No, not some guy with his dick up a tailpipe.
I found a doc that has the stats for a large number (There are still many, many missing I think.) of shipping stories on Fimfiction and EQD.
Now besides telling me that this fandom will ship anything that fits (and still shipping things that don't... I'm looking at you kitchen sink), it also revealed some some interesting figures.
N.B. I'm obviously bias towards some ships over others. Take a look at the stuff I write if you don't get it. Some sarcasm may also be involved.
*Rainbow Pride Awards: highest percentage of same-sex ships
6: Rainbow Dash, 88.2%
Coming sixth in your own award? How awful. I'll get Charlie Chaplin to send you some flowers or something.
Braeburn didn't even pop up in the top 20 so I guess everyone being gay for Braeburn is a horrible, horrible lie.
Battlefleet Awards: most number of ships, total
1: Rainbow Dash, 1291
2: Twilight Sparkle, 1008
Well no surprise there, RD is shipped with everything. How does this compare to my favourite character?
13: Soarin, 180
Battleship Awards: most popular ships
1: Applejack with Rainbow Dash (276)
2: Twilight Sparkle with Rainbow Dash (253)
3: Fluttershy with Rainbow Dash (242)
I think we need some more originality with our top ships guys.
11: Soarin with Rainbow Dash (85)
Oh hey, at least we're beating Trixie and Twilight! You know, if it was a competition. Gosh I should really try and turn these stats around. Everyone knows that Soarin and Rainbow Dash is true master ship of ships... and if they don't, they must be stupid! Alright, lets do some maths... If I could write a good story a month (Which I can't), it would overtake the top ship in what... 201 months. Wow, that's only 16.75 years!
No, wait. Oh... And there'd still be more Applejack And Rainbow Dash stories being added... umm... Oh.
Well scrap that, I guess that's a bit too hard to manage.
20: Spike with Twilight Sparkle (53)
Props to whatever story there is that also managed to ship Tank and Princess Celestia. Great job. Now I have a benchmark to compare to in 'watness'
Who really gives a fuck?
Plank x Tom is best pairing