2007-09-09 04:48 pm (UTC)
Well. What does the person mean by 'to hell with canon', I guess. :-? Context :D Or rather, is this the author's attitude or merely the subversiveness/direction/nature of the story. Because that goes into the AU caveat, where I'd say you have to actually understand what you're subverting before you... subvert it, or something.
Oh yeah, I think it depends on exactly how they mean it--mostly it probably matters that they really know what they mean by it. The thing about dippy Mary Sues is probably that they really don't understand when and how they're getting it wrong--and that's not for canon but also for just life and how to write.
But for instance, you got into HP fandom just reading fandom and having not read the canon at all, which is kind of the ultimately "Fuck canon," right? You had a canon made up of fanfic stuff, I assume.
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