To Ship or Not To Ship

That is the question. The imagined fantasies of a fujoshi encompasses that idea in which they imagine two males getting together. However, in contrast with their fantasy, in reality, the two males in question are in fact, not gay at all. In most cases, if not, all cases, most fujoshi tend to ship a straight male with another straight male. Why is that the case? Why not ship a gay male with another gay male? Isn’t it basically the same thing, just the sexuality of the male is different? First and foremost, what is shipping? I think that it was said earlier but in terms of the actual definition, shipping is basically when someone, doesn’t have to be a fujoshi¬†or fudanshi (male counterpart of fujoshi-male who fantasizes male-male relationships), believes that two characters should be together in the romantic context. While there are a lot shippers in the realm of otaku culture, there are also some diehard shippers in which they believe that their ship is absolute and there is no ground for debate. This can also be said for fujoshi. I am inclined to believe even more so. Continue reading