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PyroSphere
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Location: Stillwaterish, Oklahoma, usa
Member Since: 24th Aug 2001
Total posts: 6
Posted:Alright now I am calling out all the players.......who is sending in their footage for the new compilation video competition thing? just wonderring what I am going up against.......come on now people, don't be shy....I need some competition.....hope you all have been practicing hehe.........J.T.

AHHH TRY NOT, DO OR DO NOT BE STRONG YOU MUST---;)YODA(;

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JEDI WHITE AKA JT
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Location: Stillwaterish, Ok USA
Member Since: 29th Aug 2001
Total posts: 29
Posted:Hey girls.....I know I have been talking a lot of shi_ the last week or so, but don't worry......we got a bunch of new videos on the web site.... www.flamingsphere.homestead.com ..in the top 20 section.........kind of a preview of what I am sending Malcolm for the contest.....we filmed them all the same night......ohh ....by the way.....Xeada....I loved your footage in circles of light.....and I do really hope to see all of you girls on the next one.........(falling asleep on the keyboard)......I gotta go......I've got a lot of love for you girls.....don't forget this........JEDI WHITE(J.T.)

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RavingLunatic
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Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 286
Posted:Hi Xaeda! Just wanted to say you rock, I watched all your videos, and I hope to learn from them..I have my video done already, I'll be sending it soon, but somehow I have a feeling I'm going to be humbled..I can show up most of the people in my little town, but when I compete with all you experts, I'm gonna look like an amateur.. oh well, at least I didn't drop it!
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does this discourage me? Hell no, I'm happy just to have made the video!


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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Xaeda!!! Woman!!!! I am so thrilled to see you back woman! I trust your break was a great one! And more video footage...I wait with baited breath.Cassandra, I will email you about the fireballs.Well, *sigh* My arm has been twisted into it. I am sending in a video for the competition or CoL2 or whatever malcolm deems worthy. Never fear, poi only and nothing terribly technical I must say but I have my own funky thing going on so....
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------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com


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Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
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Frenzie
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 30th Jan 2001
Total posts: 515
Posted:Damn, so twirling naked wont getme any brownie points?*grin*

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:I could make mention of 'brown eye' points, but that would be immature and remind me too much of my dad's sense of humour, so I won't.
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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 997
Posted:RL,Do not worry if the tape is longer than 5 minutes. I will pick out the best 5 minutes. Send me an hour of tape if you wish, but if you can tell me what you think is the best 5 mins that would help.Malcolm

"May your balls always burn"

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xaeda
xaeda

member
Location: Sydney, Australia
Member Since: 16th Dec 2000
Total posts: 129
Posted:<blushing at worrying references to me being "mistress of staves".....> ;-)heh, I'm flattered, but to be honest I haven't practised for a while and I'm sure you'll all very deservingly kick my arse
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Still, this vid is a good excuse for me to make myself practise so i can at least send in something interesting, if not competition-winning. interesting is all i'm aiming for
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By the way, I loved the circles of light video, lots of funky stuff going on there. especially the guy with the sheets, that was just incredibly original and really graceful.....i was amazed........and if i had a little less dignity i would *so* steal the idea ;-) heehee, don't worry, i won't. and the first group, what an amazing location to film at! Sorry, not sure what your names are.....I don't have a tv so I've only watched it once. I guess you probably noticed that my bit was just an extract from one of the vids our wonderful malcom filmed of me when i was in Christchurch.....he asked me and I was more than happy for him to stick it on the vid with the rest. funny though....everybody else was looking smiley and enthusiastic while I looked like i'd just rolled out of bed and was apathetically doing some stuff with a big stick, facing away from the camera, doing moves sloppily. heh, i'm ashamed, those vids of mine seem to portray a pretty crappy attitude that wasn't evident in anyone else's. it was entirely unintentional.....as i remember i'd been on an overnight bus, had my wallet stolen, was attempting to stay awake with serious anaemia......heh, I was just a big of a mess. anyways, i'm off into rambling territory now, as usual, basically i think my point was to apologise if i accidentally portrayed a crappy attitude and to congratulate all the rest of you who looked great! Pele.....big hugs to you! golly, 1048 posts, you're burning up the keyboard girl! sadly my absence from here is pretty much permanant.....i just don't have time to spend several hours a week checking the boards here, and I'm trying to keep my computer time down so my RSI doesn't come back......trust me, losing the use of your hands is *awful*! but I do try to pop my head in now and then, just to see how you're all going. I was sad to see some flames (no pun intended, i'm talking about the occasional nasty posts and egotistical arguments) creeping into the board. please don't let this happen guys! there does seem to be a gradual evolution of all internet communities, they start small and personal and gradually become bigger and more diverse and cliques develop and the 'old-timers' start to laude it over the newbies. I just hope this place stays as lovely and friendly as it has been since day one..... <getting off my soapbox as MotherXaeda now ;-) >Jedi - since Flash passed the 'staff lady' mantle thoroughly undeservedly to me, I'll just say I think your style sounds great, just as everyone elses does. it's good to be able to bring other skills and ideas in to develop your style, it should be a personal thing that is unique to you regardless of how much you practise or how many 'moves' you know ( i use quotation marks cause i can never distinguish individual moves.....for me it's just a flow, doing the thing i do). I once taught a guy who was pretty much a beginner in staff but had done Aikido for years. In two hours he had learnt everything I could teach him and was making up tricks of his own and teaching them to me! although I had to teach him *techniques*, he had his own *style* inside him before he even picked up a staff. in comparison, my style tends to be quite dancy, sometimes acrobatic, occasionally annoyingly prissy, and a lot of that comes from my background in gymnastics and my childhood love of prancing around like a twit. that's my 'style', i guess. I know a few people who probably wouldn't do too well in the silly one-upmanship of listing all the tricks you can do......they don't know very many if you try to count them up. but they are beautiful to watch because of their style.....it balances out their slightly simpler techniques. I don't know what malcom's looking for with judging, but I can say that his decision will be incredibly difficult! and I know if i had to make that kind of decision, it would probably come down to some vague 'vibe' type thing......who seemed like they were having the most fun, who seemed passionate about what they were doing, who seemed like they were innovating and trying new stuff. anyways, basically what I'm saying is that this comp is just a great chance to share our own styles with each other, and there's no real way to say that someone is the "best". last of all, before i stop ranting and raving........i think we should all try to give up the notion of even wanting to be the 'best'. partly because there's no such thing, and partly because it takes the focus off of innovating and enjoying yourself, and puts the focus onto others - trying to be better than them instead of just trying to learn more and teach more. sometimes when we get into that state of mind it's really hard to allow someone else to be better than you......and that just breeds nastiness. of course this is different from friendly "bet ya can't do this" conversations that help everyone learn, just gotta see the diff
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golly, what a lot of rambling, i fully apologise if none of this makes sense tomorrow. i have a tendancy to rant, it's not really at anyone in particular. anyway, my hands are complaining so I'd better go now. see you on the video!xaeda the soapbox girl------------------the memories fire, the rhythm falls slow....


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Cassandra
Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:Pele... you're in ? YAY
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cool !whoever twisted your arm into sending the video is a great person... WB maybe ?Anyway... just reading all of you are going to be in, i am just really looking forward to the next C.O.L. video. I might say "Let the best one win" but I don't really beleive in "the ultimate best one " concept when it comes to firedancing.I might say "Let the most naked one win" but Frenzie just ruined all my hopes
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So just looking forward to this video anywayshine onCassandra


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RavingLunatic
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Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 286
Posted:Wow, well said Xaeda..and Malcom, I already made my video, it's 4 min long, I just cut out the best 4 min and decided to send that to you..I have another tape with all the spinning, about 45 min or so, but it includes such crap as my neighbor coming over and stepping on the speaker wire, cutting out the awesome song I was spinning to right at the climax. *sigh* oh well..you'll get my 4 minutes, I'm going to mail it today.. I don't even know where New Zealand is really, so I'm giving it a long time to get there!------------------~whoosh whoosh whoosh~

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SorchaTheFlaming
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Location: Calgary alberta Canada
Member Since: 26th Jun 2001
Total posts: 235
Posted:*le sigh*im really not good at compeating for anything really. I sit back and think of how much kevlar I could get.. and new toys.. i sit here and drool almost everyday over the shop and what new neat toys they have..my ususal philosophy is Teaching Tolerance instead of competition. as freaked and hypocrited out(is there such a word?)i might just have to bite this one and tkae my sweet chance at humiliation...
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so at leased when you guys send your vids in you know youll beat someone
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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:I think that very few of us are actually entering the competition to prove anything. It's more of a refined display, IMO.I'm entering it simply because I want to share what i do with other artists and show em how I do my thang. I know I won't win - I don't have any fancy moves or kickass routines. But I do have a unique style and the fact that our entries will probably be compiled to make a new video is my main motivation for sending in a tape.(I also have a very slight delusional glimmer of hope that i'll end up with $350 worth of new stuff as a reward for my efforts
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Myst
addict
Location: Oceanside, California, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 439
Posted:I honestly don't think I'll win but it's worth a shot to get some free stuff. Who knows maybe hell will freeze over and "Myst" will be crowned king. It's a long shot but I'm down.Eric

Its about talent, not make up or costumes.

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RavingLunatic
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Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 286
Posted:Yeah that's exactly how I feel too, I doubt I'll win, but it'll be nice to just show y'all how I spin..and I'll probably at least get a spot on the video.and who knows, maybe I'll win..Still haven't sent my video, I'm psyched to show it to all my friends, I actually think it's pretty good, synced to the music, and fluid the whole way through..We shall see.

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DJ Dantana
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Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
Total posts: 1495
Posted:Definitly going to be some strong competition. I sent in our videos (J.T., WMF, and Flamingsphere's aprentices) yesterday. So we will see. I don't really expect to win either. The main reason we sent the videos was so we would have a chance to make it onto the compilation video again and have another slice of what us hill billies like to call "international fame" cake. "MMMM forbiden dounut" -Homer Simpson

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Jo
Jo

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Location: Sheffield, England
Member Since: 13th Dec 2000
Total posts: 517
Posted:Hi all, long time no talk...Just thought I'ld tell you that I won't be entering this time. Here's the reasons:for the last 3 months I've been counselling in a summer camp in Wisconsin, US with inner city kids (they were hard work!). Because of this I haven't spun all summer (except for a little at the Burning Man) hence, no new moves. I also have no new toys to show off so there is no point in me entering. I don't want to enter just for a chance of winning, as was mentioned by others, I only enter to share/showcase new moves/styles/combos and since I have none, I won't enter. I'll certainly buy the video to see you guys in action though (I haven't even seen the first one yet cos I'm still in the US!).Here's some irony for you... When I get home I'm thinking about being a firefighter (chuckle) fireman by day, fire performer by night - I wonder if that's ever been done before???seeya,Jo.

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RavingLunatic
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Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 286
Posted:Hey Malcom, my entry is on it's way..Te guy at the post office said it could take 10 days to 3 weeks to get there..(3 weeks would be sept 30th)I could have sent it courier but it would have cost me about $80 so I decided to take my chances..anyway, it's recorded on a video tape that Nintendo sent me a long time ago of Donkey Kong Country or something..Let me know when you get it, I'm curious to see if and when it arrives in New Zealand.

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DJ Dantana
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Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
Total posts: 1495
Posted:bummer Jo, you are like one of my heroes on the last compilation
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. It's all good though, glad you are doing something good like helping kids! I promise there are going to be some new moves on this next one...especially if WMF makes it onto it.
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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 997
Posted:As a number of people are wanting to be in the compilation project and are struggling to get a video in by the end of this month. I have decided to extend the time to get videos in for "Circles of Light 2" compilation tape.However the competition part will still close 30th September.

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RavingLunatic
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Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 286
Posted:Well that's good, thanks Malcom.I'm pretty sure I won't win the competition video, but I hope to at least get on the compilation..the video quality isn't that great though.

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RavingLunatic
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Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 286
Posted:Cool, my vid arrived today..have many others came in?

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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 997
Posted:As of today 18th September 2001 I have 5 tapes. I know many more are coming.

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RavingLunatic
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Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 286
Posted:Kewl..care to elaborate on how many poi, how many staff?

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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 997
Posted:RL. I have not looked at them as yet. I will get them all mastered first onto digital tape to keep the quality as origonal as possible. I would hate my old tape player to damage anything.To all. Due to major upsets to most peoples lives I have extended the competition entry time by 1 month. Remember you can just go into the next compilation tape if you wish. It is a great way to share
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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:thanks very much for that Malcolm. No doubt everyone will appreciate it
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Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:Malcom, in case anyone forget to tell you: your a legend!!!

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pozee
old hand
Location: san diego
Member Since: 27th Jul 2001
Total posts: 886
Posted:thanks a lot. that really helps. now i can take my time and do it right.
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anyone got a light?

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RavingLunatic
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Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 286
Posted:Sweeet! thanks malcom. I was worried my tape wouldn't get there because of the tragedy. It ended up getting there well ahead of time anyway, but I'm sure some peoples wouldn't have.that's very cool of you to do that.of course now the competition will probably get a lot tougher.. oh well, that's a good thing, I'd like to see as many people in the competion as possible.. hmm, maybe I will get the 'ol video camera out and record some of my friends..
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pozee
old hand
Location: san diego
Member Since: 27th Jul 2001
Total posts: 886
Posted:well, i may not be able to enter after all. unless i can do it tonight. fat chance. i guess the prez of US gave the word tonight and we will be gone soon enough.

anyone got a light?

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Frenzie
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 30th Jan 2001
Total posts: 515
Posted:Its going to the best 5 minute max of one routine isnt it? Not like 5 minutes spread over a few different times?

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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 997
Posted:Yes - best routine up to a maximum of 5 minutes in one length. You can send in longer and you or we can pick out the best piece of 5 minutes you do. We may use more than 5 minutes for the compilation tape or less.Malcolm

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