How seriously do you take shipping?

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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:45 pm

Do you consider it to be serious business or trivial?
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:51 pm

I don't ever think of it as "serious business". It's people taking characters that they think should be in a relationship and putting them together through fanfiction or fanart-- I couldn't think of it as being anything but trivial, really.

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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:54 pm

You'd be surprised after what iv'e seen on the EVA Reddit page
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Postby Iuvenal » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:27 pm

View Original PostArcadia's legacy wrote:You'd be surprised after what iv'e seen on the EVA Reddit page


It's true, the Ramiel shippers are rabid :V
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Postby pwhodges » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:54 pm

View Original PostArcadia's legacy wrote:You'd be surprised after what iv'e seen on the EVA Reddit page

Stupid obsession is not the same as serious business.

And I guess most of might be said here has been covered in this thread.
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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:05 pm

That thread asks the big question. This thread asks the simple question
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:06 pm

I love what I wrote here regarding stepmom Rits :lol: so I'm just gonna link to it: https://forum.evageeks.org/post/787184/Is-there-a-deeper-reason-we-pick-our-ships/#787184
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Postby honsou » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:17 pm

Oh man when I was a younger teenager I took it super seriously, like "I will only read AxS fan fiction" seriously. Now its just one of those things that is nice to think about and almost nostalgic to remember the times when people would get into horrifying flame wars about this stuff.

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Postby NemZ » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:20 am

LRS fics should have tracking numbers so I know when my shipping will arrive. :D
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:29 am

I take shipping in that playful, funny, 5-year-old mashing a Ken and Barbie doll together in the face sorta way. Especially Mari x Asuka. Any more seriously and it takes all the fun out of it for me.
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Postby Ray » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:46 am

I go back and forth between caring immensely to not caring at all.
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Postby Seoul Gamer » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:07 am

There isn't really anything to take seriously. The only plausible ships are all well and truly sunk in the actual show.
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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:45 am

To be fair, there does seem to be a small slither of hope for SxA in the final scene
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:17 pm

I think it's cute. As a hobby.

But it's when people start to criticize & speak ill of the original or new official works in the ongoing story BECAUSE it doesn't support a person's favorite ship that I start attacking it viciously.

I also despise it when people start attaching it to their identity because that's just sad.

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:16 pm

The real question is how seriously does one take shipping and handling. :shifty:
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Postby Bagheera » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:25 pm

View Original PostSeoul Gamer wrote:There isn't really anything to take seriously. The only plausible ships are all well and truly sunk in the actual show.


Nah. Everyone died, but they'll get better. :lol:

As to the question in the OP, it depends: if I'm writing it I take it very seriously, but otherwise I'm kinda "eh" on the topic.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:43 pm

Shipping (SxA) was a lot more serious in the early days of the site, enough that my "but there's no there, there" stance got me labelled as a notorious anti-shipper.

Today, things have mellowed a lot.
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Postby pwhodges » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:42 pm

It's rare; but there are even sites that forbid shipping! :wink:

Yes, that's the policy at the QC forums.
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Postby ChaudSept » Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:02 pm

I really don't take it seriously, I also mainly don't care. Though when the anime is trully about love and stuff (or when it is a good part of it), it's appropriate to concider it!

However, crossover pairing... I just find it pointless.

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Postby Guy Nacks » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:09 pm

Not seriously at all. Fanfics are good for exploring the possibilities, though. But, honestly, Eva itself isn't about romance. If you want romance, watch Kare Kano.

Other than that, it's bullship.
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