Commentary, The Long Retreat No. 21

I’m excited to type the next few pages—they contain the most cogent explanation of magic in this universe I’ve ever produced. I’m very clear on the concept; I’ve just never managed to get it to paper with anything like the same clarity.

You may have noticed a lack of consistency with contractions. If you’re more observant, you might have figured out my meaning already—fewer contractions is an indicator of greater formality, and the language here cares about formality. Use of name and patronym is another marker you can look for, if that’s your thing.

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