It's not the website... but the community, Just like penguin we have a small comunity, with our own rules and ethics. Penguin is not really a street magic website, IMHO Penguin is mroe for close-up workers, parlour magicians, strolling magic etc. A bit of stage, but I never saw any stage illusion extraordiaire... It has stage stuff, But its not the best...
To come back on the subject, different people have different ideals, and penguin users have their ideals as well as E costumers. We are verry different from our far away cousin E, wich is a website with flashy stuff, They make magic comercial, they want to make money, and its easy to tell. Their website grab attention, they say that you will learn magic the same day that you order your stuff, that you will pick up chicks, that you will be the coolest guy on earth because your deck of card is black and not white, It's very cliché.
I dont like E ideals, They seek for kids, kids that seeks for their parent credit cards. I might be off path... But that's what I think of E.
They steal ideas from magic creators, from old books, they put an E stamp on it and make it ''new'' and cool. The hover card is an old trick, but they made it new again... And that's what stop me cold
«... You will PERFORM magic the same day that you order! ...»
What can you learn from it, Hurry to order, We wil boost your ego enough to perform even if half of your material is exposed on youtube! Ask them what is a script, what is the ethics of magics... They have been conditioned '' more I learn better I am, and I dont need any preparation because I'm hot look I have E dogtags... E shirt... E decks ''
They dont have Maximum entertainment, they dont have Strong magic, they dont have Bar magic, They dont have seriously silly... Why do you belive its this way... because they want to make a super packet Dvd of 5 hour long with 32 hour of bonus material of a street magic guru that teach how to condition an audience... Good luck with real people brad...
'' I need oxygen ''
Just my two cents.
dennsky starting a slow standing ovation.
(i've always wanted to do that)