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PEE Poll: Are you a shipper?
YES!! Absolutley!   -10 (22.7%)
I definitely am a shipper, but I'm not obsessive   -13 (29.5%)
I ship occaisionally   -7 (15.9%)
Eh, I don't really care   -9 (20.5%)
Nah, I don't care about any of that drivel at all   -5 (11.4%)
Total Voters: 44

pumpkinpie

Starship Captain
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« on: 09-03-2011 06:59 »
« Last Edit on: 09-03-2011 07:07 »

Just wanted to see how many people are shippers, like me.  smile By the way, maybe post your answer and your gender. I'd like to see how many male shippers there are. smile
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #1 on: 09-03-2011 07:00 »

I am quite confused by your poll. Fix it fix it fix it fix it fix it!

I do happen to be a shipper. Not really in the obsessed rabid fangirl way, though, I hope.
pumpkinpie

Starship Captain
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« Reply #2 on: 09-03-2011 07:04 »

Sorry, mistake, I'm embarassed
pumpkinpie

Starship Captain
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« Reply #3 on: 09-03-2011 07:05 »

Fixed it! Fixed it! Fixed it! Fixed it!
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #4 on: 09-03-2011 07:12 »

I went with the second option. I'm a rather diehard shipper, but it's not as if I watch the show solely to see what happens with Fry and Leela--and it's not like I'd be so bothered, in a superficial way, if they didn't wind up together. I just feel like the show has made a point that they belong together, and has followed through with it in compelling ways, so by this point it would be a cop-out for them not to get together. It would bother me more from a story- and character-standpoint than it would from an emotional, D'Awww They Look so Cute Together one.

And, in a more general way, I'm a shipper because the characters and their relationships--be they romantic or platonic or familial--are the main reason I watch the show. I care about them all so damn much. tongue
pumpkinpie

Starship Captain
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« Reply #5 on: 09-03-2011 07:15 »

Haha, I know, I do too. They may be fictional, but.....god, this is going to sound so damn corny.....they've found a place in my heart laff
Kornography

Bending Unit
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« Reply #6 on: 09-03-2011 07:54 »
« Last Edit on: 09-03-2011 08:04 »

See Gorkys explanation, and add on the fact that a good majority of the good episodes coincidentally happen to have shippy undertones, so whenever one comes up I'm like "Well cool, another strong episode." tongue

Geez, I'm looking at this and thinking "damn, I think I just lost a shit ton of man-points". Oh well, not my fault its one of the stronger plot arcs!
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

Urban Legend
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« Reply #7 on: 09-03-2011 21:53 »

I'm a rather mild shipper, but really my shippiness is restricted to Zelda (especially Ocarina of Time and the Oracle games, shippers can have a field day with the amount of love interests there).  I prefer Fry/Amy, but I don't really think about it much, and the yes no maybe bs being pulled with Fry/Leela in 6B is annoying people who don't really give a damn about whether cartoon characters hook up with.   Like I said, I prefer Fry/Amy, but I really want the writers to make a choice and stick with it.  Fry and Leela finally said "I love you" and had their first real kiss, so I really don't get why they are flopping about on the subject. 
totalnerd undercanada

DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #8 on: 09-03-2011 21:59 »

I suppose I'd belong in the "mild" category, too. I don't think that every episode needs to be shippy, but I don't mind it when they are. I suppose that deep down inside, I am a bit of a romantic. It's just that if anybody finds that out, I'll murder them and their entire family in order to keep my reputation as a grouchy asshole intact.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

Urban Legend
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« Reply #9 on: 09-03-2011 22:07 »

It's true.  He said they'd need dental records to identify me and my cat if I ever showed anyone the macaronic pictures he did of Hermes and Labarbara feeding owls in the park and shopping for antique Hummel figurines in a thrift store.
Boxy Robot

Starship Captain
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« Reply #10 on: 09-03-2011 22:21 »

I'm not a 'shipper' asuch, however I do think Fry and Leela make a cute couple...
sparkybarky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #11 on: 09-03-2011 23:16 »

It's true.  He said they'd need dental records to identify me and my cat if I ever showed anyone the macaronic pictures he did of Hermes and Labarbara feeding owls in the park and shopping for antique Hummel figurines in a thrift store.

That's hilarious. smile

Curious Gorge

Bending Unit
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« Reply #12 on: 09-03-2011 23:23 »

It's one of the many aspects of the show that I find interesting and enjoyable so yes, I suppose I am.

sparkybarky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #13 on: 09-03-2011 23:51 »

I'm a shipper only when I like the two characters involved, and only then when I feel like there's something tangible between them. I love the notion of Fry and Leela together, but because alone each character is so sympathetic, and then together, they seem to bring out the best qualities in each other.

On the other hand, the "relationship" between Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley--<buzzer!>. Nope. Nothing there, and I hated it, because it felt so false and forced.

To answer your question, I'm female, and sometimes I think I am the oldest commenter in all of PEEL-land.

(Somewhat on topic, I competely ship for Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, and Jake and Neytiri in Avatar.)
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #14 on: 09-04-2011 00:41 »

I care about it insofar as it's one of the running themes of the series. We're supposed to want Fry and Leela to be together. I think if it was my primary interest in the show I'd probably go insane, because most episodes past and present don't really touch it or have anything to do with it, but it is one of many things I enjoy in the show.

In general, I like when the fiction I consume deals with human themes and emotions and can illicit an emotional response from me, even (or maybe especially?) comedies. Some of the most touching moments - not all, but some - on the series have dealt with the Fry/Leela thing specifically. That said, I'm glad they just deal with it in an episode here or there, because there are other shows (I'm looking at you, The Office) which I love but get driven a little crazy by how much they rely on love triangles and romantic themes.
jeepdavetj

Starship Captain
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« Reply #15 on: 09-04-2011 00:43 »

Shipper here. Option 2 variety. And I'm a guy. Go figure.
leiapadme77

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #16 on: 09-04-2011 01:10 »

I suppose I'd belong in the "mild" category, too. I don't think that every episode needs to be shippy, but I don't mind it when they are. I suppose that deep down inside, I am a bit of a romantic. It's just that if anybody finds that out, I'll murder them and their entire family in order to keep my reputation as a grouchy asshole intact.

Awww, that was the sweetest thing Tnuk has ever said smile

I'm definitely a shipper. Sometimes I'm crazy obsessive, most of the time I'm just eh.
Frida Waterfall

Professor
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« Reply #17 on: 09-04-2011 01:14 »
« Last Edit on: 09-04-2011 01:16 »

Yes, completely. And probably the most insane one as well.

The show is funny and entertaining, but I really got hooked to it because of the Fry/Leela romance. Now, I watch it pretty much ceremoniously in lookout for anything about their relationship, but I enjoy episodes that are for laughs. If it weren't for the relationship, it would be a show that I would watch if it was either on or available On-Demand, much like "The Simpsons", but I wouldn't be into it enough to buy all the DVDs and upload every episode onto my iPod. So, I'd appreciate it as a show and would enjoy watching it, but I wouldn't be a member of this forum or browse the internet for any news daily if it weren't for the relationship.
coldangel

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #18 on: 09-04-2011 01:52 »

I am, but I don't dwell on it because I'm male and it would be unseemly.
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #19 on: 09-04-2011 14:30 »

I think that Fry and Leela's relationship is the emotional core to Futurama as a whole and it's made a number of brilliant episodes for me. I don't know if that makes me a shipper or not... I certainly want them to stay together now they're sort of together, but that's more for writing-consistency than anything else.
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
Urban Legend
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« Reply #20 on: 09-04-2011 14:37 »

Cancer and my name is Larry,
And I like a woman that loves everything and everybody
Because…


Oops, sorry, wrong introduction (though the star sign is, oddly enough, correct).

I'm male but I don't class myself as a shipper because while I'd like to see Fry and Leela end up together its about as important to me as my liking to have something delicious for dessert tomorrow, i.e. it'd be nice but wouldn't be the end of the world if it doesn't happen.


   To answer your question, I'm female, and sometimes I think I am the oldest commenter in all of PEEL-land.


That's funny because I've got a decade on you (more or less) and I definately don't feel like the oldest commenter around here. (Or maybe I'm just confusing age with maturity.)


   (Somewhat on topic, I competely ship for Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, and Jake and Neytiri in Avatar.)


Is a ship really a ship when the outcome isn't in any doubt? Given that they were going to end up with somebody who else could either Lizzy or Jake have ended up with in their respective stories?

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
sparkybarky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #21 on: 09-04-2011 15:44 »

That's funny because I've got a decade on you (more or less) and I definately don't feel like the oldest commenter around here. (Or maybe I'm just confusing age with maturity.)

It's good to know there are people over 30 on this message board!

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Is a ship really a ship when the outcome isn't in any doubt? Given that they were going to end up with somebody who else could either Lizzy or Jake have ended up with in their respective stories?

I guess you're right. Shipping is only applicable when the fictional work is ongoing--at least according to Wikipedia.

All the same, I love those characters together. But, again, I am not a fan of romance for the sake of romance. I cringe when there are two characters together and they have no chemistry, no spark, no believability, and the romance is inserted there because there has to be a love affair.

Float, float, float on....
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
Urban Legend
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« Reply #22 on: 09-05-2011 13:29 »


 How did you feel about Hermione/Ron?

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
Svip

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #23 on: 09-05-2011 13:47 »

How did you feel about Hermione/Ron?

So uninspired.

Also, when are you going to stop padding your posts?
trytoguess
Poppler
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« Reply #24 on: 09-05-2011 15:26 »

I'm of those that don't really care one way or the other what relationship Fry and Leela end up in. I just dislike the fact that they keep having Leela half ass her way through it. Or, to put it another way; what, are the writers scared/too incompetent to write a passable complicated relationship w/o driving off the folks who only like fairy tale romances (aka. Amy/Kif)?
Beanoz4

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #25 on: 09-05-2011 17:58 »
« Last Edit on: 09-05-2011 17:59 »

No i'm not a shipper I do root for Fr/ella but that is about it
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #26 on: 09-05-2011 18:11 »

Who the hell are Fr and Ella?

I went with number 2, although one could argue that the term "obsessive"  applies to me. But I'd like to think it doesn't and I am going about my mad passion for the relationship between two fictional animated characters in a completely rational way.
DannyJC13

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #27 on: 09-05-2011 18:29 »

I think he meant 'Fryella'. wink Although that would make no sense... It'd be 'Fryla' or 'Freela' or 'Ly' or something...
sparkybarky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #28 on: 09-05-2011 20:58 »


 How did you feel about Hermione/Ron?

I don't buy it. Hermione is too brilliant, and while I really like Ron, he seems too mediocre for her badass witchy self. Definitely in the movies, they have zero chemistry.

Last night, while hubby was away doing Fantasy Football-y stuff, I indulged in a Futurama spree, and I realize that I always fall back on the really shippy ones: TKOS, Sting, Parasites Lost, etc. That was all very unconscious, until this topic made me think about it.

So, I think I will change my answer from option 3 to 2 and stop lying to myself.
lilkitten29

Starship Captain
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« Reply #29 on: 09-05-2011 21:03 »

I am definitely a shipper! big grin....an obsessive one that is. But that is not the MAIN reason why I watch Futurama though.
SpaceMaN

Urban Legend
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« Reply #30 on: 09-06-2011 01:52 »

I voted no.  I'm more an automobiler.
Kornography

Bending Unit
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« Reply #31 on: 09-07-2011 02:13 »

I c wat u did thar
Beanoz4

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #32 on: 09-10-2011 14:14 »

I think he meant 'Fryella'. wink Although that would make no sense... It'd be 'Fryla' or 'Freela' or 'Ly' or something...


I meant Freela I just like to put in the / so you know that i separated the names
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #33 on: 09-10-2011 22:35 »

I think we could have picked up on it without the slash, but okay.

I've always considered any relationship, be it canon or slash or inevitable or already in existence at the beginning, a potential "ship". But then I'd never looked up the definition of the word or anything. I dunno.
flesheatingbull

Starship Captain
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« Reply #34 on: 09-11-2011 01:51 »

NEXT THREAD!!!
Frida Waterfall

Professor
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« Reply #35 on: 09-11-2011 05:53 »

NEXT THREAD!!!

Woah, woah. Slow down there, buddy. Let this thread live and just be buried in pages and pages of locked, forgotten threads where eventually it will be shortly resurrected when some n00b (wow, I'm a n00b for even still using such an archaic term) posts on it again.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

Urban Legend
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« Reply #36 on: 09-12-2011 00:08 »



On the other hand, the "relationship" between Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley--<buzzer!>. Nope. Nothing there, and I hated it, because it felt so false and forced.

n Avatar.)

To be honest just about EVERY romantic pairing in Harry Potter felt random and forced.      Ron and Hermione had about as much chemistry as Harry and Hermione, Harry and Ginny, Harry and Cho, and Harry and Ron.  Hell, if JK hadnt randomly outed Dumbledore long after the books were finished, I would have never thought of him as gay at all.  There is about as much evidence in the books for him being gay as there is that Harry and Ron spent their entire adolescence making sweet, sweet gay love.

Now if you excuse me, I have to go enjoy the mental image of Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint doing just that. 
Nibblonian Leader

Urban Legend
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« Reply #37 on: 09-12-2011 22:54 »

Unlike some of my shippers, I only saw the first 5 or so minutes of A Clockwork Origin...

One of my first posts. Ah, naive me... Whatever, the short answers is no. The long answer is noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo .

Svip

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #38 on: 09-12-2011 22:56 »

Colbert?
spira

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #39 on: 09-13-2011 01:13 »

To be honest just about EVERY romantic pairing in Harry Potter felt random and forced.     

Every teenage romantic pairing, yes, I agree, and I am glad someone thinks that. I don't think Harry and Ginny ever had chemistry at all, especially in the movies. It was just awkward half the time. As to Dumbledore, yeah, he was never exactly flamboyant. At all.

I am not a shipper for every fandom, no sir.
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