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boingo2000

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« on: 06-09-2003 18:20 »

I see a lot of posts with people describing episodes as "shippy."  At first, I thought this was one person's term for trippy, but as I see it used more and mroe I become less and less convinced.  Could someone tell me what it means?

Looknig forward to uding this board!
Teral

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« Reply #1 on: 06-09-2003 18:27 »
« Last Edit on: 06-09-2003 18:27 »

The word come from "relationship".

If an episode is shippy it mean the episode in some form or way deal with an ongoing relationship in Futurama, be it Fry and Leela, Amy and Kif, etc. What make an episode shippy varies from person to person.

People who live for shippy episodes, and love everything that have to do with Fry/Leela, Amy/Kif, etc are called shippers. The usually like mushy and romantic stuff.

Welcome to PEEL. Enjoy it here.
boingo2000

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« Reply #2 on: 06-09-2003 18:45 »

Thanks much!
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #3 on: 06-09-2003 18:49 »
« Last Edit on: 06-09-2003 18:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
The word come from "relationship".

I thought it came from "fan worship," like when the writers toss in callbacks to previous episodes or plot elements that only fans would appreciate. Both the in-jokes and romantic stuff fits under this one.

Or perhaps I'm an idiot.
Teral

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« Reply #4 on: 06-09-2003 18:59 »

Except shippy is used strictly (at least on PEEL) about romance/relationship in an episode, without it having to mention or reference previous episodes.

As example, "Time Keeps On Slipping" is considered a really shippy episode, where as "The Day Earth Stood Stupid" generally isn't although it have a lot of references to earlier episodes.
rikkibarnett

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« Reply #5 on: 06-18-2003 17:42 »

speaking about "Time Keeps on Slipping"
i reckon that Bullegum Tate is ACE!
he is cool   cool   cool   cool
Gocad

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« Reply #6 on: 06-18-2003 17:55 »
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Originally posted by rikkibarnett:
speaking about "Time Keeps on Slipping"
i reckon that Bullegum Tate is ACE!
he is cool     cool     cool     cool

You start to score on the Annoy-o-meter.  no no

Btw, it is "Bubblegum" Tate.
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