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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Noelle said...

*nods* *takes another* ah lord....

You know, Zaf... This plan might not even work. A whole day on the blog.. *shrugs* wasted. But we'll get him. And avenge the others

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

My bar has everything Fabi.

*goes and gets hot chocolat* there you go Fabi.

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Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

Avenge?

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Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Thanks. [sips hot chocolate]

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Noelle said...

First comment.

I dedicate to our plan working. And everything else. And staying true to ourselves, and letting good triumph evil.

We're the heros right? The good guys?
And here we are, at a bar, waiting for the bad guy to make a show. How pathetic. But you know, I have to say it's worth it. I've grown closer to you guys. And even though Zaf and I just blew up in each others faces, we're still friends. Relationships like that don't come around that often, so we best hold on to them while we can.

*raises glass*
To being better than who we are now, and being true to our beliefs. And to saving the world.

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

To avenge someone = To get revenge on the person who killed that someone.

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Noelle said...

Well, the sun's set. I'm going to start a bonfire... And hope I don't go up in flames from that whiskey.

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

[Vanishes momentarily, muttering about leftover marshmallows]

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Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Nice ded, by the way. [smiles]

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Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

That's a really lovely ded Adra :) *Raises glass to that* And please don't get drunk enough to jump on the bonfire XD

Wbvd

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Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

That's a really lovely ded Adra :) *Raises glass to that* And please don't get drunk enough to jump on the bonfire XD

Wbvd

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Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Oops. I hate posting a comment twice :(

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Noelle said...

*half smile* thanks? Although I almost went into deep detail... Let's just not.

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Hey, Saph. [hugs]

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Noelle said...

Oh... Right. Saph, heh see yesterday when I stormed the room, I wasn't actually drunk, I was making a point to those evil people in the room.

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

[Passes around marshmallows, roasting sticks, graham crackers and chocolate]

S'mores, anyone?

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

*makes one*

Mycroft Holmes (Ember) said...

Hi guyssss :)

Noelle said...

*sets her marshmallow on fire and blows it out. It is blackened*

Just the way I like it.

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

*Eyes marshmallows* You really need me to answer that?

I know Adra, I was just watching you light that bonfire :)

*Hands out warm blankets*

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Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Hello Ember! Want a s'more?

Oh, and I am completely struggling to write Fabi with the gist. Thank you so, so much. xP

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Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Ember! *tacklehugs* I haven't seen you in ages!

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Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

[Laughs and hands Saph the bag of marshmallows]

[Takes a warm blanket and puts it on like a capey-cloaky thing.]

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Mycroft Holmes (Ember) said...

@Saio: SAPH!!!!!!!!!! HAVEN'T SEEN YOU IN AGEEES

How's your fanfics? I haven't been on ff in such a long time and I have too many requests...... urrghhh

@Favis: I just sent you an email saying "Who's doing the next chapter?"

Mycroft Holmes (Ember) said...

@Favis: Oh, you ARE writing it. Sorry. Didn't see that. And sorry about the gist thing too... You can let Fabi back out if the gists decides it. Loopholes!!!!!!

AND what's a smore

@Saio: WE SAID THE SAME THING XD

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Marshmallow, graham cracker and chocolate!

Replied to it. :-P

And I'm just not comfortable with the magic form in general, so... [shrugs] Being out of my comfort zone isn't always a bad thing, though.

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

Hmm

Mycroft Holmes (Ember) said...

I love LOVE LOOOOOOOOOOVE gists, simply because there's not that much info given, which lets you be really imaginative.

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

That's why I do stuff like metal-bending and illusion ing and finger extensions! Not to mention J.A....

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Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Dinner! EEP!

Until later.

[hugs Saph, Zaf, Ember, Adra and anyone else who is here]

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Mycroft Holmes (Ember) said...

@Favis: Yeah, I was worried about Star. I didn't include her because I didn't really know what was happening with her. Can EmberTC say hi to her sometime soon? And if you put me in Heaven or whatever, can I meet up with FabiTC?

Noelle said...

*raises s'more*

A toast, you guys!

To good times!
*bits ravenously into the treat*

Mycroft Holmes (Ember) said...

BYEEE FAVIS! HAPPY DINNERING!

Mycroft Holmes (Ember) said...

We should play truth or dare again.

Noelle said...

*pales* oh no...

Mycroft Holmes (Ember) said...

RANDOM TOAST. *nods* *clinks imaginary smore with Adra's*

Mycroft Holmes (Ember) said...

Where did everybody go??

Noelle said...

I think Trip's gone... It was getting late. probably around 2AM there

Noelle said...

I walk the lonely road

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Sorry! Didn't mean to disappear!
No, Ember, I haven't written another chapter yet :( I can't write Darquesse

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Oooh, Truth or Dare... who wants to go first?

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Noelle said...

Not me... *flips through books in the library*

Noelle said...

*shuts her book suddenly*
Wait a second...

*takes out her chalk and draws a circle on the floor, and stepped into it, appearing outside the house from earlier. She knocked on it, and after no answer, kicked it in. She ran around the bottom floor until she found the door that lead to a basement. She went down the stairs and found some old floorboards and things stashed in cardboard boxes. she begins to hack away at the wall with her alchemy, breaking it apart bit by bit. It breaks, and some dirt pours in*

Well...

Noelle said...

*she sticks her hand in the hole, feeling for something-anything that could be a clue to the house that used to be there*

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

*Shrugs* want help demolishing that wall?

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Noelle said...

Yes pleas. *touches the walls, feeling the stone crack and crumble*

Noelle said...

*please

*begins digging more into the wall, using her fingernails, scraping her arms and chipping her fingers, making a steady hole*
*climbs into the hole, and begins to meditate, holding the sides of the walls

Hm, I really don't like this...
*shudders*

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

*Touches wall*
*Frowns and takes a few steps back*
I just need to concentrate. Deep breath in, deep breath out...
*Gestures, cracking what's left of the wall sailing straight out the front door*
You... take... a look. I'm a little... puffed.


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Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

And I return.

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Noelle said...

*opens eyes*
There is something back there.
*jumps from the hole and goes to Saph*
...

Just so you know, my greatest fear is being buried alive. *takes a steady breath* if I start screaming, pull me out.

*climbs into the hole, and pulls a small lighter from her pocket, crawling into the small space. feeling along the walls*
There's some metal pots and pans in here... Old pieces of wood... Pottery...
*tilts head*
Nice dress.

Noelle said...

*her hand hits some thing and with a couple tugs, dislodges it from the wall*
*climbs out to examine what it is*
It looks like... *eyes widen* a piece of bone

Noelle said...

*sighs and sets up a portal, jumping back to the deserted bonfire. She sits in a chair, fiddling with the bone*
Is it a metacarpal? Phalanges? Mandible? Frontal? c6?
*peers closer*

What are you?

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

[Facepalm]

Uh, sorry, I didn't return.

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Noelle said...

*side smile* I'm used to it.

Alastair Cruciatus said...

I've returned! Hi people!

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Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Hi Adra, hi Ari.

Will try not to disappear again.

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Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

I have returned just long enough to say that I have to go now :( Bye everyone! *hugs*

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

Hi Ari

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Hi/bye Saph. [hugs]

Hello Zaf!

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Alastair Cruciatus said...

Hey Zaf! And Adra and Fabi! Hi/bye Saph!
So, what are you all up to now?

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

Not much

(And if we are doing anything can it wait til like TOMORROW? So majority of is can do something? Like tomorrow at like 9am EST!

Noelle said...

I can't control anything, Zaf... If Alastair shows...:/

And I was digging up Niccolo's old house and found a bone.

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

I'm hiding, plotting and writing really bad poetry. [shrugs]

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

Yeah well i really prefer to not miss things because i dont get up 7am

Alastair Cruciatus said...

I might not be here at 9am... Or if I am, I probably won't be for long. Maybe, though. I'll have to find out.

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Noelle said...

I get up at 7 and stay up till 3, I think you can wake up a little bit earlier. I've gotten about 8-9 hours in the last few nights combined

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

Oh...but thats like 6am your time Ari

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

I can put i cant get on

Noelle said...

Yeah, Aretha, what time zone are you in?

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

Well Adra you can not everyone can stay up late and get up early and sit on Blogland maybe it'd be nice if you guys would realize...

Its just annoying im sorry but to wake up to miss a lot

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Zaf, I won't be around tomorrow morning. We're finally leaving bad vampire place.

I guess if that's when he shows up... [shrugs]

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Noelle said...

The things I want to say, Zaf...

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

I mean maybe if we thought of a good time we all could be on it'd be nice so people who arent on almost 24/7 have a shot to be part of it just a bit

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Oh, if it's around 6, I certainly won't be here. I'm not sure what the name of my time zone is, but it's 11:03 pm for me right now, if that helps.
I actually have no control over Alastair, though, so I don't know when he'll show up...

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

Oh wait then you're in my timezone Ari!

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Zaf, we all miss a lot. Anything involving Aussies generally happens when I'm asleep. And yes, it's annoying, but everyone has to deal with it, not just you, and it's impossible to do it when everyone's around.

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Noelle said...

*pauses* But I thought...

*scratches head* What????

Noelle said...

^^^ That there's Fabi. That's what I wanted to say.

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

It'll be 6am my time.

You can do it without me. I'll stop on of I can.

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Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

*if

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Noelle said...

Wait, Aretha! But I thought Alastair...

*to Zaf* but you said..

but...

WHAT?!?!?!?!

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Alastair has a mind of his own, though he is one of Ari's muses.

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

Yeah well it seems everything happens at night when im asleep so yeah

*sighs*

Whats the freakin point of being in this? If i actually wanna do something it's always at an hour thats too early or late

*sigh*

Noelle said...

Fabi, "muse" can be used in about eight different ways there.

Alastair Cruciatus said...

I usually miss a lot in the morning, because I like to stay up to talk to Death, and usually I have to be up till at least 2am for that. Sometimes I still get up early, though, just because other people wake me up. There have been school nights when I went to sleep at 4:30 am and woke up at 6am.

I'm sorry the average daylight hours are usually the ones I'm not here for- it's just that I do a ton of activities during the day, so I take the rest of my hours out of the night.

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

Same Ari but my problem is i cant be up 3am! So everything per usual happens when i sleep if i was allowed up i would so be on

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

That's what she calls them, her characters. [shrugs]

She'll probably explain it better herself, sorry.

Zaf, I'm really sorry you miss so much. It felt like that when we were out hiking all day, and I know it feels awful. I'm really sorry for that, but is there anything I can do about it?

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

No Fabi i just wish things wouldnt happen at 3am

*sigh*

I feel like i cant do anything because im not able to be up

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Adra, when I use the term muse, I'm referring to a fictional character that lives inside my head. I have this thing where, when I write, I'm not even actually writing- I just sort of let my characters write through me. Half the time I don't have any idea what's even going on in my own stories. They all have minds of their own, and Alistair/Niccolò is the strongest muse I have- that's why I gave him his own voice on this blog. So yes, he is my character, and no, I have no actual control over him. At least, no more than he has control over me.

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Noelle said...

You say that as if it's fun to be up at 3AM. Granted, it is be ing with friends, but that's about all the glory there is. Working on four hours or less, deep bags under your eyes, wanting to EAT AN ELEPHANT at 3AM, lumbering through you day... It's not that glarmourous

Noelle said...

Aretha, that is literally the most magical thing I have heard in my life... *hugs* you're awesome and OMG.

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Eh, I'm not exactly allowed to be up that late, but I just sort of am anyway... Shhh...

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Noelle said...

(Same! I'm later up than my vamping brothers)

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

Well Adra you dont have to be up at 3am! You CHOOSE to so i cant help if you are so tired maybe you should sleep instead of be up i know you may so happen to actually miss something but im sure it'd be better

Noelle said...

Wait. You're yelling at me for being up WHILST complaining about not being able to be up?

Um..

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

No im just saying you say you dont think it's so glorious so why bother being up?

*shrugs*

Seems logical if you dont get enough sleep to go off Blogland at night when you need sleep

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Ah, thanks, Adra! *hugs back* I've never actually been called magical for that before... *hugs again*

It was actually really strange for me to write SP fics and such at first, because Aretha Tesla is my taken name, so the character is literally just me with powers, and I'm not used to being in the story or being able to make any important decisions in them.

Oh, and when Alastair said he would find some way to become his own person in his dedication a few pages back, he was serious... And I'm slightly frightened by that... But there you go. A ton of people living inside my head, and one of them even threatening to escape. Yep, I'm not weird at all...

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Noelle said...

Because I want to get the max amount of time with my friends.

It's not glorious. But it's worth it

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

Whatever i guess because im not privileged enough to be awake 3am i cant do much

Whatever i cant change what i do because its not my choice

Noelle said...

Aretha, as scary as that sounds.... I don't know, I think I've just gained a new appreciation for you or something..


You sound like Niccolo. Lots of voices, and one in particular threatening to escape...

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Zaf, I get really tired too, but for me it's worth it to go through most days really lethargic and half-asleep, if it means I can talk to my friends from other time zones. I do a lot of my writing during those hours, usually, too, when I have to collaborate.

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Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

I have to go...

Uh, might or might not be on later tonight, definitely not tomorrow morning.

Sorry....kinda unavoidable. [hugs all]

I'll be on later if I can.

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Noelle said...

Bye, Fabs! *tosses a skulcake*

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

Yeah you are privelged enough to not have your parents open your door at night to make sure i am not up at 3am so obviously you can be up where i cant

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

Bye Fabi

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Funny you should mention that, Adra, because I started to see the same sort of connection when Alastair was describing all the voices in his head. The most obvious difference, though (in my opinion, anyway) is that my muses don't scream and thrash like that. Not even Alastair- he's just silently threatening.

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Noelle said...

Dude. You really need an autobiography.
Seriously.
*hugs*

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Bye Fabi!

Sometimes my parents do open the door- I've gotten pretty good at pretending to be asleep- but all the same, I'm sorry you feel so left out. It does stink to be asleep when exciting stuff happens all the time.

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

Yeah its almost EVERY night and it irritates me i mean how would you feel?

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Me? An autobiography? Well, now I'm just flattered. Thank you... Thanks a lot... I am hoping to become an author, so maybe I will write an autobiography sometime...

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Noelle said...

*nods* No, really! It's a strange mix of cool and scary. The perfect equal :)

Yeah, Zaf. The part of being a teenager is that you're expected to break rules

Alastair Cruciatus said...

For the record, if Alastair does show up while you're asleep, I'm really really sorry...!

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Noelle said...

I'll give him a piece for you, Zaf?

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

I cant becauae i try and i cant i try and someone wakes up and im spotted

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

No i want my OWN piece i would love to do something for myself

Noelle said...

Zaf, we've been fighting for almost an hour. It's almost 12 at night. You usualy leave at 10:30-45

Do you really thinkk your parents care at this point?

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

I leave at 11:30 and amazingly they do

Noelle said...

Zaf, unless there is something that you can do, there's no point in complaining. I feel you, I really do, but denial and anger gets you nowhere.

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

Look wanna see how long it'll last me being up after 11:30? Lets see lets see how long it takes before im yelled at

Niccolò Croatoan said...

Come on now, Zafira- there's not all that much to miss anyway. Things between us always go the same way. You throw shadows at me, I block them, you call me a coward, I laugh in your face, there's more general back-and-forth striking, and somehow you always end up defeated, begging for mercy. I wouldn't miss that.

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

Bloody fuck.....hello Alastair

Niccolò Croatoan said...

And now I'm leaving again, by the way. *vanishes*

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

I gtg because wifi being screwy be on tomorrow

Somone nice enough keep me updated!

Noelle said...

*giggles from beneath her hand* oh snap...

Noelle said...

*jumps from the table, slipping the bone in her pocket* Kind of like a finale, but not....

*frowns*

I don't know if he's actually gone.

*frowns more* should i even go to sleep yet?

Niccolò Croatoan said...

Well, I don't know... Is something interesting going to happen if I'm not gone?

Noelle said...

*thinks back on what Alastair said and begins uncontrollably laughing until her sides hurt* Oh my God...

Noelle said...

*grins* Depends on if you want to take a walk with me or not.

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

11410321

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Noelle said...

*still doesn't understand*

Niccolò Croatoan said...

Hmm... *shifts into raven* *hovers roughly 7 feet in air* *speaks into mind* All right.

Noelle said...

Why did you just turn into a raven, though.
*gasps* Do I get to ride on your back?

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Erm, that was me swearing. Apparently I'm a bad influence. And, uh, I guess swearing in code doesn't help that. But I'm not wanted at the marshmallow roasting, apparently, so I'm here again.

Alastair. [hisses]

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Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Also, Zaf's going to kill us. I suppose that's the point, though.

How very like you.

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Niccolò Croatoan said...

No, you cannot ride on my back. Ravens aren't all that large, if you haven't noticed. But you said take a walk, so I say fly.

Noelle said...

*pouts* you're a magical raven.
Fine. I can't fly.
*turns to Fabs* you coming?

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

If I'm not interrupted, yes. I wouldn't miss this for a marshmallow, and turns out, I have the option.

[walks over]

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Noelle said...

Because marshmallows are clearly the equivalent of this.

Niccolò Croatoan said...

Oh yes, Zafira will be mad. And that is in fact the point.

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

No, actually, I don't particularly like marshmallows, they're just what everyone else is doing, and I was going to be in attendance or else.

Strangely enough, I find my mom scarier than him. [gestures to Alice] [shrugs]

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Noelle said...

Miss Keiras needs to learn that every time something goes her way, she shouldn't throw an hour-long fight about it, and still end up in the same place/

And no, that isn't the point, actually. The point is quite different. There was a reason we deleted our timelines after talking about our.. Event, for lack of a better word.

Niccolò Croatoan said...

Oh it's not your point, but it is mine.

Noelle said...

*nods* Rightfully, it ought to be. That reminds me. *pulls out a bone* Found this in the ground where what we believe to be Niccolo's old house was. And insights?

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Not your point, his. He's trying to divide us, anger us, et cetera.

[Rolls eyes] Genius.

And yeah, I get that part. If I didn't, I wouldn't have deleted my comments.

(Actually, I probably would have in the mood I was in at the time, I'm feeling sarcastic at the moment, sorry.)

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Noelle said...

*raises eye brow* Clearly.

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Sorry for the redundance of that comment. :-/ Didn't see his or yours.

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Noelle said...

Perfectly understandable, of course.

Niccolò Croatoan said...

Yes, I know you've all got a plot. I haven't bothered to figure it out- I like surprises, and I trust myself. So go ahead.

Noelle said...

*cough* *any

Noelle said...

*crosses her arms while they walk/fly?* Hmmm. He trusts himself. That's something you don't see everyday.

Noelle said...

No, what we were searching for was perhaps notes on his discipline. Of course, I should have suspected that his house would have been demolished, but... That didn't stop me from climbing in a hole and literally digging around.
We wanted to know how his discipline worked, you know? To see if we could somehow reverse it, and bring Niccolo back.

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Yep, SURPRISE!!! [Blows balloon while walking]

HAPPY UNBIRTHDAY!!!!!

Just kidding, I'm not here to throw you a party. [Lets balloon go with a loud raspberry]

[keeps walking]

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Niccolò Croatoan said...

How whose discipline worked, exactly?
Niccolò getting himself stuck in time didn't have to do with any particular discipline- he just over exhausted himself completely, and messing with time is tricky business.

Noelle said...

How Niccolo's worked. And, by extension- yours.

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Oh, um. I probably should've explained Swedish Fish. Ah, well, never mind.

It'd be interesting if we could. I have absolutely no idea how that would work, though.

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Duck said...

Last 50 or so comments...

Niccolò Croatoan said...

You mean the science behind it, or how he does it?

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Hey Duck! [Points to Alastair] That's an evil mastermind! [Doesn't care if Alice doesn't see himself as one, at the very least it will annoy him]

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Duck said...

HEY FABI!
HEY ALASTAIR!
HEY ADRA!

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Or maybe he won't care one way or the other! :D

[... is it possible to have too many marshmallows without eating any?]

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Noelle said...

*shrugs* Both. It'd be good to know what pressure point to hit to temporarily stop you.

But that's the thing, though. We hit a dead end. I know a few people in Paris- Victoria and Antonio Beckham. They've been around the block for a while, and they're avid researchers. And they've never hit a dead end before, until Niccolo, apparently...

Naturally, if they'd have been... Available, I'd have asked but sadly they were not there when we arrived.

Duck said...

You can never have too many marshmellows. If you are not eating them, store them away. And then later you can have as many marshmallows as you want

Niccolò Croatoan said...

Of course you hit a dead end. He didn't go by the name Niccolò until after I had been in control for a while. What would you even do after you 'temporarily stop me'? What good will it do you?

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Nah, can't. my family and the other random hotel-people are eating them. [shrugs]

[Thinks about what Adra said] I do hope they're okay.

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Duck said...

I may be distant. I'm was trying to hold on to an overly annoying dog but then accidentally let it go. And now I have to heard some sheep.

Noelle said...

Well, now that's where the information flow stops. sorry. You're going to have to wait for an answer on that one dearie ;)
*looks up*
We're almost at our destination, anyway. So, looks like you won't have to wait for long

Noelle said...

*to Fabi* I do as well. They usually leave a note.

Noelle said...
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Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

[Yawns]

Ah, good.

(Okay, Duck.)

002-110-120-120-011-221 020-100-200-012-212-120-102-201.

(A/N: Coded message is unimportant to the current roleplay and to life in general)

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Duck said...

I got him them I let him go again.

Noelle said...

You all better not fall asleep on me, WITHOUT me.

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

I'm not asleep in practice, though in theory. Sorry about that.

Where were we?

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Noelle said...

Yeah I know. (I have hrseback at 9 this morning. Yay. I'm going to get bucked off from the sleep deprivation)

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

Helloooo

Noelle said...

Well (Alastair when you see this)
We might as well just pause this for now. It's early and we're all tired.... Well, it depends on if you're on ET like we are... )

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Lovely. And I s'pose Alice either fell asleep as well or is waiting til we leave.

Or, uh, gosh, until my iPod loses battery. Which should be half an hour at the very very latest. Eh.

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Duck said...

Hellllo JUBI! 🆒

Noelle said...

Yeah. I'm tired. *glares at Alastair* sneaky hoor.

See you all in six or seven hours then.

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

JUBI WHAT ARE YOU DOING AWAKE???

(Aretha is same time as you, Alastair could be anywhere.)

(Meh, it's actually three hours earlier for me. I do not stay up late. Nope. Not at all.)

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

DUCK!!!!! FABI!!!!! *Supermegatacklehugsofdoom*

hi.

*Innocent smile* I'm being unnaturally hyper...

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

BYE BYE ADRA!!! *Supermegagoodbyetacklehugsofdoom*

Duck said...

Its 3:20pm for me and I only got out of bed 2 and a half hours ago so I'm going to be up for quite a lot longer than you lot.

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

(Oh, yeah, also hi.)

...yeah.

200-210-002-002-100-201-022! 100 212-120-112-202 002-110-120-120-011-221 002-012 202-022-012-200-012.

[Code is unimportant, don't bother, Jubi]

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

It's 1:24 am here...






^^

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

TEN THIRTY PM.

I AM ASLEEP.

GOODBYE.

[is still here]

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Duck said...

I like the yellow alien Jubi. It's yellow

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

*grins* YELLOWWWWWW

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

AND THANKS xP

Snow said...

helloo... and, wow!

5000 soon....

Duck said...

I once knew a yellow alien. His name was Bert.

Duck said...

SNOW!!!!❕❗‼❕❗⁉‼❗❗

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

SNOW!!! *supermegatacklehugsofdoom*


hi.

hey, you're right...!

hmm Bert... I may or may not know your friend. I know a lot of yellow aliens named Bert...


I think

Snow said...

:DD we're gonna have to back-track two comment sections...

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

BOB IS A BIG FRIENDLY YELLOW ALIEN (AND I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP EXCEPT THAT HIS NAME ISN'T ACTUALLY BOB, BUT HE SAID IT WAS WHEN HE FIRST INTRODUCED HIMSELF BECAUSE HE DOES THAT. ALSO HE'S A BIG FRIENDLY YELLOW ALIEN IN THE METAPHORICAL SENSE OF COURSE.

HI SNOW

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Duck said...

OH NO, LESS THEN 10 TO GO
it rhymes ;)

Snow said...

:DDD FABI!!!!!!!!!




*hugs*








HI!!!!


Ω ≈ Ω ≈

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Yup! We filled this one fast. O.O

Oh, and did you see the TADRA, Snow?

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

oooOOOooo who's gonna get LAASSTT???

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

I am not this hyper, I'm about to fall asleep! D:

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Snow said...

BACKTRACKING NOW, WILL MEET YOU THERE!!!!!



:DDDD

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