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Joshua Quinn
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Here's an idea for incorporating the Reality Twister lens into Stars & Hexes to make the ink slowly and visibly vanish from your skin and appear on the spectator's. Hopefully the working will be obvious to those who own both effects, and not obvious to those who don't.

Draw an X on your left middle finger, on the palm side just below the second joint. Hold the lens in the right hand, oriented "horizontally," with the inner right corner clipped between the bases of the index and middle fingers, and the inner left corner supported by the thumb. Turn the left hand so that the fingers point to the right, and put the lens over the left hand so that the lens's left edge is against the base of the left hand's fingers. (The picture below should clarify the positions for all this.) Hold the lens so it's almost-but-not-quite touching the left fingers, with the X visible through it, and start moving it in a small circular motion. While doing this, do what's necessary to make the X visibly melt away.

After it's vanished, point out that everything else is still visible through the lens -- your fingers, the spaces between them, the ground underneath, etc. Bend your right middle finger inward to show that it's still visible too, and in the process, do the Stars & Hexes "move." (Yes, this will require a different apparatus than that supplied with the S&H routine. It's cheap, and you've probably figured out the specifics of it by the time you've reached the end of this sentence.) Move the lens away to show your unmistakably clean finger.

Now take your spectator's hand and hold the lens over the backs of her fingers, so that she can see there's nothing on them. Again move the lens in a small circular motion, and have the X slowly fade into existence on one of her fingers. Getting it there will again take some modification to the apparatus and handling, which I'm confident you can work out.

Enjoy, folks.

Quinn

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Every problem contains the seeds of its own solution. Unfortunately every problem also contains the seeds of an infinite number of non-solutions, so that first part really isn't super helpful.
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Really neat idea Quinn!
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