Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

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Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Matthew Field » December 26th, 2001, 1:42 pm

It is definiely worth your time to head on over to the main Genii site (the uber-url which hosts the Genii Forum) to check out Jon Racherbaumer's January essay (in the "Columns" area, under "Editor's Notes." It touches on several interesting subjects including David Blaine, the marketing of magic secrets to the Unwashed Masses, and lots more.

Great writing, Jon, and great reading for the rest of us.

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 26th, 2001, 4:09 pm

DOES ANYONE READ RACHERBAUMER'S ESSAYS ON THE GENII WEBSITE?
I'd like as many people as possible to respond HONESTLY.
Thank you.
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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Jon Racherbaumer » December 26th, 2001, 5:04 pm

It feels odd for me to respond to this particularly thread; however, I'm doing so to thank Matt for his steadfast support and boosting words. I suspect that we writers and scribblers often wonder if anyone reads what we try to memorialize in words. It is not about "back patting" or "stroking to please" as much is it's about whether or not "connections" are made--connections that count. After all, you readers are the ones who perpetuate and promulgate and pass on the tricks, ideas, and so on... Otherwise, writing exercises (such as the ones I do on the Genii WEbsite)only create rhetorical cul-de-sacs.

RK, being a servant to his own obsessions (as well as to his Genii readership) wants to fill the available space of the domains he controls with "content" his consumers will enjoy and actually use. Otherwise...

...he will fill them will something else.

Being a publisher, especially in magicdom, is sometimes like painting a baroque room in complete darkness.

Onward...(somewhat blindly)

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Postby Dustin Stinett » December 26th, 2001, 5:05 pm

Absolutely.

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Geno Munari » December 26th, 2001, 6:46 pm

I read everything Jon has posted with anticipation and receptiveness.

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Postby cwilcox » December 26th, 2001, 7:27 pm

I read Jon's essays. They are a large part of what keeps me coming back to the Genii site.

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Dave Shepherd » December 26th, 2001, 7:57 pm

I read them when I am reminded of them.

I enjoy them and get much from them, but I haven't yet set a bookmark to get there. I think I will do so now.

Of course, I follow my bookmark to the Genii forum a couple times a day, because it changes constantly. Since Jon's essays are monthly, I don't prompt myself to go to the site regularly.

I'll go there now, however!

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Bill Duncan » December 26th, 2001, 11:22 pm

Love reading JR. Need to be reminded when new articles are posted.
Perhaps a new thread about the topic of each one as it is posted akin to the "Genii has shipped" posts?

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby pduffie » December 27th, 2001, 2:04 am

DOES ANYONE READ RACHERBAUMER'S ESSAYS ON THE GENII WEBSITE?

Yes.

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Guest » December 27th, 2001, 3:45 am

There are Racherbaumer essays on the Genii website?

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Guest » December 27th, 2001, 3:46 am

I am joking. I read them too.

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Guest » December 27th, 2001, 12:46 pm

Love Jon's essays.

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Guest » December 27th, 2001, 1:04 pm

After checking the online essay time and again, and seeing that it didn't ever seem to change (Lorayne Storm), I've stopped even looking.

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Postby Bill Mullins » December 27th, 2001, 2:20 pm

Yes I read Jon's essays.

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Jon Racherbaumer » December 27th, 2001, 3:02 pm

The plan was to post a NEW bunch of mini-essays every 2-3 weeks. I originally sent the current group to RK on November 20; however, end-of-year festivities and deadlines delayed their posting. I think that RK or Brad will mention something on the Forum to alert interested readers to check out the section.

In the meantime, we appreciate the positive feedback.

Onward...

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Dan Magyari » December 27th, 2001, 4:42 pm

Yes, I read them - they just don't come often enough.

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Pete Biro » December 27th, 2001, 6:31 pm

Uh, isn't this the Genii site?
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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Guest » December 27th, 2001, 8:08 pm

I've read many of them, hadn't checked recently though.
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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Steve Hook » December 27th, 2001, 11:30 pm

Yes, I read them all but I agree it's good to be reminded there's ANY new posts on the homepage.

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Jim Morton » December 28th, 2001, 12:15 pm

I absolutely read them. :)

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Gordolini » December 28th, 2001, 2:43 pm

Jon's posts are always highly anticipated and thought provoking. Keep 'em coming. :p

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Tom Dobrowolski » December 28th, 2001, 3:10 pm

I do read Jon Racherbaumers' essays when I access the forum.
I would propose that an additional column written by several contributors on a rotating basis be added. (or an occasional guest writer for the existing "Editor's Notes Column?) You would get a wider variety of subjects and opinions that would lead to more discussion. Many of the members posting on this forum would be good candidates for contributing an essay or two. (i.e. Pete Biro, Peter Duffie, Steve Bryant,R P Wilson to name a few) That way it could be updated more frequently with less pressure on any one writer and create renewed interest on who will be contributing next and what they may have to say. It could also be an opportunity for lesser known magicians to contribute.
Agree with them or not, I always like to hear and read new opinions and thoughts. Variety after all is the spice of life.

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Gordolini » December 28th, 2001, 3:28 pm

Tom, at the risk of stating the obvious, the Genii Forum provides an excellent outlet for different views and opinions, expert and less so, current and topical, already. Perhaps this is an invitation to encourage more topic starters on these web pages?

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Tom Dobrowolski » December 28th, 2001, 6:23 pm

Gordon in my view there is a distinct difference. The column allows for a much longer formalized approach to an idea or opinion. Something not usually able to be done on these boards. It also gives it more of a sense of importance as a column then just another post. Also most people take more time reading and absorbing the information in a column then on a bulletin board. Don't get me wrong I wish more topics would be started on here for a lively exchange of ideas but I still think they are seperate and distinct.

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Van » December 29th, 2001, 12:23 pm

I read the January column & then went back and reread all the others.

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Guest » January 2nd, 2002, 11:50 am

I always read Jons' Stuff. But only when I have: A good 20 minutes (or more) of free time, a Webster's handy, and when I'm sober.

Otherwise I would have to read it a second time to fully appreciate it. (Which I do anyway.)

It's all good.

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Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Postby Ruben Padilla » January 2nd, 2002, 12:25 pm

Jon is one of the most intelligent writers in magic, and I always read his essays. It is my hope that he continue to write more essays more often. Jon, ever consider a book of theory, ala Strong Magic? If this thread is any indication, you'd have a devoted band of readers.
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