@ people saying Panto and/or Wakti are evil: look, I’m not saying this is impossible, this show is difficult to predict. But based on what we’ve seen so far, I’m not sure where this is coming from.
The kind of plot twists this show tends to serve up usually smash tropes and stereotypes. I don’t think revealing that a canon LGBT character and one of the very few characters played by a WOC to be evil would really fit that pattern. If anything it would play into larger TV stereotypes, which this show tries very hard not to do.
I’m not saying that you can’t have gay villains and villains played by POC if they’re well written and nuanced, and maybe whatever twists and turns the show takes next week will alter the bigger picture. But as things stand now, I think that the “surprise” of having Panto or Wakti be evil would be a somewhat disappointing one.
The single best piece of writing advice I ever got was from a professor teaching a playwriting class, who told us that in every scene, especially scenes that were just dialogue, every character should want something. Making every character in a scene have a goal is an easy way to avoid dialogue that’s just exposition, and to make sure your dialogue drives the plot forward and/or reveals characterization.
It doesn’t have to be complicated or super weighty–as long as the characters have a goal, there will be tension in the scene even if the goals are small. Character X wants to borrow a pen, and character Y wants to make a good impression on character X. X wants to insult Y until they go away, and Y wants to annoy X by pretending not to notice the insults. X wants Y to give them the last slice of pizza, and Y is super full but still doesn’t want X to have it. No matter what your character’s goal is, it will reveal something about who that character is to the reader, and the conflict between your characters’ goals will give the scene momentum.
Which. What the fuck. Assuming we’re looking at physics equations here and that W = work and P = power, the formula should look like this: P = W/t. Simple. The angle is throwing me for a loop, if W & P stand for what they usually stand for it doesn’t matter.
As for the sketch at the end, I’m not even sure what it’s supposed to show…