I hope that all is well and that you’re having a TERRIFIC day! Today, we’re going to talk about shipping.
Someone once said that when readers/fans start shipping your characters, that’s when a writer know that he/she has touched the lives of their readers. As endearing as that might sound, I am still on the fence about this. However, my friends ship two of my characters’ relationship. They call it the greatest fictional relationship that they’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. If I wasn’t the writer, I probably would’ve shipped them too!
However, not everyone knows what shipping is and thus! This post was born.
LET’S TALK ABOUT SHIPPING
Shipping is derived from the word ‘relationship’. It involves imagining relationships between two (sometimes more) fictional characters from a book, TV show or movie. So, basically, shippers take two characters (sometimes more), put them in a relationship (even if they’re not in one), bequeath them a shipping name, squeal uncontrollably because they can’t control their emotions, and write fan fictions about them.
Sometimes, we unknowingly ship couples. For instance, you’re watching a TV show and you’re like ‘Aww, they’re so cute, I wish they were together.’ And just like that, shipping is born!
Fandoms ship ANYTHING and EVERYTHING and you don’t want to mess with some of these crazy fandoms.
So the question is: Are you a shipper?
I ship things, but I am not that bad. If you want to find out who/what I ship, tune in next week for ‘I’m Going Down With This Ship’. 🙂
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