Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Happy Birthday to Meeeee


(I'm not exactly sure WHERE this image came from. Andrew, from my agent's office, sent this to me this morning. Haven't a clue where he found it, but it is AWESOME.)


Hullo there.

It's my 38th birthday.

First of all, thank you for all the birthday wishes I've been reading online. You care, you really care... sniffle... It almost made up for the fact that I will have no birthday cake today, and I have no one to sing me happy birthday. But that's fine. That's okay. I was woken up this morning by a birthday text, which would have started my day off with a smile were it not for the fact that the text was from O2, my phone provider...

Even so, thank you, O2. It's nice to know you care.

Before you feel TOO sorry for me, I celebrated my birthday last Saturday, when we combined it with a Halloween party because three of my nieces will be down the country on Halloween night. So, y'know... my birthday was hijacked by three princesses and a pirate. But that's fine.

So, what did I GET for my birthday? I shall tell you. I got a remote controlled toy car! From my brother and sisters! They got me a remote controlled toy car! Yes! They did! For no reason! For no reason I can possibly comprehend, they got me a remote controlled toy car! Thank you, brother and sisters! Just what I've always wanted but could never put into words! Joy of joys!

So, after picking myself up from the floor, it was my mother's turn to give me the present from my folks. It was a shirt! A shirt! A blue shirt! But not just any kind of blue shirt! A blue denim shirt! DENIM! The most awesome material you could possibly make a shirt FROM! A blue denim shirt!

Truly, I am blessed. It's not like when their birthdays come around I buy them computers or TVs or designer handbags. Nope. That's not what happens at all.

So you wait, my family! You just wait till your birthdays roll around again! You cannot BEGIN to guess what WONDER of a present I shall be buying you!

Joy of joys!


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Ieni Lorartè said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!
HAPPY DEATHDAY SKULDUGGERY!

Ieni Lorartè said...

No cake? What? The minions would have happily made it for you! :O

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!!!!!!!!!!!

O2 is also MY phone provider. :)

editorsarticle.blogspot.com/ said...

TOP 10!!!!
GO TO MEH BLOG

editorsarticle.blogspot.com/ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!

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

Happy Birthday Derek!!

I'm on O2 as well!!

I am really jealous of the Toy car!!
I want one!!

Also, that picture is SO COOL!!

Ieni Lorartè said...

Hey, Star!

So are denim shirts cool now?
If this comment doesn't post..

Ieni Lorartè said...

Why is everyone on O2? It's making me feel larry :(

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

Derek...

I was wondering...

Since you are so brilliant and witty and epic and awesome, will you be doing a Halloween short story this year if you have the time?

Maybe it can be centred on China, give us an idea of what she is up to... Just a thought.

Ieni Lorartè said...

I wonder when people are going to start trying to get Derek to comment for this...
Hmm..I better start...
Derek, you should post a comment, so I can prove to my brother you are amazing and witty etc.

Luna Brightside said...

Happy bday Golden God!

Luna Brightside said...

still in mah requiem ball dress ^o^

Luna Brightside said...

gonna call it a birthday dress now...

Skullbug said...

I'll sing you happy birthday! And bake a cake!!! Well, that is, if I could bake... But HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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

Derek you should totally comment!!

Also I got my hair streaked with blonde today, thoughts? Derek, would you like to start? What do you think of my new style?

Luna Brightside said...

DEEEREEEECK! Hi everyone! *tackle hugs, misses and splats into mud*

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

BECAUSE O2 IS AMAZIGGLE!

. . . Actually, because that's what my phone was on when I got it.

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

HEY LUNA!!
*hugs*
*gets covered in mud*
How're you?!

Coralline E. Slayer said...

I have the strangest feeling you have heard this already. Ah well, it's never old...
Happy birthday Derek!! Thank you for coming to Cheltenham!
-C'S'xxx

Luna Brightside said...

I'm good! Haven't been here for ages...
WHEEE
OPPA GANGAM STYLE

Skullbug said...

I agree! You should comment!

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

O2 is EPIC
I have O2 unlimited!!
Best deal EVER!!

Ieni Lorartè said...

Hey Star! Hey NJ! Hey Luna!
*hugs all*
See, Derek, my brother thinks he's all right now, because you haven't said anything...
Can't let him think he's right...

Skullbug said...

I just changed into a denim shirt, just for you ^.^

Luna Brightside said...

Please? On my birthday last year you wished me a happy birthday on bookwitch and I need to return the favor >.<

Luna Brightside said...

You can't let Ieni's brother win, Derek!

Ieni Lorartè said...

This is the point where Derek spins on his spinney chair and laughs manically whilst watching us suffer..

Luna Brightside said...

FINE. Be a meanie poopie-pants then :<

Luna Brightside said...

*cries* I have to go soon!

Skullbug said...

And then he just laughs some more, realising how much we know him

Ieni Lorartè said...

Omg Luna, you called me Ieni!
You're just...amazing!
*hugs appreciatively*

Leila Night said...

Happy Birthday!
I hope someone bought you a stick :-)

Luna Brightside said...

what do other people call you? *is confused*

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

Happy Birthday Derek!!
Happy Death Day Skulduggery!!

*Cough*Halloween Short Story!*cough*

Ieni Lorartè said...

Or if he was feeling really moody he'd be thinking 'I've just written an entire post for you...and you still want more!'

Luna Brightside said...

MOAR.

Luna Brightside said...

http://smilepanic.com/wp-content/uploads/MOAR8.jpg

Luna Brightside said...

I am listening to 'inspector gadget' theme tune flute beatboxing

Luna Brightside said...

OPPA GANDALF STYLE!

Luna Brightside said...

hello?

Luna Brightside said...

peoples???

Luna Brightside said...

ELVES?

Luna Brightside said...

where are you? :'(

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

I am here!!

Sorry was texting my friend!

Skullbug said...
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Luna Brightside said...

yay! *flings cookies out to cheering crowd. Of one.*

Kribu said...

Happy Birthday!!

And those sound like... er, well, perfectly awesome birthday presents. I mean, what WOULD one possibly give someone as awesome as you? It makes one think long and hard and come up with something... something wonderful, yet simple.

(I figured out years ago that if I wanted something cool for my birthday, or anything at all for that matter, I need to buy my own gifts. It's worked out well.)

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

*munches on cookie*

COOKIES FTW!!

*leaves some cookies for Derek*

Luna Brightside said...

like sandy clause!

Skullbug said...

Maybe if we leave out enough cookies, Derek will comment *Leaves out cookies*

Luna Brightside said...

Derek, if you are here, please comment- I have to go in four minutes :O

Fuzzyk said...

You should read some of the messages we've been tweeting for you!! It's our eternal mission to make you aware of the twitter fanbase :D

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

I would ask for books for my birthday.
Specifically, Skulduggery Pleasant books :D

Luna Brightside said...

THE SPARROW FLIES SOUTH FOR WINTER!

Luna Brightside said...

There's a twitter fan-base??? How did I not know f this???

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

@Fuzzyk Who are you on twitter?!

OMG I AM ON TWITTER!!
I'm @MissNJMaverick, do I know you? Have I spoken to you?

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

LUNA THERE IS A HUGE SP TWITTER FANBASE!!

Luna Brightside said...

WHAT THE SCAPEGRACE???

Luna Brightside said...

btw I am going to follow you now NJ >:)

Fuzzyk said...

Hahaha it's @teentinymonster! I finally got my phone to let me comment!! I need to change my username etc but yaaay that it works! :D

Luna Brightside said...

and YOU fuzzyK :)

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

OMG HI HI HI

*hugs Fuzzyk*

PLEASE DO LUNA!! :P

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

Woohoo!!
So happy right now!!

Fuzzyk said...

Woo! We need more minions on twitter, most don't realise it's there I think :D

Luna Brightside said...

done >:D

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

I know!!

We need to get people on there!!

Fuzzyk said...

I'm gonna change my username to Zephr and add a picture as soon as i can access a computer but that might not be until tomorrow.. And hi NJ!! *hugs back* I haven't talked to you in ageees- or it feels like it!

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

I know!!
It is a disgrace!!
How are you??

Fuzzyk said...

Mass posting on all the fb pages to let people know we're on there, that's what I think will help :D

Fuzzyk said...

I'm really good, exhausted from college but having loads of fun, you??

Luna Brightside said...

yes, please do! Then i may actually know what to search -__-
#ihatetwitter

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEREKKKk! XD

I've said that so many times today it's unbelievable. ^.^

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

I was off sick today but I had a hair appointment, my mum just decided she wanted my to get streaks in my hair :P

Fuzzyk said...

Well the main twitter account is @spleasantquotes so if you look through their followers and tweets etc you should be able to find everyone :D

Colleen McGuigan x said...

Happy Birthday Derek! :D

Luna Brightside said...

thanks :D gotta go now, bye! *hugs all*

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

Bye Luna!!
*hugs*

Fuzzyk said...

Cool! Hahah did you go all Clarabelle and get blue streaks?!

Colleen McGuigan x said...

My school made a display in our library with Derek on it.
Ehehe.

Fuzzyk said...

Oh and byeeee! :D

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Oh, yeah.

HELLO!

I'm in a really good mood because I have Skittles. XD

AND WBD! :D

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

No, blonde streaks :P
Wish it was blue though.

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

Hey Luce
How're you?

Fuzzyk said...

Ahhh sounds just as nice though! I've always wanted blue hair, but my parents just laugh at me whenever i mention it :L

Luna Brightside said...

BOO! Ok, I'm really going now...Happy birthday Derek, and cookies for all!

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

Buy Crazy Colour it's stuff that lasts about 5 washes :P

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

Bye Luna!!
*hugs*

Fuzzyk said...

Haha maybe i'll do it for the next SP related event :D or just buy a blue wig haha

Ieni Lorartè said...

I return.
My brother says Derek isn't amazing.
How can this be?

Derek Landy said...

Hi all- thank you for the birthday wishes!

And Leni, your brother is sooooooooo wrong.

And now I vanish!

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

DEREK!!

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Hi/bye, Derek!

SORRY FOR BEING SO DISTANT. I'm really busy, today... :/

Fuzzyk said...

Noooo! Check our tweets to you Derek, pleaseeeee!

(and also hi!)

Ieni Lorartè said...

Omg. Omg. Omg. Omg!
*Goes off too find the bro*

The Golden God called me Leni...
...
..
.
*Goes off to change name*

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

OMG THERE'S A GIRL ON JEREMY KYLE USA CALLED CLARABELLE!!

Fuzzyk said...

CLARABELLE! She's my favourite character :D .... Well aside from all the other characters... Ok I don't have a favourite but Clarabelle's AWESOME!

nights.raven said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GOLDEN GOD!!!!!!! :D

Happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday dear Golden God
happy birthday to you!
*hands him a birthday cake* make a wish! :D

I hope u have the bestest birthday EVER!!! :D




hi everyone whos online!

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

RAVEN!!
*hugs*
How're you??

bluebird said...

any1?

nights.raven said...

NJ!! *hugs back*
i'm good, u?

hi bluebird

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

Hey bluebird!!
How're you??

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

I am ill but good :)

nights.raven said...

aw, i'm sorry ur ill *hands her some chicken soup*

Georgina Howlett said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK

YOU DIDN'T SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BECKY

AND YOU DIDN'T MENTION BECKY AND I'S CARD THAT WE GAVE YOU

/STILL EXPECTS CHELTENHAM BLOG

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

*accepts bowl of soup*
Thanks

Evangeline Crow said...

Happy Birthday
Haha that is a brillaint image. cute yet mildly disturbing. epic.

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

Hello Evangeline
*shakes hand*
Nice to meet you :)

Fuzzyk said...

Hi everyoneeeeeee :D I feel like I should introduce myself or something ehehe :p

Emerald Melody said...

Happy Birthday Derek, you epic man you.

My mind was obviously blown to pieces inside my skull as 2 months later, I finished KOTW!

I feel complete now that I've read it.

Happy Birthday anyway x

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

BLUEBIRD???

*dies of shock*

*pops head back out of grave for a moment* Hi, people.

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

EMERALD!!
*hugs*
How're you?!

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

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

Emerald Melody said...

Me??

Isolated.
Living in Solitude.
Resigned to farming on facebook.
3 chapters ahead of the DD blog.

So... not much

Yourself lol *hugs*

nights.raven said...

hi star!
hi em!
hi fuzz

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

FINE. You?

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

I am ill but I got my hair done :D

Emerald Melody said...

That always makes things better.
Getting a hair did.

I'm sorry to hear that you're unwell.

Fuzzyk said...

Hi!!

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

Meh, I'll be fine :)

Ieni Lorartè said...

Keep getting booted of the computer :(
Blogland announcment: It's okay to call me Leni now, because even Derek did...so people can call me Leni or Ieni...

Hope you get well soon NJ!
Wait...did I say that to you yesterday? I'm pretty sure I said it to 2 people yesterday...

Emerald Melody said...

Oh NJ you are gonna love the new chapters of DD when I put them up!

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Hope you'll be better soon NJ. :(

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

I know I will Em :)

Thanks Ieni

*sighs* I gotta get going now. School work and all.

Bye everyone
*hugs*

Happy birthday again Derek!!
And
Happy Deathday Skulduggery!!

Fuzzyk said...

Bye NJ! Hope you get better soon!

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Hi/bye, anyone that came/left!

I HATE regretting things. Especially when I know I won't regret them soon... Eurgh.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEREK.

I'm probably going to say that A LOT. ALSO, I HAVE SKITTLESSSSSSSSSS!

nights.raven said...

bye NJ! *hugs* get well soon

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

You said it to me Ieni, because I had my cold and slight headache yesterday . . . IT MUST HAVE WORKED, BECAUSE MY COLD'S MOSTLY BETTER TODAY. :)

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

FOURS NJ!

nights.raven said...

hi lucy!
YAY FOR SKITTLES!!! :D

Fuzzyk said...

Hey Luce, have you changed your blog?? I can't find it anymore..

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

dontlosehope-bebrave.blogspot.co.uk

I had to make it private because my sister found it. So I changed the URL, too.


BRB - food! ^.^

Crystal Darkflair said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nights.raven said...

hi crys!

Colleen McGuigan x said...

Hello everyone :)

Colleen McGuigan x said...

Can't stop staring at that picture! 'Tis adorable :3

Ieni Lorartè said...

Luciana, could you put me on the seeing list thingy please? :)

Ah, Star, it was my ninja skills...

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Sure, Ieni! ^.^ What's your e-mail? If you don't want to put it here feel free to e-mail me at lucianascath@gmail.com :D

Same goes for anybody else that wants to read my terrible blog! :D

Fuzzyk said...

Now I can see it! Thanks Luce! (ps it's Emma/teentinymonster, I finally managed to get my phone to let me comment!)

Ashley Hills said...

Happy birthday Derek =)

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Yeah, I recognise the 'FuzzyK' from you giving me your e-mail to read my blog! ^^

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

So everybody who isn't on the seeing list is blind? *shakes head sadly* So many blind pumpkins.

PhoebeTheRavenclaw said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

*realises something* Of course pumpkins are blind, they have their eyes cut out.

Fuzzyk said...

Haha I forgot about that! It's a really old nickname, I have to change it!

Mayajune21 AKA Romana Galifeyan said...

Happy escape from the womb day!

Mayajune21 AKA Romana Galifeyan said...

cue : lifelong fear of pumpkins

nights.raven said...

srry im so quiet, keep forgetting im on here :P

Mayajune21 AKA Romana Galifeyan said...

going now. Byeeee!

Fuzzyk said...

Ahhh my phone keeps messing up and not posting my comments! Plus I'm watching Lord Of The Rings for the millionth time, so sorry if I don't reply to anyone! :D

Colleen McGuigan x said...

Could you add me too? :)
colleenmcguigan43@gmail.com :)

jodiehowland said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK! :)

rachelidonn217 said...

happy birthday. baa

nights.raven said...

i think im gonna go now, bye all! *hands them all cookies*
*hands Derek a birthday cupcake*

Happy Birthday, Derek!

Happy Deathday, Skulduggery!

Fuzzyk said...

*sneakily munches on cookies* they're lovely! Bye Raven!

katie adderley said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK love the picture by the way :)

Em said...

I'd say happy birthday if you came to Canada just sayin'...

Awww I'm kidding HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK! :)

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

FOURS RAVEN!

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

BYE, RAVENNNNNN.

I THINK I HAVE AN IDEA FOR DEDS. WHICH IS RARE.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

LITTLE BROTHERS ARE SOOOOO ANNOYING.

Ieni Lorartè said...

Agh, this homework is wasting my time when I could be on Blogland!
*brutally murders homework*

Willow Storm said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEREK! :)

Hello!

Ieni Lorartè said...

Hey Willow! :)

Ieni Lorartè said...

Hey Willow! :)

Nico Wallmann said...

Happy Birthday , Derek. ;D

Best Regards from germany
Nico W.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Hi arrivers!

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

HELLO, WILLOW! *hugs*

I'm really happy. xD BECKLES LIKED WHAT I WROTE FOR HER! ^.^

Valkyrie Cain said...

happy birthday!!!!!! :)

Lord Vlaedr said...

Happy Birthday, Mr.Landy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you have many more blessed ones!!!!!

I wish I could send you a present from the SA... Sad, but I will work on it for next year.

WE SHALL GET YOUR ADDRESS. WE SHALL FIND YOU. AND WE SHALL BESTOW GIFTS OF GREATNESS UPON YOU...

(CAUSE IM BATMAN...)

Holly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEREK!

(Pssst, is it true you've listened to the Malfuddery podcast?)

Valice said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!!!!
I have a ver important question:
is it true?? Are you coming to the Lit Cologne??
that would be sooo awesome!!!
so pleeeeeeaaaaaaseeee...! :D
if yes I'll order the Tickets as soon as possible!!

Thalia Jane said...

YAAAAAAAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!!!!!!

Thank you sir for all you've done for us :') It's more than just writing Skulduggery, trust me.

Flame Phoenix said...

Hello :3

Flame Phoenix said...

Hello :3

Flame Phoenix said...

Hello :3

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

HELLO, FLAME.

i'm really hyper because i have skittles. xD

Valkyrie Cain said...

hey flame

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Jennifer Lawrence is SOOOO pretty!

*is on tumblr looking at the HG tag*

JOSH HUTCHERSON (The Hutch) IS SO HAWTTTTTTTTTTT>

Colleen McGuigan x said...

Hehe, Love The Hutch :3

Sky Chase said...

Happy Birthday Derek!!!!!!
Happy whatever-it-is-you-call-a-death-day, Skulduggery!!!!
And, Derek, if you desperately need a cake, you can just drop into my school tomorrow 'cause we're having a cake sale...
They cost 50c each but I'll gladly buy it for you...
All you have to do is show up!!!
And it's my friend's birthday tomorrow, and my other friend's birthday after that, and one more friend's birthday...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!

I think I'm done now.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

LOL HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!
*hands him a virtual birthday 38 tiered cake and throws confetti every where*
YAY!
VIVA DEREK LANDY!
Even though you got early birthday gifts I hope some one suprises you iwht some thign special TODAY!
I hope you have a good birthday Derek and do what you want.
Hope this year brings more wonderful blessings!
You have been epic to all of us Derek and we all love you!
*hugs*

Just so you know, each year from my mom I get soap for my birthday. (yeah, ok so it's a little more fancy then the normal soap but what ever happend to books or music or movie theater certificates?) :P

Ariana Shade said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!

Flame Phoenix said...

@Lu, feel the rainbow xD

Ariana Shade said...

When (and if) I meet you I'll give you the best birthday present EVER! Even if it's not your birthday :)

*laughs evilly*

Kestrel LeStarre said...

Presents:


http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/8816/collagee5c4bb441e58204c.jpg

http://kestrellestarre.deviantart.com/art/Ghastly-Bespoke-Powers-329850526

http://kestrellestarre.deviantart.com/art/Tanith-Low-Powers-329279803?q=gallery%3AKestrelLeStarre%20randomize%3A1&qo=1


http://kestrellestarre.deviantart.com/art/Valkyrie-Cain-Powers-329111966

http://kestrellestarre.deviantart.com/art/Skulduggery-Pleasant-Elemental-328941890



Cake:

http://iambloggingfornogoodreason.blogspot.com/



HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOLDEN GOD!

Skyril said...

Dear Mr. Derek Landy,

I've found a home away from home with friends and creativity, chaos, love, charity, companionship, and hardships that come with every family, thanks to you. I appreciate it.

Every time I read the first line of the first page of the first chapter of a new book or a book I've picked up that's worn and old with being read, or breathed in that glorious scent of new or musty aged books, I know that I can thank you for encouraging my love of it all, especially when it comes to trying to write something of my own.

I remember the day I decided to give it a shot, and I know beyond a doubt there is no possible way I would ever have even attempted it without you and everyone of your crazy ninja leprechauns and my fellow minions telling me to Just... try. It's all of this that got me interested!

Your books are beautiful, and you yourself as a person, even if you had never written Skulduggery Pleasant and the world he lives in, are someone whom I would respect and look up to because your so kind and funny. I might have told you this before, but you remind me of my dad. Ha, he's such a teaser! I pretty much got my entire sense of humor from him, so I really appreciate your style.
And now your 38, and that is..., let's see, 18 years younger than my dad and exactly 21 years older than me. That means I have 21 years to improve, my already brilliant self to possibly become half as awesome as you! Ha! What a task! But I'll try ~grins~
Happy birthday Mr. Landy. I hope you have a glorious day.

Octaboona Ambrosius. They call me The Fez Wearer. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!

I would get you a cake for your birthday.

I know where you live *cackles*

But ish just too far away.

So here is a virtual cake.

Made of oysters. Who sing.

In Elvish.

Yeah.

Harriet [I-miss-my-Tanith] Lemon said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!!!!!!!!!
HOPE THE DAY IS EPIC AND IF IT ISN'T WHISPER 'THE SPARROW FLIES SOUTH FOR WINTER' AND I'LL PUNCH THE DAY.....*AHEM*

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings said...

Hi, Master Derek, Sir.

I'd give you some epic, long-winded birthday message, but I'm short of time. So you'll not be getting much from me.

BUT, in all fairness, I DID remember your birthday, and from a person with equal memory-span to that of a grape, that's a VERY positive point.
I was sat with my iPod this morning, saw the date and thought 'October 23rd. Derek-day.'

No presents, either - I'm a busier person than I'd originally thought.
I could get myself a present for your birthday, though. I'll check, yet again, if WHSmith's has KOTW yet.

I suppose that counts as a present...
Right? No? Fine.

In any case, happy birthday, Golden God.

barmybex said...

Happy Birthday Derek!!!
If you had come to the library I work in or just near me (Bedford UK) I would have made and brought you a cake. I would even have designed it into something cool like a skull. :D

Hope you had a good day anyway.
Hugs***

Willow Storm said...

Hi, again.
I feel really bad for ignoring someone, I'm not even mad at. *sighs*

Making the Legend said...

Happy Birthday to Derek... happy birthday to Derek... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DEEERRREEEKKKKK... HappyBirthdaytoDerek!

YAYAYAYAYAYY!!!!!! I'm so excited! In celebration, you should come to the states! Texas, nameley, but, you know, your birthday.

For your families' birthdays, you should get them things like... well, I got my dad a stick-on mustache because he was trying really hard to grow a real one (said stache is now on the Roomba). You should do something like that.

Which Niece was a pirate? Not to pick favourites, but I like that one the best.

-Molly, NO HOMEWORK NIGHT!!!!!

Eve the ROCK said...

So THAT'S why you didn't post for so long! You were waiting til your birthday!

...I think.

Fibbles! said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!!!!!
HAPPY DEATHDAY SKULDUGGERY!!!!
:D

Camilla Joy said...

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Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU DEREK!

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

HOPE YOU GET SOME CAKE DEREK!
(some REAL cake, not virtual) :D

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

Do you like sweetened ice tea Derek?
I love it and wish I had some more!

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

WHen my birthday comes around I hope I can have pizza for dinner :D

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

I liek chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. But rarely do I get that cause my dad lieks white cake with chocolate frosting. It's good too. We liek to do what makes my dad happy. (My mom too) :D

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

I also would liek a bunny or a puppy or a kitten for my birthday.
I bet you have fun with yoru critters Derek. :D

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