spock: break down these walls

A shipping meme

Stolen from everyone on the internet! Pick a number and I will tell you things about my shipping preferences (or try to tell you things about my shipping preferences, for I am a gen fic fangirl). But don't pick the ones I've marked out. I actually can't answer those.

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1. Talk about the first ship you ever had.

2. Talk about three of the most important ships throughout your life.

3. What’s your current OTP?

4. What’s your current NOTP?

5. Do you have any poly ships?

6. How do you feel about love triangles?

7. How do you feel about RPF?

8. Have you ever shipped yourself with a character?

9. Do you have many ships that never got together at all?

10. Do you ship any characters that have never met?

11. Talk about your favorite first kiss.

12. Have you ever been disappointed when your ship finally got together?

13. Has a ship ever broken your heart?

14. How do you feel about will they/won’t they?

15. Have you ever “shipped at first sight”?

16. Talk about a ship you initially disliked.

17. Talk about a pairing you’ve stopped shipping romantically.

18. Talk about a moment which made you question an entire ship.

19. Have you ever shipped something despite yourself?

20. Talk about a ship you feel alone in shipping.

21. Is there a ship you just don’t get, but have nothing against?

22. Which of your ships have the best chemistry?

23. Which of your ships deserve better writing?

24. Do you mostly ship canon pairings?

25. Have you ever shipped a pairing before you even started watching the show/movie simply because of gifs and graphics or similar?

26. Have you noticed a pattern in your shipping? Is there a romantic dynamic you’re more drawn to?

27. Is there a ship you’ve shipped for most of your life?

28. Does shipping come easily to you?

29. Do you need to ship something to really enjoy a movie/book/tv show/comic?

30. Name a couple of fandoms in which you have no ships.

31. Talk about one of your favorite headcanons for a ship you love.

32. Share five must-read fics.

33. Name your favorite fanartist(s).

34. Share your favorite fanmix for your OTP.

35. Recommend 1-5 shipper blogs.


36. Do you create fanmixes/gif sets/fanart/fic/fanvids and so on for your ships?

37. Do you have a favorite trope and/or AU for your OTP?

38. Do you like and use ship names?

39. Is there a fictional relationship you’d really want for yourself?

40. If you could change one thing about your OTP, what would that be?
Hmm...I'm not sure I could say that any ship has been important to my life per se (I mean, that's pretty huge to say something is important in your whole life), but I can name three that matter to me!

-Dumbledore/Grindelwald was only implied by canon, but as a queer person, it meant a lot to me when JKR said that Dumbledore is gay and that he was involved with Grindelwald. I feel like I've read/watched lots of material where gay relationships are implied, but the creator won't go the extra mile to actually say that those people are gay. That this happened in a children's literature series is especially important to me because it normalizes the concept of gayness even for very young readers. Plus, the whole ship is so tragic!

-Amanda/Sarek. I've said this upthread already, but I'm married to someone who is very, very different from me. The first years of our relationship were plagued by conflict, to the point that some of my friends questioned why we were together or told me they thought I was in an unhealthy relationship. I wrote most of my Amanda/Sarek while my husband (then my boyfriend) and I were working through pretty big issues. Those stories are all about communicating with someone whose needs are very different from yours, and I think writing them helped me get closure on some of our conflicts.

-Han/Leia. I shipped them before I knew what shipping was. (I was five when I saw Star Wars for the first time.) Obviously, at the time, I didn't have any words for romance, but for some reason, I just kept watching their kiss in Empire Strikes Back over and over and over again. Leia was always an important character to me. I was the girl who always watched "boy" cartoons because I liked action and adventure, and I'd be so disappointed that the girl characters never got to do anything. Leia was the antidote to all of that, and I think I loved her relationship with Han in part because it validated the idea that the bad ass girl could get the sexy, bad ass guy.