If you don't know much about shipping... I'll be your captain for today!
10 Feb 2014 - 3:57 PM  UPDATED 10 Feb 2014 - 4:44 PM

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.

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