Shipping is a very common thing in fandoms. The word is derived from "Relationship". It is the desire by fans for two people, either real-life celebrities or fictional characters, to be in a relationship, romantic or otherwise. It is considered a general term for fans' emotional involvement with the ongoing development of a relationship in a work of fiction. Shipping often takes the form of creative works, including fan fiction and fan art, most often published on the internet.
Shipping can involve virtually any kind of relationship: from the well-known and established, to the ambiguous or those undergoing development, and even to the highly improbable or blatantly impossible. Though "shipping" usually refers to romantic relationships, it can also refer to simple friendships; this subset is sometimes known as "friend shipping", or a "BrOTP" (a portmanteau of the terms bromance and one true pairing). Shipping in fan fiction between a same-sex couple is also known as slash fiction, an older term and concept that dates to the late 1970s.
In anime/manga communities, shipping is more commonly referred to as pairing(s); in Filipino pop culture, it is frequently called love team(s). In East Asian contexts, the practice is also referred to as coupling or CP. This page lists the various shippings on this wiki, be it in rp, fanfictions, or one offs.
A sailing ship is a ship that is currently sailing. A sunk ship is a ship that has sank/no longer active. Brotp's are a bromance. Sunk Brotp's are a bromance that has sank/no longer active. One sided attraction is a crush on another person, but the feelings are not reciprocated.