onlyme wrote:Looking at this comic I start to fear Rob is reading this dicussions and considering what is said here, and I must say that frightens me. Nothing good ever came from an author listening to how people interpret their work.
Rob made it clear that he does read and does take suggestions. Sylvia lives because of fan obsession with "Red". During the days of the Wiki, Rob wanted people making up their own Sides and ideas, which he would consider for inclusion. That went mostly nowhere, but that's what he wanted.
So, in short, yes, he does, and no, he doesn't think it's a bad thing the way you do.
On a more general note:
We have a better description of Dittomancy, so thank you, Rob.
Some are wondering why with Slately dead, the Side continues. There are two uses for Dittomancy-created clones. TO fool the enemy, and to fool your own Side. His own Side need to be fooled by the spell, so the spell must duplicate him enough that his orders would be followed. Via that loophole, the Side has a tenuous hold.
Whether Clonely can order Trem to be heir is another question.
And Charlie's deal was with SLately, not Clonely, so Charlie isn't beholden to the original deal. Charlie may be on the line to negotiate the deal. (But I expect him to wind up giving Clonely enough for Trem to be heir, even if Charlie does negotiate less. Charlie's goal is survival, and screwing Jetstone doesn't achieve that.)