, you're around! 'tis been a while since I saw you here.
Infidel wrote:Sigh, too bad I go to sea soon and won't be able to read updates for maybe months at a time.
Good luck with the deployment then, and count your blessings. That way you have more to chew than mere morsels every five days.
Out of curiosity, are you on a submarine? Or is it the case that, if you told me, you'd have to kill me?We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine ...
Okay, now to the update.
Predictably, this update makes me happy. More avatar fodder, finally, weee! I am a bit miffed that we don't get to hear the tactical council, but it makes sense- it will be something that will show up later. Anytime now. During the next few years
Maybe we might even see YKW display some of that tough talking arrow-deflecting competence again. But until then it's better to not show the plans, unless the author specifically intends the plans to go awry.
Alexei P wrote:That's interesting. Is it me, or does Parson have that effect on everyone? All important units on his side know he is a genius, but somehow, they all strive to prove they can do just fine without him. Ansom thinks this way. Stanley thinks this way. Now Wanda as well. Generalized inferiority complex?
Good point. Well, in the case of Stanley this is probably right; in the case of Ansom, maybe a mix of this and resentment for being defeated and then snubbed on the offer to become the minion, as Ansom originally intended I think.
As for Wanda, I think Jeivar
hints to what's maybe
IF Wanda is beginning to question her (nominal) allegiance to Stanley, then it may make sense to "practice" being independent of Parson's council. He may not like the decrypted much, nor Wanda, and Wanda might know. And besides, for now Parson is Stanley's unit.
I don't think that this is what's happening, not exactly. I still don't think Wanda will turn any time soon, she had her chance at the end of TBfGK. More likely, she's been thrown a curveball by Fate, and is trying to prove that she can get out of it by reaching to what is closest to her, and also develop her own resources. After all, you won't get very far if before each step you need some dude to give you the ok from a thousand miles away.
regisminae wrote:I'm reasonably confident that Rob knows what he wants to do. Still, it wouldn't surprise me to see the next few comics or updates at least discuss ideas that readers are already submitting here.
You know, I've usually disliked that Rob seems to respond to readers comments in-story, but if he does that it would actually be pretty cool. As long as it's a text update and not a comic, comics are rare and deserve better.
For one, any plan that involves Wanda will probably have to wait until the Ansom situation gets resolved. Which may take several pages, some of which will be in the GK war room. IF Mr. Balder doesn't know the details of how Wanda's getting out of this one, he has time to figure it out.
Two, what this tells us first and foremost is that Wanda, likely, WILL get out of this. Let's say that the probablity of a plan to pan out well is inversely proportional to the fraction of it that the reader is aware of.
Three, much as it's fun to speculate, we're doing this for our own benefit; the story might NOT benefit from swaying to what we say here, no matter how reasonable it may seem at the time. IMO (but not a too strongly held one), it's better for an author to kinda ignore reader speculations and recommendations. Supposedly an author has a vision for the story, or some core of it that seems to snowball on its own inside their mind; a story written by committee might not be that good.
BUT, I like this bit of paranoia, keep it up!
Why not, I might try to even come up with a plan, but with these blasted-casters around who knows what anymore?
The whole point of this is lost if you keep it a secret.