Monday, July 29, 2013

The Last Of Us

I've been pretty busy these last few weeks, while at the same time trying my best to take some time off.

Apparently, time off is a good thing. Time off is necessary. We released The Maleficent Seven at the start of the year, and we're gearing up to the release of Last Stand of Dead Men in EXACTLY one month's time. That's two books out in the same year, one written straight after the other, not to mention one or two other short stories for various things yet to be announced. So I've pretty much been working nonstop since November of 2012. Wow. When I say it like that, I suddenly start to feel very tired...

I'm still waiting to hear back from Harper Collins on things like the back cover reveal, and possibly putting up a sample chapter or two. I also need to pick a date for a VERY informal reader get-together in Dublin over the next few weeks. When I said I'd do this back in April I had no idea I'd be so busy, so hopefully I'll still be able to fit it in. Oh, and in a matter of days I'll be posting the tour schedule for LSODM, which will be kicking off at the Edinburgh Book Festival on August 25th- where copies of the new book WILL be on sale.

I normally HATE early releases, but seeing as how it's only a difference of four days PLUS the fact that the Edinburgh audience never reveal spoilers, I don't mind this at all.

Er... I think I've strayed from the point of this Blog entry... what was it again?

Yes! Time off! That's it!

So, I haven't ACTUALLY been able to take any time off, but then I've never been one for taking holidays. However, I have managed to watch a few movies in the evenings, and watch a few TV shows to relax, and to play a few video games. And THAT is the point of this Blog entry.

Over the past few months, I've played two very good games. Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider. I've talked about these games in an earlier post. Of the two, I preferred Tomb Raider. It just felt more visceral. The gameplay was excellent, the atmosphere was amazing, and the tension was nerve-shredding. But apart from all that, it was the character work that stood out. Tiny emotions flickering across Lara Croft's face, paired with such wonderful voice acting, meant that I really cared about her. I liked her, and I didn't want anything bad to happen to her. In contrast to the gritty, naturalistic world of Tomb Raider, Bioshock was hugely imaginative fun with great gameplay, stunning visuals, and a great supporting character. The best supporting character in video games, I reckoned.

And then came The Last Of Us.

The Last Of Us is survival horror. 20 years after the outbreak of a fungal virus that latches onto a person's mind and drives them insane, the world is in ruins. Survivors gather in quarantined cities. Life is miserable. Life is cheap. Death is quick, cruel, and common. But outside the walls of the cities, it's even worse. That's where the Infected roam.

(A fungal virus sounds pretty laughable, right? Type 'Cordyceps' in to any search engine. Read up on what it does to ants. Now imagine what it'd do to people.)

You control Joel, a man in his 50s who has to escort Ellie, a 14 year old girl, across America. They go from city to town to suburb to countryside to mountains, and not only do they have to avoid the Infected, they have to avoid most of the other survivors as well. Because these are NOT nice people.

This is a game that combines the best elements of both Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite. The world is grim and gritty but so, so beautiful. Lush greenery spills up from cracked cement. The sky is a million shades of orange at dusk. But the action is brutal. And the supporting character is astonishing.

Play this game for a few hours and you'll start to really care about Joel and Ellie. Play it for a few hours more and you'll find yourself terrified. You'll hear the clicking of the Infected around you as you crouch in the darkness, and you'll freeze in fear. Why? Because you want to keep Ellie safe. That's ALL you'll care about.

This is one of the best games I've ever played. Is it the most fun? No, that'd probably go to one of the Uncharted games, just for sheer entertainment. But this is definitely the scariest, the most tense, and the most involving. It sucks you in and it doesn't let you go. This is a masterpiece of gaming that will be used as a benchmark for all games that come after, and as a piece of storytelling it succeeds where so many other stories fail.

It's brilliant. If you're over 18, then ready yourself, and go play it.


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Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

First :)

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HI ZAF! :)

I WILL BE IN DUBLIN IN 2014. *nods*

IT IS HAPPENING.

(See, because I never ask for anything, when I DO on the very rare occasion ask for something, I usually get it. :P)

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

And it hasn't uploaded I have like four hours..

Fabi~ said...

[Scowls]
I will be getting LSODM very very late.

I think my parents finally ordered TMS, though. Or, uh, the tooth fairy did. :-)

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Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

I dedicate this page to old blogger friends and new blogger hope-to-be-friends.

I also dedicate this page to Kallista for being the wonderful person she is, and for coming up with the dedication idea in the first place.

I also dedicate this page to Mr. Landy because he's always a good stock idea to fall back on, when you haven't many ideas.

And finally I dedicate this page to something random like passion fruits and the War of Austrian Succession.

Actually that's a terrible thing to dedicate to, but sometimes you make bad life choices.

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

@Octa: Awesome! I hope you get to attend, then! :)
Chances are, I'll be getting LSoDM late - I still haven't managed to get hold of Kingdom of the Wicked or TMS yet. :P


@Star: YAY! :)

@Adra: That's odd. (I think. I've never uploaded a video, so I wouldn't know) :/

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

*raises glass* HEAR HEAR

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

AWESOME DED! :)

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Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

LOL, awesome dedication, Octa, for multiple reasons. :) *cheers*

@Fabi: Ha! I'll have to catch up again soon! :P
Good for you, though! C:

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Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

@ Adra

So I was stalking your YouTube page, and just want to say, you have an excellent taste in writing music.

I love the Doctor Who soundtracks so much ahhh.

Fabi~ said...

Excellent ded!

[Frowns at the comment I accidentally deleted]

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Elder Zafira Kerias said...

Hey just stealing wifi im 3hes from home

Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

Thanks guys, thank you for your kind words. :)

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

YOU DID WHAT OMG OCTA

Duck The Awesome And Supremely Powerful! said...

BUT I HAVE AN X-BOX DEREK! I CAN'T PLAY THE LAST OF US!!!!!!!

Also, amazingly, yesterday my friend were talking about a fungus that makes ants go crazy. They are both playing The Last of Us so... yeah. And now Derek's blogged about it. Coincidence? I think not.

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Elder Zafira Kerias said...

HI OCTA!!! I wish i could stay but i must be on my way home i am realy close THREE HOURS

Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

Hey Zaf!

No problem. Hope you get home soon.

Where have you been?

Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

I STALKED YOUR YOUTUBE PAGE IS THAT SO WRONG?

Elder Zafira Kerias said...

I go now bye guys!

Fabi~ said...

Bye Zaf [waves]

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

OH MY GOD I FEEL LIKE MY LIFE HAS BEEN PINGINGED UPON.

Jk

I know my music is kickass

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

Hi Zaf! :)
I hope the three hours pass quickly for you. :)

Hi Duck!
*laughs* I've heard a lot about its goodness, too. :3

Will be distant, because picking out random phrases or half-sentences and then just following on from them in a freewriting-y kind of way, because I don't know what else to write. And my brain comes up with odd things when I do that. :P

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Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

Aw, bye Zaf! Good luck in your three remaining hours of returning! :)

wbd/msd
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Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

Bye Zaf!

K Taia. Have fun writing.

Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

Do any of you guys watch Game of Thrones?

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

Bye Zaf!

Fabi~ said...

I don't actually know that many people who play video games...
Huh.

And no, I don't, sorry.

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

I DOOO

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

I don't, Octa!
But I have been meaning to!
And apparently there are books worth reading, there, too.

I need to catch up with everything I've been meaning to do. :P


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Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

YAAAAY

Have you seen this video?

*Insert Game of Thrones Spoiler Warning Here*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2uLNexesfE

(Listening to that video with the I Am The Doctor Remix playing in the background is an awesomely weird experience).

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

Octa are you listening to my playlist lol

Kilandra Xyle said...

I WANT TO SEE THE BACK COVER!!!!!!!!!! IT'S KILLING ME (you know, slowly from the inside)

Kilandra Xyle said...

I WANT TO SEE THE BACK COVER!!!!!!!!!! IT'S KILLING ME (you know, slowly from the inside)

Kilandra Xyle said...

I WANT TO SEE THE BACK COVER!!!!!!!!!! IT'S KILLING ME (you know, slowly from the inside)

Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

@ Taia

Yes, the book series is called A Song Of Fire and Ice and they are incredible books. But very long. There are 5 so far with two more planned.

The third book (second longest book in the series) is the same length as the ENTIRE Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

@ Adra

Yes, yes I am.

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

KILA!!


And good, Octa. It is kinda awesome

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

@Octa: Wow. I'd heard they're long, but wow. Epica. :)

@Adra: Now I'm curious about your YouTube channel... :P


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

My you tube channel is so fucking epic.

*pauses*

.... Flupping

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

My first between-five-and-ten-minutes' freewriting went like this:

‘The most characteristic of all calls is a descending series of’ pineapples, (descending in size, of course), and it’s odd, because as [accidentally spelled with two ‘S’s :P ] the fruits grow bigger, their spikes seem to become smaller, or at least less sharp, so you could end up with a sort of huge fruit and spikes that aren’t really spikes at all, or a microscopic pineapple with spines that could cut through diamonds, or even determination.
But that makes me wonder – would oranges get rounder as their sizes decrease? Or as they increase? Because maybe the increase of size adds more imperfections, or maybe maturity takes them away. It’s hard to say which could be true, if either. Or both.
I think I’ll go with both, like lightbulbs and windows. They both bring light onto a room, but not necessarily in the same way. One creates it, while the other acts as a conduit of sorts for another source. Which isn’t really the same thing, but there you go.

:P

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Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

NO WHY WOULD YOU PUT THAT VIDEO ABOUT FRED AND GEORGE IN THERE?

Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

Nope, nope nope.

Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

Hey, I like your position on windows and lightbulbs.

Fabi~ said...

I have to go now, sorry.

Actually, I already left, but I'm back to leave again, but politely inform you of my impending absence.

And spoil the effect of that by telling you about it, too! XD

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Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

Night Fabi!

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

@Adra: May I have a link?

*puts a lot of effort into trying to hide her creepy-stalker-face*

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Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

Night Fabi!

Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrVhx21BCZyjJCQn2QY5I633ERVNr54Sr

Here you go Taia :)

Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

Huh, double post thing.

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

@Octa: Thank you!

Bye Fabi!

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

Hey everyone! :D
*hugs*
How're you all??

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

OMG Octa...


NJNN jjjj

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

@Octa: Thanks! :)

*absolutely doesn't head off to stalk Adra from the shadows*

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Grand Munchkin Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace, Purple Poet and Zero Hero said...

Hey NJ!

I'm kinda tired and will be going soon, but I'm pretty good.

How about you?

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

NJ! HI!
*hugs back*

I'm grand, thanks! :)
And yourself?

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

You better enjoy that playlist

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

*blinks*

My handwriting when freewriting is actually quite horrendous.

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

I'm good :)

ADRA GUESS WHAT!!

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

I enjoy a lot of things. :P

I'm sure I will. :3 ^^

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

OCTA

YOU SUBSCRIBED TO ME

YAY


AND WHAT NJ

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

Adra - As it turns out, I DO like your playlist. :P

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

Lol if is rather good...

SUBSCIBE TO ME TOO LOVE ME

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

I ORDERED VAMPIRE ACADEMY AND FROSTBITE GRAPHIC NOVELS!! :D

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

Lol, I MIGHT. I MIGHT.

But then you'll know MY YouTube channel...!

No... We wait until she suspects nothing... :P

*watches from shadows*


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

OMG Taia :3

AND YAY CRY

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

@Adra: What I /mean/ is I need to sort out my subscriptions, because the number's getting to high, and I like it to be relatively low, for the most part. So if I add you /now/, I may accidentally delete you again when I do that.
It's easier to wait. :P

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Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

*too

See, I accidentally deleted a 'O'. I could absolutely accidentally delete a subscription, too. :P

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

Aaaaaah I gotcha *huggles*

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

...

The Mads Mikkelsen Video Channel is sitting in my recommended channels section, just staring at me and it's SO HARD TO RESIST BECAUSE CHEEKBONES.

xD

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

OMG no don't succumb

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

*huggles back*
I'll subscribe when I've sorted 'em. :)
Which won't be now, because I'm tired and haven't the energy. And I'm too lazy. :P

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Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

BUT ADRA IT'S SO HARD.

*edges away from the 'subscribe' button next to Mikkelsen's face*

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

DON'T! RESIST! RESIIIIST

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

*hits the 'refresh' button repeatedly*

IT WON'T GO AWAAAYYYY.

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Death Rose said...

If I wasn't awake now, I definitely would be... Stupid beautiful car...

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

Okay. I'm gonna head off, now.

*hugs all*

Bye!

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

GAH! I've wanted to play Bioshock for such a long time but I can't D:
Goddamn it I need money -.-

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

Bye Taia

Hey Rose, Flora

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

Heya :)

won't be here long - going to bed soon

you alright?

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

Yeah, you??

And that's cool ;)

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

Yeah, I'm good thanks :)
Been a bit busy, but hopefully will get some time to do more writing soon *fingers crossed*
But I have to redecorate my room -.- omg it's taking forever.

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

I listen to music- it helps make it more fun.

And writing :3

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

Ditto - though I always get distracted by the songs :P

Yay for writing!

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

*nods* *pokles*

OI! DERK BETR BR ORN NROW. DEREK DARLING, COME TO US

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

Deeerreeeekkk.

DDEEEEERREEEEEEKKKK.

JOIN US, DEREK. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.

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

ONE OF US
ONE OF US
OBE OF US
ONE OF US
ONE OF US
ONE OF US
ONE OF US
ONE OF US
ONE OF US

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

This is becoming slightly ritualistic and freaky...

I LOVE IT.


JOIN US DEREK.
COME OVER TO THE DARK SIDE.
WE DON'T HAVE COOKIES UNLESS SOMEONE DOES SOME BAKING.
BUT I'M SURE WE COULD GET RONDA ROUSEY ON OUR SIDE.

JOOIIINNN UUUUSSSS.

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ay┼če said...

@Star @taia thanks

Fabi~ said...

I have cookies! [waves]

They're chocolate. Also they have a fanclub. Sort of. :-P

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

*gets down on knees* DEERFERKKK

Death Rose said...

Hungry.... *Wanders to toaster to make Vegemite toast*

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

Totally jealous that you have cookies, Fabi :(

omg, I am craving vegemite now. whatismylife. itisgoneoneinthemorning. idonotneedvegemite. stopit. GAAAHH.



DEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKK.
Join us.
JOIN US.
JOIN US!

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

*Doesn't have vegemite*

DERK LERNDER

JERN URS

Fabi~ said...

[Gives Death, Adra, Flora and Derek each a cookie]

I probably shouldn't be here right now... Msd

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

Right then, Fabi!

Fabi~ said...

But at the very least, DEREK, JOIN WHOEVER IS IN BLOGLAND WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT INCLUDE ME.

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

WEEEEEEEE

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

YAY COOKIE! :D

omg, my stomach is now like 'all this talk about food? you must be hungry. here, i'll make you feel hungry too. aren't i just the nicest?'

no.
stomach, i hate you.
stopit.
grrr.


Yes! Derek! Join us!
Though, msd too - bed time (well, actually GONE bed time...)

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

I just ate and then some.

I can't eat anymore help.

I also had steak for the first time in six months and my stomach is like: "WHOA IRON GRRRR"

Snow ~ the laser eater~ Banananananananana #ChaseForBook9 said...

hello, wbVd, but still here in essence!!

great post derer ;)

and congrats fab for getting first!!

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

Hey yo Snow a low

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

Don't eat anymore! You'll burst!

Haha oh dear :P I'm veggie so whenever I eat a bag of nuts my stomach is always like "FUCK. Where the HELL has all this protein come from?! I don't know what to do with this, what the hell do you think you're playing at."
I think my body hates me.... :P

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

My body tolerates me until I throw it a bender and just completely scare it to hell. Times like when I ate crickets

Snow ~ the laser eater~ Banananananananana #ChaseForBook9 said...

so, i've been trying to think of a name, something i can add to snow, either a first or a last name...

anyone got any ideas??

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

Snow Bell,,,

Snow Reinfair?
Snow Ball.
Snow Fall
Snow Placelikehome

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

OH MY GOD MY COMMENT DELETED

Snow ~ the laser eater~ Banananananananana #ChaseForBook9 said...

adra, i love that last one!!

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

Oh my god VAL

and I know.

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

*flails at the intensity of the scene I'm writing right now*

There's so much BLOOOOD

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

Oh dear! I don't think I want to know! :P

Ahhh, knackered - bedtime me thinks!

G'night, m'lovelies!


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

Night Florabell!

And good job, Vally!

Valkyrie V. Cain said...

Whoever reads my thing would hate me for this scene.

Ivy and Anomaly are practically being tortured. And there's plot twists.


AND NO ONE GETS TO READ IT HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*turns into a potato and rolls off into the sunset with a bucket of feels for my characters*

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

*laughs* Writers are sadists

Death Rose said...

*Returns with 6 Vegemite toast and has already eaten another 6*
I'm hungry...

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

*looks it up on google images*

...what the hell

Snow ~ the laser eater~ Banananananananana #ChaseForBook9 said...

sorry... kinda poofed, and i have to go now!!

*huggles*

byee

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

Bye! *huggles*

Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

Hi!

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Death Rose said...

Hey Saph... Mum thinks I might be getting the flu...

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

Heya Saph!

Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

Death! *tackleglomps* Oh, that sucks :( *Gives Death a cookie* Hope you feel better soon.

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Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

Hi Adra! *tackleglomps*

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Jubilance Glee The Meowing Monkey said...

OMG I MUST. SEE. THE. BACK. COVER.

GAH I'M ALL EXCITED NOW D:


I really wanna play this Game now Derek.


....
of course if my parents would be all "NO IT'S VIIOOLLEENNTTT"


evil parents

grrrr


ANYWAY

HELLO!!!

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

*is tackled*
*huggles back*

Sup?

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

JUBI! *throws blueberry at her* HEYA

Jubilance Glee The Meowing Monkey said...

ADRA!!!!!!!!! *Catches blueberry*

*Supermegatacklehugsofdoom*



HAI

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

HAI HAI

Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

Jubi!!! *tackleglomps* Wbd, getting my stuff together because I have to go to the optometrist later

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Jubilance Glee The Meowing Monkey said...

SAPH!!!!!!!!! *supermegatackleglompsofdoom*




HAI.

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

Wooo words Saph!

Jubilance Glee The Meowing Monkey said...

.....

what's a optometrist...?

xD

Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

Adra; *Laughs* I learnt how to spell it from hours of sitting in the waiting room :(

Jubi; A person who looks at your eyes. One of my eyes is wonky XD

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

That's what I want to know

Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

Also, Jubi, why are you a meowing monkey?

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

I HAVE WONKY EYES TOO

-4.5 and -4.25

Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

Poor you Adra :( But I don't mean that I need glasses. I mean that one of my eyes is looking in a different direction to the other XD

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Jubilance Glee (Jubi/ A Yellow Alien.... Apparently) said...

ooooooh
coooooool
:P

and I made it that a while ago but forgot to change it :-/



BUT NOW IT'S ALL NORMAL AGAIN AND SUCH


YAY

Jubilance Glee (Jubi/ A Yellow Alien.... Apparently) said...

oooh

my friend has an eye like that xP

Alex Stone said...

Hey

Jubilance Glee (Jubi/ A Yellow Alien.... Apparently) said...

but it's not THAT noticeable...

Jubilance Glee (Jubi/ A Yellow Alien.... Apparently) said...

ALEX!!!!!! *Supermegatackelhugsofdoom*


HAI


...
have we met before?

Death Rose said...

Sorry! I proofed!

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

Hey


And it's fun

Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

Jubi; yeah, it's not that noticeable on me either, but I get double vision if I look sideways or up-
Alex? WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING ON HERE?!

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Jubilance Glee (Jubi/ A Yellow Alien.... Apparently) said...

DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *supermegatacklehugosfdoom*


HAI

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

OMG Saph

Anonymous said...

Hello all!

*is Kes*

Alex Stone said...

Hi Jubi the yellow alien ;)
Dear Saph. You spend so much time on here, I just wanted to see why. You mentioned you were going on here, so I did too.

Jubilance Glee (Jubi/ A Yellow Alien.... Apparently) said...

KESSIE!!?? :D

Death Rose said...

JUBI!!!!!!!
hai.

Hai Alex. Does Scary Sapphy know you? She's scary.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jubi!

Yep. Illegally. A rebel, that's me.

Death Rose said...

KESSIE!!!
*Tacklehugs*
OHMIGOD KESSIE!!!

Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

Hi Death! *tackleglomps* Hi Kes! *tackleglomps*
Alex, I'm touched, but you haven't even read the books.

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Jubilance Glee (Jubi/ A Yellow Alien.... Apparently) said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!! KESSIE!!!!!! *SUPERMEGAULTRAEVILADRENALINEASDFGHJKLTACKLEHUGSOFSUPERDOOMANDOMGKESSIE'SHEREYAAY!!!!!!!!!!*





HAAAIIIII!!!!!!! :D:D:D:DDDDDD

Jubilance Glee (Jubi/ A Yellow Alien.... Apparently) said...

i'm hyper....

ahem..

Anonymous said...

Hello Alex! Welcome to Blogland! *isn't the best person to be doing the welcoming as I won't REALLY be back 'till September*

Fabi~ said...

HELLO.

[pokes Jubi]

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Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

How did you even get on here Kes? :D :D :D

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Jubilance Glee (Jubi/ A Yellow Alien.... Apparently) said...

FABIO!!!!!!!!!!! *sSUPERMEGATACKLEHUGOSFDOOOOOOM*




HAI

Alex Stone said...

I have read the books Saph. Well, I'm in the middle of Death Bringer.

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Jubilance Glee (Jubi/ A Yellow Alien.... Apparently) said...

*pokes back*

Fabi~ said...

Kes! [tacklehugs]

Or, uh, Skul-Who.

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

Hey Kes lol :3

Anonymous said...

Ho Death! Hi Saph! Hi Fabi! So, erm, what've I missed?

Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

Fabi! *tackleglomps*
Death; Uh. You could say that. Alex is my best friend (annoying as he is)

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Anonymous said...

Saph- the OpenID option.

Death Rose said...

Well, nothing much... If anyone asks, I'm not here. I'm supposed to be deleting my posts and disappearing and that's totally happening.

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

*whispers in Alex's ear* I see dead people

Anonymous said...

Hi Adra! *tacklehugs*

*was reading previous comments and is perfectly happy to discuss Zeppelin*

Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

Kes; Smart :) I'm probably not the best person to say what's been going on. I'm not on here half the time, and I'm currently preparing to kill/hug Alex (I haven't decided which yet)

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Fabi~ said...

Hello Death, Adra, Saph, Alex, Jubi, Kes.

Nice to meet you Alex.

Kes, there's been a lot of roleplaying. Not much else, I guess.

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

Led Zep- LIFELONG.


Anonymous said...

Now, now, Adra, let's not scare him away yet...

Death, *snorts*

Also, in case you couldn't tell, I'm gonna be a bit slow...

Alex Stone said...

Empress Lady Adra *Kneels* *kisses hand* You saw that movie too?

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Fabi~ said...

[hugs Death]

#ChaseForBook9

Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

Adra; XD Much as I would enjoy seeing his face, please don't scare Alex too much. He may faint.

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

*laughs* If you mean the Sixth Sense, then yes I have. But please call me Adra.

And *pouts* Kessieeeeee

Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

Bye I guess Death :(

Alex! Stop flirting with Adra!

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Anonymous said...

Saph, cute.

Alex Stone said...

Saph, I'm not flirting. It's just my natural charm :P

Anonymous said...

Bye Death!

Adra, you forgot your meds /again/?

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

*frowns* Bye, Death *hugs*

Death Rose said...

Hey! I'm not leavin' any damn time soon! I can't watch True Blood because it's locked, there's nothing on TV and I don't want to watch The Host again because I'll start crying! I ain't going nowhere.
*Nods and hugs back Fabi*
-> My Doggie!!! ---------------->

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

*grins* I never needed them.

And I'll have you know that I'm shipped with someone else already anyway

Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

*Thwacks Alex around the head*

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Death Rose said...

Why does everyone think I'm going?! *Laughs*

Alex Stone said...

...Cute?
Ow! Saph!

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Fabi~ said...

Doggie! :D

[Laughs] Tadra. Or Adrip.

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

What's cute?

*goes and gets herself a glass* this ought to be interesting

Anonymous said...

Adra, you are? Who?

Death, in that case, *throws rainbows*

Also, everyone should know that I am now a unicorn.

Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

Okay, welcome back again Death :P *hugs*
Alex; You're the most annoying person in the whole world XD *hugs* Fine, fine, whatever.

#ChaseForBook9

Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

ADRIP FOREVER!

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Fabi~ said...

[Sits and eats gnocchi]

#ChaseForBook9

Anonymous said...

*stares at comment count*

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

*eyes widen* What?

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

Gnocchi is good.

Alex Stone said...

The most annoying person in the world? Second only to you :P *hugs Saph back*

#ChaseForBook9

Anonymous said...

What what?

Sapphire Iota (Saph) #ChaseForBook9 said...

Kes, Adrip/ Tadra is Adra and Trip :)

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