Originally posted by Jim Maloney:
Ooh, boy! Andi's here! Can I torment you over here as well, Andi?
Jim my friend, you can torment me anywhere you like... as long as you accept that I'll always win! :D
Jon, your thought of releasing a book of magic for the modern women, isn't as daft as you make out! I think it's high time that someone, somewhere injected a little thought back into the magic community on how we can create maximum impact from our spectators by carefully selecting which sex the effect should focus on.
We often read in books to have a lady select a card, but we very rarely read why the author prefers a female, or in fewer cases, a male. I have a number of effects in my repertoire that I will only perform if I am assisted by a female - if I choose correctly, her reaction normally infects into the other spectators, whether it be a loud scream or a shy smile it will be infectious. The same applies for children or people with disabilities, if I could be so bold to pick out such minorities (although I do so in a positive manner).
So, as I stated, maybe it would be good if we could publish an article somewhere (in Genii perhaps?) that looks a little deeper into making the right selections; not only of audience members, but effects to suit those spectators. Of course, a few people have already looked into such theories (such as Hofzinser), but we all need a gentle reminder sometimes... well I do at least!