When someone says they “ship” two characters they are referring to their desire to see two characters achieve a romantic relationship. The origin of the term is difficult to determine given the every fluctuating nature of Internet memes and colloquialisms, though TV Tropes has some interesting theories on where the term may have begun. Click here to give the article a read. It’s quite interesting.
“Shipping” knows no bounds when it comes to genres. It can and often transcends canon. It can be applied to any and every story and can be considered to be a very serious point of discussion when it comes to a serie’s particular fandom. In fact, “ships” commonly are christened with a portmanteau of the romantic relationship; generally a result of combining the two names together.
A key drive behind these “ships” is in the anticipation and subsequent release of endorphins upon witnessing the ships finally come into port. The factions of the fandom will back a particular “ship”, or “team” and, by participating in the result of that team winning, galvanise their interest in the story. In fact, the result of that “ship” can be the sole deciding factor as to whether or not the audience continues with the story at all, so strong is the desire to see that particular result.
A ship can make or break a story for many fans. If desired ship is denied, this can result in mass disillusionment and, in turn, abandonment of the story altogether. Considering it’s pull being akin to that of addiction, the fandom will seek the next source of “shipping”, starting the cycle again.
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