You must be incredibly dense, or I am correct in saying you don’t get it
! What part of “I’m Done
.” Did you not understand? Okay – this is the LAST response
You call my comment silly? That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard anyone say in regards to magic. You don't want to fool or trick anyone? You must be awful then. They are called magic "tricks" for a reason. Intelligence has nothing to do with it. Anyone can be fooled by a magic trick. That's the goal.
Yes, your comment is
silly. Live with it! You may perform magic tricks, but I perform magic or if you wish to get technical, “magic effects”. Any 12 year old can perform “magic tricks”. As far as addressing your comment that I am “awful”, I really don’t need to defend that comment since my body of work speaks for itself. i.e. this is what I do for a living.
You are claiming that “fooling people is the goal”. How wrong you are. An amateur will attempt to fool people. A true magician entertains people. If you cannot see the difference well I cannot help you. Again, go read a book.
And I find it insulting that everyone keeps saying I must not have the experience to understand.
There must be something to this if more than one person has pointed it out.
You have a serious ego problem. It's clear from all your posts that you try to make like an authority on magic. Magic is an art and there is no right or wrong in art. You acting like you know the right and wrong is like an idiot that tells an artist he won't make it because his style doesn't fit with traditional views.
Being an authority on magic on the Penguin forum is no big deal. Since it’s mostly populated by people breaking into the hobby and wishing to learn. I absoulutely have never claimed to be THE
authority on magic; but it’s easy to see how much more I know than you. (Your arguing this thread is proof all by itself – You must not get it – Oh wait I said that already
). There are few professionals that frequent here. The ones that are here are offering their experience to help the amateur and novice take the right path; I suggest you take advantage of that instead of arguing points you no nothing about.
Believe it or not there is a right way and wrong way to perform this art. I find it humorous being able to copy/paste this answer, but here it goes: If you cannot see the difference well I cannot help you. Again, go read a book.
Style and Traditional views regarding different "arts" have nothing to do with this debate and you are pushing this thread away from the main subject, but since you bring it up, if you were playing a musical instrument, are you claiming there is no wrong way to play it? (That is a rhetorical question by the way, I don’t expect you to answer it since I am done with this thread so you’ll need to argue with someone else).
David Blaine made most of his money and gained all his fame from performing on tv. So are you saying he isn't a magician or in someway a lesser magician because he doesn't follow your precious code of ethics?
You took my statement out of context. I never said Blaine wasn’t a Magician. I said he is a TV magician and using him for this particular argument was a poor example. I am sure that if you ever had the opportunity to speak to him he would be aware of the “Magicians Code”.
By the Way, If you do not know what the Magicians Code is, I suggest you go read a book if you wish to pursue magic beyond “fooling people”.
I’m Done, Finished, End of Chapter…