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A Weekly Podcast in which hosts Scott and Matt expertly dissect and discuss WARD, the sequel to the hit web serial WORM by Wildbow. New episodes drop on Wednesday mornings. This feed also contains all 43 episodes of our now completed in-depth, arc by arc analysis of WORM

A Weekly Podcast in which hosts Scott and Matt expertly dissect and discuss WARD, the sequel to the hit web serial WORM by Wildbow. New episodes drop on Wednesday mornings. This feed also contains all 43 episodes of our now completed in-depth, arc by arc analysis of WORM
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A Weekly Podcast in which hosts Scott and Matt expertly dissect and discuss WARD, the sequel to the hit web serial WORM by Wildbow. New episodes drop on Wednesday mornings. This feed also contains all 43 episodes of our now completed in-depth, arc by arc analysis of WORM

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@gotwormpod

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Episodes

We've Got WARD - Arc 11: Blinding (Part 3)

1/18/2019
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It's raining horrible tongue fetuses in this week's episode. We're covering chapters 11.6 and 11.7. DISCUSSION QUESTION Choose an emotional-manipulation power in Parahumans and discuss what the power says about the character who has it. If you have any questions, comments or feedback feel free to reach out to us. Also, always make sure you check out the Parahumans Reddit thread: https://reddit.com/r/parahumans for lots of great Ward related discussion. Support us on Patreon Stay updated...

Duration:01:50:24

We've Got WARD - Arc 11: Blinding (Part 2)

1/9/2019
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We're back in Blinding this week, covering chapters 11.a, 11.4, and 11.5. Weld, no. DISCUSSION QUESTION What is the healthiest romantic Cape relationship in the Parahumans saga? If you have any questions, comments or feedback feel free to reach out to us. Also, always make sure you check out the Parahumans Reddit thread: https://reddit.com/r/parahumans for lots of great Ward related discussion. Support us on Patreon Stay updated with We've Got Ward: @gotwormpod Message us at...

Duration:01:54:32

We've Got WARD - Arc 11: Blinding (Part 1)

1/3/2019
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Happy New Year! We're back and ready to start 2019 off strong. We're covering the first three chapters of Arc 11: Blinding in this week's episode. Victoria tells the team about Chris and then makes a deal with a tattletale. DISCUSSION QUESTION No question this week as we retool this section of our podcast. Check out the winners and all the entries of the last Fan Art Contest: https://www.doofmedia.com/2018/12/25/fan-art-contest-5-results/ If you have any questions, comments or feedback...

Duration:02:21:48

We've Got WARD - Arc 10: Polarize (Final)

12/20/2018
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This week we complete Arc 10 Polarize with chapters 10.y and 10.z. Chris gets stuck in a monstrous POV triangle and Aiden is stuck in the world's worst love triangle. DISCUSSION QUESTION We’re completing 2018, our first full year of covering Ward, and 10 whole arcs of Ward content all at once. So 10 Arcs in, what is your favorite thing about Ward? What are you enjoying most? If you have any questions, comments or feedback feel free to reach out to us. Also, always make sure you check out...

Duration:02:22:16

We've Got WARD - Arc 10: Polarize (Part 7)

12/12/2018
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This week we discuss chapters 10.12 and 10.13 in which somebody asks out Victoria and somebody shoots Kenzie. Different people, presumably. DISCUSSION QUESTION Physical descriptions of complex scenarios are particularly challenging to write. Highlight a passage where Wildbow successfully conveys a complex physical situation in his stories. The next quarterly fan art contest is 'Happy Holidays from Earth Gimel' - Learn more here If you have any questions, comments or feedback feel free...

Duration:02:18:00

We've Got WARD - Arc 10: Polarize (Part 6)

12/5/2018
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This week we discuss chapters 10.10 and 10.11 in which THE WORST THING EVER HAPPENS. DISCUSSION QUESTION The world of Parahumans is a dark place and Wildbow frequently employs horrific and disturbing imagery to reinforce this fact. Discuss that approach to storytelling. The next quarterly fan art contest is 'Happy Holidays from Earth Gimel' - Learn more here If you have any questions, comments or feedback feel free to reach out to us. Also, always make sure you check out the Parahumans...

Duration:02:00:38

We've Got Weaverdice - Vegas: Ep. 5

12/2/2018
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Welcome to the fifth episode of the podcast We've Got Weaverdice - Vegas! The players have thrown a curveball! Disillusioned with the betrayal by the High Rollers, the #BrainBros have decided to try their luck on the other side of the gameboard. But will these misfits have what it takes to be real heroes? Join Brain Fog, Tex and Metric as they dive deep in over their heads in the city that never sleeps.

Duration:01:43:35

We've Got WARD - Arc 10: Polarize (Part 5)

11/28/2018
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This week, it's chapter 10.9 and 10.x! Breakthrough makes more deals with more devils and then we spend some time in one particular devil's head: Tattletale. DISCUSSION QUESTION In light of the impending wave of anger that’s going to sweep over Earth Gimel, Tattletale elects to do nothing. Discuss what the novel could be exploring with this choice. When is it ethical to step back from a bad thing you see coming? The next quarterly fan art contest is 'Happy Holidays from Earth Gimel' - ...

Duration:02:09:49

We've Got WARD - Arc 10: Polarize (Part 4)

11/21/2018
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This week we're covering chapters 10.7 and 10.8. The team spies on Love Loss and her fucked up family and Scott and Matt continue to have Sveta anxiety. DISCUSSION QUESTION The anti-parahuman sentiment has grown ominously in the background of this story. Highlight another instance of Wildbow letting a story element grow quietly in the background before eventually bursting into the narrative foreground The next quarterly fan art contest is 'Happy Holidays from Earth Gimel' - Learn more...

Duration:01:30:20

We've Got WARD - Arc 10: Polarize (Part 3)

11/15/2018
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This week it's chapters 10.5 and 10.6. Tattletale is a jerk and Sveta ain't doing great. DISCUSSION QUESTION Cluster triggers have been a pretty key part of Ward’s storyline so far. What do you think the book is saying through these groups of capes. How does it tie into the themes of Ward as we understand them to be so far? Check out the winners of the first WGWa Costume Contest! The next quarterly fan art contest is 'Happy Holidays from Earth Gimel' - Learn more here If you have any...

Duration:02:04:15

We've Got WARD - Arc 10: Polarize (Part 2)

11/7/2018
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Things are starting to get a little polarizing as we move into chapters 10.3 and 10.4. DISCUSSION QUESTION What are some reasonable limits that could be placed on Kenzie's surveillance? What are some common sense boundaries for reasonable use of a power that allows almost limitless surveillance? If you have any questions, comments or feedback feel free to reach out to us. Also, always make sure you check out the Parahumans Reddit thread: https://reddit.com/r/parahumans for lots of great...

Duration:01:52:36

We've Got WARD - Arc 10: Polarize (Part 1)

10/31/2018
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It's new Arc time! Let's talk about the first two chapters of Arc 10: Polarize. DISCUSSION QUESTION What is your favorite heartwarming moment in Parahumans. Learn all about the Halloween Costume Contest If you have any questions, comments or feedback feel free to reach out to us. Also, always make sure you check out the Parahumans Reddit thread: https://reddit.com/r/parahumans for lots of great Ward related discussion. Support us on Patreon Stay updated with We've Got Ward:...

Duration:01:52:23

We've Got WARD - Arc 9: Gleaming (Final)

10/24/2018
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This week Gleaming finally comes to an end as we cover chapters 9.z and 9.Interlude DISCUSSION QUESTION Is it coherent to offer second chances if there are some things that are unforgivable? Can there be such a thing as “unforgivable”? Learn all about the Halloween Costume Contest If you have any questions, comments or feedback feel free to reach out to us. Also, always make sure you check out the Parahumans Reddit thread: https://reddit.com/r/parahumans for lots of great Ward related...

Duration:02:23:00

We've Got WARD - Arc 9: Gleaming (Part 7)

10/17/2018
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This week we’re covering chapters 9.14 and 9.15. Team Breakthrough reunites, sort of. Kenzie gets a breakthrough of her own and then Goddess completely falls to pieces. DISCUSSION QUESTION In this week’s reading Victoria discussed two different approaches to dealing with Fear: Succumbing to it or Attacking it and included the benefits of each one. We see in Carol the idea of bending to that fear. And we see in Swansong, fighting against that fear. Does the book take a clear side on this...

Duration:02:14:12

We've Got WARD - Arc 9: Gleaming (Part 6)

10/10/2018
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Happy Wardsday! (Haven't used that one in a while) We're back to cover MORE of Arc 6: Gleaming, which at this point I'm just assuming never ends. This week its chapters 9.12 and 9.13. DISCUSSION QUESTION Pick a character and explain how they are the author of their own destruction. Learn all about the Halloween Costume Contest If you have any questions, comments or feedback feel free to reach out to us. Also, always make sure you check out the Parahumans Reddit thread:...

Duration:01:56:29

We've Got WARD - Arc 9: Gleaming (Part 5)

10/3/2018
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After our week off in which Scott watched many movies we are back to cover Arc 9: Chapters 9.9, 9.y, 9.10, and 9.11! DISCUSSION QUESTION Self-identity has been a major theme in Ward. What does the text say about the nature of identity? And how identity shifts over time? Learn all about the Halloween Costume Contest If you have any questions, comments or feedback feel free to reach out to us. Also, always make sure you check out the Parahumans Reddit thread:...

Duration:02:09:23

We've Got WARD - Arc 9: Gleaming (Part 4)

9/19/2018
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We're back with what is probably the longest episode of the podcast so far, but possibly the best. This week we are discussing chapters 9.7, 9.x, and 9.8! But mostly just 9.x...cause...well...you know DISCUSSION QUESTION We (meaning humans) tend to gamify the novels we read. Pit characters against each other and try to figure out who was right and who was wrong. From the perspective of the reader, does it matter which characters are "wrong" or "wronger?" Why or why not? Learn all about...

Duration:02:23:14

We've Got WARD - Arc 9: Gleaming (Part 3)

9/12/2018
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Arc 9 is heating up! This week we discuss chapters 9.5 and 9.6. Victoria, Byron, and the Malfunctions battle some Teacher thralls and then learn how stupid Tristan is! DISCUSSION QUESTION Pick an element from the prologue and discuss how it has either paid off in the story, or, hasn’t yet, and remains open to interpretation. Last week's Reddit thread with all the excellent answers Learn all about the Halloween Costume Contest If you have any questions, comments or feedback feel free to...

Duration:01:37:43

We've Got WARD - Arc 9: Gleaming (Part 2)

9/5/2018
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This week Arc 9 continues with chapters 9.3 and 9.4. Team Breakthrough gets mind controlled, but Victoria yells at Amy anyway. Then: finally a chance for Byron, Captain of Gondor to show his quality. DISCUSSION QUESTION Compare and contrast the different forms of mind control/mental compulsion present in the Parahumans universe. Is there one that is clearly “worse” than the other? What do you think these different forms have to say about the themes of the story? Check out Professor...

Duration:01:44:22

We've Got Weaverdice - Vegas: Ep. 4

9/3/2018
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Welcome to the fourth episode of the podcast We've Got Weaverdice - Vegas! Things are coming to a head! Rusty and Snake Eyes have planned out their revenge on the Loose Cannons, but they're facing a crafty foe, and their loyalties may be tested! Join Brain Fog, Tex and Metric as they dive deep in over their heads in the city that never sleeps.

Duration:01:42:23