And I usually get so set on my own 'canon' that I don't like any other pairings that feature the same character.
That's one of the arguments that pisses me off most about this whole thing, though, is that 'waaaah, you're disrespecting the creator and you don't REALLY like the characters if you have to change it so much waaaa!"
I would like to direct you all to THIS lovely stamp:
Unfortunately, that's about all I can say about it right now. Not much of a rant.
I'm ready to debate, though (as I always am). >D
I think it's okay to like non canon pairs and not only stick with something that's canon. I don't see how it's 'disrespecting the author' as some canon fans claim.
But, some, like me, do like the challange of writing or drawing a fandom within canon.
I disagree with Kirk/Carol though, I mean they are over. They broke up and moved on, David doesn't even know who his father is (in fact Kirk left her for his career, and who the only person he's ever given up his career for? *cough* Spock *cough*). Sometimes slash is actually canon, or at the very least open to interpretation (when asked about K/S G.R actually confirmed and encouraged, not denied it) which means it's not disrespectful. It's also very popular to deliberately slash completely off canon characters (like Harry/Draco or Batman/Joker) for the very reason that they are off canon.
That's why I think it's stupid whenever someone says "I have nothing against slash, I just want to stay true the characters."
And unlike the common accusations say, I actually do have my own characters. But I find it fun to use canon ones too.
For example, an authoress called Brittany Diamond posted an analysis of Kirk/Spock that combs many episodes for evidence. And, she's found a lot!
Thanks for creating it, someone HAD to say it XD
All I did was state that if they made a reboot movie of Next Gen as they did with the Original Series, I'd gladly watch it.
Soon all the fantards were on my case, replying with something like " Nooooooo!!11one!!~apple! Only Brent Spiner can play Data, eeevaaaaaaarrr!1!!eleventyone!"
Fuck you. I liked the TOS reboot. And Data might be an ageless android, but Spiner, talented though he is, is not.
My point: Nitpickers who take fictional stories seriously too seriously ruin everything.
I love this. A lot.