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mentalran
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Hi guys check out my act on Fool Us Smile
https://youtu.be/_FOoZ7l6E48
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Very nice performance, Ran! Very creative, entertaining and completely deceptive to laymen. Loved it!
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Thank you so much Stunninger!
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LOVED it!
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Wonderful routine, Ran! Sad to see P&T felt the need to give such detailed Google bombs to your engaging performance.
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I have just two questions;

Why did you take this on P&T?
Why did you post it here?
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When I first saw the routine, I thought it was ok, but not terribly entertaining. It seemed overly long and tedious. There were several good lines that helped break the tedium to me. It was interesting but not compelling. As for methods, I saw several possibilities and methodologies at work. Do I think it would fool an audience? Certainly. Do I think it would entertain an audience? Not necessarily. I wouldn't use the routine, as it was performed, as a closer, but more of a filler routine in the middle. I feel that's a shame as that routine could definitely be a closer with some tweaking.
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Well, thank you Samuel! after doing this routine for 5 years now as a closer to every show of mine and BTW winning with it in the euro FISM, I Can certainly say that its really entertaining for my audience, the reaction is wonderful and it kills them..this is what I know people talk about the most after my show..and its very original.
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Ran, I can honestly say that I am very happy for you that you get great mileage out of the routine. Perhaps it is simply that the routine doesn't mesh well with my style, who can say. When I say I saw several methodologies in it, I say I saw them, that does not say they actually exist. I'm not here trying to pick your routine apart, just saying what I thought I saw. Truthfully, I am one who sticks to the idea that method does not matter, all that matters is the audience is entertained. That entertainment need not be humor. It can be terror, bewilderment, or whatever your goal is for said routine, but it MUST entertain them to the point that they want more.

As for originality, you have that in spades. It is one of the most original routines I've come across in the mentalism or magic world. I've seen only one routine that comes even close to this one, and that is Larry Becker's Virtuosity where the performer is playing a small violin to the tune of a mentally selected piece of music. It doesn't have the layers that your routine does.

I wish you continued success in your career. Please know that my opinions are nothing more than that, and they reflect my own style of performing. What works for you may well not work for me.
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It is easy to criticize; it is hard to create something original.

But rest assured, whenever you offer something original to the public, there will always be those who immediately attempt to tear it apart.

I remember seeing the FISM performance first, and I think the routine went a little more smoothly then. Alyson's choices were not ideal, but we got a chance to see your outs for those instances.

As always, I await the time when those armchair critics present their routines on P&T.
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Well said Philemon.
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This was AWESOME!!! Perfect for the show and your persona!!!!
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Quote:
On Sep 30, 2017, Philemon Vanderbeck wrote:
It is easy to criticize; it is hard to create something original.

But rest assured, whenever you offer something original to the public, there will always be those who immediately attempt to tear it apart.


If you don't want honest feedback I don't see much point posting a video on here. Unless people are just looking to be told how wonderful they are -which I would say is your mother's job.

Personally I enjoyed seeing a routine with a different spin, engagingly delivered. Just a shame P&T feel the need to use such specific terminology in their feedback.

Ran looks like a mean jazz guitarist, too!
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I saw the full routine that has much more then what was
shown on the PT and it is Incredible.
Incredible.
The routine is original and have many liars that
make it a very strong pice of visual mentalism.
(And aoudio as well)
I think that Ran fooled them and they didn't get
the right solution.

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mentalran
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Thank you Lior! it is heart warming Smile
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Wow!!
i saw that live several times, and yet, this act on fool us was the best performing I ever saw, and brilliant idea!!
mentalran
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Thanks sharon! Smile
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I really enjoyed this Ran.
Ray Bertrand
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Great performance Ran. Really liked the presentation. It was clean, precise, and you made Allyson's bad choices totally entertaining.

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I enjoyed it very much, always nice to see creativity.
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