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9th Apr '18 8:33:03 AM PiDa
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* VerySpecialEpisode fanfic set in [[CluelessAesop a canon that can't support the weight of the difficult subjects being dealt with, due to internal logic, tone, or both]]. This tends to be extra FlameBait, because handling these sorts of issues badly can be personally hurtful to lots of fans. However, ''allegorical'' stories which use DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything, {{G-Rated Drug}}s and other such subtext to discuss these issues are often very well received. (Or, at least, they are well-recieved compared to when someone just straight-up gives [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] an eating disorder, or forces [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] to choose between a necessary abortion and her pro-life Christianity.)

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* VerySpecialEpisode fanfic set in [[CluelessAesop a canon that can't support the weight of the difficult subjects being dealt with, due to internal logic, tone, or both]]. This tends to be extra FlameBait, because handling these sorts of issues badly can be personally hurtful to lots of fans. However, ''allegorical'' stories which use DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything, {{G-Rated Drug}}s [[GRatedDrug G-Rated Drugs]] and other such subtext to discuss these issues are often very well received. (Or, at least, they are well-recieved compared to when someone just straight-up gives [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] an eating disorder, or forces [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] to choose between a necessary abortion and her pro-life Christianity.)
9th Apr '18 8:32:35 AM PiDa
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* VerySpecialEpisode fanfic set in [[CluelessAesop a canon that can't support the weight of the difficult subjects being dealt with, due to internal logic, tone, or both]]. This tends to be extra FlameBait, because handling these sorts of issues badly can be personally hurtful to lots of fans. (It should be noted that allegorical stories which use subtext to discuss these issues don't create the same howls of outrage as, say, when someone just straight-up gives [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] an eating disorder, or forces [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] to choose between a necessary abortion and her pro-life Christianity.)

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* VerySpecialEpisode fanfic set in [[CluelessAesop a canon that can't support the weight of the difficult subjects being dealt with, due to internal logic, tone, or both]]. This tends to be extra FlameBait, because handling these sorts of issues badly can be personally hurtful to lots of fans. (It should be noted that allegorical However, ''allegorical'' stories which use DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything, {{G-Rated Drug}}s and other such subtext to discuss these issues don't create the same howls of outrage as, say, are often very well received. (Or, at least, they are well-recieved compared to when someone just straight-up gives [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] an eating disorder, or forces [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] to choose between a necessary abortion and her pro-life Christianity.)
9th Apr '18 8:23:57 AM PiDa
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* VerySpecialEpisode fanfic set in [[CluelessAesop a canon that can't support the weight of the difficult subjects being dealt with, due to internal logic, tone, or both]]. This tends to be extra FlameBait, because handling these sorts of issues badly can be personally hurtful to lots of fans. (It should be noted that allegorical stories which use subtext to discuss these issues don't create the same howls of outrage as, say, when someone just straight-up gives [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]] an eating disorder, or forces [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] to choose between a necessary abortion and her pro-life Christianity.)
24th Dec '17 4:24:04 PM nombretomado
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''[[ExampleSectionectomy No Examples Please!]]''

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''[[ExampleSectionectomy ''[[Administrivia/ExampleSectionectomy No Examples Please!]]''
13th Jun '17 10:45:02 PM Nulono
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* Fanfics built around "WhatIf" scenarios (eg, assuming that the characters decided to TakeAThirdOption) are, once again, sometimes viewed as Canon Defilement.

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* Fanfics built around "WhatIf" scenarios (eg, (e.g., assuming that the characters decided to TakeAThirdOption) are, once again, sometimes viewed as Canon Defilement.
13th Mar '17 4:48:42 AM Doug86
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* Major {{Genre Shift}}s. [[note]]This can be done well, however, but you can't take yourself or the fic too seriously. Also, if you're going to create an ultra-DarkFic out of a light, fluffy show (or vice-versa), it has to be ''very'' well-written; it can't just be "The [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]] are now in the [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40K grimdark future where there is only war]]".[[/note]]

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* Major {{Genre Shift}}s. [[note]]This can be done well, however, but you can't take yourself or the fic too seriously. Also, if you're going to create an ultra-DarkFic out of a light, fluffy show (or vice-versa), it has to be ''very'' well-written; it can't just be "The [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]] are now in the [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40K [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 grimdark future where there is only war]]".[[/note]]
20th Oct '16 10:46:50 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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This generally comes about because the author either didn't know better or perhaps [[TheyJustDidntCare just didn't care]]. Often, though, it's an attempt to make it BetterThanCanon. Sometimes it's played for humor, but with something like this [[PoesLaw it can be hard to tell]]...

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This generally comes about because the author either didn't know better or perhaps [[TheyJustDidntCare just didn't care]].care. Often, though, it's an attempt to make it BetterThanCanon. Sometimes it's played for humor, but with something like this [[PoesLaw it can be hard to tell]]...
3rd Sep '16 1:43:22 PM EBsessed
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Also worthy of note is that many cases of traditional canon defilement actually are canon, but in those cases, it's always when a PromotedFanboy gets to [[RunningTheAsylum Run The Asylum]] and just abuses editorial fiat. It takes quite a lot more for them to really get this term thrown at them, but it generally tends to sting a lot more, since their influence will (usually) affect future stories as well. Please note that it isn't Canon Defilement if the original creative crew is responsible; it's just good old SeasonalRot[=/=]CreatorBreakdown.

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Also worthy of note is that many cases of traditional canon defilement actually are canon, canonical, but in those cases, it's always when a PromotedFanboy gets to [[RunningTheAsylum Run The Asylum]] and just abuses editorial fiat. It takes quite a lot more for them to really get this term thrown at them, but it generally tends to sting a lot more, since their influence will (usually) affect future stories as well. Please note that it isn't Canon Defilement if the original creative crew is responsible; it's just good old SeasonalRot[=/=]CreatorBreakdown.



* Canon CharacterDerailment in general (often referred to as OutOfCharacter or OOC).

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* Canon Canonical CharacterDerailment in general (often referred to as OutOfCharacter or OOC).
25th Aug '16 3:22:15 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Major {{Genre Shift}}s. [[note]]This can be done well, however, but you can't take yourself or the fic too seriously. Also, if you're going to create an ultra-DarkFic out of a light, fluffy show (or vice-versa), it has to be ''very'' well-written; it can't just be "The [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]] are now in the [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40K grimdark future where there is only war]]".[[/note]]


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* Major {{Genre Shift}}s. [[note]]This can be done well, however, but you can't take yourself or the fic too seriously. Also, if you're going to create an ultra-DarkFic out of a light, fluffy show (or vice-versa), it has to be ''very'' well-written; it can't just be "The [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]] are now in the [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40K grimdark future where there is only war]]".[[/note]]
28th Apr '16 2:08:46 PM Luigifan
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{{Fanfiction}} communities, like any other fandom, have their own set of standards. While technically, all fanfiction is free to just do whatever it wants (hell, all fiction in general is, too), there are a number of topics and tropes that cause revulsion amongst these communities. The revulsion can range from forgivable (most beginning writers are given a free pass for this so long as they aren't particularly mean-spirited) to [[FandomBerserkButton sending whole communities up in arms]] (which will sometimes result in being banned as a particularly light sentence).

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{{Fanfiction}} communities, like any other fandom, have their own set of standards. While technically, all fanfiction is free to just do whatever it wants (hell, all fiction in general is, too), there are a number of topics and tropes [[FandomBerserkButton that cause revulsion and anger amongst these communities. communities]]. The revulsion can range from forgivable (most beginning writers are given a free pass for this so long as they aren't particularly mean-spirited) to [[FandomBerserkButton [[FandomHeresy sending whole communities up in arms]] (which will sometimes result in being banned as a particularly light sentence).
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