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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/

The Seven Creepies in: The Christmas Crossover Caper | Part 18

Winona, blessedly, reappeared as we entered the mall. He stepped out from behind the vending machines, which as it turned out were not as tall as his huge green hat with the iron spike. Disappearing behind them had actually been … Continue reading

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The Seven Creepies in: The Christmas Crossover Caper | Part 17

“The Shopping Centre of the Universe Mall and Gastropub,” Doctor Cratch read the sign with profound, abiding disgust. “You were right, Hatboy. I don’t like it.” “I hate it,” Carla agreed. Doctor Cratch pointed at her. “Me too,” I said. … Continue reading

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The Seven Creepies in: The Christmas Crossover Caper | Part 16

“Okay,” Mell spoke up, “this is all a dream. First thing any of you have said that makes sense. What are we supposed to do to wake up?” “It may not be that sort of dream,” Doctor Cratch said, “especially … Continue reading

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The Seven Creepies in: The Christmas Crossover Caper | Part 15

Now, I felt, we were finally getting somewhere. Although I couldn’t help but feel it was an awfully flimsy premise – and that we were finally getting somewhere awfully late in the day. “Okay,” I said, “a telepathic alien simulation.” … Continue reading

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Breakfast Corn Cakes; or, This Isn’t Really About the Corn Cakes

Originally posted on Mrs. Hindle's Viands and Vittles:
After a long hiatus, Mrs. Hindle is back, dear readers! What can I say? I am a master procrastinator. Recently I’ve binge watched a YouTube channel that does all the stuff…

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The Seven Creepies in: The Christmas Crossover Caper | Part 14

Doctor Creepy was, indeed, a classic-model Creepy, from the long blonde hair to the disturbing eyes and grin to the overly colourful shirt underneath his white hospital coat. He introduced himself as Doctor Glomulus Cratch. Creepy declared this the coolest … Continue reading

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The Last Alicorn: Live!

It’s here! And in e-book format, here! That is all. It’s been a long night and a long year. And I still have a Christmas Special to write, and apparently a film critique connecting Zardoz and Jingle All The Way into the … Continue reading

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Interlude: Good Man

Courtesy of Twitter, and a good conversation I had recently with my boy Aaron. I haven’t had much to put on the blog lately but this seemed to fit the bill. I’ll return to normal production as soon as possible. … Continue reading

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Interlude: Okay fine, The Mandalorian rules

Just finished watching chapter 13, The Jedi, aaaannnd … yep. Okay. It rules. I’ve been watching since we got Disney+, but now I’m interested. How does the meme go? You had my curiosity. Now you have my attention. Star Wars … Continue reading

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The Seven Creepies in: The Christmas Crossover Caper | Part 13

“It’s been a while since any new Creepies – sorry, any new coincidentally Creepy-like yet distinct entities for some reason – showed up,” I said, looking at my watch. “You all appeared within a few minutes of each other, and … Continue reading

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