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I need a story or patter for this to be bizarre.
I show a paper rose (flash paper) Tell the story... I light it with a large flash and I produce a real rose. This was influenced by Kevin James floating rose minus the floating and I will produce the rose, a smaller one, from a T.T.
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I will have a think and get back to you. By the way did you get that pm about your effect?
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WR, I like it! Go out and rent the Disney verison of Beauty and the Beast. I think you will be able to adapt your rose rountine into a beauty and the beast story line.

In the story, if the last rose petal falls before the beast finds true love, then he would remain a beast forever (like most men), but then he meets the beauty and his heart is on fire (a nice place to light the rose) and before the last petal falls, the rose is restored, but a paper rose but to a real rose a thing of true beauty.

Pretty basic concept and could be used for table hopping if you wanted. Have the guy play the beast and the woman the beauty. It's worth a look.

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"We are born in fire. Even the most fragile and beautiful things contain the spark of life. Alchemists, for centuries, have sought the Secret of Life. Victor Frankenstein only found a portion of that secret. Perhaps the simple spark is all it takes to transform once living paper back into something close to its original form. And that spark of life is Love."

POOF!

Rose appears!

Hope this helps!

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WR,

I, too, will give this some thought.

Lee,

I love that spark of life idea - maybe, as you suggest, the paper could be turned back into the living wood? E.g. tear a leaf out of a piece of paper - big flash - then it becomes, again, a real leaf growing on a tree.

Off topic, I know, but in Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' does the Beast become handsome at the end, in the same way kissed frogs become princes?

As a bizarrist, I kind of like it the other way round: you know, the princess kisses the frog, and poof! SHE turns green and slimy...

:kermit:

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Kinda like Shrek, Caleb? LOL
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WR, there are a lot of stories that could be made up, but that doesn't mean they would fit into your routine. Are you just going to do this one effect, then turn everything over to someone else (i.e., an MC)? Are you doing Vernon's Twisting the Aces just before it? How does the effect fit in with what you are doing?

If you are doing a series of "Let's see if you can do this" type of effects, as opposed to recreations of "strange events in your haunted home" effects, an appropriate storyline would have to be different.
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Look up Louis Borges' story - The Rose of Paracelsus...
let me know what your think....
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Can you do a rose origami, it could be a good starting point.
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Good to read a post by someone who has read Borges.

Makes me wonder how many others found the short story online and considered a trick with a white rose.
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On 2003-12-31 20:27, Alchemists wrote:
Look up Louis Borges' story - The Rose of Paracelsus...
let me know what your think....
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Thank you! It was perfect!
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