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The Hat Man

A man with a love of top hats and the finer things in life. Like aged rum. And UNICORNS.

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  • 3 weeks
    New Story/Chapter: "Consuming Darkness" (Guest Chapter)

    My pal Zontan over at "Quills and Sofas Speedwriting" wrote a cute, very funny story. As a challenge, I wrote a continuation! He loved it and decided to publish it (with my permission of course)! If you like my comedic, feelsy writing, I'm sure it'll be up your alley. (Also, check out Zon's other stories when you get a chance, like Truth

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    2 comments · 75 views
  • 3 weeks
    Rest in Peace, Mr. Imahara (Tribute)

    For those of you who haven't heard, Grant Imahara of Mythbusters fame passed away on Monday. He was someone I admired as a robot enthusiast and he inspired the Iron Horse character Umahara. Mr. Imahara was 49.

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    13 comments · 247 views
  • 9 weeks
    New story is here! "Rising Above"

    A one-shot about overcoming the things that keep you down. Only one of which is gravity...

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  • 21 weeks
    Story Recommendation: "Good Changes, Mostly"

    Much of my work - like The Iron Horse or the recent "Spirit of Radio" - deals with the impact of technology on society. A very recent story here on the site takes this theme and creates a beautiful tale of change and hope as

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    4 comments · 208 views
  • 22 weeks
    New Story: "The Spirit of Radio"

    Hey folks, just letting you know I put up a polished version of a speedwrite fic I did a while ago. I'm rather proud of it and it did win said contest, so that's something. It's a bit different from my usual writing style, but I think it came out well. Plus, there's an oblique reference to The Iron Horse in there, if you're up for that. :raritywink:

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"The Iron Horse" Chapter 30 is up! · 11:13pm Jan 12th, 2016

Just notifying everyone that the latest chapter is up. It's got a lot of history, a little world-building, and the Turing Test finally begins!

And, as a bonus for followers and longtime readers, how about a little puzzle? Check out the chapter and then come back here for a little bonus. See if you can make sense of this:

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If so, drop me a personal message (please do NOT leave a comment with your guess). First one to guess it right gets a mention in the next chapter's author's notes. Extra bonuses if you can guess what it really means. But only one guess per person, so choose wisely. If you're really stumped, just remember to stay positive. :rainbowdetermined2:

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Comments ( 5 )

*Looks at tags*

#There are no hints in the tags

Damn it.

*Whistles* This is going to be interesting.

And I concede defeat on the code for now. It's a tough one! Though, truthfully, I might be overthinking it xD

Alas, I reread the chapter thinking it might have a clue. If it does I sadly missed it.

It seems I am unable to solve this code.



3712745 There are no hints in the chapter, but solving the puzzle will tell you something relevant to the plot in this particular arc. Of course, knowing that it's about this arc might help you take a guess as to what's in the message... :unsuresweetie:

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