I did write 2,000 posts, and I will write 2,000 more

Yes! With this post, I hit the long-awaited 2,000th blog post for Hatboy’s Hatstand. I’ve been holding off until I had something worth posting and I know it’s been a long time coming, but what with a variety of absolutely awful things that happened in the past couple of weeks I figured what the heck, it might as well be this instead.

I’ve got a little bit more planned, but for now let’s bring the first two thousand posts to a close with this: My Expanded Literary Universe’s Five Phase Plan.


Marvel has one, I have one.

I shared this with my editors a little while ago, but I decided it deserved a bigger version and I made a couple of changes. Including the addition of the dotted-line incidental / potential set which technically belongs in Phase Zero, and might not become actual books since a lot of it is already available here for free.

Although I am now keen to start on Colouring with Contro.

Oh well.

Phase Five, I should add, almost certainly will not end with just one book. But at this point it’s just possible the urverse will (kidding … or am I?), so I’m not sure where to go from there. Guess we’ll see at the 4,000th Blog Post Spectacular in five or six years’ time (assuming an ongoing post-per-day rate; or another fourteen years, if we take the length of time 2,000 posts took and multiply it by two, and always assuming I write at even remotely the same pace and produce a consistent size-range of books…).

So there it is! All that remains is to start on the next 2,000 posts.

Thanks for hanging out with me and being such excellent readers and commenters and, dare I say it, friends.

I do dare, because there’s like five of you who comment regularly and you’re absolutely my friends. The rest of ye, discerning strangers all, thank you too.

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. https://hatboy.blog/2013/12/17/metalude-who-are-creepy-and-hatboy/
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12 Responses to I did write 2,000 posts, and I will write 2,000 more

  1. dreameling says:

    Wait, Arsebook takes place in the Urverse!? How did miss this? This changes everything.

    • stchucky says:

      Heh! Well, I guess if you remember that we’re living on the exiled Earth right now, and I only fictionalised a couple of elements of 1990s Australia to protect the innocent … yeah. It’s not a particularly exciting tale of the HLU, its plot and arcs are all over the place and the characters are frankly unbelievable, and the haemorrhoid thing was a total McGuffin, but it fits.

      It even has a duck in it, like Marvel’s first MCU movie…

  2. JonathanBloom says:

    Sorry to hear about awful things happening. I hope they’re over soon and things will look up.

    Look forward to all future phases!

    • stchucky says:

      Thanks! Yeah well, you know. Humans gonna human.

      I can’t wait to get into it all! I’m glad to have something to distract myself with and get all preachy about. I mean, my kids take like 90% of that load, but the books are also a thing.

  3. stchucky says:

    I will say, I’m a little disappointed that WordPress hasn’t awarded me a special Achievement Unlocked badge for 2,000. They gave me one for 1,000, and even one for 1,337.

  4. Aaron H Sanders says:

    This is incredible, I’m so psyched!

    • stchucky says:

      Thanks, I’m really glad you like the look of the ol’ phases. I enjoyed putting it together. “Oh right, I have that story planned too. And that ends with a lead-in to that one … and that other one.” I’d forgotten some of them!

      It’s gonna be a busy few years. Looking forward to cracking into it.

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