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SmileAndNod
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On Apr 23, 2015, fonda57 wrote:
I think the issue about saying you learn from books is that people will come away with the notion that it's just something you need to read in a book, so it's nothing special. All you have to know is how to do it. I have said that and people always look disappointed on hearing that. Talking to people afterwards is still part of the show, and you're still playing the part, so to speak. But they're not dumb, they can see it takes years of work to be good at a magic performance.


Oh wow, those are some good points. I wasn't thinking at all about character.
harris
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As mentioned above,

How do you get to Carnegie Hall, comes to mind.
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On Apr 23, 2015, SmileAndNod wrote:
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On Apr 23, 2015, fonda57 wrote:
I think the issue about saying you learn from books is that people will come away with the notion that it's just something you need to read in a book, so it's nothing special. All you have to know is how to do it. I have said that and people always look disappointed on hearing that. Talking to people afterwards is still part of the show, and you're still playing the part, so to speak. But they're not dumb, they can see it takes years of work to be good at a magic performance.


Oh wow, those are some good points. I wasn't thinking at all about character.


Ok I'll add a few words.
"Years of carefully studying books."
Now they know it's not a slam dunk and I'm committed, or should be.
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Yeah, if you say it playfully enough they will get the idea, which is that you don't want them to know how to do it. If they ask because their kid is into magic, I would point them in the direction of Magic Inc.
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