"Nevermind is a refreshing treat. 'Scribble' is wild!" Ben Harris
"When I first read 'Scribble' I had a huge smile on my face for the entire time I was reading it. I’ve just spent the past half an hour trying it out and an even bigger smile appeared! So cleverly constructed, it’s a creation of genius!"Iain Moran
"Some very clever ideas and methods. I especially liked the 'Isolation' gimmick which can be used for other types of switches such as billets and folded cards. In opens up a lot of possibilities." Greg Arce
“CAANABLE is an ACAAN effect and probably my favorite of the group. It uses a gaffed deck but is easily constructed and very easy to perform…My next favorite is 'Scribble'. Watch the demo! Excellent thinking and concise handling. Very deceptive...I consider this excellent value for the small asking price! Get it!” Doug Canning
"THIS E BOOK IS FANTASTIC. Real workers for the real world." Alan Rorrison
"I agree with Benny Harris, 'Scribble' IS excellent!" Mark Elsdon
CONTENTS STRANGER Mat’s ‘Invisible Deck with a regular deck’ opener. A cased deck of cards is placed on the table. A spectator names any card – a completely free choice. The deck is removed from the case and the named card is shown to have been impossibly predicted ahead of time.
COIN CON Mat’s ‘take everywhere’ coin effect. Four different coins are laid on the table along with a small envelope; one of the coins has a duplicate inside. You mentally influence the spectator to correctly divine which coin is in the envelope…without equivoque!
CAANABLE Mat’s take on the legendary ‘ACAAN’ effect! The spectator names a number between 1 & 52. A deck is then ribbon spread across the table and the spectator is asked to think of ANY card. The card is removed by the spectator, sight unseen, and the spectator shuffles it back into the pack themselves. The spectator then deals to his freely chosen number and finds his freely thought of card!
SCRIBBLE Mat’s ludicrously devious ‘thought of card’ routine. Any card is thought of and written down on a spare advertising card. That card is then left protruding from the deck, on the table in full view the entire time. You then claim you will divine the thought of card by examining the spectator’s body language. This having been done, you remove one card from the deck – it is the spectators thought of card!
I watch a lot of movies and I’ll watch pretty much anything. So, as well as sitting in front of the current A-lister’s, twelve squillion dollar, digi-fest I can often also be found, eyes glazing over, in front some obscure, low budget independent. I have to be honest – a lot of the ‘indies’ can be a chore because a lot of them are, well, shit. I always slide the DVD in with some trepidation, wondering if the next two hours will be spent with some young directors ‘artistic vision’ slowly eating away at the core of my very being, digesting my will to live. But, I watch them anyway because there’s nothing better than the thrill of stumbling upon a gem! Which brings me to Mat L’Anoire...
The first I ever heard of Mat L’Anoire was through a short e-mail with a simple Word document attached. Having read the e-mail, which was short but polite, and regarded the moniker with some dubiety, (I was really hoping it was a stage name!) I double-clicked the little ‘W’ icon, simply entitled ‘ACAAN’. I began to read the contents with the same type of trepidation that one of the afore-mentioned ‘indies’ might induce. Was the next ten minutes going to be spent trying to make sense of another poorly written variation?
It seems superfluous now to tell you that I was delighted with the contents but delighted I most certainly was! “What do you want to do with this?”, was the crux of my reply. Mat said that he’d like to publish it along with some of his other creations in a small book of mentalism. Other creations? There was more? There was more! And so it was that I sat at my PC, happily double-clicking my way through a lot more little ‘W’s, completely devoid of all trepidation – it turns out this particular ‘indie’ was definitely one of the gems!
As I said earlier, I don’t really know Mat L’Anoire (and I still don’t know if it’s a stage name or not) but I do know his material is among some of the nicest mentalism I’ve seen in a long time. I only wish I’d come up with it myself!
So, here it is folks. I give you - Nevermind: The Mentalism of Mat L’Anoire.
Dave Forrest, 2010.
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