Head Canon is DUMB

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Re: Head Canon is DUMB

Post by Thouser » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:32 pm

Ssenrof wrote: Gas Giant: A type of planet- not a giant made of gas
Well, it refers to a kind of giant planet made of gas, so it actually is a giant made of gas.
Ssenrof wrote: Historiography: a interpretation of events- not a blend of history and geography.
There are lots of other words that end in "-graphy" (oceanography, typography, iconography), not just geography. The ending comes from Greek and literally means writings about something (hence why it's used for fields of study).

These weren't very good examples, since ABED's main contention is that "headcanon" is an oxymoron (i.e. It can't be canon if it's in your head.). "Historiography" and "gas giant" aren't oxymorons. "Watershed" and "piecemeal" aren't either.

A better example would be something like "manchild." A contention might be that "a man by definition isn't a child." I would argue that such a contention misses the point of the term.
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Re: Head Canon is DUMB

Post by Kamiccolo9 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:55 am

Thouser wrote:
Ssenrof wrote: Historiography: a interpretation of events- not a blend of history and geography.
There are lots of other words that end in "-graphy" (oceanography, typography, iconography), not just geography. The ending comes from Greek and literally means writings about something (hence why it's used for fields of study).
In addition to the above, this isn't even what "historiography" means. A historiography the study of the methodology of historians, not of their interpretations of events.
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Re: Head Canon is DUMB

Post by Zillamon51 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:00 am

This forum is probably the first place I encountered the term "head canon." It took me about a second to figure it out, if that. But, nerds love arguing semantics.
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Re: Head Canon is DUMB

Post by PsionicWarrior » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:34 am

I agree with OP, I mean it's rather simple you have what's canon and what's not and basta, the rest is speculation or theories at best lol

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Re: Head Canon is DUMB

Post by TheGreatness25 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:41 pm

PsionicWarrior wrote:I agree with OP, I mean it's rather simple you have what's canon and what's not and basta, the rest is speculation or theories at best lol
Yes. 100%. But that's not the point. You won't find anybody on here (well I don't think you will) that's saying that their headcanon is anything more than how they believe the series flows for them. It is personal preference and everyone is well-aware of that. The term -- regardless of how improperly constructed -- is a real term and that's what it means, so that's how people use it.

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