Shipping, Fantasy vs Reality and the Dark Tetrad

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Andrzej Marczewski

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  1. JacobJacob says:

    Never heard of Shipping but the article was insightful. There are people in society (and especially online) that show a lot of these psychological traits, but I’d never picked up on it because I didn’t know what to look for.
    Thanks for the good read,

    • Glad you liked it. I had never heard of it before – but it just appeared on my radar after my wife saw some really heinous comments about an actor she likes! It was a fascinating if not slightly depressing adventure!

  2. rowanerrowaner says:

    Hey, just wanted to let you know that that isn’t specifically shipping. Shipping is mostly about relationships in fiction, e.g. thinking Hermione should be with Harry instead of Ron, that’s shipping Harry/Hermione. What you’re talking about is RPF (real person fiction) shipping .

    And yeah, it is basically treating a celebrity’s persona as fiction. There are some RPF shippers that get pretty obsessed or nasty — the same way gossip magazines or stalkers can be; but the majority of RPF shippers try to keep any shipping discussion as far away from the real celebrities as possible.

    Anyway, I’m glad that research is being done and the law is taking taking trolls seriously, as seen with recent arrests of trolls making death threats on the internet etc.

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