Friday, March 1, 2013

Book Eight

And the title of Book Eight IS...

Actually hold on, we'll get to that in a moment. I have another 15 minutes before I have to post this entry, at 9 PM, and I'm going to use that 15 minutes, dammit. Because I did things today! Things that deserve to be blogged about!

Well, I did ONE thing that deserves to be blogged about. This afternoon I interviewed Steven Moffat, head of all things Doctor Who and Sherlock, on stage at Trinity College, Dublin. I'm pretty sure it wasn't recorded, though, so you're just going to have to take my word for how brilliantly it went. I've never interviewed anyone before— I'm used to being the one interviewed— so it was very interesting to sit in the other chair for a change.

Mr Moffat turned out to be everything I'd hoped he would be— he's a nice guy and he's FUNNY. It was such an informal, casual conversation that it made asking him questions a breeze. I love the shows he makes, as did everyone there, and it was so cool to be able to talk to him about them and not feel like  a total nerd.

And for those of you who are wondering, yes, I DID ask him for Karen Gillan's phone number. NO, he did not give it to me. But I think I broke him down sufficiently that all it'll take is one more chance encounter, and then wa-heyyyyy!

Ahem.


Okay, I now have seven minutes until I have to post this entry.


Oh, I'll be doing two publicity events in Ireland on March the 7th. At 10:30 AM in the Riverbank Theatre in Kildare I'll be interviewing (because I do it SO well) Alex Barclay on stage about her new book Curse of Kings.

Later that day, back in Easons in O'Connell Street at 6 PM, Alex and I will be doing... er... some sort of event. We haven't a clue WHAT we'll be doing, to be honest, but it'll be brilliant, and it'll be funny. I swear. Probably.

At both events, we'll be signing whatever you want signed.


Two minutes!


Okay then, here we go. This title has been in my head for years. EVERYTHING in the series has been leading up to Books Eight and Nine, and this is really where it all starts to build to the (hopefully epic) conclusion.

Prepare yourself for horror! Tragedy! Hilarity! Fights! Blood! Quips! Magic! Everything that makes life worth living!

Ladies and gentlemen, coming at the very end of August, I give you

Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men.


5,000 comments:

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Persephone Grief (The Seventh Magpie) said...

First

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

GAH!

Aisling said...

1st?

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

FIST AONON:ODJ NVSD

Calidae Dark said...

Ha!

Aisling said...

3rd

Colleen McGuigan x said...

So close to the top :D

Persephone Grief (The Seventh Magpie) said...

MY LIFE IS COMPLETE

Calidae Dark said...

Closest I've been to the top, Ever, 5th.

Miss Cain said...

*dies*
Omfgg.

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

F***!!!!!

Beckyangeo Allaker said...

YOU

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

I'm not sure what I think of this title...

Beckyangeo Allaker said...

NONONONONONOO

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

:O Derek... The Title

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

I GOT SECOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
now i gotta read it...

Zafira Kerias said...

*faints*

Ghastlys mum is Darquesse said...

Aww yis. Dead men. WHICH MEANS WE MIGHT SEE GHASTLYS MAMA.

Melica Frost said...

asdfghjkl.

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Omg Derek I'm crying. Dead men.

Georgina Howlett said...

oh

my

god

AwkwardGiraffe said...

NONNONONONONONNONONONO YOU VCANT DO THIS DEREK YOU CANTTTT

Charisma Thorne said...

AHHHHH HELP

Miss Cain said...

...I think I want to cry now.
Why does it have to be Last Stand of Dead Men. Why can't it be second last or something.

Charisma Thorne said...

AHHHHH HELP

Kribu said...

That sounds ... scarily final, for at least some of those Dead Men. :-|

But it's an awesome title!

Ghastlys mum is Darquesse said...

Also Derek. That was like, 54 seconds late, I am dissapointed. /Shuns/

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

OMG!!!! AMAZING TITLE!!!!

Charisma Thorne said...

I think my feels all died already.

DAMN YOU DEREK

Persephone Grief (The Seventh Magpie) said...

AWESOME TITLE!!!

But I don't want them to die :(

Sophie Perring said...

Oh my gOD

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*the name sinks into her brain*

WHAT THE MFH DEREK. IF YOU MAKE MY CRY, I WILL CRY. AND IT WILL SUCK SO BAD

Beckyangeo Allaker said...

help me i can't

this isn't okay

please help me

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD TELL ME THE DEAD MEN WILL BE ON THE COVER

Zephr Shadows said...

SCARY TITLE

Georgina Howlett said...

i am now questioning whether it should be "the last stand of the dead men", "the last stand of dead men" or "last stand of the dead men"

DEREK Y U INC RIDDLE

Melica Frost said...

...ok...the...title...

katya.rocks said...

OH MY GOODNESS DEREK! I can't wait! That is such an AWESOME title :D

Calidae Dark said...

Last stand?

Of THE dead men?

Derek just hates us.

Harriet Lemon Langley said...

WELL COLOUR ME EXCITED! Derek I swear to God if you kill off Vex Or anyone Dead Men well I'll *waves fist in a threatening manner* actually I'm jolly excited XD

Miss Cain said...

They're all going to die.
We all know it, deep down inside, that Derek's gonna kill them all.

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O

I
AM
GONNA
**DIE**

Melica Frost said...

I bet you hes watching us...waiting...and laughing...

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

of excitement...

flaring rhythm said...

DEREK YOU ARE GOING TO KILL MY SOUL WHAT ARE YOU EVEN DOING WITH MY FEELINGS RIGHT NOW

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

DEREK! GET ON!!

Zephr Shadows said...

the last stand?!! the LAST??!

I DONT EVEN

Melica Frost said...

I feel like its necisarry to punch something...like a tree...but I wont...

Miss Cain said...

I agree with Mel. I also think he's eating cookies or something. Maybe popcorn, while we suffer from not-knowingness.

Calidae Dark said...

Derek. I warned you. If you do ANYTHING to Ghastly...

Zafira Kerias said...

So now I know what book i am getting killed in

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*curls up into a ball of despair*

WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
WHY
NO YOU CAN NOT DO THIS. I SCRATCH MY TWEET FROM EARLIER.

THE DOCTOR HAS TWO HEARTS BECAUSE YOU GAVE HIM YOURS

Emily Rennie said...

OH MY GOD, YEAAAH! Derek, that's perfect!

Aisling said...

LAST stand that doesn't sound good for the dead men.

I'm now even more exited for it than I was before.

Calidae Dark said...

You know what? He's probably going to bring Tanith back, and then Ghastly dies. Thats what he'll do.

Just to be evil.

Melica Frost said...

I agree with Adra, DEREK.

Fabi said...

[Blinks] Well, that was bad timing on my mom's part. She doesn't seem to understand that I have to be there for the announcing of the title of the next super-awesome book in the super-awesome series.

So that's the mysterious and elusive title. I must say it has totally shocked me.

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

* hyperventilates more*

Miss Cain said...

Omgg.
Best explanation, Adra. XD

Anne said...

Derek you made me cry, shame on you.

But i still love you for what you're doing.

Sophie Perring said...

DEREK I HATE YOU. I GOT SO WORKED UP MY EYEBROW BAR FELL OUT.

Zephr Shadows said...

just an emotional wreck b/c you can just tell one of them will die

Charisma Thorne said...

IF HE KILLS VEX HE WILL HAVE AN ARMY OF FANGIRLS READY TO KILL HIM

BUT HE WOULD, WOULDN'T HE.

BUT LAST STAND OF DEAD MEN MAKES ME THING SKUL IS GOING TO DIE

HELP
H E L P
HELPHELPHELP

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

ugghhhh


PEOPLE WILL DIE
AND I WILL CRY

A LOT

D': D':

Melica Frost said...

Can I just say, that theres a voice in the back of my head saying "last stand of dead men doesnt sound correct" but ohh well I wont question Dereks logic.

Aisling said...

Miss are you glad you got up so early now?

Fabi said...

And now I will be running around screaming "The Last Stand of the Dead Men! Aaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiieeeeeeeee!!!!!!"

Thrust Ominous said...

whoa.

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*stares Derek in the eye*
















You are a DEAD MAN to me.

*cracks up at her joke*

Too soon???

:D

Beckyangeo Allaker said...

rocking in corner crying

Miss Cain said...

YES, I AM GLAD I GOT UP ST 5AM :D
Derek, you basically made me get up.

Melica Frost said...

same Becky, same.

Persephone Grief (The Seventh Magpie) said...

Adra. What you said about the hearts....

I am laughing so hard. But internally. Because I'm in a library.

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

OH
MY
GOD



WHY CAN'T IT COME OUT EARLIER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zafira Kerias said...

I fell up the steps screaming

Miss Cain said...

When I get up, (I'm in bed under the covers) I'll be running around the screaming Dead Dead Men.
Because it will happen.

Melica Frost said...

I think it will grow on me, just like Jenna louis coleman did...

Hazel under the tree said...

OH GOD DEREK I JUST DIED.
NO I CANNOT.
NOPE.

Robin Snowscar said...

I was here on my phone. I left early so I could be here in time. So, naturally, I was ten minutes late.

Awesome title Derek, can't wait!

Calidae Dark said...

Impressive. 77 comments in 12 minutes.

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*falls onto the pavement like John Watson*


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Zaf.... If Derek kills some of mah Dead Men... Then we are SO dying also.

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Derek why?! NoT THE DEAD MEN. OH GOD RAVEL DEX GHASTLY SKULDUGGERY SHUDDER NONO NO STOP RIGHT NOW

Zafira Kerias said...

I vow i will explode Landy if any Dead Men die

Aisling said...

I can now put the title on my countdown chart. I did just have book 8 written but now it will be complete.

Ah Derek you had us all exited and then you told us the title and we're all so much more exited.

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

-_-

-_-

-_-

-_-

-_-

-_-


COME
OUT
SOONER!!
PPPLLLEEAASSSEEE

Aisling said...

It's not fair we still have to wait another nearly 6 months.

Persephone Grief (The Seventh Magpie) said...

I will now try to list the Dead Men in order of favorites. Not counting Skulduggery or Ghastly of course. Because they would break the list.


Wait, no this could be used against me.

Calidae Dark said...

Derek, please not the dead men. ANYONE BUT THE DEAD MEN.

Samantha Stoves said...

I can't believe you got to meet Steven! I'm uber jealous! 'The Empty Child' was the scariest DW episode I remember, and don't even get me started on 'Let's Kill Hitler'.

...

Oh, nice title, by the way, and excuse me for my Doctor Who fan girling. :3

Lauren Dorchadas said...

Now I don't know whether to keep crying or be excited or freak out or what?! I'm just doing them all at once!

Aisling said...

Derek Landy please don't kill any of the dead men please.

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

I'M IN A GLASS CASE OF EMOTION!!!!!

Ashley Hills said...

OMG Awesome! ut if Skulduggery dies i will freak the f*ck out!

Robin Snowscar said...

'Don't kill the Dead Men'
Anyone else see the irony in this?

Skylar (Hopfully the 12th doctor :3) said...

O MAI GAWD...
*Lies on floor* I need to lie down.....

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

GAHHHHHH ME TOO!!!!!


I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO FEEEELLLLLL


i know that sadness is one of them though...

Melica Frost said...

Ive met Mr Moffat, everything Derek says about him is correct, but when you look at him theres a sense of evil lurking behind his eyes...and he is also uber sarcastic :)

barmybex said...

Cannot wait! Gonna be soooo good.
Do you have dates for your April tour yet? X

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

EVERYONE JUST LIE ON TE BLOGLAND FLOOR AND PRETEND TO BE DEAD>


DEREK MIGHT RECONSIDER HIS CHOICES.

B-J Maleficent (Nemone Penguin) said...

I...I love it...

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

OK!!! *dies*

Skylar (Hopfully the 12th doctor :3) said...

And Robin, I so see the irony, man I love it

Miss Cain said...

Deal.
*dies*
*falls onto Blogland floor*

Aisling said...

Wow over 100 comments in 20 minutes.
That must be some sort of record.

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

EVERYONE HIT THE DECK

Fabi said...

[Dramatic death as title sinks in]

Robin Snowscar said...

Tehehe. Dead men. Aptly named perhaps. *grins*

Anyone would think Derek was a mass murderer looking at these comments.

Aisling said...

Ok Adra. *dies*

Zafira Kerias said...

*dies*

Tyler Watson said...

....Now everyone is lying on the floor because of me...WOW...
And Jubi, is that profile pic what I think it is from?

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

YUP!! :)

Tyler Watson said...

ERMAHGAWD!!!!!

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

Well... IF you're talking about sherlock, then YES
:P

Miss Cain said...

*whispers*
Have we been dead long enough?

Tyler Watson said...

Yus I am, I LOVE THAT SHOW/DRAMA :3

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

sherlock is AMAZINGFUL!!

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

Am I really that influential? I make everyone on Blogland DIE????

:O

*imagines Valkyrie, standing over Skulduggery's grave*

Val: "Um. Hm. You... you told me once that you weren't a hero. Um. There were times that I didn't even think you were human. But let me tell you this, you were the best man and the most human.... human being that I have ever known, and no one will ever convince me that you told me a lie. And so... there. I was so alone and I owe you so much. Please, there's just one more thing. One more thing. One more miracle, Ghastly, for me. Don't be... dead. Would you do that, just for me? Just stop it, stop this..."

Calidae Dark said...

Wow. There are SO many people on.

Zafira Kerias said...

I put an arrest warrant by the American Sanctuary

ADRA SEE TO HIS IMMEDIATE ARREST

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

*goes back to being dead*

Miss Cain said...

Maybe someone should tweet Derek to come see us dead in Blogland...

Robin Snowscar said...

Moffat. That is cool. You might have to tell us more about the things you asked him, I'm curious.


Everyone still dead?

Aisling said...

Good idea miss it can't be me though cause I'm not on twitter.

Wildfire331 said...

NO
NOPE
NU-HUH
LANDY IF YOU KILL SKULDUGGERY I WILL SWIM ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN JUST TO PERSONALLY BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF YOU
AND IF YOU KILL EITHER GASTLY OR TANITH IN THE MIDDLE OF BATTLE AFTER TANITH SOMEHOW GETS HER REMNANT REMOVED I WILL PERSONALLY SLAY YOU WITH A BIG STICK
DO YOU HEAR ME?!?!










._.
Can't you just change it to A Very Nice Picnic or Skulduggery Goes Camping?
A title that DOESN'T promise death to our favorite characters?

Calidae Dark said...

Adra, you've brought tears to my eyes.

Miss Cain said...

I'm partially dead...

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

Apparently so. *pulls Robin down* *whispers* I just told Derek on twitter that everyone here is dead.

Tyler Watson said...

Adra, I know a sertain scene which has something similar to that

Aisling said...

Yep robin I think everyone's still dead I am anyway.
*goes back to being dead on the floor*

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Am I the only one that isn't sure about this title?

Calidae Dark said...

I am dead. Derek killed me.

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

LOL Calidae, it's a Sherlock quote.


#Reichenfeels


MY SHERLOCK POSTER KEEPS FALLING DOWN

Miss Cain said...

*goes back to being deeeead, on the floor of Bloglaaaaand*

Tyler Watson said...

*Get's up* Make that everyone but Me

Tyler Watson said...

I WANTS DR WHO, SHERLOCK AND SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT POSTER (;_;)

Robin Snowscar said...

I'm alive. I can't wait for the bloglander appearances. I'll be grinning the whole time.

Persephone Grief (The Seventh Magpie) said...

Adra?

You said it was Skulduggery's grave, but Val said Ghastly.

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

Hang on...


IDEA HERE>



WHAT IF BOOK NINE IS CALLED "AND DARKNESS RAINED UPON THEM"????

Miss Cain said...

I have 3 DW posters, 2 SP posters, and an Avengers poster. :3
I need a Hunger Games poster, thoughhhh.

Calidae Dark said...

Adra, I know its a sherlock quote. My LIFE is sherlock. And Doctor who. and Skulduggery.

Which is why I practically died when I found out that Derek and Steven Moffat were in the SAME ROOM.

Calidae Dark said...

Thats a GENIUS idea, adra.

You are GENIUS.

Miss Cain said...

IF BOOK 9 IS CALLED "AND THE DARKNESS RAINED UPON THEM", MY FAN-GIRLING WILL REACH NEW HEIGHTS.

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

Um... My mind was arseways. I was going to make it Skul-Ghast but then decided not to... And changed it. Not ALL, apparently

Tyler Watson said...

Hmmmm So it would be "Skulduggery Pleasant and darkness rained upon them"?

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Becky and I have been saying that book 9 should be called that from book 1 release, Adra.

And the last line of it should be "Magic."

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

no Adra, it should be AND DARQUESSE RAINED UPON THEM

Zafira Kerias said...

*explodes Derek*

Beckyangeo Allaker said...

i think i soiled myself

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

I know, Derek and Moffat are probably brothers from different mothers.

Tyler Watson said...

I think I mite get started on my Wholock fanfic

Emmmmmm said...

Just hold on a second while I burst my parents eardrums....




Okay, think I'm fini-



Nope, now I'm finished. Ohhhhh My Godddd!

Melica Frost said...

OMG GOD GUYS.
Derek I know your looking at the blog. twitter told me.

Stella Hazel Book said...

Awesome title! =-) SO COOL!!

Persephone Grief (The Seventh Magpie) said...

What Jubi said

Calidae Dark said...

Oh Zaf, I will miss your explosions when you're DEAD.

Calidae Dark said...

Yes,hes watching us.

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*cracks up* LOL GLEE!!!!!!!


Perhaps just: Skulduggery Pleasant: Darkness Rained Upon them...

Or


And Darkness Rained Upon Them. And feelings.

Miss Cain said...

OMFGG.
DEREK TWEETED MY REACTION. THE SECOND LAST STAND OF THE DEAD MEN ONE. *dies*

Melica Frost said...

does anyone else feel slightly weird now that hes watching us...?

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

Adra, It was actaully Seph's idead :P
I just stole it xP

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

HI DEREK!!! *waves at the sky *

Zafira Kerias said...

*explodes Ireland*

Tyler Watson said...

*Stares into darkness* We know your there....don't hide with the vasta narada

Aisling said...

Yes melica it's weird to know that he's watching us but not saying anything.

Miss Cain said...

HI DEREK!!
We know you're there...

I don't know if I should go back to sleep. I probably won't.

Calidae Dark said...

Where do you get your explosives from, Zaf?

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

DON'T BE EDWARD, DEREK


Dedward?

DEADWARD?

Robin Snowscar said...

My Dad almost crashed the car because I squealed so loud.

Melica Frost said...

OMG ARE WE DOING DOCTOR WHO REFRENCES NOW BECAUSE IF WE ARE...

Zafira Kerias said...

Uh' well

*sneaks into Derek's house*

Stella Hazel Book said...

HI DEREK! =-) I SO wanted to go to the imagine festival thing but I couldn't. =-(

Tyler Watson said...

Mel......
If we must



WIBBLY WOBBLY TIMEY WIMEY

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

THERE BETTER BE SHERLOCK REFERENCES, TOO.

Aisling said...

Zaf don't explode Ireland I'm in Irel----*is now exploded thank you Zaf for exploding me*

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

My mum grounded me last time I squealed because of SP.

It was totally worth it.

Now, every time Derek blogs about something like this, I have to go to my room and read it on my phone, and bite my lower lip so I don't screech/squeal/get hyper.

It's still worth it.

Tyler Watson said...

YUS WHOLOCK
OUERGHOUIPH[WEIP

Persephone Grief (The Seventh Magpie) said...

THIS IS MY TIMEY-WIMEY DETECTOR!

IT GOES DING WHEN THERE'S STUFF!

Melica Frost said...

dereks making my head pound like the drum in the masters head...
*laughs*

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

Some one tell derek to get on the blog!!!!

Miss Cain said...

I CAN'T SQUEAL YET. D:
It's 20 to 6 in the morning...

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Derek will probably accept full blame.

He did when I screeched. He told me to tell my mum to blame him.

She laughed at that.

Tyler Watson said...

OMGOMGOMGOGMGOGMGOGMOGMREHSVIHJZDIPYVHSUIZP

http://www.johnwatsonblog.co.uk/blog/07february

Forest said...

derek, i will !@#$%^& kill you if you kill off the dead men.
that said...

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

....


Please come to America, Derek.


*whispers*
Please

Miss Cain said...

AUSSIE NINJA STALKER.
I saw in one of Derek's tweets something about signings for the first 3 weekends of September...

Tyler Watson said...

AND THUS
http://www.thescienceofdeduction.co.uk/

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

Slow down there, Forest...

Robin Snowscar said...

G2g bye

Calidae Dark said...

River: There. Parked her right along side.

Doctor: Parked? You havent even landed!

River: Yes I have. I just did.

Doctor: But... it didnt make the noise...

Yu know, the * imitates the tardis noise, sounding like he's choking *

River: Its not supposed to make that noise. YOU just leave the breaks on.

Tyler Watson said...

I HAVE FOUND THE BLOGS OF JAWN & SHERLOCK

Miss Cain said...

BYE ROBIN!

*is glad it's a long weekend*

Zafira Kerias said...

I have my book somewhere in the land of mail

One book will be signed

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Bye Robin!

*is trying to decide whether it's worth staying or not*

Tyler Watson said...

*FALLS OVER* It's just too much

Elder Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

lol Calidae....

DEREK IS DELIBERATELY IGNORING ME ON TWITTER.

Maybe it was because I said he gave his heart to the Doctor...


*grovels*

I"M SORRY

Stella Hazel Book said...

Bye Robin!

Jubilance Glee (Jubi) said...

BYE ROBIN!!!!!!

Miss Cain said...

L, staaaaay. :)

Zafira Kerias said...

*sobs*

Oh Derek

Aisling said...

Bye Robin. :(

Sapphire Iota said...

Wow. That is an AWESOME title :)
Y'know, this is actually the first time I've gotten to comment on the first page. I need to check my feeds more :)

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