about the others? What about you?

JennaJayfeather
11th November 2012, 11:10 PM
I guess I ship because romance in novels or television shows always interested me. I remember thinking "Those two totally like each other" but the more and more I got into shipping in the Pokemon Fandom, I realized that it became (more or less) a way to express myself. I love the way there is a certain delicacy to the ships I like, and to see them become alive. Maybe not on the show's standard, but through the imagination.

And it probably does get me away from the agonies of the real world. But really the funny thing is, I'm not one for romance in real life. While sometimes I want someone by my side, other times I just want people to get out of my life so I can study. xD;

Kutie Pie
11th November 2012, 11:17 PM
I wonder if this would've fit better on the regular Community? *shrugs*

I ship characters together mainly because I'm a hopeless lonely romantic. You could say Disney was pretty much the idealist in happily-ever-afters, and most of it was because the main female character ended up with their prince in the end. These days, Disney has broadened out their stories, so this doesn't always happen (not that it was the main thing Disney did either), but Disney, I think, influenced us in a way of what we think romance is. That ideal chances over time, of course, but as young children (talking about us girls, sorry boys), that was what we liked to imagine.

My parents have been married for twenty-two years now, and they're still happy together. In a world where no one is happy with what they have, I had to turn somewhere, thus as I grew up, I became more and more interested in marriage. And since romance is a really common genre in entertainment, we are literally subjected to some kind of romance in almost everything, guess it was inevitable for me to discover what couples in fiction I like. When I discovered fan fiction in junior high, it only cemented it further. Since then, I've collected my share of pairings I enjoy, even if I really and truly only love a select few of them.

And of course, fan fiction is a way for me to exploit my own erotic fantasies XD. As long as I torture the characters first. Huzzah!

Flame Mistress
11th November 2012, 11:23 PM
I wonder if this would've fit better on the regular Community? *shrugs*

Probably, yeah, but I didn't know if it would fit. Don't worry, I sometimes enjoy torturing my pairings, too. 8)

Skiyomi
11th November 2012, 11:54 PM
^ From my perspective it could really go in either place. That's the thing with shipping topics that are more about shipping in general. If I may say so the questions of "Why do you ship?" "Why do you ship in Pokemon?" and "Why do you ship in ?" could come up with some pretty different results. In the spirit of including [i]all those questions in here, alt. might be the best place for it, but if you want to steer the conversation more toward the motivation for shipping in Pokemon specifically, then the main section would be best. So basically, I'll leave it up to you, Flame Mistress. If you want it moved, I'll move it; if you want it to stay then we can keep it here.

To answer the thing myself... I don't think I really have a great introspective, psychoanalytical reason for shipping. I'm interested in relationships, whether they're platonic or romantic or even downright hate-filled. To me, that's where the intrigue is in any story--that human element. And from that perspective, I really don't understand people who have this sort of hatred for shipping. I always thought of human interaction as having a sort of universal appeal. *shrug*

However, I think where a lot of the annoyance/confusion comes from is this sort "Why do you ship Character A and Character B together? They've never even spoken! Makes no sense!" And in that sense, I think the Pokemon shipping community gets a little more of this attitude just because the fandom has to be so vibrant and creative and occasionally batshit insane (I seriously do mean this as a compliment. I am nothing short of impressed when I see people flying the flag of a couple I never would've thought of but makes so much sense when they explain their rationale) just to ship. Pokemon is not a romantic show, so to view it through a romantic lens takes extra effort and interpretation. When people on the outside of the community see this, they sometimes view it as delusion... but really it's just taking a fandom and making it your sandbox for creative writing/rping/art/whatnot, and it's really not the crazy mess that people accuse it of being. Sure, it's probably a pointless endeavor in the long run but... that's fandom for you. That's pretty much all aspects of fandom for you.

Because Pokemon is the way it is, I ship in it in ways and for reasons that I don't in other fandoms that have more romance. In other fandoms I tend to be very canon-based, but in Pokemon I'll ship nevermets up the whazoo. Pokemon doesn't establish a lot of things, so if you ship in it you're required to fill in a lot of blanks and in a way that's... fun. You get to do it your way from the start and it forces you to find ways of strengthening tenuous connections. In other series, I'm working off some very specific relationship groundwork set up by the show itself. In Pokemon? There's a little there, but often I'm flying free. I like both ways of shipping and I like them for different reasons.

So bottom line? I ship because relationships are interesting. Because it forces me to take a more careful look at the characters. I ship to have a medium to be creative with. I ship because shipping is fun.

Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama
11th November 2012, 11:59 PM
I ship because I find it interesting to pair two characters I like together and make them a couple. But, I don't give farfetched ideas of why they should be in a relationship. Sometimes you don't like if two people are in a relationship, but you'd rather them with someone else, is another reason why I do it as well.

xEryChan
12th November 2012, 1:09 AM
It's kind of a long story.

I always did like the thought of shippings but never really paid too much attention to them, to be honest. Then when DP started up, I really did like Ash and Dawn together. I didn't know what shippings were at that point so I did my research on them and found out what they were.

Another reason why is because I've read a lot of romance novels and that's another reason why I'm a shipper. It's kind of hard not to, if you ask me haha.

EmphaticPikachu
12th November 2012, 1:37 AM
....cause its fun :P.

Thats all i have to say on this matter. xD

Why I only tend to ship Dawn and her counterparts...is cause I want to see do things with her more. And romance can usually make others happy. (Even characters :D. especially characters!)
So it makes me happy to think that'd she'd be happy in a ship!


...god I'm such a fanboyish weirdo. XD

BlueDragonfangirl
12th November 2012, 3:59 AM
For me, depends on how pairings are done. Some pairings that are the IT Couple aren't always my favorites due to how things were well. I'll give examples

Marchen Awakens Romance Main pairing was SnowxGinta but I liked GintaxDorothy better bum bum bum.

AquaMilotic
14th November 2012, 4:04 PM
That's very difficult. I don't really know any special reason for it. When I saw Pokemon for the first time, I immediately saw Ash and Misty as a couple, and the cute hints made that feeling stronger and stronger. That's what I consider to be the moment when I started shipping (without knowing the words "shipping" and "PokeShipping" yet, of course). As the Pokemon anime progressed, I started to like more and more couples, like May x Drew, Brock x Lucy and Tracey x Daisy. When I was 14, I came to this forum and read about the term "shipping" for the first time, and learned about shipping names. However, I only started posting in the Shippers Community in February 2012 (probably in fear of shipping wars).

When it comes to Pokemon, I mostly support shippings that have hints, so it's clear that the characters love each other. Noticing the hints for shippings I like. And, of course, I also need to like the couples in order to support them. And I think shipping is fun.

Also, I am very unattractive, girls have never shown any interest in me (I'm 18). I'm afraid I'll be forever alone. And sometimes, it feels to me that PokeShipping fills the gap. But that's not my reason to ship, or to support PokeShipping, I started supporting PokeShipping many years before even thinking about being forever alone.

All in all, I can't really answer the question "Why do you ship?" If I'd have to answer it, the only thing I could really say is "because I like the idea of certain characters being a couple, I support those shippings."

Flame Mistress
15th November 2012, 12:09 AM
...I just realised how depressing my answer is compared to everyone else's -__- Sure, shipping is fun, but like AquaMilotic, it's mostly there to fill the gap made by real life.

I also think that this is better in the Community itself, since Pokémon is a No Hugging, No Kissing franchise, unlike many others...

Wolfgirl44
15th November 2012, 1:24 AM
I have honestly been a shipper since before I could read. So I'm pretty sure it's just hardwired into my personality.

Yuppirox
15th November 2012, 2:35 AM
If I like the idea of two characters falling in love and becoming a couple, I'll ship them. If I enjoy the interactions between two characters who have zero chances of falling in love and have a purely platonic relationship, I'll ship them as friends for fun. Why? Because it's enjoyable, it stimulates the mind, and it makes me happy to see others happy, whether they're a real life couple or a fictional one.

Besides, I found that a lot of couples in the Pokemon fandom were downright adorable. I love adorable things. Put two and two together = instant Shipper. :3

Sweet May
15th November 2012, 3:34 AM
I'm pretty sure I was really bored and hyper off a certain ship's screenshots long ago. Miraculously found a shipping fic of that same ship a month later and thought, "I must become one of them!!" So I joined these forums and let the shipper fangirl run wild. Years and a couple of shippings later and I still can't stop pairing all these characters. @_@ Not sure if it's boredom or a diehard habit. (but I won't complain)

JetshipperKekkaishi
15th November 2012, 4:17 AM
I guess the reason I ship is because I think it is fun. I really have a joy of shipping two characters together like Ash and Dawn or Hilbert and Skyla.Being a shipping fanboy I love to look for many possibities in shipping. There really no limit for me. I love the caring and loving pairing the most so I have to end up shipping them together.

PrincessPeachy
15th November 2012, 6:16 AM
*slithers in*

Usually with Pokemon, any ships I get with them is either a piece of artwork intrigues me or someone writes a bloody good fic that changes everything. The artwork can be simple like Lyra following Petrel around making me think it's cute and would be a fun ship to something completely X rated that takes me aback for a moment before I realize it's totally hot and blast logic and sense, they need to be together. The latter is usually more effective... So visual stimulation makes me be a shipper.

But as I do in life, when I ship it usually delves into something not... right. I hate predictable vanilla pairings so I go for psychological analysis of the characters and the relationships they have, usually always moving into dark areas like emotional and mental abuse between the two paired with a topping of mature content and (hopefully) character development. I assume I ship like this with a lot of my characters because I'm so used to seeing these romances where everything turns out kittens and rainbows that a weird part of me thirsts for the opposite and craves conflict in the most twisted and degrading ways possible. Shipping helps me just... get what modern books don't give me anymore which are strong females clashing with aggressive males and proper emotions that match when that happens as opposed to "I hate him, but he's so handsome! But no! I must not give in to temptation.. or should I?"

I cling on to the smallest interactions of my ships so I can get what they would act like if they met each other and gauge how that might be good or bad, the consequences of each and their character. It's sad how I cling to them like a wee babby with a rattle when they seem insignificant to everyone else but it's a motivator for me to continue to justify why I love two people together and form an argument with that... if this makes sense.

PrismaticPrincessAnna
15th November 2012, 8:08 AM
First of all, I tend to like romantic and fluffy stuff xD

Second thing is, I always think of what some people do if they were in a relationship with someone. it's fun to imagine :3

I ship a lot of people coz its cute! I esp like to ship my fave characters together, or the main character and the person whom they hate/argue/fights with a lot.
Like Amelia and Lina - They fight a lot and do weird things together like girls do.
Whitney and Lyra... some in-game thing. Whitney was my fave Gym leader and I played as Lyra...and decided to pair 'em up.

I guess that's it. Misty's song was playing as I typed this, nya~

AquaMilotic
15th November 2012, 11:44 AM
...I just realised how depressing my answer is compared to everyone else's -__- Sure, shipping is fun, but like AquaMilotic, it's mostly there to fill the gap made by real life.

I also think that this is better in the Community itself, since Pokémon is a No Hugging, No Kissing franchise, unlike many others...

Well, for me, it's not mostly there to fill the gap made by real life. I already supported shippings before evne thinking about real life romance. I just mentioned that PokeShipping sometimes fills the gap of being forever alone.

Blessed
16th November 2012, 11:52 PM
Im a shipper because its really fun to support two people who act really cute around each other. Then once you've fallen in love with them you make cute fanart, banners, AMVS, Fanfiction, etc. Also what bluefangirl said too, I don't like some IT/canon couples because to me they never made much sense while the ones I liked did. Nothing wrong in supporting non canon too.

Flame Mistress
17th November 2012, 12:33 AM
I ship a lot of people coz its cute! I esp like to ship my fave characters together, or the main character and the person whom they hate/argue/fights with a lot.
Like Amelia and Lina - They fight a lot and do weird things together like girls do.


I actually dislike love/hate ships in general because of the reason I ship altogether. I just don't see the point in a relationship where the couple is always constantly bickering, even if they do love each other.

AquaMilotic
17th November 2012, 5:04 PM
I actually dislike love/hate ships in general because of the reason I ship altogether. I just don't see the point in a relationship where the couple is always constantly bickering, even if they do love each other.

I don't think that's a bad thing: they can love each other despite their flaws, which can be a beautiful thing. It's one of the things I like about PokeShipping: Ash and Misty constantly argue, Misty has an anger problem and Ash is incredibly dense, but they love each other despite their flaws. Their love is stronger than their issues.

Flame Mistress
17th November 2012, 5:37 PM
I don't think that's a bad thing: they can love each other despite their flaws, which can be a beautiful thing. It's one of the things I like about PokeShipping: Ash and Misty constantly argue, Misty has an anger problem and Ash is incredibly dense, but they love each other despite their flaws. Their love is stronger than their issues.

Yes, but it's not exactly a healthy relationship if they're constantly arguing, is it? Maybe real life is influencing me too much (I should really ship more crack ships outside of Pokémon =p), but I prefer fluffy, adorable ships to bickering ones.

(Just saying, I'm not just talking about PokéShipping, in case some people are getting the wrong idea.)

AquaMilotic
17th November 2012, 5:43 PM
Yes, but it's not exactly a healthy relationship if they're constantly arguing, is it? Maybe real life is influencing me too much (I should really ship more crack ships outside of Pokémon =p), but I prefer fluffy, adorable ships to bickering ones.

(Just saying, I'm not just talking about PokéShipping, in case some people are getting the wrong idea.)

Well, judging from your first post in this thread, it seems like real life indeed influences you when it comes to this. And whether it's a healthy relationship or not: I think that depends on how the couple deals with the arguments. If they sometimes get so mad that they're about to break up and that happens all the time, it's not healthy. But if they can get over it easily, it's not a major problem, I suppose.

It's all a matter of personal preference. I like both some fluffy shippings (example: Brock x Lucy) and some argue-shippings (Ash x Misty).

Flame Mistress
17th November 2012, 5:54 PM
Well, judging from your first post in this thread, it seems like real life indeed influences you when it comes to this. And whether it's a healthy relationship or not: I think that depends on how the couple deals with the arguments. If they sometimes get so mad that they're about to break up and that happens all the time, it's not healthy. But if they can get over it easily, it's not a major problem, I suppose.

Well, obviously some of the ships I ship aren't influenced by my real life experiences at all (for example the two yaoi ships I ship, for fairly obvious reasons), but they do influence me quite a lot, and not just in shipping, either. I do have fun with some of my crack and crossover ships, though - Tucker x Argenta and Older!Randall x Tsunami from Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven respectively come into mind.

MrNere88
17th November 2012, 7:40 PM
Because ship is cute and funny
Some shippings are related with my real life XD

I don't like famous shippings,examples : Contest and Mangaquest. My favourites are underrated,and I feel that I am the only who support those ships vv'

Joltik-Kid
17th November 2012, 7:46 PM
Maybe it has to do you me longing for a sort of relationship or maybe it's just something as much as living a fantasy or possibly just an odd sort of hobby of mine... I don't know, I don't have an honest or genuine answer that I can give because I myself don't truly know why I ship pairings like I do. In the whole scheme of things, it does seem silly to pair fictional characters together, but maybe it's just a secret way for everyone who ships to know that it's possible to meet that special someone. Saying that though, maybe some of you are already in relationships, hopefully a happy one.

McIntyre
19th November 2012, 7:01 PM
The only reason I really ship anything anymore is because of all those fun little sub plots that can be included in a good story.
Pairings all add different things to a story, different plots that can be exploited and pushed forward depending on the characters involved. Shipping allows me to exploit those ideas in my head and in Fan Fiction. It's an exciting thing for me since the characters already have a basic personality that you can tweak as you age them up and a world that has a lot of possibilities to flesh out around the ship. And I blame high school English teachers who encouraged fan fiction as a means of expression for this viewpoint.

vespiqueen
19th November 2012, 7:15 PM
It's just natural for me to be a shipper. It's like wanting your friends to get together or your favorite characters in a book or even yourself and someone you like.
I've always been kind of a romantic person, and just seeing cute couples together makes me happy. (:

chopsuey
25th November 2012, 12:00 PM
/slithers in

I've been a shipper for quite some time now and the one reason why I ship is because it's fun. I like thinking of the possibilities why this and that ship could happen. Since most of my ships in this fandom are so bizarre, this 'thinking of possibilities' happens a lot. Not that it's a bad thing; it makes every single ship unique and gives me more reasons to like them.

Steelrush
25th November 2012, 10:48 PM
Shipping grabs my interest due to fanfic writing and things of that sort. It also helps me dig further into the fandoms, and learn more about the characters or fill in the blanks. It also allows me to add more material to the OC's as well.

Victorian Rush
25th November 2012, 11:23 PM
I think we all can agree that we're shippers because it's fun, right? I mean, why else would we be shippers in the first place?

The main reason I'm a shipper is because I enjoy it. Simple as that.

ThatGuyWithCommonSense
3rd December 2012, 11:22 PM
The only reason I really ship anything anymore is because of all those fun little sub plots that can be included in a good story.
Pairings all add different things to a story, different plots that can be exploited and pushed forward depending on the characters involved. Shipping allows me to exploit those ideas in my head and in Fan Fiction. It's an exciting thing for me since the characters already have a basic personality that you can tweak as you age them up and a world that has a lot of possibilities to flesh out around the ship. And I blame high school English teachers who encouraged fan fiction as a means of expression for this viewpoint.


I think we all can agree that we're shippers because it's fun, right? I mean, why else would we be shippers in the first place?

The main reason I'm a shipper is because I enjoy it. Simple as that.

These are the two reasons why I ship. It's for fun and I can use it for writing.

Witchan
10th December 2012, 8:57 PM
The reason I'm a shipper is because I have extreme taste for underrated, interesting pairings (that most people aren't interested in) such as Cynthia/Leaf. I pair random characters together and want to share with other like the ones in fanfiction.net.

Meowth City
24th December 2012, 10:55 PM
Hmm, that's an interesting question. To be perfectly honest, I don't have a definitive answer. I would like to think I ship for fun. After all, it's nice to pair up characters and role play different scenarios in one's head. Umm, I guess if I force myself to answer based on psychological reason, then the motivation behind my shipping tendences could lie in my own feelings towards love. Basically, I do believe in love, but I just don't think it is for me. Not that I haven't found it, it's just that I don't need it. I'm at one with myself and yet, I am so fascinated by the idea of love and the many different forms of it. I think for that reason, I don't have any specific kind of shipping that I favour more than others. My ships range from the romanticized Disney kind to the dark and twisted kind.

Being a writer, I have the freedom to come up with whatever. In fact, I probably ship my imaginary characters even more than any other "real" pairing because they are, in a sense, very real to me (not in the schizo way, mind). After all, I created them and it makes sense for me to be invested in their lives, which includes all romantic entanglements. Fantasy can be a great way to live out desires, even if they are not your own. However, as much as I like fantasy, I have just as much love for realism. I don't like it when characters act completely off-script from the sake of pairing them up.

PokeMasterCait
24th December 2012, 11:28 PM
It's alot of fun and just good memories and such. I have always shipped Misty and Ash so for me that's a fun memory I have. I make Pokemon AMV's on youtube now and I just love ship's , i will ship anything XD I just love shipping so much! and plus I love seeing certain characters with others and it's just fun wondering what if this happened or this etc.

TheCrobatKing
27th December 2012, 8:03 PM
Well...now I'm doubting my own cause too :P

I guess the romance is too big to ignore or something along those lines...

Another reason I like shipping is probably that it inspires me to write fan fictions. But seriously, I have no idea why I like them so much.

Aura Of Twilight
28th December 2012, 11:24 PM
I guess it's just because I'm a romantic type of person. Shippings offer so many possiblities in fanfiction and fanart. They make me go "Aww!" or laugh.

White_Roar~
18th January 2013, 1:54 AM
Hmm... That's an excellent question indeed! I'm a shipper because, I'm a lovebird, a very lovey-dovey, romantic person, who LOVES love XDD I mean, I just adore nearly all Shippings! I just love Shipping and all it's glory, when I first found out about shipping, I became very interested in it! I also like spreading love/shipping news as well! I also happen to own the SPPF Shipping Member x Member Thread as well! So I'm a shipper because I just love hearing about crushes, relationships, "liking" someone, and whenever I see a scene that relates to love in a movie or game, I can't take my eyes off it! X__X I also like to write love stories as well, I'm even working on a Fan Fic that contains lot of love-related parts!

DragonTrainerSilver
19th January 2013, 4:58 PM
Why do I ship the pok'emon anime and manga? Guess because I like pok'emon and romance novel's not to mention I just plain enjoy shipping. I've always liked shipping especially pok'e-shipping and that's also another reason I started writing shipping fic's. I also have friend's who are big fan's of my work despite that it lack's some substance in my opinion. Really I ship because I love shipping.

OrcaCity
22nd January 2013, 5:26 PM
I am a shipper because my OTP is perfect.

McZaky29
22nd January 2013, 8:04 PM
I'm a shipper because of the Pokemon movie The Rise of Darkrai (yeah, I'm a Pearlshipper. :P).

Zubeon
23rd January 2013, 12:59 PM
I think it's unrealistic to deny shipping. People need relationships. Saying that it's impossible or irrelevant takes away from the veneer of reality.

Of course in Pokemon's case a very valid argument can be made that almost all of the characters are too young. But where's the fun in that?

Shooti
26th January 2013, 8:49 PM
I guess it's fun like reading fanfictions of your favorite pairings, watching AMVs, debating, creating fan-arts and stuff. Become a pokeshipper after watching episode called "Misty meets her match", no more a pokeshipper though.

Usehydropump
27th January 2013, 5:26 AM
I am a shipper because when I see two characters together or when I like two characters and realize they are slightly compatible, then I become emotionally attached to them somehow. When I read a fanfic or see a fanart, my heart sort of leaps or I get giddy. This is like x10 when I see my OTP though. Its something I've really always done. When I was as young as 6 years old, I really liked two characters from an anime together. I really liked their chemistry so I would always search for images of them on the internet. Then I didn't know it was called shipping. That's why I ship really. When I enter a new fandom, I always found a pairing I really like.

humilau
27th January 2013, 5:11 PM
I am a shipper because when I see two characters together or when I like two characters and realize they are slightly compatible, then I become emotionally attached to them somehow. When I read a fanfic or see a fanart, my heart sort of leaps or I get giddy. This is like x10 when I see my OTP though. Its something I've really always done. When I was as young as 6 years old, I really liked two characters from an anime together. I really liked their chemistry so I would always search for images of them on the internet. Then I didn't know it was called shipping. That's why I ship really. When I enter a new fandom, I always found a pairing I really like.

That's exactly how I feel. It's like playing matchmaker in your head. Also, I like pairing really weird match ups together to see how the story turns out. Lots of characters have already quite developed back stories and it feels good to play god. And of course, I like dirty stuff.

ChloboShoka
27th January 2013, 9:03 PM
I think shipping is something that just comes natural. It's natural for when you are watching something you may hope that certain people get together.

AquaMilotic
27th January 2013, 9:08 PM
I think shipping is something that just comes natural. It's natural for when you are watching something you may hope that certain people get together.

I agree. When I started watching Pokemon in 1999, I quickly picked up the PokeShipping hints and basically became a PokeShipper, without even knowing what shipping meant back then.

jais
28th January 2013, 4:33 PM
I think I know why I am a Shipper. It happened to me when I saw Ash and Richie at the Pokemon League, it was like something clicked in me. I think it is because I am deeply in tune with my emotions, i've been in love and know how it feels, so I can see the feelings of love between two characters on screen! And it's like i'm able to relive those feelings of love I crave so badly.

I am honestly really obsessed with my Ship.. It's getting kinda sad honestly..

Like most days it is actually all I can think about. I think about it at school for the entire day, what my next fanfic story will be, what's gonna happen in the next chapter..! Man it's becoming intensely bad ! I spend hours just looking up Ship photo's.

Is anyone else in this boat with me, and feeling as strangely obsessed as I am?! It kinda worries me sometimes.. I really shouldn't be this obsessed over a anime pairing.. :/

Aura Guardian Ash
29th January 2013, 3:33 AM
Im a shipper because I always loved romance in any show or anime that I have ever watched. It is just something I enjoy, especially when it concerns with fanfiction and such.

humilau
29th January 2013, 3:04 PM
I think I know why I am a Shipper. It happened to me when I saw Ash and Richie at the Pokemon League, it was like something clicked in me. I think it is because I am deeply in tune with my emotions, i've been in love and know how it feels, so I can see the feelings of love between two characters on screen! And it's like i'm able to relive those feelings of love I crave so badly.

I am honestly really obsessed with my Ship.. It's getting kinda sad honestly..

Like most days it is actually all I can think about. I think about it at school for the entire day, what my next fanfic story will be, what's gonna happen in the next chapter..! Man it's becoming intensely bad ! I spend hours just looking up Ship photo's.

Is anyone else in this boat with me, and feeling as strangely obsessed as I am?! It kinda worries me sometimes.. I really shouldn't be this obsessed over a anime pairing.. :/

Dude, you got nothing to worry about. The fact that you're worrying about it shows enough. One day it'll just die down. I've been following some ships for several years now, sometimes I get just like you, thinking bout it for hours on end, other times I'll be just too occupied with life. And oh, I remember my Ash/Richie days. Man oh man...

jais
30th January 2013, 8:22 AM
Dude, you got nothing to worry about. The fact that you're worrying about it shows enough. One day it'll just die down. I've been following some ships for several years now, sometimes I get just like you, thinking bout it for hours on end, other times I'll be just too occupied with life. And oh, I remember my Ash/Richie days. Man oh man...

Oh okay, thanks man. Yeah! It's so intense hey! Oh you were a LeagueShipper? Aren't anymore??

Radiohalo
30th September 2014, 1:16 AM
I just look at something every once in a while and say, hey, that looks cute or funny or nice. I don't try to look for reasons they're DESTUHNED 2 BEE! There are just some things I like the idea of. The funny thing is, I usually get annoyed at any relationships in my shows/games/stories.

xEryChan
30th September 2014, 1:45 AM
This topic was bumped after a year of inactivity.

/Closes