June 14th, 2016


Head-canon versus Real-canon

I find it interesting that I've read (and written) enough fan fiction over the years to find what I think in my head and what is 'canon' are now two very separate things.

Couple of easy examples:

--it took me like 3 seasons of watching Teen Wolf to realize the show was supposed to be about *Scott* and not Derek and Stiles. To be fair, until Scott became an Alpha, that was not an obvious thing. But I should have realized that Tyler Posey getting the lead billing should have been a clue.

--Based on that, I've already figured out that Shadowhunters is also not based on Magnus/Alec as the primary leads and that, in the books, their relationship is secondary. ( ::sad sigh:: )

And then there's my thoughts on various folk in my fandoms:

--besides not really being set up well in the Harry Potter books, I'm more likely to think of Ginny Weasley as either evil / gold digger or just irrelevant. And pretty much the same for Molly.

--similarly, Dumbledore isn't necessarily a good guy; he didn't do what he should have for Harry, even in the books, and his motivations are always suspect.

--Elizabeth Weir was either incompetent or over her head; or both. She never should have been made head of the expedition. (Although I did like Woolsey in that role!)

And then there are pairings:

--I ship Harry/Severus, but I can also see Harry/Draco, Harry/Neville and Harry/Hermione.

--I ship Stiles/Derek, but I can see Stiles/Peter and Stiles/Lydia

--I have to admit to not knowing enough about Shadowhunters (yet) to have any other pairings besides Magnus/Alec, but Jace is pretty free-wheeling and Izzy is fun!

--OTOH, it's only ever John/Rodney ::grin::

How has fan fiction warped your view of your fandoms?

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