Earlier this week, we posted a special bulletin asking all of our members to share what the art of magic has done for you, or to you. Specifically, we want to know what effect magic has had on YOU. How has learning magic changed you? How has magic - and how has theory11 specifically - directly affected your life? What did it feel like performing your first effect in magic? What does it feel like when you perform a trick today? Why is theory11 - as an instructional resource and as a community - unique? What keeps you involved and passionate and driven to keep learning and performing? Tonight, we ask you to post those responses publicly for the world to see. If a stranger asked what persuaded you to choose magic over another art, skill, or hobby - how would you respond? Entries should be no longer than about three or four paragraphs max. All entries should be posted as replies to this forum thread no later than 11:00pm EST for judging. Please include your FIRST name and location (state/country) so we can get a true picture of who you are and what magic means to you. Note that all submissions may be posted around the theory11 site. We wanted to give the winner something truly rare and unique tonight. After digging through our theory11 box of goodies, we managed to find a deck of sealed White Centurions signed by Chris Kenner, Marcus Eddie, Daniel Garcia, and two mystery artists. We thought it might give you some motivation to pull out all the stops. The submission that moves us the most will take the deck home. Looking forward to hearing all of your stories.