Between 4.6-I3½

I’ve found Taylor’s natural enemy: Mwindo, an African hero with a magic flyswatter

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  • a famous supervillain capable of setting himself on fire while being completely unharmed, who can turn into a real actual literal metal dragon, who grows stronger the longer he fights, and managed to bring one of the most destructive forces in the world to a standstill
  • a 15 year old girl with the power to control bugs, out on her first night superheroing

[reblog] cedeelbe:

The answer may surprise you


Seriously, though, that was well done by Wildbow. He made an enemy that I was convinced would wreck Taylor, even though she was the main character of a story that hadn’t yet (and still hasn’t, though I imagine it eventually might – we’re not that far in yet) proven itself willing to have the main character lose the battle, and then believably had her get really close to winning on her own before introducing the Undersiders. Good writing right there.

Misfire was mentioned as a possibility for his tech, which would mean his bombs might not actually explode. Or they might go off at the wrong time.

Yeah, that “make once before it gets unreliable” thing is quite a limitation!

Taylor’s dad did say in Insinuation 2.1 that one of his workers had gone to hench for Über and Leet.

Oh yeah, that’s right! I remembered that he had mentioned them back then, but I had forgotten the context.

[screenshot of a Tumblr post from incorrect-wormquotes]

Grue: Your guess is as good as mine.

Tattletale: I’m pretty sure my guess is actually way better than yours.


I was legitimately worried you had spoiled the surprise appearance of Bakuda for yourself back in 4.3: >>Then Alec dropped his bombshell. >Bombshell, you say? This moment, whatever it is, genuinely could be a major factor in the naming of this arc.

Heh, no, that was all about the “shell” part of the word.

Which… I joked about that word being relevant at the end of 4.2, seriously speculated about it for a moment in 4.3 for all the wrong reasons, and whattaya know – it’s relevant because of literal bombshells. Pfft.

(P.S. If I’d actually been spoiled about something, and realized so myself, I’d make a post about it.)

Liveblogging and (especially singleplayer) let’s playing aren’t all that different. They’re both all about one or more people consuming a work of media while commenting on their reactions to said work, with the intention of entertaining an audience.

(#i say especially singleplayer because multiplayer let’s plays often focus on the banter between the players #rather than actually commenting on the game)

[This and the next section were added as reblogs of the one above.]

Homestuck, through its mixture of multiple types of media to cover one story, causes a similar mixture for liveblogs. Homestuck livebloggers usually end up incorporating live reactions (usually termed audio or video reactions) to cover the animated video content, and let’s plays to cover the flash games. They are all essentially the same thing, just different formats for the same activity, but no other work I’ve seen makes livebloggers mix the three like Homestuck does.

(”Lord Norwegian” is me)


Lord Texas:

A pretty natural, but especially fitting consequence to Homestuck itself being a versatile story that changes its delivery from static and text heavy to cinematic to interactive


i’d say the comparison works only (or at least best) for blind let’s plays

Lord Norwegian:

True, and as I mentioned, especially for singleplayer

That said, non-blind liveblogs are a thing, though they’re rare and I haven’t seen any that got far

Like, branded more as a look back at the work than as a first reaction


let’s plays can be more about showcasing the game being played, education and informing viewers about all that game has to offer, because the lper is passionate about it and feels it’s worthy of attention and wishes to bring focus to said game, in which case they’ve likely played it countless times

a liveblog of that kind would be interesting to see, though

Lord Norwegian:

That’s a good point

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