I've gotten the OK from the Mod's of this forum to pose this question because it is something I have often wondered about. CSI shipper's seem to be a rare form of fan. We are watching this show differently than probably 95% of the viewer's of this show. People who come here and to other CSI ship based forum's are participating in way's that your average CSI viewer would probably be very surprised by. Fanfiction, music videos, msg boards etc are things that a lot of people are unaware of and I'm curious if this is a "hobby" that you, the CSI shipper, share with the people in your life. Do they know that you are watching this show with a "shipper's perspective"? If you are blessed with the talent to write fanfiction or make videos or banners etc, do you tell or show the people closest to you about your latest masterpiece? Or do you just post it out there for strangers and online friends, never sharing with your family/friends the fruits of your online labors? I'm curious to see what people's answer's will be. Let's keep it friendly...no actual shipping per se, because the question doesn't really pertain to who or why you ship, just do people know that you "ship". My answer by the way: NO, no one in my life knows anything about my little trips here or to other forums. A few, including my husband, have asked me what I do on the computer, I've told them I read fanfiction. They asked what kind, I said CSI and that was that. I'm sure, due to the nature of this show, they think I'm reading online mysteries of sorts. I don't know why I don't expand on that except that I'm probably afraid they will look at me like I've lost my mind. Sorry for the longwinded post for a fairly straightforward question...I tend to ramble but please answer away!!