The Legend of the 1500, Part 1

Day 102. 76 pages, 33,745 words.

It started with the Barbarian Convention.

Conan was there, of course, and in a slight calendar-muddle so too was Tarzan. Yoru had made an appearance with his infamous horse Torquis, and I’m pretty sure Brutan was in attendance. Red Sonja, of course – no event was complete without her – and I think I heard somebody shouting about Drogo but why Frodo’s father would have been invited is beyond me.

There may have been more. Frankly, once Conan and Yoru get into it, that’s a crowd all on its own.

The very idea of a Barbarian Convention seemed like a contradiction in terms somehow, but don’t ask me. The main issue I had with the damn thing was that it was happening right across the road from our house.

And that’s chair-throwing distance, that is.

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 Response to The Legend of the 1500, Part 1

  1. stchucky says:

    Bloody Hell, today turned out to be super-busy and now I have to go to the movies. Oh well. Will hopefully have time to sling some more of this tantalising crap around tomorrow.

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