How can fanon be considered canon?

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How can fanon be considered canon?

#1 Post by JinzouTamashii » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:40 am

All there on the tin...

Back at the old PPGWorld forums, there was a huge uproar amongst fans and staff when it was discovered that staff writers had read fanfiction and indirectly been, uh, "inspired" for a few of their episodes...

So what do you think happens at the end of each show and how do the fans/fanatics/otaku influence the sequels once they become hired by the original staff and incorporated officially or unofficially into the teams?
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Re: How can fanon be considered canon?

#2 Post by LVUER » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:47 am

I think a doujin mangaka that made Tenchi Muyo Doujin, was finally recognized by the "real" company and hired him to make "Tenchi Muyo GX".

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Re: How can fanon be considered canon?

#3 Post by JinzouTamashii » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:54 am

LVUER wrote:I think a doujin mangaka that made Tenchi Muyo Doujin, was finally recognized by the "real" company and hired him to make "Tenchi Muyo GX".
Yup, but that show mostly sucked... Ryoko and Sasami still kick ass, of course.
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#4 Post by LVUER » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:18 am

The point is not the show (actually it is manga, which is not too good anyway), but someone who is not official/fan-based to be considered "real".

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Re: How can fanon be considered canon?

#5 Post by JinzouTamashii » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:34 am

So, slightly off-topic, did that guy ever finally write the next Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya novel or what?

The Baka-Tsuki wiki forums are stomping and gnashing their teeth along with every other image chan... lol, Kadokawa are epic trolls, Endless Eight forever.

Oh noes! The personal hell of Haruhi has already descended and covered the earth! :shock:

OMG, WTF were they thinking. Also, long hair Haruhi and panda-shirt loliruhi totally kick your ass, and you ponytail moefags can just STFU.

Save us, Yuki Nagato! Before Kyon totally ****s Mikuru and ends the world!

Related: Haruhi-chan free YouTube streams (Sumoku Chiizu! Nyoro~on! Yuki in bunny headphones!) being more awesome than the overpriced DVD boxset releases, and this: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/M ... miyaHaruhi
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Re: How can fanon be considered canon?

#6 Post by Adorya » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:20 am

A typical example is Touhou, when fan massively spam the original maker with meme so at least 1 or 2 is "acknowledged".

ZUN quickly dodged the issue by working with pro-doujin circle like Tasogare Frontier for Iamp or Aki Eda for Silent Sinner in Blue, though it would mean getting some issues with a part of the other fanbase on some creation direction (especially for SSiB).

Also you maybe don't know, but mangaka may draw inspiration from a lot of fan material, especially shoujo/seinen ones. In their comment columns toukanbon of their works, you can often read that to thanks a particular well done fan gift it was made into the story, or some stories suggestions were accepted by the editor and made it "real"...

I think it's different from the idea of the "big-autor-and-his-official-team-doing-his-work-shut-in-the-snowy-mountains-and-delivering-to-avid-fans-the-godly-and-original-content-of-his-soul" which is common on the west

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Re: How can fanon be considered canon?

#7 Post by Koveras » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:43 am

Since TV Tropes was already linked in this thread, I guess it won't harm to mention that they have a page specifically on fanon becoming canon...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/M ... lekzrxgx4f
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