Terminology (An Interlude, But Not Really)

Day 29. 64 pages, 30,229 words.

Mrs. Hatboy suggested that I put the day-counter on hold since I am clearly writing a different set of stories right now (54 pages and 23,117 words on pure blog projects since Day 3, not counting movie reviews or aki’Pedia entries), but I will stick with it for a bit. I’m still working on getting the stuff I’ve already written into some sort of shape so I can continue with the story.

In the meantime, I added a couple more random pages to the aki’Pedia, which will provide some valuable background to the story I’ve just started unfolding. Well, I think it’s valuable. It may in fact just be random over-detailed waffling … but that is sort of my wheelhouse and the aki’Pedia is arguably the perfect place for me to do it. So there they are: p’bruz and cho’gule, terms which the dedicated and attentive reader might just recognise from The Final Fall of Man and Oræl Rides to War.

I mean, that’s a big maybe. There’s a reason I used the singular. But enjoy!

– Posted from my Huawei mobile phone while sitting in the carpark.

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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8 Responses to Terminology (An Interlude, But Not Really)

  1. aaronthepatriot says:

    Nice work, love all the background you fold into this.

    • stchucky says:

      Thanks! I really enjoy writing off on tangents, knowing that it’s all part of a bigger picture.

      I should probably save all that aki’Pedia content offline somewhere too… while it’s still a manageable 40 pages.

  2. brknwntr says:

    I regard these aki’Pedia tangents, as well as the blog stories, with suspicion. They are a little too Fire & Blood for my tastes.

    • stchucky says:

      Would you like me to publish them? Or would that make it worse?

      See, I don’t mind Fire and Blood as long as Martin is writing something. It’s not like he’s ever going to finish his main series now. At least not before the TV show ends it for him.

      When I get a sufficient audience to do this shit more than a couple of hours a week, then you can bitch at me.

      I mean, you can bitch at me now, obviously, but I’m not likely to give it any credence. Remember, blog projects like Way Backstory and The First Feast and Black Honey Wings became printed books.

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