Hypable has decided to take on the monumental task of hosting a fandom shipping tournament, where we pit ship against ship and fandom against fandom to see which relationship will emerge the victor. In our qualifying round we asked you to pick your top 10 favorite fandoms, and we decided that the race was so close we actually made it the top 16.
Round 1: Damon and Elena from Vampire Diaries
Round 2: Matthew and Mary from Downton Abbey
Round 3: Nick and Jess from New Girl
Round 4: Stiles and Derek from Teen Wolf
Round 5: Leonard and Penny from The Big Bang Theory
Round 6: Merlin and Arthur from Merlin
Round 7: Castle and Kate from Castle
Round 8: Bones and Booth from Bones
Round 9: Aang and Katara from Avatar
And now Doctor Who gets its turn in our preliminary rounds to see which ship will represent each fandom in the final showdown.
Um… where’s our favorite ship?
I made a thing…
This is perfect in so many ways.
Who are the Fandoms?
They’re online royalty.
If the internet was US Weekly they would always be on the cover.
That one there? That’s Supernatural. They’re one of the weirdest fandoms you will ever meet. Damian followed a Supernatural Blog last year…
They asked me how to spell “Wincest.”
And that little one? That’s Sherlock. They’re totally crazy because their show runner invented psychological torture. The Sherlockians know everybody’s business. They deduce everything about everyone.
That’s why their fanon’s so big. It’s full of deductions.
And fanaticism takes a virtual form in Doctor Who. Don’t be fooled, because they may seem like your typical ship-crazy, feels-having, Sci-fi fandom. But, in reality, they are so much more than that.
They’re the time lords. The stars. The other two are just their little workers.
How do I even begin to explain Doctor Who?
Not every close-working male duo in pop culture needs to be banging.
I mention this because it feels like every-time I log into Tumblr I see a flood of posts of Sherlock and Watson, Tony and Steve, or Bruce and Dick recontexualized to imply sexual relationships.
Why do we need to immediately jump to the conclusion that any duo of strong male characters with close bonds have to be a couple?
Why does everything have to be sexualized?
It’s disappointing to me that we can’t accept or appreciate that life, friendship, and even love can be deeper than, and even unrelated to, sexual preference. By saying that it’s impossible for two men to be close friends, business partners, or just share a close bond, without being homosexual we’re basically creating the same kind of intolerance and lack of understanding that bred homophobia in the first place.
Love knows no sexual preference. Why does it matter who bangs who?
Can’t we just appreciate good characters, good stories, and love without turning it into something it’s not?
Excuse me; I’ll just be over here chortling, then wheezing.
and when the cheesy tabloids finally succeed in catching them sexing it up, the fandom demands a full blown apology.
This is probably the best, non-judgmental description of fan fiction I’ve ever heard of in main stream media.
Sometimes when I would try and find interesting yyh doujinshi, I would stumble upon strange, OOC things. I would wonder if I was watching the same series as everyone else.
1. PLEASE KUDASAI
2. KURAMA’S ALPHA CHIN.
Is that a sailor fuku? OMG I’D BE SO HARD IF HIEI HAS A SAILOR FUKU