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|Going, Going, Gone by Lindelea||2 Review(s)|
|Larner||Reviewed Chapter: 9 on 1/20/2011|
|Well, indeed he has some prospects....|
|Bodkin||Reviewed Chapter: 9 on 8/9/2004|
|I think the hair answers the other point too!|
Pippin has a very interesting perspective on life - I think between him and Merry you have an original, inventive and practical combination. Invisible cream - how about some visible cream?
If he is invisible, but not transparent - what is the effect when he stands between someone and what they are looking at? Surely he would be silhouetted?
Author Reply: Invisible but not transparent... I gave this quite a bit of thought while writing the story. No, he wouldn't be silhouetted. He is like a clear glass filled with water for those to see who can. Since it's a spell, or magic, or whatever you'd call it, people see through him but not *into* him. Thus he can eat and the food disappears once it's inside his mouth. If he were to swallow something more substantial, say, a penny, it would disappear from the moment it went into his mouth (providing he closed his mouth) until it emerged again, after passing through his system.
Like having "invisible" cream smeared over your skin. If you're invisible you cannot block someone's view of what's behind you. But not transparent. Frankly, I didn't want to imagine the unsavoury sight of food being chewed, swallowed, and digested.
Poor Frodo. He doesn't even cast a shadow on a sunny day.
Magic can be quite convenient. It allows you to ignore laws of physics and have precisely the effect you want in a story. Such power: I try not to abuse it too much.