I consider this storyline canon, but I also consider declaring it canon antithetical to the storyline itself?
As though putting the cannon-canon down here would cause it to implode or something?
Whatever. I'm saying it's canon, but I'm not the boss of you. Also, it's probably not important enough to be directly referenced in the main comic, so it technically doesn't matter.
Except now I feel determined to reference it in the main comic at some point. The thought consumes me. It is now my goal. My only goal. I have but one path in life now, and that path is to make certain that, at some point, somehow, and for some reason, THIS STORYLINE IS REFERENCED IN OFFICIAL EGS CANON!
Or I'll get bored and forget about it. Whatevs.