We Want MoR – Chapters 32 – 34

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The Generals submit their wishes in the outcome of a three way tie and Professor Quirrell gives a very… intense speech.


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This is the Youtube clip of the guy crushing the Prisoner’s Dilemma on a game show.

Original chapters, written by Eliezer Yudkowsky, can be read here and the audiobook chapters, recorded by Eneasz Brodski, can be found earlier in this podcast feed and on the website.


Next episode we are covering chapters 35 through 38.


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6 Comments

  1. Both armies calling Sunshine was actually the solution to the Prisoner’s Dilemma. This made sure that they can’t defect against each other during the fight with Sunshine because Dragon killing Chaos and vice versa would give points to Sunshine instead of their own army.

  2. I know this is a mean thing to sat, but I was really unimpressed with this episode. Mostly with Brian, but also with Steven.

    First of all, the thing where Brian is so put off with those that he perceives as arrogant “smarter than you” types that he, rather hypocritically, arrogantly talks down to whole swathes of people in the nerd/socially unsubtle/self-proclaimed ratiobalist crowds. Sure he can have that opinion. Sure he can express that opinion. But repeating it almost every episode is pretty grating.

    Second, I’d really like it if you guys at least give your podcasts a quick listen every now and then. Or keep notes in your conversations. Or something. Because I’m pretty sure this is the third time that you repeat a conversation you had before almost verbatim for multiple minutes.

    Third, I’d really like to encourage you to not read the characters so shallowly as if dialogues and scenes were just doing one thing at a time and everyone was a cardboard fir the author to produce obvious reactions in the audience and nothing else. At least try your hand on some character analysis that takes a character’s current and previous behavior into consideration. Even if a scene seems “silly” to you. Yes, some parts of the story are clearly over the top, but they still happen in the same world as all the other scenes. Instead of dismissing stuff immediately, try to empathize with what’s going on so that it might inform your analysis.
    Examples: What does it say about Harry that he likes the whole “dark throne” imagery?

    Fourth: Maybe Steven should re-listen to some if the We’ve got Worm episodes to get some inspiration about how the person who already read the chapter can still actively participate in discussion that directly involves the story. I know you try to do that already, but especially the latter episodes of We’ve got Worm where the two of them already found their stride should make you become even better at it. Also, steering the conversation should still be allowed, just in case the co-host goes on to weird tangents.

  3. I’ll explain why Harry and Draco declared themselves “for Sunshine” because Steven actually had it wrong.

    First of all, Stevens mistake: No matter what you declare yourself, killing you still counts as a point if your killer wasn’t ORIGINALLY from the same team. Because anything else would mean that you could just make it impossible for anyone to win by rotating between declaring yourself for both enemies while not shooting, which would be stupid.

    But if you declare yourself “for Sunshine” and then YOU shoot someone ORIGINALLY from Sunshine, then it counts as a Sunshine soldier executing a traitor, which means minus one point for Sunshine. Since both Harry and Draco were ganging up on Sunshine and Sunshine was the front-runner, this means that at that point of the fight they were more worried with catching up to Sunshine than they were with competing with each other. So each kill they got got both of them closer to the front-runner, even if it did nothing to differentiate between the two. They thus beat the prisoner’s dilemma of who gets to score kills while supposedly being allied, which allowed them to actually ally. At least up to the point where they catch up to Sunshine.

    • Oh and they execute their own traitors in the name of Sunshine because if they do it in their own name they lose a point, so at that point the relative difference between Chaos and Dragon mattered more than Sunshine’s scire, what with both having more points than her and all Sunshines being already beat (or so they thought).

  4. What’s with the episode numbers? Seems like you’re counting 35 as 34 or something?

  5. Sebastian Weinberg

    One funny thing about Brian mistaking Blaise Zabini’s sex at first is that the same thing happened in the fan community for a long time.

    Blaise was initially only known as a name who got sorted into Slytherin and nothing else.  By sheer coincidence, even if his name was mentioned in the books, it was never in a way that allowed the fans to determine his sex one way or another.  I think that the majority of fans decided that “Blaise” had to be a girl’s name and many fanfics were written in which fem!Blaise became Harry’s secret Slytherin sweetheart.

    Other fans were getting upset by the lack of certainty and kept asking J.K.Rowling to clear it up — but Rowling seemed amused by this and not only didn’t answer the questions, but started making sure never to give Blaise a gender-specific pronoun in the books, just to tease the obsessive fans.

    In the end, she relented and established officially that Blaise was male…  and even MORE fanfics were launched, in which boy!Blaise is Harry’s secret Slytherin sweetheart.

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