Monday, July 11, 2011

The Final Trilogy

It’s an unusual sensation, finishing a book.

After all those months of increasingly obsessive work, of deadlines and edits and word counts, when you send in the final draft you’re suddenly free... and you have no idea what to do with yourself.

I usually wander around for a few weeks, gazing blearily into the sun while I struggle to remember how to talk to people. A lot of housework gets done. Rooms are cleaned and shelves are put up. Bulbs are replaced. Cars are serviced. I spent three days last week putting together seven glass cabinets and rearranging my shelving system. When I was finished I stood back, nodded in approval, and then wondered what the hell was I going to do next.
Faithful Minions, ever since I finished Death Bringer I have been at a loss.

Yes, I’ve been working on The End Of The World, but that’s practically finished. It just needs another few hours of writing and it’ll be done. I’m delaying that as much as possible, actually, because I need to have something to write.
I usually play video games when I finish a book, but I finished Infamous 2 weeks ago and I still haven’t started the new Red Faction... it’s sitting there, waiting for me.

I’ve been training, of course. I have the most wonderful black eye that you’ve ever seen, courtesy of a swinging elbow that smashed into my face. Oh the fun...!

But it hasn’t all been black eyes and shelving units. For the past few days I’ve been thinking about the final three Skulduggery books. Only three left. Good God. We’re almost at the end. Well, kind of. We have three years left, which doesn’t sound so bad.

I know EXACTLY what Book Eight is about, and I know EXACTLY what Book Nine NEEDS to be about. But Book Seven... Book Seven is my last chance to come up with a brand new story idea. It has to tick all the boxes and fulfill the requirements and contain certain key moments and scenes that will lead us into the final two books, but apart from that it can be about anything. So, for the past few days, that’s what I’ve been thinking about. For the past few days I’ve been daydreaming, coming up with the next book...

I still haven’t decided on it. I thought it would go one way, then changed my mind and wanted it to be about something else, then changed my mind again. The fact is, I don’t know yet what it’ll be about, but I do know that I’m close to deciding. And when that happens, well... I’ll have started on the Final Trilogy, and in my head at least, I’ll have started to say goodbye to Skulduggery and Valkyrie. It’ll be another three years until I bid them a proper farewell, but it all starts here.

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Pyro-Dawn Tyromant said...

I CLAIM THIS PAGE FOR POETRY!!!

Facing The Giants
There are giants in life
who are looking for me.
Several have found the place
where I have been hiding.

I don’t know how they discovered
the vicinity where I hid in fear.
But I always ended up crushed
beneath their giant feet.

Laughing, the giants would leave,
my guts crushed all around.
Friends and family ignored me
as I staggered back up, gasping for air.

Getting back up is important.
Even if one is knocked down by a giant.
Sometimes it takes awhile to stand.
It helps if a caring soul is near.

Yet what do you do,
when you are left alone?
No one cares
as you lie bleeding there.

Take your time I say.
Let yourself rest.
When healing comes
You will be ready to prevail.

Take note of those who deserted you
in your time of need.
Go find better people
And leave the others behind.

Make sure you never cast
pearls before swine.
So next time when the giants come,
you won’t be deserted like me.

- Kallista Pendragon

DogsLikeBones said...

Sure! *jumps on sister's ginger dragon (actually a horse) And rides majestically with Skyrill*

Pyro-Dawn Tyromant said...

:D

Octa said...

ME!

Quinnera Elviana: 5th Seat of the Council of the Lost Ones said...

*claps* FINALLY! Well done, Pyro! :D


Hi Skyril and Octa!

DogsLikeBones said...
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Pyro-Dawn Tyromant said...

Hi Octa!!!¡¡¡!!!

Octa said...

oh good normal conversation again :P

No more claims from Pyro breaking it up...

Quinnera Elviana: 5th Seat of the Council of the Lost Ones said...

Huzzah! :D

DogsLikeBones said...

Congrats Pyro, you deserve a pen!

Ayesha said...

hiii everyone!!

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

~guffaws from atop my horse~
~looks at Pyro~

Congrats, Kid!

~tips my hat~

Pyro-Dawn Tyromant said...

Hi Ayesha!!!¡¡¡!!!

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

Howdy, Ayesha!
~momentarily dismounts my horse to glomp her~

~climbs into the saddle again~

DogsLikeBones said...

*feels left out*
*pulls out top hat*
Much better ^^

Quinnera Elviana: 5th Seat of the Council of the Lost Ones said...

*puts on a fez* Yeah. Fezzes are cool.

DogsLikeBones said...

Hey Ayesha!
My dragon says hello!
*horse neighs*
WAY TO BLOW YOUR COVER!

Pyro-Dawn Tyromant said...

*puts on a bow tie*

Bow ties are also cool

Jackskin said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYYYYY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD CHANDLER BING

Ayesha said...

*sings* oh my god he's wearing a fez!!!
*realises no one know wat she is talking about*
if u love doctor who watch this....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmGHAl8j5b0

Pyro-Dawn Tyromant said...

*arches eyebrow at Jacksin*

DogsLikeBones said...

Piano's are cool too! I am proud to say I finally have one!

Pyro-Dawn Tyromant said...

What is the title Ayesha?

Ayesha said...

*puts on a fez and a bow tie*
now im super cool! =P

Ayesha said...

the big bang 2 by charlieissocoollike

DogsLikeBones said...

What name do you guys think is better for my piano?

Kazumi

Liron

Shira

Soul

???

Ayesha said...

its a song about wen all the aliens come to lock the doctor in the pandorica its about that episode

Ayesha said...

OH MY GOD HE'S WEARING A FEZ! LOL MY FAV BIT!!!! =D

Octa said...

Hello again!

Hmm... piano names...

DogsLikeBones said...

Yup, they all have meanings behind them that you can look up except for Soul. (My own reasons for that name ^^)

Crescent said...

I know what you can do in your spare time Derek!! Blog!! And chat to all of us, your minions!! And, you could maybe consider a vlog..? And it would be epica if you did another interview with Laura, I wanna know what she thinks of the new books really badly!!

Octa said...

I like Kazumi.

I have a piano.

Ayesha said...

i like soul

DogsLikeBones said...

Heh, I think those two are my favourites...
What kind of piano do you have Octa?

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

Hey, Bones, I know you weren't asking for suggestions, but I love the name Belladonna! I think that would be nice for a piano, but out of the ones you presented us with, I choose...
Shira

Quinnera Elviana: 5th Seat of the Council of the Lost Ones said...

Hmmm... I like Kazumi :) I too have a piano. Mine's a Kemble Upright Silent Series :) (Kemble is now owned by Yamaha)

Octa said...

A Rieger Kloss

Crescent said...

Sadly I don't have a piano yet. I have a keyboard in my room though. I play piano, though I'm not very good. I only started playing around Novembor last year..

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

Crescent!!!
~glomps~
Hullo! :]

DogsLikeBones said...

Hmm... Well Belladonna means 'beautiful woman', and I was looking for names certain meanings.

Kazumi - Beautiful harmony (Japanese name for a Japanese piano)
Liron - My song, my joy
Shira - Melody, song

Octa said...

Hey Crescent!

DogsLikeBones said...

Mines a Yamaha U3 - the Japanese make, not chinese

Ayesha said...

hiiii Crescent!!!

DogsLikeBones said...

hello cresent!

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

Some wiki facts on Belladonna
~grins~

"Atropa belladonna or Atropa bella-donna, commonly known as Belladonna, Devil's Berries, Death Cherries or Deadly Nightshade"
"The foliage and berries are extremely toxic, containing tropane alkaloids. These toxins include scopolamine and hyoscyamine which cause a bizarre delirium and hallucinations"
"The ancient Romans used it as a poison (the wife of Emperor Augustus and the wife of Claudius both used it to murder contemporaries) and predating this it was used to make poison tipped arrows. The genus name "atropa" comes from Atropos, one of the three Fates in Greek mythology, and the name "bella donna" is derived from Italian and means "beautiful woman."


Isn't that so awesome? I love the name Belladonna :D

Octa said...

My piano doesn't actually have a name but if it did I'd call her Heidenröslein

DogsLikeBones said...

Haha, you really love that song!

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

~is jealous~
I want a piano :P
I've wanted to learn how to play ever since I was a little girl, but have never been able to...

Octa said...

I do!

It's a most excellent song.

The tune is amazing.

DogsLikeBones said...

Why dont you call her that?

P.S. How do you pronounce it?

Octa said...

High den ros len

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

~wonder where my trusty horse... er... Horse... went off to~

Oi! Horse! Where'd you go?

~whistles~

~nothing happens~
~sighs~
I need to work on that whole whistling signal some more....

Ayesha said...

i gtg byee everyone!!!

Crescent said...

Hey Guys!!! *Ninja hugs everyone* :D

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

Aww farewell, Ayesha!
~waves madly~
~watches her ride off into the sunset as all proper cowboys do~

DogsLikeBones said...

Ahh, that last half sounds like my name ^^

Bye Ayesha!

Octa said...

Bye Ayesha!!!

Crescent said...

Seeya Ayesha

Taia, Raisin, A Good Bear (actually undead) :) said...

Valkyrie? Skulduggery? And friends, enemies, etc? Ending? 3 years? Why does that seem so very soon?? Why??

Oh well, I still have 5 books left to read, before I start reading them all over and over again. (again)

Yes. 5 books. The shame - I have not read Mortal Coil. It's just sitting there by my bed staring at me, as if to say 'Hey. Just read me already!' But, alas, the day has not yet come, for me to read it.

In a way, that could be a good thing, because it gives me more to read before 'Death Bringer' hits the bookshops.


Anyway... Hiii everyoneee!!

Crescent said...

I want derek to come on here so bad D:

Nicole Cerundolo said...

Just popping in and saying that GOLDEN GOD YOU SPELLED "FULFILL" WRONG!!!
that is... is...
unforgivable.
anyway hi everybody

Taia, Raisin, A Good Bear (actually undead) :) said...

LOL Nicole1 Hi!

Ayesha said...

hello again everyone!

DogsLikeBones said...

Hey guys who just came on! What name do you think is better for my piano? (Everything's up above ^^)

Taia, Raisin, A Good Bear (actually undead) :) said...

Crescent - I wish Derek was here too...

Derek! Can you hear me? Oh Golden God. Your prescence is awaited. Please, could you magically appear? For us? Please?

Octa said...

Hey Taia and Nicole!

Taia, Raisin, A Good Bear (actually undead) :) said...

Hi Bones! Hi Ayesha!

Hmm... I don't know bones, they're all pretty awesome names...

Taia, Raisin, A Good Bear (actually undead) :) said...

Hi Octa!

Octa said...

I demand that Derek talks to us for spelling fulfill wrong!

It's the least he could do to make up for it! :P

Quinnera Elviana: 5th Seat of the Council of the Lost Ones said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAc83CF8Ejk

DogsLikeBones said...

So far the tally is...

Kazumi : I I
Liron :
Shira : I
Soul : I


I wonder what Master Derek thinks...?

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

Hello, Taia and Nicole! :]
~glomps~
Sorry for my slow replies! I'm [once again xD I think this may be becoming a habit... or perhaps I just follow too many blogs...] trying to catch up with all the blogs I follow!

@Nicole
He's misspelled/misplaced a word many times, actually :P I just ignore it, though, because I figure he's all busy what with his books and all the thousands of comments we leave on his posts and all the blog writing anyway. :]

Taia, Raisin, A Good Bear (actually undead) :) said...

LOL Octa!
Or he could at least correct himself...
But to do THAT he'd have to come here, and then, THEN, he would be here, and he would HAVE to talk to us!
MUAAHAAHAAHAAA!!

Taia, Raisin, A Good Bear (actually undead) :) said...

Hi Skyril!! Hi Quinn!!

Octa said...

@ Skyril

I follow 130 blogs!

It's gotten impossible to catch up with them all!

*empathises*

Unknown said...

Anyone on?

Octa said...

Hey Pandora!

Yes. Many people are.

Taia, Raisin, A Good Bear (actually undead) :) said...

Yup! Hii Pandora!!

Ayesha said...

Hii Pandora!!!!

DogsLikeBones said...

Konichiwa Pandora!

Unknown said...

Hi Octa! Hi Skyril! Hi Quinn! Hi Ayesha! Hi Nicole! Hi Taia! Hi Crescent! And everyone else if I've forgotten anyone d:
*glomps all of you*

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

Pandora!!
~glomps~
Greetings and Salutations! :D

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

O.o
130 blogs?
Woooow.....

Unknown said...

Konichiwa! :D

Octa said...

Dratnation! It be time to go.

:(

Bye everyone!

Good night! (Or indeed good morning, good afternoon or good evening)

Taia, Raisin, A Good Bear (actually undead) :) said...

Aww... Night Octa!!

Ayesha said...

byeee octa!!!

Unknown said...

Ah, crap.
I have to go Dx
The stupid alarm's going to-

*Alarm blares in my ear*

-Ring.T-T
Bye Dx
Should be on later.
*Gets dragged away bound and gagged*

Unknown said...

Good afternoon Octa!

Taia, Raisin, A Good Bear (actually undead) :) said...

Aww... Byeee Pandora!!

Sprinkles123 said...

You know what?
You may have already thought of this.
Or maybe you can't be bothered to read through thousands of comments and so won't get to mine.
But yeah.
Have you ever thought of writing a short novel that is written in Skulduggery's point of view?
I know I'm probably not the only one to notice you have not written a single chapter from the view point of Skulduggery, so this won't be anything new.
But it's an awesome idea, because I thought of it :D
Just a thought, you know.

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

Awww farewell Octa and Pandora!!
~waves madly~
Hope to indeed see y'all later!

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

Good evening, Octa! :P

Ayesha said...

byee pandora!!!

DogsLikeBones said...

Bye Octa! Bye Pandora!

Ayesha said...

i agree with sprinkles it would be good to have a short story from skullduggery's point of view maybe we could learn about his past as well or will u tell us more in the other books derek?

Taia, Raisin, A Good Bear (actually undead) :) said...

Wow! That is a great idea Sprinkles!

Taia, Raisin, A Good Bear (actually undead) :) said...

Ah. I must leave now.
Farewell, for today. We shall meet again, in the not-so-distant future (eg. tomorrow, the day after, the day after that, etc)

Byeeee!

Ayesha said...

byeee taia!!!

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

Aw farewell, Taia!
~waves madly~

DogsLikeBones said...

Bye Taia!

DogsLikeBones said...

Weird, I washed my hands with cold water and now they feel warm o_o

DogsLikeBones said...

And on that note, I'm gonna head off.
Sayonara Blogland inhabitants!

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

O.o
... Are you and alien?
~tentatively pokes bones~

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

Aww good-night, Bones!
~waves madly~

Ayesha said...

byeee bones!!

i must leave too! goodnight or day or afternoon or whatever time it is where you are!

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

Aw, dude, I just realized your pic is of chibi Link in wolf form and um... ~growls~
Ok, I've been really dumb all day and been having a hard time remembering names and stuff, but I know who it is!
Anyway, that's really awesome! :D
Twilight Princess is my favorite LOZ game!

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

~waves madly to Ayesha~
Farewell!!

Quinnera Elviana: 5th Seat of the Council of the Lost Ones said...

Well... It's quiet here...

Swindler the Thief said...
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Swindler the Thief said...

Dear Mr Landy,

Guess what I am coming to the Edinburgh Book Festival to see you! Yeah! I cannot wait! I was wondering if we will be able to buy Death Bringer from the Festival. I need to know this because I have already preordered the book and if I can buy it from there then I can cancel the preorder. Thank you so very much that you are making the effort of coming to Edinburgh, even though I live in Glasgow. Oh well!

Mohsi Maqsood

Quinnera Elviana: 5th Seat of the Council of the Lost Ones said...

I've gotta go. Bye.

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

Oh, I'm sorry, Quin! :/
I got involved in something else and missed out on your company because of it!!
~waves madly~
Well farewell, Quin!

Anonymous said...

I love these books and have a great idea for a character named Spira Talon, A 20 yr old elemental who has learned magic herself and is very talented magician who was taken over by a faceless one and surivived she is a very inderpendant character! lol dont know if u like her but its a thought and i had lots of sugar and wrote this in about a minuute !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!^_^

nights.raven said...

anyone on?

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

Raven!
~glomps~
Hello! :]
How are you?

Troy said...

Derek, if you don't mind me asking this, what's your psn name? if you don't want/arent allowed to tell me cuz of those pesky laws, you dont have to

nights.raven said...

hi skyril

Troy said...

oh and if ur looking for a game, UNCHARTED. 1 and 2. and the beta for 3. they're great games. I love them.

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

Oh... I hope you're still there Raven....

nights.raven said...

im good, u?

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

Oh xD
Yay! You are!
~throws purple confetti in her hair~
:P

Derek Landy said...

Three things...

First of all, thanks for pointing out that the second L had escaped from "fulfill". Please rest assured that the missing letter was hunted down, caught, scolded, and is now back where it belongs.

I don't think I'll ever write anything from Skulduggery's point of view, to be honest. He's a man of mystery, and his thoughts are his own.

Oh, and Swindler, I'm afraid Death Bringer won't be released in time for the Edinburgh Festival! But bring your other books and I'll sign whatever you have!

nights.raven said...

*throws yellow confetti in skyrils hair*

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

I'm good! We're grilling hot dogs! Yaaaay! I love grilled hot dogs :P

The Jovial Cereal Box said...

Helllooooooooooooo?

nights.raven said...

hi derek!

nights.raven said...

hi dan

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

Master Dereeeeek!
~hands him a lollipop whilst grinning joyfully like a maniac~

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

Hiya, Dan!
~glomps~

nights.raven said...

thats cool :) hot dogs are good, my mom and sis love grilled hot dogs :D lol

The Jovial Cereal Box said...

Hi Skyril! *gets glomped*

The Jovial Cereal Box said...

Stop talking about hot dogs!


It sounds derricious.........

The Jovial Cereal Box said...

LOL my last comment was 333...


Half of the most demonic number in the world...


I SUPPOSE I AM HALF-EVIL!!!!!


MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

nights.raven said...

lol

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

My mom just said she found her feet....

Oooh she's talking about a little pin of, like, a week old unborn baby! I forgot she had that!

nights.raven said...

lol

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

LOL Dan! :P

Hot dogs laying there on the grill, sizzling and dripping succulent juices. Oh, boy, this is going to be amazing!!!!

Hmmm maybe I'M the one who's half evil :P

nights.raven said...

cant grill anything here lol

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

Aw, why can't you?

The Jovial Cereal Box said...

SKYRIL! Kallista has some poems for you

1. http://skulduggerypoetry.blogspot.com/2011/07/facing-giants.html

2. http://theeightgreatimmortals.blogspot.com/2011/07/tale-of-two-poems.html

The Jovial Cereal Box said...

Skyril! If you're half evil, I AM THREE QUARTERS EVIL!!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

nights.raven said...

if we did, the grill wouldnt start lol, its raining atm lol

nights.raven said...

plus if we DID grill anything, it would be all soggy lol

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

... I wonder if I'm making Master Derek jealous of my awesome-sauce hot dogs? ;-]

nights.raven said...

probably

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

Oooh I see, Raven! LOL
Yeah, that makes it a tad difficult :P

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

Alright, thanks, Dan!

nights.raven said...

just a little bit... lol

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

Hmmm that may be possible, Dan! :P
~pokes him~

~imagines soggy hot dogs~

.... yeah :P

The Jovial Cereal Box said...

I did another post on the Skulduggery Blog...

DEREK! LOOK AT IT PWEAZE!!!

We need you to contribute your awesomesauce ideas!!!!!

Besides... you have met me...

It would be a personal favour... SO PWEAZE....?

*anime pleading eyes*

http://attentionmrgoldengod.blogspot.com/

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

~Noms Reese's cup~

Mmmm.... now my supper is ruined....
Nah! How could grilled hot dogs be ruined by some delicious Reese's cups? It's not REALLY possible ;-]

nights.raven said...

brb

The Jovial Cereal Box said...

kk

The Jovial Cereal Box said...

Hey Skyril, you wanna go to Aquila Felis chat?

The blog is being mean to me....

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

~falls out of chair laughing~
My brother just dropped a hot dog outside in the grass, and he gave it to my mom to rinse off so that he can eat it!!!
He really IS going to have a soggy hotdog! :P

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

Oh, sure, I suppose, but I can't stay for a whole lot longer, although after I leave I'll probably be back about 2 hours later.

Ann Marie said...

Dear Mr. Landy,

Yay! You're still with us!

*tackles*
*squeezes*

I missed you. I have suggestions on how to alleviate boredom, which I will post later after I take care of critters, probably after you're asleep and unlikely to read it. Oh well!

Love,
me

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

Ah, I have to go!
~glomps Ann really quickly~

Maybe see you in two hours!
~waves madly~

The Jovial Cereal Box said...

ANN! Hello!

Ann Marie said...

Hello! And bye for probably an hour!

nights.raven said...

back, hi/bye ann

The Jovial Cereal Box said...

Aw, bye Ann!

Lilie said...

cant wait for death bringer!!!

nights.raven said...

Sisters of the Light lyrics (cuz im really bored lol)

Follow me through the night
We are sisters of the light

Follow me through the night
We are sisters of the light
We are daughters of sin
We are laughter in the wind
Follow me through the night
We are sisters of the light
We are wild, We are free
Through the darkness follow me!

I am here to break the silence and
I want you to be the voice of mine

Follow me, Follow me, Follow me now

Follow me through the night
We are sisters of the light
We are daughters of sin
We are laughter in the wind
Follow me through the night
We are sisters of the light
We are wild, We are free
Through the darkness follow me!

You alone, you can let time stand still and
You create the missing element

We're the fires of hell
We're the deep rough sea
We're the stormy air
We are we
We're the ashes of time
And we are banshee
Through the darkness, sisters, follow me!

Follow me, Follow me, Follow me now!

Follow me through the night
We are sisters of the light
We are daughters of sin
We are laughter in the wind
Follow me through the night
We are sisters of the light
We are wild, we are free
Through the darkness follow me!

Sisters of the light
Sisters of the light

Follow me through the night
We are sisters of the light
We are daughters of sin
We are laughter in the wind
Follow me through the night
We are sisters of the light
We are wild, We are free
Through the darkness follow me!

We are sisters of the light

Min (Thalia) said...

*walks onto blog*

*coughs slightly*

*crosses arms and taps her foot idly*

*narrows her eyes suddenly*

It is NOT goodbye, Master Derek. No one will ever say a "proper goodbye" to Skul-man and Val. I mean, sure, the books will be over, and we'll all cry a lot after we finish the ninth book and probably have nightmares about there being no more Skulduggery books for months on end, BUT! It's still not goodbye, and it never will be. Because I know that all the minions on here, myself included, AND YOU, Derek, will always keep the Skulduggery books on our shelves and in our heart-shelves too. Because not only are they a fantastic source of entertainment and we've fallen in love with the characters so many times over, but they've provided the basis for this amazing little community of people of all ages from across the world. And I KNOW you think we're awesome, Derek. I KNOW it.

*grins*

What I'm trying to say is, that, it doesn't matter if you've finished the book series. Because you've accomplished so much with these books, inspired so many people, that the characters will always be with us.

Ehem. Well, now that that's over, I'm going to go to the issue of your boredom. Sorry I started at the bottom of the post, but I've run into so many walls today, that my mind is a bit scrambled. Anywho....

I have some ideas for you:

1) Take apart and try to put something back together without instructions, just for the heck of it.

2) Annoy your family. That always works for me :D

3) Write your loyal minions a blog post that shows what it would be like if Skul-man and Val took over your blog~

4) Watch Doctor Who.

5) Uhhh...watch more Doctor Who.
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I'm out. I'll let you know what I have more ideas.

Min (Thalia) said...

Oh God, that was SO much longer than intended.

*head desk*

*head desk*

*head desk*

nights.raven said...

hi thalia lol, how r u?

Min (Thalia) said...

Hey Raven ^^ I'm okay. Can't stay long. How are you?

Ann Marie said...

Hi Thalia! Hi Raven!

Min (Thalia) said...

Hi Ann!

*hugs*

How're you?

Sorry, keep getting distracted by my old writing.

Ann Marie said...

I'm ok. Weekend was a little too much for me, but I spent nearly 12 hours in bed and I think I'm about recovered, as long as nobody expects too much from me this week. XD

How are you?

And how much do you think Irish people hate it when you make fun of their weather?

Min (Thalia) said...

*hugs Ann*

Hope you feel better soon.

I'm average. Not good, not bad...just meh.

*shrugs*

I don't think they mind too much. I think it's hysterical when people make fun of Russia's weather, and I'm Russian.

Ann Marie said...

Russia's weather scares me too much to even make fun of it... XD

Min (Thalia) said...

LOL

I'm told it's not bad in the summer, pleasant, even. But the winter would sure be an adventure! Just don't go to the Siberian part of Russia. It's super cold in the winter and there are lots of bugs in the summer :P

Alexander. said...

Derek, its sad to know that boredom affects even the best of us :/ - If your looking for a time-sucking video game, then my recommendation is any of the Final Fantasy series....Great, great games, but heavily time consuming :D

Ann Marie said...

Don't worry, I'm not planning to go to Siberia. Ever.

I think South America would be neat, though.

Min (Thalia) said...

Hi Alex! How're you?


Ann - I'd like to go to South America, only so I can see the Nazca Lines :P

Min (Thalia) said...

Shoot. I have to go so I can get some good sleep in. Bye all!

*hugs everyone*

*dashes off*

Ann Marie said...

(((Thalia))) Goodnight!

Alex? Are you still here?

Alexander. said...

I am but i have to go, just thought i'd pop in for a sec.

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

ANN! THALIA! ALEX!
~tackles all in glomps~
How are you folks? :]
Unfortunately I can only stay for about half an hour :/

Ann Marie said...

Dear Mr. Landy,

I don't want to think about saying goodbye to anyone, so I'm just going to ignore all that.

But you need things to do! So I have kindly compiled a list of suggestions for you.

1. Visit the US. You definitely need to see Connecticut, Louisiana, Michigan, a state near Michigan, but I can't remember which one, Washington I think - or is it Oregon?, and most importantly, California. Your prettiest fans are all in California. The climate's generally nice, too... that big burning ball of yellow-white in the sky? That's the sun! I think you'll be impressed. Make sure you get some pictures to show your friends back in Ireland.

2. Post lots of pictures! Of yourself, your injuries (it's totally not creepy that I want to see your black eye. It's not!), your friends and family, your pets, other people's pets, your house, your collection of Skulduggery knickknacks. Your yard. The fence the pony ate. Fanservice.

3. Build and fly a remote-controlled aircraft.

4. Build and fly a real aircraft.

5. Learn to surf! Then when you come to CA, you can show off your mad surfing skills, and I can get pictures of you in a wetsuit.

6. Make a Skulduggery costume for yourself, and a Valkyrie one for Laura. Dress up and take lots of pictures. Post them.

7. Blog more!

8. Start a new blog account under a different name, and hang out with your fans incognito.

9. Visit every one of our blogs and leave trollish comments.

10. Come to chat and do the same... I'm not recommending this one highly, cause I hardly ever get to chat so it wouldn't be all that entertaining for me.

11. Grow your own vegetables.

12. Get to know a goat. Goats are cool!

13. Post that chapter you promised us.

14. Read fanfic! I wrote one... maybe don't read that one. NM. Look at fanart! And post links to your favorites.

15. Flirt with your fans - but just the ones who are at least your age. XD

16. Work on the MUSICAL.

17. Come up with a TV series idea. Produce it.

18. Enter a yo-yo contest. Try not to hurt yourself.

19. Volunteer at a shelter, rescue, or rehab facility for.. anything really. Horses, humans, wildlife, puppies and kitties.

20. Make messy art... no, that's a bad idea. Make regular art, and show it to us.

21. Write something you want to write, but couldn't get published, and post it as fic under a different name.

22. Teach one of your dogs to do search-and-rescue or something interesting like that.

23. Record yourself singing and post it for us to listen to.

24. Fine. Then record yourself reading a chapter from DB, and post that for us to listen to.

25. Learn to make sag paneer, then come here and make dinner for me.

There, that should keep you busy for a while! Have fun!

love,
me

Ann Marie said...

*hugs Alex* Was nice to see you for a second!

Hi Skyril!

Elisabeth Vauge, royal guard of the grand purple couple said...

LOL, those are great ideas Ann!

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

~applauds Ann's rather impressive list~
I like the idea of number 1 the best!
~grins madly~
I'd still bring you cheese, you know, Derek. I know I promised it ages ago, and I know I'd be highly shy and turning bright red for bringing it, but I'd do it anyone because you're just that awesome! :D

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

Lizzy!
~glomps~
Hullo! :D

Elisabeth Vauge, royal guard of the grand purple couple said...

Hey Skyril! *glomps*

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

*anyway not anyone
Sorry xD
Pretty much tossed and turned for three hours straight last night!

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

~sigh~
I sure wish I had a laptop. That would make things so much more easy... Oh well, I can't imagine getting one of those for at least 3 years...

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

How much is a cheap but decent PC selling for these days anyway?

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

~hugs Castle~
Even though he's a fictional character, he's still awesome for noticing then ranting about the misspelling of "your" when the person was trying to say "you are."
But you watch, one of these days he's going to fail me utterly and say "snuck" rather than "sneaked" like it supposed to be...

Elisabeth Vauge, royal guard of the grand purple couple said...

A lot :T too much for me to afford

Ann Marie said...

Um. What was I going to say?

I need more coffee.

Hi Lizzy!

I need to learn to make cheese. If the dogs didn't like milk, we'd be drowning in it.

Elisabeth Vauge, royal guard of the grand purple couple said...

Hey Ann! I want to learn how to make cheese too ^^

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

Have any of you ever watched the show Persons Unknown?
I don't know if it's a fairly recent show or an old show or what, but I recently started watching it, and it's pretty cool! Reminds me of something Ted Dekker would write. Ted Dekker stuff, if you don't know, seems to often be about a psychopath and his victims. They're often really creepy or... disturbing, but really REALLY good all the same.

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

I claim this page for WRITERS! Because writers are amazing... create and test and imagine and inspire and make a nation great. And I'm proud to be called one.

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

I claim this page for WRITERS! Because writers are amazing... create and test and imagine and inspire and make a nation great. And I'm proud to be called one.

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

I claim this page for WRITERS! Because writers are amazing... create and test and imagine and inspire and make a nation great. And I'm proud to be called one.

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

I claim this page for WRITERS! Because writers are amazing... create and test and imagine and inspire and make a nation great. And I'm proud to be called one.

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