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Offline JasonPratt

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Star Wars, Star Trek, and the "laws of canon"
« on: October 03, 2019, 02:54:53 PM »
Acerbic internet commentator "Doomcock" (yes, I know, sigh), released a (somewhat more SafeForWork) video essay today, which I would describe as an examination of how canon works in folk anthropology, particularly modern (with an eye on its application to Star Trek and Star Wars recently) -- though I recognize the principles on how people have applied the ideas of canon in the past as well.

Dawn of Armageddon -- a narrative AAR for Dawn of War: Soulstorm: Ultimate Apocalypse: The Hunt Begins: Insert Joke Here!

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Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

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Re: Star Wars, Star Trek, and the "laws of canon"
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2019, 03:06:16 AM »
I don't think I could bear to watch that video.  The very subject threatens to turn me into a frothing rage... 
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Re: Star Wars, Star Trek, and the "laws of canon"
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2019, 08:49:22 AM »
I'll summarize the parts relevant to folk-anthropology:

1.) anything that contradicts a previously established fact (or detail) is not canon.

2.) canon may only be revised or discarded by the original creator, not by heirs or assigned curators.

3.) the moral right of canon supersedes the legal right of intellectual property.

4.) work that disregards a creator's written (or similarly established) plans for canon, cannot be regarded as canon.

5.) non-canonical work can however be ratified as canon eventually, by faithful fans of the original work (appreciating the genius of how the post-canon fits or improves prior canon).
Dawn of Armageddon -- a narrative AAR for Dawn of War: Soulstorm: Ultimate Apocalypse: The Hunt Begins: Insert Joke Here!

Strategic Werewolf Axe-chopping Simulator video AAR!

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR, lots of screenies.

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.

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Re: Star Wars, Star Trek, and the "laws of canon"
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2019, 09:38:00 AM »
Jason your post comes at a good time as I just saw that video yesterday.

I don't think I could bear to watch that video.  The very subject threatens to turn me into a frothing rage...

I had to watch that video as well as others to understand why I was triggered into a frothing rage within the first 45 seconds of watching The Last Jedi on opening day.  I had to watch that video to also understand why I was set into a frothing rage after the Game of Thrones season 8 debacle. 

That rage has been replaced by a deep sorrow as I continue to watch what I once loved and held dear being torn apart by agendas of greed, social justice, and woke feldercarb.  I fear that we are entering a new dark age as freedom, traditions, and canon folklore are being trampled on. 

Acerbic internet commentator "Doomcock" (yes, I know, sigh)...

Haha!  I actually like the future ruler of the universe also known as Doomcock.  Let those who want to judge me for my likes do so.  I am comfortable with who I am.  LOL   ;D  8)
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Re: Star Wars, Star Trek, and the "laws of canon"
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2019, 11:25:25 AM »
He wears on me after a while, but I appreciate his thematic premise: Without Respect, We Reject.

This could of course apply just as fairly in several directions! -- which I think he understands.
Dawn of Armageddon -- a narrative AAR for Dawn of War: Soulstorm: Ultimate Apocalypse: The Hunt Begins: Insert Joke Here!

Strategic Werewolf Axe-chopping Simulator video AAR!

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR, lots of screenies.

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.