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Re: Which series do you consider to be "canon?" (cartoon and/or comic)

Postby Shadowman » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:24 pm

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Dagon wrote:I more or less build my own canon


That's fanon, not canon. Big difference. Fanon is personal, canon is official.

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Re: Which series do you consider to be "canon?" (cartoon and/or comic)

Postby Dagon » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:05 pm

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Shadowman wrote:
Dagon wrote:I more or less build my own canon


That's fanon, not canon. Big difference. Fanon is personal, canon is official.



Well then, in response to the question posed by the thread, I suppose my canon is my own personal fanon.
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Re: Which series do you consider to be "canon?" (cartoon and/or comic)

Postby Shadowman » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:52 am

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Dagon wrote:
Shadowman wrote:
Dagon wrote:I more or less build my own canon


That's fanon, not canon. Big difference. Fanon is personal, canon is official.



Well then, in response to the question posed by the thread, I suppose my canon is my own personal fanon.


Well, of course your personal canon is fanon, that's how fanon works. Like I said, canon is official, fanon is, as the name suggest, unofficial and made by fans.
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Re: Which series do you consider to be "canon?" (cartoon and/or comic)

Postby Dagon » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:22 am

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Shadowman wrote:
Dagon wrote:
Shadowman wrote:
Dagon wrote:I more or less build my own canon


That's fanon, not canon. Big difference. Fanon is personal, canon is official.



Well then, in response to the question posed by the thread, I suppose my canon is my own personal fanon.


Well, of course your personal canon is fanon, that's how fanon works. Like I said, canon is official, fanon is, as the name suggest, unofficial and made by fans.



Just in case we're being far too literal here, I understand the difference between the two. I'm saying that I treat my own constructed canon, or "fanon" in the parlance of our time, as superceeding what is "Official canon." I am aware of the "official" canon and am able to use it in conversation with others, but I'm more interested in my own version, mainly because I'm a thug like that.
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Re: Which series do you consider to be "canon?" (cartoon and/or comic)

Postby Marcdachamp » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:14 pm

Well, I like the whole tapestry of the Transformers Universe. I love the multiple continuities. I'm a big fan of the '07 movie continuity, Armada, Animated and Beast Wars.

As far as G1 goes, my "canon" would be the UK comic. It blends elements from the G1 comic (which I grew up on) and the classic movie, while phasing out silly things like Primacron. In my opinion, that's the best of the G1 continuities. I really love what IDW has done with the brand, though.
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Re: Which series do you consider to be "canon?" (cartoon and/or comic)

Postby Delicon » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:11 pm

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Marcdachamp wrote:As far as G1 goes, my "canon" would be the UK comic. It blends elements from the G1 comic (which I grew up on) and the classic movie, while phasing out silly things like Primacron. In my opinion, that's the best of the G1 continuities.


Am I the only one who thinks Furman's UK work is far better than his US work?
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Re: Which series do you consider to be "canon?" (cartoon and/or comic)

Postby Va'al » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:56 pm

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Re: Which series do you consider to be "canon?" (cartoon and/or comic)

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:44 pm

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Re: Which series do you consider to be "canon?" (cartoon and/or comic)

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:42 pm

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Delicon wrote:
Marcdachamp wrote:As far as G1 goes, my "canon" would be the UK comic. It blends elements from the G1 comic (which I grew up on) and the classic movie, while phasing out silly things like Primacron. In my opinion, that's the best of the G1 continuities.


Am I the only one who thinks Furman's UK work is far better than his US work?
I personally think it was mostly just as good as his U.S. G1 work. Though, his best stories above all, IMO, were "The Legacy of Unicron", "Target: 2006", and "Time Wars".

Though, I still don't get why he had to write out his UK Megatron as being a fake. He could have had Megatron's return in the U.S. run say that he was blown by the Space Bridge to a location on Earth, and decided to lay low for a while before eventually returning to Cybertron. Unless there was some internal reason for it, he didn't need to write off UK Megatron as being a Straxus-made clone and bring in a second Megatron as the real one.
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Re: Which series do you consider to be "canon?" (cartoon and/or comic)

Postby craggy » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:55 pm

the Straxus clone was fun though
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Re: Which series do you consider to be "canon?" (cartoon and/or comic)

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:59 pm

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craggy wrote:the Straxus clone was fun though
Yeah, but the post-Time Wars future shows a Galvatron made from the Straxus clone instead of the real Megatron.
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