What do you say after ten years of keeping a magic journal on the internet?
I think the question is rhetorical...
Friday, December 13, 2013
Friday, December 06, 2013
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
You ever get the feeling someone is out to get you?
Many years ago, shortly after the big green weenie started, I got banned for speaking my mind behind closed doors. (long time readers will note my disdain for censorship and the practices of the cafe)
Eventually I had to appoint an intermediary to take up random issues about my products on the forums. Well I just was told that he too got banned. This comes upon the heels of a thread someone else started about my new Overstuft effect getting deleted.
To whomever the ass clown is who apparently has it in for me, why not contact me directly and air your grievances instead of being a huge douche and hiding behind an admin position on a website?
There is a reason websites like this exist.
Update: A second post started by some random person about the aforementioned product has also been deleted.
"A paranoid is simply someone in possession of all the facts" - Spider Jerusalem
Sunday, December 01, 2013
One thing I cannot stand is when a magician makes a small item vanish (because that is the best thing they could come up with apparently) and then demand applause for it. It's even worse when they expect it to be a BIG reaction and just hold a pose until the audience gives them that all too often heard pity applause. (I am mainly referring to stage and manip acts here)
Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with doing a simple vanish of an object BUT (and this is a big butt) it should further the narrative of the routine. It can't be done "just because". There needs to be motivation or a reason. If it's just for the hell of it you have a LARGE field of vision for people to back track to. As a stage performer you don't have the luxury of being up close and personal to misdirect someone. You gotta be sneaky.
PS - Can we stop vanishing or color changing or whatever you do to an object and thn just reproduce it because you have no other way to ditch it? FIND A WAY!!
PPS - I had a magic trick come out Friday.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
For those of you who get them, do you read reviews or comments about your shows/performances? Do you get bad ones? Do you blow them off because the person is likely a mental midget as far as you are concerned?
While this is usually true of YouTube commentators, it might be a good idea to step back and maybe see if it's not them... it's you.
Listen to detractors... but only a little bit. Don't get angry and take it personal, especially if it's the lay public. They might just have a point and you are missing it. If you see the same complaint pointed out fix it don't just dismiss it.
Mind you if they can't spell basic words correctly you might just want to ignore it complete.
Kno wat I men?