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Topic: The Sight of Madness
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Nov 8, 2012 03:05PM)
Hi all,

Just wanted to let you all know I have just released an Ebook.

'The Sight of Madness'

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I'm only pricing it at 2.49

Available here:

http://www.thewrongsideofmidnight.com/midnight-ebooks.php

Hope you enjoy

Anthony Black
Message: Posted by: S.WARD (Nov 8, 2012 03:42PM)
Just got mine a few hours ago and it is another good idea that is simple to perform.
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Nov 8, 2012 03:53PM)
Thanks Stephen,

Just want to let everyone know, I have altered the website after some good advice from a friend.

The Ebook is now an instant download...automatic! No Waiting! :D
Message: Posted by: doctorrigormorto (Nov 8, 2012 08:07PM)
I just made the purchase a couple of minutes ago and have read the manuscript... and it is rather sinister and brilliant!
I will enjoy toying with this and making it a part of my story in the near future.

Thank you Anthony :)
Message: Posted by: The Paranormalist (Nov 9, 2012 05:54AM)
I got the manuscript last night, in just twelve pages it didn't take long to read but it is excellent and certainly great value. The routine itself is very good, and you can see a lot of thought has gone into it. But the method as simple as it is also excellent.
I have had a completely different routine in mind for a long time which is based of something that the legendary Russian mentalist Wolf Messing apparently did and the method used in Anthony's routine would fit in perfectly. As I say as simple as this is, it has escaped me in the past but to do the Messing effect it is the answer to my dreams.

Thanks Anthony great work

Franklin
Message: Posted by: Christopher Gould (Nov 9, 2012 11:45AM)
Just read this -
You are getting a potentially very powerful routine here at a price that is *far, far* too cheap. Stupidly so.
I will be having words with Mr Black regarding this....
Message: Posted by: S.WARD (Nov 9, 2012 12:08PM)
I already told him it was WAY underpriced!
Message: Posted by: Joshua J (Nov 9, 2012 12:29PM)
I bought it this morning as thought at that price it was a steal. It's a great little story, like something out of Peter Cushing's antique shop in beyond the grave. The method is simple and could be changed to fit many other themes. Excellent work Mr Black.
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Nov 9, 2012 02:44PM)
I am glad you guys are enjoying this little treat...

I have more to come ;)

[quote]
On 2012-11-09 12:45, Christopher Gould wrote:
Just read this -
You are getting a potentially very powerful routine here at a price that is *far, far* too cheap. Stupidly so.
I will be having words with Mr Black regarding this....
[/quote]

Christopher has had 'words' with me...I have listened...The Kadar knows all...I'm still new to publishing/releasing and have a few lessons to learn it seems.

Thanks for the kind words and messages everyone, I'm pleased to hear how this is firing up your imaginations ;)

Anthony
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Nov 9, 2012 08:17PM)
Just ordered mine. Looks very disturbing, i.e. right up my alley. Can't wait.
Message: Posted by: Jon W. (Nov 10, 2012 08:02AM)
Can anyone give some more background about the ebook or perhaps more detail on why they think it is great without tipping any of the workings?

Thanks,
Jon
Message: Posted by: lin (Nov 10, 2012 09:36AM)
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On 2012-11-10 09:02, Jon W. wrote:
Can anyone give some more background about the ebook or perhaps more detail on why they think it is great without tipping any of the workings?

Thanks,
Jon
[/quote]

yes, please.
Message: Posted by: Christopher Gould (Nov 10, 2012 09:46AM)
[quote]
On 2012-11-10 09:02, Jon W. wrote:
Can anyone give some more background about the ebook or perhaps more detail on why they think it is great without tipping any of the workings?

Thanks,
Jon
[/quote]

Jeezzzzz, did you see how much this is selling for? Not much of a gamble!
Message: Posted by: Joshua J (Nov 10, 2012 09:57AM)
No for the price of a pint can't grumble. The workings you are unlikely to guess even with an account of the routine. The method is simple, it is suitable for parlour or stage work, not suitable for close up so much. The story is nicely written, a spooky tale around an antique salesman and his wife. The method could be changed to many other stories, but that one provided is nice. You could go very dark or play it much more light hearted with comedic moments.
Message: Posted by: Jon W. (Nov 10, 2012 10:32AM)
Thank you for being helpful Joshua. I'd rather not spend unneeded money even if it is just a few dollars and your post helped me make a more informed decision.
Message: Posted by: lin (Nov 11, 2012 02:43PM)
I agree that the ebook sounds like a wonderful bargain. Would anyone mind sharing what the effect is? The best I can guess is that blank cards come to have something viewable/displayable on them. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Voodini (Nov 11, 2012 02:56PM)
This is great stuff - right up my street. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Nov 11, 2012 04:47PM)
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On 2012-11-11 15:43, lin wrote:
I agree that the ebook sounds like a wonderful bargain. Would anyone mind sharing what the effect is? The best I can guess is that blank cards come to have something viewable/displayable on them. Thanks.
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I would rather maintain a little Mystery for that price ;)

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On 2012-11-11 15:56, Voodini wrote:
This is great stuff - right up my street. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
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Thanks Paul, glad you enjoyed it :D

And Thank you Joshua J for answering those questions.



Just to let you all know I have just updated the PDF with a few short thoughts/notes from Iain Dunford which I am sure you will enjoy.

If anyone who has already purchased and would like the updated PDF, just drop me an email at magicman@anthonyblack.biz and I will send you the updated copy.


**Make sure to include your PayPal email address you used as proof of purchase**


Glad you are all enjoying it and getting some (fantastic!!) ideas for other routines/adaptions.

Kind Regards,

Anthony
Message: Posted by: lin (Nov 11, 2012 07:48PM)
On 2012-11-11 17:47, Anthony Black wrote:
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I would rather maintain a little Mystery for that price ;)

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Thanks Anthony, I appreciate your taking the time to reply.
Message: Posted by: Mind illusionist (Nov 11, 2012 08:27PM)
This does certainly sound like a great deal. I just have one simple question, is this a visual effect for the audience? (And I hope you understand what I mean by that).

kindly,
M.I.
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Nov 11, 2012 08:32PM)
[quote]
On 2012-11-11 21:27, Mind illusionist wrote:
This does certainly sound like a great deal. I just have one simple question, is this a visual effect for the audience? (And I hope you understand what I mean by that).

kindly,
M.I.
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Hi M.I.,

It's hard for me to answer that one, I'll PM you.

Anthony
Message: Posted by: Mind illusionist (Nov 13, 2012 09:42PM)
This is a great little routine that Anthony has put together. To answer my own question above yes, there is quite a strong visual element that the spectator experiences. Handling and method is simple and easy enough so that performance can be focused upon! for 2.50 GBP this is a good deal in my opinion, for a standalone effect or a strong routine to add to a bizarre show.
Message: Posted by: Lucien Astor (Nov 13, 2012 09:49PM)
Very nice. They came, they saw, they freaked out.
Message: Posted by: Al Desmond (Nov 14, 2012 02:13AM)
Holy Cow... I just paid 4.06 US for this... heck... my wife could do this for nothing :)
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Nov 14, 2012 07:05AM)
Thanks for the kind words guys, glad you like it. :D


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On 2012-11-14 03:13, Al Desmond wrote:
Holy Cow... I just paid 4.06 US for this... heck... my wife could do this for nothing :)
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I'm confused Al?

Anthony
Message: Posted by: Al Desmond (Nov 14, 2012 07:57AM)
[quote]
On 2012-11-14 08:05, Anthony Black wrote:
Thanks for the kind words guys, glad you like it. :D


[quote]
On 2012-11-14 03:13, Al Desmond wrote:
Holy Cow... I just paid 4.06 US for this... heck... my wife could do this for nothing :)
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I'm confused Al?

Anthony
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My wife is a "witch"... she can cast the spells... it was humor... maybe too dry, maybe too vague... It was a humorous pat on your back for a wonderfully clever effect.
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Nov 14, 2012 08:06AM)
[quote]
On 2012-11-14 08:57, Al Desmond wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-11-14 08:05, Anthony Black wrote:
Thanks for the kind words guys, glad you like it. :D


[quote]
On 2012-11-14 03:13, Al Desmond wrote:
Holy Cow... I just paid 4.06 US for this... heck... my wife could do this for nothing :)
[/quote]

I'm confused Al?

Anthony
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My wife is a "witch"... she can cast the spells... it was humor... maybe too dry, maybe too vague... It was a humorous pat on your back for a wonderfully clever effect.
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Hahahaha Thanks Al!

Doh! It's so obvious to me now what you meant ;)

Sorry my friend, it's been a strange couple of days with very little sleep!

Glad you enjoyed the routine,

Anthony
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Nov 14, 2012 01:54PM)
Nice :D

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=489091&forum=218&3
Message: Posted by: StPaulMagician222 (Nov 14, 2012 05:36PM)
Thanks Anthony,

I got the e-book right before I left my home this morning and read it this afternoon. It's very nice when one shares their work or pet routines with the rest of us. The best part is that is stimulates my
Imagination for presentations that suit my own performing style and presentation. As an Actor, playing the role of a Magician that is playing the role of a Mentalist. I enjoy scripting that I can elaborate on myself within a believable framework and premise. I can see a number of applications for this method I had not considered before.

k
St. Paul, MN
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Nov 14, 2012 08:25PM)
I love this. I had guessed a different method, and was pleasantly surprised. I can make this and perform this...which says a lot...believe me. This is well-worth the asking price, and I hope we see more magic from Mr. Black.
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Nov 18, 2012 09:51AM)
Thanks for the kind words guys! :D



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Message: Posted by: Matthew St. Cyr (Nov 19, 2012 09:06AM)
I was quite fortunate enough to have just read Anthony's newest effect, The Sight of Madness.

I was already impressed when I read his first offering, Resurrection Dreams. I can now say with no uncertainty
that Anthony is definitely NOT a one trick pony.

The Sight of Madness is (to me) what bizarre magic is all about. Effects like this will not leave your audience asking
"How did he do it?" they will more than likely be asking "Did that really just happen?" This effect is all at once simple,
elegant and beautiful.

More so than anything I've read recently, Anthony's work has really opened my eyes as to what can be achieved
in the realm of bizarre magic. There is nothing complicated in it's execution, leaving you completely free to
concentrate on your presentation.

Anthony understands as a creator that in order for an effect to truly work, it must be able to be altered to fit
the performing style of the magician. Should you choose to use Anthony's script, fantastic! But the effect is
designed in a such a way that it can be made to fit any mood or performing style. Want it to be unsettling? Can't
get much better than effect as is! What it to be funny? Totally doable! What about a romantic version for a Valentines show?
(HHhhmmmm....bizarre Valentine magic.....that might be a new niche!) it can be done.

They say you can tell a good idea when you say to yourself "Why didn't I think of that?!?!?"

Well........

The Sight of Madness..........WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT?????
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Nov 29, 2012 01:31PM)
Thank you very much :D
Message: Posted by: YitzhakNoDice (Nov 29, 2012 03:14PM)
The Sight of Madness is brilliantly simple. It is very easily adaptable to my own style. As soon as purchased it, I devoured it. It'll get your mind whirring too. Thanks for sharing this with us. It was an absolute steal.
Message: Posted by: Anthony Black (Dec 12, 2012 06:32PM)
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On 2012-11-29 16:14, YitzhakNoDice wrote:
The Sight of Madness is brilliantly simple. It is very easily adaptable to my own style. As soon as purchased it, I devoured it. It'll get your mind whirring too. Thanks for sharing this with us. It was an absolute steal.
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Glad you enjoyed the routine, let me know how you get on with performing it.

Any questions please just ask,

Anthony

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