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Topic: The Spirit Bong
Message: Posted by: Josef K (Oct 12, 2005 02:23PM)
For your reading pleasure, and my writing pleasure:

This is a presentational plot for the Ghost Glass (where a spirit message appears on a glass surface). I donít know if this actually works, but such details I have chosen to ignore.

Put on your finest fez and light up the water pipe Ė itís time for some Asian Astonishment. Also, bring forth your gold shimmering mystical pack of ancient oriental playing cards (or use your regular bikes, if you feel normal). Have a card selected and remembered. Then have it burned in the pipe. While it burns the spectator is asked to hold a crystal ball. Now take a puff of smoke and blow it at the crystal ball. When the smoke clears the spectator can see the image of her card emerging inside the crystal ball! It is obvious to all that you have sucked the very essence of the card out of the flames and imbued it in the orb of seeing, for but a brief moment. Then, as suddenly as it came, it is now gone. 'Cause information wants to be free.

Josef K
Message: Posted by: adgnyc (Oct 13, 2005 04:44PM)
The title of the effect alone is worth it.
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Oct 14, 2005 08:37PM)
Sounds pretty cool. It will work....I think.....?????
Message: Posted by: Reis O'Brien (Oct 14, 2005 11:06PM)
Hmmm... First of all, in order for the image to appear, you really need to get a good, moist breath on the glass to fog it up. The dry smoke may hinder this. Also, I can't imagine that a spectator would want you blowing smoke all over their hand.

Good concept, though. Just needs a little reworking.
Message: Posted by: Josef K (Oct 15, 2005 07:44AM)
Good point. Probably not something you would do at someones house... And depending of what you put in the pipe, you probably could conjur up some really strange illusions. Nobody but you would ever see them of cause.
Message: Posted by: Josef K (Oct 15, 2005 07:46AM)
...and to adgnyc: thanks!
Message: Posted by: zallen (Oct 16, 2005 03:19PM)
Hmm...inhaling, or at least drawing the smoke of the card into your mouth does not sound very appealing. However, the name of the effect is excellent, and already has me working on some ideas. I'm a college student, see...:)
Message: Posted by: Josef K (Oct 17, 2005 06:23AM)
Well, I never inhale when smoking... ;)
Message: Posted by: Roldero (Oct 17, 2005 03:05PM)
On 2005-10-17 07:23, Josef K wrote:
Well, I never inhale when smoking... ;)

Of course you do! Nobody can hold their breath that long :lol:

Message: Posted by: Sammy the Kid (Oct 18, 2005 01:05PM)
Plus you'd have to do it at 4:20

Sammy the Kid
Message: Posted by: pkg (Oct 21, 2005 07:37PM)
On 2005-10-17 07:23, Josef K wrote:
Well, I never inhale when smoking... ;)

clinton? is that u?!?
Message: Posted by: Amazing Dick (Oct 22, 2005 05:07PM)
I've never exhaled!
Message: Posted by: Eric Leclerc (Oct 24, 2005 12:21AM)
Message: Posted by: boomassacre (Nov 5, 2005 09:52AM)
Ive seen this done at college parties, except without the card, sub herbals..
Message: Posted by: Eric Leclerc (Nov 11, 2005 03:01AM)
That's the best avatar I have seen on this site man...props...
Message: Posted by: MCM (Nov 12, 2005 12:24PM)
Be warned that any snacks lying around after this trick is done will "magically vanish" rather quickly.