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Then I’m gonna fuckin hobble ‘em... (23.12)

Bobby: What do you know?

Wags: They're gone for sure. Channing, Carly, and fucking Hlasa. They grabbed a few analysts, too. Security pulled this.

Bobby: They'll start their capital raise soon, if they haven't already.

Wags: Meetings are being set. I've gotten a few calls from folks poking around, see how pissed we'd be if they kicked in.

Bobby: I brought this on, Wags, 15 years ago. All of it. I might as well have spoken a fucking incantation.

Wags: If you feel that way, what do you want me to do?

Bobby: Keep listening. Find out what they're up to. Then I'm gonna fucking hobble them.

Wags: Like in Misery.

Misery is a 1987 psychological horror thriller novel by Stephen King. The novel was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1988 and was later made into a Hollywood film and an off-Broadway play of the same name. When King was writing Misery in 1985 he planned the book to be released under the pseudonym Richard Bachman but the identity of the pseudonym was discovered before the release of the book.

The novel focuses on Paul Sheldon, a writer famous for Victorian-era romance novels involving the character of Misery Chastain. One day he is rescued from a car crash by crazed fan Annie Wilkes, who transports him to her house and, once finding out what he has done to Misery in his latest book, forces him to write a new book modifying the story – no matter what it takes.

Read the plot summary of the book to find out what Bobby is referring to. It’s very Stephen King.