I looked for a similar discussion thread, but didn't find anything before I got to the locked threads so I thought I would go ahead and post this. About a month ago, I came across a concept in the comments section of an article that I can't seem to track down. The context is irrelevant, but the commenter basically said that the answer to the mess that is Star Wars canon is to simply produce more material. The only ground rule is that it fit within the framework Lucas created. It is still a story in a galaxy far, far away, filled with starships, Jedi, the Force, etc, but without the dogmatic restrictions that can occur from the restrictive canon that exists now. From there, people would be able to pick and choose and create the canon that makes sense to them. While I don't see this ever becoming the official Lucasfilm stance, the concept seems rather suited to the realm of fan fiction. We pick and choose the characters that fit into our stories and often need to dictate a particular canon for the setting of an AU. Often, it's as simple as, everything that happened up to the point where I'm beginning my story happened. Other times, it is more complicated and while some events occurred as described in the movies, novels, comics, etc., others did not happen. So the question I am posing is this: How do you choose the canon that makes sense for you? It can be for a particular story you have written or are writing or it could be just in general. I have some thoughts on both, as well as some other questions to throw out there, but I want to hear what others have to say first. By the way, if anyone has a catchier thread title, I'm all ears. I did my best, but I'm just not happy with it.