The Final Metrics of Man

Day 22. 51 pages, 23,853 words.

Here’s a quick run-down of the final book, Human, and its vital stats in celebration of the imminent release of FFoM #7, Damorak.

First we have the chapter-by-chapter metric:


BOOM, look at that there big ‘Captain’ wad. I wonder why this book is called Human?

Then the slight adjustment for actual page-count:


Less miscellaneous, more Zeegon, oops where did Glomulus go? Looks like I forgot to add his page count…


There it is.

Then we have the grand total representation through the entire series:


The Final Fall of Man was dominated by miscellaneous characters, closely followed by Cratch, Clue and Adeneo.

And here is the absolutely ridonculous final line graph showing the writing progress:


Take that, balanced approach to creative endeavour!

Until next time, then.

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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5 Responses to The Final Metrics of Man

  1. dreameling says:

    Achievement Unlocked: Holy Shit, I Actually Completed My First Novel Series

  2. brknwntr says:

    Well, let’s wait till the last one is PUBLISHED…….

    There is still time for authorial foolishness and delays.

    • stchucky says:

      Oh I’m sorry, did you just say authorial foolishness and delays? Like the past two years of me writing a novel every three months has somehow not earned me some benefit of the doubt? Like the only thing stopping Human from being released tomorrow isn’t that a) it has no cover, b) most of my readers have barely gotten past book three, and c) some of my editors haven’t actually sent in their editorial comments yet?

      INTERVIEWER: I understand you have an editorial team.
      AUTHOR: That’s right.
      INTERVIEWER: And what grade are they? Premium grade, high grade, medium grade…?

      • aaronthepatriot says:

        I have no doubt you deserve the benefit of that doubt! LOL

        Congrats, man. And thanks for making the Captain far more awesome than I could have ever imagined, even though I immediately and constantly wanted more and knew he was going to be awesome from early on!

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