January 1, 2017 – (Sacramento, CA) by Emy Cee
On the last day of 2016, a college student told herself that she was going to try and watch television shows in a different way during the upcoming year. “I am going to try and not ship everyone immediately upon watching,” she declared confidently. Shipping characters of television shows is essentially pairing two characters up that one would hope would get into a relationship. This is a practice that has been going on since the beginning “Fandomology” or the history of fandom culture.
“I always have these expectations of my favorite ships, and keep getting disappointed when year after year, like, for example Supernatural’s Sam, Dean and Cas STILL aren’t riding more than just the Impala. So, get this… with new shows I’m just going to try and watch canon ships like Megstiel and maybe I’ll feel more satisfied after I’m finished.”
UPDATE: At 7:49pm on January 1, the resolution has already been broken. “Fuck it. I’ll watch shows how I want to watch it. And these ice-skating anime guys had me 2 minutes in.”
Good for you college student, you do you.