My article for The Atlantic
December 27, 2014 7:48 AM   Subscribe

My article for The Atlantic
on shipping and the enduring power of rooting for love.
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posted by ericbop (2 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by joseph conrad is fully awesome on December 27, 2014: "Whatever the orientation, fans are passionate about their ships"

nice writing, and funny!. I was aware of The Shippers but not Drapple, which is now something I cannot unsee.

This is my favorite part:

"Buber’s tree is not the exploited self-loathing specimen from Shel Silverstein’s Giving Tree. No, as unlikely as it seems, Buber and this tree have a relationship based on true mutuality. It is one man experiencing the divine in the singular non-objectification of a fellow living being."

funny and uplifting.
posted by bobdow at 5:39 PM on December 28, 2014

Liked the article a lot. Would not have seen it but for this project (and the MeFi repost). Never heard the term "Ship" or "shipper". I guess I am getting old. Or, rather, 50 is not the new 30.
posted by 724A at 6:53 PM on December 28, 2014

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