I’m not a stranger to the ways of liveblogging. I’ve liveblogged a little in the past, including some of the very latest Homestuck updates, Earthbound (incomplete) and a couple agonizing hours of Episode. Choose Your Adventure (grooan), as well as talking about some games/fics/series in group chats while consuming them (”livechatting”, I guess). I also know several livebloggers, follow many more, and act as the ask screener for one of them.
I also want to preface this with a disclaimer: I’m not all that good at keeping my projects alive. It’s quite possible that this blog is going to go silent from time to time, or die completely. All we can do is see what happens.
Finally, here’s what I know about Worm going in:
1. It’s a web serial that ran from June 2011 to November 2013.
2. It’s frequently recommended to existing livebloggers as future liveblog material. This is one of the reasons I’m doing this – there’s got to be a reason it’s so frequently recommended.
3. “It’s really good (IMHO), but it’s still a first draft, and it’s really dark-toned.”
4. “But don’t worry, the story shifts from the hellish landscape of high school to the more uplifting bombed-out city fairly quickly.”
5. It contains a fair amount of potentially triggering material.
And that’s it. I guess it’s time to do this thing!