Sixty wrote:Heh, I wonder what Rob changed/added and I wonder if we'll ever find out what it was. I also wonder if he saw a forum idea he liked and couldn't resist or whether it came to him another way?
Seconded. Especially since Erfworld facts are used in debates we speculationators are engaged in.
kefkakrazy wrote:I do agree that here, it's looking like some circumstance we don't know about that will twist things up. I still think it possible Wanda goes rogue. I also consider it possible that, assuming Decrypted royals can form sides, they just flatten Jetstone and Wanda sets herself up as her own side and turns on GK to make a grab for the Arkenhammer.
I dunno. Things have been slightly bland for Book 2 so far; here's hoping we get some more excitement. I think one thing is that Wanda's new personality and look really don't do it for me, still, which leaves the comic lacking in the kind of snark she brought to the table. There's no major standout character aside from Jack (and, for some of you, Scarlet), which means that for someone very character-driven like me, things are dull.
I've been barking about Wanda going on her own since the moment the volcano got decrypted, but as of late I don't think the timing would be right ... unless the Jack (and Ansom) issue will push things over the edge.
Now, you and others claim that nothing interesting happened, character-wise, in the second book. I disagree, it's been only a few strips, things don't have to be paced like a beer commercial. And even in those few strips, we see Ansom showing signs of independent thought, which I for one used to get some mileage in a debate on whether Decryption is evil. That was interesting! Also interesting was Stanley's reaction to Wanda's question.
Stanley is one character people here hate, except me. I keep expecting that his overlord shtick will either lead to character growth or classical tragedy; I see potential in the character, and every once in a while, character growth seems right around the corner ... only to be virtually reset on next seeing the Tool. Hopefully this time it's not just a tease but the real thing.
Of course for me there's also "Scarlet", at the level of "potential character". She's not, actually, a character right now, much to my (and other fans') annoyance. Maybe it's the Red Sonja thing as someone suggested, maybe it's that page where she is last seen holding the Pliers, maybe there's a weird projection/relatability thing going on, but for whatever reason some people expect this lump of pixels to reveal hidden depths. Which likely won't happen.
So at least there's likely to be interesting developments for Ansom, Stanley and, not from the above list, Jillian. Wanda has also developped into a character that people dislike, so that's change too.
The whole point of this is lost if you keep it a secret.