Friday, April 11, 2014

Announcement

As you all know, today is the day the title of Book 9 is announced.

Except it isn't.

Nope, now that day will be Monday, because there's something else that I want to talk about instead, something a little more important than a book title.

I've been working hard these past few months. I write the occasional blog entry, I've barely been on twitter, I've barely glanced at the Forums or the Facebook page. I'm writing, and I know you understand that, and I appreciate your patience. It's not going to be for very much longer, either. I'm planning on finishing the book next week. I have a lot to do, but I reckon I can do it.

But something has happened in my absence. Something troubling. Not on the twitter page — everyone there is funny and enthusiastic. Not on the Facebook page — everyone there is supportive and astonishingly excitable. Not on the Forums, either — they argue, debate, discuss, and at no time do they ever let these arguments spill over into anything else.

Nope, the trouble is here, in the Comments section of this blog.

Most of the Minions who comment here are my kind of people. They're weird. And I mean, unashamedly odd. I've always been so, so proud of you guys, because I look around at other fandoms and I see everyone sniping at each other and divisions forming and I'm comforted by the fact that none of that happens here.

But I've been away. I've taken my eye off the game. And now I'm seeing behaviour that could be classed as bullying.

You all know my stance on bullying. I will not abide it. The blog, twitter, Facebook, Forums... ANYTHING associated with me must have zero tolerance for bullying. I just won't have it.

The Minions who comment here, I want you to think about the comments you leave. If you never say anything negative about anyone, step over here beside me. I like you. You can be my friend. But if you think about the things you say and you're frowning to yourself? Then I'm probably talking to you.

Harsh words are one thing. We all argue. We all have harsh words. But if all you have, for one particular person, are harsh words? If you CONSISTENTLY say negative things about one PARTICULAR person? Then that's bullying. And that has to stop.

I'm not naming any names. I don't want the bullies to be, in turned, bullied by people who are annoyed they won't get the title until Monday. I don't want recriminations. But what I do want is for you to realise that we're all here because, to some degree, we're all the same.  We each have enough in common, as people, as individuals, to love the same things. Do you realise how wonderful that is? To KNOW you have something in common with all these other people?

I have never called Minions "my fans". I will call them fans of the books, fans of the characters, but they're never MY fans. They're never fans of ME. Because we're all the same. I'm not better than you, just because I'm the writer and you're the reader. I have enough in common with each of you to know that, if we met, we'd get along. We'd find SOME common ground.

You're on a train. You see someone in another seat reading a book you LOVE. And you instantly smile, because you have connected with that person. So look around. See all the people who comment and the people who tweet and blog and post... there are your people. These are your friends.  Let the harsh words fade away. Wipe the slate clean. Start fresh.

Where I train, in the most brutal form of fighting there is, we have a rule, and it's quite simple. We're training to fight and hurt and break and smash. On the street, we're animals. We're horrible. We're violent. We're nasty. But in the club, when we train, the rule is: Be nice or go home.

So be nice. Being nice is so much NICER than not being nice. Try it and see, and then you can come over here and stand beside me, and you can be my friend too.

But don't make me angry. You wouldn't like what I do to your favourite characters when I'm angry.





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TheBookGazer.Blogspot.com said...

first!!!

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

Oh dear. Yes, this is a lot more important.

Eloise Smith said...

I just wanted to say that I really respect your decision, because this is a community that should be friendly and kind towards each other, and if there's one thing that can put me off a *fandom* it's people being unnecessarily mean towards others THAT ALSO LOVE THE THING. (In this case the thing is this book series.) I look forward (by that I mean fear) the announcement for the title on monday. x

Holly said...

Derek, I have so much respect for this. Though I'm sad I won't know the title for a few more days, I'm really happy you took the time to write this instead, even if it's a form of 'punishment' for bullying the whole fandom has to take. I'm just, this is really a good and important post. Bullying is awful, awful, awful.

TheBookGazer.Blogspot.com said...

This is allot more important! I haven't been TOO active on the blog so I don't really know the state of the comments section so....


Very nice hulk reference though. Made me laugh.

Lord Artypants of teh underworld said...

Very true.

(Also I might have sixth or seventh comment :D)

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

Derek, I'm not around here on the Blog very much anymore, but I do really appreciate this.

Sherlock said...

Go Derek.

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

I hate what the blog has become. I left partly because of how cruel it became. I hate how people were so cold towards each other. I hate it.

I miss the blog how it used to be. I miss the friendliness of it all. I miss how bubbly it all is.

Was. I guess.


I'm glad of this post, but sickened by the need for it... :/

Everyone needs to eat some Amity bread, I think:3

Mischief Shadow said...

Wait there was bullying. ON THE BLOG!! I thought everyone here were as weird as each other! Hi all btw. i havent commented in ages

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Thanks. :)

Fabi S./Moss Cryptic said...

Thank you for this, Derek.

Verity HELLO! Till said...

I like this post well said Derek :)

Exeenera Dawn said...

I don't like the fact that this post is needed, but...
WOW. That was inspiring. And it's so true. There is no need for bullying. Constantly being mean to one person just to make yourself feel better? That's just not right. I'm not happy that this post was needed, but there was no better way to do it than on the day we are supposed to get a book title. Everyone will be on the blog, and it makes an impact.
And Derek, please don't hurt the characters!! :(

Mischief Shadow said...

i think bullying is stupid and i never thought it would happen here! I havent been on in ages but everyone seemed so nice. =c

Dragona Pine said...

*thinks*



*steps to Derek - considering 99% of what he says is either about Mass Effect, the other 1% random comments about supermarkets*



Sainsbury's FTW.

Martin Seaton said...

This is why I admire you, Derek. Well done for focusing on the truly important things. And the threat of hurting people's favourite characters always works.

Book Crazy said...

18th! This is the closest I've ever been to first comment!

Dragona Pine said...

I wonder what would have happened if Skulduggery, instead of being like all bony, would have instead become his BENTLEY.

I mean, it's possible. He'd be a crime-solving, magical, Elemental Bentley.

Dragona Pine said...

He would throw fireballs from his headlights, of course.

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

*hugs Derek*
Thanks, guy.
If I was a fan of YOU, Landy, it's this which would be why. Because fandom comes from admiration, and I admire how you care and feel and deal with this. It's important.
I mean, I like your writing too, of course. But your approach and attitude and standards, here, is something to look up to. You know that?
Thank you. :)

#ChaseForBook9

Dragona Pine said...

Hey Taia! How are you?

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Yes, but then he wouldn't be able to wear suits!

Or talk, in fact. I think we'd all miss his banter.

Dragona Pine said...

Trip, MAGIC. He could have a car-sized suit and he could talk. I mean, he's a talking skeleton. A talking car isn't anything unusual.

Dragona Pine said...

Food brb.

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

@Dragona: I'm... not here. Sorry. :P
I'd ask how you are in response, but since I'm not here, I'm not sure whether that'd make sense. So, I'll say that I hope that you're doing good, too, because that's true and also kind of covers it. :P / :)

#ChaseForBook9

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

True... true...

Suz Korb said...

Good for you doing something about bullying. The bullying on my blog got so bad I had to get rid of comments completely, which totally sucks. What's with some people? Just be nice. xx

Thrust Ominous said...

Waiit... You were serious... You're not announcing it until Monday?
Bubububububub...but..huh

Rhydian Sky said...

Thank you so much for this Derek!!! It needed to be said!!! It's actually really upsetting for it to come to this though.

I remember when I first came here, so friendly and peaceful. But it's different now, can still be a good place,just not all the time.

It's easy to forget that when you say something, that it can still hurt people, even on the Internet.

Hello Blogland btw!

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

DEREK!!!! *hugs* Don't know if you will ever see this, but I am a fan and friend!
I am typing with a broken keyboard.
*hugs all who want to be hugged especially Taia* :D

Sebastian Castellen said...

ok That's pretty disappointing. I know we shouldn't bullly and stuff but why did you postpone it!
I was gone to some class to study and I was so excited that when i come back I will get the title but now I am about to cry. I was waiting for this day! I was having exams (sad days really) this was the only thing that kept me going but now wait till Monday I suppose. But yes I understand why it was important. That's a good message by the way.

Thrust Ominous said...

Okay Yeah It needed to be said. I haven't been on the blog in a while, though, but whenever I do I try to be nice.

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

KALLISTA! *hugs back/forever*
HEY! MY KEYBOARD IS BROKEN TOOOOOOOO! :P

#ChaseForBook9

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

LOL YAAAAY! That means we're TWIIIIIIIINS!!!!

*gets odd looks*

*hugs Taia some more and gently noogies*

Dragona Pine said...

Hello.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

I just got done with a doctor's app.
Now I have to get back to school. (barely enough time to eat lunch!):P

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

HIIIIIIIIIIIIII DRAGONA! *high fives him then tie a billion balloons to his shoes*
YAY

Dragona Pine said...

Just had some homemade burgers with a mixture of tomato sauce and mayonnaise. Because I couldn't decide which one to have so I mixed them both together. Because why the hell not.

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

*grins* :D
*hugs back*
It's awesome to see you, Kal! :) :) :)
How are you doing?

#ChaseForBook9

Dragona Pine said...

Hey Kallista. How are you?


*floats casually away*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

:D sounds delish Dragona!

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

Hey, Dragona! :) If it tastes alright, nothing wrong there, I say. :P

#ChaseForBook9

Jazlyn Mystique said...

I applaud you. :')
You touched my heart. <3
The internet's such a cruel place because we don't see each other's faces, we say things that we'd never say offline.

Please don't be angry.
I don't want Skulduggery to die.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

I am doing ok. :D I'm getting tired of waiting for my new keyboard. :P
How are you all doing?

Dragona Pine said...

It tasted certainly interesting, however I prefer my mixture between tomato sauce and mayonnaise with cheese. I have no idea why but that WORKS. Along with cheese and turkey.

Dragona Pine said...

I'm fine thanks, Kallista.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen(and Thief in Black) said...

I need to finish watching Sherlock tonight. Hope I will get the chance!

OK gotta go now. Was hoping for a moment with Derek. It would be fun to chat with him. :)

BYE ALL
*hugs*

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

Good to hear, Kal. :) I hope you get the new one soon. :P
I'm good, thanks. :) I'm kind of just surrounded by Welsh past papers that I can't answer, and Welsh past papers that I can answer. :P
(But it's so good to seeeee yooouuuuu!! :D )

@Dragona: Couldn't you put cheese on the burger? o0 :P

#ChaseForBook9

Dragona Pine said...

Bye Kal!



Taia, it ALREADY had cheese on. But I wanted sauce so...


I'm really glad it's holidays, now. It's like "CHOCOLLATTEEE".

Speaking of which, I had a Spanish exam on Wednesday. They fed me chocolate beforehand to get me hyped up so I did well.

However, I randomly was unable to form sentences and spoke too fast. I BLAME THE CREME EGG.

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

Sherlock is GREAT. :)
Aw, *hugs Kal* See you soon, hopefully. Bye!


#ChaseForBook9

Dragona Pine said...

I like Top Gear and I used to like Primeval. Primeval was awesome.
There's only like two American shows I actually like. The Big Bang Theory but atm I'm bored of that since it DOES get quite repetitive.
Then I never used to like it, but I think How I Met Your Mother is quite good. I think it's quite clever and the writers/whoever made up the characters were really good.

Tbh, they're the only television shows I watch.

Dragona Pine said...

I used to like Merlin as well... but it went rather down hill, imo.

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

@Dragona: Okay, I get you. :P
Yeah, me too. "CHOCOLLATTEEE", yes, but also a little "I need to start revisinggggggg D:" on my part. :P
*laughs* Sounds like an interesting tactic.
(My maths teacher uses cookies as motivation to make people do work. Thursday is cookie day. Thursday is GOOD. :P )
Hopefully, it went better than it felt, though? :) It's probably fair to blame the creme egg, anyhow. :P

As for TV, I watch House, over and over and over and over and over - and yet there are STILL episodes that I keep missing. :P
I also like Sherlock, but it's a different kind of thing, because it's not a running-on-forever kind of series, it's a "You get three episodes and then have to wait forever to get another three episodes". If you have only very few episodes, I feel like each episode has to be a lot more effective - if there are loads then you don't have to worry so much about sticking something in that's careless or just kind of a filler, because the percentage error remains low, kind of. I think Sherlock works well with being a huge small kind of a series.

#ChaseForBook9

Dragona Pine said...

I've never seen Sherlock. Everyone thinks I'm weird because I've never seen Sherlock, nor Lord of the Rings, only played one Pokémon game (which was OLD) and yeah.

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

I watch Top Gear every now and then. Primeval, I haven't seen, nor How I Met Your Mother. I saw a season or two of The Big Bang Theory, but not any time at all recently.

I didn't see Sherlock until we got the box-set of the first two series. (I NEED TO SEE THE THIRD, STILL. D:)
And, I didn't see LOTR until a couple of years ago. And then we watched them like four times within the space of a few months. I've kind of been on LOTR-hiatus since. :P
My brother used to bug my mum for days on end until she'd take him to Woolworths to buy new Pokémon games. I remember Pokémon Ruby was sold out EVERYWHERE, and he was utterly distraught. I don't think he ever got it. :(
That does mean that I've been familiar with Pokémon for always, though. :P
It's not something to hold against you, though. People always glare me down when they hear of all the Disney films I never saw. And, idk. I still function as a human being, soo... :P / :)

#ChaseForBook9

Minion said...

Now I'm scared... Let's not make him angry, I'm terrified enough about book 9 as it is...
I think that was a good decision to make though because this is Derek's community, we're all here because of a common goal: to save our characters from the wrath of the Golden God. If people aren't going to get along then we don't deserve to get any new content till we, as a community, have sorted ourselves out.n There is a simple solution to all this though: Don't be a dick. That is all.

Adrasdos Dark said...
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Dragona Pine said...

Sorry I poofed.

Amethyst Temerity said...

Thanks Derek!

Elise Longden said...

You need to be emperor of the world.
Or universe, whichever you prefer.
But seriously, if people like you ran the world, everybody would have a better chance at being happy and it would be a better place.
...(unless you treat people like you treat your characters, then people would hate you and want you dead, but lets stay positive.)

Dragona Pine said...

Hey Amethyst! How are you?

Amethyst Temerity said...

Hello Dragona! I am fine :) You?

Elise Longden said...

You need to be emperor of the world.
Or universe, whichever you prefer.
But seriously, if people like you ran the world, everybody would have a better chance at being happy and it would be a better place.
...(unless you treat people like you treat your characters, then people would hate you and want you dead, but lets stay positive.)

Amethyst Temerity said...

*nods at Elise* Yup. Agreed.

Dragona Pine said...

I'm fine thanks, Amethyst.

Amethyst Temerity said...

...so, what now?

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Now, we ride! YEEHAW!

Amethyst Temerity said...

...ride what?

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Um...

Unipegasi!

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Why do I think this is so aimed at me because of her?

Amethyst Temerity said...

...I think I'll ride my nightmare...

Amethyst Temerity said...

*flies away*
I'll be back! Bye!

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Zaf...

PLEASE don't take it like that. Take the message, don't twist it. Please, this means so much to all of us.

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Bye!

*rides around on my unipegasi*

Silente Tempest said...

Hello if anyones here! :-)

Melica Frost said...

What has happened since I left a couple of months ago...?

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

hEY sILENTE1 WANT A RIDE ON MY UNIPEGASUS/

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

Sorry, had to poof.

mbd/msd
#ChaseForBook9

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Well, stuff.

And you were there during it, you just weren't there to witness any.

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Well, stuff.

And you were there during it, you just weren't there to witness any.

katya.rocks said...

Derek, you seriously never stop being amazing. Ever.

Silente Tempest said...

Unipegasus?
*looks over at trip and his unipegasus*
Ohhhhhh!
*starts walking towards them*
*strokes the unipegasus*
Pwetty....

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

Zafira I can't believe you're still acting like that. You should be changing, being nicer. Not still acting like that towards Adra. Did you read what Derek said at all? You know, he may have been referring to all of us for getting on at you and I'm sorry if we have been harsh on you but we have lost a friend because or the silly argument and we would like you both to resolve it. Forgive and forget.

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

Hey Trip! :)
Hi Silente! :)
How are you both doing?

#ChaseForBook9

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

Hello everyone by the way.

Blake Soul said...

About time something was done about this, thanks Derek. Best writer ever right here.

Silente Tempest said...

Hi Chi...
Let's ALL take his advice. Let's stop picking on Zaf. Let's stop picking on Adra. Let stop picking on each other and try acting a little more grown up. Lets give peace a chance. Like mother Teresa said "if we have no peace it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other."

Silente Tempest said...

Hi Blake.

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

It is, isn't it? I got it just now, thanks to the magic of imagination!

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

I do not pick, I ask.

Silente Tempest said...

Its so pwetty! How fast can it fly trip?

And I'm fine Taia, you?

Blake Soul said...

Yo Silente, Trip. How's everyone besides the obvious

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

Oh yes darling, say hi to trip and Silente and not your Fiancé :3

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Um, well...

a hundred knots. But if you went that fast you'd fall off.

I'm fine Blake, you?

Blake Soul said...

But... I already said hi to you... when I got home...
*confuzled look*

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Hey, just because he likes us more than you doesn't mean anyone should get punished! :P

Silente Tempest said...

Fine Blake! You?

That's fast! Cool. *nods*

Blake Soul said...

Good as can be Trip, it's the weekend and I'm without homework. A few lazy days while the family is gone will be wonderful stress relief.

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

Hey Chione!
Hi Blake!

@Tempest: :)

@Silente: I'm alright, thank you. :)

#ChaseForBook9

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

@Trip If so, you can marry him instead.

Silente Tempest said...

Oh Chi don't be jealous! :P

Blake Soul said...

What?!
*Hugs Chio*
I'm sorry... hello dear how are you?
Better?

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

*laughs* Are you suggesting a Blip ship, Chi? :P

#ChaseForBook9

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Oh!!! Can I? Please?

Silente Tempest said...

*bites her cheek to stop from laughing*
Way to go Chio. You just started the Blip ship :P

Emerald Melody said...

Derek, take a bow you epic bastard.


Right lads, crisis mode here.

I'm going to the Dublin comic con tomorrow and I need really easy and simple put together costume ideas.

Help!!?

Silente Tempest said...

What do you look like emerald?

Blake Soul said...

Nope
*backs away*
Nope nope
*poofs out of the comment forum*
Nope nope nope
*exits the blog*
Nope nope nope nope
*leaves Earth*

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Jesus, um...

Gandalf.

Dragona Pine said...

Sorry, am back.

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Ahhh... my love...

Silente Tempest said...

Hey Dragona!

Fabi S./Moss Cryptic said...

XD

Emerald Melody said...

I'm in my profile picture Silente.

I'm a short, fat chick alright lol

Jesus lads, thanks. You can both go and fuck yourselves. Great help!! lol

Fabi S./Moss Cryptic said...

(I have absolutely no idea, sorry Em.)

Adrasdos Dark said...

Emmy, go as...

Erm....

A clown.

Scare everyone :)

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

Aw. No Blip, then? :(
:P

@Em: Um. Throw about some all-time favourite characters and/or franchise, and work from there outwards?

#ChaseForBook9

Dragona Pine - The Dark Shadow said...

Now I'm one of the villains I created just because I can.

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

You know... *creates a throne of ice* I may actually start to ship Blake x Trip. They're so cute together and Trip is so looing forward to the wedding. Why not?

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Yeah, Gandalf!

Adrasdos Dark said...

No! Not Gandalf!

She should go as...


As...

Patrick Star xD

EM PAINT YOURSELF PINK

Blake Soul said...

*Poofs back in front of Chio*
Nope.
*poofs out*

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Yeah, I'm gonna steal him from you on the aisle... :D

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

@Chi: Blip! :D
xD

@Em: Or, alternatively, take what materials you have available to you, and work that way instead?
idk. :P

Welcome back, Dragona! Cool. :)

#ChaseForBook9

Dragona Pine - The Dark Shadow said...

And yeah I made this picture myself.

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

No! Gandalf! All you need is a grey cloak and a big stick!

Emerald Melody said...

-_-


Remind me never to come seeking advice from you lot if I am in dire need of help...

Blake Soul said...

*kills Trip*
NOPE.

Adrasdos Dark said...

Or you can be a sloth :D

I like sloths, you know. Adorable little furballs.

You could dress up as me, Em!

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

That's awesome Dragona.

Thrust Ominous said...

I decided that I'm actually impressed that you addressed this, Derek. It seemed like you forgot about us blog minions, but even when you came back and saw a problem, you addressed it immediately. You are true to what you think. Thanks. (But just to be clear I have never been mean to ANYONE on the blog on purpose. (If I seemed to be being mean I thought I was just teasing (and I can't remember when I last did that without the other person teasing me back so I think I'm okay)))

Adrasdos Dark said...

NO NOT GANDALF :o

If anything, she should be Captain Kirk.

OR

NO

BE SPOCK, EM. I WANT TO SEE YOU WITH POINTED EARS xDD

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

Yeah, imagine me walking down the isle towards Blake then Trip coming in behind me wearing a pretty pink dress and shoving me out the way and saying "hey honey" to Blake and kissing him *.* Yaoi.

Silente Tempest said...

I think Adra's idea is a good one.

Go as...IT. Or Ace (doctors companion)

Adrasdos Dark said...

And with that, I must depart.

Ciao!

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

*is dead, would have said: Blake! Why do you deny our love! We were made for eachother!*

Erskine Ravel's Lover said...

Hey guys! I haven't commented for a while but I just wanted to say how awesome it is that Derek has acknowledged and talked about the bullying. Seriously Derek, could you be any more awesome? :D

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

@Adra: XD

@Em: I don't see the problem, these are GOLD. :P

#ChaseForbook9

Blake Soul said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPE
*Steals Zaf's dynamite (all of it) and blows up*

Erskine Ravel's Lover said...

Hahahahahaha just realized that I REALLY need to change my name now...

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

*Is dead, would have said: Well, actually I thought more that I could object at that point when they ask if there's any reason they shouldn't get married.

And I thought I'd do it in a suit, you know?*

Dragona Pine - The Dark Shadow said...

*resurrects Blake*

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

AHAHAHAH! Oh yes you do.

Silente Tempest said...

*pokes Blake*
I feel bad for calling you ugly all those times now...I'm sorry pepper shaker. Your not ugly. I lied.
*pats his head*
Also Blip all the way!

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

@Thrust: :)

Bye Adra! *waves*

@Em: What kind of characters were you THINKING, though? Any books/programmes/movies/other stand out in particular to you?


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Thrust Ominous said...

Hey all! So many new folks. Whatcha dooin?

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

*Is dead. would have said: Thank you Dragona, now we can be TOGETHER FOREVER*

Emerald Melody said...

I was going to go as some form of Booker DeWitt from Bioshock Infinite but I just don't have anything that can resemble him.

Jesus I don't even have purple trousers and a green top to try and go as the Hulk or something!!

You all suck lol

Silente Tempest said...

Shipping the Blip! And trying to help Emerald..

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

*Is dead, would have said: Making up ships with which to annoy people!*

Silente Tempest said...

Hey Ace was a genuine suggestion! I tried! Fine then. No help for you. *sulks*

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

*Is dead, would have said: Just be Gandalf!*

Dragona Pine - The Dark Shadow said...

*resurrects Trip*

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Huzzah! Thank you!

Blake Soul said...

*Sinks into his shadow to hide*
Nope....

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

@Em: Aw. :P
Well, hey, there's gotta be SOMETHING you can happily go as. :)

Hey Thrust! :)

Welcome back to life, Trip. :P / :)

#ChaseForBook9

Nevyar Amberite said...

Yet another reason I love Derek Landy

Billy-Ray's Lover said...

Okay this name any better?

Dragona Pine - The Dark Shadow said...

*disappears and appears behind Blake in the shadows*


Whyyy are you hidinggg in the shadowwwsss?

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Thank you Taia.

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

WHO STOLE MY DYNAMITE?!

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Well, now you're nailing her brother in stead of her husband, so I guess so.

Nevyar Amberite said...

Billy-Rays lover is perfecto.

Blake Soul said...

O-O
*chucks Dragona out of the shadows*
NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE

Dragona Pine - The Dark Shadow said...

*gets rid of the shadows surrounding Blake*


You can'ttt useee darknessss against darknesssss

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Hehehehehehehehe. You're so funny Blake.

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

*squints at Nevyar's picture* Is that- WHY IS DEREK'S HEAD IN A PANSY? PLEASE EXPLAIN. :P

@Billy-Ray's Lover: If that's whatcha like, go for it. :)

#ChaseForBook9

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

You're like an anime.

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Blake....drop the dynamite. I know you have it

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

@Blake: I totally read that as "OPEN" repeated, rather than "NOPE" :P

#ChaseForBook9

Silente Tempest said...

*pokes the shadow Blake is hiding in*
*sprinkles glitter on it*
Come out Blakey!
*sits next to it*

Nevyar Amberite said...

Taia is officially extra radical for knowing its a pansy.

So back when i joined in Novemberish. I stated that Derek Landy autocorrected to Derek Pansy and Snow (Snow is really lovely) made me this

Blake Soul said...

I have the god of darkness INSIDE me, don't you tell me what I can and can' do with it
*Brings the shadows back and hides again*

Nevyar Amberite said...

http://www.shalinimusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/031609_0451_ScaryBunny1.jpeg



Or i could have this as my picture....

Annika Barnosky said...

*gives Derek Landy a very big, very special hug*

You, Derek, are good people. I'm so proud to be part of this community, and I'm so grateful for everything you've done for us and written for us. Thank you.

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

@Nevyar: RADICAL? *grins* Thank you! :)
And- That's fantastic! xD

#ChaseForBook9

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Ooooooooooh! Shadow on shadow smackdown!

Nevyar Amberite said...

That it is!
Not a problem my dear.


aAAAAANNNIIKKAAAA

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

*sits on the roof of the house absolutely howling with laughter at Blip* I may ship this harder than Nalu and Jelsa now xD holy fuck LOL! *rolls over, crying with laughter*

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

Hey Anni. It's great isn't it?

Dragona Pine - The Dark Shadow said...

*absorbs all the shadows in Blogland*

Annika Barnosky said...

Hullo, all of you people. How goes the world?

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

@Nevyar: *laughs* I stand by Derek Pansy. :P
'T'is nice to meet you, by the way. *offers a cookie* :)

@Annika: :) :) :)
Hello. :)

@Chi: xD

#ChaseForBook9

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

I'm going. Its obvious I'm unwelcome. Noody even realized I came on today. Good job Adra you got your wish maybe you can stop being the poor innocent 'victim' you claim to be.

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

Annika, I created the best ship ever. Blip. Blake x Trip xD

Nevyar Amberite said...

I'm just happy I get to talk to people witout messing it up

I'm reeeaallly awkward and shy and people dislike me.

But HERE ITS A NEW CHANCE

Nevyar Amberite said...

I'm just happy I get to talk to people witout messing it up

I'm reeeaallly awkward and shy and people dislike me.

But HERE ITS A NEW CHANCE

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

@Annika: The world goes sort of circularly, I think. :)

@Blake: MY SHADOW! :(

#ChaseForBook9

Annika Barnosky said...

. . .
Well, it is certainly the best ship NAME ever, but I'm afraid I am still a loyal Tadra fan.

And I understand how you feel, Nevyar, about being shy and awkward in real life, etc.

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

Zaffy, we noticed. We don't want you to leave. We want you and Adra to make up so you can both be here without fighting.

Nevyar Amberite said...

Screeches and takes cookie.

Hi Zafi


Fact: Everyone in my school is sick

Annika Barnosky said...

By-the-by, I'm afraid I will be a bit distant, and may disappear at any time.

Nevyar Amberite said...

I ship Jelsa too!!!!!!!

Trip Castalan, Lord of the Hobbits, London's Favoured Banana Thief, Three Years Running said...

*slams head on table*

Yes you did Chione.

No wait no you didn't! I did, you merely popularised it! I was a Blipper before it was cool!

Silente Tempest said...

*smashes face against a tree*
*tree falls over*
*facepalms*

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

YES! NAVYAR! *tacklehugs*

Blake Soul said...

That is rather uncalled for...
*Darkness seep from my skin, restoring all the shadows*

Nevyar Amberite said...

*tacklehuga back*
fRAANDSHIP.

Dragona Pine - The Dark Shadow said...

*simply absorbs all the shadows as fast as Blake is forming them*

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