|See also:||UST, RST, shipper|
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The term fence-sitter (also spelled "fence-sitter" and "fence sitter") is generally used for people that can't make a decision or decide on a side on something.
Usages in Fandom
The term usually appears in shipping. While enjoying the relationship of two characters and accept it, but they do not know if this really has a positive effect on the work/story and/or if they want a pairing to be canon. It can also used for people that do not lean toward either side of a debate.
Usage in the X-Files Fandom
It was used in the The X-Files fandom for and by people that were neither shipper nor noromo or couldn't decide on a side. People might lean to one side of the fence so to speak.. There was also a mailing list called Shippy Fence Sitters United (SFSU), run by nexisfan.
- I'm just experimenting - f/f fanfiction through the eyes of a fence-sitter
- Chronicle X Interview with Meredith