I have always had a problem with the word "magic" Here I will tell you what I mean when I say that the word magic has negative connotations. Specifically the negative cultural associations that go along with the word magic/magician. When I and many laymen hear the word magic/magician I immediately connect it to geeky or nerdy persons. In other words magic is just not a cool word. As someone who has always been a main player I was always trying to protect my reputation. Of course I am a "magician" and I love "magic" but I do not welcome the magician stereotypes. I do not want to be seem as the weird and nerdy guy who does so called "magic" For this reason I never once in my life have referred to myself as a magician who performs magic. Believe me it makes a huge difference in regards to your persona and reputation. They will not see you as the guy who believes in fairies and pixy dust but an awesome person who can perform sick and amazing tricks. I am also displeased by the word magic because at these modern times we have a myriad of scientific knowledge. I would go as far as to say that the intellectual capacity of most people are on higher levels than they where in olden times. I guarantee you that no one is foolish enough to still believe in "magic" Only the most ignorant and backwards of people will believe in magic but in general the majority will not. what I propose is for people to stop referring to what they do as "magic" and come up with a new term. This of course is in hopes that the art form will be looked as less geeky and more serious and realistic. I am not a huge Criss Angel fan but I respect the fact that he calls some of his "magic"...mindfreaks. At least he tried. In this thread lets discuss alternative titles and tell me why you agree with me.