Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Nerdy Dalek

As was recently pointed out to me, "Nerdy Dalek" is an anagram of my name, so I suppose it's only fitting that my birthday should be the day my Doctor Who story comes out on ebook. The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage is a Tenth Doctor adventure and I had unimaginable fun writing it. For those of you who don't read ebooks, fret not- a physical book, containing all eleven stories by eleven writers, will be arriving late next month.

Ah yes, my birthday. I am 39 today. Some people might worry about reaching that age — just one more birthday till 40, after all. But not me. I shall live forever. And I don't mean in a metaphorical sense. I don't mean I'll live forever in the hearts and minds of my readers. I mean I will literally live forever, drawing as I do from your pain and suffering.

Your pain makes me strong.

Today is the day I knuckle down and officially start Book 9. I've been writing bits and pieces of it for the last few weeks — I've got close to 10,000 words done — but today it kicks off properly. October 23rd is, of course, the day Skulduggery died, hundreds of years ago. Once again, I think it's only fitting that I begin his final book on such a date. Poignant, even.

Sniffle.


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Hamster said...

FIRST! Happy Birthday Nerdy Dalek, can't wait until BOOK 9!

Mistical Future said...

2ND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dau Sketch ~ Aussieminion (minus the funny accent) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!
(and congrats on the story, I am going to love it)

*waves*
and hello everyone!

I haven't been on it two months... whoa.

Mistical Future said...

Hi Dau! *Hugs* Yeah I haven't been on for a while as well.

Sup Hamster! I don't know if we've met? Nice to meet you! *Shakes hand*

Dau Sketch ~ Aussieminion (minus the funny accent) said...

Misti! *hugs* Hope you've been good! :)

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Are you trying to kill me Landy?

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

*re-reads the post* I guess I ought to value my OC's life....:/ *screams* I think anyone who has a living OC at the end of LSODM I think I better suck up. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK :)

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

((Happy Birthday Derek! I hope you got my tweets!!))

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

((*reads post* *hits Derek with a frying pan repeatedly*))

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

((Hahaaha))
*cuddles dragons*

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Adra.....this is bad. Book 9 *huggles* I think we better start being extremely nice to Derek so he doesn't get us killed off *gulp* I knew he did what he did for bad reason

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

((Be careful you don't accidentally say a spoiler, Zaf- just a heads up))

Yeah.... *shrug*

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

((I know I stayed bland. Trust me I kniw what is and isn't))

Nikki (if he puts her in she'll be Marissa) anyhow she wants to be in Book 9 on the Council with me. Derek said she can be a tempoaray Elder

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Interesting...

Aha book nine

*laughs* Aha

TAAAAAKKKEEE OOOONNNNN MEEEEEEEEE

Vintagenewbie said...

Hi derek
And now to actually read the post

Mistical Future said...

AH I just realised that the LAST SP book is coming out in my LAST year of HIGHT SCHOOL!

AH LAST BOOK! LAST YEAR! LAST TIME I CAN BE CLASIFIED AS A KID!

Mistical Future said...

*High

Fabiano Forte said...

Hey, happy birthday to us - I'm also 39 today!! =D
Greetings from Brazil!

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

((MIST *tackles*))

((I must disappear in a few))

Kestrel LeStarre Who Is Now Apparently A Vampire Because of Mist said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!

*cries about Book Nine*
*dances about short story*

*vanishes*

Kath lissenden said...

Have a very happy birthday Derek...
Oh and being 40...it's a breeze you will walk it next year.

Willow Storm said...

Happy Birthday, Derek! :D

Mycroft Holmes/September Silver (finally!) said...

☂HAPPY BIRTHDAY <3☂

☂MAY YOU HAVE MANY, MANY MORE.☂

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

*is skipping for joy* YES THANK YOU DEREK I WILL NOT DIE

Eldritch Blaze Moran said...

Hi!!!

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

Happy birthday Derek!
May you live for centuries to come.

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

Aw, I don't think there's anyone else on.

Niamh O' Neill said...

Happy Birthday Derek!!!!

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

I must say, I'm very glad we have a new thread open . . .

Valkyrie V. Cain - Ivy the Fangirl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYYY *frolics in and places a cake on Derek's head*

Dragonheart said...

Happy Birthday Derek!

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Well I say from Nikki and Celine they say happy birthday!

Vinette....you'll meet her. Lets just keep it there.

championxx91 said...

Happy birthday to us both Mr.Landy have a great birthday! For you - http://sta.sh/0qyridz1rv0

Leila Night said...

Happy Birthday! Can't wait until book nine and don't you dare killing a character I like!!

Lily Chambers said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!!!

Lily Chambers said...

Yay book nine!!! ��

Aretha Tesla said...

I didn't know that Zaf lived...

#ChaseForBook9

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *attacklehugs*

#ChaseForBookNine

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

Today, I am doing nothing after school, and I have no homework to be in for tomorrow. Yay!

. . . However, I think I'll do a load of homework that's in for Friday, because tomorrow I have orchestra and plus it's Thursday and Thursdays often seem to be the worst days of the week. Tuesdays, I have recently discovered, are the days where I tend to get ridiculously hyper and often start laughing for no reason without wanting to (oh my gosh, I did that today whilst waiting for my friends outside their IT room (they're ALWAYS let out late) and it was so embarrassing, because the only people in the corridor were me and this other girl right behind me, and I was just standing in a deserted corridor laughing and it looked a bit what on earth, plus this other girl was giving me this "you weirdo" look through the window in the door and I was just like -_-), but I think that may be because I walk into German (I have double German on Tuesday mornings, and that's the only time of the week I have it) and remember laughing for no reason, and that memory makes me more likely to laugh for no reason.
It's not just laughing for no reason - it's just being hyper. Tuesdays are odd. :)

. . . My point was, Thursdays suck, so I won't want to do homework then. :)

#ChaseForBookNine

Aretha Tesla said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK LANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#ChaseForBook9

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

ARI!!!!

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

*waves to Zaf and Ari*

#ChaseForBookNine

Aretha Tesla said...

Hey, Zaf and Star!

#ChaseForBook9

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

*finally finishes cleaning*

Wow..

Fabi S. and/or Moss Cryptic said...

Happy birthday, Derek!

[Sends imaginary brightly-colored balloons whirling off in every direction]

[Sighs]

[Disappears]

#ChaseForBook9

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

((Tuesdays, Star- Pig n a Poke))

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

WHY DO THEY GIVE US HOMEWORK?

WHY, WHY, WHY?

*momentarily starts laughing for no reason again* *glares at self*

#ChaseForBookNine

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

((Hi/Bye Fabi *hugs*))

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

I drew a really sad Supernatural thing... 0.0

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

I think I shall copy Adra's "Hi/Bye Fabi *hugs*" because it fits the situation very well. :)

@Adra: . . . Pig n a Poke???

#ChaseForBookNine

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

@Adra: :) :'(

#ChaseForBookNine

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

YES

PIG N A POKE

ANd yeah. 0;0

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

I DON'T KNOW WHAT PIG N A POKE MEANS BEACUSE I AM ONLY A BUBBLE AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF I'M ALIVE OR NOT. :P

And :/

#ChaseForBookNine

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Supernaturalll sorry

Rhydian Saint said...

HAPPT HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOLDEN GOD!!!!!!

HAPPY DEATH-DAY SKULDUGGERY!!!!!

HELLO OTHER PESONS HERE!!!!!!

AND BTW I DONT WANT YOU DEREK LANDY TO WRITE BOOK 9 COZ IF YOU DO IT MEANS SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT IS OVER AND I WILL NOT ALLOW THAT TI HAPPEN!!!!!!!

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

@Adra: Okayyyyyy. :)

Yeah, sorry I'm not being a very interesting person atm. Or haven't been for, like, a month. Over. My French teacher is making us write 100 on what we are going to do over half term, and I have just written "During half term, I will do lots of homework, because my teachers are evil." (Might delete that). My point is, sorry.

#ChaseForBookNine

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

@Rhydian: Aw! :(

*the holiday

I didn't know how to say half-term. :)

#ChaseForBookNine

Ieni Lorarté-Strider (Ieni The Ninja Aeroplane, The IeniMonster, Eater of Fabis armses, Jeni The Jedi, Jeni The Jenius) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!!! Hope you've had an awesome day:D

OOH EBOOK! Me must read *nods*

BOOK 9? ALREADY? *is scared*

#ChaseForBook9

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

*I am going to do

I used the near-future tense. :)

#ChaseForBookNine

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

SORRY I BE A PERFECTIONIST.

Hey Ieni! :)

#ChaseForBookNine

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

That's okay, Star *hugs*

I msd

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

*leaps out of a badly dubbed Hungarian black-and-white movie and into this comment thread*

Hullo, all.

Rhydian Saint said...

Hi Ieni!

Hi Star!

Hi Adra!

Still hav a cold :( feel like a zombie. And everyone in school has noticed that I sound half dead. Yay!

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

Aw, Rhydian, I don't get a hello?
*looks stricken*

Rhydian Saint said...

Hello Annika!

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Hey Anni, Rhydian

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

*sits on abandoned swingset*
*swings mournfully on rusty swing*
*hums 'Drink With Me'*

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

@Rhydian: You're not a zombie. Zombies can't talk. My friend gets extremely mad when books etc. make zombies talk, because zombies do not talk. Therefore, you are not a zombie. :) Also, have you eaten anyone recently? No? Wait, you HAVE? Okay, I take it back, you're a zombie! A crappy one who can talk!

Hope you get better soon. :)

#ChaseForBookNine

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(Thank you, Rhydian, I feel better now.)

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

*glances at the ground where the blood was*

*murmurs*

Rhydian Saint said...

*sits on swing set with Annika* *coughs and sniffles* Has anyone gor anything for a cold?

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

Dammit. Hey, Annika! :)

#ChaseForBookNine

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Rhydian, I can get rid of that for ye

Rhydian Saint said...

Got**

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

Sassy Girl: *sits on swing beside Precocious*
Omg, my friends are like, being so lame right now.

. . .
*doesn't care*

Sassy Girl: Lol, like, do you know, like, what's it's like to be really into this guy but he hates all your friends . . ?

*looks shiftily over her shoulder*
*whispers* . . . Maaaaaaaaaaybe.

Leila Night said...

Oh my God everyone who also likes supernatural I love you :) I started to wacht it like a month ago and I recently have finsished season eight...

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

*Rhydian sits on the other side of Precocious*

Hullo, RHydian.

Rhydian Saint said...

Please Adra! I can't sleep nor concentrate in school. It's driving me insane.

@Star: I think I may a part zombie. I've died a few times so I think I could be classed as a former-zombie.

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

*ships quietly and coughs rather violently for a few minutes*

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

@Rhydian: *almost gives a LSODM-related reply (it wasn't related to colds until I made it so, don't worry) reply before remembering SPOILERS* Um. No. Sorry. :(

#ChaseForBookNine

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

I don't have anything for a cold, right now. If I did, it would be in my van, and as you can see . . .
*holds up black Hungry Hungry Hippos game, covered with symbols*
My van is being temperamental right now.

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(Oh, Last Stand was such a good book. I cried. Several times.)

Rhydian Saint said...

Helli Leila! Nice to meet you! I staryed watching Supernatural yesterday (friend from school lent me her dvd) ITS SO GOOD!!!!

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

*tosses a little bag full of herbs at him* burn the leaves in here... They'll create a steam that will clear your cold up

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

@Rhydian: Aw. :( Never mind. WE CAN BE SORT OF DEAD AND SORT OF ALIVE TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#ChaseForBookNine

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(I have a friend who is a very obsessive Supernatural fan and yet has never seen the show . . .)

Rhydian Saint said...

Cheers Adra! I'll do it later. To tited to do anything now.

@Star: OKAY!!! :)

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Season Nine though.

Spoilers- shh!

Rhydian Saint said...

Tired**

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

*swings back and forth*
*hums softly*
*tries to remember things*
*fails*
*gets angry at herself*
*begins swinging so high she's almost level with the top of the swing set*

Rhydian Saint said...

NO SPOILERS!!!!!

My two friends from school have seen every episode of Supernatural and it's so hard for them not to tell me anything. It's quite funny tbh. Lol

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

alright...

*feels dizzy herself and stumbles* I ought to go...

*sighs* It's Wednesday, and still no sign of him...

*falls onto a couch*

If, by some strike of luck Trip does decide to join us, tell him I'm going to hit him please

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(Adra, I LOVE the fact that you as a person ship me and Oscar and you as a role-play character think he's the biggest Vaurian-Scapegrace of a wimp . . .)

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Zaffy excited! I told Nikki and Celine and Valarie that Derek said he should be able to Skype us next week. Oh my god they were beyond excited.

Rhydian Saint said...

Okie dokie Adra! It will be my pleasure! :)

Leila Night said...

Hi Rhydian :)
I watched the new episode today (I'm always a day behind everyone else- I have to wait until the episodes are on the internet because I life in Germany and that sucks.) But the new episode, it's... awesome!!!

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

*swings higher*

I'm actually quite fond of Trip. He seems a stand-up bloke. And I must say, the world does need more sorcerer-only bars . . .

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(Oh! Congratulations Zafira! That sounds awesome!)

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

((Me as a RP is pretty confident about going up against.. .Anyone, actually

Serious msd))

Rhydian Saint said...

Derek is going to be on Skype? THATS IT!!! IM GETTING SKYPE!!!!

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Oh Leila I am Grand Mage Zafira Kerias of America, yes I am real and in LSODM dont say more though. Just that I am in it. Weeee! Oh and Derek is my Twitter-Dad

The Empress Adra "The Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Oh yeah, Anni- he is

Save the fact he fell off the map last week and hasn't been around. It's killing me.

Literally.

Rhydian Saint said...

Leila...don't. You're making want to skip series 1 and watch the newer ones. (Supernatural is so addictive! )

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

*swings higher*

I'm sorry to hear that, Adra.
Well, we've all been under strain lately.
Maybe he's just-

*does a 360 on the swing set*
*falls off*

OW!

Rhydian Saint said...

I haven't seen my good old friend Trip for so long. I I really wanna see him. So I can punch him and then hug him.

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(Anyone here an obsessive Sherlock fan?
*slowly raises hand*)

Leila Night said...

Nice to meet you, Grand Mage Zafira! I'm Leila Night, and as I mentioned, I am from the German Sanctuary. Ah yes, and sometimes, I'm a little bit weird of some tv-shows.

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

*pushes herself up*
*realizes she's covered in dirt*

*laughs much louder than makes sense*

*rolls around in the dirt then stand up, laughing, on shaky legs*

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

*laughs weakly*
Allow me to take a moment to introduce myself with my very grand, pre-written introduction.
*taps mic*
Is this thing on?
*takes a deep breath*

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance. Allow me to introduce myself. By day, I am Annika Barnosky, writer of wrongs. By night, I am Doctor Precocious, monster hunter extraordinaire, in posession of a creepy black van. I am an Energy-Thrower, a daring adventurer, a skilled monster-hunter, of course, and, though I have no home of my own, I have a semi-permanent residency at the Midnight Hotel. I happen to posess a magical sequinned tuxedo jacket. I also play poker with a variety of high-profile personages, and my (nemesis?) is an OCD supervillain named Oscar Neurotic.

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Oh cool!!! Msd math

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

*climbs back on the swing*
*keeps swinging*
*doesn't bother to wipe the dirt off*

Leila Night said...

Hi Annika :)

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

*swings thoughtlessly*
*tries to remember far back*
*remembers only colors and blurs and fragments of voices*
*bitterly swings higher*

Dragona Pine - Quarian Infiltrator said...

Hello.

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

*glances up*
*looks straight ahead again*

Hullo, Dragona.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

@Annika: Yeah, Adra's awesome like that. :)

Hey, Dragona!

#ChaseForBookNine

Dragona Pine - Quarian Infiltrator said...

Hello Annika. :)

Dragona Pine - Quarian Infiltrator said...

Hey Star! How are you? Btw, if you have time there's a new part of my ME story. You see whether she lives or dies. :P




Food brb.

nights.raven said...

Happy Birthday to the Nerdy Dalek!! :D Hope you have a good one!

Hi to everyone whos online! *hands them all cookies*
I can't stay, just thought i'd come on to wish Derek a happy birthday. bye all!

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

*leaps off swing*
*straightens lab coat*
*tries to climb on the monkey bars*
*fails*

nights.raven said...

oh shoot! i forgot to give Derek his birthday cupcake *slaps forehead for being so forgetful*

*hands Derek his birthday cupcake*

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Kill me....no dont but boys are immautre

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(*solemnly presents Derek with a single ginger snap*
Happy birthday again, old friend.)

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(Oh, don't be like that, Zafira. Not all boys are immature. Most of my friends are boys and they're all, sadly, more mature than I am . . .)

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

A lot of boys are immature, particularly if they come from my year group at my school, but yes. :)

#ChaseForBookNine

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

IT'S THE BOY WHO STARTED THE SATANIST CULT'S BIRTHDAY TOMORROW AND THIS GIRL HAS BEEN SAYING FOR OVER A WEEK THAT FOR HIS BIRTHDAY SHE'LL GIVE HIM ME SO HE CAN SACRIFICE ME IN HIS SATANIST RITUALS. I STRONGLY OBJECT EVERY TIME THE SUBJECT IS BROACHED. I AM MINE!!! I DON'T WANT TO BE GIVEN TO ANYONE!!! I AM NOT FOR SALE!!!

#ChaseForBookNine

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

*looks taken aback at Star's outburst*

Please. Calm yourself.
*offers some tea*
Please. Have some tea. It's good, it's called . . .
*checks the label on the tea bag*
Urban Thundercry Trip-The-Light-Fantastic Golden Circle Blend. With vanilla.

Rhydian Saint said...

Sorry for disappearing. Dad needed ky phone. Gtg now teas ready! Cya!

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

@Annika: Ooh. Thank you. *tries tea* OH MY GOSH, THIS TASTES LIKE URBAN THUNDERRY TRIP-THE-LIGHT-FANTASTIC GOLDEN CIRCLE BLEND WITH VANILLA!!!!!!!!!!! AND I RELAISED THAT WITHOUT EVER HAVING IT BEFORE!!!!!!!!!!! BECAUSE I'M THAT AWESOME! *dances* *almost spills tea* :O!!

NOOOOOOOOO.

*puts tea on swing to keep it still* *still in the cup, I mean. I didn't take the tea out of the cup to put it on the wing, ew* *takes it off the swing to drink from it* *the cup, not the tea* *drink the tea, drink from the cup* *drinks the tea* *some of it* *replaces cup* *with the remaining tea in it*

THANK YOU ANNIKARIO. :) IT TASTES MARATASMAFECTIC.

#ChaseForBookNine

Leila Night said...

Oh, and Derek:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
YOU LOOK LIKE A MONKEY
AND YOU SMELL LIKE ONE TOO!!

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

*swings on swing*
*while drinking Urban Thundercry Trip-The-Light-Fantastic Golden Circle Blend with vanilla*

I love tea. Gained an appreciation for it when I was working as a hatter, you know.

*sips Urban Thundercry Trip-The-Light-Fantastic Golden Circle Blend with vanilla*

Ahhhhh.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

@Leila: This boy at school sang that to this girl at school today. Her response: "Why have you been sniffing me?"

#ChaseForBookNine

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

@Annika: Well, it's Maratasmafectic (*is unsure whether ths fourth a is actually an e or not*) that you can find something you enjoy, so wasikazistika. :)

#ChaseForBookNine

Leila Night said...

In this case, thats probably a good question to ask...

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

I agree. It's important to have little things you enjoy, in my business. Living as long as we sorcerers is no easy feat, and in my chosen profession, it's a miracle that I have lasted this long. I suppose I have attached myself to several things overtime. Tea, pop tarts, my van, -

*stops abruptly*
*keeps swinging*
*keeps drinking tea*

Sebastian Castellen said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I hope the faceless ones kill you some day.

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

*awkwardly changes the subject*
That's a purdy lil' profile picture you've got there. Is that you?
I'm not looking my best in my profile picture. I'm not wearing my magical sequinned tuxedo jacket, though I suppose you wouldn't know anything about that. I'm just wearing my lab coat.
And the suitcase is my van.

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

I should specify that I was speaking to Leila.
Ah! Hello, Castellen. I don't believe we've met . . .

*sips Urban Thundercry Trip-The-Light-Fantastic Golden Circle Blend with vanilla*

One Hand Clapping said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Landy.

Book 9? Aaaaaah, no!

This is me, running away and hiding under the covers.

Leila Night said...

Aw thank you!
Yes that's me (and a leaf). And the jacket you're wearing at your prfile is also nice... I like that hat!

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

I was a hatter when I was in my 200s, so I suppose I simply carried on the tradition.
I also wrote haikus during my brief journey to the land of the rising sun.
I wrote this shortly after I realized I was being followed by several elementals intent upon turning me into a stain on the pavement.

Clever men sit calmly;
calm because they plot my death
on creepy clipboards.

*swings on swing set*
*sips tea*

Maralie Lily Charm, Princess of the Flowers, Diana ❤ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK! *hugs*


Also, did someone say my name?

Leila Night said...

Sounds like you've had a lot of adventures... I'm still a sorcerer on training, but next week, I will have a secret mission in China.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) - A number that isn't equal to any of you :) said...

"Art should comfort the disturbed and disturbed the comfortable" - one of my favourite quotes.
"Be yourself - everyone else is already taken."
"Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and focus on what could do right"
"Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die"
"The 'earth' without 'art' is just 'eh'"

:)

#ChaseForBookNine

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

I am 512, Leila Night.
I have had far more adventures than anyone needs, and have seen far too much suffering to take it very seriously.
*finishes tea*
*throws teacup at the apex of her swing*
*it shatters against a tree*

Leila Night said...

At least your life isn't boring...
School really sucks when you know about all the magic stuff but have to act normal because you're a secret agent...

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

Hah! At least you get a semblance of a normal life.
Tell me, Leila, if I may call you Leila.
Have you ever been paralyzed?

Leila Night said...

Okay, I haven't been paralyzed (yet. I don't know what will happen in China...)
But I have to admit, this really doesn't sound funny.

@Star: My favourite is "The earth without art is just eh." :)

Mycroft Holmes/September Silver (finally!) said...

☂Hi!☂

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂How are you all faring today?☂

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

It isn't funny.
It's not funny at all.

*laughs*

Fifty years in a wheelchair. Got better, though. Maybe that's my curse. I always get better.

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(Hello, August!
You missed a lot of action yesterday.)

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂I don't know whether to be Opal or Orchid... opinions?☂

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂(Oh God, what happened? Tell me! :D)☂

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(Do you like my profile pic? I like to think the suitcase is my van. I made a pic for Oscar, too, so I can change personas when I need to.)

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂I LOVE it. You look absolutely badass.☂

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂Also, hey Leila! I don't think we've met... can I call you Lei?☂

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(Well, Niccolo got wrapped in tinfoil, Adra, showed off her laboratory, Sir thought about having some tea, Precocious cried, Oscar tried to kill Adra and showed off a power we didn't know he had, Aretha threw mud at Oscar which really pissed him off, and Zafira felt concerned for Niccolo. Also, Precocious found a waffle house and ate it.)

Leila Night said...

Both sounds good to me!
Nice too meet you, Mycroft, by the way. Sherlock Holmes, I guess? Also one of the shows I love :)

@Annika: Fifty years?! I'm not even that old!

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

Heh. I believe I am the second-eldest of anybody here. I think only Niccolo is older than I . . .

Holly Jackson said...

Happy birthday Derek, and happy (Or not-so-happy) death day Skulduggery!

Leila Night said...

And I like Lei :)

Sykamere Dark said...

Happy birthday Nerdy Dalek XD

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(Ah! Hullo, Jackson!)

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(Ah! Sykamere! Haven't seen you in a while.)

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂Hey, you can call me Ember (short for September Silver, my normal name. I'm in the middle of doing the months in rotation.)☂

☂Umbrellas mean Ember, no umbrellas mean Mycroft.☂

Greetings, Miss Night. It is wonderful to make your acquaintance.

☂Also, I didn't do my full intro...☂

☂☂breathes in☂☂

☂I am September Seneca Silver, magical doctor, reporter from the BSB, fanfic writer, violin player, Homestuck fan, and, most importantly, general enthusiast of/occasional portrayer of Mycroft Holmes.☂

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(Oh my! I don't recall if I did my grand introduction or not! Leila, did I introduce myself in a grand way, yet?)

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂Oh, and Anni...☂

☂1. What? Why? 2. Of course. 3. Naturally. 4. Why?? 5. What power was it? And why? 6. AWESOME 7. I doubt that even had to be included in the list 8. AWESOOOOOME☂

Leila Night said...

Sounds like you are a interesting person, Mr. Holmes. I'm a writer on myself (I mostly write stories when I'm bored school).

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂Btw, Anni, where did you make that character? Maybe I can make one for myself, or EmberTC.☂

Sykamere Dark said...

Hi Annika :)
Yeah, I don't really get much time to come on here. I want to but things tend to get in the way. Considering it was Derek's birthday I forced enough time to come into existence.

And just to prove that I don't have time I have to go.

How ironic.

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

*tilts head*

Like my companion mentioned previously, umbrellas means her, nothing means me. I am not any of the things she says, and not half as annoying. Also, I do not have hobbies, nor am I even vaguely interesting.

I'm sure you have plenty of fascinating things to share, though. Tell me more about yourself.

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂Hey, Kam! Good to see you!☂

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂Oh, well bye, and have a good day!☂

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(My profile picture was made on DreamSelfy. I like DreamSelf because I'm a huge fan of fanart, but I'm not very good at making my own. DreamSelfy is VERY customizable, though a little daunting when you first get into it.)

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(*Selfy)

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂Should I do one for me or one for EmberTC?☂

☂I think I'll do both, and then you can choose.☂

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(And we wrapped Niccolo in tinfoil because he was stuck under a snowbank for 24 hours and we needed to slowly warm him. Think of what you do when you cook a baked potato. That's what we did.)

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(I'll show you my Oscar DreamSelfy. I made one for him so I could switch between personas when need be.)

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂OH MY GOD THERE ARE SO MANY FREAKING OPTIONS☂

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂Ah. Of course. Yes. That makes so much sense. Obviously.☂

☂☂nods stupidly☂☂

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂And yes, please show me!!!!!☂

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(Okay, this is Oscar. His hair is too messy, but it was the only boy's haircut that I could find that was black with a white stripe(s). And that power y'all didn't know he had? It has everything to do with that thing around his neck.
Anyhoo, I'm playing as Oscar now. I wonder what I should do.)

*walks down the street in search of very clean and non-germophobic adventure*

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(Oh yes, DreamSelfy is very, very daunting when you first start out. Just take it a step at a time.)

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂Oh my God, his face XD☂

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂☂starts laughing hysterically at Oscar's face and falls to the floor laughing☂☂

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂Why can I not put pants on☂

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(I like to think that he just walked out of a public restroom . . .)

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(Honey, there's a pants section . . .)

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(I would LOVE to see DreamSelfy on a more user-friendly platform, but, realistically speaking, if that happened, no one would ever see me again. I would barricade myself in my room for three months and when they dug me out again I would cackle "FOOLS! There's nothing you can do, now! I have made a DreamSelfy for every character in every book I have ever read! MWA HA HA HA HA!"
Ahem.)

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂I'M HAVING A DILEMMA☂

☂I FOUND THE PERFECT UMBRELLA BUT I HAVE TO REMOVE MY AWESOME CAPE TO BE ABLE TO SEE IT HELP MEEEEEEE☂

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂REALLY THOUGH, HIS FACE☂

☂I'm done with mine...☂

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(Well, if the Selfy is Mycroft, he would want the umbrella, but if it is October or whatever your name is now, she would want the cape.)

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂It looks really ridiculous, because I didn't really have a theme in mind, I was just like THIS LOOKS NICE! and THAT LOOKS NICE! and UMBRELLA!☂

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂(It's neither. It's me.)☂

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(I think his face is hilarious.
I might change it, though. He's become, if anything, more villainous lately . . .
He blames Adra for what happened between him and Precocious, you see. So he's trying to simultaneously kill Adra and convince Precocious to come back to him. He doesn't want to lose her as a nemesis, you know. After 500 years, they don't have much except each other.)

Annika Barnosky / Doctor Precocious said...

(Ooh, it's you? Show me!)

Mycroft Holmes/October Opal said...

☂I even found my exact glasses...☂

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