Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
How do you deal with the contradictions?
I'm trying to find the reference, but GW has plainly stated that everything GW publishes, whether it is consistent or contradictory, is official cannon. Now in the read (wherever/whatever) they explained that the fluff was always written from the perspectives of those that wrote it. In my opinion, that's a really great explanation to justify contradictions. It opens up possibilities for lies, deciet, misinformation, is Alpharius dead, what really happened on the Rock, etc.
I discussed this with my SO and she wasn't to pleased with the idea, citing that fluff should always be consistent. I disagreed explaining the above; the confusion, perspective and questioning being rather appropriatte for the 40k setting.
But how do you feel about it? Do you attempt to consolidate it in some fashion? Fill in gaps? Ignore it completely as mallicious lies? Share your thoughts.