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Dynamike
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On 2008-11-08 03:53, stoneunhinged wrote:
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On 2008-11-07 13:04, Dynamike wrote:
I'm a magic addict, too. That is why I spend so much time on the Café.


With all due respect, my friend, you are a Café addict. Not the same thing. You are also addicted to your post count, I'm afraid.

WORD.

Love ya anyway.

You gotta understand, a post ain't nothing but a post. That does not mean anything. But what I do like is the 10,000 smiles I put on people faces asking for advice.

I wish my post count was reduced to zero right now.

And I'll give you credit. That was a good way for you to sneak in a post. Smile
Patrick Differ
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Don't like conventions.
Very selective about books and props and routining.
Huge fan of the social sciences, psychology, human nature, meta-cognition, and wonder.
Introduced to magic at 10 years old.
Started performing at 11 years old.
Put it all down at 15.
Picked it all back up at 20.
Now 45 and, for the last 25 years, haven't stopped learning, thinking, and performing.

Will I ever stop?

Not on your life, pal.

My name is Patrick, and I am addicted to magic.

It's just one of those things...
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
Jaz
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Hello, Patrick. Smile
Lawrence O
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On 2008-11-08 14:49, Patrick Differ wrote:
Don't like conventions.
Very selective about books and props and routining.
Huge fan of the social sciences, psychology, human nature, meta-cognition, and wonder.
Introduced to magic at 10 years old.
Started performing at 11 years old.
Put it all down at 15.
Picked it all back up at 20.
Now 45 and, for the last 25 years, haven't stopped learning, thinking, and performing.

Will I ever stop?

Not on your life, pal.

My name is Patrick, and I am addicted to magic.

It's just one of those things...


At 59, and with a similar story (without the breaks), I really understand you and tend to believe in your conclusion.
Magic is the art of proving impossible things in parallel dimensions that can't be reached
R.S.
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On 2008-11-07 10:16, paso8396 wrote:

For me, the anticipation of waiting on a package to come in the mail is what excites me. It is like Christmas morning whenever I get a magic order.



Same here. Always having something on order is my comfort zone. More so than actually having the items. My feeling that knowledge of the ultimate control, or knowledge of the ultimate force, is on it's way to me is a more alluring feeling than being content with the now merely "satisfactory" sleights that I already know.

I have a backlog of terrific books that I just can't get through because, when I start reading one, I order 2 more. When I first started getting DVDs, I figured a few sets (about a dozen varied DVDs) would be all I ever needed. I now have about 200.

However, magic DVDs have taken on a new meaning for me. I no longer see them as just tools for learning (although, they are of course), but more as ENTERTAINMENT. I just love watching magic. Some people pick up movies at Blockbuster for the weekend... I am more "entertained" by watching magic - even if I may be familiar with the methods.

This is a good "addiction" we have. It fulfills us. It expands our imaginations and excites our senses. Our lives would be boring and empty without it. So, nurture it. And pass on the "addiction."

Ron
"It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry." Thomas Paine
Jonathan Townsend
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On 2008-11-06 23:17, paso8396 wrote:
I was thinking about this, and I think I am addicted to magic. It brings me happiness momentarily, and I keep needing to buy more. I buy stuff and don't use it or need it. I sometimes spend money on it I don't have.

Am I the only one???


There you go - you've recognized the behavior and some of the feelings. You've got a rabbit on your back.

Can you describe what it is about the ad copy or the pictures for the tricks which appeal to you?

The good news is that magic is a "what" like water - which is useful, but not a replacement for other things you need like bread or a roof over your head. So get to the root about why you're craving the stuff, and you can move on.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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