Thursday, September 23, 2010
WMF Erik von Markovic aka Mystery
9-year-old Canadian pickup artist Mystery is this week's failure. He one of the bigger guys in the seduction community. Some claim the biggest. (even has a patent out) But he also know for using magic to break the ice, to make women sleep with him.
So again magic is misused for reasons that are below what magic strives to be.
The sad bit about it: It actually works. Magic is a great ice breaker and instantly establishes you as an interesting person. But that should be it. If the whole aim of your magic is to get laid you should not do magic. There are other ways to achieve that goal. Stay away from magic, unless you respect magic and your audience.
Markovic is a typical case of "borrowing" from the magic world without giving anything. In biology there is a term for exactly that sort of habit. Markovic is a parasite. He actually makes money by teaching his method to others. Granted magic is only a small part of it, but it's in there. And he is teaching others that learning a few magic tricks is a good way to pick up women. He is teaching a whole generation that magic's purpose is to get laid.
Hurray for Mystery, Hurray for butchering the image of magic.