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    Oh font of shippingname knowledge, spread more of your wisdom upon us...!

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    XD Better than what I'm armed with. *jerks a thumb* Vy did make an Explanation thread over on SPPf recently, if you really want to put that program to use.

    Otherwise, all I can say is that 'ship names are based off a /lot/ of variables.

    A lot of names Vy herself uses for 'ships are made up names from her pokémon; I use words/terms/people from the Magic: the Gathering TCG (Mirri and Ajani, for example). Some use their own usernames (which is what Crysatl is, and not a typo of Crystal). Some use words that don't fit necessarily by definition, but by a sense of 'rightness' (I do this a lot) and so can't be explained easily. Some jump the gun, which causes explosions like Sakugoshipping.

    Some use biology (Lagomorph), some use general science, some use words in other languages if the one they want is taken (or if it just sounds nicer). A lot of 'ships take two words that "match" the two people involve and create something from sticking them together. Some only need to find /one/ word that captures both (like Mireshipping, referencing Sabrina's Marsh badge and a poison-types association with uncleanliness, that also matches with a marsh).

    Plants are popular too, and some are very clever, when the meaning is two-fold. Also, when it's two humans, if they share the same pokémon, that pokémon can become the name of the 'ship. Same goes for the moves they know (or could know), such as IceBeamshipping.

    Some use fanon, some have fortunate trends (all 'ships starting with God have Arceus in them). Some use history, some use mythology, some use cute words. Some get damn clever. Very damn clever, and in some cases surprisingly so.

    Some get perverted, some have been uncomfortable (I never loved Rapist, but that fell with Oos' fanon). Some use "foreign" ideas (Mizuhiki for Cyrus/Cynthia only makes sense when you break down their Japanese names and know what a Mizuhiki is and what colors it usually has; Redthread for Gary/Drew only makes sense when put in the perspective that, as deeply-rooted rivals, Gary and Drew are bound by fate to Ash and May respectively, and is a Japanese belief).

    Some use literature (Temeraire for Will/Rayquaza, as the book series over the French ship of history; Canterbury for May/Damian, referencing the Canterbury tales and its Merchant's Tale), some use TV (Doctor Who, Evangelion, Naruto [brainstorm: Thorton/Solana as Hyuugashipping]...some I don't want to ever mention), some reference comics (SilverFlash, KidFlash), some make movie references (88mph, for the win), some use games (StarOcean, Symphonia).

    And sometimes, there's the long-winded explanations that involve actual game involvement or writing involvement. Some are amusing because they are /true/ (Mispronunciation for the word-yo). Some are vague and general, because they did it first. And rarely, it's just a namesplice/squish.

    EDIT: And some happen to be inside jokes (TNT, Lolishota, Bone, Chemistry, Sabotage, Pool, Steelcage), and some use real life references (Armani remains a great example).

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    I'm not sure why this would be particularly interesting, but I will point out that several of my shipping names come from Alternate Universe/Crossover-type fanfic where it pertains to character roles.

    Suzakushipping (Gary x Lara Laramie) comes from a Fushigi Yuugi-verse Pokemon fanfic I wrote, where Gary was the Hotohori equivalent and Lara was female! Tasuki.

    Borgiashipping (Lance x Violet) comes from a Count of Monte Cristo-verse story where Lance was the Count, and Violet was Madame de Villefort, who tried to poison her step-daughter.

    Renewalshipping (Bruno x Marina) comes from another AU fanfic.

    And 'Pandershipping' (Green x Misty) comes from a fic I'm way too embarrassed to post where Misty is a prostitute and Green is soliciting her services...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vycksta View Post
    Close-ish; Ikarishipping gets its name from the Evangelion character Shinji Ikari. Shinki is Paul's Japanese name... as we all know... and Ikari fits into Dawn's Japanese name, Hikari.
    Huh, I was wrong. I thought it was Ikarishipping because Dawn got highly irked when Paul didn't seem to know who she was, and Ikari (or so I've heard) means 'anger'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cascade88 View Post
    Huh, I was wrong. I thought it was Ikarishipping because Dawn got highly irked when Paul didn't seem to know who she was, and Ikari (or so I've heard) means 'anger'.
    That was a bonus. The initial meaning was Eva-based, then came the well-fitting discovery of ikari = anger/fury.
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    Wow, that's fitting, though I still dislike the shipping.
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    I would totally love a compilation of all shipping names and explanations.

    I might not remember some, but it should be fun :D
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    Morpheusshipping has something to do with the greek god of dreams or something. (It really should have been called Summershipping because that's easier to spell.)


    Ikarishipping has something to do with Dawn's japanese name, Hikari. I think it was originally supposed to be Hikarishipping and someone screwed up.

    Pikashipping(both meanings) hello? It involves Pikachu, duh!

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