Thursday, March 13, 2014

What's your OTP?

This article about shipping from wikipedia defines OTP like this:

I think it all started with Mary Poppins and Bert the chimney sweep for me. Or maybe it was Westley and Buttercup? Minnie and Mickey? I can't be sure, but ever since I was little, I've always had those couples who I believed should be together forever and ever. This is something I never grew out of and I never want to grow out of it! There's just something really gratifying about seeing two people who you've been wanting to get together actually get together!

I can't help it, I'm constantly in a state of "Now kiss!"
OTPs don't have to be referring to two particular individuals either, I don't think. Maybe you just really like a certain trope. The duke and the servant girl, the lady cop and the bad boy, the mischievous rake and the debutante, etc... I consider these a form of OTPs, too.

It's a good time to be alive for us shippers. The internet has made it possible to flail and share and find others who "ship" the same pairings, which is basically what I want this new blog series to be about.

I want to hear from writers and readers alike! Who are your OTPs? Why do you like that pairing? Why do you think that pairing is appealing to others? If you're interested in being a part of this series, go here and shoot me a message! Tell me which OTP/s you'd like to discuss. I'd like to make this an on-going series so there are plenty of spots open for anyone who wants to participate!

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