Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cast Your Vote

I'm STARVING.

I decided it was time to eat lunch, like, an HOUR ago, and I'm still at the computer. And what am I doing now? I'm writing a blog post. Tssh.

Okay then, what have I been up to? Well, the Tanith novella, as you may have guessed. I have another week of writing on that and then I'll pretty much launch straight into Book 8, provisionally titled Skulduggery Pleasant: People Gonna CRY. But I digress.

On Halloween I did an event in Dublin with my editor Nick Lake and cover artist Tom Percival. It was the first time we'd been on stage together and it was basically a big chat about how the books get made and the process behind it all. Plus I mocked people. It was fun.

And that event also marked another first- the first time the real Valkyrie Cain attended. Laura was sitting at the back beside my agent, and when I mentioned that she was actually here there was an audible gasp around the room and everyone started craning their necks to try and spot her. Laura, for her part, stared straight ahead and tried to attract no attention whatsoever. I'm fairly sure she emerged unscathed by the whole experience- thought she DID glare at me afterwards.

That night we all went out to dinner, fifteen of us, and many laughs were had. Presumably. I spent the next day with Nick as he tried to get me to decide what to write once Skulduggery is over. I have a few ideas, but I'm still not entirely sure what it'll be. Apart from brilliant. We all KNOW it'll be brilliant.

Voting for the Irish Book Awards have come around again. This year I'm up against Anna Carey, Judi Curtin, John Boyne, Darren Shan and Eoin Colfer. That's a pretty impressive list by anyone's standards. I didn't win last year- Anna did- and to be honest I had THE best time. I actually like not winning. It means you can hold a conversation with someone without interruption.

Every year, I don't ask you to vote for me- I ask you to vote for whoever you think deserves it. And this year is no different. Well, ALMOST no different. The only difference is that this year the last Artemis Fowl book is nominated, and if any book deserves to win...

Just pointing it out, that's all. Not trying to influence you, one way or the other. Ahem.

http://www.irishbookawards.ie/vote-here-for-your-favourite-titles


Let's see... oh, next week is going to be fun! You're going to be getting TWO cover releases here on this Blog. The new paperback cover for KOTW at the start of the week, and the Tanith cover at the end of the week.

See? I'm so good to you.

Now I'm going to eat lunch.


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adammellal said...

First!

Can't wait for the covers :D

Erin said...

Second!
Woop woop!
Anyhoo, can't wait for le covers :3
Please come to Glasgow, Derek, seriously!

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Ashley Hills said...

Yay, Tanith cover!

Charisma Thorne said...

Oh my gosh! 6th! Hello everyone! Love the post! Can't wait to see more of Tanith!

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

LOL Thats funny with what happened with Laura. :P

ANd YAY! Voting time!
I will ALWAYS vote for you Derek cause you are the most EPICA! YAY!

Kribu said...

Ohhh, I'm SO looking forward to the covers!

And to whatever it is that will be written after Skulduggery (I don't actually want to think about "after Skulduggery", but I've survived series ending before, in my long life, so I'm sure I'll survive this, too, somehow).

Willow Storm said...

Hello?

Zafira Kerias said...

Oh i know you'll win Derek! And ironically I'm eating breakfast right now.....it is 9:42am my time.

Zo. Mo said...

Hi everybody!

Zafira Kerias said...

Hi!!!!! Its a person

*grins*

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Yay! I can vote for Derek without feeling guilty coz I'm still offically in a mood with Eoin Colfer!

. . . Okay, I will still feel very guilty. Artemis Fowl is AMAZING.

:'(

See this terrible guilt you have brought upon me with your blogpost, Derek? Don't worry, I'll vote for you, coz it's award of the YEAR and this YEAR you released KOTW, one of your best books, and Eoin released The Last Guardian, which I think was one of his WORST books, so I CAN VOTE FOR YOU!!! MWAH HA HA!

. . . Sorry, Eoin Colfer. XD

Zo. Mo said...

I'm new! In case you couldn't tell....

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HI ZO. MO!!!!!!!

I knew. I read old comments. :P How are you?

And HI ANYONE ELSE!!!! How are you?

Zafira Kerias said...

Oh I realized that. Dont worry I dont bite.

*jumps down from tree*

Im Zafira Kerias, im an Ameriminion! And so I dont annoy Derek ill leave out a key detail abiut myself

Zo. Mo said...

I'm feeling great! Thanks for the exclamation marks!

Erin said...

Hi Star! I'm new-ish, I read Derek's posts, but I don't comment much :3

Zafira Kerias said...

Erin you have my given name lol!

Zo. Mo said...

Say.... Can your given name be your taken name?
*Curious*

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

I like Darran Shan too, but he can't compare with Eoin and Derek and my other favourite authors. But I thought I should give Darran a nod, because he DOES write good books. *nods in direction of Darran Shan*

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HI ERIN!!!!!!

At least you commented now! :D

Erin said...

Aha, Erin is my given name also! My taken name is Scarlet Raintone :3 It's so awesome xD

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

OMG, 25th?!?

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

NO!!! 24TH!!! EVEN BETTER!!!

Zafira Kerias said...

Uhm no....I dont think that'd be possibke. I mean yiur given name is the one your parents gave you, the taken name is the one you pick that'd protect you from being controlled. I dont think picking the same name for both would work....someone pester Derek he the smart one

Zafira Kerias said...

Aeesome Erin!!!


*high fives*


you are awesome for sharing my given name

Erin said...

Nope, picking the same name cannot work. Well, probably not, anyway. Does anyone know when Derek is doing another UK tour??????

Zo. Mo said...

Hm. Well, whatever! I guess my taken name would be... Ooh, Hazard is a nice name!

Hazard Z! I like it!

Willow Storm said...

Please tell me none of you have witty.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

VOTED! :)

Oh Eoin Colfer, I'm so sorry. But The Last Guardian wasn't one of your better books. :(

Zafira Kerias said...

Nice namethenZo. Mo

Uhm Derek probably will pist details sometime next spring. Usually. He finished his UK Tour for 2012

I just want an American one because i wanna meet hin (despite the fact I was in a rebellion against him >>)

Erin said...

Hazard...Sounds like Hansard.... Hansard Kray!

Zo. Mo said...

Erm.... Should I know about this rebellion?

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Scarlet Raintone is a really nice name. :)

My taken name is Star Inkbright. *points at display name*

Harzard Z? That's cool. :)

Zafira Kerias said...

Uhm.....well.....I guess but first have you read KOTW?

Erin said...

Why thankyou :3
I really like the name Star Inkbright, it's cool :3 We can be the awesome taken names group xD

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

And I'm being ignored again. I don't like being ignored. Probably because I am a narcissist. And I have a huge ego. That may have something to do with it. But all that is Derek's fault. His fault for making Skulduggery my role model. So I can pin the blame on someone else like a good old American.

Zo. Mo said...

You know what they say. "Why do you always look to us for witty quotes!?"

Georgina Howlett said...

Derek how can you do this to me

"People Gonna CRY"

THAT'S THE WORST THING TO PUT TO ME SO SOON ASDFGHJKL

Also go on Bebo and whatnot

And get people at HC to check on the SP schools comp because lots of schools are cheating and good lord it's disgraceful

Georgina Howlett said...

ALSO NEW COVERS HEHEHE

there goes more of Becky and I's money

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Zaf was Grand Mage of America, only in KOTW Derek made Bisahalini Grand Mage, so Zaf kept blogasking Derek why he fired her. Derek blogspoke back and said it was coz she'd gone rogue. Now Zaf wants her job back. She has a lot of Minions behind her . . . MINIONS LIKE ME . . .

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

THANKS ERIN! :)

Erin said...

NO PROBLEM!
I have just decided, then, that I shall be Grand Mage of Scotland. Or at least an elder. But I should be Grand Mage, I'm totally up for it ;D

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Phoenix Mithrandir said...

Hmm.

I wonder if anyone would notice me if I walked up behind them and set fire to their pants.

Zafira Kerias said...

Ok fine! Here's what happened I hope Derek isnt lurking he kinda scares me


Ok so after I read KOTW I git freakin fired by Derek himself. I WAS Grand Mage of America until Derek came on little over a mnth ago and fired me. So, Kestrel and I got annoyed because we all know I'm just so much better then Bisahalani, and started Operation Take Over America basically Minions joined up to try and get me back into my position, I dont know what Derek has in mind if he's ignoring us or not. I'd love to know.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Hey, I just remembered - Eve the ROCK is someone who comments on here and her given name is Eve Jackson, but her taken name is Eve L'Keet . . .

SHE THINKS THAT WOULD WORK. I THINK THAT WOULD WORK. DO YOU THINK THAT WOULD WORK?

Erin said...

Hello Pheonix
I noticed you so you wouldn't set fire to my pants ;D

Zafira Kerias said...

Hi Phoenix! Dont set my pants on fire

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

I'm the Lead Recruitment Officer for OTOA (Operation Take Over America). :)

Does anybody else want to be part of OTOA? All you need to do is say "yes" and think of a job . . .

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HI PHOENIX!

No, I wouldn't notice you, so there's no point doing it. :P

Erin said...

Yes. I shall be... I don't know. Scottish correspondent. To get minions in Scotland and stuff. I am, after all, the Grand Mage of Scotland. *hair flip*

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

YAY! THANKS ERIN!

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

That's an awesome profile pic, btw. I got that Tanith picture and edited it until it was coloured once. :)

Zafira Kerias said...

Thankk you Erin

*grins*

I think this might actually work!

So you Scottish? Never spoke to a Scotish person til today then

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

...I SHALL NOT SET FIRE TO PANTS. YAY.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Yay! Covers!


(Also, Derek, still need to plan to meet up with you in Ireland...)

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HI IVY!!!

Zafira Kerias said...

Val maybe if we're really nice Derek might come on to say hi!

*bats eyes* please ph great Golden God come Blogspeak, if you are not entirely busy writng or stuff that authors do,

Erin said...

Thanks Star :)
Yes, I am Scottish Zaf :)

Zo. Mo said...

Hi, person I don't know!

Zafira Kerias said...

Awesome Erin! Scottish and sharing given names? You are now epic!! See my morning (still is in America) just got better

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

THIS IS MY TANITH PICTURE. She'll be all small, though . . . Or all squashed . . . Or both . . .

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

Does anyone here play Portal or Portal 2?

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

My friend from school's Scottish. :)

Scottish accents are really awesome. I'm English . . .

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

*changes profile picture back, because that handprint is amazing*

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

Do you English people realize how absolutely AMAZING your accent is?

Erin said...

My best friend is English :)
It's afternoon here, haha xD
Sharing given names yay!

Zafira Kerias said...

Nobody has cool accents in my school we just American. Though my nephew has an accent similar to Billy-Ray's its not a complete southern drawl his dad has that. P,us they arent Texians they Alabama

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Derek, you can write "The Adventures of Ivy and Derek" when you're done with Skulduggery because that would be VERY brilliant(by the way, the thought of Skulduggery ending makes me want to curl into a ball and cry) .

Zo. Mo said...

Everyone, it's fine. Everything ends. Even memes.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Phoenix, THE CAKE IS A LIE.

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

YES!!! VAL, YOU ARE FREAKING AWESOME!!! *hugs*

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

English accents aren't amazing. They're either all posh or all chvvy. :/

No, sorry, Phoenix.

*suddenly remembers I'm meant to be doing my geography homework* AW, SHIZZ.

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

Nearly choked on my Coke when I read that...

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Well, I don't play Portal much, but my cousin really likes it and whenever he plays it I refuse to look away from the screen. Same goes for Portal 2.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

And whenever someone says "When life gives you lemons" I shout, "BURN LIFE'S HOUSE DOWN!"

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

I saw this lyrics video on YouTube once and there were these random boxes popping up in the background saying "The lyrics are a lie!" a million times. I was like, WTH? Then I got rid of the boxes, and a bit later another one popped up saying "The cake is also a lie!"

Me: Ohhhhhh-kaaaaay . . .

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

Heh. It's a really good game. Portal 2 is better, though. Much more complex, better story line, more engaging characters. And Wheatley. Portal 2 has Wheatley.

Zafira Kerias said...

I wanna cry in a corner. I dont want SP to end

Derek im going to beg you!!! Did you get anything from 3 Ameriminions including myself? We hand wrote it....please answer?

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

At rockclimbing yesterday Cody was wearing a T-shirt saying "WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS . . . Squirt them in people's eyes!"

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Why find a corner? What's wrong with the midddle of the floor? XD

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

Yeah, maybe if we send him enough letters then we could get the books over here...

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

@Zafira
We will get these books. And Derek will come on a tour to America. We can do this. Just don't give up.

Zo. Mo said...

We can do this? Nay. We WILL do this!

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

Amen.

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

AMERIMINIONS UNITE!!!

Flame Phoenix said...

Are you talking 'bout next Monday and Friday?

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

I know I'm English, but if there's anything you want me to do to help you in your quest for Derekness . . .

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

*pumps fist*
GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! GIVE US SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! NOW!!!

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Wait... Hold on a sec. Derek was on the computer an hour before he posted, and he DIDN'T come on to talk to us?

*gives Derek death stare* TALK TO US.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HEYLO,FLAME!!!!!!!!

Zafira Kerias said...

We will. Phoenix write to the American HC they're in New York City! I wrote to them you gotta tell them why Derek should be allowed to tour here they brainless

Zo. Mo said...

He's eating lunch. Remember?

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

Flame, love your profile pic...

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Eating lunch... For TWO HOURS?

Zo. Mo said...

I've done it before. I like big lunches.

Zafira Kerias said...

It dont take that long for one guy to eat lunch....I eat lunch in 30 min tops, unless....Derek eats slowly. This is awkward why am I talking abiut him eating?!


DEREK TALK TO US

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

FLAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMEEEEEE! *pokes*


Sorry, I forgot I needed to do that.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HE SHOULD AT LEAST HAVE PRAISED ME FOR PLACING HIM OVER EOIN COLFER. :(

Any regulars here must surely know how much I love Artemis Fowl by now.

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

Anybody else here an Ameriminion?

Zo. Mo said...

I are.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Derek I will tackle you through the screen to talk to us! I'll tackle you with... uh.. *glances around room* I'll tackle you with that chair cushion! Cushion torture!

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

I'm an Ameriminion!



It sucks.

The Seventh Magpie said...

Hey guys!

div said...

Hello!

The Seventh Magpie said...

I'M AN AMERIMINION!

Zo. Mo said...

Hi! I talked to you last night!

Zafira Kerias said...

It does suck.

*has shadows in hands*

derek come talk and I dont use my magic. Fail to do so and I go Necromancer on you.

The Seventh Magpie said...

Yuppers!

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

My friend from school said that in her primary school she used to usually still be eating lunch after lunch break had ended and she had to finish it in the library .. .

She's still a really slow eater but she HAS sped up. :P

Maybe Derek could be eating lunch slowly, and then a slow eater joins him and he waits for them to finish, and then later ANOTHER slow easter joins them and he's waiting for them as well. And then ANOTHER slow eater . . .

You get the picture. HE COULD EASILY STILL BE ON LUNCH.

The Seventh Magpie said...

I'm kind of hyper!

The Seventh Magpie said...

That sounds like a math problem Star.

Zo. Mo said...

Or maybe he just went out to eat. :P

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

We will unite. WE WILL HAVE SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT!!! Starting today, I, Phoenix Mithrandir, Grand Mage of the New England Sanctuary, declare a state of war against those at Harper Collins who seek to keep Skulduggery from us.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

*eater

HE SEV!!!!!!!

Zo. Mo said...

D'awwww... How could you wage war against someone named Harper? It's a cute name.

Zafira Kerias said...

Maybe he made a super big lunch. But how much can one guy eat? I dont see Derek eating a 4 course lunch

Dang

TALK. TO. US.

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

I DON'T CARE WHAT IT'S NAME IS!!! WE WILL HAVE SKULDUGGERY!!! WE WILL!!!

The Seventh Magpie said...

DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING
SINGING THE SONG OF ANGRY MEN
IT IS THE MUSIC OF THE PEOPLE
WHO WILL NOT BE SLAVES AGAIN
WHEN THE BOOKS ARE PUBLISHED HERE
ALL OF US WILL CHEER
AND AMERIMINIONS WILL BE
CONTENT AGAIN!!!

Zo. Mo said...

OK, sheesh. No needs for Caps Lock. I'm allergic, you know.

The Seventh Magpie said...

wow, that was really bad

Zafira Kerias said...

I Zafira Kerias, Grand Mage of America declare war against HarperCollins, Grand Mage, Mithrandir may we join forces?

The Seventh Magpie said...

Can I have a job in the American Sanctuary, Grand Mage?

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

We shall. I declare a state of alliance. *shakes hand* NOW LET'S KICK SOME PUBLISHER ASS!!!

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

I find Maths boring, but I'm good at it, and sometimes my MAths side comes out . . . XD

Like when I'm waiting for a session or a lesson of something to finish I look at the clock and work out how far I am through the session in fractions. Then in different fractions. Then I unsimplify the fractions if I'm really bored, and then I few minutes later five minutes will have gone and the big hand of the clock will be on another number and I can start over with the fractioning.

Such fun is my life. *sarcasm*

div said...

Ameriminion!! woo!
I have to admit, I picked up the first SP Book cause of the cover and the words 'he's the good guy!'

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

@Magpie
http://www.americansanctuary.blogspot.com/

Zo. Mo said...

Well, math is pretty fun, IMO.

Zafira Kerias said...

Phoenix you would be from the New England I'd be from the American.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

I generally don't like Maths though. :P

Zafira Kerias said...

I hate maths.

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

Maths stink. XP

Zafira Kerias said...

Its evil.....lol.

The Seventh Magpie said...

In math class I have to write a story about exponential stuff. Mine's about these elves who visit the Well of Exponential Growth, and get the power to multiply exponentially to defeat the humans

Flame Phoenix said...

:LL

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Asdfghjkl;

BY END OF THE WEEK, PLEASE SAY YOU MEAN SUNDAY. AS IN, THE EIGHTEENTH.

SO I CAN SCREAM.

AND CRY.

OMGG.

ASDFGHJKL;

SO EXCITED!:D

Eight days!xD

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

Listening to State Radio...

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

I like chatting to the girl next to me and not really having to think properly - I mean, struggling to work out maths equations isn't proper thinking in my opinion - and I like occasionally being able to doodle or write down stuff because the teacher really doesn't care like they do in other subjects . . .

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

LUSCATHIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! YOUR NAME HAS JUBILANTLY RETURNED FROM THE DARK, FEARFUL ABYSS WHICH IT HAD SNEAKED AWAY INTO IN A SNEAKY FASHION!

Zo. Mo said...

... Who?

NJ Maverick Renn (Sigil Student of China Sorrows) said...

OMG THE TWO COVERS!!
DEREK YOU ARE TOO AMZINGLY KIND AND AWESOME!!

*faints*
GAH IM ALREADY EXCITED!!

I have the 2 books Pre-ordered on Amazon already!!
I know the covers are gonna be EPIC!!

Willow Storm said...

Hello?

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

*SNEAKILY SNEAKED

GAH. STUPID SNEAKY KEYBOARD, SNEAKILY WRECKING MY SNEAKY SPEECH OF SNEAKINESS OH SO SNEAKILY.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HEYLO WILLOW AND NJ!

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

Hi new people! WBD, guys. Working on my DA page...

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Oh yeah. I'm meant to be doing my sneaky geography. *sneaks off*

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

STARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

I found a shop that sells battle packs. I WAS SO CONFUDDLED.

Derek should go to Doncaster. *nods* THERE'S THIS HUGE WATERSTONES. OMG, I WANT TO LIVE THERE. OMG, AND THE AIRPORT IS CLOSE BY.

he should go to Sheffield and Doncaster. XD

OMG, I LOVE DONCASTER SO MUCH, RIGHT NOW. THERE ARE SO MANY BOOK SHOPS AND GAMING SHOPS AND EVERYTHING. I MIGHT HAVE FOUND MY PROM DRESS, TOO!

Zo. Mo said...

What's a... Battle pack?

Zafira Kerias said...

Derek needs to come to America and COME AND TALK TO US

SPDirectioner said...

I completely agree with Zaf. Grr.

Willow Storm said...

I love witty. I shall marry it.




I marry a lot of things XD

Zo. Mo said...

You love... An adjective?

Zo. Mo said...

I am so confused. With everything on this Blog.

Zafira Kerias said...

Zo. Mo, we are all crazy. You'll soon learn

Willow Storm said...

http://www.wittyprofiles.com/

Wittians just refer to it as witty :p

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

WE'RE INSAAAAANE!!!

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

http://www.feathersofflame.deviantart.com/

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

I GO THROUGH PHASES WHERE I JUST NEVER WANT TO GET MARRIED. :P

OMG, IT'S ONLY EIGHT FRICKING DAYS.

E I G H T D A Y S !

Zoe Schulz said...

What?
I just got KOTW in my grasp, thanks to a belated delivery.

WHOOP
~Skully

SPDirectioner said...

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Gurt.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

The battle pack = Skulduggery Top Trumps. <3

LUSCATHIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! . . . Wait, I already did that once. Never mind. XD

WE USED TO SEE SIGNS FOR DONCASTER WHEN WE DROVE FROM IPSWICH TO HULL OR HULL TO IPSWICH. :)

I miss going from Ipswich to Hull and back again. :( It's very odd of me, but I do.

WATERSTONES. <3 WHSMITH'S MESSES THINGS UP, BUT WATERSTONES IS BRILL. WE ALWAYS USED TO GO TO WATERSTONES IN IPSWICH. THEY HAD A BLACK SIGN WITH GOLD WRITING. THERE'S A WATERSTONES IN HULL AND IT HAS A WHITE SIGN WITH GOLD WRITING, UNLESS THEY'VE CHANGED IT. ODDNESS . . .

When we visited Ipswich in the summer we went to Waterstones and I bought Throne of Fire and Plague and Fear. :D

In case you didn't know, I used to live in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, and now I live near Hull, in Yorkshire, England.

NEXT TIME WE GO TO DONCASTER (WHICH MIGHT BE IN YEARS SEEING AS WE'VE LIVED IN YORKSHIRE FIVE YEARS AND WE'VE ONLY PASSED THROUGH DONCASTER AND NOT BEEN THERE, UNLESS WE HAVE AND I CAN'T REMEMBER IT), THEN I'LL KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR AFOREMENTIONED MASSIVE WATERSTONES. :)

Willow Storm said...

OMGMGMGGMMGMG I'M FIRST ON TOP QUOTES!!
*dies*

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

I BOUGHT MY SISTER THE REST OF HER XMAS PRESENT, TODAY. OMG, I CAN'T WAIT FOR XMAS.

I'M MORE EXCITED ABOUT NEXT SUNDAY, THOUGH:3

Zafira Kerias said...

*hugs my KOTW copy*

i live my books im re-reading SP for fun xD i gotta remember to read TEOTWV after DB

DEREK GET YOUR IRISH SEOF ON AND TALK

SPDirectioner said...

I'm going to marry a bowl of cereal so it won't be scared of me and when its guard is down... I will eat my spouse.

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

You men of authority... We do not speak your language, see. Please act accordingly...

Willow Storm said...

Ì wonder what i'd be like to be Witty famous..

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Maybe I should ask my mum if we can just go and stay in Ipswich so we can drive there and back. :P

. . . Nooooo, that's utterly ridiculous.

I also miss when we first moved here in 2007, and we were staying in my grandma's house in Hull (she now rents out said house), and we used to drive from Hull to our school in the village I live in now and back again every day. :(

I MISS THAT CAR JOURNEY TOO.

SPDirectioner said...

Her lies Valkyrie Cain,
Who died heroically after falling off of a train,
Her death brought joy to many,
She was busted by a reporter named Kenny,
She lived and died in Ireland,
But for some reason is buried in Washington,
If her secret was known she would have been executed for treason,
But only of Darquesse abandoned her for some reason.

Zafira Kerias said...

*climbs back up tree and starts to watch for Derek*

i know he will be nice because thats just him....i think ill just yell

COME HERE GOLDEN GOD

SPDirectioner said...

COME OUT YOU AMAZING GOLDEN CAT!!!

SPDirectioner said...

How are you all doing?

The Seventh Magpie said...

Hey SPD!

SPDirectioner said...

Maggie!

Zafira Kerias said...

Come out and play Derek!!!

Hiya Magpie!!

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HEY SPD!

SPDirectioner said...

I feel sorry for Laura.

Zafira Kerias said...

Lol she must have glared

SPDirectioner said...

*growls at all who think what happened was funny*

SPDirectioner said...

Wonder what the third and fourth comments were.

NJ Maverick Renn (Sigil Student of China Sorrows) said...

Hey all!!
How're you??

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

I wrote a thingie-ish thing! It's disturbing, and I don't know what part of my psyche came up with it!

Zo. Mo said...

I'm great! Never met you, but great!

SPDirectioner said...

If you don't understand our insanity, why are you still here? You mud appreciate it!

Willow Storm said...

Hi NJ!

NJ Maverick Renn (Sigil Student of China Sorrows) said...

Hello Zo. Mo
I'm NJ
Pleasure to make your acquaintance
*shakes Hand*

SPDirectioner said...

Damn!!!!! I ate auto correct-it corrects the wrong things and doesn't correct the ones it is supposed to.

NJ Maverick Renn (Sigil Student of China Sorrows) said...

Hey Willow!!
*hugs*
How're you?

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Fine! You?

NJ Maverick Renn (Sigil Student of China Sorrows) said...

I'm okay :)

SPDirectioner said...

Zo. Mo., I don't mean to be offensive, but are you insane? If you are, you can be my friend, if you arent, you can still be my friend.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

It looks like I think
i'm called Willow there. XD

Phoenix Mithrandir said...

The whispers grew louder. She closed her eyes tighter, scrunching them together almost painfully. She clenched her fists over her ears, blocking out the whispers. They did this on purpose. And this was the reaction they wanted from her. A small rational part of her mind screamed at her.
It's not real, this is just what they want, they're playing with your mind, don't let them in!
Oh, how she wished it were that simple. How she wished she could just block them out. But the mind didn't work like that. It was weak.

And it snapped.









And I don't know why I wrote this. My mind is weird.

Zafira Kerias said...

Why do I have a feeling I gotta go into Ireland?

*jumps from tree andruns into portal to Ireland*

DEREK?! WHERE ARE YOU?!

*sees ninja penguins*

penguins.....AAAH IM IN RIARHAVEN!!!!

Zafira Kerias said...

Roarhaven**

stupid touch screen

Zo. Mo said...

Am I insane? HAH. We're on the internet, it's already assumed that we've lost our minds.

Zafira Kerias said...

Havent you noticed we're all a little mad?

Zafira Kerias said...

Hmmm

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