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Tantur, Part II

Volun Embyri Qiie was waiting for him outside the Nirvan Baths when he eventually descended from the hills. “Pecha … Balch,” the shaggy Fliei said. He spoke Xidh without a translator now, although his accent was still endearingly stilted. All … Continue reading

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Tantur, Part I

“First time in Heaven?” Bortemus Balch turned and glanced at the Vorontessi. Glanced up; he had to angle his head a little, which was still something of a novelty despite the company he’d been keeping lately. Vorontessæ were tall. “Yes,” … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Signal boost: Save the Drake

Here’s a random story and a call to arms for my 1,999th blog post. Back at the end of the last century, I was running wild and free on a Usenet newsgroup called alt.fan.robert-jordan. I’ve talked about it a lot … Continue reading

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Attention Snowflakes

I’m still on hiatus. Feeling much better, but felt that this required a small post just to clarify my position. If you catch yourself bemoaning how over-sensitive and easily-offended people are these days, and how nobody got offended by politically … Continue reading

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Stress, Melancholy, and the Deep Dark Hatboy

I’m sitting in a different carpark today, waiting in the warm until it’s time for pipe practice. I don’t want to be here. I’m trying to tell myself that this chapter of my life – the pipe band, the practice, … Continue reading

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Greyblade: Ready

So Greyblade finally came in at 715 pages, 205,282 words. Quite the monster. The paperback is available on Amazon here. The e-book is available here. My hiatus continues, but here is my usual metrics graph for the three parts of … Continue reading

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