Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dalkey! And Forums!

For all you readers in Dublin/Wicklow, I'm going to be appearing at the Dalkey Book Festival this Sunday at 12 PM...

And does anyone know what happened to the Skulduggery Forums? It seems to have been replaced by a... web-sitey... thing...

And because I have nothing further to add, here are two well-timed photos...



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nights.raven said...

1st!

nights.raven said...

lol i love the photos, hilarious!!

Sakura657 said...

No... I'm not in Dublin...
The pictures are awesome though. =]

Holly said...

Hang on, my comments aren't showing up...

Holly said...

What I wanted to say was - it seems that genesisnx's domain has run out! ut expired yesterday. In the mean time, though, you can visit the roarhaven.net forums! Also, Derek, when will you be announceing the Ten Times the Awesome Competition results? The HarperCollins T & C seem to say that the winners will be picked randomly rather than being chosen by our Golden God himself, which worried a few of us...

BananaMinion said...

6th!

Zafira Kerias said...

Hi Derek! Im on when you posted O.o

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

LOL Derek! Love the photos!
XD
Congrats Raven on getting 1st.

*mumbles something about the Poke Ninja being to fast and wanting to noogie her*

Zafira Kerias said...

Meow Mix!!!!!

My friend usually blurts that out at random moments in time

nights.raven said...

lol thx kal *hugs* *runs away before she can be noogied* :P

hi to everyone!

Zafira Kerias said...

Hi!!! Im not lonely like I was last night my time....i swore everyone was eaten by penguins

nights.raven said...

penguins? the penguins have returned? *looks around nervously*

Zafira Kerias said...

Least they didnt eat the Golden God....that would suck

Holly said...

I've been trying to get hold of genesinx (because people on the forums said they're not having much luck) but don't want to seem creepy. Hm....

Zafira Kerias said...

Oi!!! I remembered

Derek if you are on, do you know what Nascar is?! Its popular where I live so I'm curious.

Miss Cain said...

HI!!!!

Zafira Kerias said...

Hi!!!! The penguins are back

nights.raven said...

it really would suck, zafira

hi miss cain!

Lola Shallow Heart said...

Hey Miss Cain we moved to this post!!!

Miss Cain said...

Ok, netball

Google it

CRAP!!!
This storm is scaring the crap out of me

Zafira Kerias said...

Lol no penguins can eat our Golden God....or they die.

*hasitch fork* get spoons guys!!!

Lola Shallow Heart said...

Hi evryone!!!!

Miss Cain said...

Are the penguins back??

Lola Shallow Heart said...

Penguins?????

Miss Cain said...

*gets shadows*

Bring it penguins!!

Zafira Kerias said...

Yup!!!!

*points to the penguins*

they tried eating Derek yesterday

Lola Shallow Heart said...

What????

nights.raven said...

They must be destroyed!!!

Miss Cain said...

Penguins

DIE!!!!!!!!!!!

*starts throwing shadow knives*

Miss Cain said...

Lola, these penguins tried to eat Derek yesterday

They must be punished!!

*continues to throw shadow knives*

Zafira Kerias said...

*attacks them with shadow knives*

kill the demon penguins!!!!!!!!!

nights.raven said...

*runs at the evil penguins and uses knives on them as well as fire*

Lola Shallow Heart said...

Kill them now!!!!

*throwing shadow axes*

Miss Cain said...

*laughs*

You penguins think your so tough

Ha

Your NOT

*shoots one with gun*

Zafira Kerias said...

*watches them head to where ever Derek is in Ireland*

uhm.......uh.....THEY TRTING TO EAT HIM

Kribu said...

I love the photos. :D

As Holly says, the domain name for the forums seems to have expired yesterday. Which, well, sucks.

(I mean, all my awesome Valduggery analysis is there! And I don't think I posted my Beryl/Nye/Wreath threesome ficlet anywhere else. Although on second thoughts, that one being gone may be a good thing for everyone.)

I hope Genesisnx will, well, say something... if she doesn't want to deal with hosting the forums or the domain any longer, I'm sure something could be worked out re: transfer, but it would need her input.

Miss Cain said...

This is fun!!

*starts throwing shadow bombs*

Lola Shallow Heart said...

*drives into them with a bus*

Die penguins die!!

nights.raven said...

oh no their not! *throws grenades at them*

skully4hire said...

I would pee my pants to see you. BUT I would need $968.00 plus $547.00 in taxes for my plane ticket.
I wanna live in the super continent! Pangea! that way, plane tickets would be cheaper.

Lola Shallow Heart said...

Whats a forum??

*still smashing into penguins with a bus once red now black white and red*

Zafira Kerias said...

*makes them into tiny ribbons*

Are they dead? Is Derek ok? He's more important

Miss Cain said...

Hmmm, just to be sure

*jumps on one then squashes it to death*
*giggles*

It tickles

Holly said...

Kribu, I've tried contacting her on her dA page (which Derek has linked to? It has all the awesome SP fanart on it, and such?) and her twitter page, if that helps. I really hope we don't lose the forums! I know it's a little silly, but the Valduggery thread was really doing amazingly with all the analysis, and the stuff, and... -_- Anyway, at the very least it would be good to get the backups. I'm sure even if the original owner doesn't care, other people would love to work things out!
I mentioned that Derek himself had wondered where the forum went, haha, let's see if the owner/creator notices.

nights.raven said...

i agree skully, it should never have parted, then we could all get together and, like, rent a bus or something and DRIVE over to see Derek, not fly and spend 1500$ on a plane ticket

Lola Shallow Heart said...

Whats a forum?!?!?

Miss Cain said...

Poor Ameriminons

I get to see Derek in August!!!

*does happy dance*

Come to Aus!!

Zafira Kerias said...

Well, we can beg to death to get his publishers to send him to America since im assuming everyone using $ is American

nights.raven said...

aw :( well, congratulations, Miss Cain

Lola Shallow Heart said...

*steps out of bus and slips on remains of a penguin*

I think they're all dead!!

Random Comments said...

50th?

Miss Cain said...

True that Lola!!

*squeezes a penguins brain out*

Eww, icky

nights.raven said...

yup, Zafira

lola- i hope so *throws a dagger into a penguin who was trying to be sneaky*

Miss Cain said...

51st Random, 51st

Kribu said...

Holly, I really hope Gen will respond to you either on dA or Twitter (I don't use either, so I'm somewhat out of the loop on how things work there).

Because, yeah, databases can be exported and domains can be transferred, if it came to that.

Lola - a forum is a place on the internet where people can have discussions and such. A bit like the blog comments here, just all nice and organised by subject/topic.

Lola Shallow Heart said...

Anyone want to help me clean the bus????

Miss Cain said...

It's STILL raining in Perth

Jakro Tintreach said...

hello all! Derek, PLEASE come on
*very hopeful puppy eyes*

Zafira Kerias said...

If someone ticks me off

Do his publishers need a shave from Sweeney Todd?!

Lola Shallow Heart said...

Its cloudy in Ireland!!!

Miss Cain said...

Ok Lola!

*uses shadows to collect all the blood, gore, etc then dumps it in the bin which falls over*

I think the bin man is late

Luciana Scáth said...

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FORUMS?!?! *creys*.

ALSO. WHY CAN'T I LIVE IN IRELAND?!?!? *sobs into a baguette*.

ANDDDDDD. I FAILED MY HISTORY EXAMS. *laughs*.

I did well in Biology though, I think. I winged that exam, too.

ANDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDdd. I wrote about Dark Days; Mortal Coil and Death Bringer in my history exam! AND IT TOTALLY RELATED.

*screams of happy*.

Can't forget FRIDAY. OMGG. FRIDAY.

Miss Cain said...

Hi Jakro!!

Random Comments said...

So is Derek choosing the 10 times winners, or are they random? I hope he chooses them, because mine is "10-times awesome."

Miss Cain said...

Hey L!!

Zafira Kerias said...

Its rainy and muggy in Pennsylvania

Miss Cain said...

Same here Random!!

nights.raven said...

hi everyone who just showed up!

Jakro Tintreach said...

hey, mine has skulduggery in a fez

Lola Shallow Heart said...

Friday????

Thanks Miss Cain!!

*gets buckets of soapy water and dettol*

Random Comments said...

51st? darn it, there was an error message. I wanted an even number :(

Miss Cain said...

It's just raining

The storm has stopped and now it's just bloody raining

Luciana Scáth said...

HELLOOOOOOOOOOO.

I decided to reclaim my name...And now to pick a picture...Hmmmm....

Jakro Tintreach said...

hi miss cain and raven

nights.raven said...

well, here its sunny and warm :P

Emerald Melody said...

I shall see you there Derek. I shall have bells on... Well not literally but my mam said she'll come with me so it's something lol
Ah I'll have the baby with me so he'll be as noisy as bells. There you go! lol

How are ye all :)

Miss Cain said...

Wait the rain has stopped

For now only though

nights.raven said...

lol i think im falling behind in the conversations :P

Luciana Scáth said...

ALSO. OH GOD. FRIDAY. ALL THE FEELS, ALREADY.
UK/IRELAND DATES.
*DIES*.
I AM SO EXCITED.
THIS YEAR JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT BRIGHTERRRRRRRRRRR.

Miss Cain said...

Bye Emerald!!

Random Comments said...

Can we have an Ameriminion tour? Please? in SC?

Emerald Melody said...

Where am I going lol

Luciana Scáth said...

SHEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.

Miss Cain said...

The wind is making a noise
It's THAT windy!!

Miss Cain said...

Dammit Emerald

I thought it said cya all

Emerald Melody said...

Heya L lol
Do you know you are probably the only person that gets really excited when I come on lol tis amazing

Lola Shallow Heart said...

Hi everyone that has just came!!!

Luciana Scáth said...

Hahaha. I get really excited when the people I love the most come onlineeeee. Cx
I AM HYPER BECAUSE EXCESS ENERGY BECAUSE OF THREE HOURS WORTH OF EXAMSSSSSSS.

Random Comments said...

On second thought, I AM Random, so maybe I'd win a random drawing...or maybe I wouldn't

Lola Shallow Heart said...

What do you mean reclam your name Luc???

Miss Cain said...

Exams mean nothing to me

I'm not even in high school!!!

Lola Shallow Heart said...

*reclaim*

Zafira Kerias said...

I give up hoping for an American tour. We're so bloody hated by the higher ups

Emerald Melody said...

You love me the most!
Awww shucks *blushes*

Your all right miss cain lol it can happen to the best of us lol

Random Comments said...

But we're his most loyal fans, Zafira. We buy his books and pay for cross-country shipping. They're just jealous.

Luciana Scáth said...

I decided that Luciana wasn't who I really was anymore and I didn't deserve the name...Luciana is a strong young woman, both mentally and physically. But I wasn't very strong, recently...Things happened and I broke down again, emotionally. I didn't think I deserved to be called Luciana, so I went back to L. L was more mysterious and like an unknown person. I was unknown to myself. I didn't know who I was anymore. But I've gone back to more like Luciana again, so it's fine.

Miss Cain said...

Yeah, well, 11pm is the most likely time for that to happen

Random Comments said...

And if we don't get a tour, at least we "die knowing we had the moral high ground." Just finished rereading Dark Days.

nights.raven said...

Random- i agree, they ARE jealous

ValkryieCain said...

Hi guys! :) Derek, too bad, I'll miss it, I'm at Dublin on NEXT Sunday. Grr. :(

Emerald Melody said...

Ah it happens at around 10am for me miss cain. The baby brain you see, it can't be helped.

Good on ya Lu!!!

Lola Shallow Heart said...
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nights.raven said...

lol random

Miss Cain said...

Hi Val Cain!!

Lola Shallow Heart said...

Hi Val!!

Emerald Melody said...

Did he not say that he is doing an America tour or am I thinking of something else.

nights.raven said...

9:00am for me :P

hi ValkyrieCain

Zafira Kerias said...

They are jealous of us. We go through torture to just get the books. But we are loyal. Im going to get KOTW even if I gotta beg

Miss Cain said...

The rain is back

nights.raven said...

Emerald- i dont think he has said anything on the subject, at least not recently

Lola Shallow Heart said...

Whenever Business class is on for me!!

Luciana Scáth said...

Lu...*frowns*...*shakes head*...*smiles again*.

*starts to sing Pokémon theme tune, again because she had it in her head all the way through the two hour History exam*.

Miss Cain said...

KOTW

I want it NOW

nights.raven said...

same, Miss Cain

lol Lucy *hugs* im sure you did awesome on ur exams! :D

Lola Shallow Heart said...

Me too!!!

ValkryieCain said...

Hey everyone :) I want Derek to come to Armagh :( I highly doubt he ould, it's very small, but maybe if he goes to Belfast I could go there? It's about 1hr away, and would have to pay for petrol, but it is WORTH IT!!

Luciana Scáth said...

Hahaha, thanks Raven. :D

Random Comments said...

Zafira- Same with me, but EOTW as well. :(

I've got to wait to see if I win the Ten Times contest before I get EotW, because combined shipping is cheaper. If I win, It would be great, but I couldn't get EOTW until KotW

Holly said...

Kribu, I think she should do - her last tweet was yesterday and her dA account seems fairly active. The only thing is, seen as she hasn't been contactable ever before it may be due to ignoring messages rather than lack of contactable avenues? I'm not sure. The roarhaven forums are dead at the moment, anyway...

Miss Cain said...

Exams, I will hate them when I have them, but I dont, so hmmm, I feel sorry for those who do

Lola Shallow Heart said...

gtg!! see ye all later hopefully!!

Luciana Scáth said...

Hello, VC.

Also, I NEED MORE BOOOOKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
Like, now.
It'd make me feel much better about having failed my exams. ^_^

Zafira Kerias said...

I got all but The Faceless Ones

Dunno why

nights.raven said...

bye lola!

nights.raven said...

bye lola!

Miss Cain said...

Bye Lola!!

Random Comments said...

Why do comments update so quickly? Stop talking, everyone, so I an hear what you're saying.

Luciana Scáth said...

Bye, Lola! :') *waves*.

Miss Cain said...

The rain is thundering outside my window

I wonder how I'll get to sleep??

Not that I care

Emerald Melody said...

I think you have enough books Lu lol
How far is Dublin from you VC?

Luciana Scáth said...

I love storms.
Storms = BEST weather. <3

Random Comments said...

Faceless Ones is my only American copy. I have the first two with british covers on Kindle, and obviously got the rest from britan (stupid American publishers, cutting us off at the big cliffhanger.

Miss Cain said...

OMGG just opened my blinds

The rain is SOOOOO heavy

Random Comments said...

Its really early in Britain, isn't it? Its nearly lunchtime here.

Luciana Scáth said...

I've not got THAT many books...
I need all the large paperbacks, apart from DD...
And the orange pages for SP.
And the green pages for PWF.
And the normal DD hardback.
And god knows what else I see and want. ^_^

Miss Cain said...

I love storms too

But I really like complaining about random stuff

Sometimes stuff I like but mostly stuff I hate

nights.raven said...

the first three are all American copies for me, the rest i had to order

Luciana Scáth said...

I AM GETTING THE AMERICAN VERSIONS OF THE BOOKS, SOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.

Emerald Melody said...

It's after 4 in Ireland Random
Day has gone too fast.
I prefer the american covers than the new paperback covers.
I have the original covers on all my books.
And I just recently got all the audio-books so I'm re-reading all the books while listening to the audio-books.

Ah life is good :)

Random Comments said...

There's no such thing as too many books, Luciana. As Erasmus put it, "When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes."

Miss Cain said...

I've got one of each in the aus version

I have no idea if it's a hardback or paperback or hmmm


I need to get the other books with the other covers

nights.raven said...

i wont be talking as much cuz i have so many windows open and am trying to do a lot at once, but ill still be here, u may see a random comment from me on a comment i had seen before i refeshed the page :P just a heads up

Miss Cain said...

I don't know what any of this means


Thats the joy of it!!

Luciana Scáth said...

I'm getting all the American Versions.
So the SP and then Sceptre Of The Ancients versions. In Hardback and in Paperback.
^_^
CANNOT WAITTTTTTTTTT.

Random Comments said...

Emerald-Of course it is. I got you confused with California. I thought someone said they were sleepy, though...Hmm...

Luciana Scáth said...

'Kay, Raven. :)

Kribu said...

Holly - it's what I fear too, that it's not that Gen can't be contacted but that she's just moved on and doesn't wish to / has no time to deal with the forums.

Regarding the Roarhaven forums, I suspect that many of those who originally signed up there may have forgotten about them existing... I have no idea how to contact, well, anyone (who isn't on Tumblr or doesn't come here) - the Skulpedia wiki? No clue. Meh.

Emerald Melody said...

Why don't a few of us set up a new fan website/forum?

Random Comments said...

"So the SP and then Sceptre Of The Ancients versions." sorry, what's SP, then...do you mean the ones that say Skulduggery Pleasant versus the ones with the subtitle?

Miss Cain said...

The rain has stopped

*sighs*

I wish it would just keep raining

Luciana Scáth said...

My friend admins the Skulpedia Wiki.
He was so proud of himself.
*laughs at memories*.

Zafira Kerias said...

Hey you guys think yiu can figure this out?

My friend has on her iPod the fb mobile app. Her chat wont work at all it just refuses to send messages and she cant load into her own page she admins what do you think happened? And safari doesnt work

Luciana Scáth said...

The normal SP and the SP with Sceptre Of The Ancients with it. ^_^

Sorry, wasn't clear.

ALSO, SHELL. YES. I LOVE ADMINING THINGS. *looks at all pages and laughs*.

Emerald Melody said...

Leave it with me Lu and I'll see what I can do ;)

Random Comments said...

Emerald- which version of the audiobook? the one where Sanguine sounds like a Wild-west cowboy instead of a southern drawl?

Nights.raven- If its a Random Comment, its from ME.

Miss Cain said...

Everyone is talking about hardbacks and Forums while I just keep you guys up to date with the weather here in Perth

We work together so well!!

Holly said...

Kribu - maybe if Derek announced that the roarhaven forums were there and still existed? Every SP fan I know reads his blog, and if could point the way to a replacement, whether it's the roarhaven site or somewhere else (like Emerald Melody suggested), then people would know. I mean, that's the only way I can think of.

nights.raven said...

lol random

Luciana Scáth said...

YAY. I'm loving you more and more each day, Shell! ;D

Oh, I need the audiobooks...*runs around in circles like an insane person*.

Zafira Kerias said...

Lol!!!

Random Comments said...

Luciana- Mine has the subtitle but the Library has the SP version.

ValkryieCain said...

Emerald: Dublin is probably 2 hours/2 and a half maybe :) Still too far, because all my family would have to come, which consists of small kids+Me+Mum+Dad, so it's too far to drag all of them there :'( I wanted to go :( Ah, well, maybe next time Derek goes somewhere I'll be allowed to go :)

Random Comments said...

Miss Cain- And the audiobooks!

Miss Cain said...

The rain has stopped

Miss Cain said...

Yes and the audiobooks!!

Miss Cain said...

Bloody rain won't make up it's mind if it wants to stay or go away

Random Comments said...

I'm serious about the audiobook. The one I heard was cool because it was an Irish reader, so Skulduggery finally sound Irish when I read the books, but the reader really messed up Sanguine. He turned him completely into a cowboy. it was really annoying because I know what he would sound like. I live in the south of America, and although I don't have a southern drawl (raised in Massachusetts)I know a lot of people who do have one.

Emerald Melody said...

I have all six audiobooks
The first four are done by Rupert Degas who is very good at all the voices and makes Sanguine sound like Owen Wilson lol
Then book 5 is done by Brian Bowles and that's ok so far
And then book 6 is read by Stephen Hogan who is good at doing voices aswell

But Rupert Degas was the best at doing Skulduggery's voice.

Kribu said...

Holly - yeah, I guess that would work.

Emerald - there is a replacement forum set up from some time ago; problem is that it's slightly dead.

Using either that or setting up a new forum is probably what will have to be done if the skulduggeryforums owner doesn't respond - it's just that there was so much there, so many excellent discussions and theories (and fic and art and everything else) that it will be a real pity to lose it all.

Blogs, Tumblr, Facebook etc are awesome things, but for proper discussions, nothing works as well as a good old-fashioned forums / message board format.

Luciana Scáth said...

Oh. My. Golden. God.
A FANMADE AUDIOBOOK......
..............

Random Comments said...

It was Playing with Fire, read by Rupert Degas.

Miss Cain said...

Hell yeah L!!

Miss Cain said...

*hi fives L*

Emerald Melody said...

I have all the audio books and if anyone would like copies, I would be obliged to email them to you.

I am doing youtube videos aswell for the audiobooks but that is taking longer than I thought. I'm near the end of Playing with Fire for youtube.

Luciana Scáth said...

If another forum was set up I can use my pages to advertise as well as my being slightly influential...

Random Comments said...

Why did they change readers? do you know? my library only has the PwF, and I can't afford audiobooks.

Degas was a great Skulduggery, but Sanguine, (as you can see), really bothered me.

Random Comments said...

Emerald- are you allowed to do that?

Zafira Kerias said...

My school HAD Sceptre and PwF but then some moron did something to PwF so now they only have Sceptre

Random Comments said...

Anyone there? Hello?

while I write this, there will probably be another ten comments.

Miss Cain said...

Hmmm the rain might actually not come back

Random Comments said...

Or not.

Emerald Melody said...

Well other fans did it on the youtube and then didn't continue cause they didn't have all the audiobooks.
And I thought I would help out since I have them all.

As I said, if anyone would like a copy, I don't mind sending it to them but you don't have to if you don't want to.

I just like helping people I guess :) I hope that's alright guys

Random Comments said...

2? :(

Miss cain- worst downpour yet. right...........Now.

Luciana Scáth said...

I'M HERE. *waves arms in Random's face*.

Random Comments said...

3

Random Comments said...

that makes 4... I should probably give up, everytime I post, someone else does too, and I'm at least 1 behind. :(

Luciana Scáth said...

I'm just not sure what is going on, half the time.
Then go on random tangents and then it changes the conversational topic, so...*grins*.

Miss Cain said...

I'm constantly refreshing my page

Just thought you'd might want to know that

Luciana Scáth said...

I DO THAT ALL THE TIME, CAIN. *laughs at self*.

Random Comments said...

New topic-....I can't think of anything that will get responses but not spoil anything (for me). Its sunny here...

Miss Cain said...

None of this makes sense...

Not that I care!!

Taia DeMars said...

LOL!
Derek, I must say, you have a great eye for awesome pictures...

It actually took me quite a while to get my head around the 'Meow Mix' photograph.

Well timed indeed.

Holly said...

Emerald, if you are allowed to do that I'd love to find some copies, but if not it's fine.

I'd really like to get some backups for the Skulduggery forums no matter what. Even if they can only be accessed as archives rather than being 'live' backups it would be horrible to lose everything outright. Not so much the offtopic chatterposts, but the genuine discussions - coughValduggeryandPairingsThreadscough.

Miss Cain said...

Hi Taia!!!

Random Comments said...

My page won't refresh. I have to comment again. WHICH GIVES ME SOMETHING TO DO, AT LEAST.
stupid capslock. I'm too lazy to fix it.

Luciana Scáth said...

HEY, TAIA! xD

Did any of you know that some corn is actually black, in colour?

Miss Cain said...

Lol Random!!

Miss Cain said...

L, didn't know that

NJ Maverick (Sigil Student of China Sorrows) said...

LoL to the photos!!
Are there going to be Signings in NI??
Please, as some as you find out TELL US!!

Random Comments said...

Luciana- Actually, I did. Some is white, and red too.

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