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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.
12th Jan '16 5:23:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''RuneScape'' has the "Ancient Magicks" spells. Especially weird because "magic" is usually spelled normally.
** In ''RuneScape'', it appears to be that it is just "c" for singular and "ck" for plural, as in magic vs. magicks. It could also just be an archaic spelling, considering that knowledge of the Ancient Magicks was locked away in a pyramid for who knows how many years.

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* ''RuneScape'' ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has the "Ancient Magicks" spells. Especially weird because "magic" is usually spelled normally.
** In ''RuneScape'', it It appears to be that it is just "c" for singular and "ck" for plural, as in magic vs. magicks. It could also just be an archaic spelling, considering that knowledge of the Ancient Magicks was locked away in a pyramid for who knows how many years.
25th Dec '15 12:39:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* The name of a song by {{Klaxons}}.

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* The name of a song by {{Klaxons}}.Music/{{Klaxons}}.
13th Jul '15 9:13:06 AM Greenygal
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* Unlike other fantasy genre magic who is filled with shooting lightning from your hands, and casting spells with wands, Magick in the ''{{Hellblazer}}'' mythos (and the whole Vertigo universe) is spontaneous and invisible.. This means that although Magick is powerful, it is not flashy as seen in many fantasy genre.

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* Unlike other fantasy genre magic who is filled with shooting lightning from your hands, and casting spells with wands, Magick in the ''{{Hellblazer}}'' ''Comicbook/{{Hellblazer}}'' mythos (and the whole Vertigo universe) is spontaneous and invisible.. This means that although Magick is powerful, it is not flashy as seen in many fantasy genre.
13th May '15 8:42:28 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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* Parodied in ''MSPaintAdventures'' with "Majyyk". The Dark Majyyks are most notable in ''{{Homestuck}}'', but the prisoner in ''{{Jailbreak}}'' also has Majyyks.

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* Parodied in ''MSPaintAdventures'' ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' with "Majyyk". The Dark Majyyks are most notable in ''{{Homestuck}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', but the prisoner in ''{{Jailbreak}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Jailbreak}}'' also has Majyyks.
28th Mar '15 9:36:18 PM TakingItOnTheOtherside
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* The RedHotChiliPeppers made an album called ''"Blood Sugar Sex Magik."'' It is unclear why.

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* The RedHotChiliPeppers Music/RedHotChiliPeppers made an album called ''"Blood Sugar Sex Magik."'' It is unclear why.''Music/BloodSugarSexMagik''.
31st Dec '14 7:10:51 AM Odon
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. When Willow first goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge in "Tough Love", she breaks open a locked TomeOfEldritchLore titled ''Darkest Magick'' to get the witchy firepower need to take on a PhysicalGod.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. When Willow first goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge in "Tough Love", she breaks open a locked TomeOfEldritchLore titled ''Darkest Magick'' to get the witchy BlackMagic firepower need needed to take on a PhysicalGod.
31st Dec '14 7:08:42 AM Odon
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. When Willow first goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge in "Tough Love", she breaks open a locked TomeOfEldritchLore titled ''Darkest Magick'' to get the witchy firepower need to take on a PhysicalGod.
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