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Most controversial magic documentary ever, maybe?

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 20, 2014, 1:09 AM
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Many years back, I've watched this controversial TV series which revealed the secrets of magic tricks which magicians have sworn to protect and never reveal to the public. That show is called Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed. Thanks to YouTube, I get to watch all of those episodes again, both the original 1997 miniseries and the 2008 renewal, as well as the 2002 special. And also the special Secrets of Street Magicians Finally Revealed.

Understandably, magicians everywhere are angry. I mean, what would you do when these magic secrets that you've sworn to protect over the centuries got revealed out in the public? While I admit that I did enjoy these shows and got interested with how these tricks were done -- when I was young, I used to be very fascinated with magic tricks and even learned some few magic tricks to wow my friends and family with -- at the same time, I also felt that these shows were done in a poor taste. Part of what makes magic tricks so awesome and entertaining is the look of awe and puzzlement within the audience. We all know that magics can't be real. That's normal; it is human nature to be skeptical. And the next fun part is to try to guess and figure out how they did it.

Then suddenly, this documentary series shows-up and immediately informs the public that, you're right, it's all just an illusion and here's what they're really doing behind the scenes. They didn't call this series "Breaking the Magician's Code" for nothing. Some of the most well-known tricks were revealed, such as Harry Houdini's milk can escape, David Copperfield's phasing through the Great Wall of China, etc. practically every trick done by famous magicians, even Criss Angel's levitation and water walk.

While they did satisfy my curiosity on how these magic tricks were done, I also feel a little bad about it... I mean, remember that magicians have gone to great lengths to keep their magic secrets what they are: secrets. We all know that they're frauds; enough said. People who really want to know how these magic tricks were done can look-up to any book store and look for books that teach readers how they, too, can do magic tricks on their own. Once you know how a magic trick was done, you don't feel mystified by the trick anymore. It's now all same old, same old. On the very first episode, the narrator did mention that part of the intention of the TV show was to encourage magicians to come up with even more original tricks than the same old ones they've been doing over the years.

What do you think? Are you just as enraged as these magicians?

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Marwan Mohd Zahari
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Malaysia
I'm just a guy who likes to draw stuff from time to time.

My fursona is Marwan, that little green critter seen prominently in my gallery. By the way, please don't ask what species he is... Too many people asked him that question, and he hates that. :disbelief: He's just... a critter, an original species of mine.

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BluebottleFlyer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi - I've been looking at your gallery now and again for quite a while now, and I think it's about time I gave you a watch. :nod: You have a very distinctive art style and some great characters. :thumbsup:
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MarwanGreenCritter Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello. =) Sorry for the super late reply. :dead: I didn't notice that you posted a comment... Anyway, thanks! :aww: I know that my drawings are not the best ever, and it's obviously heavily anime-styled, but I did the best I could, and I'm glad that my own unique art style is born out of it. I'll try to update my gallery as much as I can with any new drawings.
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BluebottleFlyer Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries, and you're welcome. :) And same to you, thank you very much for the watch, I appreciate it. :highfive: :thumbsup:
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konzentaru Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
hahaha...tq bos sebab watch..XD

bukan akaun ni je...sekali yg lain2 pun kena discover...hahaha...X3
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MarwanGreenCritter Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dah discover dah. =P
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konzentaru Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
kantoi habis...hahaha...X3
satu2 kena discover
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CardinalCompanion Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I got a stupid idea for a drawing of Marwan as the TF2 Medic,
Would it be O.K. with you if I drew it?
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MarwanGreenCritter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go ahead! =P
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ThatGamerBoy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi! I've been a big fan of both your art and your music, serious talent. Is it okay to reference your critter type creatures in a short story I'm constructing? I love their design and would be honored to use them. 
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MarwanGreenCritter Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello. =) Thanks! :aww: Well, I never actually intended to make my original critter species as an open species, but as long as you give me credit... =P
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