Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Fan Fiction


Just to let you all know that apart from all the work I’m doing, I’m also reading those ten or eleven fan-fiction pieces I’ve picked out- and so far, I’m very impressed. What came as a complete surprise is the fact that you really take the idea, the world of Skulduggery, and you run with it, populating it with your own characters.

Really, really fascinating stuff. When I’ve finished reading the last one I’ll make a list of the pieces I’ve read and give a short opinion on each one. 

There are some talented Minions out there…

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GenesisAggelos said...

FIRST!

GenesisAggelos said...

Ha that never happens to me :p BTW DL Id like to recommend Better Late Than Never. Dont know who wrote it but its some damn good Ghanith in there! Remember that... GHANITH. We like Ghanith. Dont take it away! :'(

Dantea Dredkin said...

You should check out "I have no idea" on fanfiction.net the next time you decide to treat yourself to some fanfinction. Yes, that is my fanfiction. Yes, I am vein. Don't judge me. Your all the same.

GenesisAggelos said...

Lol Dantea XD

Kallista Pendragon-The Beautiful Girl Zombie Goddess Queen said...

DEREK LANDY! You are SO AWESOME!!!! Your encouragement will go far with your minions as they work on thier dreams! :D
Thank you for your time in reading these fanfics.
*bows before Derek Landy*

Skyril said...

Wow! What a complement!

Skyril said...

Believe me, you're going to make many minions VERY happy with those words!

Kallista Pendragon-The Beautiful Girl Zombie Goddess Queen said...

TAG! Your it Skyril!

























*runs off laughing*



































*gets struck by lightning*

ThreeBooksInTheFire said...

Oh Jesus, I wish I had warned you against it. Remember: Most of these fan fictions are written by 9-12 year olds. GIVE THEM SOME TIME TO MATURE BEFORE YOU RIP THEM APART WITH SLAVERING JAWS D:

(I didn't, but then again I am barely older than they are and I did the same things so I guess I'm entitled to trying to stop them before it's too late. And yes, I do know that I misspell grass so someone has "pants covered in glass", but that's half of the fun of writing fanfic.)

Skyril said...

~jumps behind Julian Smith who happens to be making a video at that time~































~Sees the strike of lighting and dashes out of cover~






























~Grabs Kallista~
Tag! Mwahahahahaha!!









































~dashes off~

Skyril said...

ThreBooksinTheFire, most of us are NOT 9-12. In fact, I have only met ONE person who was 11. I haven't met anyone who is younger than that or even 12.
Most of us seem to be between the ages of 13-15.

Skyril said...

And EVERYONE's fan-fics are VERY impressive, in my opinion. :]

Skyril said...

I mean, the ones I've read :]

Skyril said...

Isn't 13 a lucky number?
That's good because I got 666 earlier.

Skyril said...

Ok, Octa, Alex, Florence, Hellboy, Lenka, Thrice, Sarthacus, Skulgirl, Pyro, Lizzy, Mary, Lunar, Dragona, Geckogirl, etc., time to come on Master Derek's new entry and celebrate!!

Skyril said...

And Kallista, where did you go?

Skyril said...

Oh, and y'all have to come on really quickly because I'm probably going to be going fairly soon.

Skyril said...

And Thor too! Where's he been?

Skyril said...

I seem to be talking a lot lately, Master Derek!
At least when I'm online...

Skyril said...

Mmmm my mom's cooking and does it smell gooooood!!

lilian.thigh said...

Now that the Minions have heard that, they're going to flood the publishers with manuscripts... Let this be on your head, sir. XD

*waves* Fifteen year old writing *Tanguine* here. I'mjussayin'.

ThreeBooksInTheFire said...

Oh, oops. So I'm 15 and now feeling much sadder for my age range.

...doesn't change the fact that pretty much all of the fanfics I've read had a summary like "lol lol lol first fanfic plzz read" and made no effort to convince me that they even cared about the world they attempted to explore. I can count on one hand the number of fanfics I genuinely enjoy, and that number lessens to 3 or so when I take out the ones that I mentally excuse for being crappy on occasion.

(A note: I'm containing myself in that sphere of "crappy fanfic writers", by the way, and I don't hate fanfic. Just to clear things up before anyone starts hating on me for something they've inferred, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have a sliver of a dream of even being a writer if it wasn't for the hilariously terrible Eragon fanfic that started me off when I was... what, eight? The only thing I find sad is that people expect to be praised for things like it and put it up on the internet. I was more courteous and made people read it while I looked at their faces closely. [/ sarcasm])

Anya said...

22nd

Anya said...

eh sort of

ThreeBooksInTheFire said...

Sarcasm about the me being "Courteous" bit, not sarcasm about me making people read it in front of me. I actually did that.

Skyril said...

~sigh~

Well, I suppose you haven't read many good ones then.

Anya said...

Didja read Brother of Mine by Raven Quill Dipped in Ink? You should.... it's good..... really good...... yeah..... :)

Anya said...

....... did ya read it?

Skyril said...

*many OF the good ones

Anya said...

.....

Skyril said...

Hmmm Are you asking my, Anya?

Skyril said...

Grrr typos
*me

Anya said...

no Derek. but your welcome to read it :)

Skyril said...

Ahh ok. :]

Hello, by the way.

Anya said...

:)

Kallista Pendragon-The Beautiful Girl Zombie Goddess Queen said...

Threebooksinthefire.
For some people it is their 1st time writning anything. I think they hope for encouragement and halp as they need it.
It sounds as if you excpect them to be deep in thier writing as they have just begun. Give them a break and let them explore writing a bit more. I think Derek can handle what he reads and knows very well the ages of the fanfic authors.
It's pretty unrealisted to expect a first time writer to be a Derek Landy or a Charles Dickens. If you cut them down before they have had a chance to learn and then explore the writing world then we may never have the next Derek Landy.
Please be patient with us smaller untalented people.
I would write more but ran out of time. Lucky for you.

ThreeBooksInTheFire said...

...Okay, I just added Brother of Mine to my list of Fics That Are Kind Of Cool, Dude. And now I'm a bit freaked out because Brother of Mine reminds me too much of Doctor Who's Family of Blood. :(

ThreeBooksInTheFire said...

Nah bro, you're misreading me. I'm not saying that the authors are bad people or that they can't get better. That's like saying that every fan of Twilight should be burned alive if they think that Jacob's abs are hot (which they are). I just think that their writing is crappy ;D

Then again, I'm spoiled by people who write like this.

Kallista Pendragon-The Beautiful Girl Zombie Goddess Queen said...

LOL
OK, Threebooksinthefire.
I didn't mean to come of harsh. It's just very scary to put one's work online. It takes a lot of courage to do so.

Jaffa Morbid said...

When are you gonna say which ones you read, Mr Landy Golden god of all?

Jaffa Morbid said...

Kallista, you still there?

Jaffa Morbid said...

:P

lilian.thigh said...

@ThreeBooksInTheFire I'd just like to interject with a loud voice that DEATH INSURANCE is the Best. Thingy. Ever. and give you a hi five.

Molly said...

Ah, fan fiction. I wrote some once with the Maximum Ride characters and my imaginary friend Airon. It was called "Airon Loses A Perfectly Good Shirt".

It was amazing, might I add. Just ask Sarah.


One day I'll have fan fiction.... One Day.....

I would write SP fan fiction, but.... I'm too lazy to tell the truth. Maybe I will during the summer when I'll have way too much time on my hands. You will love it. It will solve all the problems with the characters and will be the FAN FICTION ABOVE ALL OTHER FAN FICTION!!!!!!! yes... I can see it all coming together..... yessss.........

Jaffa Morbid said...

I am 12. i gave it my best shot at writing a fanfiction so check it out

http://jaffasreviews.blogspot.com

Kallista Pendragon-The Beautiful Girl Zombie Goddess Queen said...

JAFFA!

*does the pancake dance*

Jaffa Morbid said...

KALLISTA!


*joins in with the pancake dance*

Jaffa Morbid said...

check out http://thegodsofthenwage.blogspot.com

Jaffa Morbid said...

Donkey made it for us Kallista

Jaffa Morbid said...

I've been trying to come up with ways they can save Tanith but i can't think of anything :/

Kallista Pendragon-The Beautiful Girl Zombie Goddess Queen said...

I checked it out Jaffa. Dragona and Thor are not happy with it.
There may be a war between the three of them if Donkey does not make changes.

Jaffa Morbid said...

what changes? last time i checked it was just you, me, Pandora and donkey on there

brb

Kallista Pendragon-The Beautiful Girl Zombie Goddess Queen said...

Don't worry Jaffa. Trust Derek and his excellent writing skills. He will make all things better! :)

Jaffa Morbid said...

why aren't they happy with it?

Jaffa Morbid said...

wait, i haven't read the comments, that might explain

Sarah said...

I'm glad you're enjoying Fan Fiction, mr. Landy. I used to be addicted to reading it.... but had to stop because i was staying up too late. Yes, some of you other minions ARE talented, way to go!

Jaffa Morbid said...

i'm back

Kallista Pendragon-The Beautiful Girl Zombie Goddess Queen said...

LOL Yes. Read the comments. It explains it ALL!!

Jaffa Morbid said...

do you have a fanfic Sarah?

Jaffa Morbid said...

i'm worried about Tanith, SANGUINE SHOULD DIE!

Jaffa Morbid said...

have you done a new post on you know where Kallista?

Jaffa Morbid said...

:P

Kallista Pendragon-The Beautiful Girl Zombie Goddess Queen said...

No. Not yet Jaffa. I have something almost ready. I put it aside for a few days so I could work on my fanfics.

Kallista Pendragon-The Beautiful Girl Zombie Goddess Queen said...

That's not going well either. I've been to worryed about Octaboona and some of my other friends who have not been here in a long while.

Jaffa Morbid said...

ok Kallista, when are you updating Tale of a Bad@$$ Kallista?

Jaffa Morbid said...

brb

Jaffa Morbid said...

i'm back

Jaffa Morbid said...

Octaboona was on the other day

Kallista Pendragon-The Beautiful Girl Zombie Goddess Queen said...

I know. But I never caught up with him. :(

tori said...

Hi :D

Jaffa Morbid said...

yeah, i only spoke to him for like 2 seconds

Jaffa Morbid said...

hi Tori

tori said...

hi Jaffa
so, what'd i miss?
i'm too lazy to go and read through all of the comments

Jaffa Morbid said...

you didn't miss much. have you read my fanfic Tori?

tori said...

what's it called?

Jaffa Morbid said...

the link's

http://jaffasreviews.blogspot.com

you have to scroll for the fanfic

Jaffa Morbid said...

*scroll down not scroll

Tori said...

i'm working on reading it, i just finished the first chapter...you gave a really detailed description of your abilities in under a very short amount of time. especially when you said that there was no time to explain earlier :P

Jaffa Morbid said...

hmmm, i know, my writing gets a bit muddled, sorry bout that

Jaffa Morbid said...

:P

Tori said...

i just finished the 3rd chapter...weren't they already at skulduggery's house?

Jaffa Morbid said...

posted another part of my fanfic people!

Jaffa Morbid said...

no, they were at Gordon's, brb, i think i need to edit something

Jaffa Morbid said...

ok all fixed, i had a metal blank

Tori said...

all fixed XD

Jaffa Morbid said...

Kallista? are you still around?

Jaffa Morbid said...

:P

Tori said...

We're all alone!!!!!! NNNNNNNNOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Jaffa Morbid said...

sorry i disapeared, my computer froze

Tori said...

well, i wasn't really paying attention, i was editing my blog since i finally got one started up

Jaffa Morbid said...

cool! what's the link?

Tori said...

...wait, i have to think of it :P
aw here it is
http://morbidcomediccommentary.blogspot.com/

Tori said...

watch out, i don't have much on it yet cause i'm lazy

Jaffa Morbid said...

cool, my last name's in it :P

Tori said...

oh, i forgot that was ur name :P

Jaffa Morbid said...

lol, i'll be in and out cause i'm adding stuff to my blog

Tori said...

you better add stuff it you want it to be as awesome as mine lol

Jaffa Morbid said...

lol

Jaffa Morbid said...

yummy, i'm eating rice with chopsticks. it's a challege :P

Jaffa Morbid said...

:P

Tori said...

hey, i'm gonna head of to sleepy land now, so i'll talk to u later

Kallista Pendragon-The Beautiful Girl Zombie Goddess Queen said...

Hey Jaffa! I'll try to be on in a little bit. I'm taking care of some stuff. :)

Jaffa Morbid said...

hey Kallista! sorry my reply is slow, i'm on the phone

Jaffa Morbid said...

:P

Jaffa Morbid said...

Kallista?

Jaffa Morbid said...

just updated my blog with some fanfic

Pandora Wakeshima- goddess of The Mind, Music, Energy, And Time said...

Evening everyone!

Pandora Wakeshima- goddess of The Mind, Music, Energy, And Time said...

Whoop whoop, on the first page xD

Pandora Wakeshima- goddess of The Mind, Music, Energy, And Time said...

...No one's on T-T

Jaffa Morbid said...

PANDORA!! hi

Pandora Wakeshima said...

Grrr.

Pandora Wakeshima said...

HI JAFFA! :D

Pandora Wakeshima said...

How're you?

Jaffa Morbid said...

i'm fine thanks, sorry my replys are slow. my computer is taking FOREVER! :(

Pandora Wakeshima said...

Don't worry :P

Hold on, brb.

Jaffa Morbid said...

i've updated my blog!

Jaffa Morbid said...

how are you Pandora?

Jaffa Morbid said...

what time is it there?

Jaffa Morbid said...

brb

Pandora Wakeshima said...

Back

Pandora Wakeshima said...

I'm okay, kinda stressed out about school, but good other then that [:
It's almost 8:OO

Jaffa Morbid said...

i'm back

Alex Night said...

Yes, there are some very talented minions out there. I, however, am not one of them. I can't write fiction to save my life, or my English grade for that matter. Oh well, I am a talented minion in other ways, like.... like.... Like the fact that I am a minion. Yes, that is it. That is what makes me a talented minion. Okay, I'm not even making any sense now, and I can't remember what my intention was when I began writing this comment, so I guess I'll sign off now.

Minion Night: Signing off

Jaffa Morbid said...

oh, it's not as late as i thought it was there :P

i'm now half way through book 6 of the 39clues books

Jaffa Morbid said...

the 39 clues books are no where near as good as SP but they fill in the whilst i wait for the next SP

Jaffa Morbid said...

you still there Pandora?

Pandora Wakeshima said...

Sorry, got to do homework.
Bye!

Jaffa Morbid said...

BYE PANDORA!!

all aloney on my owny again :P

Rebella Tears said...

New Post! ok... um... wat do i say now? ok... Voldemort does not hav a nose, Sid is a Main Character 2 Ice Age so he cannot and/or will not die and i haven't read SP in a long time. i kno... and i am ashamed. plz... feel free to peg tomatoes at me... Just not the face! leave the face plz...

Saoirse Equus said...

WEEEE!!! Mine's about horses. I only have one Chapter up but I have many more written in my note book. :D I also have a crossover fic which I need to seriously edit the first few chapters.
The Fic's are:

Unlikely Friends: Drabble's from a horse freak
&
Spreading Her Wings: A maximum ride/ Skulduggery Pleasant Crossover. :D

Author Name: Skulhead Clan

~Hellboy~ (A.K.A Israel Elysium) said...

Hey click here y'all

Kallista Pendragon-The Beautiful Girl Zombie Goddess Queen said...

Hellboy. You still around?

Donkey Shooter said...

i am, i doubt you are though.... i think.

Donkey Shooter said...

lol hellboy the dental nerve thing is hilarious!

Donkey Shooter said...

anyone im kind of bored.

Donkey Shooter said...

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Donkey Shooter said...

dum de dum anyone?

Donkey Shooter said...

hello?

Donkey Shooter said...

,,

Donkey Shooter said...

._.

callmelinchy said...

That's a lot of endless conversation up there ._. xD
Personally I don't like fanfiction (though my characters sometimes pop out because of books) because I feel like I'm not being original (which, apparently doesn't matter because apparently there are only eighteen/whatevernumber stories around the world that are original and the rest are copies), though I have read some good ones. I like ones where the characters are original but the setting is not.
But it REALLY gets on my nerves when they totally romance one of their characters with one in the books....>.<
(no offence to any fan fiction writers above and below me.) :)

Oblivous Featherstick said...

uh hi?
first time here.

Donkey Shooter said...

hi, im a guy who shoots donkeys nice to meet you.
:P

Oblivous Featherstick said...

Lol.
You dont seriously shoot donkey right?
Im really laggy now so expect like 5 minute gaps.

Donkey Shooter said...

No, i dont shoot them.
And dont worry my compps laggy.. i need a new one.

Oblivous Featherstick said...

Heh, you can talk...
sorry ill brb my mom keps shouting at me to turn turn the music down.
It used to be
"Turn the music down sweety"
now its
"Turn the music down Young lady!"
I prefer the new one, sweety never fit me.

Oblivous Featherstick said...

Damn lagged out!
He must of gone.

Oblivous Featherstick said...

Well...
Now what?

Oblivous Featherstick said...

anyone?

Oblivous Featherstick said...

well im bored.... more music :D

Dragona Pine said...

Hi.

Dragona Pine said...

Anyone on?

Dragona Pine said...

Hmm... :(

Dragona Pine said...

Hmm...

Dragona Pine said...

Jaffa? Donkey? Darkane? Anyone?

Dragona Pine said...

*sighs*


Someone is normally on at this time... ok, maybe 3 out of 7 days...

Dragona Pine said...

Hmm...

Dragona Pine said...

I come on early in a morning and you leave me :(

Dragona Pine said...

:(

Dragona Pine said...

*sighs*

Dragona Pine said...

25 mins before I have to go... someone's just going to come on when I leave aren't they?

Dragona Pine said...

:(

Dragona Pine said...

Hmm...

Dragona Pine said...

You always leave me :(

Dragona Pine said...

*dies of lonliness*

Dragona Pine said...

Hmm... :(

Dragona Pine said...

Anyone?

Dragona Pine said...

Hmm... :(

Dragona Pine said...

You always leave me :(

Dragona Pine said...

:`(

Dragona Pine said...

If no one comes on before I go to school I'm leaving :(

Dragona Pine said...

Hmm... :(

Dragona Pine said...

Hmm...

Dragona Pine said...

Hmm... :(

Dragona Pine said...

6 minuites.

Dragona Pine said...

5 minuites.

Dragona Pine said...

4 minuites.

Dragona Pine said...

Ok, I suppose I'm NOT going to leave since you always leave me. It would be better if I did but I have to go to school now... bye.

MaryEllenElizabeth said...

Hello?

Jaffa Morbid said...

I'M HERE!

Jaffa Morbid said...

anyone?

Jaffa Morbid said...

no one?

Jaffa Morbid said...

:/

Jaffa Morbid said...

how long has Tanith been inside the remnant for?

Jaffa Morbid said...

i meant how long has the remnant been onside Tanith for? my brain is slightly muddled :P

Jaffa Morbid said...

?

Jaffa Morbid said...

lonliness strikes again!

Rhio Rainbow said...

Derek, honestly you're a legend. Thanks for the encouragement and all. Ahh <3 Can't wait for the next book. Even though it'll only occupy me for a day <3 Hehe.

Jaffa Morbid said...

only a few comments until new page :P

Jaffa Morbid said...

Derek, do you have a title for the new book? i love your books, even though they only occupy for about half a day i have re read them over and over :P

moreteadk said...

For this, I ♥ you. I know I can wish for all authors and film makers and whatever in the world to take this opinion on fandom, but it'll never ever come true. But it would be REALLY AWESOME if more of the ones that do could be bothered to involve themselves at least a little bit with fandom on the level that fandom actually operates. You coming to the fans this way is an enormouse gift. Thank you.

Jaffa Morbid said...

Mr Landy, this is a random question, but how many drafts did it take you to write Mortal Coil?

Jaffa Morbid said...

:P

Jaffa Morbid said...

:)

Jaffa Morbid said...

O_o

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