Blog posts written by Magicians and Mentalists of The Magic Network Community.
Well the more I network and meet people on the net the less I like it, I meet someone on the net that seemed to need a little help. I think he's apart of tmn and under estimates the site I think. I told him this is a place to get the answers you want. If you don't wanna ask questions Im sure you'll find it in the fourms.
Now Im not here to complain about this person but to express how I feel about the meetings we have.
1. I seen this video on youtube, I can figure out the method if I watch it enough and work it out in my head.. NO NO NO
That is magic malpractice, sure you could figure it out but you have to learn why, when and the artist that put out the effect is losing out. It's the same thing as downloading the effect of the net, except when you download it you be learning the how's and why's.
2. I have this and then this happens and then this happens, well you can do your show any way you want but to confuse people is not magic, magic is entertainment. We are there to entertain you, have a good time. Not confuse you and make you feel like you just got robbed out of the money you spent to come and watch us.
3. When you ask for advice take it, most of the people on tmn are full time pro's and they do know what they are talking about, getting the Criss Angel magic kit doing a couple effects does not make you a pro, sorry but it doesn't. I have been into magic since I was six and been performing for about 9. People make livings from entertainment and to see a hack asking questions and telling you your wrong is just a slap in the face.
4. Where is Dai Vernon when you need him, from the stories I hear this guy would tell you straight up your a hack and embarrassment to magic, why? because he loved magic, it's not just about getting out there and making the dollar and making someone say WOW your great.
For us who love magic it goes deeper, the practice. I love to practice even if it's just doing the dl for hours on end, it feels right, tranquil, calm. Magic fills me with joy.
I hope some of this makes sense and if you read this and your one of those people. Take a step back and ask your self why am I into magic, do I need to be apart of this fraternity or am I just hurting it in the end. Because one bad person makes us all look bad.