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Obinice

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27th Aug 2009 at 11:03 am

Obinice - Existential crisis mode.

Existential crisis mode.

 
What is a Mega-Zine? I Googled it, and found some sort of page-flip publishing software, which confused me even more . I couldn't see a sticky explaining what it is, but sorry if I've looked over it....

Rayanne Graff

| 75,087 posts


27th Aug 2009 at 11:10 am

Rayanne Graff - River Phoenix

River Phoenix

 
Mega-Zine is a letters page that used to be on Teletext page 845. Well, that the last page it was on was 845 although it was on other pages before.

It was a page where people tended to write using pseudonyms and was edited by a gay giraffe called White Line Warrior.

There did used to be a page about Zine on Wikipedia but it was deleted.
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Dinglebutt

| 11,947 posts


27th Aug 2009 at 11:12 am

Dinglebutt - I aim to misbehave

I aim to misbehave

 
Quote: Obinice, Aug 2009
What is a Mega-Zine? I Googled it, and found some sort of page-flip publishing software, which confused me even more . I couldn't see a sticky explaining what it is, but sorry if I've looked over it....


There used to be a Wikipedia page for it, but they deleted it.

It was basically a letters page on Teletext that ran for almost 17 years. People could write in poems, jokes, lists, their general thoughts on a particular subject, or in my case, completely nonsensical poppycock with no bearing on anything other than my dreams and imagination.

There was a guy (or several over the years) called WLW who would write short responses to our letters.

Mega-Zine (or 'Zine) ended in March this year, due to the recession and the fact that the Teletext bosses actually read it one day and realised how much money they had been spending so teenagers could say to other teenagers "What do you get if you cross a sheep and a kangaroo? A dent on your bonnet!"
Mal: Appears we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?
Zoë: Big damn heroes, sir.
Mal: Ain't we just.

Rayanne Graff

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27th Aug 2009 at 11:25 am

Rayanne Graff - River Phoenix

River Phoenix

 
Oh, and WLW used to sometimes come on VR, although he hasn't been here for a few months.
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Claire: FNSICLS NEXT FRIDAY 8PM OK BYE
Vel: I'm in!!
Πανδώρα: Beep beep. Its Tuesday.
Πανδώρα: It might be Wednesday by now. Not sure.
EvilTongs: It's definitely a day of some sort
Dinglebutt: Wednesday.... *takes long drag of cigarette*.... Now that's a name I've not heard in many a year.....
Claire: Pals and pals, it is FNSIC again tomorrow, please let me know if you need the details.
Πανδώρα: Testicle.
Claire: Hi guys, I’m Tess Ticle and welcome to my TED talk
Luco El Loco: Activity in 2020? Hooray, nice to see VR life.
Claire: I’d not go that far...a lovely lovely zombie perhaps
Luco El Loco: True.
EvilTongs: It was bizarre how a group of us spontaneously returned when the pandemic stuff kicked off.
Vel: Bizarre or playing the long game? Hmmm, Mr Tongs?
Bellatrixa: I'm just here to reset my password and go about my business, trying not to cringe too much at how I was affected by the abusive f*ckwit I was living with towards the end of my time on this site.
Πανδώρα: AAAARRRGHHH. That is all.
Claire: Lisa I love Lisa, kindest regards to Lisaaaaa
Crinkle-Cut Beatroot: Eating Jaffa Cakes thinking about WLW...
Πανδώρα: Beefy cheesemas to all, and to all a gravy brie

 

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