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Hi Doug,
The idea can be expanded from "dark" to "warm"
and your ideas do that in a lovely and imaginative way.

However, if kids can kill kids every day (and they are)
they can also hear the truth.
I think this is a piece that can "say" something,
to make both parents and youth "think" as well as be amazed.

Maybe it is "hard" rather than "dark" like in the hard truth.
This is one example where Magic can do a bit more than entertain.
Off my soap-box now.

And too, thank you Michael, high praise coming from you.
Magically,
Walt
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Walt I absolutely agree.

My changes were for a Santa party or something light and happy...Kids are that too if we let them.
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"Let them"?
Gepetto, as you know,
as entertainers we can also "guide them"!

I wish more children's performers would not only take responsibility to entertain,
but empower the youth of today, who'll take care of we aged of tomorrow!
Here I am on the soap-box again, but you are right!

Santa can do more than bring gifts, and we can do more than hippity-hop rabbits.

I'm not saying Magic "must" have a message,
but by leading by example, we can do a lot to inspire today's youth.

Bizarre Magic for kids!
I know, if there were a sweet gentle routine that talked about
"watching what you say and do at school"
but using "someone's" moving eyeball in a jar,
the kids would eat it up!
(the magic not the eye)

Thanks, Walt
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Yep. Kids love the weird stuff.
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Gingy might also burn in hell / the electric chair for crimes he has comitted.
Paddle move to show normal and then burnt cookie.
That should be dark enough to hold the little tykes attention/ offer a lesson.

All thanks to the inspiration of that old keebler elf, Walt Anthon.


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Hi Kotah,
I'd be careful about gilding the lily here.
To try to make it more than it is,
is to kill the thought-process for the audience.
This is a simply spoken and simply performed piece for a reason.

If this suits the moment for the performer, do it.
If it is not the thing, to say what you wish to say,
with your magic, don't do it.

If a magician misses the point of this presentation,
they'd be just as well off making a hippity-hop cookie set.
My thoughts,

Ed Solomon just sent me photos of an Okito Gingerbread Boy he's made.
I have not idea how to post his pictures here on the Café, But
if you'd like to see his work to make a very light and very realistic cookie,
PM me with your Email Address and I'll forward the pics to you.
Thanks,
Walt
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It was only a joke my friend ( burned cookie and all that )I know you have an excellent and touching tale here. I just tossed a little extra out there, because, well because I am an ass I guess, who added too much. in an attempt at humor.

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Walt, a wonderful offering. Creating something that is entertaining, moving, and has a message all at once is a very hard thing, but you have achieved exactly that with this piece. Thank you very much for your willingness to share.

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Beast, your pics have been emailed as requested,
thanks, and let me know if you make/use the story!
Magically,
Walt
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If not too late...

Love this presentation!

You are a good guy to share treasures like this Walt~

Best regards,

Bruce
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Has anyone made and used a version this Gingerbread Boy yet?
The Schrek Chirstmas special was last night,
and got me thinking how near the holidays are!
Magically,
Walt
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This is a fun topic.
However I do not see the connection of why the cookie rises off the hand. I have read the story a few times and think there is something missing to connect the movement of the cookie with in the context of the story.

Also I think since your story is so dark for the holidays. One should consider biting the head off the cookie. Smile

Unless tried by some, I do not see a reason why this cannot work with a custom made cookie. It will take some time and maybe some reinforcement in the dough is needed at the right spots, but it should work and would be the best way to sell this story. It also allows you to take a nibble.

There is nothing better to show the cookie is "ordinary" if you are eating the evidence. Taking the bite adds some dark humor as well and could work to lighten the mood when ending with the Shakespeare quote. I see the quote uttered, take a bite and fade to black...

If one fears the cookie to be too heavy, one should consider the size does not have to be as large as the Okito doll nor does it have to be the perfect ginger man shape. It could be thinned out. The importance is the color and decorations.

If you like the concept of taking a bite but the real cookie does not work; you could make your fake cookie and put a real head on him. I must say I am tickled with the idea that the traditional icing will be the glue and help blend with the fake half.
Just make it look like a collar, tie or other decoration.
If you are true to the art, you will consider cooking up a batch and have a bunch of these one-time use cookies.
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