>>102820374>Explain shipping to me.
Some people just do it for fun and others get dangerously obsessed to the point of violence. It's probably an outgrowth to a very old situation in fiction where the main character romances multiple women or multiple men.
In 1850, W. M. Thackeray wrote a book called Rebecca and Rowena that was shipping fanfiction of Ivanhoe where he killed off the girl who originally ended up with Ivanhoe, Rowena, so he could marry Rowena, the author's favorite girl, instead. Going back even further, stories about the Greek or Mesopotamian gods and goddesses and their various different love affair with each other thousands and thousands of years ago was similar.
At its most ancient, it's probably human love of gossip about people and their relationships intersecting with people choosing mates, and their sexual and romantic personal fantasies. People today take it straight into psychosis, though, no doubt of that. That's fucked up.