This is NOT another rant about canon. No. This is about something I find rather sad instead of annoying.
Why doess this fandom's situation sadden me? Why do I take this so seriously? Why do I bother লেখা a lengthy প্রবন্ধ like this? Because I don't think ডিজনি is ALL about enrichening people's life and encouraging creativity. It is essentially also about teaching values and morals. The whole point of this প্রবন্ধ is to remind people of that and how because of that any conspiracy theories and fan-made stories should not be falsely claimed as what really happened.
I'm not denying the characters' existence in the general TLK universe. This post speaks for the movie universe only. Please forgive me the frustrated tone. No offense intented to anyone. For now this fandom has just made me so frustrated because it just can't draw a line anywhere when it comes to what is official/canon.
There's a reason why there are the different terms; canon, semi-canon, fanfiction. Because there's a difference and the difference matters. I personally welcome fanfiction with open arms into my interests in fandoms - but I do find it also awfully important that the facts are...