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Sometimes I pre-ship, but not very often. Most of the time, I have them get a relationship started first before I think of shipping any characters together.

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I have, but not anymore. Now I need to be sure that the other writer is the right partner and that there is a significant story to be had for the ship itself. 

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I prefer not to, but I'm not opposed to it. I have a hard time keeping up with the 'let's say' when it comes to pre-ships. I prefer to approach rp with characters as organically as possible.

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Sometimes! It really depends on my character and who I'm writing with. I have a few different people I met randomly after joining a site and we really clicked when it came to writing! The pre-ships that we end up creating are more... creative than "I want to bone your pb" kind of setup. I feel like they're more psychologically interesting than anything else? Not your typical 'we met and then fell in love' kind of thing. I am not good a pre-ships with no psychological component - it makes it hard for me to find muse for it.

 

I think there are just certain you write with make pre-ships fun! BUT, that being said, overall I just don't find interest in the whole 'lets bone' kind of deal and never end up responding well to anyone who plots in that way. I am pretty honest about it though! The best kind of ships are the ones that happen out of nowhere. :3

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Thinking about the answer to this question, it's really "yes and no" for me.

 

Over the years, I've had several different RP partners and the approach has been different with each one. When plotting with these people, I like to get a bit of an understanding of what we [i]want[/i] from a pairing and where they are starting out, but I always go in with the expectation that "this might not turn out how we want". I also always knew that these people understood they had to read about the character and know who they were first.

 

That being said, with all of those people it was never about face claims, it was always about the characters.

 

These days I still try to know where the plot is going with specific characters and how close they are to that goal, but it's always in the back of my mind that if something unexpected happened things could very easily change. Oh, these two characters are supposed to be getting together? That's great, but suddenly one of them has fallen in love with someone else, so maybe that's not going to happen anymore.

 

Be that as it may, however, there is nothing I detest more than "finals" ships. This extends somewhat to the concept of "true mates" where everything is perfect and they're madly in love after meeting. It just doesn't feel organic unless someone is specifically written to fulfill that role and those characters can get stale rather easily.

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No, but that's because I don't really focus on the FC's outside of the characters they portray, so I hold no expectations outside of what happens on the board. I also tend to pick FC's that aren't usually in TV/Movies, so that might also be a reason, but even if I did...I don't really watch enough media to justify a pre-shipping habit.

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Deep down I try my best not to pre-ship. Every single time I have tried, the outcome does not end well . I found that I prefer to just go with the flow and let chemistry decide.  It's more satisfying to watch character's develop a relationship naturally in the story, or find ships in unlikely places.

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I pre-ship a lot when it is with friends of mine. I like making characters with little plans for romantic interests right away, because it is fun to see where things go. But it isn't often I make a character that doesn't have things planned out for them.

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