So then. Does the magical girl's magic come from the individual... or the wand? If it's a focusing device of the individual then it seems logical magical girls could (with training) learn how to use their magic without the wand. But if it's from the wand itself... Steve could still use magic on Earth as it's device-based. And if it's a combination of the two, then Steve would be weakened on Earth but still able to do some minor stuff. ^^;;
This is partly philosophizing about magical girl physics in general, nothing specific toward Footloose and Cherry. =^-^=
little of both. The wand has it's own magic, and guardian spirits also lend their powers, but the magical girl (or boy) has to be a sorcerer in their own right. Not all magicians are magical girls but all magical girls are magicians if that makes sense?
(for example in IBYKS Barry learns magic in order to wage war on Faerie, but he can only use his power whilst there. Beansprout also learns some magic but only because she's part fey.)
No, that makes sense. You're saying that people with magical ability (magicians) can go into a variety of magical fields, Magical Girls being one of them. Further, Magical Girls have their abilities enhanced because of their Magical Companion (almost like the Companions in Valdemar boost psychic abilities) and the focusing/enhancing aspects of the magical wands.
If Steve were "kicked out" of the "magical girl club" he'd still be able to utilize magic (in Faerie). He'd just be significantly weaker.
Though I must wonder now if men CAN use magic in the "real world" but only when part of a group magic effort that uses women as well (ie, the ritualistic magics of Wiccans which utilize both male and female practitioners in the evoking of the Circle - non-Wiccan examples of this can be found in the Deryni books though I'm not quite sure how to spell the name of the lady who writes them).
I just had an odd thought. What if Sparkle and crew were denied into other magical girl groups... because they were intended to become Dark Magical Girls? In short, they're supposed to become villains. The fact they're put in Faerie doesn't matter then because hey, the Fae are "evil" in the eyes of the Magical Girl Powers That Be.
The irony of this is that here we have the Magical Misfit Crew... be funny if they end up having to stop some threat that traditional MGG just can't handle because of their more "traditional" methods and beliefs?
I almost feel sympathy for these girls now. Almost. (And I sooooo need to write that fic of mine. Alas, I need more time in my life.)
new page. I've been inventing earthly magical girls in my head all week. I think me and ally need to have a little plot jam together soon the thing i like about Cherry is the chance to develop chacters who take backseat roles in FL.
Steve is probably worried that people are going to think he's crazy seeing him talking to nothing and yet I can't shake the feeling that everyone at the dojo is assumed to be crazy and that conversing with seemingly himself is nothing to fuss over.
I do hope we're going to see some slightly-sympathetic elements to Sparkle's character. Right now she's entirely too much the uber-itch (the type that happens on the arch of your driver's foot while you're in the car and can't pull off your shoe to scratch). Though you and Ally are no doubt basing a lot of Sparkle's personality off of people you observed who behave this way, no doubt. ^^;;
Poor Steve. He's damned no matter which way he goes. Even if he tells Jin the truth, she won't trust him. Not for some time.
Still... you have to think he did SOMETHING to have Jin think he's not a complete lost cause, otherwise she'd not have acted as she did back in the forest with the Falium. So if I were to guess? He tells her the truth.