I may have found out the title of Worm 2 – “Ward” – but that could just as easily be one of the other perspectives like “Guts and Glory”, “Twig” and “Pact”, so I’m not sure. Either way, I’m guessing “Ward” is more focused on the heroes, like Sentinel.

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So someone just forgot they were talking to a Worm liveblogger and briefly brought up a potential Homestuck-Worm parallel in Minda’s main chat.

(I’d normally have a screenshot for this kind of thing, but I had to immediately delete it because it was spoilers for Minda too.)

What I learned amounts to that there’s some kind of giant “worm thingy” that may or may not have space/time powers and be indestructible.

As usual, I’ll try to avoid speculating on too much on spoilers, but my immediate thoughts are a) that this might be Behemoth, though the space/time powers are probably not relevant to him, and/or b) that this could be relevant enough to be the real reason the story is called Worm.

I’m sorry to say that the crack was widened a bit: A well-meaning fan began to complain at me over Discord about people who are careless with spoilers, but wound up indicating things about how important this spoiler and the one about shards were and when in the story they become relevant.

Apparently the worm thingy doesn’t become relevant until late in the story, but some people had started correctly theorizing about it not that long after the point I’m at. Similarly, the shards are a late thing.

On a more humorous note: After sharing screenshots of this person’s rant with Sharks, he told me that someone had just sent him an ask reminding him to not pass on any asks about, well, that. Irony at its finest and most frustrating. 😛

So someone just forgot they were talking to a Worm liveblogger and briefly brought up a potential Homestuck-Worm parallel in Minda’s main chat.

(I’d normally have a screenshot for this kind of thing, but I had to immediately delete it because it was spoilers for Minda too.)

What I learned amounts to that there’s some kind of giant “worm thingy” that may or may not have space/time powers and be indestructible.

As usual, I’ll try to avoid speculating on too much on spoilers, but my immediate thoughts are a) that this might be Behemoth, though the space/time powers are probably not relevant to him, and/or b) that this could be relevant enough to be the real reason the story is called Worm.

Full disclosure: I wanted to double check the location code, remembering that it had been mentioned near the beginning of the chapter, so like an idiot, I hit control+F and searched for “CC-7″. Bad move, because it ended up taking me down instead of up like I had expected, and took me to the line:

Armsmaster down, CC-7.

That’s all I saw, though, and it doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but it still sucks having accidentally spoiled myself like that.

In the future, I’ll just take the extra time it takes to look back manually if it’s in the same chapter I’m currently liveblogging. I won’t let this happen again.

This mention of powers coming from “shards or whatchamacallit” may have been a spoiler, so I guess I should put this here. As usual with spoilers, I’m gonna refrain from speculating on it too much, lest I make the crack bigger, but it does make me think of that piece of Karahindiba that came down […]

Whoops, I just stumbled across this comment in a conversation I wasn’t part of, on a Discord server that doesn’t usually talk about Worm or have a rule against it. (It seems this person does read my blog, so I want to say: Don’t worry, I don’t blame you. It’s a small thing, and I’m […]

Well, that answers that. To clarify a bit on my decision to count this as spoilers: It’d be a whole other matter if the chapter had made it clearer that it was Grue, and I’d just managed to miss that, but it didn’t. As a result, I’ve been theorizing on this. Essentially, the Brutus being […]