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Imagine being able to write in a notepad that is examinable by your spectators (you can even give them some sheets). You do this with a toothpick or a BORROWED hairpin, etc. NO Nail-writers, just the paper and the non-writing object. NO HANDLING NECESSARY. Imagine thousands and thousands of tricks.

This trick has great possibilities and I will be releasing this soon along with Txema's original ideas plus a slew of new applications I have developed with this.

Here is a link to a video. It is hard to see the writing because of the light outdoors but in real life, the writing is very clear.

Imagine being able to borrow any NON writing object and then visibly write a postdiction in full view on an examined notepad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU5WM1DcPRM
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So basically the magic effect is that you write with a non-writing object...?
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Yes, but I've developed a new handling where the writing appears later which I think is much stronger.
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Here is a presentation I have been using to great response. This will explain the effect better or one you can do with it.

NU-WAY SPIRIT WRITING:
Magician shows a pad of paper and talks briefly about spirit writing
in the past and how mediums used slates and chalks. They also turned
out the lights. You will try some modern day spirit writing by
trying to channel the spirit of Houdini, using nothing but a sheet
of paper and a toothpick,in full light and view.

A sheet of paper is torn from the pad, and you give the paper and
toothpick to a participant. You ask him to write his initials with
the toothpick. Nothing shows up because there is no lead in
toothpicks. You tell him you want him to mark the paper so it can't
be switch. You hand him a REAL pencil and he writes his initials in
the corner. This lets him see what real pencil writing looks like on
the paper and also lets him see its just a normal piece of paper. A
card is secretly selected and left face down on the table. NO FORCE.

You ask the person to remove any toothpick from a box of toothpicks
and to make sure there is no secret writing device concealed in it
(such as lead). You claim you will channel the spirit of Houdini who
will cause the toothpick to act as a real pencil and write the name
of the unknown card.

Performer closes his eyes and holds the toothpick against the paper
and it moves, as it does REAL PENCIL writing appears on the paper.
Remember the person's initials are right above the writing that
appears. Finally the name of the card is written, say 5 Hearts. The face
down card is turned over and seen to be the same. Houdini has
apparently channeled the name of the card and caused it to appear in
spirit writing done in pencil.

Remember there is nothing concealed in your hands and the spectators
see the toothpick causing real pencil writing to appear.Let me say, there are no secret writers, chemicals of any kind, carbonless paper, carbon paper, nail writers, double writing, etc used. NO GIMMICKS of any kind!!! As far as I know and that of many knowledgeable magicians, Txema has discovered a new principle that has NEVER been used before in this way. He approached me and asked if I could help develop this idea into some strong workable routines.

I can say from my early test with lay people that this effect is a real winner and a fooler.
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WE NEED A GOOD NAME FOR THIS EFFECT. Frankly neither Txema or myself is happy with the name of POSTDICTION PAD. So come on guys, put your thinking caps on and submit names based on the effect.

If your trick name is chosen I will send you a FREE copy of the trick when completed.
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Where, when, how much?
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Out in about six weeks, we are still developing ideas with this new principle. Murphy's has already expressed interest in this and will be the official distributor.
We don't know the price yet.
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Txema has been using this in clubs and the streets of Spain for over a year. IN the video you see girls screaming and running down the street. This was NOT staged. It was a true reaction to seeing the writing appear on the piece of paper.

I don't release anything unless I have given it complete testing in my own venues. This is one of the cleverest ideas that I've seen in a while and I'm delighted that Txema has asked me to expand upon his method. He has been using it in real world conditions and now I am too. There is lots of potential with this effect, including one ahead effects, spirit writing, and causing writing to appear on a blank piece of paper when turned over.
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Here are some names...

UNLEADED

THE LEADLESS EFFECT

NUMBER 2THPICK
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I REALLY like UNLEADED...sweet, simple and it describes the effect. All your names are good, but Unleaded seems to be the best of your list.

Also guys, when someone posts a name you really like, be sure and make a posting saying you like that name too. It will help us with the final decision. I am also considering the name of my effect:

Nu-Way Spirit Writing --since it describes the effect and it is a new method.
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How about spirit lead? , or drawing a blank
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NO-LEAD
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Sounds interesting.

Just a few thoughts:
MisLead
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There is already a marketed trick called Mislead, so that wouldn't be suitable.
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LEADGABILITY
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LEAD-OR-ALIVE
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THE WRITE METHOD
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THE LEADER
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THE UNWRITTEN or just UNWRITTEN
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I find the effect a bit confusing, or rather, a mix of 2 different magic at one time.
Maybe its just me, but its quite hard to register the effect as a anything-can-write magic or a seance kind of effect.

On one part, the self writing seance could be a hard-hitting emotional-manipulating effect; on the other hand, the so called unwritten could be the most visual kind of magic.

While both effects hit strong, the mixture creates a confusion in my mind. Although it feels strong reading the presentation, I could imagine that kind of struggling feeling within, don't know how to react to this piece of art.

perhaps separating the effect into several phases may help the audience to accept the magic better? Do a normal seance automatic-writing effect in the first phase, then follow by "the unwritten" on signed paper?

I know very well that Devin must have tested the effects million of times, and I truly believe that the effect is strong. Maybe its just me, feeling a bit asphyxiating about the effect...

Just a few cents, hope I don't sound rude here. thanks : ]

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