The Adventures of Technicality Man by Jessica Meats Online

The Adventures of Technicality Man
Title : The Adventures of Technicality Man
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ISBN : null
Language : English
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 71

Everyone knows how the stories are supposed to go. The good guys win in the end, the hero ends up with the designated love interest, and the plucky band of misfits pulls together to save the world. But what happens when a villain targets the nature of stories themselves? All the tropes that the heroes have come to rely on are under threat. Technicality Man and his trusty cEveryone knows how the stories are supposed to go. The good guys win in the end, the hero ends up with the designated love interest, and the plucky band of misfits pulls together to save the world. But what happens when a villain targets the nature of stories themselves? All the tropes that the heroes have come to rely on are under threat. Technicality Man and his trusty companion Continuity Leopard must join forces with a group of minor heroes to save the day. They won’t let any barrier stop them. Not even the fourth wall.


The Adventures of Technicality Man Reviews

  • Jenna Kathleen

    Technically, this was a typical superhero story, but really it was so much more.This is a short story - only 48 pages - and it is lighthearted and not to be taken seriously. It is a superhero story spoof so atrociously meta that all you can do is laugh.According to the Laws of Reviewer Practice, this is the part where I talk about how much I liked the characters. So I'm going to do that now. The characters are all purposefully one-dimensional and only have a single function, even being named af [...]

  • Zaz

    The author seemed to have a lot of fun writing a meta story about superheroes. I found the super powers unusuals and entertaining and the cats were a nice addition. Some of the humor also worked with me, but it wasn't enough to make me laugh. On another hand the length of the names was quickly annoying and confusing and the overall plot didn't really interest me.Picked on Netgalley

  • Kathleen

    I recommend grabbing a copy of this short ebook and reading it in one sitting. It will probably take as much time as watching a movie (or TV show if you're quick) because it's very silly and you want the characters to remain fresh in your mind. I loved this story. If it was a Monty Python sketch, the Colonel would declare it too silly and shut it down. I think you probably have to have a certain sense of humor and appreciation for language and storytelling to appreciate as much as I did, but I'l [...]

  • C.B. Lee

    A delightful story filled with puns, superhero-and-villain antics, and a cheeky self-awareness throughout the narrative that makes for a fun and exciting read. The Adventures of Technicality Man follow—you guessed it, Technicality Man, our hero, who upon after saving the world and finds himself in good standing in the superpowered community, forms a superteam who then get caught up in a series of wacky hijinks when tropes themselves come under attack, and they need to save the world."Isn't tha [...]

  • Marie

    A wonderful and humorous superhero (and story writing) parody. What happens when a super villain gets control of the laws of storytelling so the plot doesn't behave with the usual conventions?I think most anyone would get a kick out of this short story, although authors and reviewers will particularly appreciate it. Meats takes on both the traditional idea of a superhero story as well as typical story-telling conventions head on in a hilarious non-stop romp.The superhero (and villain) characters [...]

  • Michael Mills

    Welcome to the GR Radio Review Hour, sponsored by Smug & Earnest, everyone's favourite breakfast cereal. But first a word from every kid's favourite superhero, Full Disclosure Man: Hey kids, I got a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.Well bless its heart. I did start off really enjoying this one – despite there being many, many superhero spoofs out there it came up with some original and funny gags – but it felt like the joke went on too long, and nothing [...]

  • Schizanthus

    This sounds like a job for Technicality Man?When Alchemisto, an old-school villain, turns all water into blood and the world doesn't go back to normal after the elaborately choreographed fight sequence, it's up to Technicality Man to save the world. I don't know if anyone is more surprised than Technicality Man when he actually does save the world.After this unlikely triumph, Technicality Man decides he can't go back to mediocrity so he interviews potential sidekicks to put together his own tea [...]

  • Katelyn (Lost as Alice, Mad as the Hatter)

    This book was NOT MY CUP OF TEA.Supposedly this book's intention was to a plot based on plays on words. And while I do compliment the author on the clever puns and substantial word play in this short novella.Unfortunately that was all this book was. This novel hadVERY LITTLE real direction or plot. It simply failed to capture my interest or incite my imagination. Honestly, I was quitebored with the whole thing. Had the puns fit better into a plot, I would have found them quite humorous. In this [...]

  • Michelle

    I laughed at the title so that completely set the tone for this short story. This was a silly superhero-trope-busting ball of tongue in cheek fun. I thoroughly enjoyed the cats the best. In the beginning there are a LOT of Aptly Named Characters that I didn't fully get to appreciate in the moment because of the rapid fire introductions, but they get more built out as the story goes along. All in all, a very amusing quick read. Shoutout to Netgalley for the opportunity to review.

  • Sarah

    "The Adventures of Technicality Man" is a funny short story with some of the weirdest superheroes with the most obscure powers you'll ever meet. I thought it was a great idea to somewhat ridicule the conventions and tropes of the average superhero narrative and the idea of having cats as the guardians of the narrative was really funny too. This is a nice read if you are looking for a light parody of the superhero genre.

  • Tammy

    This book felt like it was trying so hard to be meta that it lost the joy of telling a story. I was incredibly intrigued by the premise so I'm disappointed. DNF.

  • Devann

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a lot of fun but there just wasn't quite enough depth to it. I absolutely love superhero parodies and fourth-wall-breaking - I mean I'm a Deadpool fan, it kind of comes with the territory - so I really enjoyed the concept here. But I felt like, as with so many short stories, the whole thing was a bit rushed. Still it was a really clever idea and a very short read so I would definitely recommend it. I love [...]

  • Sherin

    “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” cried Good For Nothing Boy. That was the only line of dialogue on the first page.I did not particularly enjoy this book because I expect much more from the time I invest into reading. I thought this would be a book geared towards adults, and at least make me laugh, but I think my little brother would have enjoyed it more than I did. He's eight years old.There were many events that were glossed over that were integral to the plot, like the waters deepening and [...]

  • Jim

    I love superheroes. And I love superhero stories. Superheroes have been written so long that the parodies have parodies. So I really love creative superhero stories where the writer is able to come up with fresh, new superhero ideas with fresh, new plots. And these superheroes are creative. They are often very meta. This book is almost a study of superhero tropes woven into a story narrative. (view spoiler)[I love the fact that the villains attempt to deconstruct the basic superhero story - beca [...]

  • Tony

    Thanks to Ms. Meats and Net Galley for the ARC. As a self-proclaimed comic book nerd, I find that satirical jabs at the genre are fun. This book is fun, but it does over do it a bit. As she mentions in her afterward, not every pun lands. If you are looking for a quick, fun read, check this out. If you want something life changing, look elsewhere.

  • Marisol

    Such a funny story!! Be prepared to chill out with a hitchhiker's guide-like vibe, with all the usual superhero tropes (with a spin). Read it in one sitting. Highly recommended.Thanks to netgalley for a free copy.

  • Pop Bop

    Light-hearted and Very Imaginative Meta That WorksO.K this is such a clever, sly, funny and insightful novella that it's worth devoting a moment to properly describe its unique and entertaining setup. On the one hand you have superheroes and supervillains with silly names and odd and quirky superpowers. "Origami Man", "Bemused Girl", "Chesty Cough Girl". They have the usual problems - finding a lair, paying for the fission reactor and the destructo beams, keeping the noise down so neighbors don' [...]

  • Hope Burton

    I got the distinctive feeling of feeling too young after reading this book, hating it, and then going on to see how everyone that read it loved it.It made me ponder whether or not the message of the book was lost to me. If it was like Funny Games and was actually tastefully demolishing the fourth wall instead of doing it in a forced humorless way. I pondered such things and decided that humor is subjective and I shouldn't judge others for finding something humorous and fun that I found dreadful [...]

  • Patricia Hamill

    Ah, The Adventures of Technicality Man, a book I picked up on NetGalley due to the comic bookish cover and the satirical and corny description.It was pretty much what I expected, but also not completely so, basically a play on comic book heroes and stories in general. The good guys and the bad guys play their parts, all with clever and highly descriptive names: Technicality Man, Origami Man, Chesty Cough Girl, to name a few. And yeah, their powers are exactly what their names imply. The girl is [...]

  • Casey Carlisle

    What a cute, odd, pun-filled, hilarious book. I think only readers who love both superheroes and the technicality of writing will get this.

  • Yasmine

    I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This Review was originally posted on my blog @ SwissbookwormI'm really sorry to have to say that this book wasn't my cup of tea. I only finished it because of the short amount of pages. Had it been longer, I would probably have stopped reading and just DNFed it.The author has no doubt a lot of creativity and skills in the application of narrative devices which I have a lot of respect for. But the story just wasn't as captivat [...]

  • Debbie

    Meta and fun. A tongue-in-cheek take on the superhero genre with full awareness of storytelling tropes, even incorporating them in as plot points. I loved the idea of cats portraying aspects of storytelling (Continuity Jaguar!). And that the main hero's superpower is technicalities. Fluffy, quick, and amusing.

  • Brian Gatwood

    This novella is a well written, 4th wall breaking genre parody, best enjoyed by writers and people who know comic book and story tropes. I’m not sure the average reader would get the full experience, because there’s no real plot or characters—although there are some good puns and jokes, so maybe give it a try?

  • John Duggan

    Punny, funny, a very smart and fun concept loved the book. strange and unusual superheroes and villains (the powers and names are amazing) the story is short, but long enough to have all it needs.

  • Paul Franco

    In a word full of superheroes, it’s important not to neglect the literary ones. Technicality Man might not be the equivalent of Superman—or even Aquaman—but he’s got Continuity Leopard on his side, and sometimes that’s enough. And then there’s times like this story, when there’s a menace so large even the bad guys join the right side.This is a silly story, but it’s meant to be silly; anyone who takes it seriously has totally missed the point. This is a cute fun indulgence on a la [...]