Between 3.1-3.2

Bitch actually has matted auburn hair. For some zeitgeisty reason, all of her fanart draws her as blonde.

Heh, it’s silly how that kind of thing can happen sometimes. That said, one of the pieces of fanart I got yesterday actually did have the auburn hair – it suits her much better.


stronglight97:

So krixwell of the powers shown so far which is your favorite?

Ooh, that’s a tricky one. Hm.

There are a lot of good ones, but I think my favorite might be Grue’s sensory deprivation gas. It’s really cool, and the concept can be used in some interesting ways in battle.

There’s also Regent’s power to cause involuntary nerve signals, which is very funny and deceptively simple. I’m looking forward to seeing it used in proper fights.


Hi there! From Russia with love. I am currently rereading Worm, but not from the begining. Like from Ark 9. But simultaniously i read two blogs, where authors reading Worm from the very first arc. You and another one. It is funny and i can refresh my memory of the story. This two blogs (yours and other) are very close by text – for some point both were reading same chapters. But unfortunatly now other gone faster. And he is liveblogging 3 other books as well. How can i(we) help you to speed up?

I’m glad you’re enjoying the ride!

I don’t think there really is a way you can help me speed up. The current speed is partially by choice – I technically have plenty of time to liveblog more often, but I want to make sure I don’t burn myself out on it. There are also other things I’d like to do with that time.

(That said, things will probably speed up a little when June comes around, as I finish school. Before that there will probably be more erratic periods, though, for final exams and such.)


I think thumbs turn red when they’re sore.

Hm, makes sense.


Krix, you opened your liveblog with a disclaimer, saying it’s possible that you will not complete this project in the long run. What I want to say is: at least don’t give up on Worm. It’s a great story, awesome character, hilarious antics and questionable decisions. If you ever stop this liveblog, at least finish reading Worm on your own. It deserves it.

Yeah, I’ll probably do that if this project ends.

Unless, I suppose, disinterest in the story itself is what gets me to quit, but at this point that seems unlikely.


Its up to the screener to filter this or not, but the “gang with 88 as a symbol” is more historical knowledge than Wormverse knowledge, so I’m just going to link this wiki page about not 1988, but rather the numbers 1488, which can be seen sometimes in uniforms or gang symbols IRL: tinyurl DOT com/zrz9slu

(this one was held for a while)

[Wikipedia]

Fourteen Words, or simply 14, is a reference to a white supremacist and white nationalist slogan: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” It can be used to refer to a different 14-word slogan: “Because the beauty of the White Aryan woman must not perish from the earth.”

Ew.

The first slogan is claimed to have been inspired (albeit not by Lane or by Fourteen Word Press) by a statement, 88 words in length, from Volume 1, Chapter 8 of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf:

There’s the 88. So they refer to these statements by their word count? That’s… kinda weird to be honest.

Let’s see what Hitler had to say.

What we must fight for is to safeguard the existence and reproduction of our race and our people, the sustenance of our children and the purity of our blood, the freedom and independence of the fatherland, so that our people may mature for the fulfillment of the mission allotted it by the creator of the universe. Every thought and every idea, every doctrine and all knowledge, must serve this purpose. And everything must be examined from this point of view and used or rejected according to its utility.

Not the worst thing he ever said, I suppose, but of course the racism stands strong. Also, what did he mean by their mission? Anyway, it boils down to “Every thought and idea must be useful to white nationalism.”

This isn’t exactly happy reading, y’know.

Whereas some Neo-Nazis combine the number 14 with 88, as in “14/88” or “1488” with the 8s representing the eighth letter of the alphabet (H), with “HH” standing for “Heil Hitler”, Lane used 88 to refer to his 88 Precepts with “14-88” representing “14 Words and 88 Precepts” which are fundamental doctrine in the racialist pagan religion of Wotanism founded by Lane and Ron McVan involving the “Pyramid Prophecy” which posited that there was a code within the King James Version of the Bible.

So that’s another two approaches to 88. With at least three angles of significance on the Neo-Nazis, it’s no wonder they use it.

Thank you for the link; this was very informative and helpful.

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