An Interview With Elden Ray.

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Megazine Letters.

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10th Sept 2008 at 11:20 am

Megazine Letters. - You! Me! Milkshakes!

You! Me! Milkshakes!

 
Alice said we can make a big interview for the Discussion About Megazine thread. It would be really cool and interesting, I hope. We could ask lots of questions about Megazine and all her letters and bestest Megaziners, and also lots of other questions and word associations too.
I hope it is a cool idea. :-[

Please does anyone want to make any questions at-all? - Please can you send them to the Megazine Letters account again. It would be *really* helpful!

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Rayanne Graff

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11th Sept 2008 at 8:19 am

Rayanne Graff - River Phoenix

River Phoenix

 
Cool, i think it'll be great. When do the questions have to be in by?
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Megazine Letters.

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12th Sept 2008 at 9:36 am

Megazine Letters. - You! Me! Milkshakes!

You! Me! Milkshakes!

 


I am going to send all the questions to Alice on friday, I hope.

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Megazine Letters.

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16th Sept 2008 at 2:41 pm

Megazine Letters. - You! Me! Milkshakes!

You! Me! Milkshakes!

 
Please does anyone else want to make any questions at-all? It would be super helpful.
I am going to send all the questions to Alice on friday, I hope.

:-[

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Megazine Letters.

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21st Sept 2008 at 7:10 pm

Megazine Letters. - You! Me! Milkshakes!

You! Me! Milkshakes!

 
*An Interview With Elden Ray.*
Questions by David-James and Strawberry and Stu, and also lots of old questions too.

Who are your bestest Mega-ziners ever?
Topper obviously for his abject surrealism, but also Samurai Hedgehog was pretty cool.

Who are your bestest Mega-ziners at the moment?
At the moment, it's Vigilante Maelstrom and his various pseudonyms. Colin truly knows how to pun!

Which Mega-ziners do you think are really bad and annoying?
Princess Psycho - change the record, please! I think everyone is unanimous with Daddypoos though.

Which Mega-ziners have influenced all your letters?
I can't really say that anyone has influenced me, unless it's been subliminal. In which case, I apologise, as I don't want to be done for plagiarism. That's naughty.

Where does the inspiration for your letters come from?
Well, occasionally they come to me in my dreams, although that's mainly because I tend to have ridiculously vivid and bizarre ones. Mostly, it's the world around me: I open my eyes and daydream the world away, so sometimes ideas pop into my head. That and I go to the idea vending machine, insert 20p and hope I get a good bouncy ball out.

Howcome you stopped making Chocolate Crazed Biogenticist letters? Also, howcome you made Standard Class Beta letters too?
a) Because C-C B really started to annoy me. Standard Class Beta, I'd totally forgotten about! I used that as my text pseudonym when I had free credit to get rid of. Also, I wanted to get on several times in a day because I had/have no life.

What types of letters do you think are really neat and cool?
Any letter with a pun, or many puns, that make me simultaneously groan and grin. Also, the ones that are truly unique and haven't been on in various guises each week.

Creative and ignored or boring and famous?
You know what? I'd probably go for boring and famous as constantly being ignored gets rather depressing after a while. Can't say much for the creative thing though!

Please are you going to make a megazine letter with Scott at-all? It would be really cool, I think.
Well, the thought had never occurred to me. I might, though I don't know about it. Maybe if I get really, really bored.

If you'd never found 'Zine, what would you be like now?
I'd probably either have a social life or be dead. It's a close call.

Megazine or 'Zine or The 'Zine?
'Zine, pronounced: "Zeen".

Elden Ray was always one of my favourites. I never knew it was you and I've slept on your settee, you've seen my legs and everything! Er, can you lend me twenty p to buy some spogs please?
Where the hell can you get spogs for for 20p?! Also, the wife's voice in my head is going: "Aww, bless!" so I guess I have to add that. Curse you, inner Amy!

Fudge or Muffins?
Fudge. Extra points and love if it's Bailey's fudge.

What is your yummiest bagel?
Oh man...I hate bagels. I HATE, HATE, DETEST, LOATHE, VOMIT bagels. You can have my bagels. I never want to see another bagel for at least a year.

Pirates or ninjas?
Pirates because I like the sea and want to be an awesome pirate, only without the STDs.

What's your favourite chocolate bar?
You know, I don't even have one. I really like Thornton's Vienese Truffles and they come in bar form, only they are better in the blobby, individual form. Is that an acceptable answer?

Which is your bestest Simpsons character?
Bob (and Cecil) Terwilliger

What is your bestest Simpsons episode?
Brother From Another Series, but basically anyone with Sideshow Bob in as he makes it deeply funny. Though I really do prefer Futurama.

What are your bestest books and movies and bands?
Books: Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen by Garth Nix; Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Bands: Echo and the Bunnymen, Pixies, Smiths, Half Man Half Biscuit.

Please do you think it is really cool you are named after Alice in "Alice in Wonderland"?
No! And doubly so when I got my foot stuck down a rabbit hole. Although, technically I wasn't named after Lewis Carroll's character.

Which other characters do you really wish you were named after?
Hmm, Astarael the sorrowful in Garth Nix's above series

Who is your favourite character in books?
I have many favourite characters, and I really can't decide between them all.

Which Hogwarts house do you really want to be in?
Ravenclaw.

Dumbledore or Snape?
Snape is more an interesting character. Dumbledore is just good, which is plain boring!

What's your favourite Pixies song?
Velouria. I also love their cover of I've Been Waiting For You, but it's technically a Neil Young song.

Frank Black: yes or no?
Ewww....only back in his hayday for his voice.

Do you wish you could read everyone's thoughts, sometimes? Do you think it would be really scary and terrible? Are you worried everyone can hear all your thoughts sometimes?
No, yes and embarrassingly, yes.  Sometimes. Shh!

Ever considered trading your Yorkshire accent for a Mancunian one?
No way in hell! Besides, I don't (apparently) even sound that Yorkshire. It's only in certain words. Also, I still sound flipping Glasweigian when I get angry. A customer the other day told me I sounded more Scottish than Yorkshire, but I can't hear that myself. Also, for some reason, a lot of people seem really surprised when they ask me where I'm from and then say "Bratfud" as I apparently sound Continental. Methinks they need their ears testing!

Please can you tell everyone a secret secret about you?
For some odd reason, when I cut my toenails, I like to smell the insides of my toenails. I don't like their smell, but I still do it. It's just weird.

Name something really popular that you hate.
Kylie's 80s cheese. SHUT UP!

Name something really hated that you like.
Students.

What is your earliest memory?
Hmm, might be my greenhouse grandad's funeral when I was 2, but I'm not sure.

With which historical figure do you identify?
Who the hell asked these questions? I'd like to say: Otto Von Bismarck as he's cool, but we're nothing alike. Machiavellian, but only when it comes to Connect 4. Played by hand, not computer.

What are your best qualities?
I'm loyal. Yes, I'm a dog.

What is your most embarassing moment?
I have had so many...chose from: flashing my breasts to the lower school whilst cartwheeling, the same but to the netball team whilst playing netball (I must sort out this bra problem!) and the aforementioned foot being stuck in a rabbit hole.

If you appeared on Jerry Springer, what would your episode be about?
My Family and Other Animals.

Would you accept a million pounds to leave the country and never set foot in it again?
Hell yes. Hot weather, here I come!

What's your favourite word for 'thank you' from any language?
"Efarhisto" (phonetically) in Greek.

If you formed a band, what would you call it?
Split Knickers.

If you were a robot, what robot would you really want to be?
Tom Servo.

Do you think it is more likely penguins could take over the world or that elephants would?
Elephants. Did you ever see a penguin crush something?

I remember that you once said (in one of your posts) that you celebrate Ukranian Christmas. When is it and how do you celebrate it?
7th January. And basically, it is celebrated by not taking the Christmas tree down, with special bread and Ukrainian foodstuffs, and candles and presents. These presents are best as they are obtained in the January sales so you get more for your money. 8)

Why were you annoyed when Joel said (in his interview) that you were cute, what's wrong with being cute?
Rabbits are cute, I am not a rabbit, I am not cute. I detest the word "cute". Call me cute, you get hit.

*Word Association.*
- ANBY... Priest.
- DeLorean that got struck by lightning...Womble.
- Dr Namgge... Dildo.
- Farmer Jack... Macho.
- Freshly Squeezed Cynic...waytoointelligent or silkyhair.
- Haryuu No Hanekata...Hat.
- Insane Jam Sow... Anagram.
- Junior Minister...Promiscuous.
- Little Blue Fox... Shy.
- Lord Sebastian Flyte...Pinnochio.
- Mancomb Seepgood...Sheep (it's the name, nothing personal).
- One Winged Angel...Manga.
- Pablo Marmite...Fudgepacker.
- Pavel Nedved's Bedspread...Bumkin.
- Princess Psycho...Boring.
- Psychic Potato... Idents.
- Satan's Little Helper...Sexpot.
- Smashed Strawberry, Hector's House...Poet.
- The Doc...p*ssed.
- TheUnitedTruth...WIFEY!
- Topper...Dali.
- Vigilante Maelstrom...youcanleadahorsetowaterbutapencilmustbelead,mate.
- WLW... Sarky.

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Albi The Racist Dragon

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21st Sept 2008 at 9:12 pm

Albi The Racist Dragon -

 
Surely you pack the fudge, I just eat it.
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SEE OTHER ACCOUNT

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21st Sept 2008 at 9:35 pm

 
Quote: megazineletters
If you formed a band, what would you call it?
Split Knickers.


Completely off-topic, but I hope to be the bass player in Jane Rottencrotch and the Chlymidiots some day.

Captain Mal Reynolds

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22nd Sept 2008 at 7:21 pm

Captain Mal Reynolds - I aim to misbehave

I aim to misbehave

 
Quote:
- ANBY... Priest.
- DeLorean that got struck by lightning...Womble.
- Dr Namgge... Dildo.
- Farmer Jack... Macho.
- Freshly Squeezed Cynic...waytoointelligent or silkyhair. Tongue
- Haryuu No Hanekata...Hat. Wink
- Insane Jam Sow... Anagram.
- Junior Minister...Promiscuous.
- Little Blue Fox... Shy.
- Lord Sebastian Flyte...Pinnochio.
- Mancomb Seepgood...Sheep (it's the name, nothing personal).
- One Winged Angel...Manga.
- Pablo Marmite...Fudgepacker. Tongue
- Pavel Nedved's Bedspread...Bumkin.
- Princess Psycho...Boring.
- Psychic Potato... Idents.
- Satan's Little Helper...Sexpot.
- Smashed Strawberry, Hector's House...Poet.
- The Doc...p*ssed.
- TheUnitedTruth...WIFEY!
- Topper...Dali.
- Vigilante Maelstrom...youcanleadahorsetowaterbutapencilmustbelead,mate.
- WLW... Sarky.


*cough* *ahem*
Mal: Appears we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?
Zo√ę: Big damn heroes, sir.
Mal: Ain't we just.

Rayanne Graff

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23rd Sept 2008 at 9:12 am

Rayanne Graff - River Phoenix

River Phoenix

 
It was an enjoyable interview. :-[ i don't know what a spog is, though.
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Rayanne Graff

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23rd Sept 2008 at 10:11 am

Rayanne Graff - River Phoenix

River Phoenix

 
Hmm, that wasn't what i was expecting a spog to be. i thought it sounded like some sort of game.
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