Category Archives: Chuck Dickens’s “A Christmas Carl”

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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War is Noël / Finding Them, Part 7

Wherein Shit Gets Weird, Then Ends “Her name is Ana-Lennox Medianu,” I said, “and her friends called her Lenny, and our friends called her Carl. But considering what their nicknames were, she got off lightly.” “I’m listening,” Carla said. “A … Continue reading

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War is Noël / Finding Them, Part 6

Wherein Shit is Both a Brick and a Creek, Due to Principles of Higher Physics Now, regardless of what I was saying a while back – you know, about the savagely random universe and how ultimately you can either solve the … Continue reading

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War is Noël, Part 5

Wherein Shit Hits the Fan, Or at Least Starts To But it had actually started even before that. Sorry. Before we went travelling the world – and ultimately the universe – looking for more information about the bizarre phenomenon that … Continue reading

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War is Noël, Part 4

Wherein Shit, Specifically This Shit, is Something for Which I am Getting Too Old Well, actually if I’m being honest, it had started before that, too. It started during Creepy’s retirement party. I don’t want to give you the wrong … Continue reading

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War is Noël, Part 3

Wherein Shit Gets Real It had started before that, though. You could say the whole thing started with Carla’s kidnapping. This, in itself, was a bit of a difficult topic for us to tackle. We’d only just returned from an … Continue reading

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War is Noël, Part 2

Wherein Shit Happens It had started with the Yuletide Corporation (Don’t Worry, It’s Just A Name), and the Red-Nosed Differential Engine. We’d never really been left with a choice once it got this far. Creepy loves a conspiracy, as well as … Continue reading

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War is Noël, Part 1

Wherein Shit Seems to Make a Bad Habit of Finding Us It was everything you could imagine and more, a steampunk confection of pipes and water-wheels, turbines and treadmills and rumbling leather conveyor belts. Steam puffed and things on hooks … Continue reading

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Finding Them, Part 5

The Event’s Aftermath, Any Other Business, Other Rival Businesses, and Maybe, Just Maybe, Beginning to Get Around to the Point You’re probably waiting for me to reveal that Creepy and I swapped places with one another on Thursday two weeks … Continue reading

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Finding Them, Part 4

Wherein We Get to the Part Where Creepy and I Found the Creepy and Hatboy Private Investigations Agency, and Segue Neatly Back to the Main Narrative So then, sometime on Friday two weeks ago although it was difficult to say … Continue reading

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