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 poll_icon  Poll  Poll Question: What Would You Do if Canon Proved You Wrong?
Rant and rave and try to prove yourself right. VotesImageVotes 0 (0%)
Edit your character/shipping. VotesImageVotes 0 (0%)
Go on as if nothing happened. VotesVotesVotes 8 (47%)
Refuse to believe that the canon is right. VotesImageVotes 0 (0%)
Give up on Spyro the Dragon altogether. VotesImageVotes 0 (0%)
Death threats!!! VU RAPED MY CANON!!! VotesVotesVotes 2 (11%)
Be unaware of any changes. You hate new games. VotesVotesVotes 1 (5%)
Mark EVERYTHING you supported as AU. VotesVotesVotes 6 (35%)
Total votes: 17  
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xx What if Canon Disapproved of Your Ideas?
« Thread started on: Aug 18th, 2005, 9:59pm »

Say you've made a character that's the niece or daughter of a canon character from Spyro the Dragon. You then proceed to use this character a lot, whether in role-plays, fanfiction, fanart, or all of the above. (You know who you are.)

Or, even better, you took an existing character and connected them to another existing character, be it pairings that were never mentioned, but never disapproved, relationships, and friendships.

Suddenly, a new game comes out! Oh happy-

And then, somewhere along the game, one of the NPC characters explains the past of one of the canon characters *coughRedorRiptocough* and reveal that they're either:
*An only child
*Has no family or children
*Is not related to anyone else in canon.

Not only this, this is made as some sort of plot point so there's no way of sneaking off without knowing that you're actually in the wrong.

Or, your shipping/pairing sinks because in the game or credits, you see Sheila marrying Agent 9 or something of that degree.

Therefore, your ideas are rendered completely useless by the canon, and your fancharacters are labeled as Sues because, well, the more you bend teh CANON, the Sue-ier they happen to be.

So, what would you do if your ideas were proved wrong? Be honest. wink

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And AU = Alternate Universe.

I'd like to take this time to note that if you make your character go "I'm Red's niece...from an alternate universe!", it's only going to make you look silly. And even more of a Sue than BEFORE the change.

AU =/= easy duck and cover route. wink
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xx Re: What if Canon Disapproved of Your Ideas?
« Reply #1 on: Aug 19th, 2005, 04:04am »

I'd just carry on as if nothing happens... and if people stare at me, well there is AU to consider afterwards.
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xx Re: What if Canon Disapproved of Your Ideas?
« Reply #2 on: Aug 19th, 2005, 05:30am »

Ehh...Mark everything I supported as AU.
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xx Re: What if Canon Disapproved of Your Ideas?
« Reply #3 on: Aug 19th, 2005, 06:04am »

You bring up an awesome point TP. But it makes me wonder...
What if Canon APPROVED of your ideas?

What if Moneybags and Bentley fight for Sheila in the next game? What if the Sorceress and Red are dating? What if... Ripto and Elora are married and rule over Avalar? XD

Back on topic.

I would carry on as if nothing happened. I'm sure that the Hunter/Elora shippers were killed after YotD (or they became Hunter/Bianca shippers. XP).
And anyways, what would the fandom be without the AU fics and the "What if?" fics? grin
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xx Re: What if Canon Disapproved of Your Ideas?
« Reply #4 on: Aug 19th, 2005, 10:53pm »

I'd send death threats to VU.


Or, at least, I'd THINK about sending death threats.

Really grusome ones.

Involving meathooks...

and sulphuric acid...

and pits of eternal pain.


Of course, I haven't actually released any fanfiction, but I have an idea for a good one.
Then again, I wouldn't worry as any fanfiction I make would disregard VU's games... to an extent (I can say no more, lest you manage to guess the plot of my story... if I ever write it...)
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xx Re: What if Canon Disapproved of Your Ideas?
« Reply #5 on: Aug 30th, 2005, 7:02pm »

The answer to your question is quite simple. I'd call them fools and keep writting MY way anyway. Then again, I am a writer so I know how to write and create new original characters and story ideas that surpass any crap VU shovels out the door.
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xx Re: What if Canon Disapproved of Your Ideas?
« Reply #6 on: Aug 30th, 2005, 7:35pm »

...Well, I was gonna vote for the "Change character/ fanshipping", but...*shrugs* Eh, I don't know. It's my imagination. I'd just keep going with it. It's not like I take it seriously anyway...

But I have been thinking of changing my character...I don't know if I want to or not though, with all that I've gone through...I'll, just keep it in mind. wink
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xx Re: What if Canon Disapproved of Your Ideas?
« Reply #7 on: Sep 1st, 2005, 1:28pm »

Probably stick a label on the mangled thing and explain it was created before the information blasting it to peices was told to the fans. I always thought fanfic included the whole What-If idea so I could just say in the disclaimer I was considering a possibility, which, if writing fanfics or whatever, I probably was. Surely a bit of canon bending is O.K as long as I keep the rest of the facts correct.

Or just shrug my shoulders and go on my merry way. This would be more to shippings though, as they're only a fun side and I don't get too worked up. Much. I'd be disapointed but not go on the murderous rampage, if that makes sense.
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xx Re: What if Canon Disapproved of Your Ideas?
« Reply #8 on: Sep 16th, 2005, 12:15am »

Wow, the death threat option was a joke and it got two votes. grin

Yeah, I think the pairing thing is sort of a fun way to go "Gee, what if character #1 was in love/gay for character #2?". Believe me, every last part of my militant shipper side of me shattered to pieces when I saw people send death threats in letter form to J. K. Rowling just because Harry didn't fall for Hermione. Honestly.
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xx Re: What if Canon Disapproved of Your Ideas?
« Reply #9 on: Sep 17th, 2005, 3:14pm »

Hunter/Elora shippers were killed

Not ture my guy friend is a Elora + Hunter shipper! Me? Well I would go on as nothing happened.

Just because they pair some one up in shows or something. I always thought fanficition was a What-If? So if they pair lets say Ember + Spyro you could wirte a story where Spyro brakes up with Ember because he reailse his ture feelings for Elora or if ya a Sheila + Spyro fan his ture feelings for Sheila If your a Ember fan well you can do a story where they just get married after a another female dragon (so that would be a AU)

I don't care if VU pairs Spyro up with Ember I will always surpport Elora + Spyro til I die

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xx Re: What if Canon Disapproved of Your Ideas?
« Reply #10 on: Sep 18th, 2005, 02:49am »

I'll do the AU thing...although I'd basically feel very crushed.
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xx Re: What if Canon Disapproved of Your Ideas?
« Reply #11 on: Sep 22nd, 2005, 6:39pm »

Uh, what exactly was so wrong with my post above? I'm pretty sure that was clean...>_>
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xx Re: What if Canon Disapproved of Your Ideas?
« Reply #12 on: Sep 23rd, 2005, 02:24am »

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« Reply #13 on: Oct 23rd, 2005, 06:21am »

go on as if nothing happened ((or say one cannon lied to another cannon))

you should know I dont beleave in the idea of Mary Sue
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« Reply #14 on: Nov 15th, 2005, 6:13pm »

Haha, I'd go and send them tasty little slash pictures and fanfiction where characters wed. JUST TO SPITE THEM, mwhahaha...

Or really, I don't care about the new games. They suck so much that I just cover my ears and go "lalala I can't hear you lalala." I mostly base my fantributes on the first three games and them only, because, well... I liked all of that canon. ^.^ I really like to keep most of my fiction and art canon, and I'm not too big on adding lots of OCs in my fanwork, so it's hard to get me in that situation in the first place. ^.^;;;
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