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Aww, Auntie made it ec-spell-cially for you.
It’s a magic book. Even if she wasn’t leaving the shirts behind there should still be room for it. If we learned anything from Dr. Strange it’s that there’s always room in extra-dimensional spaces to store extra stuff.
Or from Hermione’s schoolbag.
I always thought the main takeaway should have been “don’t drive really fast on narrow, windy roads in the rain, and definitely don’t add in looking at MRI scans at the same time.” The whole rest of the movie’s basically Dr. Strange regretting and overcoming that insanely bad decision.
Great movie of course, but I couldn’t get over how stupid that was.
Actually, the main lesson of the movie was, “Sometimes a cloak is smarter than a neurosurgeon.”
The main lesson I got was, “OMG fractals!” Sooo many fractals… 😅
“Oh, no, homework!”
This entire story is ‘homework’ she’s reading in school, remember? :->
We can look forward to the teacher phoning Jake about this, lolz!
I’m personally expecting that when we return to that point, we’re going to hear her give some ludicrously short narrative that probably gives the wrong impression. like “I went home and ate pancakes, but other people called them flapjacks. The end.”
Yes, it’s a common narrative and comedic trope often used in cases like this, where a character tells a story to other characters. While we, the audience, see the full story, Modest’s report is likely comically shortened and missing what we would consider key details. For example, we think the worst part was when the Abolisher attacked and Aunty Naga nearly died (or possibly did temporarily), whereas Modest might not even mention that part because Aunty Naga is okay now, so the worst part of vacation for her might be that there was nowhere to plug in her DS.
Uh huh. I think people aren’t as familiar with this trope as I assumed they would be
Yaaay, Modest can still have magic! ^_^
…please don’t let her turn it down.
Is this a pile of poo on the cover? So it is The Book of Toilet Magic. Very suitable.
How long does it take to go from home and back? If it is easy and fast after lots of practice, She could basically live on both realms. She could even bring along her sisters.
It doesn’t take long, but the spell that connects Yeld to earth isn’t permanent. The Gorgon cast it originally to allow the Knigt of Chains to pass through (we don’t know where he came through in our world, but probably somewhere close to Jake’s house, since thats where Jake first sees him). Later that evening she either uses the same active spell or a different spell to pull Jake through the toilet into Yeld. The spell lasts awhile, because a day or two later Modest and Marah go through the toilet to Yeld. But it wares off after that. A few weeks later the Prince sends Jake and Modest back home through a well portal in his throne room using a spell he cast himself (possibly learned from the Gorgon).
About a year later Jenny arrives on earth through the toilet using a spell given to her by the Gorgon specifically for that purpose. Its a “There and back Again) spell, because her mission was to bring Modest back, so it stays open until Modest comes with her, and immediately closes after that. Jenny will use the same spell when she and Modest return home (spoiler, I guess), but after that it will be gone, and they won’t have a way to come back to Yeld. Potentially Naga could cast the spell again to allow the sisters to visit (and that may happen), but she’s getting pretty old, and that kind of magic takes a lot out of you. She probably won’t live much longer anyway. Potentially he Gorgon or the Prince might cast the spell, but thats w hole other thing, and probably wouldn’t involve happy endings. But presumably Modest s coming back some day to be queen. So who knows?
I think that the last speech bubble in the third panel was supposed to be coming from the aunt.
Rentals are just as bad. Having to accept apartments “unseen” is the new hotness. My sister was priced out of the house she was renting for years last summer and had to find an apartment. All three she found in her price range wouldn’t let her see the apartment before she signed a 1 year lease. One of the buildings had a sample apartment she could see, but the other two didn’t, and wouldn’t even show her photos. She ended up signing a lease for an apartment in the building that had a sample. Her apartment looks nothing like the sample at all. Its a perfectly fine apartment, but its completely different than what she was shown and what she was told. For example, one room is quite a bit larger than what her lease described (which is a bonus), but the kitchen and living room are both much smaller.
I thought that situation was pretty insane, but when I started telling it to friends I found out that nearly everyone I know who has moved to an apartment in the last year has been in the same situation. Apartment and housing rent has started to stabilize at least, but there’s been a $200-700 increase pretty much across the city. Nearly everyone I know who rents (which is about 80% of everyone I know) has had to move in the last two years because of rent hikes. For a lot of people that means leaving the city or moving back in with their parents (or sometimes parents moving in with them).
I’m extremely lucky to live with friends who don’t seem interested in raising rent (although it has gone up a completely reasonable amount). I have been wanting to move for a few years though, but I just can’t afford it.
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