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 Post subject: grrr
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2003 10:45 pm 
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hey everyone i wanted 2 know if this happens 2 every one or just me well i started getting into magic at the beginning of my school year and i have been bringing tricks 2 school and i made sure i only brought the tricks i was really good at so that no one would figure them out so i would bring a new trick every month then this kid that was really interested in what i was doing went out and bought almost every trick i had brought 2 school and he had no talent whatsoever and totaly blew my reputation cause everyone knows how 2 do alot of my tricks now....people like that piss me off...other people that piss me off are the kids who try 2 mess your tricks up in the middle of the trick...i wish people just understood...that pisses me off...well have a good day if you have nething 2 say go 4 it!


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 Post subject: Re: grrr
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2003 9:35 am 
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Hey Colin-good to hear from some more young magicians. Im 14, im a freshman in high school. I have a great reputation in magic with a lot of peoiple-almost every day they are asking "magic trick? magic trick? magic trick?"-They love it-some arent even my friends. I find myself buying something new every 3 days so I can keep impressing them. My biggest mistake was bringing the raven to school...and the mall...and basiclly everywhere i performed it people were just to smart, they wanted to see my hands.....anyway-there have been a few bastards that dont ewven care asbout the magic, they just want to figure out the secret and blurt it out. theres this one kid who asks to see magic but i refuse because he figured out the secret and told everyone else who was totally baffled! I was pissed much like you were. Heres what I'd do-that kid who screwed you, i'd practice, save up money for a "blow him away" teffect-get it, and blow him away so he wont be a jerk anymore! Thats what I would do-but then again i have a job so i can spend a good amount of my magic! I reccomend sticky situation because its gum, i mean everyone has gum but you have magical gum...hehe.-hope i helped! Josh


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 Post subject: Re: grrr
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2003 10:19 pm 
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Yeah I know alot of people that see my magic, LOVE it, then go on the net and search stuff, like quarter bites, ravens, levitating, etc, only for the sake of KNOWING and blurting to others how it worked. A kid just HADDA blurt how the quarter bite was exactly done. So, Im buying a new trick like sticky situation and Im gonna get him. But it wasnt really directed at me when he told how it was done so its not really personal.


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 Post subject: Re: grrr
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2003 10:23 pm 
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Well , there are two ways to silence a wise guy. 1). Perform a well practiced Card Trick that takes place in HIS hands, or possibly a self working trick.. or 2). Get the Panties or Bra between Silks Trick and make him a laughing stock in front of everyone. This trick is simply knotting two silks together, having the spectator hold them up to thier chest and when you pull them apart the Bra or Panty is found tied between them. After the laughter has stopped and you meet up with him later you tell him about how much time and money you use to bring some entertainment people and how you had no choice but to single him out for his actions towards you. He will be less likely to be a wise guy after that.


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 Post subject: Re: grrr
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2003 12:09 am 
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Colin -- First of all, it's great that you're getting into magic. I wish I did when I was your age. Rather than letting the classmate trash your tricks with poor presentation, why don't you guys work together. (An awfully "dad" thing to say.) But I think if you two work together and you help the misguided magician with his sleights, you might save yourself a lot of headaches. Figure it this way: He can't ruin your tricks if you help him do them well. (I think I saw this in a Father Knows Best episode.) Best wishes!


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 Post subject: Re: grrr
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2003 1:32 am 
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dbecker5 has a good point there. Make him an ally, not an enemy. Approach him and ask him if he would work with you, not against you. You could "confederate" for each other. The two of you could perform all sorts of changes, switches, etc. to an unsuspecting audience. If you worked together your tricks could be twice a baffling. Just a thought.


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 Post subject: Re: grrr
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2003 1:59 am 
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last two ideas are the way to go. The bra one is a great idea for the pain in the butt audience member.


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 Post subject: Re: grrr
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2003 12:03 pm 
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Colin and Josh, i am also 14 and i am in 8th grade, but i was starting to take some of my tricks and i would show them to my friends and my math teacher(they LOVED scotch and Soda) but i figured i could build up some magic tricks, practice, then do a show for my math class. Because if you take them to school all the time they will have already seen the tricks. But Monday i am going to take the pen, Thanks for seeling it to me Josh, hopefully i can get some more poelpe with it!! But i wish i could have someone at my shcool to do magic with me!! But with out them, i am the only magician in my shcool so i get all the credit!!! lol -Danny


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 Post subject: Re: grrr
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2003 6:11 pm 
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That dbecker5 sure knows his sit-coms. I would advise listening to him. Maybe we could all chip in and buy him cable and a color T.V. lol Hey Dan.


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 Post subject: Re: grrr
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2003 11:33 pm 
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I too am about your age (15) and you know what is really sad? First, when someone figures out your trick (i mean when half way through the two card monte and they flip the cards around or something like that and take the deck from you and figure it out), and then they say to people i had previously performed it to who really want to know, "i'll tell you how to do it for 50 cents" and then the people pay. It sickens me to walk around the school and see people "TRYING" to perform it. I can't stand people like them.


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 Post subject: Re: grrr
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2003 9:47 pm 
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Hi Colin, I'm only 13.Yeah,That has been hapenening to me too.When I came to America I bought Prediction Impossible.One day I showed my friends the trick.They were all amazed,but then my best friend was jealous with me.He didn't tell me,but I knew why it was because at school I'm the only one who performs magic tricks.During School breaks everyone will ask me to show them a trick.My best friend also got some magic books and most of the tricks in the book were the tricks I showed.My friend was going to tell the whole class,but I said now that he knows the secret why waste it.He just bought the book for nothing.So i said let's do magic toghether.I taught him some tricks and now we perform togheter


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 Post subject: Re: grrr
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2003 1:59 pm 
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Hey i would like to thank everyone for their help and i think i will try a few of those ideas...maybe even save my reputation thanx again-collin


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