Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Demon Road Opening Line

The Demon Road proofs have been sent out to critics and reviewers and bloggers and booksellers and all kinds of wonderful, wonderful people ahead of the release on August 27. I can't WAIT for this book to get onto shelves. I want to know what you think. I want to see how you react. I've been warned by my publishers not to expect the second series to be as big as the first — at least not initially — and let's be honest, Skulduggery is a hard act to follow. But this whole thing has become a giant experiment for me, and it's going to be fascinating to watch unfold.

This weekend in London I'll be at YALC on both Friday and Sunday. On Friday, I'll be talking about Demon Road. On Sunday, I'll be on a panel discussing how the late Terry Pratchett has influenced my writing — basically it's just an excuse for me to yap about how funny he was. There will be signings both days, and I'll sign whatever you bring along.

There's gonna be some cool bits and pieces available too —"merch" or "swag" or "stuff" or "free things" like Demon Road badges and wristbands and maps and little pamphlets containing the first four chapters. That's kind of the point of this blog post, actually, because once those sample chapters are released, a plot detail that I haven't REALLY spoken about is going to be confirmed. So I'm going to discuss it here first, by providing to you the opening line of the book:

"Twelve hours before Amber Lamont's parents tried to kill her, she was sitting between them in the principal's office, her hands in her lap, stifling all the things she wanted to say."

I've talked about how this is a story about a girl being chased across America by a pack of demons. What I haven't said is that those demons are Amber's own parents. 

I had this idea years ago, of a teenager being hunted by her mother and father. It resonated with me because this is so obviously WRONG, it is against the natural order of things for parents to want to harm their children. I'm lucky — I come from a good home, and I have loving parents, but I am well aware that not everyone is in the same position. This inversion of values is why the idea stuck with me, and so the whole trilogy has become an examination of family, and what it means to be loved and accepted for who and what you are. 

I'm not going to say anything more about it right now, and all those wonderful people who are reading the proofs won't really be saying anything about it until the official release, but I genuinely cannot wait for you to get your hands on this book. 


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Kas said...

First.

feraaaa32 said...

Damnit kas. :D

Lavender Hope said...

Seriously, Derek? Two posts in one day? Haven't seen you do /that/ in a while!

Hi!! You gonna talk a bit? Please do! We aren't role playing right now! Please Derek?

Even though I'm a bit distant...

feraaaa32 said...

hehe, he might ^_^ hey hopey :)

The Conductor - A Great Substitute for Duct Tape, A Shadow Potato and An All Round Good Bloke said...

(Hey C'mon big man talk to us :P we know you're bored two posts? :P )

Icarus said...

I've already insisted that a friend of mine reads the first book when it's out. Can't wait!

Lavender Hope said...

Okay, after officially reading the post, WOW. That's cool! :D

Hi everyone! :) Hi Frank. *hugs* ^.^

But yeah, sorry, I'm a bit busy right now, so I'm going to be distant.

feraaaa32 said...

*hugS* got a lesson next, in 20 minutes :)

Lavender Hope said...

DEREK PLEASE SAY HI AND FLOOD US WITH YOUR GOLDEN GODNESS.

:P There's so little people on, I think it would be worth a drop by.

Icarus said...

I'm not here, btw. Too busy trying to deal with the ninja owls in my brain.

Lavender Hope said...

Okay, maybe I can stay until then. :) Or be less distant. :P

Kas said...

Hey everyone.

Derek is on Twitter right now.

feraaaa32 said...

I AM WITH HOPEY, SPEAK ! :P

Lavender Hope said...

*pouts*
He's always on Twitter...

At least just a comment here would be nice... One comment...

feraaaa32 said...

how're you by the by, dear? :)

The Conductor - A Great Substitute for Duct Tape, A Shadow Potato and An All Round Good Bloke said...

( I tweeted him to come say hi :P you know how hard it is to stay within 144 characters Geez :( )

Lavender Hope said...

I've got a headache, and it's being a pain. Yes, pun intended. :P

But I have to prepare a little for breakfast tomorrow...

Lavender Hope said...

*nods at K*
That's why I don't tweet.

feraaaa32 said...

awww *kisses head* I hope we'll be down here for maths ^_^ :)

Lavender Hope said...

Meaning if you are, you'll stay on longer?
*hugs*

Kas said...

MMMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Derek Landy said...

Ooooh, the Conductor was right, no rp! Wowwww...!

feraaaa32 said...

yes, for another hours sweetie :* *hugS*

feraaaa32 said...

WOOOOOOOOO, he's on XD

Derek Landy said...

I can only stay a minute. My lunch is on, I have 3000 pages to sign and a book to write.

feraaaa32 said...

Loved your books, man :D I think i might buy this new one as well :P

feraaaa32 said...

hey where's everyone now that he's here? :D

Icarus said...

*waves at the Landy* Hello sir.

feraaaa32 said...

hopey, come one now, he's ONNN :p

Derek Landy said...

Aw shucks, Feraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, thanks!

Hi Icarus!

feraaaa32 said...

got maths ^_^ see you everyone, possibly coming back soon, possibly not :)

Lavender Hope said...

I AM BACK.

HIIIIII DEREKKKKKK!!!! *waves frantically*


Do you remember me??

feraaaa32 said...

No problems man ^_^ *waves to everyone*

feraaaa32 said...

No problems man ^_^ *waves to everyone*

Icarus said...

I'm really looking forward to Demon Road and I've already convinced 5 people to read it. :)

The Conductor - A Great Substitute for Duct Tape, A Shadow Potato and An All Round Good Bloke said...

(Hehe YEh ! HI *hugs? * I really can't wait for it :D)

Lavender Hope said...

Bye, Fera! Talk to you later! *hugs*

Derek, I haven't been on in a while, but you said hi to me on my first day here back in 2012.

Lavender Hope said...

Aww, did I miss him? :(

Lavender Hope said...

Darn it. :(

I have to go again. *leaves a cookie for Derek* Please come back once in a while, we miss you.

Icarus said...

*waves Hello and Goodbye to Lav before slinking off to bed because it may or may nor be 11pm*

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard said...

O.O

Derek was on.

I should seriously wake up earlier.

Derek Landy said...

Hello again Lavender!

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard said...

So I guess this means, Derek reads comments....

Aww darn it! Now I have to wait to explode Ireland! *reluctantly puts away her dynamite labeled Ireland- Derek's house*

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard said...

OH GOSH HI DEREK

Derek Landy said...

OK, must dash!

Hello to everyone who posts here! Sorry I can't stay!

Excelsior!

Kas said...

@Derek Thanks for including Tia in DOTL!!!! :)

Lavender Hope said...

YAY! Thank you, Derek!!!! :DDDDD

Lavender Hope said...

Zaf: Keiron tweeted him to come on. I don't think he'd have read the comments otherwise.

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard said...

Bet he can't tell which one I am,MUHAHAHA

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard said...

I know, but he had to read this comment section....

So I just can't explode Ireland yet...

Sadness, I wanted to talk to le Golden God.

Oh well maybe I'll be awake next post and he'll come on.

Lavender Hope said...

Well, he's got to be busy with this new book of his, so hopefully there'll be another time when he comes back. ^.^

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard said...

I know, maybe we should dedicate the first page to no rp, that way Derek can come on, because I wonder if he just feels he'll interupt them? He's a nice guy, despite that evil trick of oh its my cat and holds up something else on Skype.

Lavender Hope said...

I think we tried that idea, Zaf. People opposed it...

But get this, my headache magically disappears after he comments. :P HE IS REALLY A GOLDEN GOD OR SOMETHING BECAUSE AWESOMENESS. :D XD

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard said...

Haha awesome, Lav!

? said...

(I missed the golden god
Dammit)

Lavender Hope said...

Welp, finished what I needed to do. Now I gotta shower and head to sleep!

Bye guys! :)
*leaves hugs*

Lavender Hope said...

*hugs ?*
:/ Hopefully he'll come on next time.

*goes*

The Conductor - A Great Substitute for Duct Tape, A Shadow Potato and An All Round Good Bloke said...

( I think that'd be nice as he might comment more... But 200 comments might be hard for some people without RP :/

Night Lav :P * hugs* )

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

(*cautiously comes on and waves slightly*)

The Conductor - A Great Substitute for Duct Tape, A Shadow Potato and An All Round Good Bloke said...

(* waves to jai * hi 🙋 how's you?)

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

(M'okay.. you?)

The Conductor - A Great Substitute for Duct Tape, A Shadow Potato and An All Round Good Bloke said...

(I'm good I got the golden god to come on so I feel accomplished :P )

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(An... interesting first line. However, the problem I can see is that it solves a large part of the plot within a single line.)


Liliana: Mmm... I want you to, rather than have your dress appear on you, to actually get changed.

(Yes, Jaimie.)

Bethany: *she kisses her back* What should I wear?

Lily: I feel really sorry for you...

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

(@K well done!

*cuddles Sophi tightly!!!*)

Onwa: *Tilts her head*
Mm..why?

James: *smirks, laid beside Isabelle*

Whatever you want.

Manuel: Don't. My past formed my present.

DUGGLYN CARZAINIA THE BRANDI CARLILE OBSESSER (I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) said...

OMLI DEREK WAS ON
DARN I SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN UP AT 6 something which would not have been a good idea because of swim meet tonight and practice now.

Which brings me to the next point of

GTG PIE!!_

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(*she cuddles Jaimie tightly back*)

Liliana: For my own amusement.

Isabelle: *she rests against him* Would you like to wake up?

Bethany: I might wear the green and white dress...

Lily: Yes but...

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

(*snuggles close*)

Onwa: how would that amuse you?

James: Mm.. Yes.

*smiles*
I like that one.

Manuel: It is fine, Lily.

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard said...

Yeah I already foresee two people who would never survive without roleplay. It'd be a great break though, and an idea for ways to lure Derek over.... Or maybe the first two hours after a new post, that way we can attempt to lure him over here with the no rp going on pitch.

The Conductor - A Great Substitute for Duct Tape, A Shadow Potato and An All Round Good Bloke said...

(Well the second one was managed and well just be happy he came on anyway :P :D )

The Conductor - A Great Substitute for Duct Tape, A Shadow Potato and An All Round Good Bloke said...

(he didn't have to read my tweet or even listen to it :P)

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

(*raises an eyebrow at Zafira* I see no reason as to why mine and Sophia's roleplay should need to be stopped. We are considerate in what we post, any swearing on my behalf is always bleeped out, there are no explicit scenes of intimacy as such scenes are time skipped and we attempt to communicate with the community while roleplaying.)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

Hey!

:)

Better cover. Idea sounds cool. Cool stuff.

Gemma, if you want us to shower you with love and compliments because you're feeling shitty, can you please just ask straightforwardly? That way there aren't a load of social conventions to trip through and you'll get a more straightforward response, meaning eveyrone will feel better.

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

That was an honest question, btw. I like stating things straightforwardly without social conventions to trip though, in case you hadn't realised in my previous comment.

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

-_- I'm sure Jai and Sophia can survive without roleplay. However, they enjoy roleplaying and have fun doing it. Nothing wrong with that.

I guess it just depends if you think spending a lot of time and energy working so that maybe we can speak to Derek is worth more than spending a lot of time and energy roleplaying with your friends. Different people value different things. That's cool; that's diversity. It's not fair to condemn people for their diversity.

The Conductor - A Great Substitute for Duct Tape, A Shadow Potato and An All Round Good Bloke said...

(@Star ... I believe she feels unwanted and uncared for like ignored ect and if she says something it will be either argued or ignored... Correct me if I'm wrong Gemma. She wants to be wanted without asking to be wanted. )

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard said...

It would be nice to show we can actually work together, but being as you two wouldn't listen even if you did care...

That idea would never work because of said situation.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Zafira, our roleplay is between Jaimie and I and is the business of no one else. Given the fact it only between two people and, for everyone else, it is just in the background - it should not affect whether Derek Landy comes on this blog or not. And I am unprepared to stop, regardless.)

Liliana: *she shrugs* Is it wrong to enjoy the body of my fiancée?

Isabelle: *James wakes up*

Bethany: Good. *she smiles* What will you wear?

Lily: But it's wrong that you're so nice and they did that to you...

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

(@Zafira well we might have stopped, but considering you're condemning us and saying we wont and making us out to be inconsiderate I likely won't. And we've tried it before, it hasn't worked.)

Onwa: Mm.. no, it is not

James: *opens his eyes*
*yawns slightly*
Mm.. morning

Hmm.. how about a blue and gold dress?

Manuel: Some may think so.

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

@Keiron: Well, people won't always show their wanting. I rarely show mine.

Sorry - people doign this really pisses me off, and it's really irrational so don't think anythign of it, but right now I'm trying not to scream and punch a wall.
(or, y'know, whisper 'fuckfuckfuck' and bite some inanimate object, which is my version of screaming and punching a wall.)

The thing is, she wants people to do her a favour, but she's not telling them she wants the favour done very clearly and then she's feeling upset when they don't do the favour. It's like the different between writing somethign large on a poster as opposed to putting it in small print. If you put it in small print, it will get forgotten and ignored regardless of how many people care about her. My point is - if she wants her request to be noticed, she should make it noticeable, and if she doesn't then it's not her fault or our fault if it doesn't get noticed.

Also, if she tries to use social conventions on me she'll piss me off, but that's not her, it's me.

@Zaf: I think they care about your opportunity to talk to Derek exactly as much as you care about their opportunity to roleplay.

Taia, Raisin :) said...

Derek visited! :)

Also new posts!
And cool cover update! :o

And---
I wasn't expecting that plot twist. That's a really interesting way of introducing the idea, tbh. Maybe I'll pick this one up before I get my hands on the last three Skulduggery volumes. :)
(Or maybe I'll get them all. By this point, I'm only waiting on myself & my own ability to get things done. -_-)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: Exactly. Hence why I am asking for it.

Isabelle: Good morning. Would you like breakfast?

Bethany: *she nods, her hair and wings shining a little* You'd suit it... You suit lots of things.

Lily: Everyone should think so...

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

Onwa: Mm.. deal.

James: Yes please. Would you like eyes?

*smiles*
Mm.. *kisses her happily*

Manuel: Everyones view point differs.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: *she stops tickling her*

Isabelle: I would.

Bethany: *she kisses her back, resting against her*

Lily: I know but... Still... It's just unfair. There are some horrible people...

Taia, Raisin :) said...

((@Star: Um. I get what you're saying, but the thing is...
Sometimes you don't want to put it in huge bold writing because you feel small.
And sometimes you don't want to make it noticeable because maybe you don't feel entirely like you should be noticed, and maybe you don't want to get in the way with all your noticeability, and maybe you don't want to make it big and loud because what if people still don't grant your request? and you don't want to find yourself in that situation?

And maybe those are irrational things to feel, but... I don't think it's fair to condemn somebody for not wanting to make themselves big and bold and noticeable with neon signs and blaring loudspeakers, because... you don't always choose how you feel.
It's like denouncing somebody for being scared of spiders or not liking dogs or panicking in an enclosed space or having trouble talking around people they don't know. It's the way somebody feels and it can be a lot to ask to just... change that?

ANd if people don't notice -- no, that's not their fault. Not at all, for the reasons you already said, and it's hard to change not noticing a request. But equally, maybe it's hard to change not making a request noticeable. And... I don't know, I don't think it's fair to criticise anybody for either of those qualities.))

The Conductor - A Great Substitute for Duct Tape, A Shadow Potato and An All Round Good Bloke said...

(I guess I see the small print because I am the small print... every print is bigger than me so I help all those small prints that feel smaller.... I have 20/20 I can read small print)

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

Onwa: *sighs happily*
Thank you.

James: *stands, stretching, covering her sockets with his hands*
The same colour?

*holds her close, tickling her side gently*

Manuel: There are

Kas said...

Hello.

Right.

No one cares.

*curls up*

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

(..Hi kas?)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: You are welcome. *she grins*

Isabelle: Yes, please.

Bethany: *she giggles, pressing against her more* No, please... I'm very ticklish.

Lily: ... And they did horrible things to you. Why can't everyone just get along?

The Conductor - A Great Substitute for Duct Tape, A Shadow Potato and An All Round Good Bloke said...

(Hi Kas *offers hug*

I care.... I always try to care... email me if you need.... )

Kas said...

I'm just so sick of it all, Jai.

So sick of being unwanted and

I just don't know.

Sorry.

Taia, Raisin :) said...

(...sorry. :P

also @Star: :)

For what it's worth, I'd say roleplayers, roleplay. *shrugs* )

*hugs Kas*
*cares and cares and cares and*

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

@Taia: I know. Ugh. Bad phrasing.

You don't HAVE to be noticeable, but if you dont' make it noticeable, it's not gonna be noticed that well. That's all I'm saying.

I'm sorry, I'm irrationally pissed off and I'm not sure I can edit it out so I'm just goign to have to keep apologising and reminding you how pissed off I am.

Hey Kas.

. . . *eyes slowly flicker to previous comments*

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

*is a lot better at caring when I'm not pissed off*

*although it's worth noting that I usually care*

*abotu both Gemma and Kas*

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

(You are wanted kas.)

Onwa: *lunges, kissing her passionately, smiling*

James: *lets his magic flow again, forming eyes for her, the same ones as before, linking them to the brain and also to her magic in case she wishes to will them away*

*grins*
I know.

Manuel: unfortunately the human race has violence embedded within them.

Taia, Raisin :) said...

Here, Kas, you're wanted.

*hugs Star* Sorry. :/ I get what you're saying.
Um, how are you doing, aside from aggravated?

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

@Taia: :/ Yeah. Sorry for being aggravated. Not anyone's fault.

Um, I'm doing alright. :) Had to go to school today. :P
You?

Kas said...

@Jai Writing it doesn't make it true. We used to talk every day. Now we talk maybe once every week or so. Not like you ever want to talk to me.

I barely get a chance to talk to Gemma or Chloe, and that's the odd text or two.

Danni just abandoned me completely.

And all but one of my irl friends left me.

And I am away from home, lonely. I will not see, meet, talk to a friend for over six weeks and even then, I'll have nobody, because nobody wants me.

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

@Kas: Can you join a club or something?

Kas said...

@Star No, I cannot.

Kas said...

@Star Not here, anyway.

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

(@Kas I'm sorry if you feel abandoned..)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

@Kas: :/ You can always email me, if you want. I'll be mostly available from now until late August.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Tia, you can hardly blame Jaimie for your feelings of loneliness. At least she takes the time to email you.)

Liliana: *she kisses her passionately back*

Isabelle: Thank you.

Bethany: *she cuddles her, holding her around her waist*

Lily: I suppose...

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

@Sophia: I didn't think he was blaming her, just implying that she didn't want to talk to him enough to email more often.
Ermmmmmmmmmmmmm jus tpointing out that I know that pointing that out was a bit pedantic of me.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Star - He gave a list of reasons about why he felt lonely - therefore the reasons are to blame for his loneliness?)

Administrator Kestrel LeStarre-Sparrowhawk The Celestial said...

GodDAMN I missed him.

But after reading the post, I'm probably going to have a hard time getting through the book. Crap.

Kas said...

@Jai Don't be.

@Star I know.

Kas said...

Hello, Kestrel.

Administrator Kestrel LeStarre-Sparrowhawk The Celestial said...

Hey, Tia. *hugs*

(Derek, if you still read the comments, thanks for the warning about the family stuff. I'll need this time to mentally prepare myself.)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello, Kestrel.)

Administrator Kestrel LeStarre-Sparrowhawk The Celestial said...

Hey, Sophia.

Uhhhhh how is everyone?

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(I am alright, I suppose. Yourself?)

DUGGLYN CARZAINIA THE BRANDI CARLILE OBSESSER (I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) AND WORSHIPPER OF THE GOLDEN GOD (YOU'RE SULER COOL!!!!!!) said...

Okay, I'm back

With a name change! :D



Anyways.


OOOOOOOOOOOH THE FIRST SENTENCE IS GREAT, I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!


My best friend is going to Ireland around the time it comes out AND SHE AND HER LARENTS OFFERED FO GO TO A SIGNING FOR ME!!_!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Which I'm not sure I want to make them wait in line... :/

But they might get me a copy! They offered as a kinda of late birthday gift because they didn't know what to get me.

But yes, I'm super excited!!! :D :D

Kas said...

@Dugglyn Hello.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello, Dugglyn.)

DUGGLYN CARZAINIA THE BRANDI CARLILE OBSESSER (I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) AND WORSHIPPER OF THE GOLDEN GOD (YOU'RE SULER COOL!!!!!!) said...

*supermegahuggletacklesofdoomvils Kas then snuggles*
'Ello!

Taia, Raisin :) said...

(I'm sorry, Kas. :/
You can make new friends. Don't let that stop you from getting anywhere.
... I'm always happy to email, but I'm aware that I'm not always available and am generally awful at replying (which isn't because I don't care, it's because I do, and that's a stupid mental system and I need to work on that). I can't keep my inbox open on my phone or laptop, for reasons, and I'm not very good at manually checking.
If late responses from me are any good to you, I'm more than willing to try. Please don't think I don't want to talk with you. :/


*hugs Kestrel*
Hey, it's good to see you. :) )

Administrator Kestrel LeStarre-Sparrowhawk The Celestial said...

Hey Dugglyn!

Hi Taia, nice to see you too!

Kas said...

*acknowledges Dugglyn and Taia*

DUGGLYN CARZAINIA THE BRANDI CARLILE OBSESSER (I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) AND WORSHIPPER OF THE GOLDEN GOD (YOU'RE SULER COOL!!!!!!) said...

Hi Soph!



Hmm, my profile picture (OMLI IT'S BRANDI CARLIOE AT THE ZOO AHHHHHHHHHH THAT WAS SO GREAT OMGOMGOMGOMGOMLIOMLIPMLEHSBBDJNDNDJDFJJFJFJFJJFBJRJRB) kinda blocks part of my name but the picture is beautiful!
IT'S SO GREAT OMLI

THAT WAS SO AWESOME I NEED TO STOP OBSESSING BUT I CAN'T AHHHHHHHH

DUGGLYN CARZAINIA THE BRANDI CARLILE OBSESSER (I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) AND WORSHIPPER OF THE GOLDEN GOD (YOU'RE SULER COOL!!!!!!) said...

HI KES!
HOW BE'S YOUS EYES?!?!?!?!

Taia, Raisin :) said...

Hey, Dugglyn. :) *hugs*
That's a wonderful idea for a birthday gift. :) :) :)

Also: :) :) :) :) :) @Brandi Carlile obsessing !!!

DUGGLYN CARZAINIA THE BRANDI CARLILE OBSESSER (I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) AND WORSHIPPER OF THE GOLDEN GOD (YOU'RE SULER COOL!!!!!!) said...

I gotta do some stuff so Msd and Mbd!

Kas said...

Good bye, Dugglyn.

Kas said...

Good bye, Dugglyn.

Administrator Kestrel LeStarre-Sparrowhawk The Celestial said...

MY EYES ARE GOOD
Did you see Brandi Carlie recently?

DUGGLYN CARZAINIA THE BRANDI CARLILE OBSESSER (I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) AND WORSHIPPER OF THE GOLDEN GOD (YOU'RE SULER COOL!!!!!!) said...

HI TAIA

IKR, THEY'RE BRILLIANT



AND YEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSZSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS I COULDNT STOP GRINNING, MY TEETH WOULD DRY XD AND MY FACE HURT.

IT WAS RRALLY FUNNY BECAUZE ONE OF THE FRIENDZ I WAS WITH WAS LIKE "you might wAnt to stop grinning, you're going to have a sore face" and I was like " oh yeah, good point" BUT I COULDN'T STOP

IF I EVER MEET DEREK LANDY OR ACTUALLY TALK TO BRANDI CARLILE...

I MIGHT DIE OF HAPPINESS.

Taia, Raisin :) said...

@Kas: *acknowledges acknowledgement(?)*

@Dugglyn: I'm glad you enjoyed it :D

DUGGLYN CARZAINIA THE BRANDI CARLILE OBSESSER (I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) AND WORSHIPPER OF THE GOLDEN GOD (YOU'RE SULER COOL!!!!!!) said...

NM I CAN'T LEAVE I BROUGHT UP BRANDI CARLILE AND NOW I'M OBSESSIJG I'LL DO STUFF LATER!



@Kes well I went to a zootunes concert at the zoo (obviously, the name is /zoo/tunes) for the Indigo girls but when they perform there they normally have Brandi Carlile come on as guest which is the main reason I went (I could have gone to my aunt's for a birthday celebration for family members) and then she came out and because we're just sitting in a field you can move around so we ran up front

AND WHEN SHE WAS WAITING TO SING HER PART SHE BENT DOWN AND LOOKED ME AND MY FRIEND J IN THE EYE AND SMILED AND MOUTHED THE LYRICS AT US AND I WAS SHAKING AND ALMOST CRYING I WAS SO HAPPY AND THEN AFTER A COUPLE SONGS SHE WENT SIDE STAGE BUT WE CPULD SEE HER SO WE JUST WATCHED HER WATCH THE INDIGO GIRLS AND THEN WHEN PEKPLE WERE CLAPPING FOR THE INDIGO GIRLS M SCREAMED "BRANDI!" AND SHE TURNED AND SMILED AT WAVED AT US AND THEN LATER SHE CAME TO THE SIDE KF THE STAGE AND THROW US PICKS!! M AND J GOT THEM AND SHE ONLY UAD TWK (:/) BUT IT WAS SO GREAT

DUGGLYN CARZAINIA THE BRANDI CARLILE OBSESSER (I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) AND WORSHIPPER OF THE GOLDEN GOD (YOU'RE SULER COOL!!!!!!) said...

Btw this was two days ago and I'm still freaking out.


DUGGLYN CARZAINIA THE BRANDI CARLILE OBSESSER (I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) AND WORSHIPPER OF THE GOLDEN GOD (YOU'RE SULER COOL!!!!!!) said...

She seems so nice!

J has actually met her and said she's nice too!

When the crowd went crazy when she was introduced she starting blushing and she just looked so happy to be singing with the Indigo girls and then during one song they all put on these animal hats (like in my profile pic!) And she put hers on over her hat XD



okay, I need to stop, I also need to set up the surface and eat food.

So Mbd.

Kas said...

Bye.

DUGGLYN CARZAINIA THE BRANDI CARLILE OBSESSER (I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) AND WORSHIPPER OF THE GOLDEN GOD (YOU'RE SULER COOL!!!!!!) said...

*frowns*
I wrote too many comments about that.

I'm sorry!

DUGGLYN CARZAINIA THE BRANDI CARLILE OBSESSER (I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) AND WORSHIPPER OF THE GOLDEN GOD (YOU'RE SULER COOL!!!!!!) said...

*hugs Kas*
Goodbye!

Taia, Raisin :) said...

*laughs* Oh, I didn't realise it was only two days ago! :P
Sounds awesome, Duggglyn!
I really like it when artists look happy to be performing, it's a good thing. :)

And- not too many comments. HAppy comments are good. C: ^^



Until next time, Kas. *hugs*

Kas said...

Back, I think.

*hugs everyone and mumbles*

@Jai Sorry for blaming you for my loneliness (not my intention.)

Taia, Raisin :) said...

*hugs Kas* Welcome back. :)

Kas said...

Ah, disappearing to watch TV and stuff. Cool game show is on in a bit.

Kas said...

*huggles* :)

Taia, Raisin :) said...

Alright. ^^
*hugs back* C:

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

(Sorry, I fell asleep and had a very weird dream..)

Onwa: Mmm.. I could enable us to have a child.

James: You are welcome.

*leans against her, smiling*

Manuel: You become adjusted to these things.

Taia, Raisin :) said...

:P


msd

Valkyrie V. - Ivy said...

The new book sounds like its going to be fantastic, Derek. I can't wait to read it!

Kas said...

Hey, Ivy!

@Jai What did you see? :)

Taia, Raisin :) said...

Hi, Val. :) ^^

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

(@Kas you mean in my dream?)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: Do I want to know how?

Isabelle: Food will just be a second. *she vanishes*

Bethany: *she smiles* We should go and get dressed, then?

Lily: But that doesn't make it right...

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

Onwa: I don't know, do you? There are two methods. One more disturbing than the other.

James: *nods and lays back*

Yes! We should. Can you make me a dress?

Manuel: I know.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: What is the best one?

Isabelle: *she reappears again with some meat* *she hands it to him* Here.

Bethany: So blue and gold... What material?

Lily: And it isn't right.

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

Onwa: Taking a small sample of each of our reproductive DNA then combining it and placing it inside an egg and placing that within someone's womb.

James: Thank you.
*has a bite*

Something that wont burn you..

Manuel: Of course.

Kas said...

@Jai Yep!

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

(It was about 6pmish and for some reason me and a friend were walking to school. As you do. But we got up the hill and there was a line and we realized Derek was there, at school, about to sign books! So me and my friend joined the line. Some people from school where there, as were a lot of people from the blog. So we got up and they were like 'choose three things for him to sign!' so loads of people were scrabbling at their bags- ah! Could've chosen that! -for paper and a pen to make a list. So we were allowed in and I walked past my female red/purple haired art teacher and somehow mistook her for Derek then grabbed my stuff and made a list, number one being the book. I was complaining at how I'd left the skulduggery's at home because I hadn't known. Anyway, while i was thinking Derek was like "oh and if there's stuff you still want signing after we're in Leeds next. Get there in twenty minutes and join us" and my friend complained cause we hadn't known so we had no transport. Anyway. I started blabbering about getting my face signed, like ivy in the book but couldn't think of a third one. I debated making a sword out of paper and having him knight me. It was great!
Then I woke up :( )

Kas said...

Aww, that sounds like a great dream! :)

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

(It was, if a bit strange.)

Kas said...

I saw Derek in a dream, too, once. He was in our local library. I was confused but he signed my SP book, I think. Nothing exciting happened.

Kas said...

Did you know that viper venom can kill?

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

(Yep )

Kas said...

I saw someone who looked like Tanya, once.

I don't know if it was Tanya. She looked... familiar, but any name I place on her seems... off. She also reminded me of Caprica Six.

Still, it didn't feel like my rp character was coming alive. It felt like I was watching a person, not one I know, yet familiar.

:/

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

(Freaky.)

Kas said...

She still feels like a stranger.

Like, the whole rp was about me, her and the guy with her.

But like, I've no idea what the guy looked like, he was in the background.

But she had blonde/white hair and she was clearly the one causing the... scene.

And yet I didn't know who she was.

She didn't feel like a Tanya. She didn't feel like an anything.

Kas said...

*not rp, dream.

And I'm describing a dream.

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

(Hmm.. weird.)

Kas said...

Oh, that's from that time I had two weird dreams. I told the first one to Chloe. I should probably share this one too.

Kas said...

Do you ever have dreams where... bad things happen?

Kas said...

Wanna describe one?

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

Mmh. I tend to think our emotions in dreams parody our emotions in life.

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

(Yes I do. In a recent dream someone I know got shot and I couldn't save them.)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

Mmh. Nah. My dreams, when I have them, are pretty mild. No strong emotions.

Kas said...

Hello, Star.

@Star The previous dream had a huge city where everything was empty. It had a dead feeling to it. We were probably the only survivors. Someone was looking for us.

My small boy started crying so his older sister put him a few rooms away from us, and we hid as whoever came for us killed the source of the noise.

That was the first dream.

@Jai Oh :/

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

@Jai: :/

@Kas: :/

Hello, Jai.

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

(Mmm. I've also had a weird dream with a killer house that killed my kid and loads of my mates and me and my partner.)

Kas said...

And the second dream of the night... well, I'll tell you later. Wouldn't want to mess up my first impression of (not) Dream Tanya.

Kas said...

@Jai Haunted house? 13th Ghost?

Dream Tanya gives no fucks.

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

(@Kas nah. Just evil house.)

Maralie Lily Charm said...

YAY IT'S OUT THE DAY AFTER MY BIRTHDAY !!! (also the day i start junior cert year but hey at least i'll have a new book to lift my spirits hahaha save me)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

Darcie ships Destiel, Keiron.

*goes off to sit in a corner being annoyed*

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

OMG HEY MARA

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

MARAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

MARARARARARARA

MARARAWR

:)

:)

<3

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

(Hi maralie)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

((I don't think she's sticking around. XD Awh.))

Maralie Lily Charm said...

STARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

STARARARARARARARARAR

STARAWR

<333

((funny thing, i was just telling my instagram friends how much i missed you guys..!)

Maralie Lily Charm said...

hello Silente!! *huggles*

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

OMG HEY MARA
YOU ARE STICKING AROUND. :)

How're you these days? :)

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

(*hugs Mara back*)

Kas said...

Hello, Maralie.

The Conductor - A Great Substitute for Duct Tape, A Shadow Potato and An All Round Good Bloke said...

(yehhhh !!!!! :P hhehee Darcie knows whatup :P Destiel for the win hehe

Hey Mara :D:P )

Maralie Lily Charm said...

i'll stick around for as long as i can! i'm waiting for a facetime call rn, so if i disappear, that's why :)

and i'm goooood! i have a lot of new obsessions (who would i be without my obsessions??) compared to last time but i've MISSED YOU GUYS SO MUCH WHAT THE HECK HOW ARE YOU ALL DOING

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

@Keiron: Sure.

@Mara: XD XD XD XD XD Dw, I'm updated on the obsessions front too. XD
(Brandon Sanderson. *nods*)

:) I'm doing good, thanks! Finished exams, so I am just sitting home on the internet and being unproductive and . . . that's kinda cool? XD

Maralie Lily Charm said...

helloooo everyone!! *hugs everyone who wants to be hugged*

Star: *cough* Fall Out Boy, Foxes, 2NE1, Panic! At The Disco, too many youtubers to name *cough*
my obsessions are probably teetering on the "unhealthy" side because i spent two hours crying over Patrick Stump yesterday but hEy i used to cry over One Direction and still do occasionally (thanks Zayn) so meh it's all good

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

@Mara: XD Yeahhhhh you sound like Mara. XD XD

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: Someone's? Why not ours?

Isabelle: You are very welcome.

Bethany: One moment... *her hands glow white, and a beautiful blue and gold dress forms in her hand* *it is quite tight-fitting, the upper-half being similar to a corset which is largely blue, but with golden lines running down towards the skirt* *the skirt is the same colour of blue, but has golden swirls close to the bottom* This?

Lily: I would ask you if you wanted to see my sisters, but they're all alive... Not that I'm complaining about that. I mean, if I hadn't been brought back to life I'd have never met you.

The Conductor - A Great Substitute for Duct Tape, A Shadow Potato and An All Round Good Bloke said...

(*hugs MAra* Unhealthy pfft :P that's not even started in my book hehehe*cough* muhahahahahah huh? )

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello, Maralie.)

Maralie Lily Charm said...

Star: well i hope i do, i am Mara after all :P

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

Onwa: I meant someone as in either you or me.

James: *eats the meat neatly*

*blushes, smiling*
Mm.. beautiful. Thank you.
*kisses her gently, taking the dress*

Manuel: I am glad you had a second chance at life. You will get a third chance.

sɹǝɥʇo sǝɯıʇǝɯos puɐ 'uoısɐɔɔo uo ˙s ɐıpıɹıʌ ıqɐɟ sɐ uʍouʞ osןɐ 'ɹǝʞsɐʇıʇןnɯ ʇuǝɔıɟıubɐɯ ʎןןɐɔıʇsʎɯ ǝɥʇ 'ɔıʇdʎɹɔ-uɹǝʇuɐן ǝɹouısןǝ ssoɯ said...

MARAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Maralie Lily Charm said...

Conductor: *hugs back* unhealthy of course not by the way did you know that perrie edwards' blood type is O positive

Hiiii Sophia!! *hugs*

Maralie Lily Charm said...

FAAAAAAAAAAAAABIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

@Mara: Well, yeah, but y'know. :P I like stating the obvious when the obvious provokes emotions in me that I want to state.

And - XD XD XD XD XD XD XD

Hello Lantern. :)

*watches Mara and Fabi have their enthusiastic greeting XD*

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