In the first episode of Loki (2021) in the Transcript Room, Loki is told to sign a stack of papers documenting every word he has ever said.
Loki, being over 1000 years old and quite the talkative type makes me ponder if this stack of words is grossly short, and how big it should have been.
Is there any in-universe way to explain why the file seems so short? Perhaps having something to do with the TVA's time manipulation and/or variant Lokis?
For those suggesting the print is very small or in a different language we can see in the scene in question one of the pages from the transcript. Here’s a screenshot below and the video I took it from:
Finally got the time to work out the math behind this:
Even if we high-ball the number of sheets of paper in an inch thick stack we won’t have more than 400 sheets. So 400 x 12 inches ( a foot ) is 4,800 sheets. We can high ball this again and make it 5,000. The stack in this scene doesn’t look much larger than a foot thick if not less but let’s round up to 2 feet thick. So that’s 10,000 sheets max in this scene. A typical page of single spaced document with font size 12 pt takes approximately 500 words to fill. Let’s double this again so we get 1,000 words per page. 1,000 words X 10,000 pages gives us 10,000,000 words - which doesn’t seem like a small number at all. In 1984 Gyles Brandreth came up with an estimate that we as humans speak roughly 860.3 million words per lifetime, so the 10 million or so words in the stack in this scene could be few for even a regular person, not to mention Loki. He’s 1000+ years old and talks a lot.