I decided to cut this part from my post in the other thread, since it’s more about WTC5 than Haworthia itself. This is just my shallow impression, but (Haworthia sample voice drama impressions) the plot of Haworthia by itself seems so epic, and to cover the entire course of events about what happened with the forest / the Organics Automata / that United Nations organization, to the point it seems to embody its own complete theme about the relationship between humanity and earth. With that in mind, I’m further inclined to think that Haworthia may be a set of Ryuukishi’s early ideas that didn’t mesh with the rest of WTC5, perhaps because their scope and ambition would’ve overpowered the rest of WTC5’s themes, and so were turned into their own story.
Or to put it another way, if Haworthia really is a set of events that took place in the same world as or a world somehow connected to WTC5, yet doesn’t even qualify as a spoiler for WTC5, then I can only think that WTC5 will be incredibly thematically broad.
Anyway, it’s fun to think about.
Edit - While I’m in the thread, I’d like to make a random observation about that 8,000 character piece of info in the tweets. That may seem like a lot, but if you look at Umineko, the script is 2.75 MB for EP1-4. That’s about .6875 MB per Episode, which is 720,896 bytes. Each Japanese character is 2 bytes, so that’s 360,448 characters per Episode, which means that Ryuukishi’s only written about 2.2% of the scenario, if the estimated size can be compared to an Episode of Umineko.