No flips for you!
Oh, weird. I found this, it might help:The first sentence is “DMs narrate damage in different ways,” not “DMs can narrate damage however they want.” You can read the first sentence in a way that is not contradictory with the rest of the paragraph. And that’s what I mean when I talk about reading the text holistically. If you assume it is a cohesive ruleset and interpret the text as such, rather than actively looking for contradictions, it all works together quite nicely.
That would seem unduly technical to me.