Talk:Eldritch butterknife

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  • Hmm. What was wrong with a namecheck for one of popular music's great icons? I think the text about Mr Eldritch should stay in, if only to inform those too young to remember it first time around. - EvilKOLBot.
  • There is no reason to believe that Eldritch refers the the musician and is not simply intended to mean supernatural or something similar. --Snickles 19:59, 22 January 2006 (Central Standard Time)
  • Doesn't that make this task somewhat more difficult? Second guessing what J&S and the team meant or didn't mean would be an almost impossible task. There should be room in here for references of all kinds. Each time I see the butterknife I think of The Sisters of Mercy. Whether that was the writer's intention seems irrelevant. --Evilkolbot 15:50, 23 January 2006 (Central Standard Time)

Well besides the name, there's nothing else that suggests they aren't just using a fancier word for "Supernatural". Usually there's another reference in items which confirms suspicions. -TDG 16:58, 23 January 2006 (Central Standard Time)

  • What about the obvious butterknife reference? Common use of a particular word is not a reference. --Snickles 17:47, 23 January 2006 (Central Standard Time)
  • While you have a point about Butterknife, eldritch is not a common word and its use inevitably points to the Sisters. Besides, did they not, after all, throb with malevolent energy, and were they not, however marvellous in small doses, really quite dull? --Evilkolbot 06:34, 25 January 2006 (Central Standard Time)
Jick isn't subtle about his references, and other things that reference words Jick uses are not references. For instance, on the Deadly nightshade description he knew that Deadly Nightshade was in Nightmare before Chirstmas,and knew it would be easy to make a reference there, but he didn't.Lotusduck 08:44, 4 May 2006 (CDT)