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mitchb2
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I dabbled in magic 2 years ago, then moved on to other things.
I got started again a few months ago, and I'm going full-force, at least at a hobbyist level.

I came across a small unopened bottle of glycerin. My wife put it on my desk and said "Here, this is yours." I asked why in the world I would have something like that, and she swears I bought it for my "magic stuff...whatever."

Any idea why I would buy glycerin for my magic stuff?
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Maybe you were concocting some "hand lotion" (a little rose water and glycerin) to moisturize your hands for a better grip with cards. Or your wife may be mistaken as to what it was bought for.
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One half of the ingredients for self lighting matches or cigarettes?

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These are some of the uses of glycerine

I bet you were making dynamite.

Maybe a suppository, but I am not judging anyone.
Magic is doing improbable things with odd items that, under normal circumstances, would be unnessecary and quite often undesirable.
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It's also used to make bubbles more sturdy... maybe you did some bubble magic and were making your own? Then again the dynamite thing sounds possible too... Smile
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If you have dry or rough hands it is almost the specific. My guess would be it was as a hand lotion. Best,
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I'm going to take a stabbing guess and go with Froste on this one. A certain mixture (glycerin is one of the ingredients) and you can make bubbles that will bounce on a piece of invisible thread.

Do you do bubble magic?
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Of course..... Maybe your wife is wrong?

I know mine rarely is, to my great embarrassment, but I'm sure it happens off and on.
Magic is doing improbable things with odd items that, under normal circumstances, would be unnessecary and quite often undesirable.
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Wow Josh, this opens a whole range of possible answers . . .
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Maybe your wife was the one making bombs, had to cover her tracks, and decided to pin the glycerin on "that magic you used to do"... Um, she's not reading this, is she? cuz I have a bad feeling about what might happen if she found out that we've found her out...

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I'm going with the hand lotion idea. A mix of glycerin and rosewater.

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How does one make a soap bubble strong enough to bounce on invisible thread? This one sounds interesting! PM me the recipe and any ideas on where to get the ingredients if possible. Please!!!
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Just add some glycerin to the bubble juice! Experiment!
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Oddly, I found a bottle of Glycerin in my apartment the other day as well. I think I used it years ago to make my own water color colors. I have found a ton of oils and other obscure chemicals from my alchemist/painter days, that I want to throw out now before any of it self ignites. (Glycerin isn't very dangerous though unless it has the word "Nitro" in front of it. Or so I think).

I too have thought about making my own lotion. The reason being that everything else I'm either allergic to or it is some sort of oily petroleum product like vaseline. I would use real Bees wax and then melt it in a water bath and stir in the Glycerin. Not that I have made lotions for skin before.
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Glycerin isn't dangerous? Noobini, I'm incensed!

Have you ever been walking along in an S&M convention and slipped on a puddle of it ending up in a group of geriatrics who happen to have an abundance of rope and are quicker than they look?
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Clynim, here's Losander's website to buy his bubble juice.

http://www.magicalvisionsllc.com/isell/product.php?id=110
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On 2007-07-25 22:25, Josh Riel wrote:
Glycerin isn't dangerous? Noobini, I'm incensed!

Have you ever been walking along in an S&M convention and slipped on a puddle of it ending up in a group of geriatrics who happen to have an abundance of rope and are quicker than they look?




According to my repressed memory therapist, yes I have. This may explain why I get this odd involuntary facial twitch whenever I see something made from black rubber or hear Canticum Sacrum by Stravinsky.

I would attach my medical progress chart as a conversational piece but it's in the bookcase behind me and my leash isn't longh enough. Will have to wait until matron returns.

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This thread soundsl like one of the recipies in this Book called "Chemical magic" by John Lippy,JR my pastor loand me .it has some vwey interesting things you do with chemicals.Many you can obtain from drug stores,ans many you have to have licens to obtain.
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Glycerine also used to be used to simulate the albumen of a fake egg in a silk to egg trick I once had.
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Glycerine can be applied to lips and hands,makes them softer and smoother.Usually used as a diluent/moisturiser in many cosmetics.It actually attracts water and is sweet(no pun intended).
Also used to make longer lasting soap bubbles...but bouncing on thread or IT well thtas a new one.Something to do with surface tension.
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