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Topic: METAMORPHOSIS by Wayne Dobson
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Jul 20, 2009 01:27AM)
[b]What The Audience Sees:[/b]

[i]ĒMan, today was kinda cool. Jamie told us that he has started collecting coins and that heís pretty pumped about his new collection. When he pulled out his coin holder, however, he only had two coins, lol. Anyways, he puts them both into my hand- there was a Chinese coin and some American coin- and asks me to shake them up. He then reaches into my cupped hands and pulls out the American silver coin and puts it onto the back of my hand. He asks me if I can remember the date, without looking. Of course I canít, so he asked me if I can tell him how big the hole in the coin is, instead. Well, there isnít a hole in the American coin, right? But check it out! On my hand was the black Chinese coin and the American coin was in my cupped hands! They had switched places! It was awesome! [/i]

[b]How It Went:[/b]

I love Wayne Dobson- I think heís an awesome guy and that his magic rocks. I also really like, not love, but really like, his new effect- Metamorphosis. Iíll be honest- this didnít change anyoneís life on Friday. Donít get me wrong, it played well and is super strong. It just isnít a life changer.

Now hereís the thing- I donít want all the magic I do to be crazy intense super crazy unbelievable mind blowing stuff. Sometimes I want to just be able to bust something out that says, ďHey, Iím a fun guy and Iíd like to show you something thatís cool.Ē And Metamorphosis does just that. The thing I really like about it is that itís such a worker. I mean, all day I was ending super clean because of everyoneís focus on the back of there hand. It was just such a no brainer. I also really like the fact that the two coins come out of a small business card wallet and that they are completely examinable.

[b]Best Lines:[/b]

[b][i]ĒWere you in on it?!Ē[/i][/b]
-This was said from someone watching -to the active participant. They couldnít believe the transposition and thought my spectator was helping me, lol.

[b][i]ĒHmmmmmmmmm. Mmmmmmmmmmm.Ē[/b][/i]
-Iím not even sure what this lady was thinking, but she was smiling at least...

[b]Angry Bob Rating:[/b]

For those of you reading this article for the first time, Angry Bob is a co-worker who has an understanding of some magic because his uncle was a magician. Angry Bob knows that TTís exist, for example, but he has no desire to become a magician himself. He also has an anger management problem that can be experienced first hand if he canít figure out how a trick is done. A high rating means he has no idea.

[b][i]ďIíve seen this before, b^^#^^&&. Do you want me to do it for you?!Ē[/b][/i]
-Lol, he didnít even stay around to watch, lol. Which is too bad because I think this would have raised his eyebrows a bit.

[b]My Rating:[/b]

This is a tough one, to be honest. Sometimes I really like things for absolutely no solid reason. I just like them. Donít get me wrong- this effect has a lot of solid reasons to like it, but thereís something about it that I canít explain that just makes me smile. Iíve been carrying it around with me since Iíve got it and Iíve simply been having a great time. Itís just that itís not on the same level of some of the other stuff I do. That said, it has made the cut of going into my Working Set. My inside lower left Ticket Pocket in my suit is always where I keep my business cards and Iíve switched tricks in and out of there for years- and I plan on putting Metamorphosis in there for the next while. So how about [b]8.5/10[/b].

[b]The JDG Tip:[/b]

[url=http://magicfriday.blogspot.com/2009/07/metamorphosis-by-wayne-dobson.html]Read It Here![/url]

[b]Closing Thoughts:[/b]

I think you could do a lot worse that this trick. If youíre looking for something thatís easy and fun to do that doesnít take a lot of thought, do yourself a favour and pick this up. And then perform it. People will thank you.

[b]Have a great week, everyone![/b]

Jamie D. Grant

[i]This Magic Friday was kindly sponsored by[url=http://www.murphysmagic.com] Murphyís Magic[/url]. note- sponsorship in no way affects reviews.[/i]