the nature of magic

Jacob Proffitt Jacob at
Wed Jan 10 16:34:56 EST 2001

On Wed, 10 Jan 2001 20:42:12 -0000, Dorian E. Gray wrote:

>Oh, I so agree!  I've been having dreadful trouble with the shapeshifters in
>the book I'm writing, because they *must* obey the Law of Conservation of
>Mass, but then what happens when a 2' long dragon transforms into a 5'6"
>human?  (Or vice versa)
>I don't care if it's magic, it's gotta make sense!  (Now I'm puzzling about

Well, mass doesn't equal size.  You can have a very heavy 2' long dragon
that transforms into a normally weighted 5'6" human.  He's just a compact 2'
long dragon.  He can even comment on what a relief it is to stop being so
scrunched up.

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