Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Die Horribly Winner! (And finishing a book)

I have just pressed SEND.

By pressing SEND, I have emailed off the completed book to my agent and editor. It will now be sent to the copyeditor who, amongst other things, will be checking for grammar and spelling mistakes that I've missed but, more importantly, will be ensuring that everything I've written makes sense.

She will be checking facts and figures and timelines, scouring her notes on the other books to make sure I haven't contradicted myself... A good copyeditor in invaluable, and I have a great one.

It's done. I wrote the two Scapegrace chapters that I'd left until last. Oh, and I ALSO included the winner of the Die Horribly competition...



It took me until last night to pick a winner. I was sent 30 finalists out of everyone who entered. Of those 30, I quickly whittled it down to 15. Then, not so quickly, down to 10. Then it took me ages to narrow it down to 5. Then 3.

There were some great entries. Lots of funny reasons why people reckoned they should be the reader I pick to kill horribly in the book. But I needed something specific. I needed something that would fit in with what I'd written. And there was only one reader who fit PERFECTLY.

So congratulations to Lewis Holmes, from the UK. You shall have the distinct honour of being Horribly Killed in The Dying of the Light.



Lewis' death was the last thing I had to write. Now it's all over. Sure, I'll be sent the copyeditor's notes to approve, and there'll be a little more fiddling around between now and printing time, but...

... but it's over. I have finished writing Skulduggery Pleasant.

I think I need to lie down now.

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Eclispe Nalo said...

Goddamit Derek. Goddamit. Now another few months before I get to sink into depression. Wonderful.

The Piano Man said...

Congratulations on finishing

Eclispe Nalo said...

When my exams are finally over, and I can concentrate on writing, I'll give my sorry attempt at revenge a go --- I'm gonna try writing a SP-ish fan-fic-ish story. Like, and alternate universe thing. Thingy.

Eclispe Nalo said...

*an

Luciana said...

NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE

I REFUSE TO ACCEPT THAT IT IS OVER

YOU'RE TOTALLY JUST LYING TO US AND THERE'LL BE, LIKE, A BILLION MORE SP BOOKS AND THEY'LL ALL BE FANTASTICALLY HEARTREAKING AND NOPE

Bleekifreaks said...

Congratulations Lewis Holmes, you took the last chance to appear in a Skulduggery book!

Luciana said...

heartbreaking*


See, I'm so upset by the notion of this being the end that I cannot even type correctly.

Saefou said...

Oooooh, Derek, give us a sneak peeeeaaaaaak

Laoise said...

I can't wait!!!:)

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Congratulations, Lewis.

...

Derek, this is not okay. It can't be over. Nope.

Unknown said...

I may not have been picked to die in the book, but I am dead anyway. IT'S FINISHED. FOREVER. Someone hold me

Unknown said...

Nope. Nope, nope, nope, nope.




Nope.

Spikings said...

Well done, Derek. Can't wait to read! :)

Star Inkbright said...

NOPE

NOPE

NOPE :O

#ChaseForBookNine

Dragona Pine said...

Winning a competition to die. Sounds cool.

Sebastian Castellen said...

Oh no, My life is officially finished. Skulduggery Pleasant is finished but it will live on in our hearts. But can't the editor write a view about the book, was it tragic or something?

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Also, SEND buttons are scary...

Emmmmmm said...

Im crying. God dammit, im crying.
This is the end.
its the end. What am I going to do now.
oh lord. I cant deal with the end

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Its...finished...

*sits quietly in a corner*
*very still*
*staring uncomprehendingly at nothing*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

You have a nice lie down Derek then come and spend some time with your minions! We need you! *hugs*
Can't wait to read the book and see how the winner of that odd contest dies. (that's a weird thing to say)
I wonder what is harder to do, writing the book or the editing. Both are hard for me. :/ In fact I really don't edit anymore. :P I should feel bad for my readers (all 5 of them) but I don't.

Dragona Pine said...

My dog is strange. He's barking at the wall.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

I think I'm in shock..
*still staring at nothing*
Hello Kallista
*sat straight*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

I would have loved to be in another contest where no one had to die. Well, maybe tragically. But not horribly. (not sure what the difference is)

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

@ Dragona Walls can be dangerous. Beware.

@Silente
*hugs* Hang in there. I don't think we will let Derek off this easily. We will MAKE him write more! BWAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Dragona Pine said...

Kallista: Horribly means like getting chopped up into little pieces by a chainsaw and put into a blender.
Tragically means that the death is sad.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*flinches and falls to the side before Kallista can hug me*
NO HUGGING!
*stands and dusts self off*
No hugging me. Please.
*smiles*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

But it's also sad to get chopped up in little pieces by a chainsaw and put in a blender. I'm weeping right now just thinking about it. D:

TheSmilingCat said...

Hmmmm... I just decided that if Skulduggery survives the last book, you'll get a T-Shirt, Derek. A cool one.

Dragona Pine said...

Yes, they usually are used in conjunction with each other in consideration that death is USUALLY sad. However dying in your sleep would not be dying horribly. Dying horribly is usually gruesome, unless it's caused by a disease or other.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

Why no hugging? (it's because I have cooties isn't it) *coughs in the dust* Oh dear...
Maybe a firm handshake? Salute? Japanese bow? English curtsy? All of them at once?

Dragona Pine said...

Wait, you associate a curtsy with us? Why? :P

And it's because Silente is a grumpy vampire. *pokes Silente*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

Ah, I get it now. Thank you Dragona! *bows and curtsies at the same time*


*falls over awkwardly*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

I don't do hugs..I just..don't. All at once sounds cool though!
*firmly shakes kallistas hand while saluting with the other, along with Japanese bowing and doing an English curtsy*

Azazel Infariel said...

you know i really love this series, i love it alot and i own 2 of most of the books and thats just not enough but it annoys me immensely that i dont have the first three books in first edition copies, anyone know where i can get some?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

I'm not a grumpy vampire! I just don't do hugs! Meanie!
*pokes Dragona*
*punches his arm*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

@Dragona
Yes. You lovely English are so polite, proper and epic! :D

ALso, I am a zombie. I forgot about that briefly. But I promise not to eat any of you.

Dragona Pine said...

Tea brb.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

@Azazel amazon? Waterstones?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Kk then Dragona!

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

OK, I have to go now. HAve to finish lunch. But really glad Derek posted again. I was trying hard for the 21's comment at the time. It would have been nice to get it on the 21st of May at 12:21. Oh well, two outa three isn't bad. :D

Luciana said...

...Hello?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

BYE THEN KALLISTA!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

HELLO LUCIFER!

Luciana said...

HELLO SILENTE!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

HOW ARE YOU?

Luciana said...

I AM GOOD BUT ALSO SAD HOW ARE YOU

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

GG guys, gg.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

IM FINE! WHY ARE YOU SAD? ALSO HAVE YOU NOMINATED YET?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Hey Tripathy. There are even more categories now btw.

Star Inkbright said...

Hello.

Wbd - word art. :)

#ChaseForBookNine

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Hey Star.

Luciana said...

I WANT TO WRITE MORE IMPERFECT BUT IT'S DONE AND IT'S A STAND ALONE SO I HAVE NOTHING MORE TO WRITE OF IT ;-;


NOMINATED?! WHAT?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

NOMINATED MY DEAR GIRL! FOR THE BLOGLAND AWARDS! WE BROUGHT IT BACK!
http://bloglandawardspart2.blogspot.co.uk/

POOR YOU! MAYBE JUST RELAX A BIT? OR RIGHT A SHORT STORY?

TheSmilingCat said...

I don't see anything horrible about the chopping part, really.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Hello TheSmilingCat!

Luciana said...

You guys could have e-mailed me, you know...? I still have the original blog. It was my creation.

But it died for a reason ;-;

It caused so much conflict. >_>


I'M WRITING TWO OTHER BOOKS ATM, BUT I STILL MISS IMPERFECT IT'S NOT OKAY D;

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sorry. I didn't think to email you and star didn't either nor did Fabi. Sorry. I don't think they wanted to bother you..its an amazing creation btw! It hasn't caused any conflict yet though! It might even help! Hopefully..

Luciana said...

It's fine.

Most people forget where I'm involved, haha.


Just watch it with the older gens. That's where the conflict came from last time... It's why I didn't do it last year. I got some right shit for doing it in the first place... >_>

Star Inkbright said...

@Msuhroom: I did think to email you, but I didn't because you aren't a regular anymore . . .

#ChaseForBookNine

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Wait, Lucy didn't know we were doing this?

...

I'm such an idiot... I really should have realized this sooner...

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Okay. I'll watch them. Thanks for the warning! We partially did it hoping it might help distract them from their current tensions and maybe help fix it a bit..we can hope...
Its a great idea btw! You don't mind us doing it again do you?

Ieni Strider (Ieni The Ninja Aeroplane, Eater of Fabi's armses) said...

The last book has been sent.

I'm having Emotions.

Star Inkbright said...

I just went on a wonderful rant the other day about something related to the subject, but it isn't nice enough for me to post, so I might have to either edit it or leave it. :P

#ChaseForBookNine

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Fabi your not an idiot

Luciana said...

I sort of just sit in the corner writing. That's pretty much my life in a nutshell, right now. :)

And I didn't like the idea of coming on the blog to loads of conflict, because it's happened before and I got blamed, so... c:

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

I hate that the conflicts here have been making people leave. I hope /something/ can fix it..

Star Inkbright said...

It's like - we used to have a Halloween party every year when we lived in Ipswich, and it was a massive production. And when we moved here, we left our Halloween stuff to . . . someone else. And we've never had a Halloween party since. And I have never had anyone tell me if the Halloween party is still going, or if they even had one, if they even had ONE. Maybe there have been no Halloween parties since we left. Or maybe everyone now attributes Halloween parties to that person and no longer associates us with the tradition. Either way, it's none of our business, because we moved house and no longer live there and are no longer part of that community, and it is no concern of ours what they do with their lives.
. . .
I used to be so nice at saying things. I'm not sure where that ability went. :P

#ChaseForBookNine

Star Inkbright said...

@Msuhroom: I can totally get that. :) *hugs* You're not the first or the last to leave because of this conflict. :P

(It's not even funny though. :/ Adra, Fabi, Mara . . .)

#ChaseForBookNine

Ieni Strider (Ieni The Ninja Aeroplane, Eater of Fabi's armses) said...

Idk, I've always valued honesty to niceness, somehow. Like, it's so fustrating when you don't know if someone is being polite or genuinely truthful? Honesty makes me know a person better.

Luciana said...

I just realised how easily people are forgotten...

The best blood one? That was one me and Eve created. Because we were up at stupid o'clock, talking about Land Before Time or something insane and... She'd always take Val's blood samples...


It makes me so sad thinking how easily people like those two are forgotten...


And, aren't you going to have the best writer one? I'm waiting for best selfie, actually.


It's a nice idea that you brought it back. I hope the older gens won't be as pissy with you as they were with me. :)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

I KNEW WE FORGOT SOMETHING!
*runs off to type*

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Uh, yeah I am. I really should have realized when you were asking about the previous BA.

But thank you [hugs]

Ieniiii [hugs] [hides arms]

I remember Eve and Val, but I wasn't there for the Best Blood thing... I just wrote a description for that award because somebody suggested it.

I do have a couple of ideas that will hopefully reduce negative emotions...

[hugs Lucy]

[hugs Star]

Probably not here...

Star Inkbright said...

@Ieni: YES!
Oh my gosh, kind people scare me so much! You just never know what they actually think and they could hate you and you could never know and it's actually so creepy!

That said, I'm a nice person, and I tend to half-lie to people because I'm too nice to be honest. :P
Being nice makes you not a nice person.
It's such a cool paradox, that. :)

@Mushroom: I know . . . I remember . . .
I don't think people are forgotten by people who knew them.
I think people are forgotten by people who don't know them, and they didn't have any memories to forget anyway, so it's perfectly understandable. :P
It does make me sad, though . . . :/

I suppose, since you and Ieni are here -
I love you and that gen so much and you've impacted upon my greatly as a person, as I was saying only today. I love you and I still think back to the times we had together and I don't ever want to forget you, ever.

. . .
Yeah. :)

@Mushroom: I don't want to have a 'best writer' one, because I would struggle so much voting for it. :P

Yeah . . . if the older-than-you-and-me gens are pissy, I will be just like, you're not even regular, fuck you (if they are regular, then they kind of merge across gens, I think, and I like the older-gen-who-aren't who are here, anyway :P). And if the gen who are younger than you but older than Silente and are still kind of here get pissy, like how Zaf said it was just a popularity contest, we will all get very upset and that will be bad.
However, me and a few others worked out that if we had quite a few awards, people wouldn't get left out as much, and the way to do it was to kind of target as many areas as possible.
As such, we have tones of awards. :P

#ChaseForBookNine

Luciana said...

Fabi - you're not an idiot. How could you be an idiot? People forget things. It's completely fine; it's human.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Quite a few is an understatement Star. Try 43 so far.

Star Inkbright said...

Mushroom, I keep forgetting just how awesome you are. D:
(Guess I do forget you after all. :P)

#ChaseForBookNine

Star Inkbright said...

@Silente: Lol. XD

#ChaseForBookNine

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Okay types up the two suggestions you gave btw Lucifer! Are you going to nominate?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

**typed

Not lol star. Think of it this way, 43 categories. Three votes per person. Lots of people, let's say 10 to make this seem better than it is. That's 1290 votes we'll have to sort through..

Ieni Strider (Ieni The Ninja Aeroplane, Eater of Fabi's armses) said...

Hey, Fabi and Star!:)

I can't really stop being honest. Especially in real life. Here, however it's easier to caution my words, which I'm not sure is a good or a bad thing.

It seems strange when you say that, Star, seeing as you were on the blog before me. Still, there a lot of times where I want to talk to all of you and then I realise that I just kind of let everything slide, because that's what I always do. I never bother keeping friendships up. Then sometimes I miss actual Blogand and as in /my/ gen of Blogland, except although I can go back here, I can't go back to then. I guess this is what being really old is going to feel like.
I love you all too and I think about you a lot, it's just words are never my thing, because how are you supposed to explain a personal feeling with words other people taught you?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Hey Ieni..

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Hello Blogland

Ieni Strider (Ieni The Ninja Aeroplane, Eater of Fabi's armses) said...

Hello Silente! Hey, Rhy!!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Hey Rhydian! You sick of that remant being stuck inside you yet?

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Hey Sil! How are you?

IENI! LONG TIME NO SEE! *hugs* How are you?

When I saw the comp winner, my brain (only for a split second) Thought it was me. Coz it said lewis. And that's my Given Name, so my heart stopped...Then it continued as I read Holmes

Star Inkbright said...

@Silente: Fun! :)

(It actually sounds fun to me. There's something wrong with me. :P)

@Ieni: I always say that you struggle to define the awesomeness of a person because they have never existed before and so no words have been invented to explain them . . .
Don't worry, I suck at friendship too. :P
You can always email me, and I know that isn't the same, but . . . yeah. :/
I miss Blogland too.
I miss two or three Bloglands, I guess . . . . . . . and I don't think I'll ever stop missing them, because the memories will never be replaced. I used to come home and laugh for ten minutes reading comments made by Aussies. Then I used to come on and have great conversations with Engliminions until about eight, at which point four of us would drop offline for an hour because Merlin. XD
Then I used to come online every morning and read roleplay.
Then . . .
now I come home and spend an hour and a half emailing my real-life friend because she was saying that men had to be stronger than women and that men weren't allowed to cry because they weren't allowed to be weak and that because Peeta's weak there's something wrong with KatnissxPeeta?
(Honestly. What the fuck is wrong with her.
You know, other than her being a sadist. :P)

Ohhhh . . . gone off track.
Anyway . . .
I'm sorry.
I always say I'm sorry.
I always mean it.
I just wish I could show you how much.

#ChaseForBookNine

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

I kinda am tbh with ya Sil...Feel so evil, the Real Rhyds isn't here to celebrate the end of the series. :( But after I've done with the story I've got planned for him, then it can go

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

I'm fine thanks Rhydian! You? Also you avoided the question..the earlier question..
*points to said question*
*raises one eyebrow*

Valkyrie V. - Ivy said...

Don't worry Derek, we can all have a bug crying moment together.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Oh wait you answered the question now.
How long till you've done what you planned with him?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Hey Ivy!

Star Inkbright said...

Hunter's off hiatus, btw, in case anyone didn't notice.

#ChaseForBookNine

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

I noticed star, he ran away from me yesterday :( I didn't get to poke him!

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

@Lucy [hugs]

@Silente I'm trying to write a computer program that works with the voting system I suggested. I'd personally rather put a lot of work in and recognize the awesomeness of more people. That's why I joined. So it's completely fine with me that there are a lot.

Probably shouldn't be here, need to be doing schoolwork.

Luciana said...

I'm sorry I'm so distant all the time. D;

I'll try to be more active again. I miss you guys. <3

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Hey Val! How are you! Haven't seen you in AGES!!! Unless we haven't met...Wait, I think we did on twitter. But I can't recall. How are you anyway?

@Sil: I dunno? Sometime next week, if it goes to plan. Hopefully before, if I get through it quick enough

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Hey Luce! We miss you too! *hugsies* How are you?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Okay then Fabi! I didn't think about computer programs, that's quite smart!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

/IF/ it goes to plan.. okay then, how you planning on losing the remnant then?

Luciana said...

Hey Rhydian!

... Why don't you make a poll?

Ieni Strider (Ieni The Ninja Aeroplane, Eater of Fabi's armses) said...

*ninjaeroplanetacklehugs*
Ay, I'm good thanks!! I'm really enjoying life right now, despite sometimes feeling a bit lonely. Currently doing some C.A preparation stuff for school.
Yes, I thought of you first also when I read the name!!

I did try to email you a few times, except each time I kind of stopped myself. I'm not really sure why.
I used to come home from school and talk to you and Luciana and I'd look forward to it all day and write everyone's names all over my hands and then at 5pm other people would come on and we'd all talk to them.
I remember everyone going off to watch Merlin. That was fun and then we'd all come back on with our reactions and yeaaa.

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Well...That's a secret :P

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

A secret...you could whisper it to keep it a secret!

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

I remember the good old days of Blogland *sighs* I really do.

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Nah...Let's just say, blood will be spilt!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

@luci I'm not ignoring you btw I just have no idea what a poll is so I'm going to let Fabi or Star answer, I'm not very good with terminology..

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Awww! So you won't tell us? Not even a hint? Not even me?
*big puppy dog eyes*
Pwetty pwetty pweeeeeeeease?

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Well...I don't wanna say...OK another hint...RHYDIAN'S BLOOD WILL BE SPILT!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Hmm.. but..hmmm....
*stares off into the distance thinking*
*partially about blood*
*mainly about how that'd help*
Hmmmmm...

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Blood and death...Lot's of it...Well, maybe not lots. Blood yes, but death, possibly

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

LOTS of blood? You realise mass sacrafise doesn't work very well right? Not unless you want a load of vampire to attack in which case mass sacrifice might work...
*thinking*

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

it's not a sacrifice...OMG YOU SO WANT ME TO TELL YOU BUT I WILL NOT GIVE IN TO THIS!!!!!! NEVER!!!!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

NOR WILL I RHYDIAN!
Not a sacrifice but lots of blood..
*starts pacing*
*back and forth*
With possible death..
*thinking*
Hmmmmm...

Ieni Strider (Ieni The Ninja Aeroplane, Eater of Fabi's armses) said...

Last Comment before I go, but I think there should be one for Most Fitting Taken Name.

Okay, going now.
Goodbye:)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Bye!

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Cool category Ieni :P BYE FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!

It's actually so hard not to blurt out everything to you Sil...So hard. But I shall remain strong

Star Inkbright said...

@Mushroom: Well, that was my first suggestion, but Lantern has a really cool idea that's based on percentages and majority votes and people have three choices and all kinds of cool stuff, so we're doing that, I think. :)

*hugs Ieni* Fours . . . :(

#ChaseForBookNine

Luciana said...

BYE IENI! I love you. <3

(Also genius! Me and my friend were talking about taken names the other day and she was in awe of how my name is as oxymoronic as me:3)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

I know it is. Thaw cause I'm awesome and persuasive.
*shoots him a grin*
Okay. Rhydians blood. Lots of blood. Possible death. Hmmm..
*stalking back and forth*
And its getting rid of the remnant..
Quick question, does this plan involve my theory from yesterday about remnants and death/life?

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

it doesn't actually...I found a different way...Very different, and more painful I think

Star Inkbright said...

@Mushroom: PEOPLE ARE SO CONTRADICTORY OH MY GOSH DON'T EVEN TALK TO ME ABOUT IT THEY DON'T EVEN MAKE SENSE. :P

#ChaseForBookNine

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

((I've added that category btw))

Luciana said...

This is the point I fell in love with Fei. I don't even know how or why or anything, but...

“I will be okay,” I say, more confident this time. “It takes more than a tiny bullet to cut down a god, you know?”

It looks as though you want to smile, but the sorrow is overpowering and you sort of choke on laughter. I can’t decide if that’s how you’d normally react, or if it’s just this world changing you. I noticed it does that from the confusion on your face when you do or say something you probably wouldn’t ordinarily do. It’s sort of cute. But it’s also a shame; I wish I could get to know you properly. Without the mediation of this world. There’s so much beauty in your aura. There’s so much about you to love, and I don’t think anyone has truly appreciated it before. Maybe they have, maybe I’m mistaken, but… I feel something within your aura. Something that tells me you’re one of those mysteries that will forever go unsolved.


sHE IS SO FREAKING PRECIOUS

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

More painful? Oh. Not good..
*murmers to herself*
How many people will need to be involved?
*thinking still*

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Because I complicate things.

[nods]

[cant type up an explanation right now]

[probably not here :-( ]

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Er...I dunno tbh. Me, Lena, Horseman, Sil, Someone with a certain type of magic (I shall have to contact Trip or Adra somehow!) And er...That's it. Sil, you tryna guess what I'm planning?

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

*hugs Fabi*

Star Inkbright said...

@Lantern: Complicated things are beautiful.
Like people. <3

@Mushroom: I know what you mean. :) *hugs*

#ChaseForBookNine

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

About the older Bloglandians. MAny can't be here for important reasons. I think that's hurts them more then anything and like Luciana said, it's hard to be forgotten. But the awards are for those who are regulars in the NOW.
If the older bloggers want to join, maybe they can. FOr me, it's a great way to get to know you all better. FOr instance, didn't know Trip was a banananaaa thief. :D In my day, I always fought with a banana gun just to be fun and funny. Love how you all are so creative and fun and just make it a fun place to be (for the most part)
Everyone will have trouble with each other from time to time. Just cant give up on friends though.
I blew it badly in my time and am still working to earn forgiveness. It's part of growing I guess.
I really hope no one from the older gen give you all heck for the fun you are doing now. If they do, send them to me. (nicely) :D I will talk them down, letting them know they, like you are all valid and never forgotten.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Trying..wait /I'm/ involved? Hmm..
*still pacing*
*and thinking*
Okay horseman, Lena (Lena <3) certain type of magic..by which I'm guessing soul magic?
*chewing her lip*

Unknown said...

I'll miss this series.

A lot.

Wow, I've devoted so much time to the SP books since I first read them, I don't know what I'll do when it's over.

Maybe Derek can write spinoffs or some other series written in the same world, like if Valkyrie's sister became the main protagonist or something.

*Sits down on the floor, curled up in a ball and laughs hysterically*

Noelle said...

Derek....

:'l

You're killing me

Can't be here because of my English final soon!!!

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Yes Sil...Soul magic. Lena ((Lena <3 Love that character, I am actauuly kinda upset that I'll have to get rid of her eventually :( ))

Luciana said...

I'll back off so you can live better... Baby I'll just say goodbye~

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Good luck on your Final Adra!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

((Hey Kastilla! Earning forgiveness? Okay then..do I want to know what you did or is it better left unsaid? Either way just so you know I have no ill will towards you, I hardly know you!))

Luciana said...

Good luck, Adra! (Not that you need it) <3

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Okay soul magic. That's one thing your using. Lena, I don't know her discipling but I know the horseman wants her..
*glares at him*
*mutters about if he kills Lena she will /not/ be happy*
You want to be free of Rhydian. In order for this he has to bleed..how do I fit in?

Unknown said...

Good luck Adra.

Speaking of which, I've got an English exam tomorrow..

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Zombie Queen and Thief in Black said...

@ Silente
I got mad at people for picking on me (or that is what I thought) Then I felt abandoned when friends left me and would not respond to me. It hurt. But I won't give up on them. :)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

((Hey Sykamere! Oh okay Kastilla..))

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Rhyds doesn't /have/ to bleed. It's just going to happen. I won't be happy that Lena will die...I know it's my character, and my plot and my rules kinda, but I can't change them just for one character. So her death, I'm hoping to make sure it's heroic

Unknown said...

Hi Silente *waves*

Hello everyone else who's here.

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

((Hello Sykamere! Nice to meet ya!))

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Oh good. So she's definatly going to die?
*mutters* well there goes my first theory as to why I'm there..

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

((How are you Syk?))

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Hehe. Well, you don't /have/ to be there...I think it just works better because Sil is close friends with rhyds and Lena...So basically I'm being a lil' sadistic again. And I think she might, yes. But I do wanna fond a loop hole. But no, there isn't. And that saddens me...Ith truly does, because I like the lena character I've created

Luciana said...

OH MY GOD STAR SORRY I DIDN'T SEE YOUR COMMENT MY PHONE HATES ME D;

But yes! People are contradictory. And that's why I love my name; it's as oxymoronic as me. Light Shadow.

I also like the fact that it has my personality down to a t, haha. I might be dark, but, as they say... transit umbra, lux permanet. :3

Iputsomuchthoughtintostuffiamsorry.

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Brb switching to phone

Luciana said...

Hello Sykamere!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Oh. Your being sadistic. Charming. Are you sure there isn't a loop hole? Some miss worded sentence you can exploit?

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Back!

Unknown said...

I'm good-ish. It's kind of hard to be faring well through exam times unless you're a genius.

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

No sorry. Lena shall die. But there's two death scenes. And I cannot decide how I'm gonna kill her. It's so hard!

The Grave of a Coward said...

I cannot stay,
BUT,
congratulations and condolences to Lewis, who will be brutally murdered in the grand finale of the book series we all adore!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Yeah. Very hard..
*wishes she knew his plan*
*she likes knowing plans*
*she also likes to have people not die*
*however that's apparently not a choice*
Wait two death sentences?!

Star Inkbright said...

@Kal: You're one of the best people I've ever met. :) And whatever you did, I would have forgiven you. *nods*
Which doesn't mean a lot coming from me, but it wouldn't have been hard to forgive you, is what I mean, I guess . . . :)

@Msuhroom: It's fine. XD I accidentally ignore comments all the time. :P

*hugs Adra*

@Rhydian: You just basically went "My plot. My characters. My rules."

*looks mournfully at myself and wonders why that never works for me XD*

#ChaseForBookNine

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

((Good luck on your exams, I'm sure you'll do fine!))

Star Inkbright said...

Exams should be murdered . . .

*hugs all those suffering*

#ChaseForBookNine

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Scenes Sil. Not sentences. I've planned both. The more merciful one means she's totally gone. The other one is so cruel and evil, but she could return...But IF she returned ut wouldn't be our Lena anymore. It'd be something monstrous. So I'm not sure what to do

Luciana said...

I finished my exams last Friday. I'm 394% certain I failed. :3

Good luck everyone who has exams remaining <3

Unknown said...

I gotta go guys, sorry for the short appearance but I might be back later.

Bye!

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Bye Syk!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh.
*can't think of anything else to say*
*she lives as a monster or dies as a human*
*horrible or peaceful*
Doesn't having me and whoever else in it possibly pose a threat to what will happen?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

((Bye Syk!))

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

I've got am English essay to do tomorrow :( cba tbh. But at least I get a week off next week!

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Meh. Don't think so Sil...Hope not anyway

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Have you checked? Remember that I do many stupid things..I have a habit of blurting stupid things at the wrong time to save others..

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Good point Sil.....hmmm

Dragona Pine said...

I HAVE COOKIES I'M HAPPY.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

COOKIES!

Yes it is a good point Rhydian..

Lewis Ravenscroft / Rhydian Blake said...

Gtg now


Sil mind if I email you all of my ideas/plot later? Then you shall understand!

GOODBYE!!!!!!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

YES EMAIL THEM TO ME RHYDIAN I WILL BE VERY HAPPY IF YOU DO THEN I WILL UNDERSTAND AND POSSIBLY NOT UNDERSTAND BUT JUST IGNORE THAT LAST PART!

BYE!

Luciana said...

You know that wonderful, gentle burning feeling you get in your throat when you drink something with a lot of alcohol in it? And your mind begins to go all fuzzy and wonderful? You know you're not drunk - you're nowhere near - but the potential is there. Just before you get tipsy. Where you drink for fun, because you like the taste, not to be drunk. You drink because you want to taste the bubbles of heaven and it's just incredible... Because getting drunk off your head isn't the point; only those who loathe themselves could get so drunk that they forget who they are and you just feel so sophisticated and... Yeah. Sorry.

I'm thinking about Ela. ._.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Okay then Luci..

Luciana said...

Sorry. I'm just thinking about Ela and randomly slip into her mind. It's like Drathoway, haha:3

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

That's fine Lucifer! It happens to lots of people, its not rare. If anything its fun..

Edward Fletcher said...

Hello?

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

HOLY HELL

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Hello Edward Fletcher.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Hello Zaf, whazap?!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Oh god I silenced the blog with my terrible slang..

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Whoops? Sorry guys!

Luciana said...

Sorry, I was taking my glass through to the kitchen. :)

Then got distracted.


I get lost in Ela's mind sometimes.

Maralie Lily Charm said...

GOD DANGIT

Luciana said...

Hey Mara. :)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Oh good. I didn't scare people off. Good.
Getting lost in someone else's mind is fun, its a place where you can relax and take on a whole new personality.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Hey Mara!

Dragona Pine said...

Sorry I poofed.

Luciana said...

... Wbd. Going to write. Maybe. I don't know.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Okay the Lucifer!

Its okay Dragona..you do that a lot XD

Kira said...

I can't believe it's over. Yeah sure it's not even published yet and sure it'll live on forever in the books and our hearts blabla but I can't believe it's done. Completed. Finished. Over.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

No one can Kira..no one can

Star Inkbright said...

I am a quarter of a way through a black background and my black felt tip has just run out.
. . .
Fun. :P

#ChaseForBookNine

Dragona Pine said...

NOW I HAVE SKITTLES AND COOKIES WHAT MAGIC IS THIS?

Fabi S. - Fashion-Conscious Fire Wraith said...

Almost lunchtime.

Almost.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

@star ITS SO ANNOYING WHEN THAT HAPPENS! Do you have another one? Also what's it the background of?

Dragona Pine said...

Star, if/when you have time to read it there's a new part of my ME story up.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Almost..

COOKIES AND SKITTLES?! WHY DO YOU HAVE COOKIES AND SKITTLES?! WHY DONT I HAVE COOKIES AND SKITTLES?!

Dragona Pine said...

I have cookies... and skittles.


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