Earlier than we go additional I need to make clear the upcoming schedule for present and (potential) future supporters of the location. “Make clear” could be the mistaken phrase. I need to “finalize” the schedule as a result of what I’ve stated lately has been a bit up within the air because of sure elements. However right here, as of now, is the deliberate schedule:
This Weekend – An e mail will exit to supporters amassing their transport payment and present tackle for the assist rewards bundle.
Subsequent Week Via The Finish of the Month – The assist packages will ship out.
Could 2nd – The brand new assist “season” will begin, with a brand new assist construction in place. Present supporters could have first dibs on the obtainable supporter slots. Relying on the curiosity of present supporters, I’ll determine if I’m going to maintain going with the location and related content material. If that's the case…
Could sixth – Unclaimed supporter slots can be made obtainable by way of this website.
That’s the plan.
With my considerations concerning the provide chain setting again the manufacturing of the books and decks this 12 months, one factor I failed to think about was that it will have a damaging impact on my means to get packaging. In previous years, I’ve had custom-sized packaging printed for all of the orders. This 12 months that was going to set us again weeks. So, sadly, supporters received’t obtain your ebook in a field like this
Or final 12 months’s field which was cleverly disguised as a field of “luxurious pinecones.”
Thankfully, the packaging we are utilizing does a fair higher job at defending the ebook, regardless of being a lot less complicated than what we used up to now (a field constructed to the specs of the ebook, inside a padded envelope).
When you look carefully at this gif of a dryer, you will note two issues inside. The primary is a seaside towel. The second is stiff white envelope inside which is that this 12 months’s ebook and deck of playing cards.
I used to be testing the brand new packaging in a dryer to simulate a ebook being tossed round by careless postal staff. (The bathtub towel is there as a result of that’s what I used to sneak the bundle into the laundromat. I didn’t need folks seeing me toss a bundle immediately into the dryer like a goddamn sociopath. “Younger man, that’s not a mailbox.”)
After I took the ebook out of the bundle it was in wonderful situation. So the packaging may not be as enjoyable this 12 months however it can do the job of packaging, at the least.
Julien Losa is releasing Ted Annemann’s Jinx journal, with a brand new format and format for about seven bucks a month.
As he describes it:
Each Friday, one subject of The Jinx, retyped, corrected, with a greater format/design, making it a extra comfy expertise to find or rediscover the most effective magic and mindreading journal of all time ! + Two movies a month with demos/ideas of some tips of The Jinx !
At first I believed, is that this actually mandatory? However now I believe it’s in all probability a fairly good concept.
I've the three-volume Tannen’s (?) set of the Jinx and whereas the fabric is nice, it actually isn’t the most effective studying expertise—small font, and leaping round to complete an article and stuff like that. This might be thought-about a part of the attraction of studying the Jinx. But it surely additionally might simply be thought-about a ache within the ass.
I believe Julien’s enterprise is worth it, particularly should you’ve by no means labored your approach by means of the Jinx. Getting one subject per week might be a enjoyable approach to do it.
Keep in mind final 12 months once I did every week or so of posts on synthetic intelligence? And I even had a contest for folks to make movies impressed by these posts?
Properly, someway this video on the best way to be a magician was not a type of contest movies. It is a actual factor, put out by an actual youtube channel, presumably to be a useful useful resource to folks.
It’s a loopy video. Not as loopy because the content material created by the AI that I used to be utilizing for these posts final 12 months. But it surely’s someway weirder in a approach. Like a number of the recommendation is on the border of being reputable/helpful. After which thee’s stuff like, “Make certain your vest pockets are huge so you'll be able to vanish plates.” I’m not 100% if the video was written by a robotic, or only a very uninteresting fool.
Oh, and that very same youtube channel put out the video under on the best way to french kiss. I figured a loser like you may in all probability use this. It’s three minutes longer than the video on the best way to grow to be a magician. I suppose that speaks to the relative problem of every enterprise.