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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/

Let me just ask this

Assuming you have even the slightest clue what I'm talking about[1], what would you most like to see in the special hardcover edition of the Final Fall of Man series? [1] And if you don't, you have about a week: … Continue reading

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Quick catch-up, April 2021 edition

Today in random LOLs, I found out that a blog post called “George RR Martin Can Fuck Off Into The Sun” was a Hugo finalist. My vote would still go to Jenny Nicholson’s Last Bronycon video – that shit right … Continue reading

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Enh, what the heck, happy Easter

Could be worse. I’m planning on avoiding people as much as possible although we do have a couple of small-scale dinner parties planned. At the rate we’re going we’ll just keep spreading this thing around until the vaccines, which billions … Continue reading

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The Last Days of Earth … the bell tolls

Well, it’s been a while since my last update, hasn’t it? Sorry about that. I suppose the four or five main folks who read and comment on the blog have been in constant contact with me anyway, so you know … Continue reading

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Bonus post: Dr. Seuss

I inspired myself with a throw-away Dr. Seuss comment in another post, so here is a little piece I just ill-advisedly dropped onto Twitter.

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The Strange Case of Gina Carano (A Hatboy’s Lukewarm Sociocultural Events™ Special)

(I added this as a podcast interlude, using the female (Remy) voice. It’s pretty fucking funny.) Once upon a time, there was a martial artist turned actor named Gina Carano. She played an evil mutant in the first Deadpool movie. … Continue reading

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This morning I’ve mostly

…okay, I’ve mostly been working, but then I stumbled on the Incorrect Quotes Generator during my coffee break and was vastly amused. You can designate up to six characters and put their names in the fields, and the generator spins … Continue reading

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Podcast pilot episode is in processing

Check it out here, it may still be a day or so. A whole lot of work and a whole lot of waiting for a five-minute podcast (only two-and-a-half of which is actual reading), but I’m learning. I was delighted … Continue reading

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So hey, how about we try podcasting next?

WordPress just teamed up with Anchor to create a “change your blog into a podcast” service. I have no idea how it works and aside from Welcome to Night Vale I have no real idea what a podcast even is. … Continue reading

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Goin’ vacationing

It’s winter holiday time, and although I have gone into radio silence already on the blog, I will come roaring back one day with new and confronting content. Also more books. And then more books, probably. In the meantime, have … Continue reading

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