- What are "disagrees"?
- Subscribe to RSS
- 'I ship them' — the strange concept that's changing the way people talk about relationships
- Shipping (fandom)
What are "disagrees"?
When you imagine 2 people would be good together in a relationship, so therefore you "ship" them.does does what
When you "disagree" with an answer The owner of it will not be notified. Only the user who asked this question will see who disagreed with this answer. The Language Level symbol shows a user's proficiency in the languages they're interested in. Setting your Language Level helps other users provide you with answers that aren't too complex or too simple. Learn about premium features. Question about English US. What does I totally ship mean?
If you see someone on Twitter or Tumblr discussing "shipping," don't assume they're talking about mailing a package. The term has taken on new life thanks to people, predominantly teens, using the word to discuss ideal relationships between fictional characters, celebrities, and even their own friends. Shipping originated in the world of fandoms, which are groups of hardcore fans of movies, books, and television shows. According to the ridiculousy comprehensive fandom slang guides of the internet, the word derives from "relationshipper," typically shortened to just "shipper. So instead of saying, "Romeo and Juliet are a perfect couple," a Shakespeare-loving shipper would say, "I ship Romeo and Juliet. A quick Twitter search for the phrase "I ship them" will show you just how widespread the term has become, with thousands of people all over the world tweeting about their favorite couples.
The slash between the names is why fanfiction about two men is now called slash. It has since extended to women with femslash. The actual term ship apparently came from the X-Files fandom. Fans who wanted Mulder and Scully to get together were called relationshippers starting in the s. By , ship was a full-on verb.
Subscribe to RSS
What Does "Shipping" Mean?
'I ship them' — the strange concept that's changing the way people talk about relationships
Shipping , 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, literature, television etc. 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. However, shipping can involve virtually any kind of relationship- from the well-known and established, through the ambiguous or those undergoing development, and even all the way to the highly improbable and the blatantly impossible. It can be used as a friendship term. The activity of fans creating relationships for fictional characters far predates the term. The first "ship" that became widely popular and accepted was the characters Kirk and Spock from the television show Star Trek.
Top definition. N: Short for romantic relationship, popularized in fanfiction circles. V: To endorse a romantic relationship. Ship unknown. A boat.