The Institute has a quite a past.
VOTE INCENTIVE: Koschei page 5! In which my ability to draw backgrounds now shines in comparison.
I think I see an extra “about” in the first panel. (And I suppose that in the third panel “the Institutes policy” should have an apostrophe: “the Institute’s policy”?)
Whenever I read that I’m 80% more likely to get a very specific type of cancer from whistling while it’s snowing, it usually means that the risk increases from 1% to 1.8%, which still makes it rather unlikely. Is that how it works with witches as well? And assuming that people are very unlikely to become witches in the first place, wouldn’t that mean that children of witches are still very unlikely to become witches? Making it an almost negligible difference for any given individual?
Or is it almost zero percent chance of becoming a witch and then plus 80%, making it roughly an 80% chance, so that Umbra is more likely than not to be a witch? Or am I just making too much out of a number that’s just there to imply that there is a significant chance that Umbra is a witch, and let’s leave it at that?
Great comic anyway! I followed the link from 8-bit Theatre a month ago, when they apparently found out that they couldn’t name their latest comic “Penny Dreadful”. :-)
I would assume the “80% more likely” is 80% of overall probability (i.e. 100%) rather than 80% of the existing relative probability.
i.e. +80% rather than x1.8 …
And yes, I also see the extra “about”.
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