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The Seven Creepies in: The Christmas Crossover Caper | Part 7

“No you’re not,” the slightly-more-normal female Creepy hissed, and before any of us could do anything she’d launched herself across the room at the towering ghoul. There followed a very tense and crowded few seconds, where Mell took the Drake … Continue reading

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The Seven Creepies in: The Christmas Crossover Caper | Part 6

This one was also female, although the distinction was even more meaningless than it had been with Mell. She was, effortlessly, the most disturbing Creepy so far – and considering Mister C of 9, that was really saying something. She … Continue reading

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The Seven Creepies in: The Christmas Crossover Caper | Part 5

Mell was not particularly forthcoming about herself, or anything else. I managed to establish almost by accident that ‘Mell’ was short for something but she refused to say what, and that Perky Weather was an asylum, or possibly a prison, … Continue reading

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The Seven Creepies in: The Christmas Crossover Caper | Part 4

Creepy and Mister C of 9 hurried over to the unconscious woman, while Winona and I hung back. This confirmed my suspicion that the Xixian and I were the only ones who had noticed her clothing and recognised what it … 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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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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