Are you ready kids? Aye Aye, Captain! I can’t heeaarrr youuuu… ~Ohhh, who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
I painstakingly (OK I totes enjoyed it) put together all of the shipping terminolgy you'll need to know. Especially as Valentine's Day is around the corner!
Good luck creating imaginary releationships! :)
SHIPPING. When fans put two fictional or non-fictional characters together in a romantic relationSHIP … ‘cause it’s fun. ;)
CANON. Ships that are likely to happen or appear to work…or have officially happened.
SAILED SHIP. A ship that is canonically true. Congrats!
CRACK SHIP. Unlikely to become true because of many fictional barriers between the shipped characters.
GHOST SHIP. A ship that you were once on, but it went down and drowned all on board. Or a ship that’s just become hopeless.
CANNONBALL/WRECKING BALL. An abrupt course of events.
SHORE. Happy ending!
THUNDER. Foreshadowing events of something bad happening to the ship.
SLASH. Two boys/ Two girls
OTP. Stands for “One True Pairing.” A ship that you strongly feel is above all other ships you put your characters in.
BROTP. Combination of “Bromance” and “OTP.”
NOTP. A ship you’ll NEVER board.
OT3. A ship with three characters.
SHARK. A person against a particular ship.
SHIP WARS. Wars between ships. Heh.