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Worm by Wildbow

Doing the Wrong Things for the Right Reasons

An introverted teenage girl with an unconventional superpower, Taylor goes out in costume to find escape from a deeply unhappy and frustrated civilian life. Her first attempt at taking down a supervillain sees her mistaken for one, thrusting her into the midst of the local ‘cape’ scene’s politics, unwritten rules, and ambiguous morals. As she risks life and limb, Taylor . . .

A complete novel.
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the worm turns

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Sep 28, 2011: An intriguing, ambiguous situation has been set up here: a bullied, miserable incognito superpowered teen finding the friends she never had among the minor supervillain gang she plans to infiltrate and betray.

The matter of fact way she deals with her unhappy life comes through poignantly (there is a sense of emotions being muffled and deeply suppressed to the extent that it affects her judgement about other things), action scenes have vivid, solid detail, and cityscapes establish atmosphere. Technically, the [more . . .]

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It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I could use an SSRI).

By Soren Tycho, member

Feb 7, 2016: Worm is a study in Grief. Capital G. I’m not the only reviewer to note this, nor to note the intricate characterization, excellent action scenes, and well thought-out and fascinating Source for superpowers, so instead I’ll focus on the thing Worm does that absolutely requires it be a 1.7 million word webfic: time. Worm is, at it’s heart, a slice-of-life fiction, and it captures faithfully the emotional ebbs and flows of the lives of it’s characters . . . in a world that’s being slowly torn apart at the seams by the existence of [more . . .]

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