It's Like Riding A Biker...
Hi Paul, welcome to Wikipedia. I've not read Go Ask Malice, but I hear great things about it, maybe I'll take a look. The whole question of canon is enough to make grown men cry, it's messy and everyone has an opinion. My preference is for info on Mutant Enemy-written works to be kept separate from info on other tie-ins. "Written by Joss & Co vs. Not Written by Joss & Co" seems to be the most common canon distinction fans make, so I think it's helpful to reflect that. And Whedon's choice to specifically call the new comics canon is probably going to make the distinction increasingly important. Having said that, keeping it in its own section doesn't mean dismissing it, the reader can respond to it how they like. The suggestion that tie-in material that doesn't contradict canon should be treated as canon seems to make sense... but I think there are situations where confusion can arise. In the "Pretty Maids All in a Row" book, Spike heads to Denmark in the 1940s, and kills Sophie Carstensen as his second Slayer victim. His killing her contradicts the show, but his travelling to Denmark doesn't, so... on his page do you say that in the 1940s he went to Denmark but don't say why? Or do you say he went to Denmark, and then add a little parenthetical note about the reasons not being canon, but the trip sort-of-maybe being canon because it doesn't directly contradict the show? Tricky, and potentially messy given the enormous amount of info in tie-ins, some contradictory, some not, some partially so...
It totally annoys me when people refer to Xin Rong as "Chinese Slayer"
Heh, you're gonna hate me, I'm totally one of those people ;)
Wikipedia's pretty strict when it comes to sticking to facts alone, with no personal opinion inserted no matter how informed or interesting it might be, and I'm a fairly anal editor when it comes to that kind of thing, hence my picky picky edits of the Willow section. The problem with the red hair comment is indicated by the "It may or may not be a coincidence" bit. Might be an intentional choice on Whedon's part, might not be, we don't know either way, so it's not a fact about the show so much as a bit of speculation. Did I mention the anal thing? --Nalvage 21:47, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
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