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Messages - M.I.K.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 November, 2021, 11:53:50 PM »
Could I safely take you never heard for alchemists?

I have most certainly heard of alchemists and while there's certainly some crossover in the witches' and alchemists' methods, they're not the same thing and the two words are not synonymous.

First recorded use of the word "alchemist" - 15th century.
First recorded use of the word "witch" - 9th century.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 November, 2021, 09:02:23 PM »
I have right to pick up what I dislike, that definitely isn't going to be a witch. Which, I am sure existed then, but weren't called witches.

You are incorrect, (again).

Books & Comics / Hallowscream! Hallowe'en Special 2021
« on: 31 October, 2021, 03:03:18 PM »
Be kind, please rewind!

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Film & TV / Re: Steven S.DeKnight vs CB Cebulski
« on: 13 October, 2021, 01:27:48 PM »
Aye, but it also implies that it wasn't English to begin with.

There are at least three origins for the name, the English one being derived from "someone who lives near a grove" in much the same manner that mine is probably derived from "someone who lives near a church", (though flip knows which particular Northern European country that actually originates in).

Film & TV / Re: Steven S.DeKnight vs CB Cebulski
« on: 13 October, 2021, 12:59:34 PM »
Also, I don't think Steelgrave is a real name either. It's certainly been "borrowed" from a fictional character.

Film & TV / Re: Steven S.DeKnight vs CB Cebulski
« on: 13 October, 2021, 12:52:14 PM »
(And, FWIW, although Grover has a Punjabi origin, it also exists as an Anglicisation of Gruber.)

It also exists as an English surname.

Film & TV / Re: Steven S.DeKnight vs CB Cebulski
« on: 12 October, 2021, 09:20:43 PM »
It's quite ironic how much fandom's all in a frenzy over Ken Niemand being a pen-name. Because, and I realize this may not be obvious, my real name doesn't rhyme with [Scunthorpe].

Farcebookers are bound to be a bit more upset because so many of them use actual factual monikers. Plus, the MAGAverse hierarchy have a long-running grudge with Rennie (I was shown that they're currently posting art of him as a grotesque slime monster) and are obsessed with their pet theory of him being Niemand.

Don't know about MAGA, but apparently many buy that Rennie is Niemand thanks to Mills' tweet.

...Mills believing it to be the case, purely because that's what he's been told by halfwits on t'internet.

Film & TV / Re: TV soaps to swap characters to highlight climate change
« on: 12 October, 2021, 09:17:12 PM »
Crisis In Infinite Pubs (& Hospitals)!

Books & Comics / Re: Monster Fun
« on: 08 October, 2021, 03:48:20 PM »
Re: Hell's Angel...

There was a Marvel UK character with the same name in the '90s that got into some slight legal bother due to a certain biker group not being happy with the use of the name.

Quote from: Wikipedia
Dark Angel (Shevaun Haldane), originally Hell's Angel, is a fictional superheroine from the Marvel Comics imprint Marvel UK. She first appeared in Hell's Angel #1 (July 1992). The character and the comic book were both renamed to Dark Angel with issue #6 due to legal threats from the Hells Angels biker club. Their lawsuit was settled by Marvel agreeing to pay $35,000.00 as a charitable gift to Ronald McDonald House in the name of both Marvel and the Hell's Angels, in addition to renaming the character.

Thought I'd better point that out, (assuming nobody else has), just in case.

Links / Re: The Judge Death Files
« on: 01 October, 2021, 04:07:10 PM »
There's a curious thing about this site.  2000ad on Twitter have never once reacted in any way to any of the site's content.  No likes, no retweets.  Even when the tweet mentions to get a specific issue from their shop.  But I've noticed they're usually quite active and happy to like/retweet other things by other people.

I'm not complaining in any way, they don't have to do anything.  And it doesn't make any difference to me (although their support would get me a few more views I guess but that's not really going to change anything).

But it makes me wonder, are they against this sort of thing?  They don't lose anything from the site being up and arguably it helps buyers know what progs/megs to get but it feels almost like company policy.  As if fan-made sites aren't to be supported.

I could be wrong.  Maybe they just think it's rubbish.

I don't think they're against it so much as they don't want to give the impression that these sites are in any way official or officially endorsed.

General / Re: Who Are The Creators?
« on: 23 September, 2021, 06:42:51 PM »
The ghost of Kenny Everett called. He wants his 40 year old sketch back.

Yep. Yellow Submarine, but the previous pages have folk dressed as Tony Hancock, (the first) Doctor Who, John Steed and Captain Kirk. I think his mum is probably dressed as Lucille Ball and Iykarus has a touch of the Jason Kings about him but is more likely dressed as Jon Pertwee's Doctor.

Other Reviews / Re: Thirteenth Floor Vol. 3
« on: 20 September, 2021, 09:55:52 PM »
I'm not enticed by mention of 'the spy stuff' in volume 2. Will I miss anything if I skip straight to Vol 3?

A load of continuity, a load of cool artwork and a couple of genuinely disturbing moments. None of it is bad.

But when Bill quotes something that happened 40 years ago, I see no relation with contemporary times (times changed since 1960s and 1970s).

What do you think?

I think 40 years ago was the 1980s.

General / Re: Steve Parkhouse on 'Mad'
« on: 07 September, 2021, 07:13:18 PM »
Both covers are based on the film poster for "The Sting", which in turn is modelled after the illustrations which appeared on front of The Saturday Evening Post in the 1920s, which have also inspired covers for other publications...


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