Coil confirmed for sack of shiiiiiiit
not going to go into that much detail because spoilers, but yeah, What a Bad
just, like, Yikes
looking forward to Tuesday 😀
I love how this moment comes as a shock but is in retrospect a very obvious progression
“Huh, working with this extremely ambitious amoral crime lord really might be the best way to do good!” => “Oh yeah, he’s evil”
After 7.11: so, Spiderman vs Green Goblin or Coil vs Skitter? Which dynamic is better?
Hm. It’s been quite some time since I saw or read anything with Spiderman vs Green Goblin, and I don’t feel like I’ve seen enough of Coil vs Skitter to really pinpoint their dynamic. Gonna have to call a pass on this one, sorry.
I agree with your avoidance of Worm 2’s title, but don’t worry too much if it accidentally gets spoiled: it won’t reveal anything about Worm (1) that you don’t already know.
Good to know. 🙂
Hey, send this after chapter 7.11! 🙂
Hey, look, it’s a piece of shit and his young victim!
This is a nice piece of work by @synapsekisses. I particularly like the detailing (it must’ve taken a while to give Coil’s decorative snake all those scales, for example), and Dinah’s sad expression.
(original post – please reblog that rather than this one)
“demanding candy seems reasonable” – I burst out laughing at that you poor sod
“At least it sounds like they’re treating the girl well enough that demanding candy seems reasonable. Good sign.”
AHAHAHAHAAHHAhahhHhHHahahaaAHAHAHAAAHHAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA. Welcome, dear innocent one, to Dinah. She is currently living in: hell on Earth Bet
Hehehe, yeah, that certainly became less of a “good sign” in retrospect. I’m about as dense as Alec sometimes. 😛
The girl’s powers remind me less of Garnet’s future vision, and more of Terezi’s Seer of Mind powers.
Honestly, judging by what we’ve seen of each of them, those two seem to act just about the same (seeing what will happen given people’s actions in the present), and with far more determinism than the probabilities Dinah gives would imply for the Wormverse.
are we Crystal Gems!
The Undersiders not being front page news because of an Amber Alert was given a brief mention in 4.1, btw.
Ah, yeah, I vaguely remember that. Nice work, Wildbow.
Quick tip: There was no problem with Coil’s questions with that %. I think the narrative is highly implying that something real is happening or going to happen at the time he set for their theoretical mission, which is progressively making their chances of survival for an attack to be dwindling.
Maybe that’s the case. But it’s worth noting how Dinah answers each of the questions:
“I did. But I want the Undersiders to hear what you say. Give me a number. How would they do, without my help?”
“Forty-six point six two three five four percent chance they all come back. Thirty three point seven seven nine zero one percent only some come back. That’s one question.”
Here, Dinah doesn’t specify the state they come back in. She says there’s a 46.62354% chance they come back at all. Then Coil goes ahead to ask the probability that, with his help, they come back intact:
“Okay. Answer those two, then there’s one more before you get your candy. I just need to know the chances that the teams will come back intact.”
The girl nodded, a little too quickly and eagerly, “Those people there have a thirty-two point zero zero five eight three percent chance to come back with nobody dead or seriously hurt if you help them. The Travelers have a forty-one point-”
She even specifies how she interpreted “intact” here, which Coil seems to have missed: Instead of giving their chance that everyone comes back, she gives their chance that everyone comes back with nobody dead or seriously hurt.
This is driven home when she gives the chance for everyone to come back intact without Coil’s help as much lower than the chance of everyone coming back at all without his help.
She began to settle, and Coil was calmer when he spoke again, more like his usual, reasonable self, “Just give me the number, again, if I sent the Undersiders out to fight Kaiser, without giving them my help. What percentage, that they come back intact?”
“Twelve point three one three three percent-”
Without Coil’s help, there’s a 34.31024% chance that everyone comes back, but at least one member is seriously hurt. (Hell, for the first question, she might’ve even been counting cases where some people survive and manage to get everyone else’s corpse back home among “they all come back”.)
I hope that clears up a bit why I think Coil needed to be more careful how he worded his questions.
Given the interludes you’ve had so far, and how they’ve gone, who do you think is going to be the focus of the next interlude?
Hm… Guessing the Interlude POV characters hasn’t really worked out for me so far, but… Usually the Interludes act as bridges between the Arcs, so they tend to tie in with both what has just happened and with what’s coming up next. Maybe we’re getting an Interlude about Coil, Dinah, or a member of New Wave?
…or perhaps Kaiser? That would probably turn into a fountain of “fuck you”s.
I’m about half an hour into rewatching Finding Nemo for the first time in many years, and Marlin reminds me intensely of Danny.