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Canon? Psshaw. by Kellatrix Canon? Psshaw. by Kellatrix
Yeah, I usually develop my own inner canon for something I like. Like, for Star Trek, instead of Kirk/Carol, Chekov/Irina, et cetera, it's Kirk/Spock, Sulu/Chekov, etc. With Final Fantasy, instead of Cloud/Tifa, Zack/Aerith, Cid/Shera, etc, it's Cid/Vincent, Cloud/Zack, etc. In Sherlock Holmes, rather than Watson/Mary, it's Holmes/Watson. And so on, so forth.

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
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Crossoverfan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
So true-; so VERY true...!
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ChaoticDarkAngel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013   Writer

Same here.

 

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.

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xxEvilBlondiexx Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly. Isn't whole the point of fanfiction exploring the "what if"s anyway?
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KeroseneCanine Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I like my head-canon, as well as other peoples.

But, some, like me, do like the challange of writing or drawing a fandom within canon.

Nice stamp =)
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Batsy-Fey Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   General Artist
Too right. How can the purists say it's "disrespecting the creator" if they've never even ASKED the creator for themselves?
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spock-lover Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OK, I totally agree with you! Did you know the word slash was created SPECIFICALLY FOR KIRK AND SPOCK!?! And the creator often made stories with hidden gays, so that people didnt have a heart attack in the sixties ^^
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Treo-LeGigeo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011   Writer
Isn't the point of fanfiction to write what's not canon? Writing what didn't happen in screen/stage/page is why the concept of fanfiction exists in the first place. J.K. Rowling says that she is flattered people make up stories about her characters, how is it disrespectful?

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."
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Annamay168 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
:lmao: When I'm making up my own stories, the last thing I'm thinking about is disprecting the creator. I draw what I feel is fun to draw and I'm quite aware that my stories are like perpendicular universes. (Because I don't write properly enough to call it "parallel.")

And unlike the common accusations say, I actually do have my own characters. But I find it fun to use canon ones too. :XD:
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Sailor-Aoki Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree.
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SoulSucker13 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome :D
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