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Simon
Date: 2007-04-27 09:32
Subject: Angel: After The Fall - the poll
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Based on a new interview with Joss at Newsarama about the Angel season 6 comic books, I decided to do a poll (huzzah!). I know that the whole comic book canon issue is causing debate at the moment so I'm interested in knowing what people think. And if you want feel free to pimp the poll about the place, as I'd be very grateful.

Link to the new Joss interview

Poll #974230 Angel season 6 comic book poll

Will you read the Angel season 6 comic books?

Hell yes! - I want to know what happens next
182(91.0%)
Oh god no! The finale was perfect
18(9.0%)

Do you see the Angel season 6 comics as official canon?

Yes. Joss says it's canon.
164(80.8%)
Nope. Only the tv series is canon
39(19.2%)
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abbylee
User: abbylee
Date: 2007-04-27 09:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm a "yes, it's canon" but that doesn't mean I think it's the *same* canon :)
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User: demoniodehiel
Date: 2007-04-27 10:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hi :D
I vote not...the canon finished in 2004, in the end of the series with NFA. Comics is only another type of fanfics

And the question 1...not vote, sorry. I dont love comics really.

A greeting and sorry by my little english :)
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Ruuger: Spike needs a hug
User: ruuger
Date: 2007-04-27 12:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Spike needs a hug
I didn't particularly like NFA (or a lot of AtS S5 for that matter), but I adored Spike: Asylum, so it's a definite yes for the first question and since my main fandom is Babylon 5 where canon is what the Great maker says is canon, it's a yes for the second question as well (even when talking about something the S8 comics which has been quite disappointing so far).

(here via sueworld3002, btw)
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Shapinglight
User: shapinglight
Date: 2007-04-27 12:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Also here via sueworld2003. I'll be reading. I loved the way NFA ended. I don't think of it as a cliffhanger. On the other hand, BtVS ended. It came to an end and we all knew it was going to end. AtS on the other hand was cancelled before its time (I reckon it had another year in it) and we already know some of what ME had planned for that year.

The comic may not follow that plan exactly but it'll probably be along the lines of what was planned.

I'm looking forward to it, especially now I know Brian Lynch will be 'showrunning.' Spike: Asylum was far and away the best thing IDW have produced so far in the Angel franchise.

As for whether it's canon - yes it is, though I think I have it in a separate compartment in my head to show canon. Whether they'll ever link up, I'm not sure. It depends.
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Pony
User: ponygirl2000
Date: 2007-04-27 13:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm going with "of course it's canon, unless I don't like it."
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catalyst2
User: catalyst2
Date: 2007-04-27 15:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It is Joss' creation. If he says it is canon, it is canon imo. Will I read - it is Joss writing so of bloody course I will! Joss for frak's sake!
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The Original Mary Sue (accept no substitutes): Misc - Reality ruins | distantroars
User: wondersheep
Date: 2007-04-27 16:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Misc - Reality ruins | distantroars
Oh, and you and b!x aren't allowed to email each other any more, that makes my fadom world just way too incestuous.
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The Original Mary Sue (accept no substitutes): Buffy - Kiss me | madelineanne
User: wondersheep
Date: 2007-04-27 16:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Buffy - Kiss me | madelineanne
As for the canon debate: sheeit, when have I everl let canon get between me and my fic?

SPIKE/XANDER 4-EVAAA!!!!!!!!

P.S. tell your wife that it's my turn, she'd better send ASH back tout suite.
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Mrs Fraser
User: rleyser
Date: 2007-04-27 17:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
But, but, but you said I could keep him until I return to the States in June! You promised! Really you did!
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The Original Mary Sue (accept no substitutes)
User: wondersheep
Date: 2007-04-27 17:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*sigh* fiiiine.

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orangerful
User: orangerful
Date: 2007-04-27 16:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I usually decide if something is canon *after* i experience it...and decide if I like it haha.
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Wendy
User: ozlady
Date: 2007-04-27 16:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*wavies* Hi Simon! :-)
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Laz
User: laz75
Date: 2007-04-27 17:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I don't really get this. Of course it will be canon, it's not open to debate, it's a fact... why a poll?
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Simon
User: simonf
Date: 2007-04-27 18:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The fandom does not sing with one voice. Some fans will not see it as canon.
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Laz
User: laz75
Date: 2007-04-27 18:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yes, and some people might think that Earth is flatand vote so in a pll... that doesn't make it true 8-) Anyway, your lj, you can do whatever you want!
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Happy Shiny Good Time Guy: lol
User: brianrubin
Date: 2007-04-27 21:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:lol
"Yes, and some people might think that Earth is flatand vote so in a pll."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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User: nikkisixul
Date: 2008-07-16 17:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Some will not even agree that that is an element of canon, but for me it is. Some of the other canon issues I can be a little more lenient on, since it has been pointed out that some canon things were inconsistent even within the series.
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Sandy: BtVS S8 Comic Icon
User: sp23
Date: 2007-04-27 20:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:BtVS S8 Comic Icon
I was all prepared to be grumpy about the S8 comics, but then I read them and it's so obviously Joss that since he's declared them canon and the Angel S6 comics canon, then I accede to my Master's voice and accept them as canon.

And I can hardly wait for the S6 Angel comics.
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Lady Brick: Doctor Who - OMG!
User: ladybrick
Date: 2007-04-27 21:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Doctor Who - OMG!
Troublemaker!
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Happy Shiny Good Time Guy: bring it on!
User: brianrubin
Date: 2007-04-27 21:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:bring it on!
Are you TRYING to be an instigator? ;) If it comes from Joss, it's canon, as simple as that. ;)
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green_tara76: want
User: green_tara76
Date: 2007-04-28 04:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:want
My hybrid answer: The finale was perfect, but hell yes, I want to see what happens next.
And as always, in Joss I trust.
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thedothatgirl: cityof
User: thedothatgirl
Date: 2007-04-28 08:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:cityof
I loved NFA (eventually when the veil of tears lifted) but if Joss is involved I want to know what happened next.

Hell I'm just greedy.

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Easily distracted fangirl.: [BSG] Cylon Raider
User: cursedfire
Date: 2007-04-28 08:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:[BSG] Cylon Raider
I don't think I would consider them canon because Joss is not writing it. In Buffy S8, mostly Buffy writes are writing it.
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Elena: Buffy-eyes
User: moscow_watcher
Date: 2007-04-28 11:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Buffy-eyes
I will definitely read season 6. But I'm not sure I can accept comics as canon. Because tomorrow Joss will say it's not canon - and?.. He has already said that he could make comics storylines non-canon if the movie happens.
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Simon
User: simonf
Date: 2007-04-28 11:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Out of interest, where did he say that? I've seen this referenced elsewhere and I've been trying to find the relevant interview.
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Elena: Hee
User: moscow_watcher
Date: 2007-04-28 14:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Hee
http://www.vh1.com/movies/news/articles/1551700/20070206/story.jhtml

MTV: Is there ever a danger in creating these new storylines that you paint yourself into a corner if or when you do a "Buffy" movie?

Whedon: At some point you have to let go of that fear. The movie audience is going to be different. In terms of a Buffy movie, both David [Boreanaz] and Sarah [Michelle Gellar] have pretty much got swinging careers and have never really wanted to revisit the characters anyway. It's doubtful that would happen. I never say never, and it would be fun to do it with them. I would be willing to overlook certain discrepancies. Ultimately, a movie would have to pick them up later in their lives anyway. I would have to fudge it with David, like "He got his mortality back for five years and then he lost it again," or something like that. I don't think anybody's going to mind that much if they get a movie.


I think it's a diplomatic version of "canon is what I want it to be at this particular moment" declaration. :)
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sueworld2003
User: sueworld2003
Date: 2007-04-29 08:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"I think it's a diplomatic version of "canon is what I want it to be at this particular moment" declaration. :)"

Aha! You should post that on the thread on Whedonesque, and see what they all have to say.


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Elena
User: moscow_watcher
Date: 2007-04-29 17:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hee!
I think the discussion there was heated enough even without this quote. :)
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catalyst2
User: catalyst2
Date: 2007-04-29 14:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think the only discrepancy Joss is talking about is that Angel will have visibly aged despite vampires not aging. I don't think the discrepancies meant "Oh and I will completely disregard everything written in the comics".
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Elena: Giles
User: moscow_watcher
Date: 2007-04-29 17:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Giles
Not sure about it. He was answering the question about storylines. I think he mentioned Angel's aging as an example because he clearly don't want to give away his secrets.
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