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14 March 2013 @ 09:49 pm
Head canon  
Sometimes it's something I read in a fic, sometimes it's something that comes to me out of the blue, but wherever it comes from it resonates and I adopt it into my head canon for the show. For example, Blair Sandburg from The Sentinel really is Dave Starsky's son (thanks to Candyapple for that one); Ray Doyle's damaged cheek was due to his father hitting him in a drunken rage (seems to be a fairly common trope) and Sherlock nicked John's dogtags before doing his swan dive off St.Bart's, and has worn them ever since.
Anyone else? It can't be just me, surely.
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Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on March 14th, 2013 12:15 pm (UTC)

My brain doesn't readily adopt fanon even from the most brilliantly written of stories.

That said, my brain often adopts my own fan fiction ideas, not in "believing" they are canon or anything that stupid but more in if I'm not careful my stories will start linking together in ways that might not be obvious to the reader but will be to me. Those links can sometimes involve references to events in my other fan fiction stories and that really doesn't work terribly well as most readers don't remember the work in the same way the writer does.
miwahni: MFU Illya Fanficmiwahni on March 14th, 2013 12:35 pm (UTC)
So it's like you're supplying continuity in your own little universe? That sounds logical. It doesn't always have to work inasfar as the reader doesn't need to pick up on it, but I imagine you're providing some consistency in backstory etc. and universe-building in a way.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on March 14th, 2013 12:49 pm (UTC)

I suppose so. *g*

I think most fan fiction writers come to certain decisions about how they see characters and how they'd react in certain situations whether they're conscious of it or not. Like... I can't see Gene Hunt being much for a heart-to-heart chat but I still see him as a more vulnerable character than many people do.

It's an extra step in to lunacy though in, for example, once I wrote cracky stories where the Cortina was sentient she makes odd guest appearances in other stories that must be a bit odd to anyone who hasn't read the Tina stories.
miwahni: B7 Slightly sanemiwahni on March 18th, 2013 10:32 am (UTC)
once I wrote cracky stories where the Cortina was sentient
Yes, I've read your Tina stories. There's a place saved for you in Special Hell, you know that don't you? ;-P
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] HANDBASKETdraycevixen on March 18th, 2013 10:43 am (UTC)

I've been aware of that since I was about six years old. *g*