The lesson here is to never listen to your shadow’s demands, as doing so only encourages it (and everyone else’s around you).
Then before you know it things will get way out of hand, and you may well end up waking up one day stuck in a Lotte Reiniger film.
Or possibly an Anthony Lucas film. I daresay that would be pretty cool, if, y’know, it weren’t for all the damn phthisis floating about.
If you ever do end up in just such a situation though, please email/steam-mail me and let me know how it feels.