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#198578 - 10/29/06 12:35 PM Young Magician.
tovasshi Offline

Registered: 02/15/05
Posts: 1419
Loc: Banana, Canada
I am going to make you think about your childhood now.

Think of something or two that you did as a youngster and could only get away with as being a child. Your ultimate magical accomplishment. Something where you stopped everyone dead in their tracks to think of how cute you were.

If you can't remember your childhood, what of something your kid/nephew/neice/neighbour did?

#198579 - 10/29/06 01:16 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
Enchantress Offline

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When I was five years old, I used to try on everyone's boots and shoes - especially womens high-heeled shoes, whenever my parents had houseguests over.

Everyone used to stare, laugh and comment on how cute I looked. My parents even took home movies of it on Super 8mm roll film.
We are everywhere. Are you one of Us?
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney

#198580 - 10/29/06 02:05 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
Zaftig Offline
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Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 3415
My brother and I would sit cross legged in the grass, meditating, trying to move a spoon.

We often ended up fighting, of course, but we did this for a whole summer. It never once occured to me that it was not possible.

#198581 - 10/29/06 02:18 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
Mr_47 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/06
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Loc: Pure Imagination
I am the second eldest of 5 siblings. When I was younger, my little brother and I created superhero costumes from old clothes and crafted weapons from sticks lying around the yard. We had an old barn on the property that became our 'secret lair.' It was there that we stashed all our gear from the two youngest siblings, so as to protect our 'secret identities.'

Whenever things looked 'rough' and like superheroes were needed, we would retreat to the barn and become our alter egos and 'save the day.'

We spent a lot of time in that barn, devising new gimicks and gear. It was our Bat Cave, complete with a trapdoor at the backside.

Edited by xDravenx (10/29/06 02:55 PM)

#198582 - 10/29/06 02:21 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
Shade Offline
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Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 6135
Loc: A Trailer Park
I have a twin sister and no, we could never read each others minds but we have always been best friends. And as happens with most best friends we were able to finish each others sentences. We had a real spooky Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum thing going on. I don't think people thought it was cute though. I think they were fairly unnerved by it.

Tweedle Dum: If you think we're waxworks, you ought to pay, you know.
Tweedle Dee: Contrarywise, if you think we're alive you ought to speak to us.
Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum: That's logic.

Oh and when someone would ask us "Which one are you?", we would always reply, "I'm the other one."

Good post! This is interesting...
"What happens in the shadow, in the grey regions, also interests us all that is elusive and fugitive, all that can be said in those beautiful half tones, or in whispers, in deep shade." ~ The Brothers Quay

We're Just Regular People

#198583 - 10/29/06 02:45 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
Hagen von Tronje Offline

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Registered: 06/28/01
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I convinced my first grade teacher that I spent the summer in Russia. As far as I was concerned I had, I'd been on a reading binge on Russia and that was "going there" to me. When she asked my mother for photos we took there, and found out that I hadn't gone at all, she was less than pleased to discover that a six year old had duped her.
"The devil I'll bring you," answered Hagen. "I have enough to carry with my shield and breastplate; my helm is bright, the sword is in my hand, therefore I bring you naught."

#198584 - 10/29/06 02:45 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
Cholinergic Offline
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Registered: 04/16/05
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Loc: UK
There's a video somewhere of me standing on the table dancing with my brother flicking the light on and off in time to music. I believe I was around 6 at the time.
Yes, I named myself after a neurotransmitter

#198585 - 10/29/06 02:59 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
Redhead Offline

Registered: 08/18/03
Posts: 203
Loc: Europe
It was a summertime and I was five or six. The day was hot and it was just after lunchtime, with adults still sitting on the terrace - perfect timing for my plan.

We ate watermellon almost everyday, sitting on walls with sweet juice dripping down our chins, breathing in the evening breeze. I realized then that the sweetest and best part of the whole piece is the core, or the heart as we called it, and that for those few sweet red bites you needed to gobble on a liter of not particulary tasty liquid, and fight the seeds along the way.

That afternoon I decided to skip the boring parts, so I went down to the basement where the mellons were kept. There must have been half a dozen of them there, and knowing those were too heavy for me to lift, I brought three cousins along. And so the feast started: we lifted the watermellons as high as we could and let it drop, breaking enough for my hand to reach in for the heart.

Later on the adults noticed we were gone and were quite surprised when they came down to find all the mellons broken, and four savage children up to their elbows in search for the nectar.

I still charm with the same smile .
Hail Satan! If there were a verb meaning "to believe falsely," it would not have any significant first person, present indicative. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

#198586 - 10/29/06 05:56 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
Malakuma Offline

Registered: 07/05/06
Posts: 284
Loc: Tokyo, Japan
Whenever my relatives would come visit from New York, they would bring me presents, some of which I did not like. I especially hated teddy bears. After a polite "thank you" the gifts I didn't like would go right back into their suitcase and wouldn't be found until they got back home.
As for getting what I did want, throughout my childhood I never once uttered the words "I want." My grandmother would tell me to pick one toy, since I never asked for anything. I would pick up two and innocently look back and forth at the two objects. "Hmm...which one?" This went on for several minutes until my frustrated Grandmother told me to just take them both.

#198587 - 10/29/06 06:04 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
Callier Offline

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Registered: 08/30/06
Posts: 2215
I remember when the tv show "In Living Color" first aired. I was just starting the third grade.

The day after the first airing, I went to class acting out every bit word by word. The whole class looked at me and asked "how the hell you remember all of that and the show just started last night?"


#198588 - 10/29/06 06:18 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
DickSteele Offline
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Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 1411
Ok, this is a real good one everyone here can enjoy. When I was about 8 or 10 I used to attend church on Sundays. After Sunday school one day I went snooping and looked into a cupboard in one room. I found 2 cookies, I walked out and by the front church doors I stood with my face in the corner and gobbled those cookies right up. There were a lot of people walking around and in and out. I was so frightened that I would get into trouble and was surprised that I never did! Oh, those were the most delicious cookies I ever ate!

#198589 - 10/29/06 07:09 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
PeachesPartridge Offline

Registered: 10/11/06
Posts: 68
Loc: where the youngsters get hyphy...
When I was in 1st grade, my class and I were playing a game of red light / green light. With one slight variation. When the teacher said the name of a vegetable, it meant "red light", when she said the name of a fruit, it meant "green light". All the kids in my class were neck and neck, until she said "tomato!". I ran like the wind to the finish line.
The teacher said to me "Peaches, your out!"
I replied to her; "What, are you stupid? Tomatos are a fruit! They have seeds!"
I took this up with the principal later that day and although she reprimanded me for calling my teacher a mean name, she agreed that I legitmatly won the game.
"the only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it and the soul grows sick with longing." -Lord Henry

#198590 - 10/29/06 07:37 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
Jack_Lantern Offline
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Registered: 07/06/05
Posts: 2785
Loc: America
I used to tell dirty jokes at parties.
"If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." -Benjamin Franklin

#198591 - 10/29/06 08:39 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
TheAbysmal Offline

Registered: 09/22/06
Posts: 1031
Loc: Washington, DC

I remembered how entrenched in politics many parents were who sent their children to Our Lady of Lourdes, a parochial school I also attended in my youth. One parent in particular, Mr. Stettar--his first name forever lost in My memory--was so obsessed with the idea that he could gain notoriety with the school somehow. On one occassion, he even had the school and church endorse a letter from him to all the parents, soliciting money for some personal fund raiser of his. I started circulating my own "letters to parents" from "Mr. Stettar" that they should "fill out the bottom portion, mail it to him, and send [him] $5 a month for the rest of their lives" for some stupid reason I cannot remember. All the parents found the letter so funny, the school and church actually felt compelled to write an apology letter to all the parents concerning Mr. Stettar's original letter. Classic.

On another occassion, I got fed up with the school's boring lunch menu, so I made up my own, and had all my friends take it home with the rest of the paperwork they always wound up takin home for their parents:

Monday: Leftovers from Last Friday
Tuesday: Leftovers from the Leftovers
Wednesday: Who Cares? Maybe some Spring Mac
Thursday: Spring Mac
Friday: Fish!!!

Well, of course, I had to write the apology letter this time, to the ladies that made our lunches, but shortly thereafter, we started getting hot dogs and hamburgers. Parents complained about where their tuition money was going that we could not have better food. It worked.

Well, I am unsure of how young you were shooting for, but to this day, parents who sent their children to Our Lady, who still speak with My parents, rave about those letters and menus. So does my 7th grade teacher, Ms. Gavazzi.

#198592 - 10/30/06 01:25 AM Re: Young Magician. [Re: DickSteele]
Mr_47 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/06
Posts: 3082
Loc: Pure Imagination
I'm not sure if this counts as a 'Young Magician' story. DickSteele's Sunday school story reminded me of one of my Sunday School incidents.

One night, we were discussing Joseph and his dreamcoat. We were actually discussing the part of his story where he is constantly mistreated by his siblings. My teacher was standing behind my chair and I remember leaning back and looking her in the eyes and simply stating, "Tough titty."

I was about 8 or 9 then.

Edited by xDravenx (10/30/06 01:26 AM)

#198593 - 10/30/06 03:36 AM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
garfield Offline
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Registered: 07/17/06
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In kindergarden the teacher told me to lift the seats on the tables. I said to her:"Im not your butler".
She was realy pissed of. Later my parents said my answer was great, but I better don`t say a word to the teacher about what my parents think.
"Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac"-Henry Kissinger
No one will improve your lot if you do not yourself.-Bertolt Brecht

#198594 - 10/30/06 09:23 AM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
Proffit Offline

Registered: 10/30/06
Posts: 8
Loc: North eastern Mass, USA
Well as a "kid" I loved scareing the the hell out of pepole, magicly or otherwise. On the same subject, one night when I was 14 I escaped mecanical restrants 5 times dispite being hevaly medicated at the time.
We are what we are. <Lord Bryon> I see a kingdom shining bright! I can see the colors coming thrugh. you can see the beauty if you look at somthing right. It's all about your point of view! <The trash queen>

#198595 - 10/30/06 09:36 AM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
hkdppl Offline

Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 25
Loc: STL,Missouri, USA
People stop to notice how cute I am day to day since the moment of my glorious birth.
I wish MUCH death upon the Christian Faction

#198596 - 10/30/06 09:43 AM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
Biff Offline

Registered: 06/20/06
Posts: 370
Loc: Hong Kong, SAR
When I was about five, my mother took me to the swim wear section of a department store, and while she was browsing the bikinis and bathing suits, I stepped up next to a mannequin in a bikini and pulling on the brief and looking down to see what was inside, to my dissapointment there was nothing, meanwhile two old ladies came by and one said 'wah! ham sup lo ah!'- which is cantonese for: What a pervert!
'Carpe diem quam minimum credulo postero' - Horace

'It's only hubris, if I fail.' - Caesar (HBO's Rome)


#198597 - 10/30/06 10:28 AM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
The_Lightning Offline

Registered: 05/21/06
Posts: 1325
Loc: Israel
Teachers (and adults in general actually) always offered me leading roles, and always thought me to be mature and responsible.
I got to draw all the year books, edit the school paper (with a lot of my own poems), paint + decorate the school library (there is still a large Harry Potter painting I made hanging on the wall there) and I got the longest parts in all the school plays,.
I remember getting my hands on a specific long monologue someone else was supposed to doI don't remember how, I just remember I was pleased to get it after all.
I was also the one other kids kept coming to for advice, or for help.
And I could almost always make teachers believe my lies.
I consider the above to be magical workings, though I don't think it had anything to do with being a child; none of this was enabled because I was "cute".
Frankly, earlier in my childhood I was down-right evil:
I threw my grandmother's glasses out of the third-floor window, run away from kindergarten, smashed my had into my sister's glass door (I still have the scars of 12 stitches), abused my Barbie dolls, got into fist fight... And all this (and a lot more) before the age of 6!

Fortunately, I turned out to be the well-mannered young lady I am today (=
There is no such thing as evolution - Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live.

#198598 - 11/05/06 09:21 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
Traveller Offline
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Registered: 11/01/06
Posts: 87
Loc: CA
When I was a kid small enough to fit completely inside a bathtub I used to fill it up completely, go under and imagine I was in an undersea adventure. I would force my chest in and out and imagine I was breathing. One time I was in the 'ocean' imagining I was the submarine from my favorite TV show (going pingin my sonar) when my father yanked me out out the bathtub completely panicked. He said I had been underwater for several minutes and was so unresponsinve he thought I was dead... (I wonder how many brain cells I burned then from oxygen depravation, I was completely inmersed in my own world)..


P.S. I had a phase in my childhood in which I experimented with astral projection, I think I even succeeded once or twice. Those were days in which my imagination soared and I could create very vivid fantasies and dreams. As I write this I feel a little sad those days are gone. I'll try to make an effort to recover the sense of creative wonder I once had.

#198599 - 11/05/06 09:32 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
tovasshi Offline

Registered: 02/15/05
Posts: 1419
Loc: Banana, Canada
How rude of me to not contribute to my own thread.

When I was seven or so, I lived in an old PMQ with white walls. I didn't like the fact that my walls were that color. To me it was masterpiece waiting to happen. So I grabbed a few pencils, markers and crayons. And went to town.

It was a picture of a house and happy birds and trees.

My parents let me keep it on the wall for a month.

#198600 - 11/05/06 11:13 PM Re: A Creative Wondrous World. [Re: Traveller]
Nemo Offline
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#198601 - 11/05/06 11:15 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
DonVamp Offline
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Registered: 11/01/06
Posts: 22
Loc: Queens nyc
Im not quite sure what age I was but when I was younger I would say things the wrong way.My mother thinking it was funny would tell me things to say and one day she told me about the birds and the bees and after that I would describe sex as "the peanuts go into the pajamas"yea guess what i was trying to say.
"the mind is its own place and in itself can make
a heaven of hell and so forth..."

#198602 - 11/06/06 12:08 AM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
Grima Offline

Registered: 12/20/04
Posts: 331
Loc: Netherlands
The teachers at school disliked me because I was a 'daydreamer' and always wanted to do things the other way especially during our little 'art-hour'.
When they suggested blue for painting the sky I took red and when they told me the sky wasn't red I told them "It's my world not yours!"
I remember being very upset about it and I got a good whupping at home for being so rebellious. The other kids thought I was mad but one teacher thought it was great and even supported me.
She was so sweet and had lovely red hair that looked like fire in the sun. All my girlfriends so far have had red hair
I still hate it when adults interfere with kids and tell them how to do it 'right'.

#198603 - 11/06/06 12:14 AM Re: Young Magician. [Re: Grima]
Groundhog Offline

Registered: 10/12/06
Posts: 306
Some art teachers are should quit teaching art. I'm sure that your pictures were much more interesting than anyone elses. Your parents weren't very supportive either. It's hard for a young Satanist.

I don't ever remember being cute or doing anything cute.

Edited by ooo (11/06/06 01:03 AM)

#198604 - 11/06/06 12:36 AM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
Mr_47 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/06
Posts: 3082
Loc: Pure Imagination
Here's another one I remember from when I was real young(I can't recall the exact age, but it was young). I was at a restaurant with my parents, I believe a Hardee's. This particular one had one of those ball-pits with the plastic balls to swim in.

I recall sneaking into the playland, where a manager was sitting with her back turned to the door. She was heavily focused on paperwork. I, utilizing the art of the invisible, quietly slipped off my shoes and crept into the ball-pit. She never heard me go in and I buried myself under the balls and laid on my back, listening.

Another manager walked in to ask her a question and when she did, I wiggled a toe to make one of the balls move. The one who had just came in asked the other if anyone was in the pit. She of course said that she hadn't seen anyone come in. When the other said she swore she saw a ball move, I jumped out and screamed. The look on both of their faces was priceless.

#198605 - 11/07/06 10:52 AM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
DamnedLucky Offline

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Registered: 08/03/06
Posts: 373
Loc: Massachusetts, USA
Here's two:
We had a small park surrounded by about 20 houses. One winter a heavy snow fell, making a clean slate of the park. I told my older sister we were going to draw a picture and to follow me. I walked out a drawing of a cartoonish character, with my sister following to thicken the tracks. It was no Nazca line, but when we ran back home and told our Mom to look out the window, it was inmistakably the same drawing I'd been doodling for months/years. Turns out it was clearly visible from all the houses. Everyone wanted to know what "it" was. My 15 minutes of fame, I guess.

A little later in my childhood I'd go for walks by myself. When a door would open or a car would go by I'd hide - in bushes, under cars, in people's backyards, etc. I wasn't actually *doing* anything that I didn't want to be caught at but for some reason I just really enjoyed sneaking around unseen, watching people, listening to bits of conversations, etc.

#198606 - 11/07/06 01:05 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: DamnedLucky]
Catalyst Offline

Registered: 03/13/06
Posts: 792
Loc: Atwater, Ohio
Reminds me of the time when I was much younger (about 5) I used to go out and use my feet to drag large "bird" prints in the snow and then run into my mother screaming about the giant chicken that ran across our yard.
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#198607 - 11/07/06 02:18 PM Re: Young Magician. [Re: tovasshi]
Prometheus Offline

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Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 1123
Loc: Germany
When I was a little kid, there have been situations when my parents or other relatives were truly astonished as they had the impression that I possessed the ability to foresee events to a certain degree.

Once, I asked my parents, where aunt X was at that moment, shortly before she showed up for what she thought would be a surprise visit. Similar things took place with dreams that I used to have back then containing hints to events that would later on really take place.




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