So aside from being a Fangirl, I can specify that I’m a Shipper. If you didn’t already know, a Shipper is someone who fixates on a certain relationship or pairing in any fandom, whether intended by the creators of said fandom or just imagined by the maniacal shipper. So here are my current favorites, in no particular order, and the reasons behind them.
Doctor/Rose – Doctor Who (OTP!!!) – As mentioned in my first post, they are my current favorites. Rose is a young woman with a boring dead-end life, little money, a boyfriend she’s known forever, and no future prospects when she bravely leaves it all behind to be whisked off among stars, planets, past, and future by one badass alien. That’s why when I say Doctor/Rose, it doesn’t just refer to the 9th or 10th Doctor, but the Doctor himself, in any incarnation after 9. I know it couldn’t have worked out for them long term, I just believe that on some level they will always be in love.
Veronica/Logan (LoVe) – Veronica Mars (OTP) – This is another top favorite of mine, because the relationship wasn’t originally intended by the writers, and I never saw it coming since they started out the series as mortal enemies. Their first kiss was epic on its own and the relationship took over the entire show for me from that point on. All her other boyfriends couldn’t touch this guy, even if he was a little crazy. Besides, save someone’s life 100x, you’re entitled to burn down a few community pools when you need to.
Buffy/Angel – BTVS (OTP) – They were best the first 3 seasons. I almost forgot about them until YouTube reminded me, but Buffy and Angel were the reason I got into that show in the first place. The relationship built slowly because it was hard for them to be together but they were always drawn to each other. Until he loses his soul and tortures her for a season. After that, it didn’t matter who she met, she was always going to love Angel more. Of course, since this is how I feel, I didn’t find any interest in the Cordy/Angel match or any other when he got his own spin-off.
Elena/Stefan – Vampire Diaries – Sorry Damon fans, he is an incredible character but if you’ve read the original trilogy you know that all Elena wanted from that first time she saw him was to be with Stefan. The TV show might be different, but that could be why I don’t watch it. I must have read that original trilogy a billion times and am loyal to that version. I also don’ t know what happened with any books after the trilogy, because the reviews are poor and I’m told that Damon’s character is pretty much castrated.
Bella/Edward – Twilight Saga (OTP) – books & movies. A lot of people have a problem with the new brand of vamps Stephanie Meyer invented, but I’m not worried about them sparkling in the sun. This is a great love story, even if the first book dragged in parts. I don’t really get the ‘Team Jacob’ point of view; in the books I mostly wanted to punch him. Love him in the movies though.
Sookie/Bill – True Blood/Southern Vampire Series (OTP) – Both the TV series and the book for this pair, although True Blood has more passion because of the searing-hot chemistry between the actors. Like Damon, Eric is such an awesome character and everybody likes a witty, bad-boy type, but how do you forget that first look Bill and Sookie shared in Merlottes, that went on forever?? The way I see it, they are so in love and would be perfect for each other, except events beyond their control continually pull them apart. That doesn’t mean they aren’t meant for each other.
Robin/Barney (Swarkles) – How I Met Your Mother – I think they want similar things and I like all these little hints between them, even when she was supposed to be Ted’s great love. I don’t actually mind that they broke up, although that wasn’t my favorite episode. I mean the show is still going, they’re both pretty funny when they’re single, and when I’m shipping, sometimes its more fun watching and waiting for subtle hints and moments between them when they’re apart than actually watching them happy together. I do feel like the writers will eventually reunite them, and I hope by then they can approach the idea in a unique way that suits the characters, instead of trying to make them fit the ‘ideal couple’ mold, the way that Marshall and Lily do.
Christina/Jesse – Point Pleasant – This is a show that not many people would remember, because only 8 episodes actually aired. But she was the daughter of the devil and he was the lifeguard who saved her when she washed up on the shore. She had dark powers and even a being from Hell in the form of Grant Show trying to get her to embrace her evil heritage, yet her love for Jesse (and the friends she makes) keeps her human. The show is full of mystery and darkness, all the characters are constantly choosing between good and evil, and nobody firmly belongs to one side or the other. I ended up buying the DVD set just so I could at least find out how the season would have ended.
So these are the ships that I’ve been into for the past few years, but I’m always on the hunt for more. If anybody knows of some pairings that I might be missing out on, I’d love to hear about them. 🙂