Welcome Aboard the Ship of Love! This is the place to discuss your favourite pairings and ships—canon or non-canon! Discussions of OC/OC, EC/OC, and EC/EC are all welcome. Challenges and discussion will both take place! Challenges will give you a chance to write fics for your chosen pairings, and discussions will provide an opportunity to talk about them in depth. Please keep in mind that OCs do have their own thread, so this is not for discussion of individuals. While set discussion topics are given, any discussion is welcome, provided it follows the guidelines above. If a pairing has its own thread already, please relegate all discussion there. If discussion of a pairing becomes dominant, it may be moved to another thread. If you would like a pairing to have its own thread, feel free to contact the mods, mavjade and/or Briannakin. While set discussion topics are given, any discussion is welcome, provided it follows the guidelines above. Challenges: Every three months a competitive challenge takes place. The challenge lasts until the beginning of the new one. There is an entry period of 10 weeks and a voting period of 2 weeks, unless otherwise stated. Update January 15, 2020: We will be trying an entry period of 8 weeks for the next several challenges. The voting period will still be 2 weeks, however. Discussions: A new discussion topic is posted every now and then. It lasts until the next discussion topic is posted. If you have a suggestion for a challenge or a discussion topic, see the end of this post. Keep in mind that the discussions should not be limited to one pairing, and must be inclusive of all pairings. Glossary: EC - Established Character OC - Original Character Ship/'Ship - A romantic pairing between two characters in a fictional series, often one that is supported or portrayed by fans rather than depicted in the series itself. Shipper/'Shipper - A person who supports a particular ship. Pairing - A couple, essentially. OTP - One true pairing, or a person’s favourite pairing. Interesting Links: Who do you ship? To ship or not to ship As of October 19, 2018, this thread is maintained by @Findswoman. It was previously maintained by Ewok Poet (from September 16, 2016). For all questions, suggestions, ideas, fan and hate mail, etc., send the sock a private message, and I will do my best to respond in timely manner. ^_^ This thread was started by Admiral Volshe on October 15th, 2015. The fun lovey-dovey webdings/emoji/emoticons/pictograms/symbols can be accessed on this page.