[22:39] Amanda: XP damian + maru!!
[22:40] Lara: but then right after telling her she's like "OH GAWD WAIT HE JUST DIED SRY SIS"
[22:40] Amanda: the mamian ship!
[22:40] Lara: XD
[22:40] Lara: YES YES YES PLEASE
[22:40] Lara: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
[22:40] Lara: PLEASE WRITE A FANFIC ABOUT THAT
-May 15th, 2008
(the first time the word "Mamian" was used)
thumb|right|244px|Word of Your Body (reprise) from the musical adaption of Spring Awakening. While Mamian was thought of in May 2008, fanfiction for it only began to be written in October and the ship was not canonized until January 2009. There are several reasons for why this might be:
1. Lara saw Spring Awakening in January
2. Amanda found a love of gay things sometime during this time lapse
3. Amanda and Lara discovered that the pairing was really, really cute
4. Amanda had grown attached to Maru and didn't want him to die anymore
5. Lara noted that Mamian was already half-canon (Maru and Lenore, who was actually Damian)