Friday, November 1, 2013

LSODM Paperback

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, straight from the pen of Mr Tom Percival, the paperback cover for Last Stand of Dead Men...


Sooo utterly cool... and wait till you see the BACK cover... Wait till you see the cover for the Maleficent Seven paperback — a thing of BEAUTY, so it is...

Oh we spoil you with artwork, we surely do...

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mr said...

AAAYYYY

Georgina Howlett said...

HOLY COW THAT IS AMAZING

Valkyrie V. - Ivy said...

IT'S BEAUTIFUL OH MY GOD

mr said...

lmao wrong account i'm leaving

(dang. DANG. I don't want to see the back or tms mind u. i cannot take it)

Unknown said...

HOLY FREAKING CRAP

Niamhy Jay said...

*whispers* Beautiful

*faints*

Bexter Vex said...

ah yes correct account . how embarrassing.

Luciana said...

Looks awesome!


Shame I can't spend all night fangirling...! Got more NaNo to write!:P

Scathach Cain said...

:o there are no words for that beauty *whispers* noooonnnee

Bexter Vex said...

changes profile photo & name. leaves for another two decades.

Charisma Thorne said...

PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY

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

IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!

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Scathach Cain said...

:o there are no words for that beauty *whispers* noooonnnee

Unknown said...

INCREDIBLE MR LANDY!

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

Killed me...oh my gods

Katy A said...

It looks amazing!

Good job once again, Mr Percival!

Star Inkbright said...

THAT'S AMAZING. O_O

HOW DOES HE EVEN . . . ?

O_O

*long-distance hugs Tom Percival*

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

IT'S AMAZING. :)

DAMN IT, DEREK, NOW I WANT THE BOOK! WHY DO I NEED TO BOOK? I ALREADY HAVE THE BOOK!

I generally like the paperbacks better than the hardbacks, cover-wise. :( Which sucks because the paperbacks are more destructible. Not like me. You will be shown . . . how I've become . . . INDESTRUCTIBLE! <3
. . . Anyway . . .
The paperbacks are amazing. This paperback is amazing. It's beyond amazing. One of the best. I want it. You're evil. Yes. :)

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Star Inkbright said...

*THE BOOK

I don't need to book. O_O I don't need to book anything. I need THE book. You know, like The Book. :P
THE BOOKKKKKKKKKKKKK.

#ChaseForBookNine

Star Inkbright said...

*looks at the cover again* *zooms in* O_O























I have no words for this amount of awesomeness.

. . .

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Star Inkbright said...

It's a really good match. One of the most amazing book covers ever, for one of the most amazing books ever. ;)

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Unknown said...

Hi Star! I know! Isn't it amazing? Wbd

Star Inkbright said...

NOBODY'S HEREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIVES?

Oh wait. You HAVE lives. That's why you're not here. Oh. :P

Yesterday, I said that my life was sad - although, it wasn't, because I didn't HAVE a life, but if I DID have a life, it would be a very sad life. It was an accurate thing to say. :)

*stops spamming and fades into distance*

#ChaseForBookNine

Star Inkbright said...

@Rhydian: YAAAAAAAAY! A PERSON!

*waves*

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Star Inkbright said...

*looks at the waves I just made* Oh I do like to be beside the sea side . . .

Haha, this was a heading in my revision guide:
"Microwaves - for when you're only slightly sad to say goodbye . . ."

WHO WROTE THAT REVISION GUIDE, SERIOUSLY? THEY NEED A MEDAL. :)

#ChaseForBookNine

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

Im in class then im like trying to figure out what Skype address is i think its my name

Ieni Lorarté-Strider said...

OH MY GOD LOOK AT THE PRETTY
IT'S SUCH A PRETTY

#ChaseForBook9

Star Inkbright said...

*seaside

It's one word, Starrio. *looks sternly at self*

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Star Inkbright said...

HEY ZAF! :)

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*giggles*

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Dragona Pine said...

That's a pretty awesome cover.

Star Inkbright said...

Meh, it looked cooler before I posted it.

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Star Inkbright said...

Ieni, your name reminds me of a castle, in a way.

IENI

With, like, the turrets on the outside, and then the rest of the building on the inside. Like a fairytale castle, you know. DAMMIT SPELLCHECK, FAIRYTALE IS A WORD!

@Dragona: Ikr! Hi. :)

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Dragona Pine said...

Hey Star! There's yet ANOTHER part of my story up if you have time to read it. xD

Star Inkbright said...

And it's also a bit like:


|EN|

EN.

The EN is precious and must be encased in a box/a house/walls. :)

#ChaseForBookNine

Ieni Lorarté-Strider said...

Starrrrrryyyy!!!!!:):) ninjaeroplanetacklehugs*

I WILL PROTECT THE E AND THE N AT ALL COSTS

Wsd.

#ChaseForBook9

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

Hehehe!!!

Star Inkbright said...

And then:

EN

NE

En and ne, when said one after the other, en ne, sound like Ieni. :O

. . . Sorry, I get in this mood very occasionally. :P

@Dragona: Yokayzo! :)

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Star Inkbright said...

@Ieni: *laughs* Yay! :)

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

IENI! [hides arms behind back]

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Unknown said...

I need more Skulduggery!!! Hurry up and write more, Derek

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Ieni Lorarté-Strider said...

FABBBBI!!!! *ninjaeroplanetacklehugs*
NOO MY ARMS

@Star And the 'I's have eyes to look out for incoming enemies!

@Lily Ikr! Hurry up Derek!

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Star Inkbright said...

@Lantern: HELLO!
I had something to tell you that I had to remember . . .

Oh! Your song was amazing. :) You know when people post these song lyrics and you go hey that song looks awesome, and then they're like "I wrote that" and you're like O_O?

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Star Inkbright said...

@Ieni: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! *screams*

YOU GENIUS. :)

. . . JENIUS< I MEAN. :)

#ChaseForBookNine

Dragona Pine said...

Star, thanks for commenting on my story.

Star Inkbright said...

*,

THAT WAS MEANT TO BE A COMMA, DAMMIT.

#ChaseForBookNine

Star Inkbright said...

@Dragona: That's fine. :)

#ChaseForBookNine

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

[is ninjaeroplanetacklehugged] Hiiii I haven't seen you in ages!

No, MY arms! D:

Thanks, Star [hugs[

#ChaseForBook9

Ieni Lorarté-Strider said...

It wasn't that clever xD
Jenius omg YOU'RE ACE STAR

Hey, Fabi!!:) Yeah, I don't come on anymore, because mixture of studying and RP isn't my thing:/
NOPE MY ARMS

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Dragona Pine said...

Star, I posted a picture that I found on the internet of a Mass Effect Pumpkin someone carved that I found. It's REALLY good. ^^

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

The RP isn't as all-absorbing as it used to be. I mean, it's still going on quite a lot, but there are usually people who are just talking most times as well... If that helps...

Well, who are they attached to? Huh? ME!

#ChaseForBook9

The Grave of a Coward said...

Oh my GOSH, that is the coolest picture EVER. I think it's my favorite of the covers thus far. Is it bad that I've always loved the paperback covers more than the hardcovers?

I don't have the money to 'update' my current Skulduggery collection right now, but if there's some sort of a badass box-set once the series is over, I am buying that thing SO fast . . .

Star Inkbright said...

@Ieni and Lantern: Yup. The roleplay only really happens when I'm asleep, most times . . . so it's hard for Aussies and people in my time zone to roleplay, but I don't really roleplay anyway so that's okay for me. :)

@Ieni: :) *hugs*

#ChaseForBookNine

The Grave of a Coward said...

And I agree, we don't do as much role-play as we used to, but I must say that when we do it, it's REALLY fun and engrossing. At least for me.

Star Inkbright said...

@Anni: I like the papaerback covered best too. :)

WHICH SUCKS, BECAUSE TEH PAPERBACKS ARE MORE DESTRUCTIBLE AND YOU CAN'T HOLD THEM OPEN PROPERLY WHEN YOU READ THEM FOR FEAR OF BENDNING THE SPINES!!!

I have all the books up to DB in paperback, and then in hardback from DB onwards. So I have DB twice. :)

Star Inkbright said...

@Annika: I really like doing it when I do do it, it's just with school and stuff I barely have time to be here at all. :(

And I adore reading it. :) The roleplay is amazing.

#ChaseForBookNine

The Grave of a Coward said...

Yes, I have the first three in the really ugly, bland American paperback. Then I've got Dark Days and Mortal Coil in paperback, and everything after that (except that World Book Day novelette) is in hardcover. I hate the fact that they don't match, really. I love these books too much for them not to match. I'll have to update them all once the series ends.

The Grave of a Coward said...

I know! The role-play is so much fun! I mean, I've hardly got a history here as deep as the rest of you, but I already feel thoroughly engrossed and Doctor Precocious has turned into something much deeper and more interesting than I thought she would be when I first came on.

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

I love the cover!

Star Inkbright said...

I think other countries have more hard shoulder than us . . . Wiki says that in the UK "Full width hard shoulders are usually provided only on motorways", which suggests that in other countries it's provided more, and in Ireland, you seem to have ACRES of hard shoulder, according to wiki. :O
*double-checks* Welllll . . . not THAT much.

It doesn't specify when you have them in the US, but I think you have quite a lot.

It's interesting, this, though. :) EVERYONE SHOULD WRITE STORIES. IT'S EDUCATIONAL.

HOWEVER, it doesn't tell em anything about France, when is where my story is set. *glares* Dammit.

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Star Inkbright said...

@Saph: Who wouldn't? :)

@Anni: Oh, I like the American covers. :) Tom Percivals are better though, no offense.

And - Luciana Clover Scáth has around 70 SP books or something. O_O

And - it's okay having them not matching. :) The fact they're not a flawless collection is symbolic of the fact that although we, as people, are not flawless, we are still utterly fantastic. :)

#ChaseForBookNine

The Grave of a Coward said...

Eh. The American covers never did anything for me.

The Grave of a Coward said...

I'm bored. I may sing a song.

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

I have all the books on Kindle except End of the World (But, thanks to weird co-incidences, I have three copies of that) and I'm slowly getting them all in hardback. I just need the first one and MC.
Then maybe I'll work on getting them in paperback :P

The Grave of a Coward said...

And now . . . THE WEATHER.


The world is finally coming down
Crashing to the ground
All around
Me
Can you
Can you hear the sound
Of the world spinning round
And round and round and round and round
Me
What does it mean to be alone
I was fine for a time
Now I’m cold
What does it mean
To be the victim here
When every tear you didn’t cry
Burns a hole deep inside
It could’ve been fine
But not this time
It’s suicide
It could’ve been fine
But not this time
One bullet takes two lives
What can I do
To get through
Don’t say I haven’t tried
What can I do
When I expect you
To be by my side
The world is finally coming down
Crashing to the ground
All around
Me
Can you
Can you hear the sound
Of the world spinning round
And round and round and round and round
Me

Dragona Pine said...

Star, I told you it was a great pumpkin. I want to make one! :P



I wish there were more RP's in this time. The character who I am now is somewhat effective and I'd like a chance to get to use them, but there are only a few when I'm on and they're all very confusing and I don't know what on earth to do.

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

*Likes the song/poem Anni posted*
Hey Dragona :) Hmm. I've wanted to do a RP for a while where we lose our magic. Want to do that?

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

Hi Saph.

Um... Approaching emotional speech. Consider yourself warned.

Wbd/msd.

#ChaseForBook9

The Grave of a Coward said...

Role-plays, as is life, are often confusing. Particularly in such a malevolently silly world as Skulduggery Pleasant.

Unknown said...

Hello?

The Grave of a Coward said...

Oh, are you going to start RPing?
Well, I wouldn't want to get in your way, so perhaps I'll go off on a solo lark.
Or perhaps I won't.
Perhaps I'll go home.
Or make a home.
Or rest.

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Fabi; I'm fine with that :)

Unknown said...

Hi Annika!

Hi Saph!

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

Hey, Rhy!
I don't know if well start RPing. Tbh, I don't feel like it.

Sapphire Iota (S/ Cam) said...

*we'll

The Grave of a Coward said...

*lies in bed*
*in the Midnight Hotel*
*quietly snoozing*
*peaceful*
*hat and coat hanging on a coatrack*
*snoozing*
*so peacefully*
*that she doesn't hear the window open*
*or the shadows that melts inside*

The Grave of a Coward said...

*the shadow twists*
*and curls*
*and smoothly curves upwards*
*solidifying into a man with a smirk and a cravat*

*he sits*
*quietly*
*at the foot of her bed*
*and his eyes glow with a dark light*

X: What are you dreaming about, Precocious?
Are you dreaming about Blogland?

Star Inkbright said...

*sigsh* I tried to post a comment saying the song was awesome, but the internet failed . . .

It's back now. :)

#ChaseForBookNine

Dragona Pine said...

Sapphire, I don't actually HAVE any magic. On here (as given away by my title) I'm not really from this universe. My powers are tech based, but sure it might be fun. ^^

The Grave of a Coward said...

X: *chuckles*
What a place, eh? A world built entirely on imagination. In all its history there has never been a single person who wasn't important. Who didn't have the power to crack the world in half.
*gently flicks a bit of her hair out of her peaceful face*
I'm surprised you're still sane.

*the radio in the corner begins to crackle*
*it's losing reception*

The Grave of a Coward said...

X: You've seen and done so much, my dear. You've rotted away, become a mere shell.
A daft old lady.
Heh.
You've forgotten more than anyone could hope to remember. Oh, the secrets trapped within that senile old brain of yours. All those hopes and dreams . . .
*he is jerking*
*like a cartoon with missing frames of animation*
*flickering*
*coming in and out of focus*
*like a television with bad reception*
*his smirk grows wider*

The Grave of a Coward said...

X: I daresay you remember too much already. Oh dear, sweet Precocious. If you knew half of what you've forgotten . . .
*chuckles*
You'd lose what sanity you've got left. Hang it all, you've even forgotten your true name!
*plays with a strand of her hair*
And after all the trouble I went through to tell you, too . . .

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

I... I think this is a story I can't post, maybe even one I can't write.

Never mind.

#ChaseForBook9

The Grave of a Coward said...

X: *kisses her softly on the forehead*
Let us pray that those memories never resurface. Continue, my dear, to live with the feeble delusion that your existence could still be worth something. That love is still possible. That there is something out there worth fighting for.
*laughs softly*
Redemption?
Delusion. Nothing more.
*his body begins unwinding*
*falling into ribbony strings of shadow*
The delusion of a daft old lady.

Unknown said...

*starts reading 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland'*

Dragona Pine said...

Wow, it's all gone pretty quiet.

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

[Backs slowly away and vanishes]

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Star Inkbright said...

*is taking interest in Annika's roleplay, although I can't participate*

@Saph: Similarly to Dragona, my characters I generally roleplay as don't have magic, because they're from my own story universe. And I, myself, am not a character. I mean . . . I as a person am such a boring character, plus I don't like giving me another history and stuff, because then I'm not ME. It's like how I hate it in languages classes where you have to write about yourself, and I don't want to write about myself because it's private and you have to earn that information (and yet I just blather out my life to anyone who I see O_O), and I can't make it up because then it's not true.
I don't want to be judged, is all. If people judge me, I want them to judge me how I want them to judge me, with information given as and when I chose it. I also want them to judge me as myself. I don't want them to think thigns about me that aren't true, because then they have an inaccurate picture of me in their heads, and I don't want people to inaccurately picture me, because they'll think I'm a way that I'm not.
Because I analyse so much . . . I often expect to be analysed in the same way, subconsciously, I think, perhaps.

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Unknown said...

The first chapter was good! Now onto the second chapter *reads*

The Grave of a Coward said...

I started a new blog, but I've only got one post on it thus far, and it's purdy boring . . .

Star Inkbright said...

. . . Sorry, I rambled off there. :P

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The Grave of a Coward said...

And I think, for now at least, I am done my little solo RP up there. Besides, I prefer to do that sort of thing when I have a bigger audience.

I agree with what you said, Star, though not with the whole 'my role-play character is from my story universe' thing. While that's totally fine for you, and it works great for you, I don't think I would feel comfortable doing that myself. I consider my main story universe, right now, to be my Eliot Cross stories, which you don't know anything about unless you've seen my main blog. The point is, I never found writing myself in as a character in Eliot Cross to be very professional, so I just never thought much about it . . .

Unknown said...

Gtg now. BYE!

Star Inkbright said...

@Rhydian: FOURS! *waves*

@Annika: Okay. :) That makes sense.

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Alex Stone said...

Hey

Dragona Pine said...

Hey Alex! How are you?

Alex Stone said...

'Sup, Dragona! I'm okay, I guess. *Points up at name* It's my last day with a computer for a very, very long time, so I'm staying on here as long as I can.

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

Our power just went out. Randomly... The Internet has a back-up power supply that Dad installed last night (With brilliant timing, I might add), but it'll run out in half an hour or so. If the power isn't on by then, I won't be in Blogland. Just a warning!

#ChaseForBook9

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

Good luck wherever life takes you, Alex. [hugs]

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Alex Stone said...

Hey, Fabi. Thanks. You too :)

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

The power outage is going to last for several hours apparently, so Dad's disconnecting everything before it dies.

Hopefully I'll be back on soon (ish), but if not, bye.

#ChaseForBook9

Alex Stone said...

Okay, goodbye Fabi *hugs*

Dragona Pine said...

Things are definitely quiet here today lol.

Alex Stone said...

Yeah, they are. I hope Fabi'll be okay.
Goddammit, I have to go to talk to my parents via Skype. Bbl. Goodbye, Dragona!

The Grave of a Coward said...

Yes, I agree, things have been dreary . . .

Dragona Pine said...

Bye Alex!



Annika, how are you?

The Grave of a Coward said...

I am doing well enough.
I have been doing a lot of writing recently and nearly had a panic attack at how cruel I was being to my characters, which, as any author will tell you, is a sign you're finally doing something right. So, that's sad/happy and all.

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Hi all. I'd write something excitingly dramatic, but I'm on my phone, so that would be really difficult.

#ChaseForBook9

The Grave of a Coward said...

That is understandable.
And
OOP!
I gotta go!
Bye!

Noelle said...

Hi!
COOL COVER

Dragona Pine said...

Bye Annika!



Hey Aretha! How are you?

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Bye Anni! Hi, Dragona! Msd

#ChaseForBook9

Dragona Pine said...

Hey Adra!

Noelle said...

Bye Anni!

AHAHAHAH so my dad is flying up to see us :3

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Hello, Adra.

I'm... Alright. Thanks for asking. How are you?

#ChaseForBook9

Noelle said...

Except bitchy step mom is coming along

But DA!

Noelle said...

Oh hey Dragona, Aretha

Dragona Pine said...

I'm fine thanks, Aretha. :)

Noelle said...

DON'T GO WASTING YOUR EMOOOTION

LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON MEEE

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Hm. It's quieter than usual.

#ChaseForBook9

Noelle said...

It is....

*nods*

Noelle said...

*eats a salad* *reads up in her demonology*

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

Hey Ari!

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

Im not gonna be on tonight I hVe the party and Skype call at 6pm

Noelle said...

I wonder if Sir's here.... I must apologise to him

Dragona Pine said...

Why, Adra?

Noelle said...

For reasons-

Also

I will be distant if here tonight

Ya

Lykira "Flame" Skuggfux said...

OMG! That cover is really AMAZING!

Unknown said...

Oh wow that cover looks AMAZING.

*is not here*

Noelle said...

Hi you two!

Lykira "Flame" Skuggfux said...

Hi Adra! How are you?

Jemma said...

OMG IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL~!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Noelle said...

Alright, you?

Hi Jedi!

Star Inkbright said...

*appears*

Msd.

#ChaseForBookNine

Lykira "Flame" Skuggfux said...

I'm fine!
Hi everybody! :)

Noelle said...

Hi Star!

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

*curls up* I'm scared

Emma Star said...

wow it's so awesome!! :D love it *-*

I know that nobody knows me but still:
Hi everyone!

Joao R. C. Melo said...

I WANT IT

Maralie Lily Charm said...

It's really nice, Derek!

Hiii guys


Ugh I feel stressed

Noelle said...

Hi Emma, Joao!

Noelle said...

Hi Marsies *hugs*

Lykira "Flame" Skuggfux said...

Oi, a lot of people! Hi Zafira, Emma, Joao and Maralie.

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

Hiya xD

Maralie Lily Charm said...

*crawls under covers*

*cuddles Harry poster*

Noelle said...

Sorry I'm a little distant still-

Writing a Nameless and it promises to be really good

Maralie Lily Charm said...

Hi people. *hugs*

SOML is on repeat and I'm just here crying so

Administrator Kestrel LeStarre-Sparrowhawk The Celestial said...

*comments quickly and vanishes because NaNoWriMo is calling*

MY GOLDEN GOD, IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

I THOUGHT YOU SAID THAT TMS WASN'T COMING OUT IN PAPERBACK?

Noelle said...

Hi Kessie

And that's okay Mara

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

I think that November writers thing is so stupid like kids need to be learning worrying about school not some stupid demanding conpetition

Administrator Kestrel LeStarre-Sparrowhawk The Celestial said...

*strangles Zaf because NaNo is perfect*

*vanishes*

The Grave of a Coward said...

I agree with Kestrel. While I don't do NaNoWriMo because I've got my hands full with my other writing projects, I think it's really cool and an AWESOME incentive.

The Grave of a Coward said...

By the way, I know you've left, Kestrel, but I'm just going to put this out there, in all caps, because
I
FREAKING
LOVE
NIGHTVALE

Noelle said...

Heh

Nice, Kessie

Noelle said...

CECILOS

The Grave of a Coward said...

Okay, I recognize the fact that everybody and their faceless woman who secretly lives in their house ships Cecilos, but I really, really think that Carlos is gonna turn out to be something really, really bad, so I just can't ship them because I love Cecil too much to see something bad happen to him . . .
Yes, I should probably mention the fact that I'm in love with Cecil.
*blushes*
What?
WHAT?

Administrator Kestrel LeStarre-Sparrowhawk The Celestial said...

You know what, I'm done with NaNo for the day, but I am going to vanish, and I would have already, if you didn't keep bringing me back with comments about amazing things like Nightvale.

Noelle said...

http://anamelessattempttoestablishsomeorder.blogspot.com/2013/11/adrasdos-dark-road-thus-far.html?m=1

Administrator Kestrel LeStarre-Sparrowhawk The Celestial said...

*murders Annika because Cecilos is perfect*

Noelle said...

That's my nameless chappie
It's really cool

You should check it out.
Yeah.

NIGHTVALE

WHY HAVENT I LISTENED?

I DON'T KNOW

Lykira "Flame" Skuggfux said...

Can I ask something... Because I seriously don't know. What is NaNoWriMo?

The Grave of a Coward said...

*murders Kestrel because all hail the glow cloud aaaaaaall haaaaaaail*

The Grave of a Coward said...

NaNoWriMo is this thing in November that basically challenges people to write 50,000 words in that month.

Noelle said...

National Novel Writing Month! :))))

Lykira "Flame" Skuggfux said...

Ooh, Okey, thanks!

The Grave of a Coward said...

Lykira, I don't know what the heck your profile pic is but it's awesome.

Maralie Lily Charm said...
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Maralie Lily Charm said...

I have a new Harralie song

Battlefield by Jordin Sparks

It explains Harry's feelings to Mara rn

Well

Kinda

Mary Contrary said...

Oh my godfgtoighTOm Percival. *throws cookies in his direction at high velocity*
Not that I'm surprised.
But it's rather excellent. :)
*hugs the Tom and the Landy*

MSD
#ChaseForBook9

Noelle said...

I wanna punch Harry

Where is Harry

Noelle said...

Hi Taiarawr!

Lykira "Flame" Skuggfux said...

@Annika Haha, it's me!

Maralie Lily Charm said...

I can do some Harralie rp now but idk

The Grave of a Coward said...

*hums softly*
I know this is like picking between your children, sort of, but what is y'all's favorite part of Skulduggery Pleasant?
Mine is the Dead Men.
I knew the moment Ghastly and Dexter and Skulduggery were talking about their past in that gala in Gordon's mansion.
The Dead Men.
*puts hand over heart*
*not her heart*
*a bloody, still beating heart on the ground*
*which represents her feelings*
I salute you, Dead Men.

Mary Contrary said...

@Mara: I do have to ask, though. HOW COULD HARRY EVEN- asdfghj it's not fairrrr he just no. Harralie. :c

Hey-o, Adrarary. :)

#CHaseForBook9

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

A smidgen over two hours. Could've been worse...

Now I can finally open the fridge without letting all the cold air out...

Wbd, getting some lunch.

#ChaseForBook9

The Grave of a Coward said...

I would do a solo RP but I may have to leave at any time, so, sadly, I won't.
I will likely post my first proper superfluous adventure on Superfluous Adventures tomorrow, though.

Maralie Lily Charm said...

My favourite bit of SP?

Idk...

In the first book. Where Skulduggery does the "there is no winning or losing" speech.

Noelle said...

Hi Fabru!

*shrugs* I have tea

Alastair Cruciatus said...

I love NaNoWriMo- I think it gives tons of people the motivation and demanding timeline they need to actually produce a novel. Also, it isn't for kids- it's for writers. Anyone who wants to do it is welcome- there isn't a target age group. And, even if it was just for kids, it's still not mandatory by any means. You don't have to do NaNoWriMo to be considered a novelist. So if you know you have a hard schedule and you need to stay focused on school, you just don't participate. That's reflective of the judgement of the individual rather than the nature of the competition.

#ChaseForBook9

Maralie Lily Charm said...

Taia - Harry's got a background story... *hums*

Ooh, Case Closed by LM is a good Harralie song too, I think.

*hugs Fabi*

Mary Contrary said...

Also: Hey Mara! Hi Annika! Hi, Lykira! Hi Fabi! *hugs a- GAH. THAT GODDAMN KEY FFS. *ATTACKS AGGRESSIVELLLLLLLLLY* ok. it's working a bit.- who wi- DMAN. it's not not working. *more aggressive attacking*ll,kmk;;m,,there.-*hugs all who'll take a hug*

AAaaand gotta go. Lengthy stay, thaT. :P

*leaves cookies*

*throws a grin at Tom Perciva*

#CHaseForBook9

Mary Contrary said...

*PercivaL.

L.

LL:LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.

Bye! :P

#CHaseFOrBook9

Lykira "Flame" Skuggfux said...

My favourite part of SP is definitely the fight between Darquesse and Lord Vile in the sixth book!

The Grave of a Coward said...

That may have been the most fervent punching of the L key I've ever seen.

Noelle said...

BYe Taia!


Oh wait! I just realized something

...

*quietly* Where.
Is.
Harry.

Maralie Lily Charm said...

((Adra, are you roleplaying or genuinely asking? haha))

The Grave of a Coward said...

*hums blearily*
*drearily*
*smearily*
*wonders if she's mere-i-ly*
*co-mment-ing on a blog*
*yeah*

Noelle said...

((RPing, if you're up to it. Asking otherwise))

Lykira "Flame" Skuggfux said...

Gtg now. Bye everyone!

Noelle said...

((Bye Lykira!!0))

The Grave of a Coward said...

I am thirsty, and I have nothing to dip my poptart in.
*space-time continuum peels apart*
*frosted cup of milk flies out*
Oh. Thank very much.
*dips poptart*
*eats it*
*the milk flies back into the space-time continuum*
*and slams shut*
. . .
. . .
Well, that was rather odd.
But hey, it's Blogland!
*strolls down the street in search of adventure*

Maralie Lily Charm said...

((Ah. Alright.))

*shrugs* I don't know. And I honestly don't care.

Maralie Lily Charm said...

((Bye Lykira *hugs*))

Star Inkbright said...

NANOWRIMO SOUNDS LIKE ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING THINGS EVER. I THINK GETTING KIDS TO BE IMAGINATIVE AND WRITE IS ONE OF THE BETS IDEAS EVER, BECAUSE STORIES ARE AMAZING, AND EVERYONE NEEDS TO LOSE THEMSELVES MORE IN THEM. MY MUM SAID SHE DIDN'T THINK MY SISTER'S FRIEND COULD BE THAT GOOD AT ENGLISH (as in, not the best in the year group. Long story), BECAUSE OF THE BOOKS SHE READ. PEOPLE WHO READ ARE A LOT BETTER AT THINGS LIKE ENGLISH. I'VE LEARNT SO MUCH THROUGH READING. I'VE EXPANDED MY VOCABULARLY MASSIVELY, AND GOT SO MANY MORALS AND VIEWS FROM IT. BOOKS ARE ONE OF THE BEST THINGS EVER BECAUSE OF HOW WELL THEY CAN SUBMERGE YOU INTO A STORY. IN ORDER TO WRITE THEM, YOU HAVE TO SUBMERGE YOURSELF INTO A STORY. SO GETTING KIDS TO DO THAT IS FAB.
There's this boy in my year group that I really have a hard time trying not to hate (because I really try not to hate people. Because hatred is horrible. It destroys so much. But yes), and the reason why is because he's just so BLIND and he has no UNDERSTANDING. You know when people will just never get things, because they do not realise the beauty of questioning the world and getting so much more from it, the world of metaphors and analysis? Some people are just stuck in a box, and they don't even try to see out. I'm all about cutting windows in my box and admiring the view, but they don't see why you wouldn't be satisfied with blackness, a musty smell and being barely able to breathe. And sometimes, you just look at people and you just wonder how they can BE that stupid. It's something that happens a lot, at school. And this boy I have a hard time hating . . . because I shouldn't hate him because he's blind, that's just cruel . . . even though he's REALLY irritating . . . he can't read very well, when the teacher asks him to read stuff out. Why? Because he has had very little practise reading and writing. He doesn't read books. He doesn't know the wonder of looking through all the different layers of reality.
He's just an example.
Reading is amazing. It's exploring without leaving the room. :)
And writing is the same as reading, really. They're both exploring stories in word form. :)

NaNoWriMo is encouraging kids to see the world, to embrace possibilities and become the people they have the potential to be. :)

And school? School is mostly worthless in the ways that matter. I could go on from here, but I think Ari's best at that. :) You know her rants about public schooling? About how kids are being trained not to think, and how most of what we're being taught is memorisation? "Memorisation is not science." That's what Myrnin said to Claire, and I love quoting it. My German teacher the year is rubbish, okay? For many reasons. But anyway, she had these verb conjugations up on the board, and someone put their hand up and said do we need to learn this, and the teacher said, no. She said we didn't need to understand grammar at all, and that all the verb conjugations were in the dictionaries that we could take into the exams (they were), and that it was possible to get an A* without any knowledge of grammar at all.
I was telling my parents how rubbish she was, and they completely agreed (my dad: "There's no language to which grammar is more central!"), and I said that I was just going to have to learnt German in my free time, and they reluctantly agreed with that.
But the POINT is - she said we could get an A* without understanding it.
You see, her priorities aren't straight here. I don't WANT to be taught how to get an A*. I WANT to know German. I want to go into a different country and be able to converse with people in a different language. Intelligence isn't measured in grades. Why should pointless numbers be the focus of our lives? They don't measure us. 'A*' doesn't define me, as a person.

TBC

Star Inkbright said...

It's like va. I've said this rant before, but youth work is changing, and I won't go into it in great detail, but nowadays, you get given six months to work with someone and then it's case over. Previously, you just worked until the problem was solved.
One is getting a job done, the other is just magic. Helping others. Oh shit, I'm about to cry . . .
This young person my mum used to work with, and they're really good friends now . . . she once asked him what helped him the most, and he said it was her not giving up. And every time I think about that, I cry.
Nowadays, if people miss three appointments, you're just meant to drop it. How is that helping? How is giving up meant to solve the problem?
She said this kid she works with now (refugee kid - job change, remember?) said that he'd never told anyone this and he didn't know why he could tell her, and my dad said, because she listens.
Because my mum cares and she doesn't just want to get a job done and so get money, she wants to help. She wants to reach out.

Kids shouldn't be taught to do jobs and get rewards. They should be taught to reach out to amazing worlds.

. . . Rant over.

Sorry. Sometimes, I start saying something, and then I connect it to something else and start ranting and get really emotional and people at school are just like, why is this a big deal? And they don't get that it's not a big deal, but the things it's associated with are.
And see, one of my character flaws is that I think I'm better than anyone else. :) Finding philosophies to tell people they're special hasn't really helped, because obviously in finding them for other people they work on me. :P It's not very good for me. I was fine already in that aspect. :/

#ChaseForBookNine

Noelle said...

((I love Nanowrimo... Yeah. We did it one year for school. It was great practice. It's awesome *nods*))

I mean,

where is he

so I can punch his face

The Grave of a Coward said...

(Wow, Star . . .)

*strolls down the street*
*sees some kids having a Nerf war*

Ah . . . I miss Nerf wars . . . heh, a little too old for it, I suppose . . .

(by the by, Nerf wars are some of my favorite things EVER, especially when you do it with friends)

*sees a seedy roadside diner*

Oh well. I'm hungry, I suppose I'd better stop.

*enters diner*

Star Inkbright said...

. . . I've never done NaNoWriMo . . . :P

#ChaseForBookNine

Maralie Lily Charm said...

*hugs Star*
Wow.
I love when you rant, you've got such an interesting way of thinking.
And I agree about the German. I don't want to get an A1 in my leaving, but not be able to speak the language in the country.

Dammit gtg bbs

Noelle said...

((DO IT STAR! YOU WOULD BE EPIC!!!))

Drat

(Also, I would really appreciate it if yo uall would read the Nameless Chapter I posted... *nods*))

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