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Ray_Mago
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OK so I was performing for my class today (not my whole class, just 5 or 10 people around me) and I usually stun almost everyone, but anyways...

I was showing this one trick where they pick a card, and then when I flip the cards over theirs is the only one who hasn't flipped. Everybody was amazed.

but then my physics teacher comes up and says, "ah, so you are showing magic tricks? I know a couple myself," the thing is I thought he meant he knew how to perform them, not screw me over. so he takes the deck turns around and says, "i have picked one card from the deck," and I am like well how the heck am I supposed to guess it? so I trying to save myself, and the people who saw him were laughing, because when he turned around he brought one card to his pocket.

It was miserable.

Luckily I saved myself a little by showing the trick to a girl, and she was totally AMAZED.

I want to punch my teacher in the face though, lol.
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I was not there, but may I offer a different view. Could it be that your behavior during performing the trick was too much show-off, so that the teacher decided to teach you a lesson?

Reading you mail, I got the impression that you use magic to impress people. Apologies, if I am wrong. But there is a great difference between using magic to make yourself special and using magic to entertain people - and by that become someone special.

Again, I might be way out here. So apologies again.

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I am in magic to entertain people

O.K. , I may have forgotten to explain the original reason why I perform in my class.

One day, we were talking about reality tv shows, and shows that people think are cool. I mentioned that I am a big fan of Mindfreak, and someone said, "well all mindfreak is is camera tricks, it even explains in the beginning," and I explained that the disclaimer does not say that, and he never knew magic could happen without a camera. I always keep the "this, that, other," trick in my wallet, so I say, "watch this." and so I started performing. some of my fellow classmates have a love of my tricks, so I feel obligated to show them some.

the only reason my teacher came to me was because he saw me telling my table partner to 'pick a card,' and this simply interested him. he might have had a bad experience with magician's or something, but I do not think that he was trying to teach me a lesson.
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This sounds like you need to let it go. When your teacher asked you to find his card you could have said something like...

Do you REALLY think I'm THAT good?
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Lol, it's funny you mention that.

when he asked I was like, "who do you think I am, a magician?."

lol.
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This kind of thing has happened to just about all of us and it will happen again. There's a name for this kind of thing but the words in that name aren't allowed in this forum.

Here's what happens. Some people have to test others in what they do to see how "genuine" or "real" they are. I'm not talking about "real magic" I'm talking about if they really are good at what they do. The truth is it usually isn't about the trick you are doing. It's about your personality.

Let me give you a non-magic example. Well, I was performing magic at the time but the situation wasn't about magic. I was at a bar and had a little crowd around me while I was performing. All of the sudden someone asked me "What's your hat for?". I had two choices in this matter. I could either ignore the question or think of something whitty to do or say in reply to it. In this instance I replied with the old, "Can you keep a secret? I can too". The question had nothing to do with what I was doing. It was a test to see if I was as "good" or "likable" as I'm making myself out to be.

In your example if he put the card in his pocket and asked you to find it I would likely say something along the lines of, "That's easy, it's in your pocket. Now guess what card I have in my pocket".

The important thing to is to realize what this is. It's a test of your whits not your skills at sleight of hand. Humor is usually your best defense to these challenges.
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Don't punch your teacher in the face. Get even instead. It's much more satisfying. Set your teacher up, now that you know the type of thing he is likely to try when he sees you performing. Next time be ready to blow his socks off.
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On 2007-12-05 18:25, Ray_Mago wrote:
I am in magic to entertain people

O.K. , I may have forgot to explain the original reason why I perform in my class.

One day, we were talking about reality tv shows, and shows that people think are cool. I mentioned that I am a big fan of Mindfreak, and someone said, "well all mindfreak is is camera tricks, it even explains in the beginning," and I explained that the disclaimer does not say that, and he never knew magic could happen without a camera. I always keep the "this, that, other," trick in my wallet, so I say, "watch this." and so I started performing. some of my fellow classmates have a love of my tricks, so I feel obligated to show them some.

the only reason my teacher came to me was because he saw me telling my table partner to 'pick a card,' and this simply interested him. he might have had a bad experience with magician's or something, but I do not think that he was trying to teach me a lesson.


thanks - as said, your first post did sound a little bit like that
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*** but I do not think that he was trying to teach me a lesson.***

And God forbid he might have been trying to teach HIS class during YOUR magic show!
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On 2007-12-05 21:30, MickeyPainless wrote:
*** but I do not think that he was trying to teach me a lesson.***

And God forbid he might have been trying to teach HIS class during YOUR magic show!


That's what I was thinking.
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Sounds like a job for an invisible deck, or maybe Killer Kollasal.
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It was the last ten minutes of class, and nobody ever does anything the last ten minutes of class.
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On 2007-12-05 23:37, Ray_Mago wrote:
It was the last ten minutes of class, and nobody ever does anything the last ten minutes of class.


LOL - now that is a good one . . . . . . . . thanks for sharing this.
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Great teacher .. next time just answer with humor. I think that is best. If everybody saw that card in his pocket its a no brainer to say: ye its in ur pocket.
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I have forgotten about it now, I have much better things to worry about.
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You could have done this and fried him:

http://www.thoughtcontrol.ca/A_Card_Merely_Thought_of/
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Also the thing is he was facing away when he put it in his pocket, only a couple of people saw it. and remember he STOLE the pack of cards and randomly said, "where is my card?"
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Obviously you are not familiar with the routine I mentioned
Even so he just took out a card you could have revealed it...
There are methods that just do that.
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On 2007-12-05 17:51, Ray_Mago wrote:
Ok so I was performing for my class today (not my whole class, just 5 or 10 people around me) and I usually stun almost everyone, but anyways...

I was showing this one trick where they pick a card, and then when I flip the cards over theirs is the only one who hasn't flipped. Everybody was amazed.

but then my physics teacher comes up and says, "ah, so you are showing magic tricks? I know a couple myself," the thing is I thought he meant he knew how to perform them, not screw me over. so he takes the deck turns around and says, "i have picked one card from the deck," and I am like well how the heck am I supposed to guess it? so I trying to save myself, and the people who saw him were laughing, because when he turned around he brought one card to his pocket.

It was miserable.

Luckily I saved myself a little by showing the trick to a girl, and she was totally AMAZED.

I want to punch my teacher in the face though, lol.


you should look up Tac a lack or Diplopia. either one you would be able to tell him what card he put in his pocket. if you do decide to learn either, when you perform it make sure to draw out the reveal. milk it real well!
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Thanks guys, I will look up some of the stuff you mentioned.
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