The Shipper's Manifesto

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Name: The Shipper's Manifesto
Date(s): 4 August 2004 - Last updated 20 September 2015
Moderator: darkhavens, shipm_mod, spren2v2
Founder: (possibly spren_cious?)
Type: shipping meta community
Fandom: multi-fandom
URL: ship_manifesto at LiveJournal; ship_manifesto at Dreamwidth

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The Shipper's Manifesto was a LiveJournal community for shippers of a particular pairing to post meta essays in support of their ship, which may be a particular fan's OTP or OT3. It accepted manifestos for het, slash, femslash, and threesomes, and is the origin of the term ship manifesto.

Essays often included links to direct new fans of the pairing toward informational and fanfic resources; hence, like newbieguide, it was a useful place to go when a fan wasn't sure how to find the Livejournal-based fandom for whatever show/movie/book they'd recently become fannish about.

Idol Reflections, a similar community with posts that were focused on individual characters instead of pairings, spun-off from The Shipper's Manifesto sometime in 2004.[1]

As of 2017, the community had 977 posts. The most recent post was in 2015, asking if people were interested in creating a similar community on Tumblr. Two Tumblr blogs (shipmanifesto and ship-manifesto) for posting ship manifestos were created in 2015, but neither one was affiliated with the LiveJournal community, and both fizzled out.

History

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The first round of essays were posted starting on Monday, August 23, 2004.[2]

How It Worked

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A Fan Remembers

A few months ago [a month or two after this community began], I happened across a new internet community with a curious but interesting goal. Reading the information page, I saw this description: "Welcome to Shipper's Manifesto, a project designed to bring together 'shippers of every conceivable pairing and share with the world what it is that draws us to those pairings. This community's goal is to provide readers with a detailed listing of pairings, insight into the characters behind the pairings, and contextual understanding of what makes the pairing work. This community will also provide newcomers with a starting point for further exploration." The term 'shippers comes from X-Files fandom; this was the word used to describe those who focused on or believed in the romantic relationship between Mulder and Scully. The premise struck me as a little odd ("every conceivable pairing...?") but I did rather like the idea of providing insight and resources for people who wanted to find out more about your fandom while celebrating what you loved about it in essay form. A few days later, I received an e-mail asking if I would like to be one o f the essayists, and if so, would I write about Kirk/Spock? [3]

Featured Ship Manifestos

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Fandom Ship Manifesto Essayist Archived Link
.hack Kite/BlackRose chibisophia
.hack Endrance/Haseo (G.U.) elysian_stars
The 13th Warrior Herger/Ibn mlyn
30 Rock Jack Donaghy/Liz Lemon regalish and michellek
The A-Team Face/Murdock lamardeuse and brooklinegirl
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. Brisco County Jr./Dixie Cousins rise_your_dead
Ai No Kusabi Guy/Raoul beccaabbott
Air Gear Akito/Ikki lovedoesthat
Airwolf Stringfellow Hawke/Michael "Archangel" Briggs ladyrogue79
Alias Lauren Reed/Julian Sark anythingbutgrey
Alias Sark/Sydney sarkastic
Alias Sydney/Vaughn surrexi
Alias Will/Vaughn thewaughnman
Alice (2009) Alice/Hatter devinecancerian
Angel Sanctuary Alexiel/Lucifer moriapolonius
Angel Sanctuary Rociel/Katan moriapolonius
Animorphs Ax/Marco lizzypaul
Army Wives Claudia Joy/Denise niuxita21
Arrested Development George Michael/Maeby fivil
Ashes to Ashes Gene/Alex theanonsisters
As the World Turns Luke/Noah simplistiics
As the World Turns Luke Snyder/Reid Oliver von_questenberg
Atelier Iris 3 Iris Fortner/Crowley execharmonious
Avatar: The Last Airbender Azula/Ty Lee 1angelette
Avatar: The Last Airbender Katara/Aang debacul
Avatar: The Last Airbender Mai/Zuko I jill_rg
Avatar: The Last Airbender Mai/Zuko II jill_rg
Avatar: The Last Airbender Sokka/Toph Bei Fong akamai_hi
Avatar: The Last Airbender Suki/Sokka robot_mule
Avatar: The Last Airbender Toph/Aang x0whitelily0x
Avatar: The Last Airbender Zuko/Aang jill_rg
Avatar: The Last Airbender Zuko/Katara I _cherrywolf_
Avatar: The Last Airbender Zuko/Katara II rhapsodyinpink

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Fandom Ship Manifesto Essayist Archived Link
Baby-Sitters_Club Byron/Jeff mizzmarvel
Baby-Sitters_Club Kristy/Mary Anne firecausesburns
Babylon 5 Londo/G'Kar hobsonphile
Babylon 5 Talia/Ivanova gardendoor
Back to the Future Emmett 'Doc' Brown/Marty McFly usedusernames
Back to the Future George McFly/Marty McFly drworm
Bad Girls Helen/Nikki cabenson
Bakuten Shoot Beyblade Hitawari Kai/Kinomiya Takao laliho
Bakuten Shoot Beyblade Kai Hiwatari/Rei (Ray) Kon starshards & mourir
Band of Brothers Winters/Nixon halfnorn
Battlestar Galactica Gaius Baltar/Felix Gaeta duckgirlie
Battlestar Galactica Helo/Boomer angel_kathryn
Battlestar Galactica Kara Thrace/Lee Adama ennyousai
Battlestar Galactica William Adama/Laura Roslin misscam
Beast Wars Transformers Silverbolt/Blackarachnia soaker87
Ben 10 Kevin/Ben tonks17
Berserk Guts/Griffith relmneiko
The Big Bang Theory Leonard/Penny robothor1111
The Big Bang Theory Penny/Sheldon psycholizard
Black Books Bernard/Manny paranoidkitten
Blades of Glory Chazz Michael Michaels/Jimmy MacElory xenafox
Blake's 7 Blake/Avon executrix
Bleach Abarai Renji/Kuchiki Rukia findingfaramir
Bleach Grimmjow/Apache ginnyseta
Bleach Grimmjow Jeagerjaques/Orihime Inoue renegade_raine
Bleach Hitsugaya/Matsumoto kanae_mizuhito
Bleach Ichigo/Renji zealot1138
Bleach Ishida Uryuu/Inoue Orihime I electra_torch
Bleach Ishida Uryuu/Inoue Orihime II _debbiechan_
Bleach Ishida Uryuu/Inoue Orihime III _debbiechan_
Bleach Kuchiki Byakuya/Abarai Renji selenityshiroi
Bleach Kurosaki Ichigo/Kuchiki Rukia I stardust_rain
Bleach Kurosaki Ichigo/Kuchiki Rukia II glassbomb
Bleach Kurosaki Ichigo/Inoue Orihime annwyd
Bleach Madarame Ikkaku/Ayasegawa Yumichika the_tox
Bleach Nnoitra Jiruga/Neliel Tu Oderscvhank celemna
Bleach Rukia/Ichigo/Renji hallowd
Bleach Shihouin Yoruichi/Soi Fong annwyd
Bleach Ulquiorra/Orihime chuuni
Bones Angela Montenegro/Jack Hodgins christ_chexx_4u
The Book Thief Max/Liesel shinebunny
Boy Meets World Cory Matthews/Shawn Hunter mirrorskippy
Boy Meets World Eric Matthews/Jack Hunter wickedwonder1
Brimstone The Devil/Zeke milkshake_b
Brokeback Mountain Jack Twist/Ennis del Mar rhye
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Angel/Buffy I theantijoss
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Angel/Buffy II myhappyface
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Angel/Darla calliopes_pen
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Angel/Giles stakebait
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Angel/Lindsey winterlive
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Angel/Nina doyle_sb4
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Angel/Spike kita0610
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Angel/Wesley sockkpuppett
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Buffy/Faith vylit
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Buffy/Giles/Willow/Xander wisdomeagle
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Buffy/Spike I tallgent
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Buffy/Spike II moscow_watcher
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Buffy/Xander butterfly
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Connor/Wesley laufeyette
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Cordelia/Angel writingpathways
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Dawn/Ethan alixtii
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Doyle/Cordelia settiai
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Faith/Angel inlovewithnight
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Fred/Willow wisdomeagle
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Giles/Anya ljs
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Giles/Buffy jedi_penguin
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Giles/Ethan 47_trek_47
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Giles/Jenny regalish
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Giles/Oz glossing
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Giles/Spike janedavitt
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Giles/Wesley lostgirlslair
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Giles/Willow gwynnega
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Giles/Xander stoptocheer
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Gunn/Lindsey idyll
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Gunn/Wesley mimesere
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Joyce/Giles/Ethan sadbhyl
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Lilah/Wesley jennyo
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Spike/Buffy/Angel elucidate_this
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Spike/Drusilla wickedprincess3
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Spike/Ethan estepheia
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Spike/Faith tragicamente
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Spike/Fred sockmonkeyhere
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Spike/Wesley flaming_muse
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Spike/Xander spuzz
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Warren/Andrew guest_age
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Wesley/Fred nova25
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Wesley/Illyria laufeyette
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Willow/Faith apatheia_jane
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Willow/Tara calliopes_pen
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Xander/Cordelia waterlanding
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Xander/Faith liz_marcs
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Xander/Oz glossing
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Universe Xander/Willow velvetandlace

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Fandom Ship Manifesto Essayist Archived Link
Captain Tsubasa Karl-Heinz Schneider/Genzou Wakabayashi dropsofgleam
Card Captor Sakura Hiiragizawa Eriol/Daidouji Tomoyo noble_scarlet
Card Captor Sakura Hiiragizawa Eriol/Kinomoto Sakura dropsofviolet
Card Captor Sakura Sumeragi Hokuto/Daidouji Tomoyo kara_m
Card Captor Sakura Hiiragizawa Eriol/Mizuki Kaho ayasugi_san
Card Captor Sakura Touya/Tomoyo mellowcandle
Card Captor Sakura Touya/Yukito aishuu
Carnivale Justin/Iris d_generate_girl
Catch Me If You Can Carl/Frank blackat_t7t
El Cazador de la Bruja Ellis/Nadie empress_donna
Charlie's Angels Sabrina/Kelly lysachan
Charmed Chris/Wyatt dannyblue
The Chronicle: News From The Edge Grace Hall/Tucker Burns/Wes Freewald chicafrom3
Chuck Bryce/Chuck regann
CLAMP Ichiro Mihara/Chitose Hibiya von_questenberg
CLAMP Suoh/Akira slytherinblack
CLAMP Suoh/Nokoru von_questenberg
CLAMP Tomoyo/Hinoto von_questenberg
Code Geass Kaname Ougi/Villetta Nu soaker87
Code Geass Lelouch/Lamperouge kanae_mizuhito
Code Geass Suzaku/Lelouch sapphynashi
Code Geass Suzaku/Kallen lily_lily
Code Geass Suzaku/Lloyd marrow
Codename: Kids Next Door Nigel/Wally blinkidybah
Cowboys And Angels Vincent Cusack/Shane Butler hellaweasels
Criminal Minds Jennifer "JJ" Jareau/Emily Prentiss lysachan
Crossing Jordan Woody/Nigel elven_wolf
CSI: Las Vegas Sara Sidle/Catherine Willows smartyshortie
CSI: Las Vegas Greg/Sara phiremangston
CSI: Las Vegas Grissom/Catherine thewaughnman
CSI: Las Vegas Nick/Greg carolinecrane
CSI: Las Vegas Nick/Grissom true_enough
CSI: Las Vegas Nick/Sara song_of_summer
CSI: Las Vegas Sara/Grissom jjtaylor
CSI: Las Vegas Warrick/Catherine sistasouljah99
Cyborg 009 Jet Link/Albert Heinrich mariko_azrael

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Fandom Ship Manifesto Essayist Archived Link
Dark is Rising Bran/Will ninkasa & sathinks
Dark is Rising Merriman/Hawkin cygna_hime
The DaVinci Code Silas/Aringarosa mypaleangel
DC Universe Alfred Pennyworth/Leslie Thompkins calliopes_pen
DC Universe Barbara Gordon/Dick Grayson calliopes_pen
DC Universe Bart Allen/Conner Kent(Kon-El) joyeuxnoel
DC Universe Bigby Wolf/Snow White dotiscute
DC Universe Blue Beetle/Booster Gold calliopes_pen
DC Universe Bruce Wayne/Clark Kent ladyclio16
DC Universe Bruce Wayne/Diana calliopes_pen
DC Universe Bruce Wayne/Dick Grayson maelithil
DC Universe Bruce Wayne/Jason Todd sharpest_rose
DC Universe Bruce Wayne/Jonothan Crane angel_kathryn
DC Universe Bruce Wayne/Selina Kyle calliopes_pen
DC Universe Clark Kent/Lois Lane seersha
DC Universe Connor/Kyle wildreality
DC Universe Dick Grayson/Tim Drake petronelle
DC Universe Joker/Harley Quinn juliejordan
DC Universe Joker/Jonothan Crane tessykins
DC Universe Malchior/Raven last_haven
DC Universe Robin/Raven neoxpuff
DC Universe Roy Harper/Dick Grayson derryderrydown
DC Universe Starfire/Robin a_white_rain
DC Universe Tim Drake/Cassandra Cain __marcelo
DC Universe Tim Drake/Kon zeelee_penguin
DC Universe Tim Drake/Kon/Bart Allen derryderrydown
Dead Like Me George/Rube sakuracorr
The Dead Zone Bruce/Johnny gardendoor
Death Note L/Misa archica
Death Note L/Raito aishuu
Death Note Light Yagami/Misa Amane x0whitelily0x
Death Note Matt/Mello databomb
Death Note Matt/Misa morinoe
Death Note Mikami Teru/Takada Kiyomi viola_canina
Death Note Yagami Raito/Mikami Teru nakatani_yuushi
The Defiant Ones John "Joker" Jackson/Noah Cullen myhappyface
Degrassi: The Next Generation Craig Manning/Ellie Nash moirariordan
Detective Conan/Case Closed Hakuba Saguru/Koizumi Akako windtear
Detective Conan/Case Closed Jimmy Kudo/Kuroba Kaito jheen
Detective Conan/Case Closed Kuroba Kaito/Kudou Shinichi jheen
D.Gray-man Allen/Lavi leafyaki
D.Gray-man Lavi/Lenalee Lee copper_sun
D.Gray-man Miranda/Allen white_arc
D.Gray-man Kanda Yu/Lavi the Bookman dementiamorphea
Digimon Junpei/Izumi silvormoon
Digimon Motomiya Daisuke/Ichijouji Ken lefcadio
Disgaea Vyers/Etna crazedninja
Discworld Vimes/Vetinari disc_sophist
Disney Alice/Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland) bri_chan
Disney Max Goof/Louie Duck (Goof Troop, Duck Tales) poisonivory
[[ Scrooge McDuck/Magica de Spell (Duck Tales) commander30
D.N. Angel Satoshi Hiwatari/Daisuke Niwa otaku_kitsune
Doctor Who Universe Doctor (4)/Romana nostalgia_lj
Doctor Who Universe Doctor (4)/Sarah Jane Smith erisinia
Doctor Who Universe Doctor (5)/Turlough uktechgirl
Doctor Who Universe Doctor (8)/Fritz Kreiner wishfulaces
Doctor Who Universe Doctor (9)/Jack _starkiller
Doctor Who Universe Doctor (9)/Jack/Rose loneraven
Doctor Who Universe Doctor (9)/Rose larakailyn
Doctor Who Universe Doctor (10)/Reinette ninkasa
Doctor Who Universe Doctor (10)/Rose butterfly & oh_she_knows
Doctor Who Universe Doctor (11)/Rory/Amy t_aspera
Dragonball Z/GT Bra/Goten usay
Dragonball Z/GT Trunks/Goten grayhour
Drake & Josh Drake Parker/Josh Nichols folkloric_feel & amberdowny
Drake's Venture Thomas/Francis shimere277
Dresden Files Harry Dresden/Hrothbert (Bob) of Bainbridge soophelia
Due South Fraser/RayK estrella30
Due South RayK/RayV thermidor
Due South Turnbull/various daughtershade
Due South Vecchio/Fraser wynterhawk

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Resources

Ship Manifesto Archive, a search engine where you can search by keyword or fandom to find a manifesto.

References

  1. ^ "I'm taking time out to clean up the ship_manifesto and its spin offs, idol_reflection and reflections_2 master lists today." — mod_journal (probably spren_cious?), Admin Post --, October 13th, 2004.
  2. ^ spren_cious, Admin. Post, Aug. 20th, 2004.
  3. ^ from a fan, Killa, in The Celebration Zine, otherwise known as The K/S Press #100 (January 2005), she goes on to reproduce her many page essay in full about Kirk/Spock