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James Fortune
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Looking into a geek magic act. Smile

So, I'm looking at:

Needle Thru Arm
Knife Thru Arm
Poking out your eye
Wrist Chopper - one where hand falls into basket - then Living Hand Illusion

etc.

a) Any further suggestions of effects would be most welcome

b) What's the best Knife Thru Arm? The best Wrist Chopper? etc.

Thanks for any help you can offer Smile
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James

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Reis O'Brien
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I love geek magic! Can't help it.
You've got a good list going there, so here's a couple of other suggestions;

Spike thru tounge

Threaded razorblades/needles

glass eating

blockhead

torn and restored dove

Good luck! The world needs more Geek Magic IMHO!
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James Fortune
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Hi Firedice

> The world needs more Geek Magic IMHO!

Smile

Can instruct me more on the following:
Glass Eating???
Blockhead??

What are they? How do I do them or where can I get them or where can I get info on them? Smile
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James

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Jonathan Townsend
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Geekmagic?... Pen protectors? Slide rules? Broken and almost restored glasses? Trying to look cool waving around a stick of chalk or a pointer?

In jokes like counting by powers of two?
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Rob Johnston
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String from stomach maybe?
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Lee Darrow
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James, geek magic is not something to be approached lightly and is not often teachable via the written word alone.

I would suggest that you take a look at the forum devoted to that portion of our Art and check with them. Tim Robbins, a member and fantastic geek performer, often posts to these pages, so keep your eyes open for him. He has (ar had?) a school for carny geek performance methods.

Blockhead is the hammering of a 10 Penny Nail into your nose.

Glass eating is the eating of a broken clear glass lightbulb.

These techniques are not something to approach lightly and having a mentor to learn them from is almost essential.

Hope this helps!

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James Fortune
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Hi Lee,

Thanks for that. I only want to do the simple stuff that you see me mention above - nothing too 'real'. Smile

I thought THIS was the correct section. Which one is it?
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James

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Crossroads Mystic
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Hey James,

Take a look at Peter Lougran’s Iron Garrote http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=109

Andrew Mayne’s Shock FX DVD has a nice spike thru tongue.

Maybe an acid monte.
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actorscotty
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Better late than ever I suppose.

First of all I have been a side show performer( long ago) and did most of the "working acts" including blockhead, I do it different, using a screwdriver instead of hammering a nail into nose.

I patter about having started doing this act using an ice pick, but so many people said I had a screw loose that I switched to a phillips screwdriver, after I finish, I use the tired but effective old line that I do the act because it feels so good when I stop. Another unmentioned act ,but easy to do is "walking on glass
kaos
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Razor blades are allways a good idea!

Speaking of which does anybody know here I can get info on an effect callled "Slasher "
cheers!

Check out thread from stomach it's an old Swami feat.

It's fun as long as you don't mind cutting yourself open!
Crossroads Mystic
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Kaos,

Black Hart has a Slasher.
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Jonathan Townsend
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Nobody seems to like my redifinition of the term... feeling so rejected Smile
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kaos
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Thanks a lot Mr.Skin!
do you know if it is any good?
SBeck24Svn
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Yeah I'd be interested if anyone knows/had any experiences with 'Slasher' ?

Simon.
James Fortune
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Someone brought one up to The Magic Circle in England a month or two ago. It was very effective. Smile Smile Smile Smile
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James

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Crossroads Mystic
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I haven't seen it in person, but its on my wish list.

James, other freely can you show it?
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James Fortune
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Completely, as far as I could see - looking REALLY close I was convinced he was cutting himself - blood and all Smile Yeeeeeeeeeuk!
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