Ah, writers. They research random bits of information, babble incoherently about their characters, and think everything in the universe is fodder for their writing. Fantasy writers are even worse. They laugh maniacally while learning to say 'gryphon' in several different languages, wave a stick at something like it's a wand (unfortunately, nothing's levitated yet), think reading about pterosaurs is a good way to research dragons, and believe in doing everything the hard way.
Below are some comparisons between normal people and insane fantasy writers.