Here we go. For whatever reason, I concerned myself with maintaining the laws of conservation of mass. I really don’t know why, and, minor spoiler warning, I basically say nuts to it and undo it later.
It’s sort of a problem in fiction when writers try to adhere to a sort of scientific realism in a situation where it just doesn’t work. On the other hand, when done well, it can be pretty cool. I’ve read stories with magic in them that have accounted for conservation of mass in cool and fairly logical ways. Granted, they don’t seem to address all the energy it would require, but I guess that’s what all that magic is for.
The “I really wish I could say her name” assistant shrinking is something that just seems to happen to her for whatever reason. I’m sure it has nothing to do with me liking it when characters change sizes.
Comic commentary added August 21, 2014