F&H and retrospective magic

Michelle Thomas michellet at thecreativepartnership.co.uk
Mon Aug 19 04:44:21 EDT 2002

> This next questions starts from F&H but isn't really about it. In Australia,
> it is unconstitutional for  laws to operate retrospectively. But how does
> this apply to the laws of magic. Can magic operate retrospectively?  It's
> one thing to magically KNOW something that has always been, but can someone,
> at a definite point in time, CREATE something that has always been? I
> suppose there'd be a fair tangling up of Here Now and Nowhere for this to
> happen. Certainly time-travel stories dabble in this. Any thoughts/ideas

An example of this is in Buffy The Vampire Slayer where monks use magic to
retrospectively create Dawn, Buffy's sister.


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