Angelfish wrote:I know what headcanon is, I just wanted to point out how stupid and overused/abused that word is .
Also, I don't think word of god is canon. Once a game is complete, anything else that is said by the creators after it is not canon, unless it's meant as a sequel to the story.
Well, you know a better word? You can think any old word is stupid. I happen to know about an individual who just hates the word 'naive' with a vengeance.
As for Word of God... I see it as more tentative.
It kind of depends. If Word of God contradicts the Work, The Work takes precedence. (Though a creator could write a sequel retconning something in the work. (Which more often works poorly then well, but it can work. (And either way they can DO it.)
If Word of God answer a question that's irrelevant to the larger work, but just neat to know, you can pretty much treat it as de-facto canon. (I guess the best go-to example of something like that is Dumbledore's sexual orientation. (Whatever hints to it there are in the books are so few and so incredibly vague they really might as well be non-existant.)
If Word of God is about a possible sequel, it's really just an idea that MIGHT end up in the sequel or that might change over the drafts inbetween. Hence, tentative.