Tuesday, July 2, 2013

It's Fun Being a Writer

I get to create stories for a living. I get to daydream for a job. I also, fair enough, have to work extremely hard and cocoon myself in solitude until the book is finished, but that's beside the point. The point is, I get to be a writer, which is something so few people who ALSO want to be writers get to do.

I've just made the very last changes to LSODM I can possibly make. We're in the final type-setting stage now— that is when they take the words you've written in the manuscript and arrange them onto a book page, ready to be printed. And I now know how many pages there are going to be...

KOTW was 607 pages in the hardback version. LSODM, which is a little under 30,000 words longer, will be... ready for this?... it will be...

604 pages.

Woohooo!!!!!

Now, wait a moment, before you scratch your heads and ask how does that work, it is quite simple. If they had continued to use the same font size as they used from the very start, my publishers would be releasing a book of, according to my vague and approximate mathematical skills, 900 pages. Which is a tad BIG.

So instead they've just reduced the size of the font, to squeeze more words in. Yay! You'll be able to lift up the book when you read it! Result!

Anyway, where was I?

Yes, now that I have approved the type-setting pages, and sent in the dedication and the author biography, I can now get back to the business of being a writer. Which is, y'know, to write... and stuff...

Coming up very soon, I have a non-Skulduggery short story to write, I have to start planning out Book Nine in greater detail (and actually get started on it), and I need to write a load of Skulduggery mini-adventures for the short story collection, in 2014.

But right NOW, my main focus is on another non-Skulduggery short story, for a collection that'll be coming out in the winter of next year. I've been thinking about this for a while now, trying to figure out what to write. It can be any genre, any style... My options are unlimited. But, see, that's where the problem lies.

Limitations are useful. If I'd been told that my story had to be, say, dystopian future sci fi, then I'd have nodded and gone off and written a great dystopian future sic fi story. But because it CAN be a dystopian future sci fi OR a modern day fantasy OR a comedy about a kettle shop OR a first person narrative about a boy who has lost his dog... I now have too many options. How can I settle on one idea if I might find a better one in a different genre?

Before I wrote Skulduggery Pleasant, I embarked upon a hundred half-finished and abandoned stories, books and scripts. Any of you who write will know what I'm talking about. We flit from story to story because we get bored or we get a better idea or this one we're writing now is just not working, or it's too hard, or it's not coming out like we wanted... We flit because our imaginations are running too wild. Our creativity will not settle down.

But of course it won't. It's imagination. It's creativity. Their whole purpose is to go crazy. Their whole purpose is to run wild. But we, as writers, need to get on our horses and gallop after them, lasso them, pull them back, slow them down and herd them into a pen (and this is where the metaphor gets extravagant, as this is both a livestock pen AND an author's pen). We don't want them tame, of course we don't. We want them rearing and kicking— but we want them to do it in that enclosure, within those boundaries and those limitations. That's the only way we'll be able to use that creativity to write a story.

So, that's what I'm doing now. I'm thinking about limitations, and boundaries, and genres. What do I WANT to write about? What style do I WANT to write in? What genre? Once I know all that I'll be able to think of a story and a character and sit down and write the damn thing.




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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

UGH FINE

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

Area, that's my exact problem. I can't afford to lose these emotions.

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Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

*Adra

Sorry, damned autocorrect.

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Rhydian Saint said...

Adra you have ded now... Thank God I don't have to. Ded's are hard.

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Killer Kitty said...

Hey guys in back! I agree adra without negative emotions it would ne a bit boring I mean yeah it'dbe nice not hating people but it would always be so...pleasant. I couldnt ive like that
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Rhydian Saint said...

Please don't take any offence

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

Since no one was taking first comment.
*growls*
I suppose I dedicate this page to writers. To be a writer, you don't have to be famous. You don't have to share your stories and ideas and feelings. That's okay. Whether it is a journal hidden beneath your mattress, or a large document sitting a corporal desk in a publishing house, all words are important, and all words have the power to affect people, albeit positively or negatively.

*raises glass*
Hear Hear!

*hands out skulcakes to all*

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

It's more I can't seem to hate BACK. I can't return fire. I can only seem to respond in my usual, calm, collected, placid way. I scare myself, but no one else.

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

Trip, then don't lose them. Sure, they're a mess to deal with, but they're at least a bit interesting... I'm trying to help but I don't really get your scenario.

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

Should we warn the new guys about the 'oncoming storm'?

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Anonymous said...

Yes, you should! What is the oncoming storm?

The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*oh
Then that means that you are on a higher level than they are. They're being immature, and you see that.
It's okay to not hate, to not feel anger all the time. It means that for the present, you're happy. And rest assured, you're going to want to hold on to that.
Maybe

The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

The Doctor?

Rhydian Saint said...

Yes Trip. Tell them about Arra

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Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

Adra, I'm trying, but...

It's very complicated. I had a lot of time to think on the train. I may have gone a little overboard. Just forget it for now. Once I've figured out my problem I'll return it to you. I probably just need to meditate a bit more.

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Killer Kitty said...

Maybe its good if you don't hate back, you have risen above your primal instincts anyway...

*site in corner and eats skulcake

*#ChaseForBookNine

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

Before I start,
Rhydian: Where do I start and what, details, do I include?

The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*hugs Trip* alright, that's cool.

@Kitty- damn right you're eating one of those cakes. They're delicious.

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

Damned emotions, I had it all worked out...

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Rhydian Saint said...

Um...I dunno. As many details as you want I suppose. But Arra hasn't allowed this info to be told. So I dunno.

Killer Kitty said...

Yestjose skulcakes are tasty. anyway what's the oncoming storm? Are we going to die
*faints in fear*

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Rhydian Saint said...

Kitty! Don't faint!

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

Eh, emotions tend to screw people. What are you gonna do.

And the oncoming storm sounds like Doctor Who

Anonymous said...

Wake up, Kitty! We won't die, promised!

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Killer Kitty said...

*wakes up and wonders what happened*
It does sound doctor whoy! Maybe something happens to Clara!
*scratches chin in wonder* interesting

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*pinches Kitty*

Are you sure you're awake?

Aisling Dubh said...

Hello

Wbd

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General Flora Ophelia Dupin; Leader of the New Land of Stickers; Prophet of the New Order said...

Yaay! New post! :)
I totally understand about the whole having too many ideas and having to chase after them when you need them or when you get bored of the one you're working on - I'm currently going between a trilogy and a stand alone book, though I also have notes on at least four or five solid ideas that I want to, someday, make a story out of.

Seriously cannot wait for August! :D

Also, my mum, bless her heart, when I told her about Derek losing his dog, cried! <3 and THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is why I love my mum.

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Maralie Lily Charm said...

I'm in a weird mood, now... :/

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

Hallo Flora, Aisling! *hands skulckaes* sup?

Rhydian Saint said...

Hi Lia! *hugs* it is very sad...tell your mum she isn't the only one who thinks it's sad!

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Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

Well, I guess none of this would be too bad. The story, abridged...

I fought and killed Area in a blog fight
Rhydian saved her but thought he was Kenspeckle and was in fact possessed by a remnant
Zaf and I tried to stop the remnant and thought we had, But it wasn't true, the remnant still controlled Rhydian
Arra woke up and saved Rhydian. And some stuff happened.
That stuff was resolved and Rhydian was unhappy. We tried to help him.
I had a minor breakdown and ran out of a lot of energy.
The remnant returned and took over arra, we tried to stop it, well, Hunter and Rhydian did, I fought to stay standing
Remnant Arra escaped and fled, telling us to return yesterday if we wanted to save her. She couldn't show up, but managed to tell us that we could save her today.

There. We're waiting for Arra so we can de-possess her. Also I summoned the seven hobbit armies here *point s at hobbit armies*

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Rhydian Saint said...

Hi Ais! *hugs *

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Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

Gtg, return soon.

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Killer Kitty said...

I think I'm awake... or maybe I'm asleep... I know. *looks in mini fridge* yep I'm awake, my fridge is empty! Aww wait my frismdge is empty. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO * does epic noo while falling to knees and reaching upwards*

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Rhydian Saint said...

Bye Trip!

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Aisling Dubh said...

Hi Flora

Derek lost his dog? ;( that's terrible

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Aisling Dubh said...

Bye Trip

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Maralie Lily Charm said...

So... I have to teleport with Arra, into the jail/cage thing, and then teleport away and try not to get possessed?

... I have this all wrong, don't I? :/

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Anonymous said...

*stares at Kitty*

Wow, Trip, you are well organized! If I can help, just tell me!

The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

Bye Trip!

Aretha Tesla said...

I am having a mental breakdown of panic at the current moment

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Maralie Lily Charm said...

Bye, Trip! *hugs*

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

One time, last summer, world war three happened.... nix was captured and was taken out of jail about sixteen times, but he didn't seem to realize, and just sat there...

I also tied Sir Rein to a chair multiple times, and so he just became a shark.

Maralie Lily Charm said...

Ari, you okay?:( *hugs*

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Rhydian Saint said...

Hi Ari! What's wrong?

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Rhydian Saint said...

*hugs Aretha*

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Anonymous said...

Adra, that sounds... dunno how it sounds... xD

Killer Kitty said...

*gets of floor*
Bye trip!
*states back at dragona* *jerks chin up*
Sup? *falls over laughing * *gets back up*
I think I'm hyper

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Aretha Tesla said...

UGh there are a lot of things that are wrong... It's just that so many of my friends are having really serious problems and when their problems get too serious I panic and it just makes me feel really useless because if there's some physical opponent I can face it's easy and I'm comfortable with that but when there's emotions there's no clear answer and I don't know what to do or say so I try cheering people up anyway but it rarely ever works and sometimes just being there isn't enough and problems won't fix themselves... See? That was a horrible run-on sentence. Language is what I always fall back on when I panic, so when that goes out the window- when I start to make grammatical/spelling errors left and right- my mental state has also gone out the window. Sorry, I needed a place to freak out so I did it here...

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General Flora Ophelia Dupin; Leader of the New Land of Stickers; Prophet of the New Order said...

Heya guys *hugs*

*takes skulcake* danke! This are better today, thanks :)

@Rhydian: Yeah! It's so upsetting :(

@Ais: Yea, when he was younger - he told everyone at the Leeds talk (though he's prob mentioned it elsewhere too)

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Rhydian Saint said...

*hugs Ari* I don't know what to say. Being there does help. It makes the person feel they're not alone. And that's important.

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General Flora Ophelia Dupin; Leader of the New Land of Stickers; Prophet of the New Order said...

Oo, also, who here hasn't seen my ded?

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Maralie Lily Charm said...

*hugs Ari*

Ari, don't you ever say you're not good at cheering people up. Think of Death. Fabi. Me. Playing Blogland Truth or Dare with you and Coco had me in fits of hysterical laughter. Whenever I see you're online, I smile because of how awesome you are, and how much you've helped Blogland. *hugs*

I'm sorry about your friends' problems :( *hugs again*

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Anonymous said...

Flora: Your what? Sorry, I don't know what that is...

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*hugs Aretha* if you are feeling pressure from keeping your friend's secrets then perhaps you should tell them to back off a bit. It's not fair that they're dumping their issues on them and you shouldn't dedicate that much energy to them. If its giving you anxiety, then it isnt healthy

Aisling Dubh said...

*hugs Ari*

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

@Dragona- yeah, it was a balloon chair, btw

Rhydian Saint said...

Dragona: a ded is a dedication.

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Anonymous said...

Ah, thanks Rhydian!
I'm afraid, i will need some help sometimes... these are things I didn't learn at school...^^

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Rhydian Saint said...

Don't worry about it Dragona! When I first came everyone needed to tell me these thing! It's perfectly normal.

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Killer Kitty said...

@ari
their path is their own and you should not wish to sway then. sometimes the greates enemy we can fave is ourselves and some times the greatest battle is against the darkness within. a storm is here and sometimes the key to the safe harbor is hidden and sometimes is it is right in front of us. Don't worry things will het better*nods*
*feels always* *hands over cookie*
*goes hide*

Aisling Dubh said...

It's grand Dragona :D

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Aretha Tesla said...

*hugs everybody* Eh, thank you...

*smiles at Mara's comment* Yeah, those were some fun times... That was really just Niccolò, though- he's not me, and I can't take responsibility for his actions. As far as making Bloglandians feel better... Well, thank you- I do like to think that I've been at least somewhat helpful here.

I know that being there helps, but it's just not enough sometimes...

Thanks for the advice, Adra, but I think I may have given you the wrong impression. People only confide in me because I ask them to. I like being the shoulder to cry on. I encourage that. It's in my nature to always try to help people if I know the need it, whether or not I even know them, so when they're my close friends and they're really, really struggling and there's nothing I can do... I panic just because I'm scared for them. I could never ask them to stop 'dumping their problems on me', even when it seems bad, because I know it's just that much worse for them, and I value other people over myself anyway... I think I'm just rambling now, sorry...

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

Also, Aretha; at our age, a lot of kids say things... That are a little bit blown up. I know some of your friends may actually have these issues, but a large part of it is part of teenage drama. It's that time of life where teenagers want to have someone look after them, because that is what they think adulthood.
I have a friend who has slice and diced, and she makes up these stories to go along with them, but that's all they are. Stories. Many people have talked to her parents and they have proof that none of this has actually happened.
I'm not saying that your friends may not have actual issues, I'm just saying that there are a lot of people who will say or do things for the attention. Not to demean anyone.
I've been wrapped up in it before. My friend actually cut herself because of my other friend who told the stories. the emotions she felt were real, and the girl who told the stories had no right to manipulate us. I've spent nights crying for her sake.
Eventually, I got sick of it and told her to back off.

All I'm saying is that you should ask for a little bit of space...

Anonymous said...

And thanks again! Nice to know^^

The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

I love helping people as well.
but at our age, there is only so much we can do, and take.

The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

because there comes a point where people have to deal with their own problems. I just don't want to see another person be a security blanket, that's all.
I'm just asking you to be cautious, Aretha.
*hugs*

Rhydian Saint said...

I like helping people as well. But I do a terrible job at it.

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Rhydian Saint said...

*hugs everyone for no reason at all*

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Anonymous said...

*hugs Rhydian back* Hugs without any reason are the best!

Aretha Tesla said...

Some people are far beyond the point of cuts, and certainly past the point of feigning issues for attention... But thank you for your warnings.

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Killer Kitty said...

their path is their own you should have no wish to sway them. the greatest evil we can face is ourselves and the greatest battle against the darkness within. the is a storm here and sometimes the key to the safe harbor is hidden from us and sometimes it is right in front of us.
everything will het better
*hugs ari*
*feels awkward*
*hides*

The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*sighs*

@Kitty- that was packed with great quotes. I dig.

Maralie Lily Charm said...

"A real girl isn't perfect, and a perfect girl isn't real."
- Harry Styles <3

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Anonymous said...

Kitty, why are you hiding all the time?

dalekwho said...

hello maralie sorry i had to leave the blog in a rush earlier

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Aretha Tesla said...

I mean, just... What do you tell a person who's mother committed suicide when she was 3, and then her brother goes and does the same thing years later? What do you tell a person who's been yelled at every day of his/her life (and I've seen it firsthand)? It's just that they all deserve to be so much happier than they are, and I don't know how to even make them believe it...

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Maralie Lily Charm said...

Oh. Sorry, that wasn't really the right time... to bring One Direction into this...

Sorry. I... I think I might go, now... I just make everything worse.

*hugs everyone*

Might be on later... Idk.

Bye.

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Killer Kitty said...

@adra I have literalu memorised that quote. thanks for noticing it was a quote

Rhydian Saint said...

Mara you have just reminded me of Harralie... YOU ARE OBSESSED WITH 1D!!! But I'm obsessed with SP so it doesn't really matter.

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Aisling Dubh said...

*grins* I love it wen you're able to just stick a quote into a conversation.

*hugs Rhydian for no reason*

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Rhydian Saint said...

Bye Mara!

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

You can't make them believe anything, Aretha... You can strongly advise, but in the long run, they're going to have to help themselves.
For now, I doubt that there is a lot you can do. No offense. But if they're still at home with their family, then they're stuck there until they're legally not.
And if they want to stay because they think things can get better...

What I mean is that you can't change someone. You can only change yourself.

Aretha Tesla said...

Mara, don't you dare leave because you think you're making things worse! You are not making anything worse at all. I don't even know what you're talking about. I'm the one who just showed up and rained problems down on everybody. One Direction pretty much always has a place when you mention them.

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Rhydian Saint said...

Ari you should listen to Adra...she's making a lot of sense. *hugs Ari*

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Aisling Dubh said...

*when

No Mara don't go.

Ari OK I have no idea how to respond to that. But it's terrible.

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*hugs Mara*

@Kitty- I wanna say it sounds like a SkulPles quote... but what is it?

Rhydian Saint said...

*hugs Ari* I don't know what to say now...

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Alice Noel said...

A comedy about a kettle shop, definitely the best option :D

Rhydian Saint said...

Mbd. Listening to music.

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*hugs Mara* I'm sorry. I really am. >.<


OH BTW EVERYONE.
When we all grow up, Luce and I are buying a warehouse in Ireland where we all are going to live. Maybe two or three warehouses.
but we're all going to have rooms and each warehouse will have a name, and there is a boys and girls side... and a commons in the middle, and a library, pool, kitchen, bathrooms, game rooms etc etc etc

and we can all live there :3
in ireland


and if you cant get a ticket, that's okay. the general loan per house will send a ticket for you and pay for you to get to Ireland!

So.
house one: the Sanctuary
house two: the Temple
house three: the Hiberian (I've spelled that wrong)
But we'll all get jobs and hang out and have fun :3

Killer Kitty said...

@dragona
I hide when I feel award or nerdy. in my life outside of sp my friends habent read sp so whenevr I talk about it they just look at me like I'm crazy (which in all fairness most of the I am, but not when I'm talking about sp)oso yeah. that's why nanyway gtg now cya guys

@ari hope you friends het better!

*tackle hugs everyone* *gives everyone a warm chocolate chip cookie and milk* *waves*

Anonymous said...

Mbd?

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Anonymous said...

Bye Kitty! *waves back*

The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

Kitty! Where was that quote from?

s.p number 1 fan said...

hi?

dalekwho said...

friends havnt read sp either so they think im talkling nonsense which i mainly do

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Aretha Tesla said...

*sighs* Well, thank you again for your advice, Adra. I know I can't change other people- and they really don't need to be changed, they just have to realize how amazing they already are- and I know that in and of itself is a sort of change and therefore not in my power to make happen, but still. (please know that I do not mean to offend you in any way when I say this...) I'll be damned if I just give up or leave them alone because there's nothing I can do. I'd much rather be a panicked, anxious, crumbling shell of myself who made sure people knew they weren't alone than a happy, confident girl who left all the struggles behind. I'd rather go down with the people I care about than live my life content without them. That's just the way I am, and again, I mean you no offense at all- I realize you're just trying to help, and I'm grateful for that. I just... Can't. If that makes any sense at all. Sorry for repeatedly ranting all over this page...

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Killer Kitty said...

Sp 1 chap 2 Gordon's will!

Aisling Dubh said...

Bye Kitty

Mbd means might be distant.

Adra it was from SP book 1

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Rhydian Saint said...

That sounds like a great idea Adra! Can I love there? Dragona Mbd means may be distant

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Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

I'm back, but ooh. I'm sorry, I don't know how I can help here...

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dalekwho said...

yes. how much is a ticket to ireland.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for your help, guys! :)

Aretha Tesla said...

The SP warehouse community sounds awesome!

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Anonymous said...

May I join your warehouse community?

The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

I KNEW IT WAS SP!

WOOHOO
And hell yes, anyone and everyone can live there :3

@Aretha: I understand. It's important for people to know their worth. I've never met a person who wasn't important.

Welcome back, Trip. You missed a lot.

dalekwho said...

can i join the warehouse community

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Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

Dragona and Kitty, what are your disciplines? Because when Arra turns up, this is going to get ugly.

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

YES.

EVERYONE IS COMING.

And it depends on where you're from. probably at least 800-1000

Aretha Tesla said...

Oh, ok, I just thought I should mention this because I meant to put it in my monologue thingy up there but I guess I got sidetracked and forgot- I AM NOT A PANICKY ANXIETY-RIDDEN SHELL OF MYSELF. I just meant that I'd rather become that eventually than the alternative. But I don't think that'll happen, because I still believe that things will get better, it's just figuring out how to hold on until they do that's the hard part. Yeah, just thought I should mention that...

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

@Trip, Dragona & Kitty- I haven't had a good blog roleplay in a while... Would it be ok if I joined?

dalekwho said...

sorry pressed the enter button before your answer came on but thanks so thanks

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

I know Adra I read through it.

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Anonymous said...

Uh, I didn't think about that before... Maybe elemental magic?

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Rhydian Saint said...

I have a relative in Ireland. So it won't be hard to get there.

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Aisling Dubh said...

Yes that is a great idea. It'd be in Dublin right?

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

Rhydian, you're not that far. You could just probably take a few cabs, a boat, and then a few more cabs and you're there :P

The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

Yes, it will be Ais. :3

*swoons* Trinity....*faints*

Aretha Tesla said...

Ok, so now that I'm actually feeling a good deal better (huge thanks and platters of internet cookies for everyone for just letting me vent all over this page and trying to help), what is this thing with Arra?

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Emmy Mel said...

Jesus there goes the whole damn county with all of you coming over lol

Only popping in, I'm doing my Blogland minecraft.

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Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

Adra, you don't even have to ask, this is a blog thing. I need to slip into character now. Just a heads up, I'm going to become more formal and generally different.

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Rhydian Saint said...

:) I can tell that it's gonna be fun!

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dalekwho said...

character?

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Aisling Dubh said...

Ticket prices would depend a lot on where you live.

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Anonymous said...

Is it ok if i do elemental magic?

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Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

Um, just to let everyone know, the seven armies of the hobbit people are here. And I need to tell everyone the plan.
#ChaseForBook9

Elder Arratay Shadows Is Now Possessed. (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant, Wearer of the Amazing Fedora, and Mintaka Grey) said...

Boo. I'm here to fight for my soul, people. Make it snappy, because I don't have too much time to be here. I have appointments somewhere else.

So come and have a go.... If you think you're hard enough. *smiles*

Bring it.

The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*as will I*

*becomes Adra even more*

*sips tea*

Emerald, Darling. You will be blessed by my presence.

dalekwho said...

ticket prices from england are about £80 one way - just checked

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Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

Dragona, you're you, you decide what magic you do, your name, your back story, your job, your allegiances, it's kind of how things work around here.

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Aisling Dubh said...

Hello anyone who arrived.

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

OH SHIT! *throws fire at Arra*

I panicked.

Anonymous said...

That was a Tanith quote, wasn't it? I only know the german version, so...

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

Everyone hang back a second!

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Rhydian Saint said...

Get out of her!! *throws fire at Arra*

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dalekwho said...

please someone explain the character thing

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Aretha Tesla said...

Well, my discipline is blood manipulation, and I have a little elemental magic as well. As far as allegiances, I work for the American Sanctuary, and beyond that I basically just figure it out as I go along. If we're trying to get rid of a remnant, I'll help if you guys want.

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Anonymous said...

Won't let you alone, Rhydian!
*throws fire as well*

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

Hobbit catapulters, OPEN FIRE!
*the sky is filled with nets trying to ensnare Arra in a magic binding trap*

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Rhydian Saint said...

Shoot me. It'll work trust me. It'll save Arra

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Elder Arratay Shadows Is Now Possessed. (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant, Wearer of the Amazing Fedora, and Mintaka Grey) said...

*laughs* *blocks fire* I haven't got all day, only a few minutes. *sprouts massive angel wings, rises into air*

The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*pauses* what is it, Trip?

And I know all about possession. I've seen a lot of Supernatural episodes

Tough Darts said...

This was a beautiful blog post.

The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

OH. BTW, I'm an elemental and an alchemist. :D

Rhydian Saint said...

Kill me and the real Arra can break free.

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Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

Rhydian, it won't have to come to that, I have a plan. Granted, we don't have any teleporters, but it'll still work!

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Elder Arratay Shadows Is Now Possessed. (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant, Wearer of the Amazing Fedora, and Mintaka Grey) said...

WHAT? Don't you dare. Rhydian is Arra's friend, but I don't see how SHOOTING him would 'help' me.
*dodges nets*

The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*the ground beneath Adra raises into a large piling, she shoots into the air next to Arra, and tackles her*

*throws salt in her eyes*

Rhydian Saint said...

*shoots self in head* *falls to ground dead*

#ChaseForBook9

Anonymous said...

What's your plan, Trip? What can I do?

Maralie Lily Charm said...

*sighs*

*teleports into 1DHouse*

What's the plan?

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Anonymous said...

Rhydian!!! Nooooo!

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

At Remnant-Arra: You made a mistake you kknow! Not killing me while you had the chance! I'm the only one who can stop you without killing Arra OR Rhydian! You're a fool! A foolish Took!

#ChaseForBook9

The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

Jesus wept, Rhydian
(lol Mara ;P)

Yeah, Trip. now would be a good time to tell us the plan...

*wrestles Arra*

Elder Arratay Shadows Is Now Possessed. (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant, Wearer of the Amazing Fedora, and Mintaka Grey) said...

NO! *Remnant is destroyed in a flash of white light, Arratay falls from air, unconscious*

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

No! Rhydian! *Runs to side* Nonononononononononono! It wasn't supposed to go like this! No!

*muttering* All my fault..,

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dalekwho said...

so what is the plan yeagh

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

ARRA, DAMMIT!

YOU WERE THE ONLY ONE HOLDING ME UP
*falls*

Aisling Dubh said...

Nooo Rhydian!!!!!

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Anonymous said...

It wasn't your fault, Trip! *trying to console Trip*

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

The plan... I couldn't explain it in time... A whole night wasted... LUCKY I HAVE PLAN B!

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Aisling Dubh said...

*uses the air to soften Adra's landing*

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Elder Arratay Shadows Is Now Possessed. (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant, Wearer of the Amazing Fedora, and Mintaka Grey) said...

*moans, slowly wakes up* What.... *sees her friend lying dead* NO! Trip, what happened? *Tries to walk over, falls*

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

*sees Arra and Adra falling, sends tendrils of energy to catch them, almost without tginkung+*

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Maralie Lily Charm said...

*screams*

RHYDIAN, NO!

*Harry appears, as he usually does*

Harry: *grabs Mara*

*sobs* *teleports down*

Harry: *roars* MARALIE, NO!

Rhydian, why did you...? *cries*

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*lands*
*shakily gets to feet* thanks... Ais... *trips* *gets on her hands and knees and sees Rhydian*

Rhydian! No, no, no, no... This can't be happening! *crawls over* No...

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

Arra, I'm sorry, I couldn't stop him, it happened. *cries* It happened too fast...

All my fault...

#ChaseForBook9

The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*in anguish*
RHYDIAN!!!!!!!!!!

Elder Arratay Shadows Is Now Possessed. (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant, Wearer of the Amazing Fedora, and Mintaka Grey) said...

*turns into a phoenix, cries magic tears on bullet wound* I hope that does it... I have to go.


Give him my best if he comes back.
*walks slowly away, head down.*

Anonymous said...

*looks to the ground*

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

EVERYONE STAND BACK! TEN PACES AT LEAST! HARRY, YOU'RE A CELEBRITY, FORTY!

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Elder Arratay Shadows Is Now Possessed. (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant, Wearer of the Amazing Fedora, and Mintaka Grey) said...

Trip. It isn't your fault, and I may have fixed it. *hugs*

Rhydian Saint said...

*phoenix tears help. But cannot save me*

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Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

I'M GOING TO DO A CHANNELER SOUL SWAP, BUT THE FALLOUT IS QUITE VIOLENT! STAND BACK!

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Anonymous said...

*almost crying* Can't we do anything??

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*hugs Arra* I'm sorry... *walks with her until she disappears*
*dashes back*

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

Rhydian, it's going g to be OK, I'm giving you my body, It's my fault, this, happened anyway.

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Rhydian Saint said...

*out of breath* ...remember me...*dies*

#ChaseForBook9
#RIPRhydianSaint

The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*cradles Rhydian's head in her lap*
I... I can try with my alchemy...
*draws a transmutation circle with chalk on the ground underneath Rhydian's head*
*touches the circle, and blue lightning crackles out*
I hope this works...

Aisling Dubh said...

Bye Arra

*steps back* Trip what exactly are you about to do?

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

DONT DO IT YET, TRIP!

NOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ALCHEMY!

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

ALRIGHT EVERYONE BACK! I'm gonna miss you guys, if I'm capable of missing wherever I'm going.
*walks over to Rhydian, places hand on chest* You're going g to be OK.

#chaseForBook9

Maralie Lily Charm said...

*falls to knees, sobbing*

I knew someone would... something would...

*hesitates*

I... I'm sorry.

*teleports*

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Anonymous said...

*just stares at Trip* Not good... definately not good!!

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

*slams hand in Rhydian's , massive shockwaves create a crater around the pair*

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*screams* No, TRIP!

*a flash and a bang, and everyone is thrown backwards*

EVERYONE
IS THROWN

BACKWARDS.

Aisling Dubh said...

No Trip wait and see if the alchemy works first!!!!!

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Maralie Lily Charm said...

Harry: MARALIE! *yells* *jumps down from 1DHouse*
Where the hell is she gone?! MARALIE!

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Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

*A pillar of purple light shoots into the sky, creating great winds, all around three words can be heard: All My Fault.*

Cfbk

Anonymous said...

*falls on back*
*tries to get up*

Elder Arratay Shadows Is Now Possessed. (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant, Wearer of the Amazing Fedora, and Mintaka Grey) said...
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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*gets on her knees and tries to crawl back to the two*
Oh no...

This isn't good..


The alchemy can backfire.

*screams* TRIP! YOU HAVE TO STOP!

Anonymous said...

*gets up*
Trip!!

Maralie Lily Charm said...

Harry: *is blown back* *whacks head off tree* *doesn't move*

*screams* *teleports beside Harry* HARRY!

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Elder Arratay Shadows Is Now Possessed. (a.k.a. Mrs. Pleasant, Wearer of the Amazing Fedora, and Mintaka Grey) said...
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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

*growls* That boy...

*jumps just outside the pillar*

Trip, dammit! LISTEN TO ME!

You'll only bring more harm to yourself!

Trip Castalan the Hobbit Lord, Destroyer Of Remnants said...

*reality flickers for a second and then the smoke clears, Rhydian's bodyis dead, with Trip's soul inside.*

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The Empress Elder Lady Adra "the Ducktor" Dark said...

Shit.

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