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    The poop halls thing was so weird. Cause at the very least latrines have been around nearly forever.

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    I think it's suffice to say that Mugles are much cleverer people than Wizards.

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    Shitting in their robes is the least of problems this franchise has.

    Still no canonical reason as for why guns can't solve most problems in the Wizarding World outside the one immortal wizard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baby-boo View Post
    I think it's suffice to say that Mugles are much cleverer people than Wizards.
    Meh I think people invent solution to their problems. If everyone could teleport we probably wouldn't bother with cars or planes(Bicycle probably would for those who like sightseeing). When you have magic there are way less incentive to invent new things.



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    Or rather than invent new THINGS, they just invent new spells.

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    Is it weird that we live in a world where Naruto of all things has a better and more logical "Magic" system that Harry Potter?
    (Let's be real, Ninjutsu is fucking magic with another name)

    In Naruto, they explain the different energies that go behind their "spells". One molds this "energy" with physical hand seals for the most part.

    As opposed to Harry Potter, where apparently Latin just happens to make shit happen.

    Which begs the question....WHY?

    Is it the intent of what they want? When they say "wingardian Leviosa" is it that the whole system of Magic is just like "Oh, well this feather will levitate because they said so...in Latin"? Was the Latin language formed from Muggles overhearing spells? Is it that the language part of the brain happens to be linked to whatever part of the body forms or manipulates magic?

    I know there is a certain appeal to authors to leave certain aspects of their franchise to the readers' imagination, and not dwelve into the schematics.

    But here we are explaining the lore of Wizard shit, but not how and why saying spells in Latin makes something happen.

    It might be apples and organges to compare a long running manga series to a long running book franchise. But again, for all the shit Naruto gets(usually justified) at least it attempts to logically explain how and why they can do the various Jutsu.

    Naruto: OK, you're going to have to focus your Chakra in your hands, then manipulate that energy by forming specific hand seals. We've named them -mostly- after the Chinese Zodiac for an easy to remember formula. Weebs can copy this irl and makes sense in the context of the series.

    Harry Potter: Say Latin and "Swish and flick the shit out of that wand"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Md-Martin View Post
    Is it weird that we live in a world where Naruto of all things has a better and more logical "Magic" system that Harry Potter?
    (Let's be real, Ninjutsu is fucking magic with another name)
    Not really.

    One magic gives you access to endless opportunities an construct a whole world and living culture. The other is basically for military purpose.


    It would be a bad idea to try to explain the whole magical world. It's better to disneyify it if you gonna make world on it. It's not like you have to wonder how they use their chakra to post a letter. Or the technicalities of them listenning to music. It's just regular science with some new ways to do combat.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Md-Martin View Post
    As opposed to Harry Potter, where apparently Latin just happens to make shit happen.

    Which begs the question....WHY?
    Something keyed into when the spells were originally invented. If it was just raw magic power, it wouldn't matter how you said "wingardian Leviosa" and you wouldn't NEED a wand. But famously Hermione has to correct pronunciation early on, and that makes a difference. For some reason.

    So back when Merlin or whatever invented the spell, he tied the cosmic universe to that one phrase... and that one phrase forever. "Wingy levy" doesn't do the trick... and its not just because that's how you're taught, or else the students getting it slightly wrong or using a different language would still get it to work because their brains haven't been trained any better.

    ...But then you have things like spells that can be cast without saying them, and wandless magic.


    ...Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality went into this at length and after that you can't go back to how the actual book universe presented things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by desa View Post
    It would be a bad idea to try to explain the whole magical world. It's better to disneyify it if you gonna make world on it. It's not like you have to wonder how they use their chakra to post a letter. Or the technicalities of them listenning to music. It's just regular science with some new ways to do combat.
    I say it's this. Magic is magical when you don't know everything about it, which makes it fascinating. With the chakra stuff we don't care about how it works for long and rather only care about how good it is about kicking someone's ass. Did Tolkein, the guy who drew maps and invented fucking LANGUAGES for his worlds, bother telling how magic works? Nope, didn't need to.

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    the spell names and such work, but they aren't the actual root of the magic. Wizards learn the stuff in school and the words act as a shared conduit, but those few who truly grasp the spells don't need to use that conduit. That's my head canon at least.

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    Midiclorians, S-Cells, chakra aliens.

    Remember, a story is a story, not a videogame or the real world. 90% of the time if you don't know how a magic system works, is because the author doesn't either, because they LOVE to talk about this shit, and asking for it will lead to retcons, asspulls or random vanishing turds.
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    Unless its Brandon Sanderson. He explains the shit out his magic systems and their rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    Unless its Brandon Sanderson. He explains the shit out his magic systems and their rules.
    are his series any good? I've been looking for god fantasy series with well explained power system like Chakra or nen, or just a series with really really good World Building like One Piece and Tower of God

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiebs View Post
    are his series any good? I've been looking for god fantasy series with well explained power system like Chakra or nen, or just a series with really really good World Building like One Piece and Tower of God
    He's my current favorite author. He's pretty great. ANd fast, constantly pumps out books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    He's my current favorite author. He's pretty great. ANd fast, constantly pumps out books.
    What book of his should I read first?

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    What book of his should I read first?
    Probably the original Mistborn trilogy. The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages. Its a big epic, but a self contained trilogy. Great magic system and characters and world.

    If you just want to do one book, then Elantris or Warbreaker are probably the way to go.

    He's got a loooot of series, the Way of Kings being his big mega epic, but it is still ongoing and will take a while for him to get through yet.
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    If you want something with really good world building, you would also probably really enjoy Tamora Pierce's "Song of the Lioness" quartet and her other books set in the same kingdom.

    Or The Belgariad series. I mean, that's got a side-book about a character that also explains the world from it's creation.

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    Thank you guys! I will check those series out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    Something keyed into when the spells were originally invented. If it was just raw magic power, it wouldn't matter how you said "wingardian Leviosa" and you wouldn't NEED a wand. But famously Hermione has to correct pronunciation early on, and that makes a difference. For some reason.

    So back when Merlin or whatever invented the spell, he tied the cosmic universe to that one phrase... and that one phrase forever. "Wingy levy" doesn't do the trick... and its not just because that's how you're taught, or else the students getting it slightly wrong or using a different language would still get it to work because their brains haven't been trained any better.

    ...But then you have things like spells that can be cast without saying them, and wandless magic.


    ...Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality went into this at length and after that you can't go back to how the actual book universe presented things.
    Magic in the Harry Potter universe seems to be akin to a universal force, like gravity. It's just there but only some people are able to grasp into it and naming shit is usefull.
    That's why powerfull wizards can cast spells without naming them or using a wand to channel their power, they know them so well they can just do it. And why people can say the name of the spell without it occuring.

    Same basic system that's used in BLEACH. They had all these kido spells and most people needed to recite them but the most proficient could just name them or say nothing at all. Just like a martial artist doesn't need to shout a kiai when they strike but it helps focusing the mind and the breathing.

    Also, to paraphrase Hermione, it's WingardiUM not WingardiAN.
    She corrected Ron on it because she's a know-it-all, that was the big point of that scene. Let's not forget she was an 11 year old kid not a masterfull witch.

    Btw, half of the spells are only Latim-ish and not real latim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiebs View Post
    Thank you guys! I will check those series out!!
    One great thing about Sanderson is that he keeps readers updated regularly with his progress on books and where and when he thinks he'll start and finish other series. Basically the opposite of Rothfuss (which is sad, since I prefer pat's writing.)

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