With Uri being the Cover of Genii, I thought this topic would be interesting to introduce.
I work close-up magic at a local restaurant. I've been there for years. I've known about the nail writer and have practiced with it for several years but never introduced it into the repertoire until last week.
The reactions I'm getting are pleasing. It's the silent kind, where they just stare out into oblivion, trying to wrap their head around what just happened...then after a few beats you hear...WOW...and then a laugh...tension realease.
I do a basic 1-100 number prediction that I got from Corinda's book. Baby steps.
So things are flowing smooth and I'm beginning to think about the POWER I have with this writer and the possiblities. I mean, If I wanted to, I could bare the initials of a customers dead father. And then IT HIT ME!!! Somewhere inside, I felt that stepped over the line. What line??? I'm not sure...maybe ethics...conscience...
Whatever it was, at that point I felt that something had shifted and I was no longer entertaining but doing something else (that is if I would have gone through with a dead person initial predection). Maybe other people could do this and it would be OK.
When I perform my sleight of hand, I do it with sincerity. I want my audience to know I am putting effort into what I am doing with a belief that this is-not real-but a convincing illusion. So the nailwriter comes into my life...I'm working in the act...and BAM! ...I feel like I'm holding some strong power and if not handled delicately could really end up alienating people all under the guise of "making it real".
Maybe this sounds hokie, but I believe you could bring someone to tears by a well thought out presentation and the nailwriter.
Am I wrong? So where does that leave you? Is that what your after? Is that what I'm after? My thought right now as I type at 3:00 am in the morning...I would love for an audience member to tear up...BUT under what pretense? ...I would like the tears to flow BECAUSE OF THE MAGIC that they see or the image that THE MAGIC MAY EVOKE, NOT because I manipulated someone to give up the name of her dead loved one and unleash pandora's box of emotional baggage that may be coming up with it.
That's not magic it's rape...WOW...is that too strong, maybe I'm missing a point. What's your comment?
Steve V (the other one)