Shadowman wrote:Important rule: Whatever the creator says matters, everything else is irrelevant
What bugs me about this is that that´s your opinion, what YOU think, not a universal truth. You can have your own opinion, just don´t make it a rule for everybody else. To you that´s not even an opinion, is it? well, what you´re saying IS a value judgement, not an empirical fact.
Shadowman wrote:Let me put it this way. Say you wrote a book series. Would you really want people coming in and saying what did and did not happen in your series, then ignoring everything you'd say to the contrary? That their opinion of your work was more "valid" than what you actually wrote?
I don´t think fanon should be regarded as more valid, but it is just as valid. Besides, like I said before, Transformers lore is a direct result of the interaction between groups of people, it´s not as strict as the work of a single author. It just isn´t.
Answer me this: If Transformers canon is so strict that no one should even try to imagine their own versions of the story, then why does it actually happen? there´s little room for that in Lord of the Rings or, let´s say, Watchmen, the structure of the fiction simply doesn´t allow it so it doesn´t happen. Are you saying Transformers has the same structure as those other fictions?