Valentine Friday 2014

Ugh, it’s another day when I just have nothing.

I’ve got a few more dwindling days before my holiday starts. I say “holiday”, of course, but only whatever time I take off in the week leading up to the 28th of February will be a “holiday”, and I’ll probably be working and finishing stuff off in that time.

After that, of course, we have Little Miss Hatboy v2.0 (tentatively nicknamed “Toop”) arriving in the house, or at least at the hospital.

I have three weeks of paternity leave, a week of winter holiday, then two four-week summer holiday sessions back-to-back (thank you, cancer). I will be returning to work in June, but I don’t anticipate much rest, relaxation, or time to write in those months.

Just preparing you now, for a whole lot of pointless gabble like this post.

I’m enjoying a lot of the things I’m writing out on the blog, particularly the assortment of Book of Pinian back-stories and tangent-shorts. Not sure where any of that is heading. A lot of the things I’m putting on the blog sort of turn out to be connected to larger stories and so I stop posting them and go to work behind the scenes, but that means I have less stuff to post.

I’m also continuing my work on the Book of Pinian lexicon, including various words in various languages and a full illustrated alphabet. I’m no Tolkien, of course – I’m just winging it, and the languages aren’t so much complete as a series of iceberg-tips for the purposes of me bouncing the cruise liner of my narrative from one to the next, to keep the journey interesting.


Merdokk Industries

Top: the Xidh letter Mer, which (when standing alone) can mean The All-Seeing or The Machine. Bottom: The symbol for Merdokk Industries, with the Spider’s eight-pointed star. It is important to note, however, that this is not a Xidh letter; Merdokk is composed of the Xidh letters Mer, Dho, and (hard) K.

Speaking of design, you may be interested to see the process by which I arrived at the Edpool Logo.

EdPool logo: origins


The end.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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7 Responses to Valentine Friday 2014

  1. dreameling says:

    Speaking of design, you may be interested to see the process by which I arrived at the EdPool Logo.

    Mind. Blown.

  2. aaronthepatriot says:

    “fascinating” *raises one eyebrow*[1]

    [1] Can’t do it in person but if I can’t over-act in a comment thread where CAN I overact?

  3. Pingback: Semi-Interlude: What You May Have Missed | Hatboy's Hatstand

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