Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Stormwatch

Let me tell you about Stormwatch.


Stormwatch was a comic published by Image, and it was a fairly generic superhero team book. I bought it, I collected it, I read it, and I suppose I enjoyed it. Not as much as WildCATS, not as much as Spawn or Gen-13, but probably more than CyberForce, which featured a guy with three arms called Stryker. Now THAT was dumb.

This was all during a time in the 90's when Image were seriously challenging Marvel and DC in comic sales. They challenged them by pretty much copying them. Spawn was kinda like Batman. WildCATS were kinda like X-Men. Glory was Wonder Woman, Supreme was Superman, and Youngblood was rubbish. Every superteam even had their own Wolverine- the tough-talking cool guy who used blades (and, this being the 90's, a ridiculous ponytail).



Stormwatch was fairly bad, when I look back on it now. Impossible muscles, stupid dialogue, impossible women, dumb stories, derivative characters... It got so that reading it was a chore. And then Warren Ellis came along.


Ellis took the book and improved it. But he didn't just make it better. He made it GREAT. He brought Big Ideas to the table, he brought wit and horror and pure science fiction, and he made it one of my favourites. As Stormwatch went on, it would introduce Apollo and the Midnighter- basically Superman and Batman- as a gay couple who just happened to be the toughest heroes around.


Stormwatch would later mutate into The Authority, and just get even better and better. If any of you like comics, I advise you to pick up the collected editions. You will NOT regret it.

But why am I telling you all this?

Because of one single issue. A special, actually. A crossover. WildCATS/Aliens.


When I saw this issue advertised, I didn't think much of it. Aliens, from the Ridley Scott/James Cameron movies, were always being used in comic crossovers. They'd gone up against Superman and Batman and Judge Dredd. None of these comics were particularly good. You knew nothing big was going to happen. If something major was going to occur in a comic, it would occur in the monthly version, not in some stupid crossover thing.

So WildCATS/Aliens came out, and I bought it, and I read it. The WildCATS go up into a space station to fight the Aliens. Big deal, right? But along the way they realise that Stormwatch had been here before them. And as they search this huge, scarily empty station, they come across their remains.

Ellis had killed most of the Stormwatch team— and what's more, he did off-panel. We didn't even get to see them die. That's like Captain America stumbling upon Spider-Man's dead body in the middle of a story. It was THAT shocking. To kill them in a silly crossover? To kill them without even showing us how they died?

Warren Ellis took what everyone expected to be a silly little issue, and he made it HUGE.

And that's the approach I took to The Maleficent Seven.

I didn't shake things up quite as violently as Ellis did, but I was determined to shock you. This was just a spin-off, after all. It didn't even take place within the main series. Your guard was down. You went in expecting fun and frolics and adventure, but nothing more. Nothing more devastating than that.

But of course, you should know by now to never, EVER trust me. I will make you care for a character, and then I will snatch that character away from you.

I just want to prepare you, that's all. We have two more books to go, and we have GALLONS of blood to be spilled.



Okay then, so what have I been up to lately?

Well, on March 30th I did signings in Blanchardstown and Dundrum here in Dublin. They both went REALLY well, and I started the Dundrum signing a tad early because of the insane Minions at the front of the queue. So many of them I knew from here in Blogland and also from Twitter, and dear GOD they would not stop talking. I could feel my brain sizzling in my head just sitting there. Joining them, and at the very front of the queue, was Val, from this very blog, who had come over with Amanda and her mom, all the way from Seattle JUST TO MEET ME.

Because I'm worth it.

Of course, I couldn't just sign their books and send them back to America, so the following Monday I picked them up from their hotel, gave them a tour of my AWESOME ROOM OF AWESOMENESS, introduced them to Sherlock the dog, and took them out for lunch. At no stage during those four and a half hours did Val or Amanda even pause for breath. It was SCARY.

From the 5th to the 7th of April I was over in the UK doing signings. It was really weird, to be honest. We were slap-bang in the middle of the Easter break, and London was SO quiet. We still got some pretty decent queues, but the lovely thing about shorter lines is that I can spend even more time chatting to each person.

The biggest turnout was at Norwich, and it was here that I got to hang out once again with Becky and Howlett, the two legendary Uber-Minions. Amazingly, every time I see them they have more stuff for me to sign. I'm not sure where they get this stuff from, or how many of each book they own, and I'm really not sure that I WANT to know. I just console myself with the fact that their obsession with Skulduggery is probably distracting them from another, more damaging obsession, like serial-killing or something.

Now I'm back at home, and I'm back writing, and I'd really like to get this book finished sometime over the next week or so. That'd be nice.



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K4Y731GH said...

FIRST COMMENT!!

Moonlight Trouble The Nerd (Formerly Skul-ManFan) said...

SECOND! OMFG!

K4Y731GH said...

Now to read it >.<

Moonlight Trouble The Nerd (Formerly Skul-ManFan) said...

Same here. Just sitting here, casually freaking out to stop myself from screaming. >.< Also, reading blog to stop myself from screaming. The highest comment ever was second. Second highest comment ever was somewhere around the 2,583 mark.

You can see why I'd want to scream.

Moonlight Trouble The Nerd (Formerly Skul-ManFan) said...

*my *highest

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Derek's on Twitter if anyone wants to annoy him. XD

s.p number 1 fan said...

yay i 5th I WON A SKULDUGGERY COMPITITION YAY

Moonlight Trouble The Nerd (Formerly Skul-ManFan) said...

Hey Lu (: I'm going to call you Lu. Is that okay? And thanks, I shall irritate him. And hi S.P number 1 fan.

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Hello:)

A lot of people call me Lu. :)


Aw, I wish I could win an SP competition... I need SP things... *frowns*

K4Y731GH said...

Same Moonlight >.< And now I am just that bit MORE desperate for Last Stand of Dead Men!!

Moonlight Trouble The Nerd (Formerly Skul-ManFan) said...

I NEED LSODM. NEED it, Derek. If you're reading this, Derek, I will tattoo my face with Skulduggery if I don't get that the day it comes out... or BEFORE. D:

dwez said...

I was into those sort of comics back then Dv8 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dv8]may have been a spin off from the Wildstorm and Gen13 comics. Indeed there were plenty of characters that were like the X-Men, all dysfucntional teenage mutants, much like those explored in Toxic! Comic [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxic_(comics)] with Brats Bizarre, Marshall Law [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshal_Law_(comics)]and Accident Man. I also got into Crimson by Humberto Ramos, much before the vampire vogue with Werewolves, Red Riding Hood and St. George [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimson_(Wildstorm)]

K4Y731GH said...

Ok, if LSODM is coming out end of August/ beginning of September then it's... 20 weeks and a few days away >.<

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HI PEOPLE!

Yay, near the top!

I love being a regular Blgolandian. I love the feeling that everyone knows me coz I come here everyday. I think it's probably because I'm out of the loop irl, so yeah.

Um, I have no idea why I said that.

Hi! I think I'll start my EC entry today. :)

Jubi (The Other Derek) said...

NEW POST!!!! YEEY!!!

Moonlight Trouble The Nerd (Formerly Skul-ManFan) said...

Hi Ink. Hey Jubi (: And no way! I think I'm going to start my EC entry today too! :D But if I want to, I have to harp and homework first... so bye, guys. :D

Georgina Howlett said...

Thank you, Derek. Just. Yeah.

Willow Von Stratton said...

I definitely have to get that WildCats/Aliens series to add to my 500+ comic books :p

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

OMG DUNDRUM WAS SO FRICKING AWESOME!! You forgot to mention I tried to take your hood hostage!! :P

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HI JUBI!
HI MOONLIGHT!
HI GEORGINA!
HI WILLOW!
HI NJ!

Jubilance Glee (Jubi/The Other Derek) said...

STAR!!!!! WILLOW!!!!!!! NJ!!!!!!!!! GEORGINA!!!!!!! MOONLIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!




hi.

Valice said...

Argh.... I pre-ordered The Maleficient Seven weeks ago- but it just takes just soooo long until it arrives in germany...

Oh, and Derek: my father took a photo of you and me at the LitCologne and sent it to a friend who printed it out and it's just awesome: ca. 80x60cm!!! :D

Jubilance Glee (Jubi/The Other Derek) said...

My copy of TMS is supposed to come in on May 1 -14


T_T

Vana said...

I have a question: I received an email from HarperCollins today, but I don't think it's from them, because they say that I won a Skullduggery competition, but they write it with double L. And there was even a link to a skullduggerypleasant website, with double L too. I didn't use the link. Can somebody "solve" this mystery?

Vana said...

Valice: Same problem here, hadn't had time to preorder TMS, and now I have to wait too :-( .

Ieni the Ninja Aeroplane (Ieni Lorarté-Strider) said...

I GOT TMS ON MY KINDLE TODAY BECAUSE MY BROTHER PUT MONEY ON IT!

Wooo!

I'm about half way through, so I'm not really here:)

Nixion Strange said...

You're a devious man Derek. I'd keep an eye out, you never know when someone will avenge a certain character.
Be very careful.

Peanut Butter Girl said...

Hmmm. Early comment. Well, I must say that I just managed to get ahold of a copy of KotW last week. Brilliantly written, I must say. I loved the throwback to Detective Inspector Me. That is all. (I mean, that is all I have to say, not that that was the only thing I loved. It wasn't. There were other things too, but I don't feel like mentioning them right now. And now I realize that what I'm putting in parenthesizes is actually longer than all that I wanted to say, which I tried to end with 'that is all' but that sounded a little rude so I had to add this too. Okay. That really is all now. Probably.)

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

I accidentally wrote chapter 6.5 of Skuttlebuggia, today...

I'll have to edit it for posting, soon...

Luna Brightside said...

1st page :D:D

s.p number 1 fan said...

OMG I CANT BELIEVE I WON THE SKULDUGGERY COMPETITION BEST THING EVER
HI GUYS

Luna Brightside said...

yay ICT homework. Yay telling old people how to send a text *sigh*

s.p number 1 fan said...

hi lu

Luna Brightside said...

Hi if that's for me :)
Hi anyway if it isn't :P

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Heh.


I'm still trying to get hold of Skulduggery merchandise...


Will be distant. Read TMI or Harry Potter.
I've never really been a Potterhead, so, maybe, I'll like the books this time... :)

Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace said...

Hey Derek!

Just wondering when you will have further news about the day out in Dublin in July.

I mean I know you may not know exactly when you're having it yet but surely you know when you're going to know when you're having it.

That sentence makes sense I swear.

Aidan Bracher said...

Umm how many people won this Skulduggery competition?

Charisma Thorne said...

Hello everyone!!

Gah, so annoyed I couldn't make it to the Norwich signing, but I managed to go to the Stratford Picture House event instead, and that was amazing!! :D

Derek, if you are reading this, I'm the Phoebe who gave you Skittles on behalf of Luciana!

jugglingpaynes said...

Darn you, Mr Landy. I was hoping to wait until the next Skulduggery came out before I order Maleficent Seven, but now I need to know. :o)

Liam Glynn said...

Im so annoyed, moving abroad so i'll have to wait ages to get LSODM >.<

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HELLO AGAIN.

Wbd, drawing.

Fabi said...

A Liam and jugglingPAYNEs commented right next to each other.

[Shakes head] Mara, you're taking over my brain, y'hear? The word 'direction' keeps popping up in everyday conversation! It's weird!

Val, you are so lucky your mom took you to Ireland! I know I may have already mentioned that, but I'm saying it again!

Bethany said...

needtoreadthemaleficentseven. you have me insanely worried now. what have you done?

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

*laughs* YOU'RE AWESOME, FABI. :)

Well, whenever I say that the path I walk is in the wrong direction, I can't help thinking of 1D. A reference within a reference . . . :)

The Occasional Platypus said...

Silent Minion alert! Well, I was a silent Minion, but I'm not anymore! This will probably also be my earliest ever comment, too, so HIIIIII.

I feel a bit creepy, like I know some of these people already... anyway, Derek, when are you coming to America?

Thrust Bobby Ominous said...

QWEIRHIQHEGHGKNHQEROGJPOJBHYJQDFNOQIER

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HELLO, THE OCCASIONAL PLATYPUS!

I always feel kind of weird ad exposed when I hink about silent Minions.I come here every day, so anyone reading the comments must know tons and tons about me, more than my irl friends, more than my family probably, but I don't know them at all . . . :P

YOU SILENT MINION PEOPLE ARE SNEAKY. LIKE NINJAS. SNEAKY NINJA MANGO PENGUIN MINIONS. *nods*

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HELLO THRUST. AGAIN.

. . . Forget I said the above . . .

HELLO THRUST!

Stephen Byrne said...

could your next signing be in dundalk co. louth ireland please

Fabi said...

Ah, it appears I'm actually here now. Then again, appearances can be deceiving. Like my hair.

Ninja mango penguins...? [Laughs]

Hi all. :-)

Thrust Bobby Ominous said...

Hello Star!
And Stephen and Fabi!
Hi Fabi!

Thrust Bobby Ominous said...

Hi the occasional platypus.

Fabi said...

Hello Thrust.

How're you?



I keep laughing, thinking how weird people must think Seattle is after meeting Val... XD

Thrust Bobby Ominous said...

Heh heh.
I'm good. I'm at school. I'm leaving soon. You?

Thrust Bobby Ominous said...

Oh, I'm leaving now. Bye bye.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HI FABI!

Well, hydrium smells of mangoes. So mangoes were in my mind. *has just spent two hours reading Airborn*

And I used to always go on about munchkin ninja penguins. I even had a cute baby penguin as my profile pic which I swore was a baby munchkin ninja penguin. I made up this whole thing about having a munchkin ninja penguin army. I recruited (uh, kidnapped) baby penguins when they were babies and trained them to be munchkin ninja penguins. Occasionally (on the blog) I'd tell my munckin ninja penguins to attack. These attacks mostly consisted of them doing the wrong thing and me yelling at them for being stupid. I'm not sure exactly when I stopped being into te whole munchkin ninja penguin thing. It was probably because I discovered a better profile picture so I wasn't constantly reminded of them andthey slipped to the back of my mind. Plus the blog format changed and I got rid of my incredibly long display name (my incredibly long display name stated I was called Star Inkbright/Midnight, that I was the Enemy of the Llamas and the Inky Octopus Girl, that I had a Munckin Ninja Penguin Army, and that I loved tuna mayo (OMGG, I made such a huge thing about tuna mayo then), and later that I could spilt into two personalities called Star2 and Star5. OMGG, that whole Star2 and Star5 thing annoyed people SO MUCH. *laughs* And then when I stopped being them it felt so odd. Kind of deflated. But yeah.

Oh my gosh. I was such a lunatic. *laughs*

I'd forgotten about all that stuff. How was I actually that crazy? And annoying. Don't forget annoying. I must have driven people to exsanity. It's a miracle I had any blogfriends at all.

Fun, though. Great fun.

Fabi said...

Good and bad. Almost out of chocolate cookies. [frowns] And I technically could've slept in today, only I woke up at 5am instead and made the mistake of reading Niccolo and Zaf's MC chapter...

040124121033

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

:( FOURS, THRUST!

TUNA MAYO SANDWICHES! *starts laughing*

Fabi said...

Bye Thrust.

What is it with everyone and penguins? [laughs]

SOunds fun indeed.

Fabi said...

It made me so mad, I invented a new code...Mostly my codes say stuff I'll probably regret later or that might offend somebody, otherwise I'd make it all readable.

Fabi said...

If I get that 123333 from an MC chapter, I probably should avoid The Maleficent Seven, shouldn't I?

...

Ireallyreallywanttoreaditthough!!!

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT THE CHOCOLATE COOKIES! D:

I had school today. *scowls*

45 days till hald term. *is counting*

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

TMS is JEPIC. Trust me. The immense awesomeness more than makes up for any evil Derekness. :)

Fabi said...

I have a field trip this afternoon, for research at this library-place-historical-archive-thing...so I'm supposed to be preparing for that, I guess...distant.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

*half

Fabi said...
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Fabi said...

I have another idea for the EC...probably another one I'll end up discarding, but it's not as hopeless as some of the others I've come up with...

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

*really, REALLY needs to read TMS*

Dammit, Derek Landy, WHAT DID YOU DO?
"I will make you care for a character, and then I will snatch that character away from you."
WHO DID YOU SLAUGHTER?

And that cat is pure evil.
Like yourself.
Luckily, you're both awesome enough to get away with it.

*mutters*

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Field trip? Cool. :)

I'm drawing Tanith. It's going okay so far . . . Her legs were easy. :)

Tom Percival draws kind of cartoony. I'm copying his drawing, but I'd gonna make it real-life style. And possibly add Remnanty veins. Oh and add colour. The pic is from one of the SP wallpapers and Tanith isn't in colour, so.

What's your idea? :)

Valkyrie Pleasant said...

Val is so Lucky!!!!!

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

If Derek has done anything more to Tanith, I will eat him.
Just a word of warning.

It's a shame cannibalism isn't something I've been looking forward to, because it feels increasing likely. :c

I still need to read KOTW, too.
I expect Finbar, Clarabelle, and Scapegrace to be intact.
(Figuratively speaking, in the case of Scapegrace, I think. :P)

Fabi said...

I'm making a Tanith calendar. I think. :-) I'm using the pumpkin and egg I already have, probably, and I'm brainstorming every month. I just realized something...but I'm not putting it on the first comment page out of...I'm not sure what exactly.

Hi Taia!

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HI TAIA!

NOT TELLING!!!!!!!!!!! *giggles*

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

CALENDAR?????????

Awesome! :)

@Taia: Not saying anything about that either. :)

Valkyrie Pleasant said...

I haven't been on in soooooo long...missed u guys

Fabi said...

Hi Valkyrie Pleasant. :-)

I'm not entirely certain if we've met... (sorry if we have, I am not the best with remembering names, particularly Valkyries as there are a bunch!) I'm Fabi in case you didn't already know.

Fabi said...

Thanks, Star. :-)

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

For the first time, I am not going to moan about how terrible my drawing is. This is because it's early stages, so doesn't have a chance to go all wrong yet . . . :P

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HI VALKYRIE!

Fabi said...

Looks cool so far, Star!

Eden Threatening said...

Hey guys might not be on for long.

Fabi said...

Hi Eden.

Karla said...

I hate it that they don´t translate this Tanith Novel into German. Yes, I do read the English books, too, but I´m not able to understand every single word, so some jokes, some horror just happens and I DON`T KNOW IT.
That´s awful. But I´ll improve my English skills and then, you stupid translators, you can do what ever you want - and I can read these books of awesomeness ANYWAY. Just wait.

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Damn!

DEREK YOU FORGOT TO MENTION THE WHOLE SKYPE THING

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HI EDEN!

@Fabi: It looks rubbish so far, but it's allowed to at this point. Thanks! :)

@Karla: They didn't translate it into German? :O

THEY'RE EVIL!!!!!

Don't worry though - I had to run for the dictionary when I reached the word 'menagerie,' and I'm English. :P

It means a small zoo.

Ieni the Ninja Aeroplane (Ieni Lorarté-Strider) said...

I'VE JUST FINISHED TMS!

So epic! *grins*

Alice Noel said...

84th comment YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fabi said...

[Laughs] Take your pick, Star.

Hi Ieni. :-)

And I actually knew what menagerie meant! O.O

I didn't know I knew that!

Jimethius said...

Hello people of the bloggity land, I'm new around these parts

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Hello! I'm Zafira Kerias! I'm an Ameriminion and American Elder and a Necromancer!

Fabi said...

Hello, Jimethius.

Ieni the Ninja Aeroplane (Ieni Lorarté-Strider) said...

By Kindle battery is about to go, so I'm not really here...
Bye:)

Fabi said...

As far as introductions go, I'm Fabienne S., but you can call me Fabi. I'm me. :-)

Aw, bye Ieni! :-(

Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

Heyy peeps :)

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Hehehe I was one of the people in the Dundrum quene kinda well I was Skyped and Derek forgot to mention that bit ah well just wait until Derry :P

Fabi said...

Hi Ruá!

Jimethius said...

need to go now tho

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HI ZAF!

HI RUÁ!

HI IENI!

IT WAS SO JEPIC YES YES YES IKR????

Jepic is my new word, it seems. :)

Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

Ohhhhh hii new person!:)

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

:( FOURS JIMETHIUS!

Ieni the Ninja Aeroplane (Ieni Lorarté-Strider) said...

THE COMPUTER HAS BEEN TAKEN THOUGH!

Kindle is charging *nods*

But I shall soon disappear to the bathroom, though:(

Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

Bye new person :)

Fabi said...

Bye Jimethius.

Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

I lost men job today, but I start a new one tomorrow o.o

Jubilance Glee (Jubi/The Other Derek) said...

HEY EVERYONE!

Alice Noel said...

er, hi people. :D

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Bye Jimethius

Ieni the Ninja Aeroplane (Ieni Lorarté-Strider) said...

I got your return email, Star!

I just found the song randomly and then automatically thought of you, because of the title XD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTBWTGdrNSs

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Hello Alice!

*grins*

DERRY IS COMING UP :D

Sorry super excited for Derry

Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

Hey jubi, hey Alice *waves*

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Crazies! Theres a new MC chapter

Fabi said...

Hi Jubi!

Hi Ieni!

Hi Alice!

Msd, I'm afraid. :-(

Alice Noel said...

:D

Fabi said...

I don't see it, Zaf...

Jubilance Glee (Jubi/The Other Derek) said...

FABI!!!!!!!!!!!! ALICE!!!!!! ZAF!!!!!!! RUA!!!!!! IENI!!!!!!!! STAR!!!!!!!!!!

hi.

Fabi said...

I have to go now.

Welcome to Blogland, Alice!

Bye, all!

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Your mind is just like mi-ine~

Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

Wait........ was that dereks way of telling us he killed or is planning on killing a big character?0.0

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

You read it Fabi xD

Hello Alice! Im eh well Elder Zafira Kerias and I am an American Elder and according to Derek I work in the main American Sanctuary which is I believe in NYC

Jubilance Glee (Jubi/The Other Derek) said...

I don't think we've mat, Alice.....
HI!!



and i hope not, Rua.... O.O

Jubilance Glee (Jubi/The Other Derek) said...

**met xP

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Yup

*cries* it'll be Ravel or Saracen or or...well if it's Skulduggery i wont cry *realizes what I said* ahem lets hope he isnt reading this...

Ah yes if its my own OC i will cry

Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

I'm already an emotional wreck, I can't take more deaths!!

*Sits in corner rocking back and forth and mumbling*

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

I cannot describe my feelings if Ravel dies

My love Ravel....do not get killed

Watch me be the one to kill him because the Golden God is sadistic

HEAR THAT DEREK?! YOU'RE SADISTIC!!!

Library Lurker said...

Why Ruá what what happend...

Library Lurker said...

Dammit one min...

This is Ucabhán btw..

Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

Derek has the power to kill kddwsjkshgvhd I CANT HANDLE IT.. T.T

*regains composure* ahem.

Hi library! Don't believe we've met before

Ulcabhán Stiltskin Rubix said...

Sorry Library Lurker was my old guy...

Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

OH

HELLO RUBIX.

Alice Noel said...

At least Ghastly's still got a slight chance of saving tanith... hopefully...

Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

If he kills my Dexter..... *plots some evil revenge scheme, just in case*

Ulcabhán Stiltskin Rubix said...

It was me Ruá.


Did you.... loose your job?

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Three hours of drawing on one school day is enough. *nods*

Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

Yeah rubix, I did :(
But I start a new one tomorrow in a coffee shop.... at least it's something and pays my rent. *shrugs*

Ulcabhán Stiltskin Rubix said...

...

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

I hate money problems:/


I'm going to have right fun trying to send Cain her book any time soon... :'(

Ulcabhán Stiltskin Rubix said...

Oh i didnt see that comment.


YOU COULD BE LIKE J.K ROWLING! SHE WROTE HP IN A COFFEE SHOP...

Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

True :p

I may start writing my own thing. I kinda have an idea but I dunno, I'm working on it :p

Maralie Lily Charm said...

Hello everyone...

Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

HEY MARA!

Ulcabhán Stiltskin Rubix said...

Any word on the Dublin signing.

Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

Not yet. Derek said he'll post it here, so just keep watching the blog.

Maralie Lily Charm said...

I'm not in the greatest of moods at the moment. I'm sorry. :/

It's a 1D thing, I'm afraid...

Luciana Clover Scáth said...

Bye everyone...

Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

Bye Luce *hugs*

What's up, Mara?

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Im worried for my OC and Ravel

Ulcabhán Stiltskin Rubix said...

I gtg. Bye. Good look Ruá at your new job. You'll be the best coffee server on earth!


Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

Bye rubix! Thank you! XD

Becky Allaker said...

I'll have you know that serial-killing is a healthy hobby, thanks.

And I swear I'm going to make you part of said hobby if LSoDM is sent to HC containing a deceased China

Maralie Lily Charm said...

I'm just annoyed, I guess. As always.

It sickens me that someone would treat someone as amazing as that like... they did...

Aisling Dubh said...

Hello I've finally gotten home today. Nearly 13 hours after I left this morning.

Alice Noel said...

you were in norwich!!!!!!! (speaking to becky) i was there too :D

Fabi said...
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Becky Allaker said...

Hiya! I was indeed. Whereabouts were you?

Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

What happened Mara?0.0

Hey ais! Hey Becky :)

Alice Noel said...

i was eighth in the line - very proud of myself :P

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

MARAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YAY THOUGHT I WOULDN'T BE SEEING YOU SOON! :)


Hi Fabi, Alice, Scáth - fours Rubix, Ruá! Was that everyone?

*isn't really here*

Msd.

Alice Noel said...

did you go in the cafe afterwards?

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HI BECKY!

NOW that must be everyone. *nods*

Hey, after I submit my picture to the EC, I can give Derek the original at Leeds . . . O_O

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Ah, that's better. :)

*disappears to distant mode again*

Fabi said...

Take two, since my first comment deleted itself..or rather, my iPod deleted it.

Hi all. [hugs Mara] [hugs anyone else who needs/wants a hug]

Maralie Lily Charm said...

http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/one-direction/videos/28749308/title/harry-styles-why-hate-what-did

That happened.

It was a while ago that it happened, but seeing that happen to your idol... at least I didn't send hate to Taylor Swift. I didn't and still don't like her (I didn't like her before either btw) because of the way she treated boys and I didn't think she was all that great a singer. But Harry's performance was brilliant that night. It was their first performance of WMYB - they were bound to make a mistake anyway. And the thing is, Harry didn't make a mistake.

*sighs*

I might go. I have to go anyway soon.

Hello arrivers, goodbye leavers.

Maralie Lily Charm said...

Why do you hate him?

What did he do?

All he's doing is following his dream.

Ruá Black (Mrs Ruá Vex) said...

I gtg. I'll talk to y'all tomorrow guys x

Becky Allaker said...

Hi! And I was in the Café with Gero from sort of... 12:30 to 2? I don't know. But yes.

Maralie Lily Charm said...

Bye Rua. *huggles*

Bye Luci. *huggles*

Fabi said...
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Alice Noel said...

:D

Aisling Dubh said...

Hmm *goes to check why my brother just screamed*

Apparently some football team scored.

Msd

Aisling Dubh said...

Bye Ruá

Ieni the Ninja Aeroplane (Ieni Lorarté-Strider) said...

I have a question: What is EC?

Aisling Dubh said...

Ieni EC is Exquisite Corpse. The competition.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

:( People will always hate, Mara. :/

Fact of life.

*hug*

Fours Ruá, Scáth.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

I finally discovered a lyrcs vid for the cover of Welcome Home (Sanitarium)!

Fabi said...

Bye Ruá.

[hugs]

[hugs Mara] Some people are just hateful. The majority of the population knows that what 201033211101031034 say about Harry and 1D is untrue, at least.

barmybex said...

I still can't believe you didn't come to Milton Keynes. That is 2 book releases now! Please, Please, PLEASE make sure you come for the next one.

You are so awesome, I am jealous of Val and Amanda.

Good luck with the writing, can't wait for more from you! :D

barmybex said...

Actually more than 2 book releases, because last time I travelled to Cambridge to see you. If you go back there instead I can be happy. :D

(I am aware I sound like a crazy stalker, but well...)

Maralie Lily Charm said...

I mean, I understand some people don't like them, but why?

I asked a guy in my class this and he just shrugged and said, "because they're boys."

But his favourite band - the Beatles or something idk - is four men. Am I right?

*sighs* Most people don't have a valid reason to why they dislike something.

And I have just wasted the half an hour I had on here complaining and moaning about stuff instead of talking to you guys. I'm sorry, I'm just pathetic. Night. *hugs*

*disappears*

Ieni the Ninja Aeroplane (Ieni Lorarté-Strider) said...

Ooooh....I know about that *nods*

Ah, however I am both useless and writing and drawing so MEEERRRRP XD

Barmybex! I'm Jeni *grins*
YES DEREK WE ARE VERY NOT IMPRESSED WITH YOU

Aisling Dubh said...

Bye Mara

Alice Noel said...

gotta go guys, awesome speaking to you all :)

Aisling Dubh said...

Gtg bye

barmybex said...

HI Jeni, hows ur holidays going? and hello everyone else currently online. :D

Fabi said...

People don't like them because they get a lot of attention, have successful musical careers and loads of fans, and aren't bad to look at, either. Then they just don't want to admit they're jealous.

[hugs]
Bye Mara.

Bye Alice.

Hello Barmybex.

Fabi said...

Also some people dislike their music, but those usually aren't the super-haters, they're more likely to just avoid 1D music.

Fabi said...

I think.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

The original is way better, sorry BMFV. :(

:( FOURS MARA!

:( FOURS AIS!

:( FOURS ALICE!

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

SAN-I-TARIUM!

There's just ALWAYS haters. *shrugs(

Ieni the Ninja Aeroplane (Ieni Lorarté-Strider) said...

Byebye, Alice, Mara and Aisling *waves*

Uh, I've done pretty much nothing AND IT HAS BEEN FUN.

I swear I procrastinate too much XD

And I've just finished TMS! But they don't give you the awesome picture things on the Kindle *glares*

But singing 1D awkwardly loudly on a bus full of normal people is FUN! It's so catchy!

Msd/wbd

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

**shrugs*

Fabi said...

Extremely distant, lighting my Tanith-pumpkin with an image editing program.

Fabi said...

Bye Ais.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

My mum just showedme this thing on the internet that explained Margaret Thatcher in terms of 1D. :)

They are very catchy. That's what pop music's about. Good sound and catchy. Pop music is made for the purpose of being popular.

*disagrees strongly with this outlook on music*

Oh, not with 1D. Just the made for being popular.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

I think your whole Tanith pumpkin thing iis really cool. *nods*

Fabi said...

Gtg, bye.

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Im here

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Oh. *giggles*

I went down my ladder to get my book. My watch was on top of it so I picked it up with my book to put on my desk in its place. Just now I realised I was holding my watch and I'd put my book on my desk . . .

*clambers down the ladder again to swap them round*

Fabi said...
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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

:( FOURS FABI!

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Dont have a bunk bed :(

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