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Penny Arcade - Comic - Skiffers

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edited January 2 in The Penny Arcade Hub

imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Skiffers

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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  • poipoigirlpoipoigirl Registered User regular
    lol Shipping doesn't need logic. Just the passion of a wookie and a hut.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 Cute'thulu Registered User regular
    I dunno if it's my monitor, but it was hard to figure out who said what. I assumed Tycho would be into Chewie on Jabba fucking, but after squinting it out I see those bubbles have a little bit of orange tint.

  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    I don't understand the first speech bubble. What are shippers?

  • ArteenArteen Adept ValeRegistered User regular
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    I don't understand the first speech bubble. What are shippers?

    Relationshippers. People who fantasize romantic relationships between fictional characters, often where that relationship isn't canon, or sane.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    I don't understand the first speech bubble. What are shippers?

    Sick son's of...

    It's short for 'relationship' but pretty much just means sex stories/plays/stop-motion between characters.

    Like Kirk & Picard getting it on.

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    You can even mount some non-animals...

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  • BursarBursar Hee Noooo! Registered User regular
    UPS, FedEx, that sort of thing.
    I'm kind of eyeing you suspiciously right now, but at the risk of falling for a joke, I realize that not everyone knows the lingo for the pit of degeneracy that is the Internet...
    "Shipping" is when people take two (or more) characters from a work and make unsupported theories that those characters are in a relationship. Frequently this then appears in fan stories, art, etc. In the old days, this was called "slash fiction," because the pairings were usually written as "Kirk/Spock" to show which characters were in it. Now it's "shipping" because a relationship is much more involved and fandoms have really stepped up the amount of effort that goes into them.

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  • ziddersroofurryziddersroofurry Registered User regular
    edited January 2
    Talk about a crack ship. Gabe's is on meth.

    ...besides, everybody knows ChewKanata is the OTP.

    Edit: Lol this is great. I Googled 'ChewKanata' and first result was this https://khallion.deviantart.com/art/My-Boyfriend-587235726 (SFW)
    ...they really do look adorable together. Headcanon accepted!

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  • InkarnitInkarnit Phoenix, AZRegistered User regular
    I'm just here to say that I also had no idea what a shipper was and was trying to think of what I could have missed that made any of this stuff make sense. I have now learned about "shipping" though I had previously heard of "slash fiction" or "fan-fic." I just didn't know it had evolved.

  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Inkarnit wrote: »
    I'm just here to say that I also had no idea what a shipper was and was trying to think of what I could have missed that made any of this stuff make sense. I have now learned about "shipping" though I had previously heard of "slash fiction" or "fan-fic." I just didn't know it had evolved.

    There's not necessarily any additional fiction involved. Shipper can just refer to a person rooting for two characters to hook up.

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  • donavannjdonavannj Registered User regular
    Inkarnit wrote: »
    I'm just here to say that I also had no idea what a shipper was and was trying to think of what I could have missed that made any of this stuff make sense. I have now learned about "shipping" though I had previously heard of "slash fiction" or "fan-fic." I just didn't know it had evolved.

    It hasn't really evolved, though, as it's basically been this way for at least as long as I've been using the internet (which brings us back to '03), the circles it was in were just less public, especially the ones where you had the out there ships like the one presented in today's comic. You're just one of today's "lucky" 10,000 for the term "shipping". It's also probably something that you've done with other shows and not known there was a name for it, as it also applies to canon relationships, though most people who consider themselves "shippers" are stanning/shipping a relationship that isn't yet canon.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 Cute'thulu Registered User regular
    I don't subscribe to the whole Chewie/Maz thing. Mostly out of logistics. Maz is tiny compared to Chewbacca, and from what I understand, a wookie penis has a truly remarkable circumference.

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited January 3
    To give a sense how long the term shipping has been in use; one of the big debates for fanfic of the early seasons of the Pokemon TV series was whether or not one supported the "Rocketship" (the romantic pairing of Jesse and James from Team Rocket).
    Technically, this is a canon ship (in one of the official manga spin-offs)
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  • wallywestwallywest Registered User regular
    Thanks internet!

  • ziddersroofurryziddersroofurry Registered User regular
    donavannj wrote: »
    Inkarnit wrote: »
    I'm just here to say that I also had no idea what a shipper was and was trying to think of what I could have missed that made any of this stuff make sense. I have now learned about "shipping" though I had previously heard of "slash fiction" or "fan-fic." I just didn't know it had evolved.

    It hasn't really evolved, though, as it's basically been this way for at least as long as I've been using the internet (which brings us back to '03), the circles it was in were just less public, especially the ones where you had the out there ships like the one presented in today's comic. You're just one of today's "lucky" 10,000 for the term "shipping". It's also probably something that you've done with other shows and not known there was a name for it, as it also applies to canon relationships, though most people who consider themselves "shippers" are stanning/shipping a relationship that isn't yet canon.

    Yeah. Shipping is just imagining two or more characters (or people) together. People have been doing that since people first became people. I'm sure back in the cave human days Oogla looked at one of Ugs cave drawings and thought, 'Atouk would be so much better with Lar'.

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  • ziddersroofurryziddersroofurry Registered User regular
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    I don't subscribe to the whole Chewie/Maz thing. Mostly out of logistics. Maz is tiny compared to Chewbacca, and from what I understand, a wookie penis has a truly remarkable circumference.

    Er I'm pretty sure there are more than a few big guys with smaller companions out there who make it work. That and given it's not like we have anything official to go by you're basing your estimate on non-canon data, anyways.

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited January 3
    Um not to deviate too far from the comic but aren’t Jesse and James related?

    Edit: they are not. Huh wonder where that idea came from in my head.

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  • HevachHevach Registered User regular
    edited January 3
    Kagera wrote: »
    Um not to deviate too far from the comic but aren’t Jesse and James related?

    Edit: they are not. Huh wonder where that idea came from in my head.

    If you cover their hair, they do have almost the exact same face.

    That's true of a LOT of characters on the show, there's really only a few faces and it's the hair or hats that identify characters, but since they always appear together you start to notice them first.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited January 3
    Kagera wrote: »
    Um not to deviate too far from the comic but aren’t Jesse and James related?

    Edit: they are not. Huh wonder where that idea came from in my head.

    That's actually a common folklore, dating back to the late 1800s. Some believed they were the same man.

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    Nobeard wrote: »
    You can even mount some non-animals...

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  • furlionfurlion Riskbreaker Lea MondeRegistered User regular
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    I don't subscribe to the whole Chewie/Maz thing. Mostly out of logistics. Maz is tiny compared to Chewbacca, and from what I understand, a wookie penis has a truly remarkable circumference.

    The first time I read that comic, like a decade ago, I was in a computer library at college and I laughed so hard I cried. God damn it slew me.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 Cute'thulu Registered User regular
    I had the same reaction. I think I was at work on my lunch break, and people must've thought I was losing it. Had a case of the giggles for the rest of that day.

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