Last week I wrote about couples that you “ship” or wish were together. You can read about it here. How about those characters/couples though, we wish were NOT together?
I was inspired to write this post when the wedding of this new “celebrity” couple kept coming up, not as much as I thought it might…and I was glad of that. No, it’s not the Beibers … Biebers? Although I don’t like them either. Here a few of mine:
- Ron and Hermione. (without a thought).
- Tessa and Jem
- Chakotay and Seven of Nine…Sorry, but I just don’t see it.
No, I don’t want to stat building boats, or start sailing…I get all of the motion sicknesses…That would be a VERY bad idea!
“Shipping” meaning by Wikipedia:
initially derived from the word relationship, is the desire by fans for two or more people, either real-life people or fictional characters (in film or literature) to be in a relationship, romantic or otherwise. It is considered a general term for fans’ emotional involvement with the ongoing development of a relationship in a work of fiction. Shipping often takes the form of creative works, including fanfiction and fan art, most often published on the internet.
Shipping in the nerd type world, to break it down, is when you have two favourite people who you see as a couple. These can included people from the book, or sometimes you can even cross couple from different fandom and from completely different genres.
Some couple even get their own names, when you combine the two characters names together.
Except for brother and sister…or brother and brother, sister and sister, or parental with child…That’s just gross…Except in a purely familial way.
So, for example, some of my favourite “shipping” characters are:
- Thorin Oakenshield and Morgana from “Merlin”.
- Tessa Gray and Will from the Infernal Devices.
- Mary and Gideon from Reign (I still like Francis, but Gideon seems a little more “grown up”)
Lets Share: Do you “ship” any couples? Even ones we may have not thought of before.