Sunday, February 28, 2010
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And now we talk about Theory11. Theory11 is a magic dealer that advertises as the "underground magic" place. Even if there was underground magic, Theory11 would be as far from it as possible. I remember the launch of the website. It was hyped weeks ahead. And it turned out to be just another magic dealer.
The target audience for Theory11 are under aged magicians who cannot tell a bullshit magic item from actual practical magic item. Theory11 suggests that magic makes you cool. They suggest that performing the tricks they sell will make you cool. Well if somebody is in such a desperate need to be cool he obviously is not cool to begin with.
So Theory11 is selling a lie. Because it is not the magic tricks that make you cool. It is the performer who needs to make magic cool. But most of the performers are under aged nerds who are trapped in a delusion. What those kids need is not a cool deck of cards or a crazy card change that is not angle proof at all, but real social skills.
And yes, social skills can be learnt through magic, but I doubt that this is the right way. When I was in school I did no magic at all. But I had a class mate who did. He thought he was cool, but he was not. And there was no Theory11 during those times. I imagine if there would have been a Theory11 he would have jumped on that hype waggon and would have become a social outcast like the most of us.
So I am saying that Theory11 hurts magic and the perceptions of and about magicians. That is why Theory11 is Weekly Magic Failure.