Me, writing a story about a mage: THEN HE REACHED FOR HIS STAFF AND–
Me to myself: Where was his staff? Was it conveniently nearby? Was it magically stuck to his back like in every video game with wizards ever? Should I go into great depth and explain this? Will my readers care?
Me, waving hand noncommittally and continuing to write: –ANYWAY, IT WAS THERE, AND HE REACHED FOR IT