Friday, May 21, 2010

Light up my life!

No matter what, it's hard to remove yourself fully from your job/hobby/obsession/etc. You will always see it with tainted eyes. (Which is WAY better than having someone's taint ON your eyes.)

We will see method. We will know the secrets. We will have witnessed the same damn trick over and over again and be aware of it's existence. Once you take that first step, you are forever jaded... even if it's just a little bit.

Many magicians have made a reputation by doing effects that no one performs anymore. They have been lost to the ages or fallen from grace. Magic is a common thing in the mainstream of the world for the most part. However, that mainstream is corrupted by a landscape of intensely similar bullshit. It's not hard to stand out, if you just look around at the things that mire down our entertainment world and rise above it.

Just because YOU know the trick exists, doesn't mean everyone in the world has seen it. Merely because it's for sale on a popular magic site, doesn't mean ANYONE in your city or even your state is doing it. Sometimes it amazes me how far removed people are and how plugged in they can be all at the same time.

Do yourself a favor: Do some research into our rich history of bizarre and magnificent magical craziness. You could very well get inspired and be more bad ass to the general public than you could ever know.

and for the love of all that is swiss cheese... stop doing linking rings.


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