Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Oooh Shiny...

Look what arrived a few days ago...


Ohhh, all those lovely Doctor Who stories, all in one place! And look what ELSE arrived in the same box...


Toys! Wonderful, wonderful TOYS!

I was indeed  a happy writer.

So what else have I been up to lately? Well, I've been writing, amazingly enough. I have taken two weeks off Book Nine to focus on coming up with new stories for Armageddon-Outta-Here (haw!) which'll be out next summer.

As a sample of what the new stories will feature, we're talking the Dead Men in the Wild West, the story of how Valkyrie met Caelan, a Billy-Ray Sanguine solo adventure, and Skulduggery Pleasant and Gordon Edgley at a horror-themed masquerade ball, set 25 years ago.

Time is tight, deadlines are onrushing, but I'm having FUN, so none of it seems quite like work. And hopefully it never will.


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Aisling Dubh said...

1st?

nights.raven said...

lol yay for toys!!! Can never have too many of those :D

I'm really excited about Armageddon-outta-here :D (lol awesome title btw)

And yay for book 9!!!! Can't wait to read it, and also wish it wouldn't come so that this series can go on forever :D Though, unfortunately, it wont :'( I'm coming to terms with that.... I'm WORKING on coming to terms with that.

nights.raven said...

congrats Aisling!

nights.raven said...

*hands victory cookie*

Aisling Dubh said...

Ooh lucky Derek getting sent toys. I can't wait for Armageddon-outta-here!!!
Happy writing Derek.

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Hullo Derek

Aisling Dubh said...

Thanks nights :)

nights.raven said...

np Aisling :D

hi Zafira!

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Hai! I'm actually on a field trip lol

COME VISIT DEREK

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

*yells*

DEREK.
PATRICK NESS.
AND NEIL GAIMAN.
Yay! :)
I'm sure the others are great TOO, but I'm happy about those three in particular. :P

Also hi all!

Also, *laughs* I'm reading my Psychology textbook, and the last bit I read before entering the blog was a reference to Doctor Who. Which is fitting, I guess. :P

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

Also RAVENRAVENRAVENRAVENRAVEN.
*glomps*
RAVEN.
*hopes she's still here*

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nights.raven said...

TAIATAIATAIATAIATAIATAIATAIA!!!!! *hugs* IM STILL HERE :D HOW R U?

Eilís Cooney said...

That is so awesome, Derek!! !! I can't wait for Armageddion getting outa here! P.s awesome title!

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

RRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAVVVVVVVENNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!! *hugs*
YAY! IT'S BEEN FOREVERRRRRRRR.
I'M- HANG ON, *lets go of shift key :P*
I'm doing good, thanks. Busy but good and okay and yeah. :) HOw're you?

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nights.raven said...

im good :D

AND I KNOOWWWWWWWWWWWW :D Whenever I usually come onto the blog, no one is here.

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

:))))

Eilís Cooney said...

:)

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

:D

Aw, I guess time zones and things make that difficult? :(
It's awesome to see you, anyways. :D

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nights.raven said...

Likewise, Taia :D

Eilís Cooney said...

I'M HERE!

Fabi S. said...

Ooh, awesome!

Glad to hear you're enjoying yourself, Derek!

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

OH MY GOSH.

DEREK LANDY and PATRICK NESS and EOIN COLFER???

:O

*dies of awesomeness*

And Alex Scarrow is good too. :) And didn't Phillip Reeve write The Mortal Engines? Yahahah, I know him, then! Although I read those books to long ago to give an accurate rating on them!

Charlie Higson - I really want to read that saga of books of his that begins with The Enemy, but The Enemy hasn't been in the library the last few times I've checked!
In English when we had to bring in a reading book, the boy opposite me didn't so he got one of the few books in the classroom, and it was The Enemy, and I asked if I could read the blurb and then I just sort of went into slight fangirl mode. I was sad when he had to put it back at the end of the lesson. :(
Anyway, yes. They seem like cool books. :)

Malorie Blackman . . . she wrote those books my friend was reading. :) Never ead any of her books.

And I don't know the others. :P

BUT STILL. I did totally NOT expect to have so MANY awesome writers write for this thingy!!!! Arghhhhhhhhhh! D:

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

Hey, Mara! *hugs* :)

Hi there, Eilís! :)

Also the laptop mousepad is getting really confused, so the page keep zooming and resizing drastically instead of just moving the mouse, so it's really hard to do stuff, so I may be slow responding. *nods*

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Ohhhhhhhhh my gosh. :) :) :) :)

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my gosh.


OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *screams*

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH DAMMIT. D:

I WANT TO READ THESE SHORT STORIES SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Fabi S. said...

Hellooooo people!

The kitty says hi, too!

DEREK, YOU HAVE A HAPPY BOUNCY HELI-KITTY MINION! :D

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

Malorie Blackman :o

She wrote a really good book we had to read in school :)))

I can't read these though because I don't watch Doctor Who. So. um.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Taia: Okay. :(

Arghhhhhhhhhhhhh dammit. D:

HOW THE DOCTOR WHO PEOPLE GET THIS MANY GOOD WRITERS ALL TOGETHER??????????????????

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Mara: :(

Anyway, hi. :) A really good book?

ARGHHHHHHHHHHH MORE AWESOMENESS. :)

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

on second though BRB, goijg to find a USB mouse because I can't do this. :P

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

Hiii everyone *hugs*

Jesy is so perfectionary omg➡️

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

Star - yep :) it was called Cloud Busting I think. It was all written in poetry form. It was nice.

Dynasty Maguire/Rathrockt Maguire (Brad Wood) said...

Great news Derek!! Cannit wait 2 read it

Fabi S. said...

Okay, Taia [hugs]

[Nods] Jesy is amazing. :-)

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Mara: Awesome. :)

@Mara: :)

@Lantern: :)

@Taia: Okay. :)

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Star: IK! But if Patrick Ness does to DW anything like how CHaos Walking went I am going to cry. A LOT. :P

@Mara: You could probably read them anyway? But it's up to you, I guess, whether or not you want to. bc if you didn't want to, there'd be little point in reading them, I guess. :)

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Taia: DON'T EVEN MAKE ME THINK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES. D:

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

Also HEY FABI. HEY TINY BOUNCING KITTEN. HEY STAR. :)

*hugs erryone* :)

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Hemingway, Taia. :)

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

DYNASTY! HEY! :)

@Star: *grins* You remember my greeting more than I do. xD

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Eilís Cooney said...

Hello Taia!!!! :) :) ¡¡

Fabi S. said...

Hmm... The kitty needs a name...

Effie (Because Effie meowed and tried to climb up the curtains. Also because Saph)
Jesy (Because Jesy is perfect and totally deserves having a Heli-kitty named after her)
Jade (Ditto. Though idk about Jade the kitty with Jadis the dolphin, so...))
Perrie ((Again, ditto))
Leigh-Anne ((Same reasoning!))
Clarabelle ((Because.))

Those are what I've come up with so far!

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Fabi: DON'T ASK ME! :)
Well, not Jade because Jadis the dolphin, but the others are about balanced . . . :P

@Taia: I can remember stuff sometimes. :) And other times I can't. :P

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Fabi S. said...

Or a Glitch-themed name like Juju or Esquibeth...

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

Lay with me beside the fire
Calm your soul and my desire
Keep me safe I’ll keep you warm
Love me till we love no more

Sing my carols seamlessly
Silent night on Christmas Eve
Hold me till the bells awake
So in love on Christmas day
Oh Christmas day

So the angels they bring us hope
Under the mistletoe there’s piece on earth
I know the spirit will never leave
And then we always love on Christmas Eve
And then we always love on Christmas Eve

All the family gathers around
Sharing stories all year round
As we watch the snow fall to the ground
A white Christmas I have finally found
I finally found

So the angels they bring us hope
Under the mistletoe there’s piece on earth
I know the spirit will never leave
And then we always love on Christmas Eve
And then we always love on Christmas Eve

So the angels they bring us hope
Under the mistletoe there’s piece on earth
I know the spirit will never leave
And then we always love on Christmas Eve
And then we always love on Christmas Eve
And then we always love on Christmas Eve

Fabi S. said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP. :-P

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Eilís: :)

How are y'all? :)

@Fabiulous: *grins* They're all great names - don't know how I'd choose, though D: / :P / :)
Golden God, though, the tiny bouncing kitty is the CUTEST. x3 I just look up and my eyes catch it on the screen and a smiles just grows on my face and I can't look away until I have to because the smile is about to grow too heavy and fall off entirely. :P

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Eilís Cooney said...

@Taia
I'm overly happy!! You noticed me!!
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nights.raven said...

ok, I keep forgetting im here lol :P

I think im gonna go now, bye all! *hands cookies*


Bye taia! *hugs* it was nice talking to u again :D even though it wasn't for very long :P Hope to talk to you soon, time zone allowing :P lol

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Eilís: I never notice anything. It took me almost a week to realise there was a paperchain decorating the ceiling of our living room. Don't be offended that I didn't notice you. :P

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

:( Fours Raven!

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Fabi S. said...

Hello Eilis.

Hm... Well, Effie could be short for Esquibeth? Clarabelle would be SP-themed, and Perrie, Jesy and Leigh-Anne would be Little Mix-y! I think Perrie and Jesy are better names for a little kitty than Leigh-Anne, though...

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Fabi S. said...

Bye Raven!

Thanks for the cookie!

@Taia That's why it's still my profile pic, is because cuteness! :-)

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Eilís: *laughs* Yay! I tend to miss a lot of things, so I'm happy about that, too. :P And I'm also happy that you're happy, so maybe I'm overly happy, too. :)

@Raven: :P *hugs back* You too. :) See you soon, hopefully! *hugs againnnn* Bye! *waves*
*noms cookie happily*

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

PRADA

LIKE ZERRIE'S CAT

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Star: xD

@Fabi: Whichever you choose, it'll be great, because it's a great selection of names. :)

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Eilís Cooney said...

@Ink I'm not offended at all!! I like you're paper chain story! I tried to make paper chains once and I got stuck to it!! @Fabi HELLO! :)
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Fabi S. said...

Mara, don't add to my list to choose from! D:

ZERRIE THOUGH

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Eilís: Well, maybe paper chains like you. :)
Good about not-offendedness. :)

@Mara: GOOD IDEA. :)

@Lantern: What Taia said. :P

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

Sorry Fabi D:
I'd pick Jesy tbh but Perrie too... And Clarabelle is cute. And Effie is Effie! Argh
ZERRIE DAMN

Hiii Eilís :)
I had a friend called Eilís in primary school. :P

Eilís Cooney said...

@Ink Maybe they do! I just kind of thought it was a paper chain army that was set out to kill me!! Your way is so much more positive.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Eilís: Thank you. We bubbles are all about being positive. :)
Apart from when we're not.
But that's far to complicated for living organisms like humans to understand. :P

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Fabi S. said...

IDK IDK IDK IDK

Okay.

Either Esquibeth (Effie!)

Or Jesy

I HAVE NARROWED IT DOWN TO THESE TWO AND IT WILL STAY THAT WAY

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Fabi: Awesome. I suppose that Esquibeth can have two variations, at least, with shortening to Effie and such. Which is good.
But on the other hand, Jesy doesn't NEED shortening.
So still idk. :P
But maybe that helps.
Maybe.

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Someone put music on downstairs, so now I a) can't concentrate and b) keep getting distracted listening to it. :P Dammit.

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Eilís Cooney said...

@Ink I'm usually positive except when paper chains are attacking me (or anything else). :)

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Eilís: Ah, okay. Remind me not to attack you, then. :)
I can be very optimistic and very pessimistic, depending. :P

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The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

SObbing

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

BAH.
The solo-y section in this songgggg.
It's all like mmrrringggg mrrrirong mrrimrimrirmri mromromrormro MRImrumrimro MrrrRI mrammrammrammrammrummrummrummrum Mrimrimrimrimromromromrommrimrimrimrimromromromromrommrimmromrimromrimromrimromrimriromririmrimromri- mrrrrriiiiiimmmmmmmrrrommmrimmmromrimmmrrrommmmrrrimrammmmrrrrimmmmrommrrrrimmmromrrrriimmmmmromrrrramrrrrromrrrimrrrimmmmromrimrammmmrrrroommmmmmm.

:P

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Hey Adra! :)

Oh, damn. I just had most of my English narrative written, and now I want to change it . . . :P

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Eilís Cooney said...

@Ink when something attacks me my Ginja ninja senses attack! (Not me!) :D so if you attack someone and they attack back that'll be me warning you.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Taia: Sounds awesome. :)

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The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Richelle Mead and Neil Gaiman I'm crying

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

HOWDY, ADRA! *hugs* :)
You okay, thar?

@Star: Aw. :P I guess change is good because it'll be maybe better/more enjoyable if you go with what you want to do more? Or explore more ideas? Or something?
But keep the other one in case you change your mind, or something?


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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Eilís: Okay. :)
*decides not to attack anyone*
*because being attacked in return sounds less good*

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Adra: I knew quite a few of the authors, but I didn't know them. Who're they? :)

@Taia: Probably. :) I think the changed idea is better for English narrative purposes, but the other is a better story. The first one can hardly do detail at all though, in the time, so I might change it . . . :P *is just keeping writing for the moment*

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Adra: IK. But Patrick Ness and Patrick NEss and Patrick NEss and I WILL be crying. xP

@Star: REally? ~Thankies. :) It's not a very technical presentation, though, naturally. :P

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Eilís Cooney said...

@Ink *nods head aggreably*

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The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Hey Star and Taiarawr!

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Richelle Mead did the Vampire Academy- to which I am ashamed for reading but I LOVED IT IM SORRY I'M SHALLOW

and Neil Gaiman is one of the best writers ever of sci fi and he wrote a lot of Doctor Who episodes. (not a lot, but I think he did "The Doctor's Wife" when the TARDIS became a woman)

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

I recognised some of them, but I know I've definitely read from Derek (duh. :P), NEssie, and Gaiman. AND I enjoy all three muchly so YES.
And I think Colfer wrote Artemis Fowl, which Star likes and Star's awesome, so yesly. :)

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Eilís: *nods head agreeagreeagreeably* :)

@Taia: :)

@Adra: Taiarawr. :)

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The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Yeah Colfer is Artemis Fowl :P

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Adra: AH I KNEW I RECOGNISED NEIL GAIMAN'S NAME FROM SOMEWHERE. :)

Yay, then! :)

@Taia: He did write Artemis Fowl. :) Yay!

And Alex Scarrow wrote TimeRiders! :)

THIS IS ALL SO GOOD. :)

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

I don't have a clue who that Derek guy is, though. :P

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Eilís Cooney said...

@Ink :D I like smiling. People call me Smiley.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Eilís: That's cool. :) Smiling is nice. :) It's happy. :)

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The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

I'll be disappearing in about twenty minutes....

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

Darlin' don't'cha go and
Cut your hair,
Do you think it's gonna make him change?
"I'm just a boy with a new hair-
cut and that's a pretty nice hAIRcut."

(Malkmus' syllable placement though it's so perfectttttt I don't understand. )


@Adra/Star: Yay! :)

@Star: *laughs* :P

@Eilís: Smiling is good. *nods* :)

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Fabi S. said...

Jesquibeth? XD

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Eilís Cooney said...

@Ink It is. People try to teach me to frown but it never works. :D

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Lantern: *laughs* That'd be cool too. XD

@Taia: :)

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The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

*whispers* life

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Adralary: Aw, 'kay. *hugggs*

@Fabi: XD Yes? :P

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Eilís Cooney said...

@Taia :D *smiles* .

Eilís Cooney said...

@Maralie I only saw now that you had a friend called Eilís .. that's so cool... Nobody pronounces my name right. Derek did when I met him!!

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Eilís: Derek's awesome. :)
And - frowning is overrated. :)

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Fabi S. said...

Hm... I meant it as sort of a joke, but I might actually pick it now...

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Eilís: :)

Hm.
I really want to write something.
But I have nothing in my head to write.
ANd I'm certain I have some kind of homework.
And if I don't then I should be revising.
But since I can't concentrate on those things ANYWAY, maybe it's excusable to take on the writing thing anyway?
I haven't done any writing in a LONG time. So it'd be nice to do some.
But revision is important.
But so is writing, at least for my mental health.
asdfgh.
Decisions. :P

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Taia: Whichever you pick, it'll be both a bad decision and a good decision, sooo . . . *hides*

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@FabiFabiFabienne: *laughs* It's great when things accidentally work out like that. C:

@Star: *tilts head* *nods*
*nods again*
That makes sense. Thanks, somehow. Idk if it helps, but I feel like thanks. :)
(PS-no need to hide, it's the truth, you just put it into words, which is no crime, but rather pretty good, really. :) )

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Eilís Cooney said...

@Ink it is, highly overrated.
Derek is awesome. I asked him was he going to make the monster hunters book that they asked Flecter to illistrate the one with all of the decapitated dead people but
sadly he's not.

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Taia: Oh. Thanks. :) :) :)

Right. :) I have my first draft of my English written, but it's like 300 more words than I can write in the time and needs to be improved. :)

*goes gloomily to improve it*

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Eilís Cooney said...

@Taia I had the same problem last week...then eventually I wrote a story during my exam! :)

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The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Serious msd now..

Hm.
So.
Life.
Yes.


OH! I'm exempt for my overall vocab quiz in my English class. My teacher did "the Hunger Games", and drew two names from a jar... And throughout the whole year we tried to get our names in there more and more with each perfect score per quiz. I got my name drawn,..

And now I don't have to take the test! Woo!

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Star: Yay! And, good luck!

I think mine ended up only around 960-ish words, when I did it, but I guess you have different specifications and whatnot, maybe. We didn't have any kind of a word count, I don't think. But exam boards and stuff, so idk.
I managed in the time given though. I think. I don't remember how much of a rush it was, though.

But, looking at 'gloomily', I'll say if you're not enjoying what you're doing, it's a lot harder to do, in general. But improving makes it better which means more content with which means more enjoying/liking, so, idk what my point was supposed to be. :P

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Fabi S. ((AND ESQUIBETH THE HELI-KITTY! :D)) said...

Okay. Hi...

My head is a vacuum cleaner

Or a weedwhacker

Or something that makes loud machine noises

Msd

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The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

A rollercoaster?

General Luciana Clover Scáth/Livi Delicae; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Queen Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia said...

MASQUERADE BALL OH MY FINNICKING GOLDEN GODS


Speaking of

I HAVE MY MASQUERADE MASK AND IT'S PERFECT JUST SAYING


Also hello c:

Fabi S. ((AND ESQUIBETH THE HELI-KITTY! :D)) said...

[Nods]

That works, too.

Hello Lucy!

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Lantern: WEEDWHACKER!
And - :(

@Taia: Last time, mine was nine hundred and eighty-something words. This time, it's one thousand, three hundred and forty something. THat's too long for me to write in the time. :(

@Adra; Yay! :) And, that sounds like a good system. :) :)

@Eilís: Aw. :( Would like to read that. Derek IS awesome, though. :)

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Adra: YAY! *cheers* Congratulations! C:

@Eilís: *laughs* If only! :P

@Fabi :YAY ESQUIBETH! YAY!

LUCI! HI! :)

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Eilís Cooney said...

@General HELLO! :)

General Luciana Clover Scáth/Livi Delicae; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Queen Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia said...

hELLO EVERYBODYYYYYYYYYY *hugs everyone*

How are we all? I've missed you. *hugs again and feeds everyone marshmallows and Skittles*

Mithria Faith Holmes, a flower princess who got a medal for awesomeness from Star/Hunter said...

Derek, that's amazing!
I hope I can order the DW Shortstorys here in Germany as well! And I'm so looking forward to Armageddon-Outta-Here (which is a great title, btw^^)!

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

MUSHROOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! :) :) :) *attacklehugs*

I NEVER SEE YOU ANYMORE!

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Star: *nods* It's easy to get too lengthy when you don't want to. I wish you luck with the shortening down.

My year nine one, AFTER I'd cut it down (by about 1300 words, I think) so it was even acceptable to hand in was over 3,400 words. xD
We didn't do those in controlled conditions, though. It was just an assignment task which was assessed but not for anything important. :P

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

Dumb dumb, dicky dumb dumb,
Dumb dumb, dicky dumb dumb,
Dumb dumb, dicky dumb dumb,
Sorry that I been so, dumb:3

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

HEY MITHRIA!!!!!!! :) :) :)

Armageddon-Outta-Here is an INCREDIBLE title. :) I love it.

Gtg, dinner. :(

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Taia: We only have an hour now and we only had an hour before. D:

Nooooooo.

And - :) Short stories are too short. :P

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

*tacklehugs Luce / hugs back*
I'm going good, thanks. Busy but okay and not bad, and so good. :)
It's awesome to see you. :) How're you doing?

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Eilís Cooney said...

@Taia it may be the reason I feal I did terrible in my Irish test :p so I wouldn't try it.

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Fabi S. ((AND ESQUIBETH THE HELI-KITTY! :D)) said...

I HAD SKITTLES THE OTHER DAY. :D

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General Luciana Clover Scáth/Livi Delicae; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Queen Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia said...

I'M SO SORRY INK! *attacklehugs back* I MISS YOU GORGEOUS

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

HEY MITHRIA! :)

@Star: *laughs* We had an hour in the year 10 C/A, i think. But the year nine obviously was longer. :P I was up until well gone the midnight writing it up over 8 pages of fine-ruled paper in REALLY SMALL WRITING, so it seemed like less, as I recall. xP
"Short stories are too short." - Yup. :P
Awh- Bye Inkness! *hugs*

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Fabi S. ((AND ESQUIBETH THE HELI-KITTY! :D)) said...

Bye Star [hugs]

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

WHY IS NOBODY TEXTING ME THE IRISH ESSAY

I NEED TO LEARN THAT FOR FRIDAY DAMN IT

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Eilís: xP Thanks for the warning.

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Eilís Cooney said...

@Taia no problem! :)

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Mushroom: I miss you tooooo. :(
Btw, your book has your name on the spine. It's so cool. :)
I just thought that earlier today, sooo . . . :P

@Taia: In your eight, we had to write a ghost story in as much time as we wanted. I did eight pages, typed, single space. :)
I went totally off-plan with it. :P

@Mara: D:
You're lucky you have people who'd text you, though. :P I never really text anyone, so nobody really texts me, and only like five people in school have my number . . . XD Five people out of 330 in the year group. Heh.

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Eilís Cooney said...

Is a christmas tree on top of your "an accesory"?

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

I HAVE JUST DISCOVERED THE
EXISTENCE OF THE WORD PULCHRITUDINOUS.

It's such an odd word. :) It's glorious. :)

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Star: 8 pages on both sides, I mean. ;) / :P
*grins*
We didn't do anything of the sort in year eight, as I recall, though. :P
And, welcome back. :)

*hums*

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Eilís Cooney said...

I ment to say on top of your head between your and "acccesory" oops.

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Taia: -_- Eight pages with only one side of each filled, here. :P

I like writing. :)

THE WORD COUNT ON THIS ASSESSMENT IS GROWING.

NONONONONONONONONO!!! D:

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Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Im here lol sorta

Fabi S. ((AND ESQUIBETH THE HELI-KITTY! :D)) said...

I think
I am going
To leave now
And creep
Slowly
Up
A
Dark
Chimney
Full of dust
And when my
Face is covered
You can't see
The marks
That you
Left
Wrinkles
Where I used
To smile at you
Red eyes from when
I cried at the end
Of our story
Goodbye
Friend

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Star: Awesome! :) :)
I love words. C:
I like 'logastellus', I think partially just for its definition. :P

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Eilís: Probably. :P

@Taia: dictionary.com isn't recognising it . . . :P

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Jubilance Glee said...

GAH THAT'S SO COOOOOOL

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Eilís: I suppose so. If you want to wear a tree as a hat, I say go for it. :)

@Star: :P
Hm. Word counts are mean. :( *wishes more luck in the direction of Star*

Hey-o, Zaffy! :)

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Jubilance Glee said...

(Not here)

Thrust Ominous said...

hello

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Taia: Thanks. :) I need it.
*can't see any way to cut the story without it losing valuableness*

Hey Jubi! :) Hey Zaf! :)

@Lantern: That's awesome. :) :)

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Hi Thrust! :)

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

I CANNOT WRITE 1379 WORDS IN ONE HOUR.

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

*huggles Fabi* Your writing is super, you know. :)

@Star: Logastellus - A person whose love for words is greater than their knowledge of them. :P

JUBIJUBIJUBIJUBIJUBIJUBI.
*tacklehugs anyway*


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Thrust Ominous said...

I can write about 100, but then it shrinks to about 20.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Taia: That is an amazing word. :)

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Thrust Ominous said...

A fabulous word :)

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Thrust: I love how we said the same thing with different words. :)

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Fabi S. ((AND ESQUIBETH THE HELI-KITTY! :D)) said...

.......Bef
Of words..o
Skyscraper..r
I build this.....e
How high can...i
Far I can climb...t
I wonder how.......f
Their homes..........a
Come back to..........l
Away and don't........l
Why people go........s
I wonder things........t
World of ideas.........o
On this crazy............t
Another angle...........h
Or to look from..........e
To be weightless.......g
What is it like.............r
Why aren't you..........o
Why am I me.............u
Wonder things...........n
Sometimes I.............d

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Thrust Ominous said...

We did? Oh, I didn't know what fabulous actually meant, I just loved it so much that I used it...

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

Thrust! Hi! :)

@Star: *hands her a cookie* :/
Sometimes it's really hard to drop a word count, especially because as you remove words it sometimes could deteriorate the quality of the story, sometimes, kind of, because there aren't enough words for what's happening, and it's so difficult to get rid of phrases and things when you like them so much. I think that was partly why so little happened in mine, because it meant that I didn't have to cut things out, if I'm using a large number of words for such few occurrences, kind of?
But- maybe there's somethings you can get rid of and replace with other something/s, which give the same/similar effects, or different effects all together. And kind of pulling it apart into sections and arranging and experimenting.
And that way you're not getting rid of good sentences from every paragraph, but removing a paragraph and then adding different good sentences, kind of?
Just a suggestion, but I have no idea how it'd work out. ^^

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Lantern: That's really beautiful, and also :O, which just improves it. :)

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Fabi S. ((AND ESQUIBETH THE HELI-KITTY! :D)) said...

[hugs Taia and Star]

Thanks...

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Thrust: *laughs* :)

@Taia: Good advice. :) Thank you.

*attempts*

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Thrust Ominous said...

Fabi- that looks good! I don't get it, but it's cool.

General Luciana Clover Scáth/Livi Delicae; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Queen Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia said...

Wow, I'm terrible at this whole staying active thing...

I'M SORRY GUYS

*hugs everyone and greets anyone I haven't yet greeted*

Fabi S. ((AND ESQUIBETH THE HELI-KITTY! :D)) said...

Thank you Thrust.

[Nods] I don't suppose it makes very much sense. Oh well!

Hello, by the way. Nice to see you again.

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Star & Thrust: Thanks. I think it's great, too. :) / :P


@Fabi: Holy cats, I love that. It's really... wow. It takes a while to work out what's going on and then you get it and read it how it's supposed to be read, looking from another angle, and wow Fabi that's so awesome it's just wow and beautiful and wow.
OMGG Fabi, I don't have words for that. I think it's so great. How did you even- aah! IT's so simple but complex and just alternatively existing and I love it.
Which I mean.

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

I JUST LOOKED UP 'illusion' IN THE ONLINE THESAURUS, AND ONE OF THE WORDS IT SUGGESTED WAS 'bubble'. :) :) :)

YAAAAY!

Another was 'figment of imagination'. :) *grins*

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Fabi S. ((AND ESQUIBETH THE HELI-KITTY! :D)) said...

[hugs Lucyyyyyy]

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Eilís Cooney said...

@Star @Taia it's for school and we're only allowed wear accessories (christmas related)so I thought of a christmas tree hat. The only problem now is making it so it's not too heavy. :)

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Star: It could've been explained better on my part, probably, but if it helps, then I'm happy for it. :)

@Luce: *laughs* No worries. :) *husg back* How're you doing?

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Fabi S. ((AND ESQUIBETH THE HELI-KITTY! :D)) said...

:-) [hugs Taia]

I don't know... Didn't really plan it. It just started and then worked out...

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Thrust Ominous said...

Maybe you can add balloons at the top.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Taia: I've now got rid of seventy words. XD Thanks. :)
Still around 300 more than I can manage, but . . . :P

@Lantern: Well . . . it's amazing. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
If that was in a story, I would just read that page over and over and remember it and tell people about it. :)
Funny . . . things seem different in story-terms . . .
I suppose because stories are stories. :)

@Mushroom: That's fine. :)

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Eilís: Oh, right. Well, maybe you could get a couple of bits of tree-y branches or something, rather than an entire tree? That'd be lighter, I guess. :P
Good idea, though. I like trees. :)

I always kind of wanted to cut a series of holes in clothing and then thread a cable of Christmas lights along the inside, with the lights protruding from the gaps, but obvious flaws include the need to be plugged into a power supply, constantly, and also electrocution. :P

Sweet, Star! :)

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Eilís: Use a mini Christmas tree? A branch? :)

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

*hugs Fabi back*
Some of the best writing happens almost by accident, I think. It's great. :)

@Star: *cheers* It's a start, at least. :)

OOh! I like Thrust's idea! Balloons are fun! :)

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Taia: Oooh, an etherdemon could do that! :)

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Star: Etherdemon?

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Eilís Cooney said...

@Taia good idea!! For the jumper you could just wheel around an extension cable and for electrocution wmm.... At least you'd be sparkly.

Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Taia: What Hunter is. :)

I don't think Hunter'd do it, though.

They can convert energy, so they wouldn't get electrocuted (in theory. If they weren't focusing . . .), and they could just charge the lights from their own energy. :)
It'd be fairly exhausting, though. :(

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

Damn. Gotta go.
Might bbl.

*hugs all*

BYE!

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

@Eilís: 'at least you'd be sparkly'. XD *laughs*

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Star Inkbright (Ink!) said...

Fours, Taia! :(

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General Luciana Clover Scáth/Livi Delicae; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Queen Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia said...

I'm good, Taia! You?!

Fabi S. ((AND ESQUIBETH THE HELI-KITTY! :D)) said...

Bye Taia [waves]

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Thrust Ominous said...

Sorry to change the subject, I was wondering if anyone saw what I might have accidentally sent them on Google+ a while ago.

Thrust Ominous said...

*seen

Thrust Ominous said...

no? okay.

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Hello again!

Silente Tempest said...

HEY GUYS!!! *Tackle hugs everyone* How are you all? Whats happening? I brought cookies! *Shows plate off cookies* They're freshly baked!

Thrust Ominous said...

Yummy! Hi Adra!

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Hullo, Tempest! *Tosses a skulcake at*

THRUUUSSSSTTTT *cuddles* Hi! How're you?

Eilís Cooney said...

@Ink sparkles make everything better *sprinkles glitter over business book*Okay maybe not everything! :)

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Thrust Ominous said...

I've been doing nothing lately, but other than that I'm grood

Fabi S. ((AND ESQUIBETH THE HELI-KITTY! :D)) said...

GLITTER NINJA

Sorry I poofed! D:

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Silente Tempest said...

Hey empress! *Eats skuttlecake* This is good *throw cookie* enjoy the cookie! *Quietly strokes purple flamingdo* I've been expecting you... *laughs evily*

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Ellis! I'm so sorry I didn't greet you earlier, I was busy... Have we met before? If not, it's nice to meet you. Hello. I'm Adra. *Wave* *Gives her a skulcake*

The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Adra! Please, Tempest. Call me Adra. *nods* *Eats the cookie* Ta


And that's good to hear, Thrust? I think? *half shrug*

Wb Fabi

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

Backkkk.

@Eilís: *laughs* THe sparkles sound good. xD

@Star: Oh, that's awesome!

@Luce: Good to hear - I'm doing good, too. :)

@Thrust: I don't think I did?

Hey againly Adra! :)

Hiya Tempest! :)

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The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Hullo, Taiarawr

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

*sits in tree* *swings legs*

Edward Fletcher, King of the Penguins said...

Greetings, Hello and Good evening

Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

Welcome back, Fabbbbbbbi. :)

*hums*

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Eilís Cooney said...

@fabi Glitter ninja is a great idea....*gets out glitter and ninja costume*.

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Taia DeMars, Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

Hi Edward! :)

*eyes the comment count warily*

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The Empress Lady Adrasdos "the Ducktor" Dark, Flower Princess said...

Hello, Mara and Ed *cuddles*

Ed, you sounded like Sir...

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