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« Reply #13: September 16, 2007, 05:49:47 pm »



Thanks, Lily and Nemesisfirestorm!

I've thought of something else.  I tend to think of aggressive magic in terms of physical activity, and judge whether I'd do a magic spell based on whether I'd do an equivalent physical action.  Like, would I slap the face of someone spreading nasty rumors about me, if given the opportunity?  Hell yes!  In that case, I might use a targeted "stop gossip" spell, with nastiness graded to the nastiness of the rumors, and how hard I'd slap.  *g*  Would I take a baseball bat to the head of someone who broke into my house?  Yes!  So the house protection spell I'm working on now is the magical equivalent of "baseball bat to the head" and then some -- we were robbed last year, and I have *lots* of rage.  So, baseball bat to the head, back, and testicles.   Cheesy 

My two examples here are, interestingly enough, cases where magic is more appropriate than the comparable physical actions.   Rumormongers are sneaky by definition, and you often won't have the opportunity to directly confront them; magical action, even aggressive action, is much more subtle.  I lack the physical strength and skill to rely upon my ability to cause serious physical damage to an intruder, so a magical equivalent will help me sleep better at night.   
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