Tim gets asked a lot of questions about magic and luckily for him the answer most of the time is “I mean who knows, magic is really weird and does whatever it wants??” A lot of people don’t like the “a wizard did it” answer but unfortunately, that’s just how magic works!
Tim always looks so excited in the reader questions about magic, I love it. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, Tim.
I think Jim nailed it in the very first book:
“Oy. Look, it’s all super advanced magic and I can’t explain it because I really have no idea how it works.”
Tim, why is it that no matter how many pairs of socks I own, I can never seem to find any?
Trolls exist! They steal your socks! But only the left ones, what’s up with that?
Humanity is recessive.
All of a sudden I feel special.
So basically, “It’s magic, we don’t have to explain it”?
Nope, not so much magic, as how ‘strong’ the ‘recessive trait’ (in this case, normal human) is.
Strong enough and it shows as active/dominant.
Usually though, magic is stronger, so the children are Mythicals.
Ok Tim since we are on the topic of magic do you know if there ever was a father of magic ( I am not talking about Merlin here.) Or if magic just showed itself to some sphinxes and they taught magic to humans.
Wait, but shouldn’t that mean, by sheer genetics, and the length of time mythical beings have existed and interbred, that everyone should have some sort of mythical gene just waiting to be activated?