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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Niamhy Jay said...

1st?

Niamhy Jay 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??

Niamhy Jay 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.

MegnusBane 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

Niamhy Jay said...

Another thing.
That photo is AWESOME!!

Niamhy Jay said...

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

MegnusBane 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!

MegnusBane said...

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

MegnusBane 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

Niamhy Jay said...

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

Anyway, how're you??

Niamhy Jay said...

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

Tori said...

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

MegnusBane 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

MegnusBane 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

MegnusBane 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!

MegnusBane 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 :)

MegnusBane 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!

Niamhy Jay 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.

MegnusBane said...

Hahaha slightly Xanna

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

Niamhy Jay said...

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

MegnusBane 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.

MegnusBane said...

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

Niamhy Jay 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

MegnusBane 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!

Niamhy Jay 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.

MegnusBane 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:)

Niamhy Jay 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!!

MegnusBane 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!!!

Niamhy Jay 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*

Niamhy Jay 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 (Fawkes)~roleplaying 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, Raisin, A Good Bear (actually undead) :) said...

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

Niamhy Jay said...

I am good thanks :)

Hey Flame *hugs*
How're you??

Flame Phoenix (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

@ Robin, thats why i post random things like

hi
hnjcbdjc
or
derek

Niamhy Jay 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 (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

im good. u?

nights.raven said...

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

Vendetta Dare said...

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

Vendetta Dare said...

its a video

Robin Snowscar said...

HEYLOOOOO BLOGLANDERS

nights.raven said...

hi robin

Niamhy Jay 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!

MegnusBane 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.

Katy A 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!

Rim. said...

Yo peeps!!

Robin Snowscar said...

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

Unknown 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*

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...

Rim. said...

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

Katy A said...

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

Niamhy Jay 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

Rim. said...

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

Niamhy Jay 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

MegnusBane said...

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

Robin Snowscar said...

Ugh.
I'd rather have the creeper.

Unknown 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.

Niamhy Jay 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!!

MegnusBane said...

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

Unknown said...

I love your name RaisingCain!

Niamhy Jay 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 (Fawkes)~roleplaying said...

Hello once again

Robin Snowscar said...

hey

Niamhy Jay 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!!

Unknown 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!

Niamhy Jay said...

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

Niamhy Jay said...

Bye Raven *hugs*

Unknown said...

Bye Raven!
Lol NJ :D

Niamhy Jay said...

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

Robin Snowscar said...

YEAH!!

Unknown said...

Lolz!

Niamhy Jay said...

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

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.

Unknown said...

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

Niamhy Jay 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!

Unknown said...

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

Niamhy Jay said...

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

Unknown said...

I like Twilight too!

Rim. said...

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

Niamhy Jay 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

Unknown said...

I know! :D Wales are going downn :D

ChapterHouse-Reads said...

nooooo

Robin Snowscar said...

THE HUNGER GAMES <3

Now that is a series worth reading.

Niamhy Jay said...

I so Agree!!
G'WAN IRELAND!!

Robin Snowscar said...

Wales are losing darts too I think...

Unknown 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!

Rim. said...

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

Niamhy Jay 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.

Rim. said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Niamhy Jay 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.

Niamhy Jay said...

@Rim: What do you mean??

Robin Snowscar said...

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

Rim. said...

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

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?

Rim. said...

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

Unknown 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

Unknown said...

Hi Alyson and no I haven't either

Rim. said...

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

Niamhy Jay 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

Niamhy Jay said...

I am depressed now :'(

Alyson said...

Robin, have you a Very Potter Musical?

Niamhy Jay said...

I am depressed now :'(

Alyson said...

*seen

Rim. said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Niamhy Jay said...

I am depressed now :'(

Rim. said...

Why u depressed??

Unknown said...

I AM A HUGE HP FAN.

Alyson said...

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

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?

Unknown said...

Whats wrong NJ?

Niamhy Jay said...

I am Ravenclaw aswell According to Facebook.

Taia, Raisin, A Good Bear (actually undead) :) 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!

Unknown said...

IRELAND LOST :(

Robin Snowscar said...

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

Rim. said...

OMG the HUNGER GAMES and SP are my life!!

Niamhy Jay said...

Ireland lost
*curls up into a ball crying*

Robin Snowscar said...

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

Unknown said...

Hi Taia!!!!

Alyson said...

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

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."

Unknown 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!

Niamhy Jay 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...

Rim. said...

Hey Taia!!

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

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

Alyson said...

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

Rim. said...

I am literally a HG encyclopaedia!!

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.

Niamhy Jay said...

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

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?

Rim. said...

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

Rim. said...

*First class

Robin Snowscar said...

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

Rim. said...

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

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.

Unknown 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!

Rim. said...

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

Unknown said...

I have to go noe Bye guys!!

Alyson said...

bye

Robin Snowscar said...

Bye!

Rim. said...

Bye!!

Rim. said...

First?

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