Talk:Magic in fiction

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Removal of magic as plot function[edit]

Though I do agree the orginal edition wasn't encyclopedic enough, I do believe that the section should still exist. The important effect magic has on the plots of many fantasies must be addressed. User: SwanofWar February 12, 2008

I agree. Magic allows plots to take routes they could not otherwise take. As long as we can find reliable, and verifiable referances to reasearch done into this, it should be there. After all, can you imagine a Forgotten Realms novel without magic? Corrupt one (talk) 00:32, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Removal of "magic" and replacement with "wizard"[edit]

There is no reason to take out the section with terminology refering to magic and replace it with one refering to wizards. If there shouldn't be two articles, they should be collapsed. If we keep two articles, the one about magic should be about magic, not wizards. Goldfritha 00:22, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

See my response at Wizard (fantasy) - jc37 03:24, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
Your response is inadequate. Kindly make your case. Goldfritha 23:45, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
I brought the matter to discussion page last time, and waited for a response, and you did not defend it that time. You should defend your change before you make it, and certainly when you make it. Goldfritha 22:13, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
Your response appears intemperate. Kindly adjust your tone. An additional reminder: As I noted above, I responded at Wizard (fantasy), in an effort to keep the discussion unified. (As you know, since you responded there). I suggest that you look there for further discussion. - jc37 23:58, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Discworld[edit]

The section on Discworld probably should be completely overhauled -- or removed to the Discworld article. The level of detail is inappropriate and the elements that do apply to magic in fantasy in general ought to be rendered in more generic language, with other examples. Goldfritha 01:14, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Well, if no one wants it -- out it goes. Goldfritha 04:21, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Ars arcana[edit]

Appears to be just a snippet belonging in the terminology section here. Goldfritha 00:41, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Merging. Goldfritha 00:33, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Various genres[edit]

The part on alchemy should belong in the alchemy article, although I will admite that there can be a referance to alchemy in this area because they need to be comparead. Alchemy combines magic and basic science, and should be listed, but just briefly! Corrupt one (talk) 22:51, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Modern magics[edit]

Can we have a segment on modern uses of magic, like technomancy, which is magic applied to technology, and Magitech, which is technology that incorperates mages? Corrupt one (talk) 22:51, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Article title[edit]

The title of this article seems unnecessarily confusing. Is there objection to moving it to Magic in fiction (or perhaps Magic in fantasy fiction)? Propaniac (talk) 16:43, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Witch already redirects to Witchcraft while Wizard, Sorcerer, Mage, Enchanter, and their female counterparts redirect to Magician (fantasy). Perhaps we should hold off on merging Magician (fantasy) with Magic in fiction. Rtkat3 (talk) 14:23, February 2 2012 (UTC)