So kind of Wizard Kadmeion to take some time away from his spell casting and explain the differences between magical thingummys, dodads, and whatnots. I’ll get the questions started.
Lita: Good morning, Kadmeion. In general, what are thingummys, dodads, and whatnots?
Kadmeion: They are little magic devices. Flipperies. Amusements that have no practical value.
Lita: In the Ephraim’s Curious Device story, you called Ephraim’s trinket a thingummy. Why?
Kadmeion: Ephraim’s trinket is a thingummy for three reasons. First, a male wizard created it. Not all magical trinkets are created, some just come in to being. Second, Ephraim did not describe his Device when he spread rumors about it. So we assumed it was not shiny.
Lita: What is the third reason you called it a thingummy?
Kadmeion: Thingummys are sometimes hidden. On the other hand, dodads are quite common, and they are shiney. Sorceresses specialize in magical dodads. They can also be hidden.
Lita: Please tell us about magical whatnots.
Kadmeion: They have many differences from dodads and thingummys. The most important thing is magical sentient creatures create whatnots. Non-humans, to be precise.
Lita: Your assistant Sir Bright is a half-elf and a magician. Does he create whatnots?
Kadmeion: Elves are a human race. He and I create thingummys. You look confused. I’ll explain. Because I’m a full wizard, I can create thingummys, dodads, and whatnots. When I’m working alone or with Bright, I create thingummys. If I’m working with a sorceress, then I create dodads.
Lita: And if you’re working with a sentient magical creature like a fairy, you create a whatnot?
Kadmeion: Yes. I use my partner’s magic to create the trinket. Apologies, but I must get back to my magic work. It has been my pleasure explaining these magical matters. Bright told me he was working with the rigging homunculi this morning. He’d love to discuss elf magic.
Lita: We’ll head topside now.