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What do you think of shipping characters of MLP? 

51%
696 deviants said I don't really care either way.
36%
490 deviants said I love it! I have an OTP and everything!
13%
174 deviants said I absolutely hate it. Ponies shouldn't be shipped at all.

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:iconbrowniecomicwriter:
BrownieComicWriter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why isn't there an option to say "Most ships are bad and strange; only a few are okay"?
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:iconspazer342:
Spazer342 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's okay: I ship Spike and Rarity. (Sparity)
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:iconnikkithefangirl:
NikkiTheFangirl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I ship some pairings, but no slash.  :D
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:iconbulbaderp:
Bulbaderp Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Spike and Sweetie Belle even if they can't have kids.
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:iconthe-grey-panther:
The-Grey-Panther Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorta between hating it and not caring, but I do ship Spike and Rarity. :heart:
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dashofrainbow235 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yes! I'm shipping all the time. I simply do not have just ONE true pairing! ... Oh my gosh, I just became a fangirl, the very thing I used to hate.
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PantherPryde Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
People ship who they wanna ship, so I don't see too much of a problem with it...

At least until the yaoi and yuri come into play...
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JeremyTheHedgehogZ Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really care. Mostly because 9/10 of the characters are female, and I never really liked same-gender shippings. Derpy and Doctor Whooves is about all I like in terms of MLP shipping, unless Sonic and RD counts.
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:iconnicegamer4real:
NiceGamer4Real Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't give two shits. Whatever folks want to do.
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:iconnado13579:
Nado13579 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really care all that much. There are a few pairings I kinda like, but I'm not big on them. I'm neutral towards shipping in general. I just hate when I come across clop art here. ._.
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:iconflaminpenguin316:
flaminpenguin316 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sometimes it's taken too far...
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:icongardiankisara101:
GardianKisara101 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't mind the shipping, am I one for more explicit MLP:FIM shipping art ? no, but I believe people have the right to their opinion and choices when making their art.
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:iconcoloredspice:
ColoredSpice Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
As long as you put "fragile" on the side of the box, I suppose. :shrug:
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:iconseri-goyle:
Seri-goyle Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I prefer more canonical ships, like Cheerimac. The whole 'OMG, the mane six are all lesbifriends' bugs the heck out of me. Homosexuality is fine, but let's at least have some support from the show to base it on, and some monogamy.
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:iconfrostthearticfox:
FrostTheArticFox Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
shipping ftw
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:iconcrossover-lover56:
Crossover-lover56 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Dadadadada I'm Lovin' It!
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:iconasluc96:
asluc96 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love 'em
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:iconih7878:
ih7878 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I don't care as long as the are nnot m/m and f/f ships.
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Gray--Day Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind that the phenomenon exists but I'm generally not fond of it as I find that there can be a number of ways for it to be taken too far.

I can understand when it occurs with respect to background characters, they are developed by the fandom, but when the main characters are involved, it just makes them too unfamiliar for me.

I'm ok with it when it's a subtle reference employed for emotional impact or innocent humor, but when it's centralised and explicit, it feels excessive.

The pairings can get really strange, never mind the status of the characters. There's probably no need to expand on that.

All in all, I move on when I encounter shipping since I don't enjoy it in most cases.
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The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, y'know, as long as you poke holes in the box so they can breathe... then I'm fine with it.:icondiscordumadplz:
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DelDiz Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I like pairing as long as it's not shoved in people's faces. For example Bon Bon and Lyra. I'm fine with it, but people shouldn't receive so much hate if they want to pair them with somepony else, OC or canon, male or female.
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sylis1232 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I don't mind it.
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:iconhowlsinthedistance:
HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Only pairings I'm really a fan of are Lyra and Bon Bon because they make me laugh, and Spike and Rarity because it gives me such a severe case of the warm fuzzies. :heart:
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RainbowYoshi305 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind, I kinda like it only for fun...:3
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NachoDudeM Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really think much of shipping any of the ponies, or really any characters in general.
Although, the only 2 I'd ship is a pairing I've seen very little to none, and this pairing is with Queen Chrysalis and Discord. I think it'd make sense, I mean, Chrysalis is a Changeling so she can become anything or body really, and Discord is a combination of a lot of different creatures, so I think the 2 would go together nicely.

Just wanted to share my thought about this :)
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:iconistarian:
Istarian Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Mostly I dislike pairing for pairing's sake, and the excess of homo pairings. I get that their are a lot of canon female characters, but you don't get new ponies that way and three pairs that just happen to be the elements of harmony is just ridiculous. That's not to say there aren't pairings that I like, say SoaringxDash (admittedly TwixLuna can be cute even if it seems a little weird).
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:iconwarped-dragonfly:
Warped-Dragonfly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
SoarinDash is my OTP :la:
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:iconmickey-the-luxray:
Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do have a preferred pairing for Spike; it's not Sparity. It's SpikeBelle.

Honestly, I often find pedophilic (like Sparity) and incestual (like RariBelle) pairings to be pretty damn creepy, but I don't hate them. Bestial pairings I'm fine with.

I really find Spike and Sweetie Belle to be an adorable couple, though. And there's the fact that if Spike finds out he can't have Rarity... why not go with her sister? c:
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:iconjordandorra:
jordandorra Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
is a good series, I think in the background, is a series for various ages ...
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:iconsnakeman1992:
snakeman1992 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Appledash is my OTP:)
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:iconstar--sprout:
Star--Sprout Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I honestly don't see the point. I mean, I like SpikexRarity, but that's kinda a show-produced couple. Any other made-up couple seems extremely OOC or otherwise lesbian (not that I have a problem with that or anything...but do u really think most couples in the FiM world are lesbian??)
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Desert-Eagle-MLP Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Because lesbian shipping is better than shipping with male OCs.
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Star--Sprout Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Okay, I give it to u. That's true.
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:iconmickey-the-luxray:
Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's the lack of male ponies that drive bronies to make so many lesbian couples.
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:iconstar--sprout:
Star--Sprout Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, I think that too...
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:iconfollowingstars:
FollowingStars Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only in human form, because when it gets intense shipping them as ponies is... weird....

But every Yuri is good Yuri!
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bloodsuckingmonster3 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yuri in boring, Hetro is overdone and Yaoi can get pretty violent.
They all crack me up, but I ship Yaoi hardest. ;p Doctor x Master FOREVER!!! :squee:
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:iconmisplacedequestrian:
MisplacedEquestrian Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I ship Spike and crude dirt drawings.
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:iconokami-cross:
Okami-Cross Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love celestia and discord but the lesbian ships.... I really cant see any if them... at all
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:iconrenaissancepony:
renaissancepony Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dont mind the existence of shipping but there are 2 problems i have with MLP shipping

1. it is usually mane 6 with another mane 6, which i simply do not see. Primarily i do not see a sexual love relationship developing so its almost as if they do not stay true to the characters. Also I dont see any of the mane six as being a lesbian (well maybe rainbow dash and possibly fluttershy... but its borderline at best)

2. as most of the characters are female, nearly every shipping is a lesbian relationship. Not that i necessarily have a problem with lesbians(no opinion), but it seems extremely unlikely for any society of any imaginary or real species to consist of mostly gay or lesbian relationships.

Also with the background characters shipping (or any fan thing) tends to have a different view of the character's personality than mine. Although i cannot possibly not like something for this because it is almost unavoidable

So if it is realistic im perfectly fine with it. Although even if it is sort of unrealistic, i can tolerate it
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FenixTheFox93 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like a number of ships. I, for one, ship Twilight Sparkle with either Rainbow Dash or my OC (Cobalt Blaze).
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:iconzyden:
Zyden Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I hate it, so I don't look.
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:iconmanearion:
Manearion Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let me answer you with one simple picture~ [link]
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:iconagent-cynda:
Agent-Cynda Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I don't do much of it, though I ship Spike with every one of the CMC as well as Rarity. Though I ship him with Sweetie Belle the most.

Though honestly, I cannot ship Lyra with Bon Bon.
>inb4 shitstorm
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:iconmickey-the-luxray:
Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, a fellow SpikeBelle fan. I'm perfectly okay with you not being able to ship Lyra and Bon Bon- they do seem like they would work better as good friends than as a couple.
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Agent-Cynda Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's always the impression I got. It's not as if I don't find it cute-ish, though. I just can't ship it. Mainly because I find it difficult to ship ANY same-sex pairing, unless it's established as canon.
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Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which there are none... YET. :iconmanfaceplz:
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:iconagent-cynda:
Agent-Cynda Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly.
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DivineSpiritual Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neutral to be honest. I mean I enjoy pairings that aren't even real like Flutterdash, Applepie, and Rartwi. But when it comes to people going on about how like Rarity and Spike are canon or about FlutterMac, I get annoyed since I never see anything canon about either of those pairings.
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sparklyAxolotl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really, the only thing I ship anywhere is DerpyxDoc. I dunno. They're cute together.
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