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17th Apr '17 9:32:17 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Magick means, in fact, magic. "Magick" is an archaick spelling, dating back to [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Early Modern English]] where it appeared in the worcks of poets such as Edmund Spenser. Creator/AleisterCrowley revived this spelling to add an air of archaism, distinguishing "[[ThisIsReality actual]] [[WrongContextMagic magic"]] from [[StageMagician stage shows]]. {{Wicca}}ns and other Neo-Pagans, influenced by Crowley (to varying degrees), have picked up the Crowleyan spelling. Others use newer idiosyncratick spellings like "magique" and "majik." For whatever reason, this casual approach to spelling seems to have taken off in the mass media, especially things trying to be [[DarkerAndEdgier edgy]]. The constant misspelling of "magic" has been known to drive {{Grammar Nazi}}s up the wall, but it is reckommended you [[MST3KMantra don't worry about it too much]].

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Magick means, in fact, magic. "Magick" is an archaick spelling, dating back to [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Early Modern English]] where it appeared in the worcks of poets such as Edmund Spenser. Creator/AleisterCrowley revived this spelling to add an air of archaism, distinguishing "[[ThisIsReality actual]] [[WrongContextMagic magic"]] magic]]" from [[StageMagician stage shows]]. {{Wicca}}ns and other Neo-Pagans, influenced by Crowley (to varying degrees), have picked up the Crowleyan spelling. Others use newer idiosyncratick spellings like "magique" and "majik." For whatever reason, this casual approach to spelling seems to have taken off in the mass media, especially things trying to be [[DarkerAndEdgier edgy]]. The constant misspelling of "magic" has been known to drive {{Grammar Nazi}}s up the wall, but it is reckommended you [[MST3KMantra don't worry about it too much]].
1st Apr '17 8:41:42 PM rjd1922
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* Between "Magyk" (of course), "Flyte", "Physik", and "Queste", the individual titles of the ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' series seem to have been designed to make a teacher's life that much harder.
** And every misspelled word in the books is in a boldface font.

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* Between "Magyk" (of course), "Flyte", "Physik", and "Queste", the individual titles of the ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' series seem to have been designed to make a teacher's life that much harder.
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harder. And every misspelled word in the books is in a [[BoldInflation boldface font.font]].
8th Mar '17 5:50:02 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Diana Tregarde'' novels by MercedesLackey, the heroine comments on how pretentious a foe who insists on spelling magic with a k is.

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* In the ''Diana Tregarde'' novels by MercedesLackey, Creator/MercedesLackey, the heroine comments on how pretentious a foe who insists on spelling magic with a k is.
29th Oct '16 7:17:00 PM WillKeaton
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* The ''{{Heroclix}}'' figure of Comicbook/XMen character [[XtremeKoolLetterz Magik]] is misspelled 'MAGICK'.

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* The ''{{Heroclix}}'' figure of Comicbook/XMen ''Comicbook/XMen'' character [[XtremeKoolLetterz Magik]] is misspelled 'MAGICK'.



** Internal consistency was optional before regularized spelling came into vogue, and in fact one of the things done by the people responsible for regularizing spelling was making the spelling reflect the origin of the words. Even if the result did not make that much sense phonetically, and it meant you got silent letters which would make learning to read even harder than before, they felt obliged to spell it rather like it would be spelled in French. Thankfully, later dictionary editors decided to not try to inflict some of the more bizarre ones -- thus why, for example, we use the spelling 'Shinjuku' instead of the (technically) ''official'' transliteration of '[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunrei-shiki_Romaji Sinzyuku]].'

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** Internal consistency was optional before regularized spelling came into vogue, and in fact one of the things done by the people responsible for regularizing spelling was making the spelling reflect the origin of the words. Even if the result did not make that much sense phonetically, and it meant you got silent letters which would make learning to read even harder than before, they felt obliged to spell it rather like it would be spelled in French. Thankfully, later dictionary editors decided to not try to inflict some of the more bizarre ones -- thus why, for example, we use the spelling 'Shinjuku' instead of the (technically) ''official'' transliteration of '[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunrei-shiki_Romaji Sinzyuku]].''Sinzyuku.']]
29th Oct '16 7:15:27 PM WillKeaton
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* Parodied in ''Series/XPlay'' when Adam and Morgan go to New Mexico searching for the hole they buried the [[VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T. video game]] cartridges in, and meet Aleister Crowley. When asked if he knew any spells, he said he was "Founder of Modern Magic'''k'''". When asked why he added a K instead of replacing the C with one, he said that was an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magik_%28comics%29 X-Men character]]. He could apparently do hat tricks, but he called them "hat ''moves''".

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* Parodied in ''Series/XPlay'' when Adam and Morgan go to New Mexico searching for the hole they buried the [[VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T. video game]] cartridges in, and meet Aleister Crowley. When asked if he knew any spells, he said he was "Founder of Modern Magic'''k'''". When asked why he added a K instead of replacing the C with one, he said that was an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magik_%28comics%29 X-Men character]]. character.]] He could apparently do hat tricks, but he called them "hat ''moves''".
29th Oct '16 7:14:57 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://www.imagemagick.org/ ImageMagick]]. (Although this might actually be closer to XtremeKoolLetterz...)

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* [[http://www.imagemagick.org/ ImageMagick]]. ImageMagick.]] (Although this might actually be closer to XtremeKoolLetterz...)
22nd Oct '16 10:46:55 AM Morgenthaler
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10th Sep '16 11:02:23 PM valkorus
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Magick means, in fact, magic. "Magick" is an archaick spelling, dating back to [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Early Modern English]] where it appeared in the worcks of poets such as Edmund Spenser. Creator/AleisterCrowley revived this spelling to add an air of archaism, distinguishing "[[ThisIsReality actual]] [[WrongContextMagic magic"]] from [[StageMagician stage shows]]. {{Wicca}}ns and other Neo-Pagans, influenced by Crowley (though they would often deny it), have picked up the Crowleyan spelling. Others use newer idiosyncratick spellings like "magique" and "majik." For whatever reason, this casual approach to spelling seems to have taken off in the mass media, especially things trying to be [[DarkerAndEdgier edgy]]. The constant misspelling of "magic" has been known to drive {{Grammar Nazi}}s up the wall, but it is reckommended you [[MST3KMantra don't worry about it too much]].

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Magick means, in fact, magic. "Magick" is an archaick spelling, dating back to [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Early Modern English]] where it appeared in the worcks of poets such as Edmund Spenser. Creator/AleisterCrowley revived this spelling to add an air of archaism, distinguishing "[[ThisIsReality actual]] [[WrongContextMagic magic"]] from [[StageMagician stage shows]]. {{Wicca}}ns and other Neo-Pagans, influenced by Crowley (though they would often deny it), (to varying degrees), have picked up the Crowleyan spelling. Others use newer idiosyncratick spellings like "magique" and "majik." For whatever reason, this casual approach to spelling seems to have taken off in the mass media, especially things trying to be [[DarkerAndEdgier edgy]]. The constant misspelling of "magic" has been known to drive {{Grammar Nazi}}s up the wall, but it is reckommended you [[MST3KMantra don't worry about it too much]].
31st Jul '16 12:30:52 PM nombretomado
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* A title of one volume of DCComics' ''ComicBook/TheBooksOfMagic'' was ''Books Of Magick: Life During Wartime''. WordOfGod has it that this spelling was used to make it clear the series was set in a separate continuity to the ''Books Of Magic'', and not because the writer was a pretentious dumbass.

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* A title of one volume of DCComics' Creator/DCComics' ''ComicBook/TheBooksOfMagic'' was ''Books Of Magick: Life During Wartime''. WordOfGod has it that this spelling was used to make it clear the series was set in a separate continuity to the ''Books Of Magic'', and not because the writer was a pretentious dumbass.
29th May '16 12:52:41 PM HypnoticDinosaur
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In fiction however, Magick is used to differentiate it from other Fantasy genre magic. To simply put, while Fantasy magic has manna-fueled magic and wand waving, magick on the other hand is less flashy, spontaneous, and invisible. "Magic" is a word with a long history, and, like most older words, has been spelled all sorts of crazy ways at various times. That said, "magic" has been the official spelling ever since modern English was standardized.

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In fiction however, Magick is used to differentiate it from other Fantasy genre magic. To simply put, while Fantasy magic has manna-fueled mana-fueled magic and wand waving, magick on the other hand is less flashy, spontaneous, and invisible. "Magic" is a word with a long history, and, like most older words, has been spelled all sorts of crazy ways at various times. That said, "magic" has been the official spelling ever since modern English was standardized.
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