just thought to check the blog. fab story!!
Lemony, you have to ded now! AND FOURTH!
I wonder if Derek's still here...
Actually 8th, but... I love the story BTW, just finished reading.
KABOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!There goes the epicness meter... well worth it though!
I have to ded?And the story is pretty damn good. Poor Liam. I'm sure any novelist who can't seem to finish their own great work knows his plight very well.
Ah, magical world, when will you stop spewing out potential apocalypses?Never, I hope.
aha! Thursday blog post!
OMG BLOODY AMAZING!! I <3 IT!!Derek I have something I really need to ask you!I know it's a long shot, but could you e-mail email@example.com
Hahaha ive never been this high up!
Fantastic! I laughed my ass off at Valkyrie noting that they got there first. What, do you guys get a bonus for averting the end of the world before Christmas?
So Glad I Stayed Up To Read That! Yay! I Swear If The World Ends Because The World Cracks Open I Will Die Immensely Creeped Out By That Fact! Thank Youuuu Mister Derek :)
Ahahaha...Americans. Do not mess this up. *starts laughing again*No offense to any Ameriminions at all.
That was awesome!
"The Americans?"Yeah, that's what I thought.Awesome story!
I think I have the farthest time zone from Ireland in America...I should screw something up, so then Skulduggery will have to come and save the day!
just finished! Don't worry, we'll take care of the other apocalypse threats over here in America! :)
Excellent job Derek... Been looking forward to this all week and waited up tonight to read this - well worth it. Thanks for the story.
Near the top!Now to go read the story
Also, I'm not surprised that his name is Liam. My arch nemesis is named Liam.So of COURSE he built a bomb.And isn't Liam a goblin, anyway?
Ohhhh ohhhh! Have to read it!
AWESOME!!!!!!!!So..Derek, what's wrong with us Americans, hmmm?
Oh my god! Today's the end of the world!
I think our mages will kick ass!
Today I had someone ask me if they could borrow a Skulduggery book from me because they like what I've told them about it.Ten awesome points to me.
I bought one of my distant friends at school Skulduggery for Christmas and I know that two more are getting the first and second from their families as well.YeAH.
Oh My God.This is absolute fabulousness.
Oh.My.God.Liam is just so perfect. I feel so sorry for him, but he managed to not press it, and he's sacrificing so much for the rest of the world, and yeah.TWENTY THOUSAND MILLION THUMBS UP!
Derek! What would have happened if Liam had pressed the Button?
Hehe it's funny. I've been writing the number of days until this story came out on my hand, and people kept seeing it and thinking I was counting down until the world ended. "How are you preparing for it?" they keep asking. "What do you want to do before the world ends?"Read Skulduggery Pleasant of course. Their blank faces are so funny.Great story. I feel bad for Liam though.
My friend left school two days early to visit her dad in New Zealand.She left today, the 20th in America. She'll arrive tomorrow, on the 22nd in New Zealand. SHE'S CHEATING!
For some rediculous reason, no one in my town knows about Skulduggery Pleasant (gasp). But everyone who knows me, knows it, because I pester them all the time to read it. I've gotten most of my friends hooked on the series now. Be proud of me Derek!
Same with me Quintessa! Though I did get Jubi reading it, got Mysteria starting it, got my family reading it, and a random guy at my school just started reading it.
It's tragic, isn't it Persephone? I'll mention it and when they ask what that is I can't help but stare at them and say, "You poor, stupid person. You don't know what you're missing."
I want to hear more about the other potential apocalypses...
I was at rehearsal with Jubi and Edmund (the boy who's reading them) and we were playing and improv game. Me: Let's play Skulduggery Pleasant Improv!Jubi and Edmund: YES!Me (to Jubi): Miss Sorrows! I love you! Please take this as a token of my love.Jubi: *crippling laughter* (I can't remember what she said.Edmund: Hello, does anyone need anything tailored?Me: No, go away Ghastly.And it was just generally wonderful.
Hi all! Bye all!
Oh, I have to go to.Toodles!Don't die!
Awesome story of awesomeness.Glad I popped by. Hello everyone!
Haha Oh my that sounds so fun! I've got to try that with my friends... Hehe especially my brother, we ALWAYS do random improv scenes while people are watching. It's hilarious really.
Haha awesome story! Love it!Hi everyone btw :P
I love it! Been looking forward to this since you told us about it!
Or you know. It's possible that everyone just left...
Hi Izz!Long time no see.
Hi Izz! Hi Moose!
I so want to do that with my friends, except NOBODY I KNOW READS SP.We should do it here!
Oh yes! People are here!I wasn't sure.Indeed I have only just been getting back on the blog recently. It's so good to be here waiting for the apocalypse with you guys.
Hi Izz, Moose, and Val!
Wait, Lemony Good, if you come back... Are you the person who does the Skul-man comics?
Weeble. Weeble. Weeble.
I know lots of people who read SP, because I forced them to.I made my friend Emily read it, so when she asked what character she could be, I said Mr Bliss. And I drew a really buff shirtless guy on her Christmas card and said it was her.
Silver, do not call me Moose...
Also. An update from me.three of the electric windows in our car just stopped working today. Definitely the end of the world.
I finally got my friend reading the books... she's been on the first one for almsot 2 weeks now though...Her excuse is homework, but I don't buy it
*does victory dance* Concert in...*checks*1 and a half hours!
That was great, as always Derek
Nix, where'd your picture go?
Ah, that's better
Howdy everyone!Anyone got any bombs handy... a few werewolves I have to kill.
PEOPLEHi Val!Hi Mist!Hi Em!Hi Izz! Haven't seen you in ages
*murmurs about people never checking Dashboards anymore*
DEREK CHANGED IT! HE EDITED IT IN THE LAST HALF HOUR OR SOMETHING!HAHAHA, DEREK, I FIGURED IT OUT!YOU STALKER! YOU MUST BE WATCHING THE COMMENTS TOO, THEN!*reads over comment*Um, okay, I'm crazy.
*salutes*Just thinking everyone should know I'm high on Doctor Who.About a week ago I got series 1-6 on DVD. I've been watching an average of three a day and bananas are a good source of potassium!
How are we all on this apocalyptic morning??
Izz, right now I'm wearing a black shirt with a grey TARDIS outline and on the inside it says "RULE #1: THE DOCTOR LIES".
Nice Val. Very nice.What were you talking about before? With the whole edited thing?
It's only about 6 PM here on the 20th...Timezones are weird.
It used to say, “I can barely hook my phone up to the internet- why do you think I know how to destroy the planet? This is ridiculous. Please leave me alone.”But NOW, it says, “I can barely work out how to make a call on my own phone- why do you think I know how to destroy the planet? This is ridiculous. Please leave me alone.”
Oh it's still my birthday there Val lol that is so weird!
It's my sister's birthday too :D
They most certainly are. Everyone on Tumblr is asking the Aussies about the end of the world. Everyone forgets that the kiwis would have experienced it first.I find that amusing.But Queen Victoria probably isn't amused.
Waitin' for the zombies... Waiting for the zombies...Oh, I heard the funniest damn thing. There are people betting on how the world will end today*facepalm*If they're right, and it does end, How do they collect their money?!There was this one guy in the newspaper that said he hoped they paid before the apocolypse...*doublefacepalm*
People are weird.
He did that a while ago. It was there when I read it.
People are stupid
It wasn't there when I read it. It was still the internet.DEREK. Y U EDIT STORY?
I don't know what to have for lunch...I mean. I know bananas are great and all but not everyone keeps fruit in their dressing gowns.I don't know what to have.
OH MY GOD I JUST REMEMBERED!I NEED TO COVER MY HEAD IN FOIL SO THE ALIENS CAN'T READ MY MIND!brc
21:00 12/20Then end of the world is tomarrow... damn timezone. I don't live anywhere near Ireland
Oh God, none of our comments will be saved.
Ok I'm good now. I looked a bit stupid a t first but now I've managed to line the inside of my cool fedora with foil. Now I'm prepared.Still need lunch though...
Oh sh*t you're all dead aren't you?
No I'm trying not to kill my characters off...It's a very patient process lol
Ah well.That's alright then. I think.Poor characters.
I am, but but that doesn't mean I can't use the bathroom.
I should probably go anyway.Need food and Who.Auf wiedersehen alle!
Bye Izz!Yes I am dead.
Excellent!Americans mess it up? Hmm? What is THAT supposed to mean, Derek?
THATS WHAT I SAID!
I know. I read the comments...
Also, my dad is cured! 'Twas Zeppelin and The Who in the car.
Oh dear God, i've been waiting for this short story and I'm so happy it's here!!
My comment poofed... I said:Hi Nix! What did the Internet ever do you, hmmmm?Also, hi Lucinda!
See, I was smart and copied and pasted into a Word Document so I can read later. Don't worry, this won't be sold for money, I always make sure to advertise the Skul-bug books when my friends are looking for new reads! So I won't do anything illegal with this :-) Just glad that I can now cherish this story forever. Merry Christmas to me! XD Thank you for the new story, Derek, I'm really excited to read it when I get the chance!
Actually, that's not a bad idea...*copy and pastes into Notes*
brilliantly written as always. just wish we'd found out who planted the idea and how it came to be.
Wow, that story really was serious. I never would have thought skulduggery was capable of such a sensible conversation. Oh well I guess he must have been tired after saving the world eight times in the one day... and I haven't even gotten any of my homework done...
This was absolutely brilliant, Derek. This story put more visualisation in my head than any other SP book. And I look forward to the Tanith Low novella coming out in March. I've already pre-orded it on my Kindle. (e-book)
Hey, guys, I'm being made to do a Serpine/Mevolent and I don't know what to call the pairing? Should it be Servolent or Merpine?
Hey, it's spelt Benct
I'm talking about PewDiePie's Bengt. From Lucius.
Hello everyone that is on.Valsnacks all round!! * makes it start raining valsnacks *
I prefer this more than KOTW. Which is my second favourite book. Well, third now. Dark Days is my fave. Because it really gives a sense of the deep love Val has for Skulduggery, and what lengths she'll go to for him. And it brings out her independence.
Calidae, are you Jaden's brother?[I made a character called Jaden Dark]
Don't press the big red button...
I know. It's spelt Benct
Err.... Bengt, I have never heard of him. Maybe we're long lost siblings.
Hi. My name is Connor Trinton. My abilities are that I can control all liquids. Even blood inside people
Right, well, thats a teeny tiny bit disturbing.Nice to meet you!
Oooooh! so it's kinda like water bending from Avatar: Last Airbender?
I thought you were an elemental?
Jubilance, are you refering to the movie or the cartoon series?
CARTOON! THE MOVIE FAILED EPICALLY
I KNOW RIGHT!!Im so angry at them.ITS UNFAIR.
I didn't dare watch the movie.
Cali, I jst wanted to go up to M. Night Shamallama, or whatevr his name is, and kill him... painfully
MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY.But, he is known for making AWFUL movies, except for one, I think...
Haha yea... That's why they kept on saying it was produced/directed or whatever by him... cuz he apperently did a good job on something... but this one just crossed the line of horrible movies... I don't think I've ever been more dissapointed EVER...not ever for Harry Potter HBP
Sorry... I'm ranting...:P
I dont know how he's still making movies. Are people BLIND!?WHY!!!But yes. Its called the sixth sense of something, I cant remember, I havent seen it...
I always rant. Its annoying, even for me.
Sorry, just read a story about the DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL on stuff.co.nz. Its an NZ site.
GAHH OMG THE SHORT STORY!!1 *fangirls*
IT IS AMAZING
I expected it to be fantastic - I wasnt let down :)
hahaIt was really awesome :) *yawn* I'm tired...
THAT WAS AWESOME
I loved the ending :P
Yeah :) Only thing is, I do enjoy a good fight scene. Or something with a bit more laugh out loud Skulduggery-Valkyrie conversations.BUT it is still AMAZING.
Now I want to know about the eight other potential aapocalypses.. That was fantastic Derek!
Haha yes!Derek! You should make other short stories about the other apocalypses that could've happened!
Hello universe. Am I alone right now? Yes? Well then.MYCROFT IS AWESOME!!!!!! *echoes*
Though, the more time he spends writing short stories, the less time he spends writing book 8....
Mycroft? is in Sherlock?
Cali, Yeah.... good point
And, Derek does have a life. Hes probably busy enjoying christmas. And eating, and stuff.
My goodness... Just when I thought things couldn't get any more epic! Magnificent story, Derek! You'll be pleased to know that it is the 22nd, at 4:06pm in Australia and so far the world hasn't ended. Personally, I never thought it would, but I'm glad to hear that Skulduggery and Val's continuing efforts to prevent the apocalypse have proved successful. Anyway, thank younger posting such an epic story! Glad to hear from you again, master Derek, and your story has broken the epica-o-meter yet again. (as always, I suppose)Thank you for posting!
Yep. As in Sherlock.
And hello, miss Rosella! I'm Ember.
umm, no offense Rosella, but its not the 22nd.
Oh yeah, and HI!Im Calidae :)
Normally, I would be Silver, but I met another Silver, who's now my twin, so I'm now Ember.
Haha Mycroft is pretty awesome...But he's also really... Mycrofty...There's realy no other word for himhaha
Really Mycrofty... Yeah, I think that should be put in the dictionary.
He is AWESOME.And hilarious.And mad.
Isn't he lovely? Isn't he wonderful? Isn't he precious? I know he is. Less than a minute old, but not really, because that would be weird.
Yes! Mycrofty(MHY-krof-tee)Verbto act like Mycroft
If you know where that came from, you get ten bonus points, which means absolutely nothing.
I thought Mycrofty was an adjective?
The verb would be Mycroftiate.
Oh yea... haha there's my grammar knowledge for you...
No, I think I'm Mycroftiating right now anyway. I think it deserves a capital letter, btw.
We'll have to create this word and then send it to the Oxford people to get it published in the dictionary...xD :P haha
THAT would be funny.
EXACTLY!You know, the other day I was trying to do Mycroft's umbrella swing thing, and 1. I whacked my nose really hard and 2. The umbrella flew across the room and everyone looked at me.
HAHA! i just don't even try... I know that i'm gonna mess up if I do... n that'd be reeally awkward...haha
I have been trying for about three days now. IT'S NOT WORKING! I will write Mark Gatiss a long letter asking him for instructions.
Smooth, Ember. Real smooth.
I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!My concert was successful. I didn't trip on my face once.
Isn't it just?
HI VALKYRIE!!!!!Do you know how to do Mycroft's umbrella thing?And congratulations!
Hey Val :)
haha Hi Valkyrie! n Congratulations...! I think...?
I had to play two instruments for my concert... Cello and viola.BECAUSE I'M JUST SO AWESOME.My grandpa didn't even recognise me when I walked past him because I was - and still am - all dressy.
Valkyrie, are you still there?
Oh, you are, sorry. IPLAY THE VIOLIN TOO! HIGH VIRTUAL FIVE!
HIGH VIRTUAL FIVE BACK!
She said viola :P
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