Thursday, March 3, 2011

Molly

I got a comment from Molly in the previous entry. I started replying to it there, but figured it was such a smart question that it needed its own space. The essence of the thing is as follows:

“Chill out with the violence and blood. Seriously. Mortal Coil changed my life for the better: It made me very sensitive to violence and blood. It scared me to think of Val's life going down the drain like that, along with the lives of others. And so I ask: Why do you do this?”

I haven’t really discussed this on the Blog before, so this is my opportunity.

Molly, I’m always very careful not to go overboard with gore. In Playing With Fire, there's an exploding head. I could have gone into tremendous detail describing it, but I didn't- I basically said "and then his head exploded". I like to leave it up to the reader to be as graphic as they want- if they're comfortable with imagining blood and brains flying about the place, that's fine. If they're not, that's fine too. I'm not out to be extreme- that's not what these books are about.

In Mortal Coil, however, there are a few chapters devoted to an autopsy on a living person, and in this I DO go into detail. Why? Because an exploding head gets one reaction- it gets "Ooooh gross!" But that's not the reaction I wanted for the autopsy. I wanted it to be HORRIBLE. I wanted it to be cold and impersonal and just a horrible, horrible experience. In no way did I want any reader to be enjoying reading about this. The problem is, if I DIDN’T go into detail then it wouldn’t have had the same impact- there may even have been a chance that it could have been seen as just another wacky adventure this girl gets into.

Violence is a trickier subject, however. For one thing, I hesitate to call it violence. I’ve always regarded a fight scene that you read or watch onscreen as “action”, not “violence”. Violence is up-close and personal, and it’s something that happens in the real world. Anything we see in a movie or read on the page is simulated violence- which, in my opinion, is action.

But putting that to one side, let’s talk about the action in these books. When I started, there was one thing that I wanted to convey whenever I’d write a fight scene- fights HURT. Getting punched HURTS. Punching someone HURTS. Poor Valkyrie has had her leg broken, her hand broken, her tooth broken, her ribs broken... She’s had black eyes, burst lips and a bruised body. I’m typing this now and every time I use my right hand, I wince, because my knuckles are busted and bloody from hitting a bag earlier today. I spent this evening applying straight-arm bars and getting straight-arm bars applied to me- and THAT hurts, too. Even the TRAINING for violence hurts.

I have some knowledge of fights, and how it feels to be in one, and it is a thoroughly rotten feeling. Even when you win, you feel sick, because you’ve just hurt another human being. It is a terrible, horrible thing, to be in a fight. It’s not fun, and you really don’t feel okay about it afterwards. I train with doormen and bouncers who need to go somewhere to cry after they've been in a fight, simply because they've had to be MORE aggressive than the person they were fighting in order to win. They've actually sickened THEMSELVES. And that’s why my fight scenes are the way they are.

Molly, you say Mortal Coil made you sensitive to this stuff, and it scared you “to think of Val's life going down the drain like that, along with the lives of others. And so I ask: Why do you do this?”

Well, to be honest, that is exactly why I do it. I want you to be scared for Val. I want you to NOT want her to be hurt. If the fights were nothing but good fun, if nobody ever got really hurt, if Val didn’t run the risk of serious injury every time she throws a punch- then I’d have failed in what I set out to do.

I respect violence. I respect what it can do. I respect the fact that it can change your life. Two guys have an argument outside of a pizza place at night, one of them throws a punch, the other falls and hits his head, slips into unconsciousness, then a coma, wakes up with brain damage. His life- instantly changed. The life of the guy who hit him- instantly changed. Jail. Lawsuit. The sheer GUILT over what he’s done.

One moment of violence can change your life, so of course I respect it. Any intelligent person would. So I’m not going to write a book where action scenes take place without consequence. There is ALWAYS a consequence. 

I hope that answers your question, Molly. Now, whether or not you agree with me is totally up to you. I don’t want to drive ANY reader away, and I don’t want to upset anyone. But the books are what they are, and I am what I am, and I write the way I write. So this is my side of the argument, and I want to sincerely thank you for asking the question. 

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Unknown said...

2nd OO:

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

DEREK COME BAAAACK!!!

Unknown said...

You won't drive me away either, don't worry :P
I don't enjoy the gorey bits, but I... understand them, I guess. It gets more and more painful as time goes on, the fights, they get worse, and longer, and with worse outcomes, but they show you that Valkyrie isn't the innocent, defenseless girl she was in the first books; She's changed now, and with the forces of evil pressing down upon her more, you can see her change... I don't really know how to explain it;; But I'm hoping you get what I'm talking about. The fights aren't just for fun, they're to show you how her whole life is rapidly changing, I guess, from my point of view. And those are the best kinds of book, where you can see how the main character is growing, a bit like in Harry Potter.

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

Derek i LIVE for blood gore and guts its fun to read and write about it especially going overboard and seeing Val as Darquesse got me thinking on a whole NEW side to writing i gotta say i sorta like Darquesse better than Val not that i want Darquesse to take over Val or anything but those chapters were pretty freaking awesome!

Unknown said...

I don't think my above post made any sense xD
But yeah.
It's hard to explain...
&Hey Kallista! Hey Skulgirl!

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

HI Pandora!

Unknown said...

Kallista- True... It's probaby around 11ish xP

Unknown said...

Kallista- LoL thanks :P

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

i dont know i really like writig and reading bout that stuff it really gets me into it :P again i know im a verry odd girl indeed especially for my age but yeah i like all that dark creepy stuff

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

its 1:40ish Pandora :p

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

OK OK sheesh one second ;P

Unknown said...

LoL, I saw his new post, and I was like HOLY CRAP HOLY CRAP HOLY CRAPY LOAD LOAD LOAD COMPUTER!!! D:

Unknown said...

All this gore talk reminds me of Scapegrace:
Tesseract: "Now. Tell me where Skulduggery lives."
Scapegrace: "Okay, okay. Just please don't explode me!"

xD
That made me laugh.

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

I WANT TO READ THAT DANG BOOK HAND IT OVER!!! *tries to reach into Derek's home to get some of the next book into her hands Derek sees the odd hand and starts pulverising it with his writing utensil*

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, I was wayyy of xD
Oh yeah, it IS 1ish... I don't pay close attention xP

Unknown said...

Sorry, G2G... dinner time :P
Be back in a jiffy

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

LOL Kallista i didnt even know until you came on and now im like NOOO MY ONE CHANCE AND ITS GONE!! i want to get first comment once :P

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

BYE PANDORA!!



BTW kallista i posted it :P

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

IOts Ok kallista i actually had a dream i got first comment and i thought i wasnt dreaming i was sad to find out it was only a dream :P

barwench said...

Derek, I think you need more gore! That's me personally. My little brother might not appreciate that seeing as he won't even go downstairs in blinding daylight. Please keep it up. My only request is to make Tanith more BA. I think she should have one of those "bring it" moments. then again i've only just discovered the series and have only read the first three books so hopefully you have already fullfilled my dreams of gore and "Tanith the More BA."

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

Thank you immaalien!!!



Come back soon kallista!!

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

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PLEASE tell me youll save Tanith OH PLEASE!!!! She NEEDS to be with Ghastly you killed a little part of me you know that right?! she JUST accepted a date with Ghastly and what do you do!?!?!? You shove a freaking REMNANT down her throat and pair her with SENGUIN!!!! For petes sake man ARE YOU MAD!!!




also more gore would be nice some blood and guts smeared here a little over there......HAND OVER THAT FIGHT SCENE!!! *reaches into Dereks computer to try and find the document that holds the fight scene derek sees the odd hand and prods at it with his mouse very painful*

Mar-Chu said...

I'm...actually i hate real blood and paticularly morbid stuff. Which is kinda odd, because in every book i read someone dies. But i do have to say i like every bit of blood and action in skul-man series. I dunno. Maybe bacause i usually read during lunch at the crowded table and can shout out and scream and rant about Tanith and Valkyrie and wince and wimper and no one will tell me to shuttup. But when i watch movies with blood and screaming and knives, i run out of the room sobbing.

(speaking of knives my family freaks me out bacause they handle knives WAY too freely...someone gonna get scewered, mark my words...)

But i still love all the action-y parts. Love it, love it, LOVE IT.

But all of a sudden im kinda hesitant to read in homeroom...that room is cursed i tell you...

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

also umm who are you exactly dedicating the book to???? *cough cough your adoring blog fans who comment and ask amazing questions and make you laugh cough cough*

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

cursed Mar??

Unknown said...

Ah, crap.
Something just broke in the kitchen. Glass. Shattering.

NOBODY MOVE! D:

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

*clings to the wall trying not to get shattered glass injected into her feet*

Unknown said...

I LOVE the action though :P And I guess gore's alright; Just not with zombies D: I hatehatehate zombies. I had to skip that bit in Dark Days 'cause I was wayyyy to freaked out and it was night.

Unknown said...

Sorry, G2G Again Dx
Mom's kicking me off. Homework. Dammit D:
I'll try and finish quickly...
Bye all!

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

aww BYE PANDORA!!

Mar-Chu said...

STORY TIME! THE STORY OF THE HAUNTED HOMEROOM!

Once upon a time there was a girl named Mar. She was reading a glorious book named Mortal Coil. It was study hall that day. Everyone had to be quiet. She was reading, and trying with all her will not to scream and laugh at the same time. It came out as a weeze. The boy next to her pooked over.

"Are you okay?" He asked

All Mar did was point to a place in the book. Tanith grabbed Sanguine's wrist and twisted in painfully until she lept up in pain.

The boy looked at that part in horror. Mar only smiled. "I now know how to make someone stand up."

The boy continued to look at her in horror. Mar did her best to look scary.

(True story!)

Jaffa Morbid said...

DEREK! Just a few questions/things I'd like to say

1. PLEASE come back to Australia, I hadn't read SP when you first came sooo pretty please can you come back?

2. DON'T KILL TANITH!! She is one of my most FAVOURITEIST (is that even a word?) characters so pleeeeaase don't kill her

3. Please keep the blood and gore where it is, I LOVE that kind of thing. Maybe a little more Val/Fletcher romance?

Keep writing!
Your faithful minion,
Jaffa xx

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

LOL Jaffa! agreed on Number 2

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

i say more blood! *slpashes a bucket of fake blood all over everyone* hmm maybe thats a little too much

Mar-Chu said...

Although i don't know what that has to do with a haunted homeroom, i don't know. I was just trying to think of sone haunting experience and that was stuck in my mind.



BYE PANDORA!

Jaffa Morbid said...

Watching NCIS, LOTS of blood and gore in that :P

Mar-Chu said...

*pouts*

COME TO AMERICA DEREK!!!

*puppy dog eyes*

Pweeeeeeeease?

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

i know i dont really watch it but i watch Mystery Diagnosis and youll never guess this one.....STARGATE SG1!!! *laughs madly and prances in circles*

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

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COME TO AMERICA think about it if you go more places the more people will hear about you and the more they will want to read your books, your ratings will go through the roof!! and also there could be a few more awards in sight for you :D

Mar-Chu said...

Bye the way Master, Me and my friend have a question.

In your last blogpost, you said "It was so. Much. Bloody. Fun!"

My friend asks did you say "bloody" just to add effect, or because it was ACTUALLY really bloody?

Hmmmm? Did you think about that?

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

LOL Mar i didn't even notice that!

Mar-Chu said...

What do you think Skul-girl?

Jaffa Morbid said...

Lol, thanks Kallista. Did I introduce you ok?

Mar-Chu said...

*yawns*

(off topic)

Today durin DMI me and my other friend were searchibg randon things on wikipedia, starting with YOU Master! Then from there we got all the way to footbal teams!

Jaffa Morbid said...

Lol. I just thought that it would be something that you would most likely do just for the fun of it

Jaffa Morbid said...

MR. LANDY!

I just wanted to say that you're the most awesome, funny and amazing author EVER!

Your loyal minion
Jaffa xx

Jaffa Morbid said...

Lol Kallista. I'm watching NCIS, I luurve mysteries :D

Mar-Chu said...

JAFFA! I READ YOUR FANFICTION! CAN IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII BE IN IT?!?!

Jaffa Morbid said...

Sure Mar-Chu but you'll have to come in a bit later in the story. Do you have a OC bio somewhere?

Jaffa Morbid said...

Thanks Kallista.

I'm debating whether to use Skulduggery and co as well as all your OC's or not.

MR. LANDY,
If you ever get time in your super busy schedule, could you maybe please check out my fanfic? The link is jaffasreviews.blogspot.com

Your loyal minion
Jaffa xx

Jaffa Morbid said...

Brb

Mar-Chu said...

Jaffa, how bout i post it in the comments here? I...don't exactly have my own blog yet...and currently being on an ipod may have something to do with it...

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

sorry guys i had to eat some ice cream to stay awake :P but im back

Mar-Chu said...

Snap. The ipod's gonna crash on me. anyway, before tat, i just wanna let you guys know i will worship Skul-man until the day i die! And i will ask to be buried with one of the books!

Anyways~

I will be forever loyal to you, Golden God!

*bows*

Your estatic minion,
March :3

Jaffa Morbid said...

Ok Mar.

Ducky on NCIS vaguely reminds of Kenspeckle

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

aww BYE MAR!!

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

i dont know who your talking about i dont watch NCIS but if i did i bet i would agree

Jaffa Morbid said...

Mar, you can post your bio in the comments of my blog if you want

Jaffa Morbid said...

Bye Mar!

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

can anyone speak french on here???

Jaffa Morbid said...

Yeah, I can speak a bit of French. I've just started learning it at school

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

dang it i need to know how to say something but i dont think youll know if you just started :/

Jaffa Morbid said...

Tell me what it is, I might know more than you think

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

oh wait no never mind i found a loop whole around it :) but thanks for offering :)

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

WAIT!! Jaffa are you learning from a frech book called รง'est a toi?

Jaffa Morbid said...

Okey dokey, no problem.

Do you have an OC, Skulgirl?

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

um does the one in my story count or no

Jaffa Morbid said...

Um, I'm not sure. Brb, I'll see if I brought my french book home with me

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

where did you go kallista???

Jaffa Morbid said...

No, I learn from a French book called Tapis Volant

Hmm, I suppose that could count as an OC but do you have one that represents you?

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

i can make one up right now if you want :)

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

ack foots asleep wake up foot!! *bangs foot against the floor

Jaffa Morbid said...

Sure, cause then I could put you in my fanfic.

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

Sweet!


ok here goes




unruly dark curly brown hair, startling bright blue eyes, 5'2" very young looking, weapon broad sword or two daggers depending where shes going, karate expertish, very friendly almost always or very mean when she needs to be almost scary mean, loves to fight chop people up always wants to use her sword, spaces out a lot when shes off duty loves to draw and write....



is that good for now? i cant really think of a name at the moment

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

Micheal Jackson??? porquo??

Jaffa Morbid said...

KALLISTA! Your back!

Skulgirl, all I need is a name and we're good to go

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

ummm name a name a name a name think skulgirl think!!!

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

Deryn something i like the name Deryn

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

my OC i need a last name Deryn what

Mar-Chu said...

*zips back on*

I posted it in your newest fanfic comments jaffa!

*runs away*

Please don't crash...!

Jaffa Morbid said...

Ok Mar! See ya!

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

BYE MAR!

Mar-Chu said...

My OC, i mean.

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

LOL i hate when people leave you hanging *glares at Derek*

Mar-Chu said...

Okay, now I'm gone.

*runs away*

*flatcher teleports infront of me*

*screams*

*swings violin case wildly*

*sprints away*

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

DONT HIT FLE- *realizes shes gone and fletcher is unharmed* whew ok kallista

Jaffa Morbid said...

Brb, seeing if there's any food in the cupboard:P

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

LOL Jaffa

Jaffa Morbid said...

I'm back, I got some toast toasting :P

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

TOAST!!



ummm i dont know nice friendly tottaly decieving name that makes me look nice when icould be one of your worse nightmares :P

Em said...

wow. thank-you. this is how I feel

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

yeah get any ideas my minds...TOAST!! *bursts out into laughter at her totaly lame joke*

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

thanks kallista!


wheres jaffa??

Jaffa Morbid said...

Yummy, cheese on toast :P

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

oh wait shes probably getting her toast :P

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

guessed it!

Jaffa Morbid said...

Lol, yeah. I was getting my toast

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

wow i was just guessing :P

Jaffa Morbid said...

Lol, good guess then :P

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

i guess *realizes what she just said starts craking up again at lame joke* wow im on a roll here!

Jaffa Morbid said...

Lol, toast-roll? Hehe, bread d'ya get it?

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

OMG!!! *starts cracking up as she realizes she made two jokes in one without trying*

Jaffa Morbid said...

Brb, getting more toast and nurofen

Jaffa Morbid said...

I like Deryn Enigma

I could help if you want?

Brb

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

OOOOO wait you can stop i like the last one!!! Deryn Mellifluous!!! LOVE IT!! *gives kallista a hug* thanks kallista!

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

it sounds exotic :P

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

and it reminds me of flower *dont know how in the world i got flower from that but it does*

Jaffa Morbid said...

I'm back

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

...noooo i just made her up like right this instant a few comments ago :P

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

JAFFA!! i have a name now! Deryn Mellifluous!

Jaffa Morbid said...

It reminds me of a flower as well Skulgirl, lol

Jaffa Morbid said...

Br

Jaffa Morbid said...

*brb

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

hurry back Jaffa!

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

whats Bio-rama??

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

okey dokie!

Jaffa Morbid said...

Shouldn't you people be asleep?

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

oooo yes i like it even more cus i love to sing too! and apparently *according to my friends* im a very good singer! so yeah that could also be one of her traits she sings when shes bored or whenever :P

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

its only 10:30 p.m.

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

ooooooooohhhh ill ask Lizzy if she shows up to be on it :D

Jaffa Morbid said...

Isn't it a school night?

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

yeah sooooo whats your point :P

Jaffa Morbid said...

Lol, you 2 are just like me :P

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

ooo i got some sayings my friend told me today about lemons ok heres a few


when life gives you lemons make grape juice and watch as the world wonders how you did it



when life gives you lemons give them backand say you ordered oranges


when life gives you lemons ask for some sugar and water otherwise your screwed

Jaffa Morbid said...

Lol Skulgirl, I know all of them :P

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

my friend told me those i love them :)

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

should i change my name so it has my OC in it???

Jaffa Morbid said...

Last name?

Jaffa Morbid said...

Yeah, you should definatley change it!

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

sure!

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

ok one second

Jaffa Morbid said...

What last name Kallista?

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

ok how does it look?

Jaffa Morbid said...

Cool Deryn

(how do you pronounce that?)

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

ok i think thats better

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

dare-en

Jaffa Morbid said...

I like singing as well! My friends say I'm pretty good but I don't think I do

Jaffa Morbid said...

Cool Deryn

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

i bet you have a lovely voice!


@Kallista

i think that might be a better idea :P

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

ok better?

Jaffa Morbid said...

What last name Kallista?

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

Jubilee!

Jaffa Morbid said...

For what Kallista?

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

ok


also Rose could be a good last name

Jaffa Morbid said...

I love the name Rose also Amelia

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

so far ive got
Juniper Rose
Juniper Jubilee

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

eh not really a good match :/

Jaffa Morbid said...

I recognize the name Juniper Rose from somewhere but I don't know where

Jaffa Morbid said...

I thought your OC was Kallista Pendragon

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

oh i just thought it soundded good

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

miNE!

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

FLETCHER

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

O;NEIL

Lily Thornton said...

I don't think I'm supposed to enjoy the violent parts, but I do...Violent things don't creep me out in any way. I know how easy it is to hurt someone though, and what that pain feels like. But in books and stuff I enjoy it. Is that a good thing...?

Oh, yes. I think I just walked in on a conversation. What the gecko are you lunatics babbling about?

Also, hi.

Jaffa Morbid said...

Haha

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

CARTER

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

DANG IT LILY!!!

Jaffa Morbid said...

Lily! You got first, lol

Lily Thornton said...

*blinks* That's surprising...I got first on page. Without meaning to. What the...?

Jaffa Morbid said...

Ah, very clever Kallista

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

*gasps* are you saying she changes her name to Juniper whatever her last name will be so she could hide her identity and start a new life?!!?!?!?!?!?!

Lily Thornton said...

Would someone please tell me what you are talking about? I'm so lost...

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

*mumbles something about wasted efforst while her head has the slittle sizzly things above it*

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

kallistas OC mainly OC's

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

i like that one sounds good too

Lily Thornton said...

Hi. Okay then...Sounds fun. *hugs Kallista back*

Jaffa Morbid said...

I like the name Amelia-Rose *insert last name here*
lol, if you watch Doctor who you'd understand

Lily Thornton said...

Juniper Amelia. Amelia Juniper. Junilia Ameper.

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

kallista was i right??

Jaffa Morbid said...

Amelia Juniper

Lily Thornton said...

*attempts to cackle wildly*

*cackle dies in throat*

*slumps down*

*sigh*

Jaffa Morbid said...

Kallista, did you know that Kallista is a place in Victoria, Australia lol

Jaffa Morbid said...

I reckon Kallista Pendragon is her taken name

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

AH YOUR CONFUSING ME!! *runs aaround in circls screaming lalalalallalal plugging her ears*

Lily Thornton said...

*chucks a frying pan*



*mutters darkly*

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

*turns just in time to see the flying frying pan screams and ducks it before it sticks into the wall like a knife*

Jaffa Morbid said...

*ducks in cover from lily's frying pan*

Lily Thornton said...

*chuckles at everyone's oddness*

*tries to juggle frying pans*

Lily Thornton said...

Does someone else want to help Kallista? Or shall I?

Jaffa Morbid said...

Lol

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

shell be fine shes Kallista! but yeah maybe we should help her

Jaffa Morbid said...

Sorry, gtg! See ya, might be on later or tomorrow! :P

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

BYE JAFFA!!

Lily Thornton said...

Bye Jaffa!

Lily Thornton said...

*goes to help Kallista*

Lily Thornton said...

*forgets about the frying pans she was juggling and they fall around Blogland in random places*

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

AHG ITS RAINING FRYING PANS!!!

Lily Thornton said...

*pretends to be a reporter*

It will be sunny with a high chance of a frying pans. Bring your helmets if you go out. Thank you.

How was what, Cameraman?

Just great, Reporterlady!

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

Grace thats a good one :D

Lily Thornton said...

Juniper Amelia, I like that one. I kind of like Juniper Grace...How would you pronounce Brio? I kind of like Juniper Brio and Juniper Flair a bit too...

Lily Thornton said...

Oops. I just realized I said how was what instead of how was that...typo^_^

Lily Thornton said...

Just made up my mind after about seven minutes of thought. Juniper Grace is my favorite.

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

oy tired im gonna go to sleep now cant keep eyes opened see you all tomorow!


_Skulgirl13

Lily Thornton said...

Bye Skulgirl! 13!


haha Do you know the Beach Boys?

Lily Thornton said...

I was listening to them a little while ago! :)

Lily Thornton said...

*catches the PB cookies and eats them all up*

Oh...I'd give you one...but I-ahem-accidentally ate them all...

TrixieB said...

Dear Mr. Landy,

Thank-you for this coloumn. What a terrific explication on the difference between violence and action, as well as the consequences the seemingly least bit of violence could have. My salute to you sir!

Lily Thornton said...

Lollipop. No, that's the name of this song :D
i think it's by Mika...hmm...Beach Boys songs make me laugh :)

Lily Thornton said...

Me too! Yet I've never been surfing...

Lily Thornton said...

I'd probably fall 99% of the time :P

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