Saturday, July 10, 2010

My Life, Right Now


In my defense, I have been busy. Many, many things are happening, all of which combine to distract me and keep me from writing another entry for this accursed Blog. Yet here I am, on a Saturday morning, finally giving in and giving you, my minions, not only what you want, but also what you NEED.

I have been sitting here for half an hour, wondering what to write, determined that this entry will not be another Question and Answer session. Finally, out of sheer desperation, I have made the decision to ramble. And so here I am, rambling.

Mammy Cat is sitting on my printer. The printer is beside me, on the desk, and she’s curled up like a little grey curly ball of fluff, looking out the window at the rain and laughing at the unfortunate horses in the field beside me, who can’t curl up on anything, let alone a printer. Mammy Cat seems happy. She has been especially happy since I opened the garage door after three days, and she bounded out, free at last. Oops. For what it’s worth, she doesn’t seem to be holding her inadvertent incarceration against me, but cats are like that. The moment you let your guard down, they STRIKE.

(I let my guard down for a moment there, and when I looked around, Mammy Cat was poised on the edge of the printer, claws out and ready to leap. We locked eyes, and the claws retracted, then came out again lazily, like she’d only been practicing. But I know. Oh I know...)

I’m sitting here because I’m finishing up the final edits on Mortal Coil. What you have to understand is that when any writer says they are finished a book, they are lying. They don’t mean to lie. They don’t lie out of malicious intent. And some writers may even believe what they’re telling you. But it is a lie, nonetheless. For there is editing to do, and rewriting, and bits and pieces that appeared brilliant at the time, but are now quite obviously hideous rubbish.

A book is never finished until it’s on the bookshelves, and even then it’s not done. The writer, and readers, will spot typo’s and spelling errors and so, in the next print run, these things will (hopefully) be fixed. Every time I read a few pages of one of my books I spot another mistake, or something I wish I hadn’t written, or something I wish I could change. Such is a writer’s lot.

The edits I’m doing now are, hopefully, the final ones. I get notes from my editor, and my agent, and then I get notes from the copy-editor, whose job it is to make sure every sentence, you know, makes some sort of SENSE, and then I get notes from the real Valkyrie Cain, the girl who she is based on- my friend Laura.

Laura’s notes are unlike any of the others, because Laura uses blunt-force honesty in everything she does. For instance, if she thinks the first 80 pages are “kind of boring”, I’ll get a note written in the margins saying exactly that. The thing is, I take her notes ridiculously seriously. If she isn’t happy with any aspect of a book, I’ll change it until she is happy. Laura oversees quality control, and I have to say if you like reading Skulduggery, you have a lot to thank her for.

(Also she’s kind of scary, just like Valkyrie is, so I pretty much do what she tells me.)

She gave me her notes yesterday, and the nice thing is that there weren’t a whole lot of them. Here’s what she wrote at the end:

“All in all, I think it’s the most ‘finished’ version I’ve read so far. There’s nothing much to change at all, and I’m really quite impressed!”

That, my loyal minions, bodes well. If she likes it this much, I’m fairly confident you will, too.

Hopefully.

I have another few hours of work ahead of me, rearranging the first 80 pages to get the excitement and the fun happening earlier in the story, but the end is in sight. I should be able to deliver this back to my editor on Sunday night, because the nice people at the printers are waiting to make some books. September 2nd isn’t that far away, after all.

What’s bizarre is that this will be my FIFTH book. I will have FIVE BOOKS out there in shops. You all know how fantastic I think I am, and with astonishingly good reason, but there is a part of me that still thinks I’m the new kid, I’m the writer who’s just starting out. And yet I’m about to publish my fifth book. I’ve been writing Skulduggery for exactly five years now, to the MONTH, but the first book was only published in April of 2007. Five books since 2007, a few awards, a few AMAZING tours, and a Munchkin Army, a legion of Ninja Leprechauns, and the best darn Minions out there.

That’s pretty good going.

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Another Individual said...

While i don't know exactly what your talking about I know what it's like to think your finished with an essay or story and then have to go and edit and change so much of it. I'm really excited to read your new book, and I wait with baited breath for it to appear in shops.

Janice said...

hi

Janice said...

Did the Mammy Cat eat dead mice when you did not feed it? What about liver? Brains? Intestines? Eyeballs? Ginseng? Herbs?

(u!!3^1901 said...

i know exactly what you mean derek. While cats seem like cute and cuddley things what they do is plot against you.
any who i am really glad that you are almost finished mortail coil because i can not wait for it to be released!!!!!!! it will be awsome!!!!

(u!!3^1901 said...

OMG I JUST SPELT MORTAL COIL WRONG!!!!! HOW COULD I???!!!!

Janice said...

Mortail.

ralindir said...

Yay! It's always good to hear things such as stories being almost-not-quite-but-hopefully-near finished, cats escaping from garages and owners escaping retribution from said cats. Good times indeed. And, even though it's always nice to hear from you, Mister Landy, sir; those who may whinge about a lack of blog updates should grow up a little. Words from our golden god should not be forced!

*giggle*

Genesisnx said...

Yay he called us the best minions out there.

But I'll say it again, you should join the forums so you don't have to turn your blogs into a round of question answering. You know this to be true. *Darth Vader Breathing sounds*

Claudia said...

Heloo! I would like to follow you on twitter. That is if you have an account. Please please sign up for twitter!!!

Lizzy said...

1o woot!

Fred0071 said...

11th comment, normally im like 100th

Derek please make a twitter acount, i am following you on this, i am the one with the picture of the Porsche and I'm a minion aswell!

Can't wait till 2nd Sept.

Sort out Website clock please.

My cat is awsome, he bites anyone he doesnt like, spits at dogs when they're on leads and they can't catch him, sunbathes on the bikeshed, likes dairylea cheese, has 3 legs (because he got hit by a car) and is really Hyper.

sweetnaeema said...

ah, Derek i feel for you. i know how it is to read over your own novel and then think... "ugh, I'm such an idiot. why did I have to write that?"

that is probably why i'm only on my 28th page of my own novel...

Abbi said...

Aww that poorpoor cat , and poor horses
hehe so valkyrie is based on someone ^^ cool
i hope you do another Q&A blog. still got 1 really big question. Here it is.... will caelan be involved in the book more? There all better .
good luck on the finally corrections to the book, i dont know how you bear it, ever thing i write at school either has a stray letter or a apostrhe in the wrong place, im just to lazy to scribble them out
thanksn ^^

sweetnaeema said...

Sorry, just read fellow minions' posts.

do not make a twitter account! the golden god is exclusively for us!

mrpleasant-blog said...

Hello Derektastic Golden God!! ^^ It's good to be back after a prolonged absence. I myself have been incredibly busy, what with being at my grandmother's everyday, swimming until I drop unconcious into my bed at night. As well, I have been working on my own stories on my laptop and recently read the latest draft of "Midnight Sun" Stephenie Meyer has posted on her website....that took me a few hours longer than it should have...And she didn't even get to the best part!! ARGHH D:<

Ah, look at me, now I'm rambling...hmm...Well on the issue of my stories, I've got two going and possibly a screenwrite writing itself in my head. The sad part? I haven't outlined ANY of them...I'm going to do that soon though. Like when I finished typing this (:

And thank you for the praise on my website!! ^^ That made me incredibly happy, though I didn't get to post on that entry, but that's perfectly okay. Hmm...I really should get back to work on my website, but at the moment, I've got two stories two outline and revise, and a screenplay to outline and then write.

And I agree about cats being...suspicious. Suspiciously calm that is...I just know that some time this week either one of my cats will ambush us for not shaving their fur in this heat....especially because one of them is fat and super fluffy :P Aww, I love my kitties, they're so cuteeee <3 And evil <3 <3 :D

Well, glad to be able to post again. And I'm glad to be a minion. I'm currently trying to convice my mom to let me buy dark days and mortal coil through amazon....maybe those will be my christmas presents....hmm, it is an awfully long wait though....oh well, better then not getting them at all I suppose ^^ adios, Miep's out >>



~Miep

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"I'm sophisticated, charming, suave, and debonair, Professor. But I have never claimed to be civilized."


(P.S) Sorry if this is a long post...I get the feeling that it will be....

mrpleasant-blog said...

yep, that was long. But I most post once again that I agree with sweetnaeema, I'm on about my 40th page in my first story and I'm dreading going through it and reading it AGAIN. I mean, after a while, I just get bored with the beginnging...ugh. My second story is not so far along in writing but it's farther along in my head. I've got some great ideas for it that will extend about 12 pages to somewhere around 30. SO MUCH WRITING!!! This is also why I want to be a director as well....yeah.

But on a possitive note, All week I've had serious writers block, therefore I try to force it and then everything just turns to MUSH. But today I have a serious urge to write, which means I've gotten my mojo back! (I feel like Austin Powers XD) Well...I'm off to hopefully create successful book or two and a screenplay...hmm, that should be enough to help me get started in a couple of years when I can publish things....then I can get some extra money...cool...

Actually, Derek, that reminds me. I have a question. Being an author, how much of the profits from your books do you see? Is there a ratio? For every book sold you get $10 from it or something? And what about your movies? I suppose actors bring in more than directors/screenwriters but, again, how much of it do you see?

~Miep

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"I'm sophisticated, charming, suave, and debonair, Professor. But I have never claimed to be civilized."

(P.S) Sorry for another elongated entry... ^.^ It's only because I worship you :P

Bex. said...

I was listening to the Echelon talking at the beginning of Closer To The Edge in the background as I read your last line(s) there. And they fitted together nicely. And, may I say, it almost braught a tear to my eye. Almost. It takes a lot to make me cry, just to let you know. So...
Tell Laura I said she's awesome. But, wait, if you, Sir Landy, are our Golden God, then that would make HER our Golden God's GOD, would it not?
...Hehe.

Fudge-Cake said...

woo I'm the 18th commenter normally im like 50 something he he he

this makes me very happy :D

nice to know were the best minions out there ... hope its okaii if I change my minion status to a munchcin ninja penguin!

...
...
OHHHH, even better monkey ninja! you can play as a monkey ninja on this xbox game i
I have got called time spliters and make your own play areas with portals to confuse people plus you can hide the good weapons so noone else can have them :)

good game good game :)

Naomi Wiflath said...

Awwwwww, It's good to hear everything is doing well! You are doing an awesome job, I hope I can get out 5 books as lickity split as you can, though probably not. I like to roll around too much in plot planning.

Cats ARE evil. I know, I have 3. My two fat dorks CC and Binx, who are brother and sister and love to dig in plants when you aren't looking or eat butter. Then there's Sadie, the new kitten. She has a sibling as well, and both were born to a wild cat in our shed. When trying to catch them, I amazingly simply reached in and grabbed her brother, with the thought that "It's just a kitten! It'll be ok!"

Well, that little sweet kitten clawed me and bit me so i bled all over, and so I had to go get rabies shots. For a kitten. Ill have a lovely little scar to match my chipmunk bite, but that's a tale for another time...

So when i went to get the first rabies dose at the ER, they had to shove a bunch of... something into my hand and it made my index finger swell. It freaked me out so much I passed out and rolled off the gurney. :D

In the end, we never caught the brother, and the mother cat took him somewhere else. but before they left we caught his sister, Sadie- a calico with a striped head. It looks like the wrong head was put on the wrong body. :D I've tamed her up now, but shes currently in quarantine after she puked some worms on the rug.... :D

Fudge-Cake said...

woops okaii that last bits messed up so just ignore it or ill rewrite it...

OHHHH, even better monkey ninja! you van play as a monkey ninja on this xbox ganme I have, It's called time spliters and you can make your own play areas with...

and the rests fine :)

-stay purple :)

p.s. if your not purple all ready please try and make your self purple..

p.p.s don't try and make your self purple by using suffocation it's bad for you :| ...:)

skyril said...

Yay! New blog entry!!!!!!

Ooo there are horses in a field next to you! That's unbelievably Derektastic! A new fact I can add to the image of your house I have in my brain. :3

I bet your little Mammy cat would forget the whole striking business if, next time it's raining, you open the door and threaten to throw her out then get a pack of hounds to hunt her down and drag her back in a painful heap after getting their revenge on her since all the times she's escaped their vicious grasp.....Or you could just get her a new comfy basket with a catnip toy. Your choice.

That, my master, you can most definitely say again. Pretty good going. Quite impressive to say the least. :3 *nods*

"'How is this possible? Last I heard you were trapped on a dead world overrun by evil trans-dimensional superfiends!'
Skulduggery nodded. 'Just got back.'"

hollies said...

well i agree derek your cat is going to strike. Probably when you are asleep dreaming about, well, what ever you dream about it will strick >:) but cats are evil beings anyways so it would probably attack you out of randomness. OH and horses cant curl sag the sleep standing up. Even the ones that have owners. ITs their natural instinct it means they are able to run away from any preditors that might stalke them while they sleep. I HAVE SMARTICLES XD
that means YOU lied :O how could you ¬¬
meh as long as i gt my copy of mortail coil i'll be fine, but i comes out two days into school. I shall read it in german class ><
the way you would listen to laura is the way everyone listens to me, they're scared i might hurt them if they dont >:D its quiet fun actually ><
your muchkinarmy and ninja leprahauns and the rest of your minions could kick everyone else's butt. :P
OMGG i think we should attempt to rule the world >:D
it could work *runs off to find fiona and makes their plan.*
oh btw im doin the clay-mation ><

skyril said...

I know, Genesisnx!Such an honor to be called best minions out there by our great master! :]

Indeed, sweetnaeema.Plus twitter is dumb...

Ah yes, Naomi never underestimate the power of kittens.They can be ever so vicious and insane.Depending on age, sometimes more claw and fang crazed then their mother!

Oh yes Hollie!RULE THE WORLD!MwaHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Maybe we should recruit the Pinky and the Brain....
For those who do not know the famous Pinky and the Brain...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJPFSNu_QNs

"I wonder if they've seen the end of the world.I love end-of-the-world visions.They're always so graphic."
-Skulduggery

Thad Manning said...

For rambling, this is a great read, Derek! Very informative. And, I know exactly what you mean about cats.

skyril said...

Rambling is so fun!

By the way, I know I've got you at least one new Skulduggery Pleasant reader, Oh Mighty One.And I'm working on a second who wants to read it but hasn't gotten it yet. :3

m0nkeyb00ts said...

Who doesnt love a good ramble? Especially when talking about book five- which I am SOOOO excited about! I will be waiting anxiously fot Mortal coil, and when I get it im sure i will end up reading past 3am like usual and then stuggling to get up four hours later! Skulduggery books are just too addictive! :)

skyril said...

Indeed!It's totally unbelievable what they do to me!

Laura said...

Hi!
Well I'm writing a story of my own and because your such a awesome\derekish writer i was wondering if you could give me any tips that help you because Skulduggery Pleasant is so cool!

Abbi said...

Hi again
just had a question i want to add to my other.
will the skulduggery books ever be made into manga/ graphic novels? like what they dod for the vampire saga darren shan? because that would be absolutly amazing !!! a graphic book of skulduggery pleasant!
thank you again

mrpleasant-blog said...

WOO HOO!! I vaguely outlined my stories and go tot rewriting the beginning of one of them. WOOT WOOT! And, might I add, it's sounded pretty good...well, better then my first try... :P

ANDDDD I was stuck on what to use as a simile to describe a girl's eyes, and they are green, and I was thinking really hard. Suddenly, I started thinking about you with your cat and the horses outside and Ireland and then I thought "OH MY GOSH I'LL PUT THE EMERALD ISLE!!" and so I did. >:D And I also added "on a sunny day" to that :P

When I finish the first chapter or so, maybe I'll post it on mrxpleasant.

lol, on to peoples' comments. Yes, rambling is very fun, and so are horses, and yes hollie, you do have smarticles. Skyril, anyone who does not know who Pinky and The Brain are, SHUN THEM! SHUN THEM TO THE DEEPEST, DARKEST< STINKIEST PITS OF TARTARUS!!!

Okay, maybe not QUITE that far...lol, Naiomi, I got two kittens about three or four years ago and I have scars ALL OVER ME. My hands, arms, wrists, shoulders, back, head, chest, legs. I genuinely mean, on pretty much EVERY external part of my body. Except for my face...I still love them though :D <3

Sadly, one of them passed away a couple of years ago, but his brother remains. We got another cat, he was a kitten when we got him as well, but he's full grown now. We originally had Hugs and Kisses, but Kisses got ran over--during a heat wave in summer I might add--dragged himself up a large hill in front of our house and stayed behind my neighbor's chimney for three days. When my stepdad went to ask my neighbor if he'd seen Kisses, he heard Kisses meowing. We took him to the vet and he was there for maybe a month. Me and my mom visited him every day. His pelvis was broken in three places and he couldn't move his tail, they had to amputate it. But one day, while he was still on the cathedor, the doctor was pushing on him to get him to pee--that was regular proceedure and it didn't hurt him. Usually. But I guess maybe the doctor was pushing too hard this time or something because later, his bladder ruptured and he died. Tis very sad, but we still love him. Our other cat, Hugs, was lonely so we got another kitten around two or three years ago. He's a big, fat, fluffy, Tabby Tiger kitty who is incredibly lazy. Tremendously lazy. We named him Mugs (I do not know why...)

But yeah...when Hugs and Kisses were kittens they climbed ALL over my back and my head and my stomach. Mugs liked to play with peoples' hand and feet so those are pretty scratched up...plus, one time, I was wearing shorts and he hopped up on my legs, but then fell backwards and grabbed my thigh with his claws as he was slidding down....that hurt...a LOT. He pretty much ripped my leg open, just above the knee. It's safe to say it's a pretty nasty scar.... But yeah...I'm not too sure ALL cats INTEND to be evil...they just are XD That's why I will never be a dog person :P


~Miep

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"I'm sophisticated, charming, suave, and debonair, Professor. But I have never claimed to be civilized."

(P.S) I apologize for another long comment...

(P.P.S) Derek, which quote do you like the best?

mrpleasant-blog said...

HOLY CRAP THAT WAS A LONG POST!!

lol, there are a lot of typos in that...oh well, I'm too tired and lazy to really fix them in this post. And let me clarify my question at the bottom.

What I meant to ask was, looking at the quotes that we post after our comments, whose quote do you like the best? I mean, you wrote them so you have to have a favorite or two...

~Miep

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"I'm sophisticated, charming, suave, and debonair, Professor. But I have never claimed to be civilized."

skyril said...

Haha yeah Miep that may be a bit much even for people who don't know Pinky and the Brain.Well....at least not the stinkiest parts...
Awwww poor kitties!
*moment of silence*
Congratulations on you outline, by the way!I expect to see a book on shelves someday that has Miep in parenthesis next to your name :3

Insanity Nova Moonshine said...

horses? do you live in the country? it is peace ful here, thugh the cows are annoying. i see atleast fifity horses on my way to school

Carina said...

Well I'm glad you're almost done with the fifth book :)
Thank you Dereks friend!
And I love being a lovely minion to the golden god.

~ Skulduggery Skellington

Johan said...

Hi Derek can you please answer my question not to push you, just really want to know ,then I can sleep again......... Oh yeah the question is how can skulduggery pleasant make fire with gloves on ? PeAcE OuT JoHaN

Melissa Snooks said...

BWHAHA....Yeah, i know...its getting a bit old, but old habits die hard..You do know that my worst enemy actually introduced this book to me? How ironic is that!! It only turned out to be the best book that i have ever happened to read....So, after you actually finish all of the books, do you think you will go on to write anything else? Another series...Perhaps short novels of miniture adventures of skulduggery or Valkyrie if they happen to survive your intreging torture within the books?
Tehe, Bwhaha girl

Robbie said...

I have commented! Now to read the entry.

Robbie said...

ahh, bask in the glory of our masters praise.






ahhhhhhhhhhh



By the way, I would like to become a nija leprechaun. How would I go about doing this.


and I will say it less angrily this time, because you just provided us with a nice blog entry, but I am just reminding you....

I want to know what your taken name is.

Kaitlyn said...

NOOOO, I wrote an entire really long blog post and then accidently pressed backspace on the keyboard thinking it was on the text and it went back and deleted what i just wrote :( every one feel bad for me! oh well here it is again.


YEAH DEREK! BOOK NUMBER 5, we are all so happy for you, well i am anyway, i honestly don't know what i'd be doing right now if you had decided not to be an author. now i know you do not want to answer anymore questions but i need to know!!!!!!

Have you ever owned a goat/lamb or did your neighbours ever own a goat/lamb and if you/they did ever own a goat/lamb, did you/they ever complain about your/their lamb, and if they did, did you/they ever get red of the goat/lamb to find that you/they brought a more annoying noise making dog after you/they complained about the goat/lamb. did you ever make up a story like this and send this story into a tv station? thankyou


oh and thankyou for not getting too mad or annoyed with us for demanding more blog posts, cause lets face it, this is all we have until mortal coil comes out, and then you will have 1 maybe 2 days of sanity before we start demanding more answers from you, and start asking why this happend and how that makes sence and the reason it won't make sence.so enjoy the few days of sanity you will get.see we are all like your cat, waiting, lurking in the shadows, waiting for the moment to pounce, and then we strike with thousands of questions clawing at you until they are answered. SO WHATCH OUR. THERE ARE THOUSANDS MORE QUESTIONS TO COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynda said...

Ah...40th comment. Better than 80th, I suppose.
Alas, no answers! Oh well. Maybe next time, Superior Satan?
And now...for my lovely rant.
I know I shouldn't think myself an author/writer yet, but I am writing four books which I hope to have published, and I understand what you're saying completely. I wrote the first 150 pages or so of my first novel, read from one to seventy, and just...stopped.
They all seemed so boring, so many repetitive words, so CLICHE.
It was awful to think I'd spent all that time writing those seventy pages, only to have to discard them in horror. REALLY THOUGH. I have a relatively interesting plot, good characters and a great world I've shoved them in, but, see, the first part is still on Earth. I had a lot (and I mean A LOT) of trouble figuring out interesting things (actually, I started writing the most basic form of it in...2006, I think? And that was set first in Australia for about a day, and then two months in IRELAND! So that's my dedication to you), but I think I wrote SOMETHING alright. Right now, I have plans for--as I said--four books, and I'm 239 pages through the first one.
UNHOLY SATAN, I AM SO SORRY! I HAVE JUST TAKEN OVER YOUR BLOG!
Bajeebuz, I need my own one of these...NO! I need to publish the darn book, THEN get my own blog! YAY!!!! PUBLISHED!!!
a-HEM.
So,Derek, have you heard the Numa Numa Song? And I hear you're a fan of Spirited Away? That's my second favourite movie! Howl's Moving Castle is the best, I think, but only because I really liked the book, but I also love Laputa: Castle In The Sky, and all of the Studio Ghibli movies.
I love anime, obviously.
So, do you watch Naruto? Bleach? Darker Than Black?
I DO!
Also, I've seen a little of Elfen Lied, but it's a little...you know...gross.
And so, with a thousand and three questions from this post (sorry), I bid you good day, and remember, if you kill off Dusk, I will kill off YOU.
-Lynda
PS: That was not a death threat!

Robbie said...

Howls moving castle is the best

Robbie said...

sorry for the shortness, but I'm known for being blunt

lilian.thigh said...

We are pretty excellent minions, it must be said... ;D

Bethany said...

That's actually kind of crazy. Ginger Rachel - my friend- and I have been following Skulduggery since it came out in April '07. Who would have thought that three years later you'd have four more published books in the series and a few more to come.

Crazy shizz sticks right there.

I think you'd like this site: www.theoatmeal.com

Ranges from the Zombie Apocalypse to other stuff.
I think you'd particularly like this one: http://www.catswhothrowupgrass.com/kill.php

How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you.


You might find it useful.
Wouldn't want Mammy Cat to kill our mighty one, now, would we?

Minnie Miracle said...

Aww, thanks, Derek. =)

And cats are NOT evil. Shame on you all for perpetuating negative cliches and stereotypes. I bet you also think Dukes are evil, and big company CEO and hot girls and people who wear black and, um,T-rexes...and old people...and tooth paste...and underwear. lol XD

I BET YOU ALSO THINK BLONDES ARE DUMB!!! IT'S KNOT TRUE! IT'S KNOT! IT'S KNOT! IT'S KNOT!!!!

Minnie Miracle said...

I love cats, btw, in case you couldn't tell. :)

Cory said...

Yay mortal coil!!!!!!!! im counting down the seconds!!!! (and you think im kidding.)oh, and this is random but if you play Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney (the best video game ever) please say so in ur comment im curious... anyhoo if you havent played it it's the best game ever. and im confident that you skulduggery fans will like it.

Madi said...

OH YEH, MOST RECENT COMMENT!!!! well of course i am, or i will be untill i post this...*enjoying the moment*... ohk...that'll do. I LOVE reading Skulduggery Pleasant, it is AWESOME. its so funny, it has kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. i only wish that they were longer because i finished them all in one day (they are that good) and now i can only read over them again, and again untill the next one comes out. also i would like to know who actually cares enough to read other peoples comments so anyone who reads this plz start ur comment with "aplle bobbing orange cheese pie" so that i know for sure. thankyou. and if anyone is distressed by my horrilbe spelling, punctuation and grammer skills, i would like to stress that i am only 12. 13 in october but i still hav some months of innocence left in me!!!! Derek, you are amazing and plz can you post something reffering to the Valkyrie Cain auditions, if there are any!!!! THX lol.....XD!!!!!!

Liliana Pitchblack said...

I'm really excited about Mortal Coil.
One of the best things about you and your books is that I simply /know/ that I won't be disappointed, so the waiting isn't half as agonizing. ;)

Your cat seems like such a sweetie. My neighbors also have a cat that seems to like me. Actually, this creature is the only living being that scares the shit out of me. It just... appears behind and throws herself before my feet. She acts like it's such a honour for me to pet her. I adore that vicious little devil, I really do.

Mr Connor said...

That was DEREKTASTIC, (yea i think im goin to say that everytime from now on)

Derek can you give us some writing tips, please?
Derek when are you coming to Belfast?
And
Derek do you like the annoying oranges videos?

Valora Destry said...

wow i feel like im the only one who hasn't owned a cat...

Cats sound scary... don't kill me or anything, cept im not much of a cat person. and i apologize to peoples feelings that may have been hurt. but i mean, dogs are way cute and u can hug them and they just don't care, and you can walk them, and they'll wait for you if you go out, and greet you immensly when you enter the room; even if you've onlybeen away for half a minute. ahh gotta love them.

Golden God your house must be in such a nice location!! My house is near some farms but even then its mainly only cows or sheep. I seldom see horses, which is a shame coz they are such pretty farm animals. We get brumbies (wild horses) cept i've never seen them near where i live. I do see lots of wildlife though (i won't bother mentioning them coz its so steryotypical!), which im happy for coz i am kinda an animal person...

I love hearing about everyone coming up with their stories! To Mrpleasant-blog and Lynda: you should post a bit of your story up! it will be really nice to read it!

I love the annoying orange! its so funny!!

Sadly i don't really have mush to ramble about so my blog comment ends hear...

**littlemissbookworm** said...

I know I wrote this on your previous post but just to refresh.....

DEREK!! I'M GOING TO WRITE IN CAPITALS TO MAKE SURE YOU NOTICE THIS POST! I HAVE AN IDEA AND I THINK IT'S QUITE AWESOME. SINCE MORTAL COIL IS LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AWAY (SQUEE!!! :D) WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE FOR YOU AND YOUR PEOPLE (BY PEOPLE I MEAN YOUR PUBLISHER, AGENT ETC) TO POST LITTLE (POSSIBLY MISLEADING)SPOILER QUOTES OR MINI-EXCERPTS FROM MORTAL COIL?! PLEAAAASSEE!!!! IT WOULD MAKE US ALL REALLY HAPPY AND WE'LL LOVE YOU EVEN MORE! CAN YOU IMAGE US ALL SQUIRMING AND OUR MINDS WHIRRING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT A POSSIBLY MISLEADING EXCERPT FROM MORTAL COIL MIGHT MEAN!!!?!!?! JUST LIKE ONE A MONTH, MAYBE EVEN TWO?? OK TWO MIGHT BE PUSHING IT BUT WE CAN HOPE.... :) PLEEEEAAASE REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE IN ANOTHER BLOG POST! AND HOPEFULLY WITH GOOD NEWS (I.E. WITH A "YES, THAT IS POSSIBLE. IN FACT HERE'S ONE RIGHT NOW" TYPE OF THING:D)I HOPE YOU'VE SEEN THIS!!

zottiely_89 said...

just out of pure curiosity and wanting skulduggery pleasant would become a movie, i know you said you would put up anything good about auditions and such, i was wondering where the auditions were exactly and how to audition as such and what if you are in australia as such and would like to audition.

Fudge-Cake said...

Ahhh isn't the country great...

I used to live in the country fresh eggs for breakfast, cows just behind your back garden, seeing around 20 horses on your 5 minuite walk to school, sheep on one end of the field and horses on the other , 30 people in each year, peace quiet handstands cartwheels...

sorry just took a trip back in time to when I was 9 and we lived in a small village with chickens in the back garden :).... oh how I miss that midget village :)

anyway I think you would be happy to hear oh golden god that this munchcin nija penguin (or monkey) has gotten not one not two but three new people reading your books....

how you may ask well all I had to do is read them the page about the pet rock in dark days and they were hooked :)

Fudge-Cake said...

oh and valora destry don't worry I have never owned a cat either...

mum hates them :| ...:D

CleoLamora said...

Be proud.
Be very proud.

Cuz we minions are very proud of you!! <3

Boxer-Girl said...

I just finished 1st year and for my English essay I had to write a character reference, from a book, so -of course- I wrote abolu Valkrie Cain...

My English teacher told me it was very unrealistic, and that it was ageist the rules of English tests to make up a character from a made up book, and that she knew so because (And I quote)
"For the physical description you described yourself, and the same with the characters personality" LOL!

From she who asked how Skulduggery kept his glasses on when he had no scarf on when you can to The Pavilions in April...

Fudge-Cake said...

OMG! okaii if your obsesed with the legend of Zelda games like me I think you'll be happy to hear that they lied to us... there IS another Zelda game coming its called The legend of Zelda:Skyward Sword

heres the link for the trailer http://uk.wii.ign.com/dor/objects/872155/the-legend-of-zelda-wii/videos/zeldass_trl_e3trailer_63010.html

I know this has nothing to do with you oh golden god but its an amazing game which is nearly as amazing as your books :)

Holly said...

Ah, the old -what-to-write-on-my-obligatory blog question. I have to tackle that regularly, what with, y'know, another 'non-personal' 'promotional' blog (not that I'm a best-selling writer and therefore important, but, whatever).

--
Good luck on the book! And well-done for having the foresight of picking a friend that is not only excellent character inspiration, but a good critic.

Holly said...

Also, 60th. ^^

Lily said...

ahh nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!
my magic has worn off! i have gone from seventh comment to SIXTY FIRST!!!!!! NOOOOOOO!!

anyhoo, yay! cant wait!
impulse buying is almost CURED! YAY!!!!

wow.
and there was me thinking id just be a hopeless malteaser shopaholice forever

Lily said...

no e on the end of shopaholic. I HATE BEING PRONE TO TYPOS!!!

Ambiguity said...

First of all, JUST so you know I am NOT your minion (yet).
My minionism (SO not a word) is very valuble thing that I give whole heartedly to some books that I have been in love with for AGES. Things like Harry Potter and Artemis Fowl. Those things I have known for YEARS and I am their authors most loyal minion (if they so wish).
I CLOSE to becomming your minion but about... nine months ago now I picked up the faceless ones from a megre selection of books that students of my small school got to buy (I live in the deep pits of nowhere) I read about 1/4 of it and decided I'd better read no.1 & no.2 first.
If I was to read the series at all.
But I did. And I liked it. And I decided to become obsessive.
But not a minion.
Yet.
If Mortal Coil is good I will be your minion.
But not before.

Second is to say that I LOVE Aussie. I mean WHERE else can you go from the highest point in the country (pretty damn high) to the lowest point (pretty low), in a car in a less that 48 hours??
I'll tell you where.
Nowhere.
I love Australia. I love its people (which I am one of), I love its bush. I LOVE living in the deep pits of nowhere. I love the fact that somewhere out in the desert of south australia there is this little ghost suberb posing as a town.
I MEAN SERIOUSLY! you go in and it's like your in one of Brisbanes suberbs but everyone's dead and gone. there are NOpeople out on the streets at like 6pm! and only a few houses are even OCCUPIED! no cars driving, NO dogs barking, NO NOTHING!
Isn't that creeptastically Great?!!!!?!?!
Sorry about that. I just felt in the ranting 'bout Aussie somewhere and this is the first thing I wrote on.
hehehe
~AMBZ
P.S I love the fact that it's an Island, a contenent and a country all wrapped up in one!

Ambiguity said...

Holy DANCING BANANA'S! I DID IT AGAIN!!!!
SORRY!!!!!!!

Kaitlyn said...

YEAH AUSTRALIA!!!!!! :)

Bloody best country in the world!!!!!!

aussie aussie aussie

oi oi oi

Lizzy said...

Ok i sooo know about evil cats. my cat sticks her face in my cereal bowl whan i'm not looking.

P.S you are WRONG Kaitlyn, USA is the best "bloody" contry.

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Geckogirl said...

!No hablar Espanol! i h8 spanish! i have a test tomorrow and i have not revised one bit!!! i was to busy today horse-riding and 118 costume searching to do ANY homework. so now i have a big smelly pile of spanish revision for a speaking and writing test first lesson tomorrow.
great,just great.
and then there is my science xl due friday. have not even started.
i must leave now and do homework.
pity me.
oh and btw derek i would pity you for having so much editing to do but im too busy wallowing in my river of homework to care.

sorry.

Lenka said...

You bet we are the best darn minions outta here!
Ok, i do have ONE question, because i e-mailed another author i adore the other day and i asked her to read some of my fiction work.
The reply i received (INSTANTLY- well, almost, but an hour is pretty darn good considering how some writers don't even reply)explained how in her contract it claims she can't read unpublished, un-contracted fiction. Which i thought sucked.
So, my question is:
Can you not read some amazing fiction by unpublished fans? Because if you can't, then i'm not sure why i bother adding my website addresses to all of my comments with quotes from stories 'in production'.

-'Let's keep it simple,' Allie explained, twisting the gun in her hand. 'If you both stop drooling over each other and keep your hands OFF each other for the next half hour, then maybe you'll get out without me shooting you first. 'Kay?'
Not-Sure-What-I'm-Gonna-Call-it-Yet story/script.

www.lenkaswire.wordpress.com
www.lenkashorrors.wordpress.com

Kaitlyn said...

lizzy. i could argue this to the death, australia is the best country/island/continent in the entire world, how many people from other countries can say that?

theres millions of reasons, i just don't have the time to name them all, but i will if you want me to.

also, i want to know if america has tim tams cause right now i'm seriously thinking we are the only country that do :)

Fudge-Cake said...

mmmm... USA, Australia wheres the UK ..:( I feel hurt :D jokes

UK's the best for millions of reasons! he he he

Geckogirl said...

well sed Fudge-Cake! GO UK! woot woot!!
now i must continue with my spanish and also my newly found english homework also due in tomorrow. *sigh* i cannot wait for the holidays.

Fudge-Cake said...

Woot Woot... I know how about we say we are all as awsome as each other because were all english??? mmmm :)

Ciara :D said...

Hi... hey Derek, or Mr Landy, or Golden God (what ever butters your toast really...)


Is there a S.P movie coming out?

please say yes, please say yes *starts rocking gently*


Ciara xxx

P.S Ireland rocks!!!

sarah wilkinson said...

yes, i love being english, and derek i know what u mean about cats, i dropped my cat in a paddling pool when i was 4 and even tho she doesnt think i notice, im sure she is just waiting to claw my leg to pieces even after 9 years. and you could NEVER wright hideos rubbish derek, ure obviously delusional to think so.

and by the way

YOU"RE AWESOME

enjoy living in your awesomeness oh great golden one

Fudge-Cake said...

Yes completly agree sarah englands great and im proud to be english....

and yes I know what you mean to when I was 3 I was a bridesmaid for one of my mums friends (who lives in ireland .. which is a totally amense country) and I put her kittens in the paddiling pool to play with me ...

they were to young to have claws but 5 years later we went to visit her again on one of our two, two week trips to ireland (because my mums family are in ireland)

... and we saw her cats... well lets just say they hold grudges because they clawed me and scratched me and i was bleeding, The woman not knowing what had happened thought i had hurt them and asked us to leave

she thinks her cats aren't evil BUT THEY ARE!!

IversonSoyenbean said...

What to say... Hmm, I know!
Do you like Edgar Allen Poe?
You know, the writer of the stories
The one who writes such brilliant stories
Oh those spooky scary stories
Tales or poems filled with woe...

Derek Landy sat there reading
A sandwich his belly needed feeding
His bloodshot eyes continued pleading
(Because, if not, they would start bleeding)
To just stop reading the comments ahead
And why not take a nap instead
In his little comfy bed

And so Derek began his sleeping
Soon awoken by a bleeping
A small, curious, mysterious bleeping
Coming from his computer screen
(That was surprisingly unclean)
For another comment was to be seen

And Derek said,
“I can’t take this anymore!
My eyes are now completely sore
Stop questioning, please, I implore!
Let there be commenting no more!

Yet more came, questions galore!
As if they wanted to ignore
His speech spoken just before
These acts shook Derek to his core

The light from his computer screen cast his shadow on the floor
His shadow, life, soul and more cast on his rather dirty floor.
Shall be lifted, NEVERMORE!



By Iverson



Note: This was for the Q&A times(Que "Ahh, good times..." moment here) of the blog, which was WAAAY back, which makes this poem late. :)

Geckogirl said...

wow Iverson that was AM-AZ-ING!
woot woot!
alas. i can woot no more as i havent done much spanish and i can no longer be bothered *sigh*
toodloo people of skulduggery worship. toodloo.






Quote of the day: "Cool you silly soup!"
by me shouting at my stew. yes. i thought my stew was soup.

Robbie said...

Questions for anybody on this blog:

Are you a fan of the last airbender (TV show)?

Do you like Howls Moving Castle?

WHat is your Taken name

Do you think manatees actually rule the world?

(Scratch that last one, because everybody already knows they do. Silly me)

HOW DO I BECOME A NINJA LEPRECHAUN! I MUST BECOME ONE!!!!!!!!

Clodagh-boo said...

I do not have a cat. I am not a cat person. All cats I know are evil, bite, try to kill my rabbit(MY minion, he'll chase you in circles until you're dizzy.)or look at me like I'm lunch. So, you can all like cats all you like. But when your cat goes to strike, poised with his claws, you'll be sorry.Tell your friend Laura I salute her. She sounds cool.
Would you like to hear the strange, strange story me and my strange dublin friend came up with?
Our English teacher wasn't there, we were in a different room, and in pairs had to write a story. There was a post card of a platapus on the wall(don't ask why, we don't know.)
So it's: Three friends were in the woods, one is a vampire, she has a lair where she drinks fanta, another trips on a PLATAPUS in the WOODS. I forget the rest. It was defineatley strange,though.
I am a Ninja leprechaun. I can do ninja tricks, and I'm short, and Irish. I had red hair at one point. TA DA!
Stay Weird-
Harly Ryker.

skyril said...

aplle bobbing orange cheese pie

Ha!That's awesome, Bethany.

*gasp* Yay!!I'm so glad you showed us, Fudge-Cake!I LOVED Twilight Princess! :D

I've seen the Last Airbender movie and it was pretty cool.Could use some better actors/actresses, but still was pretty cool.
I've never seen Howls Moving Castle, and I think you know my taken name :3

Insanity Nova Moonshine said...

*eye twitch* Ambiguity... YOU MUST LEAVE OR BECOME A MINION!!!! *pulls out custom sword with shadows swirling around and i am too lazy to explain the rest* or, another option, i chopp you into a million pices, count each one to make sure theres a million

Insanity Nova Moonshine said...

also, can someone vonenteir to help me out? i need someone to remember some of the most important stuff, then tell me when i get back from camp on friday. i shall leave tomarrow. yeah. anyone, anyone? *pionts to person who raised their hand* yes, who is it?

Valora Destry said...

i have to agree, australia is simply, the best ( im sorry but its true).

one of the things which i love about it is we have such funny names for things! like "wobbegong" (a shark) and a "cassowarry" (a bird).

but anyway, you get the piont. laura sounds cool by the way. tell her the skul fans from australia says hi.

geckogirl your new quote is so funny!

Robbie said...

It's so fluffy!

Jasmin said...

Have you tried a TimTam yet? You really, honestly, should, it would be a travesty if you didn't.

Mr Connor said...

Mr Landy, you probably wont get around to reading this but still. Why has the tagline on Mortal Coil changed from "GRIPPING" to "POSSIBLY A BIT TOO GRIPPING"?
People if you dont believe me check it on amazon it really has changed!

Mr Connor said...

Jasmin are you the person who asked about Tim Tams and posted the advert on the Skulduggery Facebook page?

Insanity Nova Moonshine said...

oh well, if anyone can tell me any important stuff that happens while i am gone, please tell me on friday. leaving in 18 minutes. ASTA LA VISTA, SKULYS!

hera104 said...

WOW and i mean WOW because not only am i acctually writing on this blog yet again but you also wrote your last blog entry on my birthday. which is wierd but then again, so is the fact that it was my twentieth birthday and that im blogging two days after it. but hey then again it could be a coincidence, but to that i say that only those who are not aware of the influence of large numbers would call it that, and now with my rant done( not that its much of a rant) i will go and lie down, wondering what the hell i've done with my life and while i wonder, maybee i'll eat a few cookies ...............mmmmmmmmmmm cookies

Fudge-Cake said...

aplle bobbing orange cheese pie

Yeah Cookies!! could I possibly have some? :) ahh come on you know you love me? :)

Any way.. Yes I am a fan of the last airbender Robbie but over here its called the legend of aang :) Which maks me curious if anyone is a fan of Doctor who or Vampire Diaries if you are well you have great taste.

oh and by the way hera104 your birthday and my birthday are extremly close you say yours is on the 10th of Ju;y yes? well mines on the 9th :) I turned 13 this year thought so even thought I was born a day before you were born you were born 7 years before me :( sigh

Fudge-Cake said...

......... well 6 years and 364 days and add on urm 2 days for leap years so mm you get the point :)

Captain Sparkler said...

Even your ramblings are amusing and well-written. :}

Five books since 2007 - that's amazing! I wish I could write that diligently. I tend to start something, get a few chapters in (or skip to the gorey/romantic/exciting parts that came in to my head fully formed) and then get distracted by my next big idea, which tends to be "... a keeper, honestly, my best idea yet; there's no chance I'll give up on this one - do you want a dedication, whilst I'm at it?"
I'm told I get too in to my writing for a fifteen year old. Most fifteen year olds don't even like writing (spare some sympathy for me, a left-hander, who smudges everything).
Anyway, I was wondering, got any tips for sticking to stories long enough to get them finished? You seem to be the person to ask.

From a loyal minion,
Hannah Jones

P.S. I asked about character naming on a previous blog, remember me? I took the advice - I now have a notebook for names and snippets I pick up when I'm out and about. It's brilliant!

P.P.S. I also had the dorky picture of myself dressed up as Valkyrie with the edited flame.

Geckogirl said...

i have two cats who are brother and sister. but thankfully the one who i trapped their tail in the door is too stupid and loving to care.
its really weird. Smudge(the girl ovs) is really super duper clever and understands everything you say (she can also open doors and cuboards and climb walls really fast) and the boy Felix is really stupid and makes me laugh. one time he ate a bee and it stung him so my mum gave him some medicine through a siringe and he spat it out over my sister. hehehehe. funny.
but both my cats are too loving to hold a grudge.....i hope.

AND GET THIS PEOPLE! GUESS WHAT I GOT ON MY SPANISH? TOP MARKS! I GOT A 6A!!!! now i can officially say i do hablar espanol! the time for wooting has come.
WOOOOOOT!
wooooooooooooooooooooot!
WWWWWOOOOOOT!
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!
WOOT
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i just remembered my science!
NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

so now i have to go do science. pity me. again. *sob*
geckogirl (sadly) out

Quote of the day: "I'm sorry everyone. I have disapointed you all. I'm sorry I consummed my pinapple and did not choke on it's contense."
- my friend as she ate her stick of pinapple. yes you heard me right. A STICK OF PINEAPPLE.
heheh.

Mr Connor said...

Hey my birthday is on the 10th aswell!

sweetnaeema said...

I love England
I love skulduggery pleasant

penguin said...

look Derek I know you don'tlike to have these big question answering sessions but... If I wrote to your editor saying if they could please pass on the enclosed letter to you, would that be okay?

*goes all quiet*

bareerahsayed786 said...

I have a question...WHY ARE YOU SO AWESOME???
Mammy cat is one lucky kitty, I'd love to be able to just sit on your printer and watch you work on the next book...

Robbie said...

sp rules

Robbie said...

100!

Acacia Volt said...

wow. That is alot of books and such a little time. Say hi to Laura for me for according to you she is pretty much the core of the book.......s :D

skulduggerya said...

http://www.youtube.com/user/Skulduggeryauditions
check it out

ripley.k said...

Just saying if the movie gets made, try make sure the Americans don't remake it. I find it annoying when they remake great movies and make it bad. Plus I love Irish people :)

Cluainn Fhada said...

I'm so excited!

I'm going to my creative writing course!
(I do this every summer, but it's still heaps of giggles)

Maybe Stephen-not-Chris will be there and I can be utterly bamboozled all over again.

In the meanwhile I'm writing a novel which will be slightly epic because I wrote it, if for no other reason. But, but it has a PLOT. An honest to gawd PLOT. (as in I'm only sligthly making it up as go along and hoping it all turn out okay)



Rambling is addict and my cat is both ugly, evil and bitter.

matexo2006 said...

I swaer i wrote some massive comment and it had some questions and sum awsumness about derek in it. but then internet explorer went into 'ihateyou' mode and dropped out and had problems signing in and all this stuff... Um. For one, i recon your blogs are hilarious and if you published a book/will you? with all your blogs and tour photos and stuff in it. Becoz i would SO BUY THAT!!! XD And I have four cats but they arent evil to me coz im like.. idk their master? they can be evil to strangers. One is a pirater cat missing one leg and blind in one eye. I recon he would look cool with a wooden leg and an eye patch ;D (Btw i hate rabbit traps and doing crap like that out in the open coz thats how he lost his leg and i was down right pissed off.) Oh yeah i was also wondering what you are going to do Derek once SP is finished, when most of us are out of school and all mature (but still dancing around the bookstore chanting your name and screaming for SP book 9) and the story is done. Will you create some new Derektastic book or retire and live in golden god luxury? Becoz you work hard and deserve that, but you also have fans to please... D: And lastly, will the books now go back to being one year apart, one each september or will you bring the 6th one out in April? PLEASE DO! (Maybe go to doing two books each year, April AND September?!?!) Thanks for answering any of these if you have another Q&A Blog post. (Please do. Your blogs are hilarious no matter what you post but Q&A's are always interesting :P)
...Matex...
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Beryl"I dont like your tone"
Tanith"I dont like your shoes"
-Faceless Ones :D-

matexo2006 said...

Wow omg sorry that was longer than intended. And i didnt even use paragraphs. MY BAD!!!
:O
Sorry ppl.

...Matex...
~
SP "Doors are for people with no imagination"

sweetnaeema said...

skulduggerya:
she cannot be Valkyrie she makes a shy scene with Stephanie full of attitude. She talks with attitude in all the wrong places

Dragona Pine said...

OMG I HAVE JUST HAD A WEIRD AND REALLY COOL THOUGHT (IM GOOD WITH THINGS LIKE THAT)

Skulduggery Pleasant: The Game

sorry that is completly random but it's a good thought, if you do make it please make sure it's on playstation 2 and wii please.

Editing is boring though if i were you i would just correct the spelling mistakes and leave the rest be, if you do anything else then it will end up like one of the Skulduggery books (which someone told me) missed chapter 42.

-Fred0071

(changed my Google Account Nickname.)




Could you change the release date at the last minuite to something in the 6 week holidays please instead of a school day.

Violet Night said...

I hope tou pay Laura.

skyril said...

I'm afraid I have to agree with sweetnaeema, skulduggerya.

Oh my goodness that would be so very epic, Dragona Pine!Although...I bet Mr.Derek Landy would love to make that, but if he did he'd have to get into it seriously and wouldn't have any time to write.Just like the comics.Well, maybe our great master can help make an unbelievably amazing game after he finishes the series?That would be simply DerekLandytheGreatOnetastic beyond belief. :3

Irresistably EVIL!!! said...

well, who'da thunk that DEREK is scared of someone??? now at least we know he is (somewhat) human.derek, i think its wonderful that ur almost done with ur 5th *sparkels, loud awesome music, and everyone dancing* book, and so quickly!!! *sigh* im still having trouble with my first book. as if ur plumdidly awesomeness didnt make me feel inadequate then....T_T. im still working on the caramelldansen video, and i have to say, Ghastley is more challenging to draw than i thought!!!! i admit, i have a bit of a problem drawing guys, and even more of a problem drawing bald guys without making them look decrepid. so i might have to cut him out, no matter how much it kills me. Kuriyami, out!!!

hollies said...

ok ok ok ok ok Ok
i forgot what i was going to say >:(
i.am.going.to.say.that.your.ramble.was.great.

anyways i remember you see i love video games ><
and you said you celebrate by playing games so when eva you do that again DONT and i mean DONT play fallout:3 it go's on foreva i have had it for over 4months and i still havent it finished and i normally finish games in 2-3 days.
so yeah that ist really



DONT XD

Robbie said...

Do you realize we are only talking about Derek and other random stuff, and barely a bit about skulduggary now?

skyril said...

SkulduggEry, Robbie!
And yes that is quite odd isn't it?

Robbie said...

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Skyril said...

Everyone it's Skyril I just changed my icon :3

Hey Mr.Derk Landy I told my dad how you wanted a curtain rod for Christmas oh so long ago and as I sat here he suddenly asked, "So did Derek Landy ever get his much desired curtain rod even though he didn't get it for Christmas?? Did a relative or neighbor pity his curtainless window? Did he finally go out and get his own? DO incredibly famous authors buy their own curtain rods??I MUST knooooow!!!!!!!!"
He's been wondering for quite a long time and asks you to finally end his torture.

Cluainn Fhada said...

We have no lives.

matexo2006 said...

Interesting. I'd say most of us have lives. Just ones slightly overpopulated with skulduggery pleasant and derektasticness. It can seem a bit crowded and appear a bit silly but its really quite derektastic if you ask me. NOW BRING ON BOOK 5!!! *Chants: Derek Derek Derek Derek, Derek Derek Derek Derek, LANDY! LANDY!*

~Hellboy~ said...

YESSS!11


IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY ON LAST FRIDAY! (july 9th)



PLZ OH PLZ SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEE!!!MWHAHAWHAHAHA!!!




GTG NOW BUT PLZ!!! LYN, INSANITY, SKYRIL, EVERYONE IVE EVER TALKED TO, PLZ SAY HAPPY B-DAY!!!

JB Hi Fi said...

First if all Robbie - Stop spamming

Second of all, we'd like anything you would write, spelling mistakes or no, and the opinion of one girl - Laura - should not matter, even though it IS intriguing.

Congrats on all the good thats come upon you, master.

matexo2006 said...

well id be interested. All credit and glory to the golden god, i wonder whether it really would've been that good without Laura.
I meen like Derek said, how many people picked up the first book just because of the cover? Thats sure as hell what I did. So you could say Tom had a massive influence.
They say you cant judge a book by its cover but I say if the book is any good it would use the cover to reflect the type of book it is and depict what its going to be like.
And SP did just that. It had a cover that represented the pure derektastic content. And for that we have Mr.Percival to thank.
So thankyou Tom and thank you Laura. =)

Skyril said...

Happy birthday, Hellboy!!!

Fudge-Cake said...

OMG HELLBOY ME AND YOU HAVE THE SAME BIRTHDAY! WOOOOHOOO :D I'm really happy I have finaly found someone who is obsesed with skulduggery pleasant and who has the same birthday as me :D

... mmm a skulduggery pleasant video game erm mmm okaii my type of games are Halo, Tomb Raider, legend of Zelda, Mass effect, lost planet, Aliens vs preditors that sort of stuff ... yh okaii I play gun games and stuff but I am a girl swear! so thats probably a game I'd play..

and as for a replacment car well let me say this ... THERE WONT BE A REPLACMENT CAR OH GOLDEN GOD BECAUSE IF YOU DESTROY THE BENTLY I WILL SIT IN A CORNOR AND CRY... and I mean it :|...:)

the bentlys awsome! what will my life be reduced to if its not there .. oh yeah and poor vals and skulduggery's of course..

Fudge-Cake said...

p.s. hellboy how old r u?

Dantea Dredstin said...

Happy birthday hellboy! And, that other kid....

Dantea Dredstin said...

Life is funny, and death is hilarious.

Hay, if a human puked up blood, would a vampire eat it?


Wow. That was morbid.

Dantea Dredstin said...

Goodbye, peoples!

Stay purple and weird!

-Dantea

" Doors are for people with no imagination."
-S.P.

Cluainn Fhada said...

^ I like her.

< Loves this games. Hates books that have crap covers and hardbacks that break quickly.

V Will play the game?

~Hellboy~ said...

YES FUDGE CAKE!!!!!!MWHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

thx for the happy birthday!!!!!!


guess wot? i love fps (first person shooters) as well!! and for our birthday (teamwork ftw) i went to a lan party at an internet cafe!!!

we played call of duty and half life 2 deathmatch!!!


thanx for saying happy b-day skyril!!

i turned 14!

gtg

Fudge-Cake said...

other kid... other kid?!? meh who cares I have been called much worse

anyway hellboy we may of been born on the same day but were a year out because I turned 13 yh

anyway... haven't got much to say this time *gasp* yes it is true okaii :) exept this..

FOODS THAT ARE AWSOMANLY RANDOM!
. pringals
.fruit shoot
.chocolate spread
.cheesecake
.quisants
.kiwi

mmm hummm :D

"Were not retreating were advancing in reverse."

P.S. you like my profile pic I think it sums up my status perfectly as a munchkin ninja penguin HIIIIIIAAAAAAYAARRRRRRRRR!

Fudge-Cake said...

btw that was 130 comment ^^ this comments 131

Dragona Pine said...

FOODS THAT ARE AWSOMANLY RANDOM!
. pringals
.fruit shoot
.chocolate spread
.cheesecake
.croissants
.kiwi
.cheese spread
.spaghetti
.pepperami
.popadums
.fajitas
.nachos

You spelt croissants wrong Fudge-Cake

Got really bad sore throat!

Bad leg! hurts when i walk up stairs or up a hill :'(


September 2nd, not so far away now.



ONLY 3 DAYS AT SCHOOL NOW! until 6week hols!

Fudge-Cake said...

ahhhhh oh well noone said I was a good speller ...

copy this list and add on your 3 favourite foods or 3 random favourites :)

FOODS THAT ARE AWSOMANLY RANDOM!
. pringals
.fruit shoot
.chocolate spread
.cheesecake
.croissants
.kiwi
.cheese spread
.spaghetti
.pepperami
.popadums
.fajitas
.nachos
.bread
.chilli
.yoghurt (how could we forget it :O)

Robbie said...

happy late birthday hellboy!

Stay weird and possibly salamander

Valora Destry said...

are we now staying salamander as well?

Skyril said...

:D

We are the gathered of the weirdest on the earth. *nods*

Robbie said...

Yes, I am sure when derek was thinking of what his fans would be like, we were'nt exactly what he pictured. Ah well, he likes us anyway!

~Hellboy~ said...

cheers for all of the birthday wishes
hellboy

Fudge-Cake said...

mmm yes I'm sure derek had a big shock when he found out his fans are bonkers..... but then again the best people always are :D so hes very lucky :)

anyway.... I am off for a sleepover tonight with jenny :) one of my greatest firends ... and yes she is the one who wanted me to wear a dress but because were close she didnt suffer or "pay" for it ;)

so I'm going to pack now get my dinner and feed my nintendogs quickly before I leave at seven but I might be able to squeeze some extra time in to come on here.....

now lately I have noticed my comments harldy have anything to do with derek or skulduggery pleasant so I will slap myself on the head and go read my favourite chaper (humourwise) from dark days, darquesse 18 (aka the one about finbar and the pet rock lol) so I can remind myself how funny, witty and utterly amazing and derektastic our golden god is.

-munchcin nija penguin out :D

p.s today microsoft work didnt seem to think derektastic was a work how dare it! :) so I add it to the dictionary

sweetnaeema said...

i'm glad cheesecake was mentioned! i loooooooooove cheesecake!

Dragona Pine said...

copy this list and add on your 3 favourite foods or 3 random favourites :)

FOODS THAT ARE AWSOMANLY RANDOM!
. pringals
.fruit shoot
.chocolate spread
.cheesecake
.croissants
.kiwi
.cheese spread
.spaghetti
.pepperami
.popadums
.fajitas
.nachos
.bread
.chilli
.yoghurt (how could we forget it :O)
.hotdogs
.burgers.
.chicken tikka
.beef
.sausages
.gammon
.lamb balti!

Fudge-Cake said...

WOO HOOO I started that list... yeah! I started something :D

oh yeah and I put on the cheesecake... you cant live without it... well I can't :)

Fudge-Cake said...

Cheeeeesecake :3

Fudge-Cake said...

If you like me start your comment with a word that begins with sp (its not totally random it stands for skulduggery pleasant) for example sponge or sport :)

Cluainn Fhada said...

Spontaneous

I'm too lazy to copy paste so I used a good word.

I like cheesecake, but I love Malteaser Cheesecake!!!! Om nom nom nom!

I'm going to just say three random foods...
(Sorry for my half-assed-ness)

Randoms
Breafast Rolls (preferably jumbo ones)
The blue Mr Freeze's

Geckogirl said...

spud. helloooooooo people!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR LAST FRIDAY HELLBOY AND FUDGE-CAKE!!!!!!!!!!
oh also
. pringals
.fruit shoot
.chocolate spread
.cheesecake
.croissants
.kiwi
.cheese spread
.spaghetti
.pepperami
.popadums
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.nachos
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.yoghurt (how could we forget it :O)
.hotdogs
.burgers.
.chicken tikka
.beef
.sausages
.gammon
.lamb balti
.cookie dough icecream
.samon
.annnnnnnnd revelssssss (specially the plain chocolate ones as i always pick all the shell off minstrels to get at the chocolate but with these i dont have 2 :))

IT WAS FANCY DRESS DAY 2DAYYYYYY!
WE WERE 118!
but my teachers were the best!
my fav teachers costumes were the goth,zorro,captin jack sparrow (which looked sooo real) and MR.POTATO HEAD!!
lots of people were cool stuff like crayons and sumos and stuff. basically it was just SOOOOO COOOOL! oh and there was a borrat going round the classrooms and shaking our hands and kissing us on the cheeks saying "my name a borrat. it a very nice to meet you." lol!
and it was all for charity. which is the best thing....well.. apart from the mr.potato head. heh heh. funny.

sorry i havent been comenting for a while. i bet u all missed me.....no? you didnt even notice id gone? what? u didnt even know i commented on this blog? well then. i shall go back to my corner ONCE AGAIN! *sniffles then walks over to corner* HELLBOY! HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU TO GET YOUR OWN GOD DAMN CORNER! GOD! SOME PEOPLE (OR DEVIL LIKE CREATURES) NEVER LEARN!
i have been so busy doing homework and my 118 costume. and eating to much. i am awfaully chubby now. *sigh* im going to go and get fit in the hols....i hope. *gulp*
annnyways g2g now cya ohh ans b4 i forget
QUOTE OF THE DAYYYYYYY!:
"Pupil announcment. Can the blue crayon report to reception please? I say the blue crayon please report to reception." - my school tannoy 2day! so funny!
geckogirl out.




darn it! this 118 moustache wont come off!

Fudge-Cake said...

lol gecko girl and thanks for the birthday wish... also thanks clainn and great word!

Nice to see my random food list grow, its pretty big now but it doesn't matter keep gorwing! mwahahaha

anyway Im off to jenny's now so please enjoy this quote whilst I'm gone ( i know its not the best one in the world but i picked a random page from dark days so give me credit:)

" Should be fun, Valkyrie here has never held off a horde of zombies before. it'll be good experiance for her."

Dragona Pine said...

Woah loads of comments in 2 hours.



I will do Fudge-Cake...






And now its boring.




. pringals
.fruit shoot
.chocolate spread
.cheesecake
.croissants
.kiwi
.cheese spread
.spaghetti
.pepperami
.popadums
.fajitas
.nachos
.bread
.chilli
.yoghurt (how could we forget it :O)
.hotdogs
.burgers.
.chicken tikka
.beef
.sausages
.gammon
.lamb balti
.cookie dough icecream
.samon
.annnnnnnnd revelssssss (specially the plain chocolate ones as i always pick all the shell off minstrels to get at the chocolate but with these i dont have 2 :))
.Nuttella
.Pancakes
.Catherdral City Mild Cheddar (im eating some right now)
.KitKat Chunky
.Deep fat-fried Mars Bars
.Bogies/Boogers (my sister eats them)







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Your favourite Skulduggery Pleasant Character




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My top 5 characters


5.Scapergrace, he is such a fail that he is funny and is one of the best characters "in my oppinion" shame he's a zombie
4.Skulduggery Pleasant, he's funny, violent and has cool magic, what else?
3.Tanith Low, Ace fighter and Cool magic.
2.Finbar Wrong, a phycic tattoo artist who speaks like a hippi, funny.
1.Thrasher A.k.a "Gerald" the zombie. No magic whats-so-ever and a whimp. Lets things gets to his mind easily and just as much as a fail as Scapergrace.




MAKE A SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT MOVIE DEREK!!!

hudson said...

Poor horses.
i'd like to see a really great action scene where valkyrie and skulduggery have a fight...
that would be cool

hudson said...

Also, i'm gonna go ahead and add some random foods aswell


polo mints
hamster chocs
fried bananas with cltted cream ice cream

Dantea Dredstin said...

I feel so out of the loop. I've barely paide attention to this blog lately because I was too busy writing fanfiction that I never even posted. And I can't get copy/paste to work right so I can't do that food list thing, and now I'm babbling about things you probably don't care about.


JINGLE BELLS AND JUNGLE DRUMS.


OK, I've gotten the randomes out of me now.

Quick question. What comes first, the chicken, the egg, or the can of spray paint?

Insanity Nova Moonshine said...

can of spray paint! and yes, I AM BACK BA-BAY!!!!! CAN I GET A RECAP?!?!?

Dantea Dredstin said...

Nope. But mostly because I haven't been paying attention to anything that's been going on.

Minnie Miracle said...

Sorry, but I haven't been paying much attention either. Even so, I know that my life is a million times more exciting than any of yours! You see, I got a new sponge today!!! A new sponge!!!....you know, for washing dishes...You know? It's so firm and spongey and absorbant and buoyant and CLEAN!!! No longer will I shudder every time I pick up the sponge to commence with my chores! My sponge is CLEAN! My life is EXCITING! XD

Dragona Pine, my favorite is: Skulduggery....Oh, yeah. Skulduggery.
The others are all nice and all, but it's Skulduggery who is the absolute star of the show.

hudson, that actually might be possible. Since the Remnants are going to possess people in the next book, Val might have to defend herself against a possessed Skulduggery, and I admit it would be pretty epic. I'm just speculating though.

Derek, you must read at the speed of light to read all these comments, write your books, read your books, rewrite and edit your books, and then read more comments. This is just another attribute that makes you awesome: super-reading! :)

Walsh said...

Of course there will be mistakes in the book such as typos and things that sound stupid in after thought. To stop this, you need to be able to think of every thing, and only Skulduggery can do that. But he doesn't often do it because it spoils the suprise! I can't wait for the next book to come out! Mortal Coil sounds awesome!

Irresistably EVIL!!! said...

WHEN I SAY DEREK U SAY LANDY!!!! DEREK!

Irresistably EVIL!!! said...

ahem...also, i spent 4 HOURS trying to capture my pet gerbil jujube after meh little sister left the cage open.....again. im getting kinda scared right now. my mom got an email that said some teenagers were asking little kids if they "wanted to go for a ride" in their car. and last week some man was caught taking pics of the nieghborhood kids, my sister included. im really worried one of those sick jerkwads is gonna take one of them. i tell u wat tho, im not letting her play outside by herself again. and if i catch someone talking to her, im gonna open up a can of wupass!!! i have some good nonpedophilic info tho, im going to new orleans first anime convention!!! SQUEE!!! im soooooo excited. i have my cosplay ready and everything!!! *ima going as L. TEEHEE* its gonna be my first one so im pretty psyched. anyways, derek.... please please please please please please please please pleas please please *one more* please hurreh!!! i need to know what happens!!! the fster u churn these books out the faster we in the U.S. can read them. i still havent been able to read the fourth one!!!!1!! im. going. to . DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIE!!!!! kuriyami, out

Talorya Breeze said...

Wow, I havent been on here in a while! Well, Derek, I suggest you quickly finish Mortal Coil so we can all enjoy the next installment of the wonderful magical Skulduggery Pleasant world =D

Insanity Nova Moonshine said...

LANDY!!! ad my fav is.........................SCAPY!!!!!!!! GO SCAPY< HES DE BESTERIST, GO SCAPY, YAY! derek, i BEG OF YOU! dont. kill. SCAPY! UNZOMBIFIE HIM UR SOMTIN!

sweetnaeema said...

ah, if we get a movie I will so buy the skulduggery bobble-head.
oh no! I'm speaking like I'm American!

any way, i'm happy nutella is also on the random food list. my friend loves nutlella so i got her a huge jar for her birthday!

my favourite character is sanguine. ah, I loooooooooove sanguine! Derek please DO NOT kill sanguine! please don't

sweetnaeema said...

oh, by the way, Taylora breeze Derek has finished mortal coil. we're just waiting for it to be published!

Lynda said...

Oh.
Fancy seeing you all here.
So...as to what someone said about posting a bit of my story up here...
No.
Why?
Because, as I said, it sounds terribly cliche at the moment.
Also, that would be called SPAMMING.
Derek (if I may call you that) has earned this blog, and for me to shove my work into itwould be quite rude, really. So, if you wish, you may read part of a DIFFERENT story I've been writing.
Really, it's a chapter of the second one of my books.
Sort of.
-Lynda.

Lynda said...

Um...also, here's the link... http://www.facebook.com/pages/Skulduggery-Pleasant/54064762985#!/topic.php?uid=54064762985&topic=16818

Geckogirl said...

Irisistibly evil if those freaks try and take u or your little sister i shall fly to america on a giant flying-squirrel and throw pointy sticks at them and then rescue you both. then i shall invite every1 to a pringle party. IN IRLANDY!ive always wanted to go to Irlandy so what better way to go than to go to a pringle party on a giant flying squirrel?
anyways my fav characters
5. Caelan the vampire because he was good although his nature is to be bad.
4. Anton as he is just so mysterious and cool.
3. Thrasher (Gerald) the zombie as i just feel so sorry for him.
2. Finbar as he is just so funny.
1. SKULDUGGERY PLESANT OVS! HES SO WITTY,COOL AND FUNNY AND EVERYTHING AMAZING!

~Hellboy~ said...

thnx geckogirl. but as for ur corner, i think i'll leave now so u can sit there. *sets bomb* ohh yes, of COURSE u can sit there now....


*beep*

sweetnaeema said...

hmm. i don't like finbar.

hollies said...

SCRAPEGRACE IS DE BEST ><
i second insanity's plee unzombiefy him or somethin he cant die ever i lubs him to much :(
he is such a fail which adds to his awsomenessness

no for some smarticles.
Minnie i congratualt you on getting your new sponge im jelouse ¬¬ anyways you said skulduggery being possessed right and keep in mind im probably miles wrong dont remnants control your body but skuldugery has no ligaments or nerve endings to control, he is basicaly held together by magic sooooooo it would be impossible for a remnant to possess him, i think am i wrong?


happy be-lated birthday hellboy ><
oh derek my little sisters birthday is on saturday you have to say happy birthday to her shes going to be eight and she LOVES and i mean loves skulduggery sooooooooooooooo much. I have started reading it to her last week and i just have to read her DD now. She is a cool 7 yr old at the moment because she loves SP oh and her name is annabelle.

I HAVE TAUGHT HER WELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


and NUTELLA IS DE BEST FOOD OUT THERE.

alix said...

I've never commented on a blog before. I never really got the point. But I've got to start somewhere. Could you enlighten me Derek? I was wonder which of these choices Val is going to make. Is she going to be a necromancer, lose Skulduggery's trust and friendship and probably destroy the world (because in the vision Darquesse uses shadows (necromancy) to kill her parents) but necromancy is like, her calling, she's a natural OR does she choose elemental, stay with Skulduggery and probably avoid destroying the world OR will Skulduggery (or someone else) find out that she Darquesse and kill OR will Skulduggery (or someone else) find out she's is Darquesse and use her true name against her and tell her not to destroy the world and ruin her life. You probably wont because that would ruin the plot but it's worth a try.

On to happier comments and ones not about ruining Val's life. I agree. Cats are the evil of this world.

Your trusty minion,

.............................

alix said...

Oh by the way I'm trying to decide who is the coolest bad guy out of these 3:
Scapegrace
Billy-Ray
Springheeled Jack
It is a puzzle

Robbie said...

cheesecake!


Oh, has anybody seen the sorcerers apprentice? Great fun!

Oh, and alix, SCAPECRACE IS DA BEST!


Stay weird and possibly Salamander

~Hellboy~ said...

thnx hollies.

thats one cool sister u got. all my sister ever does is play with stuffed toys and read childrens books. :(


i really want face book!!!!!GRRRR MUST GET IT!!!!

i keep forgetting to get it.

btw derek landy, do u have face book? i could add u as a friend.




hellboy

~Hellboy~ said...

btw SANGUINE is the best. oh yes, he is...

sweetnaeema said...

sanguine. i loooooooooove sanguine. he's my future husband.

sweetnaeema said...

hollies you've got a cool sister.

my brother is evil. He chucked my skulduggery no1 out of the window.
my older sister threw it onto the wall and how it has a huge cut through it.

they now black mail me using my skulduggery books.

alix said...

Robbie, I read one of your comments and I watch Avatar (TV show). I thought no one did because all my friends think its childish, well apart from like.................. 4.
CAN'T WAIT FOR MORTAL COIL!!!!!!
The one problem with the Skulduggery Pleasant books is they make me realise how boring and dull and bad my life is.
Ireland is the best because: our golden god lives here, I live here, Skulduggery Pleasants are set here and ...........................I've run out of points but no one can top those three points. Never. The UK's 2nd because Tanith is from there.
DEREK WRITE FASTER
I'm book deprived and my friend borrowed my 1st skulduggery book and I need it back. Now that I've read Skulduggery Pleasant all the books have to live up to them and no books can and no books will. :( That's good but also bad because no books seem good any more.

alix said...

Golden God I have found out Skulduggery's birth day it is ...................... 31/12/1906. It says it on the skulduggery website.
I really want to know when and were the Valkyrie additions are going to be so if you could shed some light on the matter I would appreciate it.
I'de love to play Valkyrie.
Please make the movies.
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~Hellboy~ said...

just thought i would clarify this: my awesome brother, age 16, is an emerging graphic designer and artist, and would all like u to check out his deviant art page at:


http://renegadesoldier.deviantart.com/gallery/


and his own website:

http://www.loudicrous.co.cc


his name is louis, and btw its pronounced loo-di-crous not 'lou' as in loud.


just to tell u, he is lookking over my should er and being quite pompous. he is correcting my every mistake as he is a grammar nazi.


joe

~Hellboy~ said...

shiny pianos.


chuckle-berry-fin.

penguin said...

Hey, Hellboy your brothers not a bad atrtist and his work is maturing nicely. You can see different styles being tested and most of them have gone well (the sign of a good artist).
oh by the way, I'm not that bad a drawer if I do say myself.

penguin said...

WHAT THE HELL IS SKULLY FOURBERRY, Mr. Landy? It is by far the strangest thing I've ever heared. Either you yourself have made a mockery of skulduggery pleasant (If so may you burn in hell, AFTER you have finished the skulduggery pleasant books, of coarse) OR it's just been translated ( In which case i wishh youa long and happy life and I take back everything up there).

alix said...

I no I spend way to much time on the computer and on this blog but it's Ireland and it wont stop raining. I mean I need to train. I have all Irelands on Saturday and I only have one training session left. EEPPP. That has got to be a joke. One session!!!!! Anyway, has anyone noticed that Billy-Ray is kind of like a dwarf?All he does is tunnel underground all day and do other dwarfish stuff like kill people. Hey Derek do you like COD? Video Game? XBOX? Also would it be alright if in my book I wrote something along the lines of this: Jake walked into the room and saw Tyro curled up on the couch reading a book called 'Skulduggery Pleasant'. "Book any good?" he asked as he sat down beside her. "She looked at him. "You haven't read the Skulduggery Pleasants?" she whispered. "No," he replied. "Should I have read them?"
"YEAH. There the best books EVER."

Skyril said...

Sorry I've been gone for a while but I have read all the comments just too many to comment on lol.

Though I will say Alix that date is incorrect 1906 is as far back as it can go.So it would be earlier it just can't be...

Fudge-Cake said...

LANDY!..

sorry I have been gone so long that sleepover was longer than anticipated... oh I used a big word I think I deserve a pat on the back :)... I cant reach WAHHHHH (jokes)

so did you guys miss me.. yes... no.. oh well :)

I see you have left a lot of comments especially about the random food I had a quick browse through them and will update the list :).. actully come to think of it i cant be bothered so meh ...

as for brothers and sister i have two of each and there all younger than me so the two smallest are constently screaming at each other and the older two are always arguing .... good thing I dont have a older brother or we would be doing the same thing..

well I did have an older brother but he was a stillborn so lets have a one minuites silence to daniel.....

anyway in anticipation for mortal coil I'm reading the series through again today I'm on dark days let me go get it for a quote...

AHHH OH NO IT'S GONE THE BOOK IS GONE NO NO NO :'( WHY ME!!!!! ...

I better go blitz my room

-munchcin ninja penguin says peace out :)

Fudge-Cake said...

Yeah I found it ... you'll be surprised what sort of things your bed can steal from you now a days.... anyway I only have two chapters left so I'll be done soon

mmmm Sports day tommorow and I'm on the rounders team and doing Discus....

now when I was in year seven I could throw a discus 14 meters but now I have seem to of forgoten how....so how do you throw a discus guys? :| :)

-munchcin ninja penguin says peace out :)

Robbie said...

Has anybody read the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik! Out of this world! If you are a dragon lover, like me, you'll love it!

I'll stop advertising now.



BAD GUY COMPETITION UPDATE!
WE ARE HOLDING A COMPETITION FOR THE BEST SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT BAD GUY! BEFORE EACH OF YOUR POST PLACE ONE OF THESE CHEERS FOR YOUR FAVORITE BAD GUY!


Team Sanguine:
THE NO EYED BAD GUY! SANGUINE RULES!


Team Spring Heeled Jack:
WEIRD LITTLE CREEPY FREAK, HIS AWSOMENESS WILL MAKE YOU SHRIEK! GO JACK! GO JACK!


Team Scapegrace:
A SINGLE PERSON HE'LL NEVER SLAY,
BUT WE LIKE HIM ANYWAY! WHEN I SAY SACPE< YOU SAY GRACE! SCAPE!


A SINGLE PERSON HE'LL NEVER SLAY,
BUT WE LIKE HIM ANYWAY! WHEN I SAY SACPE, YOU SAY GRACE! SCAPE!

Fudge-Cake said...

A SINGLE PERSON HE'LL NEVER SLAY,
BUT WE LIKE HIM ANYWAY! WHEN I SAY SACPE, YOU SAY GRACE! SCAPE! ........... GRACE!!!!!!!!

:) funny you should make up those cheers because when me and my friend Jenny were having our sleep overs we made up a cheer for sprots day it goes like this..

(I put the name of our school in stars so I don't give away my personal information :) yeah bet you never knew I was carful! :)

common team goo
common 8ajo!
we are from **** ******
we were raised by mister johnston
so common team goo
common 8ajo!

Jenny's is different of course because shes in a different tutor group but ours is better personally because 8ajo rhyms with go and our tutor mr johnston rhyms with the name of our school :)

wish me luck on the discus I'm gonna need it found out to throw one on wiki how.. good o'l wikihow ...

sadly pur tutor is leaving this year... WAHHHH who else will let us get away with blue murder ,, and who else has a name that rhyms with go and the name of our school :(... :)

I know DEREK .. I can see it now next years sports day cheer will be
common team goo
common 9dla!
we are from **** ******
we were raised by mister Landy
so common team goo
common 8ajo!
... na doesn't work *sigh*

-munchcin ninja penguin says peace out :)

Insanity Nova Moonshine said...

derek, i have a idea, here it is (for a book)

p1: sits upside down and reading*
p2: *walks in* watcha readin?
p1: trickery nice, its a about a magical skeleton detective
p2: *stares*

Dantea Dredstin said...

WEIRD LITTLE CREAPY FREAK, HIS AWSOMNESS WILL MAKE YOU SHRIEK! GO JACK! GO JACK! GO JACK!

I just got a somewhat disturbing image of springheeled Jack warring a pink cheerleaders outfit, waving pompoms around and singing this at the top of his lungs.

Did anyone else? No? Oh. Well then.

Maybe I just have a sick and twisted imagination.

But despite my questionable sanity, I am still a Springheeled Jack fan. No one else seems to like him, for some reason. Maybe its because he's a little off his rocker.

That might say something about my character.

Or maybe not.

-Dantea out.

Fudge-Cake said...

mmmm you know what I think that says a lot about you Dantea...

and insanity thats happened to me before with dark days because it came out on a school day I was reading it all throught the night so I could finish it in one day but to stay awake I had to stay upside down ...

so I was hanging off the side of my bed reading the book on the floor and my sister came in at about 8 ish and asked what I was doing... I think I replied "reading a book far more interesting than you so shhh" :)

well as this clock is wrong i would like to point out its now 10 past 6, I have been awake sine quater past 5 in the morning waiting for my silly phone's alarm to go off at 25 past 6...

wish me luck with the discus guys I'm going to desperatly need it think when I finish getting ready I better practise some more I'll tell later if my tutor comes overall for rounders athletics cricket or if I come first in discus :)

-munchcin ninja penguin says peace out

~Hellboy~ said...

thanks penguin, my brother is anxiously checking his site for more views.

I AM RE-WATCHING FIREFLY!! its the best! right now im watching the eps. called Our Mrs. Reynolds.

fav line:

Malcom: Cut her down!

Town Patron: She's a Witch!

Malcom: Yeah, but she's our witch. *cocks shotgun and aims at patron* So cut her the hell down!



Mighty fine shindig...



Shiny hellboy

alix said...

Good luck in the discus Fudge-Cake! I love discus. It's da best event in athletics. :)
THE NO EYED BAD GUY! SANGUINE RULES!

Fudge-Cake said...

WOOP WOOP, WOOP WOOP :D

Good news guys no wait Great news no... FANTASTIC NEWS........
(wait for it I'm building up the suspence)

WE CAME FISRT IN SPORTS DAY!!!!

thanks for wishing me good luck alix it must of worked because I came 2nd with a wopping 17.96 meters :)

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now thats thats over I can become me again and stop being a screaming over exited goon... ahh doesnt matter I'm close to that normally

-munchcin ninja penguin says peace out

Dantea Dredstin said...

What the heck is discus? I have no idea. But congratulations on winning, Fudge-Cake!

agravesend said...

hey i was wondering if you ever find out about Fletcher's dad?

Fudge-Cake said...

woo hoo thanks and it's a throwing event ....

speking of questions I have one... well more of a request could we please have a super cool battle between skulduggery and valkire...

oh please on might golden god it would be amense!

anyway this one realy is a question .. are those blank parts in the reflections memory her thoughts or fellings .... oh mabey there her plotting to go against valkire and skullduggery for "killing" her ...

oooooo :) my smarticles are thinking of loads of little clever things now :)

Fudge-Cake said...

he he he

-munchcin ninja penguin says peace out

Insanity Nova Moonshine said...

i think the blank spots are when the reflection feels emotion

alix said...

I think the reflection might be feeling emotion which might lead to her/it becoming a real person and then becoming darquesse. Which would be handing because then valkyrie doesn't have to worry about destroying the world. My theory is probably wrong though. I'm bad at predicting things.

Robbie said...

A SINGLE PERSON HE'LL NEVER SLAY,
BUT WE LIKE HIM ANYWAY! WHEN I SAY SACPE, YOU SAY GRACE! SCAPE!

Hey, evybody! Watup?

Dantea, what happened, you used to post like every 5 minutes, now its every 5 days?




BAD GUY COMPETITION UPDATE!
WE ARE HOLDING A COMPETITION FOR THE BEST SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT BAD GUY! BEFORE EACH OF YOUR POST PLACE ONE OF THESE CHEERS FOR YOUR FAVORITE BAD GUY!


Team Sanguine:
THE NO EYED BAD GUY! SANGUINE RULES!


Team Spring Heeled Jack:
WEIRD LITTLE CREEPY FREAK, HIS AWSOMENESS WILL MAKE YOU SHRIEK! GO JACK! GO JACK!


Team Scapegrace:
A SINGLE PERSON HE'LL NEVER SLAY,
BUT WE LIKE HIM ANYWAY! WHEN I SAY SACPE< YOU SAY GRACE! SCAPE!


A SINGLE PERSON HE'LL NEVER SLAY,
BUT WE LIKE HIM ANYWAY! WHEN I SAY SACPE, YOU SAY GRACE! SCAPE!

hollies said...

A SINGLE PERSON HE'LL NEVER SLAY,
BUT WE LIKE HIM ANYWAY! WHEN I SAY SACPE, YOU SAY GRACE! SCAPE! ........... GRACE!!!!!!!!

about the theory with the reflection i hope it wount happen its to commen now i have my own one
do you wanna know what it is ............no, tough im tellin ya'll anyways :P

this theory only works though if vile isnt dead and if he is i have another one too anyways
*deep breath*
ok well since the necromancers thing val is their death bringer the word will get to vile eventually and since he was told thahe he was the death bringer and with all the evil he's harbering inside him (which cant be good for the stress levels btw :P) he will probably be slightly annoyed, i would anyway he tracks down valkyrie but instead of killing her he some how manages to get val's true name of the reflection, the he tells valkyrie to distroy the world >:D

so there is MY theory,

so ermm yeah ><

GO SCRAPEGRACE *WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO*

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