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Rod Irroc
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To be as clear as I can be, my comment was on an*gr*ms in general.

Maddy, I do not want to further derail this topic from my one disagreement... You can shoot a PM my way.
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On Apr 9, 2015, Rod Irroc wrote:
To be as clear as I can be, my comment was on an*gr*ms in general.

Maddy, I do not want to further derail this topic from my one disagreement... You can shoot a PM my way.



Not a disagreement. I like them. You don't. I'm just curious as to why. But will do.

Point is, unless you're Rod, you will love this lecture! XP

It's very very good material. I've been killing with it already.
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Wow!

And this is what I am saying about "things getting twisted on this forum. "

Almost unbelievable.

Nevermind, Maddy, do not pm me.
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I must admit that I had absolutely zero interest in those things beginning with a. Then I read the prodigal and it changed my perception of them considerably. Then I had the opportunity to see Atlas do them in person and I completely changed my opinion on them in general particularly after discovering that a few effects that Pete Turner blew me away with used them completely invisibly. Funny enough, even after Atlas had shown me how good they are when done properly I still didn't like the idea of using one for star signs. Then Pete did his version for star signs and I now use that almost daily.

If you have no interest in these because you think they may be procedure heavy and somewhat transparent this lecture could very well surprise you.

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Wow!

And this is what I am saying about "things getting twisted on this forum. "

Almost unbelievable.

Nevermind, Maddy, do not pm me.


I thought I made it quite apparent that I was just joking.

If I didn't, let me do so now. I was just joking Rod. I respect your opinion even though it differs from mine. To each his own.
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Mark, sometimes that's all it takes. The same thing could very well happen to me. You understand my position from your own personal experience.
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Maddy, where???
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Maddy, where???



Sorry, the 'XP' is text lingo for a face of a cheeky dude sticking his tongue out. Guess I should have spelt it out rather than leaving it to interpretation. I'm sorry if I offended you Rod in any way shape or form on any part of this conversation. That has not been my intention.
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Well you taught me something, I never would have known that. Doubt I'll ever use it but hey, you never know. Smile
Allow me to apologize to you... I'm sorry.


(and for those of you lurking)
I am as amazed as anyone how one post created all this!
Sorry again for derailing your thread!

I'm off of it now.
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As I stated in a different thread, I loved this lecture.

I'm a big fan of of "the A word" and have developed a few routines of my own that I use regularly. One of the terrific features of Altas' lecture was that you got to see someone who is good at an*&g*^*s in action. It was like when I first learned about "the E word" and tried to make it flow and seem natural. It helped so much when I finally got Multiplicity and was able to see it in the hands (and mouth) of an expert (or should I say "maven"). Same thing here. How often do you get to see "the A word" in action? And when you do, how often is it done well? Watching Atlas and seeing his approach is such a treat. Yes, artfully using an an*&g*^*s can take some work. And I love that there aren't a lot of people willing to put that work in, because that means this is a technique that won't be used by everybody and his (younger) brother.

Well done Atlas., and thanks for sharing!

Bill
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Rod, if you ever change your mind about getting this lecture, I would genuinely love to hear what you think of it. I never liked A's myself for many years. Even when done by the best in the business I didn't find them particularly convincing and I think this is where Atlas strength and contribution lay. He makes them believable and congruent with everything else he performs. Maybe you still won't like it but maybe you will.
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Rod, if you ever change your mind about getting this lecture, I would genuinely love to hear what you think of it. I never liked A's myself for many years. Even when done by the best in the business I didn't find them particularly convincing and I think this is where Atlas strength and contribution lay. He makes them believable and congruent with everything else he performs. Maybe you still won't like it but maybe you will.


I agree, the key to Atlas' performance is HOW uses the A-thing so that you don't notice he is using the A-thing.

That's the genius of his routines and scripts.

Watching him do it live (on video) makes it even more impressive than reading his books.
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I would love to see a video release of people who use BA's well with discussion and illustration of "poor examples" and common mistakes, handling no's, and setting up context for the use of the BA in the first place.

I thought of a presentation for the superhero BA yesterday, and it went very well in practice.
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I have been using the superhero BA in conjunction with Peter Turner's spider force from Devil in Disguise (modified) so that the spectator chooses a category from a list and then think of one. It's been going very well so far! (And the force has hit every time so far.)
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Performed the superhero BA several times tonight with GREAT success. It seriously impressed them. One guy in particular Wasnt reacting that well to my card tricks. It was only when I read his mind that he really flipped out. He went from being the quiet one of the group to being very loud and energetic about my performance. You could tell he was absolutely blown away
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Your experience is not atypical. In fact, many people don't respond well to mentalism with cards, and IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. Cards themselves lend the theory that it is just another card trick. Your performing the superhero BA and it being received so well by the same audience that did not respond so well to the card trick shows that the most intelligent minds in the audience need brain stimulation that comes from propless mentalism AND the powerful effects from atlas, looch, peter turner, etc.

Regards,
Mike


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Performed the superhero BA several times tonight with GREAT success. It seriously impressed them. One guy in particular Wasnt reacting that well to my card tricks. It was only when I read his mind that he really flipped out. He went from being the quiet one of the group to being very loud and energetic about my performance. You could tell he was absolutely blown away
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In fact, many people don't respond well to mentalism with cards, and IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT.


It's your fault, Mike!
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In fact, many people don't respond well to mentalism with cards, and IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT.


It's your fault, Mike!


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Mike, I meant to add a smiley face, too... Smile
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Well Mike, I wasn't doing mentalism with cards. I was doing card tricks. Maybe that's why he thought I was doing card tricks Smile I got hired to do magic at the gig. I just try to slip some mind reading into all my gigs.
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