Let’s Talk Bookish January 8th

Hello Friends! I took a break in December from most of my weekly memes as I was just not feeling that inspired to write much but I am back in the swing of things in January! The Let’s Talk Bookish Meme is a weekly meme that is created and hosted by Rukky@EternityBooks and Dani@Literary Lion and todays topic is brought to us by Dani and it is What Makes Something Canon?

So I have been thinking this one for a few days and I am not sure what I want to say. The term canon really only means something to me when it comes to comic books and Star Wars. If you do not know what canon means here is the definition for it: In fiction, canon is the material accepted as officially part of the story in the fictional universe of that story. It is often contrasted with, or used as the basis for, works of fan fiction.

When reading comics I especially think about whats canon, Batman has been going for so long that it’s hard to remember what is and is not canon. My problem with this is that it is all fiction, it’s all made up by someone so does it really matter. For so long Clark Kent has been linked to Lois Lane, their relationship is considered canon. However, some years ago DC came out with the New 52 line that had Superman and Wonder Woman as a couple and it is one of my favorite story arcs for this characaters. I personally loved these two together and I do not care if it’s considered canon. Stories are meant to be fun and I think it is ok if they do not always stick to the rules.

This is just my opinion and I would love to hear your thoughts on this as well!

Published by Becky Lewis

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Becky and I am a Real Estate Agent/Stay At Home Mom and I live in the beautiful state of Colorado with my husband, two kids, dog and cat. I am an avid reader and read on average 2-3 books a week. I started my blog because I needed a place where I could talk about books and put down my thoughts on all things book related.

One thought on “Let’s Talk Bookish January 8th

  1. I think “it’s just fiction” is often used to ignore audiences and avoid criticism.

    For instance, if Harry Potter suddenly burst into a thousand bats and killed Hermione, I could complain that it isn’t a realistic thing for Harry, a well-known character, to do. Not the bats, not the killing of his friend… but then the publisher could roll their eyes and say, “it’s just fiction. Get over it. Buy my stuff.”

    That’s how I see it used most often, and I avoid anything that takes over an established character to make them do uncharacteristic things… even though it’s fiction. Though fiction, it has to make sense within some guidelines, otherwise, get ready for murderer bat Harry Potter! 🤪

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