I promised a story last night, but I didn’t get back in time to tell it.
At 8pm or so on November 4, 2019, I had my first audition in my journey to become a magician member of the Magic Castle. To become a magician member of the Magic Castle, you have to be recommended by a magician member in good standing, write some essays, and then perform magic for about a dozen phenomenal magicians. It’s like performing comedy for comedians, but instead of them just being experts in bit formation and crafting, they’re also experts in different parts of magic. I had practiced my set for months and months, and when I went to perform, I did what I had set out to do. Despite my best efforts, it wasn’t what they were looking for, and they recommended that I try again.
Ultimately, I passed the audition, and now I’m a magician member. And last night, I was hanging out at the Magic Castle, and I was asked to perform in one of the impromptu areas because most magicians were attending a lecture elsewhere in the building. That meant a deficit of magicians available to perform for a group that was eager to see magic. I usually have the stuff that can fit in my pockets when I go, but last night I had decided to travel light. So I didn’t have what I otherwise would have used for a bigger set.
I performed a single trick for a pretty great audience. What a crazy two years.
Yesterday I missed EGGNOT, ENTENTE, NEON, ONTO, OUTGONE, OUTGUN, and UNTHOUGHT.
UNGUENT: A soft greasy or viscous substance used as ointment or for lubrication.
Final score: 18 words for 48 points.
Genius minimum: 44 points.
First word: MACE.
Last word: COMMA.