|Yo yo yo.
||[Jul. 3rd, 2006|02:48 am]
So it's been a while since I popped my head up around these parts. Finally got some time off and wanted to stop in and say yo to everyone, let you guys know what I've been up to. |
It's that part of the year where work takes up the majority of my time, but I've also been doing some cool stuff with myself.
Expect big things from me soon, as I've been writing a lot lately, namely comic stuff, but some others as well, and even if no one sees fit to print any of it, it will still be put out there for all of you guys to check out. I'm very excited about how my current projects are going, even more than ever before. I'd say more, but I don't want to jinx myself. But expect to see some cool stuff from me soon.
Also, my steadfast mastery of the techniques of sleight of hand continues, and it's going very well. If you remember some time ago I posted about Whip's magic shop, a little shop in my town that was closed because of the death of it's owner. Well, it's reopened now, with his 2 brothers running it on weekends, and I finally caught them when they were open yesterday. At first I was just afraid they sold cheap novelties and nothing more, but I asked anyway if they had any books on card magic. They busted some bins out from behind the counter and sure enough, they had a ton of good stuff. Once they saw what I was looking for, I think thy realized I kind of knew my stuff a little bit and started talking to me more. They were cool as hell and I could have hung out there forever, but I had some friends waiting for me outside the store and didn't want to leave them waiting too long. I managed to find Modern Coin Magic by J.B. Bobo, the absolute bible of coin magic and the best book on the subject ever written and a book called Card Mastery by Michael MacDougal. The card book wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I was looking for a book called Expert at the Card Table, by S.W. Erdnase, the absolute bible of card magic, but instead I found Card Mastery, which contained not only the entirety of the Erdnase book, but an entire separate book of sleights as well. Even better! Not only that but the books were an absolute steal, at ten and five bucks, respectively, less than I would have paid for one of them at most places.. Definitely fucking sweet. I picked up a close-up pad, made it very clear I'd be back to rifle through their books next week, and went off to join my friends. Mastering the Erdnase material is my current goal, but hopefully I'll get around to recording some more videos soon so I can share what I've been doing lately. It's fun stuff.
Oh, and today I went to see Superman Returns. I'm too tired to rip it apart right now, but let's just say it was fucking terrible and I urge you all to not give your money to the company that would put out that piece of fucking shit. It was an insult to the character, the fans, the moviegoing audience in general, and anyone who appreciates any kind of plot or story. It sucked. More on that another time.
Anyway, hope all my friends are doing well. Sleep time for me.