OC I guess. I just made this gif. For all 8 of you that don't get it, "shipping" refers to when the fanbase imagines two characters in a relantionSHIP. Shipping two characters only is applicable when it's not official. What is defined as official varies person to person. For me it's generally a kiss that makes it official, though there are exceptions.
In an example of shipping that became canon. In the TV cop comedy/drama Castle, the fanbase shipped Castle and Beckett for 4 seasons. In the season 4 finale, they became an official couple (THEY SEXED, SPOILERS) and it was no longer shipping.
This gif is a representation of how the fanbase can aggressively ship two characters together regardless of the amount of subtext there to support it, myself included.