This was originally from a blog I made, but this seemed more formal.
I want to bring up the concept of alternate universes and propose seperating the book characters vs. their animated selfs which are inspired by/adapted from, but not actually one and the same.
I know some people would rather bury their heads in the ground (some users on Scoobypedia do) than rather accept this and treat it as one complete continuity, that the Arthur in the original book is the same we're watching in the cartoon, but in reality that just isn't the case. They're doing their own seperate things and they are not in conjuction with each other. Similar to how the Superman you see in one form isn't always the same Superman you see in another. They live in independent worlds, so to speak.
So like I said, my proposition is to seperate as much as possible these different continuites of these characters, and those pages can concentrate on those individual subjects. The book characters can focus on the book incarnations and the animated ones can focus on the cartoon incarnations. What I mean specificly is, seperate incarnations for the PBS TV show and the Marc Brown books, etc.. They would also be less of a clutter and trying to make things more cohesive on pages when seperating them would solve that issue altogether. -- Anythingspossibleforapossible (talk) 15:09, May 29, 2015 (UTC)
- I've seen how Avatar Wiki and Star Wars Wiki do this. Avatar Wiki has the main canon from its two TV series and comics, then another one for the live-action film. Star Wars Wiki has the new canon as established by Disney, and everything else is "Star Wars Legends" canon. I'll try to combine the two. Avatar is more like what we want, but it should be implemented in a way more like Star Wars. 5000 Explosions and a Supernova (talk) 01:10, May 30, 2015 (UTC)
- It's a good idea, but I think it's worth pointing out that with Arthur it depends a lot on the type of book. For example, the chapter books are basically expanded versions of television episodes and should likely be treated pretty much like the television episodes. The same is also true to a large degree for anything that's like an Arthur's Perfect Christmas or a D.W.'s Library Card that's adapted from a television episode and not the other way around. And then there's material like a Good Night, D.W., which isn't based on anything from the TV show, but looks a lot like what you see on TV and doesn't necessarily contradict anything that you would see on there. 03:50, May 30, 2015 (UTC)