I love how he's like 'oh, I just asked the globe to take care of it while I got on with some reading' so blasÚ! This reminds me of 'Name of The Wind' where it's all about "sympathy" - the idea that if something is like another object it will resonate with it and you can use one to manipulate the other.
gaaaah! I would kill to be able to draw characters with the kind of fluid body language yours have. and the hand gestures! I've never even given them much thought before but they make such a difference.