It’s always fun scrolling through the tag for Kylux and seeing posts like “Hux had three minutes of screen time, how did you get a ship out of that?” Where as I’m more confused about how they didn’t consider Hux an option, because even with so little screen time, he’s still one of the more obvious choices of people to ship with Kylo Ren.
Then I remembered I ship Kylo Ren with everyone (I love him so much *sob*), and that I haven’t written a fandom essay in ages, so I figured why not make a post arguing the pros of each ship and support for it. :D
Clarifications: The following are evidence for the potential of a relationship of any kind, be it romantic, friendship, rivals, healthy, unhealthy, whatever–with the one exception being family (so Luke, Leia, and Han aren’t going to be on this list–those interactions could get an entire essay for each one to themselves). “Shipping” covers a really large spectrum of character interactions, and people are going to ship these relationships in different ways. Second, I’m listing them in order based on on-screen canon interactions from greatest to lowest (or approximately, because some of them are pretty close in number).
For example, Rey’s first on the list because Ren & Rey had a lot of interactions. That doesn’t mean I think it’s going to be canon, or that it’s specific evidence that they’ll have a romantic relationship in the future of canon, but it does mean it has the most potential for future interactions whatever they may be–which is what fanfiction and shipping is about in a lot of cases anyway.
I’m also going to keep this list to positives, aka “reasons to ship it” not “and this is why there are better choices for the character I’m shipping with Ren” sort of thing. Different reasons resonate with different people, and this list is assuming that Kylo Ren is the focus character (Aka, “I really like Kylo Ren and his interactions with other people, so I want to explore those!”).
Lastly, I’m going to include popular speculation and tie-in material (that i’m aware of), just because its something people use to support their ships.
Summary: After switching middle schools, young Ben Solo lands his eyes on who he never expects to be the love of his life. After a four year separation of having to move away with his father, you and Ben are reunited your senior year of high school, only to have an emotional ride that intervenes with the true feelings you two feel for one another–but there’s one major problem, you’re already with somebody else.
A/N: Honestly, not sure if I should just keep the gif header bc I haven’t gotten around to making the damn graphic…anyways…here’s the new chapter of cb! So glad you guys are really loving it and how some of you are legit ftfo. It’s gonna be okay. Enjoy!
Warning: Really cheesy angst? Ben sees panties and is a perv
Word Count: 4.5K+
“So mind telling me as to why you never thought to mention, oh…I don’t know? That your brother was moving back?!” You nearly shouted at Rey as the two of you sat in between two book shelves, in the middle of doing homework although a certain someone couldn’t help but think about Ben.
The entire time during gym, your eyes were glued on Ben; although he didn’t have the proper attire, he still participated and decided to play basketball with Poe and Finn. Each and every time Ben would shoot, you found yourself drooling at the sight of his v-line whenever his shirt would lift up. It was safe to say that gym class was spent doing nothing but gawking.
CDS: Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em by MC Hammer and Michael Jackson’s Dangerous album.
PHOTOS OF THINGS TOO BIG (OR ALIVE) TO FIT INSIDE: Bicycles, planes, trains, cars, politicians and celebrities.
ONE OF JOEY LAWRENCE’S “WHOA! 92” HATS
A SKATEBOARD, A BASEBALL, AND A STICK OF BUBBLE GUM (NOBODY SEEMS TO KNOW WHICH KIND)
BOOKS: A world atlas, history book, comic book, phone book, the Orlando TV Guide for the week of April 30, 1992, and a copy of the Book of Endangered Species
A PIECE OF THE BERLIN WALL,
PENCILS, AND A BARBIE DOLL
AN ISSUE OF NICKELODEON MAGAZINE
A VIDEOTAPE OF THE LIVE CEREMONY: Shot by a girl named Vicky who stood onstage to operate the Kid Cam.
THE CAMERA THAT RECORDED THE TAPE: This appears to have been unplanned. Mike O'Malley and Joey Lawrence both looked baffled about how to remove the tape from the camera, so the whole setup was tossed in at the last minute.
AND… A NICKTOONS T-SHIRT FEATURING REN & STIMPY
Which is probably the best thing they’ll pull out of there when they open it in April 2042.