Interlude: Hardcovers

I ran out of time today and the Creepy & Hatboy segment ended up not being as prodductive as I hoped, although I had fun writing it. It was also a bit of a meta-shout-out to the readers who may be wondering, as I am, just where exactly this nutty writing exercise is actually headed and whether the world is ever going to actually be saved.

Sorry, I don’t know.

Anyway, I completely ran out of time and now I have to go and buy, then cook, then eat, nachos. Which is just the worst.

But today, among all the other running around, I got onto the website that’s going to be making my Final Fall of Man special hardcover editions.

It’s a bit of a rigmarole, they can’t use anything but embedded PDFs and the formatting is utterly screwed up (you would think a document that made a 6″ x 9″ paperback would look the same in a 6″ x 9″ hardcover, but you would be wrong), and I haven’t got any idea whether they can put a symbol or icon onto the cloth cover or if I have to use the dustjacket option (which is another nightmarish PDF faffaround). I guess I’ll just have to gather my energy and hope for the best. Once I have Eejit done, the other 7 should be easy.


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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  1. Pingback: The Final Fall of Man: The 499-Minute Configuration Edition | Hatboy's Hatstand

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