A shipper is singlehandedly one of the most
annoying fans of television. They are obsessed with the notion that
of a TV show or movie should be or will
be together. These particular type of fans have no interest in the more pertinent aspects of the show, just the romance of the characters
they are shipping.
ABC's "LOST", is a perfect example
annoying trend. The Jack/Kate/Sawyer love triangle have generated many shippers that
call themselves "Jaters" (Kate/Jack relationship) or "Skaters" (Kate/Sawyer relationship). The shippers are occasionally mentioned and somewhat mocked by "LOST" producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton
A "ship" usually gets
by pairing the first letter of the male
with the female's name
, or vice versa. I.E. Brangelina.