Shipping characters, or supporting the real or imagined romantic relationship of certain characters in a fandom, has been around since Classic Trek. However, the term “shipping” has only been commonly used in more recent years, and nowhere have I seen it more prevalent than in the My Little Pony universe. Fluttershy and Big Mac (my favorite), Fluttershy and Discord (Time Siren’s favorite), Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich, Lyra Heartstrings and Bon Bon, Dr. Whooves and Derpy…the list goes on.
You see it in art work, fanfic, and fan videos. One of the most popular ships of background ponies has been Octavia and Vinyl Scratch/DJ Pon-3. They are constantly put together as roommates or something more. This clip from the upcoming 100th episode finally make this fan-created ship canon (well, the roommate part).
There is a lot of speculation if Vinyl will finally speak in this episode, and if you’ve think you’ve heard her speak, check again: we’ve only seen her speak in fan videos. If I’m not mistaken, we’ve never heard Octavia speak either. Despite that, Vinyl has been pulled up from the background several times during the show, has her own music video, and played an important part in the Equestia Girls Rainbow Rocks movie.
Check out the comments on the Equestria Daily page…my favorite is “There aren’t enough FedEx Trucks in the world to ship this.”
And finally, a big #secondgeekhood shout out to composer Danny Ingram for combining classic cello and Techno so awesomely!