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“Our only choice is to become marauding produce bandits, knocking over shipments from the orchards before they can reach the stores! WE SHALL BRING ABOUT . . . THE PRODUCE-POCALYPSE!”
— Bobo, Indifference Capital

A humor/action series self-published on Amazon by Gregor Canteberry. The main character, Cecil, is the resident Mad Scientist of the city of Heronberg. Along with his odd roommate, Bobo (pictured right), he protects the city from all manner of supernatural, technological, and extraterrestrial threats. He is quickly joined by Paula and Scott. Word of God indicates there will be a future character named Siegfried.

Book 1: Indifference Capital: Heronberg: Home to supernatural creatures, evil corporations, and a dangerously indifferent populous. When the brand-new supermarket gets up and starts walking around, the resident mad scientist must team up with a secretary and a physics-defying ball of insanity to fight self-aware shopping carts and a monstrous artificial intelligence.

Book 2: Mirror in the Crosshairs: Heronberg: Home to . . . the highest gun-ownership per capita in the world. It's doppelganger season, a magical time of year when blood-sucking creatures appear in human form to prey on the people. The resident mad scientist, a secretary with a brand-new pistol, and a physics-defying ball of insanity team up to hunt monsters and try not to get mistaken for prey.


Character sheet (temporarily placed here until a new page is created for it):

Cecil Roud: The main character.

Bobo: Cecil's roommate and sidekick. The cause of, and solution to, all his problems.

Paula Cerulean: The new girl in town.

  • Common Sense: Since she's unused to how strangely things are done in Heronberg, she often comes to the patently obvious solution much quicker.

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The first book (Indifference Capital) provides examples of:

  • Chekhov's Gun: Cecil tells Paula she won't need a motorcycle helmet. Ha.
  • Mugging the Monster: Two men attempt to rob a Heronberg bank, and get more than they bargained for from the bank's patrons.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!:
    “I wish—” he panted between clenched teeth, “I could say— this was the first time— I’ve been left naked— outside— covered in yellow liquid— _this week_.”
  • Sequel Hook: There are many mentions of 'doppelganger hunting season'.

The second book (Mirror in the Crosshairs) provides examples of:

  • Human Shifting: The doppelgangers take human form in order to seek out victims.
  • Immortal Life Is Cheap: Alex the Gun Hipster has cloning insurance, and can therefore be revived endlessly. Good thing, too, because everyone wants to kill him.
  • Ship Tease:
    “Hey, Cecil?”
    “You’re being very nice and helpful, and now you’ve bought me food, so I’m obligated to ask if this counts as a date.”
    “Oh, hey, the mayor’s wrapping up his speech.”
  • Vampiric Draining: When the doppelgangers feed, ripping off the victim's head is usually involved.


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