Monday, April 14, 2014

The Year of the Requiem

Ladies and gentlemen...

When I start writing Book 9, I had a title in mind. And it was a good title. It was a glorious title. It echoed a phrase we'd already seen in the books themselves, and it was cool, and haunting, and awesome...

But for some reason, it wasn't a "Final Book" title.

I don't know why. Some titles suit the last book of a series. Some suit the first. This title — my lovely, glorious title — suited the first.

I'm not going to tell you what it was, because I do plan to use it at some stage — and I never let a good idea go to waste.

But suddenly I had a problem. I needed a new title.

I needed a new title that sounded like a final book. I needed a new title that fit alongside Kingdom of the Wicked and Last Stand of Dead Men. I needed something almost... poetic.

And so I came up with this.

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Rueben O'Shea said...

first?!

Dragona Pine - Mind Mage said...

2nd?

Miss Cain; The Aussie Ninja Stalker said...

lANDY

Rueben O'Shea said...

Holy shit!! I got first comment for the first time in my life! I am soo happy!!

Thrust Ominous said...

HA

Death Rose said...

Great name!!

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

dammit LANDY

Elise Longden said...

OH MY GOD
*screaming*

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

I cant see

Miss Cain; The Aussie Ninja Stalker said...

BYE IM OUT OF HERE BYE BYE FNHDXGFVHGKJZDSGFXZDSXC

Elise Longden said...

PFFFT IM NOT FREAKING OUT

Miss Cain; The Aussie Ninja Stalker said...

I CANT BREATHE MAYBE BECAUSE OF THE DAMN SKITTLES POISONING

Fabi/Moss said...

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AnidjiwniniddDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDBJXHIWHKCHLWHKDHKSHJSB HELP

Holly said...

DEREK, WHY, HOW, DEREK, PLEASE, TELL US WHAT'S IN STORE

Miss Cain; The Aussie Ninja Stalker said...

OR MAYBE BECAUSE OF THE DYING LIGHT

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO *falls to the ground and cries*

I LIKE MY SOUL!

Thrust Ominous said...

That is a good title.

Annika Barnosky said...

This is going to be good,
I can tell.

Nevyar Amberite said...

HLY FACELESS HELP ME

IS THIS THE REAL LIFE

Sebastian Castellen said...

What? Ok so Darquesse kills light. Fine.i expected the darquesse raised upon them.

Jack Wilkinson said...

DEREK NO

Dragona Pine - Mind Mage said...

First: I like the build up. Very dramatic.

Second: "I'm kind of a big deal" SHOULD NEVER BE USED AGAIN :P

Third: Awesome title!

Layla Starship-Ranger said...

NOPITY NOPE NOPE NOOOOOPEEEE

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...

HOLY CRAP I AM SCARED AND EXCITED OH MY GOLDEN GOD SOMEONE HOLD ME

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Omg *cries*

Pegasky said...

the only light dying is the one in my HEART

Miss Cain; The Aussie Ninja Stalker said...

hahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahah im just gonna go cry some more in the corner

Emerald Melody said...

Well your a fuckhead Landy lol

Excuse me while I go and cry in the corner before going on a Skype call with my equally evil stepkids...

Emerald out!

Niamhy Jay said...

I... I'm twitching now. I... That's just cruel!!
AWESOME!
But cruel

Rueben O'Shea said...

Holy Mother of burritos!!! I am going to kill Derek!!! the title is basically saying that most of the character's will die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alexandra Steel said...

SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT THE DYING OF THE LIGHT I can't even Haaaahahahahahhhahahahaha

#Chase for The Dying of The Light

Nevyar Amberite said...

what's the title? Cant watch the video

Miss Cain; The Aussie Ninja Stalker said...

the dying light oF MY SOUL

Nevyar Amberite said...

GUISE.

ITS SHOWING THE LIGHT PART OF CERTAIN CHARACTERS IS DYING.

Miss Cain; The Aussie Ninja Stalker said...

okay someone better be on skype that i can scream at

Dragona Pine - Mind Mage said...

Rueben: I thought that had already happened? Lol.

NiamhHasNoLife said...

WHAT DOES IT MEAN

Duck said...

"And it will tear... your souls... in two"

%@%$@%@$@&@&+!%(@+#&&@+#)@+&"&@&@+@)@+@&@&#&@%)@%
(Yes, that is swearing)

Miki Brogan said...

It happened.

Annika Barnosky said...

I WANT TO SCREAM AT SOMETHING.

But I shan't.

But I want to.

. . . But I shan't.

*hugs Derek*
I love you, Derek, don't ever change. We are just alike, you and I. We thrive on the tears of our readers.

Silente Tempest said...

Holy shit piece if fuck they're all gonna die! I don't, I just, I mean...shit!

MoonFace said...

*Falls to my knees* Oh.
*Slumps onto the ground like a sack of potatoes* Excuse me while my brain shuts down . . .

MoonFace said...

*Falls to my knees* Oh.
*Slumps onto the ground like a sack of potatoes* Excuse me while my brain shuts down . . .

Thrust Ominous said...

The light! The light! This means nobody's gonna die, because if there's no light how are they supposed to move toward it?
it's a trick.

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

*crawls into the corner* Dexter... Skulduggery... Valkyrie... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! *bursts out crying*

Ailis Quinn said...

OMG!!!! its 1:20 am here in australia and i just screamed very loudly watching this. i don't think my family will be impressed.

Ailis Quinn said...

OMG!!!! its 1:20 am here in australia and i just screamed very loudly watching this. i don't think my family will be impressed.

Annika Barnosky said...

If just one of my favorite characters survives,
I will be happy.
Just one. That is all I ask of you, Derek Landy, my golden god.
Just
give
me
one.

Nevyar Amberite said...

I screeched and my brother ran in my room asking what was okay.

Silente Tempest said...

*crawls into the corner with Chi*
*hides from Derek*
I can't. I just...can't.

Thrust Ominous said...

It means that, right?

Annika Barnosky said...

I am certain that Val will die in this book,
so I'm hoping,
praying,
that I will therefore get off easy, since I . . .
*hides from torch-weilding mobs*
. . . I do not like Val very much.

Mr. ShockWave said...

Great title. If this is going to be the last book, does that mean that the movie is coming?

NiamhHasNoLife said...

YOU COME BACK HERE RIGHT NOW MR LANDY AND EXPLAIN WHAT THAT MEANS

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Ravel....*cries* i'm gonna die in the book....im gonna get killed

CURSE YOU LANDY I HAVE A TEST IM TOO FREAKIN SCARED

Duck said...

Now as I finnally fall asleep, I AM undoubtedly going to be having nagging dreams/nightmares of what the title means and whatnot...

Thrust Ominous said...

Maybe he'll rename the first book what he planned for the last.

Elise Longden said...

I CANNOT DEAL WITH THIS ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME?!
*screeching* I HOPE YOUR HAPPY. (or at least laughing evilly to yourself as you picture our tears)

Nevyar Amberite said...

I really think it means the light in some characters is dying.

ASDFGHJKL

Thrust Ominous said...

WHAT DOES THE YEAR OF THE REQUIEM MEAN?

Annika Barnosky said...

As terrified as we all are, can we just take a moment, and say . . .
WE HAVE PICKED THE GREATEST BOOK SERIES IN THE WORLD TO BE DIE-HARD FANS OF,
and I am proud to be a Minion.
You hear me, Derek Landy?
*shakes fist*
Proud, I say, proud!

Elise Longden said...

*aggressively waves torch*
...
It's okay to have opinions! :)

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

*Hugs Silente tightly whilst eating a doughnut and trying to stay calm*

Fabi/Moss said...

A Requiem is for honoring souls of the dead.

EVERYBODY IS GOING TO DIEEEE D': D':

HELP

[hugs]

[cries]

Emerald Melody said...

Year of the Requiem is a year of celebration. Well thats what he was suggesting.

This is what I just put on Twitter.

#TheDyingOfTheLight because when there is no light left, Darquesse prevails.

Elise Longden said...

Ha! Do you really think that's likely!? *gross sobbing*

Nevyar Amberite said...

*shakes souls*
DO YOU HEAR US DEREK LANDY (Pansy)?

Nevyar Amberite said...

@ Emerald

YAAS.

Silente Tempest said...

*hugs Chi back rocking forwards and backwards*
What does this mean?
*stares blankly at a wall*
What does it mean?

Thrust Ominous said...

>BGFdvgfbnhjminjhvgfcdcvfgnj m,kvgfcfvgbhjijnhgvf cffHBVFITTHVUGCDXXUIKNHYIUGT VFCDHVFRCDUNT

Nevyar Amberite said...

*screeches unholy*

Phoebe Irons said...

What the faceless-ones does that mean

Electea12345 said...

I think I may have got over excited, my mum thinks i'm hyper active and now i'm not allowed easter eggs :( :) whoop whoop can't wait for the new book :) :) :) :) :)

Verity HELLO! Till said...

Ugh like the dying of the light in my soul I can't even lol

Nevyar Amberite said...

Hello all!

We aren't going to survive this!!!

Rueben O'Shea said...

Lol, I just filmed the whole thing so I could show it to my friend, and I circled the area where my first comment was, to show him hat I got my first comment!

Thrust Ominous said...

aaaaaaaaaaaahahhahaahahah
i'M GOWIN MHAD

Eloise Potter-Fray-Cain-Pendragon said...

*digs hole in the ground*
*crawls into hole*
*hole is my new home*
Yes mum I am fine.
(spoilers, i'm not)

Amethyst Temerity said...

*whimpers*
*brain starts failing*
*runs around for hugs*
HUGS!

Rueben O'Shea said...

Nevyar, that is SO true!!!!!!!!! No one who will read it will ever be the same! I think all of our souls will be crushed into 1 million pieces!

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

*hugs Amy tightly*

Verity HELLO! Till said...

Thought he wasn't going to tell because the video looked like it was gonna run out, that would have been one step too far into the evil author realm like mordor style

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...

Dying of the Light? mORE LIKE DYING OF TGE FANDOM

I AM NOT HERE FOR THIS

N O P E

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

This is evil

Amethyst Temerity said...

*hugs Chione*
This is how the world will end...the lights will die out...

Rueben O'Shea said...

Okay guys, I'm going to bed now, its almost 1:40 AM over here in Australia :)

And I think we should probably stop doing the #ChaseForBook9 thing, and maybe try and persuade Derek to write a short story, or something

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

He's gonna kill everyone off, Darquesse will rise, then we'll all be dead.

Thrust Ominous said...

The Dying of the Light... so they're going to recolor the light what's the big deal?

Dragona Pine - Mind Mage said...

I think Skulduggery will die.

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

No, the world will end when there is no internet.

Amethyst Temerity said...

...do you think there'd be one part in the book where Derek would be like "Opps! Lights died out! You can't see this action happening!" And there'd be like a black page and then suddenly the lights turn on and we see dead bodies everywhere?

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

I think Valkyrie will die. I don't think Skul will die because of the necromancy magic.

Miss Cain; The Aussie Ninja Stalker said...

ive made the definition of requiem as my phone background to remind of the pain of fandoms :))))))))))))))

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Im telling you, he's gonna kill off all the characters we love. The next series he writes i will not get attached to a character.

Silente Tempest said...

Who will you be when faced with the end
The end of a series
The end of good men
Will you worry
Will you cry
Or will you hunt down Derek with a venomous pride?

Rise from the ashes
Rise from your cry
Rise to this calling
Make heard the battle cry
Let us come from the mountains
From the city or the chapel
For the light has died
And we have cried

So who will you be when face with the end
When Derek is laughing
And the darkness descends
Will you cower?
Or will you fight?
Is your mind fully broken?
Or made up at last?

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

I think i failed the test, im too scared. This is the moment....

Charlie Macdonald said...

After almost a decade of growing to love all of these brilliant characters, I can't help but feel a "lambs raised to slaughter" type vibe.

Hey so first time commenter here in the blog, long time follower. I was wondering how does this work exactly, because I've been wondering a lot about the parallel universe throughout kingdom of the wicked, and if that will be making a return in the last novel.

Electea12345 said...

But I haven't got over the fact that Ghastly dead :(

Thrust Ominous said...

The next series will star the remaining characters under different names to protect their identity and they will restore the world and then of course all die and destroy the world again. But you'll forget about those guys because there will be NEW guys and those guys will be in the next book series... et cetera..

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Silente- he has to be reading the comments laughing

*cuddles dynamite* I don't want to die.....

I don't wanna get killed *points dynamite at Derek* Your days are numbered.

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...

THIS IS MY HC. SOMETHING MASSIVE WILL HAPPEN JUST AS DARQUESSE KILLS ALICE AND WATCHES THE LIGHT IN HER EYES DIE AND VALKYRIE RETURNS TO BEING HERSELF SHE HOLDS ALICE IN HER ARMS AND SOBS AND SOBS AND SOBS AND SHE CAN'T DO ANYTHING BUT HATE HERSELF AND SHE LOSES HER MAGIC AND SHE DESTROYS EVERYTHING AND SHE'S ALL ALONE

She did what she could to fix the skeleton, but Skulduggery was gone. Long gone. Not even he could survive having almost every one of his bones broken, no matter how well she patched him up. He was gone, and it was her fault. She let Her take over. Valkyrie Cain was the cause of it all. She killed her parents, Alice and her best friend. And now she was alone in this world which she destroyed. She knew it would happen, but that only made it worse; she should have been able to stop it. It was all her fault and she-
"Boo," she heard a smooth voice say, devoid of all humour it had the last time that word was uttered.
She knew it wasn't real. She was just imagining things. Nobody could suffer to such an extent as that and still survive. Not even Kenspeckle Grouse would have been able to save him after what Valkyrie had done. She hadn't just killed him; she obliterated him. She had destroyed him completely.
"Didn't think I'd leave you, did you?" The voice said and she caught sight of filthy white bones beside her and her breath caught. Despite her mind telling her he was dead, her heart forced her to look. With closed eyes, she tilted her head up and only when cold bones enveloped her in a hug did she know it was real.
"Until the end. We promised." He said to her, his voice more certain than she had ever heard it.
She rested her head against the skeleton's chest and whispered, "Until the end."

Thrust Ominous said...

Alice will not die. China will watch her.

China's ghost...

Electea12345 said...

To be fair Skulduggery's already dead, and I don't think you can kill something that's already dead

Emerald Melody said...

Lads, can we not stop #ChaseForBook9 until he confirms it? Please?

When he confirms it then we can stop it and you all would have all done Chase so proud.

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

If he kills Alice, I swear he will never hear the end. Thats just morally wrong.

Miss Cain; The Aussie Ninja Stalker said...

LUCE
OUT
NOW
THIS ISN'T THE TIME

Thrust Ominous said...

Exactly

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

LUCE YOU WANT MY SOUL CRUSHED BEFORE AUGUST?!

Silente Tempest said...

@zaf of course he's reading these comments and laughing at our pain! He's evil! He knows exactly what's going to happen! I bet he's counting down the day slowly, waiting until the book comes out. He's evil! Bad Derek! *bops his nose*

Thrust Ominous said...

"Boo" was one of my favorite lines.

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...

*laughs* This is tame compared to what I could have written. :P

Derek's ending will be much more soul crushing though and I'm really excited for it; endings are my favourites.

Miss Cain; The Aussie Ninja Stalker said...

i know i will be crying at the end i can feel it

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

"She could see his consciousness. It formed a shell around his skeleton, a shell of multicoloured lights. It sparkled prettily. This shell was how he thought. This shell was how he felt…She reached out and gently dug her fingers into the shell of light. Skulduggery gasped and went rigid." - KOTW

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

If....if....I get killed off, I'm gonna go lock myself up in a corner and cry.


REMEMBER THE DEAL DEREK JUST YOU REMEMBER I KEPT MY SIDE, I HAVE'NT BLOWN UP IRELAND, BUT YOU, YOU BETTER KEEP YOUR SIDE.

Amethyst Temerity said...

Everyone will cry...

Thrust Ominous said...

BLAANALOOBASBIBibgvibrvi
THE EENNNDDDDD
I don't care what happens.

All that matters is that it's finally closing. The whole long magically saga, opus, etc, it's over.
BOOM

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Boom. Boom boom. Boom.

The sound of our souls imploding.

Thrust Ominous said...

Ya know Zaf when you keep reminding him not to kill you.......

etc.

Silente Tempest said...

I can see my reaction now. It'll be like 2am. I'll be sat in bed with a torch. I'll close the book and just sit up staring at nothing with silent tears running down my face. And I'll stay like that for a bit. Then I'll end up making quiet incoherent noises of distress. Then I'll sit again. Then I'll curl up in a ball under the covers and lay like that until I fall asleep. Days after it'll be all I can talk about.

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

I know....*cries* We already made a grave.

I can't bear to think of reading the series without Ravel....*cries harder* WHY?! WHY DOES HE HAVE TO BE THIS CRUEL?!

Adrasdos Dark said...

:) Awesome, Derek

Charlie Macdonald said...

Amethyst, nothing bad at all could happen, yet I will still have a sob just because it's all over.

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...

IENI GET OUT RIGHT NOW

Fabi/Moss said...

You did blow up Ireland...?

#ChaseForBook9

Rueben O'Shea said...

Is it sad that I've had a little gap on my book case since Skulduggery Pleasant LSoDM has been out? The gap is about Death Bringer size, but I'm going to have to move some books around, so that Armagedion outta here can fit in as well!

Amethyst Temerity said...

*nods*

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

NOT GOING IENIWHERE LUCI

Silente Tempest said...

No Rueben. I have that gap in my bookshelf too. Its been there for ages.

Thrust Ominous said...

Just think... Right now Ravel is in so much pain. Only one hour of rest.

He deserves it.

My friend always says that.

:D

Nevyar Amberite said...

Luci I'M SAD NOW BUT IT WAS AMAZING!

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...

IENI I AM GOING TO KILL YOU IN THE MOST BRUTAL WAY IMAGINABLE

AND I AM AN AUTHOR I GET PAID FOR HAVING AN IMAGINATION

YOU ARE SO DEAD

Amethyst Temerity said...

...after that last book, what are we going to do?

Silente Tempest said...

Cry amethyst. We will cry.

Charlie Macdonald said...

Anyone got any predictions for certain characters?

I've only got one, that one-armed Dexter will meet both-armed Dexter and they'll just, I don't know, high five or something.

Rueben O'Shea said...

All of my friends who've read the SP series recon Ravel deserves what Darquess did to him! And he did! And as someone said on twitter: out of the dead men group, Ravel probably has the softest hands BECAUE HE WAS ALWAYS ELBOW DEEP IN SPIDER VAGINA (or something like that)

Nevyar Amberite said...

I'll be here until the end.

If the last words in the book areUntil The End

Imma stab someone.

I love how Skulduggery remembered the Whole Until the end bit

Dragona Pine - Mind Mage said...

Amethyst, sit here, wait and talk?

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...

We will find ourselves six feet under before we even finish reading the damn book

Nevyar Amberite said...

One-armed Dexter?

Rueben I cannot

Evan Carron-Kee said...

That wasn't what I was expecting.
And in a bad way.
It just isn't, well, catchy.
Sorry Derek, Last Stand of Dead men was genius but this, isn't great. Dying of the Light would've been smoother.

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

The good news is, if I die, then I won't have to be put through The Dying of The Light :)

And you will.

Rueben O'Shea said...

Okay every one!! I'm going to bed now, so goodbye for now!

Nevyar Amberite said...

Night!

Ieni..... :'(

Amethyst Temerity said...

OH! There's a blood moon tonight!!!
*lets that sink in*
Blood...moon...bad sign...for Skulduggery...
*curls up in a ball*

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

I blew up England. I havent blown Ireland up in over a year

Amethyst Temerity said...

And I gotta go guys! Bye!

Silente Tempest said...

She constant blows up england. Its rather unfortunate for me..

Silente Tempest said...

Bye pup!

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...

ZAF STOP BLOWING UP MY COUNTRY

BLOW UP AUSTRALIA INSTEAD

Charlie Macdonald said...

@Nevyar-

When Val shunts into that other universe, with all the red cloaks, and there's this reistancey team, which is all that's left to take on Mevolent. I'm pretty sure they break Val out of jail or something, and the Dexter from that universe gets his arm cut off.

I had no idea either until I Re-read it the other day. The mental image is just too much.

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

*explodes Australia*

Miss Cain; The Aussie Ninja Stalker said...

HEY DON'T BLOW UP AUSTRALIA THAT'S WHERE I HAPPEN TO LIVE

Silente Tempest said...

Blow up...
*checks mental list of minion locations*
Blow up Greenland!

Nevyar Amberite said...

Tha k you Charlie!!

Both Dexter's would totes fall in love with the other.

I ship Sexter/Dexacen (Dexter/Saracen)

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

Fine! *explodes Iceland*

Fabi/Moss said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
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...

BUT IF WE BLOW UP OZ WE CAN MAKE IT OUR OWN AND LIVE IN SKUTTLEBUG PARADISE

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

I don't recall blowing it up unless I screwed up 'Iceland' and 'Ireland' but i have been careful

Miss Cain; The Aussie Ninja Stalker said...

ACTUALLY, ZAF, I TAKE THAT BACK.
FEEL FREE TO BLOW UP OZ AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE.
I really like the way Luce's thinking. :3

Grand Mage Zafira Kerias said...

But...*sadly explodes* this book is gonna kill me

Fabi/Moss said...

Maybe I'm wrong, then.

...

Scratch that. I'm basically always wrong.

But I remember it being something like this.

Zaf: *blows up Iceland*

*blows up Ireland*

(I hope Derek doesn't see that and kill Zaf, but he never reads the comments anymore, so I should be safe.)


I don't really want to argue about something this pointless though, so just go ahead and assume I'm wrong. :-)

Fabi/Moss said...

Anyway, I should probably go.

Bye, everyone. Good luck surviving!

#ChaseForBook9

Exeenera Dawn said...

I am terrified.
Love the build up.
So excited.
So terrified.
So hyperventilating.
I am so scared now... The light that is dying is the only light that's left in my soul after LSODM. I am scared, Derek. That is a scary title.

Charlie Macdonald said...

Comment deleted by the author? So he is listening, groovy. Don't know if I can forgive you for Shudder. That was straight brutal.

Silente Tempest said...

Comment deleted by the author means deleted by the person who typed it charlie.

*walks over to him*
*bows before him*
*straightens and smiles*
And hello there. Who might you be?

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

*sits rocking back in forth in the corner of her house*

Silente Tempest said...

*pokes Chi*
Will beating something up help? If so I'm happy to help...

Charlie Macdonald said...

Long time reader of the blog. This announcement was too good, needed to talk Slulduggery so I came down here.

I'm Charlie, pleasure to meet you.

Star Inkbright/Hunter/Ez said...

Derek, you're so ace. :) *hugs* :)

Am I the only one who went "Nice title. Aw, Derek's ace" and then went off to speak to some other people before coming in, reading the comments, and going WHAT THE FUCK ARE THOSE PEOPLE ON?

I don't understand my emotional reactions, I really don't. I can start sobbing in lessons over vans and zigzags (that's how my long list of directions started, C making me cry over poor little zigzag children being left out), but book titles are somehow mostly irrelevant to me.
Well
come on
it's a TITLE.
*frowns*
It's a very cool title.
But still
it's a title.
And I am dreading book nine no more for the release of it. I mean, I already know half the people I know are gonna die. I am already wishing time would slow down and attempting not to think about it and, when I do, knowing that book nine will be the death of what is left of my soul.
If there is anything left.
I think maybe a teaspoonful is left, but that'll be gone on Saturday so I might have to read book nine soulless.
I might survive, then. C:

@Annika: You said to Derek: "We are just alike, you and I. We thrive on the tears of our readers."
I AGREE.
*looks sadly at teaspoonful of soul*

@Reuben: No, Ravel doesn't.
No one deserves it.
*still preaching forgiveness and anti-death-penalty*

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Star Inkbright/Hunter/Ez said...

ANYWAY

*retreats back to the corner in which I think about not thinking about book nine*

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Silente Tempest said...

*tilts her head slightly to the side*
Ah well in that case. Welcome to blog land! Can I ask, have you ever thought of whst discipline you would be?

Miss Cain; The Aussie Ninja Stalker said...

Wbd, I've decided to reread the series... Again.

Star Inkbright/Hunter/Ez said...

Hey Silente! :)

And - I don't know what discipline I am and I've been here over two years, haha. :P

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Nevala Morose said...

I've been reading these books since I was eleven, I am now eighteen and I kind of feel like either crying or punching something because this has been a series akin to Harry Potter for me and I'm very sad to see it end. I trust the glorious Mr Landy will not stop writing! I'm counting on it.

Silente Tempest said...

Hey star! That was to charlie but hey anyway! How are you?

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...

Star, it's the connotations and meanings behind it. Light is associated with innocence and hope and life... That's dying. Not fading, DYING. Death is seen as sudden and brutal and cruel

The death of such brightness implies a cruel and brutal ending.

Then there's the associations with the series itself...

Skulduggery' life energy is described as light, for one.

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...

Star, it's the connotations and meanings behind it. Light is associated with innocence and hope and life... That's dying. Not fading, DYING. Death is seen as sudden and brutal and cruel

The death of such brightness implies a cruel and brutal ending.

Then there's the associations with the series itself...

Skulduggery' life energy is described as light, for one.

Star Inkbright/Hunter/Ez said...

@Zaiya: I would love to reread the series, but I'm attempting to reread a couple of serieses at this moment in time, so . . . yeah. :P
I'd like to read LSODM again, though. I think I've only read it once. :O
I'm ashamed at how little I read these days. :(
LSODM was AMAZING, as well. *still waiting for the day when I can come online and discuss it with all of you :P*
*I have a key debate to start off and a key rant to make*

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Charlie Macdonald said...

Discipline like, from Skulduggery? Adept sounds nice, something unexpected.

Silente Tempest said...

@charlid Yes like from skulduggery. Anything specific? I.e zaf necromancer. Blake necromance/soul magic. Chione ice. Etc

Star Inkbright/Hunter/Ez said...

@Mushroom: But I already knew that was going to happen. *frowns*
I mean, Derek said that TDOTL was shorter than LSODM because most of the characters in LSODM were now dead so there was less to write about.
In my opinion, it doesn't get much worse than that.
I am trying not to think about it too much, as well, for fear of crying and the like, so I'd rather NOT think about the connotations of the title. XD
HEY, btw! :) Nice to see you. :) :)

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Miss Cain; The Aussie Ninja Stalker said...

@Star: I haven't reread LSODM yet, so I'm planning to do it this time around :3 And I still have other books to read, but I really feel like going over SP again.

Star Inkbright/Hunter/Ez said...

I don't think I've actually ever made a Skulduggery Pleasant OC.
Well, one, but I ditched that one.
. . .
Damn.
I suddenly feel like a very shit Minion. :P

I DON'T LIKE WRITING FANFICTION OKAY.

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Charlie Macdonald said...

Have all of you read Harry Potter? I feel like the last Skulduggery book will be like the last Harry Potter one, in the tearing your heart in half kind of way.

Star Inkbright/Hunter/Ez said...

@Zaiya: SP is always ace. :)
And - LSODM is AMAZING. O_O

I have a book I got for Christmas that I still haven't read. XD
That's only because I want to reread the series first, though, and I haven't managed to get hold of the first too books . . . :/

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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 FORGET ZAIYA IS CAIN'S TAKEN NAME BECAUSE ZAIYA IS EL'S FAVOURITE AUTHOR

Silente Tempest said...

Charlie, discipline, any specifics? Necromancer, energy throws, soul magic, ghists, wall walking etc.

Kath lissenden said...

Fantastic name Derek I got goose bumps and all the hairs on my arms stood up on end.
Love this title.

Star Inkbright/Hunter/Ez said...

@Charlie: I've read it. :)

I actually think the ending for Skulduggery Pleasant will be wonderful. I don't usually like happy endings, and I HATE the endings where it makes it unrealistic just to keep everyone happy. Urgh. They're horrible.
The best endings are the ones where bad things happen, but the bad stuff enables it to mostly be a happy ending.
I think Derek's ending will be horrible and soul-torturing, and after I've got over the horrible soul-torturingness, I will be so pleased, because it will presumably NOT stretch the limits of reality and will presumably make total sense, and, also, soul-crushingness is kind of good in a way. You hate it, but if everyone was nice and nothing horrible happened, would you really like the series that much?
I think it would be funny, but rather boring.
I have faith in Derek to deliver us a fantastic ending. *nods*
And if he doesn't, then at least it will be a good enough ending, I will be satisfied, and I won't be ranting about it stupidity for the rest of my life like I am with The Infernal Devices.

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Charlie Macdonald said...

Something like oh what's his name, the one who can make people forget things.

A little like that, but maybe personality changing on people. Just being able to change their feelings - happy/furious/terrified.

Chione Asahina - Goddess of snow - said...

Erskine Ravel you mean, Charlie?

Hello btw. I'm Chione.

Silente Tempest said...

Ah okay so a little like Jasper from twilight? (Ugh can't believe I remember that) where he can sense and change peoples emotions?

Star Inkbright/Hunter/Ez said...

@Charlie: I would hate to be near you, then; how would you know what you were feeling was what you were actually feeling? D:
It sounds like a really interesting discipline, though. :) Lots of potential for lots of stuff.

@Chi: No, I think he meant Geoffrey Scrutinous. :P

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Silente Tempest said...

Chione the icy witch XD who has the shortest attention span EVER

Charlie Macdonald said...

@star - so what happened with the Infernal Devices?

Star Inkbright/Hunter/Ez said...

I think it's a little like the Soothers and the Rioters in The Mistborn series. :)
I haven't read the second book in that, yet . . . I don't want to, because I know it won't be as good as the first one and I can't bring myself to read it. :(

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Silente Tempest said...

Here we go.. XD

Charlie Macdonald said...

Yeah silente haha. That's the one Star, thanks.

Star Inkbright/Hunter/Ez said...

@Charlie: I shouldn't really say, because spoilers, but - you know a love triangle, one girl, two guys? Imagine that the girl ended up being able to go with the first guy AND with the second guy, one for a whole lifetime and then the other for an immortal lifetime after the first one died.
No.
You can't DO that.
Urgh.
You can't just MAKE IT ALL WORK OUT NICELY LIKE THAT.
Well, maybe you can, but it just IRRITATES me. :(

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Star Inkbright/Hunter/Ez said...

Here we go, Silente? :P

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