I’m not talking about boats.
I’m talking about shipping, which is the desire for two people, often fictional, to be in a relationship, romantic or otherwise. It is derived from terms like relationSHIP and friendSHIP. This is a highly common practice for people in fandoms. Tumblr calculated in its 2014 Year in Review the 20 most reblogged ships, and the following are the top 10.
Destiel of Supernatural
Dean Winchester & Castiel are two characters from Supernatural, a TV show about Dean and Sam Winchester, two brother who hunt supernatural and demonic forces. Castiel is an angel, who brings back Dean from Hell later in the series.
Johnlock of Sherlcok
Dr. John Watson and Sherlock Holmes, or Johnlock as they’re ship name, was so eloquently described as “the father of all gay ships. Probably the first thing you ever shipped in your life.” on Urban Dictionary.
Larry Stylinson of One Direction
The One Direction boys are often shipped with each other, but a favorite is Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. It would probably save time to just ship all of the boys with each other.
Captain Swan of Once Upon A Time
Captain Hook and Emma Swan are the only heterosexual couple in the top ten. They also have actually made the ship also become reality on the show itself, but I won’t spoil anything about it.
Ereri of Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is a Japanese manga and anime series, with Eren Jaeger being the protagonist and Levi Ackerman is one of the leading soldiers in the series.
Sterek of Teen Wolf
Stiles Stilinski and Derek Hale make the half human, half werewolf pair from Teen Wolf, a TV series about a teen who is bite by a werewolf. It’s the best part of Twilight put into it’s own series, without a Bella in sight.
Troyler of Youtube
Tyler Oakley and Troye Sivan are both known for their wildly popular Youtube channels and their close friendSHIP. You can even get a glimpse of them together here.
MakoHaru of Free!
Free! is a Japanese anime series about high school swimmers. Makoto Tachibana & Haruka Nanase are best friends. People love some anime ships.
Narry of One Direction
And yet another One Direction Ship and again with Harry Styles, this time with Niall. I stand by my previous statement.
JeanMarco of Attack on Titan
Jean and Marco are another pair from Attack on Titan. This two are close friends in the Military Police, and friends are often the ones shipped.
Want to see the next 10? You can go to Tumblr’s Year in Review.