|See also:||Self-Insert, Reader-Insert, Wish Fulfillment, Waifu, Fictosexuality, What community is right for you?, Snapewives|
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Self-shipping or selfshipping is to ship oneself with a canon character. Selfshippers may draw themselves with their "F/O" (fictional other) or commission others to do so. They may also write fanfiction with their F/O and a self-insert. Selfshippers do not all identify as fictoromantic/fictosexual but many do.
In Japanese fandom, the term "夢女子" (yumejoshi, "dreaming girl") is used by female self-shippers.
Discourse and Selflovingly Community
At some point on tumblr, discourse started on what was and wasn't acceptable in the world of selfshipping. Some common complaints were adults with minor F/Os or other age gaps, such as an older teenager and younger teenager. Another issue was people with sexist or otherwise bigoted F/Os.
All of this led to the creation of the Selflovingly community. The Selflovingly community banned cishets posting in the tag, F/Os from racist canons, age gap relationships and other things. The community was criticized for being controlling and hostile by selfshippers. However, others defended the Selflovingly community, saying they "do not agree with what the self ship community is and has become."