Well - this decision has been long coming. I have decied to leave this forum for good. I am tired of the bashing remarks of Baller08, so he can feel better about himself. I can't have a serious discussion, because I am being called stupid, a douchebag, a blow hard...and so on...I don't have time for this kind of childish behaviour. Baller08 constantly questions my experience, and takes the joy out of sharing on this site. He is so jealous of me, and angry of his own failures that he lashes out. Mods aren't really doing their part in shutting this guy up, as he really offers no advice to the group worth taking. DON'T BE YOURSELF - FEEL FREE TO EXPOSE MAGIC - all the kind of thing you would expect from someone that hasn't accomplished anything in magic, but spewing hate...just so he can hurt people. He is not the only one - there are a tonne of morons in this group. Sadly, there are also a tonne of really great guys - that really want to grow and learn. In this forum, the best bully wins - whoever can be the most destructive gets the most respect. IT has NOTHING to do with the kind of magician you are - when Baller08 starts to get support on his half-baked ideas, I don't want to be part of the scene anymore. I am getting questioned for defending myself? **** that. Baller08 you made me crack...good for you - you single handly pushed a strong contributor out of the forum. Members, feel free to thank Baller08 for the lack of worthwhile posts. You are the worst human being I have ever come across, and it is sad that you couldn't find a grain of decency in you to let me enjoy something small in my life - so I will find it elsewhere, as this forum is too big for my experience and your ego. If any of you want to keep in touch PM me, and I will send you my personal email address. Thanks for allowing me to share with you for the past year. For all those that emailed me to thank me for my contribution, thank you back - you are the future in magic. Good luck with your magic - be thankful for Steerpike, Praetoritevong, Thrallmind, and Sean Raf to name a few - read their words and know they come from practical experience. I never learnt anything from someone that agreed with me...but I also never learnt anything from someone that felt they had to be disrespectful to prove their point...except one thing...I learnt their point was so moot, that they only way they could convince someone they were right, was to beat the person down to submission. Educating by anger and power, rather than by guidance and patience. Good bye everyone - hope to see you in the real world, so we can share. Keep progressing.