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Paul Jester
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An effect I've been toying with, spurred on to post it by Baba's lurker post:

Magi introduces an ornate Dagger "This is one of the last of it's kind. The Lovers Sword. It dates back to a time when men and women could not always marry the one that they loved. If two people were so in love with one another, but could not marry, then they would seek out the owner of the sword. Legend is that if the two were killed by the same stroke of its blade, then even though they could not be together in life, they would be together in death. I would like to demonstrate its powers for you today, but I am sure that you would not like to die, so we shall choose 2 representatives for you, from this deck of cards"

The Gentleman signs a card, that is layed aside for a moment, and the Lady also signs a card, the Ladies card is inserted in the deck face up, and the Gentlemans face down in two different parts of the deck. Signitures shown, and then all is squared. "And so they began the strange ritual" The Deck is wrapped in a paper napkin. "The Dagger is raised... and struck home, deep". Paper is torn away, cards spread and it is found that the blade is between one face up card, and one face down card, they, upon removal prove to be the two signed cards.

"However the sword was truely a cheat. In cleaving them together, it also cleaved them apart. You see in the vows of marriage the couple say, "Until Death do we part", because in death, there is no marriage. There is only one way for two lovers to truely be together." The gentleman holds his hand out palm up, the cards are placed upon his palm, and the lady places here hand on top, the magi holds their hands together. "What God has cleaved together, let no man cleave asunder". When the hands are seperated it is found that the two signed cards have become one.

So that's my combination of Card Stab from Nate Leipzig and Anniversary Waltz popularised by Doc Eason. Only addition is a double backer to display the two signed cards back to back. Let me know if you have any thoughts... this is just one of a few effects I'm creating for my bizarre residency that'll be starting in January. Just in case you hadn't guessed, this one is for the couples...

Paul
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Great Paul, just great!
Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration,
it should play like true magic, and touch some emotions.
Magically,
Walt
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Bill Ligon
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Yes, very interesting. The combination works well.

Bill
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Bravo. Nice. Romantic with just a hint of creepy!
"The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind."
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