Monday, March 18, 2013

Germany!

I love German book fairs.

Every single one I've been to has been PACKED, and while that does tend to slow things down as you're trying to walk from one gigantic hall to the other, you really don't mind all that much. All these people crammed in around you are book-lovers, for god's sake. How annoyed can you actually be?

Over the weekend, I was at TWO German book fairs. The first one was in Cologne, on Friday evening, and I was up on stage with Rainer, the actor who does the German audiobooks, and Margarete, the translator. We've been doing this together for a few years now, so we're all quite comfortable with the process. The main difference between events in Germany and events everywhere else (apart from the need for a translator) is the emphasis put on the audio book. Rainer is as integral to the show as I am, and his readings make up half of our time on stage. The event in Cologne went wonderfully, and we had a really receptive audience, and I even spotted some familiar faces in the queue.

Once I'd finished signing, we went back to our hotel, where we had a very nice meal attended by the weirdest waiters I've ever encountered. One was tall, one was short, and they looked so alike that I started to suspect that they were the rejects from a batch of clones some mad professor had concocted in a dark and dingy lab. They were both wearing ill-fitting suits, both had the same type of glasses, and they both stood around and stared into space in the corners of the room while we were waiting to place our orders. So incredibly ODD.

Thankfully, we managed to escape the restaurant before they could kill us and harvest our organs to replace their own failing ones, and I got to my room and got into bed and put my head on the most deadly pillow the world has ever known. It was so big and so soft that when I put my head onto it, the whole thing folded up on either side and tried to suffocate me.

Convinced that the clone waiters were hovering outside my door, waiting for me to die, I slept without a pillow that night. I also slept sideways, because the double bed I'd been given was, in actual fact, two single beds pushed together, and I kept slipping down between them. Who knows what was waiting for me if I had slipped all the way? Scorpions? Tarantulas? Really lazy ninjas? Or maybe just a hole in the floor and a twisting slide that would deliver me to the mad professor's Experimentation Table of Doom?

I survived the night. Barely.

The next morning, we got a train to Frankfurt and then a plane to Leipzig. No attempts on my life were made during this time.

Leipzig Book Fair is half book festival and half comic convention. There are all these people dressed as Manga characters roaming around, chatting on their phones, browsing book shelves. Also, all of Germany had had a pretty bad winter, and there was piles of snow everywhere and it was pretty damn cold— and in the middle of it all you have these really cute German girls walking around in bizarre costumes that don't really cover a whole lot. They must have been FREEZING.

We did our first event, and although we only had a half an hour, it went very well. Such a huge crowd. The signing went on forever, and it was so cool seeing that many people wanting me to scrawl my signature over whatever they had.

The moment we were finished there we got in a car and drove to a graveyard. Because that's what you do once night falls, obviously.

We went to a huge sarcophagus-type place and we yapped in front of 200 people, doing our best to ignore the deep hole behind us with the old coffin. So just an average Saturday night, then...

Once that was done with, we went to dinner with a bunch of other people, including American author Maggie Stiefvater, and I sat at a big table with a bunch of people speaking German all around me. Best night EVER! Well, not quite. But Maggie is a funny lady.

Then I got back to my hotel. This time, my bed was a proper double bed, but the waiters had obviously followed me from Cologne because those damn pillows tried to drown my head again.

Sunday was my last day there. It was also Saint Patrick's Day.

(That's St PADDY'S Day, in its shortened version. Not St PATTY'S Day, as some Americans insist on calling it...)

I had an interview to do in the morning, and then I had two hours off before my event, so I went wandering through the halls. It was all so incredibly strange, and wonderfully so. It made me wish that Irish book festivals were like this. Imagine if The Mountains to the Sea festival had hundreds of teenagers walking around dressed as characters from comics and books. That would ROCK.

We did our event, signed for an enormous amount of people, and then I was whisked off to the airport to catch my first flight. I arrived back to my front door a little under eight hours later, tired but happy to be home, and looking forward to spending a night with my head on a pillow that doesn't try to kill me.



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Dragona Pine said...

Cheese.

Aisling Dubh said...

Dragona I'm good know apart from the fact that I've no idea what to write. How are you?

That is what it means I've just got no idea what to write about...

Aisling Dubh said...

*you know

Aisling Dubh said...

Oh new page.

Dragona Pine said...

Well, you could write about a person who finds a magical bracelet and everything he/she touches turns into like cheese or chocolate.

Or you could write about a tree. A tree that makes people forget important things as soon as they walk past it.

Dragona Pine said...

Or a pixie called Bob who has to live in a city despite the fact he's like an inch tall.

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

Hi, Aisling. 'Modern Fairytale'. I'm not entirely sure what that means, to be honest.
I'd assume that it's a far-fetched story, with a happy ending, set in modern life?
In which case, I'd have thought there'd be a pretty wide range of options.
If I'm stuck for ideas, sometimes I'll try to create a mental moodboard of sorts. Looking at things on Google, or just noting anything that comes to mind when I think of the theme. At a quick glance, there's a list on IMDb called 'Modern Fairy Tales'. Maybe looking at some of those plot summaries could be useful?

I'd try to be a little more direct, but I've gotta dash.
*waves*
Bye, all.

Dragona Pine said...

Bye Taia!

Aisling Dubh said...

Bye Taia

I like that idea about the magical bracelet Dragona. I think I'll use that thanks :)

And that's useful to know Taia thanks :)

Dragona Pine said...

Oh, the best idea would to be that they would find it in an antique shop.

Aisling Dubh said...

Oh yeah.

Wbd writing a story about a magical bracelet.


Dragona Pine said...

Wow my ideas are amazing. *is all proud*

Alice (Or Tyler to some) said...

BORED!

Maralie Lily Charm said...

Hey.

Aisling Dubh said...

Hi Tyler. Try acting like a leprechaun to stop being bored. It probably won't work though. It never works for me.

Dragona Pine said...

Hey Maralie and Tyler! How are you both?

Aisling Dubh said...

Hi Mara

Anonymous said...

Hello?

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

*frowns*
I eat a heck of a lot quicker than I think I do.
Just pretend I never left. :P

Hi Tyler. Try drawing/writing/singing/dashing around poking people with a carrot. *nods*

Hiya, Maralie. Hi, Fabi. :)

Maralie Lily Charm said...

Horrible. Just horrible.

How are you, Dragona?

Anonymous said...

Hello Taia

Aisling Dubh said...

Hi Fabi

Wb Taia. Wait why am I saying that? You never left.

Dragona Pine said...

Why horrible, Maralie?

Anonymous said...

[hugs Mara] ;-(

Hope things get better soon.

Aisling Dubh said...

Brb dinner

Maralie Lily Charm said...

For reasons that nobody would ever understand.

Anonymous said...

See you, Ais.

Unknown said...

Mara!!! I love one direction now because of you!

Ieni Strider (Ieni The Ninja Aeroplane, Eater of Fabi's armses) said...

*hugs Mara tightly and never ever ever lets go*
*also hugs Fabi tightly and never ever lets go*
*offers hugs for anyone else*
I really really hope things improve for you both. I love you both, because you're just incredibly amazing<3

Msd.

Maralie Lily Charm said...

I'm shaking. Why am I shaking? It's scaring me.
I wish I was strong. Oh my God, I wish I was stronger than this. I'm crying. Oh God. I wish I was braver. Why am I so weak? Oh my God.

Anonymous said...

[hugs Ieni back] Thanks... You're amazing, too. :-)

[hugs Mara] Sounds like you don't really want to talk about it, but if there's anything I can do, let me know.

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

Exactly, Aisling. ;)

*hugs Mara, and hands her a cookie*
Hang in there. I hope thing'll get better soon. You deserve the improvement, after all.

Hiya, Ieni. :)

wbd/msd.

Aisling Dubh said...

Back

*is still distant though*

Dragona Pine said...

Hey Ieni! How are you?

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

* things'll

Curse me and my typos.

(Naturally, I just typo-ed 'curse' as 'cure'.)

Aisling Dubh said...

Oh I like this story. The main character's schoolbag just turned into cheese.

Ieni Strider (Ieni The Ninja Aeroplane, Eater of Fabi's armses) said...

Mara, I wish I wasn't hundreds of miles away from you. *hugs again*

You can email me, if you want. I can't get on right now, probably, but it's your choice:)

Wbd.

Hello, Aisling, Dragona and Taia!!:)

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

Ugh. That should read 'My typos and I'. I may as well just stop correcting myself. :P

Aisling: Welcome back. If a schoolbag turns into cheese, it's bound to be a good story. *nods*

Dragona Pine said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQmBJONo5_E


That's a funny film.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good story (-:

Dragona Pine said...

Aisling, lol. *is rather proud of the idea himself* ^^

Aisling Dubh said...

Thanks Taia and Fabi :)

You should be proud of the idea Dragona it's a good one.

Dragona Pine said...

My mind works weirdly. Like in year 8 we were told to write a story about being lost.
So my mind formed up the idea that my story would be about an assassin who was flying in a plane then it got shot down over the jungle and he had to work his way to his target whilst having to face all the dangers.

Anonymous said...

Not here now, sorry, bye.

Aisling Dubh said...

Whey Fabi

Maralie Lily Charm said...

"So now perhaps you can see that Ruby Redfort is right - that your worst worry is the worry you haven't even thought to worry about. And it is difficult to see it coming. You may just feel it creeping up on you but you won't know what is is because how can you imagine the unimaginable if you can't imagine it."

"I am thinking about Betty Moody leaving and how I never would have thought it was possible and that this is truly the worst thing which has ever happened to me. And then I think now the worst thing has happened at least that is that - I don't need to worry anymore.
But as I am thinking about this, it dawns on me that there is always a worse thing that can happen. Because now the worst thing has happened it means the second-to-worst thing can happen and that will be the new worst thing and there is always a worry you have never thought to worry about.
There is always
something
worse than your
worst, worst
worry.

~ Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now
Lauren Child

Aisling Dubh said...

Finished writing for today. But still distant reading.

Aisling Dubh said...

*bye

Bye Fabi

Just noticed that typo now.

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

Mara: I remember reading that book, years ago. And I don't remember the plot very well, but I'm fairly certain there was a hint, somewhere towards the end, that there is always something better than your best, best hope, as well. ^^

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Hi!

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Mara; I remember that book! Have you read the Ruby Redfort books? They're quite good :)

Aisling Dubh said...

I read that book but I can't remember it at all. I just remember the name.

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Ais; Lol :)

Dragona Pine said...

Hey Sapphire! How are you?

Maralie Lily Charm said...

Clarice Bean is perfection.
In Don't Look Now... I remember relating to how she felt. Lauren Child is amazing.

I have the first Ruby book. Look Into My Eyes. I've read part of it.

Aisling Dubh said...

Hi Saph.

Emerald Melody said...

Evening Bloglandians!!

Maralie Lily Charm said...

Hey, Saphy.

Excuse me if I'm snappy or rude. I'm not having the greatest week.

Dragona Pine said...

Hey Emerald! How are you?

Maralie Lily Charm said...

Hey Em. *hugs*

Oh, Saphy - *hugs*

Artemis Fowl, now. Just started reading it.

Clarice is better though... :P

Aisling Dubh said...

Hi Em

Emerald Melody said...

Never really got into Artemis Fowl to be honest.

I read the first chapter and just didn't like the lead character at all, something about him didn't appeal so I never got into it.

I'm doing good! Tired but that's only cause I've had such a busy week.

I wish it would stop so I can write to be honest.

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

Hello, Sapphire.

Mara: *nods* Lauren Child has some genuine talent in writing in a way which people actually think, and with both wit and insight. It's been years since I read anything of hers, but I remember her books standing out because of that. :)

Hiya, Em. :)

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Hi everyone!
Aw, I don't mind if you snap Mara *hugs and offers a virtual cookie* (::)

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Em; I know what you mean. I started reading Artemis Fowl but it was really borng so I stopped.
Tara; Hi! Nice to meet you. I'm Saph

Aisling Dubh said...

I really like Artemis Fowl. But not as much as Skulduggery.

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

*smiles*
It's nice to meet you too, Saph. *offers her a cookie*

I never read Artemis Fowl. I've been meaning to. But then, there's a lot of things I've been meaning to read. :P

Emerald Melody said...

Oh would you stop Taia!! I have about 8 or 9 books still to read. And I only finished TMS last night when I've had it since the end of March.

Authors need to stop writing books until I'm up to speed lol

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

My friend loves it, but then she loves all books :)
Thanks Tara! *noms cookie* Delicious :)

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Em, don't you wish that we could make authors publish books whenever you want? Than they wouldn't all come at the same time, and we wouldn't have to wait a whole YEAR for LSODM :(

Emerald Melody said...

Oh that would be amazing!!

I swear I have so many to read...

Will I give you the list of what I still have to read??

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

*facepalms*

I just went to start working into this human's ear. And realised I've forgotten to /draw/ his ear. So he has no left ear.

*is an idiot*

Dragona Pine said...

I have to go now. Night guys!


If anyone has the time I'd appreciate people to have a look at my blog at the latest story. It isn't very long so won't take a long time, and it's a new series I'm starting so you only have to read that one piece. A comment would be appreciated too.

dragonapine.blogspot.co.uk

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

*laughs*

I still have to get KotW, let alone TMS, Em!

Alice (Or Tyler to some) said...

EHHHHH BORED

Heya Mara

I feel....shi**y

Aisling Dubh said...

But at least it's not a year any more it's only 4 months.

But then it'll be a year until book nine. And then the series will be finished. Finished. That'll be it. *gets a little bit upset*

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

IRIMINION!!

Aisling Dubh said...

Bye Dragona.

And thanks again for the idea for the story :)

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

*points to Dragona's comment*
That there, that's something else I've been meaning to read. :P
All in ood time, I suppose.

Aisling Dubh said...

Hi Zaf.

Maralie Lily Charm said...

"I opened up the window and looked up at the stars - it was a very chilly night and so it was clearer than usual so the sky looked higher up.
And I thought about this astronaut I heard talking on my radio about what it is like up in space.
And he said it made him feel very calm because you just looked out of the window of your rocket and all you saw for miles and miles was just stars and it was a comfort somehow to realise that the universe was such a big place and that the human-being race are just mere insects on a tiny sphere spinning away in the galaxy.
It seemed like all the stars were out and I thought to myself, all these stars can also be seen by Betty Moody - not now because it is day for her but when it is her night-time, she will be able to see a lot of the same stars I can.
And I realised that although the world can feel like a very big place and people can seem very far away, it is also true that the world is a very small place.
And maybe that is the point of infinity, bath east is there to remind you that things on this world aren't as big as you think they are - not compared to infinity anyway. Because, you see, Betty Moody compared to infinity is practically next door.
And I am beginning to think maybe infinity is not such a big worry after all."

Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now
Lauren Child

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

"ood time"?
Uh. Well, the Ood are pretty good, I suppose, so that works. :P

Bye, Dragona! Sleep well!

@Ais: Still, by the time that happens, Sir Derek will be working on other books.
Isn't that right, Mister Landy? *pokes*

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Aw, don't worry Ais. (Sorry, I keep nearly calling you Ash, 'cause I had a friend called Aisling and I called her Ash)
I'm sure Derek will write something new, or do SP short stories. And at least he'll do the blog :)

Bye Dragona *hugs*

Hi Tyler

Maralie Lily Charm said...

*that it

bath east? *facepalm*

I was using the vioce to text thing cause I was too lazy to type. :P

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

*laughs*
I know the situation, Mara. xD

Maralie Lily Charm said...

*voice

Seriously? *facepalm again*

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

Maybe he'll tour America

Emerald Melody said...

Right here's the list of books that I have to read:

Changeling: Demon Games by Steve Feasy
Changeling: Zombie Dawn by Steve Feasy
Inheretance by Christopher Paolini
City Of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Zom-b: Underground by Darren Shan
Zom-B: City by Darren Shan
Lady of The Shade by Darren Shan
Alice In Zombieland by Gemma ???
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Curse of the Kings by Alex Barclay
The first 3 Percy Jackson books

And that's my list!

Aisling Dubh said...

Derek BETTER write something else after Skulduggery Pleasant. He better. I really like the way the books are. There's something funny about it all. He could nearly kill off everyone and it wouldn't sink in until after you'd finished the book cause he made all around d the deaths funny. That better not give you any ideas you hear me Derek Landy?


Maralie Lily Charm said...

I've got a few, too... :P
Including Gone. I have to read that. *nods*

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

I quickly gave up on voice controlled things for that reason. :P ^^

@Zaf: He'll have to come to America at some point. Or America may find itself coming to him. o0

@Em: A fair few of those are on my list, too. Though, actually, my list of books I have to read is actually more of a book of books I have to read. :P

Aisling Dubh said...

I still have to read Fear, Plague and Light. My friend said she'd lend them to me though so at least that's some books I won't have to buy.

Aisling Dubh said...

Okay I'm trying voice control thing. Actually works. Mostly.

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

That's al lot of books Em :)

I love Clockwork Princess!!! It is amazing! Although I'd already guessed how the Jem x Tessa x Will thing was going to work out :)
Inheritance is quite a good book, but the first chapter's really boring. Just a warning. It gets better after that.
*Looks back at list* I also love Divergent :) And City of Lost Souls, of course. Percy Jackson is just awesome! It's my third fav series after SP and The Infernal Devices.

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

I need him to com here!!!!! My KOTW book demands to be signed! Yes I will have TMS signed once NJ sends it but...

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Hi Zaf! *hugs* He has to go to America eventually. Otherwise all the Ameriminions will riot :)

Aisling Dubh said...

He absolutely has to go to America. There are so many ameriminions who want to meet him But can't because he lives too far away.

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

*laughs* I know what you mean, Ais.
Aside from that, people would keep on reading, even if all of their favourite characters are killed in some cruel joke. It just doesn't STOP people.
(Derek Landy: Just because it wouldn't stop me from reading, don't get it into your head that you can kill ALL of my favourite characters. One or two, okay, but not all of them. No way.)

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

He may find himself dead and a certain Elder will have done it

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

And a certain Sanctuary agent will help that Elder

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

Perhaps, when he's visiting somewhere else, there may be an 'accidental' flight mix-up, resulting in Mister Landy 'accidentally' arriving in America, and a bunch of Ameriminions 'accidentally' being there to greet him. :P

*looks for a dark corner to plot in*

Aisling Dubh said...

Yeah it wouldn't stop me reading it. But it would be wayyy too cruel to kill off all of my favourite characters.

Hehe. I lent TMS to my friend and Tanith is her favourite character and I was teasing her making her think that she died and then making her think that she didn't die in it. Well she's probably nearly finished it now or maybe she's already finished it so she'll know now. I mean I gave it to her in Monday so she's probably finished it.

Aisling Dubh said...

*on

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

There'a a dark corner over there Taia *points*
Where did you think the clone waiters were waiting to take him? And who did you think paid them to do it? (Stopping off in NZ on the way, obvs)

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

Im in the New York Sanctuary so

Aisling Dubh said...

Oh that's a good point Saph. Pity they didn't manage it.

I'm Irish but I still want him to go to America.

Aisling Dubh said...

Wait maybe they DID manage it but Derek kept it quiet so that the Ameriminions that didn't get to see him wouldn't be jealous.

Aisling Dubh said...

And he was too embarrassed to say that he was kidnapped. By clone waiters of all people.

Emerald Melody said...

Maybe he is embarrassed??!!

Like he should have seen it coming for gods sake

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Even ninja clone waiters...

Maralie Lily Charm said...

Oh my Golden God.

I have a bad feeling something's going to happen to Ghastly...

NO DEREK, PLEASE SAY IT'S NOT TRUE! STEAK! STEEEAAAAAAAKKKKK!

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Ghanith must happen!!! Let them eat steak!

Aisling Dubh said...

Mara what ship is steak? It is a ship right?

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Hi again Mara! *tacklehugs*

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

*laughs*
Multiple locations in America, with NZ on route, of course, Saph. Hired by one of these Ameriminions, I'm sure.
I'll bet the clones were a pair of mishaps from one of Doctor Nyes experiments, too. :P

Ah! Thank you, Saph!
*wanders into the corner of darkness*

*switches on the light*

That's better. :P

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

Ghastly! Tanith! Steak! Ghastly!

Derek Landy: Do not harm dear Mister Bespoke...
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

How do we manage to discuss steak, ninja clone waiters, and kidnapping Derek all at the same time?

Aisling Dubh said...

Hmm just realised that the room I'm in has gotten dark. Meh can't be bothered to walk all the way over to the light.

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

I helped in the waiter incidents

Maralie Lily Charm said...

I was always here. . .
Just extremely distant. But hey, Saphy. *hugs*

Steak is the most beautiful ship you could possibly ship. It is also known as Ghanith. AKA Ghastly and Tanith.

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Ais; If only you were a Teleporter :) What is your power btw? Do you have one?

Aisling Dubh said...

Saph cause we're just amazing like that. *nods* yes that's the reason. We're not craxpzy or anything. No. Not crazy.

Aisling Dubh said...

*crazy

Aisling Dubh said...
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Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Of course we're not crazy Ais. You just keep believing that and soon you'll be able to see the pretty fairies that no-one else can see...

Aisling Dubh said...

I'm an Elemental Saph. Well at least I think I'm an Elemental. But I might start training in something else as well. Until I have the Surge anyway. But that's ages away. I'm only 12 now.

Maralie Lily Charm said...

I'm a Teleporter. :P

Maralie Lily Charm said...

I have 5 minutes left here... So I'm gonna go. Night guys. *hugs everyone* *disappears*

Aisling Dubh said...

But I already see the pretty fairies. Wait so can you see them too? If you can that'd be great. Whenever I mention them people look at me like I'm crazy. I'm honestly not crazy. Although some people A.K.A. most of my class think I'm crazy for reading so much.

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

I'm a Sensitive and an Elemental at the moment. Dunno what I'll choose when the Surge comes, but that's ages away. I'm only 13.

Aisling Dubh said...

Night Mara

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

*frowns*
I tried to fix my one-eared-head issue.
Now it just looks lopsided...
I'm just hoping, when I've finished, the red eyes won't look quite so terrifying. :P

I'm crazy.
*pride*

Emerald Melody said...

I am a werewolf.

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Bye Mara!
I know Aisling! No-one else believes! But the fairies are so pretty! We just have to beliiiiieeeeeeeve...

Aisling Dubh said...

Well not crazy in a bad way. I'm crazy in a good way.

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

I'm a Necromancer but I still serve on the American Council. I work alongside Grand Mage Bisahalani and another Elder but I work in the main American Sanctuary up in New York City

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

In two years of Blogland-ness, I still haven't settled on any kind of power.

I am the powerless! :P

Aisling Dubh said...

Yes Em we must believe in The pretty fairies.

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

*frowns*

Does Clarabelle have any magical ability?

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

I can't draw at all, Tara. I'm sure if I tried, it would look ten times more lopsided than yours :)
Em; Really? I didn't know that. That's cool :)

Aisling Dubh said...

Please excuse any random full stops or capital letters.

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

The pretty fairies are all that matters...

I don't know if Clarabelle has any powers. I think she does, I just don't know what they are.

Aisling Dubh said...

*turns on the light*. Wow way too bright. *turns off the light again*.

Aisling Dubh said...

Gtg night.

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

She is a werewolf she and I fought a lot in the summer

*nods* and she called me that damn Necromancer

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Bye Ais! *hugs*
I might go as well. I need to eat breakfast :)
Bye everyone!

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

Awh, Bye Ais! Sleep well!

Aww. Bye Saph! Enjoy your breakfast! It was nice meeting you. :)

I may suddenly disappear.
And wbd.

Cake.

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

Bye....oh you an Aussie!

Emerald Melody said...

You still are that damn Necromancer lol

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

Ahahahah

Star Inkbright said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOW CAN ALL YOU PEOPLE NOT LOVE ARTEMIS FOWL GAH I WILL MURDER YOU ARTEMIS FOWL WAS MY LIFE LIKE SERIOUSLY I WOULDN'T HAVE LIVED WITHOUT THAT FANFIC OF MINE AND THEN IT GRADUALLY BECAME MY STORY ABOUT HUNTER (no I've got no idea how that happened either the stories are so completely different it's hilarious) SO SEEING AS THAT IS MY LIFE NOW THEN FROM A CERTAI POINT OF VIEW ARTEMIS FOWL IS STILL MY LIFE AND ALL THE THINGS WE BELIEVE ARE TRUE ARE ONLY TRUE FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW YEAH STAR WARS REFERENCES ROCK AND THIS SENTENCE IS WAY TOO LONG LIKE SERIOUSLY WHY DID I DECIDE NOT TO PT PUNCTUATION IN IT LIKE WAHT THE HELL SO I SHOULD PROBABLY END IT NOW AND UH YEAH.

Um, hello.

Very msd.

Emerald Melody said...

LOL

Nice entrance Star lol

I did try my hardest to get into Artemis Fowl, I always do try and give books a chance but I just couldn't bring myself to like the character so i just couldn't do it.

But that does not take away from the fact that it has been such a successful series and means a lot to a lot of people.
I just couldn't get into it.

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

*rocks back and forth*

Im going mental

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

Um.
*hands Star a cookie*

Hey. :P

It's very likely that I will disappear soon.
Otherwise, wbd. :)

Star Inkbright said...

HEY, TAIA. :)

*eats cookie* Thank you. :)

@Em: Well, that's your opinion. *shrugs* :)

It gave me my story, so I'm immensely grateful to it.

Anonymous said...

Silence has fallen... Hello?

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Hey!

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Derek, you seriously need to publish a new post. We're using up all the comment space :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Saphy! [hugs]

How are you?

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Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Hi Fabi! *hugs back*
That's so weird. My computer said we'd done 4999 comments :S

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

I'm pretty good. I should be doing hhomework.
How're you?

Anonymous said...

Weird... Mine says we have a little ways to go still.

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Mine does NOW *rolls eyes* I like your new pic. I should probably change mine.

Anonymous said...

I'm okay... Mostly because I'm eating ice cream. The sun is getting in my eyes though and making them water. Also I'm allergic to pollen and there were onions on my sandwich earlier.

Sorry... I didn't mean to complain like that.

Wbd.

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Meh, it wasn't really complaining.

Wbd too while I do homework

Anonymous said...

Thanks... I should probably change mine to the completed sketch. It's supposed to be Tanith, but the hair looks dark, so I don't know then...

Anonymous said...

Okay...

Murdering cheese again. :-P

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

Ill Tweet to Derek

Anonymous said...

Good idea, Zaf, and hi!

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Hi Zaf!

Jophiel said...

*Waves*
I'm bored... I like potatoes...

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

Lol hi

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Hi Death *hugs*
You're bored?... We could always plot how to kidnap Derek.
I like potatoes. My brother doesn't. He likes mash though, which confuses me. They're the same thing :S

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Anonymous said...

Hi Death

Potato clock. [nods] The third grade science class made a potato clock today. They were on display by the main entrance-y place.

Anonymous said...

*potato clocks

They each made one, so...

Jophiel said...

My friends and I are fighting... They won't listen to me... They don't understand what I have been through... THEY DON'T BLOODY EVEN CARE!!!! I SHOULD GO KILL MYSELF TO TEACH THEM!! THEY WOULDN'T BLOODY CARE!!!!!!

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Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

Death calm the fudge down

*grabs*

No killing yourself it isnt worth it

Jophiel said...

*Quiet*
It feels like it.

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

Whats the point? It isnt helping to kill yourself sometimes frieds fight: it happens it'll get better they will understand but dying isn't the answer to it believe me

Jophiel said...

Hell, it feels like it... My uncle is dying, my family is falling apart... I carry their weight on my shoulders... I can only stand for so long...

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

*hugs*

I know the feeling I lost my uncle to ALS and the last few weeks were hard we knew he was to die but the way he went it was stressful on all of us

Jophiel said...

Got to go... Bye

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

Bye Aussie I hope the day gets better

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Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

I swear i wanna get last comment

I'm Jubilance Glee / Occasional Haiku-er / And a dinosaur said...

GAH I FINISHED TMS

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

Jubi did you cry when....


TMS SPOILER ALERT


When Jack died? I sure as hell did

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

I cried too! It was SO SAD! I hate you now Derek :(

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

I wanted to kill Derek I mean I called NJ on Skype sobbing! SOBBING Landy reduced me to tears I mean I didnt cry when he killed Bliss or Kenspeckle but but THIS CHAR I cries

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

I feel your pain Zaf :( I could never really hate the Golden God, but I came close. I was yelling at the book for ages with tears on my face. I was upset about (SPOILER ALERT) Annis too :'( But not as upset as I was about Jack.

WHY, DEREK? WHY?

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

I was freaked with Sabine I wasn't entirely sure if the guys raped her ten killed her or just killed her I'm thinking rape I mean

"With Saracen I assure you it was purely physical."

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

*sits in tree*

Just you wait Landy I will explode you if you dare harm a hair on Grand Mage Erskine Ravel he is MINE back off you little good for nothing murderous little....

Ahem how very rude of me

Anonymous said...

Guys... There is a spoiler post for just that kind of conversation.

Thanks for the SPOILER ALERTs, though.

I'm outta here!

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

Lol yeah i know but eh i figured this post is ending sooo its fine and I learned

Derek threatened us with spoons needlesss to say i took him seriously

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

Omg

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

LASTY

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