|Synonyms:||manifesto, shipping manifesto, ship primer|
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A ship manifesto is a meta essay meant to introduce fans to a ship and explain the appeal. The name comes from the Livejournal community The Shipper's Manifesto. Ship manifestos generally include nonfiction character studies of the characters involved, canon information and analysis about the interactions of the characters involved, and information about the fannish activity around the ship, including links to active communities and/or other fanworks.