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Arisu  : (04 May 2016 - 12:40 AM) on a sadder note, i'm gonna be out of a job at the end of this month :(
Jinglejangle  : (03 May 2016 - 06:49 PM) I like chickens. So much personality...
nitrous  : (03 May 2016 - 05:38 PM) OR..... you can have lost both your iphone AND your ipad on an all day traveling marathon involving 3 cities and arrival at home by 1AM! :)
rigiddigits  : (03 May 2016 - 01:44 PM) You know it's been a good day,, when you finish work, have a cheeky handful early doors, sit on the patio with a cold bottle, and a cockerel struts from behind your shed and plays the middle eight from "alright now" on a jaws harp.,
nitrous  : (03 May 2016 - 01:26 PM) HI Darth!
Darth_Prime  : (03 May 2016 - 12:09 PM) Hiiiiieeee!
nitrous  : (03 May 2016 - 10:20 AM) Hey Guys
Dr. HOUSE  : (03 May 2016 - 04:54 AM) I'm a fan of sushi myself
Jinglejangle  : (02 May 2016 - 11:54 AM) Neither, House. The starfish.
Dr. HOUSE  : (02 May 2016 - 10:37 AM) frank or the beans?
Romulus  : (02 May 2016 - 10:15 AM) U guys seemed to have opened up a restaurant :D
Arisu  : (02 May 2016 - 03:49 AM) german breakfast
Arisu  : (02 May 2016 - 03:48 AM) Bratwurst und Bier
Arisu  : (02 May 2016 - 03:48 AM) lies
TMuc  : (30 April 2016 - 12:32 PM) Bratwurst is not a staple food :D
EZrhythm  : (30 April 2016 - 11:41 AM) thumb tips
Jinglejangle  : (29 April 2016 - 01:24 PM) Potatoes and Germans? Irish maybe. I'll give you a lock on Bratwurst, though.
TMuc  : (29 April 2016 - 08:14 AM) you want to tell a german dude that potatos aren't real? :D
Dr. HOUSE  : (29 April 2016 - 07:53 AM) there is no potato...just the idea of one
TMuc  : (29 April 2016 - 07:47 AM) that would probably work better than you might expect. if you don't carve it, but simply transfer some ink on the potato and back :)
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Discuss anything to do with SOMF here, ask questions, make suggestions, requests, etc.

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Contests and Competitions

Enter our amazing competitions. There will be a variety of themes. Some will just be for fun, others may have some prize or rewards.

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New Arrivals / Introductions

Introduce yourself here! You MUST post here first to view the rest of the board! You can also post goodbyes and such as you please. Be sure to welcome our new arrivals!

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General Magic Discussion

Talk about general magic topics that don't fit in the other areas like, great magicians, the latest magic buzz, hecklers, etc. Please stay on topic.

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Upcoming and Magic News

Know of any upcoming magical events? Shows, lectures, anything like that can be posted here! Also if you find any articles relating to news in the magical world, post them here as well!

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So How Is That Done? / Request Tutorials

On some magic sites, you can't ask how tricks are done, but here we can engage in discussion on methods. Remember there's a lot more to magic than just the secret. Please discuss presentational aspects as well in this forum so we can really LEARN from them to improve our own magic. If you don't know how something is done, post here. If you do know and would like to share your methods, post in the specific forums below. Please search before posting a topic! You can also ask for tutorials on effects in here.

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We all like figuring stuff out right? Well here is an idea from the creative minds of SOMF. Each month, an idea for a trick will be presented. It will be either original, or a new take on an old effect. The community will then try and figure out a method for said effect. This build great teamwork and brainstorming skills! Join in!

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  • 05 April 2016 - 11:46 PM
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Book Club

Every month or so a new copyright free book will be presented to our members. Anyone who is willing can sign up for the book that month. These people will read the book, and review different sections, posting what they learned, what they liked, etc. See inside for more details!

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  • 19 March 2016 - 11:33 PM
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Member Of The Month

Every month this should be updated with a SOMF member I think has been outstanding, contributing, or just being a good person. Along with their name will be the reason they were picked! Feel free to send in names of people you think have been doing a good job!

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  • 23 February 2015 - 02:53 AM
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Magic Principles

Every so often a new magic principle will get posted in here. Members will discuss this principle, how to apply it, use it in effects, and other things. Only mods can post topics here, but anyone can reply and help in the discussions!

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  • 08 April 2016 - 07:31 AM
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Beginner's Magic Forum

IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE ART POST HERE! Discuss effects and give tips to people new to the art! Lead them in the right direction and give them a helping hand.

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  • 24 December 2015 - 12:09 PM
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Props, Gimmicks and Utilities

This section is for discussion on any props, gimmicks or utilities, be it a thumbtip or bigger things like a dove pan. Even accessories like flash paper or silks, post their descriptions and uses here! There is a list of things that need posting and each post should be fairly large.

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  • 25 April 2016 - 12:22 PM
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Card Magic

Discuss effects and tips for your favorite "pasteboard" routines.

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  • 25 April 2016 - 02:28 PM
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Money Magic

Discuss the effects and tips of magic with money. That includes coins and paper money!

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Discuss the effects and tips of Mentalism here. That includes metal bending, PK effects, predictions, mindreading and more!

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Grand Illusions & Stage

Discuss the effects and tips of Grand Illusions and Stage magic here!

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  • 01 April 2016 - 01:29 PM
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Busking & Street Magic

Discuss and post the effects and tips of Busking, how to get a crowd, effects to use, Gazzo style. Also discuss effects and tips for "Street Magic", David Blaine style.

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  • 10 January 2016 - 06:19 PM
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Media Magic

Discuss magic with computers, videos, cell phones, handheld devices, iPods, and any other type of electronic "new age" gadget!

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  • 20 March 2016 - 05:36 AM
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Other Magic

Effects and tips for magic that didn't fit into the other areas can be discussed here! For example, cups and balls, table hopping, ropes, silks, etc.

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Children's Magic

Discuss effects and tips for Childern's magic. Talk about how to structure routines, effects that go over well, and how to keep control!

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  • 11 October 2015 - 11:11 AM
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Whether they have secret bits or not, flourishes can make a great addition to a magical performance. Liked by some, and hated by others. If you like them this is your place.

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  • 27 February 2016 - 02:59 PM
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Related Magical Arts

Discuss secrets, tips and tricks off other things like escapology, ventriloquism, clowning, balloon modeling, or even juggling. Anything kind of related to magic but not fully magic can be talked about here!

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  • 02 April 2016 - 04:41 AM
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WWW Links

Found an interesting magic site? Be it a shop, forum, or just related to magic, post it here! We can only post so much on the forums, so lots of links are welcome!

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  • 02 May 2016 - 07:02 AM
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Presentation & General Performance Tips

If you are new to the art, PLEASE read this section first. The real secrets of magic are all in the presentation. That includes patter, misdirection, timing, comedy, and personality. Tell us about your presentation ideas here!

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Review Section

Did you just buy a new effect or DVD. How did your latest show go, or even a show you saw live or on TV. How are you getting on with a difficult move? How is that new book you just picked up? That gimmick working like it should? Tell us all about your reviews and progress here!

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  • 22 April 2016 - 06:57 AM
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Video Section

Share videos of yourself or others in here. You can post performances, routines, methods, the works. Show everyone your latest move and get feedback on how you are doing.

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History of Magic & Biographies

Any history or biographies relating to magic goes right here! Talk about the greats like Dai Vernon, Blackstone, and Tony Slydini or the history of effects like the cup and balls!

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  • 10 June 2015 - 07:19 AM
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The Business Of Magic

Want to make money doing magic? Tips on how to advertise your self and much more in here!

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  • 05 March 2016 - 08:14 AM
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Magic on a budget / DIY Gimmicks

One of the ideas of SOMF is to help people who are keen magicians but haven't got huge amounts of money realize their dreams and improve their magic. Post how to make your own gimmicks, where to get supplies, and other DIY things!

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  • 05 April 2016 - 11:40 PM
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Guess How It's Done

In this area you can present effects by videos or photographs or even descriptions, and you invite other board members to offer their thoughts on the methods. You can give them clues or not. The effect should be YOUR OWN CREATION, or variation on another effect. If you want to know how an effect is done, ask in the so how is it done section. Don't post common effects that everyone already knows, make it a challenge!

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  • 25 April 2016 - 07:32 AM
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Off Topic

Anything not relating to magic can go in here. Forum games, artwork, you name it!

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  • 19 April 2016 - 11:41 PM
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Sales and Wants

Advertise your magic sales or wants here. Please no bootlegged, illegal stuff or asking people to send you copyrighted material. SOMF is not responsible for any lost packages or being ripped off, please buy carefully.

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