Wednesday, November 27, 2013

'Almost Human': Do you ship Kennex and Dorian? [POLL]

First things first. You can Tumble all these photos here.

It has come to my attention that many Almost Human fans are shippers. If you have no idea what I mean by that, it's OK. I didn't know either until I began creating the tweet-caps for Yahoo! TV. When I went through tweets for Person of Interest, I would see statements such as, "Carter and Reese. I ship them so hard." My initial reaction was that the person must hate the idea of those two together, because that was how I felt. I thought it must mean something like "ship that idea away, via overnight FedEx." Boy was I wrong!

It actually means that you would like to see a relationship between the two characters. For Almost Human, being a shipper almost certainly means that you would like to see Kennex and Dorian together.

Let me be clear about this. I have never in my life been a shipper for any two characters on any show. Until now. In fact, I don't even like to see kissy-huggy stuff on TV or in movies. I'd rather see action. If I want real life, I just live. Relationship crap on TV is usually so over-dramatized, and nothing like real life anyway.

But Kennex and Dorian are sci-fi characters. Nothing about the show even remotely resembles real life, which is exactly why I like it. So why am I now a shipper all of a sudden? Well, mainly because Dorian is an android. That got me thinking about how nice it would be to have a humanlike android partner. I mean, you could open up and be yourself without having to worry about them leaving you. You wouldn't even have to worry about killing them with an improperly cooked Thanksgiving turkey!

Michael Smith came up with #Dornex...
and Natalia Ruiz told me how Ernex for a sore throat
sounds like Dornex
I'm joking, of course. Well, sort of. But I do have to admit that I've become a shipper for Dorian and Kennex. Does that make me a weird person? I guess not, because I'm already weird. Plus, I'm not alone

Anyway, any proper ship requires the perfect ship name. They are currently known as Jorian, but there are some people out there calling them by other names. So, this is a poll for those less likely ship names. Technically, the best of them so far is Dornex, because it follows the rules of using the beginning of one name with the end of the other. Dornex was thought up by Michael Smith. There are many others that don't follow the rules, and are great for various reasons. Everyone has their favorite. What's yours?

So, I created a poll just out of curiosity. I've included the only ship names I have heard so far. If you'd like me to add one, please put it in the comments.

Two of these names stemmed from a conversation I had with my mother in which she immediately popped off two names before I even had a chance to think about it: Dorken and Nexdor. I thought it would be clever to use each one in a sentence, so I put a hashtag before each name so it would stand out on the poll. Here we go!

What's your favorite less common Almost Human robromance ship name?

In case you missed it, you can find the latest animated-gif/tweet recap here.


  1. Hi Kristen! Well gosh, you learn something new every day! I'll have to start paying more attention to "ships"!!

  2. I also love the relationship between these two - - - and how Kennex is the one becoming more human - - - who knew?!!

    Regarding the nickname, when I hear Dorken, I'm reminded of putting down someone by calling them a DORK. So I voted Dornex. Or whatever . . . don't really care, as long as the show stays on!!

  3. You lost me at "Almost Human." Being a Bear, I don't get a lot of things human, especially this. So, in my puzzlement, I'll just trundle off.

    Happy Thanksgiving. Blessings and Bear hugs!

  4. I'm really liking this new show. It's getting better and better.