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Thank you.That was well said.
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So far, here is my view:

This is MUST VIEW for not only NEW magicians, but us OLD timers as well! Back in 2003 I was busily coming up with new magic ideas. Gimmicks, hookups, self-animated stuff, and ways of using mirrors. How much did I release? And what media was it on? ZERO. NADA. For all the reasons Craig mentioned. All my notes were lost in the foreclosure, so...

Learn from Craig's mistakes! And Craig, in my opinion, you are forgiven for RED. Even the very BEST make mistakes. No one is exempt from that reality. Every person on this planet has done something they wish they hadn't. I can think of a few things myself. I can NEVER got to FaceBook again. Talk about mistakes and LEARNING from them!

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These posts by Craig are pure gold.

Craig, I agree with Doug that you are forgiven for RED. At least, by any reasonable person. I think the way you publicly handled your mistake was good for magic. You said, "I screwed up," owned it and moved on. I've seen other companies and other "creators" trying to justify their actions with excuses who then keep their products on the shelves looking to keep making a buck (or...pound) rather than doing the right thing and pulling their product and apologizing. These are the folks who need to be raked over the coals and publicly humiliated, rather than the guy who deals with it properly.

With so much stuff out there it's an easy mistake to make, even if you are well-read, as you mentioned. The test of character comes in how you handle the mistake, which I think you handled admirably.

And now you get the added benefit, which I'm sure you don't want, of being able to tell others what not to do in a video like this. It's great though Craig, because... you have so much experience in magic, both good and bad, we are all just blessed to have someone around like yourself who is willing to share these experiences and we can learn without having to fall on our face. If we're smart enough to listen.

I compare your situation to someone who struggled with drugs that now goes to schools to tell kids not to do drugs. For them, there might be some shame in having been an addict, but what they're doing is admirable. Then, they realize that the kids at the school don't look down on them at all, but genuinely appreciate the effort made by the person in sharing their story with them. In time, the drug addict realizes they don't need to feel shame anymore, they just accept that their mistakes helped make them who they are and now they can help others. I say this as the former drug addict who went to the schools to share with kids the dangers of doing drugs and drinking to excess.

The only thing we have to say to you is thank you. I'm so looking forward to your next video.
Magic is the bacon in the breakfast of life.

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God bless you and have a magical day
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Thank you very much guys. I am really trying to make this show different to anything else out there. Yes there are reviews but I want it to be so much more.

To hear feedback like this makes me very happy.

Thank you so much!

Craig
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