2 Girls 1 Podcast shipping fanfiction

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The epic history of ‘shipping’ in fanfiction

Putting the 'ship' in relationship.


Matt Silverman

Internet Culture

Published Feb 5, 2018   Updated May 22, 2021, 2:08 am CDT

Turns out, writing original stories about your favorite fictional characters kissing goes back way before the internet.

This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet stuff on stage) interview Amanda Brennan, a meme librarian whose expertise in “shipping” (writing about fictional relationships) takes us back to the 1800s.

From Jane Austen, to ’70s Star Trek conventions, to the CW network, to obsessive online fandoms, people really enjoy romance for some reason.

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*First Published: Feb 5, 2018, 5:30 am CST