Name: Twig Author: Wildbow Genre: Undetermined Rating: M Status: WIP Link: https://twigserial.wordpress.com/2014/12/24/taking-root-1-1/ Summary: Spoiler The year is 1921, and a little over a century has passed since a great mind unraveled the underpinnings of life itself. Every week, it seems, the papers announce great advances, solving the riddle of immortality, successfully reviving the dead, the cloning of living beings, or blending of two animals into one. For those on the ground, every week brings new mutterings of work taken by ‘stitched’ men of patchwork flesh that do not need to sleep, or more fearful glances as they have to step off the sidewalks to make room for great laboratory-grown beasts. Often felt but rarely voiced is the notion that events are already spiraling out of the control of the academies that teach these things. It is only this generation, they say, that the youth and children are able to take the mad changes in stride, accepting it all as a part of day to day life. Of those children, a small group of strange youths from the Lambsbridge Orphanage stand out, taking a more direct hand in events. We have a new entry from Wildbow now that Pact is finished. We don't have a genre for it, but from the summary I'd go with biopunk; one of the options Wildbow gave us for the next story after Worm ended. Looks pretty creeptastic so far and we've got an inkling of a strong protagonist group to start off with, which would cover the worst failings of early Pact quite nicely.