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The four parts are each titled Insanity Prerequsite, with just one i, not Prerequisite with two is, despite the latter being the more common spelling. Is there any overriding reason against moving the page? Addiab 02:52, May 14, 2010 (UTC)

Well, I think this smells so much of a typo that we should ask Doc Bender before moving it to the misspelled version. I mean, I can't recall any special meaning for the "alternate" spelling. I looked around a bit, and while it seems to be a fairly common misspelling, it's still considered a misspelling -- no dictionary entries, for instance.--Sir Lee 03:15, May 14, 2010 (UTC)

Devil's Dance[]

Is Devil's Dance really supposed to be a part of Insanity Prerequisite? Yes, they are part of the same story in the sense that they are incomplete without each other, but that's the case for other stories as well, and much more strongly so for for No Beast so Fierce and the Second Book of Jobe. And they do have different main characters and different main authors. I'd rather say that DD and IP are separate parts of the Halloween story/narrative/arc. Or that IP is interleaved with DD which should be read after part 3 before returning to part 4, which also doubles as the conclusion of DD, at least for now. Addiab 17:35, July 17, 2010 (UTC)

The issue is that anyone who tries to go from chapter 3 to chapter 4 is going to have a significant problem, as is anyone who tries to read Devil's Dance without knowing that it continues in IP IV rather than what the story itself says.

I've noticed several people getting rather thoroughly confused by the interleaving. If you've got a better way of handling it to minimize the confusion, I'm certainly open to it.

I don't think the interleaving in NBSF and Jobe 2 is anywhere near as bad, and there are numerous other cases where the flow hops from one story to another. This one just seems to get more questions on the forum than any of the other instances.XaltatunOfAcheron 22:50, July 17, 2010 (UTC)

Those people are not going to read this article first, because the articles usually contain spoilers and most of them aren't even aware of the wiki. Even if they they do, or if they look here afterwards to resolve the confusion, I don't see how is any better than just accurately describing the situation. As for the comparison with NBSF and Jobe 2, for IP and DD you just have to switch once to DD after part 3 and then back to part 4. With NBSF and Jobe 2 you'd have to switch back and forth several times to avoid spoilers. The spoilers certainly aren't any smaller either, the creation of Belphobe and Jobe's encounter with Sara are two of the biggest spoilers in all of Whateley. Addiab 10:01, July 18, 2010 (UTC)