Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Call To Arms!

ATTENTION MINIONS!

I need your help! I need at LEAST two hundred replies, from as many of you as possible, to this post before tomorrow. If I get that, then Laura- the REAL Valkyrie Cain- has agreed to do an interview about what it means to be the basis for such an awesome character!

TWO HUNDRED REPLIES, my Ninja Leprechauns! Get to it!

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Beth said...

whoop first comment :)

Lulu Bee said...

OMG! that is soooooooooo mint

Lulu Bee said...

2nd comment! Ha!

Tara said...

Do they all need to be from different people? :) #2 :D

Beth said...

real valkyrie cain you mean your sisters babie xD
lol
your just going to answer the questions for her

but i have a question,
why you name the book skullduggery when the main chara is realy Val i mean skull-mans cool and has a cool name but you knwo not name it anything else?????

Eleanor Roscuro said...

Beth, I think Derek means the actual Laura, who can walk and talk and is obviously kick-ass, being the inspiration for Valkyrie. And since the book is told from Valkyrie's point of view, Skulduggery is her way into the world where she belongs. It all started with him and Gordon. So I think Derek was right to name the book Skulduggery Pleasant instead of Valkyrie Cain or Stephanie Edgley, because Valkyrie Cain doesn't exist until the middle of the first book and Stephanie Edgley would be kind of a boring book title, even though it's a cool name.

Docktor, Emily said...

This is the first comment I've posted here. It feels like I've accomplished something great, done something that matters! Have I now become a minion of Landy The Great? So many questions so little time. You see I just started college a few weeks ago and I am not ashamed to say these books are my favorite by far (sure Darren Shan is cool but you've taken his cake.) So Thank you Master Landy, The Man who found the lost city of Gold. (It's okay if you promptly lost it again) You made the somewhat irrational teenage angst leave my entire being. I feel like an adult now (maybe), but you take my back to magic and dangerous adventures when i need (so desperately) to escape.

Lauren Longbottom said...

Ninja Leprechauns!?!? Bahaha! Okey dokey Sensei!

Blackjack Macabre said...

OMG! I can't believe im the 8th person to comment! This is EPIC! EPIC I SAY! COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Skulduggery Skellington said...

I'm here! I'm here!!

Blackjack Macabre said...

Benjamin said...Benjamin said...De ja vu?

Blackjack Macabre said...

Benjamin is still saying stuff...

Mackenzie said...

I feel like the Kool-Aid man.

"OH YEAAAAAAH!"

Tara said...

*adds another reply*

laura said...

derek you are cheating! we agreed 200 LEGITIMATE comments! Not ones you put up yourself!!!!

Tara said...

These are legit, aren't they...? :S

laura said...

No! they have to be REAL people! And my comments dont count in the 200! And neither do any of your made up people!

Derek Landy said...

I haven't written anything until NOW!!!!!! Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce, to rapturous applause- Laura- the REAL Valkyrie Cain!

flaring rhythm said...

Laura!

Interview!

Pleassee!


OMG FISH

This message was brought to you by a hyper teenager fueled by Red Bull and Derek Landy ramblings :D

Derek Landy said...

Your comment SO counts. As does mine.

Tara said...

Charming! Aha. But tell me, does it have to be 200 different people or just 200 replies?

Derek Landy said...

Well, you see, Laura added that 200 DIFFERENT people rule AFTER we'd agreed on the terms and conditions, so I'm pretty sure it's invalid. But it'd be clearer if it were 200 different people....!

laura said...

Lies! I know your feelings on Darren Shan! I refuse to write that off as pure coincidence!! Emily is you and thats cheating!

ps Hello to all the REAL people!!

Nye said...

200 comments? OK, can be done.

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Nye said...

26 comments now.

Tara said...

Derrk? xD

DeacyAmp said...

Two more posts have been made since I logged in to post this. :) We're getting there!

*has cold toes*

Anonymous said...

Although I have nothing constructive to say I'm commenting anyway 'cause I want to see that interview.

Anonymous said...

ONE MORE COMMEEENT!! We will soooo easily break the 200th comment thingie.
GOO MUNCHKIN ARMYY! *Point finger in the air puposefully*

And Laura, it's a pleasure to 'meet' you!
You must really be badass.

QUESTION!
Neither Dark Days OR Mortal Coil has been seen in Swedish bookstores!
Will they ever come and if not, WHY OH WHYY?!

ExtraterrestrialGuy said...

I would leave a comment, but I'm already someone else's minion/henchman. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

I am here for you master! >bows<

Anonymous said...

I do know that it would be impossible for Mortal Coil to be out but Dark Days worries me...
It should be here by now, shouldn't it? ;_;

JackStephen said...

Hello.

JackStephen said...

Oh no I forgot to finish, it means I have to post another.

JackStephen said...

Woops, there I go again. How is everyone? Good? I'm good, thank you for asking.

JackStephen said...

I like dogs.

Lucid Kook(Riki Fresh) said...

I don't know what anything you said ment but yeah. REPLY. Woo hoo :O. Okay I'm done here.

Lucid Kook(Riki Fresh) said...

Oh yeah and I forgot to mention; ANSWER MY QUESTIONS!!!

Bethany said...

AHMYGAD.

Let's roll.

Abbi said...

I am here your derek-golden-god-ness ^^
Your army of ninja lepricans and minions are ready
Abs ^^

The Toad said...

SWEET! Here's a reply! XD Is there any way possible the rest of the books will get into America?

Louisa Rose said...

Here's a comment - anyone watching that new series, Sherlock??
It's really really good. I mean, the casting is just perfect, Benedict Cumberbatch is so right for Holmes, and Martin Freeman makes a great Watson. Go watch it NOW. x

Harly Ryker said...

Oooh, she must be cool.
DEREK!!!!! GET LAURA TO SAY HI TO ME IF SHE CAN!!!! PLEEEEEEEASE?!?!?!?
Also, you know what sort of character would be cool? One of those "energetic" (as a nice way to but it) who is loud, noisey, and annoying. They are always so funny! Like Ritchan from Fruit Baskets. So funny.

I'm gonna go see inception tonight.

Stay weird.
Harly Ryker.

Louisa Rose said...

@nye, good idea, but you might want to check ur spelling

Damacus said...

That would be awesome, great to read.

Jane said...

hmm not sure what to say but I want to add a comment so here it goes....

Your Books Rock Socks!! <3

anyway there is another comment so I now feel accomplished for helping you in your quest!! =]

so peace out and rock on =]

Marie said...

Greetings from Germany! I'm still waiting of Book Number 4... :D

Unknown said...

WE CAN DO THIS!

Em said...

I SHALL REPLY!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Derek! It's taken me so bloody long to set up a Google Account but I've done it!
I had a funny conversation with my mum yesterday. Everyone of my friends (except me) has tried to get a tan. It's not possible for me with my Irish and Dutch skin, anyways, wouldn't Skulduggery just get sunbleached?
We need a national Munchkin Army day!

Anonymous said...

Hello from Portsmouth! Lets get to 200 replies!

sd_is_da_best / Sinead said...

Oooh i want to read that interview! What happens if you get 199 replies???????? :O

Unknown said...

Oh yeah! I always think of Skulduggery (and the whole series for that matter) when I hear the song People are Strange by The Doors.

Eleanor Roscuro said...

While we're all here, we should write a song! One line each, just for fun! An anthem to honour our Gold God! Who's gonna start?

Vikki said...

Woah, I would love to see that interview. More comments people!

Tom said...

i would luv to see it too your books are brilliant

Anonymous said...

heyy

Anonymous said...

oh i had a question, are there still going to bee 9 books? And is there the possibility of more after that? :)

Anonymous said...

The real Valkyrie Cain? That sounds interesting! Here's my contribution at the nicely rounded comment number of 60, if I hurry ;)

Liz said...

i help!! i is a good minion!!

Nyamh Wedel said...

Yay!
Interview with the REAL VALKYRIE!
You and Derek rock!
Looking forward to the interview if we reach the 200s!
Skulduggery ROCKS!:D

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I want an interview with the Real Valkyrie! Do it Laura-we need you!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG pls pls pls do the interview Laura we r all practically dieing here !!!!

gabzii.x said...

WOWWW! I'm commenting on something that has been commented on by THE REAL VALKYRIE CAIN...and....DDDEEERRREEEKKK LLLAAANNNDDDYYY!!!!!!! Yay.

Here is my contribution. :)

Ahaa. Val and Mr Landy. :D << I have braces so that wouldn't look like me... :/

PS. I forgot to log in and almost lost my comment. Thank the lord for Copy & Paste.

xxx

Anonymous said...

DEREK LANDY U ARE THE MOST AWSOME AUTHOR IN THE AUTHOR HISTORY!!

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha imma gonna comment on and on and on until we get to 70 lol!!

Anonymous said...

imm running out of ideas to write ....

Anonymous said...

i couldnt be asked to count the comments so i just had to look into the orange bar number thingy lol

Anonymous said...

OMG I HAVE NOW ACOMPLISHED SOMETHING THAT I HAVE DREAMT OF SINE 30 SECONDS AGO 70 COMMENTS WOOP WOOP!!

Ebony Orvil said...

laura please interviw

Ebony Orvil said...

oops i spelled it wrong

Anonymous said...

lol ill start the song!! i have nothing better to do so....

Ebony Orvil said...

oh and i forgot capital letters!

Ebony Orvil said...

and fullstops

Anonymous said...

We the ninja Leprechauns love derek....

Ebony Orvil said...

oh dear! my grammar is bad!

Spud the cool kid said...

i like skulduggery pleasant

Ebony Orvil said...

yes we do

Anonymous said...

We think his books are awsome to....

Ebony Orvil said...

well done on figuring that one out barry

Anonymous said...

i bet we will get to 100 bo 10 lol

Lauren said...

Yes!! I'd love to hear an interview!!

Anonymous said...

oh and greeting from POLAND UK RUSSIA and BRAZIL (me and me mates!!)

Anonymous said...

Refreshing page evry 5 minutes to see loads of new comments written evry time....dont blame me for commenting so much i really want to see the interview!!

Anonymous said...

We the ninja Leprechauns love derek,
We think his books are awsome to,


anymore to the song or is that it??

Anonymous said...

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!


WHO DO U VOTE 4??????

THE NO EYED BAD GUY! SANGUINE RULES!!! xxxx <3

Priya said...

Oh, I reckon you're gonna get 200 comments easy peasy

Ebony Orvil said...

when landy finishes his last book his leprachaun ningas will rise up against him and threaten him until he writes another book!

Ebony Orvil said...

I VOTE SCAPEGRACE!!

Tara said...

Team Sanguine! :D

Ebony Orvil said...

90 COMMENTS PEOPLE!

Ebony Orvil said...

well a bit more now

Ebony Orvil said...

everyone who like skulduggery pleasant say "I" anyone who doesn't doesn't like it! (hehehe a great way to make people comment).

Docktor, Emily said...

Hey I'm a real girl!!!
Since you doubt me this comment should also count

Ebony Orvil said...

I

laura said...

wow you are all actually doing this! I made this bet with Derek assuming it was NEVER going to reach 200! Looks like the interview might actually happen afterall!

Clodagh said...

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Ebony Orvil said...

i dunno there is still 100 to go

Ebony Orvil said...

wow how did you get that font?

Ebony Orvil said...

i cant stay commenting all night. I am counting on the americans to help us (right now it is 20 to five in the evening in new york)

Ebony Orvil said...

maybe we should get over 200 hundered to impress laura

Docktor, Emily said...

It's 3:46 in Texas!

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

It's 1:55 in Washington!!!!!

Kiiyashi said...

ONE HUNDRED AND SIXXXXXX!!!!!!!

Spud the cool kid said...

salutations everyone this is spud i like skulduggery pleasant

Spud the cool kid said...
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Spud the cool kid said...

hello "odlile" what's your name?
wanna be friends with me?
have you ever been sennt home from school early for hygene issues?
see ya

AC said...

huh huh, cool.

Spud the cool kid said...

hey spud again
(if your not derek or odile don't read this please)

my name isn't really spud i know odile and i like derek's books that feels good to get off chest

Spud the cool kid said...

spud here

does anyone else think that the second book is the best for adventure and the fourth is best for action if you do tell me

Brónagh Kennedy said...

OH NEED MORE COMMENTS"!!!

Brónagh Kennedy said...

comment

Brónagh Kennedy said...

that interview would be so cool!

Brónagh Kennedy said...

comment!

Brónagh Kennedy said...

I am in love with all your books!

Brónagh Kennedy said...

I love Finbar, he is the second funniest character in the entire series!

Brónagh Kennedy said...

Skull-Man! is the first!

Brónagh Kennedy said...

i hate writing in those letters to make sure you are not a robot when you comment! :P

Brónagh Kennedy said...

...

Klara said...

The prince in the swan princess is also called Derek.

Klara said...

okey one more

Brónagh Kennedy said...

just caught the two hundred different people rule :'( so all but one of my comments are invaild? That is sad. I think that if so many people care to comment more than once (which takes a bloody long time on my computer) there efforts should be rewarded, please?

Valora Destry said...

hi laura!

Shauncanbefunny said...

who are you up for in the all-Ireland?????
also,ghastly is my favotite character!!

Unknown said...

BOO!

Johan said...

Hi I helped!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The no eyed guy all the way! Just thought I'd put my own in. I wonder how many comments we have...

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Awesome! I'll help!!

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Does replying multiple times work??

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Because if it does I'm totally ready to reply however many more times I need to :D

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Hmmm what should I say??

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

I'll have to think about it. That is, if replying a bunch of times by me works...

astormcloudpassingby said...

This is the first time I've commented. It makes me feel cool. But I don't know what to put...

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Oh yeah, by the way, a book suggestion for you would be: The Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix.

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Ok now I'm gonna go back and read all these comments.

Anonymous said...

Might as well comment for the cause :)

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Laura you comment counts!

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

:3

Avotica said...

Well, that's exciting.

Unknown said...

hi skyril :]

Minnie said...

No problem. Have you seen how much the followers of this blog spam? ;) No offense anybody.

Troy Cavalieri (FireBrand Sleuth) said...

REPLY!!!

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Hey I'm rallying up people to comment!! :D

Troy Cavalieri (FireBrand Sleuth) said...

REPLY!!!

Troy Cavalieri (FireBrand Sleuth) said...

REPLY!!!

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Man! I can't decide whom my favorite bad guy is!!

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

I

Liz said...

great news!! i live in the US and dark days isnt out yet here so the great and wonderful Mr. Steve (my librarian) got me it from the UK DARK DAYS!!! and i get to read it first (my bro wants it 2)

P.S Comment every one!!! Comment !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

We SHOULD get over 200, Odile!! We must show her the strength of Master Derek's minions!!! :D

Oh yeah, I live in the US too. :]

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Hello Kelly! Sorry it took me so long to see your comment. :] I was reading all of them. :3

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Ok I'll be right back. I have to go find more people to comment...

Anonymous said...

hey sky :] here i am (luke, btw)

Anonymous said...

hmmm...

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Hello Luke!!

Anonymous said...

am i helping here in anyway?

Anonymous said...

bump.

Anonymous said...

hello sky!

Anonymous said...

how many comments so far...?

Anonymous said...

40 more. yay. hey guys....

Anonymous said...

I will be epicly commenting.

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

A lot of these people are really awesome. :D a few are Odile, Hellboy, Alix, and Nova Moonshine. Some of them aren't here though...

Anonymous said...

oh. well then. i see. why didn't you put me in the list of awesome people? *pouts*

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

:D I was talking about BESIDES you :3

Luna Devine said...

Pleeze Tell Us When/If There Are Movie Audtions Near Balbriggan.Im Going Crazy(Hair Being Torn Out)

Anonymous said...

hmmm.

Minnie said...

Hi, Laura! Can't wait for the interview.

Derek, about what time of day do you usually read these comments? In the morning, before you go to bed, what?

And when exactly does this bet, like, close? Tomorrow in IRELAND, right?

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Contemplating, Luke?

Anonymous said...

well fiddle-dee-dee! you've hit the nail on the head! You're so EPIC. :]

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Indeed. And you are SO cool your shower curtain is your biggest fan! lol

Anonymous said...

lol :] you know. i'm more epic than you :]

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Suuure you are. :]

Anonymous said...

ADAM LAMBERT IS SO FREAKING AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME. HE'S SO AWESOME. ADAM LAMBERT IS SO AWESOME. and so is derek landy :]

Anonymous said...

It's time to hit the twitter! And the yahoo!XD
Oh anybody who likes anthony horowitz i'd love your opinions on my new blog entry:P

Derek Landy said...

This is the 176th comment.... we're almost there!

Laura seriously did not believe we could get over 200 comments from as many people as possible, but I knew my minions wouldn't let me down... I'll show her... We'll ALL show her...

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Haha! Yes, indeed we shall! And I will keep posting and recruiting as many as possible till...as late as I can! :D

Minnie said...

Laura had NO idea what she was getting herself into. =)

Skulduggery Skellington said...

I'm here again!!

Skulduggery Skellington said...

I'm Here AGAIN!!

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

NO idea! :D Someone else is signing up for google now! Then she'll comment too! :3

Skulduggery Skellington said...

IM HERE AGAIN!!

Unknown said...

Wow kinda funny to see how quickly the different posts come in :) many of these are with in minutes of eachother a little freaky, cool, but freaky to know that we all give him so much power :I not really sure if that is good or not :/

Minnie said...

Bravo Skyril!

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

It's good! Believe me. :D He shan't lead us astray. He is the great master. *nods*

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Thanks Minnie Miracle. :3

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Come on Laura :D

Skulduggery Skellington said...

*singing* ~~~

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

"In the jungle,
The MIGHTY jungle
the LION sleeps tooonight!"

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

That was the first song that came to my head! Haha!

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Have you seen Inception Mr.Derek Landy?? Have you? I think you MIGHT like it.

Anonymous said...

ARE WE THERE YET

Miles Herbert said...

quite exciting really

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Hello little-one, Miles Herbert. How art thou?

Skulduggery Skellington said...

he he ^^

Minnie said...

Just 5 more comments!

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Really really??

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

See that, Laura? :D HAHAHAHA!!!!

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Is anyone gonna post?? I mean, I sure wouldn't mind getting 200, but still... :]

Skulduggery Skellington said...

AH!

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