Favourite Fictional Ghost Ships- Part II

Ghost Ships might sound controversial, but they seem quite fun. Every BL fan is bound to have fantasies about their favorite actor’s being paired opposite each other in real or reel.

At times, Ghost Ships sail smoothly whilst other’s sink. Some of the Ghost Ships mentioned in today’s feature are already quite popular. Let’s hope that some day, we get to see them together. Fingers crossed!

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Finally! An article without the ‘special mentions’ section.

If I’m being honest, this was probably the easiest to narrow down for me. Although there are hundreds of ghost ships to choose from, there are very few that I can get behind. Some of these may actually be very popular ships, but I’m going to consider them as ghost ships because they’ll probably never get to see the light of day—at least in the form of BL adjacent media.

Jeon Jaeyeong and Kim Jinkwon

I’ve seen them only in To My Star (2021)—with Jaeyeong as Kim Pilhyun, the CEO of TB Entertainment (the company under which Kang Seojoon works as an actor), and Jinkwon as Baek Homin, Kang Seojoon’s manager who works for the same company. However, their chemistry is amazing. They’re probably there for comic relief, but I love the way they look out for each other as well as they do for Kang Seojoon. The dynamic between them got me invested in the ship, only to find out that the real ship the creators wanted to portray was the one between Pilhyun and Yoonseul (Han Jiwon), who plays a celerity reporter in the series.

Zeze and Yoo Seungjun

Zeze, who plays Hajin, and Seungjun, who plays Seohyeok in the series The Tasty Florida (2021), look like they’ve always been a very shippable couple. They’ve been best friends for a long time, and they make vlogs under their own entertainment company’s channel, SEOULITE. They were most likely shipped by many even before the series was announced, and for some reason, I kept hoping that they’d be a couple in the series, but in vain.

Luke Ishikawa Plowden and Gun Attaphan Phunsawat

For this ship, I have only one person to blame—Yarnball. I’d missed out on most of GMMTVs Safe House, and she kept me updated with a lot of things that were going on in the live show. The two of us were mostly invested in EarthMix and PondPhuwin as couples, but the sight of this handsome man looking like he was whipped for our child Gun Attaphan almost had me tweeting at GMMTV for a LukeGun BL series. Sorry, Babiis; I love OffGun, too, but these two are just precious together.

Nanon Korapat Kirdpan and Chimon Wachirawit Ruangwiwat

The first time I came across these two was in The Gifted (2018), which then led me to watch most of their works together, such as My Dear Loser: The Edge of 17 (2017) and Blacklist (2019). And let me tell you that there was such brilliant chemistry between the two. So much so that they have an official fan club for their ship (NaMon) called Midyears FC (of which I’m a part). And then, they won an award for the category ‘International BL Couple of the Year’ at VoicePoints 2020 Social Media Awards, beating already-established BL imaginary couples like BrightWin and MewGulf, among others. Their camaraderie both on and off-screen is just out of this world. I’d tried to write a research paper on it, but it’s been on the back burner for a year now (unfortunately). Do you see what I’m doing here? I’m trying to show that NaMon is not supposed to be a ghost ship—and yet, it is one. It’s a ship that may never manifest itself in the form of a BL for a long time.

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Oabnithi and Tay Tawan

I’m a sucker for a good enemies-to-lovers ship. There’s something hilarious and very shippable about these frenemies who keep claiming they hate each other and yet try to find time to hang out together while actively sniping at each other. I’ve never seen Tay react so violently or get as frazzled as he does around Oab, so it’s meant to be, right?

Tay Tawan and Gun Attaphan

I actually have at least five ghost ships for Tay alone, but I chose Tay-Gun for their unique ‘pet’ dynamic and the wholesome, yet somewhat chaotic (because what ship with Tay is not) energy of this ship. They have the cutest, clingiest relationship, and the fact that Tay’s beloved Grandma Nart is so fond of Gun just makes me love them even more.

Joss Wayar and Luke Ishikawa

Joss and Luke already have a great bromance vibe going. They play basketball and go boxing together, hang out at restaurants, Joss is even the godfather to Luke’s adorable pet rabbits. Add to that all the untapped potential of these very buff, very good looking guys and their undeniable chemistry, and I am firmly on the JossLuke ghost ship.

Plapodd Suphakorn and Earth Pirapat

Podd and Earth both have more than one official ship of their own, but outside of that, they’re also good friends who used to hang out quite frequently before. Like Joss and Luke, Podd and Earth have a great bro energy but with an added layer of the occasional physical clinginess. I dare you to watch that one clip of Earth being a whiny baby at Podd who wants him to drink something warm for a sore throat and not see the possibilities.

Honorable mentions: my fifty other Tay ghost ships including but not limited to Lee-Tay, Off-Tay and Earth-Tay, a lovely OT3 headcanon for GMM’s 91 liners, First and Khaotung, Mixxiw and everyone he talks to, and of course Pond and that Duck from Safe House.

We will be back next week with the third edition of this feature. So till then, keep watching this space as we bring you more updates from the Asian BL World!

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