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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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ToastedToast15 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also, AUs. Some complaints about AUs are on the same lines.
9Nine--souls Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
On that too!
Crossoverfan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
So true-; so VERY true...!
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.

xxEvilBlondiexx Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly. Isn't whole the point of fanfiction exploring the "what if"s anyway?
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 =)
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?
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 ^^
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."
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:
Sailor-Aoki Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree.
SoulSucker13 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome :D
RoyalSorceress Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
I'm not a huge fan of changing canon for the sake of a slash pairing if it's a huge jump of logic, but I have found some slash pairings in the actual creator made canon!

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!
Schimmelbrot Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This = win.

Thanks for creating it, someone HAD to say it XD
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
In somewhat related news, recently I got flamed to the ninth circle of hell and back on the boards. :iconflameshieldplz:

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 ":iconbaawwplz: 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. :nod:
Kellatrix Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Couldn't agree more.
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I wonder how many of these types, before the reboot, had said, ":iconamgplz: Noooooooo!!!1~! Only Leonard Nimoy can ever be good enough to play Spock!!!1!" :iconspocklaplz:
PlatinumAlchemist Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
You and me, we should get married. Our whole marriage could be based on slash.
Kellatrix Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
It would be a beautiful wedding.
LawlietChannerz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
I'm much the same way, except that I also like to explore other peoples' 'canons' as well. I like to think that there are many, many ways to interpret the characters. You can never be wrong as long as the characters' personalities and motivations stay intact, yes? (And, if they don't? Just call it a PWP and tell everyone to shove off. :3)

I love this. A lot. :heart:
Kellatrix Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Yes! I agree with you so much! <33
Phlatline-DeadKat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
You will get no argument from me. My only complaint is that the words fly by so fast that it took me a few minutes to be able to read it...But maybe I'm just drunk :)
Kellatrix Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
No! I was worried about that, actually! Thanks for pointing it out!
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