521 - Shipping Container

19th Sep 2011, 12:00 PM in Stuff
Shipping Container
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Tim 19th Sep 2011, 12:00 PM edit delete
Unfortunately, I don't think there is a box big or secure enough to contain all the shipping on the internet...

And for those that have never encountered fanfiction, shipping is when someone writes a romance story about whatever show/film/book/other media product they're writing fanfiction for.


Cookiethebluecat 19th Sep 2011, 1:38 PM edit delete reply
Wade Tingley 19th Sep 2011, 2:44 PM edit delete reply
Dear diary: Today I learned a new term that the 'kids' are using. It's called "shipping". In my day, it was called "smut". ;)
ilusien 19th Sep 2011, 4:05 PM edit delete reply
There was a box like this...but some fangirl called Pand0r4 opened it....damnit.
Tim 19th Sep 2011, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
@Cookie - I know, right?

@Wade - Well, shipping isn't pure smut. It varies from extremely light (one character is implied to have feelings for another character) to heavy (which, in the most extreme circumstances, ends up with the whole cast in bed). Shipping generally contains some plot or story, however bad that story may be.

Pure smut comes in the form of "slash" or "fap" fictions. No plot, way too much detail, and potential for lasting mental damage. Avoid at all costs.

@ilusien - I see what you did there.
James 20th Sep 2011, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
@Tim To be fair, slash isn't neccesarily smut either, slash is just the shipping of 2 male characters. (Derived from the omnipresence of Kirk/Spock fanfiction for star trek, way back when) The Smut is either PWP or M-fic.
Then of course if you want something really eye gouging, theres always M-preg.
Tim 20th Sep 2011, 5:28 PM edit delete reply
@James - Huh. I didn't know that. I just assumed slash was a darker version of shipping with less build up and even less reason for existing.
James 20th Sep 2011, 5:44 PM edit delete reply
@Tim, yep, slash is just the terminology for same-sex shipping, though female-female is generally called femslash to distinguish it.

To be fair, I can see the appeal of shipping, it's just the 10% of crazy people who take it WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too far.
grtgfbll 1st Sep 2012, 5:31 PM edit delete reply
You do realize the futility of putting Pinkie Pie in a box of any sort, Right?
Tim 3rd Sep 2012, 8:30 AM edit delete reply
Oh, I'm sure she's there of her own accord.