Not a problem, and I know it seems nit picky but given the topic of the thread I thought it might be something worth thinking about. There are certain constraints on a work of fantasy as a result of being a work of fiction (it has to be interesting, make some sense to the reader, etc) and perhaps some as a work of fantasy, though I am less sure what these are. The freedom you mention also creates constraints - making sense to the reader becomes following some sort of internal, created logic. I think something like this is what posters mean when that talk about magic systems that make sense, but it also applies to alternative cultures, histories, etc. And I think if this internal logic is sufficiently developed, then you have a work of fantasy regardless of whether you have the traditional fantasy stuff.When I said logical Prunes, I meant in reference to logical possibilities, like sentient trees and magic, not in my thought structure. Sorry for being so unclear.
I think the majority of students are still practical/career oriented but there are encouraging signs.