Sunday, February 5, 2012

Two things...

First of all, is everyone else having trouble going beyond the first page of Comments, or is it just me? For some reason I can't find any "Next page" button...

And I've just been going through the comments marked as "Spam"- even though none of them were spam. For some reason, at various times Blogger reckons you might be spamming the comments section and so doesn't show what you've written (which might explain some missing posts). But I was going through it and I found a message from Teena, my Thai translator. Hi Teena! I think translating the short stories is a lovely idea, and you're so good to even offer to do it. You might have to check with the publisher that it's ok to go ahead, but you absolutely have my permission (if you haven't changed your mind by now...)

And, because no short Blog post is complete without a picture, here's a little doggy.

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NJ Maverick said...

1st?

NJ Maverick said...

OMG I AM FIRST??
FINALLY!!
DEREK HI!!
LOOK I AM FIRST.
My life is nearly complete now. All there is left to do now is to own all the SP books, signed and read. Then, I could die happy :')
You watching the Rugby??

NJ Maverick said...

Derek,
If you go to the side where your 'Archive' of post are and click on the post there, that should sort out the problem, because I was experiencing the same thing. That should work, if not, then I don't know.

RaisingCain said...

Derek I have know idea about the blog or anything but you are such a TEASE! I can't believe your not gonna let even something very tiny slip...just infinitesimal that will become incredibly important...please?? No one else needs to know...just whisper it to me:D

NJ Maverick said...

Another thing.
That photo is AWESOME!!

NJ Maverick said...

Hello RaisingCain, nice to meet you I'm NJ
*shakes hand*

RaisingCain said...

So...I was thinking here...your 2012 tour... How about visiting YEOVIL...of course if I've moved by then, then please go to Elgin/Inverness but I'll keep you posted on my movements:)

Also I wanted to ask you about Valkyrie's reflection...Skulduggery says it can't change out of the clothes it's wearing so I was wondering how's it get changed for PE?? And does it evolve to be able to change clothes because it obviously does in the sixth book...

Just my general wonderings! I hope this message actually reaches you, otherwise I'll cry!

Also can Tanith appear it book 7 or if not her...her brother!

RaisingCain said...

Ahh hello NJ, it is good to make your aquaintance!!

RaisingCain said...

Wow I'm very shocked we're the only people commenting on this post!! I'm actually amazed!!!!!!!

Tori said...

hi guys

so yesterday i went to my Forensics competition
and it was really fun........until the bus left without me

NJ Maverick said...

I agree TANITH should be in book 7 UNPOSSESSED
I would like to know more about her brother too.

Anyway, how're you??

NJ Maverick said...

Hey Tori!!
*hugs*
How're you??

Tori said...

i'm good
as long as the bus doesn't leave without me :P

RaisingCain said...

*dances up and down madly* does this mean your reading my comments Derek?? I hope so...I'm new to commenting on the blog and normally it's full with comments by the time I reach it...but not TODAY!!! Everyone's having too much fun in the snow...not me though, there's no snow where I am:( to be honest I don't really care at this precise moment, I'm far to grateful to care!!!! Yay!

Tori said...

there's no snow here either :'(
i'm part happy, part sad
happy because when it does snow my brother and sister like to stick my head in the snow every year
sad because that means we have to go to school

RaisingCain said...

A bus left without you...how mean...you should really have a word with that bus...I would've kicked it!

Tori said...

my mom was not happy finding out they left me
and it wasn't the bus driver's fault
it was our teacher's fault for just leaving without making sure everyone was on the bus before driving off

RaisingCain said...

I know what you mean...schools far too depressing...but I suppose it's passing the days until September...or you know the future when you might be famous or something!

Tori said...

yeah, i'll become famous and go back to see that teacher and say "bet you won't leave me behind now"

Xanna said...

Wow, I am near the top!

RaisingCain said...

That'd be amusing!!!

Tori said...
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Tori said...

oh and before i forget
you all should see this video
it was one of the poems that a girl competed with yesterday and it's one of my favorites
it kind of reminds me of Derek Landy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEBZkWkkdZA

Xanna said...

I'm actually so shocked. The closest I've ever been to the top is around 150 comments. Dream come true! That's quite sad isn't it?
Hello to Tori, RaisingCain and NJ Maverick
And of course to you Derek :)

Reginald Barris said...

Yes, blogger is being a bit odd with comments.
Hello again.
By the way.

I'm just going to shamelessly plug my SP short story here, because.. I'm tired and will be going to bed afterwards.

Keep up the good work Landy.
And blogland members.

www.writingandallthatentrails.blogspot.com

And go to Grimm Brothers Part I

Please and thank you.

Goodnight from Australia.
Reginald

Xanna said...

I know my opinion doesn't really matter, but I'd love for people to EVENTUALLY find out who Darquesse and Lord Vile really are...
I just thought I'd say that what with how magically close I am to the top :)

Xanna said...

And also that I love you Derek Landy, I've been obsessed with quite a few series of books before, but never as much as I am with yours :)

RaisingCain said...

Well goodnight Reginald *waves off to bed* and yes it is slightly annoying having to tiptoe around some people but I don't want to ruin it for them!

NJ Maverick said...

I am back, sorry.
I was away making tea, how very Irish of me!! :P

Xanna said...

I have just realised how stalkerish my last comment sounded... Oh dear.

RaisingCain said...

Hahaha slightly Xanna

"Run Derek...I think you've got an admirer!!"

NJ Maverick said...

Don't worry.
We are all the same here!!
You'll be grand.

RaisingCain said...

And NJ at least there was mill otherwise you would've had to damn those lazy cows :,D

mr said...

HELLOOO IT'S MEEE A WILD BECKYYY.... *headbob*

Ahem. JUDFHKSHYFYUEGFCIKAWDEYFJS DEREK BLOODY LANDY YOU'RE ACTUALLY SO EVIL. Why couldn't you tell us NEXT year, when it'll be less painful to wait? ...Oh sorry, I forgot, YO' EVIIIL.
It's why we love you.

I was wrong, by the way, Bebo ISN'T broken... it's back again...


And I seriously can't wait for next month, nor September. I'm going to stalk you on tour again. I don't even care where you go. I'll walk if I have to. I HAVE to show you these plushies my mum bought me!

Anywhat, so glad the book's coming along. I'll no doubt have a seizure in Waterstones when it's released.... likeIdoeveryyear.

RaisingCain said...

Guys I'm thinking of writing a fan fiction...what do you think?? Should I do it??

NJ Maverick said...

I'm a farmers daughter Cain
Although, we don't have dairy cows, we have beef cattle and sheep, which makes my point invalid.
So I think I'll stop talking about that now :P

RaisingCain said...

BECKY!!!!!!!!! Hey you loontastic person...I may bump into you on his tour then...if my parents suddenly become very nice and actually take me to see Mr Landy!!! They better do...otherwise I'm not speaking to them!

NJ Maverick said...

@Cain yes, you should!!
And read some other people's fanfics also be careful of what you write, you might spoil some things for people who have not read book 6.
I have though, so don't worry about me.

RaisingCain said...

Ok maybe I will...might make it bout the war and the dead men...VEX... Yeah so i don't ruin the actual story...

I've been well and truly VEXED:D sounds fun doesn't it:)

NJ Maverick said...

I <3 Vex!!
And Fletcher!!
I am Fletcher's future wife.
I have a state of eternal dibs on him!!
I have loved him since he arrived into the series!!

RaisingCain said...

Same NJ...everyone said they thought Fletch was REALLY annoying but I just thought he was hilarious...and good looking and I was sad when he disappeared off to Australia...

HE BETTER NOT BE STAYING THERE MR LANDY!!!

NJ Maverick said...

HE BETTER MEET ME THERE WHILE I AM ON HOLIDAY FALL IN LOVE AND MARRY ME!!
THEN GO BACK TO IRELAND TO LIVE!!
As I am Irish (Unfortunately I am northern Irish, but Irish nonetheless)

Robin Snowscar said...

Derek you post again *does victory dance*

NJ Maverick said...

Hey Robin
*hugs*
How're you??

Robin Snowscar said...

Hey NJ
I'm good thanks, you?


Oh and Derek - My newest button doesn't show unless I post a comment!

Flame Phoenix said...

damn! i was on the last post when he posted....


*pokes robin, and dances backto chat*

nights.raven said...

lol i like that pic too! :P





hi everyone!

Taia DeMars said...

I have the same problem Derek. So, No, it's obviously not just you.
Also, That's an awesome pic.
Also, Hi!

NJ Maverick said...

I am good thanks :)

Hey Flame *hugs*
How're you??

Flame Phoenix said...

@ Robin, thats why i post random things like

hi
hnjcbdjc
or
derek

NJ Maverick said...

Hey Raven *hugs*
How're you??

And TAIA OMG HI HI HI
*hugs*
HAVENT SPOKEN TO YOU IN A LON TIME HOW ARE YOU??

Flame Phoenix said...

im good. u?

nights.raven said...

hi NJ! *hugs back* im great, u?

chicly geek said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSttbXER1og&list=UU30GAawOJBHQqw_ZgBndZzg&index=1&feature=plcp to show my thanks to ur surpreme awesomeness

chicly geek said...

its a video

Robin Snowscar said...

HEYLOOOOO BLOGLANDERS

nights.raven said...

hi robin

NJ Maverick said...

I am good
LOOK I GOT FIRST COMMENT FINALLY AFTER NINE MONTHS!!
That's how long a woman is pregnant for!!
It's lime I was and finally delivered!! :P

Robin Snowscar said...

I'm going to shoot my brother if he talks about Fletcher's awesomeness anymore. Derek, could you please kill Fletcher? Then I can laugh at him.

nights.raven said...

lol congratz, NJ!

RaisingCain said...

HUGS ALL AROUND...it's all getting very huggy...HEHEHE I'll go back to doodling on a pair of shoes now *backs into corner and continues to add skulduggery quotes to baseball boots!

Robin Snowscar said...

Oh dear NJ :P

Robin Snowscar said...

Oh dear NJ :P

Bethany said...

The has to be the first time in months that I've made it to the first page of comments, and wasn't in the triple figures.

Now to go play Dragon Age some more.

katya.rocks said...

Ooh, can I comment now? First thing, Derek, Bebo is apparently no longer there, which is annoying. Just thought you ought to know.

AND OH MY GOD, THAT DOG IS ADORABLE!

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

Yo peeps!!

Robin Snowscar said...

This was the first time I've been in double digits *pride*

Crystal Darkflair said...

Derek! You have to comment to be able to move on to the next page of comments. So I don't see the 'new, newer, newest' thing now but when I publish this comment I will :D

Robin Snowscar said...

RIM *hugs*

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

*hugs* wow there's tons of people!!

Robin Snowscar said...

CRYS *hug*

Your machinery is the same as mine Crys

nights.raven said...

hi rim, how r u?

hi crys!

Making the Legend said...

Cool! So if the short stories are being prepared for people in thiland... does that mean that the next SP books may be making their trip accross the Atlantic soon? Ooh that would be fun!

-Molly, already feeling that nice chunk of paper in her hands... thats nice...

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

I'm fine thanks!!! Adoring the snow!!! I've just been skiing!!!

katya.rocks said...

Okay, Bebo's back, ignore that comment! And YAY, I CAN COMMENT AGAIN. This makes me a happy Katy...

NJ Maverick said...

@Robin I <3 Fletcher!!
Derek don't you even try killing off Fletcher!!
I am still finding it hard to forgive you for what you did to Ghastly (TANITH) and Bliss.
Kill Fletcher I I will record burning my books and sent it to you!!

Robin Snowscar said...

I was all for Caelan but then he went all creeper -.- I still hate Fletcher.

nights.raven said...

cool rim! glad u like the snow, here we are finally getting a break, its been snowing for like 3 days :P

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

Fletcher is amazing he's soo wimpy but really protective..

NJ Maverick said...

Well then I won't have to worry about you stealing him off me now would I?? No, you can have... The Torment :P

RaisingCain said...

Now that's a threat...Derek take heed!!

Robin Snowscar said...

Ugh.
I'd rather have the creeper.

Crystal Darkflair said...

I love fletcher! I liked Caelan a bit but I didn't like Val cheating on Fletch !

Holly said...

I keep having this problem too, Derek! The only thing that makes it go away for me is commenting myself, but that can get pretty annoying.

NJ Maverick said...

Rim, Fletcher is mine and he is not wimpy!! He is the reason Caelan is dead!!
Val would have dies had it not been for him, so Shush!!

RaisingCain said...

*cowers at the growing population of the blog* what happened to the quiet old days?

Crystal Darkflair said...

I love your name RaisingCain!

NJ Maverick said...

My friend is threatening to burn the booms if SP dies, but he's already dead so.. And I won't actually burn my books, I just really don't want Fletcher to die, so much that I am willing to Exaggerate what I would do if he did!!

Holly said...

If you visit the Truro bookshop (i.e. in Cornwall!) on your next tour, not only will it make the whole county very happy but I personally know half the staff there will be absolutely ecstatic. Whenever I go in there to visit, I see all of the staff in the YA, Children's and related (all the cool sections, basically) wearing SP badges and stuff on their work lanyards.

Robin Snowscar said...

I suppose I don't wish him dead. But if Val ends up with Fletcher I will hunt you Derek.

Flame Phoenix said...

Hello once again

Robin Snowscar said...

hey

NJ Maverick said...

Hey Flame,


@Robin yet aren't getting back together Val is Darquesse!!
Plus I won't allow it, they can hang out, but he is mine!!

Crystal Darkflair said...

Oh NJ! I am watching the rugby! Just read your first comment =P

Robin Snowscar said...

*looks menacing* DOWN WITH FLETCHERIE

Robin Snowscar said...

Good NJ. Keep him!

nights.raven said...

i gtg, ill try to be on later, bye all *hugs*
cya later!

Robin Snowscar said...

bye raven!

NJ Maverick said...

@Robin: Fine, just remember Val is Darquesse, she is going to kill all the characters you like :)
@Crystal: G'wan Ireland!! :D

NJ Maverick said...

Bye Raven *hugs*

Crystal Darkflair said...

Bye Raven!
Lol NJ :D

NJ Maverick said...

@Robin: I agree DOWN WITH FLETCHERIE
UP MAVERENN :P

Robin Snowscar said...

YEAH!!

Crystal Darkflair said...

Lolz!

NJ Maverick said...

G'WAN IRELAND!!
21:15 to IRELAND
WHOOP

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

I HATE valduggery it's awful!!! And wrong on so many levels!!

Robin Snowscar said...

I can see why people would like it though.

Crystal Darkflair said...

I know NJ! First match of the six nations and Brian O' Driscoll is injured and they're still winning :D :D

NJ Maverick said...

@Rim: It is!! It so is it is 2 things that I won't mention. That Val and Caelan commited and Twilight! It is wrong!!

Robin Snowscar said...

I like Twilight!

Crystal Darkflair said...

I don't like Valduggery either. But Maybe Darquvile :D =P

NJ Maverick said...

I am soo happy about Ireland match!!
They keep this up we'll win only what 8mins left.

Crystal Darkflair said...

I like Twilight too!

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

No! No darqvile either!!!
Twilight is alright... Not amazing though.

NJ Maverick said...

I don't like the books, they are so badly written, the movies are okay. And I like Jacob. I don't like Edward, he looks demented. JS

Crystal Darkflair said...

I know! :D Wales are going downn :D

editorsarticle.blogspot.com/ said...

nooooo

Robin Snowscar said...

THE HUNGER GAMES <3

Now that is a series worth reading.

NJ Maverick said...

I so Agree!!
G'WAN IRELAND!!

Robin Snowscar said...

Wales are losing darts too I think...

Crystal Darkflair said...

I think the books are soo much better than the movies. I have a passion of hate against Kristen Stewert. And I love Edward so much!

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

I LOVEE The HG!!!
Check out my pic!!!
TEAM GALE all the way!!!

NJ Maverick said...

@Robin: I am going to read them soon. I just need to finish a few books my friends are INSISTING I read!!
So I'm gonna buy them on Amazon.

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

You Will love them everyone does!!
And toast is awful if you get what I mean!!! (ask me if you dont)

Crystal Darkflair said...

I am dying to read hunger games but haven't been to Library/book shop for agessss!

NJ Maverick said...

I think the books are terrible, the first time you read them their good, but I couldnt read them a second time, it was torture and The Host was GAWD AWEFUL I couldn't get past the first chapter!!

Robin Snowscar said...

Kristen Stewart and the incredibly expressionless face. The films disappoint me. I love Twilight books! TEAM EDWARD AND TEAM... GALE, I decided.

NJ Maverick said...

@Rim: What do you mean??

Robin Snowscar said...

NJ THE HOST IS MY FAVOURITE BOOK OF ALL TIME EVER.

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

Yay team GALE!!!!!!!!!! *fangirl sigh*

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

Toast= the girl on fire + the boy with the bread!!
I HATE Peeta!!!!

Robin Snowscar said...

It's confusing at the start, you get it towards the middle. IT'S BRILLIANT. You can't say it's awful if you have barely attempted to read it

Alyson said...

Have you guys ever read the Shiver series?

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

Nice to meet u! And no I haven't...

Crystal Darkflair said...

Oh I couldn't get past the first chapter of the Host either!

Alyson said...

I read them about a year ago. Its about a girl and a 'werewolf' who fall in love. They're good I suppose. Nice to meet you too.

Robin Snowscar said...

Oh hey again Alyson - I was gonna get them but I had no money

Crystal Darkflair said...

Hi Alyson and no I haven't either

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

Has anyone read the glass demon??
I recommend it because its a good book!

NJ Maverick said...

I haven't read them either. Hi.

Alyson said...

If you like Twilight then you will probably like them.

Robin Snowscar said...

YOU PEOPLE *frustration yell*
THE HOST IS SO GOOD.
YOU CAN'T JUST GIVE UP ON THE FIRST CHAPTER! GRR
10 POINTS FROM GRYFFINDOR

NJ Maverick said...

I am depressed now :'(

Alyson said...

Robin, have you a Very Potter Musical?

NJ Maverick said...

I am depressed now :'(

Alyson said...

*seen

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

Yay I'm a slytherin so YAY
I'm not a big HP fan...

Crystal Darkflair said...

Well I'm in Ravenclaw =P I will get the host again Robin I promise!

NJ Maverick said...

I am depressed now :'(

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

Why u depressed??

Crystal Darkflair said...

I AM A HUGE HP FAN.

Alyson said...

Hufflepuff all the way. I mean... we're such great finders.

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

Nah I live breathe Hunger games!!

Robin Snowscar said...

AVPM - YES!!!

I love Harry Potter very much.
I love The Host more.

Alyson said...

My friend was talking aboutt hat. Are they good, cos I was thinking about reading the hunger games?

Robin Snowscar said...

What the hell is a hufflepuff?

Crystal Darkflair said...

Whats wrong NJ?

NJ Maverick said...

I am Ravenclaw aswell According to Facebook.

Taia DeMars said...

Hey! I just realised I appeared before, then disappeared, because I'm just that nice to you all. Right? Anyways, sorry about that.
Um. Hi!

Crystal Darkflair said...

IRELAND LOST :(

Robin Snowscar said...

(Hunger Games) Catching Fire is my third favourite book ever

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

OMG the HUNGER GAMES and SP are my life!!

NJ Maverick said...

Ireland lost
*curls up into a ball crying*

Robin Snowscar said...

I know Crys, Wales won.
They might win the darts too -.-

Crystal Darkflair said...

Hi Taia!!!!

Alyson said...

Have aby of you ever read or seen any Sherlock Holmes?

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

I like the end of chapter 8 in catching fire my favourite quote is!!
"He is mine and I am his. Anything else is unthinkable."

Crystal Darkflair said...

I have seen the first Sherlock holmes movie and read like a chapter of one of the books =P

Wales one by 2 points I mean two!

NJ Maverick said...

Hey Taia.
How are you??

Robin Snowscar said...

Yeah Rim!

My friend keeps telling me to read Sherlock Holmes, I've seen both films but...

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

Hey Taia!!

Taia DeMars said...

Hey Crystal!
Hey NJ! I'm fine thanks! You??

Alyson said...

The show 'Sherlock' was definately the best version by far.

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

I am literally a HG encyclopaedia!!

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

Sherlock was amazing!!! Can't wait till it's on again!!

Alyson said...

How do you think he survived the fall?

Robin Snowscar said...

Raising Cain is a film, I just remembered.

NJ Maverick said...

Depressed.
I was happy, then... Then Ireland lost the... The RUGBY *wails*

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

He didn't he probably faked it and used the ball in the armpit trick to stop his pulse!

Robin Snowscar said...

Rim have you watched a film with Jennifer Lawrence in it yet?

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

Yeah I have!!!
Xmen firt class and winters bone!!!

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

*First class

Robin Snowscar said...

Same two as me! I think she'll be a good Katniss, don't you?

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

Yeah my friend thinks I act like Katniss and keeps calling me either Catnip or Hawthorne...

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

Just to be clear I'm NOT a slut I dont keep swapping boys because I can't make up my mind!

Robin Snowscar said...

HAHA.
My brother is exactly like Fletcher from SP. Like scaryily alike. Except he's twelve.

Crystal Darkflair said...

Lol :D

My friends call me Team Jakeward because I sorta love them both :P

Robin Snowscar said...

Haha.

I most like Jasper from Twilight *melts* but from the film. In the books it's Edward all the way

Robin Snowscar said...

My friends call me by my name. I give nicknames and don't take them, well except my good buddy twin who also calls me twin. Some call me Felicity too which can be annoying

Robin Snowscar said...

(Because I'm in a musical and my name in the production is Felicity)

Alyson said...

What musical are you in?

Robin Snowscar said...

It's one written by our Head of Performing Arts it's called Monster High

Alyson said...

cool.

Robin Snowscar said...

It's good fun!

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

My nicknames are
Rim
Ripper
Riminim
Catnip
Hawthorne
Primini
And more but they are either embarrassing or I forgot them...

Crystal Darkflair said...

I have to go noe Bye guys!!

Alyson said...

bye

Robin Snowscar said...

Bye!

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

Bye!!

The Shadow Ripper (Rim) said...

First?

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