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Karl Dellis
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Hello.

Is the Thought Transmitter of Jhon Cornelius examinable by public (ei : work in close-up).

I think "if the spectator pushed on the bad place, he could have the explanation...".

Is the case ?

Best regards, Karl.
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It can be casually examined by the audience. Will not withstand detailed examination. But in the first place, why should they examine a wallet with a notepad? And they are not suppose to know you are pushing something to make the trick works! Done correctly, they will have no idea how it works except pure mind reading, just like a CT. It's all in the presentation. This is a strong piece of mentalism effect and really worth the $$$.
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Never had a problem with anyone discovering the button in all the time that I used it close-up. My only reservation is that the effect doesn't work outdoors, because of the intensity of sunlight even on a cloudy day.

I'm thinking of getting a Sight Unseen Case or the Generation II (the deluxe version of Sight Unseen) because I want to be able to perform it under a wider range of conditions.
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I use it all the time and not once has anyone discovered the working principle. I even had some new magicians play with it and they couldn't figure it out. The main thing is in the presentation. Once you do the dirty work then put the wallet away and pretend it never existed. As I said, I do it all the time and I rarely bring it out again once I do the effect. If you put no importance in it then most of the time they won't either.
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I use it all the time for pre-show work. I have never had anyone ask to examine it. If it is treated as a nothing, nobody cares about it. Smile
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Hi dpe666!

I find it hard to imagine one could use the TT for pre-show work. Surely you will keep the TT, so the spectator writes something, closes the device, you do the peek and then you tell them something like "maybe you should keep the post-it note"?

Or how do you justify using it?

Thx,
-Mahlstrom
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I'm not a big fan of the TT. It doesn't stand up to more than a cursory inspection. It looks unlike any other kind of case someone would normally carry -- too small for a wallet, too big for a business card case.

It's a great idea, and I know that some performers use it successfully. But it sits in my junk drawer because it's just too "magic-y" for my act.

Plus, there are so many other ways to get a peek without a gaffed device.
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I liked the TT very much, but I must admit that I adapted and modified it a fair bit. I was never "burned" when using it. And with a little presentational point - using the case to write on it was press-peek, then a swift invitation for the spectators to gather round while I tried to "get" the drawing. That way they saw what I saw - nothing, as the dirty work had already been done.

However, my TT is in a drawer somewhere now, as it has been superceded by the SUC case, the only marketed device I admit to using!
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On 2002-10-31 07:48, Mahlstrom wrote:
Hi dpe666!

I find it hard to imagine one could use the TT for pre-show work. Surely you will keep the TT, so the spectator writes something, closes the device, you do the peek and then you tell them something like "maybe you should keep the post-it note"?

Or how do you justify using it?

I had the same thought. I believe that an impression device is a better tool for preshow work.
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On 2002-10-30 22:04, Alan Munro wrote:
Never had a problem with anyone discovering the button in all the time that I used it close-up. My only reservation is that the effect doesn't work outdoors, because of the intensity of sunlight even on a cloudy day.


This is absolutely true. Even in a shady area. I was shocked to discover this the hard way in an outdoor show. NEVER risk the TT outside under any conditions.

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On 2002-10-31 15:38, mysterium wrote:
I'm not a big fan of the TT. It doesn't stand up to more than a cursory inspection. It looks unlike any other kind of case someone would normally carry -- too small for a wallet, too big for a business card case.



Holy cow! C'mon Mysterium. If folks want to examine the case, you're doing something wrong. It's a GREAT device for peeking info in a darkened environment. How many times have you found it too dark to do a CT or use a SUC. Misdirection, misdirection, misdirection. Worth the money and then some.

Dave
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http://themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic......forum=15


Here is a good thread on the Transmitter Smile




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dpe666
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On 2002-10-31 07:48, Mahlstrom wrote:
how do you justify using it?



I don't justify it. I just do it. Also, you are very close as to how I use it for pre-show. I just act as if they should have known to keep the post-it. Smile
Steve Hoffman
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My idea about using the Thought Transmitter is this. It did strike me as kind of odd that you'd ask someone to write something on a little piece of paper (or post-it note) in a small case and then do nothing with the paper except fold up the case with the paper in it.

After revealing the secret thought, do you take the TT out again and open it in order to "verify" the spec's words? Or is that a bad idea?

What I've done is this when using the TT: the spec writes his/her word, folds up the TT . . then I take the TT back from the spec in order to tightly wrap a rubber band around it "so no one can see the spec's secret thought." I take my peek, of course, while wrapping the rubber band around it. Smile
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There is a place, long forgotten in the shadows, where my Thought Transmitter lives. It still transmits, from a damp, dark, lonely place where the threat of ignorance lives still. He is not dead, but dreaming. He served me well.
Today, across oceans of time, I rejoice in the light of a Sight Unseen! Many have understood the markings, small intricate designs, revealed by the chosen few.
Behold, the brave may peek into your future, and your past, for it has been foretold, time and time again...
Live well,
Laugh often,
Love always.

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world.

Without Prejudice, All Rights Reserved.
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The TT has its place along with other real time peek devices. Most people seem to use it close up, but it also a very good device for quickly and easily obtaining a bit of info in the course of a stage-platform-drawing room routine. Alain Nu uses one to quickly get a bit of info on the fly during one of his stand-up routines. He enters the audience, folds the TT back on itself to expose the post-it note and hands the TT to the participant. As I recall, when he retrieves the TT he asks the participant whether she kept the piece of paper (he didn't tell her to)--gets his peek at that moment--and hands the TT back to her so she can remove the post-it note.

Nice handling.
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