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MattAL

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I guess this is my introduction, so here's stuff about me...

I've been into magic for as long as I can remember being alive. I've been seriously studying magic for about 10 years, reading everything I can possibly get my hands on. I love periodicals, almost an unhealthy obsession, especially old ones. The Jinx, Sphinx, Pheonix etc. and my most recent purchase IBIDEM. I also particularly liked the later 70's/80's for periodicals as well, The Pabular, Richards Almanac, Spellbinder, Trapdoor, Racherbaumers Sticks & Stones and your very own Harry Loraynes Apocalypse!

I love reading (for the less observant people), especially into the history of moves and it's super interesting to me when things are miscredited, to the point that common knowledge plays like a round of general ignorance in QI. I'm also a huge sucker for moves and difficult/visual ones at that...

I've performed a lot in the past but after a 3 year haitus from magic, where something called university happened, I want to get back into performing it and really connecting with people. Joining a respectable forum seems to be a step towards that and I look forward to interjecting into philosophical (or trashy) conversations near you!

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Tom G

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Hey Matt, welcome aboard, we got a great variety of people for all sorts of discussions.
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Re:" I love periodicals, almost an unhealthy obsession, especially old ones. The Jinx, Sphinx, Pheonix etc. and my most recent purchase IBIDEM. I also particularly liked the later 70's/80's for periodicals as well, The Pabular, Richards Almanac, Spellbinder, Trapdoor, Racherbaumers Sticks & Stones and your very own Harry Loraynes Apocalypse!"

Good for you. You're going to find a lot of buried treasure no-one else is doing. 
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Hey Matt, welcome aboard, we got a great variety of people for all sorts of discussions.

Yeah seems like a good place with a lot of people, from people who are totally new to the seasoned veterans!

 

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Good for you. You're going to find a lot of buried treasure no-one else is doing. 

That's the main reason why I love books, even with books that are widely known and read, a lot of people just don't perform the material for some reason. I find periodicals to be the best source of buried treasure though, mainly because it's a compilation of different magicians, so you get varying styles and viewpoints i.e. there's something for everyone!

In fact, I've been reading my way through a load of Abracadabra issues recently and came across something that I think is totally ingenious and is going to go straight into some sort of routine! The joy I feel wading through a lot of material that's not for me to stumble upon something this good is what I live for!

 

Thanks for the welcoming posts [smile]

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Welcome Matt ! Your in the right place..
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   Wow, Matt - I'm glad that I've given you so much to "wade through."  Lost count of how many books and, of course, twenty years of APOCALYPSE. Happy wading!!
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   Wow, Matt - I'm glad that I've given you so much to "wade through."  Lost count of how many books and, of course, twenty years of APOCALYPSE. Happy wading!!

That was more in direct reference to the abracadabra issues. I found a lot of material not for me!

Now you bring it up though, Apocalypse is one of those periodicals that I almost could use everything, since a lot of the material in it, is suited to how I perform and what I enjoy performing. It has the same feeling I had reading through Paul Harris's Art of Astonishment. A lot of very fresh ideas and concepts, with a lot of great additions to existing ones!

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Welcome! The pressure to keep a publishing schedule sometimes results in mediocre or half-baked ideas seeing the light of day. Harry Loraynes books and Apocalypse contain no filler. You can open the books at random and land on a proven, finished routine. I also like when Harry relates his experiences with another's routine, how he approached it, his "attitude", etc. I contend that if you only purchased the Apocalypse compendiums you would have more than enough material for a lifetime of performing. Cards, dice, coins, rubber bands, cups, etc., etc. What more could you need.
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Welcome to the forum. Im sure youll be happy that you joined.
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