Thursday, July 27, 2006

Flaming Business Card

By popular demand ... well, because Jay asked nice ... I present a quick glimpse at me (or at least part of my torso) handing out my business card.

US readers may find the whole thing more amusing because the word flaming carries additional meaning for you that may not be picked up on by readers on this side of the pond.



Oh, and if you liked that, you might like this even more. (It will take a wee bit longer to download, but it means you also get to enjoy my dulcit tones):



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On a completely unrelated note, I finished my contract early, and although I'm putting a lot of effort into finding a new one, I'm also savouring the fact that I can kick back a bit for a while.

19 comments:

Jay said...

Hey that's really good! Do you have to extinguish the the flames? If you leave it will the card really burn?

And is that your real business card? It's got your profile avatar on it!

And finally - is your t-shirt telling the truth?

The Lady Muck said...

I'm thouroughly tantalised. I want one of those business cards.

Qenny said...

jay: the flames are quite fierce, and if I don't put them out, the card will burn. That is my real business card. My avatar is snipped from near the top corner of a full playing card, with me in place of the king, but looking more like a queen :) The t-shirt does tell the truth, but it's not mine, it was a gift from me to my Lovely Husband™, for whom it is even more appropriate.

lady muck: I'm pleased to have tickled your fancy, and if you ever happen to be somewhere that I'm performing, you'll get one!

Actually, I must see whether or not I can get a gig at Too 2 Much.

Qenny said...

A further comment on the relationship between my profile avatar and my business card. They are the same. I go for consistent branding. My stage name is the same as my nickname on here, the name on my business cards, and the name that I write under in a lesbian magazine. It's also the name of my limited company, which I use as a vehicle for IT contract work.

CyberPete said...

Bloody excellent!

Although I must say the cardtrick is going to haunt me a very long time. I won't ask how you do it because you wouldn't say if I did and I respect that. It's great!

Da Nator said...

Ooh, lovely, Qenny! The flaming business card trick's a tad obvious in close-up, but still fun, and the five queens trick (hee!)is brilliantly done. You have great patter and the movement of the cards down wonderfully.

And yes, dulcet tones, indeed. Could you be convinced to call me up and read to me, sometimes? :o)

Finally, are any of your lesbian articles online, now?

Qenny said...

cyberpete: Why thank you. But since you asked, I'll tell you how I did it anyway: very well

:-)

da nator: And thank you, too. There are aspects of the business card one that I've never been really happy with, but it still gets people every time. I think it's the lack of an obvious way to get the fire going that helps. I could probably have done more to make it obvious that the only thing I had in my hands was a slim little wallet with the business cards in it. As for the queens, I had to rush through it at very high speed because I was hitting the limits of what my camera can capture in one go. The audio didn't come out well, which is why I dubbed it over later. Except I wasn't actually able to view the recorded clip and record the audio at the same time. Nice. Made it an interesting job, and I got to know my video editing software a bit better. This can only be a good thing.

The first article that I wrote only came out in the last couple of weeks (there's a 2.5 month lead time), so that mag is in the shops, and therefore not online. I suspect they never put the whole thing online, just show a little snatch here and there to get people interested.

Qenny said...

Oh, and on the subject of reading to you over the phone, I would do, but my Lovely Husband™ would get jealous, since it's a while since I've read to him. We're about 3/4 of the way through The Northern Lights, after which we have to get stuck into Harry Potter & The Half-blood Prince.

Jay said...

-claps- Oh that's fabulous! As da nator says, your patter is great, and you certainly work the gay angle very well.

While there is a slight 'hesitation' while you set the card on fire, I think that's only noticeable up close on camera. Do it on the street or at a party, when people aren't expecting it and I think it would be a total hit.

By the way - your voice IS droolworthy. Phone sex with you must rock.

I notice you changed tops for this performance. Queen indeed :-p

Al said...

You've been practicing with the queens since I last saw it (9 years!) - pity I've no soundcard at work to hear the vocal performance!

I wish I had the patience to practice magic, but I think along with learning to speak another language fluently, and becoming an expert in any of the martial arts, I'll have to wait for someone to invent a matrix like way of just plugging myself in to a computer and uploading the instructions to my brain.

Qenny said...

jay: I think we both work the gay angle very well, in out own ways :) Never really done phonesex. I find even the slimline handsets are a bit too big to fit up my .... what am I saying?!?!?! I have some friends who are bottoms. They assure me that it's a good thing to change your top ever now and again.

al: Dash into a cybercafe to get the full effect - you owe it to yourself. Seriously, if it was 9 years ago that you saw me do it, you will be delighted, I'm sure, at how it now comes across. I'm trying to work out who you are, though. Nine years. Hmm ...

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Fabulous! I must agree with the popular opinion that you have a very sexy voice!

Snorted with laughter at the snatch comment in your reply to Da Nator! It was intended, wasn't it? I'm not just a big old perv, am I?

runemeister said...

Oh my heavens, that's excellent! ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! And yes, you have a very sexy wonderful voice, too. And very graceful gestures. Well-practiced, aye?

Limehouse Dan said...

Hurrah! Marvellous! A G&T from the Black Horse in Stpney Green for the boy.

xx

coolbuddha said...

Clever with the hands and a sexy voice as well...what more could a lad ask for?

Qenny said...

IDV: Of course it was intended. I enjoyed writing it, too. My Lovely Husband™, I should point out, has a sexier voice than I do.

runemeister: I've been doing the five queens for a long, long time. I think I must have first picked it up when I was about 16. It took me four years to learn properly, because it's the first effect I ever did that uses proper sleight of hand. Then it took about another 12 - 15 years before the patter worked itself out, and that was only a happy coincidence. I needed a new set of cards, and in those days didn't make them myself. The new set that I bought happened to be queens, and that gave me the presentational hook that eventually led to the way that I present all my magic these days.

limehouse dan: I've not been to the Black Horse for ages. I should pop over and get that G&T, innit? Actually, they offered me a gig there. Perhaps I should look into it. At the time, I was performing in Charlie's Bar (also Stepney Green, as I'm sure you're aware) on Thursday nights. I'm not any more. Hmm ...

coolbuddha: You know there's an answer to that question, and it involves the word "huge"?

JP said...

I want MY business cards to catch fire...that's cool!

Qenny said...

jp: why thank you. It's one of those fab things that manages to be cool and hot at the same time, I think.

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