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edited April 2013 in Everything Else
An introverted teenage girl with unconventional superpowers, Taylor goes out in costume to find escape from an unhappy and frustrated civilian life. Her first attempts at taking down a supervillain see her mistaken for one, and things snowball from there.
Worm takes the form of a web serial, posted in bite-sized reads in much the same way that authors such as Mark Twain would release their works one chapter at a time in the days before full-fledged novels. Worm started in June 2011, updating twice a week. It has (as of mid-February 2013) reached a total exceeding 960,000 words; roughly 9-16 typical novels in length. The story updates on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with bonus chapters appearing on the occasional Thursday.
This story possesses the twin virtues of quality and quantity. Both the style and tone of the writing have dramatically changed, and the setting now seems to be taking an apocalyptic turn. The world and the characters within it are fleshed out and well-utilized, and callbacks to something that occurred hundreds of thousands of words ago aren't unheard of. The protagonist suffers realistic setbacks, and Wildbow pulls no punches when it comes to traumatizing his characters. In short, read it. To not do so would be doing yourself a disservice.
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