Skilene is the most popular PoM pairing, because it is very easy to take the mainest protagonist of each gender and put them together, and both their personalities seem to work out and make their way towards each character perfectly. The cold, hard, military officer; the nice, welcoming, warm girl next door.
Some people insanely love the pairing, while others hate it. The people (mainly crazy fangirls) who love the pairing can see the light in it and love it just the way it is and get upset with the people who hate the pairing and the people who hate the fangirls who like the pairing. They also get excited and squeally whenever some fluff if it appears in the episodes (like in Miss Understanding and The Otter Woman).
The people who hate the pairing usually hate it because of the fangirls, who go a little too crazy over the couple, but that has been calmed down over the years.
Both types of people have really, really, passionate, one-sided views.
Either way, Skilene will still always be the pairing between Skipper and Marlene and that will how it will be for eternity.
Some people pronounce it like 'Ski-leen' and others like 'Sky-leen' and others (this is probably the right way) 'Ske-leen'.
1. OMG The first fanfic ever to be published on fanfiction.net about Skilene, is 'Wooden Heart' by Esperata! I think.
On a few rare occasions, mature teenage guys also likes Skilene. If you run into someone, question their sexuality. Or don't.
Random girl "Interests: Skilene :3"
Random girl: "lol i write fanfics on skilene"
Random 11 year old boy: "u mah favoreet skilene writer!!!!!!"