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Old 03-27-2005, 11:16 PM
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Shippers #4 - Because, Hell, we invented the term shipper!

Welcome to the new thread. Thanks goes to Cathangel for the title


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Old 03-29-2005, 06:10 AM
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Ooohh Thanks for the new thread
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Old 03-30-2005, 12:15 PM
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Love the title. And thanks for clearing that up. I thought for years that the term 'shipper' did refer exclusively to Mulder and Scully but I wasn't sure when I saw everybody using it.
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Old 03-30-2005, 12:59 PM
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Just wanted to share this cute picture

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Old 03-30-2005, 01:13 PM
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Aw, that's a cute picture. I have it in my collection of pictures of way back when.

And thanks Lollies for using my suggestion to start the new thread. Not many threads bear my title ideas. I'm touched.
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Old 03-30-2005, 06:59 PM
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Love the title. And thanks for clearing that up. I thought for years that the term 'shipper' did refer exclusively to Mulder and Scully but I wasn't sure when I saw everybody using it.
Yup, we were the first and original "shippers." I'm not really sure when that term was co-opted for any other fan of a romantic relationship.

I love that Frank quote - great description of their beautiful, complex relationship
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Old 03-30-2005, 08:02 PM
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I'm sure the only reason I don't know this is that I'm relatively new to XF, but where did the term "shipper" come from, anyway?


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Old 03-30-2005, 08:53 PM
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It's short for Relationshipper, which was the name given to people who wanted Mulder and Scully to be in a relationship. Those who didn't were called NoRoMos (No Romance) and those who weren't sure were called FenceSitters. There was also a division of shippers called FiniShippers who didn't want Mulder and Scully to get together until the end of the series.
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Old 03-31-2005, 01:26 AM
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It's short for Relationshipper, which was the name given to people who wanted Mulder and Scully to be in a relationship. Those who didn't were called NoRoMos (No Romance) and those who weren't sure were called FenceSitters. There was also a division of shippers called FiniShippers who didn't want Mulder and Scully to get together until the end of the series.
Thats really interesting Thanks for explaining it.
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Old 03-31-2005, 06:59 AM
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I didn't know the term 'shipper' came from XF...which is so cool! Thanks for the explanation -Jenn-.

NetLingo.com even refers to M/S when explaining 'shipper'
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:32 AM
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I wrote a paper about it in college, so I'm glad I remember what I wrote
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Old 03-31-2005, 11:05 AM
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I wrote a paper about it in college, so I'm glad I remember what I wrote
That sounds cool. I wish I was asked to write about stuff like that when I was in College.
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Old 03-31-2005, 12:39 PM
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It was a freshman composition class and we had to write a "definition" paper, so I wrote about the definition of shippers and such. It was great until we had to do peer editing...then I felt like a complete dork But I got an A, so it's all good!
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Old 03-31-2005, 07:55 PM
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Congrats on #4! Lovin the title

Thanks for the explanation of "shipper" Jenn. Awesome

I love the pics, esp the one with Gillian in her glasses with David's head on her should so sweet

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Old 04-01-2005, 12:58 AM
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They look so good together.
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