Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Word Count

Second draft is done...!

Laura was meant to come round yesterday to pick up her copy, but instead she's calling round tonight. While I wait for her to arrive, I've been going over the word counts to all the books so far. I'm very surprised by the first four books— for some reason, I thought everything I've written had been over 80,000 words. Apparently not.

Skulduggery Pleasant was 67,393 words.
Playing With Fire was 69,683.
The Faceless Ones was 69,689.
Dark Days was 77,335.

And now we see the numbers start to jump...

Mortal Coil was 104,000.
Deathbringer was 118,000.
Kingdom of the Wicked was 134,765.

And the second draft of Last Stand of Dead Men is coming in at a back-breaking 156,688 words. Basically, it's twice the length of Dark Days.

I don't know how long it'll be after the edit, but hopefully I'll be able to trim it down a little.

Ooh, Laura's here. Hold on a sec...


Okay, this is Laura, holding the manuscript of LSODM.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I must chat to Laura about... stuff...

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Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

FIIIRST!

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

Derek. DEREK TALK TO MEEEEEEEEEEE! I want to talk to you. :D

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

NO! DON'T TRIM IT DOWN, IT'S FINE THE WAY IT IS, DEREK!!!

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

I'm alone.... *sniffle*
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Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

SOMEONE TALK TO ME. Please? *blinks up hopefully*

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

The first 105 comments are #ed now. SURPLUS!

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

Hey Arra!

#ChaseforBook9

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

Is the internet telling you this page is in Danish again? Stupid robot!

#ChaseforBook9

Emily Rennie said...

ETERNAL SCREAMING

NO DEREK DONT TRIM IT. I LOVE WORDS. ESPECIALLY SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT WORDS. THE MORE THE MERRIER .

I AM SO EXCITED FOR AUGUST

Snoogy said...

*tries to read manuscript* so excited for LSODM :)

Łôñłèÿśńöw - aka penguin queen #ChaseForBook9 said...

hello all... :(

i am depressed... i saw a dead/dying animal on the road... and it was a cat... and i love cats... and i feel guilty for not moving it... i feel sad...

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

Ah! Who are you people! Hello, hello. Nice to meet you. I'm Trip. Um, cheese.

#ChaseforBook9

Łôñłèÿśńöw - aka penguin queen #ChaseForBook9 said...

wbd

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

*sticks fingers in ears trying not to think of dead cat or cat that I used to have* LALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALA!

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

:""""""""""""""""""(
My poor Muzzy.

#ChaseforBook9

Łôñłèÿśńöw - aka penguin queen #ChaseForBook9 said...

i fell so guilty...
i meen.. i could have done something... ANYTHING to help it... but i didn't.. i just walked by, trying to stop myself from vomiting at the pool of blood slowly growing bigger around it... :'(

Łôñłèÿśńöw - aka penguin queen #ChaseForBook9 said...

bye... i have to go...

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Oh Derek Derek Derek...

#ChaseForBook9

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

:'( The poor cat. My poor cat. WHY IS THE WORLD SO DAMNED CRUEL TO CUTE WIDDWE KITTY KATS?! :""""(

#ChaseforBook9

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Oh hell...I just realized that Laura will soon know who I am...such a weird thought! Guess i better be bit more sane

#ChaseForBook9

Viola channing said...

Still not long enough :o

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

THINK OF THE CATS ZAFIRA! THINK OF THE CATS. :"( I'm sorry, this just makes me so sad. Mustard....

#ChaseforBook9

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

*lays in tree*

Ahaha the odds of him commenting sooo slim NOT FAIR

#ChaseForBook9

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

Sorry, poofed, was commenting at ARCK...

I love kitties... my dog died. The day I left for summer camp. I found out four days later. DX

HI ZAFFY!

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Woah what cats?!

#ChaseForBook9

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

Oh, never met Viola either. Hello! I'm Trip! Nice to meet you.

#ChaseforBook9

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

*climbs tree* Ah, wonderful, I'm solid again.

I was a ghost for a while... it comes and goes.

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

Hi Viola!

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

Trip. Last time we met we tried to kill each other and you injured my husband.

NEVER. AGAIN.
*mutters* Skulduggery killer.

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

All the cats, dead and dying somewhere out there on streets and in vets. Mostly with families that will mourn their loss for decades to come. Like my poor pussy cat Mustard. :"( That's what cats.

#ChaseforBook9

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

:(
*hugs Trip even though he tried to kill her and Skulduggery*
Stay happy. Please?

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Awww!!!!

#ChaseForBook9

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

*hugs everyone* BROWNIE TIME! Brownies fix all.

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

Did Viola disappear?

sarah said...

Don't trim it down!!!! :0 i am unbelieveably excited for this!!!!:) reading koyw now, instead of sleeping...

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

:) Books are good, but sleep is better, sarah. Don't stay up too late!

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

I'm always happy. Somewhere deep in the pit of my being. It's one of the any benefits of being me. It's just, I'll never quite get over her death. She was my lifelong companion, my living stuffed animal and one of my best friends. And now she's gone. It's times like these that I'm glad for that shred of happiness, because if it wasn't there, I'd break down. The only time I ever remember it being truly gone was the day she died. :"(

#ChaseforBook9

sarah said...

haha thats exactly what i did then cried out in anguish when it was blurry :(!!!! :)

sarah said...

awh i'm used to it, at school i'm like a walking zombie. my friends have to drag me to class haha!

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

I'm sorry I must be bumming everyone out! I'll write a comment about how great I am and how life is!

#ChaseforBook9

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

No its understandable! Im distamt watching Jeopardy

#ChaseForBook9

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

Two words. Inner. Peace. Mmmmmhmmmm. I'm pretty sure I've achieved inner peace. It was surprisingly easy really, although sometimes my own lack of emotion disturbs me....
my life is awesome! I have a lovely family, only two grievances (including my cat.) and general awesome!

#ChaseforBook9

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

Try and put me down! You can't! Haha! I just don't care for other people's insults! It's just lovely, like a nice warm blanket. :)

#ChaseforBook9

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

Aw, Trippy! *hugs* that's awful. If you need someone to talk to, you always have me. Sorry I poofed. *gives pickleponymegasqueezehug* Have a brownie. <:)

(sorry, mega-poofed. Now everyone has at least one comment on ARCK. I didn't know a few, so I made stuff up or told them I'd heard about them-which I have.)

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

You come here so I can hug you. It's no use running away. *tries to hug Trip again*

Elizabeth Hunter said...

I'm not the only one who tried to zoom in on the picture of the manuscript, are I?

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

Haha! I'm sure you aren't... Did you get far?

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

Trip. You are so innocently awesome. We love you.

Elizabeth Hunter said...

It was too hard to read...

Elizabeth Hunter said...

Oh, yeah, 46.

Emma Colson said...

I AM SO EXCITED FOR LSODM I JUST CAN'T WAIT ^_^

Now that I got that out, the others are right. No trimming necessary! I INSIST.

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

Aw, thank you Arra. But please, focus your helping ability on someone who needs it! I'm literally impervious to sadness! And I am awesome, aren't I? But also, I should rein in the egotism a little. I'm in a self important mod.

#ChaseforBook9

Lorelei Izabell Fetch (AKA Izz) said...

Hi guys.
I'm unduly excited about this book. As slack as I am though I still haven't read The Maleficent Seven...

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

I tried too bastard he did that purposely

#ChaseForBook9

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

OH! ded... deddedded. Um...

To Chase. To Chase and Em, Mustard the cat and Trip, and anyone else who has loved and lost.

To Zaffy, without whom I would be wandering the forests of Blogland, lost and alone.

To Fabi, One of the nicest, kindest, most loving people I know.

To Blogland, for giving me so many wonderful friends that will always be there for me, and I for them.

And Finally, to Derek, my wonderfully sarcasticlly awesome Golden Monkey. Without him, none of us would be here, and I'd be even more alone. To you, Derek. Thanks.
#ChaseforBook9

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

First page is too difficult to say hello to all the new people I meet. Um, hi emma.

#ChaseforBook9

Lorelei Izabell Fetch (AKA Izz) said...

Perhaps someone might explain this #ChaseforBook9 thing to me?

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

NO! TRIP, I WILL SYMPATHIZE WITH WHOMEVER I WANT, THANK YA VERY MUCH! No one's impervious to sadness, sweetie. No one is.



Love you. (As a friend, of course. :P)

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

Hello Lorelei. So many new people...

#ChaseforBook9

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

Oh... Chase was a wonderful bloglander who, ah, died in January. He was married to Emerald Melody. I never met him, but I've heard a lot about him. Everyone loved him.

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

That explain okay, Izz?

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

Well, maybe not impervious, but I'll never let it control me. Never. And I won't even let it be dominant, or even get a major position. I do like to think of myself as impervious though.

#ChaseforBook9

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

Oh, right. We're trying to get him into Book 9 as a memorial to his presence here. :( We # at the end of comments.

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

... You are the most amazing person I know, Trip. *huggles* Wow. That was so deep.

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

*#ChaseforBook9

Arratay Shadows (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant) said...

gotta go. Stay strong, people. Love you all. Give Zaf a hug, 'kay? :) *leaves brownies for people*

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

Really? Aw, thanks Arra. I'm sorry for killing Skulduggery.

#ChaseforBook9

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

Bye!

#ChaseforBook9

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

I should go too. Sleep is important apparently.

#ChaseforBook9

Lorelei Izabell Fetch (AKA Izz) said...

Ah right. I see. I haven't been regular on here for a while so I'm not quite up to speed.
It's a great idea I must say.

Hobbit Lord Trip Castalan said...

Hugs for all, good night!

#ChaseforBook9

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Yeah I met him and he was so wonderful I remember the Reqium Ball...He and Em

#ChaseForBook9

Lorelei Izabell Fetch (AKA Izz) said...

I love blogland. We're always really good with stuff like that.
I wish I had time to get on here more often.

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Like when we tried to get me in LSODM and i got in

#ChaseForBook9

Łôñłèÿśńöw - aka penguin queen #ChaseForBook9 said...

*grumbles* homework sucks, presentations suck... school in general sucks

Lorelei Izabell Fetch (AKA Izz) said...

*smiles*
Yeah this place is awesome.

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

I understand! I'm almost done my 'offcial' last dau is June 14th but im out June 13th!

#ChaseForBook9

Łôñłèÿśńöw - aka penguin queen #ChaseForBook9 said...

just a suggestion... and dont anyone snap... but Derek could make a short story about chase instead... it would be easier on him, easier than having to work him into an already-figured out plot.

Lorelei Izabell Fetch (AKA Izz) said...

Okay I'm going to be distant now. I actually have to do some literature work even though only six people are here.

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Maybe but he kinda slips mentions in thats kida what we want i mean if Chase gets a biiiig mention awesome!

#ChaseForBook9

Fabi S. said...

Oh! There's a new post! Duh.

[facepalm]

YAAAY FOR LSODM!!! [tacklehugs everyone] BUT I CAN'T READ THE MANUSCRIPT! D: )':

#ChaseForBook9

Łôñłèÿśńöw - aka penguin queen #ChaseForBook9 said...

yeah... i guess...

Łôñłèÿśńöw - aka penguin queen #ChaseForBook9 said...

have to go, art is awaiting me

Fabi S. said...

See you, Snow!

Hi Zaf, Izz, anyone else who may or may not be here!

Should I still bother finishing the ded for back there? [points to the PAST]

#ChaseForBook9

Etalihinna Gorae said...

Nuuuu! Don't trim it! I want to read all the juicy details! (Please tell me Steph and Fletcher get back together)

Esoteric Cal said...

I'm slightly, very excited for this.

Mistical Future said...

AND 90!!!!!!!!

XD 90th comment! SO HAPPY!!!!

Mistical Future said...

... woops I meant 87th ... must of miss read 86 as 89 .... WOOPS!!!!!


Derek! PLEASE DON'T TRIM IT!!!!!! US PEOPLE LIK LONG BOOKS WRITTEN BY YOU!!!!!!
BECAUSE THEN WE GET TO ENJOY MORE OF YOUR WRITTING!!!!!!

XD CAP LOCK IS FUN!!!!!!


Oh Derek I was wondering when you'll announce the winner of the Tanith inspired Competition?
I don't care if I won or not I just want to see who did!
And I want to see what won it!!!

Mistical Future said...

*Like not lik

Mistical Future said...

AND NOW 90th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YAY!!!!!!!!!!! I'VE GOT IT RIGHT THIS TIME!!!!!!!!

Fabi S. said...

Sorry I poofed! Oh, and thanks for the ded, Arra. [hugs]

[hopes I am logged in as the proper account]

#ChaseForBook9

Misty Fall said...

Hiiiiii #ChaseForBook9

Fabi S. said...

Hi Misty!

Hi Misti!

[laughs at similar names :-)]

#ChaseForBook9

Misty Fall said...

*groans* stomach cramp....:( hi Fabi!:))

Fabi S. said...

Besides the stomach cramp, how are you?

#ChaseForBook9

Misty Fall said...

I'm good thanks:) you? #ChaseForBook9

Fabi S. said...

I'm okay... making a video thing and being picky about it! XD

#ChaseForBook9

Misty Fall said...

Ooh what video? And haha same here. But it's a out federation...:((

Fabi S. said...

It's a page dedication for a page two posts ago! XD

#ChaseForBook9

Łôñłèÿśńöw - aka penguin queen #ChaseForBook9 said...

SNOWS BACK!!

Fabi S. said...

Wb, Snow!

#ChaseForBook9

Łôñłèÿśńöw - aka penguin queen #ChaseForBook9 said...

must go

nights.raven said...

Woot!! :D
I'm hoping you don't trim it down Derek, I prefer the longer books :D


Hi everyone!! *hands them all cookies*
i'm not here to stay, just thought i'd pop on to see if Derek'd posted again :D

*hands Derek a ton of cookies as well*

nights.raven said...

bye all!

Łôñłèÿśńöw - aka penguin queen #ChaseForBook9 said...

english

Fabi S. said...

Bye Snow, hi/bye Raven

[looks around]

[shrugs]

[leaves as well]

#ChaseForBook9

Łôñłèÿśńöw - aka penguin queen #ChaseForBook9 said...

no, sorry, history

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

MYSTERIOUS HAND OF LAURA IS MYSTERIOUS




DON'T TRIM IT DOWN DEREK KEEP IT THAT LENGTH



LETMEREADITLETMEREADITLETMEREADITPLEASEDEREKIBEGOFYOULETMEREADTHAT




LAURA TELL HIM TO LET ME READ IT PLEASE

Misty Fall said...

Oh I'm back again! Just did my speech and had my famous speech failure again....:(

Mistical Future said...

It can't of been that bad Misty!

But hi how are you?

Misty Fall said...
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Misty Fall said...

Hii Misti!! And it's really bad.... I start stuttering, say weird words, and turn bright red.....:-// but I'm good:) how are you?

Łôñłèÿśńöw - aka penguin queen #ChaseForBook9 said...

this, my friends, is a comment i had to make on a reference toa site:

This website mentions many a fact about the Olympic games and it’s history, specifying things about the Olympic games, an important statue of the god Zeus, what the sacred truce was and much more.
The Olympic games begun roughly 2,700 years ago. It is also suggested on the site that the games possibly begun in 776 BC. The Olympic games were hosted in honor of Zeus, ruler of all the gods.
During the Olympics, there was a sacred truce, meaning that, if countries were at war, messengers and competitors could pass through another country without incident. This truce lasted a month. This truce is special because the Olympic games were considered a religious event, making it more important then war.
At first, the games only consisted of a short sprint across the stadium, but slowly more events were added, making it into a four-day event. Some of the events added were wrestling, boxing, long jump, throwing a javelin and/or discus and chariot racing.
Only men were allowed to compete in the Olympics, and only men, boys and un-married women or girls were allowed to watch. As a result of this, many married women tried to sneak in to watch their sons or husbands, but were caught and punished. While married women were punished, un-married women or girls were allowed to enter and even had their own festival every for years, called Heraia. Here, women competed in a running race, where the women who won would get exactly the same treatment as a man. This included getting a crown or wreath made out of olive branches.
When the games were over, there would be a massive feast for both participant and spectator alike. Traders and entertainers would come, hoping for a job and many oxen were roasted for the event.


What The Fudge? WHY?? it makes zero sense... i must go now, bye

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

YAY DEREK!!!!! Laura's hand looks nice :)

msd, I'm actually at school and i'm about to take my english exam

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...
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Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

Hi everyone who's here! *snugglehugs*

nights.raven said...

hi dau!

Fabi S. said...

Hello?

#ChaseForBook9

nights.raven said...

hi fabi!

Fabi S. said...

Hello Raven! How're you?

#ChaseForBook9

nights.raven said...

im good, u?

Fabi S. said...

I'm okay, thanks.

Still trying to make this animation perfect! XD

#ChaseForBook9

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Fabi! How far are you from Seattle?

Fabi S. said...
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Fabi S. said...

And I'm deleting that comment now, sorry, I don't really want to leave it up there on the first page. I can answer the question again next time we're both on at once.

#ChaseForBook9

Miss sorrows said...

I a deciphering the photo, so I can see what LSODM manuscript says. I will zoom, and I will enhance, prepare yourselves.
;)
Damn, the angle is wrong, I can't do it

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

By the way, Derek, I like how you suddenly decided Death Bringer is now a one word title.

Xanthe Grey said...

Trim it down?! Boooo!

September Silver said...

PIZZA

and bye.

Sapphire Iota (Saph) said...

My God Derek! If you're going to post a picture of part of the manuscript, can you at least post one with good enough quality that I can read the words?
#ChaseForBook9

Sapphire Iota (Saph) said...

Dammit, I just missed Ember :( oh well, I can PM her on fanfic later :)
Anyone on?
#ChaseForBook9

Sapphire Iota (Saph) said...

Hmm... No one talking to me... Might go now...

Fabi S. said...

Cheexxkwjxjqieijguehsiqksjqozj

#ChaseForBook9

Sapphire Iota (Saph) said...

Fabi! *tacklehugs*

Hamster said...

I want to read it soooo much!

Sapphire Iota (Saph) said...

Hi Hamster! I agree!

Fabi S. said...

Saph! [tacklehugs back]

I know, right Hamster?! I want to read it, too! D:


#ChaseForBook9

Sapphire Iota (Saph) said...

I keep forgetting!
#ChaseForBook9
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Fabi S. said...

So how are you?

I'm distant, writing down nightmares...

#ChaseForBook9

Sapphire Iota (Saph) said...

I'm pretty good. Just finished Nevermore (Last book of the Maximum Ride series- have you heard of it?)
When you say you're writing down nightmares, do you mean you're literally writing down your nightmares? Or are you writing a horror story or something?
#ChaseForBook9

Fabi S. said...

I've heard of the series, it's been a topic of argument among some of my friends. Either it's really good, or the writing is 03330131, depends who you ask. I stay neutral of course, haven't read it.

Writing down actual nightmares I've had recently.

#ChaseForBook9

Sapphire Iota (Saph) said...

Meh. I hate nightmares *hugs Fabi*. Mine aren't to bad, but I have a lot of them. The worst thing is that I murmur and twitch in my sleep, and I have been known to wake my frinds up when I yell in my sleep :(
#ChaseForBook9

Fabi S. said...

[hugs back]

I have a lot, too, different kinds of nightmares. Some of them, like the one involving P!nk, Doctor Who, my seventh grade drawing teacher, the neighborhood friendly kitty and the zombie apocalypse, are scary at the time, but later are actually kinda funny.

The recurring ones...not so much... :-/

#ChaseForBook9

Sapphire Iota (Saph) said...

I know what you mean. When my friend was seven, she had repeated dreams about killer toothbrushes that scared the hell out of her. But nowadays she laughs and talks about it happily :)

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

Hi Saph! Hi Fabi!

Fabi S. said...

Yeah... A lot of my dreams are really weird... They're all so vivid, too. Mom says I have too much imagination. I say she doesn't have any. :-P

And yeah... Running from the zombies (one of which was named Tom) and being teleported through different dimensions/planets/places/times was scary at the time, and I woke up breathing fast, but afterwards I could appreciate the utter randomness of P!nk being the Doctor and defeating zombies with exploding playing cards. Also my drawing teacher fought crime... It was so weird, and I'd hate it if I lived it, but it's funny to look back on, knowing it wasn't real.

#ChaseForBook9

Fabi S. said...

Hello Dau!

Msd... It's late... Really can't sleep, though...

#ChaseForBook9

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

No problem :) I'll be here...eating food... and doing other stuff...

Ieni Lorarté-Strider (Ieni The Ninja Aeroplane) said...

Yay, lots of book to read!:)

Btw, Fabi and Dau, I'm not actually here: got school D:

#ChaseForBook9

Ieni Lorarté-Strider (Ieni The Ninja Aeroplane) said...

*And Saph D:

*ninjaeroplanetacklehugs everyone*

*leaves*

#ChaseForBook9

Fabi S. said...

[waves] Okay, see you Ieni.

Food is good... Bugs my throat, though... :-/

#ChaseForBook9

Sapphire Iota (Saph) said...

Hi/Bye Ieni! *hugs* Nice to meet you Dau :)
Fabi, one of my worst ever nightmares was set in an oat bar factory run by evil parrots.

Sapphire Iota (Saph) said...

#ChaseForBook9
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Fabi S. said...

Perfect is on again...

[hums along]

Pretty pretty please,
Don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than
Less than perfect

Pretty pretty please
Don't you ever ever feel
Like yore nothing
You are perfect to me.

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Fabi S. said...

*is apparently incapable of humming just now. Moves foot along instead. [nods]

Saph, the more realistic ones are the worst for me...

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Sapphire Iota (Saph) said...

Isn't it horrible when you're dreaming, but you think it's real?
I once dreamt an entire life in which my name was Amy, I went through school with my pesky little brother and sister, got a job at K-Mart, got married, had three kids, went to retirement home and died age 80, only to wake up aged 11 in my own bed and throughly confusedand wondering who I was.

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Fabi S. said...

I sleep now... Hopefully no nightmares...

You are perfect to me.

For me, some songs are just mentally connected with Blogland...

#ChaseForBook9

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

Sorry, I poofed to get food *holds up food* food, anyone?

Sapphire Iota (Saph) said...

Fabi; Ikr? Sleep well :) Sweet dreams
Dau; Got any virtual cookies?

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

I HAVE SUGAR COOKIES!! LOTS OF SUGAR COOKIES!

*brings over a wheelbarrow of sugar cookies*

Sapphire Iota (Saph) said...

Hmmm... Actually, I might go now too. I should be doing hw *guilty face* Bye Dau! *hugs*

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

:( okay. *snugglehugs*

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

Since I am alone, I'm going to engage in a little adventure.


It was a hot day. Dau walked off the bus and went to the door. She raised her hand and reached for the handle and-

Everything flickered. She clutched her chest, aching, and the door disappeared.


"Damn it."

Random Fire Hand (Duck Taasp) said...

And now that it's practically done Derek, you can email me the whole thing.
It would be much appreciated if you did and, you know what, I may even pay for it.

With a Tic-Tac or spare stapler.

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Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

She blinked and then everything went dark. It was nighttime, and the clouds covered the moon.

Dau sighed.

"Derek? It's not funny."

Dau walked around the empty field that seemed to strech on forever.

"Derek, I know that I asked you on Twitter to shunt me to another dimension for exams, but I meant before. I'm already done with them."

There was no reply. Dau sat down on the grassy hill and waited.

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

Hi Duck! I'm going dimension hopping by myself!

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

Hours had already passed. Dau picked off green blades of grass, and watched as the wind stirred the entire landscape, flittering like wings.

"Okay, I admit it. Derek, I know that I sent you a billion tweets. And you were so nice to reply. But I don't deserve this punishment."

Dau's mind drifted as she talked to herself.

"I don't regret doing it, you know. Tweeting you, I mean. This is worth every reply."

Dau closed her eyes and began humming.

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

When Dau opened her eyes, it was pitch black. Her eyes strained to see in the dark, and she waited until they were adjusted.

Suddenly, she sat up. There, in the distance, was a light. A small light, flickering in the wind, but also moving, moving towards her.

Dau smiled.


Derek.

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

Derek trudged up the hill, holding up a candle like he was the Statue of Liberty.

Dau giggled at the thought, shutting up when Derek glared at her. He collapsed on the grass and sat next to her in silence.

"So," Dau began, "what's with the -"

"Do. Not. Ask. About. The Dress." Derek growled.

Dau struggled to keep a straight face.

"To be honest, it's a nice dress," she stuttered, "it's white, and flowy, and..." she trailed off.

Derek glared at her.

"I look like a princess."

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

wait I have to get something.

will be back to finish what I started.

Random Fire Hand (Duck Taasp) said...

Derek
with a white dress
holding a lantern above his head.

The most hilarious image that has ever being stuck in my mind.

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

I'm baaackk to continue my story!

Random Fire Hand (Duck Taasp) said...
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Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

DUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCK!!!!!!

thank god you're here. I think I'm going insane.

Random Fire Hand (Duck Taasp) said...

Well it certainly looks that way

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Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

"So," Dau said, "how are we getting back?"

Derek's back was turned to her. He stayed silent.

"Derek?"

She walked over so she could see his face. His lips were pressed together and his eyes, popping out of his head, were looking around furitively.

"We are getting out of here," Dau frowned, "right?"

Derek's mouth moved around in useless circles. He gesticulated vaguely and made various sounds that he thought sounding convincing.

Dau glared at him.

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

Duck: yeaah. I had nobody to talk to.

Ashley Hills said...

Tried to read the page from the photo, failed.

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

Ashley: same. Derek's a meanie for getting me all excited.

I KNOW YOU HAVE A BETTER QUALITY CAMERA, DEREK.

Becky Allaker said...

jesus christ

Random Fire Hand (Duck Taasp) said...

Truthfully I think everyone has tried to do that Ashley.

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Becky Allaker said...

i'm gonna burn apple alive for their dumb ass cameras i swear to god

i'm actually cacking my pants over here, laura has it this is happening the book is happening oh my god i'm gonna die goodbye world

Mistical Future said...

Hi everyone!
How are you all?

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

PEOPLE! THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE!

Thank goodness, people came right before I was going to go insane and write an entire book named Dau Sketch and Derek Wearing a White Dress Go Dimension Hopping.

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

MISTI!

Mistical Future said...

LOL that sounds like a cool book Dau!

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

It would be. Not sure Derek would appreciate the dress, though :P

Random Fire Hand (Duck Taasp) said...

That would have being a GREAT book.
And I mean that. With the capital letters and all.

Everyone would have bought that book and you would have easily got to the no. 1 best selling book of all time.

But you can't write it because people came on and started commenting.
CURSE YOU PEOPLE!

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Mistical Future said...

*Mutters something about bad timing*

Ah I gtg and have a bath sorry!

Duck is I ok if I save you in my next chapter of the Unnamed Returned?

If not just tell me ... and do you know how to contact Requiem? because I need to ask her the exact same thing

I'll be back soonish

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

YAY thanks Fabi! :)
*shakes fist at people*

It's okay. I forgive you all. Because sometimes it's good to talk to other people instead of having a three way conversation with yourself.

Death Rose said...

Stop Derek. Don't trim the dammed book. Don't you want us to not bother you for five minutes? To let your ego recover? To breathe? Leave the book. There's a good God. Play nice and give us the whole book.

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

Bye Misti! *snugglehugs*

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

Hey Death, what do you think about a book entitled Dau Sketch and Derek Wearing a White Dress Go Dimension Hopping?

Random Fire Hand (Duck Taasp) said...

You should save me!
Make it an awesome save and have me just being completely freaked out about it.

I suppose if you want to contact anyone on the Return of The Unnamed you should just comment on the latest post.

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Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

whoa. where'd all the people go?

Maralie Lily Charm said...

it's so prettyful o.o

I can't wait to have that book in my hands...

#ChaseForBook9

*is probably not here*

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

MARA! Noooo if everyone leaves, I'll have to start talking to myself again...

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

*sighs*

everyone's gone.

just me and you, derek.

LET THE DIMENSION HOPPING BEGIN!!!!!

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

P.S. I'm sorry if the following comments annoy you ._. I'm lonely and shunting with derek is great fun.


derek loves it.

Dau Sketch (daughterofmyworld) said...

"You see," Derek explained, "there's been a bit of a snafu."

Dau remained expressionless.

"I didn't actually mean for either of us to end up here. There was a bit of a misunderstanding..." Derek trailed off.

Derek hung his head.

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