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How To Become An Obsessive Anime Shipper

Detailing step-by-step the "delightful" descent into obsession featuring the various ships of Fairy Tail

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So you've found a new anime huh? Well here's how to really fall in love:

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Prepare yourself...

1. To begin, watch the first "few" episodes

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And slowly start to fall in love

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2. Notice that little “spark” between Character A and Character B

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3. Innocently look up the show on wikipedia to see how many episodes you have to catch up on

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4. Think to yourself, “Seven seasons, that’s not too bad. That’s like half a week of binging”

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Let the games begin...

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5. Begin the descent into obsessively watching your show

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Whilst keeping an eye on your ship(s)

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A very, very, very keen eye

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6. Search for the anime’s specific "wikia" page for some *hint* spoilers *hint*

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And try to contain all of your feels

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7. Scavenge throughout the internet for like-minded shippers on sites such as tumblr, youtube, pinterest, etc.

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8. Go to FanFiction.net and see if there are any interesting stories about your ship, and as per usual there are

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9. Start at the T-rating

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Because you don’t want to seem too desperate

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But eventually you'll find yourself amongst all of the M-rated smutty plots

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10. Compare how many stories there are of your opposing ship and gleefully rejoice when you realize your ship has more

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Unless there's less...

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Then be ready to cut down the haters

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Because you’d fight to the death for your ship

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11. Think to yourself...

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“Is it weird to pin a picture of an anime hunk to my Man Crush Monday board?”

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But do it anyways because love right?

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12. Realize that your ship is basically canon in the original manga and read as much as you can until 4:00 a.m

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13. Dream about cosplaying at an anime convention and meeting your soul mate, who will happen to be dressed as the other half of your ship

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Or is that just me...

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14. Tell everyone you know about when your ship (almost) becomes canon

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...I'm still bitter about it

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15. Finally, find another anime online...

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And add to your already pre-existing baggage

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Turn off the lights, grab your charger, and prepare some popcorn

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