So why do you spread its information as such? Please read this post through, before commenting back, or else you miss my point. (:
If I lack some essential knowledge on the books that proves my feelings to be out of ignorance, then by all means, correct me but please give me a link to your source of information while doing so.
I just have to get this off of my heart, so that I can move on and stop making it unnecessarely an issue for myself because it doesn't really make a difference in my life. And I mean no offense to anyone.
The Six New Adventures books have obviously been approved for profit purposes by Disney, but does that alone make it a confimation of a "yes, that's what we view it like, too!"? I don't think so. So - unless someone can point me to a reliable source where Disney stated TLK6A is also their view, I'd consider the books nothing more than profit fanfiction.
I'm thinking it completely ok if you consider the books to be your personal canon and wish people to know you do, but for Heaven's sake - you ought not to make them into the canon for the entire fandom! Ie. by making up pop quiz questions and answers on based on them, failing to mention that it's not officially Disney!
And you ought not to go around Q&A sites, answering people's questions with these books' information as if they were official information! "Does Simba have a son?" "Yes, Simba has a son! His named Kopa!!" NO, he does not! But there are unofficial books wherein Simba has a son named Kopa. "What was Scar's name before he got his Scar?" "It was Taka!" No, it was not. It was Taka only in an unofficial book.
There's even so completely false information going around, as something along the line: Scar's father gave him the scar in rage! ?! Someone's seriously confusing them to Zira and Kovu from TLK2. Just because that happened so in TLK2, doesn't yet mean it happened exactly the same way with Scar.
I'm complaining here because I could imagine that trying to make unofficial things official in everyone's eyes, is horribly misleading to those new to the fandom. And though it likely won't do any (serious) harm, it in the least is limitting their own creativity, when it wouldn't have to be that way. I acknowledge the situation is nothing away from me, but I just want to raise this topic, as I hate false information going around as facts.
I personally like the story 'A Tale of Two Brothers' alright, but I don't quite get what is so utterly fascinating about that particular fanfiction to so many? Why is it so faschinating to so many, that it's being spread all over the fandom in a claim of being hard, solid canon, when it's not? I'm probably not the only one in the entire fandom who feels frustrated about this, though liking the TLK6A story/ies.
I fell in love with the moment, when young Mufasa leapt to stand between his uncosnscious brother and the huge buffalo herd, ready to fight a battle he could not possible win. As in, him genuinely willing to give his life, just to try and save his brother, whereas the brother in time, will murder him in a similar situation. It's brilliant! BUT, it also happens to seem quite unoriginal, in my eyes for a situation wherein Scar got his Scar. And I'm not too convinced that kind of a scar can be cause by a buffalo horn. If it was just a random situation and not the scar-matter, it would be nothing but brilliant for the brothers' bond matter.