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    Mikey's All-Purpose Catch-All Thread

    I was considering leaving the forums due to unwanted and unnecessary negativity from certain people, but since I have made deep and lasting friendships with many people and I always enjoy making new friends, and there is so much in the way of NEW MOTU/POP right now I LOVE, I am going to create ONE thread for all my news (so people can't accuse me of "flooding the forums" or "hijacking threads" and the other rubbish I've been accused of). I would appreciate and hope people will respect my efforts in trying to do better and not contaminate this thread with hate and negativity.


    Personal:

    Health-wise, despite my ongoing longtime illnesses and occasional bouts of depression, my recent and harrowing history with hospitals over the last two years and such is seeming to improve so there's not much news there. I am enjoying more online concerts and chats with many of my favourite people who are indeed REAL friends. I am also getting back into my writing, editing and music journalism since Winter is magically inspiring me as always.


    Music:

    I'm buying my tickets for Belinda Carlisle's concert tour on February 9 2022 very soon. I was supposed to have this achieved by now but things kept cropping up.


    Also, recent Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame winners The Go-Go's are re-releasing their God Bless The Go-Go's album.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1

    In other Go-Go's news, drummer Gina Schock will be releasing her new photo book on October 26. She is the third member of the band to release a book after Belinda and Kathy Valentine. I am hoping Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin will follow suit and complete the set.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/07...KIKX0DER&psc=1


    Amy Grant is re-releasing her iconic Heart In Motion album with bonus songs, a photo book and apparel on July 9. It is the 30TH Anniversary of this album.

    https://www.wnypapers.com/news/artic...eart-in-motion


    I have an online show with Gretchen Peters in a couple of weeks. It is the 25TH Anniversary of her debut album The Secret Of Life.


    Books:

    There are three Disney books being released within the next year - Cold Hearted (a Disney Villains release based on Lady Tremaine from Cinderella), What Once Was Mine (a Twisted Tale based on Tangled) and a currently title-unknown book based on The Blue Fairy from Pinocchio.


    DVD's:


    Batman: The Long Halloween Parts 1 & 2 will be released on June 22 and August 10 respectively.






    It appears the next Scooby Doo animated movie will be a crossover with DC Comics Krypto and perhaps other characters in the Superman universe.

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    Happy to hear your health continues to improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinkor View Post
    Happy to hear your health continues to improve.
    Thankyou!

    I had another awesome experience this week, I'm not sure why but PayPal gave me a free $10 gift so I bought Volumes 1-3 of the Disney Princess Stories series on one DVD - 10 episodes of new Disney Princess adventures!

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    Suzy Bogguss has just added her new music video, Sunday Birmingham to YouTube, previously it was available only for members of Suzy's Inner Circle.

    "Tell me I am beautiful - it means nothing to me. Tell me I am intellectual - well, I know it already. Tell me I am funny however, and that is the greatest compliment in the world that anyone can give me".

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    Good to see you back on here Mikey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granamyr's Helmet View Post
    Good to see you back on here Mikey!
    Thanks my new friend!

    I've been watching MasterChef lately, I'm particularly impressed with one contestant, Depinder, although there are other talented and nice people competing. Still, I'm decidedly Team Depinder, I think she has talent, creativity and potential.
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    Glad you hear your health is improving. Trust me, I know health issues are a tough deal.

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    Lisa Wilkinson Autobiography - "It Wasn't Meant To Be Like This"

    Lovely and talented Australian journalist Lisa Wilkinson (I've been a fan for many years) has released her new autobiography It Wasn't Meant To Be Like This! It will be available on October 27.

    https://www.bigw.com.au/product/it-w...opy-/p/176100/


    *I’ve been working on something that is very close to my heart over the last couple of years - in fact, when I think about it, I’ve been working on this my entire life.

    It’s my autobiography, and I’m excited (and just a little bit terrified) to be sharing the cover with you today.

    It’s called “It Wasn’t Meant To Be Like This”, and tells the story of how this magazine-junkie kid from (proudly) the western suburbs of Sydney, worked hard to survive the bumps and bruises of my teenage years, and went on to find myself in situations and places I could have once only ever dreamt about.

    In it, I’ve completely opened up on things I’ve never talked about before, not even with some of my closest girlfriends.

    I share the roller coaster ride of joys, and sadnesses, the pinch-myself moments, and the hard lessons I’ve had to learn along the way.

    I’ve left no stone unturned, particularly when it comes to some of the more public moments you’ve seen in the headlines. Now, you’ll know the truth.

    “It Wasn’t Meant To Be Like This” will be published by HarperCollins on October 27.

    You can pre-order a copy now at your local bookshop, and signed copies are available for pre-order from Booktopia and Big W. Or if you prefer digital, you can pre-order the e-book from Apple Books.

    All the pre-order links are in my bio.*

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    One of the most inspirational things about Lisa Wilkinson is her candid recollection of her years of being the victim of traumatising bullying (something I am only too familiar with) and I hope to achieve more by reading more of her words to inspire myself and make the most of shining through the pain and emerging strong just as Lisa has.
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    My question is would you rather buy Wilkinson's book, Mikey?
    Try to reach inside of me, try to drain my energy
    Let me show you just what I'm made of
    Simple curiosity trying to take a bite of me
    Let me show you just what I'm made of now...

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    Hey Mikey! Just wanted to check in with you and see how you are doing. How are you doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glasstor View Post
    Hey Mikey! Just wanted to check in with you and see how you are doing. How are you doing?
    Hey Glasstor, I haven't been well which accounts for my long absence, but don't worry, I'm OK. I've been recharging my inner batteries so to speak, along with my writing and editing, I've been spending time with my CD, DVD and book collections. I was going to leave the forums to avoid the toxic negativity that has pervaded the forums of late, not to mention people who have not been so kind to me, but I haven't fully decided yet. I am eager to spread the positive light about the new MOTU/POP goodness and other things I love though.
    "Tell me I am beautiful - it means nothing to me. Tell me I am intellectual - well, I know it already. Tell me I am funny however, and that is the greatest compliment in the world that anyone can give me".

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    You know I was thinking of starting a thread “does anyone know what happened to Mikey?” The other day because I hadn’t seen any posts from you in a very long time. Sorry to hear you’ve been unwell. Hope you’re feeling better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    Hey Glasstor, I haven't been well which accounts for my long absence, but don't worry, I'm OK. I've been recharging my inner batteries so to speak, along with my writing and editing, I've been spending time with my CD, DVD and book collections. I was going to leave the forums to avoid the toxic negativity that has pervaded the forums of late, not to mention people who have not been so kind to me, but I haven't fully decided yet. I am eager to spread the positive light about the new MOTU/POP goodness and other things I love though.
    Glad you are OK and hopefully recharged. Always wishing you well on the health front

    You haven’t gotten you Belinda tickets yet!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    Hey Glasstor, I haven't been well which accounts for my long absence, but don't worry, I'm OK. I've been recharging my inner batteries so to speak, along with my writing and editing, I've been spending time with my CD, DVD and book collections. I was going to leave the forums to avoid the toxic negativity that has pervaded the forums of late, not to mention people who have not been so kind to me, but I haven't fully decided yet. I am eager to spread the positive light about the new MOTU/POP goodness and other things I love though.
    Don't leave Mikey! The Org forums have always been a refuge. They've had ups and downs like this before when there's renewed interest, but they will be a refuge once more when the storm passes!
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    Toys 'R Go

    I'm not sure how old or new this toy store is (I haven't been to the city in ever so long and with my current state I doubt I will get there any time soon), but while I was in hospital I saw a commercial for Toys 'R Go which specialises in toys and collectables. I would love to know if they have classic 80's OR new MOTU, POP, Thundercats, TMNT, Disney, DC Comics or any of my favourite franchises.

    http://toysrgo.com.au/
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    Culinary Arts With Kishwar Chowdhury & Depinder Chhibber

    It's been just over a week since MasterChef AU finished, but this year's alumni are already going on to bigger and better things. Two of the lovely ladies, Kishwar Chowdhury and Depinder Chhibber are already working in top star restaurants, and perhaps one day they may start their own, write cookbooks and appear on TV cooking shows. Kishwar has a new venture with Tonka and has already come up with a top star dish that is making mouths water everywhere! Depinder is currently located at Three Blue Ducks and is creating her own masterpieces.

    https://o.hungryhungry.com/tonka/menu

    https://www.instagram.com/depinder_/


    Here are two star recipes right now, one from each of the ladies!

    Kishwar's Charred Corn Chaat

    *Let me take you to winter in Dhaka
    Chilly afternoon walks, pashmina shawls
    The smell of roasted chestnuts and
    Corn on the Cob being roasted over coals...

    Try my Charred Corn basted in my SWEET, STICKY, SPICY Tamarind baste, Chaat butter and finished with CRUNCHY sev & spiced peanuts.

    *See the website for more details and recipe.


    Depinder's Pineapple Cake

    Possibly one of my all time favourite cakes, every child in India grew up eating the most delicious pineapple pastries ! So here we are….

    Vanilla Sponge

    6 eggs (separated)
    2 tsp white vinegar
    2 cups flour
    2 tbsp cornflour
    120 mls vegetable oil or melted butter
    2 tsp vanilla extract
    1 cup - 1 1/2 cup caster sugar

    Preheat the oven at 160C.

    Whisk egg whites using a stand mixer, add vinegar and slowly add sugar and continue to whisk until stiff peaks.

    Using slow speed mix in egg yolks, oil and vanilla extract until fully incorporated.

    Sift the flours together atleast 2-3 times and using a spatula mix it into the rest of the batter (in thirds) slowly without mixing vigorously.

    Transfer the batter into 2 lined baking tins and bake for 30 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.

    Cool the cakes on a wire rack, slice them in half so you have 4 thin cakes now.

    Whipped Cream Frosting

    300 mls heavy whipping cream
    1/4-1/2 cup sifting icing sugar
    2 tsp vanilla extract

    Whisk the cream with all the ingredients until it reaches stiff peaks and keep refrigerated until assembly.

    For assembling the cake you will need:

    Canned pineapple chunks
    Cherries
    Pineapple juice (you can use left over pineapple juice from the canned pineapples)


    *I enjoy keeping up with the contestants and their current lives and careers.
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    Future Disney Novels

    https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/A_Twisted_Tale

    I've been collecting the Disney Villains (DV) and Twisted Tales (TT) novels for a while now and although I knew about the TT Blue Fairy novel based on Pinocchio (title unknown although it will be written by Elizabeth Lim), apparently there will be a TT book based on The Princess And The Frog called Almost There, written by Farrah Rochon (a new writer for the series). Both books will be released in 2022.

    *Almost There is the first Twisted Tale written by Farrah Rochon and will be based on the 2009 animated movie, The Princess And The Frog. It will be the 13TH Twisted Tale and will be released some time in 2022. It is also unknown what the twist will be, but Tiana will remain human throughout the whole book.*

    *[UNKNOWN TITLE] This Twisted Tale will be based on the Blue Fairy from the 1940 classic, Pinocchio and will be the 14TH Twisted Tale. It will be focused on the Blue Fairy for a whole new story. It will be written by Elizabeth Lim for a 2022 release date, although neither the title nor twist has been confirmed yet.*


    *No news of the 9TH Disney Villains title by Serena Valentino, or the character the story will be based on has been confirmed yet.
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    STUFF You And The World

    Sorry, it's just me being a cheeky mischief, I couldn't resist it...

    Anyway, this thread is about a new product line called STUFF which I recently heard about thanks to MasterChef contestant Brent Draper on Instagram. Brent chose to leave the contest due to severe mental health issues halfway during the season, but he has since seen the light again and is working to help other young men deal with the stigma of mental health. Brent is doing all sorts of inspirational things to fight toxic masculinity, racism, misogyny and homophobia. He really is a lovely guy, so I feel compelled to help the cause. I'm promoting Brent and STUFF anywhere I can online.

    https://www.instagram.com/followthestuff/

    *STUFF is an uncomplicated brand, with purpose. We’re keeping personal care simple for men. Do you need stuff for the shower? For your face? How about your hair, pits and, ah, other bits? Then this is your lucky day because we’ve got you sorted: you’ll be looking and feeling the goods in no time.

    https://websiteofstuff.com/pages/our-story

    *STUFF is an uncomplicated brand, with purpose.

    We’re keeping personal care simple for men. This is your lucky day because we’ve got you sorted: you’ll be looking and feeling the goods in no time.

    It’s a confusing time to be a man. We see guys all around us suffering under the weight of limiting, toxic stereotypes that are reinforced by outdated brands. We know that suicide is the country’s leading cause of death for guys aged under 45; one in five boys will experience mental illness before the age of 18; and family violence kills at least one woman every week.

    We believe this is preventable if we invest in initiatives that allow men to break free of limiting constructs and express themselves more freely. Consumer brands shape culture, and there is a huge opportunity for STUFF to help tackle the escalating crisis around masculinity. It is urgent that we find new ways to do so and that’s why we’re here: to reflect a more authentic masculinity.*
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    Not sure I trust anything called "Stuff". Too much like...


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    This is the crassest form of capitalism — one that hides its profit motive behind the veneer of social improvement. How much junk do I have to buy free k this corporation before I can congratulate myself for being free of toxic masculinity? And I know it’s Tar Swamp material, but since this Stuff brought it up, what is toxic masculinity, anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinkor View Post
    This is the crassest form of capitalism — one that hides its profit motive behind the veneer of social improvement. How much junk do I have to buy free k this corporation before I can congratulate myself for being free of toxic masculinity? And I know it’s Tar Swamp material, but since this Stuff brought it up, what is toxic masculinity, anyway?
    You're not getting the point of the whole cause. You don't HAVE to buy anything to support the nobility of the ideals behind STUFF, although you CAN if you CHOOSE to. Brent has said explicitly that:

    *I don’t watch the news, I cook for the soul, I spend as much time as I can in the salt water surfing and I spend time with people who light me up.

    All of this stuff is great for my mental health and my insides, but I’ve never really invested much on things that make me feel good on the outside. Things like skincare and hair products or even clothes, I’ve always been a bit of a battler when it comes to this stuff. Not anymore legends!

    I’m so stoked to have partnered with STUFF which is a men’s personal care brand, with purpose. They've put their hand up to talk about what healthy masculinity should look like in 2021, and I’m here for it. What I love is that everything they do is for the greater good of supporting their charity partner The Man Cave, https://themancave.life/, a leading preventative mental health and emotional intelligence service for young men. And every $1000 in sales puts a young man through a Man Cave program - it’s absolutely epic.

    I was a teenage boy once, I know how hard it can be for them to find their way with all the pressures on their shoulders. I really want to lead by example and show them what healthy masculinity looks like, and STUFF is helping do just that. I made a promise to myself that I would only ever work with brands that align with my values, and that I 100% believe in. That’s why I’ve decided to partner with STUFF.*

    The whole cause is about helping OTHERS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsfang View Post
    Not sure I trust anything called "Stuff". Too much like...

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    OK, let's get back to the inspirational topic of people and organisations that fight toxic masculinity. I was speaking to Will Connolly and he's also an advocate of the cause and knows the CEO..
    "Tell me I am beautiful - it means nothing to me. Tell me I am intellectual - well, I know it already. Tell me I am funny however, and that is the greatest compliment in the world that anyone can give me".

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    My post WAS about the topic.

    I don't like the name. I think it is dull and not very inspirational and not at all thought through.

    "I bought Stuff" will have most people respond with "Like what?"

    or

    "I bought THE Stuff" people will think you are either talking about the horror movie (of which I shared the poster) or even possibly drugs.

    The cause seems fine, even somewhat commendable, but the name sounds like a parody.

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